2012 Draft Thread

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  1. TaS

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    At least we haven't seen any turnover in the strength and conditioning department. How frustrating would it be to go through a year of push-ups, smoothies, ion alignment treatment, leg stretches on the wall, and ice cube baths, only to change routines the next season and be forced to do things like lift weights and eat well?
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    I can't relate to any of that.
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    The avenue of change is the directional component of ...of...of...power. The point being is not normative change, but controlling of everyone's vision about hardness.

    One of the greatest dangers of listening too hard to the courtier is precisely this, that his advice tends to be influenced if not dominated by consideration of internal convince or the personal prestige of his plan being adopted, not of the success of a whole enterprise. For this reason a king who is happier with his courtiers than with his barons, a chief executive who is happier and more popular with his planning and policy staff that with is next-in-line mangers, is always suspect.

    Management and Machiavelli
    Anthony Jay (1967, pg. 152)
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    Thanks for spoiling it for me pass....I'm only up to page 140.
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    I'm going to look this book up thanks!
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    Once you hit page 152, you won't be able to put the book down....
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    Yea, I agree. Still more good to come. For some relevance concerning the Motor City, look no further that the difference between Wolsey and Cromwell. Follow this this discussion from page 163 and beyond.

    All this might be most helpful to someone like Gores and the position that frustrates many of us.
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    ahhhh...A couple of military men. Actually, I think Gores should look to Jung.............or some form of sabermetrics.............just kidding. :)
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    Chris Paul is pretty awesome
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    He should have completed that by passing off the back of his head to himself and then shooting past him.
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    I didn't realize so many people were watching these practices. Awesome.

    I really wish Greg was playing with these guys... I get the feeling that he would learn so much from being around them.
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    I'd go all "And-1 Mixtape" on him and just throw the ball up into the stands.

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