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Ya got it sir. Yea, I know what you meant, but you know readers...
Hey, don't forget that Jeremy got 39 steals in January--leading the NBA for that month. His PPG is also trending upward, beyond the 12.6 PPG you quoted, to 13.5 PPG if you don't count his admittedly poor performance at the start of the season where he was recovering from the knee injury. That's even more significant if you remember that he's been getting less playing time of late.
So, I think it's a little unfair--or at least premature--to say that Lin is only above average, in the top half. Few players with his point and assist averages put up stellar performances like the 28 pt game earlier this month, the 38 pt game in December, and numerous double-digit assist nights--not to mention that 'Linsanity' run in Feb 2011 where he averaged 25 PPG and picked up 38 pts against Kobe and the Lakers, then followed it up with 28 against Dirk Nowitzki. The guy obviously has some serious talent, but also some serious consistency issues as of late--shared in part by the youth and inexperience of his teammates, who can't always figure out how to, well, play ball together. Anyway, despite these issues, his numbers are on an uptrend, and he hasn't even played a full season yet. But in a way, it's a good thing that he's being underestimated.
Not a problem, Alex. It was well done.
My pleasure, Alex.
No problem, Alex. Happy to help.
PM your official prediction PAC vs JMM 4
Thanks for tuning in man! Much appreciated!
No problem, Alex. Should be a great game.
Saw your Update. Still off by one game. It was the Irish's 4th FOURTH game by 7 or fewer. Not fifth. Give them credit where it is due. ND has played 7 games. 3 games were won by 17+ (Navy by 40, MSU by 17, Miami by 38), that would mean only 4 games are decided by anything less. It's all right here:
You clearly do not follow college football close enough to make a false statement like this regarding NDs season "...it was their fifth win by less than a touchdown this season."
Go look at scores for: NAVY, MSU, MIAMI. All three games by 17+ or more. Michigan and Stanford 7 pts. That would make 5 games won by MORE than a TD. A TD is worth 6 points jackass.