this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Pretty fair and interesting analysis of Duke and Miami as well as the chaos in the top half of the B1G. Love this graphic:
This puts top half B1G road records at:
- Indiana: 1-0 (@Michigan, @MSU, @Minnesota remaining)
- Michigan: 1-4 (done)
- Ohio: 0-3 (@Indiana remaining)
- Wisconsin: 1-2 (@MSU remaining)
- Michigan State: 1-2 (@Michigan, @Ohio remaining)
- Minnesota: 0-3 (@Ohio remaining)
Michigan had the toughest schedule against the top half playing all 5 on the road and only getting 3 home matchups. Road wins are hard to come by and I would expect Michigan to be win a share of the B1G crown IF they can protect Crisler. If Indiana or State manages to win 3 road games, they probably win the conference outright, but I doubt that happens.
As bad as the loss in East Lansing was, the haunting loss here is Wisconsin. We had them and a 2-3 road record against this group would be nothing to be ashamed of and would have put us in solid position to win the conference. I still fully expect Michigan to have a shot in the end with 2 weeks to regain some mojo before Michigan State visits Ann Arbor.
I have a confession to make: In all my years as a Michigan fan and in my time as a student, I have never once attended a mens basketball game. In my defense, I only had enough cash for 2 sports' season tickets, and since I attended school in the Amaker era it was a no brainer to go with Football and Hockey. Tomorrow night, I am attending my first Michigan hoops game, when the team visits Northwestern. Are there any fan cheers that occur at road games?
Basically, I am looking for help from current Maize Ragers with any tips or specifics on current cheers used by our fans for hoops, since I only know the hockey specific cheers (and I doubt I'll be able to use the C-Ya chant all that often at a hoops game). Are there any things we do at home games that also happen on the road? If so, what are those cheers? I'd like to know so I can join in on them if/when they occur. Hopefully I'll be able to make it up to Ann Arbor this year for a home game so I can put your shared knowledge to use there as well. Thanks in advance for the help!
Doesn't the MMB usually travel to 2 road games a season? Obviously they were at MSU (and I don't believe they went to Iowa, right?), so that leaves Illinois and Wisconsin. I am going to the Illinois game, so naturally I hope that the MMB is also present.
Anyone out there in the know? Thanks.
Okay okay okay... we need, or at least I need, something fun and full of Michigan pride to get me through McGuffieGate and all the stress that's accompanied what in my opinion has to be the most UNenjoyable Ohio State week since I've been following UM football.
Being that the game is in that foul cesspool of human civilization otherwise known as Columbus, Ohio, I'm sure several of our loyal fans and readers will be making the journey to be taunted, cussed, laughed at, spit on, pissed on, and/or homosexually propositioned. AND of course it goes without saying that those fans will see in great abundance, that familiar tee shirt. You know, the one that at point in the mid 90's deserved a fair snicker just because it was clever and funny and foul all at once. The same one that now gives true meaning to the term 'beating a dead horse' everywhere from State College to Iowa City. The same shirt that drunken frat boys honestly think is something that honestly offends us, even as our powerhouse teams were dismantling their poor excuse for a Boilermaker or Hoosier squad on the very same afternoon.
Yes, that shirt. "ANN ARBOR IS A WHORE."
What was once a relatively funny and imaginative idea is now been BLOODY BEATEN to death by the rest of the Big 10, and I'm sure they'll be in heavy rotation among the drunken and otherwise brain-deprived Scarlet & Gray this weekend. So, I think it's time we RESPOND... and while it's far too late to actually go into production for this weekend, we can certainly talk about it later, Brian. You just work on Sam with VanHaaren.
So without further ado, I unveil my shirt...
"NO SHE'S NOT."
Go forth, Michigan Men, and defend her honor. Well, at least starting next year. GO BLUE.
Beat the damn Buckeyes