I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
I know there was a thread created about the initial confrontation last night, but late last night one of the reasons for the incident was caught on camera, and there have been a fair number of stories today that touch on it.
After the game, Tom Crean was caught on camera shouting "You wrecked our program!" to Jeff Meyer, who was one of Kelvin Sampson's assistants at Indiana. Sampson resigned over recruiting violations and Indiana was given 3 years probation, although two of Sampson's assistants -- Meyer and Dan Dakich -- were found to be innocent of major wrongdoing. Video (volume is really low, may need to adjust your speakers):
A bonus little dramatic acting job for the cameras at the end there, eh? You can tell that Oladipo is thinking "Coach, you're freaking me out right now!"
Dan Wetzel's article is pretty good, although it puts Crean in a more positive light than we'd like: link
TheWolverine re-published an article from last year on Jeff Meyer, which is a good read: link
If you didn't read all of last night's thread, interesting comment from a maize rage member: link
EDIT: ESPN front page story with higher-quality video and Seth Greenberg's disapproval: link
Trying to take my mind off the tough loss tonight, I was thinking about rule changes that I would like to see in college football and basketball (or any other sport). Here are a few that I was pondering:
1. Shorten the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. I'll call this the Anti-Bo-Ryan Rule.
2. Move the 3 point line back to NBA distance. Teams have become too reliant on it, and it hurts the game in my opinion.
3. Eliminate the jump ball rule. If the offense can't maintain possession without getting tied up, the defense should be awarded the ball. It's crazy that we have 5 and 3 second calls, but if the offense puts the ball right in the defenders hands, they might get it back.
4. Eliminate the block/charge call. Stop looking for the "taking a charge pose" that has us all laughing at/hating Duke and Indiana. Call contact like you would any other foul.
5. I'd like to see the 1 and 1 rule altered, though I'm not sure how. Statistically, it gives the fouling team too much in terms of risk/reward. The median offensive efficiency for CFB teams is .986 points per possession. The average FT shooting percentage is below 70%. The statistical difference here between getting one point from a bonus situation and one point for a typical possesion is, for me, not enough of a penalty for a team intentionally fouling late in the game. I'll call this the "I'm pissed about how today's game ended" rule, but this is the one I feel strongest about. The numbers just do not support a 1 and 1 situation.
6. In football, make holding a 5 yard penalty. The vast majority of sacks aren't ten yards, and most holdings don't prevent a sack/create a play over ten yards. The average yards per play is about 5.4.
7. If a team is intentionally committing a safety, a holding penalty should place the time of the play back on the clock and the yardage should be assessed on the kickoff.
8. If a team intentionally fouls in the last 2 minutes, it is automatically double bonus.
What do you think? What are some rules that you would like to see changed?
Edit: I can't count. Numbers adjusted. I'll also add a #8.
So with Michigan basketball choking away the B1G title, I can barely think I am so pissed off. I threw a freaking temper tantrum at the end of the game that included swearing and throwing a t shirt across my living room. Right now I want to just drinking my woes away. I working my way through a sixer of Guinness stout.
Hi, I'm looking to go to Chicago this weekend, and I was looking at stubhub. This brought to my question:It lists each session of the day as a different ticket. Can you not just buy a ticket for the day and stay in there for every game?
This year Crisler Center was filled to capacity in sellouts 15 times this year. Something that has not been done since 1985-86. Not even in the Fab Five's two years COMBINED was Crisler sold out more times.
There also was an average attendance this season of 12,138. The highest since 1997-98.
Without a doubt, Crisler Center has now become one of the most feared places to play in the country. 32-2 in two years. 15 out of 18 games this year were sold out.
Also the most wins since the Maize Rage was created back in the 1998-99 season.
I still say Burke as he almost single handily willed this team to another B1G championship. He then left the door open with those missed free throws at the end! Not all on him, as rebounding and bad officiating were a factor as well. I feel he outplayed Oladipo well enough in this game to win the award if it were given today. Yes the missed free throws doomed us in the end and we still have the B1G tourney to win, but he has been the most consistent player on this team and arguably the country this season.What say you?