here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Jon Horford, reader of the Tao Te Ching, Jordan Morgan, Drawer of Charges, and Glenn Robinson III, Dunker of Balls, have been named captains of the men's basketball team. This per UMhoops, which you should read if you don't already.
Apropos of nothing, here is the still-unnamed baby giant panda at the National Zoo. It feels the way you do about the football team's offense.
Anyone know how we can watch the game tonight? Doesn't look like it's even on BTN2Go. I may be wrong, but I checked MGoBlue.com and BTN's website.
Edit: Not sure why there are downvotes...still doesn't look like anyone knows where we can watch the game online.
Title pretty much says it all. Figured we could use some good news. He's done some "workouts" (not sure what that means exactly - but it sounds good). Coach Beilein plans to increase his repetitions going forward.
Here are some thoughts on the first basketball game that counts:
1. I wish that they would find a way to hold off on pre-game events like banner raisings (not many such events recently I know) and senior sendoffs until the last possible moment. I realize that they have to do the player intros, national anthem etc., but I got to the game at 6:35 and felt like the banner went up immediately. The crowd was sparse when it did.
2. That said, because of the banner it was, eventually, a nice-sized crowd for a game against UMass-Lowell.
3. Derrick Walton seemed like a solid ball handler and defender. I realize that he's not a scorer, but I'd like to see him take a few more shots.
4. Levert was impressive.
5. Watching the backups come in at the end was weird. It felt like a TV show that recast all of its supporting actors. The only one I recognized was Bielfeldt. I kept thinking -- where's Person, Akunne and Bartelstein?
I really really like where Michigan is projected.
Mitch McGary has officially been ruled out for tomorrow (which any of you watching Oregon vs. Stanford know). This is not surprising to me or likely too many other people as he has not been consistently practicing & has suited up in a very different way in the exhibition games.
My question is: does anyone know his status? Aside from the immediate 'he won't play tomorrow' do we know what he is dealing with? As previously noted here (I forget by whom but perhaps Ace) he has a "back problem" or "issue" but I've not seen the word "injury". This concerns me for a more chronic condition that could cut into a significant part of this season. Or worse...(EDIT: I see now that posting guesses of an amateur athletes diagnosis is inappropriate. Sorry. This was not my intention with this thread. Thank you to LSA for a genuine response)
Obvious statement is obvious that we are a much different team with much different goals if he is a full go. So could anyone help shine light off the situation?
I of course hope for his sake & future as well as for this year's team that he is just dealing with some spasms or something & will be back soon.
Meta EDIT: & now the banner add to the left is from 'Lasik Spine Institute' : "Suffering from Spinal Stenosis?" <smh>