Mike Lantry, 1972
I'm a long time Michigan basketball season ticket holder and for the last three seasons, I've observed a strange ritual before each home game. After the players finish their warm-ups, they all leave in a single filed line, walking by the student section on their way back to the locker room. However, before getting to the locker room, each player proceeds to hug and kiss the same woman one after another until each player has done it. Who is this woman? Is it Beilein's wife?
If you haven't played our free fantasy game yet on DraftStreet yet, this is the Saturday to try it. There's Michigan-Indiana. Florida-Ole Miss. Duke-FSU. Syracuse-Pitt. Kansas against a Big XII something or other. NC State vs. Miami. Lafayette vs. Ameri…say whaaaaa?
Okay so we're not adding the American and Lafayette rosters to this thing because there are already ALL THE ROSTERS (from the BCS teams) to make your teams. But seriously UNC-Virginia Tech. Arizona State at Washington. Otto Porter versus Saint John's.
And you will want every Otto, because there's $300 smackaroos we're giving out among the winners. Also if enough people sign up we get smackaroos. Also it costs you zero smackaroos. Also fun is had. And learning done.
How it Works
It's fantasy except instead of drafting one team at the beginning of the season they've broken it up into quick-hitting night leagues. Enrollment in our pool is free for MGoReaders, and there's $300 in the pool paid out among the Top 12 finishers as soon as the contest ends.
The contest will be salary-cap style drafting where everyone tries to assemble the best team out of the available players. You will have a $100,000 budget to build a team of 3 forwards, 3 guards, and 2 utility players. Each CBB player has been assigned a price based on their expected fantasy performance. You can adjust your roster up until the contest starts this Saturday at 11:00am EST, at which time your rosters will lock and the Live Scoreboard will be available.
Note: you can't be eligible for prize money, even though entry is free, if you're from Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, or Puerto Rico.
You're not allowed to make a team of all Wolverines.
Wherefore art thou Horford?
Stauskas is only $9,336. UNC goes up against Virginia Tech's awful defense and Dexter Strickland ($9,498) has been getting high usage of late, with P.J. Hairston doubtful with a concussion. SirDominic Pointer, a Detroit boy, has been on a tear for St. Johns's but remains cheap--that's probably because they face Georgetown's D. Lafayette's chili is way thicker and meatier. Sorry America, I'm a Lafayette man.
CLICK HERE to register for this week's league.
I dont know if this has been posted already, but I was on Mden.com and I saw this. I think these are new.
On my way home from work last night I happened to catch a couple of minutes of the SVSU basketball game on the radio. The announcer mentioned that SVSU was wearing their red away jerseys because the white home jerseys were not available. He then told a story that the white jerseys had to be sent back because of a defect in the material , and that the plane that they were being shipped on crashed. Multiple players had to wear different numbers.
Btw, the radio announcer clearly stated that SVSU's jerseys are made by Adidas. So, I guess other schools are having issues with Adidas uniforms.
I didn't hear anything else about the plane crash and have not had a chance to research anything that would confirm this. But I don't think someone could make up a story like that.
After reading about the 19th commenter who isn't sure what the Game... Blouses meme is all about, I'm making this thread trying to make it as easy as possible to find.
One sketch on the Dave Chappelle show was called "Dave's Epic Stories", one of which centered around Charlie Murphy's basketball game against Prince (yes, that Prince). Anyway, the whole sketch is below (with an annoying watermark) and is hilarious. In any event, watch the first clip, then look at the GIF of Stauskas. Plus "blouses" sounds like Stauskas"
(Just clip, embed disabled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3KskO3_2YQ)
Whole Sketch: (fast forward to about 4:25 for the dunk)
Stauskas GIF courtesy of Ace:
Illinios up 8-2 early, would love to see Sparty upset at home by a floundering Illinois team.