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In case you were out of the country, or just want to relive some Sparty schadenfreude.
Congrats to four Michigan women's basketball players for earning All-Big Ten honors:
- Kate Thompson: 2nd team, coaches and media
- Jenny Ryan: 3rd team, coaches and media
- Rachel Sheffer: honorable mention, coaches and media
- Nya Jordan: honorable mention, media
From the press release:
It is the first time since the 2001-02 season that U-M has had two players on a second or third team. Ryan was also Michigan's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
Big Ten Tournament
The team is seeded 5th in the Big Ten tournament and will play Indiana, the 12 seed, on Thursday at about 9:30 ET (Big Ten Network). If Michigan wins, they'll play MSU on Friday at about the same time. A tourney bracket can be accessed here.
Updated bracket projections from both ESPN's Charlie Creme and the S Factor blog have Michigan as an 8 seed for the NCAA tourney. The Wolverines are a lock to earn their second-straight NCAA berth at this point—how they do in the BTT will affect only their seeding.
So, my sister got a new tv and handed me down her old one. Like a 30 something inch LED? Idk. Either way, I am setting it up in my room, as fast as I can to watch the game. And I turn it on expecting a good picture right? Well I got crap cable in my room cause I had an ancient TV in my room before. I'm talking a TV with an actual back on it.
Anyways, I get this TV set up, cable plugged in, and turn on CBS. The picture is horrible. I could see yellow jerseys (so bright that I knew they had to be those alternates) and green and white guys running around. The picture was about as good as the border in Tetris for your Sega Genesis. Not to mention, it only took up about 19" of the TV, while the picture was outlined by black nothingness to the edges of the screen. The TV was never set up for cable, and used to have an HD box connected by and HDMI cord. Worse yet. I dont have a remote for it. And the TV doesn't have a menu button. So pretty much I am watching the worst basic cable ever, without an antenna, and no way to fix it.
I watched the entire 2nd half of the game through barely visable pixelated images. I am so grateful that the commentators for yesterday's game weren't crap, because without them, I probably wouldn't have known what the hell was going on. Let me tell you, watching "The Steal" live (on my TV), vs. the HD video posted above is a completely different experience. It was way too exciting not knowing exactly what was going on, as your eyes and brain tried to make real life images out of what was basically the scramble channels you used to catch soft-core adult films on.
To be honest, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this viewing experience to everyone to try at least once.
Have you ever had a viewing experience like this?
Is this how watching sports in the 80s was like?
What is the worst sports viewing experience you've ever had?
Michigan #7 in AP poll: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings
Edit: Also #8 in coaches poll. This is the best link I could find right now (ESPN will update soon probably): http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/rankings/coaches
Raw .ts torrent (11.8GB):
The MP4 encode and YouTube upload are delayed but still on the way.
MLive Article: Michigan State's Keith Appling breaks out of slump in second half of loss to Michigan
Not sure this guy saw the game?
Appling shot 33%, had 4 fouls, turnover that lead to the game winning basket, and participated in the final possession that resulted in no shot.
Grasping at straws, "Appling's second half play was considerably better than his first half — he was 2-of-4 shooting in the second half and all of his free throws and makes occurred in the second half."