I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
I dont want to steal the thunder away from the Open Thread. But, the game is over, so here goes.
I think this is JB's best team so far at Michigan. At least so far, it sure does have that look. Quibble with me there if you want. But thats not the question I pose. Let me set it up a little more first, so bear with me.
The only team in contention is the 2008-09 that got into the tourney with a 9-9 mark in the B10. I think 9-9 in the Big 10 gets a tourney big this year as well. That team beat Purdue, Illinois and Minnesota at home, lost a tight one to OSU at home, beat Minny on the road and went a combined 5-2 vs IU, NW, Iowa and Penn State
My question. Is so that outlandish, out of the realm of possibility? Or is that doable?
Each time I watch this team play, I am beginning to think more and more that this team can indeed play .500 in the league and make the Big Dance. But, I had NIT expectations when the season began, so I come into this a bit more optimistic than most.
Feel free to disagree, but lets talk hoops. I'm wrong around 46 percent of the time anyway.
What a great weekend, by the way. A big winter sports weekend. What a fun time for the campus. What the Hell. Let's do it. It's the holidays. We should rock some more anyway. Go Blue! FYS! Let The Good Times Roll
The Lebron-less Cleveland Cavs have shaken up their rotation in an effort to stop a five game losing streak. First player off the bench in tonight's game against the Bulls? Why it's Michigan own Manny Harris who got 3 points in 10 minutes of early playing time. Manny turned the ball over twice and collected one rebound and one assist so far. Second half has begun and Manny just got put back in the game.
On a completely unrelated and very sad note I had four floor seats tonight next to the Cavs bench and was unable to get downtown due to an all-out blizzard hitting the city, shutting down all travel in and out of downtown. If you get a chance to watch the game you'll see four empty seats next to the Cavs bench.....mine!
One of USA Today's sports cover stories today is all about the rebirth of the San Diego State backetball program, with Steve Fisher at the helm. It's a great read, mentions a bit about the Fab Five and also has quotes from Bill Frieder. I had no idea Frieder and Fisher were still such close friends...
Some classy statements from our rival and former recruit of Michigan....I really hope we can take them down this year and put the columnists comments Michigan not going to be a threat to Green and the spartans until he graduates to rest. Still good to see him showing us some love and cheering us on in our efforts to help bring home the BigTen/ACC challenge for the second year in a row.
So, I searched mgoblog, umhoops, and mgoblue looking for progress on the new basketball practice facility. Nada. I remember the pics when they broke ground in May, and I think there was at least one other post with the progress on excavation. I'm curious where things are at now, and since I haven't been in AA this Fall I don't have a clue.
Is the skeleton of the building up yet? Do they have it enclosed, so they can work on it through the winter? I would imagine that if that's the case, they could really move quickly, and get it all done well before Fall 2011. Any pics or info or links would be appreciated. It has to be so exciting for Beilein and the team and incoming recruits for this to be going up.
I would assume that they won't begin any renovations on Crisler until April, when the season is over.