oops double post plz delete kthxbai
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
That locks up an NCAA bid no one saw coming, and possibly the title for most over-achieving Michigan team in a long, long time (seriously, does anyone know what the last Michigan team like this was?). Muppets:
Because you can't have one without the other.
I think they were in either way but it would have been harrowing on Selection Sunday; now they've probably played themselves out of Dayton. I have no idea how. Does anyone know how that happened?
oops double post plz delete kthxbai
Twice the muppets, twice as nice.
Way to go Blue!
Does anyone else watch about 20 seconds of Temptation and then skip right to Hawaiian War Chant every time?
and listen to Temptation all the way through.
It does take about 50 times for Miss Piggy to grow on you, though.
Double Muppets >>> Double Rainbow
Double muppets all the way cross the site....OH OH OH my god. look at those muppets!
What does it MEEEEAN?
Oh, right. That we're going to the tourney!
The game turned when Jordan Morgan went out with 4 fouls
OMG DOUBLE MUPPETS!!!
I hate double posts too.
This game brought me from the agony of defeat to the thrill of victory in 8 minutes.
At some point this season Tim Hardaway, Jr. turned into a stone cold killa. That's how it happened.
I have no idea how Coach B found him when everybody else was passing on the kid. I still can't believe he is only a true Frosh
A-fucking-men. I know that Morris has to be the team MVP, but IMHO the missing ingredient from all of Beilein's recruits was somebody who was reliably deadly from the outside, esp. at crunch time. He's got that man now in THJ.
Illinois just stopped throwing it into tisdale down low. God knows why. I blame their coach.
I can't remember a single time they ran a specific post play the last 8 minutes. Really dumb.
seeing that he had no shots after his miss at the 7:43 mark.
I'm beginning to believe that Bruce Weber can do less with more than just about any other coach in the Big Ten (although in a year or so, Tom Crean may be eligible for that title).
But hey, sucks to be them!
I wonder if Karma realizes that its message for OSU wasn't delivered successfully today? (It was close, though. Good job by the 'Cats to make a game out of it at the end.)
7 mins ago by Tim. Geez check the front page Brian! :P
(and for those who won't get it..sarcasm..of course i'm all for double muppets today)
Baby Blues earned the coveted Triple Muppets plus Bowie combo!!!!
I am not the worlds biggest basketball fan, but how can you not love what they have done!
Double the muppets, double the fun for a 2nd round Big Ten Tourney win over Illinois? What the hell, let's dance!
can shoot the three. He's really starting to pull it together.
Cutie Pie! Weeeeeee!
Another reason I love Michigan football. Cheerleaders!
Great win today, but please, why do I have to go through bouts of depression and near cardiac arrest with each game? The future is definitely looking up...the present doesn't look so bad either.
Incredible finish. I'm shocked this team pulled this off, but thrilled!
1998 hockey was something like this. After all those guys graduated in '97, I would have been happy to make the tournament and they won the whole thing. But this is better. I looked at the schedule at the beginning of the season and thought 12 wins was the ceiling. Hurray to being way wrong.
i predicted 5 BIG wins and was keeping my fingers crossed for a NIT bid. Wow, what an unbelievable surprise. these 3* frosh and sophs are playing like 4-5* jrs and srs. incredible that they don't fold down the stretch of games, like the illini seniors did today.
I'M HAPPY ENOUGH TO TOLERATE A DOUBLE POST
Over achieving? I would say hockey last year overachieved, given their expectations going into March. Maybe it was an underachieving team regressing to the mean after a bad season, but still. Did anyone expect them to actually win the CCHA?
Being in NYC I don't get to watch the team much, but I raced home to watch this one. The sheer joy is causing me to post!
Last team like this? Gotta go first year of the Fab FIve. Obviously they were way more talented, but they overachieved far beyond what anyone expected of them.
Novak and Douglass are building a great legacy at M. Their leadership will not soon be forgotten
Very true but I don't know that people realize this.
Some of us do.
DOUBLE MUPPETS!?!?!? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
A: We're going dancing. A team that overcame a horrid Big Ten start and no one gave a chance just rewrote the definitions of grit and moxie. That's what double muppets means.
Dr. Cox from Scrubs puts it well:
The Sporting News Preseason Mag that sits on my coffee table picked them last in the Big 10.
Now, they are, without dispute, a top-4 team in the Big 10. And, State Champs. And, back where this program belongs, in the NCAA Tournament.
No, there hasnt been a more overachieving UM Hoops team than this. But, it's also a pretty good team. They'll be dangerous tomorrow. And next weekend.
I have to admit, I thought ti was over partway thru the 2nd half. I'll chalk that up to not being used to seeing a Michigan Baseketball team overachieve this much...
now that we are in do we root for our bubble brothers - PSU and MSU - in the hopes of upping our RPI and getting a better seed, or are we still competing with them for those better seeds? (Not likely PSU so much, but MSU?)
I'm rooting against Purdue, mostly. That team would crush us and I think we can (theoretically) beat any other team in the Big Ten. Let's win the conference.
This is right. Purdue is our worst matchup followed by Wisconsin.
Upsetting #1 OSU and then steamrolling MSU for the third time in one season, winning the BTT would probably take me over the edge.
Me too. Agree with whole post.
I don't think it will really matter. Probably the only way that the seed will improve is by winning more games.
So, I'll root for PSU to beat Wisconsin AND Purdue, so that Michigan can beat them a 3rd time for the Big Ten title.
A MSU win would improve two wins and drop one loss a touch ... but would mean rooting for Michigan State, when the opportunity to enrage the fanbase in East Lansing and perhaps trick them into doing something massively stupid may prevent itself. (I would hope the AD wouldn't think about firing Izzo if Purdue crushes MSU again, but then dumber things have happened.)
Penn State has a long way to go to get in and wouldn't likely affect Michigan's seed, so it's probably safe to root for them. (Plus you don't really want to root for Vince McMahon, do you?)
masters of our own destiny.
I'm disappoint in the lack of David Bowie in this post, but I'm willing to look the other way this time. THIS TIME.
“This is Michigan, for God’s sakes!”