I'm going to have to watch the game again but I'm pretty sure at one point Dakich slapped the floor from the bench after Stauskus sunk a three.
Slap The Floor
Andrew or Dan?
Your memory is correct. Dakich definitely slapped the floor at least once. I want to say it was after the Walton and 1 but that might not be right. You are probably right in saying it was after a Stauskas 3. I had a couple beverages before/during the game.
EDIT: 2:12 of this video after the Stauskas 3
Maybe they just aren't slapping it enough?
I've always thought that slapping the floor to show you were "really" going to play defense this time was the dumbest thing in the world. Not only does it look dumb, but it just pisses off the opposition because you are acting like "it's on now, sucker". It's like in a video game where you can taunt your opponent but if you get the first hit it hurts more just to punish the dumbass. I'd love a Rock-and-Jock 10-point spot opening up for the next possession whenever some team pulls this crap.
So beautiful. Slapping the floor proved to stifle our offense to a measly 80 points.
Douche move coached by a passive aggressive maniac. Fortunately Tom Izzo lathers with Dove and is therefore comfortable in his own skin.
I literally LOL'd at your last line.
Wow appling, sore wrist and everything! What a fucking hero.
these hand and wrist injuries are caused by slapping the fucking floor?
but over the course of the entire game it had it's effect. They held us to only 80 points.
i don't think they were slapping the floor so much as pointing to the spot on the floor from which stauskas would hit his next three.
Apparently, the MSU School of Medicine has not educated the MSU coaching staff of the hazards of slapping the floor.
The floor itself may be a vector for disease. As one player's hands harboring fomites slaps the floor, disease laden pathogens can be spread to other teammates who also slap the same area of the floor.
The primary concern would be for two players who play the same position. If player 6 comes off the bench and replaces player 2, with player 2 harboring disease by way of fomites on his hand(s), and if player 2 had slapped the floor, player 6, having been inserted into the contest and within the same geographic area of the floor on defense, it is possible for the pathogenic microorganisms to find their way onto the hand(s) of player 6 during repeated floor-slapping activity, thus making the it both stupid AND irresponsible.
Unless or until they pass around hand sanitizer containing 64% or greater ethyl alcohol by volume during timeouts, the chance of spreading disease will remain.
I hear next game they're going to try slapping their monkeys.
Every time I see them do this I laugh...I mean is it supposed to intimidate their opponent? Even if they had won I really doubt they can attribute it to slapping the floor. What dumb shits. lol
I know they've been doing this for awhile, but can someone explain the origin of it?
its something that's been going on for 3-4 yrs and SEEMS to be some sort of rally cry for good defense. Obviously, it hasn't intimidated JB and the boys.
Any weasel that played at Dook was my first time seeing it.
Izzo wants to suck Coach K's dick because he lives in his shadow and he isn't as successful.
Man I fucking hate it when the MSU players do that. That cannot be anymore lame.
There's points off of turnovers, I think staee should be tracking points off of floor slaps.
That's 8 in that sequence already. 2 three-pointers and 2-2 from the foul line.
2.67 PPP defense is good, right?
My fiance was trying to convince me 'slapping the floor' was atually more of an excercise to remind one's self to keep low in defense (and don't become an imobile straight-up-n-down defender). Thus she claims its not a tauning thing. She says this having played HS basketball. I'm skeptical. Can anyone back her up? Is this true?
If your hands are going to touch the floor, it makes you get low and in your stance, similar to baseball players getting their glove dirty during a pitch - makes you get into position.
Still, it's great when you get scored on after doing it.
This is correct at the youth level. At camps they will teach slapping the floor for the reasons she gives. This was in drills though teaching fundamentals not in games. Maybe not coincidentally, all my memories of this at such camps involved women college players teaching this. At the high school level you could probably convince me that some people are still doing it for defensive purposes, though it is borderline and alot of it is taunting. At the college/NBA levels though, you are being a dbag and taunting. See the Trey Burke mock slaps last year and Dakich this year for evidence of that.
this was definitely a drill we did in high school (girls) basketball practices, not in games, for all the reasons your fiance mentioned... I'd imagine has different meaning in a mens college game.
Coach Izzo, if Appling's wrist is hanging on by a thread why is he slapping the floor?
If I understood Izzo's press conference correctly, his wrist is only injured on missed shots.
Maybe they were so tired, they bend over and put their hands on the floor to rest.
I think it's hilarious we scored on them when they did this, but I don't have a problem with it. No different from Walton clapping at a player he stole the ball from him earlier this year, or Trey doing it last year. Just a sign they're ready to play some defense. Which they didn't, but still.
IIRC from the time I suffered through "The 300," the guys who wore speedos and capes into battle all slaped the floor right before they all got killed. So yeah, this is Sparta!
MSU should start slapping the floor on offense.
Clearly their game plan (slap the floor) didn't work as well our's (win the game).
I believe Duke started all this nonsense like 10 years ago, and it's definitely run its course. When guys were mocking your go-to intimidation move a year ago, it's time to retire it and come up with something else. A suggestion: perhaps just playing good defense? That can be intimidating. Loved it when the girlfriend asked, "Are they impersonating gorillas?"
2005 was not 10 years ag---*does math in head*--- fuck. Fuck that shit I'm old
It's more like 20-25 years old. Duke's been doing it awhile now.
Did State slap the floor against Duke last year in their Sweet Sixteen loss?
Yeah, sure did. Looked just as stupid then as it does now.
Staee.....your doing it wrong
What about their "doing it wrong"?
Dawson was watching game film of himself slapping the floor; growing more and more angry at his poor technique (the other team scored every time he did it), he started practicing on the table, and got carried away. Earned while working hard for the team, his injury is just as legitimate as Mitch's.
If Appling's wrist is so bad, maybe they shouldn't have him slapping on the hardwood when it's really a senseless act.
Edit: Sorry, now that I read through all the posts, I see this was already brought up.
and confirmed that they got all ball!
Not as funny as Russell Byrd trying to take shit.
Dude, you suck. You can't talk shit to anyone