How good does it feel to be on the opposite end of this for once?
The Florida preview lives here, but we're not quite finished celebrating the Kansas game yet. I make no apologies for this.
After the jump, a few gifs of The Shot (we need a more original nickname for this, by the way) and some incredible reactions by Burke, the bench, and a couple fans.
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As always, click the still frames to open each gif in a lightbox.
Angle one, which best shows just how close Kevin Young got to getting a hand on the ball:
Angle two, which best shows that Josh Bartelstein is from the future:
Given the normally-stoic Burke's reaction, I'm assuming if Mitch McGary had hit a similar shot his head would literally explode:
Max Bielfeldt's bench reaction wins best in show, but Matt Vogrich hanging back to throw up the "RAWK" hand signal is nearly as stellar:
Let's go back to that second angle of the shot for a moment, though. ENHANCE.
I feel you, Blue Shirt Guy. What happens if I ENHANCE once more?
Oh no. Trey Burke killed a lady.
what this blogs obsession with Dennis Bergkamp is about? I mean, I know he was a terrific player and all (though I hated him for obvious reasons) but what does it have to do with Michigan?
Bergkamp has nothing to do with Michigan. It's just a hillarious job of commentating that shows the difference between American announcing and European announcing. I'm sure you could find plenty more examples of announcers going nuts that we could sync with football/basketball plays.
There is a video of Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery "calling" Landon Donovan's goal against Algeria. Extraordinary.
It has nothing to do with the player, everything to do with the announcer.
The original (I believe) was Denard's run @ Notre Dame.
The NBC announcers were very "meh," then we put this clip behind the video and Denard's run was even more awesome.
The thought process is that either American announcers are weak, or they're fine but Euro soccer announcers are flat out awesome.
Yep, this is the video you're thinking of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qktpA02TxlA .
Someone put that together after Denard demolished ND to the tune of 502 total yards to illustrate the superiority of European announcers.
they aren't supposed to rooting for a team, while that Euro announcer is clearly happy about the goal. The NBC announcers were probably even unhappy about the Denard run because of a Notre Dame bias. I think sometimes the local announcers you get in NBA, MLB, and NHL games get pretty excited.
Can you make a .gif of Max B's self chst bump in overtime? I feel like that has a chance to become an MGoBlog staple.
There's going to be a full OFAAT this week regardless of how today's game goes—I've already made most of the gifs for Kansas, just didn't have time to put a full post together. But yeah, here you go:
Justice at the Jerrydome
The Good Friday Miracle
Broke. Joke. Jaychoke.
The Dagger in Dallas
The Arlington Apotheosis
Treyus Ex Machina
The Michigan Missile
The Blue Angel
Maybe it's just me, and this probably depends on how much further UM goes, but 'The Shot' should just stand. It's already been dubbed that by the pretty much everybody. It's classic.
Burkey Does Dallas.
This. This is the name. Put it on the board.
The Arlington Assassin
The laughter. It isn't stopping. (mostly in reference to the final .gif)
To examine the in-game moments that got us to this legendary shot is one thing, but to dissect every bit of minutiae happening on the periphery...
...that is genius. Well done, Ace.
This might just be my Seinfeld-ian fandom coming in, but I just want to call it "The Trey." (akin to "The Kramer")
and by that I absolutely mean there needs to be a painting of this shot
"The 27-ft Party Sub"?
Fort worth fling.. Arlington a-bomb
Laughed so hard at this post. By myself. Great job, Ace!
I like the one announcer who says Trey Burke "from the parking lot"
Wouldn't happen to be painted like a zombie, would it?
I know that's not from that shot but it fits it perfectly
FWIW on the way home from the game i heard the replays of some of the radio calls and the shot by Burke the guy said
"He shot that one from Fort Worth!"
maybe thats what you heard?
The guy I'm facinated by is the fat Kansas guy next to the dead lady. His expressions and arm movements during and immediately after the shot are priceless.
This post is so appropriate and perfectly named.
HAHAHA. This is brilliant, just brilliant.
I didn't think I could possibly enjoy the Bergkamp call any more. Good to be wrong...
during the game i noticed the kansas guy put his hands over his head in some sort of pain induced decorticate motion...but the lady is hilarious..
So simple, yet so right
So simple, yet so right
the name so nice, you gotta post it twice
I've long thought that Jordan Morgan has a sort of Eeyore-ian look about the eyes, and in the ENHANCE'd gif (blue shirt guy, not dead lady), you can see Jordan watching the shot... with that typical sad-eyed expression... and then his eyes close at the shock as he explodes with joy. Watch him - it makes me happy :)
also, I literally laughed out loud at the bench angle, where you see IDENTICAL open-wide-say-ahhhhhhhhhh mouths on Bielfeldt, Vogrich & McLimans
...and playing that audio at the end of each business day.
I know how much we love Gus here and saw this little clip off a friends facebook. I got a little kick out of it
I imagine him having a high pitched woman' voice just going "OOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
He just looks totally shocked. It's awesome
Max Bielfeldt's reaction kills me every time. That was the exact same look I had for about 5 straight minutes.
It actually looks like Terrified Blue Polo guy is a Michigan fan because he's jumping up and down after the shot applauding.
Craig James by four!
how did two Kansas fans get tickets behind the Michigan bench? What's up with that?
Yup. The Trey Trey.
One of the most enjoyable posts I've read on the blog. Bravo.
There's even a nice little inflection when Johnson misses the free throw. Perfect.
I just opened the YouTube app on my HDTV and played Burkekamp.
Can't. Stop. Watching.
Matt Vogrich was simply showing his support for the Shockers as they prepared for OSU.
best regular front page feature.
LOVE LOVE LOVE each time.
"Down in front, mothafucka!"
(see second to last)
That being said, this is easy. Blue Shirt Guy for the win.