Speechless, or textless i guess
Unverified Voracity Enjoys MSG
Basketball of note tonight. Michigan is a heavy underdog against UCLA tonight at Madison Square Garden, but this will be the first opportunity to see Michigan's 2008-09 team against a credible opponent and should at the very least provide an indication of how improved they are this year.
Previews are bountiful. UM Hoops has your pregame:
This is a big game whether it is a measuring stick, statement game, or whatever else. On paper this is a game UCLA is supposed to win, but it’s against the one elite team that Beilein has consistently fared well against.
Given our recent history against John Beilein, I think this game will be a toss-up against a much improved Wolverines team, which will be fired up and ready to go all out to make a national statement in Beilein’s second year in what at least in my book is the marquee All Sports school in the Big-10 (in essence UCLA’s twin brother from the Midwest).
I think you'll see UCLA crush Michigan inside on both ends of the floor and it'll be up to M's outside shooting to keep the game close. I'd be happy with 1-1. Michigan will take on either Duke or Southern Illinois in the second game.
9:30 ESPN2; Duke-SIU tips at 7.
About face. Larry Lage, the AP writer who highlighted the "get a life" thing, might be attempting to make nice with a long piece on Rodriguez's struggles. Rick Leach pops up again with encouragement:
“I loved it when we hired him and I love it more now after spending time with him and getting to know him pretty well,” Leach said. “There have been a ton of players who have been through this program and they all have the right to an opinion about him, but personally, I’m proud he’s our coach.
“It’s painful for a lot of people to see Michigan lose like this, but the wins and losses go on his record and so you can multiple the pain he feels. Nobody has taken more of a brunt for this year than coach, but this wasn’t going to be an easy job for anybody.”
West Virginia, man. Questions abound. Is this man drunk? Is he allowed out of the house? What's with the glasses. And… Cyndi Lauper?
The internet is a strange, strange thing.
Before the text rolled, I thought it might be a Michigan fan doing a parody of a W(BG)V fan. Sadly, I don't think that's the case.
I shall be at said game this evening. Much liquored up after my open bar work party. Good times shall be had. Maybe.
Even I'm not that batshit gibbering insane when I'm jacked on MD 20/20.
get this guy an IQ test. no, seriously, get him an IQ test.
if you look at his eyes while hes attempting to form word like things, it looks as though he might be reading, which would indicate that he does know how to read. Though...upon further deliberation I have come to the conclusion that he got kicked in the head by his mule.
do we know he is from WV? i grew up in columbus and there are quite a few people that would match that description...
We were just leading with 16:00 left. now it's tied.
Nice win fellas! Now that's what I'm talking about
One more year for the football team and we'll be kicking ranked opponents to the curb, too. Nice job Coach Beilein.
Michigan wins!! A tough first half from DT, but some real nice shots in the 2nd and some damn good defense. That backdoor cut from Wright to Sims was a thing of beauty!
Q: This is a
A: b) statement game
Impressive victory for Michigan over UCLA tonight. Great job Blue!
I hope RR and most the team got to see that, preferably live. I would have prefered Knight's commentary but Vickee Dee was okay too given the kind of tilt. If lightning strikes (not once but twice), we might start getting top 25 buzz.
Lady Wolverines looked good on BTN but lost.
Here comes the sun.