...but there is no reason "Win the game" shouldn't be on the MGoBlog header.
WIN THE GAME
Would love to have a t-shirt with this on it!
The WLA schtick got pretty tiresome for me back in the days when dex was still posting here ... but reading that post makes me wonder what I was missing.
all night. Huge comeback and good lesson for them that they need to come to play every day. They were fortunate to win this one.
walking away after the time out. I would have guessed they were defeated. I don't see the fire in their eyes. GRIII came through.
Morgan especially looks like he thinks the game is over.
I'm probably being dense here, but my version doesn't have audio. Does Beilein drop McGary's immortal line, or is it just a fun headline?
It looks like he's saying GAME the first time his mouth pops into to view, and WIN the next time. So I think it's logical to conclude that he was repeating that.
"Win the game" is actually Beilein's stock phrase for these situations - which is why McGary wrote it on the whiteboard.
This could be 20/20 hindsight but watching the gif, it looks like he is nervous. He takes a deep breath and then exhales. I did the same thing while standing next to my couch for the last 30 seconds of the game.
If you had been standing with me (and the rest of the viewers) for the final two minutes of regulation it never would have gone to overtime!
UP IN FRONT!!!
I could trade going to the game @ Wisconsin last year out and go to this one. Much better buzzer beater tonight.
They should paint "Win The Game" in every U of M locker room. Because isn't that what this program is really all about?*
*and of course academics and integrity
But pretty sure Morgan touching the net constitutes basket interference under the letter of the law. Although a ref would be crazy to call it in that situation.
If the ball is not touching the basket at the time, is not interference--for example, if the ball is above the rim and not actually on it. Pretty close as it is bouncing around. Either way, no way it gets called. The net gets touched multiple times a game as the ball comes through it and they never make that call.
Well that's one way to start things off.
I only brought this up because I was holding my breath thinking Morgan might have touched the ball while it was on the rim. But since you provided such a thought-provoking counter-argument, here you go, p46: http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/BR13.pdf
"Basket interference occurs when a player: a. Touches the ball or any part of the basket [which includes the net] while the ball is on or within the basket;"
but the rule requires some sort of disadvantage to the other team and it's more than a stretch to pretend that Morgan barely grazing the net in that manner affected the ball's path in any manner.
All four of the basket interference rules are aimed at preventing the aiding or hindering of a ball's end spot destination once the ball is on or above the rim.
"But the spirit of the rule isn't in the rule book and if you go on a technical understanding of the rule I'm right." I agree.
But it's not like I'm making up the "spirit of the rules" argument. The rulebook itself uses the term.
Wow. Established yourself as an asshole your first day on the blog. Nice work.
I was suprised to learn this as well, as I don't think I've ever seen a player called for it for just touching the net in ANY game situation. Regardless, I do think he violated the technical rule here, but I think everyone probably gets that call every time.
I've seen it called. But it's rare.
there are plays that win championships.
GRIII just made one.
WON THE GAME.
Was that the play call? Does anybody know who was supposed to get the ball?
Yes. That was the play call. The players said that play is practiced regularly.
Put LeVert in at Quarterback
That almost had the same roll as the last shot versus Indiana in Ann Arbor last year...and with the same guy beneath the basket. Thankfully this one rolled the right way.
Robinson and Levert do some weird handshake finger thing at 15.8 seconds left in regulation when they're sitting on the bench.
I saw that. At first I was like, "Haha, they just messed up giving each other a handshake," but then I was like, "Damn, that is their hand shake."
Exactly what I thought too! Looked odd but was definitely on purpose.
I love how druing the celebration of the basket, everyone else jumps up and celebrates...while Bacari slowly rises from his chair and walks with a purpose to shake hands. PIMP.
How fitting for GR3 to bring the dagger too - that is the type of win champions make - you aren't supposed to win, it's a trap game, you will be flat after an emotional home win to lead your conference, you are on the road, you start off bad, go down 19...but gut it out, never give up, and win the game. Seems like every champion has at least one win like this and that hopefully was ours!! Go Blue!!
good article makes just that point:
GREAT article. Thanks for posting it - definitely scored high on the "goosebumpometer".
On the broadcast view, what's the referee at the bottom of the screen motioning for, and what exactly is he calling? On the video clip in the prior thread I even hear whistles.
He's signalling "basket counts", saying it beat the buzzer. It's his call because he's the referee in line to see both the shot leaving Robinson's hand and the backboard (and the red light signalling time has expired).
I'm OK with this.
they just followed the instructions.
like the end of the Toronto Raptors rollerblading mascot GIF
I almost pooped myself. What a great ending to a great second half.
You just have to love the positivity of Coach Beilein. When they broke the huddle and you see him with a smile on his face and, "Win the Game" attitude, I was ready to jump on the court ! Who wouldn't want to play for a coach like that?
Playing a game is easy but to win the game the player has to compete a lot. As per my knowledge regarding the games it differs according to games like if it is a game of children's then easy to play it. After a long time I have seen such a sports show that describing the value of winning team and the loosong team. Mostly the audience supports to their favorite one and after winning the match it is depend upon the social sites to make it highlight.