I actually agree with the OP. I want to win more for beating State 3 times than for a 1 seed.
if someone asked me what I would rather have - a loss today and a 1 seed or a win today and a 2 seed, I'd take the latter all week and twice on Sundays.
1 or 2 seed is negligible. Beating Izzo thrice is priceless.
Make it happen fellas!!
Let's go beat these cocky bastards.
The sparty thread on Facebook says "lets go win the big 10".....Um ok?
It was very clever of them to bump the post from 2009 (last outright title for them) and hope that everyone would ignore the date on the post, unless that's not how they did this, of course. If you need the conference tournament to make it seem as if you won the conference, then professional help to cope with this problem might be the next step.
Do not let Izzo bust out his Werner ladder!
beat state. God I want this one bad for some reason!
Losing definitely wouldn't erase this great season, outright B1G title, or the awards that coach B and Nik won which were all but gift wrapped to Izzo and Harris in the preseason, but I want this win so bad. I just want to see Sparty nation burn. I hope the team plays like one possessed today.
I want to see this team beat staee for a 3rd time so fucking bad I can taste it.
I want this one really bad as well. If sparty wins, we have to spend the rest of the week hearing about how they might be the best team in the B1G now and are going to make a super sweet tourney run now that their injury troubles are behind them. I would rather not hear "Watch out for the spartans babyyyyyyyyy" all damn week.
That, and I don't want Facebook to be inundated with 300 quotes seeing as they now have yet another steaming pile of shit to get more quotes from.
Send little bor home with a L.
to say "Prepare Thy Anus."
I still remember Izzo sending out Jason Richardson to get an alley oop dunk on us up 50 points. Just for that reason alone I have a burning need for us to beat them in perpetuity.
Unfortunately I don't think it will happen because I just don't think the team has the ferocious need to beat State as much as they other way around. If we don't match their energy in the beginning we won't be able to come back and beat them.
Win the game!
Can't get all that excited about this game. The league tournament is just pointless. We won the league. The NCAA tournament begins next week. This really doesn't mean anything, except to State.
I agree but will still be rooting for the good guys; hate to lose to Staee, even if it doesnt mean much to us
It means we can hang another banner though...that sounds appealing enough to me.
Going into the league tournament we were generally projected to be no better than a 2, but based on our two victories we appear to be very close to getting a 1. So "pointless" is overstating things a bit.
That being said, I agree with your basic sentiment; the league tourney pales in importance next to the real thing.