The USBWA and NABC released their All-District honors today.
- Coach of the Year- John Beilein
- Player of the Year- Nik Stauskas
- First Team All-District- Nik Stauskas
- First Team All-District- Caris LeVert
- First Team All-District- Nik Stauskas
what is this the Hunger Games?
Volunteer for whom? Beilein has already killed them all and is standing victorious atop the cornucopia. Izzo died crying like a bitch.
[Jon Stewart voice]
"Izzo died crying like a bitch."
Given the massive stick up your ass, you really display a complete lack of class. Would you say those words in front of your wife or your girlfriend? Your mother or your daughter?
EDIT: in reference to MGoCarolinaBlue
I think I speak for many people here when I say this, blow me.
I'm sorry, I forgot this is America where every man has the right to be a complete fucking prick.
How about you develop a basic level of human decency and stop using the language of sexual violence.
So would you say that in front of your mother or daughter? LOL
Are you dense? It's not offensive because of the profanity it's offensive because of the implication of violence against women.
You wouldn't say "Izzo cried dying like a n-----" so why would you say the other one? What the actual fuck is wrong with you?
What the fuck kind of world do you live in where that's acceptable?
If you think the word "nigger" (yes, you can type it out. It's a real English word and we're not in 3rd grade) is even remotely comparable in offensiveness to the word "bitch," you are both extremely ignorant and completely insane.
Contrary to your belief, neither the dictionary definition nor colloquial use of the word "bitch" necessarily implies sexual violence against women. A common usage of the word is slang to describe a man considered to be "weak or contemptible" in some way, which was my usage in reference to a well-known comedy bit from Dave Chappelle's "Killin them Softly." So please, save your righteous crusade for an actual cause and spare us the outraged freshman-in-a-first-year-gender-equality-seminar bullshit. Goodnight.
Actually the first thing I thought of when I read his post was this really annoying militant feminist that lived in my dorm frosh year.
"A common usage of the word is slang to describe a man considered to be "weak or contemptible" in some way"
in other words, it's an insult imlying a man is 'weak or contemptible' *like a woman*. the entire meaning of that word is rooted in sexism dude.
it is quite ridiculous that an educated man such as yourself is incapable of making that connection
"So please, save your righteous crusade for an actual cause and spare us the outraged freshman-in-a-first-year-gender-equality-seminar bullshit. Goodnight."
the amount of condescension you have for gender studies would be astonishing if it weren't so normal in our culture.
I would like to see you have this conversation with Samuel L. Jackson.
or as Katniss's personal man-servant. J-Law, baby!
Meh Jennifer Lawrence is enormously overrated, especially with her new haircut.
She's a dude now
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disagrees.
I didn't realize they had taken a position on her attractiveness.
is smoking hot, period.
Agree to disagree.
I didn't realize we were talking only about her looks.
But on that front, I would disagree. Hair grows back.
TheGhostOfYost is enormously overrated.
gotta get up pretty early in the morning to drop a joke on mgoblog before somebody else does.
I was wondering if it was an old story about high school...
If it were, Stauskas would certainly win.
I will say that if the District V team were an actual team, that team would very likely destroy others from beyond the arc week in and week out.
In all seriousness though, it is nice to see the recognition for an excellent season come for John Beilein and the Wolverines. Well-deserved honors.
Never heard of these awards but congrats nonetheless. I wouldn't mind seeing these different districts in a tournament against each other for national basketball supremacy. I could see district 5 vs district 6 in the final.
All-Districts have been around for quite awhile.
Michigan's first was in 1953-54.
Completely in the dark on that one.
A sequence from the Elite 8 game pretty much summed up his freshman year. He turned the ball over then hustled back and pinned a Gator layup to the glass. Right after that he airballed a layup. Now LeVert is our most consistent slasher and fills up the stat sheet.
I hope this means they are a shoe-in for Municipality COY/POY
The USBWA All-District honors were actually released yesterday, followed today by the USBWA All-America teams (first and second). The odd thing is that Stauskas was named District V POY over Sean Kilpatrick (who was on the Distict V all-district team), but then today Kilpatrick was selected as a second-team All-American with Stauskas being left off.
I'm not sure how the voting is done for these, but perhaps Staukas did better with the writers in his district than he did with the national group of writers as a whole.
As I mentioned in the thread on Stauskas being named second-team All-American by Sporting News, the USBWA teams are one of the four used by the NCAA to determine consensus All-Americans. I thought Stauskas had a chance to be Michigan's first consensus second-team All-American since 1994 (Jalen Rose), but this certainly hurts those chances.
Proud of the work of Coach Beilein, Nik, and the whole M Basketball team this year!
Screw Districts. We're State champions!