and all their snake handling churchgoers
maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
and all their snake handling churchgoers
They're called sister wives, and that's Utah. In Kentucky, they marry their cousins. Jeesh. Get it right.
California, New York, and Connecticut to name a few. . . Oddly enough it's illegal in Michigan and Kentucky. Go figure. .
Oddly enough, you don't have to be married to your cousin to pump her...
Beat the Wildcat! We need to take over Lucas Oil!
Pumped for this matchup! Calipari is a stiff and my guess is Beilein will know what Cal is doing even before he knows. Let's kick their ass on the way to the Final Four
I hope a lot of people are telling Jordan Morgan he can't match up with Kentucky bigs.
Ohio was giftwrapped the elite 8 last year.
I don't know why people here flatly assert that Cal is a bad coach. He's not. He's just a sleaze. Big difference.
I'm of the opinion that calipari isnt a bad coach. It's just he recruits players that aren't super coach able in that one and done mold. In his past though his teams have been well put together and he has out together impressive wins over Wichita state and Louisville.
If you can't coach the players that YOU recruited, you're a bad coach.
He has had a fair amount of success at Kentucky with the exception of last year. Don't get me wrong...he is a total sleaze, Cheater but I don't buy everyone asserting he isn't a good coach. Regular season doesn't matter now. We aren't playing that Kentucky team. We are playing the current one, one that is seemingly better. That being said I think we can totally win this.
With the players he has recruited he should have had a lot more success. I'll never for get him saying publicly of his Derrick Rose Memphis team that he didn't have them practice free throws because he didn't think they were important. They lost the final because they couldn't make free throws.
The absurdly talented team that was given the national title months before the season even started. They are finally starting to look a little like that team
Let me fix this for you:
If you get the top student-employees that you wanted in recruitment and can't coach them, then you're a bad coach.
might be the best #8 seed ever. Just terrible seeding
The sucked all year. They are finally hitting their stride. They went from preseason #1 which proved their potential to unranked towards the end of the year. They has terrible losses. Now they are doing big things but they didn't deserve anything better than a 7.
Tournament commitee tries to seed based on resume, not name. Kentucky's resume was not good in a bad conference, therefore they didn't deserve a better seed. You can't ask the tournament commitee to be fortune tellers, and make the assumption that Kentucky would come together in the tournament.
They were very young (still are) and played loose and typical like 18-19 year olds. It's like the old fab 5, I don't remember what we were seeded in 91-92 but it was something like a 6.
Look at their body of work throughout the entire season, not their talent level and potential.
I'll take the Cats minus Cauley-Stein.
Is he going to be out versus us?
What the fuck does Michigan have to do to earn some national respect? I flip on some postgame recaps and they're all picking Kentucky over Michigan.
Recruit five star bigs.
We have one.
Unfortunately just in warmups.
Not seriously threaten to blow double digit leads against the 15, 7, and then 11 seeded teams?
Honey badger don't care about respect. A honey badger just cares about winning. And yes, I think in this regard, Coach Beilein is a honey badger. To anyone that doubts, subs=crazy, and for all I care the man has a Phd in Math, so he is an expert in equations.
...we would be picked to lose (again) regardless of who won that game. And I love it. Keep telling this team they can't, especially #52, who will be told by everyone how future lottery pick Randle will have his way with JMo. Well, we'll just see about that.
Is a smaller team and they almost got by UK! We really need to have our perimeter shots falling!
Physically this is the matchup I did not want to see but if Cauley-Stein is slowed will obviously hurt UK. Randle is one of my fav players in college since he plays old school post and that's rare but I don't want to see him against us.
Will be curious how they react emotionally. They just played the basketball equivalent of OSU-UM and to come back 2 days later will be interesting. Don't know if freshman have memories like that but it could be a wildcard.
On the positive side we don't face a press; but I thought UL was a better matchup since it's 3 players - granted 3 very good players - you need to focus on and UL sucks at FT shooting.
Anyhow we need to play excellent in this game, not just good.
You guys are pretty happy about Kentucky. They have big guards that take it to the rack and score. That's our biggest weakness in my opinion. At least against Louisville our guards would have a big height advantage. Against UK we'll need a big edge in turnover margin, because they're going to get easy buckets and rebounds.
Louisville's press would have given us all sorts of trouble this year. If cauley stein can't play I think this matchup is better. Harrell on Louisville is just as fearsome as a big. Also, while Louisville was small, Russ smith and jones I think were lightning quick. I think they would have diced us up and really put jmo under a lot of pressure.
Defense on the perimeter trying to stop drives by UK. I think Morgan may be able to keep Randle from having a monster game, but drives from the guards is the scary prospect. Tennessee was getting alot of easy buckets that way in the second half, and they don't have as good of athletes as UK.
Still, this team has proved doubters wrong most of the season despite their weaknesses, so I am not sure what to think. Possibly we might see more of the 1-3-1 zone, though that would be a recipe to possibly get killed on the glass.
I think Michigan has a pretty clear recipe for winning games -- minimal turnovers and above-average 3pt shooting. We did one of those things very well tonight, and it was enough to barely get by. Against Kentucky, I think we will need to do both things atleast well, if not great. I'm hoping that they don't have a good "team defense" and Michigan gets good looks at open jumpers. I don't think they have faced anything close to Beilein's offense, in terms of the pressure it puts on teams to switch, hedge, and closeout on shooters.
Beat #1 seed Wichita State, beat rival and defending 2013 champs Louisville, and have at least 5 NBA players on their roster....bring on Kentucky! Let's kick some ass Sunday!
Brings back memories of Webber v Mashburn.
Okay everyone, this is a friendly reminder that we say Go Blue - not big blue - this is very important this weekend.
One of my best friends is a die-hard UK fan. This should be fun! HAIL!
Clark is usually anti michigan so I considered his vote for kentucky
He picked Tennessee over us.
Did they say Randle would dominate inside? I enjoy pissed off Jordan Morgan.
Another weekend of sporting Michigan gear around Bal'more/DC/NoVa.
Time to claim SEC scalp #2
You sport yours in NoVa and I'll sport mine around RiVA. I'm sure there are some AA hippies running around NOLA to pick up my slack...
for those of you who share the religiosity gene with me, what of sporting the colors at church? I am not in Michigan, and have been perturbed at the sight of Spartys wearing the green at our place of worship several times in recent months. The temptation is great to stick my leg out to trip them in the aisle, but I have managed to resist. I am proud of my alma mater, but church does not seem like the place to flaunt maize and blue.
So 5 of 6 analysts picked Kentucky over Michigan except for Kenny smith. Let's prove these haters wrong!! Go blue baby! The M blue that is!
I don't mean to aim this at you specifically but why does picking someone else to win make them a hater? Kentucky has a boat load of talent and just beat the team that a lot of people picked to win it all. Kentucky is going to be the darling dark horse pick. I don't think it would matter who they were playing.
I guess hater was the wrong word to use, I just feel like mich doesn't get enough respect as opposed to other "quality" teams. Idk I just think it's annoying but we play better as an underdog, so oh well..
Based on what Calipari is saying, seems highly unlikely Cauley-Stein will be playing.
@umhoops: "It's not a good ankle injury. I'll just put it that way." - John Calipari on Willie Cauley-Stein.
That's a pretty profound medical diagnosis from Calipari.