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i find this extremely interesting
i may have altered the title
i thought this was america
like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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UofM just plays soft, if the ref doesn't call it then you have to adapt as a team. The defense is still suspect.
I feel responsible. The first game I watched all season in its entirety was at Ohio State. Second game I watched in its entirety was at Michigan State. When Ohio State played us at Crisler I made sure to leave the bar early (when we were still losing) and that turned out pretty well. When I got to the bar tonight we had a 15 or so point lead and.....yeah.
It's either that or I have absolutely zero effect on the team. But just in case, I'm not watching another game.
-Eternal guardian of the Prevent (you from winning) Defense
Never ever should have made this a game where officiating could've played a factor. I've said this since our IU loss, we're a Sweet Sixteen team at best. No leadership, offense is too reliant on Burke, and on defense Morgan seems to be at times the only one who has a clue where he's suppose to be. We aren't a top team this season, and it's time for everyone to accept that. If you believe we're an elite team you are bound to be greatly disappointed when the season is over.
Playing absolutely horribly was the biggest factor in the loss to PSU...
We should beat PSU if they start the game in the bonus as a handicap... THAT BAD
Im new but Im not new... Registered casue Im tired of looking at ppl complain. We lost, but we didnt lose because our team didnt play to win. Burke is completely correct in what he said. In games against Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and now Penn St we lost because officials change the course of games with their officiating. Remember Michigan was up 15, then all of a sudden we touch a penn st player and their shooting free throws. no calls, bad calls, or jus plain missed calls always seem to go against us. it is what it is... Players play, the coaches coach, and officials are gonna do what they do. But please dont blame the team for a loss like this. The players didnt play to lose. Sumtimes U jus cant beat the other team and the calls going against U
They don't seem to respond well when an opposing crowd gets rowdy. They get gittery, nervous and they make big mistakes. I am really disapointed in this team, and blaming refs is loser talk. Cry me a river, we fell flat on our face at the end of that game.
GRlll getting owned by marshall on both ends is the consistent problem. I will never understand why he plays near 40 min, especially against psu.
Only if this year's team played with the same passion as last season's team :(
too bad stu or zack couldnt be here just one more year...we badly miss their intensity
OHiO = O How iHate Ohio State
"Refs were bad" could be said for a number of our games. At the end of the day you have to play knowing the refs will not help you out. Also the team has no one to blame but themselves for this loss. At the moment they have lost their fire, so to speak. Hopefully they can find it again in the next week and a half or we are in for an early exit in March.
To sum it up: the refs WERE horrible and missed calls that shoul've been called due to the integrity of the game, but nobody is saying that it is the REASON we lost.
This statement suggests one causal factor - leadership is an issue on this team. A leader incites his team to play through 'bad' officiating, to play as hard as they can in spite of it, not to use it as an excuse. It seems we have one piece to the puzzling debacle that has been February.
gets calls at home. The worst I've seen is at Indiana and Duke, but all teams (M included) get calls at home. You have to be tough enough to overcome, especially to a team with zero wins in conference.
Real reasons we lost: PSU hit five or six threes in the last six minutes or so without missing a damned one. Every time coach sits Burke, the turnovers commence. Then when Burke came back in, he played the #2 spot for several minutes. Why would we do that?
The thing I'm MOST pissed about are all the fuckhead Sparties in the office this morning...I swear they must have been jerking off watching the PSU folks storm the court. Sparties masturbate to Michigan losses...true story.
"I promise you we would have walked to the University of Michigan." - Brady Hoke
Here's the thing: If you don't blow a 15 point lead, it won't come down to officiating. We, by our uninspiring play, found ourselves in the position that we needed solid reffing (it was lacking) in order to have a chance at the end of the game. Had we not blown our lead, the officiating would've been irrelevant at the end of the game.
Blowing a 15 point lead requires two things to occur: 1) the leading team has to go cold; 2) the trailing team has to get hot. It's one thing if those two factors happen on their own, that is sports. IMO, Burke's comment indicates that BOTH #'s 1 and 2 above were influenced heavily by the officiating.
This is why I really dislike basketball -- the refs have an inordinate ability (and seeming willingness) to take dictate a game. It's like the "catch up logic" programmed into video games. Every "tough play" you try to pull off is punished, while the opposition gets away with everything. It makes a team, especially a young team, gun shy on defense AND offense. Did y'all see when Coach screamed at Nick? He screamed at him because Nick started to help, but then pulled away. Why? Because he KNEW that he'd get called for the foul and would give the PSU guy a three point opp. Not smart, but what happens to a freshman whose team is on tilt. Conversely, very little PSU did drew similar treatment.
No doubt, Michigan crapped the bed. But, level officiating leaves Michigan in the lead at the final buzzer unequivocally, IMO.
Sing to the colors that float in the light;
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
I think it is safe to say the officiating was bad when the same play is a charge on us when we have the ball but a block on us when they have the ball.
Did it cost us the game?
Is that an acceptable excuse?
Of course not. Trey's worse game handling the ball, Albrecht seemed to turn it over more often than he touched it, anyone can hit open threes.
I did not notice horrible calls until the game was close.