Anyone listening to Gottlieb this afternoon must have had similar feelings to mine when hearing this dote yet again express his obvious hatred for us. I was driving in my car and wanted to scream while listening to his idiotic reasoning for why we really didn't deserve to win a share.
He was talking to Mike Conley and asking him if he watched the tOSU-MSU game. He then went into typical "I'm Doug Gottleib so I have to say something stupid about Michigan" mode. Paraphrasing here....
... did you see Michigan jumping all around because they won a three way share of the Big Ten title? Someone should tell them it doesn't count because they didn't even have to play at Wisconsin. I mean how do you win a share of the Big Ten and not have to play at Wisconsin?
He's always getting his little digs in on us. What does he have against us? He's unprofessional, even by ESPN's standards. Last year at tourney time he was bashing us on SC and saying we should really have been in the play-in game and picked us to lose "big" to Tennessee. He also took many opportunities during bowl season to express his expert opinion on our football team and why we shouldn't be in the Sugar Bowl. Him bashing us has become so common that I think it may actually be a well-devised joke.
You would think a former player who excelled in college and was short on next-level talent would have some appreciation for a group of guys who are a bit short on talent but long on heart and effort. Doug should get back to criticizing NBA players who get paid to play half-ass and steer clear of a group of hard-working and selfless kids who brought a once proud program back from the dead. Rain on someone else's parade Doug, Michigan basketball is on it's way back.