Nice piece by Gasaway ($) on THJ and why he's now convinced M is an elite team.
Gasaway no longer thinks MBB is overrated
I no longer think John Gasaway is overrated.
(I keed, I keed. Basketball Prospectus does good work)
But of all the comments I offered in that piece, the one that triggered the largest response from readers -- by far -- was my classification of Michigan (preseason No. 5) as overrated. Hardly a day goes by without at least one fan of the Maize and Blue asking me whether I "still" think the Wolverines are being over-hyped.
This is not the first time an ESPN guy has written something like this. Our fanbase really holds these guys to the fire. I like it.
Probably because many Michigan fans are more informed than ESPN writers.
Except he voted M lowest among all of the ESPN voters in today's power rankings at 7. So, he does still think we are overrated at 5.
7 is still a high rating. It's fun and all, but these early season rankings are bunk. Let things sort themselves out during the course of the B10 season. I would much rather see us being rated just outside the top 10 and make a long tourney run than a top five rating and an early exit.
But I would rather a top five ranking AND a long tourney run.
I understand the sentiment of these posts... But I think they make me irrationally upset. Obviously, everyone would prefer a final four, etc to being highly ranked now, but the 2 situations are hardly mutually exclusive. Why can't people just enjoy our ranking so far and leave it at that? Why do we always have to qualify things by saying... Ohhh rankings this early are crap...id rather win a championship... /end rant.
Take Gasaway. Now available in chewable tablets.
Is that you?