Thanks to the "Big Dog" for giving us "Light Rob" GRIII
There was a time when I sat at Crisler as an undergrad and cursed Purdue's Big Dog for taking the Big Ten Title away from J. Rose and company.
In a roundabout way, he may be giving it back.
Yup, I was at that game too...
I remember watching our home game against Purdue in '94 in which we led by 8 with two and a half minutes to go but totally collapsed down the stretch. Glenn Robinson hit the winning shot. That loss was painful.
May be off, but given the date and GRIII's age, I suppose it is possible he initiated the process of giving it back that evening with some lucky young lass...
Actually GRIII was born on January 8, 1994. So he would've already been born when that game happened.
Interesting fact that I hadn't heard before he was born three months premature and only weighed 3lbs 4ozs. He had to spend the next two months in an incubator with a mini basketball, according to wikipedia.
That game brings back some memories. I remember camping out at Crisler the night before to make sure I was in the front row, which I was...only to see us blow the game for the BIG 10 championship. Big Dog was a beast. Didn't he posterize Big Country Reeves in the tourney that year?
Big Dog was one phenomenal basketball player at Purdue. Only thing standing between post Webber Fab Five and a Big Ten Championship was the great Glen Robinson Jr., and I'll be damned if he didn't beat them.
The video is not very good but here is the last 2:26 of Purdue's remarkable comeback to steal the title from the Wolverines. Robinson's three point play to pull Purdue to within one will remind you of his son.
Happy Birthday Big Dog.
Happy BDay GRII, thanks for providing us with an awesome son!
Frieder used to micromanage horribly. Fisher was the opposite and it allowed Michigan to win it all during his first six games as coach. Fisher's lassiez-faire/ostrich approach would cost Michigan dearly down the road, but at least it helped produce Michigan's only NCAA Tournament Championship.
Even as a freshmen, you just knew Robbie Hummel was going to be a solid player.
he sure was a collegian for a long time
Ugh - I forgot just what an epic collapse that was. Didn't we also lose to a bad Northwestern team right after that?
Wow, that is brutal. I didn't remember the collapse being quite that bad. We had a seven-point lead with 1:30 to go!
It's hard to believe, watching that, that we had four three-year starters on the floor. We looked like a bunch of freshmen there on offense, heaving up wild threes.
Best college basketball player in my years of watching college ball. Happy birthday and please tell your son to stay and develope his game.
Little do people know, but BIgDog was quoted sometime a year into it, that, had he known the FabFive were gonna come together, namely Webber and Rose late in the game, that he'd have come here too. Supposedly he committed early to Purdue, and then Webber and Rose essentially completed it effectively. Thus, Ray Jackson wouldve not been a FabFiver, and I really think they'd have won the ncaa title with BigDog.
A Super Sixer.
Which Boilermaker has given us the most?
a) Bob Griese
b) Glenn Robinson
c) Joe Tiller
Does Danny Hope count?
I am an off and on again bandwagon Milwaukee Bucks fan
He's a MAN!
Has ther been any Big Dog sightings at UM games? I havent seen him. Whats going on with that?