There was a day when the Sweet Sixteen only reminded me of what a dumpster fire the Michigan basketball program was. This time brought with it only a passing interest in the NCAA tourney after the first day rush, it brought resentment and envy, it brought myself to the brink of actively cheering for Michigan State because at least I knew their player's names and because I was sick of watching Butler and George Mason. Those days are over. Happy Sweet Sixteen Day. I hope I like my present. BEAT THE VOLS.
Happy Sweet Sixteen Day Posbang Thread
A bit early for a posbang... but alright
Very good movie, glad to see it has made it to the gif repertoire.
Oh yeah, Go Blue! Beat the Vols!
I forgot what I was going to say. Go Blue!!
I'd volunteer to help her...
You win all of the posbang points for that one.
is Kate Upton approved!
I'd love to explore her Rocky Top
Go Blue! I have as much Michigan gear on today at work as I possibly could.
I'm skipping out of my weekly poker game for this. Go Blue!
Remember when this was our biggest NCAA tourney exclamation point in about 15 years? Thanks, Stu. That was an epic beatdown. I'll posbang to that.
Enjoy it in full resolution:
Let's do it again.
Here for the Bang! Maize > Volunteer Orange
Earlier this week, I was getting pretty down on this match up, likely as a result of the sports media's incessant love of Tennessee. Now I keep flashing back to that post about how deadly Beilein is when he has a week to prepare, and I am getting pretty confident.
Also, hope that Charles Woodson is in the crowd, as he has pretty good success when competing with Vols.
but you can tell someone is moving the cat by the tail. I'd Volunteer to handle the OTHER cat's tail! Go Blue!
Sweet Sixteen shirt on and nothing but Maize and Blue.
Everything I'm wearing today is adidas. Literally everything.
You have a sweet sixteen shirt for this season?
Yeah it's the Maize one from MDen with the bracket on the back. Got last year's, too.
I was so pissed they didn't make an Elite Eight one last year.
Michigan has been to two Sweet Sixteens in my lifetime (1995). I'm not taking anything for granted like I have for other sports. I'm celebrating everything this program does.
and whatever team crawls away from the Kentucky civil war. Final Four baby! How about three B1G teams out of four? We could have our own civil war. I am getting too far ahead, but anything is possible right now.
First and foremost, it is a little strange to posbang before I've had the opportunity to fill myself with the customary pot of coffee, but on a day where we stand a chance to move on to the Elite Eight, I am more than happy to do so.
Second, it is 50 degrees here in Metro Detroit right now, and if you live around here, you know what a momentous achievement that is for us. Hopefully, it is a sign that winter has finally decided to pull up stakes and return north where it righfully belongs.
Also, did anyone else watch Baylor-Wisconsin? At least in the first half, I don't think there's been a more textbook Wisconsining lately.
Wisconsin's win was thoroughly enjoyable. Watched it in a bar here in NY, turned to the guy next to me during the first half and said exactly what you did, "textbook Wisconsin basketball. Very frustrating to play against. We'll see how good Baylor's coach is in the second half." Well, we did.
So hypothetical question.
Michigan is destined to lose in one of two possible ways. If we win today, we lose to MSU in the final. Would you rather take the loss today? Or the loss to MSU?
As unbearable as it sounds, I would have to take the loss to MSU in the final. Just so I can watch more basketball.
Go Blue. Beat Tennessee.
I'd take the loss to MSU as well. At least that way we could hang another banner, and we'd get to see Nik play a couple more times.
I'd rather we kick the hell outta Staee if it comes to that, but let's hope UVA wins tonight.
You guys aren't very Pos-bangy! There's no reason we can't BEAT MSU if/when we get that far. Fuck MSU and GO BLUE!
for $1000, Alex.
I hate Frickin' Jeopardy typos.
Not even a question, we always want to go as far as possible. And frankly, I do not care who we lose to. I would be just as upset if we lost to MSU as if we lost to Dayton. The question is really, do you want to get to the Sweet Sixteen, or make it to the Final Four? Not a tough answer.
Having said all of this, I do not think we are going to lose in this tournament.
Go Blue! Whatever happens it's been a great season. We have a wonderful coach and a team full of hardworking young men. Here's hoping for it all to continue into April!
No one expects us to win - so win we shall!
Huh? We are a returning Final Four team and a #2 seed playing in the Sweet Sixteen. Don't think we have that huge underdog mindset. I think we go in and dominate like a 2 seed should do against an 11.
Literally everyone outside of Michigan is picking Tennesse over us, because they are a mismatch. They have big men, and they can rebound a lot. Wait. Did I just describe Texas?
Michigan by 17. Boom. Roasted. (or whatever KenPom says instead of what I just said. ALL HAIL KENPOM).
Well, I agree with you there. I think we take care of business just like the Florida game last year.
I can start my morning with this! Go blue!
Let's fucking get it on and make sure we finish!
and we ALL know how that game played out!!
All Hail Michigan!!!
A man that light on his feet deserves to keep dancing.
The Onion previews the matchup. They make some good points.
Tennessee does have way more seeds.
Too bad we're not going to have a chance against Tennessee tonight. Because you know, the last time everyone in the media said there was no chance we could beat Tennessee in the tourney, we got absolutely rocked, right?
Little do they know it's going to be a downpour. They should be issuing flood warnings.
Should be a battle, but Michigan has a great shot of winning this game and making the Elite 8 for the second year in a row! Go Blue!
I love POSbangs! And I just thought this was funny:
Normally I squeeze an orange for my breakfast, but today I CRUSHED it.
May we be banging again next Friday
Oh god so nervous.
too. After reaching an unreasonable level of intoxication last Saturday before and during the Texas game, I vowed that I was staying stone sober for this game because I want to keep my wits, watch the State game, etc. But I don't know if I can handle a sober loss. A sober loss means that I won't even watch the State game because "State sucks, the hell with State, those stupid bastards, and I hate Louisville and Kentucky too, I hope they all lose and die!!!!" and I will toss in turn far into the night thinking about different ways the game could have gone. To hell with that, 12 pack of Oberon it is.
The second weekend and beyond of the tournament quickly becomes a crapshoot. Regardless of outcome, this has been a wonderful season, particularly if you think back to the waning seconds of our loss to Arizona.
We were 6-4 with people wondering if we'd even make the tournament. Since then we roared through to a Big Ten championship, made the Big Ten tournament final, and are in the Sweet 16. Pretty good, all-in-all.
But, you know, let's win.
Since Mitch went down for the season, Michigan is 21-4. Twenty-one wins and only four losses, good for a winning percentage of 84 percent.
Screw everyone who thinks they're clever and trendy by picking Tennessee. We got this by 8 at least.
It's only 9:30am and I'm already for this day to be done...Im ready for Beer, a Maize and Blue win and relaxation!
Beat the Vols!
by tomorrow (8).
I am in Starkville, MS. My son has been after me to take him to a baseball game this spring. He has been sick with complications of his genetic disease and we have been unable to go. Lately he is feeling better. A friend handed me tickets to tonight's game in front of him last week. It is all he has talked about since then. The baseball game is, of course, at the same time as UM-UT. I couldn't bring myself to skip the baseball game tonight and disappoint him.
But there is 100% chance of rain tonight, so I will be watching basketball!
I might be late.. But I'm here for the posbang? I live in Gator Country and could use some Michigan enthusiasm -- Will be out in my M gear all day!
WIN THE FUCKING GAME
OMG could you imagine if that is what the original sign said? OMG.
I can't recall a previous tournament where a double-digit seed was proclaimed such an overwhelming favorite by the media over a seed like ours. I have yet to see a prediction that picks us, it's unreal. I trust in Beilein and the time to prepare. Our coach is better, our players are better. Win the game.
they like it that way
Has anyone else noticed that ESPNs Men's Basketball home page hasn't had a story about UM-Tenn ALL WEEK?!
That's because there's no story, obviously. Tennessee is going to destroy us and there's nothing Belein or his team of uber-athletes can do about it.
another blood bath....GRIII you monster dunk please
If Kentucky looses and when Michigan wins, my boss (Kentucky alum) has agreed to give me his courtside seats for the Michigan/Louisville game! Lookin forward to a Sunday morning drive to nap town.
This is all kinds of awkward.