Otherwise known as the GO BUTLER Thread. Hopefully part 1.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
I was a State fan from the time I was born until that fateful day in the Fall of 1998 when I received an over sized envelope with an Ann Arbor mailing address on it. I don't see any rational reason not to cheer for them unless they're playing Michigan.
The reason to root for Butler is because they are playing better basketball right now. Plain and simple!
At least that's a rational reason. They also brought a live bulldog out on the court.
We will just have to see if Butler's Bulldog can help them pull this one out!
Wonder if the Bulldog is on scholarship?
just out of curiosity: have you met members of their fan base?
They are one of the prime competitors for recruiting targets, and the better they perform the more it sways guys to go there instead of here.
That and the whole couch-burning, pizza-delivering, inferiority-complexing, back-up school-catering (after Wisconsin, and then maybe Illinois or Penn State) aspect of the school and its student body really ought to be enough.
Can we please get that ugly ass picture off of this blog? Thank you
I want Butler to win because I think it would be great for a Mid-Major to win it all!
on the line on the court-- tripping No chance that was on Howard
whatever. this is probably going to be one of those games where it's going to be so frustrating for anybody without a dog in the fight.
3rd foul on morgan. someone with dvr and the software to do so, can you get a clip of izzo throwing that hissy fit?
The tripping on Howard was definitely bogus - that could hurt them
i think i could actually appreciate this MSU team if they didn't feel the need to grimace, smirk, smile, bitch, whine, guffaw, and make about 9 other facial expressions i can't name currently after every single incident.
Man if Beilein could have reeled in DeSean Butler, Hayward, or Green our team would have been completely different this year...
Butler is our model - hoping we have some Hayward-style late bloomers coming up
im going to root for MSu the exact same way that i root for my little brother. ik want to destroy him myself but he'd better uphold my family against others
Magic??? No sighting of him yet. I thought there'd be at least 10 shots of him by now...
And Obama playin POTUS? Interesting, but kind of annoying how much they talk about his bball prowess (PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a political statement. I'd be just as irritated if it was Bush, Clinton, Reagan, etc. Just an opinion)
Butler doesn't want this getting away from them.
And I thought Michigan took a lot of three's!
/stupid political rant meme
Howard not playing almost the entire first half plus foul trouble with Allen and Morgan. just gotta nail layups like that
Was that McHale? Just Howard's best impersonation.
Did this whole thread just get negged??
wow imagine that. the Butler guy had a great steal, a breakaway and takes the easy bucket while keeping his mouth shut and hustling back on defense. the MSU players were stunned by such an illegal play.
Maybe I'm way off here but the officiating has been pretty consistent so far and even thought I've never heard of any of the three, they've done a pretty solid job.
Is it just me, or does it seem like the officials are calling EVERYthing?
i haven't seen one that wasn't there. it's probably one of the best officiated i've seen this year. it was a good non-call when the two guys dove equally at the ball.
You're just used to B10 reffing where everything short of rape is allowed.
but as long as they're calling everything on both ends (which I think they have) you gotta deal with it.
in foul calls doesn't mean bad reffing. It means MSU plays with their hands and these refs call it.
It's about time. Only took about 2 hours though.
It's raining bricks.
Frustration setting in well!
Draymond Green is angry from the lack of help. I think I heard him say, "I help your dumbass."
"Help! I helped your dumbass." - Draymond Green
if u look at the ESPN conversation on this game, it's just a bunch of MSU fans bitching and moaning about the refs. Nothing about their bad shooting or TOs
it's burning down like... well... a couch
Butler, not MSU, is the team that played in the Final Four last year, right now. State is just getting frustrated really easily, while Butler is looking pretty composed. They look good so far.
apparently MSU will be winning this
edit: yah, exactly. what a dumb comment he made.
slowly dying without Mack.
What an offensive rebound right there, that was huge.
That being said....this is about the time EVERY break starts to go State's way.
You can't box out on a FT!?!? Are you kidding me?!?!?
Nantz chokes away the score call. Where the fuck is Gus Johnson?
would have had 6 heart attacks by now
officially hates their fans. When was the last time they didn't have an on-the-edge-of-your-seat finish?