We look like we're getting much better at the alley oop, sweet baby!
Michigan Basketball vs. Northwestern Open Thread
Tim Hardaways dad seems more like a fan this year than past years. Past years he seemed like a scout.
It must be da hat.
wasn't he actually a scout at that point?
Yeah and he might still be, but he just seems so much more relaxed now. He actually seems like a dad and like a fan.
They make me so happy!
Can't wait for the nuts to get the same treatment as the Cats are tonight.
Opening kickoff... Good bye!
Do we get free Dominos if we hit 100?
There ya go Nik!
Burke is so smooth.
I'm curious as to why Burke is still in. Game is in the bag. Why risk an injury to your star player?
Nice to see Nik hit that 3. I'm sure that'll help his confidence as its always better to end on a make.
the announcers for all these games are just marveling at our beloved team.
I asked this earlier in the thread, who do you try and focus on stopping, talk about having to pick your poison.
I can't wait to beat down ohio in C'Bus and their anemic shooting team, we'll see how good Matta is at coaching when he doesn't have a stacked line-up like in past years.
No 100 for us...oh well.
Obligatory McLimans 3 point chuck.
Should I feel disappointed when they only lead by 29 after 39 minutes?
Just got an idea for a First-World Problems meme.
We went to OT twice with NW last year. Are we better? Yeah, we're a lot better.
Note that last year's NW team would beat this one by 10-15.
All I can say is WoW...
SLURPPP on ESPN2...
If you are looking for improvement over an obviously dominant performance, here are two:
1. Did not look great defensively inside. Lotsa good big men in the conference this year. Hopefully, Horford is back sometime mid-month.
2. Gave up a lot of open threes. Almost all of which after we were up 20+, but do not want to do that against, say, Illinois.
But, yeah -- great start and just came out of the blocks on fire.
On the replay shot of Stauskus' first 3 point make, there's a fan in purple right behind the basket cheering. LOL! That must be poster Wendyk5 who said the family had to wear purple if they wanted those seats.
We couldn't do it. They actually gave us a stack of purple shirts to put on, and we couldn't do it. So there we were, surrounded by good samaritans - some genuine NW fans, some Michigan fans - all wearing purple. But we did refrain from cheering for Michigan. I instructed everyone not to, and they abided. Hardest thing we ever had to do. Confession: I clapped, but i kept my hands low so no one would see them.
And they're going to have to go back further than the '85-86 team.
Michigan came out with intensity on both ends of the floor and scored a knockout after 5 minutes. I would like to see better defense for 40 minutes (I am greedy...I know) but, damn, they look impressive. Trey Burke is the best player in the country and this team is flat out loaded. I look forward to watching every game and wouldn't miss a second of it. I don't want to start looking ahead to Jan. 13th just yet but........
... but is "that what he said?"
Was a great showing by the maize and blue on the court and in the stands. Gotta love that it was easily 2/3 rd Michigan fans. Gotta say, one of my favorite moments was Hardaway hyping up the crowd during one of the TV timeouts! Anybody else at the game catch that? After close wins and loses the last few years at Welsh Ryan, a blow out was much easier on my nerves! Hail!
Interesting arrow placement there.
Great stretch comeback by AZ as CO collapses. Then with the game tied, CO has a buzzer-beater disallowed. I don't think I've ever seen one closer. Home cooking? Heading to OT...
recruits lots of players many programs didn't want and creates a team that is tremendously fun to watch . . .
but the "m-wolverine criteria" says that this game is not a data point to be used in concluding that Beilein is a great coach . . . only final fours and national championships count.
Before m-wolverine's insights, I was sure Beilein was a great coach, but now I'm not so sure (/s).
Never said Beilein wasn't a great coach; said that saying there were numerous data points that show he's a better coach than Izzo is silly, because Izzo has accomplished far more. One can be great and not the best.
Using "all the players programs didn't want" as the reason for his greatness when they took the next step this season due to a lot of players teams DID want in his highest ranking recruiting class is a poor example.
But no, beating up on a horrid Northwestern team doesn't make one great. That's what should be expected. In the actual example, no one would ever say "Izzo's team just housed Northwestern; he's a great coach." You reach great status when doing that isn't a big deal. Since you're obviously a little slow, let me spell it out for you- the fact that Northwestern sucks doesn't make the team or the coach not great; it just doesn't really prove it either. That will come when playing Indiana, Ohio State, Minnesota, and yes, MSU. It'll also be proven when we actually win more than a game in the Tournament this year. Beilein didn't become a better coach since last year; he just has better players.
But thanks for playing; it was kinda cute. Now off to bed for you to sleep it off.
says that a great coach can't be better than izzo.
You don't seem to realize that determining who is better is a subjective endeavor. It's not objective.
Also, there are far more data points than this game that show that Beilein is a great coach. He has built up 4-5 different programs successfully. Izzo inherited the one he still coaches. Beilein is better. Just accept the opinion and deal with it.
Your taunting is cute too. Now off to bed, little defender of izzo.
I have MANY reasons why he is a great coach. Reading comprehension is fundamental. Also, when writing, less is more. I tried to teach you that lesson last time. Get some sleep and you might retain information better.
Says the guy who took three posts over a half hour to make his point. (And still in denial that you wrote more than i did last time). My "basketball IQ" may be low, but at least I'm smart enough to know how to use an edit function.
This reaction, you're either drunk, or emotionally unstable, or both. That you're still butthurt about being pantsed in an argument days ago says you need to get a grip. I didn't really give you a second thought after it. You've obviously been carrying some serious issues for awhile now since that's all you can think about. Seek professional help. It's not too late.
It takes me 100 words to make 5-10 arguments. It takes you 100 words to make one point.
Your writing is all over the place, so I responded in three parts so you could digest my arguments more easily. You seem a little slow.
I remember you, because stupidity is a rarity around these parts. You seem very slow. Go hang out at RCMB, defender of izzo.
You're just the guy telling me I can't say the tooth fairy doesn't exist, because "that's just like your opinion, man."
And your "responded in three points" claim still shows you're not bright enough to use the "edit" function (which is bullshit because it took you over 30 minutes to formulate your thoughts...either you're really slow, or so worked up you're frothing at the mouth). You remember because that's all you've thought about for days; how M-Wolverine made me look silly on the Internet. Because that's all you've posted about for days.
Being able to recognize even our rival's accomplishments just makes one rational. You should try it some time rather than basing everything on how you "feel." But you have trouble controlling your emotions, don't you?
Maybe you should go back to posting once every 4 weeks about how you don't like the Spartans or how much basketball you think you know. Save yourself the embarrassment.
We both know I've stated numerous facts regarding the accomplishments of Beilein at 4-5 different programs (I've also stated that Izzo is a good coach that is overrated). Beilein's success also includes few tournament runs in there for each program he coached relative to its stature. I don't repeat the rest of his accomplishments here in this thread, because I did so in the previous thread, and guess what: I could not care less what, if any, silly perception is inferred via the internet. Do you know what's reality? The fact that you do care how your avatar persona is perceived in this venue. I think you're the one should seek help, troll.
The evidence: (i) the number of posts and points you have; (ii) the frequency with which you post on this site (I read it much more than I write on it); (iii) the fact that you continue to respond to my alleged flamebait; and likely (iv) the fact that you probably searched me to determine my previous content created.
I care so little about you that I'm watching postgame video interviews from Michigan players and coachs and enjoying the meltdown at RCMB from afar everytime Beilein and Co. go hunting. I'm also vaporizing. So it's all good times as you keep trying to tell me my thoughts. That's your opinion. I keep giving you facts. You keep obsessing, little defender of Izzo.
Since it's all you care about. I just think you're kinda funny. In denial. And unable to use the brevity you claim is so valuable yourself. Took two seconds to click on you to see all you've posted for a week is this exact same thing. Might want to proof read what you bold there though*. Because I don't care what assholes like you think of me. I just think it's funny to get under your thin skin.
*Well, if nothing else came of this, I taught you how to use the edit function. Though it is funny a guy who admits he's trolling the RCMB because of his Michigan State obsession is calling other people trolls. Did a Spartan steal your bike or something? Grow up.
I just caught in your edit...you're on drugs right now? Never mind, I understand your posts now.
I've read your schtick on here so much, that I'm enjoying my free time wasting your time. I can't do this all the time, as you can see by how less frequently I post than you do, defender of izzo. I happened to be on vacation when your stupid position on Beilein compelled me to be defender of Beilein. See you in a March when Beilein is undefeated and still a great coach. Better than izzo, you internet tool.
Don't go through life fat, stupid, and lazy.
And we all know you just freak out if I have the last word so that's all you're doing.
But if you want to put any money on that "undefeated" in March thing, let me know. In THIS Big Ten? (Of course, you still miss the fact that the goal is to be undefeated in games played in April. If that happens you might have an argument).
is the best example of stupidity. Also abnormal psychosis. Seriously, you belong on the rcmb. I can watch you meltdown there where it's normal to do so. Stupidity doesn't have a worthwhile place in these parts.
Watching rcmb meltdown at Michigan success is like watching Jerry Springer or a car wreck. Trolling is making comments on rcmb or pushing the victims back in the car. I don't post, I just watch. Watching your schtick is a very similar experience. Carry on, internet wolverine.
Agree that Beilein is a great coach? I think you both would agree. Agree that Izzo has a great resume? I think you both would agree. The differences? Let's wait and see those hashed out rationally on the next "Beilein > Izzo" or "Beilein < Izzo so far" threads. Keeping this going isn't doing anything to help that discussion.
Sorry Dad. ;-)