I did not make this headline up
Just Manny being Manny?
JB: "Manny has learned his lesson. Despite his unsportsmanlike conduct on Friday, he has grown from this suspension. He will promptly go all Purdue 2009 on MSU tomorrow night. Thank you, that is all."
is bad already. That sounds like trouble to me. What the hell happened in practice.
And in the not funny anymore category, I go to "Practice!? We talkin' bout practice!?"
like he's suspended for the MSU game as well. Or kicked off the team! Okay, I'm feeling paranoid...
If manny did something worthy of being kicked off the team, Bielein would not have opened the door to Manny playing tomorrow, as he did earlier in the week. In the Michigan Daily, Beilein is quoted as saying: "We will meet with Manny and the team again when we return to determine if he has learned enough from this suspension to rejoin the team for Tuesday's game." I dont think beilein will suspend manny for longer than he has to. Plus if manny doesnt play tomorrow, people will assume that he somehow hasnt learned his lesson.
about that. I did not like the Bee-liner's tone in that first release, and it sounded to me like it was significant enough that he could not really get into specifics and really wasn't the one making the call.
I am not advocating here, a long term suspension or anything of that nature would be devasating, and would likely cause me to convulse and slip further into this winter coma that has taken me over..... but I just have a bad feeling.
yeah I do not think this is good, If it was nothing and the suspension was over you would think it would have been taken care of yesterday. But Since Beilein said on the Teleconference it will be addressed at 2pm does not sound good.
I hope I am wrong
I took it in a different way; the fact that he is addressing it means he wants to put the rumors to rest and move past this distraction. I think he is playing tomorrow.
and I think I am going to borrow it until 2:00 PM. I am very used to bad news for Michigan at this point and have been programmed to expect the worst.
"Violation of team rules" sounds about right
A "violation of team rules" one game suspension does not get its own press conference and press release. I really don't even think a two gamer gets that treatment if one of the games has already been served. I really don't like the sound of this.
I definitely agree it was a huge suspension and that addressing it in the press conference shows the gravity of the situation, but I believe the focus will be on whether Manny learned from the suspension and is prepared to play tomorrow night, not on what was done.
From UMHoops.com, emphasis mine:
Reading between the lines in Beilein’s statement regarding Harris, it appears that the team will be involved in whatever decision is made. The team practiced Sunday and will meet with the media this afternoon so I assume we will find out more then. Here’s Beilein’s statement:
We will meet with Manny and the team again when we return to determine if he has learned enough from this suspension to rejoin the team for Tuesday’s game. I am confident that this learning experience will be valuable in the future to both Manny and our basketball program.
It will be vague and he will play against MSU.
Agreed. There has been a lot of speculation as to why Manny was suspended and whether he would play vs. MSU. I'm sure the amount of attention this has received is the only reason there's a press conference.
Sounds like he will read a prepared apology for the incendent and hopefully rejoin the team for the MSU game. He has handled adversity well in the past and I think he and the team will get through this.
I actually think he will be back for MSU, though I am not sure. No one is talking, either because they do not know or are just not talking.
umhoops.com has the update up with his apology
Now let's beat State.
I can't wait for the inevitable RCMB meltdown.
"Bee-line and the Wal-Mart Skunkbears did it again! It's a Meatchicken conspiracy! DEY TUCKRRR JERRRBBSSS!"
That felt like a cool breeze! Go Blue! Beat State!
and not implying that this was the motivation, the Purdue suspension could be a stroke of genius. If was very unlikely that Michigan was going to beat Purdue even with Harris. Identifying the Purdue game as an opportunity to "grow" for Harris, and presumably the team, could create a "second season" kind of feel in which the tourney committee could view as when "the real Michigan" came out.
First things first though, seven game winning streak starting now!!!
But you don't tank a game that can help you get in the dance
Excellent. Rumor has it that it wasn't anything physical - he and B-line got into quite a heated argument, according to the kid in my calc group that's an assistant. Seems like they are both willing to get passed it