how do you not double team turner.
i refuse to even consider this a possibility
how do you not double team turner.
Only 2.2 seconds left and they let him dribble up and shoot? what the heck. Huggie Bear wouldn't have let that happen.
but isn't the clock supposed to start once the players touches the ball. Turner had the ball for at least .5 seconds if not longer before the clock started. Why don't the officials look at that when they look at the review? ESPN showed only one replay from the in bound, and it seemed that the clock was not started on time. On top of that, when OSU called time out, there was 2.0 seconds left, which was quickly changed to 2.2. Am I being crazy here?
[pulls out gallows pole]
If he had double teamed Turner, someone else is open. If they had scored and won the game because of that, the question becomes "how do you not cover everyone on the court." except with a question mark.
Everyone else is not the Player of the Year.
At least I wouldn't be yelling that. There is ONE thing you can do in situations like that and it is force the toughest shot possible. We dropped 4 guys back behind half court (and 3 behind the 3 point line) and let small ass Stu Douglas try to guard Turner. How you fuck up that badly in that situation is beyond me.
Beilien basically threw in the towel, said "Well, we've done all we can, the rest is up to God, let's hope he doesn't hit that shot"
Too bad that God hates Michigan.
If you pull two guys into the back court, it's 3 on 3 instead of 5 on 3 by the basket. They lob it down court and can put up a much better shot than a 40-foot jump shot with Stu's hand in his face. Most people don't make that shot before a half without the hand in their face. It wasn't an issue with the defensive scheme. It was an issue with statistical anomalies.
"They lob it down court and can put up a much better shot than a 40-foot jump shot with Stu's hand in his face"
1) Stu's hand is hardly in his face...
2) Lobbing it downcourt takes time...it forces them to actually react to something as opposed to dribbling down court and taking the best shot possible. Passing the ball up court causes time to tick off the clock...they have time to catch and fire w/o really setting themselves or look at the basket.
Yes it was still a tough shot, but the bottom line is that it was the easiest shot they possibly could've been given all things considered. We did nothing to make the shot more difficult. That is an issue w/ the defensive scheme. Say he has 30% chance of making that shot....we did nothing to lower that and we were more than able. Didn't make him change direction, didn't make him pass the ball, didn't legitimately get a hand in his face. THAT was a defensive shortcoming....no way around it.
re: point 2)
the clock doesn't start until it's touched. so, letting a long pass to the other half of the court gives them *more* time to set up a shot that is *closer* to the goal.
Also, advancing the ball by passing takes less time than advancing via dribbling the ball. it's physics.
with 2.2 left to play, you want them to get the ball in the backcourt and have just one guy advance it. that takes up the most time. under that scenario, the BEST shot they can get is a 40 foot runner.
Thank for playing captain obvious...the argument is what to do once the ball is inbounded in the back court. I won't even address the prayer it would be to heave a 'length of the court' pass, complete it, and get a good shot.
My point, which I thought this was clear, was that once the ball is inbounded why the hell did our whole team drop back? Turner can't pass at that point because there is no time. We allowed him to do the only thing he could....dribble as close as possible w/o a change in direction and get the absolute best shot they could've hoped for.
Options to play better defense:
1) put a man on the ball, this possibly forces a more lax pass to turner (or whomever) and takes up time making there eventual shot longer.
2) front turner, this doesn't allow turner to catch the ball in full stride so he can get w/n 40 ft.
3) bring another man up so we can switch on the eventual screen (see results in 1 or 2)
4) put someone w/ more length/athleticism than Stu so if that is our only hope to slow turner down we might actually pull it off.
5) I don't necessarily agree w/ this, but completely overplay and keep a safety back...it gives them no easy pass and forces them to make a play.
My point still stands that our defensive set on that last play was throwing in the towel and hoping turner doesn't make that shot. We did nothing to reduce his chances of making it. That is poor basketball...
But thanks for the quick lesson in basketball.
I wasn't referring to a pass once the ball was inbounds. You are the only one talking about that.
Beilein was on the radio this morning saying that the play call was suppose to force them to inbound it in the back court then they were supposed to pressure him more so he couldn't get so close, only the pressure didn't get applied how it was supposed to.
you don't want to leave anyone open for an easy shot. He hit a 40 foot shot. It wasn't like he was just outside the 3-point line.
he's a sub-30% 3-pt shooter 25 feet from the basket with a guy in his face. If you're one of those "go for it more on 4th down" guys then you cannot question this decision.
Which is why always basing it on the percentages, and not the situation = FAIL.
PSU can play conservative and punt rather than go for it because they know against the team they're playing, they're getting the ball back in dandy position. New England has to go for it because they're giving the ball back to Peyton Manning anyway.
Here you're giving the game winner to the PotY.
And in any regard, I bet his percentages go up when you put a guy so short on him it's effectively uncontested than a contested shot.
...that was just a kick in the nuts.
2009-2010 has forced me to adhere to a pretty strict drug regimen.
Goodnight sweet prince
Now I know there's a God, and for some reason he's being a real asshole.
He is everywhere at all times, and vengeful as hell.
A little part of me just died inside watching that game.
I want to die and punch this God in the face.
I don't believe in Michigan Hating God. Instead I follow the Great Michigan Hating Flying Spaghetti Monster.
hate to blame one play, but you have to make a guy make a ball move at half court to prevent the uncontested shot. STUPID D Beilein!!!
I really don't have anything, I can't believe it, I really can't. Why didn't we put pressure on him on the in bounds and make him take some kind of off balance shot or something? WHY!?!?!?!?!
Then I remember - this is Michigan Sports 2009-2010 and that explains everything :(
typing this comment is what is keeping me from walking out of my office on to the street and assaulting the first person wearing red.
How the FUCK do you let Evan Turner get that fucking shot off???? WHAT????? Fuck.
...Did anyone else see the OSU coach walking towards the Michigan bench talking smack after the game? It looked like he had to be pushed back by the ref. What a d-bag.
Should have gotten Huggie Bear of Tubby. There, I said it!
Well, when you offer both Huggie AND Tubby (man, that would be one weird-looking coach), it is hard to turn you down.
should've hired one of them. We need to go back to the win-at-all-costs approach and flout NCAA rules again.
//but still, not tremendously happy with JB right now
"God, you sonofabitch I'm coming for you..."
After Manny hit that shot to go up, someone on the liveblog said "2/12/10: The day where Michigan sports turns around" or something.
At that point, I knew Turner would hit a 3
Why would you not put Gibson on the ball and make it a difficult pass. No man on the ball lets him hit turner in stride. Make him make a tougher pass!!!
We played like a tournament team today. That's more than what 99.9% of us expected. After we finish stringing every swear word in the English dictionary together, we should cheer this team for one hell of an effort against a team that's expected to go very far in the tournament.
There are no moral victories in sports contrary to popular belief. Most ex or current athletes know this.
That was just bad coaching. Pure and simple. Like Thad said, "They didn't press like we were expecting them to." That is what most coaches would do. It was a nice comeback though. I have to give Michigan props for coming from behind and making it a game after being down by double digits.
I guess we're due for a ridiculous string of success and good fortune somewhere in the future. Let's get all the dong punching out of the way this year. Who's up for a last second MSU game-winning goal on Sunday?
I refuse to believe that just happened.
That was awful....Seriously throw us a friggen bone, will these types of games ever go our way?
I think you play Manny on turner... one on one... just press him. Still though, I mean Turner had to make that shot.
Michigan should become a Catholic institution...
I think Michigan should become a Jewish institution, lately the Michigan sports program closely resembles Larry Gopnik, from A Serious Man.
Bishop: Why don't you come on down to our new Lutheran center?
Danny Noonan: I've often thought about becoming a priest.
Bishop: Oh, are you a Roman Catholic?
Bishop: Oh, then I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you can't come.
Im sorry but what in the hell are we doing not guarding anybody with 2 sec. to go? We let them inbound ball with no one in his face? Then let Turner dribble up the court unguarded? Four Players under OSU basket..WTF?
Is there some sort of burning icon ritual we can do? Or send Bo's corpse to the "Lost" island to get reincarnated? Or re-hire Gary Moeller? Something, please something.
I'm going to read the Book of Job now for hints on how to deal with this.
I just checked to see if the windows opened in my office.
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Damn...
That was terrible coaching, period. There is no debate against it for the last 2.2 seconds.
I am fucking punching you in the mouth.
Oh yeah, completely ignore the fact that he helped to put this team in a position to upset the #7 team in the nation after being down double-digits in the second half. Yeah, the guy made a bad judgment call on a 36-footer as time expires, so he totally sucks.
Douglass had a hand right in his face.
Yeah, right, it was Beilien who told Manny to catch fire and Stu to finally hit a clutch three. That was all him.
Beilien didn't change his approach at all, players catching fire and actually making some clutch shots brought us back....NOT COACHING.
Are you arguing that B's coaching has been fine all season and the players just haven't played well, or are you arguing that the players nearly won despite B's coaching?
In this game. Our offense didn't change at all. We came back when Manny caught fire and started hitting contested threes, running bank shots, and fall aways w/ 6'10" dudes in his face. That was the only offense we could get, and that is an indictment of the coaching.
On the flip-side though, our "shooters" haven't had the distinct ability to make baskets from anywhere on the court for large portions of the season...that isn't the coaches fault. Not really the players' faults either I guess, slumps / cold streaks are what they are.
i'm as big a beilein supporter as anyone, but there's no excuse for that last 2.2 sec.
and i can't give JB credit for manny's best 10 min of his career down the stretch of that game.
I feel like puking. I don't think I'll do anything the rest of the day. I'm just sick so my stomach. I have never felt this bad about Michigan in my entire life.
We had an underachieving basketball team lose in a heartbreaking fashion to the #1 team in the conference in a game they were down 10 points.
This is in no way, any way, close to The Horror.
A little perspective, please.
I was exaturating calm down. Tim on the blog said he'd commit suicide if Evan made the 3.
exaturating is a new one.
It sure felt that way
I'm at work so I couldn't see it but my ESPN Gamecast was on 30 sec. refresh. After Manny Harris hits his shot to put Michigan up by 2 with the 3 seconds left I call a fellow Michigan fan co-worker, he pickes up I greet with "HEY BUDDY, GUESS WHAT?!?!" then in the middle of the greeting the screen refreshes and in a total tone reversal I follow with "oh, never mind, bye."
Can we just catch a fucking break????
it's a Friday, I'm already grumpy because of the Catholic meat emargo and now this...
Time for a steak?
Judge Smails: You're not a man, you're a bishop, for God's sakes.
Bishop: There is no God...
I had an egg salad sandwich for lunch today. Next Friday? Fuckin' big ol' juicy burger and then prime rib for dinner. What the fuck's the point of fuckin' fish on Friday if that's the God-damned reward for the sacrifice?
When I saw Mike Hart in the crowd I knew that it was a bad omen. Having never beaten Ohio State while he was at Michigan I figured his presence would be detrimental to our chances of beating the Buckeyes. Joy followed by complete and utter sorrow.
i feel like my balls were just smashed with a bat...
trying to remain positive...EVERYTHING can only get better from here
and must be destroyed
Somewhere #Wolverine DC Greg Robinson is going, "Jeez, even I think that was bad defensive strategy."
Life is just one sick, sick joke.
this blog could organize a pretty serious mass suicide. just throwin' it out there...
like the dickens. Reading that Manny put us up by two, imagining the chaos, OSU only having 2.2 seconds to do something...then the first 4 entries I read are "no" "no" "no" "no". Clearly something went wrong, was there a foul? Did someone hit a two and tie the game? Surely they didn't hit a three as I'm sitting here wondering wtf has happened. And then it was true.
The mind can be a terrible thing...I haven't felt like that since the CU game...no, this might feel worse...
Excuse, but the clock did not start on time when the ball was inbounded. Sour grapes, etc. Kill me in the face.
How do you not put someone on the ball on a length of the court entry? Ever since Hill-to-Laettner (which, BTW had 2.1 secs left vs. this 2.2 secs) everyone knows you put a big guy on the ball to make the entry pass difficult. If there were 5 or more secs left, fine. But there is literally going to only be one pass, the entry pass, in this scenario - why not make it as difficult as possible, b/c if it's slightly off, that eats up time?
Well, I shouldn't say EVERYONE knows to put someone on the ball. Coach B doesn't. A sad display by someone who supposedly knows fundamentals.
It is 11:04 here on the west coast and since I just barfed up my Cheerios, I'm about to pound down (at least most of) a bottle of Cutty Sark. Should make for some entertaining posts throughout the rest of the day. Fuck my life.
If we lose to State tonight somebody is getting murdered in my community. Guaranteed.
Very proud of how the team played by the way. Great effort that should have been rewarded with more than a vicious dong punch.
And to paraphrase Ron Burgundy: Go fuck yourself, Columbus.
I saw it go up and thought not.fucking.possible. Turns out, it's totally possible.
Evan Turner can fucking suck it.
Ok, everyone seems to be tearing apart Beilein for the defense played on the last 2.2 seconds of the game.
Let's be honest - even if Turner was wide f'ing open with no pressure on him whatsoever, he makes that shot MAYBE 15% of the time. Given the amount of pressure, the running start, and a hand half-in his face, he makes that shot 1 out of 20 times.
We got terribly unlucky. In your sudden hatred of Beilein, keep in mind that we had a 95% chance of everyone suddenly being ecstatic about Michigan basketball. I understand the anger has to go somewhere, but seriously, calm down with the Beilein-bashing. There were 39 minutes and 58 seconds of coaching outside of the game-winning shot.
Turner was not hurried in a his leadup to the shot, and it was barely contested (it was Novak or Douglass or someone similarly short who - understandably b/c you don't want to foul in that situation - put his hands in the vague vicinity of Turner). That is why you HAVE to put someone on the ball. I would guess Turner could make that shot 3 out of 10. It was dead-on swish. Hell, Turner got a better look than the guy from WVU last night against Cincy, which is sad, b/c OSU had to go the whole court, while WVU was inbounding from the side.
Most great players (and Turner is great; he'll go no worse than #3 in the draft) can make 30 to 40 foot shots if they're in-control and not shooting with a hand directly in their face. Beilen royally screwed up. We didn't get unlucky -- we gave the person with the most skill on the court a decent chance to beat us and he did.
You say 3 out of 10 times he would make that shot. I say 1 out of 20. We're probably both exaggerating, but even if what you say is true, we had a 70% chance of winning that game given what resulted. That, my friend, means that it is unlucky to lose that game.
I'm not at all defending our strategy in the last 2 seconds. My point is that it's ridiculous to only focus on 2 seconds out of 2400 seconds - yes, it's the most important 2 seconds of the game, but certainly not more important than the other 2398 combined. If you want to criticize Beilein's coaching for all 40 minutes, fine, but the focus on just this aspect is absurd.
This outburst of hatred reminds me of when people get irrationally pissed at a quarterback for getting sacked or falling down on a Hail Mary attempt...completely forgetting that if he didn't fall down or get sacked, there was a 2% chance of success.
I agree I don't know how often Turner (or similarly skilled player, like Wall) would make that shot, but I'm confident it's more than 5%. It was an uncontested 35 foot shot. Look at his form - it wasn't a heave (a la a Hail Mary or a half court shot). He just stroked it and swished it.
And, to be honest, if this was a Kordell Stewart situation, which truly was a 5% (or less) situation, I wouldn't be nearly as disappointed in the coach. Real upset, yes, but not at the coach. There are just a few times during the game where in-game coaching really matters and usually those are after timeouts, as you can literally tell players what to do. And what he told the players to do (not guard in-bounds, etc) gave the other team a much higher chance for success than OSU deserved to have. If Turner would have hit a 50 foot shot falling down, that would truly be a "Michigan hating God" situation and not a bad move at all by Beilein.
This is not hatred. It is just complete disbelief that a universally acknowledged basketball teacher would screw something up so basic. His strategy seemed to be "hope he misses the shot" as opposed to "let's actively try and prevent them from doing something." I need more than crossing my fingers as a coaching strategy.
My comparison was:
People freaking out on Beilien for the last 2 seconds of game that we had a 70%-95% chance of winning up until the shot was released
is equivalent to
people freaking out on Forcier (for example) for falling down on a Hail Mary play while we're down by 5, despite having a 5% chance of winning until the play was run.
People walking out of the stadium only remember Forcier falling down (again, hypothetically) as the only important part of the game, just as people on here seem to be blaming the last two seconds as the only important part of the game...not putting the rest of the game into proper perspective.
Also, Turner shoots 29% from three-point range. It was a great shot. It was also an incredibly lucky shot. Turner is a fantastic player, but he's not a fantastic outside shooter. Simply because he's (deservedly) a POY candidate doesn't automatically mean that he's amazing from anywhere on the court.
These past two years are proof that we are Job. I'm not very well versed in the old testament so I'm not sure what happens when we survive all this.
The Book of Job (Hebrew: אִיּוֹב) is one of the books of the Hebrew Bible. It relates the story of Job, his trials at the hands of the Satan, his theological discussions with friends on the origins and nature of his suffering, his challenge to God, and finally a response from God.
Lots of bad stuff happens to Job and his family. He questions why God would let bad things happen to him to his friends. God finally speaks to him. In the epilogue of the book, God condemns Job's friends for their ignorance and lack of understanding while commending Job for his righteous words, commands them to prepare burnt offerings and reassures them that Job will pray for their forgiveness. Job is restored to health, gaining double the riches he possessed before and having 7 sons and 3 daughters (his wife did not die in this ordeal). His new daughters were the most beautiful in the land, and were given inheritance along with their brothers. Job is blessed once again and lives on another 140 years after the ordeal, living to see his children to the fourth generation and dying peacefully of old age.
So if Job == Brian Cook, I guess this means we got a run of BCS nat'l title games a comin', right? And Brian is going to get a hell of a lot of ass.
After this kind of tragic event I would not be surprised if we found out later today that we are being hit with the death penalty, Manny is leaving, and Red is retiring. Can we please just have one day were everything comes crashing down instead of prolonged agony?
He hates Michigan.
It's fitting isn't? Coach B is a good coach but that was poor coaching on the last shot. You dont double but just go man and put some pressure. At that point it is a half court shot. You have had a crappy season and if you foul.. you foul but you dont let him just have that shot. UM might as well have stayed on the bench.
and having a historically inept offense the next season. ('08, in case the reference isn't obvious enough)
I need kittens.
Anyone want to meet up in AA tonight hammered and just start a massive brawl? I feel like it might be good to get all our rage out
I'm sure if you go to East Lansing there's one you can jump in on.
I just ran over a whole shitload of ducklings and bunnies that some kids were watching cross the street, but I still don't feel like I've gotten even with the UM basketball hating world. Any other thoughts?
What, you missed the kids?
I swerved to get them too, but those little bastards are faster than they look.
Watch and be comforted: http://trololololololololololo.com/
Kentucky is struggling with Calipari and his non god-like ways.
If I had the unholy power that certain Michigan hating deities do I would not hesitate to destroy the city of Columbus right now. And every Buckeye fan everywhere. And maybe just end the universe while I'm at it, because I'm sure EVEN THAT would not assuage this year's pain enough.
it did not end well.
is that winning this game still would not have resulted in a NIT or NCAA tourney birth. No guarantee we win the next game, let alone the one after that.
Spring practice starts Monday!
35 days til Spring Game.
It would have resulted in Beating Ohio Fuckin' State, which is at least as good as an NIT berth.
Sometime before football season we need to sacrafice something to this God to satisfy him for the year.
Even if it doesn't work, we get to see Tressel cry when all that Bartles & Jaymes goes to waste.
At least the tits part makes me smile
I knew I had heard that same combination of words before.
I prefer: Fuck, shit, cock, ass, titties, boner, bitch, muff, pussy, cunt, butthole, Barbra Streisand!
Ohio State of MGOBLOG. Everyone needs a bitch
Are you trying to get back to -99999 now?
No tears if hockey doesn't go well later, buddy...
If you don't even care about Michigan Athletics, why are you even on here?
But you're the one who doesn't think basketball is part of U-M Athletics. If you don't care about the basketball team, you obviously DON'T care about U-M Athletics. You may like one team. Or none, since you don't get emotionally attached to a game. That's what Athletics are, you know?
If you don't care, what the fuck are you doing here on a Michigan Sports Blog? I mean, you don't care about it, you're have no emotional attachment (that's caring, duh), is there a point?
Nobody came to my rowing matches/games/contests/races. Waaaaahhhhhhh!
"Basketball is a crappy sport. I could care less about this game."
At least basketball is a sport, and not just a crappy mode of transportation. You suck at the internet.
Everything you just said.
The young NFL cowers at the history of Crew.
And you're giving fans a hard time for having an emotional meltdown.
We have hit the point where you have no argument left, and have to TOTALLY be reduced to insults.
I think that means I win....
You're the only meltdown today. But your "emotions" are skewing your view on reality.
I asked you what the point of your posts were (just trying to get negged?), and told you to be fair and treat this the same way if it's a sport you do care about. (And if you don't care, why are you even here). Then, as even another poster can see, you started calling me an idiot. So, you were threw the first insults. And many more. If you can't come to grips with this reality, that's locked into print here, I'm wondering what other pink elephants you're seeing.
Don't talk about logic till you can show some.
What's more logical...someone who cares about sports coming to a sports blog to complain about sports, or someone who doesn't like basketball coming onto a sports blog to tell people not to come to a sports blog to complain about sports? (Like how you switched up your points, again, ignoring what you were refuted on...nice move).
And it seems you've gotten much more stressed out today than anybody. (Because if you were so calm and cool and above it all..you'd have stopped posting awhile ago). Frankly, I'm only still here because I want to see how narrow these posts can get...
"MGoBlog: Michigan Football, basketball, hockey, and general what-have-you"
Uhm, yeah, the majority of people come for what interests Brian, which is what he covers. And telling them not to be interested in what this site is all about is kinda...stupid. Can it go on tangents? Sure. But it exists BECAUSE people care about it.
I must have missed the question...but since I answer them, I'll do my best:
There are lots of things in life I have no control over. The death of a relative. Earthquakes in Haiti, clubbed seals. It doesn't mean I don't care, or have emotion for any of them. If we all lived life as "it is what it is", we'd be robots, not people. As for sports more specific, everyone has their passions. For a lot of us here, U-M Athletics is at least one of them. And it DOES do things to my life. It changes how the University that represents us all is portrayed, and it garners different reaction from the people around us who may or may not be affiliated with Michigan. And this was an opportunity, maybe minor in the big picture, but HUGE in the micro, that slipped away.
"I care about U-M Athletics. U-M Basketball is part of Michigan Athletics. I don't care about U-M basketball." And my logic is fucked.
I don't like losing in any of those sports. Do I like some of them more than others, yes. But I've been pissed at softball games, and track and field, and all sorts of other sports.
Whatever sport you care about, you know you are on a Blog that covers Football, some Basketball and Hockey, and not really too much on the other sports, right? So people who care about THOSE sports are going to be here. If you don't care about THOSE sports, uh, leave.
Stop telling people how to react about a sport you don't care about, and you won't get any response back!
And frankly, the only meltdown the board has really had today is you. Take a step back, take a deep breath. Go row or something for awhile.
America was built by bourbon, rednecks, and smooth drinking domestic lager. Maybe you would be more comfortable with a blog/country that prefers white zinfandel and rowboat rides with a pygmy named Diesel?
Maybe people in another country would be more tolerant of your douchebaggery. Feel free to pick one, preferably one without internet access, and move there forever.
Feel free to check this blog's archives for the heated arguments I've had with M-Wolverine. This has nothing to do with group think and everything to do with you being lame. Preferring rowing to basketball and pinot grigio to beer doesn't make you more intelligent, it makes you a woman.
I've been waiting for all the major seasons to end...I have a thread on just that idea.
But even though we don't often see eye to eye, he's right about one thing. I love you, man. LOL
Uhm, yeah. That's why I haven't posted it yet. Saving it for the doldrums of summer. Today has shown, we have WAYYYY too much to talk about here right now. (Assuming that wasn't a COMPLETE non-sequitor).
And really, at this point, I'm just trying to get the post to start breaking up words because it's soooo narrow.
Where is the post with the guy who copied down all the "lyrics" of that Russian crooner from the video....hmmmmmm........
Of course, anything long with no breaks would probably work. Time for an evil laugh. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Forget it. It's just going to move the right side line over. And then have each word dangle over the edge...
oops, we pushed it to a new page.
Game over, man, game over.
UNLESS...we extend the number of posts per page...HAHAHAHAHA.
The world will explode after this comment
Pot meet kettle.
Is what makes us ladies. Why not pick up a sixer of Bacardi Breezers and save yourself the effort.
I think it's gone bad....causing hallucinations.
(I don't think he gets sarcasm). ;-)
It's always funny when someone's attacking someone's intelligence, and then posts stuff like this.
Want to compare transcripts, see which one is longer? LOL
Drinking that much shortens your life too. Put down the bottle. And the needle. (And Pssst...you don't seem that detached...)
I never said I don't care about UM athletics (learn to read you idiot)
Yeah, I wonder why you're getting negged.
Syracuse loses to Georgetown, Michigan loses to Ohio State.
I'm going to vomit.
Might I recommend perhaps not posting for a while and letting everyone have their moment of grieving?
Yes, it's irrational. Yes, people are going to be angry. And they will probably just get angrier the more you point out how irrational it is.
This is like going to someone's funeral and pointing out to the bereaved that the fucker was old and boring and going to die anyway so who the fuck cares.
Unless, of course, you are looking to get into a pissing match with people. In which case, have at you.
double-team Turner at any point and he has someone open somewhere much closer to the basket
Aggressively guard the in-bound and you have fewer people back to protect against 2 quick passes and a much higher percentage shot closer to the basket.
Hindsight is 20/20.
Belein took the approach to give them the ball in the backcourt and make them bring it up. This forced them to attempt a 36 foot jumper with a hand in their face. That is normally a great position to force a team into with 2.2 seconds left, but Turner is some sort of android b/c he dropped a clutch shot.
money well spent, hey thad?
Please don't let the Free Press find out somebody's paying Justin Turner. We need cornerbacks.
I was at work and didn't see the game. I just found out now how we lost. Speechless.
You also missed the play with around two minutes left where random OSU forward was driving from the post, stepped out of bounds, didn't get called, got fouled (of course that got called), and proceeded to make one of two freethrows. Yeah, one free point for them, a lost possession for us, that was another factor which has been largely overlooked here.
I wasn't assigning credit or blame to anyone. This board was the first place I went to to find out the game's outcome. I had steeled myself for a 10-15-point loss. I was not ready for a last-second loss on a 40-footer.
I was just laying out another factor that played into the loss. It wasn't mentioned anywhere else that I saw. Not sure if a line got crossed somewhere in your reading of my comment or what, I said nothing about assigning blame to anyone.
You forgot to mention that this divine being not only hates us...but is for some reason angry as well.
god isnt angry with michigan.........nor does he hate you either........the a.d. should be fired for hiring 2.yes2 coaches from west by god virginia!!!!!!!!!!!they both suck!!get some coaches back up there and get our rivalry back........ps: the only one who hates you is the ad!!!!!!!!!go bucks