Starting us off early today. Shut the fuck up about math problems people. We're playing in a CHAMPIONSHIP game today. The only math I'm worried about is if the sum of Michigan's goal total is greater than the sum of Minnesota-Duluth's goal total.
Michigan Hockey: National Championship Game Open Thread
9/10 hours to gametime? Niiice!
Perhaps. But I like the enthusiasm.
too early for a national championship game
Since they're not playing it for over 8 hours, they've determined that this is, in fact, too early for a National Championship game.
I'm going to Northside Liquor this afternoon. Someone suggest some beers for me to pick up (but I don't like IPAs and super-dark beers).
Narrow it down a bit, and I think we can help/
I like Belgian beers, I like Irish reds, and most wheat beers. I'm not picky -- as long as it isn't thick as molasses, I'm up for trying it.
Matilda is one of my favorites, if you like belgian beers there's that and Sofie. I'd also highly recommend the Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold; that's definitely drinkable enough for a long session.
I'd also try the Dogfish Head India Brown Ale. It's nothing like an IPA, it's a little on the sweeter side and not bitter at all. They put a couple tasting notes on the bottle if you want to see. But definitely the Dortmunder Gold, that's what I went with for the Super Bowl and it didn't let me down.
Pick up some cold, wet ones. They are my favorite kind.
is scarcely a One at all!
+1 for the Homestar Runner reference. Haven't seen one of those in a good while!
My friend brewed a beer that he called "Moose Slobber". Hmm. Maybe on to something here.
If it was a brown ale, it was probably a moose drool clone. I like that someone "negged" me for suggesting my favorite beer.
Here's a fake point back if it helps.
I wish I could get it in the midwest, all I ever hear is how good that stuff is.
Thanks buddy! I think the closest it gets distributed is Wisconsin. Definitely worth trying if you're ever up that direction.
I'm from about 45 minutes south of the Wisconsin border. Maybe I'll make it up one day.
Have you ever had Tyranena? They're out of Wisconsin (no idea how far west they distribute) and their Brewers Gone Wild series is incredible. Shaggin' in the Woods Scotch Ale is definitely my favorite beer of all time. Now that I think of it I'll have to crack one open for todays game.
Never had it but I'll keep an eye out for it. I'm near DC so it's hard to find a lot of midwestern beers unless they're big like Bells.
here in chicago has it on tap. never tried it though.
Wonder if that translates to the northwest suburbs. Gotta check on that.
Sorry dude, that was me -- I honestly thought that you were being sarcastic, and thought there was no way that a beer was called Moose Drool. I've switched it to a +1 -- and unfortunately there's no moose drool in A2.
Ok, now no one post ANYTHING new on the board all day so this can stay at the top.
If I asked you to solve 48 / 2 (3 + 9) ...
the answer to all math problems today is 5'7. So 48 / 2 ( 3 + 9) = 5'7.
Hmm. We could have all math problems come out to +1. That might be an important number today too.
a documentary of Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat
I have a fillet of salmon that brined over night, waiting to go on the smoker. I'm making a something called a Potato Cake that I saw on FoodTV this morning, and will also serve some sort of lettuce wrap. Aside from that, there's not much else I'm going to do while waiting for the big game.
A bit early but I like the enthusiasm.
When was the last time we won a hockey NC?
It's just that this thread is going to get lost on the board come game time, and it will have like 3 million posts before the game even starts. Maybe a pre-game thread would have been better, but it isn't a big deal. I can roll with this.
Possibly, but so what?
Brian hasn't pulled out the Liveblog for this?
This day is going to take forever!
That picture is amazing! 100,000+ fans in the Big House for a hockey game in December.
memories I have of being in live crowds
That is a very beautiful picture indeed.
I'm at work. :( What's the score?
Lloyd Brady is winning 10-0
3-1 UMD; Hunwick was pulled after 1 period. Scooter ejected for kicking some dude's ass.
because that's how many hours there are until it starts.
"You can play defense every day" -- Red Berenson
I'm officially losing it. I don't know if my nerves can take watching this game in public.
I would love it if someone posted a livestream link for later tonight. I have no television so I'd prefer to sit in my dorm and watch on my computer while drinking. Otherwise I have to go to a bar and beg them to put on a sporting event that nobody else there will care about, and then overpay for booze.
It's scheduled to be streamed on ESPN3, I'm sure there will be alternate links if Harvard Law's interweb doesn't include ESPN3 for some goofy reason.
Thanks man. I'll also throw it out there that I have a final exam today to which I will be wearing a Michigan hockey jersey and hat. Represent.
about to go shopping at the mall. will be wearing my michigan hockey sweatshirt proudly here in delaware. since there's no sales tax in delaware i expect half of the east coast to be at the mall this morning so i'm really hoping to get at least one 'go blue'
It's been a long time since I've been this nervous, anxious, and excited on a Saturday afternoon. It's like that ad for Ab Ripper X, I hate it, yet I love it.
We are the higher seed so we are either maize or white. I'm hoping for maize. Has to be the most spectacular uniform in all of sports. Besides our home football unis anyway.
at work I am so fucking pumped for this game.
that is all
do I really need to say more
For those of you in Chicago looking to watch the game at one of the Michigan bars, Rockit will NOT be showing the game with sound.
I mean, seriously.
Duffy's it is, I guess.
White Sox and Cubs? Because the Bulls and Blackhawks don't even play tonight. It can't be opening "day"...
Knowing a little bit about Rockit, they'll probably be playing goofy music videos to match up with whatever the DJ is playing or they'll be playing their own advertisements on the tvs. I guess it's the downside of having a Michigan Alumni Club sponsored bar which isn't really a sports bar.
I hope it isn't the case, but it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't even have sound for the entire ND night game this year. Or they'll have sound but the DJ will pump his club music in every commercial break and "accidentally" forget to turn it off until a few plays late each commercial break until they just start phasing out the football sound when the saturday night crowd starts coming in.
Yep. Matilda will have it with full sound, too. Headed there now. Watched there Thursday; they did it right. Rockit is full of fail as a Michigan bar.
Awesome video. Ice hockey has got to be the one sport I wish I had learned how to play when I was young.
Wow that was great. Also worht noting the amount of those highlights which were backchecks, shotblocks and the other unglamerous things which this less-talented-than-some team has had to do all year to be sucessful. Like this year's basketball team who succeeded in much the same way, it's beautiful to watch.
Where do you all think is the best lace to watch the game in Ann Arbor, if I leave my house? Dissapointed in Charlie's durring the CC game (though during the Duke bball game, it was awesome).
the year we lost to air force in the first round I just went to BWW on state and there were a good number of fans there. I'm sure there will be a ton there tonight. plus the screens will be huge and all
and be posted here?
We may need separate open threads for each period. Otherwise this one's probably going to be a board-killing monster.
any word if burlon is playing tonight?
Yes, Brian - hockey odds
I have been obsessed for this day for over a decade. I have really been out of my mind these last couple days. I have had so many flashbacks to the '98 postseason. Even down to weird thoughts like "Wow, my roommate's Birkenstocks feel pretty awesome (as I am walking through the diag) and Marty Turco is such a fucking pimp."
SO PUMPED!!! I got decently drunk last night, just wrote a final exam...it was way easier than expected, if anything I overstudied. Stopped at the liquor store on the way home, and now I'm going to sit on my couch and watch family guy until game time. If we win, I'm going out and will behave in a way as to thank the hockey gods.
Let's. Do. This.
minutes until game time.
Off to the bar in Chicago to watch. To steal from Brian Cook, circa 2006: Go. Fight. Win. Please.
It'll be interesting to see how Michigan goes after this team. Do they sit back and wait to counter? Or do they open it up?
I think they open it up. The Jose Morin...(not trying to spell the rest) style from the UND game was something we only do against teams that are better than we are.
I love how early this thread started and yes, FUCK math problems and any related discussion, Go BLUE!
Espn3 does not work in South Korea, and I can't find a link to stream ESPN for some reason
brother. We'll keep you informed.
or were those opening ceremonies the most cheesy thing ever?
No, I think the blonde wigs in the UMD crowd are the cheesiest things in the building
LET'S GO BLUE!!!
or is Melrose already talking like we can't win? Let me be the first to say, FUCK Melrose.
Gotta love those Maize jerseys!
Can't stand the guy. Thank God for VS./NBC
WTF! come on!
they better review that shit
That was in before!!!
Definitely a goal... crossed the line before the whistle.
The puck was in before the whistle!!!
again. why does this happen all the time to us in the frozen four!!!
You gotta change that!
Fucking intent bullshit.
Fuck these whistles. I am so damn sick of whistles screwing up goals so much these past few years.
By the replay i think the whistle blew right after the puck crossed the line. But we have the fact that it was called a no-goal already against us.
Hagelin. don't screw Hagelin.
EARLIEST WHISTLE EVER
EARLIEST WHISTLE EVER
the f****ng whistle!!
Does any team get jobbed by whistles in big games more than U-M?
The Red WIngs. Especially when Dan O'Halloran is reffing the playoff game.
Bullshit, Bullshit, Bullshit!!!!
FUCK THAT SHIT
Hey look we got fucked again by a bad call. Shocker.
No one can understand why I'm yelling so much at a hockey game.
thats such bullshit
F'n stupid. Clearly the puck was in before the whistle.And if you're going to call intent to blow, WTF are you even reviewing it? If you knew intended to blow the whistle before the puck went in, you wouldn't bother with the replay. That you're even reviewing it means it should be a goal.
a concept unknown to Mrs.Macdaddy
fucking close. puck was in the back of the net before the whistle. bullshit!
Fuck me- and fuck the announcers....pieces of shit.
It's the intent to blow the whistle rule. It doesn't matter what happens first, as long as the ref is going to blow the whistle at a certain time.
Just showed up. What the hell is going on? Time remaining?
15:37 left in 1st period... 0-0
Puck crossed the line just as whistle was blown, reviewed, ultimately the refs called no goal.
it works and is clean, but it isn't to crisp. Hockey isn't the best while streaming.
With that siad - FUCK YEAH! Go BLUE!
(Korea, Sunday morning 8am)
15:10 left in the 1st. UM goal not counted. Intent to blow rule haunting us again.
But we're playing a home game for UMD.
Oh, and fuck Melrose. He hates us and I hate him.
We are dominating don't worry about that goal. Keep er goin boys.
"Ref blew the whistle in his head before the puck went in"
F'ing crock of shit
let's not forget Barry Melrose's initials are BM. He's already talking shit.
Well on the plus side, at least we're in their offensive zone.
In the early going here I like how we're playing. Very agressive. We are not outclassed by this team like we were against NoDak
our guys look good out there, but we did get screwed. We need to shake this goalie up while we're looking solid.
this game we get to hear all about the Connelly's and UMD's top line. Gotta love Melrose.
did we get a penalty for?
Let's get the 1st goal
That was loud
What did i miss? what was the penalty for?
Holy shit. Thank god for that ping!
Is that what that noise was?
Was Melrose even speaking English right then? I think he got a little too excited over the Connely line.
specifically asked for a microphone shaped like his boyfriend's penis.
I thought it was the other way around...?
Good Job on the pp kill
Now STAY OUT OF THE BOX!
Mannnnn. Posts are the goalies best friends
Is gay he is a shit head for s coach and an announcer
Hell yes. PP!
That was VERY dirty...stop booing you idiot fans.
UM PP. UMD gets 2 for boarding.
SEE YA CHUMP DICK WUSS DOUCHEBAG ASSHOLE PRICK CHEATER BITCH WHORE SLUT COCKSUCER
On 10th review, we got screwed on that no-goal
a goal on the PP.
Uggghh it's always a mistake to leave the boys n blue on the peeps!
iif Merril would have stayed in that hole by the net, that puck would have came right to him.
Cut out the fucking homophobia.
I wasn't talking about the C-YA chant (though I do think we can do better), the penalty hadn't even been called when I started typing that post.
I was talking about goblue434 saying "Barry Is gay he is a shit head for s coach and an announcer" and ND Sux saying "I heard that Melrose specifically asked for a microphone shaped like his boyfriend's penis."
Shitty penalty, Clare.
Back to the garbage PP.
But get shots on net!!!!
We need someone sitting right in front the way Holmstrom does
2-15 on the peeps? Jesus Christ.
WHat a save!
Son of a bitch
Unbelievable call on that penalty
We at going to the hell hole
Honestly you'd think that Michigan is a bunch of Peewee kids against a AAA team, no matter who it is.
I don't think they screwed up the review. The "intent to blow the whistle" rule is stupid, but it's currently on the books. If anything, I think the ref waited a little long to blow the whistle.
And shit, Michigan's going a man down again. On the plus, hell of a save by Hunwick.
God damn penalties
we missed you on the softball thread.
all the ballwashers would look like Melrose's head.
Our PK has been dynamite lately.
Good kill. Hunwick is the cats pajamas, the bees knees.
i hate seing our no goal replay.
They've shown that goal replay five or six times. THE FUCKING PUCK WAS IN THE FUCKING NET BEFORE THE FUCKING WHISTLE BLEW!!!
total lame-ass call.
Hunwick is on his game again today. We gotta get a lead to take in to the locker room here
We are not taking care of our own zone were lucky they havent scored.
Brandon inge went to michigan? And he was already my favorite tiger! Kick ass!!
No, he went to VCU.
He went to VCU. I believe he lives near Ann Arbor and takes his kids to Michigan hockey games though. He's a big Michigan fan.
Refs screwed us, we know. Quit showing it.
Beer and pizza and Michigan Hockey!! Life is good!!
that's why they're saying "he was thinking about blowing the whistle."
What a crock.
We have 2 penalty kills so we are styling.
O yeah all you hoke maniacs out there o yeah brother
GOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLAZO AZO AZO AZO
FUCK YOU ESPN
FUCK YOU FUCK YOU
Calm down, we will make our adjustments and start putting the puck on target. Once we do that, we will be fine.
Huge faceoff win, beautiful finish with that low shot
That was lightning fast!
He must have laser sighting on his shot the past two games. Fuck yes
can't take that one away. LET's GO BLUE!!
Anyone know where this crew is from? ECAC or Hockey East? Bad memories of Fort Wayne.
And I guess I can deal with them calling Winnett "Winit" if that's our winning goal.
Hail yes baby
Ready? 1 We want moooooooooooorrrrrrreeeeeeeeee goals! Sieve, sieve sieve, sieve, sieve, sieve, sieve, it's all your fault! It's all your fault! It's all your fault!
Did you guys just hear that? I SWEAR TO GOD they just turned down the stadium noise during the GOAL COUNT cheer. Fuckheads.
Best fight song in world starts again!!
We are still so sloppy in our end right now, come on!
ESPN's box score is like minutes behind. GODDAMIT.
when scoring first. i like our chances.
40 min. Penalty Kill.
I agree. FUCK them
That first goal was HUGE. Lets keep up the pressure
How about Rust winning the draw and setting up Winnett for the goal? Dude's been a beast this tournament.
Is so annoying....I hope he gets hammered off of great, high alc content Canadian beer and his friends shave his head
Look at the ND fans behind our bench. haha. I bet they were expecting that to be their bench.
Fuck you BM...don't say anything good about our team...you are OPENLY pulling for UMD.
I keep reading your screen name as "ND Sioux."
I love all the fools with Sioux jerseys sitting behind the Michigan bench. They're like trophies to us.
but the scoreboard is in our favor. That's huge.
is a drug addicted douchebag who isn't intelligent enough to be ashamed of himself.
Great first period dudes
1st Intermission, 1-0 Michigan.
Great start boys.
We had good first per we need more goals and defense to win we need more goals than the that other team
We're the better team. Plus Hunwick turns 24 today.
Edit: OF COURSE they interview a UMD player during the intermission. Fuck this announcing crew.
We should be bi-winning right now but aren't thanks to that whistle, but 1-0 is a good start
Don't let that waive-off be any factor whatsoever. Make it just a footnote.
Nice start indeed
this kind of thing happens way too often. i really don't understand why the refs don't wait that extra second to be sure the puck is covered. there's not a damn thing lost by waiting a bit longer to be sure. we got screwed all the time with this BS.
They'll interview one of our team at the next intermission, guaranteed. BKFinest it!
From the casual observer, we seem to have a different game plan tonight. Against NoDa it seemed we were hitting and attacking more until we got our first goal. Then we played 4 deep and barely sent the 5th guy to the puck.
Tonight it seems to me that we're not going to try and sit on a 1-0 lead.
1. if you have the talent edge, i think you should keep attacking. maybe dial-it down if we go up 2 or as the game gets short.
2. if we don't have the talent edge, i would sit on the lead, kinda like they do in soccer. do what you can to shorten the game.
i think this philosophy works in many sports.
Any explanation on the no goal
Ref had to have determined that he felt the play was dead before he blew the whistle. Question I have then is why the review? Seems to me that if you felt the play was dead, it would be dead. How would the review affect what you felt in your head? Not like they could gain any else from the replay, because it showed the puck was in before the whistle.
you're expecting refs in minny to show logic and fairness?
The refs are trying to make it a traditional in the tournament now to call of a Michigan goal with an early whistle.
Hockey has the play dead when the official intends to blow the whistle, not when it is actually blown.
Wrong thread? lol
Why does Canadian TV insist on showing every hockey game except the one I want to watch? (ESPN3 doesn't work here). Streaming online is not the ideal way to watch hockey.
Leafs TV will show the game... at 10 pm. I can't wait that long.
(not ESPN 2 or 3).
1. It was clearly in before the whistle blew. Screw "intent to blow"
2. The goalie honestly had it covered for like 3 seconds, and the whistle should have gone earlier.
"Isn't that the same as that replay of the Miami (NNTM) game you made me watch 10 times last year?"
no matter what Fuckrose thinks. UMD also leads in PPlays 2-1. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a four PP advantage like ND did before the end of the game.
The espn3 stream I'm getting right now is pretty good.
Seeing ND keeps throwing me off...I immediately think Notre Dame
sucks in any language.
i love all the highlites and analysis of the game during the intermission. not.
Here we go!
I'm drinking Centennial IPA from Founders, which I bought at the brewery this afternoon after enjoying two pints in the taproom (Red's Rye and Rye Stout).
Beer is getting me threw this game and all of Michigan's games
Man oh man Hunwick is the tits.
c'mon D, take care of the damn puck.
This crowd seems mighty quiet.
shit damn fart
are we so flat?
Looks like he was screened on the original shot and the follow
Go Blue - I've got faith.
I mean, don't show any optimism or anything. It's 1-1 and things ain't exactly going badly.
I'm drinking Canadian Club Reserve on the rocks.
Melrose studders just as bad as drew sharp.
Time for Hagelin, Caparusso and Rust to step up.
We need a spark big time...a hit, a good chance, anything.
kick some ass.
STUPID penalty. FUCK.