Michigan Illinois open thread
Anyone else getting ready to crack open a cold one? I've got mine chilling at the moment; I hate the law in Indiana about grocery stores not legally being able to sell cold beer. It really sucks.
Oh and, of course, fuck Illinois. Being from there, I know way too many people from high school that would love rubbing it in if they pulled one off tonight. Let's not give them that option.
Just got a new job and my pre-employment drug screen is tomorrow :( I know it'll most likely pass through my system by then but why chance it. I'm sure you'll drink one for me though :)
Your drug screen tests for alcohol? Are you sure about that?
Or is the mint in his julep not really mint?
I'm lucky enough to have one of those employers who gives you beer at work every couple of weeks for morale boosting purposes. A little alcohol never hurt anyone.
Oh, I just read the super long form thouroughly...no they are only testing for THC, COC, PCP, OPI, and AMP (I assume thats marijane, cocaine, pcp, opiates and amphetamines)...and its only a urine same and no breathe alcohol test...guess I was just being overcautios.
Last time I went through a drug test (MEPS, so full on military drug testing) they did a separate breathalyzer. I don't know if you can even test for alcohol through urine, since it's already filtered through your kidneys. Maybe that's wrong though, there's a reason I'm not a biologist.
after it took place. I'm not sure what or how, but they use it to test people on probation, court ordered rehab, etc.
Just don't show up smelling like alcohol and you're fine.
And away from the mgoMrs. and kids so hell yeah I'm cracking them open. Bought 2 40's on the way back to the hotel and am ready to go. No Edward 40 hands though, my 32 year old bladder can't hold it like it did a decade ago.......plus I'm by myself so that would just be wierd.......
It's pretty simple:
- Start off naked
- Finish one bottle. If you have to pee just pee in the open bottle
- Don't forget which bottle has the pee in it
Sitting nude by myself in a hotel room playing Edward 40 hand sounds like the beginning of a future episode of Intervention.......I think I'll pass
megangoblue is gone for the entire week, as of this afternoon. Left home alone, it's Fat Tire and frozen California Pizza Kitchen tonight, along with some M basketball of course.
Awesome! I was wondering when this was going to pop up!
Don't settle for jump shots, take it to the basket. Hopefully we get a big early lead, and Illinois will give up. Don't want them hanging around and gaining hope.
I agree, I would LOVE to see Hardaway START the game by driving to the hole hard and early. He does it so well and it can give him the confidence to shoot outside once his defender lets up a bit.
We haven't won in that dungeon of an arena since 1995 - our longest road losing streak. Time to end it.
I remember the guy but I can't remember his name either, thought it was Leonard but it isn't.
Illinois always has a big white guy that shoots jumpers. It's in their program's DNA. Some years the guy has a moustache.
he definitely fits the gumpy white guy profile....
Hopefully I'll get that on ESPN3.
Is he going to be a homer, professional/neutral, or will he be extra critical of us so he doesn't seem like a homer?
I get the feeling that he might be extra critical so he doesn't seem like a homer. He might want to build up some credibility with the "national" audience before he starts calling games like a homer.
I have no idea how Jay Bilas started his broadcast career, but he has let personal decisions affect how he calls games.
Its been a while since we won here. All streaks come to an end sooner or later and im thinking tonight is the night. GO BLUE!!
Firstrow links to sports center. Anyone got a better link?
SportsCenter literally just ended, I'd take a look at that link again.
You're from Illinois, JGB. Give us three good reasons why you hate the Illini.
but I can't name names on MGoBlog. Seriously, I think my ex who's a future Ohio alum put it just right for Illinois; she went to visit friends in Chambana over fall break her freshman year at Ohio, and was telling me how shocked she was at the Muck Fichigan shirts. She's like, "I know I'm not perfect with my Michigan history, but you guys don't care, do you?"
If that's still selling T-shirts the forces of postmodernism need to step up their game in Champaign and bring reality to the student body. I think that's cute, personally.
It was Michigan week 2009*, if that makes you think any better of their tastes (it shouldn't).
*so it was actually her sophomore year, my bad.
And the perfect time to end the losing streak (didn't know it dated back so far back, wow), makes for a nice night for Michigan victory. Wonder who Jalen's with...About to find out I suppose, tip of time ladies and gentleman! Go Blue.
on the line nuff' said right? Go Bue and keep you 13 game winning streak going back to last season following a loss.
That's the first "frustration foul" to ever happen 48 seconds into a game.
Morgan with the slam!
The rims sounds really stiff. I wonder if that is normal or not.
Hardaway with the 3!
Come on Zach!
bad call either a charge or a no call
you never had control of that break, and Illinois was back. Slow it down.
I was hoping he was going to get rid of the ball faster.
THJ made a threeeee
My favorite Jalen memory? When he went into Illinois and destroyed them which was right after the whole overblown "drug house" thing. Illinois crowd was rough on him that night and it made him even better. I like that Jalens in the house tonight.
Nice assist by trey
WOO Hardaway in the paint!
I have learned to expect those dumb fouls from Smot at least twice each game.
At least we're getting defensive rebounds.
Tough miss, but ballsy shot.
picking up another pointless foul.
Liking how Hardaway is playing right now
Annnnd right as I say that he comes out, go figure
Sloppy basketball at both ends. Interesting turnovers for both teams.
Yay, THJ getting free points!
I like made free throws
If PUal gets hot i'm scared. He singlehandedly beat Ohio
God I love Jalen Rose
Get on up, Trey!!!
Trey can dunk!?
I was literally screaming at the TV for Trey to dunk it...and when he did I almost spit out my drink I was going so crazy!
TREY WITH THE DUNK!!!!
Burke is feeling it
Jalen needs to be our commentator for every game. That is all.
It's raining threes!
Good start. Let's get ahead with this hot shooting and watch them commit harakiri.
Jalen is criticizing him going off the wrong foot. HALOL.
OMG. So many commercials.
Well I don't feel so bad about not paying for cable now with all these commercial messages.
That is smart. It is cheaper if you go the AppleTV route and you just buy the shows you want to watch.
And just stream the sports that you want to watch.
Trey Burke, so silky.
He's the pride of Columbus, what else would you expect?
Your avatar is scary.
So if Bruce Weber was better at evaluating talent and recruiting, he'd look like a better coach? NO WAY!
That was a total Captain Obvious moment right there.
what the fuck foul?
What is the deal with Assembly Hall. Are they trying to be like Staples Center when the Lakers play?
Three point shooting looks good so far. And the color commentary is actually enjoyable for once as well.
Trey soooo good
Lets run away with this one
We are trying to, but ESPN insists on making money.
So many ticky-tac fouls the last few minutes.
Note to refs this is the big ten and we don't call fouls unless you're hammered.
So the refs had some pregame drinks?
These threes are like manna from heaven.
Jalen Rose is incredibly annoying during this telecast. If he wasn't an alum I think everybody here would realize this.
Trey Burke, so hot right now, Trey Burke.
Jalen Rose is a little over-excitable...still better than a lot of other commentators, but needs a little less Gus Johnson and a little more Ernie Johnson
What the fuck with ticky tack fouls? Home cooking much? That's some bullshit, they better call pussy fouls on them too.
Jalen rose, please do every game
Please tell me someone else caught that. Illinois looking like fools with their pants on the ground? A+, Mr. Rose.
Woo, THJ drew the block!
Phew, thankfully they didn't call a charge, would've been THJ's 3rd and put him on the bunch for quite a while.
The second one they thought was on him was on Smotz.
NOVAK. HOW U MAKE THAT?!
Seriously??? How did Novak make that?
WAS THAT ANOTHER BS CALL?
Zack Noooovak with the scoop!
Novak with the Reverse! NIce athleticism there
Fucking pussy fouls. Terrible refs.
Uh-oh McLimans time, survive til halftime.
CC time. Still have to survive.
Lol you are correct, that was my premature 2 fouls on our Bigs so we dwell into Blake territrory prediction.
That was a bad pass...
Nooooovak! 31 points!
these refs are killing us...
This is ridiculous. I can't handle this officiating.
Colton Christian scoring points in non-garbage time? WAAAT?
Announcer: "And let's take another peak at that backdoor"
(I'm sorry, I'm immature and we're up by 10)
I thought the same thing ...
Friggin' full-court press. We got lucky.
Thata boy Colton!
I came here to make sure I wasn't crazy and that these refs are calling some BS, and I'm glad to see I'm not alone.
It's disgusting, and it's inconsistent. That makes me more mad than anything, I might turn it off.
How did we not come up with that ball???
Wow, hopefully Novak's pride isn't too hurt, looking like volleyball out there
Well that had to be a little bit painful for Hardaway.
Vogrich has had a couple good threes, they just bounced out, he should keep shooting.
Agreed. We want him shooting those, and if he keeps getting good looks like that, he'll hit more of them.
Hopefully Stauskus is the more athletic Vogrich for us in the future.
To me, Stauskus looks like a taller Stu Douglass, if we're making comparisons. But maybe "taller Stu" and "more athletic Vogrich" are the same thing. I would add better ball handler than Vogrich though.
Paul is heating up. I think 2 3s now. Gotta keep him under wraps. Also gotta put a man on him.
How does Illinois not go 2 for 1 at the end of the half? That's just terrible. It's not like holding the ball resulted in a good shot. What a poorly coached team.
I'm sorry, but why the hell is Colton Christian in the game on the last offensive possession of the half?
You want Morgan or Smotz to get called for another foul?
You must have missed the part of the game when Smot picked up two dumb fouls.
I thought the game was at 8. Must have been some old tv listing. Oh well, getting a win is all that matters. C'mon Blue!
Grab a stick, draw a play in the sand.
Dang, no score at the end. Hope we have a run to start the 2nd half.
Multiple games in a row where we don't see a foul coming when it's obvious they're going to foul when they have 1 to give, and end up with a shitty end of clock shot. Should've been corrected by now.
Not going to lie, a little disappointing to be up only 8 right now.
Road game, Big Ten++ refs - I'll take it.
35-27 Michigan at the half.
Gotta let Trey take more threes.
Up 8 at the half, and it feels like Michigan is carrying play. A few dumb turnovers, but other than that I've liked most things.
Should be up more. Horrible officiating again. Nice to see THJ find his way off the bus, and Burke is awesome. Also, +1 to ESPN for giving us Jalen.
Jalen is definitely a huge highlight from this game so far. I love him as an annoucer so far.
You know the first half went well when Colton Christian has 2 points and Meyers Leonard only has 4.
complete random questoin, but does anyone know the song they played at the tip-off of the game? Its a pretty popular pump up song, and not thinking of it is bugging me right now!
You might be thinking of Like A Prayer by Madonna.
It's no "Build Me Up Buttercup" but it seems to work
This is all you ever post....
At least that's who I'm thinking of....
I'm king kong up in this bitch.
refs let their presence known.
Come on, don't start too sloppy...
Great start to the half
Imagine how this game would be going if Mogan was say.....awake or something.
Flashbacks to Purdue.
oh my god another foul!
ARGH Y U FOUL THERE?!?!
Does that give Burke the record?
4 point foul there, not good. Need to stop turning the ball over.
Looking real sloppy.
Burke is gonna be a lottery pick.
Burke shoot some threes
C'mon Novak, with that easy of a drive should at least draw iron, ugly, ugly, ugly.
Novak's play tonight leaves a lot to be desired.
Man up Morgan, can't let Leonard heat up
Novak and Morgan are playing like absolute dogshit
And let's start heaving bad threes again. Like clockwork.
big men haven't made any plays in 3 games.
This is an ugly half on both ends so far. We need to pick it up. Aggravating officiating continues.
this game about to get ugly fellas
This is probably the worst officiated game this year against us. The others are Indiana and Ohio State.
Ted Valentine did the OSU game as well as this one.
OSU was worse.
Hardaway looking good. Yet another three.
Timmy enfuego? Threeeeeee
i feel a morgan turnover
This is becoming burke vs paul
Now can Hardaway keep up this streak?
Wow. Hardaway Jr. Wow.
Keep it up Tim!
"lingerie on the deck"???
THJ three. We needed that!
I know this goes against everything holy but Jalen's commentating can be down right brutal at times..
He's more excited about leonard and 'feeding the big lurch' than burke or hardaways magic. Fab 5 never won a ship, this team with far less talent could do something special and hes just being a prick.
The Fab Five went 15-3 in 1992-93 and finished second. That record would win the Big Ten outright this year.
Gotta go up strong Stu
By the way, Gus Johnson (???) just had the line of the night..
"He's not taking names and leaving lingerie on the deck like his daddy used to do"
Gus Johnson is nowhere near the court tonight.
Not Gus Johnson. Illinois's Jalen Rose equivalent, whatever his name is.
It was Steve Bardo.
How does this Opie-looking motherfucker have no fouls? I have literally never seen him set his feet on a pick.
Leonard could be called for 3 seconds in the paint ob every trip down the floor.
I wish Timmy could break angles and leave lingerie on the court like his daddy, then he would be unstoppable!
can't wait for McGary's size and rebounding ability. It will make this team a whole lot better.
Novak just not even close on anything tonight.
When you don't have any plays set up for the low post and your big men are playing like sponge cake you wouldn't have any fouls either. At least put the 7 footer McLimans against him instead of Christian.
That was an absolutely atrocious call.
an offensive foul on one end and a blocking foul on the other.
Horrible call against christian!!!! FLOP!!!
Nothing can ever be easy.....
That's because in the B1G the job of the refs is to "balance things out" so the little guy has a chance. If they called the games even some teams would have no real chance of winning and what fun would that be?
The pass led him into the foul, defense needs to tighten up they've missed some open shots last few trips down.
Is Novak nursing any injuries? He looks a little slower the last few games and is missing shots he would normally hit.
Novak can't do anything, atleast don't miss open three. Jzz..
Maybe we should stop settling for long shots every trip down. When is Novak gonna show up? His offense has been horrid of late.
Novak is ice cold tonight.
So is this some sort of Punk'd situation? I could have sworn I just saw Christian guarding Leonard... ha ha ha that would be pretty funny. Kill me.
Must. Keep. Lead.
Wasn't that goaltending?
Hardaway is on fire tonight!
Thank god timmy is finally back. Perfect timing
I think this is Hardaway's best game in Big Ten play, maybe of the entire season.
Keep it going TIM!!!
There you go Timmy
Tim is hot right now!
finally. great job on both ends tonite.
So where was this guy all season?
Jesus that "I" at half court should toss in a salad. What a chunky vowel.
It's March, Tim hardaway started ballin at this time last year. Keep it up.
GREAT RUN, YES!
I can't explain this. Shit, quantum mechanics can't explain this.
Regardless, WOOOOOOOOOOOO TIMMAH...
Hardaway out-rebounding a 7-footer. Awesome
Hardaway is playing out of his mind tonight. I love it
I love the shots, but Hardaway's Rebounding right now is ridiculous
And beautiful pass by Burke. Come on guys, seal this now.
Offensive rebound. Drink!
FEED THJ!!! HE'S HUNGRY!!
Keep attacking that basketball!!!
Morgan! Great move by Burke.
All is forgiven, Timmy.
SATURDAY IS ABOUT TO MATTER
SUNDAY EVEN MORE!!
THE GAMES ARE ON SUNDAY
I'M TALKING ABOUT SATURDAY'S WALKTHROUGH. IT WILL NOW REALLY MATTER FOR THE GAMES ON SUNDAY
Illinois seems to be unraveling
Rose is such a homer and I love it.
I knew Illinois fans would hate it.
Oh hey, ANOTHER commercial break.
Trey Burke is a smart player, he knows when to attack the rim at Ill's weakest.
looking good now, lets keep it up.
STRAIGHT BALLIN!!!!!!! Best game of the season by far. Scoring and rebounding like a straight up G. You can do this every game son...
After the Ohio win, I posited that our remaining four games were in descending order of difficulty. That turned out to be *not* quite true, though some of it was just us flat out crapping the bed against Purdue, but still - I think that we take care of business tonight we will carry that into PSU and facewreck them.
upvote for using the word "posited" on a message board and not in an academic paper. I like that.
Oh, c'mon, box out!!
Morgan and one!!!
No guys, It's the TALL guy we have to put a body on. The TALL guy.
that i can remember michigan is running a quasi trap/press.
smart move. illini are burning about 10 sec before they even get to their offensive set.
wooooooweeeeeee Valentine with the whistle 7 seconds late
Jalen likes TV? No body likes Valentine
Jalen likes TV? No body likes Valentine
Hippos are big.
This is why negs need to count against people negging. It's annoying to see almost every post in a huge thread get negged.
It just reveals that there's someone out there who's pretty pathetic.
"Business Decision". Jalyn is a pretty funny broadcaster.
Not quite sure how anyone likes Ted Valentine after the last two games he's done for us.
There's the Teddy V that we love to hate, wait til he misses to call the bullshit foul.
Burke just passed through leonard's legs. But no shout out by jalen, he'd rather keep rooting for a close game.
Don't hate on Jalen, he's the best color commentary we've had all season.
I wouldn't, imagine what Beilein could do with a 7-footer
Dude... no. Just no.
we miss so many layups and one foot jumpers
how many layups must be missed!!!!
Apparently were the only ones who can commit a foul down low
get him out. basically useless. again.
another god awful, terrible call
Leonard is throwing smotty around like crack the whip and no call? But apparently thats just big ten basketball.... Where im from thats a misdemeanor
Please get Morgan back in. Smot is killing us.
I thought Smotrycz gained weight in the offseason...god is he getting pushed around