Pull away now.
Michigan - Purdue Open Thread
Would've been an awesome play. Damn.
He needs ups...
I wish the foul hadn't interfered with the dunk, but still. I'll take the foul.
Nice look Canadian Bacon! Anything leading to a foul or a dunk is a-ok by me.
Except if it's McGary shooting the freebies.
Please finish Mitch!
I never expect to make both free throws anymore, sort of sad.
Hahaha, look at them messing around under the basket!
I love this kid more and more every week....
McGary is the man!
Everybody Chant now!
BIG PUPPY! BIG PUPPY! BIG PUPPY!
Enthusiasm? Oh, he's got it all right
McGary is one badass mascot.
I'M STARTING THE MITCH MCGARY APPRECIATION GROUP.
McGary has so much effort but it seems like he is always this close to making a great play. Just dribbles it out of bounce. Misses the dunk, Misses both free throws. When he can get the finishing down he is going to be special.
He has to start finishing plays if we want to make a run in march...
Agreed, that's why I love him as a 6th man this year. I feel him a Caris are just a half step away in adjusting to the college game. When they do, be it the end of this year or next, watch out.
what the heck I make a pro Michigan post and I get sent to bolivia. Nice dictatorship here eh comrads.
Boiler The Fuck Up!
With all due respect and remember I'm saying with all due respect, will you please piss off?
The first amendment says I have the right to make any dumbass comments I want.
It protects you from jail, not from being sent to Bolivia.
Not a good first post.
Welcome to MGoBlog. Bow down.
I guess you probably shouldn't have posted the obviously pro-Purdue posts before that one then
after you couldn't handle non-trolling instructions. Bolivia for a month; don't test it again.
But things are looking shiny now!
I think I just broke something in my house. I blame Mitch Mcgary.. He told me to. Love watching this kid play. Brings so much energy
Was that that drake look-a-like who made the prank videos they just showed in the student section? Can't remember his name but those videos were semi-entertaining.
I swear after that series of plays he was foaming at the mouth. He might be a little too hype after those good plays.
GRIII: Scores quietly, dunks loudly.
Mcgary pumping up the crowd! I LOVE IT!!
Purdue is about as done as Professor X.
Assume the position.
Wow. Crisler is on fire, and the team's even hotter. 2013 is the new 1989.
As much as a I love the guy, Trey Burke's shot selection is at times terrible.
That would be it.
but we need to shoot free throws better.
While Prof X was trolling, he was egged on by some idiot M fans.
There's nothing wrong with a reasonable opposing fan posting here. However, some people negged him for just that. Now, Prof X responded poorly, but he's been a valued member here for a while. Whatever mod bolivia'd him should take responsibility and explain why.
Beer + alumni status dissonance = prof x goes crazy...
Boiler the fuck up posts and the other rubbish he posted aren't anything other than trolling so F him.
You should probably take the night off. The MGoBlogerati has spoken.
I explained quite clearly that informative or insightful commentary was fine, but to restrict his comments to that. He tried to flout that warning twice, and I took his points to zero (as my above post explains), I then told him not to post on the thread again; after he did that, I put him into the negative.
I've explained each action I've taken in real time, if you care to look.
Thanks. Haven't had time to look backwards at replies and still pay attention to the game.
I do remember people jumped on him for early, innocent posts though. There used to be a community wide effort to encourage polite discourse, yet game threads this year have been a sad display of the MLive mentality. Perhaps, some of those that egged Prof X on deserve some blame as well.
and I make a point to stop the personal stuff against simple opinion posts, whether they say M football will be better out without Denard because he's a "bad player" or it's a Buckeye getting negged just for being a Buckeye. Not saying I'm perfect, just that I do consciously try.
If you can point to anything above that you think deserves more than just a "come on guys" warning, I'd be glad to take a look at it. I didn't post one of those because his first couple posts were pretty bad, though I agree he followed up with a few reasonable replies about Painter/Purdue frontcourt before reverting back.
If you went back and read his posts you would see most people ignored him. He had the "Mlive"-like attitude, trolling trolling and trolling some more. You can go back and read yourself but nobody jumped on him early on. He got what he deserved.
I am sorry but you did not give enough warning time. By the time I saw the warning I already posted the comment that brought me to 0. So, in essance your moderating system blows for open threads. The old system was better. Let the community decide with neg bangs. I am fine with getting neg banged to bolivia.
There are plusses and minuses to the current system. A mod controlled system is great for non-open threads. A community controlled moderation works better for real time open threads.
In the words of Arnold, "Quit whining!" I lost all of my points one time and went to -999 for posting a thread questioning the football teams toughness and I never got those points back.
As someone who knows a thing or two about acting like a douchebag, I'd say he was mainly acting like a douchebag.
Happy to see Horford in and scoring
Burke is sooo quick. Gotta love it!
i decided to combing gr3 timmy and trey to create
trey hardaway iii
I love how whenever Trey makes a mistake or misses a shot, he bounces back immediately
I love spike...he has been so good at driving the lane the last few weeks...and then a charge...
Love McGary's energy, he gets Crisler rocking.
Spike turnover? Rare.
I haven't seen Stauskas drain a 3 in a long time, when was his last? I probably wasn't watching when it happened, but it seems like it's been games...
He hit one at the start of this game.
his confidence seems down...has played poorly since OSU...far from the heights of earlier this season.
Definitely missed it, thanks! I was curious, his regression to the mean has kind of sucked to see.
The beginning of this game
That was an "I want to shoot" shot.
Burke flipped a switch and is attacking that guy on defense. It looks like he doesn't respect the guy's handles.
Hey guys, did you know twitter?
If they say twitter one more time... I'm sending a stern letter.
early in the year, when he wasn't making his 3s, his misses were often of the in-and-out variety. now, he is firing up a lot of airballs and bricks. he needs to get his mojo back for this team to fire on all cylinders.
They could also do a little more to get him involved. He can be good on the ball screens. Too often he gets lost in the corner.
dude went from nothing to big time exposure... this is to be expected. Heck, its probably good for him...
by the time we get to indy next week he will be fine I predict.
POWER POST....Mitch Morgan on the floor....Together!
Michigan up 10 and in control of the game, Purdue is a different team this second half. They played an AMAZING first half, no way they could do that consistently.
I don't know about "in control". Still struggling.
not so fast...
Purdue came within 5, maybe 4 don't remember, and Mich shot that back up to 10. Mich will win this by 15+
He's bear hugged full two-armed reacharound by Purdue as the ball was knocked out, hmm..
That's a really bad call
He's working and running a lot which is why I think his shot is suffering. Earlier he was just standing in the corner and shooting open shots. Once he gets the conditioning down, he should return to form.
He just tried to tackle him! How can that be a foul on Staukas?
Over and back. Stauskas still established in the front court when he recovered possession.
Mcgary pumping up the crowd! I LOVE IT!!
You all have my permission to pour it on these refs.
Holy fuck these refs are you serious?
Oh you were super close to the call? Well I didn't really see it, but the ball went across half court, so I'm just going to over rule you...
So if that ball wasn't tipped...ARE THERE GHOSTS AT CRISLER?
Game ain't over yet. Gotta start making shots again.
It seems like the ref said Stauskas controlled it after the tip in the front court and then went back court which is technically a good call if you think Stauskas regained possession with one hand on the ball. It's debatable.
I'm more concerned with the Purdue player wrapping up Stauskas. Looked like he was trying to make an open field tackle not knock the ball out.
We need to learn to put people away.
So, in 17 wins we have not been able to "put people away"?
I'll go on record as saying that I bet Michigan "puts away" Purdue.
Yea I think some people need to take a step back from the ledge.
I still think Mich wins by 15+
Saying we need to put someone away is not hysterical talk. Some people need to let fans be fans their own way.
I would have been cool if you said that. But you said we need to "learn" how to put teams away.
One word, but huge difference. I would argue that we've put teams away in every game that we've led late this year because, well, we have. Our only loss was a comeback that fell short.
SFTC riding on it? lol
What is SFTC? I'm assuming signature?
You're kind of an ass tonight.
People calling Michigan players "bitches" can make me less patient with people, I'll admit.
you have been cluttering this thread up with tears for way too long tonight...
Irrationality in game threads? You don't say.
Our defense is pretty rough. BOX THE FUCK OUT!
There we go Nik, keep it up
There ya go Stauskas!
What a great job of finding Stauskas by Burke.
about time we see stauskas throwdown a 3
Worst job in the world next year? Defending Trey Burke in the NBA
defense in the nba???
This begs the question: would you defend against Trey Burke on national television for free college tuition?
Glad he made that. I've started cringing whenever Stauskas winds up. Hope he gets back in the rhythym.
2-4 is 50%. - Ill take that every single game
McGary gets the layup in the paint. Huh.
LOVE the maize and blue canadian flag. Perfect.
Who is choosing the down-time music? God-awful.
I'm going to make a call Herm... Any special request?
Not a fan of "Stanky Leg"?
the refs are horrible tonight
They have made bad calls, but far from horrendous...ala OSU and Minny games
M is really good at basketing the balls
and Purdue is really bad at everything. except at being a sausage-fest-nerdy engineering school
My best friend dated a girl who went to Purdue. He said she looked like Halle Berry.
She did not.
Not even close.
I make fun of him to this day about it.
Did he wear beer goggles all the time?
This is why it is so great to be a Michigan Wolverine. I went to the Wikipedia page for "Rebound", and who is an example? Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III. Go Blue
I'm sorry to bring up twitter again, but if any of you have one and you aren't following Zach Novak you probably should. I love his tweets during the game. He's a true MIchigan man.
Do us all a favor and link his twitter.
Considering it's like 3 am over there now, isn't it?
for a McGary Finish?
Obviously some lovely Michigan fan took some nice pics in Evanston. Go Blue!
McGary putting it on the floor!
McGary: feeling it.
Mr. Byrd no hot anymore.
McGary reminded me of the bus drivers kid in hoosiers on that drive. Showing some awesome moves tonight.
Trey with the handle
Was it 17? Seems like it might be about right.
Great angle. Brian is loving it I'm sure.
It did make the bounce pass look kinda cool.
pouring it on now! Go Blue!
#1 sign: bueno.
After that 1st half, I'll take a double digit win
Trey's just showing off now.
Go Blue! One win away from #1
I get the mpression that Trey could do it all himself if he really cared to. Dribble for 30... attack the rim at the last 5... easy layup.
68-53 is your final from Ann Arbor.
McGary was POG. He brought the energy when we needed it.
Came out in the 2nd half. Made their shots. Purdue cooled off. And that was it. They just didn't match up talent wise.
Good finish after a shaky start. Purdue isn't a good team, but they are pesky. Take care of business at Illinois and we'll have the #1 ranking! Bring it!
As sluggish as they looked tonight, I still think this team is a true championship contender.
Man, I kinda get tired of other teams bombing away from 3 and making an excessively high percentage of often crappy shots, but I know they can't keep it up all game. Meeeechigan wins make it all better.
I love the way this team plays.
Purdue was shooting lights out early, and a lesser team might have freaked out. This team is confident and talented.
This team is only getting better too. I've thought this after every game and it's still true.
Love this team. Go Blue!
Sometimes KENPOM biffs the prediction by a basket so that people don't figure out who possesses the DeLorean.
Team's theme song. lol
This is the song that has been in my head for the past couple of hours.
It's been in my head ever since they used it to introduce the Cowboy Classic jerseys.
We're 18-1 people!!!! How awesome is that!!!!!!! There were times when i thought I'd NEVER see this kind of a start. 18-1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE ARE TEH BEST
May be the long layoff got us off to the slower first half start! But Purdue had great 3 point shots in the first. Next game against IL, I hope we get off to a faster start! Bench is shaping up well and should improve through the season!
Goin out of his way to bash Michigan during the Ucla game. Still has a grudge from the Fab Five days, what an idiot.
I noticed this as well. It was extremely irritating. Never liked that guy
But as a kid I was a huge Reggie Miller fan. He also went to UCLA, but I would have been too ting to see him play there. It seemed like Walton did every game. As a 10 year old, I still thought he was a moron. Why was a hearing about the 77 Trailblazers while watching the 94 Pacers vs Hawks?
Not ting. My apologies
are the prohibitive Number 1 Muppets?!
Gotta clean up against Illinois before those!
Not sure who was worse tonight: Blind Bo Boroski, TerribleTed Valentine, Brian Dorsey or the half time ball twirler who couldn't twirl.