If you're in the Breslin, be sure to chant loud enough so we can hear you on the t.v.!
Michigan vs. MSU bball open thread
Love that Novak is going to be there. Very good choice of game. Hope he makes it back to Crisler this Sunday also.
Florida does not look like the world beater Brian makes them out to be... i kinda like the matchup with the shooters we have when we meet in the final four.
Shooters? I mean I get what you're saying but our shooter(s) aren't exactly world-beaters. THJ is on a streak and we can only hope that continues; it'll be a huge help to this team. GRIII has been slumping and doing literally nothing, let alone hitting long jumpers, and Stauskas has come down to an above average (versus GREAT early in the season) three point shooter. I on any given night when two of the three guys that can shoot (not counting Trey, I guess) are not hitting shots, it could be a tough night. I know people jumped off the Florida Bandwagon and claim they aren't as good as they were advertised, but an even average shooting night from us against Florida is not a matchup I personally want to see. Call me cynical.
I will say UFs campus was very excited for tonight's game. More alive than, ost of football season.
My avatar finally changed! I'll take this as a good omen!
and you don't expect comments on the games that are on....
I hate 9:00 starts on weeknights. Win or lose I'll probably be sleep-deprived tomorrow...
the game ends at 11:00, but the blood pressure does not come down until at least midnight, win or lose. Win and I am amped, lose and my head is running through the different scenarios that could have changed things. Either way I am up till 1:00.
Anybody in the stadium and can see if Morgan is dressed??!!?
I'm here for the freak out 2 minutes in.
That never happens.
I assume this means "questionable", so maybe a chance...
Beilein says Jordan Morgan practiced today, said he has to really watch the film and see what he can do. See how he moved.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 12, 2013
Who be the Officials for this game tonight?!
Doesn't Mgoblog have a guide on where to watch games in different cities. I've been searching everywhere and can't find it...I'm borderling retarted at navigating sites though. Looking for a place to watch in Chicago that is not duffy's crazy but will be playing sound
What a dump. Dinghy concrete abounds.
The sad thing is you could be easily sitting in the football stadium and the description doesn't change
Fuck State, GO BLUE!
The freak out
The heart palpitations
My drunken stopper
And the potential meltdown
"dressed and looks like he will play" per Ron Beard (a MSU media guy)
Some kind of sleeve on left leg...jumping on it / shooting around
Will there be an open thread for the State of the Union? I'd like to witness reasonable, sound debate from the MGoBlog community. Seems like this place has been lacking in controversy lately...
Guns! Death penalty! Guns, shit! F you! Tyranny, death to you, death!!, liberals f you you son of a bitch!,, FREEDOM ! Yeah I could use some of that well reasoned discourse too
Sorry..no Politics on this blog.
At least Dickie V won't be doing the game.
I agree with you on that point.
Drinking Game: get completely blacked out so you don't have to listen to the travesty that is Dan Dakich.
He's today's analyst? Damnit
Dickich is calling the game?
What I wouldn't give for a performance like Florida is putting on KY right now, with us playing the role of the Gators, of course.
Zack Novak, Brady Hoke, and Greg Mattison visiting for the game in East Lansing! Prepare for an EPIC win tonight guys!
Lloyd Carr too. The gang's all there.
will not be at the game. Just saw him with the Heat telecast during the Miami game. I can't think of the last big game that TH Sr. wasn't watching him son play live.
Go Blue! Beat State!
FYI, the Heat announcers just asked TH Sr. why he was missing the game. He responded that he is leaving at halftime to make sure he watches the game in entirely and be in the moment.
They then said that TH Jr was a Junior and what about next year? TH Sr. response was that "you can't teach height". TH Jr has the length to shoot over people that TH Sr. never had. TH Sr. "chest can barely fit in Miami", because he is that proud of his son. How he helps put his team in a position to win every game and hopefully lead a Final Four run. But afterwards, it is ultimately TH Jr's decision to make and TH Sr. supports his son either way. Unfortunately, overall, my impression of his comments was that TH Jr. is leaning more to heading to the draft next year than staying, but it is still very much undecided.
They are wearing "You Off" Shirts and chanted "Fat Tuesday" when Hoke walked in.
Will I get banned for chuckling at You Off?
would have been funnier. fuck little brother.
the dude abides... GO BLUE!!
with all that body armor? dude looks like pudge rodriguez
GO BLUE, BEAT STATE
Is that Dantonio smiling?? Or did I just have one too many shots of jager?
Dantonio with an evil smile
his only* smile.
Hoke told him "We're bringing the weedwhacker now." Dantonio laughing through his teeth "Well I guess we need to find a new hiding spot to lay in."
I used to wonder why he didn't smile. Probably because he looks like a major pedo (ad hominem, I know), but really.
How in gods name did Noel get hurt with all of that padding on his legs?
The same way people get sick with all their clothing on.
but I'm stuck at work, hopefully somone will be posting a link? Thanks!
Will this game be on ESPNU or something until the UK-FL game is over??? Becasue this sh*t won't be done by 8/9 with that injury delay...
EDIT: Nevermind, I could very well be wrong.
chanting "It's great to be a Florida Gator"???
It makes me sad that Florida's student section gets more court side seats than the Maize Rage
Thats not exactly the most original chant, probably going to let that one slide
Thats not exactly the most original chant, probably going to let that one slide
That guy from the documentary is on Florida.
Stop fouling in the final minute of a blowout! Geez SEC basketball.
...Morgan likely to play per various twitter comments
This pregame crew is full of fail
appling > burke according to this idiot
they'll let anyone on tv
We better fucking win.
McGary getting the start
Fuck, we have to listen to Dakich all game.
I laughed at those "You off" shirts
As a Bulls fan and an anti Duke fan, i wish Jay Williams would kick rocks with open toed shoes
Ah yes there's a sight for sore eyes; Dan Dakich.
Sparty. Worry 'bout yo self, not UM
Saw another one that said WE BEEN ON. You surprised?
Why does seem that every male that attends MSU sports a buzz cut?
Well hello, Sam...
RGIII coming off the bench
My ears just stopped bleeding from Saturday......
Good luck to McGary in his first start!
Mostly watching the SOTU during the first half but I flipped over long enough to see the "You Off" shirts. That type of thing is exactly why they are little brother. Can you imagine us ever caring enough about them to make shirts like that?
Anyone else glad dick vital isn't announcing tonight?
I could eat cereal out of Sam Ponder's dimples.
Three freshman starting. Lets do this thang.
Let's Fucking Go!
One time, me and Sam Ponder GOT IT ON!
No, no we didn't :(
The Izzone is so bro-tastic.
Dan Dakich is the worst.
There are even paper bags in the basketball arena...impressive.
Long jumpshot by McGary? No thank you.
Is there a live stream?
Omg these fools in white are going to be a bunch of bouncing animals ALL FRICKING NIGHT.
Alright, another slow start. Just great.
Appling body checks Burke...
This will not end well unfortunately.
Umm you cant push the guy?
Was fouled on that travel
What the fuck is up with our offense!?
Another slow start. LOL
So the students throw trash on the first basket
You can't burn anything
Please no slow starts
Anyone have on online stream link?
Watching GRIII just bums me out. Gets a pass, looks for another pass immediately, stands in the corner and watches the rest of the play. He's a non-factor.
ya, that is an offensive foul when you use your arm to throw someone away...announcers celebrate it....
Uh oh they are slapping the floor now! We're screwed!
Robinson has not been on lately
Take Robinson out.
God I hate them.
Robinson needs to sit on the damn bench
Ehhhh. That was a bad foul.
Gun to your head. Dakich or Pam Ward?
Pull the trigger.
If those are the choices I may take the bullet...
I would rather be shot.
Pam Ward is fine, the only reason she's dissed is for being a woman.
Guess you haven't seen the youtube video of her during an injury timeout. It has much more to do with her than just being a woman. She is horrible.
I rather have the Spielman Meyer combo in 2011 than dakich.
Robinson off to another poor start.
GRIII looking shaky. Hell everyone is.
Start drinking heavily.
I wish everyone else did too.
out please. does nothing on either end anymore.
Is inching further away from a 1st rd draft pick and closer to being a 6th man...
10-7 at the break...you've seen everything they've got...
Man, I hate Sparty.
I like the start. MSU is not going to feed off emotion the entire game. Keep it close early.
We see Morgan-McGary duo to let Robinson sit on the bench?
The DirecTV genie is an absolute smoke show.
And the good news is that she is a Michigan fan. Although she mentioned it was more to bother here brother-in-law who's an ohio state fan but I'll still take another SI model routing for Michigan.
Why won't they play Morgan and McGary together and sit GRIII for a spell?
Been saying it for 4 weeks now
GRIII just looks like he can't handle the road
stage fright going to ever end?
GR3 is not a good player right now. I don't know if it's a confidence issue or the "freshman wall" but he has totally disappeared during the past couple of weeks. The only impact he makes seems to be negative.
Dawson cannot shoot. Sag off of him and force him to make jumpers!!
twice now he's let his man blow by him on the pick. play some D!!!
piss poor D by stauskus. at least he hit a 3.
One of the Sparty cheerleaders looks like she's never seen the sun a day in her life.
GRIII needs to get his head in the game.
Morgan and mcgary together please no gr3 until he can get his head into it
Guys GRIII is just a freshmen. Give'im a break.
give him a 10 min break on the bench.
Ticky tack fucking call.
There ya go Nik!
They are so much better inside.
Nix is going to abuse us if he keeps making those hooks.
We're getting absolutely dominated in the paint.. I knew we were at a disadvantage but besides their one three pointer every single one of their 6 baskets have been in the paint..
Did someone hire Gerg to coach Michigan's basketball defense this year?
Will we ever have a big who can hit those over the shoulder shots?
No answer for Nix so far. A lot of sloppy passes that have lead to turnovers. Lucky to be down only 3.
Staukas has shown up at least
HE'S NOT JUST A SHOOTER
Not just a shooter!
Like to see that from Nik.
Why is GRIII afraid to shoot a 3?
"Just a shooter"
"Stauk is more than a shooter." (drink)
and first 'he's not just a shooter' reference!
"NOT JUST A SHOOTER" DRINK!!!
Count is 1
"stauskas not just a..."
He's also a robot!
So god damn tired of opponents having ungodly 3-point accuracy within the first 10 minutes of the game
Jordan Morgan vs Nix...that's not even fair
Well we need to guard Harris at the 3pt line
You need to close out...
Was that Nix kid in Good Burger?
Stauskas is not just a shooter!!
He is more than just a shooter.
Didn't look like a foul...REALLY!!
I swear Morgan goes up slower than anyone I've ever seen.
DAN DAKICH SHUT THE FUCK UP
THE FUCK UP YOU FUCKING ANNOYING ASS MAN
Dakich is a fucking idiot.
Maybe a little with the body?!?!
It was a fucking hip check.
Shut up Dakich. That is a foul.
Dakich is such a Michigan hater.
Play onnn??? What
Yeah that's a play on but the no call on Burke against ohio was a foul...got it
I'm not a paid commentator but that was most certainly a foul.
Not a foul my ass, fck the announcer
Oh it's dakich...understood. Fuck him
There may not be a worse announcer in sports...
Leaving Gary Harris alone for three seems like a bad idea. We should probably not do that.
Also, Dakich is awful.
Dakich is slowly becoming my least fav commentator....
I feel like I'm always tracking how well the opponent is shooting to start every game.
MSU shooting 8-11 (73%)
dakich is intolerable
so you can obliterate the shooter as long as you get a piece of the ball. what a horseshit comment.
to going from homer to anti-michigan
time for a run
Don't mind the fact he got steamrolled in the process.
This isn't good.
Transition defense is awful again
A classic Beilein road start. Come out of the gates and play like total slop.
Fucking commentators. A shooter?! NOT JUST.
Where the hell is the fight in this team? If you can't get up for this game, when will you?!
just go home.
Nothing good happens when he's in.
Caris plays good D. Dont treat him like Eso...
And that shot on Saturday.
Levert doesn't play good D. I know people used to say that, but there really isn't any evidence for it. The end of the Wisconsin game was pretty good evidence that his D isn't that great.
Whats plus/minus this year?
Drink every time Dakich acts like a douche.
If I did that, my liver would burst within a minute
possible we have deaths of alcohol poisoning if we go through with this.
You'll probably be trashed by halftime.
I prefer life.
These guys had like 20 points total at the end of the first half against Minnesota.
The self proclaimed best shooter in the NCAA
Oh come on he's had a good start and is 2-3 shooting tonight.
Last 4-5 games...
Our defense is sooo bad tonight
9-13 for MSU (69.2%)
Shittttt State's got the perfect gameplan so far.. pound it inside because we cant stop them, when we overcompensate they kick it out and of course shoot way above their season average from 3.. this can't be sustained but we have to weather the storm and get better shots on offense.
LeVert has played really poorly on the road thusfar. Hopefully today will be better.
How has this team regressed so much from the start of B1G season? Is it the youth?
in GR3's eyes. Lost.
I would say it has to do with playing every good team on the road in the best conference in the country.
Maybe there's been regression but the level of competiton has gone way up and its all on the road except 1 home game against Ohio St.
its called tough road games in the BIG
facing a host of top 20 teams rather than Northwestern and an overhyped Minnesota?
Idiot commentators. They're winning because they're shooting lights out.
Oh my god...this is terrible.
Dakich is drunk.
Get off the screeen Dakich!
THE COURT YOU FUCKING ANNOYING FUCK FUCKER FACED MAN
Lets chill out. It's still very early.
We know how much you love anyone Michigan's playing.
How is every single team playing against us can start with such a high% field goal? Am I right to conclude that we are not that good, really?
When a team can't miss, that doesn't mean the team they're playing isn't good. See: Illinois
This problem with the defense could put a serious damper on our title hopes. As somebody mentioned, MSU has had trouble cracking 20 in halves before tonight.
fuck is Dakich babbling about?
Do you fellas think GRIII is done being a contributor for the year? I mean anything other than 4-5 pt games, 2 rebounds per game. He looked shell shocked and his confidence is gone. This is nothing that a summer wont take care of so I expect him to be back and in good form next year but unlike Canadian BAcon who still walks around with swag GR simply looks like a broken guy on his close up shots. Or is it as simple as this kid hitting 4-5 from the field in some game in the future? I am worried he is just going to be a space eater for the rest of the year and tourney. This is not a 2-3 game slump - he has been completely ineffecitve for 3 weeks now.
GRIII and Canadian Bacon have two different personalities. Hopefully he'll get some confidence back whenever our schedule lightens up.
Maybe Nix can do some good and take him out for the rest of the game.
Maybe Michigan needs to start fouling. All year it has been said they are the least fouling team etc. However, that means teams are getting free shots way too often.
Did everyone not see this coming? Izzo's teams always start the season like crap and then completely turn it around by January-February
...is that you, Caris?
Spin move awesomeness...
LaVert on Dawson? That looks like trouble to me...
Levert with a smooth jump shot there.
People need to calm down. MSU is shooting the lights out but they're only up five. They'll cool down.
You could not have stated this more clearly or accurately.
Why are they shooting lights out, because no one is D'ing them up? No one's in their face?
I Gary Harris has a bad back, why would you give him an inch? Make him work. Make him exert himself offensively and defensively.
Moar Spike Albrecht.
Did Dakich just say Hardford?
we would run something that wasn't always a handoff beyond the three point line.
MSU recruits hateable fat dudes.
I want fouls to go both ways once..
That was kind of a cheap foul call on Horford, wasn't it?
I wish we played D like that.
The fuck was that Spike?
We have no offense with this line up
Man, teams realy have figured out how to defend us.
gotta get burke back in here
What is with this lineup? Seriously.
That actually was a very good defensive possession for Sparty.
We're in deep shit.
really hurting us lately, so timid anymore.
He doesn't shoot open 3's and then works his way into a defended 2....just go ahead and shoot the open 3 dammit
and too much dribbling by too many guys
What the hell is this lineup?
McGary stop throwing the ball away
Why do I feel like 95% of our offensive possessions take place outside the arc? You're not going to win many games like that.
Worst offensive lineup ever? Yes.
I don't know the percentages, but I'd guess opponents are shooting above 60% in the first 12 minutes of games at their place.
cause we play shitty defense?
Your answer is truth though
5 on 3 and you stop and hold the ball. then mcgary with another TO. horrible.
Get off the court Izzo
We have no offense. We're screwed.
if we don't get it together
McGary's second giveaway tonight.
Why do this to spike? Burke should never come out.
Announcers just a bit over the top.
this is bad...come on
Not good....we are rushing everything.