"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
But rebounding could be a slight problem tonight.
I'll say it again -
HATE the white unis.
the side pattern on PSU's unis - looks like a rejected design from the NBA all-star game.
Nice start here, a win would help the NIT chances.
In the land of blind men, the one-eyed man is king.
If you aren't gonna make the Big Dance, you may as well fight for the next best thing.
Michigan football was 4-0 and ranked #20 in the country this year. And then they shit the bed. Should we not have cared if they won six games and made the Pizza Pizza Bowl? Did you "cut your losses" with the football team?
Making the post-season is ALWAYS better than not making the post-season... even if they have to "settle" for a lesser venue.
In 2006, I never could have imagined giving anyone a plus-one for articulating the virtues of the Pizza-Pizza Bowl. Sigh.
I also never would have thought RR would be the coach or my former boss would be the athletic director. Weird couple years.
I can see where both sides are coming from. The expectations for the basketball team were huge this year and I think it's safe to say that they were much higher than that for the football team this year.
That being said, any postseason berth is better than none and it would at least be a building block towards a successful season next year.
68 teams got into bowls. And they don't have nearly the mid-major slots that the NCAA has. There were more teams from the Big Ten in bowls than will make the Tourney. If people would have cared more about the Pizza Bowl more than the NIT, that's just a sign how utterly pathetic the last two seasons have been. Had we gone in the stretch of New Year's Day bowls you would gave gotten the same reaction to bowling in Detroit - yawns.
The benefit is some tournament type experience for a still young team, potentially some neutral court games, experience out of league, and most of all a chance to end the season on a positive note with some wins in the NIT. They will have as much talent as anyone in it, maybe Manny and Peedi see their M careers ending and pick it up, and we end up winning it.
is better than a losing season - a nice NIT run could set the tone for a return to the big dance next season.
why is everyone wearing half sleeves now?
Yeah, I don't get the 1 sleeve thing either, what's the purpose?
we can shoot?
not really, no.
We just need confidence down the stretch. A win on the road is always tough to come by so you take what you can get, but playing a 1 - whatever team in the conference at home, you really want to win handily
More Sims, Please.
This must be where we tank for the last 8 or so minutes of the first half.....
and only manny makes one. if u cant make 3s please..dont take them.
Problem is...we need to shoot 3s because, outside of Sims, we have no other option
has always been better as a slasher imo. he doesnt really seem like a pull up and shoot kinda guy. ya, he has a nice jumper but hes better getting to the rim and as a result the charity stripe. outside of him, no u dont really have anyone to score. feed the big man down low. stu douglass should NOT have the highest FGA in the first half. especially with shooting 2-7 from field and 1-4 from 3.
No argument there. Only saying that the 3 point shot is a very important part of our offense. I wish we didn't have to rely on it so much
sucks (even for the BTN) - get him out of the studio.
Online stream anyone? I am stuck at work :(
BTN games don't seem to ever make it online.
Sims is a beast, we need like 2-3 of him.
Morris' play in the 2nd half of this season has made me pretty excited for the future of Michigan Basketball. (knocking on wood.)
No you're definitely right.
I'm watching the game on ESPN Gamecast and I must say I really like seeing all the scores having Assisted by Darius Morris next to them.
He's having a real nice 2nd half
Good to hear - he's the future of this team
Are we seriously going to lose to the worst team in the Big Ten, at Home?
I'm sure we'll make it close, but this is very disconcerting
He scores in "The Land of the Giants?" What kind of shlock is this?
BTN, I'm available every Saturday if you need announcers. My resume:
1. I can read names.
2. See #1.
I know that's kind of douchy, but these guys suck.
"Zone Left has shown the ability to read, speaks fluent English, and doesn't make 'down goes Frazier' references."
I'm in! In 40 years I'll be doing the 12:00 game with Pam Ward.
Thanks for the help.
It's pathetic the effort that Michigan has been putting forth all game. We're getting outhustled by the last place team in the Big Ten. Really a poor reflection on the team as a whole when they just go through the motions.
I had no idea.
2-8 shooting is unacceptable
This team is, um, wow.
yeah i was just going to start a new topic...one to try and inspire people and remind them of what georgia did in the SEC tournament to make it into the big dance as a 14 seed...and talk about how if we can get lucky and get hot at the right time we could try and do something similar....
and then i turned my head and looked at the score...
If we shoot another bad three with more than 10 seconds left on the shot clock im gonna punch a baby!
Son of a bitch. What the hell is going on with these guys?
Sims is a good guy, because i might have shoved Talor back.
Agreed, I was going to say the same thing. He certainly is coming across as a bit of a, well, you know.
Sims didn't even react... well played by him. Hopefully he'll just take the game over.
The crowd's got to get more into the game. I know we're down but come on - it's doable.
I guess in a way it's times like these that I'm glad I don't have BTN. At least this way I don't have to see it.
I'm pretty sure the team's 3pt shooting percentage is now equal to mine
Harris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3pter, now a potential old-fashioned 3pter.