Football Display Case
like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
i approve of this message
strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
There should be enough students there to at least fill the bleacher seats.
4th Generation Student
Class of 2014
I agree with this completely
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
No idea. Hoping for a good game from our guys.
Protect home court.
Here's hoping for a bright future. This team does try hard and I will continue to support them.
I want to say 90-80 Michigan but if I'm wrong I won't be too upset. I still really like these young kids and happy where the program is directed.
MSU - 100
Michigan - 0
Michigan - 70
MSU - 58
Michigan 12 - Sparty 10
Gibbons hits a three pointer with 5 seconds to go.
Am I doing this right?
Funniest thing I've read all morning; well played.
Now, get your ass over here and clean the coffee and spit off my couch.
Today, the basketball gods pay Michigan back for the Wiscy game, and maybe even the Evan Turner game.
STAEE is ahead for the entire game, but Michigan fights back and gets the ball back when it's 65-63 STAEE with five seconds left. STAEE pressures the inbound, the ball goes to GRIII, who is pressured and heaves the ball toward the basket with the clock reading under one second.
Michigan 66, STAEE 65.
This game becomes yet another "turning point" in Michigan's season, and the momentum is back. Tom Izzo goes Bobby Knight after the game, and ESPN decides, in a stunning turn of events, to actually criticize him.
And Dan Dakich suddenly dies of a heart attack and Dick Vitale loses his ability to speak.
EVERYONE hates Dakich and Vitale.
I don't know if this has already been said..but Shane Morris will be at the game today. I'm more than sure he will be back to recruiting hard. Drake Harris will be there again.. last week Wilton Speight got the chance to get in his ear and now Morris. The pressure is on, and it will be a great atmosphere.
Shoelaces flapping in the wind!
in the last 5 days since Tuesday. The only legitimate chance we have to win is if we play tough D the whole game. That will help overcome our inside shortcomings against State. We also need Hardaway to have a big game. He's been way too inconsistent. It goes without saying Stauskas and Robinson also have to play well.
"You owe it to every man, woman, and child in the State of Michigan to beat the Buckeyes and silence their fans! Now go out there and make it happen!"
- Bo Schembechler (Result: U-M 22 OSU 0)
Following the infamous 2.4 seconds at Wisconsin, the question was whether they had "learned a lesson" etc. etc. etc. Not so much. Instead, they have proven "fragile." For M to win given recent history would be quite remarkable.
State by 5 to 10. Yuuk.
Wow, I'm wondering where the "get the fuck off my court" attitude is on the team and I see it's not with a lot of the fans here either. Where's that from? State hasn't been playing exactly great since their win over the Wolverines. And Appling is struggling in a big way.
The Wolverines have two choices. They can come out full of self-doubt or they can come out with a new resolve. I predict Morgan leads the bigs in establishing a tough ass attitude today and I hope the band wagon realizes a "me against the world" attitude means no re-entry for those who jumped off.
The question is team attitude and team performance. Both Burke and Hardaway alluded to it this week. Doesn't matter what or often they give the rah rah speech....team has to perform. Long and short...talk is cheap. We can hope M wins, but realistically smart money is with State. However poorly MSU has been playing they did not blow a 15 point lead in 10 minutes and lose to a team that had not beaten a BIG team.
It isn't about "rah-rah" speeches, it's about playing with force, confidence and a singular desire to win. If they are weak and believe that 10 minutes of basketball is their defining moment (as you think), they won't compete today.
Nothing more. I just think they are young and have hit both a mental and a physical wall. They have been unable to finish a game. As a team they are either going to collectively get sick of it and get their backbone up or not. Hoke would call it toughness i expect. I have not seen toughness out of this team especially lately. Chances of getting them tough in light of recent history are small. You're saying the same thing. But this goes back farther than PSU game.
Not about coaching. I think they are well coached. Not about talent. I think they are talented. It is about making up their mind not to take any more of it as a team. That comes from inside. Because they have not displayed it, chances are they won't. It ain't a water faucet.
You're right, we are saying the same thing. I heard Coach K (calling him that over spelling, not over affection) talk about winning programs and winning teams. He said winning programs can overcome much more, they have a resilience grown and passed down from class to class. Michigan is in the process of building that and given their youth, I remain optimistic that they still can.
1. The typical basketball whiners will be out in full force all game. One of them will probably have a stroke. (This may not be a bad thing).
2. Someone will post a FIRE BEEEEELINE!!!!one!1!!! Thread. (Complete with incorrect spelling of Beilein's name).
3. Multiple posters will be banned.
4. The trolls will invade.
I put up a tough front, but deep down I just want to be held.
"We bring you to Michigan to take care of Michigan; your job is to protect that block M."
I have a bad feeling about this game and I think you're going to have a rough night. Obviously I hope I'm wrong, but it might be a good idea to take the afternoon/evening off.
Incredibly happy to be wrong.
Bad guys win. Belein has lost this team
You got the misspelling part but you forgot to say he should be fired per OMG Shirtless' description.
How being critical means you are unsupportive and "trolling"
You didn't even spell his name right.
Wasn't me. I was pointing out that several people on here think that high expectations, and failure to meet those, equals lack of support.
My bad. He got negged for poor spelling.
"But in the tire fire that was last year's secondary he showed a little spark." - Brian Cook
Another Board meltdown after an ugly game.
Because the fans are adjusting expectations and maybe half the folks are expecting DOOM anyway. Pleasantly surprised if UM wins and wondering what region and seed if losing.
I have is scared. Scared that this team will throw in the towel. Or scared that this team will fight back, but it won't be enough. Just scared.
"Better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football" -- John Heisman
Blue and Maize tinted glasses: The team plays with pride. Comes out strong but starts to lose it around half time, letting State back in with about 2 mins to go. Tied 32-32 at the half. McGary plays hard but gets three fouls in the first half including a BS charge call. State comes out and takes the lead to eight before Hardaway goes on a three shooting spree knocking down four in a row. Burke has a steal+dunk on the following posession and Michigan is up 46-44 with about 10 to go. McGary gets his fourth foul and State splits the pair. Robinson responds with a jam and Stauskas hits a three. Michigan starts to open it up with 5 to go. State plays the foul game but can't get back in it.
Good guys: 71 Boogers: 64
Back of mind "Oh fuck, we lost to Penn State" voice: The team starts slow. Hardaway does nothing. Stauskas misess everything. Robinson doesn't exist. Burke has 7 turnovers.
Bad Defence: 55 Asshats: 76
There is probably as much reason for hope as any time in the last 15 years...But yeah, impending doom is the feeling in my stomach. Hope I am wrong.
State by at least 20. There's just no way we compete inside and State learned exactly what they needed to do last game.
Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order because it is better organized.
State by 10. Trey caries the team, as usual, not enough though.
WORK OUT FOR YOU?!?!?!?!
If you had asked me Monday I would've said Michigan by 6-8. But, Penn State carved us up and it wasn't end of shot clock heaves somehow dropping.
People seem to just say our defense is bad without understanding why. From what I've seen, the lack of our perimeter guys to stay in front of their men has killed us all year. Drive and dish or drive and kick.
Add in a lack of killer instinct and you get the Penn State debacle.
Nix and Payne eat us alive. Harris knocks down a bunch of open 3s and our offense sputters when faced with a hard-nosed in your face D again.
...and that's how they got all those open looks, how the hell can we stay in front of Appling?
It might make sense to go box-and-1 on Harris and pack it in against Payne/Nix.
The problem I have is we have zero confidence right now, coming off a demoralizing loss, and they've had an entire week to prepare.
Everyone just visualize being extremely happy after the game and pray for the best.
nellies... Almost every other top 5 team has lost one of the ones we just lost. Just because Lunatic Lunardi has us as a 3 seed doesn't meant he world is ending and we lose out the rest of our schedule... We win today with an energized crowd and a reenergized team. I can't wait to see the reactions when we send Sparty home weeping.
2013 will be the year.
Whining, entitled fans will owe Michigan Basketball an apology after they beat the shit out of lil. Go Blue!!!
You are a realist, you are a band wagoner? It doesn't mean I won't be cheering my ass off or pissed when they lose, just being realistic.
Denard Robinson......They're not going to catch him!
If you aren't in denile, you're not a Michigan fan.
I seriously stared at that word thinking "what the fuck does denile mean?"
Continues to struggle on defense, close, but too many mistakes....