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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
One of my neighbors knows about Matta from his days at Xavier. He says that there were all sorts of little gifts and fringe benefits going to the players and recruits in those days too. The same benefits have likely carried over to the OSU basketball squad, just like Tressel did from YSU to OSU.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
From what I've heard, I think a lot of NCAA players get free gifts and gear. I heard that everyone on the football team at Michigan got Xbox 360s last time we made the rose bowl (among other things) and I'm guessing you see all the players wearing Beats by Dr. Dre headphones because they were given to them.
If the gifts were given by Matta himself that's a different story but someone correct me if I'm wrong in that players get free stuff
There were 2 calls halfway through the 2nd half that should have gone our way, instead went to tsiO. Those 2 calls represented about a 6 point swing while we were down 4 points at the time.
Yes those 2 calls really hurt, but after those plays, the team lost their focus and started commiting really bad TO's and taking ill advised shots.
Yes the refs hurt today no doubt, but the guys on the floor fell on their asses afterwords and tsiO's players stood up and stepped on our necks while we were down.
It's just frustration (not to mention comppletely illogical) to think that four or five egregious missed calls significantly altered a game with many more possessions.
Maize n Brew
The officiating is part of basketball and it's a dumb/stereotypical excuse. The better team won for sure today.
The thing that bothered me about the game is how Sullinger gets pretty much call. That blocking foul on Hardaway and the out of bounds call were terrible.
"They will meet a dastardly fate here for that! There isn't a Michigan Man who wouldn't like go out and scalp those Buckeyes right now."
While I was watching I was getting continually more angry with the calls going towards Sullinger, which made me forget about the calls that went against the other Ohio State players. Then the 2 bad calls that went against us just made me lose my cool and I was in a pissy mood the rest of the game so every little thing made me mad and I felt the need to throw my overreactions all across the thread. In reality the officiating sucked both ways, but the calls towards Sullinger were lame. I'm sure we're not the only fanbase that feels this way, just ask Northwestern.
EEB c/o 2014
It really shouldn't be a surprise that a first-team All-American should get 50/50 calls. It doesn't make it hurt any less, but still, it's hard to see some of those calls going his way. Most of them were legitimate though.
Now that the game is over, losing to OSU is never an easy pill to swallow. However we really weren't going to improve our seed all that much and a little rest for a young team may just be what they need to make a tourney run. Just trying to find the silver lining.
gets the calls. The aggresive team gets the calls. Michigan appeared to be neither today for long stretches. There were a couple questionable calls, but that game was there for the taking and we took a nap. Understandable, because they just played 9 do or die games in a row, but I don't think the refs took it away today.
I think it was less a nap and more they got flustered when Valentine blew two calls in 30 seconds right when we got back in the game. And then the team (especially Morris) got frustrated and it ballooned rather badly.
I think with slightly more experience they handle that better and keep it close the whole way.
There was definitely a lot of frustration as the game went on. The mental errors and the baffling calls didn't help our cause. A more resilient, older team might have handled the pressure better but we didn't have what it takes today.
I think that we are better off down the road having experienced this today. They need to learn how to respond to a couple of bad calls. They bounced back and fought hard to the end, but that 3 or 4 minute stretch after the calls was brutal.
I only say a few fouls that were questionable or wrong. Refs get it right about 95% of the time. People just like to point to them when their team loses. I hate losing to that school more than anybody out there, but they are the #1 team in the country for a reason. Beating them is gonna be tough anytime. So let's regroup and dominate the tourney
If this had been a 4th loss in a row scenario, our astute fans would have been easier on the refs, being that the majority of their venom would have been tied up in calling for Belien's head.
complaints about the announcers in that game. How many times do you need to hear "Michigan is in the tourney" or "they certainly deserve a bid" for them to charm you. Had no problem with that crew at all and like the addition of Kerr.
I like Kerr a lot. Nantz has always been vanilla to me and Kellogg is fine, except when he's calling an OSU game, when I think he's a bit of an ass.
osu always gets the calls. Thats the reason they won in AA.
Complaining about officiating, in general, is weak-sauce and normally full of bias and ignorance.
CoE Class of 2007
I was at a HS boys regional final yesterday, and the amount of misdirected vitriol those poor refs had to listen to from both fan bases was ridiculous.
Ignorant fans ranting at refs, what a turn-off. My team never loses, it's those darn officials maliciously stealing another hard earned victory from my school.
My team never loses, it's those darn officials maliciously stealing another hard earned victory from my school.
Spoken like a true MSU fan
The officiating wasn't all that bad, not great but not terrible. Unlike our first game against them.....they handed the game to OSU.
After every loss, somebody always makes this lane argument about refs. It's ridiculous.