Per the suggestion in the banhammer posts, discuss the game tonight freely.
(And don't make me look like an asshat by flaming the football team here).
go blue! also, im searching for link to stream, if someone finds before me, feel free to post.
that is all
Edit: boy Jimmy doesn't seem too comfortable with mic so far
I was wondering if he was going to talk with his hand up like that the whole time.
Hopefully I can get my weekly fix of defense in this game. (Kidding... kidding...)
Seriously pumped for this season though. I can't wait to see what Beilein has in store for us this season. Also can't wait to see Vogrich starting to get his 3-point groove on and Morris getting more comfortable in the system.
YEAH BLUE! Can't wait to see the new group.
The Frosh getting the first points of the season!
Excited for the game tonight. This is the first time I've been this excited for a season start since the depressing Lavell Blanchard and Bernard Robinson Jr. years.
so you should be able to see that with a halfway decent cable/sat provider.
Oh hey, it is being televised on BTN.
I always pos your posts because of the awesome Tom Hammon-ness. That is all.
Section 1 probably thinks the students should sit down.
I lack a halfway decent cable/satellite provider. Any link to a stream?
i havent found anything yet, though furiously trying . . . the BTN has really cracked down on online feeds since the start of fb season...
Same, listening to the mgoblue audio. Last year channelsurfing.net had it all the time, but nothing tonight.
I don't have cable and was hoping to catch some of these early games streaming on the BTN site. I was looking forward to this because I really wanted to see a Michigan team dominate today...
I like Jimmy King, but speaking extemporaneously is not one of his strong suits.
Hey - I'm pretty sure the Big Ten Network calls these guys at 3pm and asks "You doing anything today! No, ok good, want to make a few bucks and do some commentary! OK, just show up at 6, 6:30 and we'll go from there"
The BTN has never struck me as a well oiled machine when you get past the first commentary team
Absolute awesomeness! Yeah, babeeee!!
Game a bit sloppy, but the defense and energy is nice to see. It is nice to see Beilein has this team up for the game.
manny's hammy looks pretty good, hes jumping out of the gym, grabbing boards, put backs...and the team is looking very fresh in the all white unis
Morris is looking good out there, and Manny is playing like this is Duke or Kansas, not NMU. Man, this team is going to be fun to watch.
Nice to see the freshman finish at the rack ... that has been an area of weakness for this team through the past few years.
So far they sound pretty good. Can't wait to get somewhere with BTN after the half so I can see them in action.
Gards are so much longer this year with Morris out there. Love him in the zone.
Morris looks like a keeper. Kid seems in control for a true frosh in game 1.
Be nice to see a win here tonight!
Sims still can't jump.
WOW! - Bball in the UP must really be bad if you are going to the hockey capital of the universe for players
All the good ones go to Tech :)
has good talent, just ask jevohn shepherd... oh wait never mind..:)
but in all seriousness, canada does have good talent. steve nash has panned out ok and rick fox wasn't half bad. i grew up playing HS ball over in windsor and i played agaisnt a couple of kids that could have played at a low end D-1 high d-2 school easily but college scouts wouldn't make the trip over back then. now the university of windsor runs a tourney every year around x-mas time and invites the best teams from ontario to play. there always a bunch of scouts there looking at players. the other issue is that basketball is sport number 4 in canada that most kids play. hockey of course is number 1, followed by baseball, football and then basketball.
I know there will be like 100 basketball games on the BTN, but does anyone know if each team will be shown on the btn evenly? I assume the games will be on overflow channels as well if there are several games on at once like football.
you can go here to check out the schedule, and if you click on the tv icon next to each game, it'll say on the right, which network is broadcasting it
So we basically get to see every Michigan game! I saw one that appears to be broadcast by BTN online..since it stated the btn website instead of btn.
Thanks for pointing out the link, I didn't think teams would be scheduled on tv that far in advance.
Not trying to mix the two, but I watch this team, and it makes me think about UM in football. Maybe UM won't make a bowl game this year, but year 3 with your own players and your system thoroughly installed, you can see how good the teams could be.
Nothing like some Beilein basketball to provide some optimism!
I am really liking the defense so far. Sure they are giving up some open shots, but everyone is swarming and denying.
Jimmy King's X factor. so far, that's going to be my takeaway from this game.
I just realized that now we have two players wearing a t-shirt underneath their jersey.
I noticed that too. The look works for college kids for some reason, but looks dumb on anyone else.
Harris, Lucas-Perry, & Morris
Any other students here seriously regretting not getting season tickets? I wish I was at Crisler so bad. Hopefully the resurgence of UM BBall will cause the Athletic Dept. to give "The House That Caz Built" a facelift/replace it/rebuild it.
I'm seriously doubting the game was sold out...why not just go?
BTW, love the KKHHHHHAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!! Post. And wouldn't you know it, a priceline Shatner commercial right now.
I walked to the ticket office the day of the last home game of the full Fab Five vs. NW (and anyone with a brain knew Webber was gone after that year), and was able to get like a half dozen tix (admittedly in the upper bowl). Other than HUGE games, I don't think many will be complete sell outs.
Nothing against Jimmy King, but I couldn't help but think of this as he calls the game:
Jesus - He looked pissed on that foul line.
wooooooooooo Vogrich can shoot it!
Vogrich can shoot.
I know that the 3 shooting will hurt this team at times this year, but man they are going to be hard to stop when they are hitting like this.
Should really open up the lane for Manny to slash to the hoop.
I got to get one of those for special occasions. Very tight looking
Ex-golfer. Won the Masters back in the day.
As it turns out, dude actually was a golfer. Here's his bio from NMU:
In 1993, Ellis became a two-sport coach at Northern Michigan, taking over the responsibility of the men’s golf team. An excellent golfer, he won the Upper Peninsula men’s amateur championship in 1981, as well as the club championship at Wawonowin Country Club (Ishpeming) in 1995.
But someone has got to get my man some sun. I need shades to watch him. Suddenly The Arena isn't so dark. Get thee to a tanning booth!
no sideline cuties for this game!!
Jimmy King has been horrible. :-/
He's definitely had some rough patches. Early-season kinks being worked out.
There have been several laugh out loud moments in the first half alone. My favorite was having to look at the scoreboard when interviewing at half-time.
He should be on the number 1 commentary team immediately
possibly be using him as a regular color guy, can they? he's not even pretending not to root for michigan
Does anything the BTN do strike you as "top shelf". This is like community access TV on steroids. I mean has anyone ever seen a "Texas Pete" wing sauce ad on a real network like CBS, TNT, Spike, etc!
Enjoy wisdom from the King
the cenegenics ad, or whatever the hell it was, with some 65 year old bald guy who was jacked like scott steiner from some supplement.
The Big Ten Network: Non-FDA-Approved Supplements Live Here!
Manny had 9 pts 8 rebounds and 5 assists while Sims had 10 pts and 8 rebounds. Plus Vogrich had 9 points in only 5 minutes played. Glad to have basketball season back.
Sounds pretty good. Yay, former walk-ons!
Gotta love Jimmy going into the Maize Rage. He needs to sharpen his delivery, though.
Wow - we haven't had anyone get a triple-double since Gary Grant? You'd think maybe Jalen would have gotten one. Two assists to go for Manny.
I was at the game where Gary Grant had his triple double. We had knocked off Navy and David Robinson on a Thursday, big game for Garde Thompson. We played Carolina on a Saturday, spur of the moment road trip.
yet, there will be skinny blonds there just hanging out! Oh Boy, that will help recruiting.
Harris with a triple-double and Vogrich lighting it up. This team is going to be tough to stop this year if this ball movement keeps up.
manny harris posts michigan's second ever triple double, go blue!!
I live in IL and went to see Lake Forest play Zion High School (The ZeeBees) last season. Zion had 3 D1 player but Vogrich just killed them with his shooting and smooth play. He just didn't miss from anywhere from what I remember.
Kid will be special when it is all said and done
I wish Stu got more time. I'm worried that LLP will fall into last years funk once the season gets going.
it was a nice comment about taking school seriously, and it sounds like it was really heartfelt, about the players' sports careers being short, and the value of an education and the benefits of going to a school like michigan.
which is why jim harbaugh can win 11 games a year for the next decade, and i still will be fine if he never shows his face around here. if he wants to rip our athletes as students and the education he received, then he can hand off his diploma to someone else, i'm sure there would be a lot of takers.
Kind of agree. Harbaugh ran his mouth while he was a player and backed it up, but guys like that ultimately tend to say something they cannot take back. I think he is a good coach, but at this point I'm not sure he would be welcomed back as openly as he thinks.
1. The band's rendition of "Take On Me" was absolutely dominant.
2. Morris's length and athleticism is a major upgrade at the top of the zone. He runs the court and finishes very well near the basket.
3. The way the BTN cut off the awesome Harris to Sims oop to watch a fricking spaz drummer made me want to puke.
4. With the depth of talent on this team the scrimmages have to be fantastic. That's got to help the defense.
5. New more athletic Zach Novak is very fun to watch. Second team all big ten fun.
6. Stu's passing has really improved
7. Gibson has developed into a dynamic offensive player off the bench.
So...Stock up: Vogrich, Morris, Novak, Manny, Deshawn, Douglas, Gibson
Standing pat: LLP(meh defense, meh shooting, passing seems to have improved)
Stock down: Cronin(hands of stone), Wright(meh shooting)