Denard Robinson on BTN in "The Journey"
K-State vs. Delaware in the other NIT Semi
M vs. Pitt
Also, drinking thread for those of us not heading out or heading out later:
An ice cold Labatt Blue for me.
How many have you had so far.
0.5... it's early after all. Did my post sound drunk?
Is Pitt headed for another down year this year or are they in for a nice turnaround season?! I can see Michigan taking them back behind the shed tonight, regardless; they were baaad last year. (Side notes: I was glad to see Butler take down UNC last night and Indiana looked tough against a pretty good Georgetown team.)
This will be a true test for our younger guys I suspect.
Having a beam 'n' coke before heading out to Madison Square Garden for the basketball game!
I so envy you.
I was just thinking how awesome it would be to go to MSG to have one last chance to rag on Bruce Webber.
Jack on the rocks
six, coors light cans. Yes, yes I know, Coors light is gross, and it is, but it is home to me, so I am rolling with it.
Just saw some hightlights of Pitt. They look like a team that can give us some trouble. They looks to have gaurds with size that can score the ball. Granted I have not watched them play a game but just based on what looks to be their style of play I think we better be ready to be physical tonight.
Coors light isn't gross; it's just cheap. The new 16oz bottle/cans are SO easy to drink... I love good beer as much as the next guys; but when I get off the river on a hot day (I'm a fly fishing guide), an ice-cold CL Smooth is my go-to.
I wish I was a fishing guide :( . Me and my wife went back water fishing in the Everglades (I'd never been, she's a big fan of fishing) and loved it.
And cheap. But water is cheaper, and doesn't taste like stale Budweiser.
I remember the days when Coors wasn't available east of the Mississippi. A friend brought some back from out west, and we sat around, expecting to savor some exotic and excellent beer. It was different, but not really in a good way.
tooooo easy to drink at times. And thank god I can come out of the closet..... I DRINK COORS LIGHT AND I LOVE IT!
Really excited for this game. Drinking a vodka cran, relaxing while playing a mmorpg after a really long day of work. Beat Pitt AND ohio!
Hornsby's Hard Cider. I don't usually drink women-beer, but when I do, it compliments the season. HAHA
I am excited about the basketball game, does anyone know of a high-quality feed?
"Video quality can fluctuate based on available bandwidth and computer resources" (as this site always warns). Since the first game isn't blacked out here in NYC, I suppose you should get the M game. Kansas State over Delaware 25-23 a few minutes ago.
On my way out the door to watch the other game live. And maybe catch the end of this one. Too late to ask for rooting suggestions.
If Delaware wins we'll be able to have a hard-court throw-down to decide who is worthy of the Winged Helmet. My money is on the good guys.
I live by myself, but someone snuck in my apartment and started to cut those damn onions...
Bruce Weber never ages or quits grinning. FACT
Pumped for this game! Curious to see how the freshman handle the BIG stage of MSG.
Drinking slightly sandy cans of Natty Light...... I know, I know... but it came with me in the cooler for 17 days on a raft trip down the Grand Canyon. Only 3 left of over a thousand beers we brought!
Also puffing on the finest natural medicines from NorCal...
Man, basketball tonight and Friday, football tomorrow and Saturday. I'm going to need more beer.
Also: At 10pm Butler vs. Illinois in the Maui Invite final.
Still have to get the kiddo's to bed, and just gave them the 10min warning. I'm looking forward to seeing how the team handles moments of adversity or droubts, against a decent team. Obviously I would like a run away, but it would be good to get some good competition, during some of these early games.
I'm between a few Fat Tire's or a couple Founder's Scotch Ale's........
Just finished a Bells Two Hearted with the wife in a hot tub. Now I need to help her get stuff ready for tomorrow while I watch the game.
And yes....probably with a glass of wine tonight. Or two. Or three. Then it's Mimosa's tomorrow for breakfast!
Ciroc rasberry flavored Vodka..it's my gf's but she shafted me tonight so im drinking it all..before I move onto my Jack.. Pumped for the game though
Is that a good thing?
I really did not want to go out tonight...she knew and is mad at me for it ..im gonna play mad and have the whole away...good thing
Just had a SN celebration on the train from Chicago back to kZoo, then straight off the train to Bell's. Location, location, location. Go Blue!
I will be at Bell's tonight too! Small world, still can't wait for the Arcadia smoke house to open downtown!!!
Celebration is fantastic. Well played.
Just made this a game!!! down 3 55-58!!!!!!!!
Interesting question: How much of a hit to our RPI would it be to play Delaware instead of K-State?
Delaware still has a good chance here, down 2 with 26 seconds to go.
Bells Winter White. Tis the season.
My buddy is at the game and says there are a ton of UM fans. Should be a good atmosphere for the guys.
Get this UNC vs. Chamade game off tv, it's over. Let's go Blue!
My girlfriend and I broke up, so I'm working on polishing off my second vodka cran now, a win will definitely help the spirits.
'My girlfriend and I broke up, so I'm working on polishing off my'
Unfortunate line break...
Rough week huh?
I'm sorry doll! Girls suck sometimes. Better days are ahead! Huggg
She may have caught wind of his MGo point count.
OT: yes I know neg me. But does anyone know who is in the booth for Saturday??
Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman in booth and Quint Kessinich on the sidelines.
I personally cannot stand Spielman. And isn't McDonough doing this UNC-Chaminade game right now?
McDonough and Spielman...hooray
Why does ESPN do that they might as well put Meyer back in the booth to go with them.
But, Kansas State looked horrible in this game. You may just say, "Eh, beat Delaware by 3, must not be good." But, it was way worse. Dockich spent the first half shaking his head as to the number of bad shots Delaware took and they were still down by 2 at the half. THere were numerous turnovers and just sloppy play. Maybe they play better Friday. And, if this whole Pitt thing doesn't work out, well I have no idea how Delaware beat Vriginia.
Agreed. The teams in this years preseason NIT are pretty underwhelming. I feel like they typically have a better lineup.
What the hell happened to Frank Martin? I thought he was a pretty solid coach, especially for a program like KSU
...I thought the same thing earlier this year. Frank Martin voluntarily left the great gig he had going at Kansas State to become the next head coach at South Carolina. I still don't understand that move, unless he simply likes the Southeast more than the Midwest. He arelly doesn't have any ties to South Carolina at all...he was a high school basketball coach in Miami, but that's about it.
Is anyone else stuck on UNC vs. Chamade for the next 4:30? Has the Michigan game started yet? This is a 40 point game, get it out of here ESPN.
KSU - DEL ended just a few minutes ago. Relax fella.
He's had a tough week and he's tense, hell I'm tense, I can't wait to watch my boys on the court again finally
This game is going to be a grinder. Pitt is physical, and Dante Taylor is the 2nd best offensive rebounder in the country according to Pomeroy.
Thank you refs for keeping this UNC game moving...
Sierra Nevada Celebration is fantastic.
It's time for me to pour myself a Bacardi Alexander. That's 2 Parts Rum, a nice splash of Coca-Cola and a twist of lime, mixed with six parts HALOL...then I Sign In to Twitter.
good work....I met a dude from Boston today, my clients client, cool guy....I teased him about the Red Sox of course
Nice. I tease people about the Red Sox all the time. It's great.
So I was about to leave Sea World so I could be home to watch the game. But my mother in law lost the keys to the rental car so now I'm sitting eating funnel cake at sea world.
Sorry you gotta deal with that shiite
Since it will be asked:
Tim Hardaway Jr. explained the "We On" thing- they're like a fuse box, all parts/players need to be "on" in order for the team to succeed.
— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) November 22, 2012
ha, leave it to Chantel to answer me befopre I've even asked. Are they going to wear those all season / is that like an "All In for Michigan" but for basketball?
Anyone know the new start time for game?
so pretty close
I think I see us wearing the Maize Unis today
Anyone know if you can get those "We On" warm up shirts anywhere?
I think Burke is about to put a show on this kid Woodall. 25 and 10?
Was just sbout to mention this.. How long until Stauskas or McGary take over?
He can shoot the lights out and is a good defender...
Is a mediocre defender and even worse rebounder. He needs to see way fewer minutes
He's shooting 36% from the floor and just got worked again for an offensive board. I know he's a senior and Coach B knows what he's doing; but seriously?
He really hasn't amounted to anything since he's been here.
...I've advocated for Stauskas to start in place of Vogrich. Vogrich is the perfect 6th or 7th man to come off the bench and provide a spark. Stauskas is simply too talented to not be on the floor most of the game.
Dakich: "That's a ridiculous call"
I agree, sir.
Trey MF Burke.
Jordan Morgan is hedging like a boss. The new Graham Brown!
Trey Burke is really good
Ugh - I hate it when we start cold from the floor.
Vogrich's lack of size just cost us 2 there.
Yeah he looks way overmatched right now.
Or, you could say the call to go to a 3-2 zone put him in that position.
Interesting to try to catch them off-guard and maybe get a turnover to a runout, but I'd prefer to save showing it for later.
Start McGary over Vogrich. K? Thanks.
Need to match their physicality. Doesn't look like we've responded yet.
McGary needs to get out on the floor. Vogrich is getting owned.
Michigan isn't a real physical team, so we need to make shots. Pitt is a better rebounding squad.
McGary and Morgan will rarely be on the court at the same time. Horford is there, but there is still a lack of depth in the middle.
Vogrich is a senior, he defends his position well, he's a + shooter, and I'll trust the coaches on this one.
Stauskas needs a knickname. And GR3 with the nasty block at the rim!
AGH, Stauskas that was in and out, good shot!
Stauskas missed? Inconceivable!
Gosh I hope GR3 stays for more than a year or two, he's so talented!
I know this game is on national tv and all... but does anyone have a stream? No tv. : (
Holy athletisism GR3!
Second time Morgan deflected an offensive rebound out of Robinsons hands.
Morgan with the offensive rebound?!?
Love the finish by Morgan, he's improved so much in his athleticism from last year!
Morgan is playing much more angry this year.
Morgan is playing his ass off on both ends of the court
The weight loss makes him so much more athletic. Huge bonus.
What's troubling about Vogrich isn't his poor shooting it's his effort. He was loafing aimlessly. Aimless, whatever, loafing, unacceptable.
you saw lack of effort? I saw fear.
Bellomy played w more confidence at Nebraska.
Do you have a specific example? If you're going to question a player's effort - in any sport - then you need to be able to back it up.
I saw him get out-sized on a couple rebounds, but poor effort?
In fact, him fighting the guy back and getting that foul says the exact opposite.
It was a dumb frustration foul
Paging Tim Hardaway. Where are you, Mr. Hardaway?
A close game will help Michigan later in the season learn how to finish.
The game has started young man..,
Defensively, we're at our best when both teams get set in the half court offense, we are solid on coverage and rotating defenders.
Not a fan of John Saunders doing pbp
Dakich, on the other hand, I like. He immediately calls out ticky tack fouls and has some great insights.
Michigan feeling out the big stage at MSG. Time to settle down.
#13 on Pitt, one of 18 kids all girls over 6'5" and all boys over 6'10". Yikes.
Offense starting to click.
Wow, there's a great example of how well Morgan was playing. McGary hedging that pick and roll resulted in many sad pandas.
LOL MCGARY WUT.
McGary with the fingerroll!
...but what's up with Akunne spelling Hardaway?
Oh yeah McGary! Nice little lay in!
OOOOOOH the gliding fingerroll from Mitch!!!!
Ok then Mitch!
I don't care what their coach is doing!!! Full screen dammit
...what Dixon is doing? Seriously, does anyone really, REALLY care what his reaction is to every play of the damn game. Obviously and whole-heartedly NO.
Our depth is going to help us wear down and overcome PITT eventually.
Why are they wasting some of my 40-inches on the Pitt coach? That's nearly as bad as ESPN's football camera angles.
Pitt's hitting their shots early while we're working the kinks out. Should get better as the game goes on.
Soiling himself on national TV.
Hardaway needs to wake the hell up.
EDIT: See? He listened.
That's going to be a classic McGary gif.
Gotta love Hardaway getting aggressive, hope that gets him going a bit.
THJ says shut up.
Lots of Swag coming off of Hardaway right now!
Michigan doesn't seem to be playing bad. Pitt is playing great and we aren't hitting open shots.
M not playing badly. Pitt is hitting everything.
THJ says Darius Morris says
stauskas is off right now, otherwise we'd be fine.
Pitt is just plain shooting better. Once west art hitting shots we will be ok. (Assumes we will start hitting shots......)
...really like that dude. Excited to see him get into his groove this season.
I want to see something from Horford tonight.
Big key is to stay within striking distance and hope Pitt cools off eventually. 4-9 from 3 and 6-12 is good for them.
...has had a "Webber-like" physical transformation between his Freshman and Sophomore seasons. Visibly stronger...love the dedication in the offseason.
Killer play by GRIII to draw that charge. Incredible awareness.
This Dixon shit is pissing me off.
Gives a shit what Jaime Dixon is doing. Or how much hair gel he uses.
Pitt's playing out of their mind so far and we're up 1. We got this.
Does Jamie Dixon do a comb-back? I think his long hair in the front covers up a bald spot in the back.
you fucking suck with your cuteness in the camera angle thing you're doing, cut it the fuck out!!!
I'm sick of that shit, can't even appreciate the play
STOP FUCKING SHOWING JAMIE FUCKING DIXON AND HIS WEIRD FUCKING HAIRDO HALFWAY ONTO THE FUCKING COURT
You know what I'm sick of? Pitt not missing a damn thing.
they have to cool off soon
The 3pt stats are telling Pitt 5-10 um 1-8.. That's why we're losing
and offensive rebounding.
Getting caught off their rotations too late to recover.
Pitt is running the same play over and over for those open 3's.
Dixon to get the fuck off the court, WTF!!!
to watch the game on a 21 inch screen I wouldn't have bought a 55 inch flat screen.
These guys won't miss their long range shots.
Ot but did our cheerleaders get less ugly
Damn, anyone who says anything about M's lady-folk did not just see that shot of the cheer team.
Football cheerleaders too. I wo der if Dave Brandon started hiring outside help
I know one of the cheerleaders there, nice girl and one of the smarter people I've met
Maybe the defense should let Pitt shoot earlier in the shot clock that way maybe they'll miss
Thj: cold as ice.
Yes, John, THJ did miss many of those last year.
To shoot when they are wide open Everytime down the court. This sucks right now.
We have to do much better with 3pt shooting. Open shoot and miss, miss, and miss.
...with a nice dive into the scorer's table.
This game feels bad now. I got a baaad feeling
Kinda like the Virginia game last year
Pitt is making everything. EVERYTHING
Needs to take over. He can get to the rim whenever he wants to.
We look absolutely awful.
This has little to do with offense and everything to do with defense. When was our last run-out? The THJ and-one?
Not nearly enough movement on offense, Hardaway and Stauskas are just standing on the wings waiting for the ball, make a cut.
At least we are getting to the line
That tells you why Vogrich starts: Subbing offense (Stauskas) for defense (Vogrich).
Far out trumps Vogrich's defense, IMO. McGary needs to play more. The momentum changed when he was in there.
Burke is a fucking stud
I see we decided to break out the Ellerbe offense tonight.
Now that's a receding hairline. Wow
Just shave it bro. Just shave it.
Dixon definite front to back combover
Well only being down four after that half of basketball is a good thing.
Am I the only one thinking that ESPN is biased for Pittsburgh? At one point, they showed the stats "Pittsburgh outscored Michigan 9-6." Outscored?
Something stupid like "Pitt is on a 33-29 Scoring Run".
so Pitt plays out of their minds, we play really average and we're only down 4 points, I expect us to whoop their asses in the 2nd half
2 things I'd like to see:
espn showing normal camera angles and full screen and the refs to tell Dixon to get the fuck off the court
I can't see Pitt duplicating that 1st half. We should pull away in the 2nd
Just spilled my chexmix after that burke shot and now my cat it going apeshit! If Pitt misses anything this next half,. I think we we'll pull ahead. Also, fix your hair PLEASE Dixon.
You would think Pitt was blowing us out. They are up by 4, but PITT IS BACK!!!!!!! ESPNZZZZZ
That was an unbelievable fellatiation for an unranked team playing one good half.
I'm at the game right now. Crowd is 80% Michigan and ready to erupt once Michigan starts rolling
Tell the refs to keep Dixon off the court.
I'm not feeling too pessimistic due to the fact we're down 4 at the half and Pitt couldn't miss a 3 and we couldn't hit one. First time seeing the team from start to finish and man we are going to be really good.
Did Ill beat UNC in the maui?
Butler beat them
A little while back saying Michigan was overrated. I think it was rittenburg and he said Belein has never coached a top 25 defense. Does anyone know what metric he may have been using for that? I assume scoring D right?
And he was referring to team defense (referencing KenPom). I'm not sure if he was only talking about his Michigan career or if it was his whole coaching career (KenPom only goes back to 2003).
Pitt can keep this up if we keep leaving guys open for 3 and turning the ball over, lucky to be down by only 4
Need to knock down some shots. Burke and Stauskas can't do everything.
Am I the only one who doesn't understand why they didn't review the shot clock violation? It was clearly late, they didn't call it and they didn't even pretend to review it.
Second replay showed it wasn't very clear. Close enough. Whatever. Could have defended better.
this is what it feels like to be on the other side of the ball when the Three Ball is killing a team. Not so fun -__-
But still right in it.
Odds Bruce Webber wears a purple sport jacket on Friday?
I feel bad for Bruce webber. It must be expensive to buy a full new set of ties whenever he gets a new job
That shot out of the half?
these refs are terrible
Burke is the best PG we've ever had. I said it.
I dunno, Rickey Green was pretty damn good.
So was Gary Grant.
Burke is money when pushing the tempo on the run.
Thank you Burke. We need to get out in transition. We should be running constantly. Start with defense and quick outlets.
We need to man the fuck up. Also THJ: you can't force it if you are cold tonight. Pass the effing ball
Shit2 over the back fouls on burke
McGary in, hope he can spark some fire rebounding.
Robinson at 4 against this team aint working. Rebounding liability.
We just can't rebound. Killing us. We're only getting a rebound once every 3-4 possessions. Can't run like that.
Grab a fucking rebound
These turnovers are killing us.
Jeez, that works, let's just keep sending burke to the bucket.
Morgan is a liability on offense and not a good enough defender to warrant that, one of mcgary or horford need to step up or we won't be an elite team
How was anything I said worth being voted down, guy has scored like 20 points his entire career from outside the paint, has few to no offensive moves and stops nobody from driving the lane as a shot blocker
Michigan needs McGary out there to win.
Until he does that. Lol... he's still a freshman.
Keep attacking Burke!
1-3-1 working like a charm
Playing much better now. A few rebounds and runouts and we'll have a lead.
Mcgary being a freshman right there
McGary just went bull-in-china-shop status.
But man that was stupid
McGary really has a case of the derps sometimes.
McGary should rotate in on our football team's O-line.
Cannot defend the paint alone.
Mitch McGary for defensive tackle.
I think "easiest call all year" is a little exaggerated
Mitch needs to settle down a bit
Yes, but I hear Chizik told him that he'd be around for a while.
This won't be popular but jb is being out coached.
This won't be popular but jb is being out coached.
Seems more just a comedy of erros on our part, plus Pitt just making a lot of shots. Happens some time.
He's just been slow to adjust on defense. But yeah everything is falling for them. No doubt we are the better team.
New Zealanders hate free throws
Boy, Stauskas can shoot, huh?
The team isn't running the offense, they have 3 friickin assists. They haven't responded well to the competition but this is a growth opportunity.
These big east refs?
Look like NBA refs in my eyes.
Damn, MSG is about to erupt! Let's give 'em a reason...
Wth are they going on about Duke...
If we never feed our big men?
Beautiful. Great down screens and a nice pass from THJ.
Good ball movement there, THJ not trying to do too much.
AGH! That other ref was about to call a charge! AND THJ was set!
Way too many turnovers under the rim tonight. Lots of telegraphed passes.
pull even or get a lead.
God we look bad, turnover and then two guys dont get back on defense
We need to shake these hoodrats. I'm so tired of the 4-5pt lead
Yeah, comedy of errors seems appropriate at this point
TREY ZEIGLER FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Wow.. Bad calls
Jb "holy shit"
THJ deserved that one for such a terrible flop.
Good lord, these refs are atrocious.
BS CALL. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for Dan Dakich recognizing how weak that call was.
So many chances to tie the game or take the lead and we miss a shot or turn it over, frustrating game to watch.
Compared with the B1G refs this is like touch football. I hate how different the officiating is based upon the refs. I understand that that is the human element and a part of the game but refs are not supposed to be noticed.
Are these officials for real?
Blocking foul? Please.
Le'Veon Bell. But, Fuck These Refs!