Pass me some of that blue koolaid!
Pass me some of that blue koolaid!
Well, there goes all hope of that...
Forde must be a smart guy, working for ESPN and all.
This makes all the sense in the world! Sign me up!!
"It's all the same look! Am I the only one who sees this!?"
if everyone ignores that comment it might go away!
I'll buy that for a dollar!
Nice, hopefully we beat OSU by Forde
Took me the drum roll but I see what you did there.
Honestly, I could buy it with two assumptions:
1) Stu or Zack gets really hot from outside.
2) Someone on the other side of the bracket beats Purdue.
Still highly unlikely, but theoretically possible.
Or, Smotrycz and Vogrich continue to play well and get us bench points. Wisconsin could beat Purdue. I'd love to beat Wisconsin in the BTCG.
I don't understand why they all picked OSU besides Forde. MSU didn't win the B10 tourney even when they were vastly superior to everyone else in the conference. It seems like teams care less about the B10 tourney if they are a lock for March Madness
It's not that crazy. We're 8-3 in our last three games, and the three losses were by 12 points combined.
8-3 in three games is tremendous.
My likable-meter for Pat Forde has just increased substantially.
He's moved all the way up to "Utter Disdain" for me.
Was this ever in doubt? Come on guys...
There's a Forde in your future.
Before you disappear again:
Do you still think there is literally zero chance of Michigan making the tournament, as you've said repeatedly?
Do you still consider John Beilein the absolute worst coach in the country?
It's something an ESPN guy said about a Michigan sports team, this is a Michigan sports blog, therefore it gets posted. If you want to run your mouth about how the basketball team is bad because everyone we've beaten is terrible, that's all well and good. Right now, we're a projected tournament team and we're playing pretty well. if you actually are a Michigan fan, then you'd be like "well hope Forde's right, I will be rooting for that outcome", in the middle of this other whining.
The fact is, basically every tournament prognosticator right now has us COMFORTABLY in the tournament pending Big Ten Tournament results, so regardless of your yelling for us to make the NIT, right now there's a + 50% chance that we won't be in the NIT. I don't think we're going to win the BTT, I'd be thrilled if we beat Illinois, and no one is saying we're a top 10 team. Even so, I'd rather listen to Valenti talk about Michigan sports than you.
We don't have press passes.
Poole1dan? Nah you ain't from "Grandma's basement in Oakland", MI.
Why are you such a jackass?
Just leave this board, please.
Your schtick is old. Get the fuck off my message board.
Bing, bing, bingbingbingbingbingbingbing.
I think the fact that the original post included a picture of a giant pitcher of Kool-Aid suggests that perhaps Pat Forde's words were not taken as (gulp) Gospel. In fact, a casual reader might fairly conclude that the poster thought Pat Forde's prediction was a bit over-the-top.
So no, Pat Forde is not God now. And yes, I understand your question was rhetorical.
I love it. As long as they're hitting their shots and keep up good ball movement then they have a great shot. When they start being shooting freely thats when they run into trouble, but when they find someone open thats when they are at their best. Kind of common sense but thats their best basketball.
Forde (sort of) defended his pick in his Forde Minutes
"Dark horse: Michigan. The Wolverines' only two losses in the past eight games were by a total of three points, and one of them came courtesy of a fluke banked-in 3 at the gun. If Michigan gets a semifinal shot at Ohio State, it might have a chance -- if it can make enough shots."
"Minutes pick: Michigan (17). The Minutes billed these as lunatic picks, right? Well, this would qualify. But John Beilein has never lost his first Big Ten tourney game, and if the Wolverines can win one, hey, maybe they can win three."
Most of all I am liking the sign that Beilein has always won his BTT game. I don't know about you, but I am lacing up my dancing shoes!
It's wasy to win your first BTT game when you play Iowa every year. Zing!
I have always thought of Forde as a bit of a hack, but this team is playing really well right now and getting that first-round bye is huge. I still think a team like Purdue or OSU can work them over pretty well, but you never know what will happen along the way. If UM only has to go through one of the "Big 3" in the BTT, then yeah, they could win it all. But if it comes down to OSU and then Purdue or Wiscy, that might be too much.