Well, he did go to the Final Four. It wasn't like he was LaVell Blanchard, doing his thing on a 10-win team.
Sample of Orange Flavored Schadenfreude
I have no animosity towards them and I feel for a school stuck in two feet of snow from November through March. Good luck to them next year.
They played hard and for a minute I thought they might pull it out. Fair was uncanny and they had a few monster drive and dunks late, but we hit just enough free throws and shots.
The difference was really that McGary was either rebounding every miss or tipping it back out for us to chase down. It's an easy thing to realize but hard to drill down so the players will remember and do it every time down the court - kudos to Beilein and the staff for getting that in.
We kicked their ass. With our bench dammit.
Bring on Pitino.
Smart is no slouch.
I hope the guy who took out his LCD with a Syracuse hat doesn't buy any martial arts stars.
good game, syracuse. Sure their schadenfreude is enjoyable because it means we won, but I'll derive much more enjoyment from the tears from the toolbags on RCMB and 11w after we win Monday.
Honestly, who gives a shit was the Spartans think? They're already over there drafting up their rationalizations for how this season for Michigan is fluke and the gap between Izzo and Beilein won't be closed until we make 5 or 6 additional Final Fours. The logic is so flawed, I feel stupider just being exposed to it.
....had the right attitude, I think:
"It could be worse. We could be Georgetown fans."
A few sensible people in that thread did choose to look at the larger picture of the tournament, so that was nice to see anyway.
I'm thinking about what these boards would look like if the game went the other way, and I can imagine a lot worse!
What are you taking pleasure in their misery? We won, be gracious and act classy.
These kinds of posts need to be deleted and purged from the board. Serves no purpose. And yes, that is why I viewed and commented the post to tell you your an immature idiot.
(its just sports, dude)
Just because they stopped fellating the length and speed of the 2-3 zone once Michigan started tearing it apart.
I sympathize with TV guy. I thought about, and restrained myself from, smashing a glass on the ground at the outdoor bar I was at, at a few points near the end. Luckily the waiter came and took the empties right around then. EMOTIONS.
Yeah, I'm not feeling that sympathetic for the Orange fanbase.
Their analysis leads me to believe that they scouted the game even less than the team did. They seem to believe that everyone except Burke on Michigan's team had "career" games, and that Boeheim "completely" outcoached Beilein, and that Michigan didn't win, Syracuse merely shot themselves in the foot.
They seem to forget that Michigan was a three-point shooting team who can knock 30+ footers down (hell, I guess just watching a few games from the past week would tell you that Burke's range is everything), McGary can hit jumpers from the foul line and can rocket around passes from anywhere on the court, Morgan plays good inside defense, etc.
Delectable. I could get used to these deep tournament runs.