At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
Selection Show Open Thread
Have some faith there's still time
Trust me I want to, but I know it's hard to beat the same team 3 times in one season. Perhaps this will be good for them in the long run.
Agree. I wanted this win badly. At the start of the season if you told me we'd take 2 of 3 and be Big 10 champs..I would have been more than happy.
Definitely nothing to be ashamed of. As far add most of us are concerned to start the year, this team has over - achieved all of our expectations.
Decided with 4 minutes left. Thanks Miss Cleo.
fwiw the bracket has been finalized according to Jerry Palm
Jerry Palm's bracket has been finalized.
He doesn't know squat about what the committee's doing. Their last announcement was that they had two versions ready and were waiting for results.
Terrible fanhood, right here.
Edit: For the record, stand by my comment. You don't give up on a game down ten with four minutes left, no matter how disgusted you are by it.
Man, somebody really wanted to make sure they started the selection show open thread
Well you're a great fan.
I think we get the 1-seed anyways. Hopefully Villanova is still our 2-seed and syracuse the 3-seed.
I think Virginia sneaks in and gets it
Fuck Staee fuck this fuck fuck
They always have to be such total dicks about everything. I think I hate them worse than ohio.
We will not be a #1 seed. No way, no how. I dont care what Jerry Palm tweeted.
From what he said this morning on Sportcenter, that 4th one seed is a complete toss - up. He also said a "close loss" would more than likely keep them there. After this, who the he'll knows.
UVA deserves it better than Michigan. UVA played a hard ACC sched and did well.
Watching this SEC contest and oh my goodness
They lost by 35 to the third best team in the awful SEC. Damn people are quick to judge seeding on the latest game instead of body of work.
UVA is 6-7 versus the top 50. UM went 15-8. I know UVa came on in the ACC, but maybe that points to the weakness of that conference as much as anything.
Their ACC schedule was not difficult. They only played Duke, Syracuse, UNC and Pitt once. They're a good team but their schedule isn't a strong point.
where we are seeded. If we have an off night shooting and don't play D we will be in big trouble in the 2nd and 3rd games.
This could literally be said for every team in the tournament.
Does MSU always celebrate like they won the natty?
2 seed in midwest will probably be better than 1 in east anyway.
You can't punish Wichita St. by putting the best 2-seed in their region.
We'd be a 2-seed in the East so 4th and 5th teams (likely UVA and Michigan) would be in the same region.
Why the down votes for this thread? Because it was made 45 minutes prior to the selection show? If so, why is that a big deal?
I heard state is getting the 1 seed now.
In Lunardi's bracket.
I'm fine with that...Michigan is 2-seed in the East with UVA.
I would love that. Awesome defense seems to sputter against an awesome offense in the tournament (at least against a Beilein offense). Not enough time to prepare for it.
...they're A LOT like a B1G team, especially MSU and Wisconsin.
Just let is play on Friday. We need rest and perspective
That and I want to be able to watch the game. I'm hoping for a Friday evening game so I can drink during it. I'm not like many people here and booze on a work night.
I'm interested to see if we get a better draw as a 2 seed than we would have as a 1. This loss could end up being a blessing in disguise.
Maybe I am just trying to make myself feel better.
Leave me alone.
So just look at our route vs. UVA's (the likely 4th #1)...we'll both be in the East.
As long as we avoid OK ST in the second round, I'm happy.
...have 2 seed in midwest.
You can't punish the #1 in the Midwest (Wichita State) by putting the best 2-seed (Michigan) in their region.
Now if you push Michigan down more and say jump them by Villanova. Then you can make a case for Michigan to be in the Midwest.
Everybody back on the Sparty train now. CBS guys saying they're healthy and can still get healthier. How do they get healthier when they have to play in 4 days?
I can't find a stream for the selection show. If someone kind find a good one for me in the next 15 minutes, that would be great!
<face palm for the guy asking for a stream>
If we get a one seed. I can't wait to hear Jay Bilas cry.
I think the last 1-seed should go to UVA, but Louisville might sneak in and steal it thanks to Pitino's politicking (and the fact that they're playing well). We'll be a 2-seed.
Louisville's body of work does not warrant it.
but I'm just grateful that it didn't really count. McGary was out so we are injured. DOESNT COUNT
Kinda wish our game took longer so we wouldn't have to listen to Gottlieb talk
...if the refs decided to call all of those fouls.
Gottlieb never gives credit to anyone, he only takes it away.
(Reference for the uninitiated: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Gottlieb#College_basketball_career)
No shit. That idiot hates us.
I hope other teams have to play Florida and Louisville.