Doesn't the basketball team deserve their own unique version of the "victory Muppets" commemoration? I think a win on the road at Clemson is more than deserving of some kind of celebration, regardless of how strong that Tigers team might be. It's been a long time since I've seen a Michigan team look as good as they did tonight in a hostile building. It could just be that we've got Clemson's number (see our 2009 NCAA tourney win), but I was still impressed. Anyone have any suggestions as to some distinct way to honor such occasions?
Is There a Basketball Version of Victory Muppets?
You don't want to diminish the power of the Muppets by overusing them.
The link goes to youtube. Enjoy. Muppets are best saved for season changing victories.
on the 2007-era Mgoblog banner came from?
That would mean more to me than Muppets right now.
I believe the Muppets made a few appearances during the 2008-09 season (wins over UCLA, Duke, and the Minn game to clinch the tourney).
The importance of Beilein's taking our youngsters to Europe cannot be forgotten. Against two quality opponents, away from home ( vs SU in Atlantic City, @ Clemson), the team has performed admirably.
Having such a young squad get experience over in Europe was a great idea, and it seems to be paying off as we're playing above our years, and in environments where youngsters usually do not perform well.
Kudos to Beilein and the AD for allowing the kids such an opportunity.
Agreed about the Europe trip. It was invaluable and probably overlooked by many, I know the announcers haven't mentioned it at all.
It's amazing to think that we are possibly two posessions vs. Syracuse away from being undefeated right now with possibly three quality wins (Syracuse, GaTech, and Clemson). I think UTEP was a bit of a trap game for them, and their speed/athleticism also played into our weaknesses. If we had beated Syracuse, I think it's very possible we could have won that Legends championship.
Regardless, I like the relative consistency this team has shown. They do have their turnovers and dry spells, but at a macro level at the end of a game you get a good sense of where this team is. Most young teams are like rollercoasters..not so (not yet). Knock on wood.
That's what I was trying to suggest: a non-Muppets way to honor basketball achievements. Steer as far afield from Henson-like (Jim, not Drew) characters as you wish.
Well, this is not muppets, and way classier than "You Suck!"
this clip ends with Bing raising a glass of milk. That's wholesome.
Thanks, those muppets were oddly appropriate.
Non-conference wins against power conference opponents don't grow on trees. Smotz was almost perfect, Hardaway hit some shots, Darius Morris did everything. Michigan looked more fluid on offense than they did with Manny et al.
I finally learned how to spell Smotrycz by yelling "Shoot more on the run you crazy zombie," every time he makes a basket (something I learned from MGoBlog.com). How can I demonstrate my spelling prowess if we just use "Smotz"?
Smot = Billy Danze
this could be a stepping stone...but get a couple wins in the Big Ten over a team like OSU or MSU...then muppets will arrive
muppets for a victory over an unranked clemson? isn't that akin to the crowd running onto the football field after a victory over utah?
Considering it was an away win, and Clemson was favored by 9, I'll take it!
No muppets purely for basketball, but this is as close to what I feel right now. Go blue!
we have a winner! perfect muppet vid for a good b-ball victory.
...and they looked damn good tonight
the LA Clippers practice facility. I was there for a coaching clinic. I know, that's like taking defensive coaching advice from GERG, but the facility was sweet. In my next life, I'm coming back as an NBA player.
They played a great game. Morris is going to have at least 1 triple double this season. He got frustrated midway through the second half and it kind of threw him off, otherwise he would have had one tonight. Wait until Morgan gets come confidence in his mid-range jumper and is allowed to ask for the ball down low. They could be good.