also, weird because i like women
Wisconsin Loses to Ole Miss
I feel like Bo Ryan really didn't mind losing this game because he gets to troll the entire B1G's repuation as a whole and he also gets to troll the 80% of people who had them winning that game in their brackets. This stuff is his lifeblood.
Bo Ryan is like Satan in that South Park episode where Satan and Jesus schedule a boxing bout, but Satan takes a dive because everybody bet on him and he bet on Jesus.
You summed up perfectly how I feel about Wisconsin. They seem like either a librarian yelling shhhhhh or an annoying TSA agent just out to ruin your day with annoyance or molestation.
Justice has been served.
Marshall Henderson is one of the douchebags where I wish he played on Michigan and I could embrace him saying he is "our douchebag."
Ugh, not me. If he played for Michigan, I would defend him in public but secretly wish he wasn't on my team (or at least wish he wasn't such a douchebag). That guy annoys me more than any player in the last few years.
That guy is the poster boy for Axe body spray.
No, I'd say it's for cheap cigarettes and Affliction t-shirts.
I think we're splitting hairs at this point.
we already have one in Nik Stauskas....
Not even close to the same.
I was so hopeful after Gonzaga looked like shit yesterday.
You should re-name the thread to the "Official I hate Bo Ryan and fat Wisconsin thread"
Because that's how we really feel.
Bracket in the toilet.
Though I agree with your sentiment, these are the kinds of threads that make us look like douchbags and hypocrites when we complain about other teams trolling our Wolverines.
But in fairness, Wisconsin is universally hated. I think an exception should be made for them.
How do we look like douches? By cheering that one of the most annoying, boring, and lucky teams in all of basketball went home? You know, the team that beat us with a BS half courter, a banked in 3 not too long ago, and had the easiest schedule in the conference by far?
This is March Madness. It's not a golf tournament.
No reason to belabor this, but saying they were overrated or their style sucks is one thing. Saying "F-ck Wisconsin" is another. I think we can agree that the latter is douchy.
I do agree that's over the top.
Was Wisconsin overrated? They weren't really rated that high (they were a 5 seed) but they beat us twice, beat Indiana twice (including in Bloomington) and made it to the Big Ten tourney finals.
They weren't an elite team, but they weren't rated as such either. Outside of their tourney exit (which, let's be honest, happens) they were pretty adequately rated, if you ask me.
UofM is also universally hated, by everyone who isnt a UofM fan
This is true in Big Ten country but not necessarily elsewhere. There are many people in other regions that respect us a lot (often more than they do OSU or ND).
We aren't the only ones who hate them. Sir Charles Barkley went on a rant about them earlier today on TruTV I believe.
I'm sure this is true, but it's not exactly elite company.
To be fair at this time of year everyone bitches about everyone in regrads to their brackets, especially the teams that you've lost twice too and who you subsquently said "A'ight I'll take you to win 1".
Therefore I dont think its too douchey because we'll everybody is doing it.
Ole Miss: Striking A Blow Against Unwatchable Basketball Since 2013.
they lumber through the B1G season just battering people with hideous basketball doing damage for the sake of damage and then they get to the big dance and completely poop the bed. So figures.
Question to those who saw some or all of the game: was it your impression that Wisconson lost because they were unable to get away with bumps, etc., that were not typically called as fouls in the B1G?
I'm curious not only w/r/t Wisconson, but whether our preconception that the tournament officials are calling games tighter than the B1G is being borne out in the early rounds.
Yes but not how you may think. Wisconsin, for the first time since they began conference play, ran into officials who actually called the game they way it was designed to be called and they were absolutely shocked. For their last 20 games or so they've been allowed to push, hack, punch and basically play icehockeybasketball by the B1G officiating crew. Today they weren't and they didnt know what to do.
Look at Wisconsin's record in and out of conference. I so wish the B1G officials would wake up and stop rewarding that bastardization of basketball (see NY Knicks circa 1995 for reference point) and call the game the way it was designed!
I am thrilled they are gone.
I thought icehockeybasketball started in Minnesota. Has it moved to Wisconsin?
Their colleges even have reciprocity
I was listening to the game on the road, and if I'm not mistaken, I think they matched their season averaged by halftime. At that point, Ole Miss didn't capitalize on them as much as they should have, but it's obvious they came back to bite Wiscy.
Wisconsin definitely plays a "hacky" style and it's good to hear that the refs were having none of that. With luck that will be a tournament-wide trend, for the sake of Michigan (who, while hardly soft, is not particularly physical).
As far as turnovers go, I suspect the foul calls took Wisconsin out of its game and comfort zone. Of course Ole Miss may be a bit underrated - they did beat Florida to win the SEC Tournament. In any event, I'm with all the folks glad to see Wisconsin eliminated, even if it takes some of the shine off of the B1G.
Anyway, thanks for the input!
My bracket had Michigan beating Wisconsin in the NCG.. The ultimate revenge.. In other news, this makes my day..
Does anyone else realize that Michigan is the only 4 seed that is playing the 5 seed this weekend? Death to 5 seeds!
I had them losing in round one so I'm okay with this. Wisconsin never does anything in the tourney
Even though it's a B1G team this makes my day. No Bo Ryan ball, as effective as it was against us. And Indiana.
to pull out their "Off Wisconsin!" shirts. I'm sure they made those one year....
This is what Wisconsin is going to get with Bo Ryan. In the Big Ten, they'll be a consistent 2nd to 4th place team and in the tournament they will struggle to make it out of the first weekend. I'd place part of the blame on Barry Alvarez's shoulders as well.
That's not really true. Ryan's Wisconsin teams have advanced to the Sweet 16 or further five times in 12 NCAA appearances.
Not to mention making the tournament every single year he's been there, which is very impressive for a team without any significant bball tradition pre-Dick Bennett.
I want to hear how Alvarez is to blame.
especially if K State continues to be a no show
Into the tourney. I'm glad I read all the posts about the Big Ten style of play and officiating not dictating games in the tourney. I feel so much better now. If we lose to VCU who do I blame?
Rich rod, free press, Ed Martin, Chris webber, Wisconsin
Late great Peter Tosh said everyone crying out for freedom but no one cryin out for justice. But Pete was wrong. I have been crying out for justice for a long time and we finally have it. RIP Pete.