chance of bowl: 13.6%
|20 weeks 2 days ago||That photo was more like||
That photo was more like Hagelin almost scoring the game winner on his own net. Coulda stayed on his skates and just directed the wrap around attempt elsewhere.
Falling down and kicking the puck is not advised in that situation.
But to get back to your original point, Hagelin is very fast. It seems like if NY is gonna win this game, Hagelin is going to have to be in the middle of it.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||True, and thank you for||
True, and thank you for pointing that out.
For a lot of HS recruits, one big thing in their mind is which is the best school to get me ready for the NFL (and has had success at getting players into the NFL).
So for all the success State has had, they are still struggling to put a high volume of players into the NFL (as compared to OSU, Wic, SEC, etc.)
|23 weeks 6 days ago||What's up with this? Michigan||
What's up with this?
Michigan has had 3 players drafted so far, but MSU only has 1.
That doesn't make any sense. Coulda sworn State had at least 5 1st -3rd round locks this year.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Aannndd you can put another||
Aannndd you can put another tally for OT games this playoffs. 0-0 stalemate in the Col/Min game.
That'll bring the goals/game down a bit.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||What a heartbreak of a loss||
What a heartbreak of a loss for the Jackets. This could end of the series mentally for these young guys on Columbus. A game where they were controlling every aspect slips away from them in a 5 minute span. That's brutal.
Now let's hope the Wings game win game 3. Gotta make that game 1 win count and hang onto home ice.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Yep. And it's like I can't||
Yep. And it's like I can't even put a finger on what caused such a dramatic shift in the flow of the game. Once the Jackets got that 3rd goal, Pitt just turned it ON. I don't even think you can say the Jackets started playing "defensive". It's just something clicked with Pitt, and this is the result....a scary, offensively skilled team.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Holy crap. What an||
Holy crap. What an onslaught.
You can just about put this one in the books. Jesus what a clinic by Pitt here in the last 5 minutes.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Wow. 3-3 now. Pitt starting||
Wow. 3-3 now.
Pitt starting to flex their muscles. CBJ getting rattled. Time Out.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Except it isn't too wierd||
Except it isn't too wierd when it's against Pittsburgh.
Now if we rooted for CBJ over, say, a NYR or Montreal, now that would be wierd.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Dang it. Pitt scores. 3-2||
Dang it. Pitt scores. 3-2 with 14 minutes left.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Wow what a way to start the||
Wow what a way to start the 3rd for CBJ. Getting some puck luck to erase that last second goal for Pitt.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Well, 1-0 Hawks. Time to mute||
Well, 1-0 Hawks. Time to mute tv (or change channels) to avoid listening to their goal song.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||That could be a back breaker||
That could be a back breaker for CBJ. Never wanna give up one in the final minute. Oh well, it'll make for a good 3rd period.
And anyone paying attention to that Col/Min game?? Minny is playing some diiiiiirty hockey. Already taken 3 Avs players out of the game.
And can't wait for this Stl/Chi game to start. Pulling for a Blues sweep.
Playoff hockey > _________
|27 weeks 2 days ago||HABS WIN!!! HABS||
HABS WIN!!! HABS WIN!!!!
Briere! Go Canadians!!!!!!!
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Man, Pacioretty just rang one||
Man, Pacioretty just rang one off the post with 3 minutes left in the first OT.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||4-3 Pitt. Dang it.||
4-3 Pitt. Dang it.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I'm more of a fan of the 1-0,||
I'm more of a fan of the 1-0, 2-1 games. But I know of many fans who enjoy the high scoring affairs.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||4-4 WOW! Stamkos putting on a||
Stamkos putting on a clinic. Offense putting on a clinc.
Where are the goalies tonight!!!???!?!?!?!
|27 weeks 2 days ago||4-3 Montreal!!! What a fast||
What a fast paced game tonight! Love the way Montreal plays!
|27 weeks 2 days ago||All tied up in Tampa. 3-3||
All tied up in Tampa.
3-3 now with 12 minutes left in the 3rd.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Goal for the Habs!!! 3-2||
Goal for the Habs!!!
Sorry Stevie :/, gotta root for the Canadians in this one.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Projected Starting 5 and||
Projected Starting 5 and depth:
PG: Walton - Albrecht
2: LeVert - Irvin
3: GR3 - Irvin - Chatman
PF: Donnal - Wilson
C: McGary - Bielfeldt - Doyle
And I think you might see a RS out of either Wilson or Doyle if one of them doesn't look up to the challenge of physical Big-10 bball.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Wow. Now who saw this||
Wow. Now who saw this coming?? Even IF McGary decided to come back, Horford would still be #2. He'd still be seeing 10-15 mins/game. And IF McGary leaves, he'd be the #1 option at the 5.
Well good luck to Horford as he continues his journey elsewhere.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I believe that it's really||
I believe that it's really debatable between Michigan and Wisconsin.
We split in the regular season, and both lost to MSU in the BTT. We obviously won the Big Ten Regular Season (by 3 games), but it was another Top 4 finish for Bo Ryan and co.
So as of the end of the BTT, Michigan has the edge.
In the NCAAT, look at the teams Wisconsin beat, compared to the teams Michigan beat.
Wisky beat American (a nobody), Oregon (who finished their season winning 8 in a row, including a W over Zona; and finished tied for 3rd in the Pac-12), Baylor (a team with 26 wins, and 5 or 6 really good wins), and Arizona (who was the unanimous #1 almost the entire year until they slipped up a couple times after losing Ashley to injury).
Michigan beat Wofford (a nobody), Texas (a team eerily similar to Baylor (Texas went 2-1 against Baylor)), and Tennessee (whose biggest win was probably beating Iowa..., but looks good on paper).
So just going off of who each team beat, I would give Wisky the edge. Throw in the fact that they got to the Final Four, and that might tip the scale in their favor.
Either way, Michigan and Wisky both had great years. It's a shame one of us couldn't win it all for the pride of the Big-Ten....There's always next year...
|30 weeks 11 hours ago||Lesson from the Big Bang Theory|
|30 weeks 11 hours ago||Louisville. No doubt about||
Louisville. No doubt about it.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Baylor's offense didn't show||
Baylor's offense didn't show up. Or Wisconsin learned how to play defense. If the latter is the case, then Wisconsin might be the most dangerous team in the NCAAT.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Heck of a stiff arm though.||
Heck of a stiff arm though. Wonder if Dayton Football needs some depth at RB...
|30 weeks 1 day ago||But the Trees are in the||
But the Trees are in the bonus with like 12 minutes left.
So be aggressive and draw fouls, hit your FT's, and they can stick around for a while.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Man, that look on the||
Man, that look on the Baylor's Coachs' face was priceless.
Wisky is making the Baylor defense look like moldy swiss cheese.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I guess I was blinded by the||
I guess I was blinded by the 2nd half of the Oregon game. And I figured Baylor would destroy Wisky's defense.
And this is why I don't bet on sports.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Welp, so much for this||
Welp, so much for this Wisconsin/Baylor being the prettiest/best game of the NCAAT.
I was coming into it expecting a final score around 80-75 Wisconsin. This is the exact opposite of what I thought, besides the fact that Wisky is still winning.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Ummm, Damien Harris just||
Ummm, Damien Harris just tweeted a photo of himself in a Michigan Uni, with Bo's quote above.
One good thing seemingly always leads to another.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||In Case You Missed It|
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Along similar lines, I was||
Along similar lines, I was thinking that Beilein would have been able to do so much more with a Sam Dekker or Aaron White than what both Bo Ryan and Fran McCaf are getting out of them.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||This 2nd half is probably the||
This 2nd half is probably the 2nd best half of the tourney.
That Wisc/Oregon 2nd half last night was just about the most enjoyable game (not involving Michigan) I've seen in a long time.
And this game is right up there with that one.
Some good bball being played this tourney (but also some ugly ugly bball as well).
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Man this UK/WSU game is||
Man this UK/WSU game is interesting.
I honestly have no clue who we would want of the three: UL/UK/WSU IF we get by Mercer/Tenn.
Both WSU and UK have huge athletes, can slash like crazy, and drain open threes. UL has a couple trees, a "not just a shooter", and a very good PG.
I guess any of the 3 are going to be a very tough team to beat. I really can't think of which is the "best matchup" for Michigan...
Any other insight for this would be helpful...
(gun to my head I pick Louisville)
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Awesome win. A little big of||
Awesome win. A little bit of nail biting, but very comfortable overall.
Moving on to Indy, I'm debating if I should make the 2 hour drive to support the Maize and Blue...
Go Blue baby!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||OT #2||
|31 weeks 1 day ago||ARE YOU KIDDING||
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
|31 weeks 1 day ago||This just makes me even more||
This just makes me even more mad that we are playing so well now.
Where was this for the entire game? Man this is frustrating.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Really? That's not a||
Really? That's not a penalty?! But we got a chippy penalty called against us against Minny at home, to boot.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||We are looking a lot better.||
We are looking a lot better. Gotta bury it soon.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Wow. What a scoring chance!||
Wow. What a scoring chance! CMON MICHIGAN BURY THAT!!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Going to OT||
Going to OT
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Wow. Right when I compliment||
Wow. Right when I compliment them, they turn into a sloppy team. What the heck.
Oh man Guptill what a chance!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||OH YEAAA WHAT A SAVE!!!||
OH YEAAA WHAT A SAVE!!!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Starting to force the play||
Starting to force the play now. Finally looking like Michigan out there. Only took 50+ minutes to wake up...Sheesh
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone else thinking back to||
Anyone else thinking back to the 2009 game against Air Force? Kinda reminds me of that game, outside of the huge shot differential.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I've been saying this to||
I've been saying this to myself for 4 years now. And yeah I know we went to the Chip a little while ago, but in all, he is underachieving.
With all of our talent, the obvious answer to our way too frequent let downs comes on the coaching staff and team leadership.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||If this is how we are going||
If this is how we are going to play in an elimination game, then we don't deserve a spot in the tourney.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||oh my god. wow. 1-0 psu||
oh my god. wow.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Flat is an understatement.||
Flat is an understatement. This is embarrassing
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Man, that powerplay was bad.||
Man, that powerplay was bad. PSU is controlling play so far.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||LOL He has Dayton over||
LOL He has Dayton over Ohio!
Go Blue Baby!
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Baylor winning it all.||
Baylor winning it all.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Wonder what Izzo said to the||
Wonder what Izzo said to the Zebras before this game to get these kinda calls???? Jesus
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I'd like to see more||
I'd like to see more old-fashioned 3's today from Nik. Be the aggressor. Get them in foul trouble. Make Izzo play some wierd guys.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||St. Joseph's holds on to beat||
St. Joseph's holds on to beat VCU.
UVA is now the ACC Regular Season and Tournament Champions.
Interesting note on teams who won their conference tournaments from the "BCS" Conferences:
Big East: Providence
Big-12: Iowa State
Not the expected names to see as Tournament Champs. In the games to be played, it's a little more of the norm:
Big-10: Michigan or MSU
SEC: Florida or Kentucky
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah this ACC game is a good||
Yeah this ACC game is a good one so far. Both teams playing at high level on both ends of the floor.
And Parker is a beast. Such a great athlete.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Man, Jabari Parker is going||
Man, Jabari Parker is going to be a very good pro.
What an athlete.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||The big 7'er going to work||
The big 7'er going to work now. Can make this game interesting if MSU starts getting into foul trouble.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I don't like this. I don't||
I don't like this. I don't want him to rush any part of this rehab. I'm sure the staff has everything under control, but it just makes me nervous. I couldn't care less if he doesn't play again at Michigan. I just hope that he can rehab from this and live a healthy, pain free adulthood. You don't want a nagging back the rest of your life.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, and for what I'm doing||
Oh, and for what I'm doing today.
Just trying to watch every basketball game on tv/espn3, and then watching our seniors beat the #1 team tonight.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Did anyone just catch the||
Did anyone just catch the Sports Science on Tom Izzo??
They tracked his heart rate and some other things during their home loss against Illinois.
Here is a link: http://www.freep.com/article/20140314/SPORTS07/303140093/michigan-state-spartans-tom-izzo-sport-science
It just aired on college gameday on espn, so the video isn't online right now.
|32 weeks 11 hours ago||And we're going to overtime||
And we're going to overtime number 4!
Arkansas State vs Arkansas Little Rock
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||If they can get someone to||
If they can get someone to box out Dawson, then they are right in this game.
Like I said, if they can get this to single digits, then they're okay. If not, then it's over. NW isn't build to make a big comeback in 2nd halfs.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||Demps can get up. Doesn't||
Demps can get up. Doesn't help that he's only 6'2'' though.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||If NW can get this to single||
If NW can get this to single digits before half, then they have a shot.
MSU is shooting %50+, and is thriving on TO's. Correct those TO's and MSU cools off, and NW has this in the bag.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||The trio of Crawford, Demps,||
The trio of Crawford, Demps, and Olah aren't terrible. Throw in the token white guy that can hit some threes, and they have enough horsepower to hang with the potent offense of MSU.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||Oh boy. Izzo already having||
Oh boy. Izzo already having to call on some wierd guys.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||Or Demps. Or Olah. Or anyone||
Or Demps. Or Olah. Or anyone else on NW. Just as long as someone has a career night against sparty.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||LOL at the end of this Cuse/||
LOL at the end of this Cuse/ NC State game. How many attempts was that? 6?
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||A player that maybe should||
A player that maybe should have left last season in the weaker draft...?
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||Could just be the final piece||
Could just be the final piece of evidence to say confidently that there isn't a group of elite teams this year. With the lack of elite teams, and talent spread out everywhere, everyone is saying this is the year for true madness.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||Team at the top of my Do Not||
Team at the top of my Do Not Want List:
Louisville. O. M. G. that team is on fire.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||Team at the top of the Do Not||
Team at the top of the Do Not Want list:
Louisville. O. M. G. they are on fire.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||Yeah, it's sometimes hard||
Yeah, it's sometimes hard listening to them because of that. But in OT, there better be blood or it's not a penalty (at least that's what I had thought the golden rule to have been).
Oh well. We better get them tomorrow.
|32 weeks 13 hours ago||fuck||
|32 weeks 13 hours ago||How bad was that penalty||
How bad was that penalty call. Our mgoblue radio guys are livid.
|32 weeks 13 hours ago||And we're going to overtime||
And we're going to overtime
|32 weeks 13 hours ago||Go Blue! Beat Ohio!||
|32 weeks 17 hours ago||Go Blue! Beat Ohio!||
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Lol. Those wily engineers.||
Lol. Those wily engineers.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Search RIP Otto the Orange||
Search RIP Otto the Orange
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Man, McGary was going to be||
Man, McGary was going to be so dam good this year. I love that mid range jumper. This game is what we would have gotten from him all year.
What a great player.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sorry if this came off as||
I'm sorry if this came off as confusing or meaningless.
I guess a more worthwhile discussion thread would have been to ask:
Which team that made the Elite 8 last year has the best team to make a National Title run?
I was interested because it seemed like the Elite 8 from last year were some of the stronger teams again this year; which is probably not always the case.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan beats||
Michigan beats Illinois
Nebraska beats Ohio State
Wisconsin beats Minnesota
Michigan State beats Iowa
Nebraska beats Michigan
Wisconsin beats Michigan State
Wisconsin beats Nebraska
|32 weeks 5 days ago||I was about to write the||
I was about to write the exact same thing. This is an awesome game so far. And that atmosphere is crazy in Lincoln.
Go Big Red!
|32 weeks 5 days ago||No Dunk City magic this||
No Dunk City magic this year.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Can't tell if WSU is for real||
Can't tell if WSU is for real legit or if they just look this good because they are playing weak teams. I mean yeah they can score in bunches, but how much can be credited to how good they are verses how bad their opponents are.
Gotta give them credit for never slipping up against these crappy teams though. That's all on the head coach. He seems like he knows what he's doing there. Maybe he'll be the next Brad Stevens and go from a Mid-Major to the NBA.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||This Maryland team will be||
This Maryland team will be good next year. Reterning a ton of players and they have a very good recruiting class.
Just increasing the depth in the Big-10!
What a win for Maryland!
Just how we wanted the morning to start!
|32 weeks 5 days ago||That Allen kid looks good.||
That Allen kid looks good.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||In other, not so exciting||
In other, not so exciting news, NW beats Purdue, and avoids finishing in last place.
Of NW's 6 Big-10 wins, 4 of them came on the road.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Wow. What a turn of||
Wow. What a turn of events.
Gotta hit these FT's Maryland.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Wow. UVA can't shoot FT's.||
Wow. UVA can't shoot FT's.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Not even PSU volleyball or W||
Not even PSU volleyball or W Basketball when they make their deep Tourny runs? Gotta rep the Big-10 right?
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Maryland sure is sticking||
Maryland sure is sticking around. It just seems like UVA is going to pull away at any time now, but Maryland isn't going away.
Now that Maryland's bigs are in foul trouble, it will be interesting if they can stick around.
Maryland is up 2 with 8:40 left in the game.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Good point. I just seem to||
Good point. I just seem to have a soft spot for PSU basketball. But having Minny stay in the RPI Top 50 is huge.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Have||
|32 weeks 5 days ago||If this was truly the last||
If this was truly the last game in Crisler for Stauskas and GR3, it was a tremendous swan song. What a fantatistc regular season, and to be able to get some payback on IU/Crean for our Soph's is perfect.
This may sound greedy, but I really want them to win the BTT. I know it means nothing, but I would love to beat either MSU or Wisc in the Championship game. Of course I would sacrifice winning the BTT for a deeper run in the NCAAT though.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||What a disgrace. No||
What a disgrace. No excuse.
This has to fall back to the coaching staff. Too many times we've looked like this the last two years. Red needs to 'retire'.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||What the fuck||
What the fuck
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Oh my. WVU forgot how to play||
Oh my. WVU forgot how to play basketball. And Wiggins is ready for the NBA. What a great player. Watch him put on some weight and he'll be right up there with LBJ easy.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone else lose their feed||
Anyone else lose their feed to CBS?
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Don't turn off CBS too soon.||
Don't turn off CBS too soon. UK making a comeback. Down 6 with 12 minutes left.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Well there are definitly two||
Well there are definitly two solid sides to this topic. Yes there are going to be flaky teams from power conferences that will lose early in the Tourny (ie OSU this year would be a good upest pick).
But I think in general we tend to see teams from non-power conferences that roll through the regular season struggle in the NCAAT. I mean even last year Wichita State lost 6 games on their way to the Final Four.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Very good point. That is a||
Very good point. That is a long list of close games against inferior competition. It will definitly be interesting when they face a well coached team that doesn't struggle against a full-court press.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Holy cow. A 23 point lead for||
Holy cow. A 23 point lead for WVU over Kansas.
Look at the Big-12 depth! /s
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Definitly not a hater. Just||
Definitly not a hater. Just using common sense and not buying into a team being a Final Four lock just because they put up a perfect record and gaudy stats against inferior competition.
I'll take a battle tested 10 loss team over the Gonzaga's and Wichita State's every year.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||And Iowa is taking on||
And Iowa is taking on Illinois in the other Big-10 game tonight at 8:30 on BTN.
And watching this UK-UF game, I can't help but think that we would break Florida's trap and destroy them like we did last year.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks. I missed that one||
Thanks. I missed that one (and so did the OP apparently)
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I have a feeling though that||
I have a feeling though that we would be able to break that trap, and demolish them like we did last year.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Why would this be deleted?||
Why would this be deleted?
|33 weeks 17 hours ago||All the thumbs up to this||
All the thumbs up to this write-up and to J-Mo!
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Here are the teams in the||
Here are the teams in the photo (from L to R):
Notre Dame, Baylor, UCLA, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, Louisville, Cincy, Indiana, and Tennessee.
Now which of these 10 teams listed doesn't belong? Another way to ask it is which teams aren't going to make the NCAAT.
The odd teams out are our buddies in South Bend and Bloomington. Too bad those beautiful lime green and black uni's won't be around for March Madness.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||GO BLUE BABY!!!||
GO BLUE BABY!!!
|33 weeks 3 days ago||GO BLUE!||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I hope he wins the MVP again.||
I hope he wins the MVP again. I also hope the Heat win it all, and James gets Finals MVP again.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting note to make the||
Interesting note to make the rewatch even more interesting.
After Horford commits a charging turnover/foul, the game clock never stops running. The play happens at the 51:54 moment of the youtube video.
The infraction occurs at 11:02 game time. The clock continus to run while the play gets sorted out, the floor gets wiped down, and we make a couple subs (yes this is crazy).
Minnesota then inbounds the ball at the 10:28 mark. The scoreskeeper must have noticed a mistake because they then stop the game clock at 10:27 with the play going on. They resume the game clock 8 seconds later.
So in all, they ran off 26 seconds of game time.
I was freaking out when this was going on and was completely shocked that neither coaches or players noticed this.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I'd agree with this. My||
I'd agree with this. My prediction would be for the ACC to win it all, but the Big-10 isn't far behind.
I just think the way Duke, UNC, and UVA are playing right now, and Syracuse is a very tough team to beat.
The Big-10 may have the same number of teams with a shot at the Chip, but I'd say their strength is stronger than ours. I'd take a trio of Duke, UVA, and Cuse over Michigan, Wisconsin, and ________ (up in the air between MSU and Iowa I guess...)
|33 weeks 5 days ago||HUGE WIN! GO BLUE BABY!||
GO BLUE BABY!
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Teams I feel would be the||
Teams I feel would be the most difficult for Michigan to beat (not in order):
Florida, Arizona, Syracuse, Kansas, Duke, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa St, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
Everyone else: Bring em on.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||It may not even have to be an||
It may not even have to be an issue of a top heavy idea vs deep conference idea.
I believe that it is just the grind of playing physical Big-10 basketball against a group of very good coaches just about every game.
There is very little room to coast into a game "expecting" a win.
Yeah the top teams haven't looked like an elite team against every team in the Big-10 this year. And yeah the bottom teams have looked terrible at times, but have also looked like they could hang with anyone sometimes.
If I were to give a straight answer, I would say that the Big-10 has 2 or 3 very dangerous teams for the NCAAT, and 2-4 more that could possibly upset someone they aren't supposed to.
And I predict that a Big-10 team will go to the NIT Championship game.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Man the Breslin is quiet.||
Man the Breslin is quiet.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||They also look fatigued.||
They also look fatigued. Those schedule makers really had it out for them.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||LOL Dakich defending himself||
LOL Dakich defending himself claiming that it wasn't really his fault that Dawson slammed his hand against the table.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Don't worry. Dawson will drop||
Don't worry. Dawson will drop 20+ in the 2nd half. He's got a sick jumper.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||I love me some Shaq. Such a||
I love me some Shaq. Such a fun what a fun character he was. Who in the NBA is most like this guy right now character wise?
|34 weeks 1 day ago||I predict Dawson will reclaim||
I predict Dawson will reclaim his spot as the leader for Big Ten POTY now. It's really just a three player race:
|34 weeks 1 day ago||A lot of fans from teams who||
A lot of fans from teams who hate Michigan are claiming that:
1) GR3's foot hit the ground before he got the final shot off.
2) Morgan touched the net while the ball was on the rim, which should have negated the basket.
3) The officiating was so one sided towards Michigan, that Purdue should have won by 10+ if not for the poor officiating.
Guess we can't really celebrate this "win", if you can even call it that...
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Gotta give the man credit. He||
Gotta give the man credit. He has really quieted the haters recently. He's starting to come around at the right time. If he can keep producing like this, I like our chances to run the table.
All hail GR3!
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Wow. What a fight we put up||
Wow. What a fight we put up tonight. Stauskas looked a little gassed and may explain some of his misses.
I was hoping we were gonna go to GR3 on that final play; and boy did we ever.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||These gifs are up there with||
These gifs are up there with our tourney run last year. What a great montage. Need to add the lights going out on Izzo's post game conference.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||The Fresh 5 are 3-1 against||
The Fresh 5 are 3-1 against Sparty!
I love that all those Sparty seniors end their last year being swept by Miiiiiiiiiichigan!
GO BLUE BABY!
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Go Blue. And I hate afternoon||
Go Blue. And I hate afternoon weekend games. We always seem to lose them.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Up 1 point and have two games||
Up 1 point and have two games in hand. That's another 6 points potentially. So I like our lead over the pack right now.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Wisconsin went on a, what, 6||
Wisconsin went on a, what, 6 minute scoring (made FG) drought to end the game? Again? Jesus that team just can't shoot. And boy oh boy does Dekker look terrible. What happened to his game?? I have a feeling Beilein would have done sooooo much more with his potential than what Bo is getting out of him.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||That's dedication.||
|38 weeks 1 day ago||What I would give to get a||
What I would give to get a rematch with Duke in the Elite 8 or something, and finally beat them. So close too many times.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Purdue takes a page from NW's||
Purdue takes a page from NW's book and slows us down. The Johnson's hit some ridiculous 3's, Hammons actually shows up, and Purdue holds Michigan to 60 points.
Ugly game, but a W is a W.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||I second all the comments||
I second all the comments about how poor officiating will dictate this game. Expect to see Stauskas with 2+ fouls in the first half, and at least one of the two bigs for us with 2+ as well.
The refs will force GR3, our PG's, and Irvin to beat staee.
I hate staee and their home court advantage.
|39 weeks 11 hours ago||Never expect anything less||
Never expect anything less from those punks in the green and white.
|39 weeks 11 hours ago||Back to back hockey||
Back to back hockey wins
Destroyed them in wrestling
Let's keep the Beat Staee train rolling!
|39 weeks 12 hours ago||Icing on the cake!!! SH||
Icing on the cake!!!
|39 weeks 12 hours ago||From RCMB||
"This is rough. UM's 4th goal was the first one that wasn't weak. Should have been 2-0 coming into the 3rd...."
|39 weeks 23 hours ago||THANK YOU!||
I missed the 2nd half. This is greatly appreciated.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Kenpom says home team by 8.||
Kenpom says home team by 8. Here's to hoping it's a back and forth game, and they pull away with FT's at the end. Instead of the alternative; a 20 point blow-out and Michigan closes it to single digits in garbage time.
But, here's to hoping we beat Kenpom.
Good guys 71
jump around 70
|40 weeks 1 day ago||It's because everyone in the||
It's because everyone in the Big-10 wants to stay and earn their degree! /s
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like that win @||
Looks like that win @ Minnesota is a better win than some may have thought. That ohio team sure is struggling right now against the Gopghers.
Also, how about all these low scoring games in the Big-10 lately. Ill/NW, NW/MSU, and now OSU/Minn.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Well....I wonder what else||
Well....I wonder what else can be thrown at us in these final 2 weeks of the year. Those of us left standing tall after all this are the definition of resilient fans.
Go Blue! I hope for a speedy recovery!
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Stauskas....Will continue to||
Stauskas....Will continue to show the nation that he is not just a shooter.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||At this point, I think it'd||
At this point, I think it'd be beneficial to not accept any bowl game invite. This team, from the coaches to the players, don't deserve a bowl game. And this is Michigan; we shouldn't want to play in a crappy bowl game.
|50 weeks 9 hours ago||I was at that ND/Minnesota||
I was at that ND/Minnesota game. Minnesota came out fast and physical in the 1st, just missing on some quality scoring changes. After the 1st intermission, it's like a whole different Gopher team came out of the locker room. They were slow, couldn't get out of the zone, bad passes, etc.
I was hoping to see some high quality, fast paced college hockey. Instead, I saw a slow game bogged down by offsides and penalties. It's too bad. Let's just hope the Gophers can come back and win tomorrow.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||The sister of a friend of||
The sister of a friend of mine at work (who recently quit) is in a relationship with Mitch. Once I found out, I of course asked about his condition and status. What he told me two weeks ago was that is was worse than what was being reported. He didn't know much outside of that general statement, but it didn't sound good.
Even if he does come back, he may not have the same energy and play style as he did last year.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Yes Auburn was a spread, but||
Yes Auburn was a spread, but they were a run first spread. Teams that excel at running the ball seem to have success against the smaller Oregon D. And that enables them to control the clock and keep that Oregon O off the field.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||There was equal pushing by||
There was equal pushing by both sides. But there was an obvious pull of the jersey by the defender, which will draw a flag every time. I think it should have been a holding, but they called a PI. He reached out and grabbed the inside of the receivers jersey.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Everyone needs to remember||
Everyone needs to remember that Oregon plays a speed based defense. When they face a physical team, they tend to struggle.
L to Stanford last year 17-14
L to LSU 40-27 in 2011
L to Auburn 22-19 in 2010
But they excel against teams similar to them, ie Oklahoma State and Kansas State and USC
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Shoulda just been a holding.||
Shoulda just been a holding. Obvious tug on the jersey.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||That was a mac truck sized||
That was a mac truck sized hole. I remember those days at Michigan... *sigh*
|50 weeks 1 day ago||aka what happens when Oregon||
aka what happens when Oregon faces a real challenge.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Wow. 3rd and 1 and Stanford||
Wow. 3rd and 1 and Stanford goes for the bomb. What a throw and catch; and play call.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||These refs seem to be||
These refs seem to be pro-Baylor so far. Let's see if this keeps up. Tons of non-calls on blatent holds when Baylor has the ball, and a couple of questionable calls against the Sooners.
Stoops is gonna let the refs know this at halftime for sure.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Doesn't matter who is playing||
Doesn't matter who is playing qb, rb, or any offensive position right now. With the playcalling of Borges, it doesn't matter who is on the field.
And why throw Morris into this mess right now and potentially mess with him. Just let Gardner take the beating the rest of the season, and start over next year.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Fire Borges and Funk. Today's||
Fire Borges and Funk. Today's playcalling was worse than last year against ohio. Embarrassing. What a joke. We are lightyears away from where we want to be. Sad to say, we are lower tier in the Big-10 with these fools at the helm of this team.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I'd like to see more quick||
I'd like to see more quick throws. Slants, screens, outs, etc. Just get the ball down field in a hurry. Can't keep going backwards. Quick hits, then hit em deep.
|51 weeks 15 hours ago||MSU did beat Georgia in the||
MSU did beat Georgia in the Capital One Bowl to finish 11-3 in 2011. That's a pretty big stage for Big-10 and SEC fans. Outside of this game (and beating Boise St and TCU), there isn't much for MSU fans to brag about on the National scale.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I agree||
I don't think that this should be front page material.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Bringing on some "classic" pain||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I bet he is happy to not be||
I bet he is happy to not be playing for this guy anymore:
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You are the only one||
I am sure of this. He is way too slow. Especially in the East, where every team has speed instead of playing physical hockey. Bertz doesn't fit in the East...nah...fit in the NHL anymore. If he can't forecheck (too slow), can't backcheck (too slow), never has the puck on his stick unless someone like Dats gets it for him, then what good is he? For shoot-outs only?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||That is true||
He can't be cut while he is on the injured list. Once he gets healthy, I believe we can do whatever we want with him.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My lines||
Hank - Pavs - Abs (only b/c Babs loves him here; I'd prefer Nyquist or Tatar)
Mule - Weiss - Alfie
Miller - Helm (crossing fingers) - Eaves (these 3 are great together)
Nyquist - Andersson - (one of) Tootoo/ Bertz/Sammy (whover is left on the team)
Smith - Kronwall
Ericsson - Kindl
DeKeyser - Quincey
Gotta split up Krons/Ericsson b/c they are just too slow. Need to mix in speed with the big bodies.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I think||
I think everyone is being way way way too hard on Smith. Losing DeKeyser really hurt us in the playoffs. Smith wasn't perfect, but he was trying dam hard against the like of Kane, Bickell, and Toews. He was over his head, yes, but he still had his moments where he shined in that series. I'd put more of the blame on the slow forwards that couldn't help a lick in our own end, which would result in a Smith vs 2 Hawks situation.
Smith will be part of the future of the Wings D. Him and Kindl are the offensive D-men, and Lashoff and DeKeyser are the defensive defensemen of the group.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I agree||
I agree with everything except trading Smith. Fast, skilled, offensively minded defensemen don't come around very often. He is going to be a great fit next to either Kindl or DeKeyser for the next 10+ years.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Invest in a young defenseman, you say?||
DeKeyeser - 23
Kindl - 26
Lashoff - 22
Smith - 24
We also have a couple of big time D-men prospects in GR. So a young defensemen is not entirely something we need to focus on. We have a very very strong Top 4 all under 26 (once we lock up Smith, of course).
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Wow||
Lots of ideas you threw out there. Discussion commence:
1. Brunner: No; will explain later
2. Boyes: No. Don't need another 30+ forward.
3. Antropov: No. Gagne: No. Don't need anymore forwards
4. Don't bring back Cleary: Completely agree; don't need any more 30+ forwards.
5. Young kids. Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes again. But, you chose the wrong young kids. We NEED to resign Smith, Nyquist, and Andersson. ASAP.
And as for the young kids in GR, this whole group of kids will be ready next year (and some are even ready right now)
Tatar, Mursak, Sheahan, Jurco, Ferraro, and Glendening. We have too many aging forwards, with no room for these kids.
6. Correct; we don't need any more help on defense.
7. That would be a very terrible trade. We don't want to lose all our young kids for Stamkos.
My final thought regarding what the Wings need to do is to make a trade to clear up some cap space and open up some forward spots.
We only have 2.3 mil to resign Smith, Nyqust, and Andersson. I think we need 6 mil to cover all three. The way we clear up the necessary space is to trade Emmerton and 1 of Tootoo/Bertz/Sammy; and in return we get some kids for GR or some draft picks. That way we clear up cap space and open up forward spots for all the talented youth we have in GR.
My Pipe Dream is getting rid of Bertz, Sammy, and Tootoo and getting a couple of 4th rd draft picks.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Interesting||
The two shortest tweets belong to Walton and Irvin....
Very interesting indeed. He must be hiding something...
|1 year 16 weeks ago||At least he has some sleeper||
At least he has some sleeper of the year candidates now!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Welcome to the class! Ferns||
Welcome to the class!
Ferns needs to get to the post office and get these kids their shirts!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Go Heat||
Go Heat! I want LeBron to get more Championships! And NBA Finals MVP's. My love for the Heat is two-fold. 1. I love LBJ. 2. I want all the Heat/LBJ-haters to have to see him win back-to-back Chips. That would really sting all those Chicago/LA/Boston/Cleveland fans.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Salary Cap||
With how tight the salary cap is going to be down the road, we don't need to overpay for a FA defensemen. They usually go for 5+ million, and I don't think we need to overspend when we have very capable pieces that have the potential to be the next Girardi's, Brian Cambell's, or Keith Yandle's.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||No need to look for D help||
Then you have Smith, Lashoff, DeKeyser, Kindl, Colaiacovo, and Quincey.
Our future is in Smith, DeKeyser, Lashoff, and Kindl. That is a strong 4 to build around once Kronwall and Ericsson are gone. Quincey and Colo won't last too long, but would likely be replaced by someone on the Griffins.
That's 8 defensemen. We also have several strong defensemen prospects in the AHL in Billins and Paetsch.
Wings have no reason to reach in FA for defensemen or forwards. We have everything we need in the AHL right now.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Franzen||
Franzen isn't going anywhere. His salary only takes under 4 mill of cap every year, and his buy-out is ridiculous. He's a wing for life.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||This website||
I'm sure this website will answer every and any question you may have about Michigan Basketball (or any other Universities' basketball status)
|1 year 18 weeks ago||It's final||
It's final in the sense that nobody can pass Stanford.
If you ain't first, you're last.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Go Heat||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yeah||
I saw that, but made the executive decision to exclude it because:
1. It's UCONN
2. It was just a sentence, and I felt my post was getting too long.
But thank you for posting it.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||And to think||
This is just #2 out of 6! for the 2013 OL commits.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I see your Iowa, and present to you Kentucky||
Kentucky: 84 offense, 83 defense.
Yes, this Kentucky:
|1 year 19 weeks ago||'97 The Game||
Was 8 yrs old watching the game at Mr. Joes in Southfield. I will never forget the atmosphere in that place. The punt return, the pick 6; the place went crazy. If I wasn't a die hard M fan before that day, I definitely became one during that game.
That defense was sick. Dhani Jones, James Hall, Glen Steele, Sam Sword, Marcus Ray, Charles Woodson and a young Ian Gold.
Also, Keith Jackson. Mmmmmm. Nothing like listening to Keith Jackson while I'm eating my cheerios for breakfast.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Rangers||
The Rangers have our number. I have zero confidence in our boys against the Rangers. Doesn't matter when or where; we can't beat that stinking team.
As for the season, I agree with everything you said. And it's the exact same thing we all said last year: inconsistent, struggle against top teams, bullpen issues, (managing some would say).
As for the class of both leagues, I think the two teams to beat right now are St. Louis and Texas. With Atlanta and Detroit being the next bests. I just don't think Boston, NYY, or Oakland are going to be much competition against Detroit or Texas. Same in the NL with St. Louis and Atlanta. Nobody really compares against those two in the NL, especially with St. Louis. That team is primed to win the next 5 WS'.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||How awesome would it be if||
How awesome would it be if Michigan's defense didn't allow more than 21 points through these first three games? I think it's possible, and I would really like to see it happen.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I prefer this memory||
But it is difficult to get a good shot of the 86 from this TD.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Not much different from||
Not much different from the old North Stars jersey, except, well, the obvious.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Thanks||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Bane?||
|1 year 22 weeks ago||That hockey schedule||
Makes me wish I was back in SE Michigan. Wow. Yost will be rocking.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||To be fair that Hawks player||
To be fair that Hawks player dove. He sold it very well.