...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
|3 hours 37 min ago||Holy crap! Syracuse down 3||
Holy crap! Syracuse down 3 to NC State with 30 seconds left. They had 6 offensive rebounds to try and tie the score but missed them all.
That's more offensive rebounds than Michigan gets in a entire game.
|7 hours 3 min ago||I'm sure they'll relive the||
I'm sure they'll relive the Evan Turner shot. Not that ESPN hasn't been overkilling that during commercials regardless.
|8 hours 13 min ago||After surviving a 2 point win||
After surviving a 2 point win over 12th seeded Purdue (where the Boliers had a chance to win it at the buzzer) and a huge comeback against Nebraska, is there any chance OSU is too tired against us tomorrow?
Whatever the case, be sure to put your TV's on mute tomorrow. It's going to be a non-stop Craft lovefest by the commentators.
|8 hours 22 min ago||Oh, man. The ass kissing of||
Oh, man. The ass kissing of Craft will never end now.
|8 hours 24 min ago||Happy Buckeyes are just an||
Happy Buckeyes are just an awful sight.
|8 hours 27 min ago||You're very welcome. I'll be||
You're very welcome. I'll be uploading more football vids once spring arrives.
|8 hours 32 min ago||North Carolina getting killed||
North Carolina getting killed and I LOVE IT!
|8 hours 46 min ago||Very, very stupid. Now is||
Very, very stupid. Now is not the time to try a Michael Jordan move. Just get the easy points.
|8 hours 49 min ago||Bucks are 5-12 at the free||
Bucks are 5-12 at the free throw line? Ouch.
|8 hours 56 min ago||Nebraska is 0-4 against us||
Nebraska is 0-4 against us since joining the conference. But Ray Gallegos has gone nuts from 3 point land every time he plays us. He concerns me the most but the rest of the team playing as well as they are, it's going to be tough game.
|10 hours 36 min ago||I say we treat this like the||
I say we treat this like the Purdue game at Mackey. Appreciate the last shot but let us never speak of this game again and move on.
|10 hours 39 min ago||This is the kind of game that||
This is the kind of game that always worries me. When we can't get the shots to drop, even when we have good looks, and can never get offensive rebounds, teams will be neck and neck with us....or worse.
Please play better tomorrow, blue.
|13 hours 32 min ago||Epic.||
|15 hours 5 min ago||The majority of us (myself||
The majority of us (myself included) predicted doom and gloom after that 1 point win at Nebraska. Amazing to think about that now.
The Arizona game... I still wonder how that game would have ended had McGray not been called for...breathing too hard on a Wildcat player, which gave them the game winning free throws. If the refs don't suck, that game might have gone to OT.
|16 hours 27 min ago||PSU brought their band to the||
PSU brought their band to the big house in 1994, 2002, 2005 and 2009.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Stupid Purdue turning it over||
Stupid Purdue turning it over when Craft missed a free throw.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Just turned the OSU/Purdue||
Just turned the OSU/Purdue game on. Is it right for me to assume the refs are letting Aaron Craft ram into people and get away with multiple travels as usual?
|1 day 8 hours ago||The almost moonwalk is a good||
The almost moonwalk is a good one. The river dance one is a little better. But I think that Billy Cosby seizure looking move against Indiana is my favorite.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I'd be shocked if it weren't||
I'd be shocked if it weren't Penn State.
But Penn State is weird. On two different occasions, the MMB had requested to travel to Beaver Stadium for some huge games and PSU said no both times. They said yes in 1999 and 2001 but no in 1997 and 2006. So I guess it will depend on what mood they are in. They never say no to OSU's band going to their place.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Crap. I missed the shot.||
Crap. I missed the shot. But yay for the outcome.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Good riddance. I'll be||
Good riddance. I'll be rooting against you in the NIT, Tom Crean.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I wouldn't go as far to say||
I wouldn't go as far to say I'm an Illinois fan because their fans have a long history of being jackasses when it comes to anything Michigan related. But I agree with everything else. Indiana overachieves when they play us and it's annoying as hell. Plus Tom Crean...well, that goes without saying.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I guess I'm on my own when it||
I guess I'm on my own when it comes to this. I like Musberger. I always have. Him saying, "You are looking live at the big house in Ann Arbor," will always be one of my favorite memories of the college football season.
In the 90's, he became a favorite of mine because of all the jabs he used to take at OSU under John Cooper. He frequently said on the air during random games that he expected Michigan to win THE GAME. One time, Don Shane got an interview with him on the Big Ten Ticket. It was early in the season but Brent brought up this line....
BRENT: The team is playing better and they know it will just be a matter of time before they go to Columbus and beat the Bucks yet again for a Big Ten Title.
DON: Maybe not this year.
BRENT: They'll find a way to win. They always do.
Then in 1998 when a crappy MSU team pulled off the ultimate upset of #1 OSU in Columbus (Remember Joe Germaine's end zone interception and Cooper angrily throwing his hat on the field in disgust?) The first words out of Brent's mouth were... "Ladies and Gentlmen, Michigan State has just beaten Michigan to the punch.". Buckeye fans felt lower than low at that moment and Brent poured salt in the wound by immediately bringing up their futility against Michigan. It was so beautiful. (God, I miss those days)
And it's also kind of hard to forget our 8-1 record when Brent broadcasts a Michigan/Notre Dame game. He called Desmond's fourth down catch and Roundtree's game winner for UTL.
I'm going to miss him and I make no apologies for that.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Down 10 with 2:20 to go.||
Down 10 with 2:20 to go. Still hard to believe.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Wow. I forgot how many||
Wow. I forgot how many missed free throws we had in this game. We never seemed to complete the and 1. And Nik and Hardaway with a few misses.
|4 days 3 hours ago||That game is still hard to||
That game is still hard to sum up with the right words. Kansas was such a loaded team. They scored in the paint with ease. And they were on fire heading into the half. But the score wasn't out of reach at that point, which at the time, felt surprising.
The second half, despite how hard we were playing, I had that sense of dread that we were going to do JUST enough to lose by 2 points, just like our game with Duke 2 years earlier.
Trey hitting that shot....just epic.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Good riddance to Wisconsin||
Good riddance to Wisconsin AND Bo Ryan.
What a day. It's not often where every team you root against actually loses.
|5 days 8 hours ago||McGary breathed too hard on a||
McGary breathed too hard on a Arizona player and got called for a foul, allowing them free throws for the winning score. That would have been an impressive win for the resume.
|5 days 10 hours ago||So many highly ranked teams||
So many highly ranked teams losing last weekend and this weekend.
|6 days 54 min ago||Oh, FUCK YOU ESPN for showing||
Oh, FUCK YOU ESPN for showing the Evan Turner shot.
I have to root for those assholes tomorrow.
|6 days 57 min ago||Annnnnnd Vitale goes back to||
Annnnnnd Vitale goes back to singing Sparty's praises. Just give them the trophy now.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Illinois just drained a 3||
Illinois just drained a 3 with 0.3 seconds left. Illinois leads Iowa 66-63.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Thank you, Morgan. You||
Thank you, Morgan. You stepped up and had an incredible season when we needed you most.
|6 days 2 hours ago||O.K. Now I can||
O.K. Now I can relax.
Amazing how I hate both Duke and North Carolina but I love watching them play each other.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Competent B1G officials.||
Competent B1G officials. Heh. Sure. I'd also like a million dollars but that doesn't mean it's going to happen.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Victory over an asshole coach||
Victory over an asshole coach feels mighty sweet. But man, that was stressful. REALLY stressful. Amazing how an NIT bound team with so many awful performances against awful teams this year suddenly hits everything and the kitchen sink when they play Michigan. Even after beating them, I hate them more than before the game.
|6 days 10 hours ago||It's interesting to look at||
It's interesting to look at Florida's results this year. Yes, they're #1 and yes, they have won 20 straight. But they play in the SEC, which is awful. Kentucky will fall out of the rankings after this leaving the Gators the only conference team ranked.
During their winning streak, look at how many close calls they have survived against so/so teams...
*1 point win over Florida State
*2 point win over Memphis
*2 point win over Arkansas
*5 point win over Auburn
*4 point win over Alabama
*4 point win over Auburn
*4 point win over Ole Miss
*3 point win over Vanderbilt
I wouldn't expect the #1 team in the country to have that many struggles. I'll be interested when the tournament starts to see how far they'll go.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Loving Florida destroying||
Loving Florida destroying Kentucky so far. Can't stand Calipari.
West Virginia up that much on Kansas is pretty shocking.
|1 week 5 hours ago||He's a Buckeye. Him not||
He's a Buckeye. Him not gelling with human beings is to be expected.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Beautiful feature on Morgan.||
Beautiful feature on Morgan. He will be missed.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I hear it's supposed to be 40||
I hear it's supposed to be 40 today. After the winter we've had, I'll gladly take it.
|1 week 1 day ago||My GOD, Vitale. He's now||
My GOD, Vitale. He's now drooling over sleazy John Calipari and how he will become a Hall of Fame Coach.
That's almost as bad as Dakich's "Ohio State deserves strength of schedule points for beating Bryant, Vermont and Ohio U," comment during the Illinois game.
|1 week 1 day ago||I just saw that on ESPN.||
I just saw that on ESPN. What the hell was he thinking?
|1 week 2 days ago||I really liked Chris Young.||
I really liked Chris Young. Nice guy, played hard. His freshman year was the first year of Michigan's nose dive to hell from the sanctions.
I went to senior night at Crisler in 2002. The team was awful. The opponent was Ohio State, who was finally starting to turn their program around. The game ended up being a 9 point loss. The Buckeye fans in the upper bowl were assholes. The game was already lost but during the final timeout, Chris Young ran out to mid-court, bent down, and kissed the block M. I loved his loyalty despite the team's unfortunate results over his career.
|1 week 2 days ago||Congrats to Nebraska and||
Congrats to Nebraska and screw Tom Crean.
I want so badly for us to go all Illinois on them this weekend.
|1 week 2 days ago||Nik's 3 right before the half||
Nik's 3 right before the half (the ball leaves his hands at .6 seconds) after the Orange Crush chant USA! I can watch that a million times, followed by Mike Tirico's 'O Canada!". LOL!
When it comes to anything Michigan related, Illinois fans have a tendency to be assholes. Not quite the level of Buckeye assdom but about a level below, which is still pretty bad. That's why that shot was my favorite of all of Nik's 3's.
|1 week 2 days ago||Any time we get a basket now,||
Any time we get a basket now, I look for Andrew Dakich on the bench just to see his reaction.
|1 week 2 days ago||In regards to Wisconsin, I||
In regards to Wisconsin, I thought they would win their last 2 games easily...and they still might. But after seeing them barely beat Penn State last weekend I'm starting to wonder how they'll do when they travel to Nebraska, who has only lost to us at home all season. Those flat screens in the bathroom stalls really seem to make the Huskers play better and maybe they can pull it off.
Either way, f*ck Bo Ryan.
|1 week 2 days ago||Kolesar couldn't play in that||
Kolesar couldn't play in that game. He had broken his collar bone diving for a catch against Illinois a few weeks prior.
This past summer, he emailed me and asked me if I could send him the video clip of his injury. Really nice guy.
|1 week 2 days ago||I was in kindergarten.||
I was in kindergarten.
Muppet Babies started that year and was THE must watch of Saturday morning cartoons.
|1 week 3 days ago||That was when the Big Ten||
That was when the Big Ten title game was played on a Saturday and not 2 minutes before the Selection Sunday presentation.
Just to really blow your mind. These are the coaches that Brian Ellerbe beat that season by double digits: Tom Izzo, Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight.
And then the following year, the program went to hell.
|1 week 3 days ago||His butt still hurts.||
His butt still hurts. Inside, he's really happy.
|1 week 3 days ago||Two confessions. One I'm||
Two confessions. One I'm proud of. One I'm not.
The Bad: I had a bad feeling about this game. Soooooo, I look like a real jackass right now. But I'm too happy to care.
The Good: Right before the half, when Illinois' crowd got loud after cutting our 20 point lead to 18 points, and then giving us all those fouls to run down the clock to 4 seconds... I thought to myself how much I would love to stick it to Illini fans with us getting a basket at the buzzer to end the half. Then Nik drained that 3. LOL!
That was too awesome for words. That's the first ever time I had a "wouldn't it be awesome if we did _______ " thought and the team actually listened to me.
|1 week 3 days ago||Lucky you to be there. I||
Lucky you to be there. I hope we have a final score like this over Tom Crean this weekend.
|1 week 3 days ago||Love it!||
|1 week 3 days ago||Happy!!!!! So, so||
Happy!!!!! So, so happy!!!!!!!!!
|1 week 4 days ago||(No subject)|
|1 week 4 days ago||His "hang time" on dunks||
His "hang time" on dunks seemed a little longer in the Minnesota game, which made me nervous. A few close calls.
|1 week 4 days ago||Wisconsin||
Wisconsin has had that scheduling quirk in football and basketball for about 15 years now. Pretty strange to see it happen to a different team.
|1 week 4 days ago||Illinois will be tough to||
Illinois will be tough to beat. Our squad loves to make us sweat and Illinois considers us a rival. (Remember, it's Illinois students who constantly wear those 'Muck Fichigan' t-shirts.)
That place will be loud and Illinois will be fired up.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm still bitter about that||
I'm still bitter about that loss, though. Indiana was a crap team playing like crap when we went to Assembly. Then after playing us, they went back to playing like crap again and lost 3 straight including home losses to Northwestern and Penn State.
F*ck those guys and their jackass of a coach.
|1 week 5 days ago||They took MSU to overtime at||
They took MSU to overtime at Breslin. They may just win against them in Columbus.
Either way, Izzo will provide many gifs of yet another meltdown.
|1 week 6 days ago||So many ranked teams losing||
So many ranked teams losing to unranked teams today. That's why I was nervous going into the Minnesota game tonight.
As for rankings, I think we only move up a couple spots because I don't think the polls will care much about us beating Minnesota and having a miracle one point win over a bad Purdue team. But that's all right. All I care about right now is getting the outright B1G title.
|1 week 6 days ago||Correct. But the way||
Correct. But the way Wisconsin is playing right now, I don't think they're going to lose. So it's crucial that we win at least one of our last two games.
|1 week 6 days ago||That was from today, right?||
That was from today, right? What was Izzo so upset about?
Did a ref finally T him up for going too far out on the court?
|1 week 6 days ago||When the record books are||
When the record books are printed out, I'm sure there will be a foot note next to Michigan's name that says - B1G Champs of 2014....but only because Michigan State had injuries. If they were healthy, they would be stronger than the Miami Heat.
Oh well. I'll take the conference championship anyway.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm at a loss for words as||
I'm at a loss for words as well. It's still hard to believe that 3 years ago, after back to back blowout losses to bottom dwellers Northwestern and Indiana, many of us, myself included, thought it was time to get rid of John Beilein. But ever since Stu Douglass hit that 3 at Breslin, this program has gone through an unreal transformation.
And who would have thought this team would start to play better AFTER Mitch McGary was lost for the year? It boggles the mind.
I'm beyond happy they have a share of the conference title. And I'm going to be greedy now and say I want us to have it outright.
|1 week 6 days ago||Assembly Hall put a curse on||
Assembly Hall put a curse on Michigan long ago. And it's restricted to Michigan. Indiana could be 0-14 and Michigan could be #1 and I'd STILL pick us to lose in that building.
Plenty of B1G teams went into Assembly this year and won, including Northwestern and Penn State. Indiana looked so lifeless and shot about 25% in those games. But then Michigan comes to town and all of the sudden they look like world beaters. This same cycle has happened plenty of times over the years. Fuck that building, that team and especially their coach.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Loved this. And then loved||
Loved this. And then loved seeing John Callipari get swept by Arkansas.
I love seeing OSU lose but we really need them to beat Sparty next week to help our chances at an outright conference title...provided we take care of business ourselves. I don't see Iowa winning at Breslin so we have to, once again, root for OSU against MSU. And I'm starting to lose faith in their chances after seeing how the Bucks have played recently.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I guess this means Glenn||
I guess this means Glenn Robinson IV will hit a game winner against us in Crisler in 2034.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I have that game on tape but||
I have that game on tape but I don't think I've ever watched it. I'll have to go back and check it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Apologies to Dion Harris.||
Apologies to Dion Harris. That was an incredible shot.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm thinking more about how||
I'm thinking more about how Illinois will come out and play well against us just like Purdue did tonight. Record be damned.
Illinois still considers us a rival for some reason and they'll jacked up big time when our boys come to town.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well, that certainly||
Well, that certainly helps.
I forgot about Maceo Baston's shot against Detroit. I remember the ESPN highlights of that one.
But I'm drawing a blank on Courtney Sims shot against Purdue. Seems I should remember that one.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||My jaw is still on the||
My jaw is still on the floor.
I was dreading this game. DREADING IT. Because look at the last 4 years. No matter how bad Purdue is, they always seem to shoot lights out against us. Just 6 days ago, MSU went to Mackey and beat this squad by 40. I knew we wouldn't see that team tonight.
O.K. Nice Hollywood finish we'll remember for all time. But no more shitty starts PLEASE!!!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Holy crap! I'm still||
Holy crap! I'm still shaking.
I'm pretty sure the last time Michigan won on a buzzer beater was during the Ellerbe years. It was a game against Minnesota but the team was awful and the game was meaningless in the end.
But this? I'm at a loss for words.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN Classic used to show||
ESPN Classic used to show those games back in the day. (They also showed every single heartbreaking football loss in the last 30 years). But I remember watching the final four game against Illinois on Classic, as well as the title game against Seton Hall.
And while Jamal Crawford was great, you don't really want to see many games from his playing days. His one year with us was the first year of the program's futile run to hell.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Head to head means nothing in||
Head to head means nothing in the final standings. If MSU has the same record as us in conference play, they still get a share of the title despite us sweeping them.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Despite Purdue's record, the||
Despite Purdue's record, the game really, REALLY scares me. Despite their struggles, they have played us annoyingly close the last 3 years. At Crisler against them, we shot lights out but ended up only winning by 9 because we decided to play no defense in the paint. That game is going to be a struggle.
At Illinois SHOULD be a win but they consider us a rival so they'll be up and probably overachieve against us.
The schedule may not look it but it's going to be a stressful last 4 games.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It's also better publicity||
It's also better publicity for Nebraska over the next biggest story in their basketball program: the flat screen TV's in their locker room bathroom stalls.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Isn't that supposed to be||
Isn't that supposed to be some sort of foul when a coach goes that far out on the court during game play? Or does Izzo get away with constantly doing this game after game, year after year because he's Izzo?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks. I finally get to see||
Thanks. I finally get to see this game.
BTN will also be replaying the game at 5:30 today.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's cool. I always liked||
That's cool. I always liked Mesko.
Did people still give him sh*t about wiping out after touching the banner against Western?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I just got home. When we won||
I just got home. When we won at Breslin in January, I missed the game because I was in Miami for a wedding. And today, I was at work and missed the game except for the last two minutes.
If this is the way we're going to play against Sparty every time I miss the game, I'll gladly avoid the TV and continue checking the score on my cell phone.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bo Ryan can suck it. But the||
Bo Ryan can suck it. But the breathing room does help. I guess that makes tomorrow's game even bigger.
MSU or no MSU, we still have to avoid these awful starts that have become common for us.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Way to hand the game to||
Way to hand the game to Syracuse, Wolfpack. Second straight 1 point miracle by the Orangeman.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Tie game. Evan Smotrycz just||
Tie game. Evan Smotrycz just scored for the Terps.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I can take snark. If you||
I can take snark. If you ever met my friends and family, you'd know that my life is filled with snark.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||But the students quickly||
But the students quickly caught on to what the band was doing and just started yelling, "You suck," louder.
I thought it was funny when I first heard it at the big house in 2006, but it's pretty old now. I cringe more when I hear students call it the "You Suck Song.".
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Last night's game is going to||
Last night's game is going to be replayed on BTN at 4:30 for anyone interested.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||A few weeks ago, I predicted||
A few weeks ago, I predicted definite losses @ Wisconsin, @ MSU and @ OSU. Not just losses but lopsided losses. I've never been more happy to be wrong.
I also had that feeling going into tonight that this was going to be one of those games where OSU doesn't even have try and everything they shoot will go in. So every time they clanked on a 3, I was pleasently shocked.
Absolute great comeback by Blue. Fuck Ohio. Now the team gets a little break until Sunday where they hopefully pound the hell out of Bo Ryan's squad.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That game wasn't even on TV.||
That game wasn't even on TV. I remember being glued to the radio listening to it in my bedroom.
When they made the return trip to Crisler a couple weeks later, we gave them a pounding and luckily, that one ended up being televised.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Oh, Aaron Craft. How nice it||
Oh, Aaron Craft. How nice it must be to be you. You can take 4 steps with the ball multiple times and never get called for a travel. You can plow right into Horford and have the foul called on Horford. AND you have one beautiful air ball.
If that's the last time we play you, it's the best possible outcome. In your own arena in front of America's worst fan base, a double digit loss. It fits you well.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||HOW SWEET IT||
HOW SWEET IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The looks on the faces of the||
The looks on the faces of the OSU bench. That's your porn moment for the evening.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||A foul on Craft?!?!?!? Hell||
A foul on Craft?!?!?!? Hell has frozen over.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If I'm Craft, I just keep||
If I'm Craft, I just keep running into Michigan players since apparently that means a foul on us.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Are you kidding me?||
Are you kidding me?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Typical. The one time we get||
Typical. The one time we get a f*cking offensive rebound, we don't get the layup.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That's the third time that's||
That's the third time that's happened tonight. 3 Mich players to 1 OSU player under the basket and OSU still gets the offensive rebound.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Takes 3 steps with the ball||
Takes 3 steps with the ball before Nik fouls him. No travel called but foul on Nik.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I thought for sure OSU would||
I thought for sure OSU would do to us what Iowa did to us over the weekend. So far, that hasn't been the case. But there's plenty of basketball left.
In that last minute, we actually defended the paint. Continue doing that, make the shots stop rolling out and maybe I'll have some hope.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Shooting was extremely hot||
Shooting was extremely hot through January despite flaws on defense. Now that the shooting isn't hot anymore, we have....this.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I remember listening to that||
I remember listening to that win at OSU in 2003 on the radio because it wasn't broadcast on TV. The next month we pounded them at Crisler.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Two years ago when we won a||
Two years ago when we won a share of the conference crown, we played at Iowa who finished last in the conference and they beat us by 18. It was a disgusting and embarrassing loss....Iowa's only victory in all of January and Februaury. But in that game, we STILL had a better effort than this.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Humiliating. I predict the||
I predict the OSU game on Tuesday is going to be much of the same.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Wonder what Iowa's school||
Wonder what Iowa's school record for made 3's is. They're well on their way.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Iowa doesn't normally play||
Iowa doesn't normally play this well on defense. Typical that they would wait until the Michigan game to do this.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I wish we were playing the||
I wish we were playing the same Iowa team that played the Buckeyes.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Nice. Feels like a game from||
Nice. Feels like a game from the Brian Ellerbe years.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I was afraid of this. But I||
I was afraid of this. But I didn't think it would start this soon.
Please stop leaving Iowa open for endless 3's.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Tradition says Iowa will put||
Tradition says Iowa will put their struggles aside for today and play well, just as all teams do against Michigan.
It's going to be a tough game.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Is Gallegos not feeling well?||
Is Gallegos not feeling well? He always seems to be draining 3's against us with ease. He's only got one so far.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Denard and Devin sighting.||
Denard and Devin sighting.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Wow, Irvin. Wow.||
Wow, Irvin. Wow.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I'd like to see us attack the||
I'd like to see us attack the basket more but we seem to be wide open on every 3 attempt.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Can you imagine what it must||
Can you imagine what it must feel like to be a Seahawk fan right now? Your team is up 36-0 in the Super Bowl and we haven't even reached the 4th quarter yet.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The Tom Brady fan in me loves||
The Tom Brady fan in me loves rooting against Peyton.
But I never expected this.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Another Tim Tebow||
Another Tim Tebow commercial? Really?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Every year, every decade is||
Every year, every decade is the same thing. This isn't the first time an unranked Indiana squad has beaten us in that building. The script never changes. If we were ranked #1 and Indiana was winless on the season, I would STILL predict a loss for us at Assembly.
The refs will always suck but I blame it more on the Michigan factor. Indiana will go back to sucking again now that they're done with us.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||1985.||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)|
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone remember our lone win||
Anyone remember our lone win there in 2009? Indiana was 6-25 that season. And it STILL took overtime for us to win at that arena. I believe we had over 40 3 point attempts in that game as that was the only way to score during Beilien's first few seasons.
Take away a couple seasons here and there and Indiana has been a mediocre program at best since the last few years of the Knight era. But even their unranked teams seem to make every shot when they play us in that arena.
At Wisconsin and at Breslin is nothing like at Assembly. We actually had success at those places before the basketball program went to hell from the sanctions. But at Indiana? That place has always been a nightmare of Bob Knight, horrible officiating and a ton of unranked IU squads overachieving against Michigan.
If we can win there tomorrow, I will be over the moon.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||This sounds a little like the||
This sounds a little like the football player at Eastern who was shot to death at an off campus apartment last year. A target shooting. But thankfully these people survived.
Hope they catch the bastard that did this.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||Stupid Assembly Hall in||
Stupid Assembly Hall in stupid Bloomington.
The 89 national championship team lost there by 1. The Fab Five lost there by 1. Our B1G championship team two years ago lost there by 2.
Our only win in that damn building in the last 20 something years was in 2009 when Indiana went 6-25. But that game still went to overtime. Plenty of crappy Indiana teams never look crappy against us there.
And the refs are Duke style. Last year, Michigan was called for two fouls in the first 14 seconds of the game.
Indiana is stuggling big time. But I know them too well. All their shots are going to drop against us. Then after they're done playing us, they'll go back to sucking in their next several games.
If we can pull out a win in that arena, I'll be over the moon.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||We've lost to plenty of||
We've lost to plenty of crappy Indiana teams in Bloomington over the years.
And IU always has Duke level officials in that building. Last year, we got called for 2 fouls in the first 15 seconds of the game.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Nice win despite what had to||
Nice win despite what had to be a season high in turnovers and a horrid night defending the the paint. Thank GOD the shooting was hot.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, for the love of GOD.||
Oh, for the love of GOD.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Nebraska beats Indiana||
Nebraska beats Indiana 60-55.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||McGary is happy.||
McGary is happy.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Lavert, NICE!!!||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Nice comeback by Nebraska so||
Nice comeback by Nebraska so far. In other news, Tom Crean is still a toolbag.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you, Walton. And thank||
Thank you, Walton. And thank you, Purdue, for that lane violation.
D still needs to actually defend the paint.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Defense is the paint is||
Defense in the paint is sucking hardcore. Stop rolling out the red carpet for them.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Purdue does this shit every||
Purdue does this shit every year. No matter how bad they are, they hit their shots against us, and every game is a battle to the end.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The crowd seems kind of blah||
The crowd seems kind of blah so far.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Despite Purdue's struggles||
Despite Purdue's struggles the last few years, they still always manage to shoot well against us, unfortunately. Hopefully that's not the case tonight.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||When Wisconsin comes to||
When Wisconsin comes to Crisler, I hope we blow them out of the arena like two years ago.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I hate myself. I turned the||
I hate myself. I turned the station when OSU was up 11. I hated seeing all those Buckeye fans happy. I guess it serves me right. But I still have this fear that they're waiting until they play us to finally right the ship.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Apparently MSU is the first||
Apparently MSU is the first team in history to have injury issues, given how much pub this topic is getting.
Maybe they should just be handed the national title right now out of sympathy?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||As I recall, the Minnesota||
As I recall, the Minnesota game was a few weeks earlier and going into this game, we had just come off back-to-back ass kickings to Indiana (who won 6 games all year) and Northwestern. That was when people everywhere were calling quits on Beilein and I was agreeing with them. I remember fans screaming on the radio that if we can't even compete with the bottom teams of the B1G, what's the point of keeping him?
Watching that game against Sparty, which was also a Thursday night game, I was just amazed at how long we had the lead. And then Stu's shot....epic.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I know he means well but Dick||
I know he means well but Dick Vitale is really insufferable.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||That shot by Nik....epic.||
That shot by Nik....epic. Just a few feet away from where Hardaway's 3 should have been the icer last year at Kohl.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||HOT DAMN!!!!!!! The look on||
HOT DAMN!!!!!!! The look on Bo Ryan's face in the last minute was basically porn.
When was the last time we beat a top 5 team on the road? I'm thinking 1996 Duke.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I've seen this show before.||
I've seen this show before. Michigan not getting any stops for the last several minutes of the game.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I have a feeling I'm going to||
I have a feeling I'm going to want to punch a wall in a few minutes.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I want to make a surprising||
I want to make a surprising observation but I'm afraid I'll jinx us so....no comment.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||If these assholes make||
If these assholes make ANOTHER miracle shot against us, I'm blowing up that whole city.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||That's the nagging feeling I||
That's the nagging feeling I have. They're waiting until they play us to get their act together.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||These have been the results||
These have been the results against MSU at Crisler the last 5 years.
2013: Michigan by 1
2012: Michigan by 1
2011: Michigan by 7
2010: Michigan by 1
2009: MSU by 1
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||No scorn after the football||
No scorn after the football game. I was just happy that Northwestern managed to Northwestern up the game. Gardner threw what should have been 6 interceptions right to Wildcat players, two of which should have been returned for scores, and they dropped every single one.
Last night, we tried to pull a Northwestern football and lose with the 9 missed free throws but we screwed up and won anyway.
Either way, I'll take the win.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Practice free throws this||
Practice free throws this week. And defense.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That should have been an easy||
That should have been an easy putback for Nebraska. Ironic that was the one easy shot they couldn't make in the second half.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Fuck!!!!!!||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Just like our football team,||
Just like our football team, they make shitty teams look good.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Stop turning the ball over.||
Stop turning the ball over. Damn.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Holy crap! We got an||
Holy crap! We got an offensive rebound!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That was cool. We get about||
That was cool. We get about 15 more of those and we'll know what it feels like to be Bo Ryan.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Wish we could get an||
Wish we could get an offensive rebound.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Damn Gallegos. Why do we||
Damn Gallegos. Why do we bring out the best in him?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Meh. The block M looks||
Meh. The block M looks glorious regardless. I like that it's bigger now, not like when it was tiny during the 90s.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Seems to be plenty of meteor||
Seems to be plenty of meteor games on TV the last few weeks.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I guess not. But all three||
I guess not. But all three rivals on the road combined with the fact that Michigan hasn't won a noteworthy road game since...what, 2006? It's doesn't give me much confidence.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Without looking it up, I'm||
Without looking it up, I'm 99% sure that no team in my lifetime has done what Auburn did this year. Go from a 9 loss season to playing for the national title. That just doesn't happen. So no, I don't see Michigan or any team do that any time soon. And Michigan's schedule sucks next year BIG TIME.
Also, Gardner was not responsible for us losing 5 games in 2012, especially when he only started a few games at the end of the season. He's not the one who threw 40 interceptions in South Bend.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'm happy that offseason is||
I'm happy that offseason is here. After a season full of watching our quarterback get sacked 10,000 times, our defense massively underperform and have a crap record ending in a crap bowl game against a crap opponent where our guys played like crap. Aside from the Notre Dame game, the happiest I was during the college football season was during Michigan's two bye weeks. It's sad but true. That's why I'm happy to welcome offseason with open arms.
Ten years ago, I wouldn't dare say this but I'm happy to have a break from football for a while.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||You better get your puke||
You better get your puke bucket ready.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||After an entire season of||
After an entire season of Norfleet returns, that looked pretty impressive.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||It's tradition. They play it||
It's tradition. They play it after every down regardless of the play. Just like USC and that stupid conquest cheer. You'd think these bands would be bored in the stands when they play one song for 4 straight hours.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Somebody needs to shoot the||
Somebody needs to shoot the FSU band. That stupid Braves cheer is going to be in my head all night.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||These are the opponents||
These are the opponents Florida State has beaten this year:
Maybe this game so far shouldn't be so surprising.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I looked at Auburn's season||
I looked at Auburn's season record last year where they finished 3-9. The three wins were a 3 point escape against Louisiana-Monroe and blowouts against New Mexico State and Alabama A&M. They got destroyed in all their losses, even against the lower SEC teams. And now they're playing for a national title. I'm more amazed than I am jealous. But I'm still jealous.
In terms of rooting interest for this game, I realize an FSU win puts an end to this SEC title winning streak. But it's not easy. Florida State was one of those programs I really hated growing up. I hated the media's love affair with Bobby Bowden, hated the fact that Bowden's star players often still played in bowl games despite never going to class, hated that FSU only had to get up for two challenging games during the season; Florida and one team from the ACC, hated and STILL hate that Braves cheer the FSU marching band plays after every single down no matter what the result of the play, and yes, I still hold sour grapes for that 1991 game against them and how their fans ripped out pieces of the field so they could take portions of the Big House grass home with them.
So, while I'm still looking forward to the game, the result is a lose-lose for me.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The 2006 Northwestern game at||
The 2006 Northwestern game at the big house was pretty damn cold as well. Rainy, dark, freezing. My toes still felt frozen through three layers of socks.
I lasted the whole game. When your team is 9-0, it's easier to work through the weather.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I'll shoot you a note but I'm||
I'll shoot you a note but I'm pretty sure I already have all the football games you do. There's a few from the 80's and early 90's I'm looking for, though.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Last year, OSU's best victory||
Last year, OSU's best victory was over us and we were 8-5. This year, the best opponent they beat was...Wisconsin? Who was 9-4.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Good riddance and fuck OSU.||
Good riddance and fuck OSU.
|10 weeks 21 min ago||For the last two years, OSU||
For the last two years, OSU has avoided disaster in fluke like plays consistently. The bounces ALWAYS seem to go their way.
To see Clemson score on them like that, that was basically porn.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||A missed extra point in the||
A missed extra point in the Orange Bowl in THAT end zone.
Brings back great memories.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||Dumb, dumb, dumb. He could||
Dumb, dumb, dumb. He could have easily picked up that first down.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||Good job, OSU. All you have||
Good job, OSU. All you have to do is pin them at their own 1 the rest of the game and you'll be fine.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||While that's technically||
While that's technically true, you can't blame Woody's blood sugar for him throwing sideline markers at the ref in 71 or punching the ABC TV camera at the big house in 77.
As extreme as it was, I doubt many people were surprised when he punched the player given his history of dumbass behavior.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||I just turned the game on a||
I just turned the game on a couple minutes ago. Have they shown the clip of Woody punching the Clemson player yet?
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||As a Michigan fan, any run up||
As a Michigan fan, any run up the middle that's more than minus 2 yards is pretty amazing.
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||These questions always amuse||
These questions always amuse me. First asking if we're rooting for Sparty and now if we're rooting for OSU.
What should we ask next? If we're rooting for cancer? The answer is obvious.
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||Of course every fanbase has||
Of course every fanbase has their share of nut jobs. I don't think anyone would ever dispute that. It's just that some fanbases have more nut jobs than others.
For instance, take that Bama girl, add about 80,000 more of them and you have Ohio Stadium.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Happy with a win but 4 missed||
Happy with a win but 4 missed free throws in the final 20 seconds that would have iced the win is not acceptable. That's how we gave the game to Indiana at Crisler last year.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||This game started very much||
This game started very much like a Tommy Amaker game. Turnovers and not being able to set shots, so they shoot up miracles.
But the last few minutes looks better. Hopefully they keep it up.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Niiiiiiice.||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||No matter how much I look at||
No matter how much I look at the TV screen, I still have a hard time comprehending that Sparty is in the Rose Bowl. It's just too weird.
And Stanford has got to be the most surprising program the last few years. I thought losing Harbaugh and Andrew Luck would make that program go back to nothing. But they're playing in the Rose Bowl every year now....like Michigan used to. *sigh*
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I would kill for Mattison's||
I would kill for Mattison's defenses from the mid-90's. Second in the Big Ten both times, holding top 5 Colorado to 13 points, #2 OSU to three field goals, Alabama to 10 points. Big Ten champion Northwestern to 19 and 17 points.
Those defenses kept us in every game. Not the case the last few years.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Remember 2005 being the year||
Remember 2005 being the year of infinite pain? The endless injured players and games that came down to the final drive every week ended with 5 losses. It was the weirdest feeling in the world to see the team with 5 losses when 37 of the previous 38 seasons was when 8-4 was the worst case scenario at Michigan.
8-4 seasons were like the anti-Christ to us. Gary Moeller couldn't handle the frustration of back-to-back 8-4 seasons and it played a major part in his unfortunate exit. Lloyd Carr started his first 2 seasons with 8-4 records. He was so stressed from that that he gained weight and had to run the steps at the big house to take it off.
Now we're at the point where we have had 5 or more losses in 5 of the last 6 seasons. Michigan hasn't been Michigan in a long time and it not only pisses me off, it breaks my heart.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Funny you should bring up the||
Funny you should bring up the schedule because that's making me dread next year.
We have the worst home schedule in school history with our biggest games being Penn State and Minnesota. No rival teams traveling to the big house for the first time in 48 years, a second consecutive trip to East Lansing, a trip to Columbus where nothing has gone right in 13 years, a trip to South Bend where Notre Dame traditionally gets away with flukey shit and help from the refs.
Combine that with a coaching staff that doesn't improve the players over the course of the season. This is not making me feel good.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I'm looking at the full||
I'm looking at the full picture and I'm just in shock over what the hell has happened to our program. After the 2007 season, if someone had told me Michigan would go 3-9, 5-7, 7-6, 11-2, 8-5 and 7-6, I would have told you that you were a f*cking lunatic.
And it's not just the season records. It's fielding the worst defenses in school history, the worst offensive lines in school history to go along with the worst special teams in the country, which had already been a problem for 20 years.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Sure, show highlights from||
Sure, show highlights from the 2002 Citrus Bowl. That's what we need now.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||1:01 left before halftime.||
1:01 left before halftime. Plenty of time for KState to score another TD.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||So sorry, Frank Beckmann,||
So sorry, Frank Beckmann, that after 32 years of broadcasting, this crappy performance in a crappy bowl is your final game.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||FUCKING STUPID'!!!!!!!!!!||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Can't settle for field goals,||
Can't settle for field goals, especially when your defense can't come up with stops.
Morris, God bless him, is playing great. Too bad there's no running game to help him out.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Defense continuing right||
Defense continuing right where they left off against OSU.
KSU with 8 first downs already.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, defense. Why do you hate||
Oh, defense. Why do you hate me so?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Nice drive. But those last||
Nice drive. But those last two passes were blah.