chance of bowl: 13.6%
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Whoo-hoo!!||
Almost missed that... thanks for the catch!
So happy for him... g'luck repping Blue in Roma, JMo!
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Don't be so sure about that...||
...and be careful what you ask for. ;o
|29 weeks 6 days ago||hey anyone here watching the game at a bar||
here in 'Frisco?
would love to tune in to the second half in the company of other mgobloggers...
|31 weeks 1 hour ago||Whew!||
Today was the first time in a long time the game started getting worse every time I tuned in, so I just shut it off & focussed on my own shit.
So glad everything turned out alright -- GRIII, Morgan shone, what else?
Looking forward to rejoining & finishing the dance next couple weeks...
|31 weeks 1 day ago||not exactly my thing,||
but Schadenfreudenbangen i think it would have to be.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||love it love it love it||
|31 weeks 1 day ago||it'll come||
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Ha!||
|31 weeks 1 day ago||first OSU gets BLOWN OUT. then DOOK gets RUN DOWN||
this Mercer team looks really sweet, too -- the coach seems cool -- first tourney win I think ever. I do hope they advance again, and if so, our game with them is one filled with mutual respect & real (not jus' high-fivin') sportsmanship all 'round.
and then, after takin' care of TX, sadly -- & with much love --
we will have to beat them.
(like a good domme would.)
Let's just call it... Initiation ♥.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||WHOO-HOO!!!||
DOOK IS UPSET!!!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||MERCY,||
MERCER: SHOW NONE!!!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||CUMON||
...be some fierce-ass maize-ish shade angels today...
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Not so fast....||
Don't underestimate Wofford.
Their Asst. coach Darris Nichols was one of Beilein's best point guards *ever*; they went to the '07 Tourney together.
Here's Beilein on it: ""Darris was one of the smartest, brightest point guards I have ever had. Now I really wish he didn't understand our offense at all, but he knows everything about us so we have a challenge with a guy on the other bench that knows a lot about what we do" (emphasis added; this from today's mgoblue.com write up).
They paired us up with them for a reason....
Those bracket makers are a wily bunch alright.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||So it's||
Wofford, then Texas, then get revenge on Duke,
revenge on Louiville,
finally finish off Kansas or avenge AZ's escape earlier this year (SDSU would be gut-wrenchingly bittersweet),
A gauntlet, to be sure, but man! would that Victory taste sweet.
my little fantasy...
I think we can do it.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Strategy?||
I'm kinda wondering if tonight's gameplan might have been to not go all out, risk injury & overdrawn reserves, and start shifting focus to next week?
In any case -- this will help us do that.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Ok.||
We'll have to beat them in the Tournament.
Oooo Nice shot!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Close the gap boys||
Make it decent.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Irvin nice defense||
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Time to||
pull together, tighten, then heat up.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||not over||
|31 weeks 6 days ago||C'MON MICHIGAN!||
CLOSE IN ON 'EM!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||C'MON MICHIGAN!||
We can Win.
You've pulled outta holes before.
Show the world what we're made of.
Win. This. Game.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||We can totally win this||
with some faith & love from home.
How are we supposed to play D if the refs are calling every single move a foul?
We'll figure it out, but it'll be tough to work through...
C'mon Michigan. You're smart enough -- and tough enough -- to beat this.
And Horford -- he'll step up. He has it in him; we've seen him shine; he can pull it off again.
... the leaders & the BEST.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Comin' back to clean this up -||
-- for a better second half (of the final game).
Yes, I got the joke.
I just didn't think it was funny. ("Dude, just lie" -- now *that* was funny.)
But really, that's besides the point.
Basically I agreed w/ you, and was just looking to chime in. Was frustrated at the coverage (how the press just eats up Izzo - &fans'- BS), not trying to taking a shot at you.
Yeah, a couple total noob moves on my part -- was looking for an "in" to let off some steam about the biased coverage -- probly shoulda just directly posted my own post -- and also didn't realize posting a link pointing to someone else's work might not be cool & was probably not a good idea till I got a better sense of the lay of the land.
So my bad on those. I thought I was being witty, & you brought me down pretty quick (once I got my points & back-tracked -- didn't notice at the time).
At the same time - relax. I got what you were saying & thought they were being lame too.
(And still are...)
Ok, now back to present tense.
Time to BEAT STATE!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Putting a close on this game chapter.||
So you wanna take all the "M's" out of your words?
Sure. Why not. I took it a step further for ya, in fact. Subbed in "Ohio State" for "Michigan" in, oh, March Madness. Here's what you get when you put OSU where Michigan belongs in March:
What can I say?
Beware -- forevermore -- the Ides of March.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Nice analysis.||
Spot on, and a good reminder of the need to take the higher ground.
It's not Craft that's the problem (I guess), it's that whole owg machine that's making me nauseous...
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Umm....||
he's pretty much saying what Brian said, no?
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I agree, generally,||
and this is one of the reasons I love MGoBlog.
BUT, do hafta say -- if the above *is* true, that information might be useful in improving Toledo's local rag's coverage of our fair team. Even the assigned Michigan reporter showed no faith in the team -- or the rivalry -- in November for the OSU - Michigan game (predicted a blow-out).
Positively sucks of late -- oozing in Craft-love as Michigan wins the B1G, which you'd hardly know it from reading the paper.
They do, however, love to tout anything related to "their" kids out in the world.
So... Go GF!!!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Win. the. B1G.||
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Win. the. B1G.||
How's this for makin' us want it:
And this from MLIve, supposedly state-wide (i.e. neutral).
BEAT THE FUCKERS!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||But OH! We have some fine hands.||
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't feel great about this game before today, I admit it,||
but feeling better now...
...in the present tense, at least.
I do think it's important to beat Staee & shut up their "injuries" whining (tho they'll still whine). Not so much just to shut them up, but b/c the press seems to eat it up.
I'm not so much worried about a #1 or #2 seed -- I do think rest in between will be important, so a #2 seed in the Midwest would have advantages -- but doesn't Kansas have that spot p. much lockup up?
My reaction to today's set up is like "eff, another game we have to take care of", rather than being able to put in minimum effort & concentrate on getting ready for the Big Dance.
But for sure, we CAN take care o' business -- it'll take everything, to be sure -- but we can do it. Our defense is tightening up -- makin' balls slippery n' all -- GRIII is awake, as are LeVert & Stauskas, and we've enough talent that blooms at different times.
Speaking of... go Walton! Go Irvin -- you're our secret weapon. Use that Indiana magic to neutralize your nemesis-for-this-game!
|32 weeks 5 hours ago||Hush! He *will* play again||
at Michigan, but I feel you on not rushing things.
Don't worry about this year's Dance, Mitch, just get better in a real & sustainable way. We need you back, whole and healthy.
Thanks for the update!
Wishing him lots of patience AND determination -- rehab's a bitch. Best of luck.
|32 weeks 5 hours ago||"Angels sang, the internet let out a collective belly laugh, and||
somewhere a single tear fell from the eye of Dan Dakich."
Now on & up!
|32 weeks 7 hours ago||WHOO-HOO||
|32 weeks 7 hours ago||AND MICHIGAN WILL ADVANCE!!!||
for all it's flaws,
You closed it out!
and changed some entrenched fuckin' patterns...
Damn I love this team.
|32 weeks 7 hours ago||IT ain't over yet||
Be prayin', not whailing
|32 weeks 7 hours ago||We did it before||
-- from WAAAY behind --
we can do it again
We know how to do clutch.
Let's finish this!
|32 weeks 7 hours ago||We can do this||
if we stay with it
remember how to find our *fight*
& spit it
|32 weeks 7 hours ago||LeVert!||
C'mon break their run
Transform the history of this game
|32 weeks 7 hours ago||C'MON||
STay with it,
FOCUSSED on the game.
Let the other shit go.
|32 weeks 11 hours ago||Go 2-pointers,||
GRIII continued break-out --
otherwise a balanced attack,
& STAY FOCUSED.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Wow.||
This confirms it... I don't have a good feeling about this game.
So *that's* why I was rooting for Nebraska.
'cuz honestly, I think this tournament's too close to the NIT to get too invested in (I know I don't know much about the in's & out's of this stuff, but couldn't they have scheduled it a little better -- moved the BTT up a couple days, then have more space before the Nationals?).
But still, am loathe to bow out to OSUcks.
Hope we rest up, tighten D up, review the 2-3 (and 3-2) zone, and prove me wrong.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Go||
even w/ the 3-pt. shooting, I think we'll do better against 'em.
And it'd make for a better match -- co-COY's squaring off.
In any case love to see OSU lose!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||and sometimes...||
and sometimes poetry finds justice.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Yay for Pacific-hued luck!||
Thx for bringing it to the game....
... missing SF.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Shhhhhh....||
don give it away!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Don't give up on the defense.||
We will go deep in the tourney.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||with you||
on the 2-3.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||No, no we must.||
Or we will always end up relying on that sense of urgency... creating a crisis if need be to achieve it (an' every once in awhile a game'll slip away...).
It's a pattern.
We can beat it.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Yup, you nailed it.||
Gotta have urgency.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||We'll man up||
to it if we have to.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||This team is capable of...||
(you name it -- tank or dominate. Or tank AND dominate -- all in one game.)
And *that's* why I <3 Michigan. Nothin' like 'em, anywhere...
|32 weeks 1 day ago||more than pi||
(milk & pie, anyone? ;)
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Like I always say...||
we're capable of beating the very best, AND...
(that's what makes us a great team for a tourney! always a good show.)
|32 weeks 1 day ago||We were being strategic.||
Conserve energy (at this point in the game).
Not revealing all our techniques / weapons.
Letting 'em think...
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Glad we won...||
... not sure the close call & being asleep part of the game won't reflect not-so-hot on us.
But we should have the #2 seed, at least.
(On the other hand -- could be seen as strategic. Doing just enough to stay in the Dance; not putting too much energy into what could be a costly diversion of a tournament.)
|32 weeks 1 day ago||can't keep using this||
teams'll figure it out
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Go Defense!||
*this* is when tourney teams are forged...
|32 weeks 1 day ago||why the||
Game still on!
it ain't over till the *very* last second -- don forget Kansas in the tourney last year!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Can't rely on atmosphere||
or think a vanquished opponent's gonna come back the same.
If they didn't strategize they wouldn't be in this conference.
If anything, we should treat 'em like they been vaccinated. Gonna come harder, change up their game.
I think we've been startled awake now -- damn was that alarm buzzer loud -- hopefully adrenaline keeps pumping. If so , shouldn't have any trouble winning.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||oh wow it's||
|32 weeks 1 day ago||links not working||
Feel fairly confident about today's game, and while I agree that rest at this point would be ideal, late March holding more potential jewels, still...
I don't think we can afford to slack, take for granted, or give up this game. Would not look good.
They're gonna come out roaring, seeking revenge & a chance -- it's last gasp survival for them -- we have to be ready to fight.
It's also a good chance to firm up on D. before full-on Tournament Madness.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||a.k.a. the nerd-out thread||
this blog rocks.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||and then there are some pi's||
that are *not* like sex (unless you have the type of sex that goes on ad infinitum w/ no climax or resolution in sight... puppy love limbo? my condolensces.)
I swear, Professor, if you crash the website with an infinitely self-generating algorithm, I may have to post the '404 bad, bad gateway' gif...
|32 weeks 2 days ago||C'mon Illinois!||
looks like they're still staying strong(ish)* outta halftime.
(* "strong" being a relative term.)
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Whoops||
(Someone delete these *please*.)
What I meant to say was:
|32 weeks 2 days ago||...you're connection is bad, so you keep||
hitting the submit button <insert pun here>, thinking it'll re-load & go through.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh.||
super screwed up.
Now I understand how it happens...
|32 weeks 2 days ago||There you go...||
...a +1 for you.
Start your heart out.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Cuz.||
(i.e. they play up to tough competition, no?)
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Damn, that's pretty serious.||
Hope he gets better...
... mid-April or so.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Nice.||
|33 weeks 7 hours ago||Whoo-hoo!||
So glad Kansas lost!
was hoping for that...
...especially sweet after Duke's loss.
Go Michigan! we're gonna have a great March/April.
|33 weeks 7 hours ago||Very cool.||
Hope you enjoy!
|33 weeks 7 hours ago||Hope you're right!||
|33 weeks 7 hours ago||@ sharik:||
I hope you're right. But I'm feelin' Freddie....
We *can* pull out a win, sure. But whenever we get cocky, or too relaxed...
...I said it before n' I'll say it again: this team is capable of beating *anybody* out there (tho I do hope we don't face Duke in the Big Dance, at least not until / unless MM's back miraculously heals, rehab is completed, and groove is back *oN*). But we're also capable of losing to the worst (cases in point: Charlotte, Indiana last time, and the close call that was Purdue. Loss to Wisconsin on home ground shocked me too. We should have won that).
Granted, most of that all was a few weeks ago. The team feels more solid now, more sure of itself, in a real way. Purdue, with GRII's "he's back!" n-better-than-ever emergence, may have been a turning point. Hopefully we've lost the second "ability" ;o
|33 weeks 7 hours ago||the thing is...||
this: though misleading, as a visual of the interests of the state of things on this blog, or state of Michigan as a whole, it nicely presents its argument. Kinda funny, mis-stated tho it is.
|33 weeks 8 hours ago||Vonleh bad foot,||
Morgan bad back. Both determined.
Wishing our team the best in what may shape up to be a real contest. Don't think for a minute we can underestimate this team or this game (no apologies, I will say it: "Voldemort aka look-what-happened-last-time") -- or this conference. Can't take anything for granted.
Stay Focus, Stay Blue: Gorgeous.
|33 weeks 8 hours ago||I know we're not supposed to comment on the excellent writing||
on this blog,
but clearly some rules were meant to be broken -- once in a while.
So far I've refrained, but eff it, I'm chiming in: this is another great piece of writing. Followed by great comments, additions, & contributions from everyone. Amazing, just amaizing.
I started reading several blogs when I started tuning back into M B-ball (& football); eventually mgoblog's above-the-rest's quality became clear, and so I chose it. So glad I did. Clearly next-level. In terms of writers, yes, but also smart moderation, great discussion, & of course the wicked gifs.
Wishing Morgan health & vibrancy today, and hoping he gets the chance for solid & satisfying -- if not outright spectacular -- plays on the way to a win.
Go J-Mo, Go MGoBlog, Go Blue!!!
|33 weeks 8 hours ago||Ummm...||
...not even gonna touch that.
Hope you're feeling better!
|33 weeks 9 hours ago||Um... AND?||
do you not mean *and* Win the Game?
Re: "personal space" -- YES! love it.
And definitely agree, it still means something.
|33 weeks 9 hours ago||Feeling a little nervous about today...||
... I think we start rough, then pull for Morgan's Sr. Day.... hopefully all the way thru to the win.
I also think there's more than holdin' on to the two-seed's on the line today. We need to maintain momentum & close off an achilles-heel loss loophole pattern going into the Tourney.
Like Nuss said, it's about consistency.
Luckily, it's jus' about perfect timing for that: no one better to see us steady through it than Morgan.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||!||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||It's nice that||
we got a taste of a blow-out, rather than the old norm of skating-through-by-the-skin-of-our-teeth (usually).
Taking it up a level!
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Epic.||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||p.s.||
do you really wanna get slapped? Cuz we can do that, y'kno.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Do not taunt the Stauskas.||
Or you'll get MUAH-ed under the Michigan tree.
Kisses, everyone! Happy fuckin' birthday!!
|33 weeks 3 days ago||BANNGGGG!||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Just cause...||
... especially when you have so many weapons at your disposal.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Sing It!||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Beilein for COY||
This team has done amazing things...
...but Beilein is coming into his seasoned best.
He deserves mad acknowledgment.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Champs.||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Reload!!!||
<light a cigarette.>
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Woah! 1986||
...was a looooong time ago...
|33 weeks 4 days ago||omg||
we're killing 'em.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Just tuning in, after an early peak.||
Am hoping we stay with it.
Was feeling a little uncertain about this game... we often seem to relax a bit against a supposedly lackluster opponent, especially after some big wins...
...and with being on the road pretty soon after playing Saturday night -- not surprised they were slowing down / tiring...
Keep the adrenaline going a *little* longer, guys! Finish it off. Right.
|34 weeks 1 hour ago||post-game prediction (before looking tho)||
Ok, this is what I was thinking all through dinner (where, due to several reasons, I couldn't tune in). Swear:
- start off strong
- then have a hard time to the finish, when it becomes a close game.
- GRIII continues to come into his game, starts to shine
Wasn't sure if we'd make it, but hoped w/ depth, rhythm, & GR hitting stride, we'd pull through...
Haven't looked yet, but I take it from the hallowed Muppets appearance, we won.
Immensely pleased my late-game anxieties were unfounded! (not that anyone cares anymore, but just for the record).
Whoo - hoo!
|34 weeks 6 days ago||WOOOO!!! OSU &&& MSU! We OWN Sparty & Columbus!||
you boys so beautiful...
|34 weeks 6 days ago||MITCH||
makes the diff.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Mich B-ball,||
you rock my world.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Excellent.||
Now... to stay with it.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Ok,||
we've *got* to come out of the half *ROARING.* Did it before (osu), can do it again.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah,||
we seem to have an especially hard time Sundays... what's the stat again for this year? 4/5 Sunday losses? whatever it is, not a good trend...
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Just tuning in;||
scared to look.
Don't have a great feeling about this one.
the Question: can we pull through?
Breathe & focus.
|36 weeks 20 hours ago||something still looks terribly wrong||
with that list.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Yummy.||
(that's all I can say)
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Please don't take this personally, but||
...I hope that's not your prediction for Sunday -- ?
Just given your prophesizing track record, y'kno... no offense. Really. Just glad you ended the night happy.
Um... any thoughts on the title?
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Frog crush. Yeah. Uh, NTTAWWT --||
-- but this is Michigan, after all <cough, squirm>.
Might be a little rich for these here parts, no?
|36 weeks 1 day ago||-banging.||
You were saying...?
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Um...||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Ohio: Education for the||
OSU: Education for the _asses
|36 weeks 3 days ago||A good drunk,||
Can we not hold off on 'Player X sucks and should be tortured w/ Bieber loops forever' um, forever?
These are college kids, and almost every one has played some incredible games, and made some incredible shots at some point...
Unless the players are Buckeyes, of course. *That's* an entirely different matter...
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Man crush, sure.||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Can we haz||
some muppets please?
(I can't believe I'm asking for muppets)
Or better yet, that lovely gif of the satisfied domme beaming over her handiwork, a dutifully twerking ass?
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Nice.||
Now let's do March.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I prayed.||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, but||
Craft was total Burke-kryptonite, remember?
Walton is Burke's vindication.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||All together now:||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||November?!||
March, baby, March,
Then we can talk about November.
but yeah, agreed: 'Iz a sign.
A damn good sign.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||omg||
I have *got* to see that.
Maybe some lovely journalist-blogger could approach Smith directly for it?
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Never thought I'd say this...||
No other school but Michigan coulda gotten me into sports, I always say.
Now, muppets always freaked me out as a kid, and I still don really like them, but hey:
I think I wanna see some muppets.
Does this count?
Or maybe Stauskas blowing kisses again...
|36 weeks 3 days ago||first time since||
the announcers said.
(was a good year for me too.)
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Um...||
...someone put their scotch down on the keyboard again?
'503 Bad Gateway's gettin' old.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||WE WIN IN COLUMBUS!!!!||
WHOO - HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||WE WIN IN COLUMBUS!!!!||
WHOO - HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||70!||
they're not gonna let it go w/o a fight, still, though...
just called a TO
gotta keep our teeth sharp,
|36 weeks 3 days ago||CLOSE. IT. OUT.||
send that Value City crowd home with their tails tucked
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Matta's||
gonna try to extend the game.
Close it out, boys.
Clinch the game.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||STAY||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Damn||
...we've needed a Buckeye killer a long, long time.
TB's blessing Walton right about now...
|36 weeks 3 days ago||can't get too relaxed||
anything can happen, still...
remember Wisconsin las March
STAY FOCUSSED MICHIGAN
|36 weeks 3 days ago||not Stauskas'||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||GRIII||
...gotta get to that gold in ya... let it come
|36 weeks 3 days ago||maybe turn down the sound on espn?||
hey you guys -
I don't know who the announcers are on the live audio from the mgoblue site, but they are good to listen to... def. pro-M.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Ok, I'll switch that up:||
Hail offensive production.
And good to see them working together a little better.
Walton --> Horford... woo!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||WALTON!||
the young'uns steppin up.
That's what's so rad about this team -- always someone else stepping up. (well almost always).
I'll take it.
Now let's keep it.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Got the||
Gonna keep this one.
Gonna get this game.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Tied.||
We got this.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||C'MON||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Hail.||
|36 weeks 4 days ago||WooT||
there it is: LaVert.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Irvin!||
|36 weeks 4 days ago||LaVert||
was so amazing at the beginning of the season...
he's got it in him, but seems to be having a hard time finding it, or going hot & cold, now.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Can. Not. Give. Up.||
We are Michigan.
Can't let the noise get to us:
Feed off it,
'jus like at the Kohl Center, n' MSU.
You've done this, you got it.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||C'MON BLUE !!||
We got this if we want it.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I read somewhere||
that he insisted on going to the MSU game, but Beilein said that was it... they're worried he'll re-traumatize himself running up & down on the sidelines.
I was hoping he'd be able to travel for this game, tho.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I feel like||
a win tonight is do-able.
We just gotta want enough.
And I mean actively want.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Nice.||
|36 weeks 4 days ago||No,||
not a miracle.
if we can just hang in there, we can pull through.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||We can totally do this||
Jus gotta keep rooting for 'em
|36 weeks 4 days ago||C'MMMON||
We have *got* to rally!
We CAN come through & win this game.
Keep calm, FOCUS, and pull.
|37 weeks 5 hours ago||ummm...||
I'm sure this was unintended, but you do realize your most excellent gif looks a hundred times sadder in combo w/ your signature --? The total effect ends up reading like biting sarcasm; kinda funny, but taken together they seem to make a stinging mockery of anyone rooting for Michigan....
|37 weeks 6 hours ago||No, totally.||
McGary was able to do this even from the sidelines... missing 'Coach M' now... pivotal role.
|37 weeks 6 hours ago||Missing McGary||
on the sidelines, too, at away games.
|37 weeks 6 hours ago||Yeah.||
We've got to turn this pattern around.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||It was coming, AND...||
this is STILL Michigan.
C'mon, guys, the letdown had to come... we were exhausted after the 3-game gauntlet, still managed to eke out a win against Purdue, but there was a palpable downward-curve in energy all along, not entirely surprising.
The question now is: does Sunday to Wednesday give this team enough time to crawl under the covers, totally crash, then shake it off and bounce back into standard A-game shape?
Which is what this team, at its core, is: Golden. Just give 'em a chance.
This team is pure Michigan -- capable of beating the very best and losing to the very worst.
Anyone who doesn't get that -- and I don't care how many K's & P's are in your name -- doesn't get Michigan.
Give 'em some love, and trust they'll be back.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, I was too... and now am||
Yeah, I was too... and now am seeing why.
Just tuned in.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
I think that's about it.
3 hyped-up games, two on the road, resulting in 3 W's... exhausting.
And then there's the relaxation factor...
I don't think we can take this game for granted. At all.
<what JB said.>
Will be rooting intensely.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||No, KenPom||
just blew it.
Like everyone who didn't notice we ALMOST KNOCKED OFF Arizona in Dec. -- with injuries (hidden?) Izzo would've run with -- and not b/c they didn't play well. KenPom, like most pollsters, simply doesn't get the magic of this excellent team (and its coach).
Michigan's just great at shocking, especially when no one's believing in them but them. Especially when the stakes are high. It's something you can't quantify.
We would've won this game with a healthy McGary, and it woulda been a great game, and he woulda been stellar... and it still woulda been close.
Cuz that's just how we roll.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Don't bitch, don't talk,||
don't put your
Izzo, apparently, is a riot.
Beilein, now, -- that's a class act.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Ahh...||
...now we understand how he's caught on fire...
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Um, hello?||
Broken back here? Lost key players post-title run? Can we get no f-in sympathy?
This piece by Chantel reframes things, backed by history. Written before tonight's game (strategy?), it lays out the challenges JB & team are facing down really well.
(yes, a two-fer -- both the team AND the article -- for all you grammar freaks).
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Damn.||
|38 weeks 6 days ago||All the way, baby.||
This team's got everything it needs to ride all the way to the top. Nice, steady progression and... Sparkles! at the right time.