Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|9 hours 48 min ago||I'm more or less the same way||
I'm more or less the same way these days. I'll watch with the GF as she's into sports. I'll watch with a buddy every now and then, but I really only have a select few that I'd ever watch Michigan games alongside. For example, I watched the 2nd Wisconsin-Michigan basketball game with said GF and another couple who aren't big sports fans and it was just uncomfortable. I don't allow myself to really get into it as when I'm really into it, I'm pretty sure people wouldn't think highly of me; "not thinking highly" I'm thinking is a very understated notion.
It's weird, sports. Something that's typically supposed to be shared amongst other like-minded people, obviously alongside people with the same "rooting interests", but I find being solitary is more appropriate and even desirable, anymore. Also, live action is nice, and fun at times. But it's hard to beat the experience at home on an HD television with true "replay" accesibility.
Moral of this fable?....I'm a fucking loser, I think.
|1 day 15 hours ago||If we were to face a Florida||
If we were to face a Florida or Cincinnati type outfit, Mitch would be a huge asset to have (literally). For the most part we can manage with what we have, a couple good post-men with a good amount of experience. Mitch gives us a talent and body we otherwise don't have, one that would be very necessary to battle a few teams out there that could give us fits down low.
|1 day 16 hours ago||WHAT'S GOIN ONNNNNNNN?!||
WHAT'S GOIN ONNNNNNNN?!
|2 days 9 hours ago||I mean, it's on record (don't||
I mean, it's on record (don't call me on it, I've no idea where to find it) that Beilein doesn't place a lot of emphasis on this tournament. This team and "organization" is such a cohesive unit, the players feed off everything Beilein and coaches throw at them and probably know this philosophy, at least subconsiously. If the coaches are concerned about fixing and working on things, playing sound basketball, and playing safe/healthy games and NOT concerned about winning a somewhat meaningless game, the players know this and I can easily see us getting bounced by a team playing like hyenas and struggling to survive.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Wisconsin VS Ohio in the BTT||
Wisconsin VS Ohio in the BTT Championship. You can see how I'd have that play out for the most part, I have us losing to Indiana again in the opener. I mean, it's in Indianapolis. Oh well. The real business lies within the following weekend and this Tournament only helps us with seeding between a 2 or 3.
|2 days 9 hours ago||If you were to say anything||
If you were to say anything past the Sweet 16 is gravy/house money, I think many would/could agree. A main goal for any team should be to win the conference tournament but leaving it at that is quite naive. For a fan, maybe it's all gravy after that, but it's a dream to make the Final 4 for many of these guys (again, even the Sweet 16) for example, likely more so than winning a regular season conference title. The season won't be a failure by any means if they don't win another game, but a "very disappointing end" label is not a far stretch.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Cool, thanks. I suppose||
Cool, thanks. I suppose that's how I had it in my head. Good point on the lower seeds "being able to get a win". I know most of us fans don't really consider those first 4 games meaningful or a part of the true Tournament, but they really are NCAA Tournament Wins. I've always looked at it as being unfair they have to play the play-in game, even though they were an automatic qualifier and other at-large teams were given a pass straight into the Dance, but they're technically racking up Tournament wins by doing so.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Question: I made a diary on||
Question: I made a diary on the BTN's Committee selection process. However, one question remained unanswered, for me, one I've been wondering since the Tournament "expanded" to 68. How exactly are the play-in games determined and how do they determine which seeds are forced to do said games? Further, why are some of the automatic qualifying 16-seeds forced to play the extra game and others not, and the same with the 11/12-seed-to-be, they've picked in the past/will pick this year?
|2 days 10 hours ago||I'm so happy for Nebraksa.||
I'm so happy for Nebraksa. I'm not sure why I've jumped on their bandwagon as much as I have but it feels good watching them succeed.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Big Ten Network||
Big Ten Network
(Echoes in here....!)
|2 days 12 hours ago||go bigggg redddddddddd GO BIG||
go bigggg redddddddddd
GO BIG RED
|2 days 12 hours ago||A couple weird things about||
A couple weird things about this season: Iowa is a lock for the Tournament this year, yet finish with pretty much the same record as last year(one more win and one more loss last year, 21-12, 20-11 this year). They had zero good wins last year versus, well, a couple this year.
We are Wisconsin's only loss from teams within the AP Top-25. they're 7-1, pretty good.
Oh...and Nebraska has a shot to finish FOURTH in the conference.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Looks like Session 3 yes, and||
Looks like Session 3 yes, and yes you ge both games.
|2 days 13 hours ago||The commercial situation in||
The commercial situation in this game is fucking terrible. A coach has called a timeout just before the every-4-minute timeout this half meaning endless commercials.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Question: Why the eff does||
Question: Why the eff does Coach K get away with letting Wojo do the halftime interviews??! I don't care one way or another, I don't listen to the boring talking points every coach says at that moment, but the double standard irks me a bit.
|3 days 15 hours ago||They lost by 4 to Louisville||
They lost by 4 to Louisville in the Final Four.
They beat Pitt, LaSalle, Ohio St. and the "overrated" Gonzage team. I get that the Zag's bowed out early and everyone "knew they would" but they were still a damn good team the Shockers beat.
Anywho, I don't mean to be argumentative, I guess I just don't see why people continue to doubt them. (I sound like an alum or a fanboy probably, but that I am not!)
|3 days 16 hours ago||They did the same thing last||
They did the same thing last year (played a "weak schedule") and made the Final Four. I mean, its your opinion and you may end up being right, of course, but I personally don't get the overrated-label that Witchita St. gets. They have the same roster that made a Final Four a year ago. They be good!
|3 days 16 hours ago||Uhhh, West Virginia is not a||
Uhhh, West Virginia is not a tournament team.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Oh my I wrote to||
Oh my I wrote to soon..there's a serious implosion going on with WVU
|3 days 17 hours ago||Yea just turned the tube on a||
Yea just turned the tube on a bit ago and saw Kansas' 1-seed line slipping away. Srsly, they can't keep a 1-seed after this, right?
I'm of the mindset Florida is good; really good this year. I want nothing to do with them. I think they would dominate us down low too much. Witchita St. is another team I'm not sure why everyone's down on. They played awesome ball last March and have most of the same players? And they just went undefeated. Why do people think they're overrated? I honestly think we match up better with them than Florida but really don't want any part of them either.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Going to be on a "bar crawl"||
Going to be on a "bar crawl" in Wisconsin tomorrow and may not get to see all of the game tomorrow. If things were really on the line I would make sure to be able to see the game. It's turned out that not much is riding on tomorrows outcome; which, is nice.
But....the past day or two has me really wanting to see as much of the game tomorrow as I can, purely because it's big man's Sr. Day. I know it doesn't mean shit to him if some nobody in the Midwest watches or not, but part of this fandom concept is growing attached in ways to some of these guys; these late-teen through early twenties year old "guys". Good on Jordan for seemingly having a good head on his shoulders these past few years and manning up when his number has been called. It ain't over yet. Hopefully he can help add another banner to the school and another accomplishment to his athletic resume.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Mid-range would be more ideal||
Mid-range would be more ideal than the LONG range 2 pointers that get taken. I hate to bitch, I mean they're winning basketball games. And they went 70% on long shots one game ago. To some I'm just bitching to bitch but there are times where I wish they wouldn't settle for some of the shots they take, and would actually strive for more of the actual mid-range shots.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Loved the write-up.My GF and||
Loved the write-up.
My GF and I were watching BTN Finale after we'd gotten home from work Tuesday night. The lockerroom scene from Michigan's outright Championship trophy being presented to them showed up on the screen. My GF mentioned something or another about a player not named Morgan, after the announcers on the tele had mentioned something about a player or two, not named Morgan. I THINK this is how it went, anyway. But finally the screen showed J-Mo holding the trophy in the lockerrom and the rest of the team, like mentioned in BiSB's brilliant post describes, looks on with respect withheld excitement; I semi-exclaim, "Damn right...this is Jordan Morgan's team. That's your team leader right there".
|5 days 8 hours ago||I'll say Trice could have||
I'll say Trice could have gotten his arms outta McCabe's grill. Can't do that shit nonetheless. Interesting final call though. Byrd's dumbass got ejected.
|5 days 8 hours ago||How the fug wasn't that a||
How the fug wasn't that a travel and why was the whistle blown before he even was approached by the Iowa defender???!!
|5 days 10 hours ago||White guys don't play ball in||
White guys don't play ball in Adidas' eyes.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Time for Wisconsin to put up||
Time for Wisconsin to put up 100 points as there's no way they'd be able to replicate that against Nebraska this weekend.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Some will say no. I tend to||
Some will say no. I tend to think, how the hell DON'T we pass them?! Another road loss for Duke, not that Wake was a good team, but another showcase for Duke not getting a Road Win, something the Committee "says" they like to see.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Win The Game, Nebraska!!!||
Win The Game, Nebraska!!!
|6 days 10 hours ago||Defense Nebraska!!!||