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|7 hours 41 min ago||That's true, but I also||
That's true, but I also watched them barely escape Rutgers at home at what is basically full strength. They are...fine, but it's not like Evanston is a house of horrors for Michgian. And even with renewed excitement, my guess is the crowd is close to 40-50% Michigan fans.
|7 hours 41 min ago||MOAR THREADS!||
|7 hours 43 min ago||I guess I've yet to hear||
I guess I've yet to hear anyone put forth a reasonable replacement for Beilein that would be demonstrably better right now. I'm all for him moving on at some point, but for the program's health and everyone's sanity it's WAY better to have a peaceful transition to a new coach instead of booting a guy (in this case after either making the tourney or barely missing it) and then scrambling to find a replacement.
Michigan isn't a blue-blood basketball program that can demand the best candidates line up with their resumes in hand. Beilein is a fine coach and, frankly, he's probably not long for the job anyway due to his age. There is some young talent here, and finding the next coach should be a process he's involved in if possible, not thrown out the door because people now expect Michigan basketball to be like Duke.
|7 hours 49 min ago||He does give you results. Tom Cream makes 3.2 and||
He does give you results. Tom Cream makes 3.2 and his team is out of the tourney. Matta's makes 3.4 and his team will miss the tourney for 2 straight years. Izzo is on the freaking bubble and he gets paid like a king. This is a flawed team, but it's not like the program is in freefall.
|8 hours 13 min ago||It was a tough loss, but I thought the team played||
It was a tough loss, but I thought the team played pretty well. Irvin shooting in OT was just bad, and while he played well defensively in spurts his offensive game is just not there regardless of the Wisconsin blip. But give this team a regular number of foul calls and they win by 4-5 points in regulation. They now have to beat at least 2 more teams before the BTT, and preferably 3 of 4. Luckily, Rutgers and Nebraska are not juggernauts, and NW is going to have a fair number of UM fans in the stands. 10-8 is still in play, and I am still confident they have a chance.
|8 hours 18 min ago||Good lord man, they kept Minnesota to 44%||
Good lord man, they kept Minnesota to 44% shooting. They've actually been one of the better defenses in the conference the last month or so.
|8 hours 19 min ago||I mean, they are just as likely staring 10-8 down||
I mean, they are just as likely staring 10-8 down the barrel. But again, you have two talking points and you are not budging from them.
|8 hours 20 min ago||So he makes the tourney most of the time, and took||
So he makes the tourney most of the time, and took Michigan to heights the program hasn't seen since the late 80s/early 90s.
I get you're angry, but this whole thread is just you yelling at everyone. Feel free to tap out for the rest of the season. it's fine.
|8 hours 25 min ago||I was waiting for everyone to lazily start||
I was waiting for everyone to lazily start bitching about Beilein again. I almost feel bad you had to wait this long.
|9 hours 47 min ago||I hate when refs looked||
I hate when refs looked pained to have to call a 4th foul that is real but seem blissfully unaware that the 3 cheap ones beforehand are the problem.
|10 hours 23 min ago||Wagner with those cheap fouls||
Wagner with those cheap fouls are costing them right now.
|19 hours 5 min ago||NW is very beatable.||
NW is very beatable. Yesterday's game against Rutgers was weird all around, but NW pulled it out mostly because Rutgers kept sending them to the foul line. I feel like that won't be an issue with UM, and if so I like Michigan being able to steal that game. Purdue is large and can push UM around, but we thought the same thing about Wisconsin and UM could have swept them this year. So who the heck knows.
My gut says 3-2, but if they win today I think they can easily go 3-1.
|19 hours 43 min ago||It wasn't earth-shattering,||
It wasn't earth-shattering, but GRIII had some great dunks and was a bit of an understated showman. Congrats.
|21 hours 5 min ago||You'd be surprised. People use to tell at Buzz||
You'd be surprised. People use to tell at Buzz Aldrin that he didn't go to space and instead mocked the moon landing on a sound stage in LA. Stupid people come in all shapes and sizes.
|21 hours 7 min ago||I'd enjoy hearing either of these guys try to||
I'd enjoy hearing either of these guys try to explain black hole thermodynamics and string theory to me.
|21 hours 8 min ago||Draymond Green has a college degree. That alone||
Draymond Green has a college degree. That alone should terrify people.
These flat earth people always make me laugh because it always feels like they are trying to be clever and failing. Like, I can see how someone might argue about evolution or space travel, as stupid as those arguments are, because those are relatively complex topics that require some nuance. But the world is a globe, and at some point in their lives they were taught this and believed it. So somewhere, later on in life, they had to take a fundamental rule of existence on this planet and replace it with this idea. That's insane to me, as there isn't some social or political stigma to thinking the world is round that would pressure you to change your mind.
|2 days 11 hours ago||The sad thing about Allen is behind all the||
The sad thing about Allen is behind all the tripping is a pretty decent player. He is a first round talent.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Yeah, win against Minny and split with Purdue and||
Yeah, win against Minny and split with Purdue and NW and they are looking good for a nice seeding.
|2 days 18 hours ago||This||
|2 days 18 hours ago||This is the least shocking outcome||
This is the least shocking outcome ever.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I think the defense has been||
I think the defense has been markedly better now basically since the second Illinois game. Suyre they have hiccups, but this was a game where nobody but Happ did much of anything, and that's a winning formula against most teams.
Really solid win. Still think they need 3 more wins to feel good going into the BTT, but right now that looks far easier than it did a couple weeks ago.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Finebaum vs. Harbaugh is the||
Finebaum vs. Harbaugh is the next Rock vs. John Cena of our times, except Harbaugh is basically Kurt Angle and Finebaum is a wet Q-tip you let sit under your sink instead of throwing out.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Any QB out there should look||
Any QB out there should look at Jake Rudock and the job Harbaugh did and jump at the opportunity to play for him.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Hollis is like most ADs, in that they are usually||
Hollis is like most ADs, in that they are usually judged by what happens around them, not what they do. Hackett was fine, but he sort of was handed Harbaugh and nothing terrible happened with any other major sport. Then Manuel comes in and the hockey team, which had trended down for years, bottoms out and suddenly he's deemed ineffectual because he didn't force Red out earlier.
Hollis enjoyed football having a renaissance and Izzo being Izzo. He's probably fine at his job, but he hasn't been tasked with much.
|3 days 18 hours ago||It's hilarious that||
It's hilarious that Finebaum's first couple of lines are "this isn't against any rules or anything, but it feels like cheating to me." Yep Paul, that's totally how breaking rules works.
What an asshole.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I would love to know what ND sells to kids about||
I would love to know what ND sells to kids about 2018 considering how many kids weren't buying largely the same story in 2017.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Finebaum is making himself||
Finebaum is making himself even popular by creating these little squabbles. I mean, he's a lazy talking head on his best day, but why people still care what he thinks (and believe it to represent any true opinion he holds) is silly.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Beat Wisconsin and don't lose||
Beat Wisconsin and don't lose to Rutgers and even a .500 finish gets them in. One positive of the backloaded schedule is they can pick up some nice wins and, with Walton taking a step forward, look good in the process.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Burke's problem was always||
Burke's problem was always two-fold to me, namely he was always a shoot-first player who can't create his own shot consistently against good defenses (but has had a decent resurgence as an outside shooter), and is a bad defender. He clearly isn't a starter, but on a second team that ball dominance can help keep the offense moving a bit and give you an identity, which is why he works somewhat in DC where they rely so heavily on their PGs to move the ball around. Walton could do much the same. And as for defense, Walton is far better both on- and off-ball. Again, no promise he'll stick on a roster, but unlike Burke I think he gets his role and could be a guy who gets a couple 10-day contracts and maybe sticks on a roster late in a season.
|6 days 18 hours ago||If they go 4-2 then||
If they go 4-2 then absolutely. 3-3. they have to pull something off in the BTT. But right now, I think they look better than PSU and Iowa ahead of them, and probably should be ahead of MSU. The #5 team in this conference should be in the tourney, and after Wiscy, Purdue, NW, and Maryland it's basically a fight with Minnesota and MSU for that spot.