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|1 week 15 hours ago||Yeah, FUCK cancer.||
Cancer, you got three of my four grandparents, you tried for my dad and then for my wife. So, FUCK YOU! We are going to kick your ass!
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Thanks, Brian!||
As a frequent lurker, and rare poster, I am with you.
And I want to say "hear, hear" when it comes to talking about recruits. We may think of this site as just a place to talk about our favorite university's teams, but what we say as fans reflects upon the school. If we look like a bunch of jerks, these kids will go elsewhere when it comes to making what is a very big decision in their life.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
Yeah, that's true.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Two things||
First, there was clear pass interference on the throw to Butt on 2nd and 13 in overtime #2. The LB slaps Butt's right hand away (heh!) just before the ball arrives. The last replay angle shows this clearly.
Second, while I agree with Space Coyote that there's no way Borges can predict PSU would come out with a formation that stacks the box, I think the point is that Gardiner has not been given an option to check into something else and/or the play gets in so late that there's no time on the playclock to signal in a new play.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||It's not like aid disappears for mid-to-upper income people||
That 60k is basically like hospital prices. Very few people actually pay that. Harvard means it when they say that if you get admitted, they will make it financially possible for you to go.
As noted on the link I posted, by 2016 families with incomes $150k and less will have an expected parental contribution of 10% of their income or less. They don't say it directly, but that implies families with even higher incomes will get at least some help.
Besides, our speculating about it is a bit useless. The only way to find out is to get admitted and see what the final aid package is. It would be stupid to not apply based on the assumption that it is unaffordable. In my own experience, Harvard was the cheapest option, except for substantially lower tier schools. That's not to say it was easy on my parents or that I had no debt, but they are pretty good at working with you to make sure you can go there if you get in.
Besides, for people who live out-of-state, it's another ball game altogether. Out-of-state tuition at Michigan is quite pricey.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Cost probably not what you think||
Harvard's financial aid is so good that, depending on your income, it could very well be the cheaper option. If a student is admitted, the college will provide enough aid so that the student will be able to attend. It's that simple. For many families, this means a full ride.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I'm in||
I would happily pay to support the developer directly to get rid of the ads.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||He got back||
in the stolen SUV and drove through the police lines.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't go THAT far||
"The refs were busily working hard to help Syracuse the last three minutes of that game."
Fans of the losing team will alway gripe about the calls, sometimes even with justification. Perhaps fans of the winning team can just be happy they won, particularly when the close call went their way at the end.
For example, the 4th foul on MCW, with 1:40 to go, was a bad call, plain and simple. That gave the ball back to Michigan, nursing a 4-point lead at the time. It also made MCW vulnerable, and he had his 5th foul 20 seconds later. When Triche went out too, Syracuse was down to an inexperienced (redshirt) freshman handling the ball on the last possession.
Overall, foul calls were 19 on Syracuse and 11 on Michigan. It seems the refs generally let them play, and what they did call does not seem heavily biased against Michigan.
Enjoy the victory and hope for another one tonight!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||X's and O's||
I'm not an X's and O's guy, but each half seemed like a different game. In the first, Michigan's offense looked great. In the second, it was more of a fight. Perhaps Beilein had a strategy to attack the zone and Boeheim made adjustments at half. Anyway, Michigan got only 25 points in the second half, compared to 31 for Syracuse.
Only three teams all year held Michigan to 61 points or lower in regulation: MSU, OSU, and Wisconsin. Two of those three were losses. The other was a 1 point win. SUs zone is tough.
Great win Wolverines!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't enjoy his pain||
Felt bad for the guy -- he could hardly watch the end.
Sure, his 5th foul was a good call (1:14 left) , but the 4th one was iffy at best. At that point, they had the ball down four with 1:40 left. It was a pretty crucial turnover.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Pretty tame stuff||
I'm thinking about what these boards would look like if the game went the other way, and I can imagine a lot worse!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Stauskas||
Well, one thing they talked about was that Stauskas would have to deal with a mismatch. Some people on here kind of scoffed at that, but clearly they had a point. He was a non-factor and saw few minutes.
What had to kill them, though, were the three point daggers from Spike and another 30 footer from Trey. No defense can stop that. And their shooters were not on. Southerland had some open looks but only 1 fell in if I recall.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Syracuse's run started . . .||
in the Big East tournament. They have made it to the Final Four on the back of really great defense, holding opponents to a record-low point total. Of course there will be hype. If the media weren't hyping the zone, it would be something else.
I don't think many Syracuse fans expected to get to the Final Four this year. Last year, sure. In February this year, no way. They were beatable during the season. So was Michigan, with 7 losses, including one to Penn State. They are still both beatable now. They have both been playing a lot better in the tournament than they were in February.
As wonderful as that amazing win against Kansas was, we are able to root for the Wolverines today because Kansas missed a free throw and Trey hit a 30-foot three-pointer. in that same round, Syracuse was using heavily-favored Indiana as a punching bag. I look forward to seeing whether the hype about the zone is justified, but I won't dismiss it just because SU had 9 losses (all of which were to NCAA tournament teams, btw).
|36 weeks 6 days ago||I've been following SU all season||
I've been following SU all season, and I am having a hard time figuring out which team will show up tonight. The one that gave Louisville it's only home loss? The one that had Lousiville down by 16 in the Big East tourney with 16 minutes to go, or the one that gave up that 16 point lead and eventually lost by 17. The one that lost to Marquette, Georgetown (2x), and Pitt, or the one that handled Georgetown capably in the Big East tourney and made Marquette and Indiana look silly in the NCAA tourney?
Michigan has really been playing well in the tournament, but so has SU. They have looked fundamentally different from the team they were in late January and early February. It seems, however, that they could revert back at any moment.
Regardless, we can speculate all we want about whether Michigan can break the zone. Our opinions don't matter. We'll find out soon enough!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, well a||
bunch of other teams figured out how to beat Wisconsin, but they still beat Michigan in the Big Ten tourney.
Like Wisconsin, Syracuse has a system and they run it well. That's not to say it can't be beaten, and Michigan definitely has the talent to do it, but predicting which way it will go tonight is not easy.
I feel like Michigan's play at the end of the Kansas game and throughout the Florida game has made people forget that this team sometimes struggles. Crossing my fingers that it doesn't happen tonight.
|37 weeks 19 hours ago||Overreacting...||
Triche is a good, respectful kid. Went to a local high school. No reason to put him down.
He thinks that they match up well against Michigan, and he's just saying what he thinks. Some reporter is using the quotes to make a catchy story.
The truth is that SU does create mismatches in size against most teams. Michigan is loaded with talent, but SU has a lot of talent too. I'm really not sure how it all plays out, since it really depends on which shooters get hot and how well Michgan's POY can break down the zone, but it is clearly well within the realm of possibility that SU's defense will make life very difficult for Michigan.
|37 weeks 19 hours ago||Actually||
Actually Carter-Williams said that whether Michigan puts Stauskas on Fair or Triche, they plan to attack him. Specifically, he said, "I'm not trying to knock Nik or anything, he's a great player and a great shooter, but if we attack him, he's going to have to work."
Doesn't seem that inflammatory or unreasonable at all. If you had to pick spots on Michigan's D to attack, where would you go? Even just reading this board over the course of the season, I've heard enough complaints about particular players' defensive skills to know where those spots are. Syracuse's offense is not great, but defense is not Michigan's strong suit.
I hope Stauskas gets hot just like he did vs. Florida, but Syracuse seems inclined to stop that from happening. We've all seen games where Stauskas just doesn't have it.
|37 weeks 22 hours ago||On the one hand . . .||
On the one hand, of course media hype is stupid. It usually is.
On the other hand, Michigan struggled during the same part of the season that Syracuse did. A lot of people are running the Orange down based on their 30-9 record, as if Michigan's 30-7 record is vastly better. And, yes, while the Big Ten was strong this year, the Big East has plenty of talent and two of the Final Four teams. During part of its rough stretch, the Orange were down senior James Southerland due to academic elgibility issues and then Freshman DeJuan Coleman was out for knee surgery. They are both back, though Coleman is not seeing much playing time. Before the rough stretch, SU gave Louisville its only home loss of the season.
Working at SU, I've followed the team pretty closely. It's a bit of a mystery to me exactly what changed once the Big East tournament started, but they started playing really well. I don't understand how they could lose to Georgetown by 11 at home, by 22 away, and then beat them in the tourney just six days after the 22 point loss. But it was not just that game, something was different. They lost to Marquette during the season but beat them handily in the NCAA tourney. Indiana was not close.
People have made a lot about how Louisville's offense exploded on the Orange in the last 16 minutes of the Big East champsionship game, and that was amazing, but SU was ahead by 16 points before that started. They were playing quite well. The jekyll and hyde nature of the team is a bit strange.
I think Michigan is fully capable of shredding the zone. If Stauskas shoots like he did against Florida, things will be good. If Hardway gets hot, same deal. Those things do not happen consistently, however. In short, I find the outcome hard to predict, but I'm generally expecting Michigan to struggle but pull it out.
|37 weeks 22 hours ago||I'd like to hear the actual interview||
Triche is not a smack-talker, so I'd like to see what he said in context instead of Meinke's tweets.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
It would be great if the hot shooting continued in the same way it was going in the Kansas game, but there's obviously no guarantee. Syracuse also has some shooters that have been streaky. Southerland went 9 for 13 from three point land against Arkansas, for example. Triche had a pretty significant shooting slump in February, but he's also capable of getting hot.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed ... SU is on a different level now||
Many of the commenters on this board seem skeptical that Syracuse is for real. If Syracuse plays like they did in February then, yeah, the game might not be close. You are absolutely right, though, that SU's play since the start of the Big East tourney has been entirely different. Impressive wins against several good teams, many of them the same teams that had beaten them badly just weeks before.
They have good play at PG, senior leadership, a tough defense. I expect a close game. Syracuse will probably not put up big numbers on office, but they generally don't need to. The win vs. Marquette said a lot. Marquette has been a tough opponent for SU, both in Big East play and in the NCAA tourney a couple years back. They know the zone and have had success against it. Yet, they were completely shut down. Syracuse is simply playing better than before (and before includes a win at Louisville).
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Recent 'Cuse play is different||
Syracuse has not just had a good NCAA run. The run actually started at the beginning of the Big East tournament, which it just seemed like they hit an entirely different gear. Teams that beat them in Big East play, like Pitt and G'Town, were dispatched easily. They had Louisville by 16 points before they completely fell apart in the Big East champtionship game.
Also, Syracuse beat Louisville at Louisville's home court this year.
In short, I would not take their rough patch in February as being the essence of this team any more than losing to Penn State is the essence of Michigan.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||And Indiana put up 50||
And Indiana put up 50.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Selection bias?||
I wouldn't make too much of this one-sided highlight reel. SU, after all, did build up a 16 point lead with 16 minutes left in that game. Louisville had only 29 points after the first 24 minutes of play.
What followed was an amazing collapse in which SU ended up losing by 17. Outside of those awful 16 minutes in the Big East championship game, SU has been playing at a very high level the past three weeks.
Moreover, this was Louisville's third game of the season against SU, and they play SU at least twice a season. Like the other Big East teams, they have a lot more experience against this D. It's not as easy to break down this D as the highlight reel makes it seem.
That said. Go Blue.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Allegiances to both schools . . .||
Graduate degrees from the University of Michigan. Prof. at SU.
If you had told me before the tourney began that one of these two teams would make it to the championship game, I would have been thrilled, and I am. I've decided that I'll just take whatever comes. The disappointment of one losing can be counterbalanced by the other winning.
SU looks like different team than it did late in the regular season. Except for 16 awful minutes against Louisville, in which a 15 point lead became a 17 point deficit, they have been playing at an entirely different level in the Big East and NCAA tourneys.
Boeheim says this is one of his best defenses ever, and that is food for thought. It's not just a zone D, it's their personnel and that they play this D almost exclusively. On the other hand, I don't think Beilein (unlike Crean) is going to show up unprepared for it. It should be a great match.
Go Blue. Go Orange. (sorry, if it were football I'd be Blue all the way)
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry Jackrabbits||
Sorry Jackrabbits, but today I root for my alma mater and not my home state's university. Any other day, though.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Time||
The non-call did cost SF enough time for one play post-punt.
|46 weeks 2 hours ago||That's||
apples and burnt oranges.
|46 weeks 2 hours ago||Well||
In general, I might agree with you, but this is a private matter. Corporal punishment would seem to be extreme in this case.