"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|8 weeks 3 days ago||Question||
Is it any surprise that, "many of you have been seriously damaged in the past?"
I think you answered your own question.
|31 weeks 9 hours ago||The "contest of 3 months" is||
The "contest of 3 months" is a better indicator of who the best team is, but it is NOT "what it's all about." Tournaments, namely March Madness, are what it's all about.
|31 weeks 9 hours ago||Tournaments||
After 30 games over 3 months the NCAA decides its National Champion in 6 games over 3 weeks. It's what makes March Madness great, and it's why autobids go to the champion of a conference tournament that lasts 4 days. It's not a perfect system, but from the AAU to the NBA tournaments determine champions. Like it or not, tournaments matter. Its why MSU gets to hang a banner this season, and why we were National Runner-Ups last season.
|31 weeks 9 hours ago||"Legs"||
If 18-20 year olds (and Grandpa Morgan) can't play 120 minutes over 3 days without losing their legs the strength and conditioning staff should be fired. But they can so they shouldn't be. If we need to rely on immeasurable (ergo impossible to disprove) statements that help justify the loss, let's go with "it's tough to beat the same team three times." That argument has more legs.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Editor's note||
"Neutral-ish court" describes an off-campus basketball court whose location favors attendance by one teams' fanbase more than the other.
"Neutral court-ish" suggests a truly neutrally-located basketball court that's maybe missing a backboard and a 3-point line.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||THANK YOU||
Amazing how many people don't recognize McGary's blatant athleticism. His high energy is just a nice addition to his tremendous skillset.
He doesn't need to develop a jumper for Michigan or the NBA. We need him to work the post and run the high screen, and I think the NBA would desire something similar.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Why does Booker's Twitter bio||
Why does Booker's Twitter bio say, "Mississppi --- ✈--- Michigan" if he isn't coming here?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||D-line||
Exactly. It's clear the D-line alone will not generate pressure against anyone, so we have to rush 5 or 6 nearly every down. The alternative wastes 4 players and hangs the other 7 out to dry by giving the QB all day to throw. We gotta rush 5 or 6 and ask the secondary to do their best in coverage.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Usually refrain from comments like this, but...||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Read this comment again in a||
Read this comment again in a few years. Tell me what ya think.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||the sweet part is...?||
Being happy for his former teammates and coaches who did make it?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Free throws factor minimally||
Free throws factor minimally in a player's draft stock.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Wait the "magazine" is just a||
Wait the "magazine" is just a front for the actual goal of financially incentivizing Trey Burke to forego the NBA another year, right?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Scratch that upon rewatch.||
Scratch that upon rewatch. Classic overreaction to a few bad plays.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I understand the sentiment||
I understand the sentiment but we've been great all season in quick turnaround games. I wish we played Syracuse tomorrow because THEY need ample time to prepare for US.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||FWIW||
Beilein vs Cuse
2007 - DNP
2006 - 0/1. Lost by 2 on road.
2005 - 0/2. Lost by 8 on road, 9 in BE tourney. WVU made Made elite 8.
2004 - 0/1. Lost by 13 at home. WVU finished 15-13.
2003 - 0/2. Lost by 14 at home, 38 on road. WVU finished 14-15.
2002 - 0/2. Lost by 14 and 12.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Spike, Stauskas||
Spike got 11 minutes because Stauskas missed transition opportunites and couldn't get through screens on defense, forcing us to constantly switch and lag one step behind the offense. Spike is better at getting around screens and being in the right place in transition.
Rough game but Stauskas will improve when he's comfortable being a go-to contributor instead of always deferring to an elder.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Thinking the same thing...||
6 point halftime lead. Do just enough in 2nd half to win by 1 or 2.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||More missed shots than made||
More missed shots than made shots.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Shucks, late to this thread||
But better late than ever.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||His excitement is genuine and||
His excitement is genuine and warranted unlike the Dick Vitale's of the world.
Even though you don't appreciate his enthusiasm you do recognize he's one of the most well-prepared and thorough broadcasters in the business, yea?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Blasphemy.||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I expect us to play well||
I expect us to play well considering we're good.
|2 years 1 week ago||Thanks, love ya.||
Thanks, love ya.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||The Game||
Against Jay Z and Kanye but you find The Game entertaining? Must be a westcoast rap fan...
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Incomplete info||
Need to know turnovers/game for a more complete assessment.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Do you know who is||
Do you know who is officiating today?
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Yea Minnesota plain stinks||
Yea Minnesota plain stinks w/o Nolen. Smack them, beat msu, win the first B10 tourney game, and then we're probably on a neutral court playing for a tourney bid.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||You're allowed to have a||
You're allowed to have a dominant hand and still be a successful basketball player. Darius's right hand is dominant and he prefers to finish with it, but he has the ability to finish left when necessary. And really we don't even need Darius to be able to finish left as well as he finishes right. As long as he can beat a defender going left he'll continue to draw fouls or draw help defense and create space for shooters.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Exactly||
And that's why it's so baffling that so many people can misdiagnose a perceived weakness. Basketball is not rocket science. Darius could not put up his numbers without a strong left hand.