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|15 hours 39 min ago||It's Griese for me, too||
Several were better. None were more electrifying than Denard. But Griese is my favorite.
For all the reasons you mentioned (do we have any other QB that beat OSU three times?), plus the following:
* Griese actually got kicked off the team for getting into a bar fight. He then set his schedule to work out at the same time the team did and worked his way back onto the squad as the pooch punter. THE POOCH PUNTER. Then he leads us to an undefeated season and the first national title in 50 years?!
* As a senior, he was just plain heady. Cool as a cucumber. The '97 Iowa game stands out. We went into the half down 21-7. Griese came out in the 2nd half and threw for 2 TD's and ran for another. Game won, perfect season preserved.
* 3 TD passes, two for 50+ yards, in the 1998 Rose Bowl with the national title on the line. Also, on that last drive he converted something like three 3rd and longs, at least one of them be spinning out of a sack, taking off, and lunging to pick up the 1st down by half a yard. What tough customer. No points on that drive, but it ended with WSU pinned on their own, what, 7 yard line?
* Watching his dad call several of our games that year with Keith Jackson (including the Rose Bowl) as everything came together for young Brian and the rest of the squad was a really unique experience.
¡Viva el catorce!
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||Awesome||
thanks for sharing
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Hey Mr. Short Term Memory||
Help me understand. You prefer a decade of not going to the tournament to a close loss to a good team in the final?
Wow, I really learned something today.
I suppose that Dean Smith just sucked those first 5 times he made the Final Four b/f winning on his 6th trip, and of course awful the 9 times he made the Final Four and lost.
And I guess that Coach K was simply awful the 7 times he made the Final Four and lost, especially the 4 title games he has lost.
Pitino has two titles, while 5 times ended his teams' FF runs with heartbreak and disappointment. Wow, only 2 good tournaments for Pitino. He must be just tormented about the FFs he didn't win.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'm heartbroken too,||
But maybe our poor foul shooting had something to do with it? Or defensive lapses?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Agree||
Examples could be multiplied.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Good point||
Probably best to ignore him
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Please||
Step away from the ledge, sir.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||So,||
OSU fan or MSU fan? Either way we got farther than you.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Periodic heartbreak: the price of relevance||
Look at any champion, in any sport, and they've had lots of disappointments.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Are you blind||
or just didn't watch much this season?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||One reason for optimism:||
Beilein seems be uncanny developing point guards...Morris, Burke.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, crying is perfectly acceptable||
given the circumstances.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I will take the frustration||
of a title game loss to a very good team over the frustration of irrelevance
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I would show them a video of||
I would show them a video of the speech Bo gave to the '89 squad before the Elite 8 game.
We would win by 30.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||YES||
The no-call on the THJ fast break was infuriating
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Let's worry about that||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Well, what do you know||
I guess we get to play defense too
|7 weeks 3 days ago||As I recall (that was my senior year),||
Robinson bricked both ends vs Wisconsin, which made it a much more picture-perfect ending when he nailed the pair vs Seton Hall with 3 seconds left in the final.
Hmmm...if the heartbreaking ending vs Wisconsin was reversed in the 1989 final, could that mean that in this year's final Michigan will deflect the inbounds pass or block the final shot as time expires??
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Well,||
this is what science is, isn't it? You put your work out there and others test it. We are really doing something important here [wipes away a tear]
|7 weeks 3 days ago||"Shock the world"||
That's what the lads said back in '89. That was my senior year. Michigan was loaded with talent but finished a disappointing 4th in the conference, getting crushed by Illinois twice. Then when Frieder quit/was fired two days b/f the tourney started, well...no one I knew had much hope that we would go far.
Then Rice, always a great player, just blew up. Averaged 30 pts through all 6 games. I still remember the pep talk Bo gave the team before the Elite 8 game vs Virginia, which they showed on TV. Made me feel like I could have put on a jersey and played, all slow, clumsy, gravity-bound 6'1" of me.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I understand your concern,||
but it doesn't really work like that. I would explain, but it's pretty complicated.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Always good to meet a colleague.||
Independent third party confirmation never hurts. I appreciate your support...
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I actually had the opposite experience||
A friend at work (and a very good guy) who is an OSU fan told me he just couldn't bring himself to cheer for Michigan. Something about it being written on his birth certificate.
My younger brother, an MSU grad, was genuinely pulling for us to win. Went on and on about how much he likes Beilein, Burke is spectacular, holy crap McGary, etc. And he is not shy about smack-talking Michigan (esp during football season, he loves Dantonio).
To be fair with my OSU friend, I tried to root for OSU against Wichita St and I just couldn't make myself do it.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||My younger brother (an MSU grad) lived in Seattle for 7 years||
He absolutely loved it. Had nothing but good things to say that place - the people, the environment, things to do, etc. He only moved away to be closer to his wife's family. He still claims to be an avid Seahawks fan.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||IRS agents are more likely to say||
"Your Jedi mind tricks won't work with me, boy"
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Who is this||
so wise in the ways of science??
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Pardon me,||
but why would I share that information with you at all??
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Well,||
we'll never know that for sure, will we???
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Oh my, how did I miss this?!?||
11. Steve Fisher and John Beilein: 11 letters each
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
I like your fix better