FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|15 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm worried Ed Martin's bag||
I'm worried Ed Martin's bag man's bag man has an uncle who knows a guy that lives by the university and travels back and forth between the major metro area and....
|15 weeks 13 hours ago||I like where you're going with this||
I mean, he (seemingly) doesn't need the scholarship money...
Let's go a step further...Walk-back-on to stack the deck with another ace or two?
If any of the current guys could think it though that far, it's Horford...
Aaaaand now back to reality...
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Somewhere in Washtenaw County...||
There's a kid training...tirelessly...working harder...staying up late in the barn shooting the lights out...running one more sprint...wearing the ball to the point the panels start to peel...studying tape after tape...shunning friends to get one more practice in.
He knows who you are. He doesn't care about your records. He's coming.
Are you ready?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Yep...||
Set the bar low and you can't be disappointed.
Surprised is safer than 'told you there was a chance!'
Freeze Burke's shot last year against KU and the line would likely divide the UM fan population up with the same faces on either side.
I would be in the told you there was a chance crowd...right next to JBart.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||You must foul your weeds||
You must foul your weeds first before they even have a chance to take a yard-winning shot.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Guy should sign with Visa or||
Guy should sign with Visa or MasterCard for a 2 year Tourney-Time only commercial series.
Although, I'm not sure how Visa or MasterCard would feel about losing all customers that are Syracuse and Tennessee fans.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||They don't hate us in my||
They don't hate us in my opinion- they just hate having to think and properly analyze. Wouldn't journalism be easier if a spade looked like a spade 100 times out of 100?
I think it's just that 'conventional' wisdom about what should win is all they see. When a team doesn't look the part (2 ballers, 1 shooter, and two bigs) they struggle to wrap their minds around it. Or I guess you could say they know they have an audience to sell to and they anticipate the audience can't wrap their minds around it (which could be true).
Either way, the result is the same: 'Properly' built team loses + Foul called in closing seconds = Rightful team got jobbed
It's as if they are simply saying, "does not compute".
We have the correct math though- and why wouldn't we? We've been watching this michigan team knock off opponent after opponent. There's no missing it if you know anything about this Michigan team.
You could cut Tenn and paste MSU from the regular season and get the same media reactions, at least pre-game...'now that Payne's back, MSU will blow this thing wide open'...etc. Really, this has been happening all season since McGary left the lineup.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Guy on the radio post||
Normally I hate when people post something they heard the local guy say on the radio, buuuut, I'm making an exception for this because this time the comment was simply an account of what the announcer, Bret Bakita, witnessed behind his seat.
A little over midway through the first half when Michigan was rocking, Morgan had a few great offensive scores/dunks and defensive stops. Bakita turns as the crowd is roaring and comments on how the NBA scouts behind him were just shaking their heads at the display. I'm sure plenty of this had to do with our explosive offense, but when I heard it I couldn't help but think of his mom's quote about how he wants to play at the next level and how they (his parents) have been waiting to see the beast finally emerge that they knew was there all along.
No idea if he's got the tools, etc.- looks feasible to me but I'm no scout. There's no one who deserves it more that hasn't really received that attention yet. I hope his beast mode display continues to the point that someone at least gives him a shot to develop.
I'm buying that jersey day 1, or making a custom if it's not offered by whoever he might have a chance to play for.
Gonna miss this guy. Such a freaking leader.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Let's keep this going. I pray||
Let's keep this going.
I pray that you too are a 13 year old girl...which would be really weird.
Otherwise, double creepy.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Thunder: Stolen.||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I pray you are a 13 year old||
I pray you are a 13 year old girl.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||That's just ridiculous.||
That's just ridiculous.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Link to video here||
Putting this at the top so people know what's being discussed. Don't know how to embed from a phone:
I don't think it really matters even if he was pissed at him. Beilein is totally in control and I think Morgan knows where the too-far line is. Even if he's actually upset with the guy, things happen in sports and it's not always a civil situation even between great friends. I've been ready to knock friends heads off before, only to realize I was out of line when the game was over. And I don't think he has to be friends with the guy and come to that conclusion for this to be ok either- put a bunch of competitive dogs together and there's going to be a pecking order even if it only comes up once every 5 years. I think he was pumped AND pissed- the guy probably stepped over the line and Morgan could have quoted Churchill to him...instead he decided to say the same thing by shoving him in a highly emotionally charged moment. Guy probably got the point faster too. So Morgan is really just demonstrating another efficient facet of his game...
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Um...||
Maybe I'm paranoid, but at the end of the BTT final, Stauskas was limping a bit. I couldn't tell what happened because a State fan was in my ear (no, I did not give the police a reason to enter my residence).
In my depressed state after the game I forgot all about what initially had alarmed me.
Then I read the end of this post about how Brian will take a healthy Stauskas...now, I don't really care what this actually means as long as it does not mean he is nursing a lower limb injury.
Is there even a hint of info floating around about him being hurt?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Haha- not knowing about Ypsi||
Haha- not knowing about Ypsi very much left me no options on the giant pen...water-tower.
Now I see it though. My apologies to Mr. William R. Coats!
Still can't read your username though.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||No value added here, but...||
...whenever I see your username I become illiterate for a brief moment...always comes out "yp suck it boy".
And the phallic symbol doesn't help either...
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Why?||
Do you think he'll need proof he asked for the Webster?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Oh context...||
Information is worthless without you...
|20 weeks 2 days ago||OUTRIGHT B1G CHAMPS!!!!||
THE. BALL. JUST. KNOWS.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Morgan net touch: Not a violation the way the NCAA rule reads...||
I've read and reread the stated definitions of basket interference and goaltending according to the official NCAA 2013/'14/'15 Men's Basketball rule book- I just can't come to the conclusion, based on the technical descriptions used, that his net touch was any form of a violation.
To be goaltending, it would have to be a defensive player...so that's out.
And, based on the specific NCAA language, I don't think it was basket interference either:
Basket interference occurs when a player:
|21 weeks 1 day ago||...||
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I realize it wasn't, but what||
I realize it wasn't, but what are the circumstances that would have made Morgan's touching the net some form of goaltending / basket interference?
Had I noticed it live, I would have been nervous for the split second of shock after the ball dropped in...
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Wrong place for this post- moving it to a non-celebratory spot.||
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Paraphrasing Ace here...||
|21 weeks 4 days ago||bangbangbangbangbangbang||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||POSITIVE BANG-AWAY!!!!||
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know if it's all that bad...||
...I like to think it's a verb.
He's asking Stauskas to Stausk-Us...because that's totally how we feel every game!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||100% HOOOUUUUUSSSSSEEEE||
MMMMMMOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEYYYYYYYYY!!!!!;LKewjf aewijf0i[j 3$$$$$$$$$$$$
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I'll take POS...||
...For BANG, Alex!
|28 weeks 30 min ago||Help us understand. And what||
Help us understand.