- Member for
- 7 years 26 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|1 day 1 hour ago||I||
actually did know he was the Creighton dude. Yeah, I was impressed.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Grow||
up. I just raised a point of discussion regarding a particular aspect of the game and people like you are freaking out about it because you handle a loss about as well as a one year old baby getting his blanky taken away. There is some good conversation going on below your non-sense if you weren't being such a whiny bitch about it.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Don't||
get me wrong, he and Miller were a mess at certain points of the game but I thought he was offering good analysis at that point.
|1 day 8 hours ago||It||
was a chess match. Oregon wanted to run. Beilein began the game with intentions of exploiting the size mismatch. The press encouraged Michigan to run when they broke it, but doing so also nuetralized Michigans's height advantage in the half court and encouraged a back and forth affair which Beilein really did not want. Michigan never decided what the hell it wanted to do. Remember when Walton was "pump faking" nobody on an open three in the second half and everybody collectively yelled "shoot it" before he dribbled it off his leg? Oregon had our offense legitimately confused.
Dana Altman is not particularly known as anybody's John Wooden but he put our offense in a trick box last night. I thought he coached a good game.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Disinterested||
is far worse than empty. I didn't think the stands looked particularly empty for an early non-homer Sweet 16 game. I think there were far more people at tip than were there at the beginning of the Tennessee game in 2013 in Indy. Now that place was empty. Here the problem was that neither team got the crowd engaged one way or the other. Often in nuetral site games where neither team is local, the crowd will become invested as the game goes along based on the play of the teams and who takes on the roll of the favorite/underdog/villian, etc., and then the teams feed off the energy that creates.
Last night, the teams both collectively just started off so flat that the crowd lost interest before it even had time to become invested in any way. So the overall feeling for the teams felt like they were playing in front of 20,000 people who simply did not care and wanted the game to end, and that is ......... really awkward.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I||
think he was saying something different from what you think. He wasn't saying that Michigan needed to "hurry" because time was running out, he was saying that they were not getting into anything fast enough and were playing East and West, not North and South. After we broke their trap/press, we threw the ball around aimlessly for 12 seconds per possession instead of taking the game to Oregon. That is at least how I interpreted what he was saying, and I agreed with him at the time.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Interesting -||
I thought it was in the first half. In that case, it might genuinely be a non-issue. It was not my intention to troll anything, I just did not connect his departure to that incident in my head.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I saw||
him shaking his wrist. I also saw him play after that as well.
What I said wasn't trolling or anything close to it.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I||
agree with you that the played bad basketball last night. I think it is ridiculous of you to use some lame quote from Maverick Morgan from two months ago to try to retroactively validate your opinion of the team, an opinion they annihilated over the last month in spectacular fashion.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Who||
was arguing? I presented a topic for discussion and that is what is happening. In fact, your post and his are examples of trolling, not my OP.
(And for the record, he played after the "wrist injury." It is not as though it is that obvious that was the reason, particularly when he was on the bench for nearly the entire Ok. St. second half as well).
|1 day 11 hours ago||They||
did not play like a "white collar" team nor did they "revert back" to anything. They lost to the PAC 12 champions by one point in the Sweet 16. Your first post was spot on, your second post was flame bait rubbish.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Frankly,||
with the exception of a five minute stretch at the outset of the second half, I thought they played pretty poorly as well. It will certainly not go down as a classic Sweet 16 basketball game by any stretch of the imagination.
When the color commentator makes the general statement "what in the world is going on on the court right now" and you completely understand what he is saying, neither team was giving a good showing.
|1 day 12 hours ago||It||
would seem that, at a minimum, Donnal should have been inserted when the foul was called. Donnal is certainly not a beast on the boards, but it is never a good thing to have Duncan Robinson on either of the low blocks for a one and one.
I think the "little things" is a good way to put it. They just didn't look engaged from the very beginning and were making really odd mistakes. DJ Wilson "faking" the no-defenders-in-sight in the lane when he was wide open for a dunk was a perfect example. They kind of played like they were waiting for an inevitable bad thing to happen. The exact opposite of how they have been playing for three weeks. Just an odd showing last night.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I||
was having a really, really rough time with some things the weekend of the BTT. I will remember Walton and Irvin, specifically, as actually having a part in pulling me through it. That BTT was a special Michigan sports memory.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Fair,||
but wasn't Robinson on the lower block when said box out was not executed?
|1 day 12 hours ago||I think you mean that||
THERE ARE Edwards-Wheatley-Woodson days until football.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Hmmm,||
I remember that also now. I did not think much of it at the time but he was shaking and grabbing his wrist when he went to the bench. That would make sense, because I can't make sense of it otherwise.
|1 day 12 hours ago||You||
took my OP as "trolling?" Your definition of trolling must be very expansive.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Oh||
here we go. Fire Beilein (chant begins).
|1 day 15 hours ago||It||
is impossible to explain the pain of stepping on Legos to someone who has not experienced it. (And see, we are pos banging already).
|1 day 16 hours ago||I||
don't know about going toe to toe with Kansas. They looked like the fucking Globetrotters last night against the regular season BIG champ. I think last night was a more poetic ending than Saturday was likely to be, particularly when it was clear last night that we were starting to tire, at least mentally.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I||
am jacking this thread and turning it into a pos-bang. Almost 70 degrees in Michigan today! Awesome BTT and sweet 16 run. Don't have to play Kansas cuz fuck that! Bang me!
|2 days 8 hours ago||I||
know, that ome almost sent me over the edge. We are going to have to bring our A+ game to compete with names like that.
|2 days 9 hours ago||What||
is the collar color issue? Have not heard this discussed before.
(And really, who could they not have worn maize against in the BTT? When we went to the BTT finals with Stauskus and then the Elite 8 we did not wear anything other than maize. Obviously they could not wear them against Illinois this year because all they had was their pajamas but Minnesota wore white, Purdue wore white, Wisconsin wore white. No issue there. There would have been no clash with OK St. or Louisville's uniforms either).
|2 days 9 hours ago||You||
have to figure out you are good at it first. I think it is clear that at some point his aspirations changed once it became apparent that he was really good at coaching basketball but I don't think this sounds disingenous at all if you consider that he is probably referring to his late 20s. That could very easily have been how he saw himself at the time.
|2 days 9 hours ago||All of||
Oregon's players have cool names. That does not bode well for us.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Point||
taken. You decisively won the conversation.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Prediction -||
For the third game in a row, we don't wear maize, much to my chagrin.
(However, the last time we wore them was the Northwestern bleh so maybe they are bad luck and we should never wear them again).
|2 days 10 hours ago||With||
the exception of the Nebraska game, we really don't do that kind of win. Even games where the final score would indicate that we closed it out rather convincingly, we always find a way to allow teams within striking distance. Two reasons that jump out to me. One is obvious, we have trouble inbounding the ball, from anywhere. The second one is that our offense stops moving when we are trying to kill time with a lead. It is fine to try to work some clock, but we just shut down and Walton ends up jacking a contested 3 late in the shot clock. We need to maintain a certain aggressiveness/focus even with the lead late in the game.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Oh||
boy - Give me the Over on that one.