...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|4 hours 56 min ago||Like I said. They are tall,||
Like I said. They are tall, athletic and cant shoot very well. They sound an awful lot like
|5 hours 21 min ago||According to Brian they are||
According to Brian they are tall, athletic and cant shoot very well.
Sounds an awful lot like Michigan State to me........
|5 hours 55 min ago||Fair enough. But go back and||
Fair enough. But go back and look at the reaction I got over the past 24 hours when I predicted exactly what happened and then maybe you'll understand why I pushed the issue a bit.
|6 hours 14 min ago||Why? All last night all day||
Why? All last night all day today I said we needed to win today to hold the one seed and all last night all day I was told I was wrong-that Lunardi had said we were a one no matter what.
|6 hours 19 min ago||Don't forget they're all||
Don't forget they're all doo-doo poopy heads too. Don't forget that!!
|6 hours 21 min ago||So the game today DID matter?||
So the game today DID matter? Wow....go figure that. Amazing.
|6 hours 30 min ago||These brackets are wrong.||
These brackets are wrong. Both lunardi and Palm said we were going to be a one seed. When will they announce the REAL brackets and not these fake ones?
|6 hours 33 min ago||Told you so.||
Told you so.
|7 hours 26 min ago||I'll be here for the||
I'll be here for the selection thread. No way does an 8 loss Michigan team - that just got fucking drilled - is going to be a one seed.
|7 hours 28 min ago||We will not be a #1 seed. No||
We will not be a #1 seed. No way, no how. I dont care what Jerry Palm tweeted.
|7 hours 31 min ago||Not a chance in Hell. Sorry.||
Not a chance in Hell. Sorry.
|7 hours 48 min ago||Anybody wondering who wants||
Anybody wondering who wants this game more just has to chart the "50-50" balls. They have gotten:
Every. Single. One.
|8 hours 8 min ago||No worries here guys.||
No worries here guys. According to a lot of posters this game doesnt matter. We're locked into the #1 seed no matter what happens.
|8 hours 14 min ago||I believe you said earlier||
I believe you said earlier today the game didnt matter. So now does it?
|8 hours 21 min ago||Anybody who thinks we're||
Anybody who thinks we're going to get a one seed if this game continues as it has so far is out of their fucking mind.
I'm sure there will be a selection open thread....should be an interesting read. I can see it now...."but Lunardi said the game didnt matter....."
|9 hours 21 min ago||Do you guys remember from||
Do you guys remember from 1998 to 2009 when today just sucked cause we knew we had zero chance of getting a bid? Much less debating weather we'll get a one or two seed?
|14 hours 40 min ago||I would say the structure of||
I would say the structure of the system didn't hurt him too badly given his first round selection.
|15 hours 16 min ago||.....||
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|15 hours 41 min ago||Pretty sure the OP shares||
Pretty sure the OP shares your sentiment right about now......
|15 hours 43 min ago||Just to be clear I trust||
Just to be clear I trust Lunardi too (especially now near the end) but it's my understanding he has us on the #1 line as of this moment - not independent of what happens this afternoon. I agree that if the season was over we'd be on the one line.....but it's not over so there is still work to be done.
BTW....for an interesting read spend a few moments on RCMB. Based on the posts and comments it looks like we'll be lucky to keep the game with 20 points.
|16 hours 24 min ago||I'm just trying to help the||
I'm just trying to help the dude. Obviously he's sad that his first post is getting crushed and my guess is (based on the humor) he is probably one of our younger board members.
|16 hours 26 min ago||I beg to differ. We are most||
I beg to differ. We are most certainly not a "one seed regardless" and the committee will wait till the game ends to slot us. My guess is that there will be two open slots for us and Villanova and depending on what happens this afternoon we will get either the one or the two seed and they will put Nova in the other opening.
I will bet anyone a million-billion-trillion-bazillion-katrillion rubles that we are not the first 8 loss eam in NCAA history to get a one seed with a loss today.
|16 hours 48 min ago||Sadly I agree with you. For||
Sadly I agree with you. For a lot of reasons they need to win this game and they are as close to full strength as they've been all year. I watched them beat the shit out of a very good Wisconsin team yesterday and thought about the match-ups being not our friend today.
They are going to come out with something to prove to themselves and the rest of the country. For us to win we're going to have to match that energy early and then hope like hell our shooters stay hot for the whole game (a repeat of Illinois #1 would be nice) and not just for short stretches of time.
And i dont care what anybody says - if we lose this game we're a two seed.. No 8 loss team that got beat in the Conference final has EVER been put on the one line and we wont be the first today. If we want a one seed (and I'm in the camp that thinks that's still a bit of a longshot) we need one more win. And that last regular season win might be the toughest game we've played all year.
|16 hours 57 min ago||OP: A few tips for||
OP: A few tips for your second post:
1. If you're going for humor you need to be...you know....humorous. The Izzo excuse you created isn't funny - in fact it's kinda sophmoric. No idea how old you are but that sure reads like something someone pretty young would think is funny.
2. As Guloglo37 (Jesus man that's a tough user name to try and spell without looking at it) accurately states - the Izzo excuse meme has been beaten to DEATH around here and a lot of folks are tired of it. If you're going to start a thread on a old meme that's been posted multiple times you need to have a fresh take on it.
3. Don't presume victory before the game is played. If you've ever watched an "upset alert" thread unfold the tribe gets pretty testy about other users counting chickens in advance of hatching. I know it has absolutely nothing to do with outcome but it still feels like we're tempting fate with the post. And with the game this afternoon I can safefly say that Michigan -1 is hardly a lock. Personally I'm very concerned that State will win so anything that looks like we're dismissing that possibility is going to be treated harshly.
4. Don't complain about being downvoted. You made the post - you have to live with the results. As Timmay has reminded me on several occasions "first rule of MgoPoints is that you never discuss MgoPoints." Editing your thread to complain you're being downvoted is just throwing chum in the water for the downvoting sharks.
All that being said I'm giving you an upvote cause I think you need it. Have a happy Sunday and let's hope we get to hear those excuses (whatever they may be) from Izzo again. Better luck on post #2.
|1 day 25 min ago||You sure? February's a short||
You sure? February's a short month.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I saw the debate and those||
I saw the debate and those that say it's too late and doesnt matter are wrong. There have been a couple of instances where the selection committee had a winner goes here and loser goes there type scenerio but they've never ignored the outcome. And if Michigan made the #1 line with 8 losses they would be the FIRST 8 loss team to ever get seeded that highly.
That is not going to happen. We need one more win.
|1 day 3 hours ago||got to win one more game to||
got to win one more game to hold that tho....
|1 day 8 hours ago||Except that's not true. The||
Except that's not true. The committee does NOT have both Michigan & Wisconsin slotted already and the result of the game tomorrow will influence where they are placed.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Um....no. Actually we need to||
Actually we need to BEAT Wisconsin to have a shot at the #1 seed. I still think it's a very longshot no matter what but to have a chance we need to beat the hightest ranked teams we can.