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|6 weeks 5 days ago||I already feel tonight's game in my chest....||
the Michigan fans that frequent this site all share one thing. Passion. Tonight the Men's Basketball Team has a chance to change all of our lives. When you "live" Michigan as hard as most all of us do....tonight's game means EVERYTHING. I will be proud and represent win or loss....but a win would personally heal my soul from 92' 93' and football 06'. Those three lost championships have burned me to the core even before I realized the "gravity" as Jimmy would put it, of those moments. I went to FSU and played for the greatest coach that ever lived. Despite my love for my alma mater and passion for my teammates and football program...my love for Michigan never wavered and the intensity of which i have cheered for them has never diminished. Tonight for me..there is a chance to find some peace and justification for my obsession that has been Michigan. A win tonight can't cure cancer and won't fix our budget or stop violence in my native city of Detroit let alone the world....but it will make a massive positive difference in my life. I'm sure many of you share similar sentiment. I hope that our boys come with it tonight and play to the best of their abilities God willing. Your never DUE in sports and tonight will have to be earned. If we are able to capture this opportunity it will live in my heart as well as many of your hearts forever. Let's make history. Go blue.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Fuck these cheating Refs.||
THis will be discussed at the B1G office on Monday. Horrific attempt to help Sparty. Absolutely disgusting officiatiing. Deplorable.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Hell yes Burke. Floor Slaps.||
Thats energy and toughness! Thank you!! Bout Time!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Hardaway is completey broken. We need him....||
...if stauskas is going to be fragile....
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan is shooting atrociously.||
If they could make open jump shots they would be comfortably ahead. Dissapointing to see the team shoot the basketball this poorly on their home floor. And how in the hell do you not pick up the basketball and let appling dribble all the way down the floor for a layup?! That is aweful. Also, If Spike is going to play....he needs to do something.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Preach.||
Plays like that are what is separating us from being B1G champs. Got to make the extra pass to your teammates. Especially after Caris just scored!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Hardaway is in pieces right now.||
MSU is in his head. McGary is the man. I love that kid.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Hardaway is a nightmare with the basketball in his hands.||
AN absolute Nightmare. Please find Burke and just run down the floor. Do not dribble anymore.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you Caris.||
THats what I'm talking about. Toughness. Great basket.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Hardaway looks scared of MSU.||
Whats going on with that? Also....why is Stauskas out? I really hope that Belien urges this kid to grow up this season. He's an uber-talented shooter but I'm going to need him to toughen up physically and mentally. I swear this team is all Burke and McGary.....
|11 weeks 6 days ago||So tired of watching our boys get "Out Manned" on the floor.||
Physicality needs to be a point of emphasis moving forward if we are to take the next step. I want a couple more bruisers infused into this team. We have a lot of non-contributors on our bench that I wouldn't neccessarily want to take to a fistfight. Good kids I'm sure but the lack of physicality comes out against teams like MSU and OSU and Indiana...heck even Wisconsin. It's not a coincidence that we lose to those teams. It can't be all about jump shots and alley-oops. I see McGary as the only physical force we have. Thats a problem.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Burke is going to have to play out of his mind....||
He doesn't have any help right now. If staukas is out for this game that will hurt badly. Hardaway needs to step up and he is playing like crap. We are looking like a one trick pony.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan is trying to do way to much.||
They are trying to make this an alley-oop contest. THis is causing breaks the other way and MSU is shooting lights out. THey need to cut some of the extra and just play ball.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Just enjoy the ride.||
Our beloved basketball team is good. They're not a dominant force nor do they display the type of drive and hunger that makes me think they are championship caliber. I'm going to reserve judgement until after the B1G tourney is over. I suggest that everyone get off of the rollercoaster and realize that these KIDS simply do not have the mental toughness to do what we expect them to. THey aren't professionals. This Michigan team succumbs to hostile crowds and momentum swings and poor personnel decisions. THey are very mortal and will be in a dogfight in the tourney every game...no matter what seed they end up with. Belein is a good coach but he has definitely dropped the ball in several contests this year. This team needs to improve simple and plain. They are not good enough or disciplined right now to deserve a B1G championship or a #1 seed. Maybe they can get there in a few short weeks. They definitely arent there now. I won't be surprised to see them win or lose the rest of the way. They are a true wildcard squad. Love em to death but I have to say that my confidence in their ability to win a championship is shattered. The truth is....this team misses WINNERS like NOVAK and DOUGLASS. Those guys werent 5*s but theyre were winners......leaders and they gave a shit every game. It's time some leaders step up on this squad. Its time they stop looking at their draft status and focus. Belein has a big challenge ahead of him. Lets try to stay positive despite this epic letdown. This team can still beat anyone.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Albreicht should not be on the floor.||
Belien is really not coaching well this game. This is a massive dissapointment. Turnovers are unacceptable and we are committing a ton of them. If I'm a Michigan opponent.....I simply apply ball pressure everywhere after watching this tape. If your up 15 you do not lose that type of lead against Penn State.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Eddie George is a boss. Keiser will obviously give Green his #.||
No drama here.
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||True.||
Both seem to dissapear in tough environments. They are playing like freshmen so it is what it is. The youth of this team is starting to show now.
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||staukus has to play through contact||
...like everyone else. This team is very talented overall but I sense a physical weakness that teams are going to key on. We aren't a physically strong team and I think this will haunt us in the end. We should not lose to Wisconsin. They are not elite or even ranked. Bad loss. This makes EL trip a must win. Can't go 1-3 in your tough stretch of the season. This loss puts Michigan's back against the wall for the #1 seed....let's see how they react.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Hardaway is shooting out of his mind.||
Can i get someone to stop Amir williams from dunking? anyone.....
|15 weeks 3 days ago||We look WEAK.||
Very dissapointed with our overall toughness. McGary is a man. The rest of the bigs need to man up IMO.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||great pickup.||
Urban is going to get dynamic skill players. Water is wet. We just need to continue the Manball approach and add some more skill next class. Our secondary is shaping up nicely in the future. Also linebacker play looks to be a strength as well. I just hope Von Bell goes to Tenn. He is a beast. Beat Ohio tonight!
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Tough loss.||
We have to play a little nastier and with a little more attitude on the road. Overall I think the boys competed well. Michigan was always going to lose games in the B1G. Indiana travels to Ann Arbor in a month. We will see what happens then. Beat Ohio.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan has to shoot the ball well to win.||
Staukus needs to shake the jitters and hit some threes. Can't have another Ohio game. We need to get GR3 going as well.
|17 weeks 22 hours ago||Green just has a Blue feel to him.||
There are certain times when you just have to trust your gut and read a kids body language and mannerisms. Green looks like a Michigan back to me. He carries himself like a Michigan man and just gives me the feel of a B1G back. He could shock us all and commit elsewhere but it would be against a metric ton of sense and conventional thinking. Logic and the past two months says he will be a Wolverine. That being said logic doesn't always prevail in college football recruiting.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Great Work Man!||
I think if the cards fall right and we have our health.......this team could be a surprise force next year. Bully ball will be the recipe and Gallon is an electric playmaker that can change the game at any moment. I expect the defense to dominate next year as well. Wormley...strobel...Clark...Beyer...Black...Washington....Pipkins....Poggi....Ash....that's a solid group that I think can dominate the B1G.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Love this team.||
After a tough loss on Sunday....We march into Gopher Land and completely out-class them on their home floor in a must-win for them. Impressive to say the least. I really expect us to run the table until the Indiana game. That game at Assembly Hall will be absolutely monstrous...but then again every game is huge in this conference. Great coaching job by Belien tonight and terrific performances by Spike Caris and McGary off of the bench. That type of bench production in a hostile road environment speaks volumes as to the ceiling of this club. Michigan could legitimately win another Big Ten title and ....gasp....a National Title. Haven't been able to say that since the early 90's and it feels great!
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Great Pickup!||
I like this Dawson kid a lot! 6 ft 2 corners !make me smile. Man ball on defense. Dawson had a ton of big schools looking at him....despite his lack of great offers. I think he is going to be a player. Get excited folks!
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Big Ten Ball....Man's Game....||
Terrible start to the game and hats off to OHIO for taking it to us. They earned the win and deserve the spoils. Michigan made me very proud today by fighting back and coming within an inch from winning the damn game. That tells me that this team is never out of a game. There are no moral victories...but this game was a really tough out for us. This is B1G ball where it is extremely hard to win on the road against the upper half of this conference. Michigan will be in similar position @Indiana....@ Msu......@Minny.....@wisky....@ Illinois. I'd they can win the majority of those road games and hold serve at home with maybe only one loss....your looking at at approximately a 13-4 B1G record and a no.1 seed.....probably a B!G title pending on the Indiana results. Let's not fret. We lost to a damn good team that simply plays great ball in their building. This was a lesson to the freshman. Upperclassmen struggled from the floor as did Robinson....Staukus was invincible. Mcgary is a bright spot and if Hoford can get back healthy it will make a huge impact. If we beat Minny on Wed....this loss will not hurt us badly and we will string the rest of the games until the IU showdown. go blue!
|18 weeks 5 days ago||This is a big deal.||
However IF Michigan lands another elite corner in 2014 and picks up Mcdowell this will be an isolated incident. What cannot happen is Michigan being dragged into recruiting dogfights over local kids. We have to be able to grab the elite local talent and focus our logistics on the elite out of state talent. If OHIO makes us work overtime in our backyard that will be a major win for them and hurt us badly in recruiting overall. We still have to realize that we pull a lot of studs out of OHIO and it works both ways. Can't throw stones in a glass house. Nonetheless it stings to lose a cass tech stud. Urban is a sly S.O.B. but he is Damn good at this recruiting thing. Brady just has to turn up the effort a bit more and continue to win his battles. He has done a great job overall and I think Michigan is a major sleeper in the B1G next year. Stay positive folks. Webb won't break the 2014 class by himself!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Statement Game.||