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- How many times did Indiana convert an offensive rebound into to points from short-range? There were at least the three Zeller slams, but were there more?
- How many times was the rebounder someone that had been guarded by someone (like McGary) who had rotated?
- In those cases, who got beat, necessitating the rotation? As a secondary matter, should there have been someone who rotated to the abandoned man in the post in that situation? (And who didn't do that)?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||First reactions||
The Jags uni is fine, but exactly the same as the old one. But the helmet is potentialy pretty cool. The Miami uniorms look more or less the same too -- except that they pasted the old logo on up-side down on the helmets.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||mostly at home||
watching with my kids. My Michigan gear got a lot more notice -- mostly from other Michiganders, I think -- over the past few weeks.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Damned straight. If Michigan||
Damned straight. If Michigan isn't going to be in it, I'd rather have 4 upstarts competing than a Frozen Four comprised of the usual suspects. Also don't mind seeing the WCHA and Hockey East getting closed out. (Oh yeah, I'm also a Yale season ticket holder, so there;'s that, too).
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||Correction from the NYT (Also, Deshaun Edwards = Beast)||
"A headline on Monday on a capsule summary for an article about Michigan’s 79-59 victory over Florida to advance to the Final Four of the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament misstated Michigan’s nickname in some editions. As the article correctly noted, Michigan teams are called the Wolverines — not the Spartans, the mascot for Michigan State."
No reference to State's flameout , sadly. Can't say I didn't try.
This is also pretty funny:
"An article in some editions on Friday about Ohio State’s 73-70 victory over Arizona in the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament misstated, in some editions, the surname of the player who carried Ohio State’s first-half scoring. He is Deshaun Thomas, not Edwards."
|7 weeks 1 day ago||e-mail the Times||
My home delivery edition, in Connecticut, ran the same picture with the headline "Spartans Celebrate."
Since I imagine the "mix-up" reflects some April 1 mischief over at the times, I think the MGoCommunity ought not to hesitate to fill the Grey Lady's inbox. I believe this is the appropriate address: email@example.com
Here's what I wrote:
I was both shocked and horrified to read the photo caption "Spartans Celebrate" above a teaser photo related to the University of Michigan's basketball victory, on the front page of the Sports Monday section in the home delivery edition received in New Haven, CT on Monday morning. As any sports copy editor must know, the "Spartans" refer to the teams from Michigan State University. The University of Michigan's teams are known as the "Wolverines."
It ought to be noted that the Michigan State Spartans' season ended on Friday when they flamed out, badly, against Duke University (the "Blue Devils") in the previous round. The University of Michigan Wolverines routed the University of Florida (the "Gators") by twenty points on Sunday, thereby advancingto the NCAA semifinal round, known as the "Final Four."
Perhaps the copy editor had heard reports of what superficially appeared to be celebratory bonfires in East Lansing and concluded that the Spartan faithful were delighting in the success of their older, brother university in nearby Ann Arbor. Alas, this is unlikely, or at least it would be unprecedented. Those were not celebrations, but burning couches -- a traditional display of dismay following the defeat of Spartan teams.
I look forward to a front-page correction that properly acknowledges the success of the Wolverines, and that clairifes that the Michigan State basketball team had failed to accomplish anything that warranted celebrations this year.
In advance gratitude for your prompt action on this matter,
|10 weeks 6 days ago||two wins||
Against Pear Doo: 75-73, Michigan
Against Professor Jones: 77-66, Michigan
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Not quite||
There was no three-pointer in Michigan high school basketball in 1986. What you saw was the ultimate 'long two'. (Also no shot clock -- so a pretty low score)
I was there for that game. Was Flint Beecher the opponent? Unless I'm confusing years, the Class A final that followed featured Detroit Northern's Derrick Coleman and Romulus's Terry Mills.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||61-59, Michigan||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||If you squint, the blues are O-6-ish||
Sucks to be Chicago, but great for the Wings. Back in he Norris Div days, the Leafs were a bigger rival than the hawks, so it'll be great to renew that. And as a east Pasteur, the prospect of as many wings games in Boston as there are tigers games is awesome.
Guess the hawks will have to pretend st Louis is sort of like O-6.
Also, wonder why they don't swp Columbus into the wings division and put Tampa in he Atlantic...
|12 weeks 6 days ago||87-75, Michigan||
Unleashez les hounds.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||67-52, Michigan||
got some issues to work out, so it will feel like one of those december games where we won by high-teens, but didn't dominate the way we want to
|14 weeks 6 days ago||no foul||
If anything, that picture is exculpatory. There is no visible illegal contact in that picture. Hardaway's long arm reaches around Craft's head and gets all ball (plus fingers that are "
|14 weeks 6 days ago||really?||
He's frustrating to watch because he's good. Was also impressed by what he showed on offense -- only 1 assist but not afraid to score.
Bottom line, though: after three tough outings, Burke finally half-solved him: 15 points with 8:2 assist-to-turnovers against one of the best defenders in college ball is a VERY good night.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||could not disagree more||
(actually, I could -- I could disagree with the statement that Craft is a great player). He played textbook defense, moving his feet and darting his hands in and out. He was a nightmare to play against, but that is, when the final whistle blows, to his credit only.
The only play that might be called dirty was the foul at the end of OT. There, however, I think the refs got it right: Craft was going for the ball, albeit a bit recklessly. And even that was a smart play. You make sure you get the foul instead of letting that ball go down to the Michigan side of the court for the last 8 seconds.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||questions/ picture page request re: conceded OREBs||
Those tip slams were daggers, all of them. I'm hoping the MGoStaff might take up picturing paging them. If they do, the following questions come to mind:
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Missing the point||
Provided the Pats (sad face) or Lions (ha!) aren't in it -- I'd rather DVR it, then watch the commercials while fast-forwarding through most of the game.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||67-66, Michigan||
Burke nails a three at the buzzer to win
|16 weeks 6 days ago||91-79, Michigan||
fun will be had by all
|17 weeks 2 days ago||air raid sirens?||
Did I hear it right that the arena PA had something sounding like air raid sirens blaring throughout the fight? (But, no, no one was condoning any fighting there...)
Excellent goalie fight though. Hadn't seen one since the Johnson-DiPietro tangle, which lasted about a second-and-a-half.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||87-79, Michigan||
Minny isn't the type to try to slow it down on us. Their mistake.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||DePaul||
plus X and St. Louis. Makes 10.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||77-66, Michigan||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||The two are not mutually exclusive||
Praise Jesus AND fire Bettman
|22 weeks 6 days ago||87-60, Michigan||
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Oh what -- you guys are doing||
Oh what -- you guys are doing base ten?
|22 weeks 6 days ago||67 minus 39 equals 38||
Well done, Vegas. Well done.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||23-13, Michigan||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Contender for best last line of a haiku ever||
Remember that once
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Better Hawthorne reference||
While under the lights,
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Two for Campbell||
Large one in middle