in re: is GRIII on a tear
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|16 hours 34 min ago||Isn't anyone from North or||
Isn't anyone from North or South America an American? Or am I just hearing the sounds of a joke gone over my head?
|1 day 8 hours ago||I agree that was quite||
I agree that was quite exaggerated. I suppose it boils down to criteria: who did the best (Beilein) or who exceeded expectations the farthest (Miles)? Michigan was picked to finish 2nd behind MSU while the analysts at btn.com pegged Nebraska for 12th in the preseason.
Collection of random thoughts:
But if you consider after our loss to Arizona, we were sitting at 6-4 and thoroughly in danger of being in the wrong side of the bubble (okay, it was really early, but still). At that point it was looking more like a 5th place Big Ten finish for us but we persevered.
I also think Nebraska benefitted by a perfect storm of blunders by MSU, OSU, and Wisconsin throughout he season. That's not to take away from Nebraska or Miles, just an observation.
Then consider our single plays, all pretty much the bottom of the conference -- Northwestern, Illinois, PSU. Our path to the title was probably the most difficult of the top half of the big ten.
Ultimately I think a good case can be made for either, I'm obviously partial to Beilein.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I'm going to present the||
I'm going to present the other side. A beat writer for Nebraska stated Miles' case very well I thought (Dirk Chatelain)
|1 day 9 hours ago||I think the tournament after||
I think the tournament after the Sweet 16 is really a crapshoot, so that should be the, hmm, expectation? To go far in the NCAA tournament you need to be really good and really lucky.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Tonight's Neb/Wisc game will||
Tonight's Neb/Wisc game will determine the 4/5 seeds in the BTT. If Nebraska wins, they're the 4 and OSU is the 5, and if Nebraska loses that will be reversed.
Full bracket below (this assumes the more likely scenario of Nebraska losing to Wisconsin tonight, swap Nebraska with OSU if Nebraska wins)
Either way, you've to like that bracket. We have a very good shot of making it to the championship game I would think.
|1 day 13 hours ago||There was the typical MSU||
There was the typical MSU cock-stroking about how they're good enough to get to the Final Four, etc. I think the argument should lose weight with each loss, but it doesn't seem to.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Yeah, I definitely didn't see||
Yeah, I definitely didn't see that, but it was a replay / different angle and I seem to be the only one questioning it, so I'll conform.
|1 day 13 hours ago||How the hell is OSU shooting||
How the hell is OSU shooting free throws after Craft pulled the MSU guy to the ground? I don't know if I care that much but ... wow.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I too consumed alcohol this||
I too consumed alcohol this evening.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I thoroughly enjoyed the Big||
I thoroughly enjoyed the Big Ten last year, some very dominant teams at the top.
Comparing regular seasons only I think the clear winner is this year. First outright conference championship since 1986, 'nuff said.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I don't think that was a||
I don't think that was a foul, incredibly weak.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Well, fuck.||
|2 days 11 hours ago||Fucking Yogi Ferrell.||
Fucking Yogi Ferrell. Indiana run forthcoming.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Lol @ warning Beilein to get||
Lol @ warning Beilein to get off the court. Crean has all but pitched a tent on it.
|2 days 11 hours ago||JMo double double!||
JMo double double!
|2 days 11 hours ago||Why don't we deploy this||
Why don't we deploy this zone more often? Only seen it a handful of times this year, seems to be working really well.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Levert's long arms paying||
Levert's long arms paying dividends.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Whiffed on our opportunities||
Whiffed on our opportunities to blow the game open.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Last 3 attempts at the basket||
Last 3 attempts at the basket have been very soft.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Heh, I liked those two||
Heh, I liked those two events, IU charge then basket interference on them. Perfect.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Seems like we lose a guy too||
Seems like we lose a guy too often.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Well that 2 minutes was an||
Well that 2 minutes was an unfortunate turn of events.
|2 days 12 hours ago||What the fuck.||
What the fuck.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Can't afford sloppy||
Can't afford sloppy passes/turnovers like that in addition to not showing up on defense.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I hate how offensive players||
I hate how offensive players can run wildly out of control at the basket and are rewarded with the foul call.
|2 days 12 hours ago||They won't shoot 70%+ all||
They won't shoot 70%+ all game right?
|2 days 12 hours ago||Agree we don't play good||
Agree we don't play good defense, don't like calling the team shit.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Couple in and outs for us||
Couple in and outs for us this game.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Didn't think we would win the||
Didn't think we would win the Big Ten but we did.
|2 days 12 hours ago||They missed!||