"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|1 year 2 weeks ago||Juwan Howard as next Head coach||
Just stop, I can't handle that. That would be too amazing to experience, and you're just setting me up for dissappointment and heart break, man.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Please don't compare the||
Please don't compare the Pistons to that piece of shit franchise.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I didn't even know Brian hates Dave Brandon||
But I've got my own reasons, so don't accuse anybody who disagrees with you of being a sheep.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The combination||
of Ayn Rand and your post just screams 'douchebag'.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||"Not to be a downer"||
You're like the Nyquil of downers.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Dammit,||
I fucking love Jalen Rose.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||"For those of us who watched||
"For those of us who watched this program spiral into decline as a result of this scandal, it's about a little more than just Webber's skill on the basketball court."
You must not have been watching very closely because it's completely facetious to say that our program declined because of Weber. Our program declined because of our Atheltic department's refusal to invest in its facilities and hire competent coaches. I mean, Ellerbe won a Big ten tournament during the beginning of his term and thereafter gave us terrible seasons. This was even BEFORE we had any sanctions whatsoever. And even then, the only meaningful sanction that we had imposed on us was a grand total of 1 scholarship reduction a year. Stop using false arguments to support your bias against the fab five
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The fact that our fanbase||
is not completely comprised of geriatric pedants like you might have something to do with it.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Please,||
don't. I know a lot of people on this board are Lions fans, but can we ALL just make sure Denard stays the fuck away from the Lions instead of actually urging them to sign him? He needs to go to a team that will nurture him under an innovative Offensive Coordinator, not the massive cesspool that is that shitty-ass club. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy, and certainly not Denard.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||As far as I'm concerned,||
whoever hates Jalen Rose and the Fab Five hates Michigan, and is most likely a Dookie.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Wow||
We really are a football school, aren't we?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||That's a dig?||
Don't be so snesitive.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||UCLA/Duke Games in||
UCLA/Duke Games in 2008-2009
UConn win in 2009
Evan Turner buzzer beater
Manny Harris Leaving
Emergence of Darius Morris
Missed shot attempt to tie the the game against Duke in 2011
Win at the Breslin and against Indiana
|1 year 17 weeks ago||As per usual the immaturity displayed||
on this board is at full blast, and it takes a special brand of immaturity to involve politics into a discussion that doesn't need it. If you can tell who's liberal and who's conservative from just reading posts, you need to shut this shit down.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I expected to be neg blasted to the depths of Ohio||
but for me, Lloyd >Bo. Lloyd was my "generation", I witnessed the emotional moment in which he was hoisted up in his final game during my freshman season. Lloyd won the first national championship for Michigan in the past 70 years. Bo won 2/10 Rose Bowls, nevermind a National Championship. I also prefer Lloyd's grandfatherly demenour to Bo's hard ass footbaw coach persona.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||LOL||
What a bunch of fair weather fans in here. Seriously? A fucking practice game over Michigan's seeding? It's nice to see such amazing support when we start sucking.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Uh||
Are you talking about the loss to PSU or the 25 point beatdown by Michigan State?
I wonder what your response will be when we get bounced off the second round of the tourney, again.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Some of us||
Some of us, abeith a minority, like Michigan's basketball team more than the football team. So when someone straight up dismisses a particular aspect of the bball team;s failures by saying that football is just around the corner, it can be seen as derisive to those of who have been following basketball with unbroken attention.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It's ridiculous to say that||
It's ridiculous to say that we'd be better off without our and possibly the nation's best player, but I think it might be a possibility. I can see what you're saying, they might actually be a better team next year. Of course, this all depends on if anyone else aside from Trey Burke decides to leave.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Thanks to the coaches and players||
and all that. John Beillein is a great coach who has built this program brick by brick, what he has managed to do with an almost perennial bottom feeder in the past 20 years is nothing short of remarkable.
But how the hell are we an "elite" program right now? Why don't we wait until we have some decent level of success in the Tournament before we call ourselves elite again. Not to call you out or anything but are you also one of those people who bitches about the spoiled nature of our fanbase and complains about their lack of perspective while at the same time raising the same expectations you later claim to be unrealistic?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Eh||
I don't hate Bo Ryan, don't see any reason to aside from his teams playing shitty basketball.
Don't hate Izzo, at all. Met him once, and he's pure class and not a single person I know who has met him has a single bad thing to say about him. And it's hard not to respect how good of a coach he is. I guess the only bad thing about him is that he coaches MSU and tries to argue/yell about calls, but which coach (aside from Beillein) doesn't do that?
Honestly, don't hate Crean either. He seems like a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and his players seem to adore him. He yelled at one of our coaches for 'trying to ruin the program'. To me, that actually kind of shows how much passion he has for his team.
Matta? Aside from the fact he looks like the son of Satan and Gene Hackman, he's a really good coach who handles himself with class publically.
I know my opinion isn't very popular here but the word 'hate' gets thrown around this board too much. I really can't think of any coach (in any sport) who makes me want to waste my energy hating. Dantonio, Jim Harbaugh, SAF? Meh, mild dislike Yeah, I hate OSU, MSU, and ND but I can't help but respect a lot of the coaches in the conference.
I've been on mgoblog a long time but one of the few things that bothers me about the boards is the general lack of respect for any team and anyone associated with any team that is not Michigan. I mean, I love my alma mater but why do we have to shit on everybody here?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Uh...||
I'm sure many people around the country can name you the final four teams (or even Elite Eight teams) of the past couple of years over the B1G champions. I'm now even more perplexed; was the purpose of your first sentence to tell me that the Big10 championship is more presigious than a Final four berth? Because that is highly debateable.
And you're joking if you think that a program like Kansas would give half a fuck if Bill Self had won all those Big12 championships but at the same time had crashed out of the NCAA tournament on the first weekend. Or do you think that Duke considered last year a sucess because they won the ACC championship, regardless of the fact that they lost in the second round of the tournament due to a 'crapshoot' Lehigh performance?
Now, I'm not saying we're at the level of Duke and Kansas nor am I saying that conference championships are usless. But, unless you're new to college basketball and just came over from football, you have to admit that the tournament is the 'meat' of the college basketball season.
" but the strongest team does not win it more often than not."
Like when? What year did you look at the ncaa champion and consider them not worty of that title?
" It's far more of a crapshoot than the National Title for football."
What the balls?
"The Big Ten title gets us a banner. Without that, it's not likely we'll be hanging one. "
You do realize that a Final Four berth gets us a banner, right?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Are you serious?||
The conference championship is great and all but success in the NCAA tournament, in college basketball at least, is what distinguishes coaches, players, and teams in the history books. This isn't football, the tourney is not just a glorified bowl game. It's about as much of a 'crapshoot' as any sporting event and the strongest team, more often than not, ends up winning the entire damn thing.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I'd welcome a 40 point||
I'd welcome a 40 point drubbing Penn State twice over if it meant we'd go to the final four.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Love your profile pic||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Yeah....||
Do me a favor and stop blowing sunshine up my ass, because you're clearly not good at it. We've had, like, 3 games on neutral courts.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||We're a very good team.||
We're a very good team. Elite? Dunno about that, man. We have too many weaknesses that extend beyond just mental toughness to be considered an elite team. Michigan has an extremely skilled bunch of players but they lack the size and athleticism of the usuals such as Florida, Duke , MSU, Kansas. We lack an inside game both defensively and offensively and our perimiter defending is just unpleasant (to say the least). Again, they are good enough to surpise fans and make a deep run in the tourney but we are also one of those teams that could easily be upset in the early rounds. It all comes down to momentum and matchups.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I think now that my||
I think now that my expectations are lowered for this team, for some reason or another I am more excited about them. Let's face it, people were hyping us up to high heaven and it's simply the case that we are not an elite team. The way I see it is: we have the tools to be a dark horse contender and make a deep run in the tourney. If it it doesn't happen, no biggie. I'm just excited to see how this enigma of a team develops and rounds out the season. In other words, life is too short to have expectations in sports.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||One national championship in||
One national championship in 10-15 years is good enough for me. But considering the past 70 years of Michigan football, that's too much to ask for.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Agreed||
My friend ate a Marijuana once and gained 20 pounds. Shit kills, yo.