Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|4 days 10 hours ago||I wouldn't wish that on||
I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
|4 days 11 hours ago||I really hope he goes first||
I really hope he goes first round so all the idiots calling him an idiot will pipe down.
|5 days 7 hours ago||It sure is entertaining to||
It sure is entertaining to look back at those comments.
Between the always available for comment, pessimistic Michigan fans, and the the trash talking State fans, I'm not sure which is more amusing considering the final result.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Unreal. Team of destiny.||
Unreal. Team of destiny.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Hayes has looked like the||
Hayes has looked like the most impressive back today based on this extremely small sample size.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||The offense looks...||
The offense looks... interesting.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Okay, gramps, I guess I see||
Okay, gramps, I guess I see your point!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||As they should be. This||
As they should be. This discussion is bringing out the portion of the Michigan fanbase I try not to talk with in real life. So much holier than thou, elitest, bullshit in this thread.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If only basketball had a||
If only basketball had a polling system you could finish in the top five for. Then we could make a direct comparison.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It's not equal footing,||
It's not equal footing, though. Having a Rose Bowl trophy next to your National Championship trophy isn't taking away from the National Championship at all. The two banners hanging from the rafters don't have to invite comparisons between the two, and in almost all cases they won't.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry, it's still not making||
Sorry, it's still not making sense. If Rutgers or Maryland come in next year and are (Okay this is a bit unrealistic) somehow really good, should they not be able to hang their championship banners because it's their first year? When are you in a conference long enough to hang banners? It's sports, half the accoplishments are based on seemingly meaningless qualifiers, that doesn't make them any less impressive or worthy, though. Especially in this case.
In any case, that's not the point. I guess I don't really see what your problem is with hanging Final Four banners, it's a huge accomplishment for the team and the program. It's really not like Michigan as a program is "above it" either. No team is and there's a reason for that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's a dumb analogy. What||
That's a dumb analogy. What if there were no conferences and all the teams just played whoever they pleased? I guess we shouldn't hang up conference championship banners either, because you can arbitrarily take away the requirements to win.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Final Four is a banner for||
Final Four is a banner for winning something. The region.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Before this game they had||
Before this game they had attempted 52 in the tourney at a clip of 22%
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You would really think that||
You would really think that we were the 11 seed sometimes, listening to the coverage this week.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The officiating in that game||
The officiating in that game has been laughably bad.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'm a little surprised it's||
I'm a little surprised it's that high.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Based on this game alone, the||
Based on this game alone, the obvious answer is offensive rebounding, but I don't think they've been a really good team at that this year.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I trust it to a point.||
I trust it to a point. Louisvilles SoS is marginally better than WSUs, If Wichita had five losses noone would be clamoring to give them a one seed. Yes, they have blown out a lot of the bad teams they have played, but I don't really feel like they've had to play outside their comfort zone this year.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Given past tournament||
Given past tournament performance, knock on wood, I'm not too terrified of them.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Outside of the second round||
Outside of the second round draw of Oklahoma State/Umass, I think this would be a really favorable draw for us.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||They are 5-5 against RPI top||
They are 5-5 against RPI top 50 teams. Not a lot to hang their hat on in their resume.
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||I can too. Refer to my post||
I can too. Refer to my post in response to you on page one. The wikipedia article you are referencing is from a game played in 2008. The methods have changed, Sunday is taken into account now.
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||You're wrong and that's||
You're wrong and that's alright, I'll even treat you with minimum snark about it. A favor it doesn't seem likely I'll have returned to me. Here's some reading for you:
This passage may be of particular interest:
"Advancements in the technology the committee uses makes planning for contingencies much easier than it used to be. If the ACC (possibly Duke and/or North Carolina pushing for a 1-seed) or (especially) the later Big Ten final (where Michigan State and/or Ohio State could also be seeking a 1-seed) have a matchup in place by Saturday night that could impact the overall seeds, the committee would have multiple contingency brackets in place, and then use the one that's applicable based on Sunday's results."
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||This isn't correct. The||
This isn't correct. The commitee will have contigency brackets in place based on all possible outcomes of tomorrows games. Whether we win or lose is absolutely important tomorrow.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Him saying "And he filled his||
Him saying "And he filled his open roster spots with McDonald's All-America types"
Is a little misleading. Although he doesn't outright say it, the inference is that the roster is full of players who were McDonald's All-Americans, when in reality nobody on the team was. The rest of his argument has merit, but I don't like that.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It's on cbs where I live, but||
It's on cbs where I live, but I think it's regional.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||On to rooting for FSU.||
On to rooting for FSU.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||There was that this||
There was that this year.
After we lost to 'zona I got torn apart for thinking we would pull it together and finish with a four seed. The consensus was we'd be lucky to make the tourney. Seems that I was a bit pessimistic.
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||They use their own metric,||
They use their own metric, BPI.
It seems like a pretty trash formula, but it's hard to tell when they won't release what it is.
It's best to ignore it, the selection committee won't look at it at all.