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|9 hours 44 min ago||You can still park at the||
You can still park at the Michigan golf course. Some may or may not know that Ann Arbor Golf and Outing is a separate golf 9-hole golf course than the Michigan golf course. Conveniently they are located directly next to each other just to confuse people.
|1 day 9 hours ago||You're trying to tell me that people expected us...||
...to play like this?! Despite having one of the easier non-conf schedules, I wasn't expecting us to win every game. But considering our lofty (right or wrong) expectations this year (i.e. top 1-2 in the conference, top 25 ranking, sweet sixteen appearance), I hope that we can at least look competent in our loses. Well, we don't look competent - these loses were not of the hard fought variety a la Villanova last year. And a good shooting night is not necessarily going to turn this team around.
As mentioned, I have a friend who is close to the bball program and has been for probably over a decade. I don't get anything too juicy from him, just his perspectives on how the team looks. And he rarely calls out specific players or talks about JB. So when I talked to my contact a couple months ago, here are some examples of his reply:
"Outside Caris, the team is of middling big ten talent"
"Not really a cohevise team yet, which could change, but I'm surprised since they usually are much farther along than this"
"There doesn't seem to be a leader on the floor, someone who can take over when needed"
"Team has no identity yet, they need to find that soon"
"This is a bubble team probably, maybe NIT for this team."
Have a great Thanksgiving
|1 day 19 hours ago||I've said this before - it||
I've said this before - it wasn't popular here...
|1 day 20 hours ago||Well I'll said it before and||
Well I'll said it before and got me negged almost to Bolivia...
|1 day 21 hours ago||Did someone say we were going to compete for the big ten?!?!||
Did someone say we were going to compete for the big ten?!?!
|1 day 21 hours ago||So what's our excuse this year?||
So what's our excuse this year?
|1 day 21 hours ago||Save for JB's first year,||
Save for JB's first year, this may be worst JB team at Michigan.
|1 day 22 hours ago||18 points with 3 mins left. Pathetic.||
18 points with 3 mins left. Pathetic.
|1 day 22 hours ago||We are not a good team||
We are not a good team
|2 days 21 hours ago||I don't think losing to a good Xavier team was the issue||
It was how we lost. It wasn't a hard fought close loss like we had against Villanova last year. The Xavier game was much different - we were pretty much pathetic in every phase of the game. It was a little alarming, considering how much hype we have (whether deserved or not). I'm certainly not jumping off the bandwagon, but I'm also certainly not going to gloat another team's pathetic lose (even OSU's). It seems as though we may be in from some embarrassing loses this season as well.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Not good. After taking||
|1 week 5 days ago||Ok||
|1 week 6 days ago||At nicks English hut <br><br>It has a 'Skeeps feel to it.||
At nicks English hut
|2 weeks 4 days ago||MSU did this against Michigan||
MSU did this against Michigan in '97
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Cedric Irvin...||
...and MSU ran the exact same play against us in '97 and it worked beautifully. It gave them 6 points....and we get flagged for it!?!?!!?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I look at it as a compliment.||
I look at it as a compliment. Ever hear someone say that about Hoke?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder if people know the||
I wonder if people know the whole story between McCartney and Carr
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Tenacious D||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||popcorn.gif||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Obligatory||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Dear lord...||
...did I miss the sarcasm!? My bad. My sarcasm meter must be off.
Nothing to see here. Move along...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||What?!||
"Brady Hoke is a great guy. He arrived at Michigan and immediately went 11-2 and won a BCS bowl, before falling on hard times because he had to work with Rich Rodriguez's players"
I think he fell on hard times for many more other reasons than having to work with Rich Rod players.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting...||
...our OFEI in 2010 was so good, we were negative ranked!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The Pritzkers...||
A family of people the started and own some of the most iconic companies in the world. Most noteably now, they own Hyatt hotels and one of the major cruise lines.
I think the family has like 15 billionnaires within them.
$100M is a small fraction of the family wealth.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||So...to whom are we going to||
So...to whom are we going to be runner-up for Poole?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Small Quibble||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||IIRC, plenty of freshmen on all-big ten honors||
including honorable mention. There is also an all-freshmen team as part of big ten awards. We didn't get anyone on that team either.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||If anyone want to know where that gif came from||
Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job. See link below.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Fair point on ranking us 26||
You're right, I suppose that means we are expected to make hte tournament at 26.
You are also right in the that LeVert is likely a first-rounder. Beyond that, I think its a bit of a stretch to say Irvin and Dawkins are NBA caliber (or at least seem to be that). I would be suprised (and pleasantly so) if they get drafted.
Keep in mind, that despite all the extra minutes to people like Irvin (was Irvin injured at all last year, I can't remember) and Dawkins, not a single person from Michigan recieved an all big ten award, not even an honrable mention. I think we were the only team shut our from all big ten awards last year.
We will improve no doubt, but so will other teams. And I don't doubt JB's ability to coach up players. I just don't see a whole lot of talent beyond middle of road big ten talent (except for LeVert). JB can only do so much.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||OK I'm sorry if I ruffled some feathers||
Don't get me wrong, I love me some Michigan Bball, and I'm not trying to be a Debbie Downer.
Before injuries, we were playing like complete ass. I've got some pretty decent intel and, from what I've been gathering is that we are a deep team, but of middling talent for the big ten. I'm guessing we are a middle of the road big ten team and that should land us on the bubble. Last I checked, our SOS is pretty easy so perhaps that will help us (or hurt us).
Either way, I'll be pleasantly suprised if we make the tourney. Just my thoughts. Obviously people think otherwise.