...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|1 hour 22 min ago||The majority of us (myself||
The majority of us (myself included) predicted doom and gloom after that 1 point win at Nebraska. Amazing to think about that now.
The Arizona game... I still wonder how that game would have ended had McGray not been called for...breathing too hard on a Wildcat player, which gave them the game winning free throws. If the refs don't suck, that game might have gone to OT.
|2 hours 44 min ago||PSU brought their band to the||
PSU brought their band to the big house in 1994, 2002, 2005 and 2009.
|18 hours 28 min ago||Stupid Purdue turning it over||
Stupid Purdue turning it over when Craft missed a free throw.
|18 hours 53 min ago||Just turned the OSU/Purdue||
Just turned the OSU/Purdue game on. Is it right for me to assume the refs are letting Aaron Craft ram into people and get away with multiple travels as usual?
|19 hours 9 min ago||The almost moonwalk is a good||
The almost moonwalk is a good one. The river dance one is a little better. But I think that Billy Cosby seizure looking move against Indiana is my favorite.
|20 hours 20 min ago||I'd be shocked if it weren't||
I'd be shocked if it weren't Penn State.
But Penn State is weird. On two different occasions, the MMB had requested to travel to Beaver Stadium for some huge games and PSU said no both times. They said yes in 1999 and 2001 but no in 1997 and 2006. So I guess it will depend on what mood they are in. They never say no to OSU's band going to their place.
|20 hours 48 min ago||Crap. I missed the shot.||
Crap. I missed the shot. But yay for the outcome.
|21 hours 35 sec ago||Good riddance. I'll be||
Good riddance. I'll be rooting against you in the NIT, Tom Crean.
|22 hours 51 min ago||I wouldn't go as far to say||
I wouldn't go as far to say I'm an Illinois fan because their fans have a long history of being jackasses when it comes to anything Michigan related. But I agree with everything else. Indiana overachieves when they play us and it's annoying as hell. Plus Tom Crean...well, that goes without saying.
|23 hours 56 min ago||I guess I'm on my own when it||
I guess I'm on my own when it comes to this. I like Musberger. I always have. Him saying, "You are looking live at the big house in Ann Arbor," will always be one of my favorite memories of the college football season.
In the 90's, he became a favorite of mine because of all the jabs he used to take at OSU under John Cooper. He frequently said on the air during random games that he expected Michigan to win THE GAME. One time, Don Shane got an interview with him on the Big Ten Ticket. It was early in the season but Brent brought up this line....
BRENT: The team is playing better and they know it will just be a matter of time before they go to Columbus and beat the Bucks yet again for a Big Ten Title.
DON: Maybe not this year.
BRENT: They'll find a way to win. They always do.
Then in 1998 when a crappy MSU team pulled off the ultimate upset of #1 OSU in Columbus (Remember Joe Germaine's end zone interception and Cooper angrily throwing his hat on the field in disgust?) The first words out of Brent's mouth were... "Ladies and Gentlmen, Michigan State has just beaten Michigan to the punch.". Buckeye fans felt lower than low at that moment and Brent poured salt in the wound by immediately bringing up their futility against Michigan. It was so beautiful. (God, I miss those days)
And it's also kind of hard to forget our 8-1 record when Brent broadcasts a Michigan/Notre Dame game. He called Desmond's fourth down catch and Roundtree's game winner for UTL.
I'm going to miss him and I make no apologies for that.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Down 10 with 2:20 to go.||
Down 10 with 2:20 to go. Still hard to believe.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Wow. I forgot how many||
Wow. I forgot how many missed free throws we had in this game. We never seemed to complete the and 1. And Nik and Hardaway with a few misses.
|3 days 13 hours ago||That game is still hard to||
That game is still hard to sum up with the right words. Kansas was such a loaded team. They scored in the paint with ease. And they were on fire heading into the half. But the score wasn't out of reach at that point, which at the time, felt surprising.
The second half, despite how hard we were playing, I had that sense of dread that we were going to do JUST enough to lose by 2 points, just like our game with Duke 2 years earlier.
Trey hitting that shot....just epic.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Good riddance to Wisconsin||
Good riddance to Wisconsin AND Bo Ryan.
What a day. It's not often where every team you root against actually loses.
|4 days 19 hours ago||McGary breathed too hard on a||
McGary breathed too hard on a Arizona player and got called for a foul, allowing them free throws for the winning score. That would have been an impressive win for the resume.
|4 days 20 hours ago||So many highly ranked teams||
So many highly ranked teams losing last weekend and this weekend.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Oh, FUCK YOU ESPN for showing||
Oh, FUCK YOU ESPN for showing the Evan Turner shot.
I have to root for those assholes tomorrow.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Annnnnnd Vitale goes back to||
Annnnnnd Vitale goes back to singing Sparty's praises. Just give them the trophy now.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Illinois just drained a 3||
Illinois just drained a 3 with 0.3 seconds left. Illinois leads Iowa 66-63.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Thank you, Morgan. You||
Thank you, Morgan. You stepped up and had an incredible season when we needed you most.
|5 days 13 hours ago||O.K. Now I can||
O.K. Now I can relax.
Amazing how I hate both Duke and North Carolina but I love watching them play each other.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Competent B1G officials.||
Competent B1G officials. Heh. Sure. I'd also like a million dollars but that doesn't mean it's going to happen.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Victory over an asshole coach||
Victory over an asshole coach feels mighty sweet. But man, that was stressful. REALLY stressful. Amazing how an NIT bound team with so many awful performances against awful teams this year suddenly hits everything and the kitchen sink when they play Michigan. Even after beating them, I hate them more than before the game.
|5 days 20 hours ago||It's interesting to look at||
It's interesting to look at Florida's results this year. Yes, they're #1 and yes, they have won 20 straight. But they play in the SEC, which is awful. Kentucky will fall out of the rankings after this leaving the Gators the only conference team ranked.
During their winning streak, look at how many close calls they have survived against so/so teams...
*1 point win over Florida State
*2 point win over Memphis
*2 point win over Arkansas
*5 point win over Auburn
*4 point win over Alabama
*4 point win over Auburn
*4 point win over Ole Miss
*3 point win over Vanderbilt
I wouldn't expect the #1 team in the country to have that many struggles. I'll be interested when the tournament starts to see how far they'll go.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Loving Florida destroying||
Loving Florida destroying Kentucky so far. Can't stand Calipari.
West Virginia up that much on Kansas is pretty shocking.
|6 days 16 hours ago||He's a Buckeye. Him not||
He's a Buckeye. Him not gelling with human beings is to be expected.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Beautiful feature on Morgan.||
Beautiful feature on Morgan. He will be missed.
|1 week 33 min ago||I hear it's supposed to be 40||
I hear it's supposed to be 40 today. After the winter we've had, I'll gladly take it.
|1 week 11 hours ago||My GOD, Vitale. He's now||
My GOD, Vitale. He's now drooling over sleazy John Calipari and how he will become a Hall of Fame Coach.
That's almost as bad as Dakich's "Ohio State deserves strength of schedule points for beating Bryant, Vermont and Ohio U," comment during the Illinois game.
|1 week 12 hours ago||I just saw that on ESPN.||
I just saw that on ESPN. What the hell was he thinking?