in re: is GRIII on a tear
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|11 hours 30 min ago||Down 10 with 2:20 to go.||
Down 10 with 2:20 to go. Still hard to believe.
|11 hours 35 min 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.
|12 hours 18 min 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.
|1 day 12 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.
|1 day 17 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.
|1 day 19 hours ago||So many highly ranked teams||
So many highly ranked teams losing last weekend and this weekend.
|2 days 9 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.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Annnnnnd Vitale goes back to||
Annnnnnd Vitale goes back to singing Sparty's praises. Just give them the trophy now.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Illinois just drained a 3||
Illinois just drained a 3 with 0.3 seconds left. Illinois leads Iowa 66-63.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Thank you, Morgan. You||
Thank you, Morgan. You stepped up and had an incredible season when we needed you most.
|2 days 11 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.
|2 days 12 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.
|2 days 12 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.
|2 days 19 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.
|2 days 19 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.
|3 days 14 hours ago||He's a Buckeye. Him not||
He's a Buckeye. Him not gelling with human beings is to be expected.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Beautiful feature on Morgan.||
Beautiful feature on Morgan. He will be missed.
|3 days 23 hours 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.
|4 days 10 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.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I just saw that on ESPN.||
I just saw that on ESPN. What the hell was he thinking?
|5 days 11 hours ago||I really liked Chris Young.||
I really liked Chris Young. Nice guy, played hard. His freshman year was the first year of Michigan's nose dive to hell from the sanctions.
I went to senior night at Crisler in 2002. The team was awful. The opponent was Ohio State, who was finally starting to turn their program around. The game ended up being a 9 point loss. The Buckeye fans in the upper bowl were assholes. The game was already lost but during the final timeout, Chris Young ran out to mid-court, bent down, and kissed the block M. I loved his loyalty despite the team's unfortunate results over his career.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Congrats to Nebraska and||
Congrats to Nebraska and screw Tom Crean.
I want so badly for us to go all Illinois on them this weekend.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Nik's 3 right before the half||
Nik's 3 right before the half (the ball leaves his hands at .6 seconds) after the Orange Crush chant USA! I can watch that a million times, followed by Mike Tirico's 'O Canada!". LOL!
When it comes to anything Michigan related, Illinois fans have a tendency to be assholes. Not quite the level of Buckeye assdom but about a level below, which is still pretty bad. That's why that shot was my favorite of all of Nik's 3's.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Any time we get a basket now,||
Any time we get a basket now, I look for Andrew Dakich on the bench just to see his reaction.
|5 days 16 hours ago||In regards to Wisconsin, I||
In regards to Wisconsin, I thought they would win their last 2 games easily...and they still might. But after seeing them barely beat Penn State last weekend I'm starting to wonder how they'll do when they travel to Nebraska, who has only lost to us at home all season. Those flat screens in the bathroom stalls really seem to make the Huskers play better and maybe they can pull it off.
Either way, f*ck Bo Ryan.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Kolesar couldn't play in that||
Kolesar couldn't play in that game. He had broken his collar bone diving for a catch against Illinois a few weeks prior.
This past summer, he emailed me and asked me if I could send him the video clip of his injury. Really nice guy.
|5 days 23 hours ago||I was in kindergarten.||
I was in kindergarten.
Muppet Babies started that year and was THE must watch of Saturday morning cartoons.
|6 days 9 hours ago||That was when the Big Ten||
That was when the Big Ten title game was played on a Saturday and not 2 minutes before the Selection Sunday presentation.
Just to really blow your mind. These are the coaches that Brian Ellerbe beat that season by double digits: Tom Izzo, Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight.
And then the following year, the program went to hell.
|6 days 10 hours ago||His butt still hurts.||
His butt still hurts. Inside, he's really happy.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Two confessions. One I'm||
Two confessions. One I'm proud of. One I'm not.
The Bad: I had a bad feeling about this game. Soooooo, I look like a real jackass right now. But I'm too happy to care.
The Good: Right before the half, when Illinois' crowd got loud after cutting our 20 point lead to 18 points, and then giving us all those fouls to run down the clock to 4 seconds... I thought to myself how much I would love to stick it to Illini fans with us getting a basket at the buzzer to end the half. Then Nik drained that 3. LOL!
That was too awesome for words. That's the first ever time I had a "wouldn't it be awesome if we did _______ " thought and the team actually listened to me.