landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|7 weeks 6 days ago||"the Sacramento owner"||
that would be Ranadivé
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The best part||
The primal scream after the dunk.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Agonizing.||
Sounds like we just ran outta steam. Injuries, lack of depth hurt.
Time to lick wounds, heal, figure out what worked & what didn't, and start gearing up for next year.
We've *got* to improve recruiting.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||This I like.||
A good omen.
I've a decent feeling about tonight. We just have to be sure to not give into despair -- to remember *anything* can happen.
Even fantasy conquests that first show up as jokes.
Let's make it happen!!
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||Nope.||
Fan karma. Thaz what it's all about.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||We can do this.||
When I read their defensive stats, I felt it: this one we can do. Just have to show up with our 3-point shot. It's time.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Clearly it's debatable,||
as we're debating it.
Mindless literalism kills the soul.
Mathematics at its best is elegant:
The tournament is built on 4's: the Final Four, Elite Eight, Sweet Sixteen. A field of Sixty-Four: 4 to the 3rd power. The tournament proper is the Dance of the sixty-four teams that make it in.
Eight teams get an extra chance to land four of those coveted spots. Making it a playing field of sixty-four + four. Call it a qualifying freebie, a way of involving more teams, maybe a marketing gimmick, who cares?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||we were kinda apart,||
but NOW we're a part.
Here's to getting it together for Brooklyn!!!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||it's a 64 + 4-team tournament||
and we're 1-0.
A true expansion would be a 128-team tournament (or, more correctly, a 256-team tourney).
It's a grey area.
Live with it.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Nice.||
This is not that big of a deal, people.
We got to the post-season. We won a kinda-tournament game. You can call it a warm up. It goes down in the books as a tournament win. It's called a technicality. Most folks know it doesn't do a good job of reflecting the true meaning of the situation as most people understand it.
Now the real tournament begins.
A little bit of ambiguity is good for the soul.
Allows one to *move on*: we have an opponent to beat.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Well that bodes well.||
Hopefully summa that rubs off on us this year...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Nice win, guys,||
I tuned in with about 12:00 left in the second half and liked what I saw. We showed up against a motivated team, and there were some great shots and great moments -- MAAR, Mo, and Robinson definitely, but saw some from Irwin & Walton (yes Walton) as well... as well as some nice overall teamwork.
Play was (dare I say it?) inspired --
now, will have to double that effort, then double it again, then maybe take it up another 100%, this Friday.
Soo... get some rest, get to Brooklyn and...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Weird, miraculous things happen in March||
You don't know who's gonna show up outta nowhere & sink five 3's in a row, or finally re-discover their shine.
So you play them.
Sounds like Coach B. went back to Mo at the right time: we won the game, pretty decidedly.
It wasn't tonight I was worried about, despite KenPom's tight margin.
It's Friday that's the real challenge.
Hopefully *everyone* shows up w/ their magic-est dancing shoes on in Brooklyn!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Doyle||
has it in him. Sounds like Beilein wanted to see what would show up tonight, then went back to Mo to close out the game.
And ...it worked.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Omg||
can't believe you found this. The girl is priceless.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah,||
MAAR, Mo & Robinson seemed to do most of the heavy lifting.
Though I seem to remember a great play or two from Irvin, too, no?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yah||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||We made the tourney||
for reals now.
Let the (true) games begin.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Tuned in late,||
enjoyed what I saw. Some great shots.
Clearly not (yet) the caliber we've enjoyed in previous years, but...
Magic happens in March.
Let's see what happens Friday.
(Whoo-hoo! Dance, baby, dance...)
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yes,||
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||That feeling / Other foot||
That stunned look of dismay on IU fans' faces at the end of the game...
Feels so good to be on the other side of that.
I know the situations aren't parallel... and there was, already, that other game that fell into our lap --
but still, it feels like poetic justice, somehow.
Ane yet, l still want the satisfaction of beating Sparty for the title...
so bad I can taste it, having smelt blood...
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||Damn! Good||
call! Even most of us loyalists didn't expect this, seems like.
Nice avatar name, too.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||+1||
"When you dress for a game hyou always have a chance."
Some of our best moments have been when no one thought we had one (despite slumbering potential / flashes of brilliance) & our back's up against the wall.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||Absolutely.||
I think this is that moment for him... hope he flourishes!
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||Yup, this.||
I was just hoping we'd play decently today... then all this. Sweetest close ever (in awhile).
¡¡¡ LOVE MARCH !!!
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||Yes, this.||
This is the stuff of my dreams.
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||Um...||
why not? It's their site.
Clearly you've never been clawed in the face by a seemingly soft kitty cat...
|11 weeks 19 hours ago||Awesome to see Chatman||
finally come into his own.
In the literal nick of time.
And, without joining too much in the "told ya so" choir, --
ok, eff that.
I *am* so glad I kept holding out for him, *knowing* he'd bring it home eventually.
Have to admit, almost gave up.
More importantly, his teammates never did.
Nothing like faith -- and, when it comes to Michigan time & again, those post-season clutch moments -- to bring out the shine the ol' faithful always knew was there.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Umm...||
Don't quite know what to say.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Baby wolverine!||