OT: Draymond Green Morticias the Adams Family

OT: Draymond Green Morticias the Adams Family

Submitted by Muttley on May 23rd, 2016 at 8:23 AM

According to Mike & Mike on ESPN, the story of the morning is Draymond Green's kick to Steven Adams' nuts last night.  (How can that not be the story of pontificators looking to fill air time?)

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:15675967

Apparently, Green had already kicked Adams' ding-a-ling once before in this series. (Oops, I did it again?) That kicking motion last night sure looks unnatural to me. Obviously, I'm not in Draymond's head and can't tell if he was going for the nuts, but it looks to me like he was intentionally trying to kick Adams.

With OKC starting to play like a team with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on it and the Warriors down 2-1, a suspension could really put Golden State back up against the wall. It would be a shame for Stephen Curry to lose out like this, but IMO Draymond Green pulled a really boneheaded move.  (The Ricochet Dong Punch?  Figurative for Literal?)

Should Draymond be suspended for a game? (And feel free to caption the incident.)

OT - Simmons on "caring" about sports

OT - Simmons on "caring" about sports

Submitted by JeepinBen on June 8th, 2012 at 4:11 PM

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8026268/the-consequences-caring

I thought this was extremely well put together. I don't know the last time I cried over sports, but it's an interesting question.

My three big thoughts were: Being at the ND game last year, being at OSU. He does a great job of explaining the fan experience before games. When I think of going to games during undergrad it's not so much being in the stands, what happened on the field, but I definitely remember the sea of Maize and Blue on Hoover street. Thought 3 was how badly I want a sport to care about right now!

(Go Cubs! hahahaha, we're awful...)

Cheap Shots of the Day in the B1G

Cheap Shots of the Day in the B1G

Submitted by BostonWolverine on October 1st, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Let's start in the Illinois/NW game - trouble with the embed, so here's the link to Doc Saturday: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Video-No-the-coast-was-not-clear-for-Illinois-?urn=ncaaf-wp7203

 

I will also add Mark May's comments regarding Michigan's win over Minnesota:

"Michigan shut somebody out on defense? Greg Robinson wasn't up there calling those plays on defense, then."

There is no other shoe

There is no other shoe

Submitted by Blazefire on August 19th, 2010 at 8:12 AM

I'm getting a little sick and tired of this crap, here, folks. Some people around here need to show some backbone and stop freaking out.

There is no other shoe. It's not going to drop on your head and kill you. Yes, other bad things COULD still happen, but there is no reason at all to expect them to, and thinking or worrying that they will will only detract from your ability to enjoy the season. Lets recount what has really happened:

Some guys we would've liked didn't have the grades to get in.

A guy we would've liked back decided to go to the NFL.

A guy we would've liked back decided to go all Sparty on us.

A guy who wasn't likely to play, but could have, in a fantasy world, been very good transfered.

A guy we were were all counting on to have a big season got hurt, and some guys that aren't ready are going to have to step up.

These are random, unconnected events that happen every season. The only thing that breathlessly waiting for the next gunshot to rip throught the night air accomplishes is to give you heartburn. We don't know, and certainly shouldn't speculate, that there will BE another problem. Seriously, we're grown men and women, mostly. We can't go around claiming heartbrokeness, or worse, insensitivity, because we're terrified of what goes bump in the night.

People said they wouldn't be surprised at a transfer. Why? Because any players have publicly spoken out against the program recently? Because we've had a rash of dozens of transfers? Or because we're becoming a lot of little worry worts who flinch every time a twitter goes up, expecting it to declare a mob deal gone wrong that ended up with our entire RB group in lead shoes?

Man up and stop sniveling in the corner! There is no other shoe! Nothing else bad should be expected to happen! Sissies!

OT: China Dong-punched America in 2000 Olympics

OT: China Dong-punched America in 2000 Olympics

Submitted by FabFiver5 on April 28th, 2010 at 1:14 PM

So the IOC has announced that they have stripped the Chinese women's gymnastics team of its bronze medal in 2000 in Sydney. Why? Because they had an underage gymnast that competed. The US will now be the recipient of the bronze.

But it's interesting to read that it was a literal Dong punch...

"The International Olympic Committee acted after investigations by the sport’s governing body determined that Dong Fangxiao was only 14 at the 2000 Games. Gymnasts must turn 16 during the Olympic year to be eligible."

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news;_ylt=AoapnzstdrW1gzUiRyq99_05nYcB…

Why I'm not that depressed about last night's Hockey

Why I'm not that depressed about last night's Hockey

Submitted by JeepinBen on March 29th, 2010 at 9:34 AM
First of all - I'm depressed about last night's hockey. That was shitty. Beyond a dong punch. Michigan DOMINATED the OT, the officiating was terrible all game long, and really deserved to win. It sucks. 
But - remember December and January. Realize that this hockey team finished better than last year's team. (2nd round exit vs. 1st). The 2008-09 hockey season ended with us getting embarrassed, a number 1 seed ousted in the first round. This year's ending sucked too for all the reasons I listed above.

Just like last year's tournament was an ominous warning for the hockey team's performance this year, this year's postseason makes a GREAT case for the future of Michigan hockey (and how 2010-11 will be a great year for M sports in general). 

Keep in mind that a month ago we were a seven seed in the CCHA tournament. Our #1 goalie just went down with a groin injury, and we were all clamoring for the hockey season to just end so that we could put a final nail in the coffin of the worst Michigan sports year in recent memory and kill 2009-2010 Michigan Hating God. But then... we swept Lake State at Yost. Then, this happened  http://mgoblog.com/content/kobayashi-porcelain-co (sweep of State) and we ended State's hockey season and booted them from the NCAA tourney. Then a weekend sweep at the Joe happened and... for the first time since the ND game, we had Muppets. We had our own version of Rudy (but better than Rudy cuz ND sucks and Hunwick is amazing) lead us to a CCHA Tourney Title and we get to hang a banner in Yost. 

We had Yost West in East Lansing, Yost East at the Joe, and Yost South in Ft. Wayne. For three weeks it was GREAT to be a Michigan fan again. The Board wasn't full of "I hate Sparty" "Denard at [insert random position here]" posts (well...) It was all about Michigan Hockey. We had hope, we had purpose, we had a great Cinderella run. We went toe-to-toe with the #1 team in college hockey for 85+ minutes and lost. Yes we lost in a shitty way, but look back on the past three weeks. Would you have taken a sweep of MSU and said "well, hockey sucked this year, but that was sweet"? I would have. 

We won the CCHA Tourney. We made the NCAA's for a record 20th consecutive time. We played into double OT with the #1 team in the land. For me, Michigan Hockey 2010 was a success. A big "came out of nowhere" success.

And we got screwed out of a Frozen Four that would have been epic in Ford Field. And we're pissed. And if you think that a bunch of random dudes on the internet are pissed off about this game, then words cant describe how upset the hockey team must be. 3 posts in overtime, etc. etc. 

But - that lights a fire. This team will come back next year with more fire and passion and things to prove than a Michigan hockey team has in a while. Any time Red needs any motivation all he has to tell his team is "Fort Wayne" and this team will come back with a drive to succeed.

Yes, we got screwed, our soul dongs got punched yet again... but I'll take the last month as a huge positive. Consider those calls as the last piece of bad karma we've banked in 2009-2010... and I can't wait to collect. 

Your 2009-2010 Hockey Team. CCHA Tournament Champions, and most motivated team of 2010-2011. I can't wait for next year to start in all 3 sports. Go Blue

So which is more disappointing?

So which is more disappointing?

Submitted by BraveWolverine730 on January 14th, 2010 at 3:19 PM

So I read the MIchigan Daily article debating which team was more disappointing and naturally wanted the opinion of the MGoCommunity on the topic. So let's break down the cases for each.

Basketball: Basketball came in as a top 15 ranked team and coming off of the first NCAA tourney in 11 years. They only lost two walk-ons from the previous year and brought back two of the more explosive players in the Big Ten. Student ticket sales skyrocketed as people anticipated a repeat performance and becoming a regular participant in the NCAA tournament. The team then dropped two of three in Orlando(a tournament where they were co-favorites), lost to a mediocre BC team that lost to Harvard, and blew a 17-pt HOME lead in the biggest dong-punching game since Roy Roundtree was tackled at the one.

Hockey: Hockey had a preseason top 5 ranking and had made the NCAA tournament 19 straight years. They returned the bulk of an excellent defense and Hogan was a seemingly solid returning goalie. The team struggled early culminating in sweeps against MSU and Miami(No not that Miami). The team decided to preemptively try to out dong-punch the basketball team by losing a game where they outshot the opponent 46-13?!?! The team did just come off of a must have sweep against WMU, but that doesn't seem to be enough to save their season.

Well to be honest, I really could care less about hockey but from an objective point of view it appears their season to be much more disappointing. As a fan base I think that hockey is way more important to the average Michigan student(as judged by the fact that even my friends that couldn't name a football position other than QB can break down hockey).

But I would like to put forth the question to the community at large:

Who was more disappointing this season, the hockey team or the basketball team?

Is this team still who we thought they would be?

Is this team still who we thought they would be?

Submitted by Kevin Holtsberry on November 7th, 2009 at 3:45 PM
After the Penn State and Illinois losses that is what I kept hearing from the uber-rational folks here.  This team is exactly where we thought they would be prior to the unrealistically raised hopes of 4-0.  Get to a bowl game and every thing is hunky-dory.

Well, Michigan has pissed away another game and has now lost five straight conference games (turnover = touchdown; onside kick = touchdown; missed extra point and field goal = loss).  The defense gives up big play after big play while the offense can no longer be counted on to make the big play with the game on the line.  This team finds a way to lose.

Can anyone really say victories over Wisconsin and Ohio State are possible at this point? Be rational, right?

So what is the Michigan fan supposed to think - in a clam and rational manner - if this team loses seven straight conference games, has a losing season, and misses out on a bowl game?

I am not advocating firing the coach and starting over.  I do not think that is the answer.  But what I would like to know is what all of these "calm down this is what we expected" folks think at this point.

Because I did not expect this team to compete for a Big Ten title or beat high caliber teams.  But I sure as heck expected this team to not get crushed by Illinois and choke a game away against Purdue when they had a two touchdown lead at the half.

It seems likely to me that this team is going to have to improve just to be mediocre next year given the defense.  And if the offensive line doesn't get substantially better how are we going to outscore everyone?

Maybe it is my fault for not realizing that Michigan would need three years to be competitive - not national but in the conference - again.  Feels like this program is a lot farther behind than I thought.