Who had fun?!?! POSBANG

Submitted by StrictlyShorts on April 3rd, 2018 at 12:18 AM
This was an awesome run, by an awesome team. And the more they won the more fun that we had. I had an absolute blast taking my kids to my brothers house and watching the games while they ran free and jumped around with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind when Michigan made shots and runs and stops on defense. Not winning tonight sucks. But they were better.. however, the joy of the last 2 months of memories of my family embracing this team was unforgettable in the best way. Go blue



April 3rd, 2018 at 12:54 AM ^

What I really wanted was John Beilein to make the Final Four so that he could get credit for replacing all the banners that were taken down.

He did that this season and threw in a National Championship game appearence and a BTT banner as well.

Color me happy.




April 3rd, 2018 at 12:58 AM ^

was 25-30 minutes from being the national champion. That's bang worthy! Where were the top four? Out in the round of 32 or the sweet 16. The boys earned this in ways we have not seen in a while. So, who had fun? I DID!


April 3rd, 2018 at 1:02 AM ^

After escaping with a 76-73 overtime win over Minnesota at home on February 3 and suffering a 61-52 loss at Northwestern on February 6, Michigan was 8-5 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines did not lose another game until April 2.

They weren't a great offensive team. Their three-point shooting wasn't great and their free-throw shooting often was terrible. They might've overachieved, but they also won more games in a season than any other Michigan men's basketball team ever and they won a second consecutive Big Ten Conference Tournament championship and, with thanks to Jordan Poole's miracle three against Houston, some lights-out shooting against Texas A & M, a great defensive effort against Florida State and a thrilling second-half comeback against Loyola-Chicago, they made it to the national championship game.

Diasppointing ending, but a nice 14-game run leading up to the finale. Well done, Wolverines! Go Blue!



April 3rd, 2018 at 1:05 AM ^

even down 15 it was still rocking with every shot,.. as someone who has only been to a few games it was one of the best atmospheres ive ever been at..

Would go again tommorow even with the loss.

Nova started hit real men 3's when we d'ed them up.. and can't beat a team shooting Trey Burke 40 footers.


April 3rd, 2018 at 1:15 AM ^

B1G tourney was fun, we kicked ass. Tournament was mostly omigod I can't believe we're going to lose to this lesser team, omigod we actually won, that was awfulx4, fun blow out x1, and depressing finals. But a painful shitty win is better than any kind of loss. I'd take these results every year.


April 3rd, 2018 at 1:35 AM ^

I so badly want Beilein to win it all and prove you can do it the right way. The time will come. Hats off to Nova - they played a hell of a game. And a most sincere thanks to Beilein and the boys. What a memorable season and a precursor for more to come. Onward!

JWG Wolverine

April 3rd, 2018 at 1:38 AM ^

Side note: normally this big of a loss would result in a milllion new topics turning over the visible board.

Is it just an act of good work by LSA, or are we really handling this as well as I think we are?

If the latter, I’ll bang to that.


April 3rd, 2018 at 3:32 AM ^

This season was a blast!

Proud of the team, loved the crazy run.

Remember people, Poole made a miracle shot. We were very fortunate to make it to the sweet 16, and we got 4 more games - it was a blast!

Even better, we have a very solid program, a fantastic coach, and a shit ton of talent coming to campus. No gloom and doom here - Go Blue!


April 3rd, 2018 at 3:37 AM ^

Fuck this shit. I was happier thinking this team wouldn't make the NIT. I can't stand the fucking moral victories. Now I have to wait another 5 fucking years for the basketball team to let me down again. Luckily I only have to wait another 6 months or so for the football team to lose to OSU for the millionth time in a row, hurray.


April 3rd, 2018 at 6:24 AM ^

Some on here seem bitter about the loss. It definitely sucks, but I dont think it’s a moral victory to appreciate how far beyond expectations this team achieved this season. As in Brian’s numerous posts, this team was one that didn’t look NIT capable at the beginning of the season.


April 3rd, 2018 at 6:28 AM ^

Im finishing a grueling 6 week stretch of work In Playa del Carmen..This run kept me occupied and upbeat the whole time away from home and my Family..Gave me something to look forward to each week and made the time go by Fast..For that I will be eternally GRATEFUL!..

I had the entire Resort staff turned into Michigan fans this past month!..I work Directly with them and they picked up on my excitement and enthusiasm.To make it this far and to gather all those Banners along the way was Magical


AND!!!!!! we have   ANOTHER Final Four coming up Thursday..No time to sulk we have Another Banner to chase!....GO BLUE!!!  Beat ND!!


April 3rd, 2018 at 7:23 AM ^

This was a great tournament run.  I always appreciate watching extra games by the team I support.  Five extra games of cheering > the way I feel now.


April 3rd, 2018 at 7:22 AM ^

Feel a few more pains, not smile much. But then I will remember and hold my head high. Such a GREAT run. It was so much fun! Go BLUE, nothing to be ashamed of or regret. This was awesome!


April 3rd, 2018 at 7:40 AM ^

What was not to like about this season? Great run with fond memories. No doubt losing sucks but I'll take this season and what was accomplished all day long!!!


April 3rd, 2018 at 7:56 AM ^

Who had fun? 

Well, It was difficult last night, of course, but looking back on the ride, it was fun this season. It had a disappointing finish, but I don like that we can get ourselves there - to the final game - and now just have this game to overcome. Even better, we've gotten there twice in six years, and we now have problems other programs would love to have. I don't think I'll complain about that in the long term.

I might complain a little about last night. 

SD Larry

April 3rd, 2018 at 8:18 AM ^

and heart of every member of this team and the wizardry of Coach B, who does it the right way.  Divencinzo was ridiculous and spectacular.  Michigan gave all they had to give and I feel great about that.  Glad my daughter got to see them in person in elite 8 game vaulthing them into final four.  Great run, bang, bang !


April 3rd, 2018 at 8:57 AM ^

One of the best moments was watching the Texas A&M game with a group of friends at the Westgate in Las Vegas...Needless to say for 2 hours that sportsbook was ours.  Go Blue!


April 3rd, 2018 at 9:07 AM ^

to Texas and loved getting the chance to cheer for Beilein + Michigan in the National Championship game.  The final four win was awesome and I loved every bit of the 9 tournament wins in a row.  Got to teach my nieces and nephews how to dance to Can't Turn Me Loose.  Go Blue!


April 3rd, 2018 at 9:15 AM ^

Had a blast.

Watching them get better over time.

Watching Beilein work his magic.

Beating MSU on their court with Izzo's most talented team.

Beating State again, in a bigger stage in a loser-goes-home game.

Winning a second Title.

Poole's shot

Disemboweling Texas A&M

Making the Final Four

Beating Cinderella

and playing for a shot at the national championship.

Anyone who criticizes that is a fool.

Naked Bootlegger

April 3rd, 2018 at 9:32 AM ^

It's better to have lost in the National Championship game than to never have been in the National Championship game at all.  Or something like that.  

It was a great ride.   An unexpected B1G tourney win.  An unexpected run to the championship game.    It was a good hoops year.


April 3rd, 2018 at 9:34 AM ^

One last hoops POSBANG for the season...count me in. M hoops gave me great joy and satisfaction this season, and I can hardly wait for it to be basketball season once more. GO BLUE GO!


April 3rd, 2018 at 9:39 AM ^

The MBB team represented us with grace, guts, heroism and no small amount of swag.  There's no shame to be had and no reason to hang our heads.  I'm just as proud to wear the maize and blue as I was yesterday. 

Did I have fun following the teams' run to the Final Four?  Hell yes.  How could I not?

Boner Stabone

April 3rd, 2018 at 9:41 AM ^

This team was undefeated and did not lose in March.  They played some huge games, was the only team to win at Breslin this year, and had huge moments that we will always remember.  Thanks for the ride boys.  I cannot wait for next year.