One Frame At A Time: Purdue & Illinois Comment Count

Ace January 30th, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Before I get any more behind on these, here's a double dose of gifs from the Purdue and Illinois games, plus a couple extras from recent Michigan appearances on BTN's The Journey. As always, click the still thumbnails to open the gifs in a lightbox, and hit 'escape' to stop animation on any browser but Chrome.

Optional soundtrack.

Kids are weird, man.

[For the rest of the gifs, including Trollface Ted Valentine, hit THE JUMP.]

For a brief moment in the Purdue game, ESPN's cameras captured Ted Valentine's true form:

You've seen the GRIII dunk against Purdue in the game recap, but I haven't posted Mitch McGary's latest turn as cheerleader/flightless bird:

Moving on to Illinois, here's why Jordan Morgan should be in street clothes tonight:

OW. Despite the nasty ankle sprain, Morgan was able to return to the bench, make some funny faces, and be a questionable influence on young Caris LeVert:

Not Just A Shooter™:

Max Bielfeldt's free throw redemption story...

...and mansome putback:

Patently unfair Trey Burke floater:

Patently unfair Trey Burke stepback jumper:

From the segment on Bacari Alexander in this week's episode of The Journey:

Here's one from the previous week's piece on Trey Burke. Stick around for the twist ending:



January 30th, 2013 at 11:19 PM ^

Nothing has ever been better than watching that gif over and over with the "optional soundtrack" playing in the background - no matter what it syncs up perfectly.


January 31st, 2013 at 10:29 AM ^

At least according to this Scout thread.

"So, here is answer to all the questions about what is "We On." It is the team slogan for the season created by the staff and players. It stands for 'When Everyone Operates In-Sync.' In addition, we created a U-M fuse box in the locker room in which each player has a key word they focus on during the season. Each player flips their switch "on" before every practice and every game. So, there you have it. Go Blue! We On!"

No idea if that's accurate or not, of course.  I DO know that the MDen appears to be "sold out" of all "WE ON" shirts, sadly...


January 31st, 2013 at 7:43 PM ^

The Journey segment on Barcai was highly entertaining and also it really made me appreciate his importance to this team. I came away from it thinking he should be our coach when Beilein hangs it up. Of course I have no idea if he can actually coach basketball Xs & Os, but he seems to have the energy and temperment to connect with players.