Yes, I am aware we have looked mediocre at times over the past month and a half. The offense the last couple games looks discombobulated. Before his rainbow beauty at the buzzer last night, Matthews has been “not good” over the past few games. Iggy had a poor offensive game at Wisconsin and for the 1st half yesterday, and Poole has had his issues offensively the last couple as well. We are 8-40 from three point land the last two, a sweet 20%. After watching the games – I am almost surprised it was that high. In the meantime, Sparty is rolling and looks tough, without Langford playing, and we are going to have to listen all year about how Zion and the young Dookies are the "next coming". I get it.
But people – we are 18-1. No buts – we have played 19 games, many against very good Top 25 teams, and we have only lost one of them. 18-1 baby. You get no fucking style points for wins at this time of the year.
Other bright points: Teske is playing like a beast on both ends of the court. We continue to play terrific D. And knock on wood – we remain healthy. I believe Beilein and Z will help get the offense running smoother over the next few games, Iggy and Poole will get rolling again, and the threes will start dropping. And then there is Matthews. We have such a short memory – up until the BIG tournament last year, everyone on this blog was wondering what has happened with Matthews. And at the end – he was probably our best player in NCAA Tourney. I believe he will be great in March again. And I believe our overall team will be better than the one that pounded Villanova and Carolina earlier in the season.
I think we have learned with Beilein and our team – it is not how you play at the beginning or even in the middle of the season. Those are parts of the journey, and time to learn and grow. It is how you are playing at the end of February, heading into March, that matters.
Those of you who continue to be negative before, during and after “challenging” games on this blog call yourselves fans, but “realists”. However – in my mind, some of you are just becoming whiny bitches. And you know who you are. You can choose to be negative, watching the games and expecting bad things to happen, and continue to be a whiny bitch. But it would be great if we could be more positive on this blog, get behind the team, and have some fun.