Snowflakes Thread.

Submitted by Mr. Yost on March 10th, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Have at it.

I'm sick. Won't be posting for good while.

Fuck this shit. Make a free throw.



March 10th, 2013 at 6:29 PM ^

I predicted that I'd have a heart attack with 3 minutes left in the game. Turns out it was more around the 3 second mark.

Welp, that was a stupid way to lose a game.

NOLA Wolverine

March 10th, 2013 at 7:52 PM ^

Have to watch out for all of the Cody Zellers out there, right? Or is he actually a pretty rare talent in today's game?

And that's great, "any team that has a guy good enough to gaurd Burke can beat Michigan." Yeah, because everyone has a guy as long and quick as Oladipo. You can't just watch a game where Burke is doubled by two Wooden finalists and conclude "well fuck, how are we going to beat North Carolina in the tourny? Burke can't do anything." 


March 10th, 2013 at 7:59 PM ^

I dunno, is Raphael Davis?  How about Ryan Evans?  Ross Travis? Lenzelle Smith Jr.?  All those guys killed us on the glass.  It's almost every damn game.

While it's true that guarding Burke is easier said that done, teams that go deep in the tournament usually have several good, consistent offensive options combined with physical play and tough defense.  We struggle with those things, and Burke can't take us all the way there by himself. A run is possible I guess, but it's foolish to dismiss valid concerns. 

NOLA Wolverine

March 10th, 2013 at 8:54 PM ^

The tone of my post is directly because of the "No we don't have a prime oppurtunity to go far in the tournament" remark. That's absolute bull shit. 

Yeah, Michigan's not fantastic at rebounding and that wasn't my point. However, Michigan doesn't get out rebounded by 21 routinely. They're not going to win the boards in the tourny, nor will they be man handled by Zeller and associates like they were today unless they're just totally off (or, run into Indiana). Zeller is a fantastic player, and his impact on the boards should never be margainalized. Burke doesn't have to take us all of the way, THJ, Stauskas, and GRIII have not gone anywhere. Yeah, Burke runs the shows and when he doesn't get help it's tough sledding, but the MSU and Indiana game should've been enough to show us that teams have down periods and Michigan had theirs through last month. He has help.

I get that Indiana demolished Michigan on the boards today and that the combination of Zeller and Oladipo bracketing Burke toned him down for quite a while, but at the same time, you don't see that level of talent outside of Indiana's roster. I also don't really disagree with anything you said in the second paragraph. If Michigan goes cold they'll go down in the tourny, but dismissing that they're a top team is ridiculous. 


March 10th, 2013 at 6:29 PM ^

But all I got were



Yes, I know the image is terrible. Everything is terrible forever.



March 10th, 2013 at 6:34 PM ^

Which game did you watch? We got killed on the boards which led to many IU points and we missed free throws. How does that make you feel better about our tournament chances? Now we have to play Penn St who has given us fits already.

Cali Wolverine

March 10th, 2013 at 6:32 PM ^

...and my kids were watching. Wish Big Dog and/or TH Senior could have shot those free throws for us at end. Tough just went from a 2/3 seed to a 5 in BIG tourney in the blink of an eye. I am drinking jack on the rocks...commence drinking thread now...


March 10th, 2013 at 6:32 PM ^

My biggest fear/silent expectation:

This heart-breaking loss could derail us just like the Wisconsin buzzer beater rip your heart out so bad you're sick for days game did. We weren't the same team after that game, and didn't really start to look "great" again until this past week or two.

This game was ours. It was so fucking ours. The B10 title was ours. We had it. The recruits that were there must have been drooling. And we fucking blew it in the worst possible way.

I really hope I'm wrong, but this could easily lead to another "post heartbreaking loss slump".


March 10th, 2013 at 6:33 PM ^

Sick too.  It's a feeling I haven't felt in a while.  This is a hard one ("to swallow" as they say).

What's this post-game situation with Crean and a Mich. asst. coach?!?!

Bando Calrissian

March 10th, 2013 at 6:34 PM ^

I swear, there is nothing more infuriating to me on this team than Hardaway's total refusal to follow his shot.  He puts one up, then he's already at the centerline by the time the rebound is up for grabs.  

The little things win you basketball games.  We try to let individual talent overcome the fact we don't do these little things well.  You don't rebound, you don't win.  You don't make free throws, you don't win.  You don't make lay-ups, you don't win.


March 10th, 2013 at 6:35 PM ^

That image of Oladipo kissing the Michigan home court will haunt me. You want to be champions you got to hit free throws just ask Derrick Rose and the Memphis Tigers how that works :-(