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03/18/2019 - 2:00pm I had Auburn in the E8 too,…

I had Auburn in the E8 too, and I have Houston in the FF. Houston isn't much of a sleeper in my opinion, but in that region of Blue Bloods I think they aren't being picked a whole lot 

03/18/2019 - 1:50pm This is not a shooting foul…

This is not a shooting foul. We get the ball back and give the ball to a more reliable dude from 3

03/18/2019 - 1:49pm (No subject)

03/18/2019 - 1:47pm I don't want Poole with the…

I don't want Poole with the ball in crunch time because he's more focused on trying to draw some shooting foul from 40 feet than getting a good shot up.

I'm just pissed because we could have gotten a play for Livers or Iggy to tie it up, who I'd much rather have shooting it 

But Poole was not shooting when he was fouled! 

03/18/2019 - 1:44pm For the love of fuck stop…

For the love of fuck stop saying that Poole was shooting. He wasn't. It makes you look dumb.

He was absolutely fouled, and it was a shit call, but that was on the floor.

You're making us look like a football school when you say this crap

03/18/2019 - 12:01am Poole could be that but he…

Poole could be that but he is too worried about trying to draw a foul on a shot, rather than actually focus on making the shot. His incredible shot in last year's tourney he did the same thing, but it actually went in. 

I trust Poole the most to hit some late minute shots, but I have almost no faith that he won't try to go out of his way to get a worse shot in an attempt to get 3 FTs.

03/17/2019 - 8:20pm Poole's foul was not a…

Poole's foul was not a shooting foul. It should have been on the floor, which would have given us the ball back and given us the opportunity to get a better shot off for the tie. Ridiculous no call (especially since the fucking refs knew MSU was trying to foul) but there's no way in hell that's a shooting foul

03/17/2019 - 3:28pm He won't make it in the…

He won't make it in the league or be drafted.

His best bet is to stay another year, try to cement a legacy of some sorts at MSU, get the degree, and then try pro.

The kid has zero chance in the NBA

03/17/2019 - 3:02pm Iggy and Poole could both…

Iggy and Poole could both play themselves into the first round, but not this year. Probably better economic decision to come back.

That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if Iggy left. He's way more ready than Poole. 

03/16/2019 - 7:53pm Lol okay man. Keep up the…

Lol okay man. Keep up the incessant negativity.

And pot meet kettle about being a contrarian, as you flipped out over a fun little analogy that was really just about getting revenge in the third installment of the rivalry.

03/16/2019 - 8:55am It was really more about it…

It was really more about it being the 3rd installment and revenge taking place, not drawing direct parralells between characters. 

But thanks for the input. You seem like a fun, definitely not overly emotional person

03/16/2019 - 12:22am The sith won in Episode III.

The sith won in Episode III.

03/15/2019 - 11:48pm Those schedules were…

Those schedules were predetermined weeks ago. There's no conspiracy here.

I'd also rather face a shitty Minnesota team than Wisconsin. I think we have a similar result tomorrow, and hopefully we get some rest for what I hope is Revenge of the Sith on Sunday. 

03/15/2019 - 10:17pm The guys are looking amazing…

The guys are looking amazing. It's been a while

03/15/2019 - 9:45pm We're looking pretty damn…

We're looking pretty damn sharp

03/15/2019 - 2:39pm Ugh. I hate the leg kick…

Ugh. I hate the leg kick foul. Wiston did it earlier and they called it.

I guarantee Poole gets at least 1 this weekend too

03/15/2019 - 2:38pm That is a fair "if" IF we…

That is a fair "if" IF we were a good shooting team. Which we are not.

The key is better defense

03/15/2019 - 2:27pm OSU just hates to play the…

OSU just hates to play the last 10 minutes of games

03/15/2019 - 2:20pm I think I've seen Poole get…

I think I've seen Poole get the call once this season and it was against Northwestern. He's cut back on it a lot since they don't call it

03/15/2019 - 2:19pm Yeah that's not a foul…

Yeah that's not a foul. Poole pulls that move all the time and they never give it to him. These guys watch Harden a little too much - players and refs lol

03/15/2019 - 2:15pm Wesson is good, but good…

Wesson is good, but good grief he is so undisciplined. What the hell was he thinking?

03/15/2019 - 2:08pm This is right about the time…

This is right about the time where OSU typically collapses and MSU pulls away. 

03/15/2019 - 1:55pm Literally all you have to do…

Literally all you have to do is guard Loyer. That's it. He can't get a shot off if you're on him.

But leave him wide open 4 times, and he'll hit the shot every time

03/15/2019 - 1:51pm Well that has to be a…

Well that has to be a flagrant if the other one was.

03/15/2019 - 1:29pm Yeah he's always been a…

Yeah he's always been a great shooter, which is why he has made it to this level of basketball.

If you're that undersized, you have to have been pretty good at something to make it to D1 basketball.

He's a guy that you can't leave open under any circumstance. If you keep pressure of him, he simply cannot score.

03/15/2019 - 1:27pm I feel like there's pressure…

I feel like there's pressure from the people at the top for refs to call flagrant fouls, at least when the foul is in doubt and being reviewed.

For the refs it's better to call the flagrant and be wrong than for them to not call the flagrant and have their bosses tell them "you should've called the flagrant". That's why like 95% of hook and holds are called after the initial review.

03/15/2019 - 1:18pm That was not a flagrant 1…

That was not a flagrant 1. That was a normal basketball play

03/13/2019 - 9:50pm I know statistics can be…

I know statistics can be cherry picked, but I fail to see how that's even remotely relevant in this context. Hence, "what?".

03/13/2019 - 6:55pm What?

What?

03/13/2019 - 6:40pm PSU is my darling horse. I…

PSU is my dark horse. I think statistically speaking MSU is the favorite.

But I think Michigan goes 3-0, and only has one game decided by single digits. The team in the beginning of the year talked about how much they wanted to win this again, and I think they get it done.

03/12/2019 - 10:46pm This shit is made up. If you…

This shit is made up. If you're a drunk guy that likes to get into stuff with drunk guys of opposing fanbases, then yes, this stuff can happen. But this story is either made up, embellished, or he was a guilty party of my first statement.

I've gone to many away games in my life, completely sober, and I've never had a single bad experience. So many different fanbases make stories up like this after losses just so they'll feel better. Several other people in this thread have mentioned they were also in the Maize Rage on Saturday and didn't experience anything that the OP said he experienced.

03/12/2019 - 9:41pm Those Browns are the Ravens

Those Browns are the Ravens

These Browns are an expansion team that adopted the old history of the former team. But all ​​​​​​of what they built is actually in Baltimore. 

03/12/2019 - 9:39pm Wtf are you high? This is an…

Wtf are you high? This is an incredible move by Cleveland

03/11/2019 - 9:21pm I was hoping we could trade…

I was hoping we could trade for Antonio Brown. I feel like half of Brown's personality problems could be non issues if he is with a QB that isn't an ego maniac, and with a WR opposite of him who happens to be one of his best friends from his childhood. 

I get they didn't want to mess up locker room vibes, but I just think Brown's issues wouldnt be that significant in a place like Indy

03/11/2019 - 5:31pm What I mean is, in your…

What I mean is, in your situation, you were definitely wearing Michigan gear, and if you're willing to do that, you're also the type of person that likes to instigate and get into mild altercations at a minimum. I really doubt people just randomly threw beer at you.

03/11/2019 - 5:25pm See I don't buy your story…

See I don't buy your story. I can believe you got beer thrown at you, but the only way that could have happened is if you attended that game wearing Michigan gear, which is textbook instigator behavior. Wearing the gear of a rival of the two teams playing is only something a dude that likes to start something would do.

There's a zero percent chance you went to that game as a casual observer and had that happen to you. 

03/11/2019 - 4:57pm I'm not saying I don't…

I'm not saying I don't believe you went there, or that you heard some stuff. 

But based on other people's experience, I'm doubting the severity of what happened. If you were right next to the Izzone it would be more believable to me because those are drunk college kids. But the Maize Rage sits way the fuck up in the arena, and usually that far up in any arena are families bringing their kids to games for as cheap as possible. It's usually pretty tame on banter and just full of people sitting down. This is where I choose to sit in away arenas or stadiums because of this very reason.

In my experience, the people that found themselves in a situation where nasty words were exchanged or in situations where things began to get physical, were looking for those situations.

03/11/2019 - 3:38pm The first game we had the…

The first game we had the foul and FT advantage. We gave them like 14 FTs in the final 2 minutes.

2nd game it isn't even a question

03/11/2019 - 12:38pm I think it's important we…

I think it's important we secure a 2 seed by winning the BTT.

If we slip to a 3, I see us being in Duke's region. Which is not good if Zion is back.

03/10/2019 - 10:36pm This is some Jussie Smollett…

Yeah OP seems like some Jussie Smollett shit. Just making stuff up to be a victim because they're upset about something.

I almost never believe any of these stories because I've been to many road games in my life and never experienced anything more than some friendly rivalry banter. It never gets vulgar or vitriolic. I mean I don't believe the people that say "I was just sitting there minding my own business and a guy smashed a beet bottle over my head" type of shit. That just doesn't happen.

Now sometimes there can be altercations where things can get heated and escalate, but that's almost always between two parties that want trouble, and are probably both drunk.

I ain't buying OP's story

03/10/2019 - 9:33pm Jesus, I now remember you're…

Jesus, I now remember you're the "Gus Johnson isn't actually a Michigan fan" truther.

I'm done here with you

03/10/2019 - 7:43pm You need to relax dude. I am…

You need to relax dude. I am not any of these people you're accusing me of being. 

You clearly couldn't understand my post. I am not defending the officials at all as a whole. I'm just saying people are specifically upset with one call that was the correct call. If you really want to criticize officials, you're not going to be taken seriously if you criticize their correct calls. You just come off as somebody that disagrees with any call against Michigan. 

The egregious ones were a couple times Winston got fouled in the lane with no contact.

03/10/2019 - 7:37pm I am not whoever you are…

I am not whoever you are accusing me of being, and the refs were horrible last night 

What I'm saying is this is not the call to be up in arms about. That was my main point. So many other legitimate bad calls, but this was a travel. 

03/10/2019 - 3:51pm There were a lot of things…

There were a lot of things to complain about. But I don't think we should die on the "Teske didn't travel" Hill, because he did

03/10/2019 - 3:48pm People keep saying Teske…

People keep saying Teske didn't travel.

He absolutely did travel. If you catch the ball in the air, and one foot lands before the other, the first foot is the pivot foot. Teske's right foot clearly landed first, but he used his left as a pivot foot which is a travel.

Now, I don't think they should have called it because they let things go like that a lot. But that was by rule a travel.

 

03/08/2019 - 10:48am C'mon man. Don't be that…

C'mon man. Don't be that kind of fan

03/07/2019 - 4:28pm Or picture this: we both get…

Or picture this: we both get ousted in the E8 again like in 2014. It was sure nice to have two wins over Sparty and the conference title as bragging rights.

03/07/2019 - 4:19pm I keep seeing this, but I…

I keep seeing this, but I just disagree with the logic. This statement is one through a lense of hindsight, which is not available right now. 

Like if we get ousted in the S16, I'd like to have that regular season title to attach to this season. 

03/07/2019 - 3:28pm If we lose Saturday, we will…

If we lose Saturday, we will win the BTT. MSU will not try in the BTT with a win on Saturday, increasing our chances to win significantly.

But yeah, if Matthews doesn't play, I don't have a great feeling about Saturday. We'll see though. Coach will draw up a great plan, we just have to see if the guys can shake their road blues again. They could have turned a corner against Maryland, but 1 game isn't enough to convince me right now. I'll believe it when I see it against MSU

03/07/2019 - 2:41pm Be more alpha. They did that…

Be more alpha. They did that last year and didn't this year.