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07/02/2018 - 6:22pm Unforgettable in every way

Unforgettable in every way

07/02/2018 - 6:21pm I was there too. Kolesar was…

I was there too. Kolesar was a bona fide stone cold Buckeye killer

06/19/2018 - 1:52pm Yup. That might be the…

Yup. That might be the dumbest play in soccer. Other team gets a PK and almost definitely scores anyway, and now your team has to play down a man, PLUS you are unavailable for the next match.

Sucks to think that Colombia's entire World Cup could be undone by just one play, but it may turn out just that way.

Next date vs Poland is now a de facto elimination match for Colombia...the knockout round arrives early for the cafeteros

06/14/2018 - 5:57pm Vivan los ganadores

Heroes…

Vivan los ganadores

Heroes conquistadores

¡Viva! ¡Viva! Michigan

Los líderes y los mejores...

06/14/2018 - 3:48pm Colombia, baby.

I was…

Colombia, baby.

I was living there in '94, and there saw my first World Cup. Lived through the exalted expectations and crushing disappointment of that ill fated Colombian side, as well as the national heartbreak caused by the senseless killing of defender Andres Escobar.

It took Colombian soccer 20 years to recover from that World Cup. Getting to quarters in 2014 was like a national exorcism for them. Now they have two stars, Falcao and James to lead them in their bid to shock the world.

¡Viva selección cafetera!

05/26/2018 - 8:53pm Several come to mind

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) has very good battle scenes that hold up very well all these years later

Paths of Glory (1958) with Kirk Douglass

Platoon (1986)

For starters...

05/26/2018 - 1:51pm May it be

exactly as you say

05/20/2018 - 9:53pm Casablanca!!

A perfect film

05/20/2018 - 5:38pm Apollo 13

is a basically perfect movie

05/20/2018 - 5:35pm So hard, almost have to do it by broad categories

The Princess Bride - most quotable film ever

It’s a Wonderful Life - best film by one of the best actors ever, Jimmy Stewart

Godfather 1/2 - perfect storytelling in every respect

Miracle - best sports movie

Blazing Saddles - funniest movie I’ve ever seen

Black Hawk Down - best combat movie

So many others could be named...

05/20/2018 - 5:23pm I’m a Dapper Dan man!!

Best line

05/10/2018 - 2:13pm Um...

MJ is definitely not averse to or shy about claiming that he is the greatest

05/10/2018 - 1:55pm Yeah, he was so dominant...

56 points in his first college game. Averaged 30/15 for his college career

05/10/2018 - 1:46pm Interesting factoid:

The 2nd group MJ won titles with had three players on the NBA all defensive team in the same season (MJ, Pip, Rodman). Ron Harper was also a lockdown defender. So if you were playing the Bulls back then, you pretty much knew that your guards and forwards aren’t going to score. If you have a good center, Rodman will guard him.

LeBron hasn’t ever had that level of help

05/10/2018 - 1:42pm Concur

The two finals won vs the Jazz were the most competitive Jordan played in.

The others:

‘91: Kareem-less Lakers. An old Worthy hobbling around on a busted up ankle

‘92: Brainless Blazers team, famous for choking, pissed away 15 pt 4th qtr lead in game 6 AGAINST THE BULLS BENCH

‘93: the all-offense no-defense Suns

‘97: the no-rebounding Sonics

05/10/2018 - 1:33pm Kareem, dead people?

Really? 6 time nba champ, 3 time ncaa champ, 6 time mvp (3 w/bucks, 3 w/lakers), all-time scoring champ?

I personally would take MJ, but there is a very non-crazy case to be made for Kareem

05/09/2018 - 10:08pm He also threw 16 picks in one season

including 7 in one game vs MSU

But yeah, ‘88 vs OSU was epic. Long bomb to Kolesar with less than a minute left for the win.

And he won 2 bowl games. How many UM qb’s can say that??

04/27/2018 - 11:06am I wouldn't pretend to have your grasp on history...

...but did see a documentary once on Ukraine in WW2 which stated that Ukranians were conscripted by both sides, thus at some points German uniformed Ukranians were shooting at Russian uniformed Ukranians. True?

Ukraine, Poland...terrorized by one side, then by the other...unimaginable what it would be like trying to survive through that

04/16/2018 - 7:52am Best scene

“A JELLY DONUT?!?!?”

04/06/2018 - 10:35am Correct

Being irrelevant is a lot less stressful, but a lot less fun

04/04/2018 - 6:32pm He definitely knows that I am a grad

Believe me. He knows.

04/03/2018 - 5:24pm My Sparty pants younger brother was mostly good about it

but did give me a little crap at first.

I responded that Michigan has more tournament wins this season than Izzo has had in the last three. So has Loyola Chicago, for that matter.

That seemed to quiet him rather quickly

04/03/2018 - 3:22pm Happy

trails

04/03/2018 - 3:19pm We all did!

I mean come on, that shot by Poole!!

The A&M game!!

Just the mounting excitement of each successive win...

These are the kinds of things we get to enjoy now. When Beilein arrived, Michigan hadn't been in the tournament in 9 years. UM hoops was a smoking crater. MSU destroying us 2x/year. EMU had better basketball facilities than us!! Beilein & Co. put us back on the map.

Being irrelevant was a lot less stressful, but nowhere near as much fun

04/03/2018 - 1:47pm Yes to all your points

As I learned from a Poli Sci prof at UM back in the 80's: "Nothing that matters happens for one reason alone."

Our guys were gassed. Wagner was asking for the bench about 5 minutes in. Could some of this have to do with Loyola having pushed us in the semi final?? Some of the press articles mentioned that the guys were exhausted after the Loyola game, Matthews in particular said "man, I'm really tired."

Nova on the other hand has a deeper bench and also the luxury of playing more guys b/c they were blowing everybody out. So, in addition to the reality that they were better and also playing better, they just had fresher legs. We started out great on D but could not sustain it b/c our guys were just plain tired...

Problem will eventually be solved with better depth. I really don't want to see them get away from playing great defense, it keeps them in games when their shots aren't falling.

04/03/2018 - 11:10am You mean like Mike Griffin in '89?

Very solid defender who was basically not allowed to shoot. Of course, we also had Glen Rice, Terry Mills, Rumeal Robinson and Loy Vaught on that team, so not getting any offense out of that spot didn't really hurt us...

When Griffin shot the occasional free throw in a game at Crisler, the crowd would yell "SHOOOOOT! SHOOT IT!!!"

04/03/2018 - 10:32am Why post this?

1. Hearsay

2. If true, hope Gentry doesn't get in trouble b/c a casual comment to an Uber driver ended up on a sports blog

04/02/2018 - 11:42pm I can't even complain about the refs

Villanova hit shots from everywhere, and we just looked clumsy - and tired. Our guys looked gassed.

Love the title of this thread, though. Coach B now has two Final Fours under his belt. That is an accomplishment. I'm just proud of our guys, what a great season!

04/02/2018 - 3:28pm yeah,

tonight is going to be stressful. No lead is safe vs a team like that.

But then, no lead is safe against our guys either...

04/02/2018 - 2:18pm Spot on

I'm stressing out too much about how good Nova is, rather than enjoying the fact that the final is tonight and WE ARE IN IT.

Sure, it would be an upset if we win. But you don't get to play a bad team in the final.

There are reasons to be hopeful: our D, Beilein at the helm, the possibility of our guys blowing up on offense, etc.

Go blue!!

04/02/2018 - 1:30pm Also...

They haven't been in a tight game this tournament. How will they react if it's tied with a couple minutes left? You just never know...

04/02/2018 - 1:26pm Villanova is indeed very scary

It's tough to beat the best team when they are playing their best ball.

That said...we have seen Beilein win significant games as the decided underdog:

2013 over #1 seed Kansas

This season, beat "Izzo's most talented team ever" 2x by double digits

2017 B10 tournament - won as 8 seed, beat 1, 4, 2 seeds

2018 B10 tournament - won as 5 seed, beat 4, 1, 3 seeds

But man...our guys have gotta come out hot. 3 of 5 starters got shut down vs Loyola - Livers/Simpson/MAAR combined to shoot 2/17, 0/8 from 3, total 7 pts. Livers/Simpson were shut out.

No way we grind out an ugly W vs this team. But our guys are capable of blowing up on both ends. We have one of the best coaches in nation - he will have the best plan possible and have our guys ready to execute it!!

 

04/02/2018 - 11:45am Stars nothing

That is SCIENCE

04/02/2018 - 11:33am Tourney scoring record still stands

No one has come close

04/02/2018 - 11:32am BTW

Gaze scored 5 pts total. Johnny Morton lit us up in a losing effort, 35 pts (on a ton of shots)

03/31/2018 - 8:55pm Never in my life have I seen a team

capable of winning so many different ways.

Livers/Simpson/MAAR combined to shoot 2/17 (0/8 from 3), 7 total points...and we win.

Unbelievable

03/31/2018 - 8:00pm Our defense

is like a warm cuddly blanket

03/31/2018 - 7:12pm Calling Mr Matthews

Need you to take over on offense

03/31/2018 - 6:25pm We got this

Time to turn Cinderella‘s ride back into a pumpkin

03/29/2018 - 11:23am My favorite Tiger when I was a kid

As a fellow lefty I always pretended to be him whenever I batted in our neighborhood pickup games

03/27/2018 - 11:22pm Love it!!

Perfect match of sight and song

03/26/2018 - 8:28pm One idea...

...if you can’t get the game in Colombia (I almost never can), you could set up a Skype call with someone in the US who would stream the game and then share screens

03/26/2018 - 8:25pm I am envious

Used to live in Colombia 20 years ago and vacation there. Beautiful city.

I travel to Colombia 3-4x/year for work but have never gotten back there. Wish I could watch that game with you

03/26/2018 - 8:21pm Trying to find the coherent part of your post

Not working out so far

03/25/2018 - 10:38am And all of that w/o elite recruiting classes

I don’t care what anyone says, I am reveling in Michigan having surpassed the Spartans in basketball. Why would we think that feat is not worth crowing about?

Maybe some of you are very young and do not recall The Dark Times when UM hoops being better than MSU seemed like an impossible fantasy. If rivalries are part of what makes college sports fun, then this is worth noticing, enjoying, and celebrating. We have surpassed our rival and it GALLS them! HAIL!!!

03/25/2018 - 10:32am “Dances on your lawn”

Lmao

03/24/2018 - 10:25pm FSU’s offense

is as bad as their D is good

03/24/2018 - 10:20pm Exactly

I was so frustrated with our offense in the first half, but our defense must be just as frustrating for them

03/24/2018 - 10:18pm Yes

That was a manly man of a bucket just now

03/23/2018 - 12:59pm You mean “until the final”

Both 1’s and both 2’s still alive on the other side