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02/12/2019 - 8:40pm I logged in to ask just that…

I logged in to ask just that.  Bizarrely quiet.  Maybe we crushed their souls Saturday?

01/14/2019 - 9:25pm Symptomatic of being a…

Symptomatic of being a basketball school?

01/14/2019 - 9:22pm OP, please post to thread so…

OP, please post to thread so that I can upvote you for beating me by a millisecond :-)

01/12/2019 - 5:19pm White Album

White Album

01/06/2019 - 10:54pm Since I really don't know…

Since I really don't know basketball even though I think I do, maybe you should just relay the message to John Beilein personally. OK?  

PS - up voted because you seem to need it and I see no reason to be willfully negative on a thread about a highly successful run by Michigan basketball. 

12/26/2018 - 9:41am 1) mich = Mich maiku =…

1) mich = Mich maiku = Michael 

2) the avatar is a rice krispy treat with Maize and Blue M&Ms (I'm a '91 grad and the '89 b-ball championship is etched in my head).

12/04/2018 - 11:44pm Question: was Zavier on the…

Question: was Zavier on the bench for the last several minutes simply to get someone in with more outside shooting range (thank you for clutch three, Eli Brooks!), or was Beilein sending a message to Z on shot selection?   

Either way, I liked that coach B. subbed Z back in for defense on last NW possession.


12/04/2018 - 11:40pm Hurdle cleared, for sure.  I…

Hurdle cleared, for sure.  I think the good (because passed, if by a hair) road test will be beneficial. And we now have some out of conference tune-ups to iron out some wrinkles in the offense. 

12/01/2018 - 5:37pm Signs, signs, everywhere…

Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs

Blockin out the good things, breakin' my vibe

Deep breath, sit down, try to enjoy the riiiiide.

11/30/2018 - 7:55pm You do realize that that two…

You do realize that that two arguments starting from different premises can both be logical, don't you?    

Many of us don't buy your premise.  Pretty simple.



11/30/2018 - 7:46pm "Circumstances don't matter"…

"Circumstances don't matter" is a nihilistic take. And if you believe it applies in this instance, then it applies to every argument you've made.  Such as the circumstances of high school, which don't necessarily apply to college. Or the circumstances of college, which don't necessarily apply to professional sports.  

Ever hear of a guy named Tom Brady?  How did his college stats compare to those of Drew Bledsoe?  

That precedent might argue that Shea is the better bet, and he already has a season of experience under his belt.  

So you have an opinion, which fair play, but not much of an argument.

11/29/2018 - 12:45am Advanced metrics are a bitch.

Advanced metrics are a bitch.

11/29/2018 - 12:10am Didn't want to bother…

Didn't want to bother looking up his name.  Now sorry I didn't.  LOL. 

11/28/2018 - 11:40pm Matthews does not let anyone…

Matthews does not let anyone give Simpson shit.   And if he's smiling at an opponent, game over.

That sequence after Tarheel #1 tried talking smack was just cold.  Put back dunk and one, block, block.  

Pure joy to watch.

11/21/2018 - 10:57pm Like Hardaway, too, though…

Like Hardaway, too, though with the Knicks he can be a little frustrating to watch. Has ice in the veins as a shooter, but often over-dribbles into double teams and becomes a turn-over machine.  Much better when another guard's getting the ball to him in his spots. 

Don't really fault him for the turnovers -- the Knicks have had no-one willing to take the reins (other than Burke, that is) so Hardaway has to play outside his natural 'microwave' role. 

11/21/2018 - 10:30pm Minute 1:13 of this clip: …

Minute 1:13 of this clip:

Didn't initially catch Trey's response: "What he said".  

11/20/2018 - 4:08pm You must by kidney.

You must by kidney.

11/18/2018 - 6:14pm 99.9%  That sounds…

99.9%  That sounds scientific.  I think the stat that's really relevant here, troll child, and caused you to create an account is .866 (or from your perspective .134).


11/08/2018 - 9:28pm The Iron Harvest was still…

The Iron Harvest was still much in evidence when I visited Ypres about eight years ago. Morbidly fascinating:

Check-inn shells.jpg

10/29/2018 - 5:33pm Guy's got an unguent…

Guy's got an unguent-graduate degree in salvic literature.

10/22/2018 - 4:03pm Key and Peele Brady Hoke =…

Key and Peele Brady Hoke = Brilliant.   I will forever think of Franklin this way. 

10/20/2018 - 5:02pm Losing with dignity, 2018.  …

Losing with dignity, 2018.   Couldn't beg enough penalties to truly stay competitive. Chumps.

07/05/2018 - 9:17am I began lurking during the…

I began lurking during the Rich Rod years, and am pretty sure it was the Trey game vs. Kansas that got me to sign up and make my first post. 

04/03/2018 - 10:54am I'm sad we'll have no MOAR MAAR...

First time I saw the kid was actually vs. Villanova at Barclays in Nov. 14.   Happened to be sitting right next to his mom, who was beaming.  

Don't remember MAAR's stat line from that game, but do remember instantly liking him.  

He's true Blue.

04/03/2018 - 12:29am Bitterly disappointed is crashing out in the first two rounds...

... which we almost did, save for the Poole Party miracle. 

Instead, we got some well-earned luck through persistence and the god of buzzer-beaters and get to hang a banner for the second time in six years.  Something none of our conference rivals has gotten to do.  

Sports are a distraction from real-world stresses and disappointments, and we've had a highly entertaining, and mostly cathartic, distraction from the B-ball team for the last couple months. 

So, I guess what I'm saying is you don't need to "tell" me anything.  But maybe you need to tell yourself something different about losses, something that makes you take it less personally to heart. 

You'll be happier.  




04/03/2018 - 12:02am Me too. But part of what's great about Beilein is doubt he feels

... for himself.  I obviously don't know the man personally, but he seems to have a joy and perspective on life that allow him to be highly, but not overly, competitive.  A winner who doesn't need to win to succeed or find victories.  

That's a model this late 40s still sometimes man-child benefits from. Take the fun of the run to heart, and don't take the losses personally. 

04/02/2018 - 11:51pm I can complain, but they didn't cost us the game, just ...

... made it a bit uglier, exasperating and somewhat more lopsided.

But it was all the offensive rebounds we gave up that really killed us.  And a few out of control fast breaks that led to turnovers, that led to fast breaks the other way, that led to back-breaking threes.  

A lot of that speaks to fatigue / being gassed, as you say.  And a bit to inexperience.  

And 'Nova just have (at least) 1-2 more genuine scorers than we do. It was us, not them, who needed a sixth man to put up career high numbers. 

But like you I'm not mad.  Just glad to have enjoyed the not-long-ago unexpected run.

04/02/2018 - 11:44pm Always the 'right' time to be a Wolverine. Grateful for it all..

Was very fortunate to be a student in '89.  Knew that experience was a rare thing, thought there'd be at least a couple more in my lifetime, still do, and regardless am always grateful to be a Wolverine. 

And I guarantee the team took nothing for granted. Overmatched, underperformed, whatever ... they made an immense effort and gave us a great run.

Onward to the Frozen Four and much, much more in years to come.  

03/31/2018 - 9:32pm Maybe the most important thing Beilein did was get in Z's face..

... just after calling his first time out in the second half.  Z's game was off, but Beilein kept him on task.

03/31/2018 - 9:29pm I of course agree with the sentiment, but what is the reference?

Did Denzel specifically slag Moe recently?  Or is it just his general Sparty douchiness you're calling out, which is perfectly fine.

03/31/2018 - 9:19pm Is it wrong to want Dunc featured in the first half offense Mon?

Get him his six points fast!  Will help my heart.  I know, I'm selfish.

03/24/2018 - 11:48pm Those finishes at the rim toward the end were amazing...

... given how the TBS crew were salivating over the blocks by FSU early, I'd like to think that Z was just baiting them into thinking they had his number, when it was he that had theirs.  

03/24/2018 - 11:28pm Three appreciation thread are better than two, or one.

Upvote, upvote, upvote.

03/24/2018 - 11:27pm LOL, great minds think alike.

Upvote for sharing the sentiment.

03/24/2018 - 11:13pm Letzten Vier, Herr Wagner!!

Wunderbar!!!     Whew, I really thought the "no goaltend, fourth foul on Mo" sequence was going to do us in.  

03/22/2018 - 9:49pm As a Beagle owner, I upvote this eternally ...

... though the poor dog gets frightened when I roar for the Wolverines.

03/22/2018 - 9:44pm I'm late to the bang, but I'm happy.

So, so happy.

03/22/2018 - 9:44pm I'm late to the bang, but I'm happy.

So, so happy.

03/05/2018 - 10:57am East Rutherford!?!? God no.

I hope you are joking.  It's a dead zone for pre- and post-game, and would have no-where near the atmosphere.  Unless you mean the Prudential Center, in Newark, which at least is near mass transit link to Manhattan. 

03/04/2018 - 10:08pm That whole sequence is so encouraging...

Duncan misses a three, doesn't hang his head, gets back on D and swats Edwards.

Duncan leads a break that sees the ball end up in Charles hands, he cuts baseline but doesn't force it up through the towers, instead passing out to the top to re-set, and run clock. 

MAAR takes one for the team from Haas. 

Teske screens off two people for Simpson to drive.

Simpson finds him for the dunk.

Bench goes wild. 

03/04/2018 - 9:55pm Barclays is sooo antiseptic, dark and without atmosphere...

MSG dunks on it like Teske on Haas.  

03/04/2018 - 1:09pm Michigan Fans were louder, but there was ugly green everywhere..

... but subdued green. Very subdued.  

Did see some Purdue fans, but have to think they'll be much fewer than Blue backers.  

Also, the Big Ten / Michigan gear for sale is really thin, chintzy and disappointing.  

But all around a great time.  

02/19/2018 - 10:10am South Region, every time ...

1989, 2013 .... 

01/15/2018 - 8:52pm We MAARed MD's happy ending...


01/14/2018 - 5:23pm Meaux

... faux French Mo for the true pedant.

01/07/2018 - 4:30pm Celebrate 31

12/23/2017 - 5:32pm Oh man, you are so right about Wild Turkey ...

I had a very, very bad experience with WT sophomore year in Ann Arbor.  Now, at the time I was not yet a bourbon drinker.  But I agree, without ever having tasted it since, that it's a gut-burner to avoid.

12/23/2017 - 5:30pm Buffalo Trace & Woodford are solid, easy to find choices. Also:

A couple of other, pricier, niche whiskeys that I really like are:

F.E.W. bourbon and rye, out of Evanston Illinois.  The town is where the temperance movement started, and the initials in the name are those of one of the movement founders, so it's a nice thematic, pro-booze choice, too. 


Also, Dad's Hat, out of PA. This is a "Monongahela" style rye whiskey, a sharp and spicy Pennsyl-tucky potion.


12/23/2017 - 5:28pm Eagle's a really nice regular "house" bottle...

Forgot about this one.  Will have to track it back down. 

12/09/2017 - 2:43pm Happiness is a "W", bang, bang, shoot, shoot ...

... shoot many, many free throws in practice this week. 


Who was the dude sitting next to Harbaugh in the stands?