I knew mailmen didn’t deliver on the Holy Day, but, apparently, neither do coaches! My usual clutch Michigan coach John Beilein allowed Maryland to build a tremendous early lead, leaving his team to the mercy of the TV timeout. In the end, we nearly won, and much like my Detroit Pistons, the amount of energy […]
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Without seniors Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert, the Wolverines withheld the onslaught from the visiting third-ranked team in the country. Speaking of country, Barack Obama is one incredible human being. His State of the Union address may have been his finest ever, articulating every key issue with grace and humility, while providing clear-cut solutions. I […]
Just when we needed him most, Billy W swoops in for the reply on Twitter! @ElSportingSnarf I have tomorrow's morning games — Bill Walton (@BillWalton) November 25, 2015 That final game he would announce, UNLV-Indiana, was a sensational game filled with more anecdotes and Walton wisdoms. Here they are: “This is about to be the […]
How blessed are we? Bill Walton is announcing this whole fucking Maui tournament! (Or so it seems!) Here are some gems I took down during his broadcasting of Chaminade-UNLV: At 6-1, minutes into action: “Let’s just call the game and give it to Chaminade right now.” Other announcer: Really? “Throw it down one time big […]
Here’s a collection of what I was able to catch during the 2nd half of Bill Walton announcing the St. John’s-Vanderbilt game this afternoon: Bill is not a fan of the double-double: “The double-double is the most overrated in the history of stats.“ While talking about some swimming team staying near his hotel: “17 of […]
Last season, to the unobserved, Michigan appeared to have an extremely poor season. However, it was due to the entire starting five turning pro from the national championship game, not to mention our few upperclassmen (Caris LeVert & Derrick Walton) getting hurt during the season. The AP poll respected our down the stretch effort, our […]
They fucking did it. After losing to Kentucky in last year’s Final Four, it was a personal vendetta for Bo Ryan and the Badgers to beat John Calipari’s douchey Wildcats this time. Wisconsin used their size to outrebound the trees 34-22. The game was 60-56 UK with just over five minutes until the Big Ten […]
Hell of a ride, Michigan State.
Michigan State came back to dominate the second half and cut down the nets. Tom Izzo outcoached Rick Pitino, holding them to the lowest shooting half by any team in the entire tournament. Pitino looked Calipari-Like on the sideline, clearly flustered once we got back in it. There was no ball movement, just desperation. For […]
Michigan State overcame some early struggles to keep at bay, trailing only 31-27 at halftime. Denzel Valentine found his rhythm in the second half, where he combined with Travis Trice to score 27 points, the same as the Sooners entire team. Sparty played as a more complete unit, staying composed against an athletic, cocky Oklahoma […]
Michigan State survived to the second round of 32 today, beating Georgia 70-63. Each time the Doggs fouled Denzel Valentine at the end, he hit his FTs. 6-6. Here are the upsets (and notable scores) thus far: Cincinnati 66, Purdue 65 OT – The Boilermakers let the Bearcats go the length of the court in […]
I’ve changed my mind… And like Superman emerging from the phone booth… HIS INNER SPARTAN HAS RETURNED. Since I literally have nothing for my Maize and Blue to cheer for, let’s dance. I was impressed with the effort, and I know what it’s like to lose in overtime. It might be the best lesson you […]
Heartbreaking choice by the NIT after all that. I don’t know if I could say I even care about the NCAAs. Go State, but honestly…
Maryland vs Michigan St. Today, 3:25 PM on CBS United Center, Chicago, Illinois Michigan State Spartans (22-10) @ Maryland Terrapins (27-5) All times are in Eastern Time via Google Search. GO MSU!