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2013-04-09 12:32:21 AM
As a Mich fan... bravo, subs.

/And bravo, Louisville
 
2013-04-09 12:32:36 AM
Oh, subby.

+1
 
2013-04-09 12:38:17 AM
awesome for kevin ware, that is all
 
2013-04-09 12:38:43 AM
Outstanding..subby..juss splendid.
 
2013-04-09 12:45:14 AM
Oh snap!

/good, now that's out of the way
 
2013-04-09 12:46:45 AM
its not that good subby..
 
2013-04-09 12:51:23 AM
Tibia the 'ol hat to you, subby.
 
2013-04-09 12:53:42 AM
Duke sucks.

/waiting for my free month of TF
 
2013-04-09 12:56:50 AM
Ware USED to be able to say he was the only guy on the team that spoke with the President.
 
2013-04-09 01:00:20 AM
That was probably the best NCAA championship game in a long long time. It wasn't the total suck-fest of UConn-Butler, or the foregone conclusion of Kentucky-whoever they played.
 
2013-04-09 01:00:57 AM
Clever headine, Subby. +1

A heck of a game, coulda gone either way; Louisville did a great job fighting back. (Big Ten rooter here.) College basketball is a *very* physical game these days--tonight's players are all gonna be hurtin' in the morning, I'll bet.
 
2013-04-09 01:15:49 AM
Louisville won it at the end of the 1st half.

But dear God can we do something about college refs?  That Burke block was a thing of beauty.  Instead was a pivotal foul.  Just an awful call.
 
2013-04-09 01:16:18 AM
I didn't cheer for either team but it was a great game.

/can the state of Kentucky get a pro team now? Please?
 
2013-04-09 01:19:54 AM
Is rick Pitino dead? He looks like the true blood version of a vampire college basketball coach and team. That red tie seals it.
 
2013-04-09 01:26:52 AM
The last time Louisville won a National Championship, I was a zygote. Fark sleep, I'm loving this night.
Great game Michigan. Sorry about the refs.
#L1C4

/Yes, I used a hashtag, sue me
 
2013-04-09 01:45:35 AM
That was a hell of a game. Well played by both teams. Michigan didn't make a lot of mistakes - they just got beaten by a better team. Both teams left it all out there. Louisville just had a bit more in the tank. That 14 straight by Hancock will go down in tourney legend.

Oh, and that block was clean. But college officiating needs a good looking over.
 
2013-04-09 02:00:32 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Louisville won it at the end of the 1st half.

But dear God can we do something about college refs?  That Burke block was a thing of beauty.  Instead was a pivotal foul.  Just an awful call.


No sh-t.
killed the
That said we legitimately blew our lead. Plus fighting for an incredibly injured teammate = fair enough Louisville, I guess. Til next year.

/UM killed the odds so often I can't be mad, just impressed
 
2013-04-09 02:02:21 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Louisville won it at the end of the 1st half.

But dear God can we do something about college refs?  That Burke block was a thing of beauty.  Instead was a pivotal foul.  Just an awful call.

No sh-t.
killed the
That said we legitimately blew our lead. Plus fighting for an incredibly injured teammate = fair enough Louisville, I guess. Til next year.

/UM killed the odds so often I can't be mad, just impressed


Yeah I'll go ahead and blame my phone for that post.

/kinda drunk!
//getting up for work in 5 hours!
///whee!
 
2013-04-09 02:05:13 AM
And now Louisville is pulling a Morgantown?
 
2013-04-09 02:39:56 AM

germ78: That was probably the best NCAA championship game in a long long time. It wasn't the total suck-fest of UConn-Butler, or the foregone conclusion of Kentucky-whoever they played.


Kansas vs Memphis wasn't that long ago.  I still think that was the best one in the last 15 years.

/Mario Chalmers
 
2013-04-09 02:41:38 AM
It seems like its the pretty standard college response these days.
 
2013-04-09 02:50:39 AM

Goomba: germ78: That was probably the best NCAA championship game in a long long time. It wasn't the total suck-fest of UConn-Butler, or the foregone conclusion of Kentucky-whoever they played.

Kansas vs Memphis wasn't that long ago.  I still think that was the best one in the last 15 years.

/Mario Chalmers


Butler Duke wasn't bad, either.  Other than the ending.
 
2013-04-09 03:59:42 AM
Great game. The first half was one of the most electrifying displays of basketball I've seen on any level. That was fun.
 
2013-04-09 06:27:08 AM
+$20
 
2013-04-09 06:54:30 AM
Had the Michigan squad been allowed to be fully armed, this outrage might not have occurred.
 
2013-04-09 07:11:28 AM
And I won the ESPN pool. Representing Liters everywhere!
 
2013-04-09 07:18:10 AM
All I have to say is thank farking God it's over.
 
2013-04-09 07:40:46 AM
No, the refs won one for Louisville.
 
2013-04-09 07:44:59 AM
I love you, Subby.
 
2013-04-09 08:02:36 AM

ds_4815: As a Mich fan... bravo, subs.

/And bravo, Louisville


Their starting 5 are pretty good too.
 
2013-04-09 08:05:43 AM

Popcorn Johnny: No, the refs won one for Louisville.


This would be a better point if UM didn't score all but 4 of its points in the final 6 minutes from the foul line on non-shooting fouls, and if UM hadn't been called for only 5 second half fouls going into the last minute of the game despite playing a physical game.
 
2013-04-09 08:12:04 AM
i heard ware's robo crutches slipped on all the confetti
 
2013-04-09 08:25:48 AM

boyofd: Popcorn Johnny: No, the refs won one for Louisville.

This would be a better point if UM didn't score all but 4 of its points in the final 6 minutes from the foul line on non-shooting fouls, and if UM hadn't been called for only 5 second half fouls going into the last minute of the game despite playing a physical game.


It would appear as if reality has a Louisville bias.
 
2013-04-09 08:45:20 AM

azpenguin: That was a hell of a game. Well played by both teams. Michigan didn't make a lot of mistakes - they just got beaten by a better team. Both teams left it all out there. Louisville just had a bit more in the tank. That 14 straight by Hancock will go down in tourney legend.

Oh, and that block was clean. But college officiating needs a good looking over.


Seriously.  Officiating in college basketball is so arbitrary in execution that it makes the game unenjoyable.   There are so many examples in every game that should have gone another way.  So many ticky-tack calls over bullshiat that send a guy to the line, followed by guys that get away with practically ripping jerseys off their opponent without so much as a call.  It gets to the point where I don't even want to watch the game any more.
 
2013-04-09 08:50:53 AM
That's turrible.
 
2013-04-09 09:05:21 AM

Popcorn Johnny: No, the refs won one for Louisville.


Yeah, I'd say Michigan got dicked harder than Karen Sypher in the bathroom of an Italian restaurant.
 
2013-04-09 09:08:51 AM
I hate scUM as much as the next guy, but that was a Dick Bavetta-esque hatchet man game-fixing.  The NCAA is becoming the NBA.  The refs made an otherwise entertaining game almost unwatchable.  How they missed the most obvious kicked ball in the world, I will never understand.

If I was Louisville, I'd be embarrassed to win that game like that.

/Trey Burke's block is as clean as it gets.
 
2013-04-09 09:10:14 AM
and I farking HATE Michigan.
 
2013-04-09 09:16:55 AM

SlothB77: If I was Louisville, I'd be embarrassed to win that game like that.

/Trey Burke's block is as clean as it gets.


Louisville fan here.  Real time, all in the room of rabid U of L fans agreed it was a clean block.  But you know what?  In a VERY physical game, UM was in the bonus since the 12:00 mark or so in the half, but still only had 5 team fouls going into the final minute of the game.  There were many ticky-tack fouls in the first part of the second half against Louisville, so forgive me if I don't agree with that "embarassed to win" nonsense.

Great job guys!
 
2013-04-09 09:23:33 AM

FueledByEthanol: boyofd: Popcorn Johnny: No, the refs won one for Louisville.

This would be a better point if UM didn't score all but 4 of its points in the final 6 minutes from the foul line on non-shooting fouls, and if UM hadn't been called for only 5 second half fouls going into the last minute of the game despite playing a physical game.

It would appear as if reality has a Louisville bias.


This.
 
2013-04-09 09:34:49 AM
Congrats cardinals. Hopefully Trey will come back for one more year and we can do this again next year.
 
2013-04-09 09:58:19 AM
Always satisfying when a team from Michigan loses a championship game.
 
2013-04-09 09:58:29 AM

SlothB77: I hate scUM as much as the next guy, but that was a Dick Bavetta-esque hatchet man game-fixing.  The NCAA is becoming the NBA.  The refs made an otherwise entertaining game almost unwatchable.  How they missed the most obvious kicked ball in the world, I will never understand.

If I was Louisville, I'd be embarrassed to win that game like that.

/Trey Burke's block is as clean as it gets.


Tough to see an otherwise great play nullified but it wouldn't have mattered. Michigan raced out to an early lead based on hot shooting and then Louisville's speed and athleticism slowly ground them down. The better team won.
 
2013-04-09 10:00:30 AM
Congrats, Louisville. As a Cats fan, I'm not gonna act like I'm glad the championship stayed in the state or whatever bullshiat people try to say in a attempt to be civil. I'm just glad it won't have far to travel next year.

But, in a spirit of finding common cause, I concur with those who've posted that something needs to be done about reffing. When did every offensive play become push off, elbow, step, step, push off, step, step, elbow, drive the lane, go the foul line? Although, this year's quality of play should shut up every "purist" who claims that the college game is so much better than the pro game.

And, finally, can we find the asshole who created that One Shining Moment song and beat him with hammers?
 
2013-04-09 10:01:45 AM

iamskibibitz: Tough to see an otherwise great play nullified but it wouldn't have mattered. Michigan raced out to an early lead based on hot shooting and then Louisville's speed and athleticism slowly ground them down. The better team won.


There was also Dieng's goaltend that magically became a block early in the first half; quite a deflating moment for the Wolverine defense, I'd say.
 
2013-04-09 10:06:33 AM

The Gentleman Caller: Is rick Pitino dead? He looks like the true blood version of a vampire college basketball coach and team. That red tie seals it.


I thought he was a walker. Great coach, but get some sleep, man.
 
2013-04-09 10:35:56 AM

ChrisDe: The Gentleman Caller: Is rick Pitino dead? He looks like the true blood version of a vampire college basketball coach and team. That red tie seals it.

I thought he was a walker. Great coach, but get some sleep, man.


At UK, Pitino was a vibrant man, full of vitality.  When he came to Louisville, he looked like someone put Worcestershire sauce in his embalming fluid.

The living dead are in Boston, and have been for years.  It's obvious.  There is only one solution.

www.tiernentrevallion.co.uk


Imperator suos agnoscet
 
2013-04-09 10:53:45 AM
Either the NCAA needs to do something about the physical play or call it "ball hockey" and move on.

Seriously...you let me hand check and reach across like Aaron Craft , Russ Smith and Siva and I'll shut down your guards as well...and I'm old and slow.

How many times did Blackshear climb over people's back not to rebound, but to just knock bodies around and slow down the fast break?

How many times did Louisville monkey with the ball after a made FG to slow the UM transition game and not once was a delay of game called?

And BTW, having 2 out of the 3 Big East affiliated refs doing the final game is bullshiat.  It's not like the NCAA didn't know who was in the Final Four and could pick a mixed crew to ref the game.
 
2013-04-09 12:44:56 PM
Nonetheless, congrats to Louisville, and all the best wishes to those players taking their talents to the NBA   the Developmental League Saudi Arabia.
 
2013-04-09 02:24:58 PM

Coach_J: Either the NCAA needs to do something about the physical play or call it "ball hockey" and move on.

Seriously...you let me hand check and reach across like Aaron Craft , Russ Smith and Siva and I'll shut down your guards as well...and I'm old and slow.

How many times did Blackshear climb over people's back not to rebound, but to just knock bodies around and slow down the fast break?

How many times did Louisville monkey with the ball after a made FG to slow the UM transition game and not once was a delay of game called?

And BTW, having 2 out of the 3 Big East affiliated refs doing the final game is bullshiat.  It's not like the NCAA didn't know who was in the Final Four and could pick a mixed crew to ref the game.


First, the conference affiliation point is just wrong.  The refs work multiple conferences.  Higgins worked a number of Big10 games, including 4 Michigan games (all wins), compared to 3 UofL games (2-1).  Greene was more of a SEC ref than a Big East one, although he did call a few Big East games.  However, the only UofL game he called was the loss to Nova.  Cahill worked more UofL games than Michigan games as well, but he reffed one of UofL's losses (Nova) and another game where the tight calls almost cost UofL the game (UK).

Second, late in the 2nd half, the fouls were 12-4 in favor of Michigan.  If you watched that game, you know very well that Michigan was playing just as aggressively as UofL, especially underneath where almost no fouls were called against them.  In the last minute, Michigan had only committed 5 fouls which meant that they had to commit 2 fouls just to put UofL at the line for 1-1.  Meanwhile, Michigan's 2nd half offense was free throws and layups/dunks where the defender backed away from contact to avoid more fouls.

Yes, there were several very obvious bad calls in the game (Burke block, Burke's 2nd foul, no goaltend in the first minute) that went against Michigan, but virtually every 50-50 call went in Michigan's favor leading to a horrid discrepancy in fouls and free throws before Michigan was forced to foul.

tl;dr version -- quit the crying
 
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