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Can't do it.
MSU might be better off in the B1G tournament seed with an IU win.
There was only one circumstance in which I would ever root for them and that's if Pasadena was on the line. 2010 was awful.
Now with Indy, if a UM win over someone puts us in Indy, that would be the only time.
Formerly Venomous Green Duck. Join Date: Nov. 2004 # of posts: 17,867.
I think MSU's goal should be to play for a 1 seed, not worry about the B1G title. I think the best way for us to get there is to be the 2/3 seed in the BTT. That means a UM loss puts them in the 4/5 game with Wisconsin (assuming UM wins it's first game as the 5 seed) instead of us. I like our path of winning 1st round game (no gimme though vs MIN/ILL) then beating OSU (whom I think we are better than), then playing either IU or UM/WIS for championship. I think if we pull that off we can still get a one seed.
I'd really like to avoid another grinding / wear-you-down game vs UW in the Quarterfinals, before playing IU (assuming we are a 4/5 seed).
I am with the crowd that is OK with taking 2nd in the regular season. If Indiana wins it could be better from MSU in the long run and sets scum up for epic failure. It would drop those weasels to a 5 seed in the BTT, if they lost to Wisky it likely drops them to at least a 3 seed if not a 4 seed in the big dance. All the while if MSU takes care of business sunday and wins a game or 2 in the BTT, probably props them up to a 2 seed.
Michigan never wins when we need them too..
I'm not going to say any of their little catch phrases.
But I like banners, and hope Indiana loses this Sunday.
With Miami & G'Town falling, I think we can still play for the last #1 seed.
Lets make sure we beat NW.
This right here. An Indiana loss will actually hurt our seeding in both tournaments. I want a better seed and a better chance at the Final Four.
I will openly root for Illinois to beat Ohio State (I know it's a long shot, but sometimes Brandon Paul goes nuts on the Buckeyes) and then I'll have a little more interest in the UofM-Indiana game. An OSU loss almost guarantees MSU the 2 or 3 seed (only way it doesn't is if Michigan, Penn State, and Northwestern all win this weekend). I like being the 2/3 seed more than the 4 seed. I'd rather face Indiana in the championship game than the semi-finals.
So, if Illinois wins the early game on Sunday, my feelings on the IU-UofM game will change greatly.
Oh, and I'll never say "Go Blue", I just won't be too upset if Indiana loses.
And if the good Lord’s willin’,
I’m a keep on chillin’,
refillin’ and flyin’ high
How about Indiana losing at the very end with Zeller missing a game winning dunk and crashing into THJr ending his career with a permacussion, while zeller falls on Oladipo, who was too busy trying to fake a foul, causing him to miss the BTT???????
To over the top, eh?
I am rooting for Michigan on Sunday. For those of you that don't want to see these Spartans players, the guys that have busted their asses for the past 12 months, win a share of the B1G title, you are bitches. Put your fandom aside and root for these players that represent this great university.
The way I see the Michigan - Indiana game for MSU is as a win-win situation. IU wins...hooray for our higher seed in the B1G Tournament and better prospects for a better seed in the NCAA tournament. If Michigan wins, hooray for another banner and still good prospects for a high seed in the NCAA tournament!
Therefore either way that game goes, MSU turns up a shiny penny! So I don't really care all that much one way or another.
This apathy toward the outcome has bugged the Michigan fans who have asked me about it more than me "not rooting for them" or "rooting for them" probably does....really got under one guy at work skin...I never understood why they care so much about what we think about their teams. It's like they have some deep issues about people not putting Michigan up on some pedestal.
Idc if scum is playing to stop world hunger, bring us world peace, or a win would give me millions. I hope they get beat by100. Nothing good comes out of them winning. I have always said I will never cheer for them even if they were fighting the terrorists led by bin laden and hitler. Nobody cares about sharing and nobody wants to hear how scum won the title and beat Indiana. With nobody else getting credit.
To die in ann arbor is redundant
Exactly. Even Izzo would agree that final fours are far better than conference banners. If IU wins then we are the 2nd or 3rd seed no matter what. if Michigan wins we are the 4 and have to play Wisky right off the bat. IU winning puts us in much better shape in the conference tourney, which in turn gives us a better opportunity to pick up 2 or 3 more wins and secure at worst a 2 seed, but maybe a 1 if we get to Sunday and others fall down.
The fact that it would ruin Michigan's season and drop them to a 3 or a 4 if they lose again to Wisky is just icing on the cake. But if you told me on Jan. 1 that we would finish 2nd w/ a 13-5 record and the 3 seed in the BTT i'd have kissed you like crazy.
Root for SCum? Like swallowing my own puke. Not happening.
I will be rooting against the flopping self-nut-tappers. Forks Down! Oh, they're playing Michigan?Well, forks down. I hope both teams play their worst and nobody has fun.
I'm Ron Burgundy??
This..no one should really care about that game except our game vs. Northwestern. We had an opportunity to control our own destiny to win a share or even an outright title but lost 3 straight games. If we would have won at least one of those games, we would have been sharing that title right now. Getting a title would be nice but I am more concerned about our seeding in the NCAA.
It's a very tough call, but I guess I would prefer Walvies to win so the Spartans could share in the title. And the Spartans better win too. The seeding issues are important, but a conference title share would be a sure thing that we could take to the bank right now.
This post was edited by PlymouthSparty 13 months ago
So basically you're rooting for groin pulls to win. I've been there.
I'm rooting for the IU self abusers to lose and for UM to vacate their win for being an affront to the B1G, the NCAA, basketball, America and the human race.
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