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Another garbage post. We haven't had a first round pick since Shannon Brown in 2006 and in that time we've landed guys like Dawson, Payne, Harris, Appling, Lucas, Allen, Summers and a host of others
You have ZERO idea what you're talking about once again
I watched ESPN alot on Wed. and the total trashing of uofm was hardly even mentioned. However I did see the kid from Ky get hurt in the highlights about 10,000 times. Last night I watched BT in Review and all they talked about was how tough the uofm schedule was prior to our game and the loss was foreseeable. They all agreed that uofm and IU were and still is the class of the league. Whats funny is they then follow that up with a interview with Izzo.
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I am also on board with Nix here. Its a shame that these kids work their asses off and get shunned when they totally dismantle the hype machine's baby. As others have said, it does help fuel that fire inside Izzo and puts a chip on his shoulder to prove all the talking heads wrong. I think everyone in the college basketball world knows that the most dangerous thing come March is Izzo and his squad with a little extra point to prove. These kids have every opportunity to prove how great the are coming up with some big games against ESPN's coveted schools (Indiana, Michigan and Ohio State) and I have no doubt they will be up to the challenge.
And Nix, what is not to love about this kid? He has made some mistakes, said some stupid things in the past but he's worked his ass off and is polishing into the player Izzo knew he could be when he was recruiting a 340 pound high school kid. He's not shy anymore, he demands the ball in the post and delivers. Nix has found a passing game, his right hand and a free throw stroke. If he keeps putting in the work he can be scary good.
The media is controlled by people whose formative years were marked by ascendant periods for UM and IU in basketball. The fact that both are resurrected to national prominence in the same year after many years of dormancy increases the normal hype geometrically. It is fueled by an unconscious nostalgia. It is the Spartan's task to pry this illusion from their cold dead fingers.
I don't see where Nix is coming from. Sounds like a guy whose bitter about not getting in the NBA. Learn to go right and maybe you'll get a look.
Indiana and MSU are both going to win this weekend. ESPN will be hyping MSU like crazy early next week. ESPN knows that MSU-UM is a regional rivalry in hoops and doesn't move the needle a lot nationally.
The IU vs. MSU game will be hugely publicized by ESPN starting on Sunday.
State needs to curb stomp IU on Tuesday!
Nίκη για MSU
As it should be, I mean they are our protected rival (in football) and could potentially be a top 5 battle for the top of the B1G. Biggest game of the season for either team so far.
Are you people fucked in the head? Seriously are you trying to say Izzo's system causes good players to not want to come here? Really?
This. I love Dawson, but to compare him to Oladipo is kind of goofy.
2 years ago, when MSU was going into the tourney as a 10 seed, lots of ESPN guys and other media picked MSU as the sleeper of the tourney, lots called them the most likely double digit team to make the Final Four. People on here got pissed for not being able to fly under the radar, for people jumping on our bandwagon.
Now, we have people bitching about not getting enough respect.
Going into the tourney this year, we'll have a group of posters bitching about being picked as a Final Four team by certain media members. We'll also have another group that will bitch about not being picked as a Final Four team by media members.
Some of you will never be happy with the media coverage of MSU basketball no matter how much or how little attention they get.
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Oh shocking, another Nix hating dipshit.
This thread was a commentary on what NIX said. I know it's easy to point at people complaining on tRCMB, but it's not like he's wrong. This is probably the least hyped top 10 (5?) team in the country. It's not about whether or not the media respects Izzo (they do).
He's always gotta be the devil's advocate. Always.
Another thing is, Dawson is only in his second year, and started slowly this season with some question marks due to rehabbing from the ACL. Olidipo is a Junior, so he has a year head start on Dawson as far as hype and stats, plus no knee injury. Oladipo sprinted out of the gates when the season started. Dawson was trying to get his legs back.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
Just like you always have to be the internet toughh guy, dipshit.
Did you read the article? What did he say that was untrue? Nix is upset that he won't get drafted and won't immediately be "rich" enough to take his family out of the hood. Hey Derrick, use your degree like the rest of us to better your and your family's situation or go to Europe, make a great starting salary and work hard every day towards the NBA if that's your true goal. None of this woe is me crap.
I don't suffer fools. People that make foolish posts or attack MSU or our players will get responses.
Yes I read the article. Nix is upset that MSU is not getting the credit they rightfully deserve.
He also said his dream is to play in the NBA. What exactly is wrong with that?
Derrick Nix has done nothing but work his ass off the last three years here and he's playing outstanding basketball right now. Why he has to get cheapshots from our own fanbase after he dominated down low during a 25 point blowout over our rival...zero clue at all.
You are correct, sir.
Tirico, Vitale, and Magic...ESPN is going to hype this like crazy.
They will hype it so much, that people here will probably complain they are hyping it too much.
Dickie V and Magic Johnson? Together? Yep. The legendary ESPN commentator and the NBA/Michigan State great will team up with Mike Tirico on ESPNrsq
Of course, IU-Michigan isn't even a rivalry in anything. That game was hyped to shit because ESPN has been hyping both teams to shit all year. In a normal year, that game is relegated to BTN Ocho.
Nix is right. It was a top 10 matchup of two huge rivals and on Super Tuesday. If it was a game between almost any other teams and there was a beatdown like there was it would be all over espn. We just always get the short end of the stick.
But I had to laugh when Nix asked what Olidipo can do that Dawson can't, considering the obvious answer is "shoot."
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