Friday, January 16, 2009

UW-Minnesota thoughts

I spent last night with my arms wrapped around a toilet bowl, vomiting repeatedly. This came about 30 minutes after Will threw up all over his bed and his room, even into his piggy bank. We shared what seems to be a 24-hour flu.

As horrible as that was, I feel sicker now. That was probably the worst home loss under Bo Ryan, simply embarrassing. Worse than the North Dakota State loss. Minnesota's much-improved and never gave up, give them credit, but ...

The Badgers threw up all over the Kohl Center Thursday night, and there's not much more to say about it. Aimless, lazy press breaking. Aimless, lazy defense against Minnesota's chubby shooting guard, who turns into friggin' Vinny Johnson while throwing up any sort of wild shot that goes in. No sense of urgency in overtime. Sitting on a 10-point lead and not putting a dangerous team away.

Wisconsin is still a pretty good team, but pretty good is looking like 10-8 in the Big Ten this season, nowhere near a title contender.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a chubby shooting guard, I take offense to your reference. But I could have dropped in 12 points against the Badgers on Thursday night. Austy

Edward said...

Man, I was in shock. When searching for a scapegoat to make myself feel better, the first thing I thought of was the first 3 possessions of the 2nd half Nankavil missed two point blank layups before he was pulled, then I think Krabby missed one point blank. Laying in bed I though "Any one of those would have won the game 2 outta 3 would have iced it, and all 3 bunnies would have started the route." Obviously they are not to blame and that is an overreaction. It is just that this is another time when we had the boot on an opponent’s neck and let up. Jeez.

Scott Tappa said...

Edward - There were two Krabby turnovers sometime during the second half, one an offensive foul, and I remember looking at the score and thinking "If this game was closer, or in doubt, I'd be mad about those plays." And looks what happens.

There were a number of questionable calls last night, I can't remember seeing Bo upset with the refs that many times. Of course, even with that, the game shouldn't have even been close at the end.

Scott Tappa said...

I was thinking today: If you're a glass-half-empty type of person, this game reminds you of the Michigan football game this year. Doesn't it? Only Minnesota should end up being much better than Michigan's sorry-ass football team was.

We'll see if the leadership on this team prevents the implosion that the football team underwent this year. I'm cautiously optimistic.

Scott Tappa said...

BTW, if you want to read some good blogger perspectives on why we lost this game visit http://camplambeau.blogspot.com/

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