Thanks for Nothing, Michigan

By 11W Staff on March 10, 2013 at 6:27p

And that's the last time we'll ever cheer for #NOTINDIANA again.

Ohio State's streak of Big Ten titles is dead thanks to an epic collapse from the Wolverines.

The Buckeyes are back in action Friday at 6:30 p.m., as the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, where they will face the winner of Thursday's Purdue-Nebraska game.

Thad Matta's team may have fallen just short of winning the league crown, but man, what a coaching job out of Thad this season.

Oh well, we'll always have the schadenfreude:

[Photo via @willbrinson]


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Phillips.449's picture

Beautiful Picture!

brumon's picture

Goddamnit meatchicken!

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

LouGroza's picture

Choke gifs/pics are very appropriate right now.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Haha Yes. I googled choke and here ya see it.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

Poison nuts's picture

"We made our bed boys - now it's time to sh*t in it." ...Tsun Bball team.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

topher3003's picture

Damnit TSUN, you had one job!

jfunk's picture

M*ch*g*n: The Jerry of the B1G Ten!

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

Powers's picture

That picture will be my background all week.
Someone needs to make a gif of it.

Texas Buckeye's picture

I'm bringing this out again. My reaction to that team up north choking that one away:

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

sharks's picture

On the bright side, Michigan lost.
And they have the ugliest uniforms I've ever seen- any sport, any level.

A man got to have a code...

Hello_Heisman's picture

Dear Sharks,
We disagree and are offended that you didn't think of us when contemplating the ugliest uniforms ever designed.
The Designers of Every University of Oregon Football Jersey Since 2003

60% of the time it works.....every time

sharks's picture

Nike U has some bad ones, but I half expected every last name on the back of the UM jerseys to be 'Chiquita'

A man got to have a code...

GV9's picture

I don't know about that...  

GV9's picture

And then there's always this hot mess too, coming soon to a conference near you.... 

SC Buckeye's picture

GV9 - The Georgia pic would be bad if it were real.  It's actually a really bad Photoshop job...

GV9's picture

Yeah, i figured it might be, but the Pittsburgh Steeler throwback unis weren't, and they looked pretty much the same ;-)   I wish Maryland had an explanation

Hovenaut's picture

Get off your knees scUM, you've blown the game.

Texas Buckeye's picture

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

Hovenaut's picture

Exactly, well done.

Thinking about taking this over to MGoBlo...g.

Ah, f it. Let 'em suffer.

Hello_Heisman's picture

I'm a die hard Michigan fan.  So let me save you guys the frustration.  However pissed off you are at Michigan for blowing that game is insignificant compared to the anger I am feeling right now.  Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade - Michigan absolutely choked that game away in the final minute.  If they had hit a couple free throws like a halfway competent team, then half the Big 10 could be celebrating a co-championship right now.  From an OSU perspective, this was largely ceremonial anyway.  You guys still ended up with the #2 seed in the Big 10 Tourney and the Michigan loss likely had a limited impact on your NCAA seeding.  Michigan, on the other hand?  We just pissed away a conference championship, a home undefeated streak, a bye in the Big 10 tournament and most likely any hope of a #1 or 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.  Fuck the world.

60% of the time it works.....every time

buck-I.8's picture

Pissed off? I'm laughing my balls off at that ending

kr66osu's picture

I'm not pissed off at all!

Jugdish's picture

I took up for Beilein last year because I thought it was a lack of talent. Not this season. He cannot inspire his team after having one of the more talented teams in the B1G. Give Matta kudos for taking raw talent and making players ready for the next level. DT has progressed to being a first round pick.

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

BME_Buckeye's picture

I give you credit for showing up here and venting. I wish more Michigan fans came around to vent. Seems to be instant upvotes for them. I'm not mad at all, OSU had their chance against Michigan and MSU on the road to win and they blew it. I'm just glad we don't have to play Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament and somewhat that Michigan doesn't get a Big Ten Title. Great game that didn't go your way. Vent, drink beer and then realize there is more to play for! Good luck to your team.  

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


Hello_Heisman's picture

Thanks BME - the way I see it, I would have no problem coming on this board and celebrating if Michigan won, so the least I can do is man up when my team royally blows it.  I've seen enough big Michigan wins and losses in my time to have some pretty decent perspective.  That said, this one hurt quite a bit.

60% of the time it works.....every time

Idaho Helga's picture

I love this post except for the good luck part.  (did give u an upvote)

moopdawg's picture

School up north, you blew it. 

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Tom Crean crying...I've seen it all.

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

Hovenaut's picture

He's crying tears of having a superior hairstyle.

Make sure you thank your hosts on the way out Thomas, they sure took care of you today.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

A B1G title would've been nice, but the alternative isn't bad, either.  This team only has themselves to blame for laying eggs at Illinois and Wisconsin.

Class of 2010.

dlb72osu's picture

My sentiments exactly on those Wisconsin and Illinois eggs!

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

- Invictus

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Supposedly Crean got into it with one of the scum ast. coaches in the line, and then again after the line (same coach). Dan Weitzel of yahoo tweeted about it, but I can't find any video. Anybody see anything or find any video on this? I know, it's a huge shocker that Crean does something so classy post-game.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


Run_Fido_Run's picture

Is it my imagination, or has Crean's descent into lower and lower levels of douchedom indirectly had the effect of making Thad more popular among other Big Ten coaches?
For Thad's first five years, his Genghis Khan recruiting triumphs maybe made a few other BT coaches butthurt, but at the rate Crean is going, all will be forgotten.  

Hello_Heisman's picture

I never really had much of an issue with Matta one way or the other.  Crean, however, is a complete douche.  Watching him on the sideline is like watching a 16 year old girl having an overblown hissy fit for 2 hours.  

60% of the time it works.....every time

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Offense taken on behalf of 16 year old girls everywhere

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

BuckeyeVet's picture

Yeah, more like a 12 -13 year old girl.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

LouGroza's picture

Reggie always wanted people to know when they choked.

lamplighter's picture

I really hate those guys
Dean Wormer

moopdawg's picture

Now I understand the bright yellow uniforms.  They don't want people to notice when they've pissed themselves.  It matches perfectly.

Man of Scarlet and Gray's picture

I've decided to take happiness out of Michigan's misery. Big ten titles are nice but they're not all that important I'm glad to see Michigan seeded lower in the tournaments and Ohio State seeded higher for a 2nd place finish in the best league in America.

 "I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault."
--Jack Tatum

OSUkid23's picture

If Michigan had to lose, I'm glad they lost in the most painful way possible.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

So M*chigan is the 5th seed now? That's hilarious.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I can't really get up any hate for Michigan bball right now. After barely missing two back-to-back tantalizing lay-ups/tip-ins at the buzzer, they went from tying for a Big Ten championship to 5th in the Big Ten and on the other side of the BT Tournament bracket from Ohio State. I'll root for Michigan to do well in the NCAA tournament, but still feel like they'll be one of the more vulnerable BT teams - relative to their seeding - in the Big Dance.  

LadyBuck's picture

They looked like we did earlier in the year against Kansas -dominant in the first half and then lost. Granted, they played it a lot closer than we did, but scUM fans can't be happy about this developing at this time of year.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Michigan players look like a gaggle of "big birds" trying to play ball.  Whoever designed those lemon unis at Addidas should get canned like tuna.  At least they stopped wearing those foolish "we on" move cause those were really silly....
Woulda been nice to get 4 in a row but honestly seeing scUM get nada is almost as satisfying. 

Knarcisi's picture

Especially loved watching the home team and crowd aMAIZEd at how they BLUE it!

BUCKfutter's picture

silver lining: Lunardi now has us as a 2 seed

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

LadyBuck's picture

With the Zags as our one seed, to boot.

NilesPacMan's picture

In addition to the lack of title for us, I'm kinda salty over the fact that our chances of seeing Craft/Burke for the (most likely) final time have greatly diminished. If there's any match-up I love seeing in basketball, it's been those two.
Oh well. Now's time for "Survive and Advance".

nickma71's picture

Ohio State's streak of Big Ten titles is dead thanks to an epic collapse from the Wolverines.

But Ohio State dropping 5 games, one in embarrassing fashion has nothing to do with being number 2 instead of 1?

andyb's picture

Of course it does...but it's just tough to swallow right now because they played so well down the stretch and in my opinion are playing better than anyone in the B1G right now. 
Obviously Indiana deserves the outright title, but I really like our chances in the tourney. All good things must come to an end but the 4 year streak was one I didn't want to see end.

buckeyestu's picture

The first sentence i disagree with.the words "we'll ever cheer". Excuse me but i never cheer for meatchicken to win anything. I always root for meatchicken to lose every sports contest.

andyb's picture

Hypothetical here, but what if someone held a gun to your head and the only way they don't pull the trigger is for "Meatchicken" to win...
who you rooting for?

Knarcisi's picture

If that someone holding the gun was wearing a mustard colored uniform, I wouldn't worry. 

bukyze's picture

I guess I would hope they forgot to load it.

Knarcisi's picture

I was thinking they would miss. 

Hovenaut's picture

Like a late game free throw?

Or an absolutely should've had it rebound?

buckeyestu's picture

Pull the trigger i say

Jason Priestas's picture

That's why we were cheering for NOTINDIANA. There's a difference.

Knarcisi's picture

Ohio U looking good to win the MAC again. Maybe scUM can draw them again and Belein can talk all he wants about Ohio. 

tdible2132's picture

Considering how bleak our tourney hopes looked at one point we actually have a shot at making a deep run!

Smanpoint10's picture

This just shows that you can never trust a wolverine

KBonay's picture

Who thinks Michigan choked?

bigbadbuck's picture

There's a reason I call them "Missagain"

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

buckeye4life050233's picture

I feel bad for indiana bc in the tourny zeller wont be able to get all the touch calls he has gotten all year in the big10.......our buckeyes however can sort of blame themselves, the losses at michigan, illinois, and michigan state could've been wins had they not squandered late and played mentally tought like they have to finish off the season

dubjayfootball90's picture

scUM gon' be scUM.... 

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

45has2's picture

Cheasels: Choking weasels.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes