Michigan Trash-Talks Wisconsin Before Game, Violates Sanctity of College Basketball

By DJ Byrnes on February 16, 2014 at 1:22p

Before last Tuesday's game against Michigan, Ohio State played a pre-game video that featured Evan Turner's 37-foot shot to sink Michigan in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Big Ten tournament, but also Ohio University's 2012 upset March Madness bid over Michigan and Chris Webber's infamous 1993 timeout call. 

It was a blatant troll move that Beilein fell for, hook, line and sinker:

"I hope Michigan never does that," Beilein said. "I don’t want to ever do things like that."

The video wrapped up with an unflattering picture of a Michigan fan, followed by the words, "Pure Michigan," a nod to the state's tourism slogan. 

"There’s a lot of great things in this rivalry, I don’t think that’s one of them," Beilein said. "We’re not going to do that a long as I’m here."

Apparently assistant coach Bacari Alexander and Michigan's social media intern didn't get the message. Here's a tweet they sent out today, prior to their game with Wisconsin:

I look forward to John Beilein's post-game rant about how this is behavior unbecoming of a Michigan Man. Perhaps Dave Brandon can hire a pilot to sky-write the apology over Ann Arbor.

I mean, joking about having a license to kill a team of 18-22 year-olds is more severe than a goofy video featuring historical events that actually happened, right?


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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

By way of summation, *ichigan still sucks.

Yeti's have feelings too.

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KLF Buckeye's picture

Joke's on them. That license is clearly a forgery.

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Well struck, sir.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

gumtape's picture

The KLF just rocked them.

High and tight boo boo

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UrbanCulture's picture

They are getting hosed anyway

northwest_buckeye's picture

Oh wow, Michigan being scummy again. I guess they were due, it's been almost a week since they last acted like dicks.

I've never said I 'hate' anyone because that would imply I had any emotion for them whatsoever.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Well look what happens when you open up your pie hole - not only are you losing at home at half by 15 but you shot 7-22 in the first half. Maybe you should have shot a little more pre-game instead of laying the smack. Come on WISKY - royal beat down time. 

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

Weak. Sauce....its like they just gave up in 2006 and have stopped trying ever since then.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Why couldn't they shoot like that when they played us?


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Nutinpa's picture

In the first half they did.  We just did not put them away. 

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VestedInterest's picture

As if we needed any more reason to hate on those bitches...

and Hypocrits...

Cheaters, liars and hypocrites


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Doc's picture

Bunch a pompous dicks. That is all. 

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TossTrap's picture

Was rooting for scUM win in order to get the Buckeyes into the top 4 in conference and a shot at a Big Ten tournament bye. Ain't happening, Wisky will grab that spot and the Bucks will finish no better than fifth.

First and goal at the five and Arch is getting the ball.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Was rooting for scUM win


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

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BME_Buckeye's picture

More like license to lose after Kaminsky rocks them in the second half. 

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


PittBuckeye's picture

I could care less, it's all just college sports, and this is a cool thing to me. They want to go badger hunting, cool have fun, I just want the S&G to beat tTUN in everything every time they ever play. Beyond that hypocrite or not I could care less. 

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M Man's picture

I am so glad I got on the right side of history on this one.  Here, where I staked out the position that Beilein was wrong and that no one should stop doing these kinds of stunts but hopefully everybody should be laughing a lot more.

My rule on this sort of thing is leave it all to students and pr flacks.  Players should only be involved insofar as they are already on video.  Coaches should stay the hell out altogether.  And athletic directors (I'm looking at you, Dave Brandon) should not even be thinking about this stuff.

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Hovenaut's picture

This recent display of hypocrisy aside, doesn't change the fact that they've sucked, suck now and will continue to suck for all eternity.

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lamplighter's picture

it is truly sad I can't UV this more than once


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Hockey Buck's picture

Another reason why even their alums have difficulty supporting them. Some coach's pants are on fire.

bucksfan92's picture

ugh how in the hell did we lose to this team? This season is making me insane!

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bigbadbuck's picture

Bee sting needs to get a clue.

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

buckeyestu's picture

If my daughter had a scholarship to scum and no where else, I would pay for her to go elsewhere for her education. She would not be permitted to attend a university like scum that has low morals and is so hypocritical. The longer I live, the more scum SUCKS. Beilein, Gibbons,Lewan, and fat ass Joke, oops I mean Hoke. Need I say more?

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

It is a damn fine school, just like others in the B1G.  That said, it would be tough.  I (jokingly) scolded my friend for even applying (and getting in) to Michigan's law school.  I'm just glad he corrected course and went to U of Chicago.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

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ohio gf's picture

Anyone surprised???  I really dislike beilein...first he goes off on OSU about showing Ohio beating Michigan...hey, he and his counterpart hoke are the ones that started the Ohio thing...it's funny when they do it, but don't poke them, they can't take it.  I hope that school loses every game they play....I could not care less who they play, I won't root for them...EVER

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IH8UOFM's picture

My sentiments exactly.

Poison nuts's picture

Shocking...just shocking. Next you're going to tell me they're smug & almost totally dependent on the state of Ohio for their athletic talent!

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

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

That's the craziness of this season.  OSU loses to those overrated turds in between two games where they got housed by teams that OSU beat on the road. 

Class of 2010.

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warosu's picture

It's all fun and games,but guess what? Shitaigan sucks !!!!

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InvertMyVeer's picture

Still butthurt over this shot?


Oh who am I kidding, if they did that to us I'd still be mad too! (Video has the OSU and TTUN announcers on it, not sure which one I enjoy listening to more lol always nice to hear the Buckeye guys go crazy after a play like that but there's something so beautiful about the TTUN announcer's emphatic "OHHH NOOO!!!" followed by silence)

Football is complicated...

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bigbadbuck's picture

They're going to check it for what?   Obviously he got it off before the buzzer, obviously he got it off behind the 3 point arc what part of "he just hit a game winning three" don't these dimwits get? Missagain blows like the wind, always have, always will!


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

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Buckeye5000's picture

I got to go with listening to the TTUN announcers on this one. Cracks me up every time.

2014 Undisputed National Champions!

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Stoicpaisano's picture

Anyone know of a gif of Matta from that clip?

ibuck's picture

Sounded like the UM radio play by play guy said "Justice done, partner" after Turner's long trey went down.

I think he actually said "just as stunned."

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

KBonay's picture

Yeah, like we are going to forgot about history....


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vwhiegs57's picture

And i do believe, there is another chance for this to happen again this coming season. Am i correct on this?

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buckeyefanatic's picture

One of my favorite games, ever. 

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

BierStube's picture

People that live in "Big Houses" should not throw stones!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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buckskin's picture

Hey, if they want to call us Ohio then I say that we can 100% claim an OU victory against them in the NCAA tournament. 

HolyBuckeyeOSU's picture

Nice to see MGoBlog is crying about Mr. DJ byrnes and this post...LOL...silly Michigan!

Go Buckeyes! 

Moephius's picture

Ah yes, the "we are so much better than you" is strong with all of those UofM degree holders over at Mgoblog..

Apparently they just don't get that everyone else laughs at them with their 'holier-than-thou-ness'

This quote is especially Michigan Man'esque

"So when Bacari Alexander tweeted a generic "we are going to beat you" thing, perpetually aggrieved DJ Byrnes at 11W tried to make a big to do about it."

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

Shoulda' said "licensed to Kill" not "license to kill" - dumbass.

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AJW_16's picture

It's a well-known fact that there is a direct relationship between how much a Michigan Man will tell you he is better than you and the extent to which he is wrong. #science

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

buckeyefanatic's picture

How is firejohnbeilein.com not registered and in use?

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

TNbuckeye91's picture

He's a douche but he also coached a team that got to the national championship last year.

I come from a long line high, low, and in-between, the same as you. - TVZ

buckeyefanatic's picture

There are two uses for the domains ... by fans and by enemies.  This guy (and school) has plenty so like fireurbanmeyer and firethadmatta they are usually gobbled up right away.  Just surprised this one wasn't.

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.