January 16, 2013

"I know we've got a bunch of mean guys in that locker room that won't quit and are tough and gritty."

"I'll hoop with these guys anywhere in the country. I don't care if it is on blacktop. I don't care if it's snowing. I'll play with any of these guys because they're mean and they want to win. And they know how to win."

14 comments:

Shouting Thomas said...

Damn Badgers!

They dismantled my Illini last weekend.

I am always happy to watch the Hoosiers lose.

Bo Ryan is a brilliant coach who always has the team in position to win the Big Ten. Hasn't done so well in the NCAA tournament, however.

Plus for Bo, too. He recruits all those big white boys! You know, the guys the TV announcers refer to, cryptically, as "not very athletic." Memo to Coach Groce of Illinois... get us some of those guys!

Watched the second half last night. Not a pretty game, but WI games never are.

rhhardin said...

..they want to win. And they know how to win.

What do they do about people who aren't interested.

Expat(ish) said...

I've never seen "hoop with" used that way.

Neat new verb.

I am so going to work that into a conversation today.

-XC

Kit said...

Way to go, Brueser! Beating Crean/IU is pretty sweet. You give a doubter some hope...

TosaGuy said...

Tom Crean is pretty good choking.

This Marquette fan thanks him for Dwyane Wade and the Final Four, but is quite happy to see him in Bloomington.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Indiana probably needs to recruit more negroes

MadisonMan said...

Not a pretty game, but WI games never are.

True. Congrats to the Badgers!

I also an enamored of the verbing of the word 'hoop'. Even though I don't in general like verbing nouns.

EMD said...

Indiana probably needs to recruit more negroes

Because Wisconsin has so many?

EMD said...

I've been a Hoosier fan since about 1984 or so ... I lived in a place that didn't really have a tie to a particular college team, so I chose them for no real reason.

Big Ten seasons are long and tough. One win or loss at this point rarely portends for what will ultimately happen. That said, Indiana needs to get physically tougher before tournament time..

phx said...

I'm going to guess from the slang that it has something to do with sports.

Shouting Thomas said...

I'm going to guess from the slang that it has something to do with sports.

So! This explains your backward political views!

traditionalguy said...

Great win. But where is the black team? Oh I get it. If white men can't jump, then recruit 7 foot ones.

dreams said...

I guess those sports writers who voted for Indiana as #1 are wrong about that at least at this point in the season. Louisville is #1 until they lose which is likely to happen so obviously winning the NCAA tournament is the ultimate goal. No doubt about it, The Big Ten is the best basketball conference this year.

Illinois has a great young coach and I predict they will eventually win it all with Groce as coach.

ndspinelli said...

Purdue fans loved this game.