For tonight’s game, the five senior editors who weren’t able to go to the Breslin Center for the Michigan basketball game watched it at the Daily last night. Here is a collective running commentary on their views:
7:03 p.m. Damn, Erin Andrews is looking reeeeeally gooooood…..
7:05 p.m. Dani Wohl is starting? Jesus Christ…
7:06 p.m. Holy shit, we’re winning!
7:08 p.m. Does Amadou Ba really bother to put a jersey on for this game? If he took off his warm-ups off, he’s probably got a T-shirt on.
7:09 p.m. We’re taking bets… will seven points be the biggest lead of the game?
7:10 p.m. John Andrews enters the lineup. Why did Amaker decide to start Wohl if he was only going to play one minute?
7:14 p.m. The first “Tilt” promo of the night. We doubt that Brent Musburger’s enthusiasm could be any lower. We know this isn’t football, but show us something.
7:17 p.m. Hard to believe that out of the lineup on the floor — Wohl, Andrews, J.C. Mathis, Brent Petway and Ron Coleman — that the freshman would be the No. 1 option.
7:19 p.m. Boy, Courtney Sims really has a sheepish look on his face at all time. This is the look of Michigan’s big man?
7:21 p.m. We really hope that the trainer who told Lester Abram to rehab his shoulder and not to have surgery will be fired at the end of the season.
7:22 p.m. The only play that Michigan really runs is the pick and alley-oop to Petway, and since it didn’t work this time, we’re in trouble.
7:23 p.m. Michigan just gave up the lead, 10-7. Prepare for a blowout.
7:24 p.m. Man, President Palmer needs to stop doing these Allstate commercials and come back to “24.”
7:29 p.m. Steve Lavin just said that Wohl looks like Adam Sandler. Now they’re showing a picture of Chris Hill beside one of Pete Sampras. What the hell is going on? When did we start watching “E!”?
7:33 p.m. Lavin is breaking down Michigan’s offense. Wow, that’s a feat, since Michigan doesn’t run an offense.
7:36 p.m. We’d just like to thank the Michigan State athletic department for only giving our four-person basketball beat two credentials. Thanks a lot, Sparties.
7:43: p.m. Man, Petway can jump. Yeah, he missed the block, but he can jump.
7:52 p.m. Way to let Maurice Ager dribble down and score a bucket with two seconds left. Then not getting a shot off before the buzzer was pretty weak.
8:08 p.m. Start of the second half.
8:10 p.m. The Spartans come out strong, with an Anderson alley-oop and a Davis jumper. It’s amazing that some teams actually make halftime adjustments. We wonder what that’s like.
8:14 p.m. Damn Dion, you just got your pocket picked. Of course it led to a Shannon Brown throw down, then Harris was called for a charge.
8:15 p.m. Ashtyn Bell enters the game; Tommy throws up the white flag.
8:17 p.m. The shot clock stopped working, but it’s not like the Spartans have needed anywhere near 35 seconds to score.
8:22 p.m. Now, while they fix the shot clock, would be a good chance for Amaker to do some coaching. But don’t expect much. After all, this is Tommy Amaker we’re talking about.
8:25 p.m. Second field goal in eight minutes? Is that an improvement?
8:26 p.m. Hunter tries to break someone down off the dribble at halfcourt. He immediately turns it over. That’s our offense. Need I say more?
8:29 p.m. Another shameless plug for “Tilt” — this time comparing the poker faces of Amaker and Tom Izzo. We can’t decide what’s worse: comparing the faces or the dumb fan holding up the “Tilt is next” sign?
8:31 p.m. Does Michigan ever want to get an offensive rebound? The Spartans just like three in a row on one series.
8:33 p.m. If Petway ever perfects a jump-hook, he’ll be unstoppable. Maybe if he spent less time rapping and more time on his game, he’d be sweet.
8:39 p.m. Michigan just committed its 20th turnover. That seems to be the over/under mark for the Wolverines in big games.
8:42 p.m. Musburger just said, “This is not a team — it’s a program.” Of course he was referring to Michigan State. Gee Brent, you really don’t like Michigan, do you?
8:50 p.m. Ager just completed an alley-opp from half court. The Spartans are having a pretty good time out there.
8:53 p.m. The Izzone just called out the few Maize Rage fans in attendance: “We can’t hear you.” We haven’t heard from Michigan in a while either.
9:02 p.m. The Izzone is now chanting where this team is heading again this year: “N-I-T! N-I-T!”
9:07 p.m. Whew, Michigan State has balanced scoring. It must be nice to have everyone on the floor to be a threat to score.
9:10 p.m. With the game in the bag with 45 seconds left, Izzo still makes a face when Kelvin Torbert was called for an offensive foul. There’s just no pleasing this guy.
9:12 p.m. We can’t believe that Michigan only lost by 11. This might have been one of the most painful games to watch in recent memory.