Like his comments about the pre-game video that appeared on the big screens before Beilein's team played the Buckeyes. Guessing from his remarks that he didn't like it. Maybe he thought it lacked class, or was unsportsmanlike, or even childish. He did pontificate a bit, vowing that things like that would "never happen" as long as he was wearing yellow-and-blue.
(And let's face it, OSU has a way of going a bit overboard. Personally, I think taking the letter "m" out of their pre-game program is pushing the rivalry towards the lunatic fringe.)
But for Beilein to ride his high horse out of Ohio, talking like he's a British diplomat working in Calcutta is, frankly, comical. He needs to remember the name and true identity of his employer. As the Hokester likes to say, "This is Michigan for gosh sakes!" And we all know at UM, the people are crazy if not crooked.
Time to get real with Beilein, and ask him a key question. He's claiming that he won't be "stooping" or "lowering himself" or "whatever" in the big rivalry, presumably because he's just too classy to do such things.
And while we're on the topic of sportsmanship, what about your sophomore gunner who flipped-off the Breslin crowd by blowing a kiss at the end of the game on January 25? Is that AOK with you?
Is it okay if a player formally tags their next opponent with the label "little brother" through the media during game week, as one of your employer's football players did only a few months ago?
Who does this Beilein guy think he is, and where does he think he's working? Does he realize that his program is the descendant of the dirtiest program in college basketball history? If one of his players rapes a coed, will he cover it up as long as there are no nasty pre-game videos?
This guy is pretty arrogant for someone who "coached" for more than two decades before reaching Division One college basketball. Hey, maybe he really is a "Michigan Man" after all.
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