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Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Can you believe what's become of Michigan Basketball? The Wolverines USED TO BE a "College Program" - - - okay, a dirty college program - - - but a COLLEGE program nevertheless.

Despite its prominent role as the perpetrator of the worst financial scandal in the history of intercollegiate sports, UM used to operate in approximately the same manner as all of the other schools. They would recruit players, sign them, and then let them play out their careers wearing yellow shorts. They even used to have "Senior Night" on an annual basis, just like everybody else.

Now they are deep into the John Beilein Era and Michigan Basketball appears to be auditioning for lead roles on "As The World Turns" and "The Guiding Light". What a SOAP OPERA!

  • Beilein whines when a game starts too late, claiming it will cramp the habits of his student-athletes. Forget about the other teams who have to do the same thing.
  • Beilein brings in an over-aged academic virtual non-qualifier in Mitch McGary, sits him on the bench the entire season before letting him start a handful of games in the tournament, only to see him play only a handful more games before self-disqualifying due to an ill-timed doobie.
  • Beilein creates a "folk hero" in walk-on Spike Albrecht, cultivating his legendary status over the next season by heralding his exploits at every opportunity, acting like the boy was his favorite son, and then pressuring him to keep playing through double-hip surgery as if he was the greatest non-scholarship "scholar" ever to wear blue shoes. Then Beilein writes the final chapter of "The Spike Albrecht Story" by pitching the useless gimp to the junk-pile after the confused youngster publicly "retired", then "came back from retirement". Albrecht may yet re-enter Crisler wearing red or purple or black or silver. By all means, STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT EPISODE!

Now Beilein seems to be playing the free-agent market to put together his next team. Forget about a four-year career, Ricky Doyle. Go on back to your daddy, Aubrey Dawkins. Hold on, Spike, wait right here in the hallway while we conduct interviews with your likely replacement...we'll get right back to you...if we don't find somebody better.

For awhile there, players were dropping out of the Ann Arbor college so frequently it seemed like they misunderstood the phrase "try to act professional". Fans celebrated every early departure as if it was the mark of a champion. It was if nobody remembered what the letter "U" stood for in the letters "UM".

Seems like Johnny Apple Farmer is right in sync with his new boss, James Harbaugh. Both coaches appear to be approaching their jobs like they run a "Fantasy Team", dropping and adding players rampantly in order to try to win the pool next season.

I'm no fan of the University of Michigan,
but I grew up believing they were a college program.
That no longer seems to be the case.


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