Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Just Shut Up

Someone needs to tell Lester to just shut up

I was looking over at mlive today and found this story on Michigan's trip to the NIT and was struck by the headline.

Abram on NIT: We have to play it
I decide to read a bit further to see what Lester had to say and found this quote....

"You're always happy to keep playing, but nobody wants to play in the NIT,'' senior Lester Abram said. "It's just something you have to do.''

What struck me is how basically Abram sounds like he's just going through the motions since they are going to the NIT and not the NCAA tournament. Well here's a small tip for you Lester, shut up. You guys had ample opportunity to make the NCAA tournament and blew every chance you had. Maybe I'd feel sorry for you if you had a great season and were snubbed by the committee, but you weren't. This team didn't win a big game all season and continually failed to live up to expectations. Maybe if you guys had actually played harder and closed out some games (*cough*OHIO STATE*cough*) you would be planning a trip to the NCAA's instead of bitching about going to the NIT.

It's stuff like this that makes it frustrating as a fan. If you don't like playing in the NIT every year then maybe you should win some big games! Don't bitch about not making the NCAA tournament after blowing chance after chance at making it. No one feels sorry for you.

Life is full of small disappointments, Lester, going to the NIT is just one of them.

Also in the article Tommy Amaker calls making the NIT "an honor." I don't even have the words to adequately describe my feelings at that answer. Just another reason this guy needs to be shown the door.

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