FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
From the Detroit News:
Had a discussion today with a friend and wanted to get the MGoBoard's opinions on who they think will be next.
I think the next national champion of the "big 3" (Football, Men's Basketball, Hockey) will be Hockey because of the excellent talent they have now as well as having another a first round NHL draft pick come in for potentially a minimum of 3 years.
They just have to put it together chemistry wise. IMO, it's all there. We've seen what they're capable of when clicking. That goes for everyone. Nagelvoort was leading the nation in save % for a good chunk of last season as a freshman.
For the next national POY, this is a tough one but I would say Basketball.
My "Ohio" thought balloon went over like lead, which is totally okay! I really like the "Confessions" thread as it is always nice to vent a little bit.
However, here positivity reigns.
What are the things that make you love Michigan?
It doesn't have to be related to football or even athletics. I'll suggest some sharing some of the smaller, more subtle points that you love about this great Michigan of ours, but you're welcome to pull the "Most Wins" card, as we are all appropriately proud of it. Here's some of mine:
- The moment you walk underneath the entry portal and Michigan Stadium opens up to you.
- Holding a fist in the air for M Fanfare.
- The Diag and Angel Hall
- Road-tripping senior year to Kansas City to watch MBB in their first tourney in a decade after spending many games in a Maize Rage with only a hundred or so others during some of the lower TA days.
- Jordan Morgan, Jordan Kovacs, Sierra Romero, Samantha Findlay, Zach Putnam, Steve Luke and Kellen Russel and countless other elite athletes that represent UM in the best way possible, yet don't get all the fanfare.
- Hoopin' at the IMSB
Let's hear them!
According to MLive, JMo is working out with the Cavaliers, Timberwolves, and Bulls this week and next. He's shooting for a summer league tryout or maybe going to head to Europe to play for a bit before pursuing an engineering career.
All the best to him. Morgan is an exemplary alum, and I hope he gets on a team and succeeds.
(I didn't see this posted, let me know if it's old news).
I thought this would be fun for a Monday morning... In Bill Simmons's "The Book of Basketball" he spends what was probably my favorite chapter on "The Wine Cellar" team. The premise is "If aliens come to earth with a time machine and demand to play basketball for the sake of the world, who do you pick?" The time machine is because you don't just pick Michael Jordan - you have to decide which vintage (like wine) of Mike you pick (Simmons took 1992 MJ over 96 MJ). The game is taking place today - meaning 2014 NCAA rules like the 3 point line length are in play.
With that theory in place, who makes your Wine Cellar Team? Does 2013 Trey Burke start over 1992 Jalen Rose? Does Tournament McGary get one of your 12 roster spots? Does Cazzie's game translate with a shot clock, 3 pointer, and 7 footers? 91 or 92 CWebb? Simmons's team was quite versitile, able to go big or small, run a press, have a lockdown 5 for defense, and able to score lots of ways.
Build your starting 5 (or full roster of 12) and defend your picks/years.