In preparation for the upcoming season, I reserved a spot on one of the Michigan Stadium and Crisler Center tours this week. It is really a pretty incredible value at only $20 per person for a 2 hour tour of both facilities. Here is a link if you are interested in getting more information or making your own reseration:
Consider this the official 2016 stadium tour story thread. Anybody have any "Cool Story Bro" moments from one of these tours? We are taking my 89yo grandpa (lifelong Michigan fan...grew up listening to Harmon play on the radio). He is able to walk, but we'll probably use a wheelchair to help him keep up. Is the tour pretty wheelchair accessible? Any recommendations or things that you wish you would have known ahead of time?
Go Blue and thanks for the tips!
ESPN projects the Pistons to finish one game better than last year, with a chance to have homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Their reasoning for only a one game improvement is the return of the same starting lineup. I personally think the bench is markedly improved and that coupled with a more experienced roster will lead to a 3-5 game improvement.
I know football season is approaching and our attention has mostly turned to the team (and rightfully so), but I find it so encouraging to see both Michigan football and the Pistons on the up and up. Anyways, just my two cents.
Ouch. Link @ Eleven Warriors.
Kid Man played right across the river from Detroit in Windsor. I'm not sure if he lied about his age to get out of Sudan, where he's from. Either way, please remove him from your prospective 2018 hoops roster.
Best quote on the whole situation:
I found myself watching the Elite Eight matchup between Syracuse and Virginia last night. The longer the game went on, the more I found myself getting agitated with Reggie Miller. I kept thinking, this man wants Syracuse to win.
But, this led me to wonder...are in-game analysts biased or is it just in our heads?
I'm not talking about the guys who sit in studio, but those who are on the sidelines.
Reggie Miller probably wasn't "rooting" for Syracuse but it sure felt like he was. I wanted Virginia to win. Which, I think in turn made me develop some sort of weird angst towards the announcers not assuring me Virginia wasn't actually blowing a 15 point lead to a 10 seed.
This can be seen across other sports. Take, for instance, the Michigan-Indiana football game. It just seemed as though the announcers were pulling for an upset and disappointed when Michigan eventually prevailed.
When the analysts or announcers are confronted with the question of if they show a rooting interest during a game, they claim to be unbiased.
Apparently, Nik has been coming on for Philly in the second half of the season. Check out this ridiculous move against the Nets tonight, an alley-oop to himself: