I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
I am semi-superstitious about these things, and I don't like hearing my team I root for being mentioned as a favorite of any kind or a dark horse. And, boy is Michigan a sexy pick as a dark horse this year. I have heard it all over on ESPN radio and seen it at numerous places on the internet. Colin Cowherd is discussing it now on his show.
About 2 minutes in, for everyone who wants to see Crisler go nuts.
Hey all. Due to the lack of a public sale of tickets, I was wondering if any season ticket holders would be buying and selling their tickets. I live in St. Louis and will likely be heading over there with or without tickets. Class of '07 alumnus.
Let me know.
I'm going as long as we don't play in Portland. If they play in Portland it would easily be the most heart-breaking moment of my life. Portland, aside from being a 34 hour drive, starts on Thursday making it impossible for me to drive there. Anywhere else and I'll be there.
Also, for those that are interested, I emailed the AD and asked about student tickets. This was the reply:
"We're sorry, but we won't have information about possible NCAA basketball game tickets until Monday morning. However, information will probably be posted on the www.mgoblue.com website Sunday evening if Michigan gets picked for the tournament."
To me that's not a "NO." Which means it's probably a yes. Hopefully any priority for tix will be given to students who have paid for 3 years of heart-beak and misery.
My Destination Rankings:
1. Miami (No-brainer, still Spring break for some, WooHoo and the like)
2. Greensboro (Never been, right in the middle of hoops country)
3. Philly (Also never been. Off day trip to NY possible)
4. Boise (When else would I ever go to/through Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho?)
5. Dayton (Practicality the only positive, but a big one)
6. Kansas City (Meh)
7. Minneapolis (Meh and cold)
8. Portland (Would be #2 if games started Friday)
Not sure how many of you guys out there have iPhones or iPod Touches but CBS has an app on the app store right now for $5 that will stream VIDEO of every single game (including the NC game) if you're connected to Wi-Fi or you can get a live audio feed for every single game if you're on EDGE or 3G w/ the iPhone. I know you can stream the video from mmod.com but, at least for me, my company blocks that and kills any audio streaming but there's some wi-fi I can find at work so - not that I'm condoning anything or ya know... ;)
Just an FYI for all you other people out there working for big companies with hardcore IT depts that block everything...
ESPN has an article regarding teams on the bubble, updated through 9pm Sunday night. The link is http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/bubblewatch?id=91. It reads, in part: "The Wolverines probably went a long way in wrapping up an NCAA at-large bid by beating Minnesota on the road on Saturday. They might still need a victory in the Big Ten tournament -- another loss to Iowa is not advisable -- but the Wolverines seem to be in OK shape because of their high-end victories and strength of schedule (No. 10 nationally)."
The play of LLP against MN bodes well for UofM. The point isn't that LLP will do it again, but with Perry, Novak, Manny, Grady, and Douglass, we have FIVE legit 3-point threats. If one gets hot (a la LLP), we can ride that hot hand. This will only open up the lane, giving room for Peedie and Manny to work, to slash, to score in the paint. I happened to watch some of the WVa highlights from a few years ago, and their three pt prowess opened everything up. They had no end of great back door cuts for Pitsnoggle that wouldn't have been there without the three.