For anyone who was at the games this weekend or is familiar with Flash Seats and the NCAA... a few of the people around us Monday said that there was a way to mail in your "seat locator" that gets printed at the gate and have the NCAA send you actual hard tickets after the fact. Anyone heard anything about this? I can't find a hint of it anywhere. I was thinking it'd be cool to have the hard ticket as a souvenier. The little print out thing is a bit lame.
Zach Travis over at MnB penned a lovely narrative surrounding Trey and friends. Also, another well-formatted story that I'm getting so used to seeing with all of the Vox sites.
This NCAA tournament run has brought my level of distaste over schadenfreude to new heights. Do we really need to mock VCU, Kansas, Florida, and Syracuse fans at their moment of despondency? I thought the Kansas fans in particular came off as good people and good sports, while M fans came off a RCMB wannabees, and very poor winners. I hope this board trends away from laughing at the misery of every opponent we beat. Schadenfreude is pretty trendy but I dislike it immensely coming from Michigan fans in general, and this board in particular. I'm somewhat ok with it directed at MSU, or Ohio State, or Notre Dame, though I could easily do without it. but see no reason to start a thread, laughing at the misfortune of every team we defeat. Overall, from what I've seen, I would rate Kansas basketball fans, and Nebraska football fans as much classier in defeat or victory than what Michigan has to offer.
While not quite on the level of Dewey defeats Truman, this is pretty bad by the Freep & Amazon:
They are selling a book titled "Blue Heaven: The A-Maize-Ing Story of the Michigan Wolverines' Return to Glory--and Their Second NCAA Title!" which would be funny if it didn't hurt so damn bad.
There has not been much talk about the upcoming NBA draft, which is surprising given the huge effect it will have on the constitution of our team next year. There have been 30 threads created on the NBA draft during the time I got pulled away from writing this. Correct me if I’m wrong, but April 16th is the declaration date, so we will know who is staying and who is gone by then, right?
There hasn’t been much stated about who is packing up their rooms and who is entrenching themselves for another long March. I’ve referenced a few mock drafts to get a range on our potential pro prospects. McGary's range is odd, as most sites don't have him in the top 60. Maybe he was omitted from a few mock drafts due to saying he's 100% on returning to the team.
Trey Burke – (6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 13, 17)
Possible teams have included: Kings, Hornets, Pistons, Thunder, Mavs, Bucks
Glenn Robinson III – (10, 10, 10, 10, 11, 16, 22)
Possible teams have included: Timberwolves, Nets, Bullets, 76ers, Hawks
Mitch McGary – (18, 24)
Possible teams have included: Knicks, Hawks
Tim Hardaway Jr. – (19, 28, 30, 32, 32, 47, 51)
Possible teams have included: Heat, Magic, Cavaliers, Bulls, Thunder
I figured after coming down from my anger over the loss and not wanting to punch a random stranger, I wanted to share some pictures from the game. Everyone who went to the game please feel free to upload your pictures in this thread.
If you don't want to read this thread or don't care, then don't click on it.
FYI, I ran into Denard and he's the nicest person I've ever met and actually a lot thicker (muscular wise) than I would have thought. Also ran into McGary's dad and McGary's g/f. I also met Braylon and Mike Hart in the D for opening day.
I'm wearing the yellow shades and Go Blue!!
Not sure which show this guy is on ESPN, but my buddy recognized him.
John Belein's God Daughter with my brother and I.