I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
For my memorable 1000th MGoPoint. Well timed if I do say so myself.
EDIT: POSBANG, then post-victory pancakes all around.
So this is random, but I seem to have made a miscalculation. I thought dropping by the triage unit in the pregnancy center at Mott would get my wife and me sent away with a diagnosis of false labor in time to get to the game tonight. But they're keeping us for at least another hour, even if this isn't the real thing. I have two tickets to tonight's game in my pocket. If you can come get them, you can have them.
Leave your email if you're up for it and I'll drop you a note with info on how to contact me when you get here.
Edit: the tickets are directly behind the Michigan bench, three rows behind the Maize Rage. They're good seats--once Brian showed up in the row in front of me and I harassed him a little. The people next to me sometimes sell their tickets for $100 or more a piece for crap games, so I will accept face value for them ($50/ticket) if you want to give it to me, but don't feel obligated. I can't use them anyway.
Edit 2: goblue2015 just picked up the tickets. May he be kind to the nice old lady who sits next to us.
Edit 3: We're home now, and hopefully won't miss any more games unless the baby actually comes. Thanks for all the well wishes!
About a week ago, there was some chatter on the board about the key words associated with each player in the locker room fuse box. These symbolize an idea that each individual player concentrates on throughout the season. Before every practice and game, each player switches their switch to "on". Earlier, we just knew Mitch McGary's was "Enthusiasm". ESPN granted us a view of a few others:
Eso Akunne - Sacrifice
Blake McLimans - Focus
Matt Vogrich - Unity
Tim Hardaway Jr. - Preparation
Trey Burke - Poise (revealed in Indiana pregame)
Spike Albrecht - Smart
Mitch McGary - Enthusiasm
Josh Bartelstein - Perspective
Corey Person - Communication
Jordan Morgan - Toughness
Jon Horford - Belief
Max Beifeldt - Physical
Caris LeVert - Determination
GRIII - Dependable
Nik Stauskas is notably absent from the photo, so his remains a mystery.
Jalen MC'd the Michigan Mock Rock last night at Hill. He made a few comments regarding the Fab 5 returning to Michigan. He said that all of the Fab 5 love Michigan and love the Michigan fans. He said that this team could be good enough to cut down nets and if they do he wants to watch from the seats with the other 4 of the Fab 5.
He was a pretty good MC. He brought out Jimmy King at one point and Hardaway and GRIII for a few seconds. Hoke was there and Jalen thanked him for bringing Michigan football back.
I realize that the Fab 5 are a touchy subject for some Michigan fans but I'm 44 and remember bumping into the Fab 5 at the Spaghetti Bender back in the day! You are old school if you remember the Bender. I'm a fan of all the Fab 5. Even CWebb. I don't get a vote but I say bring em all back. It was over 20 years ago.
Good article. Not that much new information, but an enjoyable read and gives you a little look into Burke's mind.