I needed this win today, really badly. I have been following this team closely all year, naturally. On January 6, my son Evan was born 3 months premature, and he has been in the NICU ever since. His prognosis is pretty good, but it will still be a long road.
Our lives were shaken up and our priorities shifted pretty dramatically. Working (for me), taking care of our older child, and getting to the hospital twice a day became everything, with little else going on. With the DVR, I managed to record each game, and I would typically watch them late at night (when I couldn't sleep anyway) after my wife and older son had gone to sleep. I have probably never watched every game played by any team, and I felt oddly connected to this team.
They have had their ups and downs, like my little preemie son. Young fighters. The future looks bright (enough) for my son, and the future looks bright for this team. We got home this afternoon from an Easter brunch, and it set in quickly just how badly I wanted this team to win today.
So we are riding kind of high right now, and I just talked to my son's nurse, and he is having a good day too. Life and sports. Sports and life.
(NICU is neonatal intensive care - preemies, for those that wonder what the hell I'm referring to).
LIFE IS SHORT, ENJOY THIS!!!!!!!!
All I can say watching that game is Wow! These guys are on fire.
What are everyones favorite plays? I'd love to see a gif or video clip of:
1) McGary driving the lane from the top of the key,
2) Spike's steel and double pump lay up, and
3) All 6 of the Stauskas' threes.
I'm on spring break with the family in Miami beginning on Wednesday but am already planning on diverting to Atlanta if we make it to the final game.
Who else is going? Anyone on here based in Atlanta who can provide tips on where to stay, getting around, where to find tickets on Sunday, etc?
EDIT: For those of you who've been to Final Fours, do a lot of tickets typically come available after the Saturday games? Do the fans of the losing teams typically leave town? Tickets for today's game were going for as low as $3 as of this morning.
EDIT2: Anyone know of any U of M bars in Miami Beach? Need somewhere to watch the game on Saturday night.
Anyone have a link to this?
It's on MGoBlue radio right now:
When someone finds it, please post here - or video after the fact.
We be cutting down the nets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MGoUser points out the CBS already has the replay up (fastest of all the games I've seen so far) and it includes the cutting of the nets!
So I feel like a lot of people here just entered the Final Four ticket market. I felt like it might be useful to have a place to discuss the most affordable and available places to buy them.
MITCH MCGARY IS GOING TO BE ON THE COSBY SHOW AND HE'S EXCITED