ME: So, uh... Manny... do y-.... do you remember that time in the NCAA game against Clemson when... when B- Booker went up for what looked like easy lay up, and you went up behind him and blocked him?
MANNY: Uh... yeah, man. Fo sho
ME: D- Do you remember that?
ME: Yeah... that was awesome
In the second half I decided to check out the liveblog at mgoblue.com. Just after that moment the elbow to the face of Douglass happened. Soon after, Clemson took all our momentum as theirs and began a run that almost had me crap my pants. If it wasn't for that Harris 3pt play I think we could've lost that game. Did I jinx the gods by briefly visiting the liveblog? I even thought to myself "Hey, we're up huge, I don't think there's any way I can jinx them even if I do check this out." Well, I spoke incorrectly apparently.
And you know how I knew there was a liveblog? Because someone posted it here. I suggest the term liveblog is not even used on this site for the remainder of the season. Please abide.
So for me, late night is turning into early morning, but for everyone else that reads this, you will be immersed in Thursday, March 19, 2009--the day our team takes a stage it hasn't seen in 11 years.
For me, this is the biggest game of my college career so far (I was a senior in HS for the Game of the Century) and I haven't been able to do any work this week because I can't get it off my mind (if we continue to win, this semester may be a bust). This year I fell in love with a Michigan basketball team for the first time I can remember, and anything they do from here is icing on the cake (I think we all think that way). But I have confidence that we'll see the team we saw against UCLA, Duke, and UConn: a team that doesn't know its place in the pecking order, a team with nothing to lose that spells out danger with a capital "3". I know we can win, and the only way I'll be disappointed is if we have one of those extremely frustrating blah performances (I'm thinking MSU), but I don't believe we will.
What say ye?
While I am always on the fence about being interested or taking national attention as an utmost important thing to tell my diary about at night ("Omg but then we had meatloaf for lunch again bleh") but when Michigan is not getting hit in the head by a chair thrown by Bob Knight, who apparently believes PSU and Auburn were more deserving, they're getting ESPN praise in the form of... Colin Cowherd?
Michigan was chosen by Cowherd as his dark horse (or is it darkhorse?) for the tournament. Besides the normal Duke, UCLA, Purdue fluff, he was quick to point out UM could have beaten UConn, a 1-seed, and that he could legitimately see them making it to the elite eight. What was nice to hear, though, was him acknowledge the coaching behind the effort.
What does this mean? Absolute shit. The man is a walking "morning talk show radio zoo OHMANELISHADUSHKUISTHEHAWTEST *cue spring boi-oi-oing*" - complete with "Breakfast of Champions - which cereal will win" bracket - but he's also been a huge d-bag to the football program. A reader was quick to point out his dark horse (darkhorse?) - fuck it, I'm referring to it as Darko from now on - has always played Clemson for the past couple years. Let's just say that's true.
The question remains: even if we are everyone's Darko, does it make noise in the Palace when we miss all our shots and lose by 15?
Because that's what a Darko does. Let's be
The Answer Billups.
All right, I've never really done a sign, but I feel it is appropriate given the circumstances. I'll be in KC in the Michigan student section
Gimme some sign ideas!
I was just doing a real quick Google search for a Clemson-centric basketball blog but I didn't find anything of high quality (nor did I see any Clemson blog linked from this blog). I was wondering if anyone knows of one that I can read. I like to read the other team's perspective on us, especially when I don't know the other team that well at all (as is true in this case).
As unbiased as we try to be, pro-Michigan blog's will never be truly neutral. So, I figure if I read pro-Michigan and pro-Clemson stuff, I'll have a fairly good idea of what to expect.