For those who may have missed it, our own Jalen Rose made an appearance on Tosh.0 Tuesday night. Tosh was making fun of a ginger (turns out he's from Michigan) who made a video of his greatest Nerf dunks. Jalen, Spud Webb, Bill Simmons, etc all discuss the greatness of this kid's dunking ability.
It's late and I'm too tired to try to figure out how to embed, so click the link below, or if somebody wants to embed, feel free.
Heads up- For those watching at work, there are a couple of swear words, so you may want to close your office door, or turn down the volume on the speakers. Enjoy.
So, my interest was piqued, so I figured I'd share. During the halftime show for the Lakers-Clippers game, Magic congratulated Jalen on his alma mater's success. Some banter broke out, with the following dialog:
Question: Is there even a slight chance we'll see the Fab in the stands tomorrow?
Jalen: There is a slight chance. I'm working the phones right now.
A few weeks back, at the beginning of the tournament, Jalen Rose made some comments about how he hoped to reunite the Fab Five by getting tickets to watch the Wolverines play in Atlanta. Always the polarizing figure on these very pages*, this was met with mixed reaction.
Some people said things along the lines of, "Jalen, it's not about you and the Fab Five anymore. Why would you announce that you are buying courtside tickets with the rest of the Fab Five and make it all about you, you're so selfish, etc."
Personally, I like Jalen Rose and think he has been a (mostly) good representative for the University. I did not mind the comments, though I can understand why some may have felt that way.
ANYWAY, on sportcenter they asked Rose to compare the current team to the Fab Five (this is inevitable, and certainly not the fault of Jalen), and it seems like he took some of y'alls criticism to heart, specifically saying that he did not want to make the comparison because this team is special in their own way, and this final four trip is about them. Good for him.
Link? http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9118211 Link.
* Shout out to THE_KNOWLEDGE. Pretty awesome how he picked Wichita St. in the final four.
** He didn't do it on these very pages, but obvs. he did, and is totally soaring.
Grantland hosted a live video podcast all day yesterday. Jalen was there and they spent about 10 min talking about Fab Five.
Probably the most interesting tidbit is about how Jalen believes they would have won the whole thing if the Final Four was hosted anywhere but New Orleans (I will vouch for that, that weekend was CRAY!).
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.
I couldn't find this after a quick search, but, SIAP:
Discuss. If nothing else, I think it's important to note that he apparently didn't do any weed.