Mike Lantry, 1972
Out of sheer boredom and procrastination in my last semester at Michigan, I created this hype video today of our favorite basketball misfits (or fits?) that has highlights from the previous 3 tournament games. This is my first time embedding a video to begin a thread, so let me know if you have any problems so I can fix them!
The video quality isn't spectacular because the Kansas raw footage is not exactly common currently (you will also see that I am a video making amateur). However, I am extremely satisfied with the finished product. I hope it gives you the same goose pimples it gave me when I watched it for the first time (ps: it killed me to go through some of the middle sequences)!
Here we go! Second day of the most wonderful time of the year!
Hopefully this has not been made into a topic yet but I was wondering who you all had as some of your sleeper picks, a double digit seed who could make a run, or a high seed destined for an upset. That is if you don't mind sharing some of your knowledge with others.
I have Minnesota reaching the Sweet 16 because I think that UCLA/Pac 12 is overrated and Florida is a team so many people are in love with. I have Wisconsin reaching the Elite 8 since I think Gonzaga is garbage and Belmont over Zona' including others.
Where does everyone have Michigan, I want to pick them over Kansas so bad but I promised myself after the Indiana game that I would pick with my head and not my heart with this team after their inconsistent play of late.
Most people who fill out their brackets from year to year have little quirks (teams they go for/against, seedings they like, etc.). Here are mine:
- I always pick against Michigan. That way I can cheer for my bracket, and the pain of losing is lessened. They lose to VCU this year. Coincidentally, when Michigan is in the tourney I usually have a team from their region win it all. This year it’s Kansas.
- F#ck Georgetown. In 2010, they were a 3 seed that I had going to the final four. They lost in the 1stround to Ohio (Bobcats). I have never picked them to go past the 2ndround since. This year, they lose to SDSU in the 2ndround.
- I always pick exactly one 12 seed to upset a 5 seed. Don’t ask me why. This year it’s Oregon over Oklahoma State.
- I always put Duke in my final four. They won me 250 dollars back in 2010, so I consider them a bit of a good luck charm.
What are your bracket quirks?
Today at 6pm is the Men's Selection Sunday event. I thought I'd make a thread about it now because they have already started their bracketology session on ESPN. This thread is to discuss what seed and where Michigan will be playing and to talk about all other teams in or on the bubble.
I believe that Michigan will be 4 seed out west or a 3 seed in Auburn Hills if the selection committee understands that we only have one bad loss.
here is what ESPN thinks as of today (I don't know what I think about this since they have Wisconsin trending down even though they just beat Michigan and Indiana back to back)... http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology
Here is what a writer on yahoo thinks the seeds with be... http://sports.yahoo.com/featured/ncaab/bigboard
What seed does everyone else think Michigan will end up as??
EDIT: The mgoblog ESPN Tournament pick'em information...
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Click this link to search for the MGoBlog group name above... http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/groupfind