Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
I was watching pre-game coverage when a bout of inspiration hit me. I ignored all else so I could get this down before I forgot it. I hope you enjoy this. Now if you’ll excuse me, I hear there’s a pretty big game on right now.
The devil Pitino went down to Georgia, he was looking for a title to steal.
He was in a bind, his team was way behind because Burke was making steals.
He had run into some young men raining down threes and making some blocks.
the devil Pitino jumped up onto the hardcourt and said “Boys, let me tell you what:
“I bet you didn’t know it, but my team’s pretty damn good too
“And if you care to take a dare I’ll make a bet with you.
“Now you’ve playing good basketball, but give my Cardinals their due:
“I bet the national title against your game ‘cause I think we’re better than you.”
The boys said: “Well we’re the Fresh Five and this may not be wise,
“But we’ll take your bet, you’re gonna regret, cause we’re the best since the Fab Five.”
Wolverines take your practice shots and get ready to play hard.
‘Cause Louisville’s in Georgia and
the devil Pitino deals the cards.
And if you win you gain respect from M fans young and old.
But if you lose, it just might crush my soul.
The devil Pitino chalked up many plays and said: “We’ll start this show.”
And threes rained from beyond the arc and put backs went down low.
And the Cardinals were the darlings, making Wolverine fans hiss.
Then the Cardinal sang a song to their glory and it sounded something like this:
When the Cardinals finished, the Fresh Five said: “Well you’re pretty good ‘ol chaps.
“But sit down on that bench, right there.” And Burke gave the court a slap.
Stauskas nailing three balls, one by one.
Burke showing all why we’re number one.
Robinson and Hardaway alley-oops, WHOA!
“Beilein does Big Puppy bite?”
Go, Mitch, go.”
The devil Pitino and the Cardinals sank low once they were beat.
And they laid the national title on the court at the Fresh Five’s feet.
Burke said: “
Devil Pitino just come on back but I warn you that’s not wise.
“’Cause we told you once, you sorry old man, we’re the best since the Fab Five.”
And they sang “Stauskas nailed three balls, one by one.
“Burke showed all why we’re number one.
“Robinson and Hardaway alley-ooped, WHOA!
“And Mitch got a double-double.
“Go, Blue, Go!”
Great article by SBNation on McGary's rise through March Madness and why he is awesome. One of my favorite lines in the article "Note: We would not be writing this article if Mitch McGary played for Duke, because Duke would have ruined everything that is great about Mitch McGary."
Only 4 more hours!!
We should recruit every player out of Chesterton.
Here are some other great Mitch gifs from the game
Brandon Triche has had a few interesting things to say about this matchup, all the following are quotes from Kyle Meinke's twitter feed. https://twitter.com/kmeinke
Brandon Triche said he hasn't watched film on Michigan's Florida game. Triche plays Michigan tomorrow. OK then.
Triche said "I don't see Burke being much better than Kemba Walker" against the 2-3 when Walker was a senior. Had 8 pts.
Nik Stauskas, on Syracuse's Brandon Triche saying SU has mismatch at every position: "I feel slighted."
Mitch McGary says he disagrees with Triche's mismatch quote, says U-M has length too. "I would never talk that bad about another team."
This should be fun.
Here's Baumgardner's article with full quotes http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2013/04/brandon_triche_says_syracuse_w.html
Somebody needs to check their calendar.
I tried to think of all kinds of clever things to say about this video, but sometimes words just ain't enough (call it "undescribable").
Stop the interwebs: Valerie McGary, Shantelle Clay-Irving, and Tammy Albrecht reflect together on their sons' latest accomplishments, although...they still have to learn the majority of "the finest college march (March?) ever written"--so, GRIII, don't go pro 'til your mom learns the rest of The Victors. (Which I hope is like never.)
(i'm not going to admit how long it took me to still NOT embed correctly. but...it was at least one episode of Mad Men.)