we've still got a chance to save the quarter and half century Final Four appearance streak.
Another streak broken
2010 is the final year of this decade ,which began in 2001. ( There was no year zero, so decades begin in years ending in 1 )
So there's another year to extend this streak, technically speaking.
Although technically you are right, because so many people don't know that or see it that way, it's as good as false. Do you really consider 1970 part of the 60's? What year did you celebrate the new millennium, December of 2000?
Once in December 1999, with 98% of the nation; and again in December 2000. Whay pass up the opportunity for a party? Besides, there was all this Y2k fear in 1999.
Did you celebrate the "Newmanium" with Kramer, Newman and Christopher Cross?
I was totally unaware that the renown "Final Four appearance in every arbitrary 10 year period starting on 1960" streak was so important to someone. Someone should bring this to Bill Martin's attention immediately. IMMEDIATELY!
this is an OUTRAGE. An OUTRAGE I say!
At this rate I bet the next streak blown is "consecutive weeks in which you can find a drunk sorority girl showing up after halftime and leaving the stadium on her cell phone at the end of the third quarter"
(actually, in hindsight, I guess that wouldn't be all that bad)
Yep, its a fact. U of M hoops sucked and were irrelevant in the 00's.