A long time coming! Go blue!
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
A long time coming! Go blue!
Anyone interested in tailgaiting?
Best time I've had watching a Michigan basketball game since Rice and Higgins put us in the 1989 Final Four by dominating Virginia.
Thanks to Beilein and the entire team!
On the Dial Global national radio postgame, they asked Beilein something about what he'd to do celebrate or have fun in Atlanta. He responded something totally generic, like, "I don't really know what to do to celebrate," but his tone expressed so much bafflement about cutting loose and having a good time that it conjured up images of the Beilein house with the grandkids when someone brings over subs.
Is this actually happening?
I love this! If I had such powers I'd give you up votes!
I'm upvoting him by upvoting you.
I would give it 999,999+ votes if I could....
Best gif ever. I mean ever ever ever.
I want Muppets eating subs! Go Blue!!!!!!
ON MY DUPLO FINAL FOUR BRACKET!!!
Omg I'm going to have to buy airline tickets to Atlanta!
Ended season on a slide. Youngest team in the tourney through one of the most difficult paths. Greatness is born from adversity, and this team is achieving greatness. Congrats to them.
A Michigan Wolverine!
As a father now, this was even sweeter than the Fab 5 or 89 teams since my son was watching by my side.
I never expected a 20 point win, I felt like I was in shock the entire game.
How many views is MGOBlog responsible for? Better yet, how many people watch each video every time?
Don't really care, ahhhhhhhhh! Go Blue!
real life? Kind of awesome the kid has a Flo-rida shirt on too... just sayin'...
And on both ends of the floor. Go Blue, and keep going.
This team is playing at a phenominal level. If, and I say if, they can keep this up, there's no reason to think that a nat'l championship is out of reach. Go Blue!
However I didn't think his system would attract the type of athletes or post players necessary to win B1G championships or make it to Final Fours. I'm so excited to say that I was FUCKING WRONG and that I totally undervalued what an incredible talent evaluator he is and how important of a skill that is. I give him all the credit for this incredible accomplishment. HAIL!
What's better is to compare him to the other conference hires at that time:
Todd Lickliter: fired
He has even out performed Tom Crean annually (Crean hired a different year than Beilein, but arguably better talent and easier recruiting).
UM made the right hire.
Great game and waaay to step it up when the team needs to the most...cough cough football team please take note, I hope the BB team becomes an inspiration :)
McGary had 5 steals, 2 blocks and only 1 TO. Not to mention 9 rebs and 11 points in only 25 minutes!
But it is really unacceptable to not have a basketball-related banner on this site for our first Final Four team in 20 years.
Banner change post tourney. No jinx.
Tonight....we're havin' subs!
This team played a discipline game and came to win. Great win.
Let's Go Blue!!!!
Albeit I am in quite a predicament. Went to Michigan for undergrad, Syracuse for grad school....=) It is interesting that both teams ended their season slipping a bit and managed to turn it around in the tournament. Both are playing lights out at the moment. It should definitely be a great game if both teams brings their A game. I think I'll root for Michigan, as 'Cuse won in 2003 (I was actually in grad school at the time) and I would like to see Beilein get a shot at the national championship. I guess it is not a bad predicament to be in =), either way one of my teams gets a chance to play for the NC.
I went to University of SC for grad school, but there was never a doubt in my mind as to who I was rooting for in the Outback Bowl. That being said, I really enjoyed the game either way. It was an interesting experience to see the two teams I cheered for all year on the field at the same time. I knew every player on both sides of the ball...
Enjoy the game and GO BLUE!!!
I went to Michigan for undergrad and Syracuse for grad school as well. I like both teams, but I will definitely be cheering for Michigan on Saturday. They're my first love and their time has come!
and I think that is how a lot of people feel. I just did not feel as much a part of the community at Syracuse and I think that is how many graduate students feel.
Conversely, I felt very much part of the community when pursuing a master's at U-M. Something about autumn Saturdays in Ann Arbor does that. (I'll still pull hard for Vanderbilt the next time the two schools play, though. That really should have been the Gator Bowl matchup this past season.)
Now I'm in a doctoral program at another school that's been to a fair number of Rose Bowls, and I go to some of the games, but it's just not the same. No one in my cohort, even those who care about sports, goes to games.