Sorry for the additional posts on the Documentary but I thought it was very well done and really enjoyed it.
I was pretty young when it all went down so I have vague memories of it all.
I thought Brandon came off as pretty arrogant but I cannot think of a better way for it to be handled from his position. Unlike Ohio State, Michigan was trying to maintain some type of integrity and punish themselves for these violation of rules. I think by letting it all stand we would be no different from what we think OSU is going to do with their situation. It is not fair to the rest of those players and it seems Ray Jackson feels slighted by Michigan but there is not much of an alternative. I couldn't help but see some parallels between Tressel and Fisher. National Championship, great recruiter, took a program to the next level, etc. Fisher was fired. We will see what happens to Tressel.
The wins can be vacated and the banners taken down but Jalen said it best when he asked who won the national championship 3, 5, 8 years ago? Everyone remembers the Fab 5 and their effect was profound and will last forever. Juwan plays with Wade, Lebron, and Bosh and he isn't known for that but rather he is one of the Fab 5. It is clear that will always be remembered.
Jalen seems to be the catalyst that is needed to bring them together and salvage some type of relationship between the Fab 5 and Michigan. Hopefully he is able to do that with Webber and I do think if we could hear Webber's side we could welcome back all 5 with a huge Crisler ovation. Only time will tell but I like what I see from Jalen.
So, hopefully our boys on this years team are inspired and can "shock the world" this weekend in Charlotte.
Edit: What do we think about embracing the Fab 5 as a cultural icon and displaying the banners somewhere besides the archives of the historical library? The new basketball facility may be too close to the program but maybe somewhere else where the story can be told. I can see many areas where these events are significant in not only Michigan's history but American Sports Culture.
When can we bring back the shorts with the huge block M on the side? Go Blue.