As always, the game will get its own thread tonight. But for those that are too excited to wait...here's a thread for us to discuss today's game.
|9:23 PM||(4) Michigan vs (1) Louisville*||CBS|
I've done pregame or pre "whatever day of the tournament" threads on each day thus far.
Along the same lines...if anyone but M-Wolverine makes an in-game (Open) thread, I vote it automatically gets deleted.
KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE! Survive and advance. GO BLUE!!!
Just about to get in to Atlanta! Drove through the night...any suggestions for food or bars near the dome?
I was in Atlanta for the weekend but had to fly back this morning for work. The Michigan bar is Gibney's Pub which is on Peachtree Center Ave directly behind the Mariott Marquis. It's bright red, very hard to miss. Get yourself there and stay put.
The festivities are at Olympic Park. $7 beers and all kinds of food options - and there are some excellent food trucks parked in a semi-circle across the street from the park entrance where the t-shirt vendors are. I had a grilled lamb hoagie at one of the trucks that was outstanding.
It's a Michigan bar and it's bright red....?
Is at an all-time low today. Probably will be lower tomorrow, regardless of the outcome.
Go Blue! Let 'em Hang!
Your thread is bad, and I have stuff to do today.
Also, when I say "bad," I mean "not helping me be any more productive."
The breakdown from alot of talking heads is pretty similar to the previous rounds. Michigan is facing a team with a dominating defense, bla, bla, bla........I think our current and future NBA talent wins out.
+1 for that sweet mullet in your avatar.
9:23 AM on Tuesday where I live. Slingbox in my office. Just cleared my schedule for 3 hours. Whew!
I've been debating bailing on work to meet some friends at the Camel. Also, Gold Cider Club is having a watch party. Either way, my productivity tomorrow will be shot.
Though it may be obvious, I found a stunningly good way to shut up my trash-talking Sparty co-workers: ask them what time their game is.
I am a supreme lurker. I am so fricken' excited though...I don't know what else to do with myself!
Oh my God, we are here. I'm not sure I've ever posted 3 times in the same day and I just posted 3 times in the past 15 minutes. This will be a long day. Hopefully, it's a long night too. Go Blue.
Sheesh, anyone else just a nervous wreck right now? I keep telling myself that this season has been above and beyond expectations already, so a win tonight is just a bonus, but it's not working. I want this win so bad tonight, mostly for coach.
I feel the exact same way. To be so close and not succeed will be tough. Who knows when Beilein will be back in this same position. I trust he'll keep the program good, but he has right now quite the amazing collection of talent that is playing at some their best of the entire season. And whether we win or lose, we may lose most all of it at the end of this year. It would be tough to come this far and not have that banner.
My thoughts exactly. 11.5 hours to go uuuuuuuuugh.
The last time I felt like this was the day of game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Hopefully this one goes my way, though.
I punched a hole in my wall that night. I'm more mature now (and I own my current residence) so I won't do that tonight. But I'll still be sad.
I think the key to this game is whether Michigan hits run stopping shots. L'ville's danger comes from their ability put together quick 6-0, 8-0 runs. If we can stop them from hitting 3 straight shots more than a couple times, I like our chances. But looking at their last couple games, they can erase leads and create gaps quickly. Hopefully, our responsibility with the ball continues (knock on wood). If so, we'll get shots up, it's a matter of making them.
This is kind of nit picky but I wish that they could just say "Michigan vs. Louisville" in graphics instead of "4 Michigan vs. 1 Louisville". I don't know why but it bothers me....this is the championship game..seeds don't matter anymore. To me it only makes sense within the regions. Once you get to the Final Four it shouldn't matter.
Yes, I'm ready for the game to start! LOL
I can't help but think of the Rilo Kiley song used in the football hype videos; "...and sometimes when you're on, you are really fucking on."
And tonight, "We On." Go Blue.
...is the time AFTER work. Being home for 3-4 hours before the game is going to be hell.
I actually really wish I was working today. Sitting at home waiting for this thing to start is going to be so agonizingly long! I'm also a nervous wreck just pacing around and coming back to Mgoblog every few minutes. 8:30 (I'm in central time zone) can not get here fast enough!
Just found out at work if when Michigan wins I win our tourney bracket!!! I thought I was out with Lville advanced!
^^This. I too, would win the bracket pool at my work. Go Blue!
I'm still trying to figure out a way to get my wife out of the house. Last game, especially in the second half when it got tense, she decided to up the annoyance. How tall is he? Do they always wear that color uniform? Why are they so angry? Wait, why does it keep stopping? That guy is cute. etc etc. Me, being super sick and miserable as well, had a hard time keeping my cool. I kept trying to yell at the tv but my voice is hoarse. It was way to close for me at the end there. I am going to be a wreck today, sitting around in my pjs drinking hot chocolate and playing NCAA 13 until 930.
here's a drink. You love her. Answer her questions. Enjoy the game.
.. of work today. Told them the truth. Michigan is in the National Championship and there's no way I can do my job effectively. Good thing I'm one of the best they have or might be out of a job come Tuesday... and if I am, totally worth it !!
I wore a maize and blue tie to work today. I never wear ties. Go blue!
like he has been playing, he will be bigger than Zack Novak.
At work here in Cleveland, Ohio. I'm wearing my ever-so-stylish Michigan warm-up jacket over the top of my always popular navy blue M polo shirt.
So far today I've gotten at least five "Go Blue's" from die-hard Buckeyes with a wink and a "I'll deny I ever did that after today" and multiple emails from OSU faithful wishing us luck tonight and imploring M to win this for the B1G.
I plan to leave here around 1:00, go work out with the avatar and get the house ready for the party tonight (all my kids are coming over as well as three or four friends). Already put my partner on notice to NOT expect tomorrow before noon at the earliest!
I still think the conference needs Michigan to win this, but the B1G is 14-6 right now and the Big East is 12-7. Even if Louisville wins, the B1G would have a better record in the tournament than the Big East.
I just want us to have a better record than Louisville.
A Michigan sweatshirt. I work in an investment bank.
I'm also proud of my block M cardholder.
the "1989 nerves" are starting to return. Thinking about watching Rumeal at the free throw line all those years ago turns my stomach into knots again. But, I have a good feeling about tonight. Michigan seems to have a ton of momentum and positive energy right now. GO BLUE!!!
Listening in class is all but impossible today.
1. Be patient with the press and don't turn the ball over (see VCU game - we did a great job by letting THJ bring the ball up, he could see and pass over their guards).
2. Play YOUR game! Don't get caught up trying to do things you don't do. Should we put THJ in the post vs. the small Smith or Siva? Sure. Maybe. But that's not what got us here. Just play your game. Don't overthink and try to do something you don't do.
3. D UP! Our defense will stop them from pressing...this needs to be our best DEFENSIVE EFFORT of the year. No question.
4. ATTACK Smith and Siva - L'Ville coaches admitted they went zone vs. Wichita St. because they were afraid Smith and Siva would get into foul trouble and Ware was out. If they're going to play tentative...attack them. Get to the basket if they're afraid to foul. Treat it like they already have 4 fouls.
5. Switch up the defense if man-to-man isn't working. They like to give different looks...we can do the same. Don't be afraid to go zone and force them to make shots. If they do, tip your hand and go back to man. But if they're going to chuck up bricks...rebound them and head the other way.
Another thought: This is not a typical college crowd, communication shouldn't be an issue. With this press, we better be yelling "MAN OFF!" as soon as someone leaves to go trap. This will be a far cry from playing @ IU.
...fuck it, JUST WIN!
I am an absolute mess of nerves, and it's 10 hours before game time. Is something wrong with me?
Just finished working for the day (5am shift lol). I am now trying to talk myself out of going to my EKG class today. Anyone want to help give me more reasons not to go?
Does anyone know another source that possibly sells out of stock MDen gear? I am looking to pick up the Making The Cut Final Four (ClimaLITE) t shirt and the MDen is all out.. I called this morning and they told me they are all sold out..
I have searched the internet for another retailer without any luck.. Anyone know something I don't?! Thanks!
I briefly met Zack Novak at Gribley's in Atlanta yesterday. It was subs.
Now I'm just couting down the seconds until the game starts.
Ordered party platters from jimmy johns. Figured party subs are even crazier than regular subs.
I only clicked on this thread to see if you'd posted.
As I scrolled towards the bottom I was actually getting nervous.
So nervous that I considered making a thread that called you out to post in this thread.
I didn't care if it was downvoted to Bolivia...I needed this just like I need M-Wolverine to step to the plate around 8 (or whenever he sees fit).
This thing is real. KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE!
Woudln't dare miss it. I'll be more ontime tonight, work ends at 4 today. And as always, Fuck Louisville.
out here in LA. Sporting my yellow M cap. Everyone wants to wish me well. It makes me believe the Facebook map.
One thing I think will be annoying tonight is how many times the commentators will reference Kevin Ware and how many shots they show of him on the sidelines. I'll take a random guess and say at least 15 times.
En route to Atlanta.
Quote from a local who notices me in my gear at Wendy's: "This is Kentucky, be we ain't Louisville."
This is awesome...
My family is a a mess. We're all from Michigan, I was born in Detroit...raised in Ann Arbor (Allen Elementary, Scarlett Middle, Huron High) then I came back after college at started my career in college athletics at UofM.
My sister, born in Ann Arbor...raised in Worthington (Columbus), OH and played 4 years at the University of Louisville. (Despite Ohio, she's a Michigan fan when she's not a Cardinal and hates the Buckeyes)
My mother is torn between her hometown team and the University that saved her thousands by paying for her daughters education.
Needless to say, we're not speaking.
Anyone know a good place to get gear down here? Renaissance Waverly was not good on Saturday morning. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Found out my test tonight in my night class is mostly fill in the blanks. May write 'Go Blue' for all of them then walk out. I am way too excited to try and study right now.
and my nerves are SHOT.