Roll call for the game - I'll be there in the middle of the Maize Rage, yelling extra loud for all my friends watching from some bar next to some beach somewhere.
Say what you want about the "Superfan" and whatnot, but he just sent out an email to the Maize Rage that I thought was awesome:
Wolverines,If you bought a ticket, or somehow managed to scramble together a ticket last minute, I am sure you are pumped for this game. I just would like to emphasize what you already know, about how important this game is to both universities. We are both on the bubble, regardless of what any journalist says my opinion is that without a big run in the tournament there is no way the loser of this game goes dancing. We also have a chance to sweep our rivals, and end the season with a game that finally gets us over that mountain we have been climbing and just falling short of all. freakin. season.Now if we lose this game, you will probably never hear about it again in the media, and probably won't ever want to think about it again. State is in, Michigan is out, big deal no news there. Now if we win this game, with how things usually go the media probably still won't report a lot about it BUT it will be a game as Michigan Wolverines that we will never forget. Rarely do you have so much on the line for two rivals on the last game of the season. I think after all the craziness the past four years, the time play up to our potential and get results out of it is now.To get this victory, you know on the court all the tools are there. Off the court, in the stands, all the tools are there. It is up to everyone involved to make sure we utilize our ability to come out strong and never stop for fourty minutes, doing what we do for every play. Yes there is only so much we can do from the bleachers, but we know more than anyone else how one play, or 2.4 seconds can be the difference between a historic victory, and just another defeat. We can make that difference. I am sick of losing, I am sick of excuses, and I am sure as hell sick of Michigan State. I want every one to guarantee they will have more energy than ever before, and will be relentless every play for 40 minutes. Lets be as close together as possible and make today history.Queme Los Barcos,Will