Perhaps not on par with the NCs in 89 and 97 but I actually find this weekend sweeter. Back then there was an expectation given the consistent success of the programs. But sugar is sweeter when you've had a mouth of salt for ten years, and let's face it, it's been rough for both fb and bb the last ten years with the Ohio and MSU streaks in fb, and the endless mediocrity in bb, only recently subsiding thanks to John Beilein.
Football is completely on the uptick thanks to Brady, Greg and Al, and basketball? Are you kidding me? Final 4 already? Couple that with MSU/OSU/Duke all losing this weekend, and Burke sinking a last second, come from behind miracle the likes of which we've been far too often on the receiving end of (Kordell Stewart, Evan Turner, Wisconsin Guy 1, Wisconsin Guy 2), and I put this in my top 5 UM sports weekends ever.
I will probably not go to the Final 4 games, given I've attended three UM live games this year:
Indiana bb seaons finale.
I'm a bad luck charm live, but from afar things have gone just about as nicely as I could want the last two weeks.