Some of us are too young to remember Michigan's 1989 NCAA National title victory over Seton Hall. The Steven Fisher years for me sadly happened when I was oh so very young. However to the past alumni of the 80s and 90s, you remember it almost as if it was yesterday. This Michigan basketball team in my eyes has something special in it. A sense of a dream and a mission. Although this can be said for every year, this year the belief is stronger than ever and with the top point guard in the nation with Trey Burke teamed up with Tim Hardaway Jr and of course that amazing freshmen lineup of McGary, Stauskus and Glen Robinson the III (GR III) Michigan basketball has an amazing chance to run the tables in the B10 and possibly have an undefeated season.
Let's look into the future though a little bit and say Michigan wins the B10 outright and the tournament in Indy, goes to the Final Four and is crowned national champions. To you personally how would a Michigan basketball national title mean to you? Is this something you've dreamed of since 1989? Is this what you've wanted more than anything recently sports wise? In my opinion this win would be a blessing not just for Michigan but for the B1G as a conference. Michigan next to OSU generates the most revenue in the conference both in ticket sales in athletics and merchandise but in the aspect of respect a title like this would put us right back on top where we once were for so long.
I see this Michigan team like the 1980 US hockey team. Very young but capable of so much with great talent and amazing leadership. The most important part is the heart and belief in themselves seems so much stronger than in recent years. Even a Final Four appearance would be amazing in my eyes. It's a long way to go but this Michigan squad is without a doubt the team to watch going into 2013. GO BLUE.