Don't take the Sister Jean bait.
The media is going to spend all week goading Michigan fans, players, and coaches into saying something inflammatory about Sister Jean so that they can run with a story about Michigan's awful fanbase picking on a sweet little old lady.
They've already started.
The video clip below of the post-FSU game interviews from USA Today Sports is titled "Michigan reacts to Final Four berth, already throwing shade at Sister Jean".
This was minutes right after the game when the players were still celebrating their hard-fought win over FSU to make the Final Four. A reporter slips in a completely irrelevant question about Sister Jean for no other purpose than to try to goad the Michigan players to say something bad about her so he could run with that story.
"What do you know about Sister Jean and how do you feel about her?" (at 0:30)
Charles handled it beautifully: "I don't know who Sister Jean is, no disrespect". Moe just commented on her bracket not having Loyola Chicago in the Elite Eight.
That's some real vile shade there.
Don't take the bait.
The media will be scouring sites like MGoBlog and Twitter all week looking for the most extreme posts they can find, and portray them as "representative" of the Michigan fan base.
You know they will.
They are all over this and are desperate to make a story where there isn't one.
Believe it or not, it actually matters what we say on influential sites like MGoBlog, especially this week. I would encourage the Mods to have a short leash on the "F Sister Jean!!" type comments that we've already seen on here. Dial it back on Twitter, ESPN comments, etc.
This is a part of the Final Four that we fans at home actually get to play in. Don't let the lazy media types that are just looking for a cheap story get an easy win at our expense.
Repeat after me: Sister Jean is just a nice little old lady that has followed her team for 50+ years and wants them to win. Every fanbase has somebody like that. it's no big deal.