kOT: What To Do TODAY??! Thread

Submitted by Mr. Yost on April 7th, 2013 at 9:39 AM

I'm sure everyone is as excited as I am, this Sunday is going to feel like a week and tomorrow...is going to feel like a lifetime.

What are you guys going to do to pass the time?

I wish someone could put me in cryosleep until 9pm tomorrow, because every second I've been awake has been thinking about Michigan/Louisville.

Anyone going to watch all of the other Michigan tourney games?

Maybe watch coverage on ESPN/BTN all day to get your fix?

Or maybe go the opposite route and get outside, do work around the house, etc.?


This is one of the most painful yet glorious days to be a fan. Just wondering what everyone is going to do in honor of "Pre-Championship Sunday."


BTW, kOT = Kinda Off Topic (for those that didn't catch that).


Michigan Arrogance

April 7th, 2013 at 9:42 AM ^

I am going to Breakfast. I live in upstate (eastern) NY.


I am going to order ALL THE ORANGES THEY HAVE. Now, I think what you may have read was that I'll order a lot of oranges. But what I want is ALL THE ORANGE THEY HAVE

Mr. Yost

April 7th, 2013 at 9:46 AM ^

I'm debating on if I want to go back and watch every tournament game and totally consume myself with Michigan Basketball or if I want to go run the dog, go to the store, grill, get outside and totally get away from everything NCAA/Sports related.

It's one extreme or the other.


April 7th, 2013 at 9:54 AM ^

Get ready for tomorrow.  And generally just enjoy today and all the fun the last three weeks have been watching this team.  As somebody who actually remembers the 1976 game believe it or not, I had missed a deep tourny run and the building suspense and excitement of each subsequent game.  

That's the wonderful thing about this tourny IMO.  Each game brings higher stakes and tougher opponents so each win (if you get them) is just a bit sweeter than the one before.  And the acticipation for the next game goes up proportionally as well.

So here we are the precipice.  Roughly 34 hours away from jumping........it's been one hellofa fun ride and I'm going to enjoy today and tomorrow a LOT thanks to my team!


April 7th, 2013 at 11:12 AM ^

I was not paying attention in '76, but I certainly was in '89, '92, and '93.

We are blessed to be in the internet age for this run.  Back then, you got a few minutes on ESPN, a Sports section headline in the USA Today, and then . . . . nothing.  

No coaches press conferences, no on-demand replays from every angle, no schadenfreude from the other team's blogs, no discussions on your own blogs about matchups, and uniform colors, and game-watching locations.  

Nothing.  Just roaring silence for 40 hours.

Folks, enjoy this run.  Milk it for all it's worth.  They don't come along that often.


JV 97

April 7th, 2013 at 9:58 AM ^

Been running my usual sunday errands around sleepy north port, florida rocking my michigan gear, and have already had four different people start conversations about the game last night. Work tomorrow is going to be the longest eight hours ever.


April 7th, 2013 at 10:04 AM ^

I've never in my entire life felt so excited about a Monday but my God I just want Monday to be here and to get this game going. I'm still soaking all this national championship berth in right now and it feels so amazing to be in this game. I love this team so much. They have overcome so much criticism after the B10 tourney and even regular season. Win or lose tomorrow these guys have heart and have won ours! What a year to be a Wolverine! Then again its always great to be maize and blue!


April 7th, 2013 at 10:20 AM ^

Michigan defense have allowed .87 PPP for the NCAA tourney which would rank them at top 10 in adjD at KenPom.

With Kansas game, Michigan allowed .93 PPP which is still a very good defense.


Defense is the biggest difference between Michigan playing for the national title and staying home.  The offense is at their usual self in every game.  Defense is another reason why Michigan needs to lean on towards winning the NC.

Bando Calrissian

April 7th, 2013 at 10:22 AM ^

I found my VHS tape of highlights from the 1989 tournament, and might try to find the game tape from the Seton Hall game. It's around here somewhere. That'll do for a good afternoon of basketball.