Game Day, 1:26 am Monday morning. Can't sleep. Too excited for 9 pm tonight.
My prediction? There will be lots of appreciation threads.
For Moe's strength of will, and his contagious love of the game. And his bicep flex. And for stealing Nick Ward's ankles.
For Simmons showing the true heart of a Michigan Man. The Team, the Team, the Team.
For Chalres Matthews' meteoric rise in March. And for his knowing smile kindly directed towards Nick Ward.
For puppy dog Poole with his contagious swag and joy. And the shot. And for his celebration that I'll still view decades from now.
For Duncan for his transformation and leadership. My Captain is not just a defender/rebounder. And for six points.
For Livers for being steady, consistent and being able to contribute as needed.
For Teske for dunking on Haas. And for being an immovable force below the basket. There are times when Moe fouls and goes to the bench and I don't care at all, because Teske.
For Z, who emboldened his team with fearless defense, and by doing so taught his team how to play with true competitve courage. No fear. Give him a war, this boy wants to battle.
For MAAR, for playing more games and more minutes than anyone in the histroy of Michigan basketball. Damn! My Captain.
For Ibi and for Brooks for being patient, and playing with energy and confidence when called.
For CJ for that holy three pointer.
For Yaklich because, you might have heard, our team is good at defense. For Saddi and Haynes who have developed these players beyond expectations.
For Beilein. For being Beilein. I've never wanted a coach to win a championship more than our head basketball coach. And I believe no coach is as deserving of a championship than Beilein. This team is a reflection of beilein.
And for MGoBlog. I don't live in AA anymore, and this website helps me stay connected to home. MGoBlog allows me to belly-flop-dive into Michigan sports.
As Beilein is wont to say, embrace this moment. Appreciate it and soak it in. We are fortunate. Appreciate it.
What do you appreciate about 2017-2018 UM Basketball?