South University Ave. after the win

Submitted by rainingmaize on March 31st, 2018 at 11:47 PM

I'm sure most of you are already familiar with this scene, but as someone who sadly no longer lives in the Mitten state, it brings me so much joy to see people rally around this team, from both the campus to the rather impressive amount of fans that travel. Go Blue

 

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Blue_by_U

April 1st, 2018 at 11:52 AM ^

was so genuine. We watched the closing minutes vs. Illinois (irony?) on a bus trip back to Ann Arbor. Instead of heading to the dorms, we just flowed down South U. in a light rain...this all seems so familiar. Students just sang, chanted, danced in the streets and soaked up the moment. When we won it all, the same event escallated, and the streets swelled into stupidity. A number of Ypsi boys came and crashed the party, and while I'm sure UM students got stupid, a lot of the mayhem and arrests were people who just decended on the party after media covered the final four win and celebration. it was glorious and I hope to see a repeat Monday...oh to see this all transcend once again. Could it come down to free throws?

Qmatic

March 31st, 2018 at 11:56 PM ^

Instead of booking a flight to San Antonio, I decided to book a hotel in Ann Arbor for Monday. I was in Atlanta in 2013, and I have decided that I want to go back (matthew mcconaughey voice) to the street I spent so much time on as a student (South U). It is going to be a special night

The Geek

April 1st, 2018 at 11:04 AM ^

It was a terrific scene. One of my dorm mates made the late news for jumping up and down on the News van. I remember people stacking newspaper boxes to get to the traffic lights, and even kissed a few random girls out of pure joy.

One of the best nights of my life.

Plus the Dead played two shows at Crisler that year!

Arb lover

April 1st, 2018 at 9:11 AM ^

Having spent the weekend in East Lansing I can confirm that all the students have left, some most likely for Ann Arbor, so there's a very likely chance the attempted couch burning was an out of town guest trying to spread the love. 

LSAClassOf2000

April 1st, 2018 at 9:14 AM ^

You know, I look at that photo of the kid trying to touch the traffic control light and can't help but think that while those things are considerably lighter than they used to be, they still aren't that light and trying to add one's own weight to the strands designed to support only what they are supporting is a monumentally dumb idea.

the_calip_years

April 1st, 2018 at 9:01 AM ^

A hop-in roller hot dog set me right after being gassed in both ‘92 and ‘93 on south u during the fab five era. I can still recall the acrid taste (of the dog, that is)