Dutch Ferbert

March 31st, 2013 at 7:47 PM ^

I am flying to Florida for vacation that morning. On the off chance that I have a 10 hour delay on my flight, I will still be able to catch the game.

Plus, I get to watch the game with my dad, which I was not expecting when I booked this vacation a couple of months ago. He taught me to love Michigan, so it will be special to watch at least one more Final 4 with him.

Go Blue!



March 31st, 2013 at 8:40 PM ^

Yes, I live and work downtown.  If you are looking for a sports bar atmosphere you can go to cheli's Chilli just outside the stadium but it will be busy and Bookies on the corner of Cass and Columbia behind the Fox Theatre has a lot of tvs.  My favorite is the BDubs downtown on Monroe and Randolph.  It is the largest Bdubs in North America and is generally packed with Michigan fans for the bball games.  I was there for a State and Indiana game and every Trey three sent the crowd into a frenzy.  Those are three of closer spots, you can also go to Nemo's or Mercury Bar on Mich. Ave in Corktown or any of the other places in Greektown(Detroiter, Nicki's) or even Coaches Corner near the stadium.  I watched the Kansas game at Nemo's and it turned into The Victors sing along after.  Any of these spots will be great, you may just want to pick the place closest to where you park.  Feel free to message me if you want any more info.  Go Blue!

MICH Grad '04 BS/'12 MUP

kevin holt

March 31st, 2013 at 7:53 PM ^

That should be okay for me. I'm producing a comedy show that ends around 8:30-8:45 (central), so I should be able to catch almost all of the game. Plus it's the final four, so the commercials will make the game longer right? Or about the same? Either way I hope I don't miss very much, if any.


March 31st, 2013 at 7:53 PM ^

That will definitely work better than today's tip (which was right in the middle of Easter dinner) - by the time 9 PM rolls around on Saturday, the kids are asleep and my wife will be working a shift that evening, so it will there will be no contests for the big television and no difficult calls to be made between basketball and "Power Rangers Megaforce" or "Say Yes To The Dress" or something like that. 


March 31st, 2013 at 8:06 PM ^

I agreed months ago to plans with my girlfriend that night. There is no way I can watch it live without ending our relationship. It's too bad, I really liked her.

Moonlight Graham

March 31st, 2013 at 8:08 PM ^

Preferably not a sports book just because ... would like a "Michigan bar" if there is such a thing in Lost Wages. Since every big casino has its own sports book and version of a sports bar, looking for someplace cool but a little off the beaten track. Not ESPNZone. 

Game'll be over at around 8:30 PT, night still young!


March 31st, 2013 at 8:35 PM ^

Lagassi Stadium looked cool but a) you need reservations and b) they had a $50 minimum per person ( and we had just eaten).

We went to a regular Mexican restaurant bar along the Venetian 'canal'. During our comeback vs Kansas, the place got into it. Happy hour drinks and we got out of there for $20....not that I am cheap or anything :)


March 31st, 2013 at 8:14 PM ^

That was the night I was supposed to get married, I suppose now we need to reschedule the whole shabang. Shame, cause it was supposed to be a splendid affair...at least that was what she told me. Thankfully, I think she will understand. 


March 31st, 2013 at 9:15 PM ^

Many of  us were down on the team during their late year slump and many said it would take a tournament drive to the final four to rectify a successful season! I'm glad they made it but I was proud of the team for their play all season. Now they may go on to the championship game. Syracuse has a good defense but I think Michigan will hang with them and win this due to their good offense! If Michigan makes if to the final game they probably will play Louisville. It will be a fun game to watch, if they make it! At any rate it turned out to be an outstanding season with a trip to the final four and possibly the finals