Hey, welcome back for another season of Nothing But ‘Net. Let’s start things right off with a few questions/answers:
Q: What is this “Nothing But ‘Net” thing, and how is it different from the other 5000 University of Michigan men’s basketball sites?
A: Good question! “Nothing But ‘Net” (NBN) is the longest running (since 1999) UM basketball site on the Web, with a special angle you won’t find anywhere else: the view from the cheap seats, specifically sections 209/210. The motto for UMGoBlue.com is “By Fans … For Fans”, and NBN is a great example of that. I’ve been a UM basketball fan since 1974, and I’ve been to almost every home game since then, win or lose, good or bad. During the season, I write once a week (by noon Monday) about the games from the previous week, but I also look at season-long trends, all from the viewpoint of a fan. Sure, there are plenty of other UM basketball sites out there, and I read several of them myself (MGoBlue.com, AnnArbor.com, UMHoops.com, and MGoBlog.com), but the viewpoint at those sites is “journalist”, with media access. I write about what I see during the game, as a spectator, a fan, and an usher. Yeah, I’m working as an usher again, for sections 209 and 210. If you go to a game, drop by and say “hi”.