I have mixed feelings about the game, and the season. On the one hand, I’m very proud of the team and how hard they played to get to the Championship Game, but on the other hand, I’m disappointed that they couldn’t seal the deal. If you look back over the last 14 years of articles, you’ll see that I very seldom blame a loss on poor officiating, and I’m trying hard to avoid that in this case, but it’s difficult. Let’s just say that the refs “let them play”, and that Louisville was quicker to take advantage of the situation.
His comments about Michigan over the years haven’t done much to win over his detractors. I should know, as I’ve carried around a lot of bitterness towards Webber since his role in the booster scandal became evident. But his mistakes now are over 20 years in past. It’s time to let it go. I doubt he’s the same person who made the wrong decisions back then. And while I can’t imagine myself ever actively cheering for him, I’m done rooting against him.
It’s Sunday morning, I’m in a hotel room in suburban Atlanta (Decatur), my throat is still raw, my hands are still stinging, and my ears are still ringing. I only slept about 5 hours, and my head is a little fuzzy. None of that matters, since Michigan won the game.
Tweet Yup, my son (Eric) and I drove down from Milan to Atlanta yesterday, and we’re going to the Final Four games this afternoon. I’ll be writing my weekly column tomorrow, on a new-to-me laptop that doesn’t have Microsoft Word on it (hello, Wordpad!), so if these articles look a little different, that’s why. The …
The (#10) University of Michigan men’s basketball team is going to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament! It’s been 20 years (1992-1993) since UM made it to the Final Four, but they finally did it. Michigan, the #4 seed in the South Region, played two games in the tournament last week, both in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (TX), and they won both of them. On Friday (03/29/2013), they beat the #1 seed, Kansas, 87-85 in overtime, then on Sunday (03/31/2013), they beat the #3 seed, Florida, 79-59. The two wins raise Michigan’s record to 30-7.