Skip to comments.NCAA Championship Thread: Michigan v Louisville
Posted on 04/08/2013 6:08:43 PM PDT by Perdogg
Tip off at 9:23 EDT on CBS.
This tournament is all about momentum and match ups...and both favor Michigan tonight. Louisville is slightly better overall, but without Ware, and as well as Michigan has played since round 2 (beating VCU by 25) - looks like a Wolverine night to me.
UCLA fan, living in Washington State, rooting for Michigan, but believe Louiville will win!!! damn!!!
Is Louisville favored and why?
You see two Midwestern teams in the finals as a direct consequence ~ and it's going to be that way for a good decade!
Wow! Did you see that fly-through? A B52 right between the goalposts.
Louisville can win if they get the breaks.
Travis Tritt looked like a nervous wreck
M GO BLUE!
Is Louisville favored and why?”
I don’t believe there is any way that Michigan can handle the Louisville press. They had a hard time with the Syracuse press in the second half of the semi-final game.
I’m pulling for Michigan, but think Louisville is the superior team.
uh, don’t think so...recession hasn’t hit big time college sports budgets much. I mean, I wish it had, because college sports keep a lot of conservatives from seeing how corrupt big education is over all, but I don’t see your point at all.
Maybe with Ware that would be the case, but Louisville will miss him a lot tonight.
Congrats to Michigan and Louisville on making it to the big game... now break a leg, fellas!
The breaks, huh? Now that’s some snappy pun work.
WHOEEE - what a start!
You know one of them already did that, don't you?
There were several articles over the course of the Obama regime detailing some of it.
I don’t think that’s the case at this level...maybe at non big time schools - regardless of what articles said. This is right in my wheel house.
This looks like it’s gonna be a great game....
yeah, I don’t pull for either team, but I’ve been kind of excited about this one all day.
basetball has an awful lot of non big time schools ~ this is a far different recruiting environment than you have with football.
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And far fewer player too....I really don’t think you know what you’re talking about here. Besides, TV money has not dropped during this recession, and that’s the big driver of budgets, along with the big stadia of the large state schools.
Well that’s true to a point...but I suspect that college sports are actually less corrupt than all the transgender studies and African studies departments in the sacrosanct “academy.”
Good game so far. Looking for a Michigan win by at least 6 points.
bread and circus for the idiots. And people wonder why the basketball ball in Chief is running the roost.
Yeah, right, the game is in the Coliseum and we never had it before Obama.....sheesh.....lighten up dude.
If they keep hitting 70% of the three’s....it’ll be more than six.
1) make unlimited taxpayer subsidized interest rate funds available to students
2) raise tuition rates to absorb available funds
3) pay progressive profs and admins exorbitant salaries
4) profs and admins donate to Democrats
Of course having a terrible economy where McDonalds is looking for 4 yr grads as grille line supvs helps too as EVERYONE is convinced they need an expensive 4/5 yr degree to even sniff a job.
I take it you agree with my assessment.....
woo hoo, Louisville looks tired too.
Michigan is on one helluva roll....they got my attention in round two beating a darned good VCU team by 25....
You do realize that not just the big schools have the big gyms in the Midwest. This is the way sports are conducted ~ football imports all its players these days.
Yeah it’s another HUGE Democrat scam that never seems to get talked about.
The ideas of college being essential and absolute need for unlimited govt loan supply are just gospel to the MSM.
The progressives are far smarter than most folks on FR give them credit for.
With age, my memory has become a bit fractured (compounded by a lack of sleep) but I seem to recall a recent hubbub over a player's particularly bad fall.
12 of the largest 13 HIGH SCHOOL gyms are in Indiana, LOL
I realize that certain big time basketball schools - like Duke - lose money on football. I also realize that basketball recruiting budgets are not even a big line item on a big schools’ athetic department budget, while football recruiting budgets are about 15X basketball budgets. I also know that college basketball revenues from TV, radio, and ticket sales are NOT DOWN during the recession. They just aren’t. I also realize that Michigan has less Michigan natives on their team this year than they had in the 80’s and 90’s....they’ve always had a lot of home grown guys and almost always had midwestern guys. In other words, I realize your midwestern home grown theory is not valid. You’re talking to a guy who was writing sports at age 13 for pay .
Yes, one of Louisville’s best players broke his leg badly...bone protruding from skin...in a freak non contact play against Duke in regional final. Awful injury, but his full recovery prognosis is very positive thanks to the technology of titanium rods being inserted. (Obama Care soon to cancel no doubt...)
It’s like we’re watching a basketball version of that movie “Rudy” ...
Louisville looks like they are tired.
Ware, the injuried player, is key to their ability to chase a team with as many shooters as Michigan has....and they will miss him tonight. They also are looking a bit discouraged already as well. When a guy averaging 1 point a game hits 5 straight 3’s - that tends to happen.
Dude is unconscious.....
They made it sound like it was some huge deal but my ER doc buddy says they do these several times a week from car wrecks.
Of course the kid went to Methodist (just a few blocks from the stadium) where they got famous patching together race car drivers.
oh, it’s routine now to a point, but this is the same injury Joe Theisman had that ended his career - and the technology was not available then. And then again, it’s one thing for a 55 yr old dude to play golf after a car wreck...salvaging an NBA career is another thing altogether....
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