May 26, 2012

Will U-M embrace Fab 5?: If it is indeed true that time heals all wounds, then the University of Michigan athletic department should have no qualms about welcoming back members of the Fab Five and other basketball standouts from the late 1990s inside the Crisler Center next year.

posted by bo_fan to basketball at 10:41 AM - 5 comments

Time might heal all wounds. So why reopen them? Memories of vacated seasons and the destruction of U-M basketball for several years.

If the university needs some type of closure catharsis over this, and this will do it, then raise the banners. But the school must also remember the hurtful Fab 5 memories in deciding whether the tradeoff for the school is worth it.

posted by roberts at 11:49 AM on May 26, 2012

This wasn't giving a recruit a disallowed spread on his bagel or a guy working a legit summer job that everyone knew he only got because of his three-point shooting. This was more than $600,000 worth of flatly illegal payments that resulted in federal indictments. Chris Webber pled out a felony.

Michigan vacated its wins. You don't get to un-vacate them. The ten-year deadline was associating with the players, who should be welcomed back as befits a bunch of guys who never got to a Final Four. Not Fab enough, thanks.

posted by Etrigan at 12:13 PM on May 26, 2012

Wonder if they've vacated the large photo of Webber at the Time-Out Restaurant in Chapel Hill?

posted by beaverboard at 04:42 PM on May 26, 2012


posted by NoMich at 04:50 PM on May 26, 2012

There is no way they dig up this horrible skeleton, lets just work on replacing those banners with new ones.

posted by bo_fan at 09:34 AM on May 27, 2012

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