Another big win for Michigan over Ohio State, this time in basketball - let me briefly recap how I got there...
I was in Chicago Friday and Saturday at a sell weekend for a potential consulting internship. There's no overestimating how nice it is to be on the flip side of the recruiting process, to have companies pursuing you instead of vice versa. But even nicer was to find that my potential summer coworkers (three from Ross and a handful each from Kellogg and Booth) were wonderful company - smart, motivated, and excited to be in the position they were in. I'm looking forward to getting to know them, and the consulting industry as a whole, better.
So the sell "weekend" was actually only Friday and Saturday morning, but Chicago is home for me, so I was also keen to see some friends while I was in town. Once brunch ended around noon, I asked a friend to come down and meet me at the hotel (in large part to see the great room!). We took a nice walk around the city, had lunch, then I headed back to the airport for what was supposed to be a 4:45 flight, getting me back to DTW around 7:15, in plenty of time for the 9PM basketball game. When we still hadn't boarded at 5:00, I was starting to get nervous. The gate agents did not seem to care that this was the biggest basketball game at Michigan in over a decade!
Somehow though, luck was smiling on me (or maybe Michigan) - though we didn't leave until nearly 5:30, we somehow still landed just after 7PM EST. A clock error in my favor, I guess. So I headed back to a friend's apartment in Ann Arbor, where I had left my ticket and my maize t-shirt (gotta participate in the MAIZE RAGE!!) in preparation for this very scenario, and headed over to the game, arriving just in time for the national anthem. I was up at the top of the arena, but as you can tell from the picture below, there's no bad seat at Crisler Arena.
And the place was rocking! I'll admit that my only in-person Michigan basketball experiences are from this year, but it was definitely the loudest I've ever seen Crisler. And we got the win to go with - tough year for OSU, but I don't think I'll shed any tears for them :)