Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rose not happy with Mary Sue Coleman

The Fab Five era was the most storied period of time for the University of Michigan basketball program. You either loved them or hated them. but they were must see tv. Even though the era was sullied by the Ed Martin scandal, no one will ever forget them.

Due to the aforementioned scandal, the school forfeited wins from the that time period. They also removed the team's Final Four banners from 1992 and 1993. Technically, Michigan can return the two Fab Five's 1992 and 1993 Final Four banners to its rafters in 2013, when the school's disassociation period with Chris Webber ends.   

Jalen Rose has been doing a lot of politicking, trying to get the school to put the banners back up when 2013 rolls around. There hasn't been any talk about it until today when school president Mary Sue Coleman said the banners won't be going up anytime soon.

During a fireside chat with students Wednesday, Coleman said "I don't think they'll ever go back up."  

When that statement made it's way back to Rose, he wasn't too happy with it.

"I saw that U of Michigan has no plans to put back up our hoops banners," Rose tweeted. "Should I do like most of its former BBallers & never return?"

"Or should I ask for the $250k I donated for my Endowed Scholarship back & move it to another school? Stay tuned."

I can understand that it is the moral and ethical thing to do, but what those players did off the court had nothing to do what they did on the court. I still have memories of them going to the Final Four as freshman and sophomores. I remember the dazzling dunks and underrated team play. Love it or hate it, those memories will always be with me. Just like when Reggie Bush had to surrender his Heisman, I don't agree with it. The house he was hooked up with had nothing to do with that memorable touchdown run against Fresno State. Even though there was no wrongdoing uncovered, do you think UNLV is giving back that championship from 1990? No.

I speak from both sides of the fence on this topic because I believe that in some way shape or form, everyone cheats. While Coleman is doing the honorable thing, the banners should go back up in the future.

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