I’d love to say that I was the one taking these photos live from the Final Four at Ford Field, but no, I was at the Symphony in Florida.
However, my March Madness buddy Erik flew from sunny Sarasota to cold Michigan to see the games and he sent me these fantastic shots of the festivities in Detroit! He promised to hook us up with some National Championship Title Game pics on Monday night too!
The bastard got upgraded to special Floor Seats!
Chillin' with all 70,000 State fans!
The Road to the Final Four ends at Ford Field
The 2009 NCAA Men's Final Four at Ford Field
Connecticut: 746 Miles Away
Villanova: 572 miles away
Michigan State 92 miles away : Priceless
Let’s get ready to rumblllllleee….
The largest Final Four attendance in the history of the tourney!
About 70,000 screaming State fans. And about 7,000 cheering for the three other teams!
Erik reported that “It was insane last night… I was trembling for an hour after the game… literally shaking. Durrell Summer’s dunk brought a roar from the crowd that literally shook the place like an earthquake! And when the fight broke out after Travis Walton’s hard foul… 70,000 fans were jeering at the Husky to watch his back on the way to the team bus… You don’t mess with a State boy. Detroit don’t fuck around!”
Final Score--Michigan State 81 UConn 73!
Just updated! Erik sent over some Live from Detroit Championship Game photos!
Also, check out:
One Shining Moment 2009: March Madness Compilation Video
North Carolina Becomes Best College Basketball Team in Nation
UNC Tar Heels National Championship Gear
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