Almost no one expected Loyola Chicago to break through until the Final Four, but let's be honest: The Ramblers have a sister not so secretive weapon, Jean Dolores-Schmidt , the 98-year-old chaplain of the team. But before a match Saturday in the national semi-final, the Michigan Wolverines have featured some heavy artillery: Jalen Rose's 100-year-old, trash-speaking grandmother.
Rose, a former "Fab Five" member, actually did the revelation herself, but Michigan is undoubtedly pleased to see Mary Belle Hicks on to have his side. Clothing in a Wolverines cap and T-shirt while talking to the camera in a video that Rose recently posted, Hicks had a message for her new nemesis (ter).
"Sister Jean, it was a good trip, but it's over Saturday," said Hicks. 100. "
Shots fired! And it's not like Sister Jean complains that Hicks treated her elders with disrespect.
Of course, we can assume that this is all very funny, as Rose has shown a playful side in his appearances as an ESPN analyst Join Mike Greenberg and Michelle Beadle next week in the network's new Morning Show. At the same time, both Hicks and Rose, a Detroit, who helped Michigan to the national title game in 1993 and 1994, are eagerly awaiting a Wolverines victory over the upstarts of Rambler.
If the ride actually ends on Saturday Loyola, it was a glorious for the school, which since 1985 no longer participated in the tournament and was only the fourth number 11 of the starting eleven and the fifth team, which was less than ninth to the To reach Final Four. Along the way, Sister Jean was always present at the games and in the media appearances and became far more famous than any of the Ramblers players.
In fact, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday that a new figurine in honor of the nun quickly set a sales record. "Everyone needs something of Sister Jean's positive attitude and a great spirit in their lives," said the museum's director.
Well, the Wolverines and their fans might argue with this claim, especially with Roses Grandma in their ranks. As Hicks has made perfectly clear what they need, it can be seen that the final chapter in Loyola's fairytale story arrives on Saturday, in what turns out to be pretty much the Battle of the Ages.
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