Michigan takes on Loyola-Chicago on Saturday in the Final Four match up we have all been waiting for. But the Wolverines have unleashed a wave of fury on The Ramblers ahead of the game.
In the world’s kindest trash-talking battle, Jalen Rose’s 100-year old grandmother has released a video calling out Sister Jean.
Rose’s grandmother, Mary Belle Hicks, is a diehard supporter of Michigan basketball. Rose released a video on his social media portraying Hicks clad in a Michigan hat and expressing her sincere opinion on the Final Four outcome. And by the looks of it, Grandma Rose does not mess around.
In the video, Hicks goes on to say how the ride is over for The Ramblers come Saturday. And she might be right about that one.
Rose, a Detroit native, was a member of the “Fab Five” of Michigan. He was instrumental in delivering a national title game in 1992 and 1993. He was drafted in the 1994 NBA Draft and went on to play for 13 seasons.
Sure, everyone loves a good Cinderella story. And Loyola-Chicago is one we didn’t see coming. Loyola made somewhat of a surprising journey to the Final Four this season.
They credit the source of their inspiration to come from Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the team’s 98-year old chaplain and the team’s diehard fan.
Sister Jean has been the ‘sweetheart’ story of March Madness. She’s been everywhere these days. She’s had an appearance on ‘Good Morning America,’ and countless post-game interviews, not to mention all the cut away shots of her sideline at the games. She was even wearing custom sneakers at the Elite Eight game.
The battle for Michigan to get to that coveted National Title game for the first time since 2013 begins Saturday.
Sister Jean had her fun. It was a great story for Loyola and a great season. But now The Wolverines need to get down to business.
As Grandma Rose said, “It’s been a good ride, but it’s over Saturday. Go BLUE!”