Will Chris Webber Show Up for the National Championship Game Tonight?
One member of their crew, though, has been conspicuously absent from any talk of a reunion. That would be Mr. Timeout himself, Chris Webber. Webber is said to hold a grudge against the university, both because he feels he's been unfairly scapegoated for that technical foul in the 1993 national championship game, and because he was hit in 2002 with charges for accepting cash from a booster. That charge led to Michigan losing its 1993 Final Four banner.
Despite it all, Rose wants C-Webb there tonight. The vocal ESPN broadcaster taped a podcast with Bill Simmons yesterday to publicly plead for Webber to head over to the Georgia Dome for the game. He's even got a ticket for his former teammate. We'll see if Webber takes him up.