The Final Four takes over the Georgia Dome as the Orange prepare to face Michigan
By Niko Tamurian
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:10:22 GMT — You can't prepare yourself for the atmosphere of the Final Four. Upon parking you're greeted by the enormous Georgia Dome and its sign that says "Welcome to the Final Four." Everything is top notch. The media "workroom" should really be called a media warehouse, it's that big, with logos of the four schools vying for a national championship lining the walls in repeating fashion. The court, as it always does, differs from the generic look from sites that we saw in the first couple weekends. It's still a blue "lane" area, but a massive 2013 Final Four logo engulfs half court. The Georgia Dome is a big dome, but not as big as the Super Dome. The more I look around here courtside (yes, despite being relegated to the upper deck in both San Jose, and Washington the Final Four I'm back courtside again) the more I anticipate a fantastic atmopshere. The seats are surprisingly intimate with the court for a venue of this side. The weather is surprisingly cool here in Atlanta, and I had to do a double take when I saw it was WARMER in Syracuse Thursday and Friday. That is supposed to change this weekend with temperatures in the 70s. As for the games themselves. It's pretty obvious that Louisville is the favorite over Wichita State but the Shockers obviously have talent to pull an upset--or else they wouldn't be in the Final Four. The Syracuse vs. Michigan game is the one everyone is talking about. Such an even matchup and it features the amazing Wolverine offense and the stifling Orange defense. Who will come out on top? We'll find out Saturday night. Our flight down was full of Orange fans and even here in Atlanta, it's mostly Orange (with splashes of Red, Maize and Blue, and Black and Yellow).Stay tuned to us here at CNY Central for the latest updates and follow me on Twitter @NikoTamurian.
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