Final Four Retrospective


Syracuse, Louisville, and Michigan have all cut the nets down in the past, operative word being PAST. It’s been 10 years since Carmelo Anthony and the Orange won their last championship, even longer for Glen Rice and the Wolverines in ’89, and it’s been an eternity since “Never Nervous” Pervis Ellison led the Cardinals to victory in ’86.

Instead of predicting the outcome of this year’s Final Four we’ve decided to discuss relevant cultural happenings from the last time each team won the National Championship.


Louisville (1986)

World Series Champs- New York Mets

Superbowl Champs- Chicago Bears

NBA Champs- Boston Celtics

Fashion Icon- Christie Brinkley

Top Songs of 1986- Walk like an Egyptian by the Bengals, How Will I Know by Whitney Houston, Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

Top Movies- Top Gun, Platoon, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Short Circuit

TV Premieres- The Oprah Winfrey Show, L.A. Law, Matlock

Top Sneaker- Converse Weapon, NIke Dunk, Nike Terminator

Jordan Release – Jordan II

Fashion- Scrunchies, leggings, denim jackets, and denim mini skirts.

Famous Celebrity Marriages- Heather Locklear and Tommy Lee

Time Person of the Year- Corazon C. Aquino (First female President-Philippines)


Michigan (1989)

World Series Champs- Oakland Athletics

Superbowl Champs- San Francisco 49ers

NBA Champs- Detroit Pistons

Fashion Icon- Pam Anderson

Top Songs of 1989- Paradise City, by Guns N Roses, If I could Turn Back Time by Cher, My Prerogative by Bobby Brown, Straight Up by Paula Abdul

Top Movies- Driving Miss Daisy, Field of Dreams, Born on the Fourth of July

TV Premieres- The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Saved by the Bell, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Baywatch

Top Sneaker- New Balance 577, Vans Caballero, NIke Air Tech Challenge

Jordan Release- Jordan IV

Fashion- Acid Wash Jeans, Shoulder Pads, The Side Ponytail

Famous Celebrity Marriages- Corey Feldman and Vanessa Marcil

Time Person of the Year- Mikhail Gorbachev (First and last President of the Soviet Union)


Syracuse (2003)

World Series Champs- Florida Marlins

Superbowl Champs- Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NBA Champs- San Antonio Spurs

Fashion Icon- Nicole Kidman, Kayne West

Top Songs of 2003- In Da Club by 50 cent, Crazy in Love by Beyone and Jay-Z, Air Force Ones by Nelly

Top Movies- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Seabiscuit, Finding Nemo

TV Premieres- Chapelle’s Show, Reno 911, The O.C., Two and a Half Men, Arrested Development

Top Sneakers- NIke Air Zoom Generation, Air Zoom Huarache 2K4

Jordan Release- Jordan XIX

Fashion- Low rise jeans,track suits,  cargo everything, and anything from Sex and the City

Famous Celebrity Marriages- Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro

Time Person of the Year- The American Soldier


Wichita State-(Never Won)