Bernie Smilovitz in Atlanta for Final Four

Author: Bernie Smilovitz, Local 4 Sports, @BernieSmilovitz, bernies@wdiv.com
Published On: Apr 09 2013 05:45:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 06 2013 07:25:17 PM EDT

Friday - 1 p.m.

Welcome to Atlanta. That's what everyone has said to us so far.

The Final Four is an incredible event. Many say it's the best sporting event in all of America.

I agree.

The only problem is it's being played at the Georgia Dome. That means there is an additional 50,000 to 60,000 fans here for the weekend. Long lines, long waits ... but great basketball awaits us all.

We are pumped, we are excited and man the traffic is even moving here in Atlanta. That's the biggest surprise of all.

So stay with us, we'll keep you posted. On our way to see the Michigan Wolverines right now.

Friday - 3 p.m.

We are now here at the Michigan practice at the Georgia Dome.

Mitch McGary shooting from the corner Tim Hardaway rebounding underneath.

The team looks very loose they look very into it. They appeared to be nervous free but of course the game is still 24 hours away.

They don't seem nervous -- very, very confident.

John Looks like a coach who has his act together and his team together without question.

Saturday - 5 p.m.

We are about one hour away from the beginning of the first game you at the Final Four. The place is starting to fill up.

We're also waiting for Tom Izzo to come off the set with CBS, an interview you'll see that interview at 6 o'clock.

The excitement is building for an amazing night.

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