I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
A lot rides on the production of the offense today. M obviously has no chance to win without a significant offensive production. But, larger than that, by this evening, we'll have a lot more information on whether last week was an anamoly (just a bad day) or if last week was the start of a trend. The trend being this offense will not be productive enough against stronger defenses (some have already reached that conclusion off of last weeks singlular data point).
If after todays game, poorer offensive performance appears to be a trend, there will be a lot of negativity and it wil be a long two weeks. Under that scenario, it is hard to imaginve many more wins against B10 non-bottom feeders. I personally don't think today is a "must win", but I do think it is a "must have significant positive offensive showing."
I have my back up against the wall this morning gentlemen. Left Tennessee yesterday to drive to Ann Arbor for the game this weekend and to visit friends and family this week.
My car broke down in Piqua, Ohio last night at 9:30. I almost got ran over by a truck and coasted with no power into the rest area going northbound. Immediately I started getting torn up by Buckeye fans who saw my Michigan jacket that I was wearing working under my hood. "I hope you have a sleeping bag"..."Wrong place to breakdown"...yada yada.
I changed up my gameplan. Called the tow place, changed my jacket to a brown sweater...made up the story that I had a family emergency and now I am in a hotel waiting for a new alternator belt to be put on by a bunch of Buckeye fans. Saw two Buckeye hats at the service station and a flag.
I'm deep in enemy territory. My back is up against the wall and I am sitting here with my Michigan ticket. I refuse to miss this game fellas. Say a prayer for me...you have one soldier down. Go Blue!
Good morning all -- it's going to be a nice October day in the great state of Michigan. I have the coffee on (pumpkin spice) and it's shaping up to be a good one!
What is everyone's plan today?
Just walked past a couple of drunk Iowa fans at our hotel. One of them told my ten year old son, "Well, that's an unfortunate hat, son. A very unfortunate hat." It's a baseball cap made to look like a winged helmet.
Really, drunk Iowa fan? You're going to give it to a 10 year old??
So I told him that it was actually the coolest hat there is, and they both just started laughing. After about 30 seconds of laughing, I said, "We'll see who's laughing tomorrow. " And they stopped and said, sort of snidely, "Yeah, good luck."
Kill the Hawkeyes.
Edit: Have to agree with the notion that this wasn't a horrible incident compared to some, like the time I was in Columbus as a senior with a few girls, and after winning the game, got kicked repeatedly by OSU fans.
It was the condescension in their voices, the superiority, the disrespect in their laughter that set me off. Plus, another Hawkeye fan chimed in and started in on the "unfortunate" remark and started repeating it, like it was the most brilliant thing he'd ever heard. I wanted to keep it on the up and up in front of my kid. Today might be another story.
The van (dread-mobile) is decorated with full length dreads. On our way to AA early in the am. Perfect weather for a football game. Brother's here from Iowa with my nephew. One son flew in successfully from Frisco (UM alum). Younger son who plays HS football is on board. Uncle Bennie's bringin' the booze.
Double maize and blue grill with brisket, chicken, ribs, cheesy potatoes, salad, apple and peach pies. "Ya-ger" bombs. Bullhorns. Twin M tents. Footballs.
Denard on target. Donald Duck and Batman in the groove............
Here's to a V tomorrow!! Go Blue