"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Okay, so the last 8 years have been the same .... Michigan football every Saturday .... without a hitch. It's been ... like a ritual you know. Well, my son has been involved in soccer the last few years, and since he was so young his games were the early games 8 and 9 am, home by 10:30 or 11.. Now he's turning 8, and his age division plays double headers between noon and 4 pm .... game times vary ... and yes, it's every Saturday. The issue I have is that he's not very good at soccer, and really could care less if he plays or not. But, his mother ... my wife ... is pretty adamant about me not missing any of his games.
This is kind of leaving a sick feeling in my stomach .... on one hand I feel bad, as I shouldn't miss my son's games, but on the other hand ... he doesn't even care about the sport he is playing.
I have to assume many other die hards run into the same dilemma, especially those who have kids that play rocket football on Saturday afternoons.
What do you do in these situations?? Miss every game? That would frickin blow ... What do I do, and how do I get out of going to all of his games without being killed by my wife?
Please help .... a fan in need.
Some of you may recall my posts last season about how I was able to increase my viewing pleasure during gamedays by fast-forwarding through all defensive series so as only to watch the offense. Last year, I found that was the easiest way to prevent cardiac arrest, teaching my toddler words that I would not want him repeating at school, and/or destruction of personal property.
This year, however, I am not sure how to proceed . . . Like most, I am looking forward to a new season, to seeing the new direction of the program, and most imporantly to watching Denard and the offense again. The question is: Will the defense be improved enough to warrant watching that side of the ball as well? In the short term, do I start out the season by watching the entire game? Or do I start out pessimistic (my default position) and go into the season thinking I'm going to continue the trend of skipping watching the defense?
Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.
Devin Fuller released his Top 11 teams, and Michigan is not among them.
Rather than continue tweeting about Matt Wile and his accomplishments as a punter, I'll just post this email his coach sent me. Here are Wile's stats from his senior, junior, and sophomore years as a punter:
Here is a video of him in 2010 at a kicking camp. He kicks five balls and averages 51.2 yards. Probably the most recent data of his abilities. He was also the punter during the Army All American game.
You can make your own assumptions or come to your own conclusions about this information.
Sorry it's not embedded...someone help me out with that one.