and... i like them? I think I like them.
In a large booming voice from the sky:
"Band, Take the field!!"
The greatest marching band in history pours out of the tunnel at 220 bpm, eventually folding out into the fanfare M
The band moves up and down the field, playing The Victors, Varsity, and The Yellow and Blue
In the north endzone, the drum major does his famous back bend to rile up the students even more
109,901 (or is it 115k?) rise as one, cheering on as the band returns to midfield, and forms up for the entrance of the team
A hush comes over the crowd, it is all of a sudden very dusty, as Brock Mealer makes his way out from the tunnel... a hush erupting into a roar as 109,901+ Cheer on his immeasurable spirit
109,901 Cheering, ready, ready for another year, football is back at last... It's happened before, it will happen again, but never quite like this. The rededication. Brock, Our readiness to avenge games from years past... the Victors blares from the band and the team storms the field, hitting the banner, and ready to make us all proud
Hi of 71 degrees with a 10% chance of rain. That is a great opening day temp!
First, I am as sick of this as I am sure all of you are. So I promise that this is the last one this season from me.
Just think its important to see how Michigan is portrayed in the national media.
I have never been to a game before, and with all going on this weekend I think its just a great game to start with.
I have been a UM fan for as long as I can remember and living in the heart of Bucknut country has never swayed me. Even my days working at OSU Med Center I wore Maize and Blue running shoes.
Best is that I get to share the experience with my 10 y/o son who is getting a lot of heat from his OSU buddies to switch to the dark side.
It will be a great day for he and I!
So I have a question about the Michigan vs UConn game. I remeber reading a few weeks ago that Rich Rod was trying to bring back all the current NFL alumni has honorary captains for the UConn game, does anyone have any further info on how many players, if any, will be attending?
Hooray, it's finally September! I've been jonesing for football so bad that I caught myself watching the second half of last year's Michigan/Illinois game. And I knew what the final score was going to be!
The early season games are difficult to pick for this column, since last year's usual suspects could very well improve, or someone decent could fall on their face. So, without further ado and very litle research, let's get down to it.
Bowl Recap: Wyoming and Freson State played an entertaining 2OT game, with Wyoming coming from behind to win 35-28. Minnesota and Iowa Stateclunked around, with Iowa State winning 14-13. So Congrats to Minnesota for finishing sub .500 even with a bowl game. South Florida beat the crap out of Northern Illinois 27-3. When you have almost as many yards punting (233) as total offense (238), the fans are in for a long night.
But we're going to put the past behind us, and look forward to a bright, shiny, new 2010 season. Minnesota manages to get noticed again, mostly for starting on the road against Middle Tennessee. Middle Tennessee was 10-3 in the SunBelt last year, so this is no cupcake for Minnesota, who struggled with the #109th best offense last season. Bonus: it's on Thursday on ESPNU.
Also on the road, Arizona travels to Toledo. Arizona is probably still smarting after getting hammered by a pissed-off Nebraska team in their bowl game, but Toledo had the #13th overall offense last year, despite finishing 5-7. Toledo knocked off Colorado, and should be looking to do the same to Arizona.
Colorado versus Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown is nothing if not entertaining. Last year, Colorado lost to CSU again. This is the same CSU team that finished 3-9 and lost their last nine in a row, including such powerhouses as Wyoming, UNLV and San Diego State. Colorado looks to counter Dan Hawkins with returning talent at RB, but nothing can counter Dan Hawkins.