I did not make this headline up
Patrick Swayze + Michigan Football= Crazy Great Idea
Now I know you may be taken aback at the title of this post, but fear not dear reader. Bear with me for a second and allow the pontification of the greatest idea in the history of the world, or maybe even ever.
I've always wondered how I could merge my two favorite things in the world, UM Football and the cinematic stylings of one Patrick Swayze, naturally you can see my conundrum. There are so many parallels between PS and my beloved fall mistress. Then last fall in East Lansing it hit me after seeing the same clip of '300' on the scoreboard some 37 times, or on every Sparty 3rd and long (zing!).
The tale of highschool students who battle communist Russians in rural Colorado, trying to prevent nuclear war. The name of this rag tag, Swayze led group of patriots? The Wolverines.
Imagine a goal line stand or a 'key' play (don't get me started on that, I get it...you are shaking your keys) where just prior to the snap one P Swayze appears on the flat screen. In glorious high definition, raises one fist and offers the war cry 'Wolverines', which causes Charles Stewart and or Stevie Brown to only give up a 20 yeard gain on an slant due to ill-angled tackling attempts. Can you see it? Can you picture it?
Now imagine you're allowed to see it, standing up at Michigan Stadium.