Yes I should be bigger than this, but unfortunately I am not. Admitting it is the first step in the process.
Saturday was probably the most delicious afternoon and evening I have spent in a looong time. As a pre-game snack, one rival gacks up a come-from-behind loss to a MAC team in their home stadium. Nice, but not very filling. I guess all the snickering at the press conference when they announced they would play all the Michigan schools, be “the” school for the state of Michigan and how old Bill Martin was “notified” har, har is looking really great right now. However, the main course was even more than hoped for by pulling victory out in the very end, in our home stadium, as an underdog, against rival #2. I can add no other words that have not already been spoken, absolutely incredible. Charlie’s look of befuddlement was all that was needed at the end of that contest, I really don’t think he could believe that it really happened. Not to be just left in a Thanksgiving-type food coma, rival #3 capped the evening off in a way only very few can with a special dessert. I give them props for playing the big boys, but they really one upped themselves by letting Barkley lead that final march after a game of offensive ineptitude. The entire stadium knew it was over when USC scored in the end, the disaster that was their 2 minute offense only punctuated the point as the forlorn faces of the fans on the cameras said it all. Three rivals, all falling on the same day with come from behind losses, with one delivered by our own hand. Delicious.
Now, you could have a very rational argument saying I should root for the conference. You are correct. You could also tell me that we can still lose to two of the above teams, you may be correct there as well. I am not delusional enough to think we are all the way back. However, after a 3-9 season, with every troll and their brother piling on at every chance, I’ll be damned if I won’t have an extra spring in my step this week knowing they will all be wondering what went wrong while I savor a great, great victory.