Prima facie, yea, there's an argument to be made that Michigan is having a rough year. OK, I should have premised that with an "obvious" tag. Sue me. Lemme finish tho.
This Fall, as every Fall, we looked to the Michigan Men on our football team to raise our spirits, and keep them raised. I'd be lying if I said there's not a sour taste in my mouth in the aftermath. But think of the guys who left it on the field; we were just spectators.
Then this Winter, we looked expectantly to the Michigan Men on our basketball and hockey teams to carry the day. To lead us out of the darkness. Yea, about that. But again, if we're disappointed, it must pale in comparison to what our athletes are feeling.
Not since 1962 has Michigan seen such misery shouldered by our proud and traditioned Michigan Men. Well, to that anomalous statistic I propose a proactive solution. I don't know about you, but as a Michigan Man myself, I'm sick and tired of feeling blue about my maize affiliation. And I'll be damned if I can't propose a solution.
Fellow Michigan Men of MGoBlog, I humbly propose a seasonal solution. A solution based on the Michigan spirit and tradition of giving, as has been well represented recently by Charles Woodson, Steven Ross, Tom Monaghan, et al.
MGoBloggers, what do you say we raise some $$$ for Mott?
I'm asking that Brian, Tim, Paul and friends shift Beveled Guilt to Beveled Guilt for Kids for a couple weeks. Let's put a number on the blog to reach before Christmas. If you can afford the wasted minutes on here checking the latest on Brian Kelly and ND, you can afford $5 to $10 for Michigan Hospital. Can we raise $5,000? $10,000?
Whatever figure, it would sure make me proud to have contributed. It would make me proud as a Michigan sports fan to know you all contributed too. It's what we can do to set us apart from 1962.
Brian, if you set this up, I've got the first $50 for the pot.