August 31st, 2012 at 3:43 AM
Once in a Blue Moon
When was the last time Michigan rose up as a heavy underdog and came out with a surprise victory? Amazingly, the '69 ohio game is the only one I can remember. This is partially because we were never a heavy underdog with Bo (after '69) or Mo. Under Carr the only games we were even close to heavy dogs were some USC games in which we caved. In the RR years there was that Wisconsin upset but it was lost in the swirl of big losses.
As we have seen many times, it is not that unusual for a two TD favorite to come up against a scrappy opponent that keeps on fighting way beyond their previous level of perceived competence. In fact we have seen it happen many times against us... but never for us. So on this day of the BLUE MOON it is only fitting that the boys in BLUE step up to the plate and create one of those big surprises.
Am I saying we are as good as Alabama on paper? - clearly not. Am I denying that Saban is a fabulous coach? - of course not. Am I saying that they can only put 11 men on the field at a time and that they are just kids - like our kids? Yes. It's a BLUE moon and a BLUE weekend and after almost 43 years it's time for another legendary UM upset. Hoke Uber Alles!