I've spent the last hour or so browsing various Michigan football sites. There seems to be a universal belief that Michigan is not only going to lose this weekend, but lose convincingly. Indeed, Brian's 30-20 loss is about as close a loss as I can find. Yet, the official Vegas spreads have all become closer as the week has progressed. Many were as high as 10 early in the week; now all are either 8.5 or 9. That reduction in the spread is usually a reflection that more money is being bet on Michigan. So, I ask, what do the bettors know about this game that everyone seems to be missing?
The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.