I received an autographed Michigan
jersey as a gift during the cold winter of 2007 from a family member that has
some connections to the team.
It immediately became my prized possession considering that going into the
fall of '07 the whole world was our oyster and a victory over the Buckeyes was
a foregone conclusion. The fact that it was a Manningham jersey was epic,
and it had all the signatures from the most important players, as if to say “this
jersey is ready to lead you to the national championship in 2008 with senior
leadership, experience and poise!” Best jersey ever!! Right?
Yeah, not so much. So now this jersey (which cost me $500 to frame
btw) hangs in my hallway, taunting me with its ironicalness (once you see the
signatures, you’ll understand). At one point after THE HORROR, I
considered destroying the jersey. After the loss to OSU, I almost did it.
But now I realize that would have been a catastrophic mistake. You see,
what I have in my possession is none other than the highly sought after, super
elusive… Lucky Cursed Jersey.
So I present it to you now for you to gaze upon and revere. Going into Saturday, I want you to be at ease;
because the Lucky Cursed Jersey’s magnificent power watches over us and
protects us. Frankly, victory is guaranteed.
But of course if we lose to Utah,
I’m going to burn the m#$#@#$er like it’s an East Lansing