On Saturday, Michigan's football season will start the Saturday after the next one. I think it will be hard for me to get through Thursday and Friday of that first week. It's also hard to get through the days leading up to Thursday and Friday.
The other day in response to the film "Nick Saban: Gamechanger," someone on this site wondered whether Alabama fans really have anything better to do in their lives but watch Alabama football. "True enough," I thought. "They have no pro teams down there. Poor Alabamians."
But then I paused a little, because I sort of obsess about Michigan football every day, and worry that if we have a bad season my quality of life will be diminished significantly. I think if we have a great season, I'll want to beatify Rich Rod, much like Alabama fans reverence Nick Saban. I also look forward to Michigan games just about as much as I look forward to anything (at least on tv). So in a way, I don't have anything in my life MORE exciting than Michigan football either. I like MGOBLOG, but I think that's also Michigan football.
Wait -- I have a large tomato gard. . nah.
So how am I better than an Alabama fan?