Dr. Saturday article on Yahoo front page

Submitted by bacon on October 18th, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Don't really read Dr. Saturday, but it was on Yahoo's frontpage. Everyone plays division I-AA schools, but I guess Dr. Saturday takes special exception to our game yesterday.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Please-Mich…

First, it's not our fault that DSU got an automatic loss for canceling their originally scheduled game. Second, they got 550k for their program, probably funding the team for the whole year, their players got to play on tv and to play in the Big House. Probably helps their coach get players for his team, gave our backups a chance to see time.

Despite getting blown out, I'm sure that many of the DSU players will tell their grandkids about getting to play in the big house. I doubt that in a few years that many would have remembered even playing NCA&T. IMO, at least there were some other good things to come out of yesterday's game.

Comments

Blue Balls

October 18th, 2009 at 8:36 PM ^

conference. Just ask any OSU Fan after USC beat them earlier this year. I think it worked out well for this young Michigan team to play a team like Delaware State-this year. My hopes are that in the future Michigan will play a more worthy opponent.

A Case of Blue

October 19th, 2009 at 2:35 AM ^

If Delaware State had not been able to or had decided not to play this game, what would the other options for Michigan have been?

As I understand it, part of the problem is that the 12th game was made a requirement on relatively short notice, such that most of the FBS teams had their schedules more or less in place for the next few years.

For what little it's worth, I went to the Florida vs. the Citadel game at the Swamp last fall, and we ended up sitting in the visitors' section. It was a pretty good mix of people, some booster-types, a couple of recent grads who seemed to have played either basketball or football for the school, lots of regular fans. They lost 70-19, and they were still having a damn good time. They were high-fiving us (even though we were in orange and blue) after TDs and just eating it up. I can't imagine that despite the loss, it was a particularly terrible experience for anyone involved.