Thursday, September 20, 2007


A beautiful morning with a beautiful view from my room at the Hyatt Regency Cancun! Too bad I'll be inside all day...

Monday, September 03, 2007

East Lansing

So here I am in Spartan Stadium, a gorgeous 80 degree and sunny day. Perfect day for a home opener... a little uncertain given we have a new coach, but 21-0 into the first quarter, I'm feeling a little better (this IS Michigan State - I turn to Larry begging for more points, since we CAN lose even 30 points ahead - but there is comfort seeing our new coach/team kick some butt).

But my attention keeps getting diverted to the scoreboard... Appalachian who? Leading Michigan? Well... it won't last...

State is up by 50 points at the start of the 4th. Meanwhile, that scoreboard beckons - Appalaichain State (where is that?) is leading Michigan! We have to go see... off to the Riv, and we get in just for the last 4 minutes. Priceless. When that final kick is blocked, the Riv ERUPTED IN JOY.

I really don't think Michigan fans have any idea how much they are loathed. On You Tube, people all over the country are showing their fans cheering Michigan's loss. Not just their rivals - no, it's everyone everywhere.

God is shining on college football this weekend. Our prayers are answered... this was enough to make anyone religious. What utter joy.

And to put it all in perspective - Notre Dame also got massacred -their worst opening day in their school's history.

As such, I am putting a permanent link to the Appalachian State-UM video onto my blog. This is history that shouldn't be forgotten. As bad as things have been at Michigan State, at least we've never lost to a Division 1-AA program.

Thank you God. Up yours, Michigan. You got what you've long deserved.