Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Friday, November 17, 2006
College Football's Holy Grail
If you are a college football fan, then it just doesn't get any better than tomorrow, when the Michigan Wolverines take on the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes. Anyone reading this blog knows that I heart my Wisconsin Badgers, but doing my post graduate fellowship at Ohio State for two years, has left me with a pretty big soft spot for them as well.
It is true that in 1970, a local judge in Columbus dismissed a charge of obscenity against a defendant arrested for wearing a T-shirt that said, "F--- Michigan" because the message "accurately expressed" local feelings about the university and the state.
Michigan is going to want to win this game more than ever this year. Today's tragic passing of legendary coach Bo Schembechler, as he was being interviewed about tomorrow's game, is going to make the Wolverines, and their alums, want to win one for Bo. Can't say I blame them.
Regardless of tomorrow's outcome, one team will go to the National Championship, and the other with have the Rose Bowl berth. Pretty good football is you ask me!