It’s September 1st, which means rosters around baseball expand to 40 players, and oh yeah, college football season!
Read it and weep Wolverine fans:
Michigan State: 1-0
U. of Michigan: 0-1
Oh, the sweet taste of victory for the Spartans and absolute bitter, horrifying, embaressing defeat for Michigan. My Spartans did what they were supposed to do — crush UAB in a 55-18 joke of a game in East Lansing. Meanwhile, in little ol’ Ann Arbor, the No. 5 Wolverines quivered to a 34-32 mindnumbing loss to … Appalachian State?
Blue Jays third base coach Brian Butterfield is a HUGE Michigan fan, and in the wake of having a missed field goal with six seconds left cost his team an opening-week win, well, needless to say he wasn’t in a good mood. I peaked my head into the coaches’ office after the game and said:
"MSU won 55-18. Now there’s a school who knows how to finish off a team it should beat."
Butter responded with, "You better watch it. You’re in the coaches’ room. There’s no telling what I might do."
All in good fun, sure, but just in case, I said, "Tough loss, coach," and made my way quickly out the clubhouse doors. And it was a tough loss. So, my heartfelt sympathies go out to all you Michigan fans, whose national title hopes have been crushed swiftly. Ah, let’s be honest, I’m giddy that the ol’ Wolverines blew it big today.
And I know, I know — I’m talking up Michigan State? I’m well aware that my college ain’t exactly a top-tier program. In fact, I’m the first to admit that I’m gearing up for college basketball season by the time the Spartans are about three games into the Big Ten Schedule. Undoubtedly, UM will likely romp all over the Green Shirts later this year.
So, I’ll rub it in whenever I get the chance!
Congratulations Appalachian State. The Big House was yours for one day.