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Michigan Football circa 2009

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2010 at 8:55 am


I was talking to an old college classmate today about Michigan football and both of us, Michigan grads, were lamenting the depths to which the program has fallen over the past several years.  Once an elite college football program with an impressive pedigree of NFL players, the Michigan football program nowadays is like and old, deacaying Sears Roebuck store, the smell of stale popcorn wafting through the racks of reduced clothing, bubble gum stains on the cracked linoleum flooring, broken escalators etc.   I  told my friend that the loss to Applachian State in 2007 was a mortal blow to the program and one not likely it would recover from anytime soon.  I said it was like Tiger Woods,  squeaky clean Stanford grad, family guy, an image manicured to perfection like the greens at Augusta, who was suddenly caught cavorting around with cheap cocktail waitresses, party girls and porn stars. Anyway, I liked the analogy of the Michigan football program with Tiger Woods. I think it will take years, maybe even a decade or two, for the program to overcome that loss to Appalachian State.  Tiger, on the other hand, might very well be done.

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