October 17, 2005

Hey, Why Is Everybody Celebrating?

One of the downsides to writing off a season is that you can't fully enjoy it when your team wins a game they shouldn't. For Michigan's entire final drive against Penn State, I was only about half-engaged because I assumed they'd find a way not to win. I'm not sure why Lynn Henning says U-M knows how to win games late, because there's a reason ESPN Classic shows mostly Michigan losses - Michigan has a decided tendency to lose close games.

So, naturally, I was right in the middle of pontificating that Chad Henne would have Avant open on a fade but overthrow him by ten yards, or that he'd complete a five-yard pass instead, or that he'd lock onto a receiver and get pick-sixed, when I looked up and saw an easy-as-you-please pitch-and-catch from Henne to Manningham to win the game. I just kind of sat there. It's two days later, and it's just now beginning to sink in.

The other thing I'm learning is that I can't pick a Michigan game to save my life; I am 0-5 in non-trivial Michigan picks this year (I consider both MAC games to be gimmees). So I guess you should take it with several blocks of salt that I think they'll still lose to aOSU and either Iowa or Northwestern.

Update: hat tip to Tom for reminding me where I read why it is that ESPNC mostly shows Michigan losses.

Posted by Chris at October 17, 2005 09:38 PM

Category: Michigan Football

michigan will beat ohio state.

Posted by: mlah at October 17, 2005 10:39 PM

tell me I'm NOT going to win that three hundred milion dollars wednesday, then, please. :)

Posted by: chess h at October 18, 2005 07:22 AM

I believe that the post that you were referring too came from Blah Me To Death. The url is http://blahmetodeath.blogspot.com/2005/10/decade-of-pain.html

Posted by: Tom at October 19, 2005 05:29 PM

Yes! That's it! Thanks.

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at October 19, 2005 06:02 PM