Karma or Arrogance
Back in May Michigan AD discussed playing the early season cupcake/bodybag game and came across as slightly arrogant like the spoiled rich guy at the country club. Now we have reached the part of our movie where the young up and comer (nerdy but lovable) swamps his boat in the big yatch race and gets the girl. The only problem is in real life Appy State becomes the footnote and while Michigan is embarrassed for awhile they are still in the elite club that looks down there noses at those others.
Voices In My Head from May 2007
You know that voice that Hollywood would use for that rich spoiled man discussing how things are going at the yacht club and how wonderful those dinner parties are that Muffy throws after the polo game are (a clinched jaw helps). Use that voice while reading:
Martin repeated his scheduling philosophy, stating that Michigan will not sign a two-for-one contract -- offering a game at a small stadium -- under his watch.
"It's very difficult to leave the largest stadium in the country to go play in a 30 or 40,000-seat stadium," he said. ( U-M athletic director Bill Martin)
Perhaps the Wolverines would like the more intimate feel of the small of venue and connect with the fan.
One needs to question Mike O'Brien about accepting a mere $500,000 for their trip to The Big and Arrogant House as SEC teams are willing to pay much more for a win.
One more quote, "Yet Martin said he could envision facing a smaller school at a professional stadium, such as the Meadowlands just outside New York City." Is this a message or just a fleeting idea. Would a MAC team make the trip to Gotham for the chance to play the might UM? Would Michigan football sell in the Big Apple?
Hit and Run Comments:
Has anyone bought the movie rights yet?
UM paid $400,000 next time they might be willing to pay more for the bag to contain a dead body.
Appalachian State cannot be part of the Top 25 but it would raise an interesting question should Michigan run the table in the Big Ten.
Conspiracy theory: This was just one big promotional stunt for the great game that will only be seen on the Big Ten Network.