(Go) Blue State - w/ a very sad update
In a beneficient effort to appease the hard travails of man, the Higher Power created sports. And it was good.
Realizing that it could be improved upon, He created college football. And it was better yet.
After a century of contests, He realized that it was time for the Ultimate Game to be played.
First, He set the stage by sending a team of valiant victors to South Bend, where they quickly dispatched the false prophets residing in the local gridiron.
All the while, He allowed the masses to worship the false idols who reside in the Sodom of college football - Columbus, Ohio. It was these same false idols who ignorantly coveted their number one status as if it actually belonged to them.
But this was merely a distraction intended to winnow the non-believers from those who are just and deserving.
And thus was begotten tomorrow's contest - the greatest college football game in the history of college football games.
And mankind both near and far will watch to see if a benevolent power still exists, and will be given proof of such existence only through a convincing victory by the team that represents all that is good and right in the world - the Michigan Wolverines.
Final Score: Michigan 59, OSU 3
Heck, I would take a one point victory. But I will tell you that should Michigan somehow get this game stolen from them, be on the lookout for locusts, drought, 40 days of rain, nuclear proliferation and a whole host of other maladies that may signal the end of goodness for mankind.
Update - As if this game could get any more dramatic, it is with a heavy heart that I pass on the following sad news:
Former Michigan head coach and athletic director Bo Schembechler has passed away. Schembechler collapsed again on the set of Detroit television station WXYZ Channel 7 during taping of his weekly television show and was rushed to Providence Hospital in Southfield, where he was initially listed in critical condition...Few people were able to inspire Michigan fans to the extent that Bo could. And despite his legendary focus on the running game. it is his passing that will serve as his final motivation for the fans. The biggest game ever just got bigger. Bo Blue.
Schembechler remains the winningest coach in Michigan football history, having won or tied for the Big Ten title 13 times in his 21 years. He guided the Wolverines to a 96-10-3 regular season record in the 1970s, the nation's standard, and took 17 teams to bowl games, 10 to the Rose Bowl.