Monday, October 5, 2009

Yeah, They Played Saturday.....





It's no secret that I BLEED Maize and Blue!
My family bleeds Maize and Blue!
MOST of my friends bleed Maize and Blue!
I've had season tickets for over 35 years!
Last year Michigan hired a new head coach, hired a whole new coaching staff, and adopted a whole new offensive scheme. They stumbled to an awful 3-9 season, and lost to all of their top rivals.
Michigan is one of those teams that people just LOVE to hate.
There doesn't seem to be any gray areas either, great success brings a bit of jealosy, thats why most people outside of New York HATE the Yankees!
Over the years, whenever Michigan loses to one of their rivals, the very second the game ends my phone starts to ring...And ring...And ring!
Saturday was no different! The Sparties were crawling out of the woodwork!
Now I don't know if all this hoopla is because Michigan lost, or it's because Mr. Knowitall's team lost. You don't think that my blog name was picked at random do you?
I sort of have this reputation ya know, real or imagined, People just LOVE to prove me wrong. I'm like a gun-slinger from the old west, I have this bulls-eye imbedded in the middle of my back, and people are just waiting for me to slip up.
Oh I'm sure some of it is warranted, being right all the time does have it's drawbacks. One of my "Galenisms" is...'I don't know EVERYTHING, but what I DON"T know ain't worth knowing'! Yeah...I know. Pretty egotistical eh? Well...? What am I supposed to do..LIE? If I know the answer, I know the answer! Here's another 'Galenism', "I'm NOT smarter than anybody else, I'm just Older"!!
That is absolutely the truth...hehehehe. It's no secret that I love to have fun, and that means having fun with my own personna. After all...'If I'm so damned smart, why ain't I RICH'?
Michigan is still rebuilding, they have a Quarterback that was in High School last Christmas. They were not expected to go undefeated. They were not expected to start the season 4-1. They are not expected to go to a BCS Bowl. They lost Saturday. They will lose probably this Saturday as well. As they will lose several other Saturday's this year. But make no mistake...Michigan WILL return to football prominence!!
After all...
They are the WINNINGEST team in NCAA history
They have won 42 Big Ten Championships
They have won 11 National Titles
Until last year, they had 43 straight winning seasons
And until last year they went to 34 straight bowl games!
The Michigan Winged Helmet is THE most recognized Sports Icon in the WORLD!
Hail To The Victors is The GREATEST fight song EVER written...
Every dog has it's day...Get your licks in now.
I've seen Michigan lose many many times over the years, and I'll be disappointed again I'm sure. But one thing is certain...The Cream ALWAYS rises to the top!!
To all of those that texted me Saturday, to all of those that felt necessary to rub it in on my previous post....Thank You Very Much! I'm sure I deserved it....
Peace...!!!

22 comments:

lime said...

yahtzee!

lime said...

oh, and just so ya know, i wore my maize and blue on saturday just cuz you asked. you know i don't care much about football but you're a michigan fan, the boy likes michigan because his favorite quarterback went there, and i have a friend whose daughter goes there now.....and i have a michagan sweatshirt, lol. how's that for sound rationale?

Serena said...

My condolences on the loss. You're not going to wear black all week, are you?

Monkey Man said...

Rich Gonzoles had to coach kids last year that he didn't recruit to his system nor had they ever played in his system. For him to get this start in only his second year is pretty darn impressive. You are right, Galen, Maize and Blue will return to glory soon. I hope they meet my Beavs in the Rose Bowl some day.

Thom said...

I so wanted to say something in yesterdays post but thought better. UH lost Wednesday and I don't hbe near the bragging rights like you do with Michigan. So I feel your pain. Well a little I do. M. Gorbochav. ROFLMAO

the walking man said...

Just in case you were wondering why I didn't text, call or e-mail to gloat...I simply didn't care, which is a bigger heresy in Michigan I suppose.

Shadow said...

some win, some loose... sorry to hear that...

Lynn said...

Awww - Go Blue, anyway! They'll get 'em next time...

Perchpike said...

Big G, Nicely stated. For the (Vast Storehouse of Useless Knowledge) to get over on (Mr. Know-It-All) is always sweet. Not that difficult but sweet none the less. Go Green, Go Blue in that order.

G-Man said...

...Thanks James. And now that you are retired, perhaps you can return to College and finally attain that degree that has eluded you all these years!!

Nessa said...

I wish I watched football so I could join in the razzing fun with some sort of credibility.

G-Man said...

...And Monkey Man, It's Rich Rodriguez!!

Mona said...

so, when am I going to have some fruit- cream of Michigan?

Jessie said...

My brother-in-law is a big Michigan fan. Rich Rodrigeuz caused quite a scandal before he came down to Michigan.

I think your ego fits in perfectly w/my brother-in-law and R.R.'s.

Mama Zen said...

I would never rub salt in such a tender wound. After all, my guys lost to Miami by one . . .

S said...

I dont do sprots

buffalodick said...

I had to buy a drink yesterday, as a lost bet.. Michigan always manages to lose one game they were supposed to win, and win a game, where they were supposed to lose! They will still win at least 7, and that quarterback will only get better! M Go Blue!

Akelamalu said...

I'm back and Queenie sent you a ((HUG))

Perchpike said...

Nice rebuttal, but I at least forced you to use trump.

G-Man said...

James...Perhaps, but I love you too much to use any Bowers...Yet!
Always remember to show Proper respect to your elders!!

clean and crazy said...

so what do you think about the forty niners?

Breazy said...

Tennessee Volunteers just hired a new coach, coaching staff and all that too. We too are a team ppl love to hate but I don't care, I just stick with them and continue cheering them on. Let all the naysayers do their talking now Mr. Knowitall because give a year or two and your team will be beating the poo out of them!

You have a beautiful day sir!