Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hail to the Victors 2010

Last year, despite living 2.5 hours away from Ann Arbor, I bought season tickets for Michigan football. It may have been my undying allegiance to the Forcier family--born of living with a former teammate of Jason Forcier and Jason's overwhelming friendliness the few times we hung out--or the fact that, confronted with truly living on my own for the first time, in a city in which I knew no one and was covered in Scarlet and Gray, no less, that Michigan football was one of the few connections I had to the previous four years of my life. So on eight separate occasions last fall (yes, even for the Delaware State game), I threw a few pairs of underwear and shirts in a traveling suitcase, as well as my laptop and a copy of Hail to the Victors 2009 in my backpack, and made the 2.5 hour drive to Ann Arbor to watch the team go 5-3 at home.

That copy of Hail to the Victors was read and re-read countless times. It served as my lockbox for that weekend's ticket and has seen its cover bent and bruised from use and college-like substances. It still sits out in my apartment atop various books and comics that I bought and should read. This year's will almost certainly be as good. I'm excited about this. You should be too. Buy it here.

ED note: Yes, really, two posts in one day. The offseason has obviously been slow around these parts but I've never concerned myself too much with the media mumbo-jumbo and recruiting that take place during this time. Regular posts should begin again near the time of fall practice.


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