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.

2010 Student Shirts

Student shirts are here. And they're some kind of awesome.