Until today. When I posted “Tuesday FootBALLS . . .” On Wednesday morning. Must be the smell of turkey in the oven that has their mouth and eyes watering.
At any rate, I did get some grief over not prognosticating the winner of the Ohio State/ Michigan game. Something like “You dumbass, how in the hallowed names of Woody and Bo could you ignore the greatest rivalry in the history of sport.” A paraphrase, but close.
So, with time on my hands before gathering with friends and family to celebrate the first of 8 days of Hanukkah — You know, “Dinah Shore-a/ Lights the Menorah” — I’ve got time to make up for my omission.
Ohio State @ Michigan. During the summer before last, loyal reader Smart Guy had been in deepest, darkest Ohio, visiting his daughter and her family. While driving home, he was listening to sports talk radio. He shared how the Buckeye fans were universally bragging with some assurance that Ohio State would go undefeated in Pope Urban’s first season. SG and I laughed and laughed. Well, here it is 17 months later and Meyer is still undefeated on the banks of the Olentangy. And on the road. Without much love outside the boundaries of O-H . . . I-O. Meanwhile “MIchigan Man” Brady Hoke’s Wolverines have lost four of the last six, with Ws over underwhelming Indiana and snake bit Northwestern. But, strange things happen in this rivalry. After all, it’s the “greatest rivalry in the etc etc.” Especially to highly rated 11s on the road. This one’s in Ann Arbor. Can the best headgear in all of sport prevail? In a word . . . No.
— Seedy K