Sunday, September 2, 2007

And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout

Since yesterday, I've put up with a lot of (warranted) gloating from non-Michigan friends.

Go ahead, have your fun with us. But have a little mercy, too.

Consider this: According to a friend who called me last night from Ann Arbor, Welcome Week festivities have effectively ended three days early. The student ghettos are eerily quiet; the undergrads have lost their stomach for jungle juice and beer-bonged Natty Light. This, on the school year's most celebrated week for house parties and bar-hopping.

It's like if Spongebob SquarePants died on Halloween, and all of America's prepubescents decided they weren't in the mood for free candy.

I haven't seen it, but I believe it. And if you're a college student or recent graduate, you know how sad it is. It cuts to the heart of how Michigan football fans feel right now.

So, non-Michigan fans, feel free to throw Appalachian State at us in all future trash-talking. That's fair. But this week it's just cruel. So ease up a bit, would you?

5 comments:

Manfred Mansel said...

"It's like if Spongebob SquarePants died on Halloween, and all of America's prepubescents decided they weren't in the mood for free candy"

...sounds like a maniacal pipe dream to me, donn.

mike said...

So true, Donn. Yesterday afternoon I felt like my dog died, and today it wasn't any better.

Bernie said...

Donn, you have a blog. I have discovered it. And let me tell you, it's no fun being a Michigan fan at ND after this weekend.

David said...

I didn't even realize U of M's situation till my co-worker razzed me about wearing my Mich sweatshirt yesterday. Bummer. But the Casey at Bat ref. is nice, I'm a real sucker for allusions.

Joe Sylvester said...

GO IRISH!