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Friday, May 24, 2013
What a weekend!Posted Monday, September 3, 2007, at 6:02 PM
So, after spending Saturday with friends at a cookout, I was completely unaware until Sunday afternoon that Michigan had been upset.
Appalachian State pulled off the mother of all upsets, knocking off the Wolverines and their hopes of a national title.
I couldn't help but think to myself, how interesting. The Wolverines, under the direction of Lloyd Carr for several years, have no chance of winning a national title.
Then, while I was flipping through the sports pages, I noticed that Notre Dame got trounced by Georgia Tech.
Under the direction of Charlie Weis, that wonderful offensive guru for the New England Patriots' Super Bowl teams, the Fighting Irish were destroyed by a team whose coach used to work for the Dallas Cowboys.
As I continued flipping through the pages, I read where a no-hitter was pitched by a Boston Red Sox pitcher in only his second start. I wondered, when was the last time a rookie pitcher tossed a no-hitter as I remembered Bud Smith with St. Louis several years ago, he who hasn't sniffed the majors since.
Then I saw where my beloved Hoosiers won their first game of the season, defeating Indiana State University, the school I graduated from.
As I read the story, all I could think about is, why is MIchigan and Indiana playing second-tier teams?
Why are the Wolverines, a squad with national title hopes in mind, playing a non-Division I school?
I can somewhat understand Indiana as the Hoosiers have had their share of troubles with football for several years. But Michigan?
Give me a break. You can't tell me that the Wolverines have that much trouble scheduling opponents.
I'm thinking this while I'm laughing, still chuckling over the fact that the Weis-led Fighting Irish were completely and utterly destroyed. What a relief.
Weis hasn't had any problem reminding people of where he came from since he's been at Notre Dame. So, getting trounced like this might bring him back to earth.
Well, probably not.
It was a banner weekend for sports fanatics. And they managed to get three days worth of terrific action.
For me, it's too bad I don't get to watch that much anymore. There's just not enough time.
But it's still great to read about it.