Being a Wolverines fan is not always easy but, in the words of our friend Ice Cube, today was good day. The Maize & Blue defeated Florida today in the Capital One Bowl to end their three-year bowl game losing streak and send retiring coach Lloyd Carr out on a high note.
Despite their status as the winningest (is that really a word?) team in college football history, Michigan football is frustratingly mediocre in the post-season. I cannot watch Michigan bowl games without a sense of impending doom. All doubts about the other shoe dropping when Mike Hart fumbled the first time inside Florida’s five-yard line were erased by the second time he fumbled at the Florida goal line. At that point of the game I shouted to my beleaguered wife, “Did they bet against their own team?”