It is Saturday football and I would be lying if I said I am not scared. Michigan is up against Penn State in Ann Arbor; Penn State is not the usual team that Michigan should worry about but our recent run forces us to feel otherwise. Yeah, Michigan won against Notre Dame but the Irish was way too easy for us to gloat over. I doubt Penn State would be as easy as the Irish.
Not too long ago, most Michigan fans would sit down and enjoy a game against Penn State while Joe Paterno, day in, day out waded through mounting criticism which one way or another led to demand for resignation. Today, Penn State is ranked #10 in the BCS ranking while Michigan, ranked #5 before the season began, now unranked, no thanks to the losses to Appalachian State and subsequently Oregon.
The national championship may be gone out of even our wildest dream, unless a miracle is in order but the conference title is still within our grasp. This game would determine whether Michigan season is salvageable or all hope is lost. If Michigan is able to overcome Penn State, we might get ranked once again. If we lose, there would be only one game to wait for: the one against Ohio State; we would only need to spoil their day and God would forgive us all for everything we failed to do.
I plan to stay up tonight and listen to the game online. I really hope it is going to worth the effort of staying up.
For Meeeeechigan fans looking for live audio streaming, visit MGoBlue. There is a little link that leads to the audio file. If you are in Malaysia and are actually watching the game live on TV or in some other way, do invite me! Please, please pretty please!
For cat fights, where else but mgoblog?
p/s — So, I overslept and I only found out the result a few hours after the game ended. I am not a fan of Blackberry but it does have its plus points. For instance, I do not have to get up from my bed to log on the internet to find out the score. I was woke up for a moment, reached for my Blackberry and saw a Michigan 14, Penn State 10 ticker. Upon seeing that, I went back to sleep to have a beautiful dream.
pp/s — this is just wrong. It is the third quarter and Stanford is holding on to the scoreline of 31-31 against Oregon. Man… Stanford!