BETWEEN THE TACKLES
Just Winning Isn't Enough...
There's a saying
about the difference between how football coaches and fans view a
game. Coaches want to win...Fans want to beat the other school.
The difference being that coaches are ultimately judged on wins and
losses and that the margins of each contest really don't matter.
Usually, I agree with this view. A three point win over Utah?
No problem. A two point win over Purdue? Good enough...
But not this week.
It's Time to Hammer the Spartans
This year, more than ever, this game makes me put down the mantle of
unbiased observer and take on the role of fervent Wolverine fan.
taking grief from Spartan fans about their 'victory' last season.
that the Wolverines put themselves in a position to lose that game in
that #77 Steve Stewart was allowed to
practically tackle Larry
Stevens preventing him from dumping MSU QB Jeff Smoker and ending
that Spartan Head Coach Bobby Williams smirked through his post game
press conference and called the game "...the best officiated that he
had ever been involved with..."
that the media supporters of Bobby Williams continue to claim that
Lloyd Carr refused to shake hands
with him after the game.
A Remarkable Opportunity
Since 1970 the
Wolverines are 24-8 versus the Spartans but since 1990 (you remember,
MSU cheated to win that
one, too) the Wolverines are 7-5. This year was supposed to
usher in a new golden era of Spartan football. The Spartans had
a favorable schedule and 8 home games, many thought that they would be
undefeated heading into this week's contest. But then reality
set in. The Spartans collapsed under the pressure. Instead of
competing for a Big Ten Championship and BCS berth, they are reeling
needing to win 3 of their 4 remaining games to qualify for a post
season bowl bid. Their starting QB has been suspended adding
insult to injury.
should win. But a nice respectable win isn't enough this season.
The Wolverines need to avenge last years robbery in East Lansing.
I want to crush the Spartans...I want to beat them so bad that Bobby
Williams gets fired at half time. I want to see the Spartan
program in total collapse...
It's time to stop
trading pieces and go for checkmate...
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