You had to have known it was coming. Michigan football matters to girls from the Midwest–even when it’s a tough season. We would never choose another team over the Maize and Blue. It’s just tough to watch them struggle right now. Not only do we, as fans, want to win, we want the community to feel great about their team, and we want the players to be champions. We’re just going to have to cheer louder.
Until we find our rhythm on the field, here’s a look at some good things about Michigan football, past and present. There have been great players like Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson. There have been great coaches like Lloyd Carr and Bo Schembechler. The organization has produced some great coaches like Jim Harbaugh and Les Miles. There have been some amazing seasons. My personal favorite was the 1997 season where we finished 12-0. I have many sweet memories from standing on my seat in the student section (including the wave). Throughout the years, there has always been an incredible marching band. There’s also been some great service from our football team. Michigan football has partnered with Mott Children’s Hospital on many occasions: the 2010 spring game, bow ties for a cause, golf outings, and foundation giving, just to name a few.
There’s much to be proud of on and off the field. We might be 5-2 (at the time of this blog), but we’re so much more than 5-2. We’re the leaders and the best. Bo once said, “When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.”
So keep cheering. All season long. For the students, for the players, for the community, go blue!