Yesterday was a sorta blah day for me, which is unusual for a Saturday in the Fall. Saturdays in the Fall used to mean wall-to-wall, door-to-door football... or at least it's been that way for as long as I can remember. This year? I might have watched three games, total. If that. I dunno why but I can't seem to get enthused about the game this season... and it doesn't have much to do with the success (or lack thereof) of my favorite teams: ND has done about what I expected, Michigan was on a tear before yesterday, and Air Force managed to beat Navy, which is pretty much all that counts in that space. Oh, yeah... there's Army... and the CinC's trophy, which
should might be ours again this year. That pretty much sums up my lack o' interest in the game.
That said, I did watch Michigan lose... and badly... in East Lansing yesterday. Some elements o' my past cannot be denied and the rivalry game is one such. Then I promptly fell asleep on the couch as OSU beat Texas, in Austin, and slept through that entire game. So much for yesterday's football.
Speaking of elements of my past... it's been quite another story where the Beloved Wings are concerned. I haven't missed a single game so far and the Wings have rewarded my dedication and loyalty by remaining unbeaten in this young season, going to a 4-0 start for the first time since '97-'98. Those of us who are prone to staring into the dregs of our tea cup think the signs are good and there's hope that the 2011-2012 season will end up the same way as '97-'98... which is to say yet another parade down Woodward Avenue. But last night was a near-run thang, what with the Wings having to engineer a come-from-behind victory (they were down 2-0 as late as the middle of the second period) and win it in the last few seconds of OT. A "W" is a "W," innit?