Friday, November 17, 2006

Let's Go Blue

My first Friday Random 10...

1. Midnight Stroll - Robert Cray
2. Okayalright - moe.
3. Harvest Moon - Neil Young
4. Cry On My Shoulder - Bonnie Raitt
5. Nothingman - Pearl Jam
6. Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
7. Crazy Love - The Allman Brothers
8. Make Me Smile - Chicago
9. Too Broke to Spend the Night - Buddy Guy
10. God - John Lennon

Sad news today in the world of college football; Bo Schembechler passed away at age 77. It happened on the eve of of the 103rd meeting between the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. Its the 3rd time both teams come in undefeated and the 1st time it features the number 1 rated team against number 2. A respected man in the world of sports, Bo ran a solid program and was loved and revered by many.

I did get to meet Bo once many years ago at a meeting of the American Football Coaches Assn. As a former college player and avid football fan, I was awed to be in the room with him and many of the other guys in that room. I did not attend the U of M but they were one of my favorites as a kid and I still have great respect for their place in college football.

Two thoughts came to mind...

Bo would do anything to help get the Wolverines fired up for this game. Damn, what an athletic director!

If his God is a college football fan, God decided that he needed to watch this one with Bo in the next seat. Do you think Woody Hayes will be there too?

There is no better way to celebrate and honor this good this man's life other than to tune in to watch his beloved Wolverines take on their biggest rival. The team that gets closer to playing with the passion that Bo had for the game will walk out champions.

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