09-06-2011 – Wake up, don’t worry about brushing your teeth because you’re going to be ingesting a lot of select beverages and onion-topped foods, throw on team X jersey and meet up with the crew well before the marching bands takes the field.
Football season has finally rode into town on its giant white stallion. The offseason was filled with lockouts, contract holdouts, NCAA scandals and investigations, and another (quick) mention of a Favre un-retirement.
The University of Michigan’s football team experienced the first game cancellation in the history of Michigan Stadium (better known as the “Big House”). I had the pleasure to be one of the drenched fans booing while the refs delayed the game. At least the Brady Hoke era began with a victory (well, 3/4 of a victory I suppose).
The defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers kick off in two short days against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field.
Notre Dame looks well on its way to another disappointing season after being awarded with a preseason top 25 ranking. The loss to the University of Southern Florida has left the Fighting Irish with a possible 0-4 start with games at Michigan and Pittsburgh and a home game against the 17th ranked Michigan State Spartans in the coming weeks.
Michael Vick signed a monstrous $100 million dollar contract with the “Dream Team” Philadelphia Eagles. Not many have completely forgotten Vick’s history as a convicted dog fighter and they’re not shy to voice their displeasure with the quarterback’s newly-found fortune.
And up here in the U.P., the Negaunee Miners are off to an impressive 2-0 start and the state-runner-up Ishpeming Hematites fought back after a devastating week 1 loss to rival Iron Mountain by shutting out the Manistique Emeralds.
Get the bean dip and tortilla chips stocked up, because we’re in for another exciting season of good old American Football.