Things like this don't even happen in bad sports movies.
Less than 30 hours before kickoff of the most important Michigan-OSU game in the series' 103-year history, legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler has passed away. Tomorrow's game, for all the hype and pomp and circumstance, would not be what it is without Bo.
Before the 2004 season, Bo Schembechler gave the MMB a pep talk in the darkened stadium. His speech was inspired and passionate, and he ended it by screaming the following, which was nearly drowned out by cheers:
"YOU MUST OUTPLAY OHIO STATE!"
My favorite poet, Johnny of RBUAS, wrote the following this week:
"Somewhere, years from now, I may wake from sleep as a brunette’s blue eyes take the air from my lungs with a tornado stare; I may lay shirtless on warm beaches and watch fuchsia sunsets with foreign booze on my lips; I may leave footprints in Mars’ red dirt, but give me a Michigan win on Saturday and you can save your inquiries as to which moment I’ll favor."
I'll return Saturday. GO BLUE!