I just read, on the web site of the Ann Arbor News, a screed from Michael Taylor, a caretaker Michigan quarterback who did his best to hold on to the position between Jim Harbaugh and Elvis Grbac. Obviously Mikey didn’t get the memo from above — probably straight from Schembechler — about not saying anything even vaguely colorful about Saturday’s game, because Mikey goes on and on about how he has no respect for Ohio State or its fans, because we, as a group, are “classless.”
Hm. I have no doubt that there are crappy fans in Columbus. I also have no doubt that there are just as many assholes in Ann Arbor — perhaps even more. My two personal experiences, in 1991 and 1993:
After watching Michigan beat my Buckeyes 31 to 3 in 1991, we — and by that I mean my mother — were accosted by a group of drunk Michigan students as we headed back to the car. Sparkling vocabulary. The onslaught stopped when my father and I suggested that they move on.
While watching Ohio State’s marching band go through a pregame Script Ohio in 1993, I had beer cans, soda cups and other trash thrown at me simply because I was standing. Very classy behavior.
Mikey: Please. It would be best to check around Ann Arbor before you start talking about classless behavior. You’ve got plenty of people to complain about right there at home.
And if the rest of you are wondering: Three days, 19 hours, and 23 minutes. Bring it.