Life and Times

Friday, October 13, 2006

I just wanted to state a simple fact...just put it in writing to see what it looks like: The Detroit Tigers need to win one of the next four games to qualify for the WORLD SERIES! That's right...the WORLD SERIES! The TIGERS! WORLD SERIES! TIGERS! AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

I still don't think I can put what has happened over the past 10 days or so into words between six October victories in a row for the Tigs and complete and utter domination over Michigan State last Saturday...the Tigs game at Comerica last Friday was, without a doubt, one of the greatest events I have ever attended. I'll have to write about it when I can full wrap my brain around the past couple weeks. For now, I'm just enjoying the ride...

I'll be at the game tommorrow...if the Tigers win, we are going to the World Series...and I will be there. In person. Wow!

Another huge game tommorrow for the Maize and Blue tommorrow...probably the most challenging road block standing between us and Ohio State for an undefeated showdown on November 18th. Happy Valley is going to be rocking. They want payback for ruining their perfect season last year. And their loss the year before that. And the year before that. And everytime we've played them since 1996. Bottom line, these things have a way of catching up with a team. They owe us one. And it's not going to be easy tommorrow night. Penn State DOES have a great linebacking corps. And they DO have a good back in Tony Hunt. And this Anthony Morelli character IS supposed to be some kind of a star. And if Penn State is going to play a great game this year, tommorrow IS going to be it. Crazy home crowd. National television. A chance to knock off a top 5 team with national title aspirations.

Do I think it will happen? Could we lose to a Penn State team that has already lost to Notre Dame and Ohio State?

No way.

There is something special going on with this football team this year. We have talent all over the field...sure it hurts to have Mario out, but we have depth at that position. We have guys that can make plays. Adrian Arrington. Tyler Ecker will be back. Mike Massey will get some looks. We will get our first serious look at Greg Matthews. And Steve Breaston will have an opportunity to perform in his native state...and I think he is going to have a special game tommorrow. Look for Steve to get at least one touchdown. Oh yeah, you might not want to forget about #20 either. He's pretty good. Chad will also be out there with something to prove under the bright lights in Happy Valley. He also hails from PA and he still has a lot to prove, particularly with Mario out. He will also rise to the challenge tommorrow night. Look for him to throw for over 225 yards and a score.

With our defense, we just need to score 20 points. As long as we don't give up any turnovers that lead to easy points for PSU or any special teams touchdowns, Penn State will not score 20 points tommorrow. Our offense is fully capable of scoring more than 20 points whether Mario is out there or not. It's quite simple...it's just a matter of rising to the challenge and seizing the opportunities that are laid out before you. Tommorrow we are going to take another step towards making this season all that it possibly can be in an environment that will no doubt be electric. WE WILL NOT BE DENIED!!!

Michigan 27 Penn State 10

Go Tigs! Go Blue!

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