The trouble with being a spectator to a sporting event is that you have no control over the outcome. Thus, no matter how much you yell and scream, it is all down to the players on the field. And even when the team you are supporting does their best, it is sometimes not good enough which is really difficult for a fanatic to accept.
Thus I’ve told myself time and time again that I’m not going to get sucked in by Michigan sporting events. Yet, I somehow found myself in that trap leading up to the Michigan v Ohio State football game. Maybe because the game had national title implications. Maybe it had something to do with all the people that kept emailing me asking where they could watch the game. Whatever it was, I felt a bit of sadness last night as Michigan lost. They played a great game, but in the end, it just wasn’t good enough. Maybe next time.