Monday, November 20, 2006

Still #2!




This large poster sat on the platform floor of the train station in Hannover during the World Cup soccer games last June, where everyone had to walk over it while exiting down the stairs. True, they call soccer football, which isn't the same as our football. But you get the point.

After Michigan's slim loss to Ohio State on Saturday (see last post), I was dying to see what the BCS standing would be this week. We're still #2, just barely ahead of USC (Dennis' alma mater). But schools like USC still have one or two more games to play in their season, so they can move ahead of Michigan, who is done. It'll be most interesting to see how this all plays out in the next couple of weeks. Will Michigan and Ohio State play again for the National Championship on January 8th? Stay tuned!

Just a reminder that we aren't the only crazy football fanatics in the world! :)

7 comments:

  1. We're watching closely with you. I was glad to see that Hart (another one, on the team :)) had the same perspective as you, he wasn't unhappy with the outcome. Hey, the Rose Bowl ain't too shabby!

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  2. You know, when I first came to Europe, I thought that the word football for soccer sounded strange and out of place. However, when you think of it, soccer is played almost only with the feet (with a few exceptions), whereas football is the other was around.

    Or is the thought behind it (football) to carry the ball as far as possible using your feet?? ;-) Whatever. As long as the game is enjoyed, right?

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  3. Ruth: That Mike Hart is something else, isn't he! No relation, of course. :) Thanks for being our fan this time around (just think, it could have been this rivalry with Michigan State, YOUR team!). And you're very right: going to the Rose Bowl would not be shabby at all, if that's what it comes down to.

    CS: We certainly have those strange uses of words, don't we! HA.

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  4. yeah I guess when we are big fans with something, we always keep checking back, wanting and wishign for more!

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  5. HA, ET. Never quite happy with what we have?

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  6. Ginnie - It sure is getting exciting! I love the energy, the drama and the pure competition for pride. These are some of the elements that make college football so superior to pro in my mind. I guess so long as we don't end up Michigan v. USC in the Rose Bowl, we'll be fine. Wouldn't that be a turn of events...and me, with plans to be in the heart (no pun intended, Ms. Hart) of Michigan Country as we move into the new year, no less!!! Who would have thought. ;-) D

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  7. Oh yes, Dennis. I haven't for one second forgotten that the two of us could end up in a match at the Rose Bowl (which might be more fun than a national championship match with Ohio State--been there, done that :). But will we get home from Michigan on the 1st in time to watch that game? I hope so!!! And who would Amy root for, I wonder???

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