After the rout Saturday, I’d like to say that the Michigan Hoopsters are back on track and have everything figured out. Best defensive game of the season for Michigan and the offense was hitting on all cylinders…
One little problem: It was against Illinois…
But, if there was ever a time to “appear” to come out of a slump, this would be it. Michigan’s Schedule from Hell for the next three weeks:
Opponent Location Date Day and Time
Indiana Home 1-26 Thursday, 9:15
Sparty Away 1-29 Sunday, 1:00
Suckeyes Home 2-4 Saturday, 6:00
Sparty Home 2-7 Tuesday, 9:00
Indiana Away 2-12 Sunday, 1:00
Wiscy Home 2-16 Thursday, 7:00
Again, I will be tickled to death if Michigan can hold home court and go 4-2 over this stretch of games. After this, there’s only 4 games left, with three very winnable games and Purdon’t at home. Problem is there’s only one chance for a Quality Win over Purdue. If they can hold home court for the next couple of weeks, the 4-2 run would more or less give them three “Quality” wins that the NCAA Committee is always looking for and talking about. If they could steal one on the road, or possibly even both as Sparty is more banged up then usual and Indiana runs about as hot and cold as Michigan, even better!
The Suckeyes resurgence as a decent B1G team could not come at a worse time for the Wolverines, but at least Michigan only plays them only once this season and that’s at home.
I’m not saying that last season’s miracle 8-4 run is eminent, but if this team can bottle whatever it was that got into them on Saturday and uncork it 20 minutes before game time, it could still be a very interesting middle to end of season run for the Wolverines.
NFL Side Notes…
Otherwise, Touchdown Tommy will have 5 Rings in the “Modern NFL Era”, something that probably won’t be accomplished again in the lifetimes of anyone reading this drivel. On top of that, Mr. Goodell will have to stand on that podium with the QB and Owner of the Team he purposefully tried to keep out of the Superbowl.
If there was any chance that TB12 could win the league MVP or – and this is a TB12 fan’s Wet Dream, the Superbowl MVP, Goodell would have to hand Touchdown Tommy the trophy.