Maybe it’s just a bad memory but I can’t ever remember a football game that we’ve lost with under 30 seconds remaining on the clock. As a student that is.
We have been so fortunate to always be on the other side. Think Illinois 2010 where we went into triple OT just to win that crazy game. And who can forget Notre Dame 2011 where Roy Roundtree caught the game winning touchdown with just 8 seconds remaining on the clock. Even this year with the field goal to win MSU and the score to bring us into OT against Northwestern. We have always been on the winning side. The happy side. The “HAHA man would it suck to be them” side.
But now, I know what it feels like. Truly. To think you had it and then just watch it crumble. Like Illinois, Notre Dame, MSU and Northwestern felt. Crushing. It really was.
I usually can watch SportsCenter after a loss of ours. Yes I feel bitter but it’s not too bad. Today I couldn’t. I didn’t want to see the highlights or the top plays. It was just too sad for me.
It’s weird being on this side but I guess not everything always goes your way. You really can’t win them all. But I am thrilled at how they played against the SEC. I am so honored, proud and thrilled that I have gotten to witness so many times the unbelievable efforts of Denard Robinson, Roy Roundtree, Jordan Kovacs and all the other seniors of Team 133. They have made my college experience so much better. Through those crazy “Curse you Denard for almost giving me a heart attack!” moments to those where we just dominate another team, I can’t thank them enough for being great leaders, and being classy on and off the field.
How lucky were we to have guys like them?
I wish the Team 133 seniors the absolute best in their future endeavors. Leaders & Best. Go Blue and Beyond.
It is so strange to think that I’m headed into my junior year of college in the next few days. When did this all happen?
I was just looking at pictures a few days ago of when my friends and I were off to our very first Michigan Football game as freshmen. Not knowing where exactly the Big House was by foot. Not knowing where our section was. Not knowing any of the student section chants. Not knowing how far exactly the walk was from Markley to the stadium (nothing is further on campus).
But now it’s just natural to walk down Hoover. It’s natural to walk through the gate at the Big House and turn right to get to the student section. It’s natural to do the Blues Brothers dance, jingle our keys and spell out MICHIGAN with the cheerleaders. It’s something I’m used to but something I’m so grateful for. Even though there are over 100,000 seats in Michigan Stadium, there are millions more people who wish they could be there. So cheers to Team 133 and the 2012-2013 athletic year. Can’t wait to see what all the teams do to make us proud.
And now, more importantly, the academic side of things. Now as a junior, the real tough part begins at the business school. They figured that by now you’re settled in to campus, know your extra curricular activities, and how to manage your time. Because now, it’s about more core classes like marketing and finance, and the start of what could be something big like corporate recruiting.
This semester is going to be a true test to my abilities. 18 credits (I promise you with the classes I’m taking it’s not only worth it, but it honestly isn’t as bad as it sounds) and some commitments outside of class, I know it won’t be easy. But I’ve always loved a good challenge and there really is nothing more I love doing than proving someone who says, “Oh you won’t be able to do that,” wrong. That’s a fantastic feeling right there and I look forward to having that feeling at the end of the semester. I’m going to need a little bit more patience and more focus, but also constantly knowing when to just take a breath. Because this is my second to last year at the greatest school on the planet (clearly not biased…(; ) and I refuse to not soak up as much as I can. After all, this time next year I will definitely be whining and lamenting that it is my last year at Michigan.
I think it’ll be fun to “record” what I’m up to via blogging so I’ll do my best to keep it updated.
Love Law Quad. I adore my university. (Taken with instagram)
Video from Saturday’s game.
I LIVE FOR MOMENTS LIKE THIS.
Sorry my hand is so shaky…that’s what happens when I get excited.
And yes, that’s me and my friend screaming at the top of our lungs right after the clock ran out. I wasn’t lying when I said I get really into sports…
CONGRATULATIONS MICHIGAN BASKETBALL!!!!!!! A 56-51 W over the Ohio State Buckeyes!
IT’S GREAT TO BE A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE.
Are you ready!?
This is what Crisler will look like in a few hours. But at 9pm, we’ll be filling the Fritz! GO BLUE, BEAT OHIO.
Is it September yet?! I MISS COLLEGE FOOTBALL.
And not to brag (okay…this is the one and only thing I’ll always brag about) but THIS is what I get to experience every Saturday when there’s a home game. Welcome to the Big House.
Welcome to the LARGEST stadium in North America and home to the largest crowd watching college football on game days.
Here’s a 111,000+ people wave. Best seen if you put it to full screen.
Can’t wait for the 2012 season!!!!
LET’S GO BLUE.
Another win for the boys in Maize :) GO BLUE!
UNDEFEATED AT HOME. BEAT OHIO.
The Michigan Hockey boys are taking on MSU tonight at Joe Louis Arena! Just reminding the Spartans when we beat them in December for the GLI Championship!
GET PUMPED WOLVERINE NATION. A rivalry at its finest.