Thursday, September 13, 2007
Let's be blunt: the 2007 football season has been a complete disaster so far for Michigan. And they have nobody to blame but themselves. Period.
The offense, defense, special teams and coaching staff have all not done a good job. And with the talent on the team and the oft-stated desire to erase the bitter taste following the end of last season, there is no excuse. Period.
I'm not a fair weather fan and this isn't a fair weather blog. We're a pro-Michigan site, even in the darkest of times (which, uh, in case you hadn't noticed, this really, really, really qualifies as). Most of all, I'm still a Michigan Man through and through, and I support this team - and Lloyd Carr - one hundred percent while they're at Michigan.
Yes, that wasn't a typo - I support Lloyd Carr one hundred percent. While that might not be the popular thing to say during this difficult time, he deserves it.
In fact, what really leaves me scratching my head as things quickly went south this season are the comments by some saying they hope we go completely belly up this fall so Michigan "fires his ass" or some such sentiment.
Why on earth would any true Michigan fan want that?
I hope we go undefeated the rest of the year, beat Ohio State, win the Big 10 title and capture a BCS bowl victory. A longshot based on the first two games? Perhaps. But that's the never-say-die Michigan fan in me bleeding through even today at 0-2.
And that will never go away.
So don't confuse a sense of humor on the site with a lack of support. Hey, some people scream and yell when they're upset, we fire up Photoshop here at the MZone.
Oh, sure, we'll criticize when warranted and poke fun when deserved. That's what we do and probably why you read. If we'd come out after the Appalachian State and Oregon losses trying to paint a pretty picture of what transpired on the football field, chances are you wouldn't still be coming here. And I'd be a fraud if I had tried to hide my own disappointment.
But the team's down and we're not bailing on them. And I hope the rest of the maize and blue faithful don't either.