Who the hell is the long-haired bearded guy standing behind Brady?
He was the first guy to reach the U-M defenders who chased the fumbled kick-off through endzone on the game's last play (at the end of this video):
And now here he was on the field standing over the shoulder of Hoke. Dare I say, looking down upon him like something - or someone - from above.
Who is this guy?!
And then it hit me: My God, after a third consecutive stunning victory over Notre Dame, this must be Comeback Jesus! It was the only logical explanation! How else do you explain a victory by our beloved Wolverines who had but three - yes, 3! - first downs in the first half and were down 17 going into the 4th quarter? Who scored twice in the game's final 1:12 to pull out shocking victory!
Finally, the magic had shifted from the Golden Dome and Touchdown Jesus of Notre Dame to the miracles of Michigan. All personified in the deity standing on the field now in human form: Comeback Jesus! Appearing out of nowhere to save Michigan from disaster!
But, alas, Greg at MVictors discovered a much more earthly answer for this mysterious man: it was former Michigan center Steve Everitt sporting his lucky shirt.
Hmmm. Well, if you say so, Greg. I mean, I guess it could be Steve. Although after last night. I think my initial instinct is much more plausible.
Oh, and Steve, if you need somebody to wash that lucky shirt for you, I think you can find about 115,000 folks who will do it for free so that you wear it to every Michigan game this year (plus everybody at the game needs to do a load anyway today since they soiled what they were wearing last night after that finish).
|Are you sure this isn't Comeback Jesus?|
(pics via MVictors and MGoBlog, respectively)