October 27, 2007

Savoring Life's Simple Joys

MANY LOYAL RANT READERS know I am often quite appreciative of life's smaller joys. For instance, let's say the gang at work decides to order Chinese, and along with the Chinese food comes a free giant order of crab rangoons for the office. I am thrilled with this. But that's just one example of life's fun simple pleasures.

Another simple pleasure I enjoy in life is knowing that no matter how the college football season turns out, there's always a pleasant constant: that Michigan State, the second-rate agricultural university in East Lansing, Mich., will fold like a napkin whenever the season gets a bit tough. Consider: the Spartans are now 5-4, and a pathetic 1-4 in the Big Ten. That's because they lost to Iowa -- Iowa, for God's sake -- today, blowing a 17 point lead and just barely getting back to force things into overtime, which they lost after two periods.

Oops. I swear, if I was a Spartans fan, I think I'd throw up.

Along these lines, it's worth noting this column from Detroit Free Press writer Drew Sharp, in which he notes the Spartans should take the invite to the Motor City Bowl -- should they get it. With three tough weeks ahead of them, they could well go 6-6 and get stuck with the game. They've got to eke out one more win to even get that, though, and they still have to play Michigan, Purdue and Penn State. Key quote: "But if they lose to the Hawkeyes, there's likely no need to worry about whether they'll stay home for the holidays with a 6-6 record. When you're 5-7, there are no options."

Heh heh heh. Oh, and speaking of heh heh heh -- Oregon beat USC! Go Oregon, with your bad futuristic uniforms straight out of '78! After all, the better this team does, the less bad it is that they crushed Michigan earlier this year. Speaking of crushing, Michigan is now in the process of ripping apart Minnesota limb from limb as we fight to keep the Brown Jug in Ann Arbor, where it belongs. Michigan is now up 27-10 -- even more impressive when you consider we're playing our second string. Go Blue!

And go Georgia, which is -- for the moment, anyway -- beating Florida. Anyway, that's it for now, as I've got to watch the rest of this game. I'd love to watch Florida drop a second loss. Oh, and a shout out to Simon From Jersey, who is watching Michigan charge to victory from the second row in the endzone.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at October 27, 2007 06:27 PM | TrackBack
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