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"The Spirit of Michigan. It is based upon a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways;
an enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan men to spread the gospel of their university to the world’s distant outposts;
a conviction that nowhere is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours.”
— Fielding Yost

        Lets Go.... Here it is, the first game of the season although the choice of opponents couldn't be more ridiculous. In a season full of lackluster home games, this opener is just plain stupid. Although this isn't the perennial national champion App State from the previous decade, this team has no business on our schedule. But we'll head out for the first tailgate of the year hoping the weatherman is wrong with his predictions for Saturday, grill some meat, consume a few too many beverages while reacquainting ourselves with individuals we have not seen in several months. Plenty of hope and concern coming out of fall camp. Those in the know have reported that the starting offensive line has had trouble blocking the second string D-line. The running backs are reported to be bigger, stronger and faster so maybe they'll get thru the tiny holes created by the line. In my mind, the number one priority of the line is to ensure Devin Gardner doesn't get killed every week. Give Devin some time to make plays and he'll make some big ones. The one constant coming out of practices is that the defense is the best we have had in a decade AND playing a press on the corners (did they hear my screaming all these years)!! It would be nice to feel some big hits that shutdown our opponents. But that is all for later in the day on Saturday. Come on out early for this first tailgate and enjoy the good company, good conversation and good food. Go Blue!!

        Game Week.... Time for football! Game week and the tailgate trailer is cleaned up and getting ready for the first tailgate of the season. Not a lot of good news coming out of the scrimmages as it appears the offensive line continues to struggle. Hopefully we can work things out during the non-conference game and knock off our rivals in the B1G. Come out early to enjoy game day atmosphere as we fire up the grill. Go Blue!!!!

        Football Season Is Almost Here.... Heading into August which in the last couple of years has held the opener for the Wolverines. The Tailgate Trailer will soon be in the driveway for some pampering and upgrades. Come back for more regular updates as the month and season progresses! Go Blue!!!


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