“Out of an abundance of caution” is a euphemism for, “we screwed up, how can we save face”. Michigan screwed up by playing college football this year (see Sorry Harbaugh, College Football Should Be Cancelled). While I originally said they should not play due to Covid, it turns out that they should not play because they are downright awful. The coaches opted out of the season after beating Minnesota. Can you believe there were talks of a national championship after that game?
This week Michigan was supposed to lose to Maryland but due to Covid was forced to cancel that game. That leaves the final game against Ohio State, an inevitable beat-down that can only be stopped by using Covid again as an excuse. Kirk Herbstreit took heat for saying it, but I happen to agree.
Ohio State cheats all the time (see Buckeyes Wolverines: Fourth & Short). It’s time for Michigan to get on their level. As LaDainian Tomlinson once said, “If you ain’t cheatin, you ain’t tryin.” It may not be the classiest move, but at least it will prevent Ohio State from going to the Big Ten Championship Game and their predictable meltdown on the BCS stage. Such a bold move by Michigan would bring fire back to what used to be a rivalry. It reminds me of my beloved Pistons who walked off the floor after finally succumbing to the Bulls.
Actually, what I meant to say is that the game should be cancelled out of an abundance of caution for our players’ safety.