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That sign in the stands last night.
The obvious taunt to the MSU fan who wishes it could have been State at the Sugar bowl instead of the the wolverines was written crudely on the pink cardboard sheets and held up proudly as the U of M team played the toughest game of its season.
A game by the way, which for some, may likely have had divine interference. I am not one who believes God has intervening interest in sporting contests, but to watch the Sugar Bowl, it wouldn't be hard to conclude the scores were backward most of the game. All the stats were in Virginia Tech's favor, and the Michigan offensive line was seemingly crippled by a stacked defense. But somehow, the outcome of the game was cast in overtime and decided in Michigan's favor 23-20. Many will conclude it was a strange event.
Prestidigitation, illusion, sleight of hand. All terms that might be appropriately used in describing the end of a contest where the the visual, the virtual, defied the reality.
Some bad juju unfortunately for V tech, who had its kicking team decimated prior to the first snap with a home invasion charge on its top dog kicker, and a curfew violation sending home the second best. (Or vice versa) The end result? A player with only a single successful kick last year, becoming a hero and showing three successful attempts for the first three VT scores. In the end however, only to fall in OT with a missed "easy" kick. No one heard the angel blow the ball to the right, so it must have been the wind .. in that enclosed arena.
No matter. It happened. And the Wolverines in a game that was as sweet as its designation, prevailed.
Somehow, I doubt their triple OT win over Georgia is any less so (sweet). For them it might well be quite Splendid. Or at the very least, Splenda.
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