Thursday, June 25, 2009
Michigan vs. WMU Game On ABC: Ready for Some Ridicule
The good news is that Michigan's opener versus Western Michigan is going to be televised by ESPN/ABC on September 5. The kickoff time has been moved to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Of course, the bad news is that this game will be broadcast by ESPN ABC.
You can bet your Maize & Blue construction hats that ABC's Bret Musberger will use an over-the-top, sensationalist lead in storyline that includes footage of Michigan's losses to Appalachian State, Utah, Toledo, Michigan State and Ohio State followed by a "Oh how the mighty have fallen!" schtick. Then he'll ask super genius Gary Danielson or some other sideshow tool the following: "Gee Gary, can these Wolverines even survive the Bronco stampede into this construction site called Michigan Stadium?!!!"
Pretty catchy, huh?
Well, you just know this is going to happen.
There you go Bret!
I give you permission to used the above material. Just include my name in the ABC program credits at game's end. Thanks.