Saturday, October 11, 2008


Today was another historic marker in the new Rich Rodriguez era of Michigan Football. Today we lost to Toledo, a member of the MAC. It was our first ever loss to a
MAC team. We had several chances to pull out a victory, but it wasn't to be. We were all very dispirited - especially poor Tony, who never in his wildest dreams imagined that such a thing could happen.

It was a beautiful day for a football game, warm and sunny. The stands were not as crowded as last week, so we were all comfortable and had plenty of room for a change. It was a noon start which we all prefer over the later starts. Everything was perfect except for the football team. I'm no expert, but I can only remember 3 or 4 plays that were well-executed and successful in the whole game. It was really a pathetic performance that we watched this afternoon. We are becoming discouraged, dejected, demoralized, disheartened and depressed. Next week these boys have to go to Happy Valley...OMG.

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: Toledo 13, Michigan 10
Records: U-M (2-4), Toledo (2-4)
Attendance: 107,267
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Penn State (State College, Pa.), 4:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trailing by three with eight seconds remaining in the game, fifth/senior kicker K.C. Lopata (Farmington, Mich./Farmington) missed a 26-yard field goal wide left as the University of Michigan football team fell 13-10 to the Toledo Rockets on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 11) at Michigan Stadium. U-M's loss is the first to a MAC school in program history.

Justin and Heather (Wolverine Warriors) sat with us today. I'm sure they thought they were guaranteed to see a victory against an opponent like Toledo. No such guarantees this year. This team is changing the meaning of "Blue". Instead of Go Blue, we go home blue.