Those blue-collar, wall-smashing Emus are a 45 point underdog against Michigan State this weekend. That game starts at noon in East Lansing. It sounds like the coach is preparing for a loss and pitching the game as a learning opportunity. Here’s a quote from an article in The Eastern Echo:
“This week – massive respect for a program that again you can tell really believes in themselves and are confident, they’re well coached, they’re disciplined – they have an aura about them and you respect that because that’s the kind of program that you want to build and you want to have,” EMU coach Chris Creighton said. “So we’re definitely excited about the opportunity to continue to improve and to go up there and to play Eastern Michigan football.”
Or “we’re just happy to be here.”
For some reason, it occurred to me this morning that the opening scenes from the classic silent film Metropolis is perhaps too accurate a metaphor for “The Factory” so far this year. You have to get about 4:30 minutes into the video to see the scene I’m talking about, and if you’ve never seen it before, you should. Anyway, maybe the Emus will beat the spread.
Meanwhile, the liberal arts college in Ann Arbor is hosting a game of the football with the University of Utah at 3:30 (plan you Ann Arbor travel accordingly). That’s supposed to be close, but the highlight of the whole thing is liable to take place before the game with (as reported in mLive) a 15 aircraft fly-over to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the aerospace engineering program at U of M. My guess is they’ll take off from Willow Run, so maybe we’ll get a show in Ypsi, too.