Wow. Probably the first "recognizable" coach that made an impression on me at a young age and I grew up in Kentucky (Adolph Rupp was still the most famous coach around these parts for those of you not familiar with UK Basketball).
Rest in Peace Coach. I like both teams (again I'm from Kentucky), but this has tipped the scales. Go Blue!
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975), The Man Upstairs (1914)
Shock. Speechless. I can't think or anything. I heard the news in between classes, and I just couldn't focus on anything during that second class. This is beyond surreal.
Bo has done so much for the Michigan program that to express in words how revered this man is would be impossible. With so many other greats and legends from Michigan's past gone, Bo was the titan still around. He was there for '97. He was gonna be there for this year. To not think of Bo stalking the Wolverine sidelines, of not being involved, of not being here to be that tangible piece of Michigan tradition that people could reach out and talk to....it's just.....I can't do it.
Tomorrow I'll be worked up into a frenzy for the Game of the Century, but today is going to be a quiet day of attempting to get to grips with this powerful loss.
Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you... The big question stemming from this is whether the Wolverines will be depressed, or be inspired. Knowing what Bo means to that town, I'm firmly betting on the latter.
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
We heard this news yesterday as we were heading out to enjoy a holiday double feature with the kids. Kind of a bummer, but I was glad that we had something light hearted to do after hearing this. Reggie was special to me...