We like to think of the holidays as "the most wonderful time of the year", but for UM fans, and especially for their fanatics, this time - - - - right now - - - is the best they could ask for. Without any major sports seasons in progress, without any major rivalry games to focus on, the average Wolverine follower under these circumstances feels compelled to focus on only the Past and the Future.
Of course, they often like to go pretty far back in the Past to resurrect dusty memories of loosely organized outdoor games in the days of the horse-and-buggy. They love to count up those old-time conquests, and they like to call it "football". And they do go on about it.
But they can change the subject on the drop of a hat, and immediately begin talking fervently about the Future. Did you know they are the Champions of the Future? Just ask them, they will tell you all about it. Nobody stands a chance against them in the Future, where they are invincible. Every Michigan fan knows this, and they relish their great beliefs in the Future, a time when they will ride triumphantly across the land in all sports and all seasons imposing their wills upon their helpless adversaries without measure. They believe deeply in their own Manifest Destiny.
Nobody knows what the future holds, so all of their bluster about what's to come is just inflated tongue-wagging by the chUMps. As for the very distant past, the irrelevant time-period just before the advent of true "football", we will soon be mocking their silly claims in a series to begin later this month.