On a sweltering hot day, interrupted by round one of what will be two rounds of volatile weather, we welcome in the college football season … U of M kicks off tonight and MSU tomorrow night.
But, it hardly feels like weather to be throwing around a pigskin.
Football is meant to be enjoyed in cozy sweats or swaddled by a stadium blanket, with numb hands curled around a hot drink – not the likes of what temps were out there today.
As Summer wanes (on the calendar anyway), I noticed in my trek this morning that the garden flags festooned with flowers or Summery sayings have been replaced with flags bearing Wolverine or Spartan logos. Even the mischievous (and sometimes evil-looking) garden gnomes are proudly wearing their favorite resin team gear.
I may have hit the ground running early, but the end of my journey today had me dragging my wagon a bit. Though my pedometer registered exactly four miles, it felt like I had logged in twice that amount.
Nevertheless … I’m happy with my result because I gave it the ol’ college try.