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October 29, 1986 - Image 9

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Volleyball
vs. Michigan State University
Today, 7:00
IM Building
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS
Wednesday, October 29, 1986

Cross Country
Big TenChampionships
Saturday
Columbus, Ohio
Page 9

'Mets

win; U'

must live with the

fans

A horrible thing happened
Monday night.
A fate worse than death.
My worst nightmare has become
a reality.
THE METS won the World
Series.
No,Saiam not a Boston Red Sox
fan. I follow the Red Sox with all
the enthusiam of getting a tetanus
shot. I just wished for anyone,
anyone, but "da Mets" to win.
The Mets have managed to do in
a couple of years what it took the
Yankees decades. The entire United
States hates them.
The fact that New York won the
World Series, in itself, is not
horrific. They had a great season
and deserved to win as much as
anyone. It doesn't bother me that
they are arrogant, fist-waving,

holier-than-thou. Ai
personality of the teamn
imbued with anything
They have just as many d
and egomaniacs as any oth
IT'S JUST those fans
It used to be different.
like the Mets with
paternalism. Between p
New York was a classic
baseball ineptitude. I al
good baseball ineptitude
Cubs fan.
My apathy towards t
changed when Icame to A
about the same time t
began winning.
THE UNIVERS
Michigan is, if you haven'
abound with New Yorkers;
Islanders, and, therefore, M
There are two reasons1

nd the
n is not MARK MY
unusual.
rug usersI
er team.
s.
I usd tod might not have noticed this:
a fnts 1. You are tone deaf.
etdy i, 2. You are completely deaf.
studyin NEW YORKERS, if you
pp ec haven't noticed, have some inherent
I am a penchant for being bothersome, and
being persistent at it. Again, there
.he Mets are two reasons why you might not
nhe Mets of noticed this:
1. You are either tone deaf or
completely deaf.
IT Y of 2. You are from New York.
t noticed, THE METS fans have made
and Long life intolerable for anyone whose
4ets fans. origins are west of Hakensack.
why you Mets fans are no more secure about
themselves than anyone else in the
world. They just happen to use
their teams to hide such insecurity,
laying it out on the rest of us.
e at I am told by New Yorkers that
they are the greatest fans on earth. I
also recall a story of a Mets fan
watching a televised game. An
a at opposing batter hit the ball between
first baseman Keith Hernandez's
Wake legs. "F---in' coke addict!!!" the
Mets fan screamed.
in at Yup. The best fans in the world.
I WAS initally concerned that I
rbana would recieve abuse for this
3ELS column. Given recent history at

Shea Stadium, retaliation is likely
to come in the form of either 1)
someone throwing golf balls at me;
2) someone lighting a smoke bomb
in my room; 3) death threats; 4)
having a parade in my honor and
mug me; or 5) being forced to
watch the Mets video. The last is
too horrible to comprehend.
The others do not bother me.
Coming from a Mets fan, I consider
getting Top-Flights chucked at my
skull high praise for my character.
As far as a death threat, I like the
pleasant nasal pitch of a telephone
caller who says,"Youse lowsy
scum. Youse goin' to wish youse
hadn't said nothin."'
As far as a letter is concerned, I
do not fear, because it's doubtful
that Mets fans can read or write.
After all, the Mets' motto is
"Baseball like it oughta be." I'm
sure that they read Hamlet between
innings, too.
THERE ARE several
solutions to end this problem. My
favorite is to adminster frontal
lobotomies to every Mets fan
attending the University of
Michigan. It's safe, cheap, and
effective, while it gives doctors

something to do besides play golf.
Unfortunately, this solution
keeps the person's tongue intact. It
has been scientifically proven that a
New Yorker's tongue works
independently of his brain, which
may or may not exist. Cutting out
a New Yorker's tongue would solve
the problem temporarily, but, like a
neccesary organ, I have a feeling
that it would regenerate.
I guess that it's "Keith
Hernandez is Gawd," and "Dwight
Gooden is awesum" and "Da Cubs
suck" for another year. The thought
pains me. My head is starting to
throb. I am running to the
bathroom.

A horrible thing happened indeed
Monday night. It will run as a live
nightmare in Ann Arbor for many
months to come.

GRIDDE PICKS

Kin Yee turned in an 18-2
record to claim Griddes last week,
the second straight week someone
has won with that record.
Turn in your picks by
midnight Friday to win a pizza
from Pizza Bob's and an FTD
bouquet.
1. Illinois at MICHIGAN
2. Ohio State at Iowa
3. Michigan State at
Minnesota
4. Wisconsin at Indiana
5. Purdue at Northwestern
6. Auburn at Florida
7. Florida State at Miami,
Fla,
8. Alabama at Mississippi
State
9. Maryland at North
Carolina
10. Colorado at Oklahoma
State
P1. Southern Cal at
Arizona
12. Washington at Arizona
State
13. UCLA vs. Oregon State
at Portland
14. Washington State at

Stanford
15. Boston Colleg
Army
16. Pitt at Syracuse
17. South Carolin
North Carolina State
18. Clemson at
Forest
19. Bethune-Cookma
North Carolina A&T
20. Champaign -U]
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