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September 30, 2000 - FOOTBALL SATURDAY - The Michigan Daily -.7

6 - The Michigan Daily- FOOTBALL SATURDAY - September 30, 2000

Blue has wooed me
from the cheese
Dear friends, family and all the
other Badgers who will ate
inc afer reading this:
Iam the cnemy. The one you not
only hate, but just can't understand.
ITle one who, above all, you
wait to eat --just to make a
poiiiit.,
M IKE I'm a Michigan man who gresv
SPAHN uip a Wisconsin boy.
_________________ Now that is certainly not the
entire story. Growing up in the
Milwaukee suburb of Shoresood, I never owned a Big
Red sweatshirt. I never curled uip at night ii motion 'W'
bedsheets. I tever thought that, "When you say
Wisconsin, you've said it all"
Aiidshile I've always loved to sing "On Wisconsin"
ii music class at Lake Bluff Elementary school, I'd now
prefer "The Victors."
Perhaps I was jaded y the Doin Morton years. I don't
know. Perhaps I'm1 pissed that I neser got a discount on
shoes.
But I do knosv that sshil I njoyed watching Darrell
tevell in the '94 scson and the Rose Bowl that net
New Year's Day, I swas rally cquitly laughing about
Brent Moss' nasal prolms
I was happy to see your B'ders make the Final Four
because my brother and his Iriesnds could rejoice, but
really it sas just so that Michig'tn State may lose
And yet all the swhile you ha te Michigan. and me,
wsith a passion unlike any other
I loss cuickly you Bdger s irei..without uts. your
iea nofo'destinyitie oils thatiexc itd Roii Fayne and
coim'paiiy to coole to thr(Chses Stti,swould hae beeti
relegated to the (Cirus Boss itI'acriniiiteam i Ble
han' dli sumantleI hio Sit foi You
"But iesviswonitoRisesl icBowls i a rosw'.and that's
ness siaippseisdlbsfors;"13dge fsi isscream.
We lil, owss i that game against Oiio State i '98?~
Did( you gu'ys eijos'the''gtie agi'tiPenit State last
O~h us1ndoss ihouii hos tis oer Michigan for.-
weltiselloi as on'' as ns'ohfyou cisc been in school.
Ihugse?
\vhsloaxI foir'ot. Nonesofithoss hings happened.
AI lixat'shappenedto min nthi lst xewciy'arsuxis nlot
of i'' tllfrom my rieiinds t b's\iso a lot ot' hpe
hlore echlgaime o fp esdofpople oter ec
'''itiC 'ntl small 'imountsx o pitssicaliahse.
Andithre ins.al
()It.I almot orgno'ti there iwa's ills'more thini1g. Onte
national clailponship
An owoishlitaigreat scliedlle Ba'rr's put togeth~r
for yout 'uyssthe ps Isisyisrii
I cotmpementsitu sit youirItatintought swiii over or
. i tinmtots scsit ndonse'kiig by' those pesky
heaas this timts MiiirayiSStts, Nada .. tiyoueei
pulled Siiiloirdiithat IPis-t0 powrc ii one iif'yatar Rase
Baw l.nmpresxxielit
Btariry c't Iduck olt sloppniets AtlIyear lst as
hix xonciiiniiiduhckilie pirrot plic.
Si toiiAnil Airbor y'ouiiciime'ell ig' 1odoubt. that iwe
htere iniAnni Artorstxudy toil mliihldoii' drik eoiutgh
aind tic simnplysnoty pickski
But sic pieIr is dciour Ilking oilthe field. Flctcli
iMay mlouthilfithe illeills pisxx owl hIe's Supermn,
bitt fiaikly I'cdprefei is watchi Csvy fChase if ' Illlock-
ing for 5s1m1e'eniterta it bylt itiame.
I hplen )511 ty Iitamilyiticd lots of rinds, isho di-
arois ei'enkiowiig mtosr lithite week eery year, soi
to you and eeryone else clad ill red oil Saturday:
Briig yoiir screamaig, your ype, your "this year's le
(tie!" Just rememlber, the enemy a isaiting, and iis oils
isn ' goiing to be mny different.
Alike .Shn oilt lii)irnii'iIIholt' lowc/iiducklitoil
Wtii ti.itf ouiwanut t ocos'hit iii'oflfr (it a/e
to/lit', c-mnohimiii iiuiikspnlltonsi itni/clr/ic

WHEN MICHIGAN
HAS THE FOOTBALL
32 Thomas -TB
23Perry FB 35 Askew
44 Armstiong
Whitley " .19 uellamy
SE ~ - ~ 'FL
54 Wiiames 72 Mast 67 std 6'44 insun 79 Backus 83 Jnppiu
77 Pape 78 Gouawin 78 noonwin730tny 74 Solomou 81 Seymour
RT RG C LG LT TE
LT NT RT RLB
ILC 78 Kolodzaej 98 MtUu77 Brynt 96 Fanrut RC
2 Fletciherl 4Pat 9Srau 3srh 4 Hret 36 Echnis
23iTucker ILB ILB 34 uroussard
0OLB 45 Ge sn46 Mack
19 Knight 4 2Topo
SS 3 ak
6 unuse FS
11 Hugheus 8 vn
7 Aielln
Anm Arhor Madisonl

We have: No shoe contract
We have: Protests
We have: M IPs
We have: Maize and Blue
We have: Hash Bash
We have: Jack for parking
We have: Beer
Wehayve:Nc'
We have:SuivorsamLaellr
Blanchard and Gavin Groninger
We have: Chipatis
We had: J.P McCarthy
We hae: History of Roman Spors 372
We have: MSU students
We have: Amer's

They have: Discounts
They have: Provalone
They have: Fun
They have: Bleu cheese
They have: Weekends
They have: Monterey Jack
They have: Even more beer

;-

THE BADGER HERALD
Michiganders -- a bunch
ofhoodlums
Wecull tink of the Uiversity of
Michigan, I picture a quality univiersity
with quality students ad faculty
I also have one other image that pops ito ty
Yes, wvhen I ear of good old Michigan ty
gray imater conjures uip images of igseedy gatg
JOHNNY bangers, ihrowiig up gang signs atd giving ay-
DALY one who dares to stare at thrillte gaze of deat.
Thley arc of course sporintg sunglasses, goa-
tees antc are dressed ead to toe in the Maize aid
Blue, required garb if you arct be te ardes aid meanest thug Oil your
block.
TO keep their eads warto, te 'hood will doil a wool scull cap witht
the emlbroideredl Michtigan lugo i~sewnoil the frn. Fuler a hinluy
Michigaul basketball wanp or a faded Tai Steets jersey dapes iii
shloulders, atidIe iears hi tent-like Mihigail basketball shorts slnug
right around his knees.
Onte ook at the proud Michigan athletic program, atd it's (ie ele-
mtentary toi uisceril why any'lon swithi a hlolum til eality swould wati
to sport the colors tat symbolize Michtigail. Aiti Arbor is a breeding
grounud for hooligaits
Aily sef-rspectiing mit who sells crackoilthe street conesiwoud
chlerishl the idea of representing teutivliersity t produced le greatest
struing-out athlete of all titme, Roy'Tarpley.
If a ganlgta is going tip back ott a little wine, ichy ot dt it wearig
thle colors of the team that sis led throughlmany iediocre seasons by
noled raginlg alcoholic Gary Moeller
If a crew of youutg crimillahy minluded yaoos wat to purey to te
wsorhl that thley are insoeiti tinder-achieers, all they mlerey eed to doliis
thrsts on some matchlini'Wolvierines''btsketball jrsys aid voia, they
resemlble to tabFie
Thiat way, ifitley ski apperraggueedland debiona'ir it isill be cividentithe
banld is lst1(1o thr uaniiaubuncrhlofhaIlfulwitted otdos uho will ieer
amlout to antytig resemlbhli' i chamipion
The iriic pao theiht uuation s thittmoutigonsiltht doiumisar
Wvterinle paraphernia huudititbecauusxt11y5prsumeacits cooil anludhi t1
his inl AnlulArtistsihenutin lli ty this lair city s tlsantitihlesistfsiogue.
Ill icier orget honws hiffledlI swaxlsulenI madls11miingural 5ii to
AinnlArhoin iNovembehri itfI 198
IIhaud heard Ilhi antrioishossMichu"tiri wsa'Iquiuetelamce"swhere
phele ere'iocusontir acadeus cs.
Blasphtemys.1Ithioiut. people at Wuicitixs itsre ust ixsituacha cr ullre
about tiheir stuiehsxaind stillfinuth tu aise uchieIll Illhe eekenits.
Ater sieppiiug"oh the biux, u rtus istinluct isas toiinIaudIa uic' wiaerintg
hlne iiithichutouiwcla u cuple tof brews. xI touht I iwioildhavcte no
trnue Iindciag a Iaisseent'shuux i ttchigu'" mut i'cau s rkit-clas
bnaiou il'closedfclItoisaddouuahid ouicithtIvciris I hiss'I loigectat
htcve aconvlliersionia oth a'udiiaaheadt tied Michiu'''ilder 'tilchrae aotut
he IRed \i'ugs aundhenag'''e ittjosvil lupanh'ashuiu''le"ause ax se ll
kuotanaud crisve Mitchi'''ni triacuce isIquait podaicti.
Buiiiiiuchutoumyiisthxutayitty xeichfocua ialiiim upitiemtyil. I pont-
dditheItibius hut ccisidentltIy tke nseItoSalt Lk (ils: lu I asci
remindedhsh byythisodoruchi-U ll hibsithuat I sis stll i iruhig"ani.
Well tlestiiiI sicId ihsclac n ,a punrty,uecer til AnnmiArbcr
cntilbe hisrIbhhindchMadisoin iite hlcuse-prty siuitsiwire aydull'tsit-
pecig scideit is priviy to t lIstiiissel hirtieus isithit last seeti biarres
oh beer psrida i g h t.
But occsa'giluty sachtillamellsupemtpy exceptitloncts'stude'nititao
,lcane ii up th yalolhl-starit cnih cl daint and mliad toild us tia stt'
denutti sun ty witihieerItis wsortds rlled Oftiitil sushi zest thact it scutitt-
cc like Itiews esposingithl le wss 'cucc dicc, hut itisixas thly'just direc-
tiosltoi a siltall get-togethe.
tispaty wis isnot ll tha itc, excepti ot this ash that eiry hiersonilI
met wetn t tantiuherlcushtolcth ter tailMichligan. I madeicsmitall tlkiwiti
thle three atracivfalesh and fcunmd ui thilat tey weit to Micigant
State aind 'Westernt Michigan. Iias also lambasted by a thug ci ills keg.
iho sas wearingclhii els, a Michligaul seatband, sill keyed mi'ntou
the valutable fact that Fit comelss real Aitu I thought Efint only seth its
jerks iii hash Lansinlg.
As I hake tyiay ack tt Annu Arbor Irithis year Michigan-
Wisconsin contest, I sai olyiuhopeIthat imys tutions of whtat kiudtf
school U-M is iwill turun a comlpete I80.
But who ami I kidding, all I Ihave to do is looksut te windoiw here ii
Madisoni and see a punk kid on Ie street wearing a maize amd blue visor.
JouhnnYi '[Xit/ t/r c ' e 'ttthuu'uuttcuihr(cr)udenihtmuuesti'.c'um.

L ike a slapshot from center ice, the ques-
tionh came down the middle to Wisconsin
cornterback Jamoar Fletcher on Monday. It
didn't knucekle or cuirve, and it certainly would
have beenl easy to deflect away.
Fletcher's man-coverage toatclutp with
Micthigan's David Terrellthitis Saturday lad been
discussedt in depth already, to almlost nlauseatinlg
proportions.
thlen tile ultinmate quesion isas issumed to
Fletcher, the star corner.
"Whlo do you think is tte best receiver in the
B~ig "Ten?"
laying alreaudy covered every conlferenlce
receiver wvihan~y amout of prestige, Fletchler
iwas moore thanu qualified to give an ansiwer-- if
lhe ivautted to.
ITte mtore diplomlatic approach. anld surety the
on~e his coach, Batrry Alvarez, would have pro-
mootsd, wuld have been to say, "Thtere are so
mlanly gumys in this leagume that are sot talenlted. It's
hard to pick just one."
Fleic tor opted not to ledge. To play a light-
pressure posimiont like cornterback, a rare mlixture
oh ctnfidecess'mid braivadlo is required. Alontg
ii tilhIl phtysicaitskills, Fletchter possesses itis
is well.
So hie gave hlisacmli'r, stratight mid simlpe. He
picked hits tamimate.
I thtink (Churts 'hambers is mte best receiver itt
theis' 1gTen.t
IFls'tchemsriightinitbhewrtong.I's cm close caltt
betweenilITrrelmld C'hambtesrs.
(haimberts haits lxedt cll focur ctf MWisconslini's
puttes tis seastont recolverinlgfromull mii ury
'mid servit" his Shotes Borx Scanidl-relcated sums-
piensionu. stichiigantllthbe ills'first tecaml hes
fIccs.
tHe is ciii Unkncwn ithuis seclion. thcugh

Fletcher tan covered him every day il practice
and has moore authority to rate htis grame than
anyone else.
Terrell hans gained momoentumn ever since hlis
150-yard, three-touchdown performance in the
Orange Bowl at the end of last season. A nation-
al-televisiont audience look note of No. I that
tight.
More recenly, 'Terrell Ihelped bring the
Wolverines back from the dead last weekend
against Illinois scull 104 second-hlf yards and
a score.
At best, decidiung between ('hamobers anld
'Terrell is a tought call -- even molure incenttive for
Fletchler to sidestep thle question.
But thIat's lot wh~o Fletchler is. the doesnlt itike
thle easy iway outi.
Every game, Fletchter covers thle opponlent's
top receiver. Evenl bad teamls have one decent
Blattler. So eve'n if Wisconlsinl walks assay from
te gaine a 42-0 wvinner, Fletchter walks awavcy
tired anld sore.
Ile says lIts's "nlot Supe'rmlan," butlhe's pretty
chose. Wisconsin's tco safeties, Jasont Doerintg
antd Joey Boese, can somlechat shade awsay froml
Fletchesr's side -- becamuse thley trust hull,
becauise itey've seen htim do thle samte contsist'nt
joib for thr~ee seasnsit.
'htt's houuIv fhetchter imlpatcts te Ihadgers'
enltirs' game plan cu thIe defensiv'e endultechher
loucks udcownt onl his man;il5thle safeties shacdue
towacrd Mike Echiols, te oppuosite coirnter, to proi-
side'tutusuippot; atnd Wisconisinl cati atffordhto
ks'ep thus'othesr seventmmninitthets box it strip ths
It's this'totacl cackaige. Sutipils tiltrunwithitut
saicrificimig tpass udefenise, stud vice sversci. It
delfis's thi s' htsic 'y'ou cant ido both" cietutu.
It's a coac's dreamu.

It's w'hy Wisconsin was second il the Big~_
'Tent in rushinlg defeinse in 1999, thle same sea-
soil it finished first itt pass efficientcy
defense.
And wile it's silly to credit one player for
a team accomlplishlment, Fletcher's dominio
impact thas to be acknowledged.
"tHe's a greatl player," Michligan's Dre"
Ilcetson said. As a quarterback, "you understails
htis tlent."
Talent is one factor, motivation is antotter
Fletcher is clearly htuntgry to beat the Wolverine
folr wshat ivoumld be htis first triummph agains'
ttem.
The way Wiscontint's schedule played out that-
urclly alloswed thle Badgers to look to Michigar
asi mtme first big game of the season, despite wha'
Itppened last weekeuld against Northivesternl
Add ilnte recenht history associated cullhittis
gaime, and it's easy to see whtyInlechler is rarunk
to go.
Watchting Michiganl play Illinlois on television
a sweek ago got tim eventmoore ready.
"Anty eudge I camn gs't, I custs ryinlg to get or
Satturdaty night," tFletcher said, amutinhdicauution ci
is illigntess is prepare.
Fletchusr Itas prepared so itat itere are 10 sur-
priss's this tulle. Amid on a basic ls'vel, thts'r
swontibe. MWhlent le steps si thte field cur thc-
hirst pousse'ssiuon, he'll tie stairing' rigtat 'T'srrellh
mte mantwsiltsbsteid hlimlitttheir tostichup lIss'r
Terrell siltihtritusv every lmt'ov e listssca
ltesr. Amid Fls'tcher il be resudy. the lusy of
umayno l tiins ltshesmathtlnSautaurdacy. IitSater
stalmas'tes.
Onthi n(igis ceritin: hFletchesr-scwon'ht dge
tcm Its' ii
fra ir u io

' ' r}4"eru
E
ik l
A j
YAA

Wisconsin corner Jamar flethrcloses off his half of the field -
is'fadtooe i othD hi u, NDlySpotsE

k

They have: Camembert
They have: Brooks
They have: Ricotta
They have: Survivors Sue
Haok and Dark Beeni
They have: Cheddar
They have: Joseph McCarthy
They have: Romano
They have: Dairy farmiers
They haves American

WH-EN WISCONSIN
HAS TH-E FOOTBALL
29BenettTB
41FulFB " 41 Kuhn
221 caixs(1B 88 Cambrs
SE FL
71 iant 70 Rasoda 72 colasut 9t0hr aufo 64 Jonason 85 Sigumund
56 Jowers 69 Don 70 nab,3c 67 iuinn 76 Jakuowski 87 Retlaff
RT RG c LG LT TE
DE NT DT
92 nun shck 60 Bowmuan 96 Petui ello .
SCB 90 Boeer 90 Boebert 97 Lazaruus CB
12 Wiliams OLB .~c"~'. RLB 21 Leueur
42 Spuytk' 39 Colmn
ILA 't, 95 Kushata
SS 45 P. rue n i28Jordan F
26 Drakv 15 Patmton
24 Stat34 iFargas

vs.
THE BADGER HERALD
WEEK 4 SELECTIONS
Au. PICKS MADE AGAINST THE SPREAD.
HOME TEAMS IN CAPS.
MICHIG AN ('7.5) vs. Wiscnsin
Purdue ('13) vs. Penn State
MINNESOTA (-4) vs. linois
MICHIGAN STATE (-11.5) vs. Northwestern
INDIANA (-14.5) vs. I1w
Florida (.5) vs. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Knsas State (-5.5) vs. COLORADO
OREGON (-3.5) vs. Washington
tdCLA'(-7.S) vs. Arizona Stat
MISSISSIPPI (-.5) vs. Kentucky
Geogia ('4) v.ARKANSAS
Southern Cal (-5.5) vs. OREGON STATE
Tennes(9) v 0.0151 NA STAT
ALABAMA (-7)vs. SuhCarolina
Florid aState (-28.5) vs, MARYLAN
Best bet
Record last meek (Best bets)
Record to date (Best bets)

David
Den Herder
VWisonsint
Purdue
Ilinois
Northwestern
Inina
Florida
Kansas Stat
Oregon
Arizona State
Kentucky
Gergia
Trojans
Ten ese
South Carolina
Flor'daState
Illinois
7-B8(1-0)
16-29 (2-1)

Chris
Duprey
Wisconsin
Purdue
Illintois
Michigan State
Indiana
Florida
KassSte
Washington
UCLA
Kentucky
Gergia.
Trojans
Tensse
South Carolina
Flda State
Illinois
9-6 (0-1)
23-22 (0-3)

'ancescurtti
Michigan
Purdue
Ilin I
Northwestern
Indiana
Florida
Colotado
Oregon
UCLA
Maississippm
Arkasas
Beavers
Tennsse
South Carolina
Florida State
Michigan
8-7 (1-0)
25-20 (2-1)

Wisconsin
Purdue
Imi1-i
Northwestern
Indiana
Florida
Kansa Stat
Washington
UCGLA
Mississippi
Georgia
Trojans
Tennrese
Alabama
Florida State
Illinois
7-B8(0.1)
17-28 (1-2)

Johnny Daly Andy Bitter
Badger Herald Badger Herald
Wiscoutsin Wis consn
Purdue Purdue
Michigan State Northwestern
Indiana Iow
Florida Florida
Colorado KansasStat
Washington Oregon
Aizona Sae lCLA
Kentucky Kentucky
ArkarisesGeorgia
Beavers Trojans
Tenflse Tetnes
Alabama South Carolina
Florida State ' Flor'daStt
Beavers Wisconsin
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