The University of Michigan Wolverines Play the Ohio State Buckeyes in College Football
Just in case you do not follow sports in the U.S.A. this is the biggest sporting event of college football regular season -- a clash between two bitter rivals who rank #2 and #3 out of the 128 schools in that play for the national football championship in January. Only the winner of this game will have a shot at the national championship.
These two universities have met a total of 112 times, the first time being in 1897. It is so famous that it is simply known as "The Game". It is the most widely viewed sporting event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the date on which is is held in recent time, usually at 12:00 noon EST on the ABC network. ESPN Sports Network ranked it as the greatest North American sports rivalry in the year 2000.
Michigan is not favored to win this year. Their starting quarterback for the year, Wilton Speight, is injured -- and although he may play for part of the game, their backup quarterback simply does not have the experience. In addition, the game is at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The home team in the series always has an advantage.
Ryce still believes his Michigan Wolverines can win. In fact, he did warm up at Texas A&M's campus in Second Life today -- perhaps hoping they can call on him to fill in. Well, in his dreams maybe!
Go Blue! Beat Ohio State!