The lines have been drawn in the sand of the Great Lakes State all week. Friendships have been tested, news networks have been criticized and attacked for favoritism. It seems that the entire state is captivated by this latest installment in the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. One individual to call out his allegiances is Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
In an e-mail sent to the Detroit News, Snyder made it clear he was pulling for his alma mater. As a frequenter of Wolverines games, this is no surprise. It would also not be shocking at all to see Snyder up in the stands (or press-box) for arguably the biggest game in the history of the Michigan vs. Michigan State rivalry.
Here’s what the Governor had to say about the game:
“As a proud Michigan alum, I say, ‘Go Blue!’ ‘ “Snyder said in an email to The News. ‘Though, I do say, ‘Go Green’ when the Spartans aren’t playing the Wolverines.”
‘We’re all looking forward to this Saturday’s top-12 matchup,’ Snyder said. ‘The national spotlight will be on the state of Michigan.
Fans — including me — are excited for a game with championship implications.”
And here is the most important thing that the Governor had to say regarding the rivalry:
“This game might divide the state for a day,’ said Snyder, ‘but I think we’re lucky to see both programs enjoying such success at the same time because it makes the rivalry more fun.”
Not surprising responses from the man running the State of Michigan. October 17th will be a special day full of festivities and excitement. We all are very blessed to have this opportunity to witness the State of Michigan on full display for all of the college football world.