Just when I get to feeling slightly hopeful about things in steps a friend of mine to set me straight. This time it was about the Michigan Wolverines playing the Minnesota Gophers in a recent Midwest college football showdown.
Friend: Do you realize that 100,000 people attended that football game; and there have been at least 100,000 fans that've attended each Wolverine home football game since 1975.
Me: No, I wasn't aware of that. I'm a Badger fan.
Friend: How many badgers are left in United Wisconsin?
Me: Again, I don't have a clue. Over the years I've seen a few around our place, so I know they're around.
Friend: When it comes to real wolverines in Michigan that's not the case. Did you know there was a wolverine spotted in 2004.
Me: No, I didn't.
Friend: It was the first one spotted since 1804.
Me: That's 200 years ago!
Friend: Yeah, and that one died in 2010.
Me: So, what's your point?
Friend: Do you think more people in the Wolverine State care about real wolverines or the wolverine football team?
Me: Point taken.