Posts Tagged ‘Nick Olds’
By Paul Myerberg // May 30, 2012
Just think of all the great lines that are no longer valid in everyday conversation – if you’re talking about Eastern Michigan in everyday conversation, that is, and if you are, let’s talk daily. No longer can you use this gem: Eastern Michigan can win 10 games, but only if you give the Eagles five years. No longer usable. Or this: Eastern Michigan hasn’t finished above .500 in MAC play since two years before the league added Northern Illinois. Or even this one: The last time E.M.U. won six games, all the way back in 1995, George W. Bush was in his first term as the Governor of Texas. I guess I’ll just throw these on the trash heap. Forget conference expansion, Florida State to the Big 12, New Mexico State to the F.C.S., Nebraska to the Big Ten and so on; the most amazing thing to happen in college football over the last 12 months was Eastern Michigan winning six games. And this fact won’t stop being amazing until Ron English and E.M.U. do it again.