Yesterday, I was asked an unanswerable question by Pride of Detroit contributor “simscity”, who does a great "On Paper" analysis feature there ( he Tweets as @lionssuhperfan). "if you had to choose one team to get the W this weekend," he asked me, "Lions or Spartans?"
There's so much riding on today's game for the Lions: getting off this season's schneid, breaking yet another interminable road losing streak, making sure Jim Schwartz doesn't have the worst first two seasons of any coach in Lions history, and--of course--leaving Lambeau victorious for the first time since my eleventh birthday.
Then again, the Spartans might be on the verge of a truly special season. A victory over Wisconsin would mean that only Michigan stood between the Spartans and a chance for rose-trimmed glory--for the first time since my ninth birthday. A win over Wisconsin, with Coach Dantonio looking on from a hospital bed, would be huge step forward for the program--and another chapter in what's shaping up to be a truly epic season for Michigan State.
Now that it's happened . . . can I eat my cheese, and have it, too?