Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Let me explain what I mean on this one. The teams' results can have a big impact on you physically, in both a good and a bad way.
Let's start with the bad; if Michigan ends up losing a game, you really don't have an appetite and therefore, don't feel like eating anything any time soon.
But any time they win a game, you're suddenly in the mood to try just about anything, whether it's foods you don't normally like or would never eat. Anything is in play after a win. Imagine the joy felt and the willingness to try anything after a game such as the Sugar Bowl, especially if you were in New Orleans.
That's the physical aspect of things; the mental side of it has a much bigger impact. Again, let's start with the bad.
After a loss, the emotions you feel are devastating and don't go away in the near future. It usually takes another win for them to disappear. That's why this year's Outback Bowl against South Carolina was so tough, because it will take the team a full offseason to have a chance at redemption.
While those feelings linger, though, you almost fall into a state of depression, where nothing sounds fun. The absolute opposite is true after a win.
Suddenly, everything seems a bit brighter, and there is almost nothing that can put you in a bad mood. For example, this feeling was felt after thrilling wins over MSU in 2012 and Notre Dame in 2011.
A good season will make the fall and winter time that much better (as if it wasn't already.)
Obviously, the joys of being a Michigan fan are endless, summed up perfectly by the famous saying "It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine!"