Welcome to Michigan Football Season

Samantha Cooke@sportycookieCorrespondent IAugust 9, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Fans of the Michigan Wolverines cheer from the stands during the game against the Michigan State Spartans on October 25, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 35-21. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It is Saturday.

A typical Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

It's somewhat breezy and a little cool.

You look down the road.

All you see is a faint sign of sunlight.

You begin to walk.

Surrounded by 95 of your friends.

You all walk towards the light.

Down the hill.

Suddenly you hear screams.

You hear music in the distance.

That familiar song.

"Hail, hail..."

You hope to hear it fifty times today.

You reach the end of the tunnel.

And begin to jump up and down.

You look out.

And see 110,000 admirers.

They all came here to see you.

In that maize and blue.

With that familiar winged helmet.

And there it is - your cue.

You run, jump, and touch the banner.

You can hear the 110,000 fans screaming and cheering.

This is it.

You're nervous; you have goosebumps.

You may be sick.

But that's what it's all about.

The band leaves the field.

The ball is ready to go.

"Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo..."

Ah, the familiar sound of a foot hitting the ball.

Of pads hitting pads.

And it begins.

Football season has begun.

Welcome to the Michigan Wolverines' House.

Welcome to the Big House.

You won't be welcome for long.

Related

    WSU QB Dies at Age 21 from Apparent Suicide

    College Football logo
    College Football

    WSU QB Dies at Age 21 from Apparent Suicide

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Hilinski's Teammates, Coaches React to His Death

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Hilinski's Teammates, Coaches React to His Death

    SI.com
    via SI.com

    Kiffin Hires 24-Year-Old Charlie Weis Jr. as FAU OC

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Kiffin Hires 24-Year-Old Charlie Weis Jr. as FAU OC

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    5-Star Players Stepping into Much Larger Roles in 2018

    College Football logo
    College Football

    5-Star Players Stepping into Much Larger Roles in 2018

    Kerry Miller
    via Bleacher Report