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Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf's Call Of The Michigan/Ohio State Game Should Hit Every Wolverine Fan In The Feels

I've been sick as hell these last few days. I've barely been able to get out of bed. It's as sick as I've been in years. Despite all of that comes the warm feeling in my heart, knowing the Wolverines beat the Buckeyes on Saturday. I've sat in bed watching the highlights over and over and over. The best part has been seeing the outpouring of emotion coming from Michigan fans who had been waiting for this day for ten years. But the best reaction, in my opinion, has been that of Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf, two guys who have been a part of Michigan football since as far back as 1968. They started calling games together in 2014 (though Brandstetter had been doing color commentary for a long time before that) and had been yet to experience a victory over Ohio State. Both of these Michigan legends will be retiring after this season. They experienced probably the best Michigan football victory since the Rose Bowl win on January 1 of 1998 against Washington State in the final regular game they'll ever get to call. 

Michigan's win over Ohio State on Saturday finally put an end to the ridiculous argument that "Ohio State cares more about this game than Michigan." That's such a lame argument to make. It's so lazy. It's like saying that the Red Sox went 86 years without winning the World Series, "I guess they didn't care as much as the Yankees." Of course they did. The results just weren't there. It's been like that with Michigan football over the last decade. They've tried, and they just came up short, sometimes spectacularly short, but it doesn't mean that the effort wasn't there. Brandstatter and Dierdorf's reactions were so freaking genuine and worth sharing. What Michigan did on Saturday is one of the best wins in Michigan football history. 

Alright, now beat Iowa.