OK… so from the title of this post, you may think I am about to talk about the 2006 Superbowl that was held in Detroit between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks. It all fits, right… Superbowl, Michigan, Crumbling Walls? Well, sorry to disappoint if that is what you are expecting. This post has to do with the present, not the past.
I was just curious on this Superbowl Sunday if anyone out there has read our first book, Crumbling Walls, yet? Or are you waiting for the print edition (its coming soon)? While the story itself doesn’t really have any real tie-in to the Superbowl game, it can’t be denied that there are strong Michigan connections to both. Our book was written by and edited by two Michigan natives (one who still lives there and one who still considers it home, even though Pennsylvania has graciously accepted him).
As for the Superbowl, while the Detroit Lions may never see that game, we Michiganians (or Michiganders, if you prefer) can be proud of the fact that this brother vs. brother game has a lot to do with our state. Jim Harbaugh attended high school in Ann Arbor and played quarterback for the University of Michigan Wolverines. John Harbaugh graduated from high school in Ann Arbor and coached at Western Michigan University for a time.
So in addition to letting us know if you’ve read the book yet (and, if yes, what you thought of it) who are you all cheering for in tonight’s game? Jim has the stronger ties to Michigan which would lead you to believe I would prefer the 49ers, but, for some reason, I like the Ravens more. I guess, regardless of who wins, Michigan can find some reason to celebrate. And, in my ridiculous attempt to tie together two things that have almost nothing to do with each other, if we score one more reader, Orange Publishing will have reason to celebrate, too.
Enjoy the evening and be safe if your going to a Superbowl Party.