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MY BLUE PERIOD
Richard Demak
August 20, 2008
A youth spent on the couch in Michigan, sitting still and suffering for the Wolverines
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August 20, 2008

My Blue Period

A youth spent on the couch in Michigan, sitting still and suffering for the Wolverines

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To be a Michigan football fan is to suffer, as any of us can tell you. The Wolverines—with their annual tendency to raise hopes of Big Ten titles and national championships and then cruelly dash them—will drive anyone to the couch. But when you lie back and start babbling about Bo and Moeller and Carr, if your shrink is an alum, he or she will understand.

Richard Demak, a senior editor and the chief of reporters at SI, left the University of Michigan and its medical school in 1983, shortly before school administrators advised him to do the same.

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