Make It So Number One
The best thing to happen on the field on Saturday actually occurred when the players were not even on the field. It occurred during halftime. Capt. Jean Luc Picard (a/k/a Patrick Stewart) directed the Michigan Marching Band for two pieces at the conclusion of the halftime show. Mr. Stewart is in Ann Arbor with the Royal Shakespeare Company presented by the University Musical Society to perform Antony and Cleopatra; Julius Caesar; and The Tempest. During halftime of the Ball State game, Mr. Stewart conducted while the Michigan Marching Band played the theme from "Star Trek" with the band standing in the formation of the "Star Trek" symbol. Capt. Picard then announced over the Public Address system that Michigan should boldly go and beat the Buckeyes! While the crowd cheered wildly, Capt. Picard then commanded, "Make it so number one!" The crowd then went bonkers and the band launched into a rendition of "The Victors." The Wolverines better do what they were told. Capt. Jean Luc Picard is not one to be ignored. Go Blue!
*Note: Photo of Patrick Stewart from The Ann Arbor News