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Gage Gaiss
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Created 07 Oct 2021
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  • How to Survive Thanksgiving as a Lions Fan
    24 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Don’t watch. By far the hardest option if you’re a fan, you can simply not watch the game. No one is forcing you to. There are 1000+ channels and at least 65 streaming services (per my Roku), you can ...
  • Does Michigan Have a Chance in 'The Game?'
    22 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    I grew up in a family of Michigan fans. I know I know, it's not something I’m proud of. I have long tried to bury this part of my past to the point where I only mention the school when I absolutely ha...
  • A Taste of What's to Come: Week 12
    19 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Michigan State @ Ohio State Both of these defenses stink. The Michigan State offense hasn’t cooled down at all from their astronomical start. Their rushing offense is the best Ohio State has faced sin...
  • The Curse of Nostalgia
    17 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    No one likes to admit to the passage of time. No one likes to think about how each and every day they get older and more and more people die while new ones get their chance. There’s no reason to deny ...
  • So, You Just Fired Your Assistant Coaches
    15 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Picture this: your favorite college football team hires a new head coach. His resume is incredible, he is more than qualified for the job at hand. He’s smart, he’s a leading offensive/defensive mind, ...
  • A Taste of What's to Come: Week 11
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Michigan @ Penn State Hoo-boy. These fan bases have been at each other's throats the entire week, (mostly) led by Scott Bell’s consistent and overwhelming slander of James Franklin: Scott Bell @sbell0...
  • Is the CFB Playoff Committee Up Their Own Ass?
    10 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Sure, I guess, I don’t know. I don’t want to talk about them. I’d rather talk about fans. Subscribe now If you talk to any fan of any team, they are sure to give you a wide and varied list of reasons ...
  • How Does Purdue Keep Doing This?
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    College football is a magical, weird, and downright nonsensical sport. Most people (baseball fans) say baseball is the most random sport, the only one where every game is different and any outcome is ...
  • A Taste of What's to Come: Week 10
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    I am writing this on November 4th. Two days ago, the College Football Playoff Committee, the group that gets to decide which teams get to play in the College Football Playoff, released their first ran...
  • The Best Time of the Year Is Here
    02 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    November. The 5th best month of the year. Everything we could ever want is here: the weather stays cool, leaves finish their annual fall, and snow has nearly arrived. I get to blast Christmas music wi...
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