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Appalachian State Beats Michigan (Not a Typo)

I have blogged now and again about my undergraduate alma mater, Appalachian State University, especially its accomplishments as a Division I-AA football champ. I also accepted a dubious-achievement award on its behalf for creating the “best” college-recruitment video ever — see No. 8 on the Yahoo! link. But never did I dream that the Mountaineers would play the Michigan Wolverines; what kind of masochist would schedule a game like that? So you can imagine my surprise when Appalachian actually won on Saturday, a victory that some people are calling the greatest upset in college football history. The New York Times sports section asked me to write an essay on the topic, which you can find here.