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Fan blames Michigan, OC Al Borges for drunk-driving charge

Brady Hoke AP

When a fan’s team is struggling, the old chestnut goes, it’s enough to drive a man to drinking.

In the case of a Michigan fan, that’s precisely what transpired a couple of weekends ago.  At least, that’s what he claimed during a non-sober moment (allegedly).

According to the Dearborn Press & Guide, a 25-year-old man was arrested on a drunk-driving charge very early in the morning of Nov. 3.  The man was found asleep/passed out in his vehicle by police officers and was ultimately determined to have a BAC of .24, which the paper notes is “above the state’s .17 super-drunk standard”

The man, who acknowledged to police that he was drunk and had urinated on himself — another super-drunk standard, I believe — was very candid with police as to what led to his binge:

While he was being booked, he said he drank so much because he was upset that the University of Michigan’s football team lost 29-6 at Michigan State University the day before. He said he also was upset with the play-calling of Offensive Coordinator Al Borges, whose Wolverines rushed for a negative-48 yards, the worst ground performance since the school started playing football in 1879.

In fairness to the unidentified man, he’s likely not the only Wolverine fan who’s turned to barley and hops and distilled spirits to assuage their anguish over their team’s performance of late.

UM stands at 6-3 in a season that began with high expectations, and could be below .500 were it not for a pair of narrow September escapes against Akron and UConn.  The Wolverines have plummeted to 97th in rushing yards per game and are 83rd in total offense.  The past two weeks, both losses, they’ve managed just 19 points as they’ve played their way out of contention for a division title and shot at a Big Ten title game berth.

Hell, after reading that, I need a beer or two and I’m not even a UM fan…

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18 Responses to “Fan blames Michigan, OC Al Borges for drunk-driving charge”
  1. jrs45 says: Nov 12, 2013 2:02 PM

    Lmfao! Losers!

  2. dkhhuey says: Nov 12, 2013 2:03 PM

    BWAAA HAAAHAAAA!!! Thanks for the laughs John!!!

    Wow – if that is the case, the AA PD should probably staff up for the next three games – especially Nov. 30 if they continue to perform on the field as they have lately!!!

  3. overratedgators says: Nov 12, 2013 2:37 PM

    I just like that the state of Michigan’s criminal code has an official threshold for “super drunk”.

    “Your honor, after administering the field sobriety test, Officer Lowman and myself concluded that the accused was … like … SUPER drunk. Like …oh my god. You have no idea. Another couple of drinks and we likely would have had to charge him with being cray-cray.”

  4. BrownsTown says: Nov 12, 2013 2:43 PM

    Looks like Gary Moeller is at it again….

  5. normtide says: Nov 12, 2013 2:48 PM

    The SEC has so many redneck fans, wait……

  6. jrs45 says: Nov 12, 2013 3:25 PM

    Norm you’re correct they do.

  7. ezwriter69 says: Nov 12, 2013 4:31 PM

    In fairness to the unidentified man? Seriously? Hopefully most of the others you claim didn’t turn themselves into deadly un-guided missiles. In fairness to the unidentified man, I hope his license is revoked, permanently and forever. Better he bicycles with a 0.3 BAC, that way the only person he kills with his irresponsible unconscionable idiocy is himself. No excuses, NO sympathy. And y’all think it’s funny, says as much about you as about him.

  8. floridacock says: Nov 12, 2013 4:59 PM

    Redneck, proud and a WINNER!!

  9. dcroz says: Nov 12, 2013 5:54 PM

    Proof that it’s not just the SEC that has crazy, idiot fans.

  10. baredon says: Nov 12, 2013 6:37 PM

    Good grief… How many fools in America have no life beyound the local sports team…. You are one sad puppy…..

  11. polegojim says: Nov 12, 2013 7:23 PM

    JT… hand me another while you’re at it.

    Actually, I think that man WAS Al Borges… and judging by the play calling… he started drinking sometime during the 3rd quarter… and didn’t stop all DURING the Nebraska game.

  12. polegojim says: Nov 12, 2013 7:36 PM

    I hate to down my team… but if you listened to the
    press conference on Monday after the Nebraska game… more Michigan fans will start drinking.

    And I kid you not:

    Reporter – What will it take to correct things
    Hoke – I need to do a better job coaching
    Reporter – What does that mean?
    Hoke – I don’t know maybe do a better job in meetings and motivating…
    Hoke – …I know that’s not a very good answer, but it is what it is…

    I agree with him… it’s not a very good answer…

    Sigh… GO BLUE!!!

  13. indi0228 says: Nov 12, 2013 8:01 PM

    This man is what is known as a Walmart Wolverine, or Walverine for short. The state is loaded with them.

  14. dkhhuey says: Nov 12, 2013 9:43 PM

    @pole – Seriously?!?! Wow, that pretty much baffles me and it almost sounds like something a Buckeye site would make up as a parody of his Pressers…

  15. polegojim says: Nov 12, 2013 9:59 PM

    @indo… the difference between you and I?
    I’m being critical of the approach…
    You’re being childishly insulting… grow up and enter adulthood.

    @dk… yes and ouch… he’s a good man who is not remotely eloquent… but if you’re going to make the statement, prepare to explain it before standing in front of the media.

    I’m just frustrated right now… so my negativity is overflowing… I’ll get over it after we beat OSU ; )

    … no matter what… GO BLUE!

  16. polegojim says: Nov 12, 2013 10:00 PM

    @overratedgators… you gotta love it, eh?

  17. klingonj says: Nov 13, 2013 6:08 AM

    does becoming superdrunk make you officially think you are bullet proof?

  18. matrychapcox says: Nov 13, 2013 6:59 AM


    not bullet proof but qualified to be president of the university.

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