Going to take a quick second to indulge myself here.
Brian Cook, as always, is somewhere around tied with Orson Swindle (Spencer Hall in RL)as the greatest college football blogger of ever. Anyhow, I am a huge fan of wordsmithing and this is the best analogy I've read in weeks:
Right now, Michigan is an Easter egg dropped out of a window during an engineering competition. It's small. It's moving extremely fast. It's brightly colored and looks like it contains a good time. It is heading inexorably for something large and uncompromising, and all it has to protect it is a rickety structure slapped together last night out of Busch Light cans, foam, and an unidentifiable oozing substance someone found next to the refrigerator. It's probably not going to make it, but for the moment it's time to enjoy the wind.