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Life, death and Michigan football

As long as Amy Nelson can remember, only two things have mattered in her family: Maize and Blue.

Updated: November 16, 2006, 1:22 PM ET
By Amy Nelson | Special to Page 2

I always knew the signs. The loud chatter, the special-ordered cake with a big M inscribed in the middle, and the smell of chili con queso. Of all the parties my family threw, the Michigan ones went unrivaled. You don't bleed until you bleed blue, or so I was always told. And when there's a big game?

It's time to party.

Always wanting a part of the action, I'd sneak down the 200-year-old steps of my childhood New England home, and spy on all the adults drinking the night ...

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