Pack your Speedos, Jim Harbaugh.
Because if Land of 10 readers get to control your Travelocity account, they’re sending the Michigan Wolverines to Cape Town next spring.
OK, so maybe we’d better hold off on the Speedo front.
Until the NCAA lowers the boom, the Wolverines are planning on making spring junkets to foreign lands an annual tradition. Harbaugh said Saturday in Italy that his two preferred choices for 2018 are South Africa and Brazil, and that the team would discuss internally its choice for a sequel to 2017’s Roman Holiday.
So we posed the same question to you — Where should Michigan go next? — in a poll earlier this week. And the responses were, as you might expect, all over the map:
South Africa (33.4 percent), Harbaugh’s first choice, got the most votes of any country, and almost twice as many as Brazil (18.3 percent).
But “Other” — as in write in your country of choice — was the biggest category winner of three choices in the poll, garnering nearly half the overall vote (48.23 percent):
The leading write-in choices, meanwhile, ranged from the logical (Australia, 8.6 percent) to the cruel (North Korea, 7.1 percent).
Or maybe some of you just want to see what Kim Jong Un would do to the Wolverines football coach if he starts chucking a football around the Kaesong Industrial Complex.
Either way, your favorite destinations made for an interesting word cloud:
And while the threat of a major international incident sounds like a barrel of laughs on paper, of the nine top write-in choices, it’s probably safe to say the university would draw a line through three of them — North Korea, Syria (2.3 percent) and Afghanistan (1.9 percent) — pretty dang quick.
Then again, when it comes to Harbaugh, we’ve learned to never say never, and if there’s a prospect worth chasing, a hand worth shaking, no stone will be left unturned. Even if that stone is sitting just outside sunny Kabul.