"of this underground parking garage in the earth's mantle"
Is it me, or was that one of the strangest football games ever played? I know this may not be an informative thread at all but I think it is worth discussing in all the mystifying awesomeness that is an OT-BCS win.
Everything was normal, but just a little bit off. Every kick return seemed like it took an extra second or two to develop. Every handoff for both teams looked awkward, every pass -"it's complete, but wait, did that hit the ground? Is that a catch? Hard to tell."
Hitch step in every kick, short punts - "wait, how did it roll that way," every down "is this second or third down?" Every insant replay providing impossibly close calls but all bearing huge on the direction of the game. (Including the OT touchdown. I know I know, the one angle showing the nose of the football perhaps touching the ground, but indisputable? Hey, we had one coming our way from the Iowa game so might as well been that one.)
Really really odd football game. How good is Michigan? How good is Virginia Tech? Who was the better team? What was our strength? What is their weakness? There was four quarters to decide all or any of these questions and I am not sure that there is any relevant evidence to answer any of the questions.
Don't get me wrong, I am all "HELL YEAH!!" and "GO BLUE, HAH HAH, SUGAR BOWL FOOLS!!," but I thought it may be worth discussing how weird that football game was right from opening kick.
I thought the Sparty sign flashed during the game was fairly creative.
A friend of mine shared this with me and I thought it was pretty cool. It shows Michigan fans in New Orleans and gives us a sense of the good time that was had.
BTW - There are two Lloyd Brady sightings in the video.
If someone can embed it would be appreciated.
Torrent: 2012 Sugar Bowl 720p MP4 (6.18GB)
Quick and dirty highlights:
MGoBlue's usual lo-fi offering:
Holly Rowe stiffarms the competition:
Trophy presentation and Hemingway interview:
Hoke, Denard, Hemingway, Van Bergen, Gibbons:
Special teams guru Frank Beamer:
NOLA kids are fast learners:
ESPN is replaying the game now (just started) for those who want to watch it again.
Right about now, Michigan fans in New Orleans should be burning down the town.
Y'all owe it as a public service to those of us stuck at home to tell us your post-game Bourbon St. celebration stories.
Don't hold nothin' back.