The topic of ESPN picking the Oregon-ASU game over Michigan-MSU has already been discussed, but it does seem like Eugene is pretty sleepy if you check the video above. Des even comments on the lack of energy on campus. Is ASU-Oregon even a rivalry?
I remember for UTL that GameDay on Friday was almost constantly mobbed by M fans from morning until they closed up shop late in the afternoon, and the area around it looked like a warzone.
So, I have 2 questions:
(1) Does it seem odd how quiet campus is behind Des?
(2) I've heard dark rumblings that "GameDay doesn't want to go back to East Lansing after [insert reason here]," but I believe Basketball Gameday visited at least once in 2010, so is there any merit to this rumor?
Not that it matters too much, but it would have been a nice profile boost to have another national game spotlighting the M resurgence.
Enjoy the game tomorrow and Go Blue!
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America's fav. commentator Kirk herbstreit jus said on CFL "Mike Martin and Jeff Van Bergen really need to step up on the DL this week". Just thought that was funny, but on to business. After NU, our defense is still only giving up 12.5 points and we already have forced 17 TO (19 all last year), but I know that we haven't faced MSU yet. I think Mattison is going to hit Cousins early and it will affect him the rest of the game (a couple TOs). I say 20 pts How many do you think we give up to Lil Bro?
Also, who do you think steps up this week?? I think Mark Martin gets to Cousins and Countless steps up again....oops!
They just showed the Big Ten's best linebackers of the 2000s on BTN, maybe not for the first time, so I'm sorry if you all knew this.
The Big Ten has had some great linebackers in the last decade, so it was a pretty good episode. The two things that irked me the most:
No M players. I didn't expect to see Obi Ezeh or John Thompson on there, but leaving David Harris off that list is a major error in my opinion.
Greg Jones is #3. Seriously. He's above Dan Connor, AJ Hawk, Sean Lee, Chad Greenway, etc. I was dumbfounded.
The thing that made me happy is that I think we have a good shot at having a handful of guys on that list for the teens.
The list, from memory:
Paul Puzluzny (sp)
Barrett Ruud (Nebraska, pre-Big Ten)
McGaricle ?? - some guy from Northwestern I had never heard of.
Michigan faithful, I know there have been a few games in which Michigan has lost to msu and there is some controversy in some of those games. Granted, sometimes UM just got beat... but we can all think of a number of games that were lost with the help of some questionable actions of the referees/time keepers/etc.
My question is this: Has Michigan ever won a game in the same manner? I cannot think of a single instance and it's not because I'm a homer. I can't think of a single instance where this is the case. Was there a call/no call in any game that DIRECTLY led to the game ending in our favor (not a woulda-coulda-shoulda situation).
That said, I would actually relish such a victory for the good guys. Walk a mile in those shoes sort of thing. Granted, I'd much rather celebrate an old fashioned kick-yo-ass victory.