the season has truly begun now
2012 sugar bowl
I thought this was a somewhat interesting look into the economics of a bowl game. Numbers obtained via a FOIA request.
I think we need a UFR to confirm that Michigan didn't lose this game 35-0. Or that they did. I'm not sure, because there's no UFR.
I included just five that I thought would be suitable for wallpapers, but let me know if there are any I left out that you'd really want.
I have a rules question for the experts out there:
With Michigan up 17-9 in the 4th quarter, and VT driving, Logan had that run to the left on 4th and 11 (or 4th and 13). What is the rule about hands to the face on blocks?
Kovacs is trying to shed a block and make a tackle, and the blocker puts his hand on Kovacs' facemask and pushes up. Kovacs knocks it away only to have the blocker push the facemask AGAIN making it so that Kovacs likely couldn't even see.
I know that with a stiff-arm the ballcarrier gets a lot of leeway with hands to the opponent's face, but should a blocker have the same leeway? This would have been a crucial missed call on a crucial drive if Michigan hadn't pulled it out.
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.
ESPN is replaying the game now (just started) for those who want to watch it again.