kids being kids
I was going through some pictures that my wife had taken and came across this one. It's my daughter at 4 months old. No caption needed.
It's hard to put a finger on the best thing about "Forcier to Matthews" with :11 left, but I think we can all agree on the worst thing: the blunted celebration. Imagine what we would have seen if the clock read all zeros? I found this quote on page 2 of ESPN that sums up my feelings pretty well.
"The only downer was what happened just after the winning touchdown. If you missed it, here's the scene: Tate Forcier completes a legend-making drive with another great scramble-and-throw, hitting receiver Greg Mathews with just 11 seconds left. The archrival is vanquished. The Big House goes bananas. The Wolverines run to mob Mathews. Then the ref steps in, takes the ball from Mathews and reminds him not to celebrate. At the same time, Rich Rod desperately waves for the rest of his team to restrain its enthusiasm and stay on the sideline. Nice job, NCAA. What a shame it would've been for those players to celebrate one of the biggest moments of their athletic careers. What's next? Are you gonna ask the crowd to keep it down, too? Or maybe you should just cut to the chase and play in an empty stadium. All that cheering for the home team probably hurts the visitors' feelings."
I remember "Henne to Maningham" and the complete chaos that ensued and how glorious that was. I know I am splitting hairs at this point but the NCAA has a history of calling ridiculous celebration penalties over the past few years and what is so bad about letting 19 year-olds be 19 year-olds?