For anyone that wants to watch one of the greatest match ups in the history of college football, the 2006 #1 vs. #2 game is on ESPN Classic right now. It's 7-0 Michigan currently. I've got hope.
Let's Go Blue!
Awesome. So...WTF...this isn't in HD.
that ESPN Classic is keeping its time honored tradition of showing heartbreaking Michigan losses.
yeah, I watched that game back in 2006 and I'll never watch it again because it tore me up so much. I was a junior in high school that year and was 1 of about 5 Michigan football fans in about 1500 kids, the rest were mostly Ohio State fans and I got so much hell about it.
It only seems like they only show the painful losses. I don't watch it much, but I saw the 1969 Ohio State game on there, for instance. As well as a couple from the eighties (that we won).
they show the painful losses? because it's espn CLASSIC...classic losses automatically=painful
Missed tackles, out of position secondary and LBs and poor aatack angles. The one thing improved on is that at least the players were ready for the snap, unlike the last TD by OSU. Staple of the latter English defenses, players waiting for the signal from sideline for the play. Caught unawares again and again. PAINFUL to watch.
That call was bullshit. Smith was out of the pocket...at that point he becomes just another player running the ball, not a QB. The hit was legit. UM got F'd big time. The worst part was a couple of weeks later UCLA beat USC, and one of the big plays WAS THE EXACT SAME HIT ON USC'S QB BUT UCLA DIDN'T GET A PENALTY AND THEY WENT ON TO WIN. fuckity fuckity fuck that.
If I'm being honest, that was the right call. Smith was out of bounds, and the hit was helmet-to-helmet. Dumb play on Crable's part.
rules aren't that point. the point is we got screwed. we always get screwed!! aaarrrgh
Think about it this way, if he was out of bounds, how in the hell did he throw the ball a millisecond before Crable hit him? And is helmet to helmet a penalty if the QB is out of the pocket?
I have been saying that same thing ever since then. Every time USC plays they replay that hit on the intro like it was legal/a great play, when I completely agree that we got hosed by that call.
The two that come to mind for me are this one and the Texas Rose Bowl. I actually got through the 3rd quarter of the Appalachian State game a while ago, but couldn't bring myself to watch it end.
I just wish we had won a big game between OSU 2003 and UF 2008.
At the time the 2006 win in South Bend was huge.
I hated that referee after that call. It was what, 28-14 at the half? I sat and watched us come back to dominate the second half, and when I saw that he threw the ball incomplete, and we had close to two minutes left, I knew we had the game. But sure enough, my happiness turned to shit when that idiot made the call, and I had to deal with all my dumbass friends and family giving me the "haha, how bout the buckeyes!!!!" spiel.
I thought I'd save myself a couple hours and just hit myself in the balls with a baseball bat.
It's smaller, easier to use on yourself. Baseball bats were really meant for hitting other people in the balls.
this game was absolutely legendary...big play after big play. if OSU hadn't turned over the ball 3 times however,the game would have been far less close.
haha this is unrelated. but Brian Hoyer was talking about his big pass play to Deon Butler at the Shrine game and was looking forward to more of those big plays..his words to the reporter was "I'm looking forward to hooking up with some more of those guys"
In a Mexican wheelchair league? I dont' think he's even CFL-worthy.
Seriously, the hit on Smith was the right call. He was ever-so-slightly out of bounds. Tough noogies. It was a great game, and it was all moot because both teams ended up getting their shit pushed up a few weeks later anyway. Fun to watch, meant nothing in the end.
Even if you ignore the OOB factor, Crable hit him helmet-to-helmet. My immediate reaction wasn't to blame the ref, but to scream about Crable being a complete fucking idiot.
i gotta say....crable could have PROBABLY avoided contact if he wanted to. Which made me angry at Crable, not the ref