The gold standard for hype videos.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
The gold standard for hype videos.
I miss a healthy Brandon Minor. RBs like that are fun to watch.
Sadly it was so good we've given up every attempt to make another.
Hands down, this hype video won all the awards, and will be hard to pass.
Also, it makes me pine for MINOR RAGE!!!
Yep. Brandon Minor was one upset dude.
That hype video had to use tons of 10- and 20-yard runs to fill the time ... after that, they started becoming commonplace and we'd hardly think to include those in the annual hype video. Thankfully 2008 is over.
and Tate held both his arms ups like a TD signal before the play was run. When the pick was thrown my heart sank. Then I had to put up with a Sparty fan poking me in my chest and another one yelling Tate can suck this on the way out. Had my kid with me so I had to just take it and use it as a teaching lesson in how not to act in victory.
My yelling was, "Go for Two! You've got them on the ropes, finish them off!!!"
Almost brings a tear to the eye. Its amazing to think how far we've come from that point to now.
It was the perfect video in its time, but it's also just about the last thing I want to watch in 2012 on the eve of the Notre Dame game.
This is the most Amazing yet depressing video. Being at every home game that year, that stretch was the low point in my fandom. But the nightmare is over.
- Thank you Hoke
This is easily the best hype video I've ever seen. But man, those were some dark times. And all those special teams mistakes...ugh.
Man… BuzzFeed, to steal a phrase from ESPN, really is Now.
Anywho, it's pretty cool to see something I made hold up this well. Makes me wish I would have taken the time to put one together this year (spoiler: it would have been much less depressing through the A block)
to find my eyes were dripping on my iPhone at the end.
Wow the Rich Rod days seem like an eternity ago. That god we havee gotten past that BS.
You are risking the ire of the football gods with comments like that. If Arizona beats Oregon by some miracle and we lose to nd the boards will implode into a dystopian nightmare that pits the acolytes of rrod against the hokemaniacs
THe "Under All of the Lights" video is pretty stupendously done in the same mold. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNm68JMMXXE
....while the footage is great, the song uses the N-word on several occasions. I hope this never becomes a "gold standard" of hype videos.
is "Through Adversity to the Stars". Seems about right at this point.
And this one is a close second. Can't beat for those about to rock.
Wow... That was cinematic!
I think I had literally blocked out most of the memories of that 2008 season. I was watching that video and honestly did not remember a lot of the plays or games shown in it.
Ignorance is bliss
While it probably didn't have the same impact due to being a copy of the 2009 version, I consider the 2010 version to be the gold standard, perhaps because I have better memories of the actual success of the featured players.
Seeing Martin at 2:15 gets me every time.
I think the 2010 version was even better put together and had a more positive moments to choose from. 2009 was obviously the original, but I think in this case the sequel was even better than the original. Both pretty amazing.
Should be watched before every season to not only remember how bad things once were, but to appreciate how far we've come as a team and a fanbase. Never Forget.
Paul Nelson is the guy who put it together, FWIW.
That hype video was *incredible*.
I miss the Hell out of Brandon Minor.
He was good when healthy . . . but he was almost never healthy,
great video... even better post title.
Just my opinion, but I really didn't like that video.