BEAT STATE thread
This game is huge. I'd like to give them respect but if they play dirty I won't be able to do so. Those images from 2011 still are awful and I hope Lewan remembers them as well.
I love it! GO BLUE!! SMASH STAEE!
That stadium sucks.
I was sitting in the TV tray above the student section, about six rows deep. I was married to a Sparty (who I later wisely booted). When Woodson made the interception, she grabbed my M hat and threw it like a frisbee over the rail and down into the student section.
Sparty fans were total dicks to me every time I went there. Fucking assholes in green.
That is obviously a photoshopped picture of their stadium. All the trash has been removed.
Fuck michigan agricultural college!!!!
Win or lose this is the begging of the end for MSU. 1) I don't see them holding on to Pat Narduzzi 2) They join the east side of the conference, they will have to play us, OSU and Penn St every year. 3) their cross over games next year, are NU, and Wisconsin. 4) OOC schedule is ND and I may be wrong here but don't they open up with Oregon? 5) yes I know you still have to play the game but they are not keeping up in recruiting with OSU, Michigan and PSU.
Edit: they don't have Wisconsin they have Purdue.
Slight difference there
Purdue is ROLLING OVER Ohio right now. Oh wait, they are rolling over FOR Ohio. Slight difference there!
Recruiting doesn't not matter to them, only in reality, it DOES matter for a program and there is no way they will be able to compete for a conference title with the new alignment. I am 100% sure that they will never win a conference title again, not with having to get through Ohio and M every year.
Go Blue. Beat State.
Fuck State and anybody that love 'em
It's 8:30 pm in Hawaii. ESPN GameDay starts at 3:30 am. Not sure I can make it.
That's rough. You'll just have to console yourself by going outside and realizing you live in paradise.
lulz...like Tyrone said...we kind of don't feel too bad for ya!
Go Blue! I know, though, it does have to be pretty hard for those in way different time zones to catch live action in the lower 48.
So the game starts 930 am local on a Saturday. What's so bad about that?
Surprised your account still exists after your spontaneous combustion last night.
Can't sleep, I'm just too excited to watch Michigan walk out of spartan stadium with their 2nd straight win over staee. Go Blue!!
Is everybody in? Is everybody innnnnnn?
Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. The entertainment for this evening is not new, you've seen this entertainment through and through you have seen your birth, your life, your death....you may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? -enough to base a movie on??
Mow 'em down!
First and foremost, I will say that modding this board while loaded with cold meds today could be an intriguing experience regardless of the outcome of the game.
As for the outcome of the game, I think Paul Bunyan has much more fun in Ann Arbor and should remain down here. Go Blue, fellow Wolverines.
in the Sears Tower after they added the glass boxes over the edge of the skydeck I had taken way too much Robotussin. Just go with it, man. I'll be there in case you ban someone with a scary avatar or end up asleep at the wheel, no worries.
(sympathy stomach churn)
Just win! Don't care how it happens
Kick some ass. It's game day, you've waited two weeks for this. You've had to hear how state is so good, and how their defense is the best in the nation. You've had to hear how their offense has improved. Remember what tom brady told you, "it's up to YOU!....you're the ones who are lucky enough to play for MICHIGAN!" Now go out there and play for MICHIGAN! Show those sons of bitches who they are messing with. GO BLUE!
It's ice cream. Ya eat it.
I've digested every stat, looked at every angle, played out various situations over the past two weeks. I've went from feeling supremely confident to pessimistic and back again. I became burnt out over the past two days and actually turned off any game talk I heard on the radio. It's gameday finally.
Could be a defining game in Hoke's career, maybe?
Hell yeah!! GO BLUE!!
I agree that this could be a defining game for Hoke. I don't agree with the crowd that says "this is just one game". This is way more than that.
Collect bodies. Split heads.
If M loses, it will ruin my day. If we beat Ohio though, I won't even think twice about the loss to MSU.
Yeah, conventional wisdom would have to pick MSU. They have the stronger defense, they have the experience, and they are playing at home. We have the talent edge, but our talent is young, inexperienced, and doesn't have a good track record on the road. We have the potential to win, but we have win the turnover margin, play sound special teams, and be able to handle the blitz. I'm not sure we are up to that challenge unless the coaches really have these guys read for it, which hasn't happened to often yet. We can win, but I'm not sure we will. We may have to wait a couple more wins before we're ready to beat State on the road...man that's hard to admit.
To agree, why do I think this game will be different though? Why do I think that we will all of a sudden have an answer for their defense? I'm just hoping for a special performance from our team, it's just a gut feeling, I still have some feelings of disappointment for some reason...I just hope we look prepared, and have success, and don't turn the ball over. I think the first play we should go play action and throw it deep, right away.
I've had that feeling a lot in the past 3-5 years. But, more often than not that hope is crushed by terrible mind-numbing performances. Don't get me wrong, we are the better team, and win this game if played at home. But, on the road is a whole different story and until proven otherwise we simply don't beat good teams on the road. I'll believe when I see it...like a few times in a row.