It's Saturday. Therefore, football.
Countdown to Kickoff - Day 126: Dantonio Gets on a Bus
I wonder what leftovers he was carrying home?
At around $1,400 an ounce, I'd take some home too.
Whatever he found lying in the weeds.
The road to the national championship goes through the Big Ten Championship. It's the same thing in my mind.
BTN really does a good job with those things. Compared to everything else on that network, the production value is off the charts.
They even managed to make our terrible clock management on the last drive look good.
Fuck Mark Dantonio.
Thanks for posting that. Damn I'm fired up!
I'm going to miss Vinny Smith.
How are the mlive message boards these days?
I loved Denard's block on Vincent's run. Always nice to see a QB return the favor for his RB.
I thought near the end of the video that Dantonio was going into Michigan's lockerroom to give congrats to the team that won. That would have counted against his douchebag image. Then I realized that he really is a douche and of course he wouldn't do that. Image secure.
but when you seriously analyze their wins over the last 5 years, they really didn't beat any good teams. Michigan only after the RR decimation, ohio only after tatgate, Wiscy only on a miracle bomb, and ND on the infamous fake fieldgoal. Seriously, they beat no one in those 5 years. No One!!!
Yeah not like they beat a Georgia team with Bacari Rambo, Alec Ogletree, Aaron Murray, and Tavarres King
no luck there!!
MSU did get some hard draws in the bowl games. BC when they had Matt Ryan, Georgia when they had Stafford, Alabama that one year..my god.
I'm no Spartan fan, but . . . you can only beat the teams on your schedule. Did we beat a ton of awesome teams in 2011, when we went 11-2?
I don't think MSU is likely to ever again post back-to-back 11-win seasons like they did in 2010 and '11, but I'll give them their due for accomplishing it when they did.
But I'm just sayin', they may have had a great record, they just didn't beat anyone. I know that when we were 11-2 under Hoke, we didn't beat anyone either, with the possible exception of VT in the bowl game. That's part of the reason they sucked last year. We were actually better last year, and had a worse record. They were a bit worse last year and had a terrible record.
I agree with most of what you say, but while MSU football hasn't been relevant in the lifetimes of most posters here, they were nationally relevant through the fifties and into the mid sixties.
True, but they've been mostly mediocre since the end of segregation in the SEC. They were one of the few schools to recruit nationally in the '50s/'60s and had a strong pipeline of black Southerners during that time. After the SEC opened up, the pipeline dried out and they've never fully recovered.
really going to enjoy watching MSU descend back into mediocrity over the next 3-5 years
I love how Jake, in the beginning of the video, points at Andrew Maxwell like "I'm coming for you." That was cool.
Love the production values. Wish they would've shown Denard and Toussaint's long runs but that video got me pumped.
I know what you're saying, but no. It was more fun when they sucked. UM, OSU and ND are the big three in the region. MSU is an in-state Illinois (huge rivalry for them, no so much for us).
I had a Drill Sergeant in basic training that coached Jason Avant when he was in HS. Name was Trent. Never knew his first name. Was afraid to ask for fear of the mud-hole he would have dragged me through.
Those close ups on the lines before the snap are part of what makes football the best sport on earth. Such an intense physical and mental battle on every play, the likes of which I'm not sure you'll see in any other sport. I love soccer (in fact I'm watching it right now), but seeing that was truly refreshing. Can't wait for football season.
Great segment. The Journey is a great show.
Man, I forgot about those Christmas tree ornament helmets MSU wore in the game. Ugh.
That was pretty awesome. And it's great to know that we are going to roll out a considerably better team in '13.
What was Mark eating there when he gets on the bus?
It's some leftover "osu cooler casserole."
That's an awesome video, I love that they mixed the clips from the broadcast teams.
I think that "The Journey" is one of the better offerings among the regular shows on BTN, but I had not seen this one before and it was awesome to rekindle the memories of being there to see it in person.
I saw the replay on BTN the next day - I think their call of game-winning FG basically captured what was going through a lot of minds in the stadium: "Gibbons.......GIBBONS.....IT'S GOOD"
sweet video. Great game too