It's just awesome to see our star QB taking a break from it all and just being a normal student for once
Denard at the MSU basketball game
What other star QB at Michigan or elsewhere have you ever seen just hanging in the regular student section at a bball game? I don't remember ever seeing it. Denard just makes me smile.
Lets not forget these are kids.. For all the burdens we put on their performance.. Its awesome to see them having a great time surrounded by other students and kids.. That said.. I expect no less then 2000 yds rushing 50 tds and a natl championship ring ... Hey if you have time to go to a game your game better be solid right?
Goblue.. The sharty sweep is coming again!
Well here at ASU the football players don't go to basketball games. Then again, neither do the students. Go Devils.
I hear that man, I never go to the bball games, we are terribad! Go Devils!
I just had a huge grin on my face the whole time from watching Denard, Treezy and Lloyd Brady digging the game. If I wasn't being wowed by Beilein's boys, I was totally watching those three. Man, it's great to be a Michigan fan.
Denard is Michigan. The kid is amazing. A great person and student athlete.
I liked how he started bouncing 3 feet in the air before anyone else in the stands as Draymond's final shot left his hands. He knew.
Anyone have a picture of him and Roundtree at the game?
Should've been Lloyd Brady next to Denard.
Should've been Lloyd Brady.
Almost was, almost was.
is not enough!
Thats me next to Roundtree. I look like a total dork, but I don't care. That was awesome.
Yes, you do look like a total dork but I wish I was you instead of being the only asshole yelling at the TV in the bar during the game.
are awosome for joining the students, why don't we see more of them there!!
Tells you a lot about this kid....gonna miss this guy after next year.
I'm sure that this is a dumb question, but at one point they showed Denard and Roundtree reaching out for the shirts that the cheerleaders throw up into the crowd. If one of them had gotten one, would this have been an NCAA violation, because not every student had the opportunity to get a free t-shirt?
Again, I apologize for what I'm guessing will be tagged as flamebait, but I was curious what would happen here.
I'm not really sure, but I can pretty much guarantee you that the Free Press would find a way to make a two year investigation out of it.
That would be very Tressel-like.
Actually, every student DOES have the chance to get one so...
It's a random toss. Random. Everyone has an equal chance. Don't over think things dude.
Sorry! Also, I'm not trying to be a Debbie Downer or anything. I know we won, it was just something that kind of stuck out to me. Plus, I feel like the NCAA has done enough dumb things that it's hard to ever write them off
While it is a random toss, I would hope that 'Tree would be especially skilled in catching the T-shirts.
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doubt it as its considered a "promotion" they do at every game ala tshirt cannon style.
Thank you for addressing the elephant in the room. I'll take this one: the gifting of promotion t-shirts to student athletes shall be deemed acceptable so long as they are not in the middle of stretching upon reception.
they actually handed them back to who ever gave them the shirts which i think were other students. because they didnt have them and were wearing there blue shirts again after the game was over.
What's up with that hair?? Dread/mullet?? lol
Love the guy though, GO BLUE!!
Why did Denard do that to his lovely locks. They were all braided together and short at the end like Hemingway's dreads. COMMENCEFREAKOUTOVERDREADLOCKS!
I love that you were the one who commenced the freakout over flow, when your name is JR's flow...As a fellow flow connoisseur, well done. FLOW HARD. Go Blue!
Those are cornrows. They just look ridiculously big because Denard has a lot of hair.
I loved the shot of him learning how to dance for 'Blues Brothers,' and cracking up.
Naturally, the camera zoomed in on his expression when MSU got their first lead of the night. I thought for sure if we lost this game, Spartan fans would make that shot their screen saver.
I want to see him celebrating like that after beating those guys at the big house this Fall.
Loved the I HAZ A SAD shot of him after State took the late lead, contrasted with him jumping 20 feet in the air on Green's last shot! (somebody please find these!!!)
I was lovin watchin him juss enjoy being a kid. Go Blue!!! Now we juss gotta kick their ass in football year after year and all will be rite in the year
This better become a staple celebratory gif of MGoBlog. I'm really happy someone caught this. Thanks swamyblue.
It's up there with temptation
"...can't have one without the other....or the other"
Roy " The Terminator" Roundtree
I wonder how much clothes cost in the matrix.
Also, Roy "Blade" Roundtree
Is the kind of thing that makes me feel like there is some validity to me saying that Michigan football players are more down to earth than most major programs
Believe it would have been an NCAA violation due to it was a give away and everyone had a chance to get one
That could be. It wouldn't necessarily be an "extra benefit" for them being athletes.
Of course, I don't think they'd even bother going for the shirts - they get enough free Adidas stuff as it is.
Denard is a special human being on so many levels!
what is the dance? maize ragers looked super on tv. great job by the students and the student athletes. #GTB
My gf who is a UNC alumnus was lamenting how close the students are to the floor, commented on the great atmosphere . . . so yes. Tremendous.
Can't wait until someone can download the actual video of Denard and the Blue's Brothers. As great is the gif is the video will be MgoHistory!
That's great. Makes me wish I could roll back time. Great drum solo at the end.
Not to be all negative. It was a solid win, and Crisler looked pretty full, but my friend went to the game and called me after saying that the spartan fans were louder than our own (similar to when OSU fans took over the Big House in '09). When I was watching the game on TV, i had to go in the other room and when I could not see who scored I could not tell which team scored because the level of crowd noise was so similar in volume. Obviously just about all things basketball are getting better but we still don't have an intimidating or intense atmosphere.
I heard some pretty robust applause after Green hit that trey. I just assumed the cameraman was pretty close to some sparty fans.
Were state fans loud? Yes. They always have been in Crisler.
But they were NOT louder than the Michigan fans tonight (I was there).
I was in the upper section, closer to the MSU fans that were there, and I can say without any doubt that the Michigan fans were louder. When MSU briefly took the lead, things got a bit quieter, but overall it was a more raucus UM crowd than usual. There weren't any instances of the "Go Green" chant overwhelming the home crowd as there were in the past.
While I could hear the msu fans on tv, no way they were louder than the home crowd. The michigan fans were definitely rocking. I was impressed.
My kids were going nuts watching the game - not about how close the game was, but about Denard.
good for recruiting.
Denard is easily my second favorite wolverine of all time. Mostly due to his personality and the way he embraces Michigan in all aspects.
Woodson has always been my favorite, just because he could produce in all aspects of the game. Also his support for Motts is tremendous. Great player and great person, exactly what a wolverine should be.
Couldn't agree with you more. Woodson is iconic for what he does on the field and for Mott. Denard is going to be right there with him. Look forward to one spectaular year next year.
Denard's smile can light up a room! No homo.
happy and having fun in college..Denard is a TRUE Michigan man he loves Michigan! He represents everything good about college sports..!! Great Kid! good represenative of the University of Michigan..Shoelace for Heisman!!
Denard makes me wish I was 9 years old again, without my oversaturated Internet-supplied view of the football world. Fortunately, I had #21 to watch at that age.
That young man puts the fun into just about everything, it seems. Great to see that after what he did as a player, he gets to enjoy some of the same as one of the students. Guy is really the anti-Id; I'm sure he is (rightfully- proud of what he's done as an individual, but he just exudes "team" in such a genuine way. Awesome.
A lot more student athletes where like this.
It was impossible not to smile watching Denard and Roy. Great guys, and awesome ambassadors for Michigan. Ah!!! What a game! Bow Down lil Bro.
Everytime I see his smile I want to marry him.
We need to make this a tradition of the players going to the games after the bowl game is over.
There were a fair number of state fans so its not surprising they were noticable. Also obviously not on tv but I know a bunch of the football players including denard have been to a bunch of softball games. The athlete community at michigan is pretty tight across a bunch of sports.
just how awesome a person Denard is.
just how awesome a person Denard is.
But maybe a double post will help...
College students having fun! It was great . . .
Odlicen avatar BubbaT33. Ajde Blue!
Next to Denard in the bandana! This clip has now been on ESPN and sportscenter. This has been one of the most awesome nights of my life. Go Blue.
Denard would make a great father. He seems to make the most out of wherever he is. Kids need that sort of influence.
Ordinary dad: Man! This is the seventh diaper I've had to change today. Seven! I think I just experienced every deadly sin. Fuck this shit, and FML.
Denard: I won't always have this opportunity, so I'm going to revel in this here diaper - mmm, reeks of boundless youth! <transition to tangential musing> I realize my days are numbered; life goes by the same way I go by linebackers: quickly. Life also leaves its laces undone. By the way, I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.
</I like to think this is why Denard always appears happy no matter where he is>
I love roundtree but im just not feeling the shades ha. All kidding aside, roy is cool as hell. lived on the same hall as him and shaw in west quad when they were freshman. he'd come to our room to hangout and play xbox. Biggest frontrunner i've ever met though, he was a patriots, yankees, and lakers fan ha
A bit of a humblebrag...but I'll allow it. And whats wrong with him being a frontrunner...I say the boy just likes to win!
Who were the other 2 players the other night w/ Denard and Roy?
pretty sure it was Frank Clark and Rawls, maybe one other but I don't remember
100% pure awesomeness.
There is no other individual in the universe who I would rather have as the face of Michigan Football.
I watched the basketball game, but afterwards I was watching the highlights on Sportscenter, and I caught a quick glimpse of Lloyd Brady. I had to rewind my dvr just to make sure....and yep, it was Lloyd. Good times.