Early game open thread. Can Sparty Sparty away a game early? Let's hope so.
to play football, not to play trumpet
I'm currently at home about a three miles from Waldo Stadium. Eat em up Broncos!
I wonder how many probation officers are there today
The Bronco's look bad today. Baby Seal bad.
Yeah, terrible. Sparty also looks really focused today.
Sparty's helmets look awful.
In fairness to Sparty, the some of the new helmet styles (how the plastic is molded) look worse than traditional helmets. It's worth it for fewer concussions, but they look a little off.
As bad as the font that MSU used to spell Spartans in the endzone.
In other news, PSU does not look ready to play. Still 0-0, but the D looks really flat.
But I am rooting for them to pull out a squeaker. A PSU loss now does none of us any good in the B10.
With the extra wide white line that fades to a point at the end , or is that part of their yearly makeover attempt?
The helmets and unis are new this year....look for something new in 2011, oh, and 2012 also.
That was a backwards fucking pass!
If sparty wins today it will sloidify their owvership of the state
How has PSU not scored yet?
and did Bolden really end up starting?
wow those new helmets look awful. That huge white stripe is hideous.
I guess they don't realize the only good looking helmet has wings.
Florida is lookin sloppy
Oh Broncos! Just when you get moving...
I'm actually angry at the audible into the option there. The cornerbacks retreated on a 3rd and 1. Why not check to the quick pitch and get the easy 1st down? Damn it.
Gah. If that Western linebacker had hit the right gap, Cousins woulda been rocked.
I know we all made fun of Tebow, but he was certainly the glue for Florida - they look absolutely lost on offense right now.
What!?... " A good throw by Kirk Cousins."
That throw was horrible
Whoa. Penn State defensive COLLAPSE.
Youngstown just gets a long bubble screen to go up 7-3 on PSU. PSU looks really bad right now.
HA HA HA HA
WMU is doing a good job of getting into short, makeable 3rd downs.
EAT IT SPARTY
Florida's offense looks really slow. I thought the SEC had speed...
Bolden's looking shaky, keeps overthrowing people by a couple of yards
Anyone else watching the secondary here? They shouldn't be that close to the line. Big 10 teams will eat them up.
Looks like WMU is getting their sea legs.
after two terrible passes. Quit throwing these stupid swing passes.
They need to be attacking the deep middle here. The secondary just doesn't look good.
What a terrible pass by Western on that 3rd and goal. That was an easy TD.
Greg Jones can tackle, but he just dropped an INT. Good Job little Bro
PSU still trailing, I like this.
That was ballsy. Not so baby seal-ish right now.
The timeouts were worth it. C'mon Sparty!
Classic Sparty mistake
Edit: I am an idiot. I just realized I had paused the game on my DVR and so I actually saw the muffed punt about 8 minutes after it actually happened.
Iowa's the only Big Ten team dominating like they should right now.
Ballsy call by WMU's coach. In other B10 news, Penn State is sucking.
Does PSU's D look pretty slow? Maybe just un-motivated?
Awesome fake on 4th and 10 by Miami Ohio.
ya, that was pretty damn awesome, and it took some balls to do
This game needs to speed up. I will be most unhappy if I miss kickoff for Sparty.
I thought I kept hearing that Sparty is some sort of juggernaut in the making???????
First quarter, in the first game but still......
Is the hoops preview out already?
As a Michigan fan and a Central student I have are tough time rooting for anyone but a meteor strike in the MSU-WMU game.
Miami QB telegraphed the hell out of that throw for the TAINT.
He runs like Tebow, but the aftermath isn't the same. Tries lowering his shoulder at defenders. Lots of overthrown balls though, atleast he puts it where the defender CAN'T get it(besides the 3rd n goal throw)
Illinois slowly moving the ball against Missouri. Although, they still can't throw the ball.
Greise is describing Cousins' errors in copious detail
sparty sporting new unis
dantonio sporting same old furrowed brow
the more things change...
Fumble fail for WMU, crap
I didn't know that a SPARTY NO! was contagious...
The Fighting Former Cheaty McSweatervests are giving PSU a game early, interesting.
Stanzi is hurt for Iowa. Looks like it might be a knee injury.
Seriously? Does it look bad?
Nah. Looks like he's okay and trying to get back into the game. Looked like he tweaked something.
BOTH Broncos should have nabbed that MSU TD
Don't let that TD pass Drrrrop!
But Sparty does
should have fucking rocked him there.
That was a nice catch by Nichol. Terrible throw, but really nice catch.
Who is the starting running back for sparty? I thought Caper was the starter.
Baker's been playing all game.
they said he has a minor injury. I think Baker started but normally it would be Caper.
Can anyone tell my why WMU fair caught that kickoff?
Worried about the wind?
I didn't think I saw anyone within a few yards of him that it would be dangerous to take off, but maybe I missed something
Great insight about QB play so far
ONeill is holding up pretty well for WMU right now....Though you can see why he went down to the MAC level of football.
Also, the MSU Dline hasn't exactly been ripping through the the WMU Oline.
If the WMU QB ever gets his legs under him and takes some zip off the ball on some passes he might be ok.
It would be nice if WMU could get more of a running game going to help him out, too
PSU scores on a Bolden touchdown. Should go into half up 13-7.
I hope we don't play this sloppy. Every B10 team today seems to be struggling.
Penn State has a freshman QB; Sparty is Sparty
except Iowa is tearing up Eastern Illinois and Illinois actually has a lead against Missouri.
Florida starting to come alive. Up 21-3
I dont see us playing as sloppy for the simple fact we are facing a team with a PULSE....if we come out sloppy were gonna get taken to the woodshed and fast. PSU, Sparty for as bad as they look niether team is in any positioin to actually lose their game.
If Dantonio was smart he would be pounding Baker on almost every drive instead of Cousins chucking passes left and right.
Cousins is. And if he wants to throw, they throw.
Baby Seal U told the Big Ten to go get bent, and then flew straight to Tallahassee today. 35-0 Florida State over Samford in the 2nd. Good grief.
Is the Ill-Mizz game on TV at all?
I have it on FSD.....so probably on a FS channel.
How appropriate, ESPN shows a shot of a courtroom during an MSU game
Though I am disappointed in the new Spartan uniforms. I was expecting all-orange.
This game needs to move faster! At this rate it feels like it's going right up to Michigan KO.
This ^^^^. I'll take a Sparty blowout to knock 15 minutes off of the game.
so this doesn't matter (MSU is on ESPN2, in Philly at least).
And Shawn Crable sees nothing wrong with that tackle...
Should have been a penalty there on Adams for helmet-to-helmet. That was obvious.
he's a LB and not a TE
I can't believe Illinois is actually winning.
Illinois is only allowed one win per season against opponents with a block M, so...
Can't punt it any better than that!
Situational awareness dude. Don't kneel after the snap IN YOUR ENDZONE!
Did anyone else hear SANDSTORM being pumped in throughout the stadium?
42-0 Florida State in the 2nd.
Jeez, that was an NCAA 2011 run
now comes the turnover...
Baker runs it in.
How is MSU winning this game by 2 TDs?
WMU is now starting to wilt....they shot themselves in the foot a few times and left a lot of plays on the field.
Note to all WMU and MSU palyers:
Plz stay inboundz kthx
Run, Spartans! Run like you're being chased for violating parole!
Illinois QB threw it right to the safety. Wow
In true Zooker fashion, this Sheelhaan (sp?) kid at Illinois is like a Juice Williams with a shorter skill set. On 1st and 10 he throws into double coverage right into the hands of a Missouri Safety.
Looks like that MSU turnover people are calling for is happening in St Louis right now...
EDIT: Scheelhaas is the name
are playing really well. They may not suck this year. You have to figure that eventually Zook will learn from his coaching mistakes and be good.
Sparty will get another chance for points before the half
Run out the clock! No more passes.
after some early game gitters, looks like all the favorites are going to roll this morning.
PSU with the KO TD return. Newsome might get some snaps by the 4th Q.
I think he's IB. This isn't even as close as the one from ND game last year
it's nice to see Florida struggling to snap the ball
Time to see what other games are going on.
Sweet Holy Moses this game is going slow. Milk the freakin' clock Sparty!
If Illinois hangs on (currently 13-3 with Missu driving) it wouldn't be as earth shaking but pretty cool none the less.
Great TD catch in the corner of the end zone. This looks like it is setting up for a good finish; too bad I only get it in low-definition.
Florida looks bad. 26 total yards in 3 quarters? Against Miami? They do not look like a top 10 team.
is going to get his receivers killed
keep the clock moving Sparty