Links, yo. Why start this thread (other than wanting attention) if you're not going to provide a link?
Links, yo. Why start this thread (other than wanting attention) if you're not going to provide a link?
Chill out, maybe he forgot.
very funny final score
edit: beaten to the bunch but here's the link:
Picture. So. Large.
OT - But your avatar picture, goes so amazingly well with the post and the picture above it.
Your wife likes the other one better!
Where is the demo?
I don't think people impartially looking at each tradition and saying to themselves, "all they are doing is touching a horseshoe." People are voting because they like the school.
In our case and in that of Nebraska, maybe so. Some people are unduly impressed by the Play Like a Champion sign, and I have to admit I am pretty darn impressed by Chief Osceola and Renegade. The burning spear is just icing. I'm pulling for ND, because FSU is going to be a tough out. We do have some good alumni numbers though, so let's just wait and see. Anyway, first things first - gotta take out Nebraska . . .
as touching the shoe is a very small part of "The Tunnel Walk".
Here's the real thing from our 2009 game against Oklahoma if your interested in seeing the actual tradition.
I usually think ESPNs polls are stupid, but I like this one since you get a chance to familiarize yourself with what make other schools unique. To me, this sort of thing is what separates collge from pro football.
I just saw a prayer. and season highlights. Doesnt seem like 'The Tunnel Walk' to me.
El tunnel walk? It's a cool hype video. I just didn't see the tunnel walk in there anywhere.
hackers are voting for Nebraska. FIrst round they got 10 times as many international votes as they did state of Nebraska votes, double what they received from the continental US, and against Oklahoma it was close, so one night 20,000 votes came in in under an hour. We need to vote like crazy of we're going to beat a cheater.
...we're falling behind!
Only temporarily. Wait till the MGoCommunity gets rolling!
nebraska's online community seems to be equally impressive. i'm developing a lot of respect for their fanbase already.
that being said, let us crush them.
as we're a pretty dedicated bunch. Good indicator of why the B1G invited us in despite our small population base. Beware of the Corn!
On the other hand, there's lots of Maize to be reckoned with.
"just touch a horseshoe". To be the devil's advocate, we only touch a banner. It's not so much as what they're doing as how it's a storied tradition
Ummm, UM players have to jump to touch that banner...
Our last opponent "just touched a rock". Most of these traditions either involve touching something, or having an animal on the sideline. And we are in that group, but it still won't stop me from demeaning their horseshoe during the contest, all in the name of fun. And I won't be too traumatized when they point out that all we do is "touch a banner". It's all a matter of which side you are on . . .
As far as the storied tradition part, do you know the tradition behind the horseshoe? I don't, actually. For all I know, it might be some amazing story. I'm sure we'll hear plenty about it, now that they are in the Big Ten.
And while you're there, vote against Notre Dame.
#1 seed, my ass.
FSU's tradition is actually pretty cool. I'd love to see it in person some day.
Anyone else surprised Miami's running through the smoke wasn't in this competition? I think that's pretty cool too.
they were at Michigan Stadium in 1990 i think. i can't remember if the chief and horse were there, but i do remember that terrell buckley jumped desmond's slant route on the first play of the game and never looked back. FSU was so far ahead of michigan speed and talent wise, it was kind of sad.
Please don't remind me of that game. St. Bobby Bowden pulled out every trick in the book in that game and they all worked to perfection. The speed issue was a problem but so was being badly outcoached. And those FSU fans taking chunks of the Big House turf home with them. I've despised them ever since. The only time I ever rooted for them was when they were playing Notre Dame. I did get some joy out of watching them destroy the Bucks in the 98 Sugar Bowl as well.
What i remember about that game is falling WAY behind early....storming back to make it 25-23 right before half and then letting them score late to got up 31-23. Then we returned the halftime kickoff to about their 15 yard line and somehow didn't score and that was that.
I think the game was a foreshadowing of what life would be like under Gerg......
I was at that game too. I think I am still traumatized to this day. The fun part was that every time the Noles played the War Chant, the M fans chanted right along with them, "f--k the Seminoles" . . .
It went with the music remarkably well! :-)
That, and doing the tomahawk chop with the middle finger . . .
Ha, I was the 4th voter, and we were up 100% - 0%. I'm guessing that's gonna change..
Same thing happened for me...
I just voted and it said there were 4 total votes and Michigan had all four...I don't understand how ESPN tracks that and why they're so bad at doing it
I voted a while before you did and we were down 13 to 8. I don't think this system is that accurate...
We cannot lose to these ignorant redneck hillbillies
To be fair, there aren't a lot of Hills in Nebraska. I think "Cornbillies" or "Great Plains Americans" are the preferred, politically correct nomenclatures.
what country is the panama canal in? hurrrrr
Hahahaha this is great. I love that he doesn't tell them when they got it wrong so they celebrate.
UM is getting smoked right now. 41%-59%. Vote people.
Their round was closest in the totla number of votes to ours and the accusations of them cheating with thousands of votes being submitted over night.
come guys we are down, we need to vote a few times a day.
Using Chrome i re opened the window with incognito windows and voted three more times. Each time it had a lower total number of votes than it previously had...
What I did before was to disallow cookies in my browser. Then, after voting I would hit refresh. That seemed to work. Does anyone have a better way to do this?
The down side to the way I did it was that I lost all those places that I was signed in, and had to try to remember all my passwords. I do not have the brain cells left for that . . .
I just copied and pasted the link about 40 time into new tabs, then started voting. You still have to disable cookies, though.
In firefox if you re-enable your cookies all your passwords come back.
I went in to internet explorer options and made it delete all files when i close browser and just open a new one then paste the link vote. I get about 1 vote every 10 seconds.
I don't know if ESPN's tracking works but there are currently 355 votes on our side of the bracket and only 8 on the ND side! Keep voting.
Edit: How do you force the site to let you vote again? It just keeps coming up with the current results.
just use incognito/inprivate windows. espn isnt displaying realtime results, but your vote IS being recorded. so just do it.
I'll vote over and over as long as they count but it didn't appear they were?
yes, it works. you can take my word for it, or you can read my explanation below.
**CS NERD ALERT**
the espn site is using cookies to monitor your session state to determine whether people have voted or not. when you vote, espn dumps the info into a cookie, and thats why when you go back to the site, you no longer see options, but results.
when you use inprivate mode, espn is no longer allowed to store cookies on your machine post browser close. so if you close the inprivate browser, the cookie is killed, and the session is returned to a virgin state, thus allowing you to reopen a new inprivate browser and vote again. this doesnt work for normal browsing because the cookie is maintained across browsing sessions.
now with regards to not seeing instant results from espn, realtime reporting of polls like this is expensive from a resources standpoint. its easier for them to bin results in 5/10/15 minute chunks and report on those frequencies. that is why you dont see your votes being immediately reflected - i.e. because espn is kinda lazy.
I will vote away!
Nebraska vs OSU
Georgia vs Tennessee
now us vs Nebraska
Also, how did they seed the tournament? It all seems so arbitrary.
We iz alredy lozing!!!
We iz now winningz!
I went there for two years and had to touch the rock, nothing special about touching a rock and walking down a hill. I have never had the chance to run out of the MICHIGAN stadium and TOUCH THE BANNER!! In front of 113,000 people....That is something you would never ever forget!
On the work computer, work phone, and personal phone. I'm now out of resources
wrong. vote repeatedly with private browsing/incognito window.
If there are 2-3 of us doing this a little, we'll swing the vote...at least for now.
Use Google Chrome.
Right click the link and choose "open link in incognito window"
Vote and repeat
*The incognito window prevents cookies from being installed so you can vote as often as you like.
copy the link.. hit control,shift and P to open a private browsing session..vote for us..close out browser..rinse and repeat..ive been at it for an hour lol
then you only have to hit f5 to refresh...as I was told when I asked
Closing the gap. 53-47
We're going to be in a battle here. 53-47 bad guys.
someone should post this on the Michigan Football page etc. and/or twitter where there are lots of people with time to vote. I'd do it but that woudl mean I'd have to log onto facebook....not
Closing the gap @2:50pm...
Edit: 50-50 now @3pm
to every Meechigan fan I know, and asked them all to vote and forward it on. Anyone else willing to do this can reach a lot of M fans very quickly. GO BLUE!
if you launch an in private mode or incognito window in either Chrome or Firefox you can vote as much as you like.
I sent it to can do that. I can't do it from work.
We will also gain a lot of votes when Michigan posts it on the Facebook page. A lot of casual fans will see it that way
We are almost past them, its 49 - 51...Let'sssssss gooooo
Come on we are so close to taking the lead. 51-49 Nebraska lets go blue!
When I vote in in-private browsing it seems to not count my multiple votes. Can someone explain that?
Someone mentioned that the poll is not updating the results in real time, but updating them every 10 minutes or so. I assume the votes count even if the total number of votes appears to stay the same.
Yes read a few posts up for the explanation
yep, read my post above.
once you choose michigan and click submit, the vote is posted, and nothing can change that. there's no additional verification (as far as i can tell). its really a pretty crude system set up by espn.
I tried to script it, but I can't get an actual link or the correct amount of tabs to make a send key script. Or would that be too much?
I say go for it. Nebraska has been hit with accusations of hacking to get votes, so I say pre-emptive strike to take (and keep) the lead.
Look at the total votes. It's constant for a while, then it jumps by a few hundred.
Looks like the target is 80-90 k for the total votes. Where the hackers at?
Keep in mind we have a critical disadvantage: we're in the eastern time zone (mostly) and will tire and go to sleep before these albion, corn-eating, gyspsy grifter bastards. They'll have the edge into the night, and I assume carpal tunnel syndrome will have knocked most of us out of the fight by morning. All we can do then is pray...
...so who do we want to face in a potential finals? I'm thinking Notre Dame might be easier to beat, so should we vote for them? Everyone hates Notre Dame.
"Great kid...don't get cocky!"
52-48 good guys. Keep it up.
It was at 53-47 in Michigan's favor, but now it is back to 50-50. It looks like Nebraska isn't giving up that easy. The fight isn't over till <Insert motivational saying here>.
I was gonna say we need to "win one for the Gipper", but then I remembered, well, you know, that's not us . . . .
It seems like kind of a dumb tradition if none of the fans can even see it happening.
And if practically every other school in the country walks down a tunnel to enter the stadium.
That is exactly what I had been thinking too! Like we don't walk out a tunnel to start a game? Like everyone doesn't? I know I must be missing something, but I gotta say - I just don't get it. The horseshoe part I understand, but the Husker fans are all saying that the Tunnel Walk is the big deal, not the horseshoe . . .
I just watched 5 different videos of the 'tunnel walk' on youtube. Three different terrible video intros. Then they walk through some halls to try to find the field. On the way they touch a horseshoe picture hanging from the ceiling. Did I miss anything?
A family friend married a hardcore Nebraska fan/alumni. I asked him, and he wasn't completely sure what the origin of the walk was, or if there was a special story behind it.
Gonna be a long vote. save url to clipboard, open chrome - incognito -> ctrl-w, ctrl-shift-n, ctrl-v, enter, click Michigan, click vote, repeat. Is there a faster way?
It puts a cookie on your computer when you vote to prevent you from voting again. Just turn off cookies in your browser settings and every time you refresh after a vote you get a clean ballot.
ESPN puts a cookie on your computer when you vote to prevent you from voting again. Just turn off cookies in your browser settings and every time you refresh after a vote you get a clean ballot.
Disable cookies, then load the page. Click on Michigan, click on vote, reload, repeat. I don't know what the keyboard shortcut for reload is on Chrome, but there's a good chance it's ctrl-r (or cmd-r on a Mac).
It's 50/50 right now.
50%-50%. vote it up people. After reading the comments on that page, UM has to beat those corn people.
Will vote daily!
I'm about to go on a long voting spree. Whos with me?
Well got it tied up percentage wise 50-50. I'm back at it
We are losing 51-49! We need to everyone to go there and vote like 20 times. Nebraska is soliciting MSU fans to help them vote. Not Cool.
just voted 22 times. Apparently RCMB is doing their best part to help the Huskers against us.