this may be of some local interest
FSU vs Miami live!
Isn't this going to eat up MGoBlog's bandwidth if people watch video on this site? Changing post to a link for people to watch may be better. Just thinking of Brian's servers, considering they crashed last Monday.
FWIW, the site upgraded to a new server last night. The site was down for about 2 hours and 3 people might not have taken the pressure of no mgoblog and ended their lives. There's quite a few of the regulars not posting today.
They could have offed themselves, or it could be that the arent at work today which is where they do most of their posting
or the truth...
they're being Barwis'd all-day-long
Thanks for info. Big year for Shannon; he turned down a contract extension in hopes of landing a huge new contract. Like what he has done with recruiting at the U, but I think he's way in over his head coaching at the U. They still got Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma this month; tough schedule.
They may be younger, but they've also gotten experience during their tribulations last year. If they can manage to upset at least one of those remaining teams, it'll be huge for the program. This wasn't supposed to be the year they come back, that's next year.
I was scared work blocked the site and didn't know how I would spend my 40 hours a week.
I am hoping Ray Ray Armstrong gets some plays in. Did anyone see him at the Under Armour game last year? Pure hilarity. I will try and find the clip.
This game looks to be a good one over the first 6 minutes. I'm not sure which team I'm rooting for yet. Probably FSU just because it'll keep the crowd into it.
every year seems to come down to the wire.
Last year was a shootout which was rare for series, here's hoping that this game is a good one.
Ponder has got a nice touch on this throws but he better slide on plays like that. He is going to hurt himself.
He seems like he's giving up on the pass quick too.
And stumbling a bit.
Stumbling a lot. Can't believe Miami has already used two timeouts.
Wow, that was some bad defense by Miami.
to the TE -
the crowd is really in to this game - great atmosphere
This seems to be a very decent live feed. Did anybody notice if there was something similar available yesterday for the Michigan game? Numerous people have asked where/how they can watch the games while overseas, and I'm thinking something like this would be good enough.
Todd Jones on that last carry...when did he lose 50 lbs and enroll at FSU. I miss him blowing saves for the tigers :(
Serious question: Does Bobby Bowden coach at all any more or is he just a figure-head at this point? Seems like he is just standing around watching the game...
... he delegates. Think of him as the overseer on a nice, old, southern plantation. Still makes pretty good money, though. And his show is as confusing and inscrutible as ever.
Both of these teams seem to be lacking fundamentals. Neither team tackles or blocks very well. It just seems to be that a fundamentally sound team would route either one of these teams. It struck me as strange to envision our defense and consider them fundamentally sound, but compared to recent years they are vastly improved. I am so excited about the prospects of this year and years to come its not even funny.
There is a sick amount of speed out there tonight.
Not sure I agree on the fundamentals, but agree on the speed. And Miami has killer receivers (four at 6'3" or taller). Damn.
Great, fun, hard hitting, furiously paced typical FSU/Miami game.
So far, just what I expected.
After years of incompentent QB play dominating this series, its nice to see both QBs at least making plays and moving the offenses. Neither are great, but you can see these teams making a move in the ACC with these QBs over the production of past years at that spot.
This is a really entertaining game. I am impressed that for all the talk of spread QBs taking over the college game, two old-school drop-back passers are dominating this one and going back and forth.
play - would be putting it nicely.
Names like Kyle Wright, Drew Weatherford and Kirby Freeman leave a bad taste in my mouth.
Those guys make Chris Rix seem like an all-timer
Getting a nuts/groin injury on national tv is bad enough, having the field camera point down and slowly come to a stop above you as you lay in agony on your back?
BYU is gonna eat the Seminoles alive.
that gigantic FSU TE remind anyone else of former UM great Jokasich (sp)?
Anyone else catch the FSU kickers cleats? I am all for crazy colored cleats, for soccer players. I am very glad Olesnavage doesn't rock a pair of maize Adidas clears.
nail a 52 yarder as a true frosh - I guess you can wear whatever color cleats you like
You are correct, I will tip my hat to that one. Just trying to wrap my head around maize colored cleats.
I would love to see Zoltan in some Maize cleats that light up on contact. Oh, and Tate's should make a lightsaber sound every time he takes a step.
Miami needs some points on this drive.
Greg Reid is having himself a game. Nice return.
very impressive how he was almost tripped up - but managed to keep his balance by placing his hand on the ground - good vision too - he seemed to really follows his blockers to open field
I'll be the one to point out he didn't switch which hand he was carrying the ball with, negating him a potential stiff arm as he was being pushed out of bounds. Still impressive though.
nice drived ruined by a fumble
The big MO is swinging towards the hurricanes -
like the call to throw deep after the TO - catch 'em off guard.
But is it just me or does Erin Andrews look not nearly as hot as she has in the past?
Also, what's up with the players sucking up and cramping up all over the place? Glad that didn't really happen at all to any of our players! I'm not even going to say it but you know what I mean.
a lot easier to cramp up in Florida than it is to Michigan
I thought she looked better than ever on Thursday. Today is closer to her normal.
ESTRADA! I would soooo buy those glasses
XP might come back and bite FSU in the ass
This game is the best non-Michigan game I've watched all weekend. That's saying something as I've probably watch the majority of 20 or so games this week, plus parts and pieces of another 15 or so.
That was a hell of a hit that WR took on the 2pt'r.
held on to that - he got popped
Great game in a great rivalry.
I sure hope that Campbell on the 'Cane defense is related to Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew.
It keeps going back and forth, back and forth. Its starting to make up for the crap Oregin/Boise State game back on thursday
I really don't know who to root for in this game. I can't stand either school and anytime I start pulling for one, ESPN shows me someone in the stands that makes me hate that fanbase.
by Miami - great effort by that receiver
But I must say both teams running game is MIA.
but I can't get over the fact that Bowden had shingles, what's next scurvy?
A mack truck could have ran through that first one!
FSU takes the lead 34-31.
Im really impressd with this Freshman kicker. 1st game of the season/his career and he looks unfazed.
FSU has got to be getting worried because if Miami scores there's not gonna be any time left.
After that long pass never mind. But why did they waste their last timeout, clearly not gonna get overturned.
WHAT A THROW!!!!
Harris looks like the real deal - a TD here could seal the deal
This is way better than anything I've seen on the pro Monday Night Football in years.
Went to the WMU game and watched it again when I got home. And have watched about ten other games. I do not know how the networks mic this stuff or how the sound engineers mix it, but we sounded loud on TV. Miami v Florida State also sounds loud. I do not remember ever thinking we were one of the loudest games of the week.
not a catch - hard to tell - can't tell for sure - but i think they will give it to him
maybe it is a good thing that they have to score a td to win rather than a fg?
Miami is damn exciting to watch. Everything kind of feels like a broken play, but hey, if it works it works.
Reid is ridiculous.
He played an awesome game both on D and in the return game.
2nd down was rather stupid.
on 3rd down -
plenty of time to do what they need to do
At least it is looking like FSU wont lose on another kicking game failure so Bowden might get an extra couple of ticks out of his heart.
Why the hell did I get neg'd? I'm just looking out for Brian's servers. I didn't know there were new servers implemented. Damn try to help someone out and look what happens...
In the words of BAW HAAAAAAAAA!
That was not a very good kickoff. FSU fielded it at the 30. Might as well just kick it out of bounds...
WOW! QB sneak, what a call!
Ponder FTW! great run and blocking from the line
Shitty clock management by FSU, imo. They could have gotten a 1st down w/o a TD. Now, they have taken as many as two plays away...
now you get two throws to win the game -
This game is why I love college football!
Two plays from the 5 for the game.
tough spot now - do you try to run it in and risk the clock ending or throw it?
Great breakup there!
This will be one of the most exciting games of the season, regardless of how these teams end up. ABSOLUTE THRILLER.
One play to win the game! Nothing like it!
this will be reviewed for sure
edit - reverse angle shows he dropped it - hell of a game
Wow! What an ending. I'm sure they'll review, but it looked like a good call to me.
Catch the ball you goat.
He's not going to sleep tonight. He'll be too busy trying to catch that ball in his head over and over and over.
Great call by FSU but both players screwed up.
Yeah, it definitely could have been a better throw, but I don't think that's going to make him feel any better.
The ball popped out.
What a game by the Harris'
great job by the miami D at the end.
If the ball was a foot higher, FSU wins the game. Truly an aboverage game.
Did anyone else think the clock had a second on it when the ball hit the ground?
Yep, I thought the same thing.
That was 4th down, no?
nm, forgot about the PI call.
Big win for Miami. They earned it.
Wow, great game, great ending. I was pulling for Miami at the end and that all was just a really good way to end an opening weekend.
Heard Torrian Wilson was there.
FSU should have ran a quick play on 3rd down with 5 seconds left so they could run another play on 4th down if needed. The previous play only took 4 seconds. Somewhat risky, but rolling out the QB guarantees that it's the last play of the game.