this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
The Game marathon on ESPN Classic all day
1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988 and 1989 were also classics.
Of course they'll probably show the 1979 UM loss like 2 or 3 times!
Agggggghhhh damn you Jim Laughlin and Todd Bell!
1987 game is on right now but F Earle Bruce.
Mike McCray just sacked Demetrius Brown.
I no longer get ESPN Classic but there was a time it seemed like neither BTN nor ESPN Classic deemed any win by Michigan to be worth re-showing but if we lost, man I got to see those games a LOT. Glad to see we're not the losingest team in college sports anymore.
I guess it's because of that cool chart on the front page yesterday - we're everybody's "most hated rival" it seems so if they somehow manage to win a game against us it's a VERY BIG DEAL!
But that's what goes along with being a top program, and OSU is the same way. Outside of OSU, ND and a handful of others, Michigan beating a team they totally should beat isn't going to be a classic, even when it's done in somewhat dramatic fashion. For example, OSU coming back to beat Purdue this year is probably not going to be a classic, but if Purdue would have held on to win, it probably would have been, at least for BTN.
But still, if I see them showing that effing Colorado game one more time...
I still can't watch and have to leave the room. I'm angry just typing this.
looks so much bigger today, it's almost funny seeing it the way it looked back then or even as recent as 2008
the seaon we beat Bama in the hall of Fame Bowl(Now the Outback Bowl) 28-24
damn, Brown fumbles after Robbins fake punt runs for 1st Down
Watching the 1987 game right now as well - I actually took the weekly Vice President's conference call (sitting in for my boss) in here so I could watch the game while I sort of listen to the folks downtown.
I think 69 is on tomorrow morning, fairly early.
with an early 69.
ESPN Classic, my ancient foe. 12 years back, I emailed you a list of 50 Notre Dame and OSU losses that would make great features for your network, yet you ignored me and continued to show any Michigan loss you had access to.
I know it must be killing you to be showing some maize and blue wins today.
Thanks for the heads up!
I was watching it and OSU was number 2 going into that game. Am I not mistaken that we ruined their National Title hopes that season? People always talk about Michigan wrecking OSU's National Title hopes in 1993, 1995, and 1996, but how come nobody ever also says 2003?
2003 was the year of the colossal BCS fiasco between Oklahoma-LSU-USC. Ohio was indeed #2 in the BCS and #4 in the AP until Michigan beat them. I think the reason it gets forgotten is the fact that the 2003 rankings were confusing in general.
Maybe because in '93, '95 and '96 UM was 'limping' into the game having already been eliminated from the Big Ten title chase. In terms of records and rankings heading into these games, they were pretty big upsets. Talent wise I wouldn't say there was a big gap between the teams though.
2003 was a match-up for the Big Ten title and UM was ranked in the Top 10 heading into the OSU game. Not sure who was favored, but I think people remember this game more for the fact that with the victory UM won the game and went to the Rose Bowl.
People were also tired of Ohio State winning so ugly by the time we played them in 2003.
They won the NC the year before in questionable fashion (a lot of people did not believe that they were the best team), and now they were on the way to doing it again. When we beat them, there was much rejoicing in the CFB world. The SI cover and article was especially complimentary.
2006 game is on the Big 14 network.
1995 Biakabatuka game on at 2:00 EST. 2003 Rose Bowl birth game on right now.
Damn, Chris Perry could lay a lick to an oncoming secondary player and didn't shy away from a linebacker, either. I missed this game back in 03' while on a college visit; to say the least I was pissed that day that I was missing the game. Mike Hart was a great running back for UM but a back like Perry in the backfield would be great again; the O-line he ran behind definitely helped his cause, so there's that, too.
Hart was a fantastic running back. Perry was a great runner, but his blocking and screens were just deadly. Full package deal in every sense.
Watching 2006 on BTN right now.. hoping that Crable doesn't make the late hit this time...
It's one of those plays that I'll never forget. To me, without that "late/helmet-to-helmet hit", we're getting the ball back and driving down the field to take the lead. What could have happened after that I don't know, but I do know in a parallel universe the above happened.
The way both teams were moving the ball and scoring, I just can't see us failing to score there. Henne's overthrown bomb to The New Math early on also kills me. A lot of people were blaming the turf but Brian was adamant that Manningham slipped coming out of his break. It was the difference either way.