Going to the National Championship Celebration with Muppets!!
We need a Hunwick muppet.
I kinda liked the double Animal.
Scooter - Check
Swede -- Check
Hunny - coming soon?
If we loose im hunting you down.
Your lucky this time.
Beat me to death with your dictionary.
Never question my timing. ;-)
NORTH DAKOTA IS PEOPLE!!!!
I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
Michigan won every puck in the 3rd. I just kept watching thinking "Destiny". I've never seen a better defensive effort than I saw in the 3rd. Incredible Hockey and those Michigan players should be hailed from coast to coast.
I am just stunned at how good they were.
From the coast of Lake Michigan to the coast of Lake Huron!!!
Suck on THAT Melrose!
Melrose didnt even try to hide his hard on for the Sioux or his disdain for UM. From the first period until the empty netter he was convinced ND was going to win. Sorry Barry take your mullet back up north!
To be fair, he pretty much had a Hunwick-on starting midway through the second. And his pregame assessment was not so much "biased" as "correct" (see the preview). And Michigan hung onto that by the skin of their teeth.
Barry is a crafty Canuck. I suspect he knew Michigan would win and wanted to increase the drama.
SUCK ON THAT, ESPN!
Not only were we playing against lopsided officiating but we had to listen to melrose topping off the Sioux period after period!? Hunwick was out of his skull tonight! Go Blue & let's bring home that natty championship Saturday night!
ESPN hates Michigan....that's all I can say...
That headshot you posted a while back of Hunwick in the net...that's been my wallpaper for a while now. I think it was a good decision :-)
That's the one. I'm keeping it up through Saturday for sure!
Hunwick absolutely deserves a National Championship.
Make it happen.
Melrose hates anyting even remotely related to Michigan...You should hear him rag on the Wings sometime. Even when they were winning the Cup. Melrose can suck it.
To quote the great Stone Cold Steve Austin....oh hell yeah
I know that's biologically impossible, but that dude was awesome tonight.
it's impossible because hunwick is clearly not human.
4. Guy who scored 1st goal
a lesser goalie wouldve let in 4+. if hunwick was having a bad day, i couldve easily seen nodak hanging 7 on us. they were all over us but hunwick was insane. truly the best goaltending performance ive ever seen
AMAZING hockey game
Fucking Awesome. Melrose was with us the entire game. Bring on Duluth
Hey Barry Melrose, can you tell me again how good North Dakota is?
In your face Michael Florek (of the Michigan Daily)!
By any more than Brian?
And they were both right to say so.
Which makes this all the more amazing.
Dude is a beast
Hunwick is totally Muppet worthy.
Is a dish! Hail to the victors!
just WOW. Hunwick, I stand in awe of your game tonight.
That was awesome !! Eat a dick Barry Melrose.
DEFENSE. WINS. CHAMPIONSHIPS.
I was starting to stop believe that sports God existed. Maybe he was torturing us just to remind us of how awesome it can be when good things actually do happen! GO BLUE!
We ain't done yet. I'm keeping my soul-dong cup at the ready.
that rushed down to meet the Wolverine players after the empty netter...did he flip off the players?
Very blatantly. That will be an epic screenshot. It is so full of warm, juicy schadenfreude, it is incredible. I'm not sure who got directly on the glass for us, but whoever it was, that would be such a satisfying moment.
The ultimate F you.
I'm pretty sure it was Scooter that was on the glass. We did the same thing after the first goal and just got the middle finger from a fan.Those fans must have been fed up and the second goal got the full-on double middle finger with a "fuck you" for good measure.
I thought it fit the Muppet theme...
He's what we like to call "schadenfreude"
HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW NORTH DAKOTA?? YOU ARROGANT SONS OF B'S. IN YOUR FACE. IN YOUR FACE FOREVER. You will never ever live that one down. I thought the WCHA was invincible. I thought North Dakota was gonna win by 5. I thought we weren't gonna have a chance. YOU KNOW WHERE YOURE GOING? BACK TO NORTH DAKOTA? YOU KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING? THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP /rioting
HUNWICK FOR HEISMAN!
1) This game was not poor offense ( mens bball championship game) it was GREAT DEFENSE
2) Was I the only one that saw the Nodak fan flip our players the bird when we scored twice.
I rewinded it and you could tell easily.
Reminded me so much of when the redwings used to run into hot goalies like J.S. Guguiere. Finally, we are on the right side of the hot goaltending.
The frustration of the past three years of struggle and toil - man it feels good to have a shot at a title.
Hey football team, check out that DDDDDDDDDD!!!!
Shawn Hunwick. Holy crap.
Red's never lost the title game, is that correct?
he's 2-0. but UMD is going to beat us by 50 on saturday. probably 60.
BLASPHEMY! ONLY BRIAN POSTS MUPPETS! NEVERMIND I DON'T ACTUALLY CARE! THIS IS THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF MY STUDENTHOOD AT MICHIGAN AND I AM SUPER PUMPED. YES I HAVE CAPS LOCK ON DEAL WITH IT MOTHER EFFERS!!!!
I'VE NOTICED IT'S USUALLY A GOOD SIGN WHEN BLOCK M LOSES IT AND STARTS TYPING IN ALL CAPS!!!! I'M FREAKING PUMPED ABOUT SATURDAY TOO!!
GO BLUE!!!!! IT'S GREAT TO BE A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!!!!!!!!
Is the shiznit. My brother and I just landed in Austin for the weekend. Thanks to frontier we were able to watch the entire game on the plane. Perfect.
BRIAN COOK! Your plan worked, you motivated the team to victory! All hail Great Leader!!!
+5 for Moffatt did anyone see his cele coming off the bench at the end of the game?
Hunny played unreal what a performance and a great strategy by Berenson to shut them down in the neutral zone and taking away the middle of the ice.
If you're not following Bubba Prog on twitter, you should be.
youd give people the bird too if you knew that that goal meant you had to go back to north dakota again
When Minnesota is such an upgrade.
North Dakota wasn't that bad, but Montana was cooler...
You are a grown man. A grown. Man.
The guy next to him looks kind of disgusted though.
He's kinda looking over at him like, "Great... give our fanbase a worse name on national TV. Good work."
Speaking as a Huron in Exile now Eagle...How do they get to keep their name? Last I remember, they didn't have consensus from the Sioux or something like that.
I think they were planning on dropping it, but then their biggest donor refused to pay a ton of money for their new arena, so they caved.
The Booster was former Sioux Hockey Bench Warmer/Vegas Casino Tycoon Ralph Engelstad. What you said is true, but from like 9 years ago. He is dead now. Some people got riled up about the name again about a year and a half ago, and the NCAA got involved. BUT...turns out the Sioux Nation has no problem with it. The complainers were not even Native American. UND will keep the Fighting Sioux name. This last bit of info is pretty new.
Either way the Sioux Nation gets free rides at UND. I wouldn't complain.
I was stationed at Grand Forks AFB from 99-05. My Mother-In-Law works for the University.
GO BLUE! MICHIGAN HOCKEY!!! and OMG that Nodak giving the bird looks like EVERY DUDE FROM NORTH DAKOTA. Including my asshole father-in-law.
That was an amazingly fast capture. Kudos on the quick find.
But I can't stop watching it!
I wish Louie hadn't given it back to him. Would have been better to just laugh at him.
Can he get in trouble for that?
I guess I'll go out and buy a Hunwick jersey, then.
Coffee's for closers.
Let's get us another Natty Champ banner to hoist in Yost.
but even I could tell how amazing those saves were! Geesh. Hunwick was everywhere! I almost don't care I can't watch Saturday because I was able to watch this one.
PS: Not sure why negged, but I didn't say I DIDN'T want to watch Saturday. I"m pissed that I can't, but this game made me feel far less miserable.
Great job Michigan. The turnaround for Michigan athletics continues.
HAHAHAHAHHA I JUST NOTICED THAT
This is karma for going all the way to Grand Forks to see us get throttled by NoDak in 2006, then going to Denver the next year to see us get throttled by NoDak -again-. About time we finished one off against these guys.
This feels so damn good. Now we go for the banner.
ND has all those big players, so many guys headed to the NHL, best team in the country, second highest scoring team.....U-M. Thank you very much.
As much as I hate losing, that guy giving the fingers to a college kid who just scored to go to the national championship is beyond classless. If I ever saw a Michigan fan do that to a kid, it would take all my reserve not to break his jaw. That boorish performance will now be passed on down through his generations. Kids see that crap. Swell. Nice job. Well played. Hope your day gig at the cement quarry is a little better tomorrow. Idiot.
The blogosphere does not forgive, and it does not forget. To hell with the WCHA.
How my ass taste?
What a performance by Hunwick, he really saved our asses!! National Championship here we come!! Go Blue!!
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But I ain't mad! GO BLUE!!!!
so didn't need to listen to Melrose much but even the little I heard was obnoxious at the beginning. I do think he changed to amazement at was Michigan (Hunwick) was doing to UND so I was good with that.
But holy crap watching the game was like a workout - my heart was racing the whole time! Love Red's game plan
If he plays like this Saturday night we wil be National Champions, one more game boys. GO BLUE!
Mupptes are best served at full volume when drunk!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOT