About five minutes into the second half, the stadium handheld cameras feature Denard, smiling and waving. His video image goes up on the scorebard. The band breaks into The Victors. It's the biggest crowd-roar of the night.
Who comes bouncing down from the Press row in Section 36? Well if it isn't our buddy from the Free Press, Mark Snyder. Denard is sitting on the floor, first row of Section 46 by the tunnel. With one of the assistant AD's. Snyder comes up to the two of them, begging for an interview. He gets on his knees, holding up his pad of paper (it's too noisy for a recorder) and waving his arms. Denard and the AAD are yelling at him to get out of the way. Snyder continues and they wave at him to move away so they can watch the game. I think Snyder was about 2 seconds away from a call to the ushers and/or security.
It looked like the dorkiest guy in high school on his knees in the gymnasium, begging the hottest chick in the history of the school for a date. Eventually Snyder walks away with his head hung. Hilarious. Highlight of the night for me, on a night that had Brady Hoke high-fiving the Maize Rage section, a meeting on the floor between Hoke, David Brandon and Governor Rick Snyder, and of course Mark "No Relation/No Hope" Snyder.
I hope that it is a helluva long time before anybody connected with our Athletic Department gives a Free Press reporter the time of day.