I never realized that the whole digital screen that rings Spartan Stadium just runs ads. It's just a massive waste of space.
Late Afternoon Games Open Thread - Christmas in East Lansing
Well, Illinois' defense was keeping it competitive for a quarter and some change here, but they gave up two decent chunks of rushing and are now keeping it Illinois with that Buckeye TD. 17-6 Buckeyes.
Y u so slow
Wow. Tripled covered and still made the catch for a TD. Go Sparty! (gross).
14-7 pending the XP
Lippett is shocked he caught the ball....
TD Sparty, come on Sparts, win this game man
THAT's the crappy Nebraska defense we all expected.
Ugh. Sparty scores and I'm happy. What the hell has happened to my life? Someone spray me with a hose or something.
MSU receivers have gone from catching nothing to catching everything.
Haha just how they drew it up.
I keep expecting for MSU to regress to the mean personal-foul wise, yet they never do. I hate to perpetuate stereotypes and generalizations, but in this case it's very much true.
but that last one was sort of mean. Definitely a regression of sorts, personal-foul-wise.
after this game for having to root for Sparty so badly
That pass to Lippett by Maxwell...
Bo Pelini is an angry man.
love watching Abdullah try to block someone....it is always complete failure.
for a man that angry all the time. He's like the Izzo of football.
izzo actually wins
Except Izzo can actually be considered a winner.
Why did Denard have to go down against Nebraska? I have no doubt we would have won that game had he been healthy.
One of the lessons that will undoubtedly be learned from the Illinois-OSU game is that the Illinois secondary needs help....a lot of help, as they were just torched for a 51-yard TD reception and beat badly in pass coverage (big shock, right?). 24-6 Buckeyes. Is there a version of Tacopants that can play a little DB for them?
God, I hate rooting for Sparty. But I am. I haven't root this hard for MSU since that game they choked away to Notre Dame in 2006. MAKE PLAYS!!!!!!!!
Michigan State seems to have gone to it one too many times on that WR sweep!
9-6 Extra Point Pending!
10-6......with 3:55 remaining in the 2nd quarter. Pitt gets 2nd half kickoff.
Pitt up 10-6 on ND.
I'm tired of torturing myself with ND. I watch them to root against them and then they always, ALWAYS seem to win by 3 at the end.
I feel the same way about Pitt, although it's more like beating a team we have no business beating followed by losing to a team we have no business losing to.
I told my sister, a pitt alum, that if they beat nd I would buy her and myself pitt jerseys. I really want a old school Marino jersey, fuck the Irish
Beautiful run by Pitt's running back.
Oh, but IT IS a Dantonio coached team
Exactly. At some point announcers have to stop saying crap like that. Personal fouls and thuggish play is exactly what MSU is.
Pitt Touchdown. 10-6 lead over the fucking Irish
In classic NBC coverage they say "Pittsburgh is hanging around in this game." Newsflash they're beating you not hanging around
gets called for their 3rd personal foul in the last 10 minutes and Spielman says plays like that are not like a Mark Dantonio coached football team. What?
What do you expect from a Buckeye linebacker?
Well, an 18-yard punt became a 13-yard yard punt with the penalty, so the Buckeyes get excellent field position. Meanwhile, Urban Meyer is apparently intrigued by something literally IN the sideline in that particular shot.
Georgia trying their best to blow it.
I don't understand. Did they forget how they played D against us?
how in the hell did Denard not run all over these guys?
Crazy Spary Overpreparation
For every time an announcer proclaims that a State player just committed a "boneheaded" play that is "contrary to the way Coach Dantonio coaches the game"... At some point it becomes indicative of the coach, doesn't it?
You'd have enough nickels to pay for several hours' worth of parking in Ann Arbor in that case.
Nebreska's performance thus far gives me more confidence they could lose to Penn St next week.
Sparty is getting smoked because they have to respect Martinez as a passer. As much as everyone makes fun of the way Martinez throws the ball....this season he is light years better than Denard as a passer. Stats show it and the decision making shows it.
EDIT: The sparty Defense that is in regards to why Denard couldn't smoke them.
Martinez also has better WRs. That definitely helps.
Did not go well....punting back to Pitt. Time left in 1st half for some points!