Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Late Games Open Thread
should i just stay up for msu nd?
Where ya at?
sweden and i'm doing it
following the game with the good ol' yahoo refresh
for the record, michigan state is abbreviated on yahoo scoreboard as MIST
However that's said in Swedish.
Is at least 30% Clemson fans. It was going crazy after that TD just now. Can be a good selling point to recruits that your home games sounds more like neutral site games.
Wow, Indiana went to Bowling Green to play Western Kentucky. They must have really wanted to observe Big Red in his natural habitat.
Oh, they're also up 24-7
After today's poor performance against UMass I'm guessing we are going to possibly drop a rank or two but if Auburn loses would we move up or because of today move down towards the bottom like 22nd or possibly 25th? Is there a chance we might be dropped from the poll completely after today?
In fact, I sort of doubt we even drop any space in the polls. I just don't give pollsters that much credit in watching/ranking non-top 10 teams. I think most will see UM won and that they scored 42. They may shrug at the close score, but I just don't think they'll be thinking it over that much.
Apparently they don't call holding in the south either.
Auburn has a very good defense but man, this offense is rough to watch. This has always been an argument against the "great" SEC defenses - some of these offenses are just abysmal.
Dear Michigan Football Scheduler Person:
Schedule WKU plz kthx
Clemson looked very good in that first drive. I'm sure from here it will be a grind for a while.
any good msu / nd streams?
(Sees no meteor)
It's hard not to watch the meltdown here. But these games ought to be more entertaining.
Might be close.
If Clemson puts in a TD here I don't think Auburn can come back. However I see that MSU/ND game as going down to the wire.
EDIT: HOLY CRAP WHAT A CATCH!
Is still closer than the massacre that thread was. Even the mods said "no mas".
This is the one time a year I ever root for ND. Though with Kiffin at USC I might have to make that twice a year.
A beautitful TD catch in this Clemson game. Just a great play.
Man, for being in Auburn, sure are a lot of cheering for Clemson.
MSU's Gordon took a knee to the head on that catch by Floyd. Ouch
First time I've really watched them. I think ND wins a close one.
This MSU defense is not really scaring me. Yeah, ND is playing well, but they aare being picked apart right now.
It's the offenses.
But I watch this offense and I see a rather predictable system that, while tough, doesn't scare me nearly as much as ND's and some of the others this year. Plus, UM will always be able to put up big numbers against all but the top defenses, and I'm not sure MSU can keep up.
...kinda like U-Mass? Just sayin'.
Can't take the Sparty out of the Spartans. Dantonio is all about the discipline, don't ya know.
I wonder if Sparty can get fired up and answer. That looked easy for Crist. Michigan secondary easy.
Just started watching - damn those MSU uniforms are ugly
The Irish look sharp after putting the interlocking ND back on the sleeves. State looks like they shoplift their shit from Fashion Bug.
I don't get the fat white stripe on the helmet - strange
They're having a Dynasty flashback.
and now pics from MSU game are ruining ESPN's main NCAAFB page.
The way they're holding the ball and taking hits, those MSU backs are going to fumble sooner or later.
MSU has the ugliest uniforms/helmets in the big ten now. I think Keith Nichol would play so much better at QB against ND because of his running ability. Hes no shoelace but just the threat of him running would keep the defense honest. and open up passing lanes
What is that, the Pepe Le Pew look?
They've got the fat stripe on the pants too. Chunky and clunky looking, just cuts off at the top of the thigh like they ran out of fabric. Terribly unflattering.
Other than "Sparty, no!", can anyone explain any of the following items to me:
- When did Bronze become a Michigan State color?
- Why beveling is so important in your font, that you include it in your yardage numbers.
- Why you would have a white shouldered alternate jersey that makes you look like an FCS school trying to draw attention to yourself.
- Why you would make your helmet strip so wide, but then narrow in the back?
Seemed like several years ago with Alvarez they switched to the "W on the move". Not sure if it was Alvarez or the new helmet, but they seemed to get a whole lot better after that change.
But I'm not seeing the bronze...what am I missing?
It's on the border of the numbers on the jerseys. Looks terrible.
It just depends on the school. Some, like Michigan, are all about tradition (TRADITION!!!). Some are more into being up to date and "hip" guess if you want to call it that. Who the hell cares what styles they decide on. I don't like the jerseys particularly, but they don't look offensive or anything.
Give Sparty time and they'll have Zubaz pants and sweat bands when they come back into style!