Was just about to create a thread. Rutledge looked good early on the MSU PP
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Was just about to create a thread. Rutledge looked good early on the MSU PP
At the game with a few mgoblog guys...
Michigan with a few good stops and breakups..
The Michigan band is louder than States but the "go green, go white" chant is loud.
the response to the "go green, go white" chants was "can't read, can't write." it was funny to hear "go green, can't read, go white, can't write."
4th PP of the game already. Very little of the game played at even strength
I don't like when they call the game like this. Let them play.
DeBlois!! 2-0 U-M!!
Deblois with a shorthander!!!!!
DeBlois shorthanded it's 2-0.
Awesome steal and shot top shelf knocking the water bottle off.
It actually shattered it. I think the lid blew up. They said they had get another one.
Let's keep playing strong and build some confidence for our young goalie.
Someone find a pic of the water bottle exploding
Dang, we wuz robbed!
We look like we're still hungry. Good sign.
I'm searching to see if i can find it on TV here in NYC. I do see the Texas vs Nation... Jordan Kovacs, wearing #11, wearing the winged helmet... just made a key tackle (stuffing a runner at the goal line.) Actually a guy from Delaware is also playing allowed side him.
EDIT, it's 301 for anyone with FiOS. 302 for Kovacs.
Keep it going!
A Michigan guy won the t-shirt challenge to the Sparty fans dismay... Go Blue!
Someone should do a gif of the asploding water bottle.
Caption: Fuck yo' water bottle!!
FUCK! They score SH, 2-1 U-M.
Question from a very casual fan: Do we still have a shot at the tournament or is the conference tourney basically our only chance?
Must win conference tournament.
Conference tourney. I don't think we're even in the top 40 pairwise rankings. Could be wrong on that though
Edit: Just checked, rankings only go to 29 and we're not there
DAMMIT, Merrill's in the box for slashing.
Good job, PK.
Copp!!! 3-1 U-M!!!
....GOALLLLLL! GREAT RESPONSE!!
Quick answer it's 3-1.
Yay, friendly post!
FUCK, they score. 3-2 U-M.
Rutledge should have stopped that. Real softy.
Let's answer and regain momentum before intermission
Shit yeah 4-2
DeBlois!!!! 4-2 U-M!!!!
We need this win. Tough final stretch. Next weekend two games @ ND, currently in 3rd with 36 pts. Then a week off, then two games @ OSU, currently tied for 4th with 34 pts (ND @ OSU tonight). Then we finish with two games @ Yost vs Ferris State, currently tied for 4th (WMU, 1st place 42 pts, @ FSU tonight).
Also tonight 7th place LSS, 26 pts, @ BG, tied with us in 8th place with 22 pts (pending outcome of this game). AK , also tied for 4th place, is @ 2nd place Miami, 41 pts.
......another great response!!!!1
Indeed. But I would like not to have any more MSU goals to respond to.
...... no penalties by Merrill and good puck possession
Place looks empty towards the top. Anyone there? It can't be a sellout because last year was and every seat was filled there.
They announced a little over 16,000, but I don't believe it. I've been to FULL games there (like Stanley Cup finals full) that beak 20,000, maybe a couple thousand more, and it wasn't even close to full today. Lower level general admission wasn't even filled.
It was over 16k... Sparty fans started leaving early when they were down two nothing and there was still more people's coming in. There was 16k at the same time but maybe over the whole game there was.
They just showed two fans in ref jerseys and wearing zebra heads.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! 3 goal lead now!
Boo had always been a great passer, but he had trouble finding the net early in the year. If he keeps playing like this he will be an All-American in the future.
Penalty killed! Now stay out of the box!
How much time left in game guys?
5-2. Always nice to beat Sparty.
To hell with Notre Dame!
4-1 vs MSU this season. I'll take that every year!!!
It probably is. Always great to sweep staee though, whether we're 0-20 or 20-0
First sweep of the season, and first consecutive wins since Oct 12/19/26.
Haha wait. I was about to say, dude, we have definitely had consecutive wins many times more recently than December 1926... I think that's overreacting a bit.
Then i realized what you meant
Yes. Break out the victory cigars.
I'm again totally baffled by how bad this team is. I'm watching 2nd rounders in PDG and Boo out there along with Merrill and Trouba and I just cannot figure how a team with this much talent is somehow behind Alaska-Fairbanks in the CCHA standings
So i was at the game Saturday, sat right nex to the band (lower bowl). Everyone seemed to have a good time, I was even having fun with these Mich. St. fans that were sitting next to me. We were talking crap to each other but it was all in good nature. Until some Mich. St. fan and his mini side-kick started pointing to me giving me the finger and saying things like "fuck off". I brushed it off, enjoying Michigan in the lead. This kept going on throughout the entire game. Between the 2nd and 3rd period, the same Mich St. guy walked past me up the stairs and said "there's no one way you can be a Michigan student, you must go to U of M Dearborn". He was insunuating that because my girlfriend and I are people of color, we could not go to a school like the University of Michigan. I will have you know that I am getting ready to graduate with a B.A. in criminal justice, and plan on getting my Sociology degree as well going to graduate school. So the third period started with the racist jokes, saying things to I want a taco and where's your green card and things like that (my girlfriend and I are Americans with Mexican descent). Game over, we won, thought that would be the end of this story. WONG! The same guy along with his little crony walked past me still talking shit. I finally had enough. I told him to keep walking and shut the fuck up. He did, but his partner stopped, looked at me. I told him what, you got a problem too? I'm tired of this shit, walk away or do something because I will fuck you up. He responded with "you know you fucking ignorant you sound, you stupid fucking wetback." and "you're 4'8" I'll squash you (I'm short, but not that short; and he was barely taller than me) This got my blood really boiling. i took off my glasses, took off my jacket, and told him to boss up and do something and walk away. By this time the usher was on his way down, the dude that was talking shit the entire time ran down, grabbed his boy by the collar, and ran away. The whole time they were walking away they were screaming "fuck you, you little bitch, pussy". All while giving me the finger. I have never been so offended at a sporting event in my life. How dare someone say things like that to me and my girlfriend. So has this ever happened to anyone before? This was my first time at a rivalry game, are Mich St. fans loud and ignorant like this? Have any other people of color been harassed and said racist comments to? Since when did being only "white" make you a Michigan student anyways? I see blacks, Mexicans, Asians, people off all ethnicity on campus. Comment your remarks, please.
I guarantee you they were t-shirt fans and couldn't even answer a question about their programs history.
All you need to do is not say anything and point to the scoreboard. That's what I did one time and they shut up quickly because Michigan was winning.
It sounds like you encountered a couple of real losers. There are idiots in every fanbase, but in this case, it seems other MSU fans were tolerating their racist bullshit as well. The only thing I can say, is that there is a portion of MSU's fanbase who have an inferiority complex when it comes to anything UM and they get irrational rather quickly when UM succeeds. Couple that with racism and probably alcohol in these two jerks and it seems to have made for a volatile mix. To me, though, this goes beyond just two assholes. As I already mentioned, where was the embarrassment by the other MSU fans and attempts to get the two losers to shut their mouths? That is what I would hope any fanbase would do when some of their own are behaving that way.
yeah I really wouldn't go as far as calling all MSU fans racist and such. But there were other MSU fans sitting next to us. A group of girls that were black. I would hope that they would have felt something and said something to these guys, but they didn't. Those chicks were cool, along with the Older group that were sitting in the same row as me. I had fun messing with them, and we were all talking carp to each other but it wasn't dirty or low. This guy took it too far, and yeah I am sure he alcohol was involved. I mean, I'mnot going to lie and say I didnt't have a few beers while I was there.