I was at this game but don't remember this...I think i was too busy yelling at PSU fans in the student section
Mario Manningham Doing the "Worm" after Penn State 2007
We're they being that bad?
Just typical trash talk. PSU was riding high because they were ranked and thought they could finally beat Michigan after losing multiple years in a row.
I had forgot about that... What makes it funny has that it was so out of place an unexpected...
If even 1/2 of the rumors about Super Mario are true then it is entirely possible he doesnt remember it either.
Garbage. Unbefitting Michigan football players. Bo Schembechler would have kicked Manningham's, and Denard's asses for that kind of stuff. Hoke should not tolerate it. You hand the ball to the referee. Like scoring touchdowns is your business.
It was a little out of line and unbefitting of a Michigan player... But it's still funny
Not sure why you got negged for this. I don't know how anybody can disagree that Bo would not have tolerated that...Personally I don't really care though.
Yea, why would Denard use his platform to spread a message about a cause that involves helping an impoverished community? Talk about "look at me" selfish behavior.
Kid takes a knee in prayer to his dead brother after he scores a TD and then hands the ball to the ref. Such conduct is clear unbecoming of a Michigan player. GTFO.
So next time read more carefully.
"The worm, the hand grenade, Let's Eat."
I am certainly not going to go out of my way to hammer Denard for his kneeling. You'd have known that, if you had been more careful. But as much as I respect Denard's devotion, I'm not sure what it has to do with scoring touchdowns at Michigan. Somehow, with all of the personal stories of all of the players at Michigan for more than 100 years before we got the to the 2000's, Michigan players found ways to not add personal celebrations to touchdowns.
They were 20 year-olds in 1989, and in 1969.
Actually, some were 25 and 26 and 27 year olds in 1947; because they had served years in the armed forces in a World War. And those guys in particular would be good for younger guys to emulate, and this year's jersey-number celebrations would be a good time to remember that.
The dumbest argument you've ever picked on this blog.
Wow, I don't know, I agree with Section 1. How gleeful people were after the grenade thing; imagine if Sparty did it (easily imaginable, isn't it)? And the Let's Eat thing comes off to me as unecessarily cocky (and obnoxious). Well, part of me thinks this. The other part is just happy to see Denard happy.
I guess I wanted to chime in because I'm surprised no one else is seconding Section 1's thoughts (and at the moment, basically every one of his comments is grayed out; not unusual, I know, but this time I think that's unfortunate).
Oh yes, please; more happy Denard. By all means. It had been a long hard slog for him before those touchdowns in the OSU game. "Let's eat!" And at least Denard had the good sense to do it as/after he ran off the field.
But it's going to be really unfunny if that sort of thing continues with other players and we get a celebration penalty. Some doofus B1G referee could easily mistake it for hand signals to the crowd, which will immediately draw a flag, and there won't be any use in explaining the difference between eating cereal and taunting an opponent.
I expect you were there for the OSU game, Sir Jack. I was right behind the OSU bench, looking directly at Zach Boren who is now an OSU captain, as he was waiting patiently, then sort of disgustedly, at midfield to shake hands with the team they had just lost to, and behave like a gentleman. (I've posted before on this blog about the uneven history with Zach Boren; so my record on that subject has already been made.) And I was really embarassed the way that our guys were clowning around and then tearing off to the northwest corner of the Stadium to jump into the stands, etc.
None of these things were terribly egregious: Manningham at the end of a game; "Let's Eat" while running off the field; the grenade stunt after the clock expired.
But when in the previous 40 years -- or more -- of Michigan football was there such a display? Somebody cited Desmond Howard, once, when he effectively won a Heisman. "Runaway."
And there was Anthony Carter after the most mind-boggling pair of plays in Stadium history. I recall that Carter did it a few other times. I'll have to ask some of AC's teammates if there were repercussions. Carter was notorious for getting special treatment from Bo.
Yes, after I got over the immense relief and joy that we finally beat the Buckeyes, I thought that aspect of the postgame was disappointing. It must have been difficult to contain the desire to just enjoy it and goof around, but you should first get your handshakes in with archenemy in the greatest rivalry of sports. Both teams owe each other that. That's part of what makes this rivaly superior to a certain other "rivalry" we have.
I don't believe you at all. From your seats, amidst the chaos of players and joy, you were looking out upon the field and caught the enraged, but gentlemanly, frustrated face of Boren. Nice post Mitch Albom. What color sweater were you wearing?
I read perfectly carefully. You included Let's Eat and claimed Bo would've kicked Denard's ass for it. I was citing the fact that the 2 things Denard does that don't fit within your precious definition of what a Michigan Football player can do both have good reasons behind them. I forgot that AC never high stepped and Desmond never struck the pose.
I'm fine with "act like you've been there before" but to act like Michigan is somehow above celebrating such peasant-like things as touchdowns or big wins is ridiculous.
Forget it, Jake. It's Section 1.
I see absolutely nothing wrong with these kids having fun. Football is a game, and if they want to celebrate, let them. They aren't hurting anyone, and it is now just part of the culture. The days of Bo are gone, man, and you need to let that go. Remember what Michigan accomplished under him, but realize that not every coach that coaches here will be him. Brady is doing a fantastic job with these student athletes and I'm proud of the way that these kids represent Michigan.
It really is funny, in the precincts where Brady Hoke is now worshipped and held up as an avatar of some sort of Michigan traditionalism, how flexible some of the Michigan traditions are.
Sometimes I really do think that nothing matters except winning (a notion that would have been galling to both Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes), and that Michigan, and its fan base, are becoming just a sort of a high-class New York Jets.
But there's something else, quite important, that I haven't said yet and which really ought to be said; it is entirely possible that Hoke has said something to the team, or to individual players, about "Let's Eat" or the hand grenade stunt. Time will tell. Actually, perhaps only time will tell, if Brady Hoke won't disclose it if he is asked about on-field celebrations and Michigan traditions thereon.
Don't try to pretend that Denard was promoting a Pahokee charity last November, 2011. It was about football gamesmanship, and revenge on teams that had beaten Michigan previously, and claiming status for the football team:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Quarterback Denard Robinson has begun spoon-feeding himself air after big plays and touchdowns.
"This program has been starving," he said last week. "It's time to eat."
I really hope I never have to sit by you during a game.
You'd enjoy it.
Wait a fucking second. Are you serious? Like did you actually just articulate those two points as if they had any basis in reality?
A few players celebrated while PLAYING a GAME of football and the conclusions you draw are that :
1. Brady Hoke might not actually care about Michigan Tradition.
2. Michigan's fan base has gone to shit; we are now a slightly better version of one of the most universally hated fan bases in all of sports.
Sorry for the language, but come on.
Don't have any fun at all. Ever.
I wish I could fuck up your lawn.
Let me know if you do. That sounds like a good time.
They are all good seats in Michigan Stadium.
I'd like a Yuengling, if you've got one. They are selling it in Toldeo now.
Lots of people on this blog know lots of the football players. I think it would be interesting to hear anybody's story about the Bo / Moeller / Carr / Rodriguez / Hoke rules on celebrations. I didn't claim any monopoly whatsoever. I'd welcome more input on the subject. I like information.
I'm glad you asked about the clebration penalty rules. Because I don't care for them. I don't like any rules that get so inconsistently enforced. I just don't wont to see Michigan draw any such penalties. And for most of my life, it was never a concern. Our guys never did that shit.
And OSU -- I don't care who the opponent is (and have you read what I have posted about L'affaire Boren?!?) I never have a problem when I pay attention to reporting accurately what I have seen, and try to be fair in describing it.
meh, i remember when I saw this on screen and couldn't tell if it was actually him doing the worm. You need to respect the other team but I don't see why the players can't have a little fun
I love the referee. He looks at him like what the heck is he doing.
Didn't Lloyd suspend him the following week for that stunt? It's probably not true, but I remember wondering if the suspension contributed to Mario deciding to leave school early for the NFL.
Do we need another 300+ post thread about how Carr contributed to Mario leaving early?
Sigh, another casualty of Lloyd Carr. When will the rampage stop?
that if Manningham stayed, he would have had the ball thrown to him almost every single pass play
Pretty sure all of Manningham's suspensions were related to smoking the devil's lettuce. I can't help but laugh at this video because he just kind of appears behind Henne.
I preferred Braylon's backflip after the 2004 Minnesota game.
He did the same thing at the end of the '03 Ohio game, too. Don't think it got picked up on the cameras, if memory serves.
Best thing about this video is watching Hart. What about finding a highlight where Hart doesn't fall forward when he's tackled? A few times in that video I thought for sure the defense was going to push him back, but he always managed to slip forward.
And yeah, I remember Braylon doing that flip against OSU 2003. The victory formation was right near us in the student section. I pissed myself with freshman excitement because I figured beating Ohio was going to be a common thing during my years there. And then 2004-2010 happened...
Fire Glen Mason! We can do better........Oops.
Yes, you can has embed.
Speaking of PSU, here's that "controversial" final drive from 2005:
Thank you for posting the PSU video what a game. I never noticed the Lloyd Carr, Dave Brandon hug at the very end until now.
That was some bad coverage by the PSU secondary on that final play. Henne could have easily thrown to Avant if he didn't want to go to Manningham.
Note the PSU juggalos preening for the camera at 6:05. Unfortunately, ABC chose not to show them again after the final play.
That's a really solid worm too. Good form.
ah 2007...probably the football season that had the most emotional swings of any of them.
2005 Michigan vs. Penn St was the best College football game I have ever been too.. We had the lead, lost it with less than a minute to go.... Henne to Manningham, slant route.. BIG HOUSE went nuts.. Manningham is still my favorite WR in Michigan history.. He still owns longest pass play in Michigan history.. Do you know who the QB was???
Mallett to Manningham against Wisconsin, I think (we lost)
Thank you. That's good stuff
Caught that small glimpse of it when it happened, was pissed that they panned the camera away.