I was there and you heard wrong. Short cast of boos at end of first half but less than Iowa game. Overall good cheering the rest of the game.
Michigan fans(and students) disappoint me
I would imagine that the boos were for the 2 plays before the half and not for the team. I could be wrong though.
You'd be correct.
To head in with 20 seconds left and regroup instead of trying to make big plays from the 30. A turnover there and the Badgers could have scored again.
It was just weird that they hurried back to the LOS and seemed like they were trying to hurry a play, when they could have called a timeout with like 25 s left.
When you're down 24-0, I'm not sure you should be too concerned with the remote possibility of a turnover. At that point you have to let caution into the wind and try to maximize any possession you can.
My problem there was not the mentality of sitting on the ball, it was the the idea of running your quarterback (obviously our best player) two plays in a row when you had no intention of scoring. In that situation you pound your running back for two plays up the middle and see if anything happens. If Denard got hurt in that situation, it would have just been bad for RR.
I agree with the call to run the clock out. Let's not forget the offense was far less than desirable the first half. A turnover and a score or even a 3pt FG by Wisconsin would have more or less been the dagger at that time.
If he had just taken a knee at the half. But to run Denard twice, get a first down, moving the ball, and just waste the time away made no sense. Either go for it, or take a knee. Why give them two free shots at Denard to run out the clock? It didn't make sense as either a caution "go-for-it" or a "let's just get into the half".
Well, I'm going to assume RR's thinking was something along the lines of lets let Denard scramble here and if he can bust open a big one then we will take a shot at scoring
That was the only time I heard booing on TV
As a student, I don't really know what you're talking about. I feel like the fan support from the student section was appropriate. We were loud when Wiscy was on offense on (then) crucial drives, bummed when bad things happened. Maybe it was different for me because I was in rwo 92, but I didn't see/hear anything you're talking about.
The only time the student section was collectively booing was when we did not use any of our timeouts at the end of the first half.
There may have been some, but they are not real Michigan fans.
Kill the Buckeyes.
Now, people may have been booing after the field goal try and when going into halftime, but not the entire second half. People were pretty fired up after those two TD's to open the quarter.
Those were the only two times. Other than that I thought the crowd did its part - if anything, it was more into the game than it was against Illinois, despite having a far worse game to watch.
Yeah, that's 100% false. Student section was quiet for the first half because there wasn't much to cheer about, but really picked it up in the second.
Wisconsin fans I met were great as well. A little rowdy, but had a lot of great conversation about the direction of each program. They're convinced Rodriguez will get things going in a huge way soon. They mentioned that they're just trying to enjoy this season as much as possible, because they'll be doing a bit of rebuilding next year.
They're idiots frankly. I can't understand booing college athletes.
This assumes the booers were booing the players. Personally, I don't think that was the case. As posters have noted above, I suspect they were booing the coaching decisions at the end of the half.
From my living room and in my own head, I was booing the fact that, in addition to our team not being very good on defense or special teams (after another questionable coaching decision to go for a FG that was likely to be missed), our fearsome offense was shut out for an entire half by a defense that isn't considered elite (at least not by this blog's game preview).
When we were still down only 10 points and needing to score or at least give our defense a rest by avoiding a three-and-out, the play calling included a handoff to Smith for 2, a Robinson keeper for no gain, and a bubble screen (flare) to Smith on 3rd and long that got swarmed. If there was a point where *I* wanted to boo (again, in my living room and in my own head), that was it. And it would've been directed at the coaches, not the players or their execution. If we actually, you know, call some plays that demonstrate a little more urgency, but we still don't get the 1st down, I'm disappointed but probably not upset with the play calling.
Having said all that, I agree that booing sends the wrong message to the team and any recruits in attendance.
Hey, moron, how about you actually, you know, try to confirm facts and...I don't know....um....STFU unless you know what the hell you're talking about?
I'm a senior. This was my last game. I stayed till the very end.
someone who was at the game. This is what he told me word for word.
Don't need to call me a moron.
Fine that was uncalled for, I'm sorry...but your "friend" doesn't know what he's talking about. No one booed. Unlike the Iowa game, the student section went nowhere till the end.
the booing if he's at the game so I don't get your statement that he doesn't know what's he's talking about.
Are we talking about a real or imaginary friend here?
If there were a few people around him booing he could have gotten the wrong idea. But was he even in the student section? If not, then your post title is very inappropriate. This is the last game for the senior students, who've experienced probably the most frustrating 4 years of Michigan football. Yet from what I can tell on TV this year and in the stadium previously, they are just as proud and enthusiastic as ever.
Your friend either jumped to conclusions or lied. The only boos came when RR didn't stop the clock to end the first half and when Michigan missed its second or third kick. Wisconsin fans did a cheer for a player whose name sounds like a boo (think Lions cheering Suh) at one point but everyone who did go, including myself, is telling you that your post is fail. Accept it and move on
Actually you do.
Friend At Game: Hey Jerry.
Jerry: What's up, buddy?
Friend At Game: People were booing at the Michigan game today.
Jerry: Wow. I have to go so I can post this juiciness on MGoBlog.
I was booing the people booing. But I can understand if that was confusing to some.
I was disappointed in the fans when the guy behind me would yell "kick a field goal dick rod" every five minutes, even when wisconsin had the ball.
I was disappointed by the guy next to me who kept yelling "we need a coach who can coach BOTH sides of the ball"
We have a guy on our team named Dick Rod, and he can kick field goals?
What the hell? Where has this guy been?!
Yeah, I saw him and Harvey hanging out on the sidelines. There might have been the Easter Bunny and Santa there too.
Lots of empty seats in the student section at the start of the game. I know the noon start is too early for some but its the f'n last home game of the year.
It's called 'human nature' and you're a part of it.
WTF is going on around here? We lost a game! AHHHHHHHHH! I haven't studied the boards enough, but I didn't here one damn thing for the seniors that are actually busting their ass all year long. Another thing, the season isn't over. We have that one team that graduates awesome pizza delivery men and then a bowl. A bowl. A bowl. A bowl. I said "A bowl" a couple times extra in case anyone forgot we haven't been to one in two years. That would mean we made progress! Whoa! Insane! Our defense isn't that good. We need more stuffed wolverines and some age. Our offense can score at will. We put up 28 on Wiscy.
Jesus, most of us realists expected 7-5 this year. We are 7-4 and could possibly go to 9-4. I think a collective calm the fuck down is in order and then enjoy the players we have. 18-20 years olds on defense and the rest of the team shouldn't make adults on this board act like the Titanic is sinking. If we were 4-7 this year, then yea we need a change. We are getting better. In the age of what have you done for me lately, we sometimes forget that progress may not always be on our time schedule.
So chill the fuck out. Smoke a dube, drink a beer, enjoy night football games, snuggle with your chick or stuffed wolverine, and look forward to next week. If that doesn't work for you or you don't have a stuffed wolverine or gf like me, enjoy this:
Go Blue. Maul the Sweatervest.
Is this emo penthouse Saturday?
What happened to that thread, it was hilarious?
It's not showing up on the sidebar or the MGoBoard main page, but you can still access it.
the first "here" you see, pretend it says either hear or see.
in any sport at any time.
Troll - be banished!
Speaking of dissapointing fans today I witnessed something ive never witnessed before. Two students showed up halfway through the first quarter demanding their seats. We were already packed in there. I admit I wasnt in the right seat or row but i dont think anyone ever is and fans are usually pretty ok with packing in.
I'm shocked that's the first time you've run into that. The best is when they're wasted freshmen and in the wrong section.
I can top that. Midway through the second quarter, two people waltzed in and boldly claimed, wrongly, that we were in their seats. They weren't even in the right section.
As alumni of both schools, I can attest that there's no comparison. Aggie students are so much louder and stay the entire game. Just think how loud The Big House could be...
just an observation but the top half of the student section was sparse. it filled in a bit before half but still sparse. for the students that made it bravo and a tip of the cap. for those that didn't what gives?
They were packed in for the first 20 or 25 rows, across several sections. There were some empty seats though, you are correct.
No boos except for the end of the half. Few left until late in the 4th. Crowd was good today, as it has been all season
People were booing the kickers or maybe Rich Rod for trying to kick a field goal.
I heard boo's after the field goal attempt and at the half. That was pretty much the extent of it.
Everyone booed at the end of the 2nd qtr because it seemed RR was satisfied with being down 24-0 going into the half.
Only other thing I heard was a loud bronx cheer during the extra point attempts.
BTW, props to the crowd for Ezeh's introduction, he got one of the louder ovations.
You heard wrong. You need better sources.
thanks for the pic jhackney, otherwise I feel looking at this thread was a huge waste of time
There were boos in the first half when we attempted a field goal. Everyone in the stadium knew it would be missed. That is the only time during normal gameplay that anyone had a huge boo. I did boo Bucky when he was doing all his pushups after a score, however.
Most of the boos I heard today were from the guy behind me who I eventually berated and shushed. Let me clue guys like him in on this one thing; I understand that you're mad about the defense, and that our "professional athletes" don't win every game, (They're professional because they get paid with a scholarship, which makes a blown coverage or a dropped ball absolutely unacceptable and worthy of the filthiest shreiks imaginable from the stands...) but I can promise you that from section 9, Greg Robinson cannot hear you call him a "fucking idiot", and/or "retard", and I submit, nor would he care. No matter how loud, or how often. Now I don't mind yelling, and I can certainly handle the occaisional F-bomb, but you're not going to act like that kind of an animal behind me for 3 hours straight. And don't give me that, "what, I can't express my opinion???" crap. Expressing your opinion to me and those in earshot does nothing, and certainly doesn't necessitate a string of obscenities as long as my arm. I was particularly embarassed for the quiet, extremely polite and well-mannered WI fans in front of me, including 2 kids of the approximate age of 6 or 7 years old who had to listen to that. I mean, I'm pretty excited to take my son to see the big house in a few years when he's big enough, but I'm not excited about spending the whole ride home explaining to him what a "cocksucker" is, and why the man behind us wants members of the coaching staff to throw themselves into traffic.
which is the only way many alums can even watch the screen when we are on D
The booing was the last two plays before the end of the half. I was there and there was not any other booing at any time.