It got my vote.
It got my vote.
the players are 30 yards behind the animal. mascots < players.
The best thing about it is it says "Beat MSU"
how sad that a program with that much tradition can't sell out
1. A lot of empty seats in that video
2. CU is a pretty 420 friendly university, pretty crazy to see a buffalo when you're high
3. It has been a while since Colorado has done anything in football
4. The buffalo says beat msu, maybe we should take it to EL this year
5. Buffalo's die (taste pretty good), banners do not
the people of Ann Arbor would NEVER EVER touch that stuff.
pretty crazy to see a buffalo when you're high
Whereas it's kinda "meh" when you're sober.
Q. Who was the president of CU when they had a football team?
A. Gordan Gee. Yes, the same guy who looked the other way down at tsio.
100% pro-Buffs in Minnesota, Iowa, and Pennsylvania (cough you suck cough). Ohio votes for Go Blue by double digits.
Love how the voting in Colorado is 60% Colorado and 40% Michigan, where as it is 97% Michigan and 3% (Sparty fans) Colorado in Michigan.
Seriously, why is CU a 6 seed and the banner an 11 seed?
I noticed that a lot of these traditions are not fan friendly traditions. By that I mean that they are done by the team behind closed doors. Most teams tough something whether its rope, or a sign about playing like a champion, but the fans cant see any of it. I personally think traditions like Michigan's banner or FSU or even Colorado's buffalo thing are better than those, because they are fan friendly.
That being said, Michigan's still the best.
if you've never heard of the tradition at CU of running Ralphie. If the Buffaloes were a more prominent program that played routinely in front of more than 100,000 fans, Ralphie would be every bit as noteworthy nationally as touching the M banner.
But they're not. That's like saying GVSU's (proud alum, here) running out of Louie the Laker is awesome and would be even better if they played D-1 and in front of 90,000 more fans.
We are losing 90-71 right now
losing to a god damned buffalo with a name.
Shows what you know. That buffalo has tenure . . .
Are these the same folks who claimed that UCLA is a better NFL feeder than Michigan? Probably.
Make it "CALL TO VOTE M > COLORADO"
We should rally the Michigan Internets and win this whole thing
Ralphie is a girl.
Also FACT-- there are plenty of stories about players stepping in buffalo poop before their own home games.
The Go Blue Banner Jump has never involved poop in any form.*
*Justin Boren notwithstanding, of course.
Ralphie would look better with cheese and slapped between two buns. Mmmm Buffalo burger! Cue Homer Simpson gargling sound.
That didn't take long for us to take the lead. When this thread started we were losing by over 20 percentage points.
Best part: as of right now we are leading in Colorado.
Don't forget to vote for Nebraska's horseshoe touch over Script Ohio. How great would it be to see them go down in the first round?
Go, Michigan internet!
How does OSU get the script Ohio and we don't get the The Victors/Block M/Touch the Banner...we get just touch the banner?
ABC hates Michigan. It's apparent. Barry Melrose. Matt Millen. All signs point to them hating Michigan.
And the irony of osu losing to the horseshoe...
Especially given that the Michigan Marching Band started the Script OHIO in 1932...
Unfortunately a lot of people will watch the EA sports videos on that page and have that as their most recent memory. The Michigan video doesn't do it justice... it actually looks pretty lame. Someone needs to post this instead (best one I could find):
To be fair, there's some bare spots up in the student section seats, too. (Obviously not as many as in the CU video.)
pretty sure that's just the Space Emperor being awesomer than you remember.
nothing beats the Lil Boosie fade. Free Boosie Bad Azz!
We have taken Colorado.
With 942 votes in right now, we're leading 67%-33%. Keep em coming!
There's no denying the following:
1) The Colorado football program has seen better days. Not good to see that many empty seats in the stadium.
2) Buffaloes die. (Although so do banners sometimes, as we Michigan fans found out after the Fab Five/Tractor Traylor scandals.)
3) Ralphie is a girl.
Unfortunately, there's also no denying the following:
1) Running onto the field with a live buffalo is pretty badass.
The power that is MGoBlog has now flipped the %'s to 67-33 in our favor. I love this community.
I'm so pi$$ed at the damn lone voter in Rhode Island that likes Colorado and deceivingly makes that state look like a Buffalo lovin' juggernaut. C'mon, UM alum in the greater Providence area, make your voice be heard!
After all these years, they STILL haven't put a better recording of The Victors into their games. You have a whole Blu-ray to use up now EA, SO DO SOMETHING WITH IT!
Does anyone know if Ralphie has ever gotten loose?
USC Traveler seems seeded a bit low. I'd also replace the WVU tradition with the Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech
we're ranked #11 against #6 COLORADO? are you kidding me?
Do we, the MGoCommunity, have enough power to win the whole damn thing? I sure freaking hope so. Thinking about it makes me smile and want to drink a beer.
I went to CU and can attest that the running of Ralphie is pretty sweet. However, as someone who often left CU games to watch Michigan games, I'm voting for the banner.
might have been that Ralphie is so versatile. Everyone loves Buffalo wings, even Jessica Simpson.
FWIW, my favorite tradition from another school goes to FSU. That Appaloosa is a gorgeous horse, the burning spear is cool, and the war drums are pretty catchy. Great overall entrance.
BUT you've gotta love that our banner is so iconic that that newlywed couple had it above the entrance to their wedding. (If you haven't seen it, one of our posters put up a YouTube vid of his sister's wedding reception, and as everyone entered, bride and groom included, they touched the banner. Coolness)
Nebraska is the only Big Ten state that is pro-buffalo.
Which is odd considering that Nebraska-Colorado was a season-ending rivalry game until this season.
Well now we're their big Legends Division ending rival so...
If our Michigan tradition involved running a potentially dangerous animal weighing more than 1,000 lbs out onto the field and Colorado's involved jumping up and touching a banner, the vast majority of UM fans would be mocking Colorado's tradition as no big deal.
While it is very special to the members of this board, in the grand scheme of traditions in College Football the players running and jumping to touch an M Club banner is not all that spectacular.
I know the mob mentality of the board will disagree, but running a LIVE F'ING BUFFALO onto the field is pretty spectacular to a fan who doesn't have any emotional tie to the Maize and Blue.
Lastly, I'm sure a lot of the members of this board aren't old enough or just don't remember but CU was VERY good in the early 90's (like MNC good) and even came into the big house and beat us on a last second hail mary from Kordell Stewart. Which I will personally never forget as I was sitting on the 30 that he was just behind when he through the pass.
The flipside is that it's arguably Michigan's favorite/best tradition and Michigan is extremely relevant in NCAAFB history. Put into context with FSU/ND/OSU/Texas/ect. and their traditions, the banner itself isn't the most flashy or wild, but it is spectacular in the sense that even casual fans in Colorado or California or North Carolina or Texas all can associate that image with M football and what its done in the past century(+).
Well, at one point someone wanted to make it a tradition to have a dangerous animal weighing about 30 pounds come out on the field. Unfortunately, it didn't work too well. And that animal could take a buffalo.
I've been to games at Colorado, and I have to admit, the live buffalo is pretty cool. I'm biased towards Michigan, but its still pretty awesome.
I wish Colorado returned to being good. The college game is better when UC is a power.
I hope to God that Hoke ditches that lame, contrived "Circle of Death" pregame thing. Out of all the new stuff brought by RR to Ann Arbor (aside from terrible defenses), that was the one thing that really grated on me. If we win four conference championships in a row, play in a NC, and beat USC in a Rose Bowl, maybe we can have a "Circle of Death" that actually indicates "death" is coming to our opponents. Not until then, if at all.
Before we run out to touch the banner...let the band drums play!
ESPN also had us lose the helmet contest to Texas... smh Colorado ranked 6th.
I love my MICH, but running a live buffalo on the field is much cooler than touching a banner. I'm jus sayin.
Where are the neg bombs when we need them?
Because I don't think that everything Michigan does is perfect? Do Brady Hoke's shits smell like freshly baked brownies?
Know it smells like gold. (Does gold have a smell...?)
But it's more than touching the banner though.
I bleed maize and blue but there is no denying that Ralphie is awesome! After moving to Colorado I went to one of their games just to see her. I felt bad when they hauled her all the way out to Georgia just to lose in classic ass whooping fashion.
he's actually a girl. Male buffaloes are too big, nasty, and unpredictable to safely deal with, so the smaller and less ornery females are used in Folsom Stadium.
Interesting how one of the Wistert brothers made an appearance in there...
Posted the video of Brock Mealer walking to and touching the banner. Watch that and tell me that the banner can't be special.
What happens if we win? Will ESPN promise to provide halfway informative content to the winning school?
I thought Ralphie was the kid who was warned about shooting his eye out with a BB gun?
"Ralphie" is female.
to jump on the GO BLUE banner?
That said, the buffalo is pretty sweet.
Watching the other entrances, it seems like the pattern for most schools is:
1: Players touch inanimate object somewhere out of view of the stadium.
2: Players run out on field, accompanied by people carrying school flag.
I much prefer the banner, where the players look like a gigantic wave of awesome going by, to the players fondling a sign somewhere.
Uga, Ralphie, Mike the Tiger, the Volunteer that appears to be a a dashund... etc.
Another thing I notcied: thanks to a quirk of the game programing every team seems to start the game with the quarterback rasing his fist in a black-power salute.
Of the 52 states Michigan is only carrying 18 of them and is still up 12 percentage points.
54% to 46% currently.
I would love to see a live genetically alterted wolverine weighing close to 500 pounds and Denard and Co. running out behind it, with 100,000+ fans screaming.
Any genetics majors looking for extra credit?
and found these states listed below are punking the rest of the country (and the international vote I might add) and it's very entertaining to see the demographic after the vote. I will say, 9% of Michigan voted for Colorado. I guess only 9% of Michigan lives in East Lansing.
I love being Blue. Here's to the next round!