I didn't see that. Vinny is the man.
to play football, not to play trumpet
I didn't see that. Vinny is the man.
I'm re-watching the game right now and I've noticed it a few times. He does it right before he gets set. He did it on the 4th and 1 in the second quarter, the next play after that and then the first play in the 3rd quarter. I would imagine he does it every play but we just don't see it because the camera doesn't show the offense until after they are set.
Anyone have a direct link to the play or a way to see it online?
I saw that and figured it had something to do with the play - some type of line audible. But to think he just eyeballed the guy and did the double fingers is great. Of course, nothing will beat this.
It's just a small portion of MSU fans who are trying to one-up Michigan and embarrassing themselves in the process.
And yeah I saw that bit with Smith, kinda fun to see we have a little swagger
I think what they meant to say was, "MSU wishes they were the University of Michigan."
Sorry, I'm compulsively down voting any overused/overrated memes and any uses of "swagger". I actually agree with your post... Aside from the use of the s word.
Seconded. "Swag" is even worse.
I'm out of the loop. When did swag change from "stuff we all get" to shortened swagger? My wife watches So You Think You Can Dance and they are always saying so and so has swag and I think wtf?
I don't know. The old old meaning of swag was literally, a bag of stolen clothes. So maybe it's cool to have swag because you're wearing clothes that you stole and are therefore a badass with swag?
Or maybe there's a new french-language thing in the hip hop community where it's cool to just not pronounce the last few letters of a word.
It's a hip-hop world son, keep up or get out of the way.
Swag/ swagger is overrated, maybe we should all switch over to using moxy. That was popular last season.
Someone please provide clip now. And as far as the bumper sticker, that's bush league. What do we expect from Sparty though.
a Michigan fan with anything equivalent. :/
It's a bumper sticker meant to get under the skin of Michigan fans. From your reponse, it appears that they have successfully attained that goal.
No, it made me scratch my head and then laugh b/c it doesn't really make sense. Trust me I am not worked up about it, just getting worked up about this game and the fact that this week is creeping by.
I mean, technically we do have the "Harvard is the Michigan of the East" meme around campus (see: T-shirts sold at various shops on State street)
Actually I believe that came from JFK.
Yes, this. That's an actual quote from an actual president. Not just some made up tripe.
Also, space bitches. #Apollo'd.
I can easily imagine him calling Michigan "the Harvard of the West." It's a lot harder to imagine him putting down his alma mater.
That's 300% accurate for those of you keeping track at home.
I see no hyperbole whatsoever. Go Blue
It's not under my skin as much as it's like, huh? Kind of like Jim Lachey calling Michigan State just Michigan during their game with Ohio, like Hoke's "Ohio". It's trying to be innovative and fresh but ends up just being a big fail.
Something like that would almost make me go to MSU. But then the thought of my dick falling off would stop me.
but I used to be married into a family of Sparties who had season tix. One year the game was in EL, and I saw MSU students with shirts that said "Wolverines Fuck Squirrels". It's stupid yet kinda funny.
That sounds almost surreal. I thought Wolverines actually ate squirrels but whatever. I wont go where my mind is going to though.
Wolverines f#%k whatever the hell they want! That is pretty funny though.
I think I heard somewhere that the wolverine is the only known animal to attack a grizzly bear. Anyone know if this is true?
I'm not sure if attack is the right word but they will sometimes chase grizzlies off kills.
In my book, if you run towards a grizzly bear and it runs away, you've pretty much kicked its ass. Also, I'm surprised you can run anywhere because you've got balls big as church bells.
Comment of the year nominee.
FML embed fail.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ4T9CQA0UM @0:28: illustrative example.
1. Getting involved in a land war in Asia
2. Shooting/chasing/harrassing in some manner a dude on a buffalo
3. Going in against a Sicilian when death is on the line
Check out Youtube for some videos of it. I'd post some videos, but I'm on my phone.
I don't get it... Why is that supposed to be funny?
Brennen Beyer's tweets about touching squirrels. Of course, touching may mean something different in EL for all we know.
Were those squirrels green and white?
Eww, that sounds diseased.
Texas A&M is also trying to position itself as THE university in Texas. It's pretty blatant in that video that they made for their SEC announcement. The opening line: "First in Texas."
A&M might have the little brother syndrom worse than Sparty
Given relatively recent history I thought the world's largest bonfire references in a bit of bad taste.
I remember seeing V Smith do that, but can't recall when. There was only one 4th down conversion and it was in the 2nd quarter. I watched that play and didn't see anything...
If I recall, Michigan was in shotgun with Smith lined up to the right of Denard. Michigan was driving the ball "to the right" on the screen. Not sure which side the camera was on though.
It may have been. 3rd quarter was a guess. The play that is in Brian's PIcture pages yesterday but the video starts too late.
Now that I think about it - I think I only saw it when I watched the game Sunday (thx to Sat. night wedding). Someone will get it posted.. MGoVideo usually gets the entire games posted...
I remember that with Smith! I remember laughing when I see his neon yellow gloves come up from below the screen as he points his "hand"guns downfield. I just imagined a "pew pew pew" noise before the snap.
Vincent did point and shoot, and I chalked it up to him pointing out the MIKE or something like that. As a third down back, he regularly points toward an opposing linebacker, and I just thought it was his creative way of changing it up and having a little fun with it. Either way, I like it! Had I not deleted it from the DVR to make room for my wife's Grey's Anatomy, Revenge, or whatever show she is recording tonight, I'd go back and get a screen shot of it. And I'd have a new avatar.
I've spotted a few "If you cant get into college go to state" stickers...
but might I suggest:
"MSU: not all our graduates are Libyan terrorists"
"You can play in the Big House or you can play in the Halfway House"
"Yes, I want fries with that"
"Get the F off my court"
"You're 5 minutes late, I'm not paying fo that pizza"
When I took a campus tour at MSU about 5 years ago, the admissions salesman came in and the first thing he said was "I want to clear things up that despite what you may have heard from Ann Arbor, THIS is THE University of Michigan." I thought it was kind of weird at the time and looking back it seems more pathetic.
At the tour I took at Michigan (where I ended up), they didn't even mention any other schools, which I would expect. They just showed an awesome video featuring James Earl Jones.
Now, I could see them making that claim if they were the oldest University in the State of Michigan but they are not. They aren't even the oldest public university in the State of Michigan. In both regards, Michigan has them beat by a long shot. Hell, even Eastern is an older University than State. They aren't even THE Green and White University as they stole EMU's colors. So whatever.
I saw it and I thought it was epic. But, there was another time he had done that... maybe its a call or something?
Trust me, the reason they work so hard on trying to position themselves on par (let alone above) UM is out of pure unadulterated inferiority. They know who they are. They know the score when it comes to the two schools - by ANY measure.
That's why Mike Hart's "little brother" comment hurt so badly. They're still frothing at the mouth on that one because it struck the very nerve they deny ever existed. That's why Mike Hart is one of my Top 5 All-Time Wolverines :-)
let's relive that "little brother" moment. Good times.
That Sparty bumper sticker is pretty old.
I went to Spartan Stadium in 1997 to watch them play Western. When we left, we stopped at a McDonalds in EL and the car parked next to us had that exact same bumper sticker. Laughable then, laughable now.
You have a tremendous memory. I guess that's why you are the WolverineHistorian.
Not "the" WolverineHistorian. Just WolverineHistorian.
Putting the "the" in front of my name would just be a desperate attempt to make myself sound more important than I really am. I don't care to act like a buckeye in any way. And if I ever do, pull the plug.
"The" is for wannabes.
I've seen that bumper sticker often in the past too. This is basically why I have no respect for Sparty. Because they have no way of pumping up their school without tearing down Michigan. They're sad little people.
cue cheap joke about that car being in the "employee parking" section
Little Brother Syndrome: A condition which causes you to strongly desire to be like your big brother. In the worst cases, the victim actually thinks they have become the big brother. Sometimes referred to as an "Inferiority Complex", "Napoleaonic Complex" or "Short Man's Disease". Used more generally to describe people who are driven by a handicap which causes them to try to overcompensate in other aspects of their lives
I saw it during the game and couldn't believe my eyes
I laugh my ass off every time I watch that utube clip of little brother comment
Well you know you've got to set the bar high and all.
Yeah i notice the Pistolero moves Vincent 'Shooter' McSmith was making. It was SWEET.
with little boys. The Fighting Pederasts is what they ought to be called. When I read a history of the Spartans and saw that they did this I immediately realized two things: a) the Spartans were a disgusting people and b) this is ammuno to use against latter day Spartans.
I mean, the Athenians did it too. Not that it makes it right. Perhaps you should say, the Ancient Greeks had some less than desirable tendencies.
What do you expect? The Greek Military motto is: "Never leave your friend's behind"
What's a pederast, Walter?
Speaking of funny msu bumper stickers, I saw one with a green background and white lettering that read:
Stanon = Heisman
It's pretty sad when a bumper sticker has a spelling error on it. I thought his name was Stanton.
This same bumper sticker is on a cabinet at my job. I just shook my head and gave it laugh of pity. It's just like the t-shirt that says "Michigan State is football." To quote Stewie, "Whatever helps you sleep at night bitch!" I think it's hilarious that the term "little brother" has made into the sports lexicon. Ann Arbor is a whore? Nice try guys.
Every state with a secondary institution has one of those - "Oklahoma State . . . The University of Oklahoma", etc.
Vincent Smith looks like a cross between a lion and a badass Roman warrior.
When I was a kid my dad had these faux-campaign stickers made that read, "Spartan For State Insect". Still has one on his truck to this day.
has one, with predictable, similar results--Florida is the flagship school, the more highly regarded U (ca. 15th ranked public U vs. 65 or something for FSU). My wife went to UF, teaches at FSU, finds it all vaguely amusing that people take such sh*t so seriously. Meanwhile, she goes to FSU soccer games and screams herself hoarse for the Nole women.
"MSU is THE University of Michigan" - apparently a bumper sticker
Wow. They try so hard to feel inferior....
i.e. "Virginia Tech. THE University of Virginia" which is actually sort of true. I knew way more Hokie fans than UVA fans. I'm sure some place sells a sticker like that for every school not named the University of _______.
"Colorado School of Mines. THE University of Colorado"