"Well, 113,090 - wasn't that strong of a boo. Gotta tell ya. I've heard worse. In this neighborhood as a matter of fact."
- After the refs blew a kickoff dead because they thought a TV timeout wasn't over
They were also talking about how the refs were wrongly blaming them as they were back at that time. I half expected Millen to say that always blame me around these parts.
I posted it earlier in something else, but my favorite from millen of the day was after that shitty punt by UCONN he said:
"wow.. THAT was pathetic.." haha just the tone of his voice made me laugh my balls off.
When Millen calls something pathetic, you know it sucks.
Matt Millen is highly credible when it comes to pathetic and/or failure.
"It came right off the side of his foot, I mean he missed it completely."
No Matt he didn't, because if he did, it would be sitting at his feet.
about halfway through Denard's td run, the other announcer said something about Here goes Robinson again, and Millen frankly states in a low tone of voice "That's six..." just loved how unenthusiastic and unsurprised he was...
That explains everything--he doesn't realize touchdowns are a good thing!
even after looking at the replay I wasn't sure I would of said it THAT quick, but he said it like he KNEW...I always liked him as a commentator.
Yep. That was my fav Millen Moment from yesterday as well.
Putting aside my rage at how he f'ed up the Lions for close to a decade, I honestly don't mind him as an announcer.
I thought this was hilarious, but I felt it he was saying it more matter-of-factly than unenthusiastically. I felt it was what was in all of our heads anyways, as soon as Denard gets that kind of room, they might as well award him the touchdown right there.
Yeah, I was hoping this is what the thread was about. I loved that line, and the cool thing about it is Denard still had 3 or so guys to beat at that point, and usually announcers don't call it that early. He was still at the 20.
I hated Millen when he was with the Lions, but I like him a lot in the booth for M games.
I missed that part. I'll have to find it. This must be pointed out to local media and made fun of, immediately.
Also: my reaction to Millen covering another UM game was "WHY GOD WHY?"
lucky that way i guess. i was happy to be at the game so that i could miss his sterling commentary. everytime he makes a comment relating to talent, etc., I can't help but to think about his work in Allen Park.
I like him as a comentator. I guess never being into the pro game (and by extension not following the Lions too much) helps... :)
Millen is great as an announcer. He brings an element of comedy (intentional or not) to the table that you just don't get from other announcers.
His sense of humor, commentary and support shows he enjoys being in the booth. I was a little weary when his name was announced last year to comment on the games, (just due to his past) but I gotta say he's good at talking. That's probably what got him the job in the first place....not his latest resume.
He worth a shit as a GM, but he is pretty good as an announcer.
I was at the game but I taped it. I am re-watching the game and I have gotten through most of the first half. I loved on Denard's TD run when Denard got past the linebacker and Millen said "he's gone." He didn't say it really loud but I heard it. I mean everyone knew once Denard got the corner he was gone so it was nice to hear Millen say what everyone else was thinking.
Doesn't he also say somewhat quietly "there's six" haha.. his under his breath comments are pretty funny..
He also says several times about "this is the perfect defense.. Now watch here"
"If I tackled Dennard, I would pull his shoes off" and come to find out, the Connecticut defensive players did just that.
I have to assume that the level of those boos was grossly misrepresented then. Can we really assume that Matt Millen can evaluate the quality of boos just because he once was booed at himself?
He was probably booed at more than once.
he was boosed mercelessly, he is an expert on boos, and can probably classify them with out any trouble.
a connoisseur of boos. I mean, he was such an incompetent NFL executive that fans dedicated at least an entire season to booing him.
When they showed Tate alone on the bench, he said " He looks like a lonely petunia in an onion patch." That was the most ridiculous analogy i've heard in a while.
and that is nice that he can poke fun at his Lions tenure.
But the man should not be covering games in the state of Michigan - he just has no credibility since all Michiganders have witnessed first hand the Matt Millen GM error.
he's been ridiculed incessantly by everyone who has ever met, worked for, or worked with him in the past. As a result of this, he's got this tendency to blurt out whatever is emblazened on that cranial teleprompter of his. When he's critical, it comes across as bitter/caustic - and he doesn't care who hears it or that what he said is being recorded.
He forgot somebody's name in there somewhere. It was a really obvious one. Like the qb for UConn.
...but both Millen and McDonough were quite kind to RR and the team. They might have even made the casual or more national "RR sure has sucked at Michigan" people think a little bit. If those "fans" can't think, then M and M might have at least given them something new to parrot. Either way, I think yesterday's telecast helped take a little bit of heat off of RR.
Obviously, the game and result did a lot more, but I am still glad to hear them tell a national audience that RR didn't inherit the kind of talent that one would normally expect at Michigan. It's almost as if they were going out of their way to get people off of RR's back. For that, I am grateful. Even if Millen was part of it.
I didn't think about that, but after every coach he hired had a last name starting with "M," prompting many dumb "M & M" nicknames, he also calls games with Sean McDonough. Verrrrrry interesting...
After the Brock story he said "we are not giving this story justice"
Thought that was cool.
Say what you want about Millen but I actually think he is a solid color announcer.
He was the Lions GM, obviously that and 4 Superbowl rings mean he knows nothing about the game of football.
/s, for the impaired
Although I did enjoy watching Millen miss the things he was trying to circle on his telestrator multiple times.
I could be wrong, but I think it was the play-by-play man (Sean McDonough?) who responded to Millen's statement about booing with "in this neighborhood, in fact." The only reason I remember it is because I thought it was actually a little rude for McDonough to bring that up on the air. If it's Millen making fun of himself, that's his prerogative. But I didn't think McDonough should have mentioned a potentially embarrassing situation.
Maybe it was indeed Millen, though, and I just got the voices mixed up.
"Oh that's six" on denards first rushing td.
the tone of his voice reminded me of "oh wide open" in the 06 ND game.
I enjoy Millen for the most part. I thought he was good last year and I thought he was fair and funny this year. I didn't necessarily enjoy near the end of the game his repeated laments that just one or two things had to change for UConn to run away with the game. I think we all agree that UConn missed some key opportunities, but the difference would be between a close game and the result we saw. Not some sort of bizzaro blowout.
The way I heard it, he pointed out (numerous times, granted) that had a couple things gone differnetly, it'd be a "different game". By which I understood to mean, it wouldn't be a blowout. Not that it would necessarily go the other way.
My favorite comment was early on in the game, and Denard was lining up for the snap. Millen said something like 'I like Denard, he sees things.' That gave me a good chuckle
One thing was certain during that telecast. Matt Millen had a raging hard on all game for our offensive line. Millen probably had a wet dream about Steve Schilling getting to the second level all day.
the comment in reference to the stadium renovation: "Michigan's just polished the jewel in the crown of college football". Or something like that...
Thought it was awesome.