Title says it all..
Ugh..This is never going away.
Title says it all..
Ugh..This is never going away.
OMG SOMEONE LOST A HELMET WHILE GETTING HIT IN A FOOTBALL GAME!! THIS NEVER HAPPENS!!
But seriously, some one should reply that it's back in the equipment room because Smith picked it up 7 seconds after it came off.
Vince was a great back. Shame on you for forgetting about his ability to catch out of the backfield or pick up blocks.
Shame on Al Borges even more for running him up the middle though.
Jamie Morris disagrees.
That's a University of Michigan number.
It is very nice of them, of course, to provide the number for the general information line at the Athletic Department, but how many people in this paper's daily circulation had to wait all the way until option "7" because they were on a rotary phone? I do wonder actually....
Sherman should have just torched that entire region.
Being a civil war dork, Sherman's forces DID burn most of costal South Carolina.
You're probably wishing more of the Rome to Carthage, 2nd Punic War treatment (enslave the surviving population, burn down and loot the city, throw salt in the fields to prevent crops from growing for a generation).
... actually, it wasn't
Thanks for the heads up, and yes more like Rome to Carthage. SALT THEIR EARTH!!!
salt their fields?
oohhhh... i don't know if i'd mess with those carpathians...
it is sort of a Civil War factoid that Sherman turned left in Savannah (which is North) on christmas and largely went into the high country to the Carolinas rather than along the coast. he was aiming to defeat Johnston's army in North Carolina and link up with Grant in Virginia if necessary. Most of the cities on the coast were evacuated by then, leaving only freed starving slaves. The entire city of Columbia SC was still holding out and was stocked mostly with liquor and cotton bale barricades. it was put to the torch after surrendering, either by celebrating troops, freed slaves or retreating confederates.
Sorry; for me, coastal SCar = Charleston & Hilton Head (spent about 4 summers down there). I should have included how they turned west after leaving Charleston as a burned out husk, and 'accidently' burned down Columbia, even though Sherman denied he ordered it burned.
The map above shows he didn't go to charleston. It was evacuated already and has been sieged/blockaded the entire war.
"burn down and loot the city"
My perference is to loot first and burn down later, but maybe that is just me.
He did go through Columbia. They wanted to burn down the First Baptist Church where South Carolina officially succeeded from the Union but SC locals told them the wrong place and they burned down a Methodist Church instead.
The word you were looking was "seceded."
We should run a response,
Missing: Rent payment from several student athletes. If found by boosters, please provide to the NCAA as evidence of payment.
no one in the south can read.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Lets not get crazy. Some of us down here can read. Not well, mind you, and not many of us, but definitely some. Not many at USC (NTUSC) but I bet at least 10-20 could read it and have a good laugh at our expense.
That's actually pretty funny. Nothing wrong with a little friendly zinger posted in the paper (no one reads the newspaper anymore anyways!).
It sucks for Vincent Smith to be on the wrong end of a famous play- but its not like the play was his fault...
It was an amazing hit- and it is "funny" to watch. No problem with the humor related to it at all. If a Michigan player had the same play and you saw an ad the other way around it'd be funny.
I also agree. I wish the hit wasn't against us, but it was a huge all-timer of a hit. The ad is funny. We might as well take it in good humor.
Gotta give the place credit a smart advert for a watering hole for locales in Columbia, SC.
That hit has taken on a life of its own. Sports Illustrated put Clowney on its all-Bowl team simply based on that one play, ignoring the fact that Clowney had no sacks and that was his only TFL (and that Michigan took the lead on its subsequent drive). They did not put Lewan on the team despite winning the head-to-head matchup all day (the Clowney hit was a result of the TE missing the audible, Lewan was blocking the DT).
The media can't see the forest for the trees.
I'm pretty sure that wasn't Clowney's only TFL. He tackled Denard at least once behind the line of scrimmage on a hand off.
You are correct... he had 4 total tackles and 2 tfl's. I think the point still remains that Clowney didn't do much in that game for a "game-changing defensive end."
Thats correct. He did have one additional TFL. He had 2 TFL, 1 additional solo tackle, and 1 additional asst tackle. Somebody give this man an all bowl team. Thanks ESPN.
I stand corrected. Nonetheless, it was a below-average day for Mr. Clowney, despite the one deservedly highlight-reel tackle.
When I saw how they lined up following that botched first down call, all I was thinking was "Oh shit, somebody's about to get cracked."
Is anyone surprised? Try and ignore for a moment that it's Michigan and Vincent Smith. It's literally the perfect play for a defensive lineman. A clean hit that is absolutely brutal looking, including dramatic helmet-popping-off, that caused a fumble that was recovered by the same player making the hit. It is seriously a perfect play from literally every perspective besides it happening to Michigan.
Not that I'm fond of it, but here you go.
derp derp derp derp
Why does everyone act like this was the greatest hit/play in CFB history. It was a good, hard hit and a great play to turn the momentum their way but the coverage it's gotten is way overblown.
there are many examples of great hits, some much closer to the goal line
Maybe so, but this hit was pretty damn strong and on a much bigger stage than a lot of the others - national television by a high-profile NFL prospect. I think everyone has to admit that it was a damn good hit.
Umm because it was one of the greatest hits. Hats off to Vincent Smith for getting right up and not leaving the game...If it were me, I would have been taken out on a stretcher and probably would have shit myself and be forced to wear diapers for the rest of my life. It's not even the fact that it was one of the most amazing, and legal, hits ever. It's also the fact that it came right after a blown call, and it let to the game-changing TD. I am a huge Michigan fan, but no one should take anything away from Clowney because it was like a train running through a Volkswagon Beetle.
Hats off to Clowney..dont be a hater. If Ace Sanders had gotten obliterated in like fashion by Jake Ryan we would have daily Gifs on the homepage paying homage to the hit.
This is not going away anytime soon either..we will likely see this hit many times until Clowney gets drafted
The Kovaks sack on the WMU QB in 2011 got a lot of air play but yea the Clowney hit was sick. I thought it was Denard at first. Blocking screw up aside Devin shouldnt have even handed that ball off
Most overrated hit ever. Nobody would be talking about that had the game ended 11 seconds sooner/we won otherwise.
100lbs weight difference
+1 ft Height difference
+clean unblocked path to RB
+ Being really pissed of about a call that Stevie Wonder could've seen was bullshit
= What the fuck did you think was going to happen?
The hit was the culmination of two years of the Vincent Smith I formation power run.....this was the only way the last Iso of his career could have gone..every other play was just a lead up to this last shot at glory
I think it'd still be getting a lot of hype. A lot of neutral observers probably don't even remember the game's outcome or when that play happened, just that it did.
I will be visiting Uncle Louis's in SC. Who's coming with me?
leave an upper decker while you're there?
upper deck an outhouse.
We found an overrated DE who had been missing for 3.5 quarters. If he is yours, please pick him up from Taylor Lewan who now owns him.
Overrated?? C'mon now. I'm annoyed by the negative publicity Michigan is getting on this one as much as the next guy but: (1) it was a great hit, and (2) Clowney is a beast, at top 5 pick in next year's draft unless something drastic happens. He's far from overrated.
Overrated may have been a poor choice of words. But, he has gotten an ungodly amount of hype since that game, a game in which anybody who watched knows that Taylor Lewan won "the battle." Yet, if you watch espn you'd think Clowney was the one who dominated the game.
Clowney is not a no talent ass clown.