Ahh yea, I told the 2 Notre Dame fans I know about this since they both watched on TV. I was in section 19 so I was somewhat close to them. Once we had game in hand we gave em the "It's great-to be-a Michigan Wolverine". I guess in the moment I couldn't tell if it was just the group around me doing it or if it was the whole stadium (it all seemed surreal).
Notre Dame schadenfrude
that is where I was too. I was in Sec 19, Row 46. So you had the same perspective as me, more or less.
Yea I was row 75. I enjoyed the seats, especially since we got to see all of the touchdowns in the 4th right in front of us, before giving the business back to the ND fans.
Yep I heard that my thought afterwords is maybe the ND fans thought we were only going to play 3 quarters again.
Was very great to sing "It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine" after the Roundtree TD.
that guy for you then lol. You were 3 rows in front of me. I was seat 9. You?
had a great view of the final catch!
Yup yup, pretty similar experience where I was at. The Ohhhh oh oh oh Ohhhhh Ohhhhh chant was pretty cool (at least I thought so). Hugged a couple of grown men I've never met before, was jumping around screaming going bizerk(sp?) at the end. Not going to lie though I had to bend over to catch my breath a couple of times. I was thoroughly exhausted after that.
Went to the bar. ND fan had an ugly wife. Schadenfreude.
Hey, this is supposed to be about ND fan schadenfreude, not the poor people who had to marry them.
Went to the bathroom and the slightly overweight Notre Dame fan took a crap while talking on the phone the whole time and left the seat all sweaty...
It was great watching them leave all sad while the rest of us were going crazy.
I was in Section 13, Row 14 - just a few seats to the right of all the Domers. It was fantastic throwing "It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine" back at them, but I forgot to taunt that old bastard in the green sweatshirt down in row 3 or 4 who kept doing a "y u no make a bunch of noise right after ND scored" gesture at us Michigan fans.
Ah, well - he did have one of the very best seats in the house to see Roundtree's catch (mine were pretty awesome too!), so I suppose he got his.
I must've been right next to you in seats 1 and 2 (with my ND girlfriend). There really is nothing worse than sitting in/next to the visiting section.
Great win. Stadium was electric like I've never seen before. Amazing.
I'm in Section 12, row 60. We head the Domers at the top of the stadium start that chant. It was a lot of fun to turn it around when there were 2 seconds left on the clock. Of course, at that point I had already broken myself yelling at certain Big East refs and the AD that allowed them into Ann Arbor.
This is screaming for a "cool story bro" but I will share anyway. I was at the bar in Ames (celebrating victory over Iowa of course) and I was camped in front of the TV. ND scores their last touchdown and this guy(ND fan) comes and stand beside me. He must have seen me celebrate the previous Michigan touchdown so he knew I was a Michigan fan. He told me it was over and proceeded to talk smack. I told him that there was 30 seconds left, we have Denard two timeouts, you're still Notre Dame and that anything could happen. Anything did happen.
cool story bro. That's the stuff I'm looking for in this thread. Did you get to see him after?
wow, I had an almost identical experience.
at the bar of a buffalo wild wings north of boston, was watching with 3 other wolverines, ND fans had been invisible all game, but a handful stood behind us for the last ND drive, and started screaming lame smack in my ear after their TD, which I honestly laughed off, and pointed out that with 2 TOs and Denard, I liked our chances. ND guffawed. after the gallon bomb, they were shaken in their arrogance, but said that they were happy it would go OT. I pointed out, we've got 8 seconds and 2 TOs still, we're beating you right now. boom, roundtree, and commence sad ND. their ringleader was man enough to shake my hand and handle the defeat relatively graciously. tons of fun.
A ND guy at work had to sit next to superfan. He sent pictures to work this morning. Knowing him, I'm sure he was smack talking even into the 4th quarter and he probably talk a lot back from the Michigan fan co-worker that he went with and superfan.
Can someone start a new thread about this...Ace just retweeted this 2013 WR Laquon Treadwell, who was at Saturday's game. RT
@Successful_Quon: Im So Ready To Commit !
I dont think he has an offer yet
I walked by him on the field before the game and it looked as though he was having a great time. I imagine he still did by the end of the game, but I was sitting in the boxes not around the recruits. If anyone did sit near the recruits, did they look excited? Overhear anything? I noticed the 2012 and 2013 recruits tended to talk to guys who are/would be in their classes.
Unfortunately last I heard, he doesn't have an offer yet. But when he gets one, I hope he pulls the trigger.
It would appear as though all he is waiting for is that offer at this point.
FWIW someone asked him if he was getting any closer to becoming a wolverine and he said yes i am!
I certainly heard them chant, " It's great to beat a Michigan Woverine" and do the Oooh O O Oooh O" chant when they were doing well. Oh course we had the last laugh and was way louder than what they were able to do. It was great when the last TD was made and seeing them just stare blankly out into the field. It only go better when the kickoff ended the way it did and no one was leaving and they had a hard time leaving ( at least the ones next to me). All they could do was sit there listening to us cheer and sing for a good 10 minutes after the game was done
I guess this a probably "cool story bro" material, too, but here goes. A few months back, I had a Notre Dame fan bet me $100 that Denard wouldn't have 200 yards total offense. Of course I jumped on that. Then I got a text sometime in the 4th while at the game from another friend, betting $20 that ND would win. Not only did I get to attend one of the greatest games I've ever seen, but I won a little money on top.
"Whaaaaat?" -DR after being told how many total yards he had
I was watching the game with about 15 other Michigan fans here at a bar in shanghai, with 3 ND off watching on their own TV.
When it was 24-7 when one of the bigger ones waddled over and props himself up against a wall near us and said (as nonchalantly as he can).
Him: "Good game so far..."
Us: "Still a long way to go..."
Him: "Yea, well I am pretty happy with ND's play..."
He then stood there for another 20 seconds with a shit eating grin on his face and then waddled away.
We of course being fans with actual class did not take the opportunity to stop by his little powwow after we finished our victory shots.
Almost as silly as their mascot.
I also live in Shanghai. What bar were you watching it at? Bubbas?
No I boycott bubbas because they refuse to show michigan games live, because "they arent interesting". We were watching at camel.
Oh awesome, I love the Camel. Didn't realize they played college football. I'm not a huge Bubba's fan but I thought that was the only spot that played college football live.
If Boxing Cat would get on board w/ live college football I'd be there every Sunday morning.
One row in front of us were 3 ND fans. After Michigan's first TD, with all the maize pompons waving the "wise elder" of the group (~55-60 years old) turns around and yells (way beyond a pleasant request) at my 13 year old daughter to stop hitting him with the pompon.
If the thing had brushed him, it was one time. We told him to leave her alone, and that she hadn't done anthing wrong.
That's when the "young dude" of the three turned around and started swearing and threatening me. Rather than escalate I suggested that we would get an usher but he stayed in my face.
By this time, my daughter was terrified and crying (perhaps over reaction, but she *is* 13). My wife went to get the usher. Usher was pretty useless, but suggested we all calm down. He did say that the police would be involved if there were further problems.
There wasn't too much more from them after that. In the third quarter my daughter and I had a little chuckle over the comment we quietly shared between us ("I wish it were 114,802 instead...") But the sweetest revenge was how quickly they high-tailed it out of there following those glorious words with 00:02 remaining -- "The ruling on the field is confirmed. Touchdown."
No question. But there is definitely a part of me that wishes the story ended with "then as he was leaving, I pushed him down the stairs. As I walked by, I grabbed my daughter's pompon and crammed the handle in his ear."
And I agree with everything you said.
It was weird. As the game went on, and my daughter calmed down I went bipolar. I calmed down too, but then just felt so aggravated that there wasn't an outcome I could have enjoyed more.
I guess at the end of it all, it was a learning experience for my daughter. Not all people are nice, and there are OK and not OK ways to handle things. She also saw that there was no way that guy was getting past me to get to her...
..not going to lie I may have been a little over zealous with my pom pons....probably a good thing those are not there every game.
awesome. especially after the last few years.
...not literally. but i had a great time doing that gesture during the last 5 min of the game. my seats are a couple rows behind the ND bench.
the only other time i broke out that choke hold was during our comeback against MSU (the Braylon game).
Mind you we were still behind in both games, yet won both.
someone tell me that isn't the douchiest grin they've seen in the last five years. im glad we wiped it off his face. the best part about his Pink Bro Hat is that I can find him being very sad in all of the highlight videos. so sad Pink Bro Hat bro
Before the game, on my way to the Stadium, I stopped at the rest room on the golf course. Notre Dame fan told me he could save me 3 hours of my life because the final was going to be 31-10 Irish. He got the Notre Dame part of the score right........
I predicted 31-28. So like 5 seconds off of being correct, but I'll take that wrong answer anyday if I get to see a game like that.
Not really a surprise but still annoying.
2) I had ND fans texting me, talking a whole bunch shit, that I ain't trying to hear (Props if you caught that reference) while we were losing, only to play nice as soon as we won. It was disgusting how quickly they stopped talking shit and started saying good game.
3) ND fans talking about how Denard is still a shitty quarterback and just a RB who throws the ball. Last time I checked, he threw for more yards then Rees.
I would kindly instruct your ND friends to get back, because they obviously don't know you like that
And if they say one more thing, just take them down.
All that matters in the end result...
One ND fan by me was with his friend who was a Michigan fan . When they scored their last TD he goes "Yes! I've had to deal with Michigan comebacks for two years!" Oh was he in for a surprise. He had the most devastated look I've ever seen an opposing fan have when Michigan went back ahead. His friend just put his arm around him and said "sorry buddy".
Edit: Better update your win total to 886
886 it now reads. 14 to go!
I was listening to some talk radio on my drive back home to Chi and they played the call of the final ND TD by the ND radio announcers (Don Crique, sp?). His approximate quote was "Considering the the blown lead, this has to be one of the greatest comeback victories in Notre Dame history!"
Ah, a thing of beauty.
This hasn't happened yet, but it's about to right before my 9:00 class.
I wear something Michigan just about every day, especially now that I live in SEC country. A couple weeks ago, this kid who sits two rows behind me (that I don't even know) asked why I'm wearing a T-shirt from "the dark side." I asked him if he went to ND and he said no, he got rejected, but his siblings went there. He then started to talk smack about how Denard isn't a real quarterback and Michigan is a bunch of losers.
Today I am wearing blue and maize Michigan Adidas pants, my Under the Lights T-shirt and a Michigan hat. I plan on sitting right next to him with a huge Denard smile on my face.
To top it all off, my professor (Ivy League for UG and law school), upon hearing that I was going to the game said, "OH MY GOSH! I would give anything to be at the Big House this weekend." I have a feeling she'll let me mess with that kid throughout the day.
Guy who appeared to be from ND accompanying his Wolverine friend (note to self: do NOT EVER invite a fan of opposing team), seeming to be trying to make us all feel better after the final ND touchdown. He said "30 seconds is too much to give Denard Robinson", but we figured he was just being patronizing.
Instead of being from ND, it turns out he was from.... THE FUTURE.
Maybe it was just the emotion of the game, but it seemed like the ND fans at the game were the most obnoxious I have ever seen for an opposing crowd (even worse than OSU fans)! The moron with the green shirt and purple hat pictured above was in the section next to mine, he stood up on every successful Irish play and made some kind of stupid gesture towards the Michigan fans. One row behind me and a few seats over, an Irish fan about 13 years old was with her equally pre-pubescent friends and kept standing on the bleachers yelling "Michigan sucks" at the top of her lungs every 30 seconds. Finally I just stood up, looked at her until we made eye contact and yelled "Sit down until you reach puberty!" She proceeded to sit down for the rest of the night. Even my fourteen year old son gave me a high-five.
My neighbor was supposed to be my ride home but he had to leave at halftime with his wife because her grandmother passed away. I was left in Ann Arbor without a lift back to Oakland County. I tried calling everyone I knew who attended the game only to get voice mail after voice mail. FINALLY, a call goes through to a family whose son is classmates/teammates with my son. The parents and the oldest son are all Notre Dame graduates. Needless to say, it was a rather quiet and somber ride home. The mom texted my wife the next day to say I was a very gracious winner. Hail!
and it's the first time I had a good feeling about pulling out a win. Nothing will doom ND fans' "assured victory" like arrogance.
The very next play was Denard to Hemingway for 77 yards. Sweet, sweet justice.
I don't recall hearing that chant from ND fans again.
I just texted my ND friends this:
"We've stolen your lucky charms...."
For some reason that seemed to tick them off.
I will say on the other side of the equasion, I had a good friend who was a domer at the game swear never to come back to AA after they got beer dumped on them by strangers when they passed the Pioneer tailgates and a Walmart Wolverine punched his younger brother in the back for wearing a ND jersey. I think the night game might have been too much to handle for some fans.
Before the game I was at a party with some friends and ending up talking to this Irish girl. We had some friendly smack talk going before the game and we were texting during the game and at one point, down 24-7 when I was almost suicidal were going to meet up afterwards. And after the last ND td she got really cocky and sent a bunch of smack, I told her we still had a shot. After we won she said she was gonna drink herself to oblivion in South Bend