Grasping defeat from the claws of victory. The ultimate sparty NO. From a 30-14 lead called back on a personal foul to a last second loss. Amazing.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Can those asshats do anything right? The one time I'd like to see them win and they come up with that.
I was on my seat watching the game. Like I said before, I was rooting for Nebraska to lose so if that meant a sparty win, then so be it. That is the price we pay for a BTC.
Just when I thought sparty might, just might be worthy of an "atta boy", they take a shit. For a second, I knew what is is like to be sparty too. But I have to laugh, its the same 'ole sparty. Nothing is new here, nothing to see, move along.
They have a few successful years against us when we were down and they get all giddy and think they are our equal. But as statistic show, everything regresses toward the mean. One cannot take a data point that is beyond 6 sigma and think it is normal.
sparty will always be sparty. I just hope we learn our lesson and never think they can win a ga,e which would help us.
Damn, Nebraska was about to lose and the same for ND. 30 seconds of freak plays and Nebraska wins and looks like also ND
At least ND might still lose. Not that it actually matters. PSU better wipe the floor with Nebraska.
Edit: Never mind. Fucking Pitt snapper and kicker.
And that is why long snappers are important
Funny, but I don't remember anyone calling any of Michigan's comebacks "freak plays." The correct teams won both games.
Don't worry. Dantonio just needs another week to coach up his 3 stars into 5 stars.
Coaching up talent does take longer when you're laying in the weeds.
Perhaps someone should remind him that you can't just lay there forever. Eventually you need to spring into a surprise attack ... or at least yell "Boo!"
in the weeds.
I must say, I quite enjoyed that (depsite rooting for green).
I was torn, I just could not bring myself to root for the Spartoons. If they could not win an agonizing defeat highlighted by personal foul penalties was the way to go.
Thanks for being absolutely useless Sparty.
Whataya know....another referee making a game changing WRONG call. Such sh*t
Yeah bad call. But that call would never have been made if sparty hadn't: 1) thrown a cheap shot on an interception return, 2) caught passes thrown to open receivers, or 3) played defense on 4th down.
Enjoy the sparty no.
I know and I get all that. But they did make plays and force a would be field goal from 30 some yards to tie the game. Then he decides to throw a flag and punish them for no reason. Thats the stuff that kills me with these referees anymore.
Also gotta remember the "hit out of bounds" near the end of quarter. Set sparty up with an extra three plays to punch it in from the two.
some very questionable PI calls against Nebraska earlier in the game.
Questionable calls are nothing new. It wasn't a good call but it's a judgment call and there have always been iffy judgment calls. The officiating now is probably better than it's ever been.
Why would officiating be better than ever? The speed of the game is faster than ever, which should make it harder than ever to correctly spot infractions.
..at least their coach is classy after a loss.
Did you see the Red Cedar Bowel Movement? They are calling for marky mark's head. They want a whole new staff.
Now I dont like marky mark anymore than the rest of this board. But what do they expect? marky mark is not a miracle worker. He cannot coach up 3-star guys every single year. It is just impossible. sparty is right about where they should be: middle of the pack @ .500.
I felt so dirty cheering for them and now it's for nothing. I think I need a shower.
UM fanhood > Sparty fanhood.
Proven true once again. Dman, that was a hard game to watch, to cheer for, to get upset over, and then to lose.
at the end of the game? I had to chuckle.
I saw that. That guy just oozes class.
Wait till the press conference, he's in ultra douche mode right now.
We should send Heiko to Dantonio pressers...that way we can have another form of humor on the board! He is brilliant in candid moments! A legend in his own mind!
No you don't. You were rooting across enemy lines, which no Sparty would ever do.
I am convinced that they lost on purpose just to make it harder for UM to make it to the B1G championship game....or they are just that lame.
Rose bowl hopes are slim now. We need PSU to win next week at Lincoln. Can Nebraska get any luckier this season? Wisconsin and NW choke. Robinson gets hurt against them and now Sparty shits the bed.
We are an overall better team than Nebraska is. I don't think they are bad enough to lose to Minn or Iowa though.
This looks like Nebraska's year. It's hard to see them losing to PSU at home, and Iowa and Minny.
Hello: Capital One Bowl.
Well, they are about as dependent on Martinez as we've been on Denard. If he were to get hurt, that could change the picture.
To be fair, Sparty has a loose bowels syndrome and shouldn't be made fun of for shitting the bed this one particular week.
Ron Zook Dumb Punt of the Week goes to Mark Dantionio for punting on 4th and 2 on the Nebraska 42 with ~1:20 left and no Nebraska timeouts left. Make that and it's game over.
times a 1 million.
He'd have done a thousand times against Michigan.
Your comment goes well with your avatar.
Classic, absolutely classic Sparty on the PF on the pick 6. The PI call at the end was one of the worst calls I've ever seen though. Now, go Pen State!!
To be fair, I think the PF on the pic6 was questionable....I believe the rule is 20 yards behind the play or more...from the angle I saw on the replay it wasn't 20 yards behind...but was 20 yards away. That guy could have gotten back into the play to make a tackle because of the traffic that had to be avoided. That one plus the PI were bad calls IMO.
So, how can UM get to the B1G Championship now? First tiebraker is head-to-head, not overall conference record, right? If so, I think Neb only plays Minn and Iowa, so, um yeah.
However, they do play Penn State, while we do play OSU - is it overall conference or head-to-head.
MSU: F U more than usual.
Overall conference record always determines who goes. If tiebreaker then head to head. A 6-2 team would not go over a 7-1 team just because they won head to head.
I'm okay with MSU losing. It just feels right.
Nebraska has shown enough weaknesses to lose to PSU. Or to Iowa.
In the long run, I'd rather see MSU continue to lose because, well, they certainly didn't win with dignity.
If PSU doesn't pull the slight upset over Nebraska, it's just two gimme putts for the Huskers
No did not enjoy that. Feel terrible we were so close to controling our destiny.
Oh well hopefully PSU gets it done next week.
Maybe Iowa or Minnesota can get the Braskers.
End of day we can only control our games and hopefully we win out. If Braska does the same then great maybe we can both represent the Big Ten well in bowls.
Beat Northwestern next week Blue.
I like Penn State next week.
Never thought I would say it, but desperate times...