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.
Now I know what it feels like to be a Michigan State Fan.
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...
It will be easier to pull for Penn State next week than it was to pull for Sparty this week.
The Sandusky incident and the cover up that followed should have gotten the school booted from the Big 10. I still don't believe that their state government hasn't taken any actions against the school. I would be pissed if I lived there and they continued to funnel my tax dollars to a school that chose a pedophile and football over morals and the law of the land.
I would rather lose a shot at Indy then cheer for Pedophile State U.
Dantonio threw that game to spite us. It's 4th and 1 and you have Laveon Bell. If you gain a yard the game is over.
At some point, they really need to remove the Spartan symbold from the helmet and replace it with something like this:
Will anyone finally call out Dant's teams for what they are? Undisciplined assholes.
And now, once again, fucking losers.
How about what Spielman said during the today's game after another MSU PF: "That's not a Mark Dantonio coached team."
Aren't personal fouls the very essence of Mark Dantonio coached teams? Talking heads are such marks for coaches with crusty demeanors.
Yeah, Spielman said the exact same phrase, verbatim, last season when he was calling an MSU game which as you pointed out is hilarious because his teams are the dirtiest in the league and the most prone to bone-headed, heat-of-the-moment penalties.
Spielman just has a hard on for Dantonio because he [Dantonio] is from Zanesvile, OH, hates Michigan and was the DC for OSU's 2002 MNC team.
Do not induce vomiting. Call 911 or get someone to drive you to the hospital. That bleach you just drank has likely dropped your IQ by 40 pts(which I am assuming was the desired effect), but you may yet survive.
Dantonio will be gone in two years. He's already pleading for seats to be filled with fans that simply don't care. If they win 11 games and beat Michigan the spartan fans are there but when their team needs them for conference survival games nobody cares. If they would have beat Wisconsin and Nebraska back to back that would have been huge but now they're just a 5-5 team on the brink of a failure of a season.
Brink? Nope they are smack in the middle of a failure of a season.
It's all a trick by Dantonio if they won 11 games this year how could he still be laying in the weeds. Strategy B@#$%es!
That are happy Msu lost you're dumb. We just got fucked for a rose bowl you need to realize Msu could have helped us.
You are correct
It is not that they lost, but how they lost that makes me happy.
Do you see anyone here happy they lost? Poking fun at them for sucking ass is not the same thing.
No shit, really?!?
Just a slight hint dude. When you're writing to tell OTHER people that they're dumb, it's best to actually write a proper sentence. Jus' sayin'
I always try to play the "rooting" game with Michigan's best interest in mind -- i.e., rooting for Sparty. I say "try" because I start out with that mindset, but then at some point root against teams like MSU, OSU, and ND. I hate them, I hate their fans, and I hate their coaches. All that hate makes it impossible for me to wish anything upon them losses, even when a win would help Michigan. I know that's irrational, but I know they do the same to us, so fuck them.
PITT JUST GOT ITS PRAYERS ANSWERED!!! ND fumble on the 1 inch line going in for a TD in 2nd OT.....
aaaaand pitt missed a game winning field goal. football gods want me to throw myself out the window tonight.
you got me before the edit...Fuck Pitt man. How do you miss that. And The running back cutting away from the middle of the field towards the hash on 3rd down. Do these guys even think when they play?
That's why Pitts 4-4
I know this is wrong but I'm pulling for Notre Dame, because the more non-SEC options for the BCSCG, the better.
I can't do it...I hate ND more than MSU. I will never root for ND.
...But...I understand your point and agree with trying to minimize the SEC centricity of NCAA football, but I don't see that happening without truly enforcing the rules
Oregon and Kansas State already exist as non-SEC options. That's enough.
Either of which could lose at any time. The more non-SEC options, the better; if at all possible it'd be nice to have a final entirely outside the SEC.
OK, but here's the other thing: ND regularly competes against us for a lot of recruits. None of the other contenders do that often. Ergo, I'm happy if they suck, hard.
(Also, ND is dangerously close to us in the all-time winning percentage standings. We've got to protect that one.)
I'd rather not play Oregon in the Rose Bowl. ND winning does not help
"When does basketball season start?"
has been really lucky most of the season.
Sparty being Sparty. Ugh.
is there any way this game could have just been the ultimate troll by sparty?
So, Pitt can nail 40+ yarders, but cannot win with a 30 yarder. Way to go boys.
Only way Pitt wins is if ND shoots themselves in the foot again.
Does this game at least remove all fear of ND going to NC?
not until Oregon and Bama are 12-0
It damn well better. There is no way they deserve to play for a MNC. ND has so many close, lucky wins this year it makes me nauseated. The ONLY solace I take re: ND is that teams with that many close wins in a season usually fall down hard the next. Auburn had 7 close wins in 2010 and then lost 5 games in 2011.
MSU loses at least one game a year with boneheaded personal fouls. I also don't see how they don't go for it on 4th down there - use your RB who is averaging 5.5 ypc and get that!
Will have to wait another week to get BIG tickets. Sigh.
NBC announcer just called Notre Dame a "team of destiny."
It's their destiny to watch Alabama-Oregon in the NC game, just like the rest of us.
When the MSU player threw a right cross , did anyoneelse catch the announcer commenting on how "that isn't typical of a Dantonio coached player"? I justabout died laughing.
lol... Yeah, I think it was Chris Spielman who said that. I literally yelled at the TV, "Actually Chris, that's textbook Mark Dantonio football!"
Lol I did, I was like Speilman have you ever watched a Dantonio coached team??
Now I know why every RCMB poster justifiably has intermittent explosive disorder.
No program poops inside the hearts of its fans like the Michigan State Spartans.
I sympathize mildly with Sparty. That was one of the worst instances of a phantom pass interference call I have ever seen. Big Ten officiating has been horrible this year.
No way, they self destructed. Blaming the loss on the refs is a copout. Hell, they should have had a pick 6 if it wasn't for another Sparty self destruction.
This loss was completely on the undisciplined nature of their program.
It's a conspiracy with Delaney to push Michigan and Nebraska to the top of the conference...didn't you know?
and as much as I wanted them to win to increase Michigan's B10 chances, I can't help but relish every bad break that happens to those classles thugs.
True. If PSU manages to pull the upset in Lincoln and we do our jobs against Northwestern, Iowa, and Ohio, then all will be right with the world.
No way Nebraska loses any of their remaining games.sad too because this is the year I think we'd have a great chance to win the rose bowl finally
After what happened in 1990 and 2001, it's nice to have MSU know what it feels like to get screwed on a bad call in the final minute. But they still should have won.
How in God's name are you punting from the 42 yard line on 4th and 2? And Leveon Bell is on your team? I always thought Dantonio was relatively savvy and ballsy with his playcalling but that was completely moronic. Deserved to lose playing the game like that.
Oh and how awesome, ND pulls another one out of their asses. All I want is for them to be exposed for the jokers they are. Completely unbelievable
lol on RCMB there is a thread calling for Hollis to bring Brian Kelly in.
wouldn't flush that call in a heartbeat.
BK would be a 'Killer' hire
The only BK Sparty has a shot at is the Burger King. Hey.... shiney crowns on the helmets!!!
Yes every ND coach hopes to win enough at ND so they can get the call for the MSU job.
Too scared to click...
for earlier thinking "wow, it's looking like a great day for football today. Notre Dame losing 20-6 in the 4th and Nebraska losing 24-10 in the fourth."
How does that happen. What the fuck.
You thought too loud and the football gods had run out of Maryland QBs to injure
...when you lose control of your destiny to an ulnar in the alps?!
Johnny Adams do on the PF? I was in b-dubs and thought they called a phantom block in the back. Was it a legitimate personal foul?
He did hit him in the front, but Kenny Bell never saw it coming. I'm not up on the rule, but I think it's likely related to protecting a defenseless player, especially because it had nothing to do with the play.
I thought it was a bad call...he was pursuing the play and would have had an opportunity to get in on the play had he not been blocked. He wasn't head hunted....it was a shoulder to the chest. It was a questionable call and changed the result of the game.
This was my thinking as well but have to admit I haven't seen enough of the play to get a really good viewpoint on the play. From what I've pieced together, though, it seemed legit. It doesn't matter if Bell saw it coming or not, it was to the front side of him and was fair play. Let's just say I'm very pissed Sparty didn't get that win, only to help Michigan of course, and it's hurting me inside sticking up for them and their bad calls all afternoon.
How can Sparty ever beat us out for a recruit?
They are pathetic: the coaching, the fans, the team discipline, the stadium, the game environment, everything.
Who would go there that had other choices?
Would be two reasons!
Saggy in 5 years. Meh
That's why you play with 'em for a couple weeks, and then send 'em on their way.
"Your hate will make you strong."
EDIT: yes I know I'm replying to M-Dog exactly the same way in multiple threads . . . HE STARTED IT!
At least we won't have to face Oregon. yikes....
That's why we need to root for Kansas State to lose a game, so Oregon can go to MNC.
before we worry about Nebraska. Iowa should be a W but Northwestern and OSU will be a challenge for sure.
In the first quarter, I thought we had sunk to Minny-level.
But after we beat Minny by about what I would expect a Northwestern-level team to do Minny, I'm feeling much better. It's at home, so I like our chances.
Is so full of delicious Sparty tears. Brian's going to have to use some kind of analytics package for Big Data to sift through it all.
Now living in Nebraska just got that much worse....they are world beaters again. This fanbase just makes you want to claw your eyes out. Two weeks ago they want everyone fired now they can't sing the praise of Pelini loud enough.
Amen. New Omaha resident here, can't stand how up and down this fanbase is, it's unbearable every week
I will say I was cheering for Nebraska but that is only because I will be cheering for Penn State vs Neb next week. I would never stoop to cheering for msu.Ever.
everyone be sure and shower with bleach to make the dirty feeling go away.
Srsly STAEE? Y U no lose last game & win this one?
No me gusta!
It's defeat from the clutches of victory saturday.
Keep in mind that a lot of championships we won in the past were shared. We could finish 7-1 this season (which in the past would almost guarantee you a share of the title) and not even make the conference title game. It's a different ballgame now with the two divisions.
You dropped your can of pennies you like to shake at "the hipsters" for being on your lawn
After many DECADES of rooting against Sparty, it was diffcult not to be happy when something good happened to Nebraska. I kept having to think: "Oh, wait..." However, even though it obliviously would have been good if they won, seeing them once again snare defeat from the jaws of victory was hardly disappointing.
OTOH, seeing Pitt do its best Sparty impression in South Bend was NOT fun!