Hey guys! Sorry I was late wishing everyone on here a Happy 4th so too late lol. I was watching tv on the 5th and Big Ten Network had on Nebraska day with some awesome Husker moments but I was stunned it didn't have the 2005 Alamo Bowl game between the Huskers and Michigan. I thought it was a great game with a hold your breath till it's over ending but I guess BTN didn't recognize it as a classic. How do they choose the games because this game should of been on. It was after all it was a "Big Ten" match up. Well it eventually became a Big Ten match up. It was a great game.
OT: How Does Big Ten Network Pick Classic Games?
that have fan voting. Most, I'm assuming, are picked by the producers somehow. Maybe the public relations people at the athletic departments have some input as well.
Don't know. Sometimes they pick really bad games, other times they just replay the same couple over and over again. Just about every game is abbreviated, too. Usually you can find better full games on Youtube. On Michigan Day they replayed 2 games from last year on the same day, and it wasnt a full day of exclusive programing, either. At 3:00 am I was still up and the MSU/Wisconsin rematch came on.
I think it's a little stupid when they play old Nebraska games. They weren't a part of the BIG TEN at that time, so they're not "Big Ten Classic games." Not trying to be rude or start anything though, just stating it.
The BTN playing them means I've now seen more than a handful of Nebraska games. Now that they're in our conference/division, I like the history lessons, which just aren't needed with the other four "Legends" schools.
I do hate them shoehorning Nebraska onto their "best of" lists, though.
That was a real stretch.
I like watching the classic games just to get caught up a little on our new conference rivals. It's been pretty disorienting going though a whole season of conference play knowing so little about the teams we play or their traditions. Last year was like playing an entire OC schedule.
it's not like the trophy names are very good anyway. I think the Stagg trophy is the only one I can definitely recall offhand, and that's partly because Paterno's name came off.
As far as getting used to things, that's got to be tough, definitely feel for you there.
But they do the same to an extent with Penn St. Plus, as much as I hate Nebraska (all because of '97), I do love watching some option football. It's simply fun to watch, and because of that I do tend to watch some of their games. If a Nebraska team is coached by Callahan though, it should never, I repeat, never be shown as a B1G classic
We don't speak about that game around these parts. I have no idea what you are referring to...
You mean one of the worst officiated bowl games in modern history? Followed by an absolutely embarrasing and pathetic ending for all parties involved? I think not. Also, I respect that you're a Husker fan posting on a Michigan board, but I'd tread lightly around that contest. It does not sit well with lots of us to this day.
Why didn't Tyler Ecker just pitch the ball to Breaston. Why?!?!
using a dart-throwing monkey riding a dog
The Alamo Bowl wasn't a great game. It was the worst officiated game I've ever watched where we had to waste all of our timeouts to get missed calls reviewed that the Sun Belt officials were too stupid to notice the first time around. Stupid refs screwing up over and over and over in Nebraska's favor does not a classic make.
But in regards to your question, I don't know how the Network chooses games. Yesterday, they showed Ohio vs. Indiana 2010 where the bucks won 38-10. I don't see how that's considered a classic.
I wouldn't argue if the network showed Nebraska's 55-14 win over Sparty from 1996, though.
Honestly, I remember the officiating being so awful in that game that I wouldn't mind seeing a replay just to take another look at those calls.
After the fact. Just to make sure I wasn't imagining things. I wasn't. Worst officiated game of all time. And I was at the Clockgate game (which had horrible officiating BEFORE the last play). This was worse. I mean, when you have the announcers, who are really reserved in questioning refs saying they can't believe what's happening, it's bad.
I don't really need BTN, when there's the invincible combo of WolverineHistorian, mgovideo, myself and jcbakkar.
Only place to catch Michigan Replay and full seasons of Michigan football.
So how often is Michigan day on BTN? Do they reserve a specific day of the week or is it rotated?
And is it seriously possible to overcome having negative a bajillion points or should I just stop posting?
I'm sorry, I don't speak Bolivian.
Ouch. What was your crime?
Told an off-color joke, but it was on a thread titled "dirtiest joke". In retrospect it was a bad call but I really didn't think it was going to go over so poorly, and I even apologized.
The other joke I posted was quite funny I thought, and I'll share it since I'm sad it got deleted from the other thread.
What does an MSU fan do after winning a BCS game?
turns off his xbox.
Now I want to know what the other joke was....
But I bet you're points will return sooner or later. Most of the time, when the mods take away a billion points, it's to get a message across that you should tread carefully in the future. There's only been a few cases where negative billion actually stuck
Pathetic officiating, Neb was gift wrapped that game in which we had a lead in and shoulda won, I hated the way we game planned that game too....why couldn't they all have been game planned like that 2008 Outback Bowl, take that SEC, beat you a bunch of times in your own backyards!
As for how they pick games, I'm clueless, I wish they would stop showing that stupid 67-65 OT win over Illinois all the time. There are so many great games they could show that never get shown, just recycled games we've seen a ton of times.
And I agree with the poster who said he hated how they shoehorn in Neb & PSU players into the best of lists. If you weren't in the B1G when you played, you don't get on the list, pure and simple, start off from when they joined the conference.
The only criteria for picking a game is that Michignan loses in a gutwrenching fashion. ie NWestern 2000 or Sal Aunese 1994. Those 2 games are probably on back to back today.
That NW game in 2000 was my first Michigan road game. Randy Walker was a great coach, but I hold him responsible for one of the most painful days of my life.
If I'm not mistaken, that was the infamous Anthony Thomas fumble game. I will never forget it. Late in the 4th, all we had to do was keep running the ball to run out the clock. On that one damn run, A-Train broke free for what looked like it was going to be a game sealing long run, if not a td, and some mysterious force or a ghost tipped the ball right out of his hands. It truly is right up there as one of the most painful Michigan losses I've seen in my lifetime.
You are correct. Henson had the game of his life (23/35 312 yds 4 tds 0 int) Walker and Terrell had 134 and 117 yds respectively with the latter having 3 td receptions, and Thomas had 199 yds and 3 tds on 37 carries, the last carry being the fumble. If you really want to relive the pain the game story from USA today is here.
that they went school-by-school and selected their best wins from the fan pov. Games involving Michigan, Ohio State, and Notre Dame are over-represented because most any school's win over them is among their fan favorites. Maybe they will get to your Alamo game eventually, but I don't know if it is really one of the top choices of Nebraska fans yet. More likely would be wins over Texas, Oklahoma, and Miami.
was just weird. Kinda like the Fog Bowl between the Bears and Eagles. Or the Stanford game where the Tuba player got slobberknockered on the last play.
Maybe someday ESPN or BTN will show a whole day of the weirdest football games.
About the "classic" games is that they often are "classic" because some upsets Michigan. It speaks to Michigan being a great and successfull program, but damn is it ANNOYING!