Thanks for reminding us
SI-Biggest upset of decade
I was there. Appy state fans sitting behind me..
There will never be enough liquor to make that one go away.
Thank god for the 2008 Capital One Bowl.
This game never happened. I am so sick of the mainstream media making up stories just to take shots at Michigan. As I remember it, September 1st, 2007 was a bye week that I filled with copious amonts of drinking. Though that would not explain the 0-1 record going into the following week. Damned media bastards again, methinks.
Nothing bad happened...
MAKE IT GO AWAY.
click on this... i guess its time to start the birthday drinking...
thanks.... hopefully i can make it another 31 years....
Celebrating one today too huh? Happy Bday!
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit!
The Stanford USC upset that year was a bigger "line" upset than the Michigan ASU game.
Good thing we aren't talking about lines.
But how else would you quantify which upset was bigger and which one is the biggest of all time?
If you want to go with public perception Michigan ASU was the biggest upset of all time.
If you want to go with what vegas puts as the biggest upset of all time it was Stanford/USC.
It is very possible that ASU could have beaten Stanford in 2007 or that they could have been a middle of the pack Big Ten team. They were good, no doubt.
However, I have accepted that the Horror is without question the biggest upset. USC had no choice to schedule Stanford. It was part of the conference schedule. It is a rivalry game, at least from Stanford's perspective. It would be like Michigan losing to a bottom feeder Big Ten team in a game they were heavily favored in, which has happened. Michigan, on the other hand, went out and hand picked ASU in order to add a 12th game. You don't pick a team like that unless you are confident that it's a victory. I don't care how many consecutive championships ASU won. They were I-AA. Michigan was preseason top 5. There is no defending that loss from what it is. Worst Loss Ever.
Qualifying the biggest upset of all time by a number that Vegas sets to get an equal number of people to bet on both teams is a stretch. I think a top 5 team losing to a DI-AA team at home with a senior laden lineup is a better qualifier.
Our line was not official, so technically we had no line.
in the final 2007 Sagarin ratings, a few spots in front of MSU, whom we beat on the late fourth quarter Henne-to-Manningham TD. In reality, it wasn't that shocking. The 2008 ~130th-rated Toledo, was much worse. That's not that far from Baby Seal U territory.
Seems to me that 2002 (season) 17 point dog tOSU's victory over Miami in the NC game was a bigger upset.
This thread is causing me so much pain. The only thing I could think more disconcerting would be an ongoing ufr review of games in which Brady Hoke did the playcalling.
There are times when I would like to shoot the messenger.......
it was just FYI damn
You've been creating a lot of threads lately... Is that you friend?
i repeat, stupid posts like this show just how obsessed you are with acquiring meaningless mgopoints.
I forget what his name is. You know the guy who created like 50 threads a day and then had one of the most epic blow-ups ever. But no my post was just so that I could get that 1 point because I'm obsessed with MGoPoints.
Get a life dude.
are you talking about dude? Is this not a Michigan blog, was SI talking about Michigan? I believe so, thats why I posted it..jeez no big deal.
my comment was a quote from nick saban/em064387rgfeygf/whatevr else he called himself, that he kept repeating during his farewell parade. I was backing you up fella. Take a valium.
My bad. And yeah that was his name Em0
was referencing threads like this was all.
i took it the wrong way..all good..
Not obsessed at all, I would like to stay above 20 so I can post if I find something interesting
And we know who you are. We are not stupid.
he also up voted himself on this thread....
that you're not the person we think you are, but you act a lot like him. i just find it really odd that you have been memeber for close to 6 weeks now, but didn't start posting until about a week ago when the other person and his 12 aliases went away....
Relax. It was just a comment. I didn't vote on your thread if that's why you are being so defensive.
I don't think that any U of M fan will argue that the Horror was the biggest upset of the decade. Hell, it may have been the biggest upset ever. It's something I don't care to be reminded of. Hence my comment.
What did you expect exactly from sharing this info? High fives?
Can we, as Michigan fans, collectively come up with our cookie-cutter upset game to respond with when we see this stuff? For example:
"App State beating Michigan? There's no way that's bigger than the Pats losing Super Bowl XLII!"
We could also use:
"App State beating Michigan? There's no way that's bigger than the Jets beating the Colts in Super Bowl III!"
"App State beating Michigan? There's no way that's bigger than Rocky beating Drago IN the Soviet Union!"
It would be nice if we could find another college football example. Sigh.
There's no WAY that's bigger than:
...and that really mattered!!
...those dudes were freaking communists...real ones!
It's better to just accept it. If you try to argue back, and claim that some other game was a bigger upset, the other person will just add more grisly details about the game, bringing up memories you had repressed.
Besides, it's sort of a compliment to our program that one of our losses constitutes the biggest upset ever.
Be of good cheer! What's next, grandma got run over by a reindeer? Let's think happy thoughts, it's a week before christmas...
Is there a link for this? Is it just a cut and paste?
This is old news regardless...we are moving on.
Ugh. Brian should be the only allowed to share bad news/remind us of life altering negative events because:
a) he makes it funny
b) he runs the place
Didn't 1-AA Maine beat Florida at home while Zook coached them? I don't think anyone knows about that somehow.