Three times in BCS history an at-large bid has gone to a conference championship game loser. Two of those three were 2008 Alabama and 2009 Florida, which means Sparty should have known what was up before they agreed to play the BTCG.
Sparty NO Schadenfreude Thread
"If that's so, fuck michigan playing in the BCS because they have a pimped out team that pulls in trailer trash to watch." - from the quoted RCMB source
...except our trailer trash travels well and piques national curiosity. MSU trailer trash is so....Delta Township.
Obviously we travel well, we already have our trailers ready to go.
I think that is the difference between UM trailer trash and MSU trailer trash. UM trailer trash is the type where you can drive it and actually go places. MSU trailer trash is the type that sits on cinder blocks in middles of a meth neighborhood that cannot move.
In all honesty, I think MSU is getting screwed because you shouldnt penalize a team for going to a big ten championship. If Michigan have gotten screwed like MSU, I know we would be all pissed off. I think it is hilarious that MSU got screwed. I drive bus for MSU and take the kids to class. I cant wait to laugh at everyone of those students that gets on my bus.
If MSU hadn't gotten creamed by ND and Nebraska we wouldn't be having this discussion. They got a shot at the B1G championship and a Rose Bowl but they didn't win. I don't feel sorry for them. Brady Hoke would have traded places with them in a second to be on that field, even if losing means you might not get a BCS bowl.
I sure love the schadenfreude, but I would happily trade our current position to have had a shot at the championship. And I'm actually feeling a lot of empathy for State today, having been the relatively recent victim of a 42-39 loss in a very important game, decided in part by a flag the ref really had no choice but to throw.... Suck it up and go win your bowl game.
They had their chance and LOST...And I would have to say the trailer trash is on the msu side..Have fun waiting another 20+years for a Rose bowl, losers ........
....that they are still "little brother" in mentality. Yeah, I would think that, if this were Denard being interviewed, mention of MSU would be conspicuously absent from his remarks. I do appreciate that they never shirk at an opportunity to give us a mention though - that's one more shirt sold somewhere.
Comments like that from Cousins make the roughing the punter call and the cruel way they lost all the more sweeter.
I think I'll send Kirk some roses.
Very well played. I called it "Insightful," even though that does nothing.
be a world-class university with 132 years of great football tradition, 42 Big Ten titles, the most wins and highest winning percentage, largest football stadium and a national following. You guys go work on that, and maybe this won't happen to you again. But be patient, because it takes generations.
but he always comes off as whiny and petty. The reason no one cares about MSU is because even MSU cares about Michigan more than MSU
Here's Johnny Adams. Sorry, but I just can find any sympathy for a guy who has something to say or some gesture to make after every single play.
Smoke up, Johnny
couldn't agree more.. ive watched several games this year where he should of been flagged several times... he is a classless player.. fuckin clown i can taste your sparty tears nom nom
It feels like they wanted to lose this game so they can complain about how the world is unfair to them. Seriously guys, you have a chance to win the B10, just shut up and play for a chance in the Rose Bowl. More time watching film, less time complaining about life. You will always be our "little brother."
Call the waaaaaaaambulance. Go Blue
That's some world-class cognitive dissonance there.
They think everyone on their team is a Kirk Cousins clone. (to be fair, we think every kid on their team is Gholston).
Meanwhile, they think every kid on Michigan is...wait, who are Michigan's bad apples?
I found it quite appropriate that a team whose players lack discipline in their personal lives was done in by an obvious penalty for running into the kicker. You can enable criminal behavior all you want as a coach, but it eventually comes back to bite you in the bleep. Just a tad more discipline in EL and all of the schadenfreude is directed toward Madison.
Sparty or Dantonio like to claim that they belong, but every time they get a chance to prove it, they lose, then make all sorts of excuses. Just proves that they haven't arrived.
When the game ended and the presser began, I wanted to say, "Act like you've been there...oh wait..."
At first they were like...
Then they were like...
This is a quote from The Only Colors thread that just made me laugh - and for the record, I'm an MSU alum (grad school).
We're one of the best traveling fanbases in the country With alums everywhere. Ohio State beats us out in bowl selections when possible, but beyond that, no other team has real legitimacy to based solely on +$.
When you can't sell out your rinky-dink stadium for home games, and had trouble filling whatever allotment the Cap One bowl gave you for last year's game in Florida, you have NO claim to being a national fanbase that travels well. Driving from EL to A2 for a Juggalo's convention does not a mobile fanbase make.
I'm shocked that MSU fans are crying about the penalty, claiming that it was a bad call or that the MSU player was blocked into the kicker.
1. Don't call a punt block with the kind of field position you can get with plenty of time on the clock and an offense that had been moving the ball really well. It was almost guaranteed to at least go into OT.
2. The blocker barely touched the guy rushing and certainly didn't block him into the kicker. The angle was overly aggressive and he put himself in a bad position.
3. Flop or not (and it was a bit of a flop) - that penalty will get called 99% of the time in at any point of any game. I've seen the penalty called on much less contact than that before, so even if he "grazed a hamsting" he still ran into the kicker. And punters/kickers are coached to go down like that if there's contact - any smart player on any team would've done the exact same thing.
The penalty wasn't even remotely close to "borderline" as some Sparties are saying. Quit making excuses and own up to your team's mistakes.
They played a great game, and then blew it. It is their own fault. LOL Sparty !
Karma is a bitch ...
Not to mention that the Sparty player's foot whacked the kicker on the way through anyway. Even if he'd missed him with the body, the foot hit the punter. I laughed so hard when I saw it happen. The punter getting up and celebrating made it even better!
The punter was absolutely roughed. Yeah he acted, but it just made it an easier call for the ref. Whining about that call is really digging for something to complain about
Also, and maybe because there were no replays it wasn't that big a deal, but on the return I thought there was a block in the back that would have negated return anyway.
It was a tough way to lose a game, but so was allowing a 40+-yard bomb on 4th down.
Egad, my good man - this made me spit out my mimosa:
Driving from EL to A2 for a Juggalo's convention does not a mobile fanbase make.
Brady Hoke, after losing to Wisc in the first ever B1G Championship game: "I made a mistake calling for Lewis to block that punt. He played aggressive football, just like we coach him..my bad."
Mark Dantonio in the same situation:
“I don’t know if he hit him,” Dantonio said. “You probably have seen all the replays, but he threw the flag. I thought he flopped a little bit.”
If it weren't for low class they would have no class at all.
He can't be sure whether he hit him or not because he hasn't seen the replays. Okay, fair enough. But, how is he then sure that he flopped?
Again, for all the "Dantonio is a hard-nosed coach who loves his team" crap we hear, he sure does whine a whole lot. He's an average coach who had a senior-laden team and a down rival for a couple of years - I'd be amazed if they won more than 8 games next year considering they have only a couple of playmakers returning on offense, are breaking in a new QB, and have holes on the defensive side that probably won't be filled easily. Heck, getting bowl eligible may be tough considering they also have to go on the road for a bunch of games.
That the hail Mary Td pass over wiscy didn't guaranty a victory since the game was going to OT, no penalty on the punt doesn't guaranty a victory as MSU likely scores and leaves about a minute on the clock for wiscy, which is a lot of time.
hahahaha, "decent kids"!?!?!?!?!?! This guy is fucking kidding himself. HAHAHAHAHAHA.
What will their Rose Bowl billboard say this year? I think "he didn't touch the punter much"
But I'm sure Sparty Nation will state their case clearly and rationally on the myriad of billboards that are sure to pop up all over Michigan decrying the injustice of this whole BCS mess.
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The Pop-Up on msuspartans.com is priceless. It was still there at the time of this message.
5 years ago when Dantonia made the "look down at your feet. in 5 years those feet will be standing in the Rose Bowl" comment...
HE LIED TO THAT POOR UNKNOWING KID
he was pretty darn close to being right. Like one roughing the punter penalty away from being right
No, he was a roughed punter, a drive and a field goal away from the possibility of an overtime win, or a roughed punter and a touchdown away from the rose bowl. They had a lot of work left in that game if they didn't rough the punter