UTL Game is on BTN
I'd better go set the DVR. This could be the last time that I'll get to see it
are you dying?
this was hilarious. but, man, how bad would you have felt if he was...
He'd have died happy.
Don't know how to imbed, but my favorite clip; last drive with Don Criqui (westwood one's ND broadcast) voiced over.
He's also in denial after the red signals a TD. It's brilliant.
Will never get old. I think I need to get Criqui's full broadcast!
I think I could go for a full 3 hours of schadenfreude with Mr. Criqui.
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after halftime. First half is draining.
Probably the most exciting game I've ever watch. One for the ages.
Fourth quarter on now.
We just burned our first time out and the announcer goes, "Those final 2 timeouts are going to be important at the end of the game." Halol. Little does he know
Denard: "Should we deploy the cloaking device now, coach?"
Hoke: "Not yet. Wait for it..."
This never gets old.
But it draws me in. This was one of the best days of my life. Pure magic.
That tackle Woolfolk made with 3:47 left may have been the play of the game.
That's the beauty of this game. There were about 20 "plays of the game". And that was just in the last 5 minutes.
Will forever give me happy thoughts.
I swear I thought I was the only one
Damn, ND just scored. We're finished. :-(
A live blog.
I think we can go 80 yards in 30 seconds. I really do.
We were lucky that a clip was not called at the end of Gallon's catch. Any other game but the magic UTL and we would have.
Thought the same thing
At half time...but damn was I fuckin jacked after!!
I never realized how close the ball was from getting knocked out by gray on the winning roundtree catch. He actually loosens the ball but roy does a great job of holding on too it.
How fitting that the game winning touchdown was scored in front of the ND section. F*ck those guys.
When awesome stuff happens in my corner.
Ah I love this game but those jerseys still annoy me
Not me. I love them!
Go home! The game is ovah!!
Chris was pretty awesome too.
For all the complaining about the crowd I'd say they did a great Jon that night.
Who wouldn't want to play in front of that?
You can tell the crowd was loud and insane but it's kind of hidden on the TV broadcast. Ever since the big games got switched to "ESPN on ABC" a few years back, the crowd noise is drowned out more. Compare it to an ABC game from the 90's, you can tell a major difference.
The game itself, I'll always regret trying to get tickets. I assumed they would have cost a fortune so I didn't bother. Looking back at it now, it would have been worth it to go into debt.
Yeah, there are some games for which you can't put a price. '97 OSU obviously was one. This was another. It's hard to describe what it felt like to be there.
Having to watch this over and over or little giants?
It's what they deserve. ESPN Classic played the 1990 game (28-24 loss in the 4th quarter, ref measuring with an index card, ricocheted pass and catch going 60 yards for ND) non stop for a decade.
We paid our dues. Now let ND be subjected to UTL until 2022.
In our second to last drive, we threw the ball to Vincent Smith on first down and he scored. In that situation, wouldn't the "normal" call be to run and milk the clock, setting up either the game winning touchdown or game tieing field goal with no time left?
I don't think a screen is usually a coach's go-to touchdown play. It kind of just happened to work out that way.
At that point in the season, Gibbons was much more of an unknown quantity, so I don't think we wanted to take chances on last-minute field goals if we could avoid it. A screen can be a fantastic call against a blitzing defense, which is exactly how it worked out.
I think ND really expected the run in that situation which is why they overpursued Denard and also why that throwback screen worked so well. It was a great call by Borges, but one that maybe makes more sense on second down. I guess if Smith drops the pass then there is still plenty of time and the odds are that he catches it, gets a nice gain and gets tackled in bounds thus accomplishing the same thing.
Obligatory Don Criqui perspective (embedding per gopoohgo, as I didn't see anyone do this earlier in the thread). Anytime he goes from building up drama to being genuinely upset, it's beautiful, as was that last series for the rest of us - so glad I was there:
remember Damefan1 on Youtube?
...but I think we also remember him for his awesome insight:
"We have to start winning!...You can't start winning till you stop losing!" - Damefan
Yogi Berra would be proud of this man. After all, baseball is 90% mental - the other half is physical.
Enjoy Pop Evil's In The Big House. A. Mystery for sure.
Things were awesome. Good times were had.
can't wait for the start of the season.
I drove to this game from cincy, my buddy and I seriously considered leaving at half time.
It should be an even better game this year since kelly obliterated the team and we just keep getting better.
I thought they were gonna win that game for 99% of it
Could have had tickets for this game when the 4 game ticket packs went on sale, however my brother in-law set his wedding for this day and we live in Ohio (another story for another day). I thought no problem as the wedding was set for 3:00 PM. Ceremony around 20 minutes, say my congrats and up 75 I will roll, HOWEVA, my brother in-law asked me to be a groomsmen...I couldn't tell him no. So no ND game tix, instead I went with the TSIO ticket pack and that turned out fairly well. So fast foward to the day of the game and low and behold my brother in-law set up a HDTV connection for me and I was able to watch the game, unfortunately surrounded by Ohio fans, save one ND fan. As the first half started I was already slightly buzzed and that quickly turned into very buzzed watching the poor play. But as the 2nd half rolled around and the momentum started to build I remember a bad intereference call on us and I started yelling BS over and over to which my wife yelled back "you're sleeping on the couch tonight." About half way through the 4th quarter my brothers in-law (all three) came over to finish watching the game with me and then the first go ahead TD by Vincent Smith happened and I went nuts but quickly calmed down realizing there was just entirely too much time left. As ND scored I was absolutely deflated and remeber saying that if we can score I'll slam the rest of the Miller Lite. The rest, as we are all well aware, is sweet history and lucky for me there were only a couple of Miller Lite's left. It was absolutely sweet to watch that win amongst all the Ohio fans. For the one ND fan, he left a at the first go ahead score saying we suck. I said nothing in return and left it at that.