Seeing Denard grimace and swear is akin to seeing Santa remove his fake beard and take a long pull from a flask. Something's gone horribly wrong and perhaps it's time you stopped believing in certain things—like the possibility of a Big Ten title or the existence of Santa Claus.
[After THE JUMP: More cursing! More sadness! But also basketball!]
As per usual, click on the stills to open each GIF in a lightbox.
I tried to condense the story of this game into a few GIFs without doing a Gardner Getting Sacked montage because even I have limits, not to mention zero interest in reliving that. There is no voting, because there are no winners.
Had to be included. Before you complain about the blatant helmet tug at the end, please note that Michigan fans are in no position to complain about such things this week.
The Saddest GIF Ever
If you watched this game and didn't feel both sympathy and admiration for Devin Gardner, there's a hole where your soul's supposed to be.
HOKE WOULD BE ON THE NAUGHTY LIST IF SANTA EXISTED, WHICH HE DOESN'T
You can debate whether he preceded it with "what the..." or "mother..." but there's no debating the final syllable or overall message. (Both are the same, incidentally.)
AT LEAST SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE
Bless you, Sparty bros.