2009 will be remembered as the year...

Submitted by Thorin on November 8th, 2009 at 6:56 AM

that the guy in the first row of the student section in the royal blue snuggie died in a fire. I hope.

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Further, you can come back next year.

You should suffer from serious smoke inhalation during the snuggie fire.



November 8th, 2009 at 7:09 AM ^

Have you ever seen someone who's sustained horrible burns in a fire? I have. I wouldn't wish that on anybody, esp. some young kid who's made the simple mistake of just being a big douche and nothing more.

Show some class, would you?


November 8th, 2009 at 8:21 AM ^

2009 will be remembered as the year a struggling UM team saved its season with the second most stunning upset in the history of the UM/OSU rivalry.


November 8th, 2009 at 8:34 AM ^

Way to say it out loud. Now you just jinxed the hell out of it... I now going to have to purchase some snake oil from the local wizard and mix it with the unicorn hair and dance naked in the moonlight in the reflecting pool in front of MLB to unjinx it and pass my blue book exam that week.

Big Boutros

November 8th, 2009 at 9:03 AM ^

While I channeled my rage towards our innocent friend Andrew, my other seatmate Chris decided that Snuggie Man was the voodoo source of our Purdue misery, and as such, berated him throughout the game. His subsequent decree was that anyone who wears a Snuggie is "Human Garbage."


November 8th, 2009 at 10:49 AM ^

Will be remembered as the year that losing one player - against all odds - turned a season into dust. That player was David Molk.

Think about it: when Moosman moved to center, his shotgun snaps reminded me of Charlie Sheen pitching in Major League before he got the glasses. How many losses did that cost us due to key turnovers in bad spots, huge yardage losses that killed drives, etc.? It put our defense in deep holes that they were ill-suited to deal with.

And that is on top of the stone wall pass protection and run blocking Molk provided to Tate.

The snap problems have been mostly resolved now, but without those gaffes that made us all double over in pain, we might have picked up at least another win.


November 8th, 2009 at 11:53 AM ^

I would argue that having a merely mediocre defense would have probably been worth probably 2 out of 4 losses right now (out of MSU, Iowa, Illinois, and Purdue). The fact that we kept it close against 3 of those teams while being outgained by a large margin and with a negative turnover margin really speaks to the fact that our offense is still clicking.


November 8th, 2009 at 11:30 AM ^

UM now featured an offense scoring 35 points per game while the UM defense is essentially a carbon copy of the 2008 defensive performance in every statistical category.

The defense gave up so many big plays (TDs, 3rd and longs), it wasn't enough.

Yards surrendered per game:
2009: 391
2008: 373

Points per play:
2009: .4
2008: .4

Offensive plays allowed per game:
2009: 69.3
2008: 69.4

Forced turnovers per game:
2009: 1.3
2008: 1.7

Yards per point:
2009: 5.6
2008: 5.3

Points allowed per game:
2009: 26.4
2008: 28.4

Avg. Opp Time of possession:
2009: 33:23
2008: 33:02

Defensive Yards per Point:
2009: 18.9
2008: 18.1