Dantonio chooses the Friday team movie: The Waterboy

Submitted by UMich87 on October 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 AM

If I met Mark Dantonio, I could not shake his hand. 

While running to the store yesterday, I was listening to the MSU broadcast post-game interviews, and in passing, Dantonio said that the team had watched The Waterboy for its Friday team movie.  Is there any chance they have already run through all of the truly inspirational football movies and this was the last one left -- a remarkable coincidence?  Or were Dantonio and his coaches and players all giggling and elbowing each other over the uncanny resemblance of Adam Sandler and Luke Fickell?  If he chooses The Flinstones Movie right before the Michigan game, my suspicions will be confirmed.

Dantonio blah-blah-blahed about respect and whatnot when Fickell got the job, but I think his choice of Friday team movie says more about his respect for Luke Fickell and the sort of juvenile person Dantonio is at heart.

Or it is all simply a coincidence.  Or I'm the only person who looks at Fickell and thinks Waterboy.



October 2nd, 2011 at 10:56 AM ^

I'd be beyond livid about his cutesy stop-the-clock timeout with 30 seconds left in an effort to preserve the shutout. It directly led to the OSU td and they were luckier than hell the Bucks didn't get the onside

Moe Greene

October 2nd, 2011 at 11:45 AM ^

My hatred of him will ONLY grow when he takes the OSU job.

After all, his "interview" on Saturday went well.

The Sparty Schadenfreude on that day will be especially tasty.


October 2nd, 2011 at 12:52 PM ^

Who cares what movie Dantonio chooses for his team to watch? We have two weeks and I believe this nightmare will end but in the mean time lets remember who we are.


October 2nd, 2011 at 2:39 PM ^

I loathe Dantonio. But if he did in fact choose "The Waterboy" because Sandler looks like Fickell... well, that's pretty funny. I give him credit. 


(Plus it was educational - only a handful of their players knew that H2O meant "water". They might get academic credit.)


October 2nd, 2011 at 3:37 PM ^

It was said elsewhere on this board before, but bears repeating:

Has there ever been a more perfect match between a school and a coach than MSMoo and Mark "MaxiPad" Dantonio?




October 2nd, 2011 at 6:55 PM ^

I'm surprised he'd let his team watch a movie that has a brief mention of Michigan in it.  (Actually, on second thought he probably had it edited out.)