Favorite M vs. MSU Moment

Submitted by brewandbluesaturdays on March 4th, 2011 at 9:00 AM

So, I was thinking, with the big "Clash at Crisler" (see what I did there), looming on Saturday, I thought it would be interesting to share the MgoCommunities favorite Michigan vs. MSU moments. Whether that moment is in football, basketball, hockey, etc..doesnt matter.

For me that moment had to have been, in 2003 watching Chris Perry rush 51 times for 221yds, in East Lansing. I remember sitting in the upper section behind the Michigan sideline surrounded by Sparty fans who looked just like the Sparty defense, getting beat-up and warn down all the way to the very end. It was the only time I've been to a game in East Lansing to see Michigan pull out the W. So, walking out of there being able to give the big F U to sparty fans was a wonderful moment for me, especially since I grew up in the greater Lansing area and all of my friends from the area are die-hard sparties.

Let the recollections begin...



March 4th, 2011 at 9:15 AM ^

Braylon-fest 2004.  My buddy and I were sitting in front of an obnoxious 12 year Spartan fan and his dad.  Kid was whooping and hollering for the whole day, because obviously, and it's just getting more and more grating.  Then Braylon went ham and woo.  Everyone is celebrating the win and I turn around to see this kid with his head buried in his dads chest, sobbing.  I nudge my pal and point behind me.  He looks, grins at me and gives me a fist bump and we giggle like 6 year-olds.

Our classiest moment?  No, but oh so satisfying...  Remember Rule 32:  "Enjoy the little things".


March 4th, 2011 at 10:07 AM ^

I had about 4-5 adults, 2 rows ahead of me just talking trash throughout the 1st half.  No idea who these people were and they were turning around talking trash right in people's faces, mine included.  Such a great feeling having them turn around as I was just smiling and seeing the look on their faces.


March 4th, 2011 at 10:31 AM ^

Agreed - that '04 comeback was unreal.  I was working at scorekeepers during that game (gotta pay the bills...), which per usual was packed with visiting fans.  They were unbearable for most of the game and then so incredibly silent as Braylon did what only he could.  Such an amazing comeback.


March 4th, 2011 at 9:16 AM ^

Braylon-fest in '04 of course.  Although, the '03 was fun too.  I was at that game as well, and it was fun to watch the slow crushing of their collective souls after Perry just kept going near the end of the game, and they couldn't stop him.


March 4th, 2011 at 2:43 PM ^

I loved that game.  I love that my celebration is forever frozen in highlight videos.

I loved having to explain how overtime works to the people on the field around me.

I loved hearing the deafening noise from the student section.

I loved gloating when people were complaining they left to get out of the cold and missed the Braylon show.

I love that there will probably never be a greater moment in this rivalry in my life time, and Blue is on the upside.

I love that when my future in-laws gloat about their Spartans, I can just play this game in my head and smile through the needling.


March 4th, 2011 at 12:16 PM ^

My vote is for this one as well.  Henne's bum shoulder takes him out for a play in which the hot-head freshman comes in and almost fumbles the game away.  Henne going back in and hitting Mathews and then Manningham for a picture-perfect finish was probably his most epic performance ever.  Plus it was against Dantonio, which is a plus.

Desmonlon Edwoodson

March 4th, 2011 at 4:56 PM ^

That day cemented Amadou Ba into Michigan lore forever.  Who would have ever remembered him as the human victory cigar, especially in the post Darko age?  Amadou barely moved, and I'd swear that drunken idiot flew 20 ft.  I believe Michigan might have split the series that year, but we won the mascot war.  Every time I see Amadou at a basketball game it brings a smile to my face.


March 4th, 2011 at 9:44 AM ^

Section to not leave with about 9 minutes to go in the 4th quarter of Braylon fest because we were 'coming back'
<br>Everyone looked at me as if I were crazy. Showed them


March 4th, 2011 at 3:19 PM ^

and the place cleared out at that point.  We decided to stay and watch it to the end, which thank god we did.  I always imagined the them turning on sports center that night after a somber T-ride home and wondering how Michigan won 45-37 when they stopped watching the game with 9 minutes left and Michigan down 10-27. What a great halloween.

South Bend Wolverine

March 4th, 2011 at 9:54 AM ^

Big Chill definitely deserves some mention here.  I know some have been kinda down on it since MSU wasn't that great this year, but seriously?  100,000+ doing the goal count cheer, watching the team completely dismantle Sparty, B-2 flyover, fireworks, the whole deal.  It was a brilliant event, brilliantly presented, and the team was, well, you know.


March 4th, 2011 at 9:55 AM ^

I distinctly remembering watching that game and thinking to myself, "there is no way he brought that down in bounds."

He was by far the best player to grace a football field that year in CFB.  The Peyton Manning Whiners can go to hell. GO BLUE (BEAT SPARTY)


March 4th, 2011 at 12:43 PM ^

I was at that game in the Sparty student section, wearing my Maize and Blue!  I thought we were screwed but Henne and Manningham went crazy and somehow we pulled it out.  One of my best memories of that game was when Shawn Crable came from blitzing on the opposite side of the field and caught Javon Ringer as he was sprinting down the sideline about to score.  Crable had some wheels for a linebacker.