Michigan - Colorado 1994 on ESPN Classic right now

Submitted by Steweiler on January 29th, 2010 at 9:31 PM

I thought this night was going ok until I flipped on the tube. I mean, COME ON!!! The kids are in bed, I wanted to watch some TV, and then I flip to THIS! (bad word!!!)

Comments

will

January 29th, 2010 at 9:47 PM ^

I cried for an hour.

I was 5 rows up from where westbrook caught that tip. I really felt like I was close enough to dive out and bat away the ball. I remember wishing I had at least tried.

Then I had to turn around and explain to my 75 year old grandfather and the few remaining members of his class reunion that we had just lost.

JeffB

January 29th, 2010 at 9:48 PM ^

I'm convinced that the main reason Kordell had a career in the NFL is because of that game. Everyone saw that throw and figured he could sling it all over the place.

Totally unrelated, but I actually saw Kordell in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago, at Jerome Bettis' bar. I wanted to punch him for the 1994 game, but refrained as he had a few big dudes with him, and I didn't want to be banned from the bar, either.

Michigan_Mike

January 29th, 2010 at 10:39 PM ^

In my opinion you should have tried talking to him. If you told him you were a Michigan man he'd probably buy you a beer.

Besides they guy made a hell of a throw. I have no ill feelings toward him for it. It sucks we lost, but he didn't go to O$U, Notre Dame or Ski Mask U so I can't hate him.

the_white_tiger

January 29th, 2010 at 9:54 PM ^

I saw that on the information for that event on my TV when I saw "College Football" on ESPN Classic, and I'm like, I think I'll pass on this one, even though I'm far too young to have any recollection of this game whatsoever.

jtmc33

January 29th, 2010 at 11:02 PM ^

I hear you Slappie. Two Saturdays ago I got too bent on Jack and Coke's, Bud Lights, and shots of Jameson.

I was still affected and slow when I went to work on Tuesday morning. thank God that I didn't have to work on MLK day... still hung over

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

January 29th, 2010 at 11:16 PM ^

Gawd, I remember my dad getting mad as he always does when Michigan pulls the ol' run run run punt sequence out of the playbook when there's too much time left. I remember him predicting disaster, too.

big john lives on 67

January 30th, 2010 at 12:47 AM ^

I was working midnights, and got home took a quick nap, then went to this game. Saw the disaster, went home, took another hour nap then had to go back to work. Guys that worked for me bought morning newspapers and plastered sports pages all over my desk area. Haven't felt that bad since, well, this entire M sports season.

Don

January 30th, 2010 at 8:06 AM ^

why in the hell that a slow-footed LB like Steve Morrison was even on the field for that last play. What in god's name was the DC thinking—that Colorado was going to run the ball or throw a screen pass? When you combine that bizarre personnel decision with the fact that they only rushed 3 so Westbrook had all day to run around and then plant his feet for the heave, it still makes me ill.

The DC was Lloyd Carr.

The Bugle

January 30th, 2010 at 11:54 AM ^

That game was bad. And I was there. Although I was too young to truly comprehend the magnitude of suck-tude contained by the game - I do have an interesting story. My dad thought the game was over, so we watched it all unfold from 60-or so rows up at the top of the tunnel of section 6. I don't know if you could have a last second play unfold any worse from a Michigan stand-point. Everything went Colorado's way.