Never forget - the trip to the M00N

Submitted by snarling wolverine on November 6th, 2017 at 9:49 PM

It was three years ago this week that Michigan and Northwestern reached a level of football so hideously ugly, there was a certain beauty to it.  And it ended perfectly.




November 7th, 2017 at 8:55 AM ^

I laughed at the sheer incompetence of it all; that was on a level few will ever witness again in their lifetimes (unless they watch cable news or Pam Ward broadcasts). 

The song Blue Moon, slowed down by about 1/3rd, was what did it for me. It was to the M00N game what Yakkity Sax was to Brady Quinn vs Michigan.

micheal honcho

November 6th, 2017 at 10:18 PM ^

The Bielema massacre with 20+ consecutive run plays was the other. I really felt like Brett was enjoying showing us his big fat pimply ass all day. Then the post game interview when he so succinctly pointed out how they aren't trying to be fancy but it's effective so why screw with it. That was the day I jumped off the wagon. RR was done for me.


November 7th, 2017 at 6:02 AM ^

Bielema said they "rectified the situation"  -- by taking out (and injuring) Mike Martin, who couldn't play the second half.  I felt compelled at the time to write to the Regents of UW-Madison, and cc'd two Madison researchers who were studying ankle injuries in football.  Unlike my email to Dave Brandon that year, it did not garner a response. 


November 7th, 2017 at 9:35 AM ^

Lopata missed the game-tying FG at the end of regulation.

The second half of that Wisconsin game was so disheartening to watch.  Ditto the second half of the Iowa game where Courtney Avery's tackle "attempt" on a third down allowed Iowa to convert and eventually kick a FG to put them up by 10, thereby making a comeback basically impossible at that late stage.


November 7th, 2017 at 10:45 AM ^

Or 30 if you count the end-of-game kneeldowns.

What people forget is that Tolzien also had a near-perfect day passing: 15 passes and none of them hit the ground. 14-15 for 201 with one interception.

But it wasn't all bad. We did make them punt on their first drive.


micheal honcho

November 6th, 2017 at 10:10 PM ^

But revisiting Devin Gardners terrible mechanics is not fun. He makes Denard look like a passer. Harbaugh would have made a great WR out of DG though. Probably NFL caliber if he had 4yrs.


November 6th, 2017 at 10:34 PM ^

This was the final volume in our trilogy, "Bizarre Ways to Rip Northwestern's Heart Out."  Three years running we beat them in increasingly weird fashion in the final minute (or OT).  

All of which was justice for Fitzgerald for jumping around like an idiot on the sidelines after getting a call late in the '12 game.