New Roundtree Rule

Submitted by Blazefire on October 2nd, 2010 at 9:20 PM

I have, through intense scientific analysis, come to a new and exciting conclusion about the given natural laws. I move that a new natural law be added to the others:

If Roy Roundtree makes a spectacular catch and runs downfield with it, and is subsequently tackled at the one yard line, Michigan will not successfully punch the ball in, through any number of unfortunate circumstances.

But it doesn't matter, because WHOOOOOO WIN!

Comments

Jeff

October 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 PM ^

I disagree.  There should be a new NCAA rule:

If Roy Roundtree makes a spectacular catch and runs downfield with it, and is subsequently tackled inside the one yard line, Michigan shall be awarded a touchdown for general awesomeness.

It's really been unfair to Roundtree's stats.

Six Zero

October 2nd, 2010 at 9:29 PM ^

He should quickly sprint down the field and personally tackle Roundtree at the 11 yard line, thus eliminating any recurring scenarios.

+1 to Blazefire for addressing this bizarre phenomenon.

SysMark

October 2nd, 2010 at 9:42 PM ^

All kidding aside Roundtree really is turning into an A-list receiver.  Great hands, especially in traffic.  Guessing he will be wearing No. 1 at some point.

Hemingway wasn't bad either.

briangoblue

October 2nd, 2010 at 9:46 PM ^

I was thinking the exact same thing when he went down at the one and we didn't score. Does winning the game break the Illinois curse of 2009? When it happened again, I was like a medieval peasant when a comet went through the sky- ready to dive in a well, thinking it portended the end of the world. Thank goodness for Dilithium, and the D showed some improvement in the second half (only 14 points- bent but not broken).

M-Wolverine

October 2nd, 2010 at 11:21 PM ^

If we're a speed team, recruiting speed, training them Brawisized to be fast, and run a speed offense...why are all our skill guys other than Denard are so slow? I mean, when we got all these small guys, I thought it was because they were fast...
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<br>If Roundtree was a little faster, he'd be a future first round pick.

M-Wolverine

October 3rd, 2010 at 12:03 PM ^

Hemmingway and Smith, who aren't exactly burners. Though hopefully when healthy Toussaint is Hart with speed.

I just remember when we were recruiting all these guys, and people were saying "they're all so tiny for the Big Ten", the reply was "but look at all that speed we're recruiting!". And other than the one of a kind Denard, I'm not sure we're really any faster than we used to be. Might as well have huge skill guys who can block for Denard better if that's going to be the case.

S.G. Rice

October 3rd, 2010 at 10:27 AM ^

I think Roy Roundtree might be my favorite player.

He's not the biggest guy.  Not the fastest.  But all he does is make plays.  He gets open.  Catches the ball.  Gets what he can out of every play.  Blocks his ass off.

And he's insanely likeable in interviews. 

This team has a lot of really likeable guys.  But Roundtree just might be the king.

Keep doing what you're doing Roy.