Tate Jumping into MSU band

Submitted by marc_from_novi on September 19th, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Anyone notice Golden Tate dive into the MSU Band after his 4th quarter TD? It looked somewhat intentional to me. I hope Dantonio raises a stink about it.



September 19th, 2009 at 9:03 PM ^

Yea, he's an ass. I like ND and I like Floyd, but I have never liked Golden Tate. He's too arrogant. One could argue that his momentum took him, but really? He knocked a girl down.


September 19th, 2009 at 9:06 PM ^

He dove in on purpose. The arms in the air say it all. If his momentum had carried him in accidentally, then he would have been doing something with his arms instead of leaping up and swan-diving.

My wife and I laughed our butts off at the moron and watched it several times on the DVR.


September 19th, 2009 at 9:12 PM ^

He might have been trying to jump over the kid in the front row. My wife and I rewound that a few time b/c we thought it was kind of funny that the bandos parted like the red sea and let him fall.

He should've just stopped running like that dope in the Texas game who almost riled up that big ass steer. Keep it on the field homies...


September 19th, 2009 at 9:09 PM ^

hopefully MD and everyone he knows sends in the tape to the Athletic Director at ND and Tate gets suspended for a game. It would be interesting to see a game without Tate and Floyd.

Section 1

September 19th, 2009 at 9:20 PM ^

...into the band; Tate then got up and ran briefly along the endzone wall, giving the business to the crowd. I think Tate ran 20 or 30 yards before he caught himself, thinking about another taunting penalty.

Golden Tate is a 15-yard Unsportsmanlike* Conduct penalty, just waiting to happen.

*lol -- The gender-neutral NCAA actually refers to "Unsportslike" actions...


September 19th, 2009 at 9:21 PM ^

Whatever, he was going into the band anyway. It isn't like he threw any elbows, for all we know he was trying to jump over someone. I don't know if he was, I'm just saying, its not like he caught the ball by the upright and ran across the endzone to jump into the band. Plus, landing on an instrument hurts, I can't imagine wanting to do that, even in pads.

Bando Calrissian

September 19th, 2009 at 9:22 PM ^

I haven't seen the video, but having been to ND with the MMB, the band seating is VERY close to the field. Too close, even. I think the clarinets who got lit up by Manningham in 2006 would attest to that. It's an incident waiting to happen.


September 20th, 2009 at 10:14 AM ^

I guess people on this thread seem pretty upset by his swan dive into the MSU band but I thought it was hilarious. It was as if he expected to be caught, and instead the seas parted and he just fell on his face.


September 20th, 2009 at 9:31 PM ^

And a classless move. I'm waiting to hear ND whine about the MSU band being in the way of their players.

The more I see of ND this season the less I respect them and Weis.


September 20th, 2009 at 11:21 PM ^

After seeing the replay, it is pretty obvious if he hadn't jumped he would have flattened the first and second rows (which were both still sitting down).

Did he play up the jump some, wouldn't doubt it, do I feel bad? No, none of the band members were hurt and the game went on as it did up till that point.