Wisconsin Wolverine

March 22nd, 2013 at 10:31 PM ^

In all seriousness, Vincent is the man. He wasnt shaken when it happened, and he's never been shaken since. He did a great Q&A session on reddit which just illustrated his effortless badassery. He even answered a question of mine about his sick blocking, 9 DAYS AFTER I POSED IT, cuz he's that sweet. He cited his "killer instinct", which I believe 100%. V. Smith forever.

Perkis-Size Me

March 22nd, 2013 at 6:58 PM ^

Good for V. Smith and turning this into a positive.

As for the hit itself, I think its being blown way out of proportion by now. No one, including myself, will deny that it was a great hit, but ESPN has just been salivating over this crap for the past 3 months like they've never seen a big hit before. It's hit Best of the Best for Top 10 about 40 straight times, countless articles have been written about it, yada yada yada. How it managed to beat out that high school buzzer beater shot a few weeks ago on top 10 is almost offensive.

Nobody was blocking Clowney. It was a missed assignment. Line up any defensive lineman in America in that same spot and they'd make that same play.


March 22nd, 2013 at 7:28 PM ^

I still laugh at our fans who try to downplay the hit. I guarantee if Mike Martin would have did that to Dan Herron or somebody we would all talk that play up for decades.


March 22nd, 2013 at 7:41 PM ^

A few things:

1. Dan Herron plays for Ohio State, and we are Michigan.  Any UM-OSU play is bigger than a UM-South Carolina Outback Bowl play.

2. Dan Herron was a (multi-year?) starter.  So it would be a star-on-star play.  

3. We're not saying that South Carolina fans shouldn't be talking about it.  It's about how much this is getting played up be people not from South Carolina.  

No doubt that was a big hit.  But every season there are equally big hits in equally big games (this one wasn't all that big) that don't get near this kind of hype.  And the funny thing is, if Vincent Smith didn't have dreads, his helmet probably doesn't come off and we're not talking about it at all anymore.  


March 22nd, 2013 at 9:55 PM ^

So my buddy and I are sitting here watching the tourney and I run the story about Vincent making money off the pic. "That's a violation, blah blah Wolverines cheat!" Nevermind Smith has graduated. Goes without saying, he's a Sparty fan. Close friends or not, Spartys aren't the coldest beers in the fridge.