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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Sugar Bowl Open Thread

Folks, you have no idea how good it felt to type the name of a BCS bowl in the title line of this post.  We've come a long way from The Dark Period.  Now Michigan just needs to complete the journey today against Virginia Tech. 

Leave us your thoughts, comments and general what-not about the game in the comments section.

GO BLUE!

(pic via AnnArbor.com)

87 comments:

Dennis said...

Good luck tonight. Hopefully you can do better than most of the rest of the Big Ten.

Ramona said...

Saw a lot of people flying out of DTW yesterday in Michigan gear!

Go Blue... ESPN saying we have to redeem the conference.. no pressure..

beast in 'bama said...

Re: The photo accompanying this post...

"She must have paid a fortune!"

Mikoyan said...

I don't think we care about redeeming the conference...just ourselves. A bowl win would go a long ways towards that.

Bigasshammm said...

Screw the conference. It's not our fault they suck.

I find it hard to support the majority of the Big Ten especially this year. PSU and Ohio had no business being in bowl games. I loathe Ohio anyway. MSU I also loathe so I will never route for them. That was a mind crushing game of theirs. Was so excited at first then so dejected. I was surprised by Wisconsin I thought they'd get killed. Nebraska also I thought would play better. They've fallen apart this year. The other teams are shoulder shruggers.

Ramona said...

Here goes the debate at my house.. and it splits along gender lines!
The MEN can't handle hearing Frank and Jim announce what happens seconds before they SEE it on the screen... We girls can't handle the lackluster TV commentators who don't give you any intelligence..
and since one of our team is only 9,we will lose... otherwise the guys will watch elsewhere!!

KillaB43 said...

Almost game time. I'm ready.

Andrew said...

why couldn't this be a 730 game....
GO BLUE!!!

Rigby said...

Can't wait for the game to start. I've got my keys ready...

GoBlueBob said...

Andrew... it is a 7:30 game local time. I took the day off today and probably should not have done that. It has been a long day waiting for kickoff. I know Hammm is going crazy since he does not even like the 3:30 games. Not going to predict a final score but Michigan wins by 14.

wingedhelmet said...

Go Blue!..Happy New Years fergodsake.

wingedhelmet said...

No Molk..yikes

Bigasshammm said...

Not good. Start drinking.
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h423/bigasshammm/Complete%202011/2099829e.jpg

Bigasshammm said...

As bad as that was ill take it.


That was a hell of a kick for a guy who doesn't kick.

Ramona said...

Wow, my son gets discouraged easily!

IT'S ONLY THE FIRST QUARTER, WE CAN DO IT!

Bigasshammm said...

They look like thy haven't practiced in weeks. Let's hope they catch on late like they usually do.

wingedhelmet said...

Defensive score coming up

Jim said...

Oy, what a quarter...could have been worse, I guess...just down a score.

wingedhelmet said...

We can't find kickers and Vt apparently has 3

bigGexpress said...

Good thing this game is against an ACC opponent, because we are playing like an ACC team early.

Hopefully this ends up being a microcosm of the whole season.

Bigasshammm said...

Where are the runs up the middle? The best way to eat an over aggressive defense is to run right at them.

I hate 8pm games.

Bigasshammm said...

Boo

Bigasshammm said...

Hagerup sucks.

phil said...

Trust ole Phil here. We have them right where we want them.

Jim said...

Still...feels like we're just a sliver away from connecting.

Jim said...

Big stop!

Bigasshammm said...

Coach hoke agrees. Hagerup sucks. Benched for wile hi immediately gets 15 yards and a first down Meeeechigan

Bigasshammm said...

Holy shi...

Jim said...

When I saw him throw off that back foot, I said....oh noooooooooooYES!

Bigasshammm said...

Holy shi... Holy shi.

Ramona said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO

Bigasshammm said...

Holy shi... Holy shi... Holy shi.

Jim said...

When did Gibbons get so fat?

wingedhelmet said...

OK..that just happened..even Karma thinks the RR era was overkill.

Andrew said...

already out of tums....i guess the makers mark will do...
GO BLUE!

wingedhelmet said...

@phil ..I will never doubt you ...good call.

Bigasshammm said...

Cheers Andrew!

Jim said...

I opted for Gentleman Jack...

GoBlueBob said...

Ramona... my middle son is the same way. Just keep reminding them of the ND game. Go Blue.

I knew Hammm would make a comment about hating late games.

See y'all after the game.

Bigasshammm said...

Jc does VT have enough pompom girls?

Bigasshammm said...

I did it for you Bob. I actually commented before the game but apparently my phone froze so it never went through. So I erased it since the game had started.

Bigasshammm said...

New half. New mug. http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h423/bigasshammm/Complete%202011/b0e69200.jpg

Yost said...

Good news: M couldn't play worse in the 2nd half!

Right?

AGoodMIFan said...

Whew, thank goodness we being MI finally Did something right! Way to go boys keep it up for the 2nd half!

Bigasshammm said...

That hits the ground can M get screwed again on a replay?

Bigasshammm said...

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Jim said...

Hemingway is a magician.

wingedhelmet said...

This is the most manic game ever...speechless

bigGexpress said...

I nominate VT for potentially having the crapiest Fight Song in College Football.

Bigasshammm said...

Let's put this game away.

Bigasshammm said...

Boom ESPNd "Spartan tears taste like sugar". Lmfao.

wingedhelmet said...

Aaaaaaargh.....

bigGexpress said...

4th and freaking 11.

Bigasshammm said...

Touchdown here or no go.

Bigasshammm said...

I look forward to Shane morris.

Ramona said...

Dropped it...

bigGexpress said...

Van Slyke blocked in back on punt return, anybody?

wingedhelmet said...

I am not feeling good about this.

Bigasshammm said...

Everybody saw it bigG. Nobody called it.

wingedhelmet said...

Beamer outzooked Zook

Ramona said...

OUR RECEIVER WAS TRIPPED!!!

Bigasshammm said...

This is going to be the longest 4 minutes ever.

bigGexpress said...

Onside kick right here.

Bigasshammm said...

Benny's predictions looking better n better.

Jim said...

Feels like a turnover might be our only hope.

Bigasshammm said...

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi...

Bigasshammm said...

He's gonna miss. Murphy's law!

Jim said...

God I hate college overtime.

Bigasshammm said...

College n nfl need to adopt the same OT. Same rules as colleg but u get the ball on the 40-45. Therefore not immediately in fg range

wingedhelmet said...

Gotta give the edge to Vt in ot....but MICHIGAN WINS. GO BLUE

Bigasshammm said...

I'm about to throw my phone though the window if by call this a td.

Rigby said...

That might have been a gift, but I'll take it

Rigby said...

NO GOOD!!

Bigasshammm said...

SPARTY NOOOOOOOOOOOOO



Murphy's law!!!!!!

Jim said...

Was it a catch? I would have been pissed if it was us.

Andrew said...

what am I missing not a touchdown...missed fg...wasnt Christmas last week
GO BLUEJ

Rigby said...

GO BLUUUUUUUUUEEEE!!!!!

Jim said...

Little bit of a gift...wish it would have ended differently, but I think they deserve it for the year they've had.

bigGexpress said...

I'll say it one more time. It's a good thing that was an ACC team. Great cap to an awesome season!

wingedhelmet said...

Thanks team 132 and coach Hoke...Go Blue

Jim said...

You see Holly Roe box that other reporter out?

Bigasshammm said...

I want one of those tshirts

Ramona said...

Done screaming, crying, fainting...
WOW!!!!!! I CAN ONLY SAY, WOW!!!

Bigasshammm said...

Overtime controversy? Are you kidding ESPN? Go f yourselves. I'm sorry it wasn't the sec in this game since that's all you care for.

Jim said...

Seeing the replay again, it looked like the ball bounced up when he hit the ground. Made me feel better.

Bigasshammm said...

Ok OT controversy was the wisky may basketball game. I'm going to bed. Goodnight all. Pour some sugar on me.

Ramona said...

there's no controversy, we have had so much more taken away from us ....this is more than karma it was real? he was out of bounds and ESPN sucks.