Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by DBT, Jan 2, 2015.
CU-Michigan. Not even close. Those were national championship contenders playing a huge game. Miami and BC were good in 1984, but that game was nowhere near as relevant as CU-Michigan.
I think people on here might be a little biased, but that´s just me.
Add this game to the list of the good times when breaks sometimes fell CU's way. It has been way too long.
That's what I thought as well. I think BC was ranked something like #12. I get what Jen's is saying about us not being objective, but I also think the "East Coast" bias is real and comes into play often at many different levels.
anyone who picks the flutie play on this board is getting a kick in the 'nads
consider yourself warned. :rofl:
next poll question: better team colors: black and gold versus red and white.
This would be a better poll nationally. Not sure anyone here could legitimately find a reason to vote for Flutie.
The only reason I can think of is that it happened 10 years earlier so was already in the national psyche as the greatest Hail Mary ever for a decade before the Miracle happened.
Break it down by various factors:
Game location and attendance:
BC played in Miami in front of maybe 70K, mostly 'cane fans
CU played in the big house in front of over 100K, mostly maize and blue fans
Miami - rainy, wet and muddy
Ann Arbor - dry and clear
Distance required to score; length of pass:
BU was at about mid field and Flutie threw from just their side of the fifty to about 5 yards deep. Pass length about 60 yards.
CU started short of their own 40; Kordell released the pass around the 27 which was tipped at the goal line. Pass length about 73 yards.
Defense and difficulty of completion:
Miami defenders stopped short and allowed the ball behind them where Phelan caught it for the TD, unopposed.
At least 3 Michigan defenders were in position when the ball was tipped past them to Westbrook who was blanketed by an all-American cornerback.
You do the math.
I thought a number of years ago that some beat writer did a national poll on this subject, and CU came out on top? I know that Kieth Jackson who was calling the game at the time, was later quoted saying he thought it was the best hail mary ever.
the #3 LSU one was better than the Flutie one IMHO
That's a crock of shiit.
Way, way too many clips of teams from the big cant count conference.
The underlying point is that there is most definitely an east coast media bias in sports. It is really irritating.
Flutie's play also has that "Rocky" or "Rudy" appeal of "underdog white guy wins the big one" thing going for it. Majority of the audience eats that **** up.
Rocky or Rudy?
Basically his Heisman signature play.
And it doesn't hurt that the university is in close proximity of espin headquarters.
nah. you're not the only biased one.
I've always loved the Bluegrass Miracle. Such a cool play. I was at a wedding right after that happened and talked to a dude that had been in attendance for both the Miracle in Michigan and the Bluegrass Miracle. How wonder how many other can say the same?
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