"...Eddie Brown played perfect pass defense and Desmond Howard got the dropsies on a deciding 1990 two-point try."
-- Jack Ebling, in a post-Notre Dame loss article for MSU Spartan Tailgate, talking about how corners need to have a short memory after bad plays.
Now, I am a State fan and a State grad, but... really? "Perfect pass defense" probably would be defined as NOT committing pass interference. "The dropsies" is a tough way to describe an attempted catch while you're falling down-- one he almost caught anyway.
Being a realist who doesn't wear green-colored glasses when I watch the games, I can admit, time should have run out on Jeff Smoker and T.J. Duckett. However, I also believe the Duckett fumble that Larry Foote swept back in from out-of-bounds changed the game completely when we lost down there 14-0. Michigan fans scoff at that one. But I'll give them Spartan Bob and Desmond's trip up-- those were a little hinky. Which is why it's shocking to see an acclaimed journalist like Jack Ebling write the sentence above-- even if it is for Spartan Tailgate-- a website that should have a sign above it reading "Abandon All Reasoning, Ye Who Enter Here." Jack was at that game in 1990 and saw the play in person, but I'm sure he's seen a TV replay at least once in the last 20 years.