While Saturday night’s game between the Michigan Wolverines football team and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors lived up to expectations — or lack thereof — the Twitter sphere still found plenty to talk about.
Here are the highlights of what social media had to say:
The game was significantly delayed due to storms in the area. Cade McNamara didn’t wait out the rain, however, opting to train inside the tunnel:
Due to the delay, Wolverines entered the game without hitting the banner – something not seen since the banner was created:
Not sure, but I think this will be the first game the Wolverines have NOT touched the banner since UM hockey coach Al Renfrew’s Marge turned a bedsheet into a banner to inspire 1-5 UM to upset the Illini in 1962. Can’t think of another time since.https://t.co/a1DlLZpxwO
— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) September 11, 2022
Once the game started, Michigan didn’t take long to do so, as JJ McCarthy needed just one shot from 43 yards to open the scoring for the Wolverines:
I literally looked down and Roman Wilson was in the end zone. it’s about to be a bloodbath.
— seltzer victory (@seltzermom) September 11, 2022
The night was over before it even started:
No analysis here. Hawaii stinks. Have a great night.
—Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) September 11, 2022
A silver lining for the Rainbow Warriors:
At least if Hawaii is destroyed, players can still return to Hawaii.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) September 11, 2022
JJ was throwing it all over the court, and Twitter took note:
Vegas couldn’t find a high enough live line during the first half action:
the editors removed it from the board
— ace (midfield encounter) (@AceAnbender) September 11, 2022
The score was closer than the reality of the match, even coming out of half-time:
Michigan has reached the “I have no idea who this guy is” phase of the game. There are 27 minutes left.
— Bryan Mac (@Bry_Mac) September 11, 2022
After four disappointing drives from Cade – the final of which ended in an interception – reactions were understandably mixed:
Tonight it’s obvious Cade’s job wasn’t taken by Jim, the OC’s or the QB coach.. it was taken by JJ
— ᗩᑎT ᗯᖇIGᕼT (@itsAntWright) September 11, 2022
JJ McCarthy clearly deserves to be Michigan’s starting QB, and Cade McNamara hasn’t played well those first two games, but the way the crowd treats a guy who just helped lead Michigan to their best season in 25 years…it’s disappointing. McNamara deserves respect.
— Derick Hutchinson (@Derick_Hutch) September 11, 2022
A sign from heaven (or maybe just a cooking fire):