this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
While watching Ray Rice and cheering for him because he's on my fantasy team, I have been thinking this for a long time - he's very similar to Hart and yet he's starting and playing well while Mike Hart was just promoted from the practice squad. I don't understand - are they really THAT different? The only thing I can see is that Hart is a little slower than Rice, but other than that - I really don't see it.
I remember watching an interview that Rice said he looked up (haha) to Hart because of the success he has had as a shorter back for a big time program and that he hoped he could emulate his playing style. I say he has done very well.
I don't remember how good a receiver Hart was - other than the screen pass against Ohio State where Baas was escorting him down the field, I don't really have a memorable Hart catch.
Can anyone offer any insight?
I've been trying for months to try and find the intro to the 2008 Capital One Bowl-- it was phenomenal and one of the best "redemption" meme videos I've ever seen, especially given the outcome of the game against Florida.
This beginning can be seen in the first 14 seconds of this hype video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niB-naNtmv4&NR=1
Does anyone have any idea where I might find it, or if it is posted in its entirety somewhere? All the Ten Yard Torrents of the game show the entirety of the game, but none of the pregame hype video by ABC.
Would be incredibly grateful if anyone could help me out with this!
I know that Mike Hart got us started on the "little brother" analogy, and as much as I am a Mike Hart fan, I just don't agree with calling MSU the little brother. Here is what I think of when I think of a little brother:
- Someone who you hope has success
- Someone you would cheer for
- Someone you can sympathize for
- Someone you (probably) have a few things in common with
To me, Sparty isn't any of these things. I hate MSU, for all the reasons here and more. I hope they lose every game except maybe ND. I hope they tie ND. And I will never feel sorry for them no matter how badly they get embarrassed. MSU is more like the evil stepsister to this year's somewhat-cinderalla Michigan team.
I am hoping to tag another team as "little brother." Namely, the EMU Eagles. Back to the above little bro characteristics from before. I hope Eastern does well for the remainder of this season and in the future. Remember Mike Hart's comments about playing one-on-one basketball with your little brother? I don't recall it verbatum, but it had something to do with letting him hang around in the game, giving him a little confidence before ultimately you beat him. I don't want to give MSU any confidence. I want to blow them out. Eastern, on the other hand, I looked at and thought, "aww, I hope we win handily but I dont want to embarrass this team." That has a little more "little brother" sentiment to it, don't you think? I felt bad for the Eagles when they lost to Northwestern on that last FG. Lastly, we have more in common with EMU. Ron English is their coach, and thought I don't disagree with RR deciding to let him go (differeing philosophies sure I get it), I think he's a good coach and I wish him success anywhere he goes that isn't OSU, MSU, ND, USC or any SEC school. And who here isn't a Tyrone Wheatly fan? He's coaching EMU running backs. Now that makes me feel less terrible about Dwayne Priest running wild in the first half last week. They are our little brother, we had to let them stick around and build some confidence, just like Mike Hart described.
So, to me:
EMU = little brother
MSU = Evil stepsister
So my question to the MGoCommunity is this: Are you happy with calling sparty "little bro?" Or is eastern a better fit?
My older brother, who is a big MSU fan, came over this weekend and was showing me something on an MSU message board.
There's this whole thread of a little black kid with Mike Hart's jersey and people photoshopping things like Dantonio holding him up and him riding a tiny bicycle and a million other things.
Anyways, as he was showing me the pictures, I saw a ton of posts referring to Michigan as "Little Brother" and like "Mike Hart, little brother".
I think it's hilarious that MSU's response to us calling them "Little Brother" is basically them saying, "Nuh-uh YOU are" or saying, "That former player who dominated us for 4 years and never lost a game to us...is short."
I'm not trying to start an MSU-bashing post here I just thought it was interesting, in a way, their response to Mike Hart's comments, 2 years later.
Touched the ball a whopping two times tonight and appeared to be limping a bit after his only carry. He covered the ensuing punt, but hasn't been on the field since. Not looking good for him at this point.
Mike Hart or Nick Sheridan. Or someone else?
I'm concerned that Bill Martin isn't thinking about this already.