Are any MGoBloggers attending the Team 134 Kickoff Event? I got the invite, but since I never went to one of these before I was curious to see if anyone has any insight as to what this is going to be like?
The schedule doesn't have much details so it sounds like there is some food, introductions and a chance to watch the team practice? It sounds interesting, but since I would have to book a flight to attend, I wanted to see if it's worth flying up for (especially since I'll be flying back for the next weekend's game as well).
Team 134 Kickoff Event
Tailgate: 9:00-10:45 a.m.
Brief Program: 10 a.m.
Practice: 11:00-12:00 p.m.
*Please note, times are subject to change
If your interested in a discussion on schadenfreude
Non-political source material..http://www.amazon.com/dp/0199734542/?tag=saloncom08-20
Please remove the politics angle, most of this discussion is sports related, Salon decided to add in some political aspects to get clicks (Rush pic etc..)
It may seem that our emotions follow from a narrow focus on our own team’s winning or losing. But the logic of Tajfel’s research suggests that it takes two groups to tango. The British boys in Tajfel’s studies favored their own group, but they also discriminated against the outgroup. The thrill of winning means that we have won and a competitor has lost. Interestingly, this can mean that winning away from home feels better than winning at home. This accentuates that the rival is now a “loser.” St. John noted this when describing how he felt while leaving Florida’s stadium, the “Swamp,” after Alabama had beaten Florida. Whereas the visiting Alabama fans seemed drawn together by the high of the victory, the losing Florida fans seemed to separate from each other, like wounded animals needing isolation. Away from the noise of the stadium, they could remove the now ridiculous-looking paint that they had applied fastidiously to their faces before the game. For a moment, St. John felt pity for these miserable creatures. But only for a moment, because when he received a hateful look from one of them, he belted out the Alabama victory cry, “Rammer, Jammer, Yellow Hammer,” with wild, unself-conscious abandon.
A quick story on George Campbell by TomVH - thought I'd link to it but the content is relatively redundant for those closely reading the past few days - however there are 2 videos at the top of the story that I think are worth watching. The second video shows highlights of the Orlando NFTC from March. Could not embed these as they are via espn and not youtube - maybe someone with more embed prowess can do it in replies.
Quick takeaways (1) Gosh these kids are young, if you just look at his baby face it looks like a 14 year old...then you go to the physique and it's a man. Helps us put in perspective just how young some of these guys are watching the first video.
(2) First video focuses first on his athletic prowess but last third he talks about how he wants to be a role model and gives back to the community. I am noticing a trend...
(3) In 2nd video he has a drop here or there and the scouting report about "fighting the ball" makes some sense. A few catches against the body as opposed to with his hands. That said, he has TWO YEARS to work on this before even setting a foot on campus as a student. See point 1. Worst case scenario (obviously doubtful) we have one of the most physical and scary fast safeties in college football... (note the poor corner who tried to play press coverage at 1:47 minute mark)
Link to story here. Link to video 1 here. Link to video 2 here.
Obvious position name is obvious... Freshman DT Dee Liner.
The SEC does it again, Manziel thinks this is ok.
File this under General SEC Schadenfreude.
Seems like a few Florida Gator fans are a little butthurt about George Campbell's commitment, and most are preaching that IT WON'T LAST! HE A GATORRRR!
Read the entire thread for delicious and hilarious comments.
The butthurt is strong with this one:
To me, this commitment really doesn't make any sense. I get the interest in Clemson with the offense they run and WRs they can sell him on that they have produced, but Michigan? They threw for less than 200 yds a game.............in the Big 10. I'm sure they are selling him on the future and not the past the same as UF, but I don't get what he could have been told that put Michigan above Clemson or UF.
U MAD BRO?
Can anyone name these potential future members of Team 135?
Noah Furbush (5), Freddy Canteen (17), Brandon Watson (20), Maurice Ways (9), Drake Harris (1), Chase Winovich (15), Ian Bunting, 2015 George Campbell (11), Wilton Speight (19), Mason Cole (52), Lawrence Marshall (12), Michael Ferns (10), Brady Pallante (52)
EDIT: Added Brandon Watson and Brady Pallante. Picture from Michael Ferns' Instagram.