"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
Bob's hanging them up after 29 years behind the mic
I always loved watching him comment on Brian's games at the Big House, and I think that he did a great job of being both a Dad/Fan and a color guy, he wasn't afraid to call it like it is, positive or negative. I think the "Proud Papa" moment with Keith Jackson was one of the moments that stand out to me from that Rose Bowl,
(right around 6:30 is great) - embed is below, link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZMqS83n_vw
Found this interesting. Apparently Armwood HS banned Danny Hope from recruiting after he didn't agree with the surgical procedure given to a recruit with an ACL tear. Sounds a little extreme, but I revel in anything negative that comes Mr. Mustache's way.
EDIT: Damn! I looked all over the board and didn't see anything on this. Ignore.
Here in NY on WFAN and Yes Network, Mike Francesa had Desmond Howard on, and boy were they loving up Coach Hoke... Francesa said he is the perfect coach for M, and will be here for 20 years. It'll be on TV tonight on the YES Network and is worth listening to.
I'm trying to get a guage on how long it will take for this team to grasp the new systems. Just the work Denard has ahead of him could be a Diary for one of the more educated posters, but really, the entire team has a lot to learn in a short time. Even before RR, we had a zone blocking scheme, how much different will Borges' assignments be?
edit-Since I can't reply to posts, thanks for the comments. I think I'll need a bottle of whiskey and a little blue pill to recover from the GIFs my mispelling of the title brought on though.
Here's my sleeper...how about Chris Eddins? I haven't heard much about him yet I think with Cooper going to Iowa - there may be room for Eddins to step up and push for some spot play.
I brought out Gunderson and Mateus in Brian's front page discussion of the depth chart. These guys are big at least and could really contribute by saving RS years for Bryant and Posada if there are injuries at OT.
Heininger's rehab - how is that going? I have always liked his attitude.
Can Dylan Esterline, John Haarer or Nate Allspach play TE come the fall? This is the position with the most opportunity. Bills perhaps could have gotten a 5th year with this roster if not for his health. Barnett plays some at least and maybe a lot. If Miller doesn't bulk and switch one of these walk on TEs could see some time.
I would like to see Jeremy Ross push Wile, Gibbons and Broekhuizen. I would like to see Ross push anything /s. Just kidding Jeremy... I'm up for any kicker who steps up... walk ons especially.
The change in scheme and recruiting outcomes have left us short (OL, DL, TE) or deep (Slot, Special Teams) in many positions. This could be a couple years where an Eddins type player could make the most of the CC.
What do you think? Do any of you know about these guys or others who might walk on... note these guys contribute a ton to the team without ever seeing the field on Saturday...but Kovacs like stories happen.
This is great news... http://detnews.com/article/20110203/SPORTS0201/102030398
Me and Curt started at M together in 1988 and were friends though I lost touch with him in 1996 or so.
Some background on Curt.... he was my size or so at 5"10 and word is from anyone on the team who played with him that he was, pound for pound, the toughest player on the team (again, pound for pound). He played LB and was a terror on special teams...and to play LB at his size was very impressive.
Anyway, this is a great addition.