that is nice bonus change
On Sportcenter tonight, after the N.C. St. / Cinci game, Holtz picked Kent St. as his "team to watch" this weekend.
That's crazy right? I mean picking Penn St. to lose to Kent St, come on?
But it's not just regular 'ol crazy, it's Lou Holtz Crazy.
Because.... Wait for it.... Lou Holtz is....
A Kent St. Alum.
So, we knew he'd never pick against South Carolina and N. D., but I guess now he's picking the Golden Flashes despite common sense too.
All respectability as an "expert" is lost (if not already lost).
So I was just thinking about how I'm not quite sure what the correct pronunciation of Molk is, and then it occurred to me that there are at least five O-linemen whose names I'm just kind of guessing at, and have not really heard pronounced enough times to have it down right. So, a little help from the boards with the following please:
Dorrestein - I'm pretty sure I've got this, but just to be sure, It's DOOR-steen, right? Perhaps DOOR-styne.
Huyge - I think I've heard it pronounced HUGH-gee (gee not pronounced like "gee whiz," but instead like Guy LeDouche from Most Extreme Elimination Challenge). This one is baffling because it relies on ignoring letters that are seemingly out of place like Dwyane Wade.
Molk - This could go either way. I've been saying Molk like it rhymes with chalk, but I think the announcers in the ND game were pronouncing it like it rhymes with James K. Polk (cue "We are the mediocre [beat] presidents! You won't find our faces on dollars or on cents!")
Omameh - This one I think I've got a handle on. Oh-MAH-may. Accent on the middle syllable. It always makes me think of the Japanese fifth taste-sense, umami.
Lewan - Before I saw the BTN's Michigan preview, I'd been thinking LEW-ən, but they were saying le-WAN. I'm guessing they had it right, because I doubt they'd make an arbitrary change like that.
That's all I can think of for now. Thank you Steven Schilling for making it easy on me. Anybody else have any player pronunciation questions? This would be the place.
[Ed: BUMPED SO HARD]
Earlier this week, BlockM made a video request for a spoof on the trailer for The Happening, implying that Denard is, in fact, The Happening. I saw the thread and thought, I have a lot of free time this week and that sounds fun, chores be damned. I am by no means a professional video editor, but I've done something like this once before and figured I'd take a shot. Here's my shot:
(WATCH IN HIGH QUALITY! AND FULL SCREEN!)
Hope you all enjoy it. And I hope this is close to what you had in mind, BlockM. Some notes:
1. I made the video unlisted on YouTube to try to avoid it getting taken down for copyright issues. You can only reach it through a link, so here's the link:
2. If you think there should be any changes, let me know. The video is easily altered.
3. Mods: I wasn't sure whether to put this on the Board or in the Diaries, but I didn't want it to get buried on the board and be missed by anyone who wanted to see it, e.g. the person who requested it be made. Feel free to move it if you must.
4. GO BLUE!!!
So while watching every offensive play of the Notre Dame game on youtube, something hit me. Rich Rod said awhile back a quote that I've always liked, that this "wasn't his first rodeo." It's a classic, simple Rich Rod quote, but I think it's pretty telling. It conveys both experience and confidence, but in the standard "aw shucks" RR way. The point of my post is as follows:
What new wrinkles has Rich Rod been holding in the bag that can we expect to see soon (possibly against lil brother)? As we unveil new things, defenses have the ability to study and gameplan against it. But as RR says, this isn't his first rodeo, and there are lots of things he's done in the past that he's yet to do here. More specifically, he's brought his offense to the Big East, and then saw how the defenses reacted to this "new" offense, and then obviously (due to his success) gameplanned to beat any and all adjustment. The Big Ten coaches are seeing for the first time a RR offense at full power due to the Denarding, and will adjust accordingly, but RR has gone through this progression before and will know whats coming, right? Am I way off on this? Is there any merit to the thought that he's been there and done that and that for the most part he knows what teams are going to do (at least in the near future) and thus knows what to do to beat it (since he's done it already in the Big East?)?
To the more football savvy MGoUser, what can we expect as we go forward?
When will we break out deep balls, if ever? I'm not familiar with what RR did with Chris Henry at WVU, but Stonum has to have the ability to do the same, right?
When will the slot be motioning into the backfield? Is there a reason we haven't seen this yet?
Will I ever run out of questions? yes.
Here's a little something I threw together as a video response to damefan1's Michigan-ND preview. Enjoy!