This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Edit: I was hoping for more than just text on a shirt that I could eventually grab from the mgostore. Apparently this is not a good request, sorry.
How serious is Cam's back injury? We need him in there!
So, sure, there's a lot to discuss about this game. The Manball in the rain thing that happened that was so awesome that they ended the game early. And being old, I don't remember the last time such a thing happened. Then again, maybe I'm old and don't remember just because I don't remember.
Anyway, I thought I'd comment on FanVision because last year it was great. Particularly because I kind of got a couple for free ("kind of" because it did cost me in other ways). So, prior to rainaggedon today, I carried the device into the stadium expecting much of what I liked last year: being able to watch multiple games, instant replay from multiple angles, etc.
This year, it seemed like the FanVision was an afterthought. The feed from ABC was so slow that I'd watch the play on the field, count to ten, and then it would come on the ABC feed. There seemed to be much less available as far as field views. Then I'd get the commercials delaying the game - last year, I could flip to other ESPN/ABC games. So, they've regressed.
It is a nifty little device and I was hoping they would go another step forward this year. Anybody else disappointed?
In the last 8 hours, I have angered all of my in-laws, made my daughter frightened of Michigan Stadium and watched exactly 3 plays from our game (through head shadows in the tunnel). I get home to find out that my directTV is robot zombie Stalin and has deleted any chance I have at salvation. Where can I watch a replay of this game. I ask the mgo community, not because I am so old that I can't figure it out, but because I am so stupid.
The only plus is that I was not subjected to anymore of Craig James "insights". For him to put that little prep work in is embarrasing. Watching Mayock on the Notre Dame game is like night and day. He gives you nice insight and not a bunch of MSM bs propaganda.
Here are some nuggets from James and Patrick
1. Made it seem we never went under center last year(Does he work for the Freep)
2. Koger didn't play much because he was a TE in the pansy spread.( I think we had a TE on the field for about 90% of our plays last year)
3. Said Borges was a Power I OC that likes to work the power and then come to play action. (Uh no he grew up as a West Cost guy and has done about everything.)
4. James said that now they were getting back to a "power" running game after Shaw's TD. Which came after 2 consecutive spread runs with zone blocking for about 80yds.
I know I know. I knew it was coming, but it was still ridiculous. It was like Dave Brandon fed them 5 key phrases to keep saying during the broadcast despite what was happening on the field.
It was only 1 game against a mediocre team so we won't know much, but if anyone can tell a difference between this team and any of RR's they are full of it. We played better/tougher against UConn last year. It was the same old same old.
-Horrid Special teams
-nice looking offense
After the disaster of the 1st 2 defensive series when multiple players couldn't even get lined up much less know their assignment. The only tangible difference was the dialing up of the amount of blitz calls.
Do your homework James and then give us an objective opinion about what is happening on the field. We can do our own infomercials.