he grew a beard
College-football fans may be obsessive, but they're not crazy. If they decide to come after the coach with a guillotine, basic civility states they usually first wait for his team to lose a game.
This season, you can kiss these rules goodbye.
Like perhaps no 5-0 coach before him, LSU's Les Miles has managed to win all of his games while simultaneously enraging his team's fans. It got so bad that after the team beat West Virginia on Sept. 25, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva felt it necessary to write a letter to fans before last week's home game against Tennessee. It's purpose: to plead with them not to boo. "[W]hen some among the crowd are vocally disapproving of our own players or coaches, it is detrimental on many levels," the letter said.
This partly stems from the coach's chronically odd performances at news conferences. An entire website is devoted to his often-rambling statements. (Example: "I look forward to the opportunity at very positive consequences beyond finishing the season strong.")
Alright, so I knew I loved the Rodriguez hire when it was made, and I've been a supporter all along, and now that support is bearing fruit. I mean, really, it's been 5 weeks since we heard anything about a hot seat, and for good measure. I think we'll beat state, but even playing them respectably close should be enough to keep things quiet for now, since it seems like state is pretty good this year.
But I was just reading an article by Andy Staples (as linked in mgo.lico.us), and there were some figures I guess I hadn't realized.
The first time a QB passed for 2000 and rushed for 1000 yards in a season? Rodriguez. Pass for 300 and rush for 100 in a game? Rodriguez? And a million other stats that Pat White and now Denard have set since? All Rodriguez.
I don't know, I guess I knew most of this, but seeing all the stats in one spot, I was suddenly just struck by the idea that we hired a freaking evil genius to run our football team. You have no chance, Mr. Bond. Our schemes and techniques are far too advanced. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Really, lets just hear it for our evil mastermind. I can see him sitting in a pseudo-futuristic alcove now, gently stroking a Persian cat, watching video of some as yet undiscovered HS Sophomore QB, performing cold, concise mental calculations about how he can turn that kid into the first 4000 - 3000 performer.
I am sure many of you have or will be facing this most unpleasant of choices in life. This is why I decided to post this just two short days before the game I am officially most excited for in about 4 years. My wife will be a bridesmaid in a wedding, this Saturday, Ceremony at 3:00pm. Why God, Why!?! I live in Update NY so the college football junkies are few and far between. I am hoping this will lead to some guidance for us who will face this in the future. I am asking that veterans of this great re-occurring conflict come forth and enlighten us.
Do I try to stay up do date with my driod application and internet?
Do I practice the ostrich technique by going off the grid, turning the off the phone and race home hung-over on Sunday morning and watch it on the DVR?
Remember friends don't let friends get married on Saturdays in the fall. Together we can stop this great plague destroying men's dreams and happiness across this great nation.
I have been growing increasingly tired of the "Denard is too small to maintain his RB-like carry numbers" and the even more specifically infuriating "SAME MEME BUT WITH OMGSEC". I did some very amateurish analysis and came to the following conclusion: Ahhh Hamburgers.... he is small.
Denard checks-in at a svelte 27 lbs below the average weight of the top 2-26 rushing leaders in total yards (Denard iz noomber von) which comes out to beefcakey 215 lbs. He also punches in at beach-season-envious 11 lbs below the low-end standard deviation weightage of 199 lbs.
Now for the SEC comparison, which affords us the awesome right of bangkok bettying the SEC as they wave their collective penii around in the constant dick wagging contest they seem to push on everybody against our will (essentially non-sexual confrontational rape). Their average weight for RB's is cleared for a lighter landing at 211 lbs, which, as only the most astute will notice, is less than 215 lbs. Sadly, their low-end standard deviation comes in at 199 lbs or as a SEC fan will articulate: SAMESIES BITCHFACES (or something along those lines).
So I guess, in conclusion, Denard is small in comparison to the small sample of RB's I sampled. But, on the brighter side, he is smaller in comparison to the national leaders than he is to SEC starting RB's. How's that basically inconsequential humble pie taste SEC peeps? I'll get you the heavy f'ing whipping cream so you guys can beef up.
*Note: 3 SEC RB's factored into the top 2-26 numbers*
Mine are corny, but I'd love to see ideas from the community for signage during the game.
And yes, the one is in poor taste... hence why we call it a rivalry.
And also, yes ... I clearly have not mastered photoshop.
I know this was sunday but it just occured to me that I never saw a post on Todd this past week. I might have just missed it...
Regardless I was shocked to see that he was still in the NFL!! I remember him playing for the Bills a little and that was the last I had heard of him. Todd is the oldest QB I can distinctly remember watching playing for Michigan (Live). I was 8 years old. I know Chad and Tom got all the attention on monday but lets not forget that Todd played pretty well for us too.
The goal line stand game vs PSU: