Seen it a hundred plus times. To me it hasn't become worn or trite. I saw a video of a pregame at WV with Rich and he had me pretty fired up too.
I am having a hard time concentrating on business today and going back through and reading Brian's breakdowns of positions and the UCONN stuff on the net. Then trying to get back to business; and back again to screwing off.
I gotta think:
When you work like these guys work in practice, learning all this new uncomfortable stuff to precision over the last two years, sometimes getting your face rubbed in shit by more experienced opponents, belittled by the know it all media, and you bust ass like many of them have worked in the offseason to get bigger and better, and you chased off the guys who weren't up to the challenge: you have a TEAM that poses a lot of danger to opponents.
That big ball of controlled more mature frustration has got to count for something. What it counts for will be proven starting tomorrow.
I doubt Rich will have to top Al in any pregame with this group. I can sense the energy in the practice videos and interviews I watch on this team.
Nothing like an old friend returning just in time for the college football season to start! I give you ND Creeper (aka Damefan1). Live from his mother's basement in Columbus, OH.
Also well known for his 2009 Michigan Prediction
There have been some previous threads about this, but now that the games are about to begin I can confirm that ESPN3 (formerly ESPN 360) will be showing all ABC and ESPN games live. I live in Ibiza, Spain, so this is manna from heaven for me. The cost is 100 euros for one entire year (including basketball), and they will carry many bowl games including all five BCS games. Big Ten Network games are also streamed in Europe but on a per game basis and last year it was a bit pricey considering the quality of the games offered - we shall see what they do this year.
Sorry for you wolverines in bella Italia as for some reason that country is excluded from ESPN3.
So who wants to be in a pool? Venture over to the JCB and check out our Pick-4 contest. It's a bit different that most pools. We're not picking games, but instead picking over/unders on player-type props. Some have been pulled from an actual oddsmakers board, but others are the mad invention of yours truly. This week, there are 4 props, each from a different game. We might expand the board as we go along and have like 6-8 props and you pick 4. For now, each is worth one point. We'll allow the use of one double play a week beginning next week. How else is this pool different? It's free. I'll do something for prizes, but there is no entry fee. The games for this week are the following: Michigan TFLs O/U 3.5 Florida TD passes O/U 5.5 Total points Notre Dame O/U 33.5 Will Kellen Moore throw a pick: yes/no So, check it out and please play. Feel free to discuss the thread, but you have to formally make your picks at the JCB