Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
Yea I know, tomorrow is game day and the season has started, but this is ridiculous. I understand they got beat by OK st 84-0, but is this team really that bad that they will lose by over 70 points again?
"Without a doubt," said Mike Colbert, vice president of risk management for Las Vegas-based Cantor Gaming, "this is the biggest line I've put up in 10 years doing this."
For those of you unfamiliar with the UFR Viewer, it is a web app (java-based) that expands your UFR viewing experience by letting you search or filter for plays based on a variety of search criteria or you can just step through the games play by play. For each play, you can instantly link to the corresponding video for that play. It combines Brian's excellent game analysis with the MGoVideo every-snap replays. You can access the UFRs for the past few years at the following link:
I don't have much free time this fall for expanding or supporting the app, but I will try to update content every week after each game. Enjoy!
It's the day before the home opener against Air Force, and other than some continued looking back at, uh, the Alabama <twitch> thing, it's crickets around here.
How do you think the game will go? Will the offense roll with Fitz's return? Will the defense get their technique back and be able to slow the triple option ground game?
How many TDs will Denard have? What freshman or former-QB-now-WR will shine? Who gets #47? Discuss.
(Not necessarily looking for score predictions, as THE_KNOWLEDGE has that covered in his/her Diary post, which appropriately soars in glory high above all other posted threads to the right of this page). Commence.
Honestly, this is a pretty interesting read from Fotune. Yes, it is softball, but sheds a lot of light on how this guy works. Some of it you really could not make up. In a way, I almost feel sorry for the way this guy exists. A few strange gems.
"As he sits down at a small table in his expansive wood-paneled corner office, the coach grabs what looks like a garage-door opener and presses the button. Across the room, the door to his office softly whooshes shut. Boom! Nick Saban just saved three seconds."
"Every day, Saban sits at this very table and works through his lunch hour while eating the same exact meal: a salad of iceberg lettuce and cherry tomatoes topped with turkey slices and fat-free honey Dijon dressing. No time wasted studying a menu."
IMO one of the best new additions to the board in the past year were the posts of the MGoWeather girl. I loved the way she predicted the gameday weather and what you'd need to wear by event: tailgate, start of game, halftime, post-game, evening fun. And of all the weather forecasts I follow she was easily the most dead-on accurate of any of them. FWIW she was the only person I remember who correctly said the weather for UTL would clear by kickoff and not drench us as it did for most of the day leading up to the game.
For those of us traveling to the game (we drive up from Cleveland) she's was a Godsend so we can accurate select what we'll need to wear and what we might want to have for the day/night. MGoWeather girl where are you?