I feel better about having to work this weekend after watching this video. Thank you.
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So...Jeter "forgot" to call you back?
Youtube ignominious bastards...unleash the Kraken.
The Denard video is great. But the highlights of him taking handoffs and catching passes make me sad that one of the greatest players in Michigan history was robbed of his chance to play the final few games of his career at his own position.
Also, my god were those Outback Bowl uniforms stupid. Dave Brandon should be forced to watch highlights from that game on a loop with his eyelids pinned open until he agrees to stop screwing with tradition.
I think it actually proved that his own position was RB.
If screwing with tradition pays one dollar more tha plain-old tradition, DB will take screwing with tradition every day and twice on Sundays. It is how the man is programmed.
Don't forget about Tool's drummer Danny Carey. He rocked a Novak jersey at last year's show in Toledo. He's a Lakers fan and Jayhawks fan too, so maybe he was just doing it to get a rise out of the Ohio residents. Either way, it deserves a mention here.
A recent addition I just learned about: Selma Blair of Legally Blonde, Hellboy, and the latest Charlie Sheen crapfest, Anger Management.
Cranbrook/Kingswood and UofM alum.
I strongly suspect (i.e., am virtually certain and know the suggestion is made wholly in jest and as a swipe at YouTube) that it's inadvertent, but no to this.
Hey Big Ten Division names idea: Joy Division and Panzer Division.
Joy Division is a bit more controversial name than many realize, and the Panzer reference underscores even more:
In order to avoid confusion with the London punk band Warsaw Pakt, the band renamed themselves Joy Division in early 1978, borrowing their new name from the prostitution wing of a Nazi concentration camp mentioned in the 1955 novel The House of Dolls.[
Regarding Alabama's recent domination in both recruiting and championships ... I am very curious to see whether the other SEC teams can keep pace, particularly Florida and LSU.
(I think Mississippi's recent 5-star haul will likely prove an anomoly.)
There's a persistent rumor floating around that Urban Meyer's departure from Florida was due to him seeing the Alabama handwriting on the wall. Florida has done well in recruiting of late as well, and their 11-2 season was a good sign for them. But is it enough to get them into the SEC championship and beat Alabama on a consistent basis? That's the lingering question in my mind.
I've read on this board (many times) that there are more "recruiting services peope" in the Land of SEC than there are in the Midwest. As such, kids get more attention and, therefore, more 5* ratings.
I submit that there are some very good 4* kids in the Midwest that are better football players than the southern 5* kids listed on the various boards. We are currently doing very well recruiting these better kids in the Midwest.
Additionally, our "great character kids" with lower ratings have better work ethic and can become greater contributors than a talented 5* with poor work ethic. I'm thinking of two on our team last year. There are a number of 5* questionable character kids that don't pan out in the SEC with Honey Badger being one of the most recent. Others end up with "medical conditions".
So, I think we are very close to becoming as dominant as Alabama.
I'm not convinced of your premise. I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just not yet convinced.
There may well be more 5* ratings given out to players down south, but it does not necessarily follow that all 5* there are equivalent to 4* up north. Among the arguably inflated pool of 5* down there are some legitimate 5* players. And if a program (Alabama) can get more than their share ... well, then 3 NCs out of 4.
Ultimately the proof is in the results. When Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame and other northern-tier schools start beating SEC schools more consistently, then the discussion will change. But for now, based on recent past, the results suggest something different.
Now, all that said ... I do like what Hoke is doing. And I do think that OSU is also doing very well on the trail. I think we're in store for some very good football in the future.
I left out "some" in my comment and I think we are in agreement.
Agree. I wasn't trying to nit-pick on the grammar ... it's just I think there are a lot of very good football players from the deep south. Are some overrated? Yeah, probably. But the pool of legitimately 5* players is pretty big down there is probably larger than up in the midwest.
Also to your point ... what is done with a player is more important than what their star rating is. There's a fair number of five-stars that wither away, while a lot of 3 and 4's rise and shine.
But re: Alabama ... much as I'd like to dismiss them as overhyped, they're not. They're a damn good football program built on solid recruiting and solid development. Damn it. :-)
Fair enough, but if we eventually learn that Mosher-Jordan is a castle, you have to declare me king of the internets.
I see what you did there
In 2010, the thread you linked...?
That's exactly the kind of advice HITLER would give!!!
I watched "Soylent Green" for the first time because of this post.