This time it's true freshman Barkley Hill. Knee injury, and it sounds bad.
and the statistical probability of this happening is approximately 1 in Craig James getting elected.
Craig james getting elected=o
lim x->0 1/x
equates to infinity.
It is infinitely possible that Craig James allegedly killed 5 hookers while at SMU?
I like those odds..^
Injuries are to Iowa RBs >/= Death is to Hookers who cross paths with Craig James
I think it is fairly clear that Craig James is AIRBHG
That's him on the right, btw.
There has to be an Iowa blog somewhere that has a "Never Forget" mural ten times the size of ours. This is beyond absurd.
This is ridiculous...wtf are they doing in their practices?
Maybe their dong forest is made out of aluminum baseball bats?
would it still be a forest?
Have they forgotten how to stretch? (we could give them pointers)
This goes far beyond statistical anomolies here. Time to hire some paranormal investigators.
who has the family guy clip of peter trying to be the human jack for president Clinton's car after it has a flat tire and explains the correct procedure for doing so.
Starts at roughly the 1:12 mark.
The only question now is who is pushing the pins. I don't know a lot about the history of Iowa football, but it shouldn't be hard to come up with a list of the usual suspects.
(Edit: Okay, not laughing any more. And now I feel bad because no matter the odds of it happening at the same position, it seriously sucks for the player and I wish him a full and speedy recovery)
I share your guilty confession. If I were an Iowa fan, I don't know how much more throw my hands up in the air I could be doing at this point.
I'm pretty sure Iowa fans hit that point when Coker transferred. They're broken and planning a straight air-raid offense instead.
This will only serve to anger AIRBHG. His bloodlust must be slaked or his wrath will be awesome and terrible to behold.
Had to know it would enrage him.
It's either that, or Tanya Harding and Jeff Gillooly must really hate Iowa.
there have been so many i lost track of how many RB's they have lost.
someone please remind me.
always hate to see a young man go down.
I think it is number 7 just this year. Coker transferred, McCall left the team, Michael Malloy lost his scholarship for being arrested, Canzeri tore his ACL, Garmon got arrested, De'Andre Johnson got kicked off the team, and now hill.
But part of me is astounded that this is ACTUALLY real.
This post does a good job of summing the period prior to wolverine_chemist's summary:
this has gone beyond the realm of comical. at this point i just feel bad for iowa. they might be getting to the point where vandenberg has to hand it off to himself on run plays. i mean who else does he have left to hand it off to?
Last thing they need right now is for Vandenberg to get some injury because hes playing RB
he would than become a quasi RB and probably get hurt as a result.
Definitely rockin my Michigan gear!
After all this, Iowa may need an exorcist. Or five.
Can you exorcise a god?
though you'll probably get stiffed on the bill.
Tough for Iowa when there was a thread with the exact same "Strikes again" title less than one month ago: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/angry-iowa-running-back-hating-god-strikes-again
I never like to see guys get hurt. Hope he makes a full recovery..
According to HawkeyeNation, it was the final play of the scrimmage actually, so not only is AIRBHG, well, angry, he has definite poetic flair. Depthwise, it leaves them with Damon Bullock, a guy who splits time at linebacker and air, I think. Still, you hate to see athletes go down with injuries which, depending on the severity, could significantly alter their football career.
That being said, they are one more visit from AIRBHG away from having to pass on 3rd and 1, or if not this, then Vandenberg can pick up some of the rushing game. His 78 attempts for 61 yards last year sounds very promising
At this point, what RB would agree to go to Iowa?
So you're a free safety? We want you to play in the deep spot on the field, overlooking all the other players so you can freely shift in the direction the play is flowing and go get the ball even if it for some reason simply handed off to you sort of...that's why we want you to play at Iowa. You're the kinda kid that goes and gets the ball. We DEFINITELY need more kids like you on our team...in a hurry.
Let's not go overboard here. If they lose 7 RBs a year, then they only need to recruit 8 to have a healthy RB. So 10 is probably too many.
When I read the title I thought for sure that the OP had simply forgotten that this had been posted a few weeks ago. Then I clicked on the thread and boy was I wrong. I feel bad for all these guys getting injured, but the running back situation at Iowa has become comical.
It's time for the hawkeyes to abandon the running game.
Time to hire Mike Leach!
Next year they bring in Mike Leach and go all Air Raid on the B1G? That's as likely as Michigan going to a spread based on small yet fast athletes.
Does anyone know where I could find the running count of running backs that have met their doom by choosing to go to Iowa?
There's a complete history here:
... you can find it here:
I used the search function to see if anybody had posted this yet, but I didn't see anything. Here's a link to the complete saga: http://www.hawkeyenation.com/forum/football/44730-airbhg-complete-saga.html
AIRBHG is hongry.......
It's gotten to the point where the normally cheerful and down-to-earth Hawkeye fans here are starting to not even want to talk about football with me any more. This latest news will put them over the edge -- 95% of the Hawkeye fans I know are damned good people, and I wouldn't wish this epidemic on them for sure. Now it appears that Iowa is down to about zero running backs, but take a look at how 2004 worked out for them (practically no RB's and they went 10-2 or something).
My cousin born and raised in Cesar Rapids, huge wolverine fan.. Brings about 10 guys to ann arbor every time iowa is here. Mostly good guys but pretty delusional. "kirk ferentz better then lloyd carr" etc etc. while i may agree kirk is a good coach, get a ring then we'll talk.
Kirk may want to start there, call me crazy.
Mandatory Iowa recruiting question that coaches must ask EVERY recruit: "So, son, I see here you're listed as a S/DB/QB/DE/ETC.... Tell me, have you ever played Running Back before?"
If you're lined up behind or beside the QB as a run threat in Iowa you will be found.
I'm thinking that whoever actually starts in game 1 must have some serious mob connections.
I say this because I care. Stay the FUCK away from Iowa.
Kirk Ferentz doesn't negotiate with AIRBHG!
In order to trick the AIRBHG, all future Iowa running backs should pretend to be fullbacks or h-backs.
Automatically thought of Apocalyptica though I've only seem the last 3/4 of the movie once and don't remember any dialogue from the movie to know any references. Saw your pic in this post and was amazed. It's like predicting the future! Maybe we'll start to see some Spaniards lining up in the backfield in the near future.
There was hardly any dialogue at all, at least in the last 3/4th.
Apocalyptica is the "heavy metal" band that plays cellos.
"Spainards in the backfield"
I don't think anyone wants to line up in Iowa's backfield right now... ;)
Also Apocalypto was an excellent film IMO , but Mel Gibson going off the deep end made critics pan it and everyone misinterpret what he was trying to say with the film.
I have heard of Apocalyptica so that's probably why I went there thinking it was the movie. I do agree, Apocalypto was an excellent movie...3/4 of it was at least! Always thought Gibson going off the deep end happened after that movie, but maybe not.
It's risky, I know...since revealing the depth and breadth of the wrath is like watching the video in "The Ring", But someone be brave. The statistics behind these events are too fantastic to ignore.
Perhaps Bobby Commings is behind all this?
I always dreamed about playing football in the Big Ten conference, and now I have my chance! It's not like Iowa could turn me away just b/c I'm a 25 yr old slow white dude.. they pretty much have to take what they can get at this point.
EDIT: My ACLs and I just had a talk and they nixed that whole idea... oh well.
Found this pic in the hawkeye nation thread. This has to be shopped...right?
It's possibly shopped but maybe that guys head really is four feet tall. There's no way to tell for sure.
The reflections on the table would be tough to produce. Seems like this would be a good ploy by news casters to find unique content from blogs that cover their local teams. Seems like an easy way to increase viewership if only for one day.
Nope, not shopped. Live in Iowa, that is the real shot, saw it live.
While someone obviously has made an un-holy pact with dark forces, there are a limited number of suspects.
Angry rival? In the Big10, Iowa only has a winning record against Indiana, MSU and Northwestern, while their all-time series against Wiconsin & PSU is tied.
Northwestern? Too upstanding.
Indiana? Too incompetent.
Wisconsin? Too subtle for Bielema.
Penn State? Must actually have a football team.
That leaves you Mr. "in the weeds".
I actually thought this was a prank at first. I mean, there is no way this could possibly keep happening. Do they just hold open tryouts this fall? Have the secondary draw straws to see who has to move to RB? They can't possibly have that many RB left.
Even if they had a student tryout, would anyone be brave enough to step into the path of AIRBHG? That guy is on the rampage. I keep picturing him pulling a Sterling Archer and just screaming RAMPAGE! before he takes out some poor guy's knee.
Hopefully I'm not dooming the kid for posting this, but they still have Brad Rogers, who is probably the most underrated FB in the conference. He is a big boy at 5'10'' 230, but can carry the ball quite well. He has been injury plagued (surprise!) for the last couple seasons with a heart condition, but has been cleared to play and has also been drawing good reviews over the offseason. He was originally recruited as a RB, and is expected to get a good amount of carries this season with the depth issues.
The crazy thing is that you know somehow Iowa will still cobble together a halfway decent running game, even if it means having a walk-on at TB.
So I could ask him if he regrets making a deal to sacrifice a bunch of RBs to retain his rugged good looks.
I have a feeling that TB #8 ANd TB #9 will still rush for 1300 and 842 yds.
I now know the real reason why Brandon Wegher decided to leave Iowa, he was scared for his life.
Did you threaten to put the kibosh on him?
Ferentz: Gentlemen, we know your rules, and we abide by them. We know that we are limited in the amount of scholarships we can offer, and that players are limited to four playing years.
NCAA: Yes, Coach Ferentz. That is correct. Have you come only to point out the obvious?
Ferentz: No, gentlemen. I've come to suggest a possibility I think you may not have considered, but may agree with. I think you'll agree that the University of Iowa clearly does not have the resources to fight the machinations of an evil deity.
NCAA: We agree, Coach Ferentz, and we recognize your long and proud service in bringing our bland vision to the world. Your circumstances are most unfortunate. Present your plan.
Ferentz: I have prepared a transparency. If somebody could get the lights and wheel that projector over here?
Ferentz: Gentlemen, I need only one thing from you. One instance of infinite eligibility will thwart AIRBHG forever. I present, the final solution: