I read Forde's article on ESPN and he directly compared Tate 2009 to Denard 2010. He has a less constructive and more pessimistic, anti-Michigan tone when he seems to assume Denard doesnt have the intelligience to tie his shoes, and that Michigan should have used their extra practice time in 2009 to teach Denard how to tie his shoes. This is typical of ESPN, the same people that have him at the top of their Heisman board are ripping him. I trust Denard when he says he doesnt read all that stuff, its worthless. For now, let just enjoy watching Denard do his thing and let the other stuff happen. Denard isnt paying attention to it, why should we?
Pat Forde seems pessimistic
yeah, well, pat forde is stupid
seems like a dick
Pat Forde is a dick
FTFY (fixed that for you)
you're too kind sir
Pat Forde is Pryors bitch
Pat Forde is forty minutes from death by mind-missiles.
You know you're doing something right when people hate you. And we can just use this as more motivation
Are you saying Pat Forde is doing something right?
Isn't he pessimistic about everything?
Seems that way. He's probably pessimistic about pessimism.
I was ready to hate on Forde's piece, but frankly it didn't seem off to me. He was shooting for a joking style and I thought he did that. I was thinking the exact same thing about the Tate for president hype from last year, even as I recognized that there's hype and then there is what Denard just did. When your team makes the front page, you gotta let people have some latitude to critique and comment without calling them assholes (unless they really are, which of course they sometimes are, a la the paper that shall not be named).
Except that Pat Forde really is an asshole, or at least portrays himself as one.
And if I ever see him in a bar I'll buy him a drink and deliver it with a loogie or 4.
Agreed, Forde is always vicious to every team. I thought his section on us was more unfunny than insulting. People here need to take a breath before they start getting worked up about media articles.
That being said, I still won't visit freep.com or buy their shit newspaper.
All i have to say to Pat Forde is ..... Child Please !
Where you have been, brother? Pat Forde is an idiot windbag, and nothing more. See also: nearly everyone who works for ESPN's college football department.
Pat Forde knows about as much about college football as your average high schooler.
What's the score, about 3,000 to 1 now? If he can somehow stay healthy, DR will kindly shove his Heisman up Mr. Forde's back 40.
just for men to darken that grey
it says "i'm experienced" but also "i'm a douchebag"
One time I thought I saw a shark swimming in the ocean, but it was just Pat Forde doing the backstroke.
I'm not generally a fan of replying with an "LOL" post, but this comment had be cracking up and felt compelled to let you know. Well done, sir.
"this comment had me cracking up and I felt compelled to let you know" is now my new LOL.
He looks like a homeless guy that's been to a soup kitchen that specializes in ice cream soup.
big win over western with nfl qb to test the michigan defense and then nd the measuring stick game......
10 big win over uconn expected to win weak big east or challenge for it anyway, and big game against nd, measuring stick against the nfl offensive talent of nd.....
coming out 1st yr starters with heisman hype, newcomer of the yr......michigan is back....
But that is where the comparisons really stop...but also where it is up to this team a yr older to stick to the plan.
09 Forcier was a tr fr, was injured and was clearly not as prepared after the nd game the rest of the season. His sideline antics with coach rod telling him things and him going right back out and doing the opposite, had me thinking denard was going to get his shot to start the next season.
10 Denard beat out that same forcier for reasons stated above, he is coachable, he corrects his mistakes and isn't phased by being corrected, as seen when coming to the sidelines and Rich is telling him he did the wrong thing he shakes his head ok, saw it against uconn a couple times, wasn't there at nd to see but the one time coming to the sidelines on tv...same reaction.... Thus the reason I have more confidence that no matter what teams do to adjust to him, he will continue taking the coaching to beat it.
not as prepared after the nd game the rest of the season
The guy had a god damned torn labrum.
This Tate bashing has to stop...it's like the 3 star mafia has taken a vacation foray into new territory.
people need to stop comparing denard and tate when comparing this year and last. The bigger difference was the overall inexperience on the team, not knowing where to go, being too slow to react on defense, turnovers. Yeah, denard IS all that, but this is a better team overall than last year, and that's the whole point.
...a healthy Dave Molk is also rather helpful.
"The Sun Devils' offense has been energized by quarterback Steven Threet -- but as the Michigan transfer can tell his teammates, going to Madison is a bit different than playing Northern Arizona and Portland State. This looks like a reality check for ASU. Dash pick: Wisconsin 28, Arizona State 10."
Lousy attention to detail, there, Forde (or, more likely, some intern). Steve T. didn't make a trip to Madison while at Michigan. I'm sure they remember him, though. :) Seriously, I hope at least someone in Madison will dig up that highlight.
The UW team began talking about Threet at last weeks postgame interviews. Bielema was asked about ASU's QB and replied "well, we are 0-1 against him." One player went so far to say that the 08' Michigan Wisconsin game ruined their whole season (UW ended up 7-6). Go Threet on Saturday, and GO BLUE!
Forde was clearly joking when he said this... Let's lighten up and enjoy the ride, waddyasay?
Didn't seem overly down about Denard unless I missed something. He basically said, let's not call him an all-time great after 2 games. Sure, Forde is usually a jerk, but I think people are looking for enemies in shadows where none exist.
I stand by my earlier comment on Forde. He blows.
So, we got May. And Ohio State gets Forde. That's fine, I'll take MM over D-Bag Pat.
Forde commenting about anyone's intellect is like a dog commenting on what it is like to be a cat.
"Denard isn't paying attention to it so why should we" Not to be a dick but I wouldn't have but you posted it. Funny you say that and then feel the need to share it with the mgo community.
Pat Forde is a complete idiot. I wouldn't put too much stock into anything he says.
Did I miss something? What did Forde say about Robinson that was wrong? He made a joke about the extra practice time and the untied shoelaces that was actually kinda funny.
Should we award the Heisman after two games, or just relax and play the season out like he says? Hell, he admits Denard is the front-runner right now.
Nothing to get upset about. Move along...