Photo of Forcier and Shoelace on si.com right now with mention of inclusion in Stewart Mandel Mailbag segment...
mailbag referenced is here:
Seems to be solid work by Mandel.
I'm glad he too thinks RichRod is just saying all 3 QB's will play and that it'll likely be Tate/DRob.
He was eerily accurate with his description of Michigan's deficiencies compared to other writers who gave us a pass because we're Michigan.
He also introduced me to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I can't wait to check out Eastbound and Down now.
Period. It has its high points, but don't think you can say its better than entourage or curb your enthusiasm
Entourage just kinda sucks now.
East Bound and Down is hilarious but incredibly inconsistent both within each episode and from episode to episode.
Entourage was ok for a while (driven largely by Ari, which was just a great character), but it's pretty freaking boring now. Never really though it was ever all that good though. Curb is still hilarious.
And Dexter is better than anything on HBO now that The Wire and The Sopranos are gone. HBO has really struggled to find a big-time drama series again. I hate(d) True Blood and didn't particularly like Big Love either. I basically keep HBO around for the boxing now.
Entourage was never all that good to begin with. Watching Markie Mark present a fantasy world where he has artistic integrity isn't particularly funny.
The other problem with Entourage is that Adrian Grenier is a terrifyingly bad actor, and watching him pretend to act in a movie that is supposed to be "good" (Smoke Jumpers) is just laughable.
He was accurate in his Michigan prediction (to my chagrin) and was big on It's Always Sunny (to my delight)... I appreciate his writing more than any other big-name journalist. Peter King is also excellent, making SI.com my sports website of choice.
Same here. The SI.com scoreboards are a bit slow but there is some decent journalism there, including Andy Staples. It doesn't hurt that they compete with Pat Forde, Lou Houltz and other morons writing on espn.
Did anyone else catch this passage at the top of the column?
"his ugly departure from West Virginia, critical comments from players who left the program and an ugly story recently about a player found to be dealing cocaine."
Mandel is an ass. He could have spent a whopping 2 minutes googling Feagin and found out he was not, in fact, "found to be dealing cocaine."
is not as simple as Mandel thinks... Its actually quite technical and every position has multiple reads and skill sets that it needs to execute on every play. I wonder why Mandel would keep insisting that its simple...
The way I've heard it put is that Rich Rod's spread-option offense is somehwhat to understand than some other offensive systems, but, it can be quite difficult to execute.