Title says it all. But this is the day we've all been waiting for. This weekend the Raiders will play the San Diego Chargers with Terrelle Pryor at the helm.
Terrelle Pryor to start at QB for the Raiders
horrible - he couldn't do any worse. I am a little shocked at how bad Matt Leinart has become. I saw him play in high school and thought he would be a superstar.
mean the return of TPryor to the MGoBoard.
His posts after Tressel was fired were superb.
the day we've ALL been waiting for, that's for sure. I can finally sleep at night.
i can't imagine how this is possible, but good for him I guess.
Big Ten QBs have been cashing in the second half of this season. Henne for a while now, Cousins for a couple solid weeks, and this weekend we'll see Hoyer and Pryor. Add this to Brady, Wilson and Brees, and the NFL has quote a few Big Ten QBs getting starts this year. Am I missing anyone? Has Orton started at all this year?
Well, it's possible because Carson Palmer got injured and Matt Leinart is just that bad. Oh yeah, and they're playing for nothing so they might as well use the game for evaluation purposes.
I understand how Carson Palmer got injured, but I can't imagine how Pryor is even comparable to Leinart of how he's on a pro roster to begin with.
I wouldn't have drafted him, but then again I would haven't Jamarcus Russell either. On the other hand, Pryor was a third round pick in the supplemental draft and Russell was the first overall choice.
According to Wikipedia Pryor was Al Davis' last draft choice.
Just because you drafted him doesn't mean you should play him.
Russell was totally different. He was a great college QB who looked to have all of the tools to be a good pro, he just stopped trying at one point. Pryor is just an athlete, but has never looked like a great QB.
What do they have to lose? If he stinks they can put Leinart in for the second half. It's not like Leinart has shown anything in the NFL, either.
Look, I'm not saying it's necessarily a bad decision by the Raiders. I'm just saying that there are a lot of things that have to happen for a guy like Terrell Pryor to start for an NFL team, and I'm surprised that they all have.
To be honest, I thought Pryor would be a backup tight end in Oakland or a second-string quarterback in Saskatchewan. It should be interesting to see how he does, in a Tim Tebow/Ryan Leaf sort of way.
Wait, where is former Hesiman winner Troy Smith on your list?
Oh, that's right...bwahahahaha.
I guess I was so excited I didn't even know I was waiting for this.
Oh, so this is the year that crossed the line?
So when was the last time it was considered good to be a Raiders fan?
What were your circumstances that those were your options?
Then that shouldn't be that tough of a choice. I also grew up in West Michigan and moved out here 6 years ago, but I've never considered switching my loyalties. Lions, Wings, Pistons, TIgers all the way. You don't switch who you cheer for just because you move.
I see your point about football (although I could be a Chargers fan) but I've been to a number of Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers and Kings games and I'm still a fan of my team. I know lots of people who have lived in CA for 20+ years and they're still a fan of the team where they're from. You don't switch your loyalty just because it's inconvenient.
"And you landed on 'McLovin'?"
"Yeah, it was between that and Mohammed."
"Why the fuck would it be between that and Mohammed? Why didn't you just pick a common name?"
"Mohammed is the most common name on Earth, read a fucking book."
The next Rich Gannon, I'm sure.
Didn't know he was in the league.
Dude deserves a second chance.
As a wise man once said,
"Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I've always looked up to [him], and I always will."
Damn, beat me too the punch.
who is looking forward to recycling this quote in new and snarky ways?
After the chargers kill him, does he stick up for the chargers, citing that"everybody's not a perfect person in the world, everybody kills people, murders people."
If Ohio blogs did this when Henne was tabbed starter a few weeks back.
Hardly the same thing. Henne has been a starter before, and has been the clear back up all season before the injury.
how can anyone hate a robot?
Take the Chargers and give the points?
Norv Turner is the head coach on the opposite sideline.
Is Al Davis still alive? WTH.
Desperation, thy name is Pryor. Maybe they call the Jets about Tebow.
Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Wooooh, wow!
That is exactly what came out of my mouth when I read the thread title.
I could not type haha repeatedly quite so fast. Kudos to you, sir
Bust out laughing every time!
This gif no longer fits the model.
Hoke pushed Paterno out, and Dantonio followed with Beilema. It's only a matter of second before Hoke slams on the breaks, forcing Dantonio through the windshield. Farewell Fuckers.
Gif of the year
Will be interesting to see how a Rich Man's Taylor Martinez plays in the NFL.
Definitely picking the Chargers now in my Pick Em League (but I probably would have done so anyway).
Let me be (inexplicably) the only OSU fan that isn't rooting for this kid to be successful. There's a "good luck Terrelle" thread going on at 11w and I'm just incredulous.
Any system that allows people like Jim Tressel and TP to redeem their bad choices with zero accountability, is a flawed one, indeed.
The Ohio State way?
har har, but let me be mainly representative of the OSU fan who looks at things without the scarlet-colored glass, and there are quite a few of us, at least at 11W.
There is a fine line between being given a second chance, and being grandfathered through the system because of some inherent ability that has neither been earned, nor deserves some subsequent entitlement. When a kid messes up, I say give him a chance, but when a kid refuses to be held accountable for his actions, you won't find me in his fan club. The same goes for Tressel, despite his current employment at my hometown university. If Gene Smith was involved in the LOIC situation, I'll happily condemn him as well, and regardless, I'm not the biggest fan of Gordon Gee's business-minded policies, as applicable to the university that I attend.
You think you are in the majority.
If you'd kindly point out the point where I claimed to represent the majority..?
Fact is, the OSU network of fans, is one that gained tremendous size and fanaticism, and with that comes an equally tremendous amount of assholes. I hold no contempt for most of the fanbase due simply to a common goal, but believe me, I don't condone a lot of what goes on.
However, I am representative of the group of large but decided minority that holds actual bearing on the institution, and thus, are affected directly on the things that happen within the institution.
Or negged or whatever, no concern to me. That disclaimer complete, I consider myself one of the biggest fans of The University of Michigan that I know. There are asshole Michigan fans too, people. Lower percentage I hope than fans of other teams. We as reasonable people, should welcome intelligent conversation with someone who, granted is a buckeye, but someone who is a rational fan of our most hated rival. Thanks for weighing in, most fans of O are into telling us that we suck, trying to pick a fight, and then throw up on our shoes...