Bruins at the Ducks. Meh PAC 10 game but I love the Ducks offense
Thursday Night Football Open Thread
Not a bad NHL matchup.
Stir the bcs pot up more and I hope James has a poor day
Unfortunately he is off to a fast start.
Now a little banged up...
Are these Adidas' new uniforms? I like everything about them (seem streamlined and clean) except for the size of the numbers. The numbers seem tiny to me.
You can barely see the numbers of the shoulder pads. I hope our jerseys don't have the numbers.
No names either. If the argument for no names on the back is that there are no individuals, it's all team, the lack of numbers exponentiates (!) that.
(No 'I' in team, no 'a', 'b', 'c' or any of their relatives in team, no number in team <except maybe the 1>).
And if we have lots of 5' 10"-ish dreadlocked-ninjas without names or numbers...OH MY!!
(pre-apologies to Brian Griese for having to call the 2012 Nat'l Championship Game, numberless/nameless Blue vs. the bound-to-lose Underdog).
Go Blue, Go Fast, Go Ball Security (and offensive line pre-snap discipline)!
I am talking about the numbers on the shoulder pads. How can we tell who is on the field if the players don't have names or number.
i like the new uniforms for the most part, but hate how the shoulder pads always end up sticking out due to the short/nonexistant sleeves. I'm hoping our away jerseys dont have any weird stripes like our current ones do.
Is this pace something we'll see more with a Michigan team with older/more experienced starters or is this just the way that oregon runs it and rich rod prefers to use it differently?
these 2 teams are just running it out of nostalgia tonight, sorta like a WWII re-enactment. Only here it's of the old RR-invented offenses of yore. But this would never work in the B10
You read that Lynn Henning article a few weeks weeks ago too. Cool.
We'll have to chat more in the future. The guy knows his stuff.
I'm usually not a fan of oregon's uniform variations, but I really like those helmets with the matte black finish.
I like these uniforms too...
Ditto. Not many schools have the matte helmets. I approve of them.
That is definitely a Satin finish, a bit more gloss than Eggshell.
Matte-black my ass.
Outside of the classic helmets (Michigan, Notre Dame, some other teams I'm forgetting), Oregon's flat black is my favorite in football today.
Like the helmets... but the jersey is another story...
Not that I really care who wins, but Rick Neuheisel man, you make some baffling play calls.
hope its not serious. i wanted him not to do well, but like that
it would be unfortunate if James got injured like Dixon did in 2007.
Very unfortunate. They were definitely about to be BCS Championship bound that year. Dixon has to be frustrated with his bad luck tearing up knees.
when I watch Oregon. Except they have all seniors and juniors starting besides 3 players (2 who are redshirt sophs) on both sides of the ball & we have better athletes than they do all over. This team is damn good and I think we are going to be better. Just my 2 cents.
UCLA is going to get stomped, their defense is okay, but the Ducks Offense makes every defense look silly and UCLA is HOPELESS on offense. I really have no idea what UCLA's AD was thinking letting them play Oregon in a nationally televised game.
This game will be within 14 points by the end of the game. UCLA is driving as we speak and they did the same on the first drive if it wasnt for an int
UCLA's offense cannot score. they can drive all day but they have serious troubles putting it in. oregon will just outpace them. period.
There, I fixed it for you.
UCLA can really only run and they are still moving the ball pretty easily... at least between the 20s.
"I really have no idea what UCLA's AD was thinking letting them play Oregon in a nationally televised game."
Are you serious? They are in the same freaking conference. They have to play.
I am indeed serious. I know they're in the same conference, but agreeing to play on a Thursday night when you're the only game in town is a different kettle of fish from playing a random Saturday game. I think UCLA's athletic director made a bad call by agreeing to this knowing the states of the two programs this year.
I know a ton of people were expecting a letdown by oregon because they lost Masoli. Its pretty incredible they are even better offensively with a new QB.
I can't watch the game on TV. Does the famed crowd in Oregon sound louder on TV than other stadiums?
Wait until Michigan's offense matures and gets really really impossible. Teams will be so easy to game plan for defensively. 60 minutes of keep away, scared to death to give us the ball.
We'll have plenty of experience on defense too. Exciting to think about.
Is it just me or do all of Oregons' cheerleaders look 30
Exhibit A: Though she's a former Oregon Cheerleader but still...
I think Nike paid ESPN to have this game slightly fast forwarded. Quick
The pace is amazing, and is a weapon unto itself.
Want This Badly.
Dang Oregon's team makes me excited for the future. You don't even need a great defense to win big... just a competent one.
For those who are interested, Wings just beat Calgary 4-2. Franzen, Zetterberg, Lidstrom and Bertuzzi with goals.
i cant bring myself to cheer against oregon. i just figure that will be us in 4-5 years
That's a lifetime away. That being said, here's a reason to cheer against them. Avery Walls appears to be high on both Michigan and Oregon, dislike away!!!!
4-5?! I'm thinking more like 2-3
I'm not discrediting Oregons' defense but UCLA doesn't exactly light it up through the air. How can they run the Pistol only averaging 98 yds passing a game?
what did bo's offenses in the early days average through the air?
...is a heavy run-based offense. It's basically a spread-you-out + downhill run game + play-action-pass offense. I'm shocked it's taken Tressel this long to try and put the Bucks in it since they have Pryor.
I am all for protecting players but you can't ask a linebacker who is 1 and a half steps away running at full speed untouched to pull up and not do what he is supposed to do. I do not want o see anyone get hurt but when is it too much?
So when does everyone think Oregon is gonna pull up? How many points?