Standard Thursday night open thread.
Thus far NC State was moving down the field, but the NC State recievers are opting to not catch the ball.
I'm actually watching this.
Adrian Witty sighted congratulating the punter.
Let's go Bearkitties.
The Thursday night games are the second best part of my day... The first being done with work...
People need to stop posting this fictitious rumor that Craig James killed five hookers at SMU. There is no truth to the rumor that Craig James killed five hookers at SMU, and it's irresponsible to keep making posts claiming that Craig James killed five hookers at SMU.
I thought one of the five hookers that Craig James killed was just a stripper.
I love Mgoblog
gets full credit for the "Craig James, Hooker-Murderer" meme. It's their creation. We're just borrowing it.
More accurately, we're helping EDSBS get their meme more page hits on Google. And didn't they just stumble across it on Wikipedia? Either way, it's one of the funnier memes.
On an unrelated note, anyone have any thoughts on the rivalry? Does anyone think jersey sales help at all?
Orson wrote a post about Craig James being a dick for using his media platform to lie and get a coach fired, and one of the commenters did a "I can deny the shameful rumors that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU" rant, and then someone changed the Wikipedia page, and then signs were made, and it just spiraled.
It might be the best thing they've ever done. It's approximately 6500000x funnier than the "Fuck Clemson" thing.
I only saw the second post they made on it, the one where he has the screen shot from Wikipedia. Either way, it's funny as hell.
Honestly, I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
I will plus one this post every time as it is always funny.
Five hookers killed craig James?
That CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU. There is an alternate theory that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT MSU.
I'm not sure where this terrible rumor started. I just thought he was a douche for hiring a PR firm to plant stories on the internet. I think the CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU meme is what Shakespeare would call hoist with his own petard.
So, you guys are telling me you aren't watching the WNBA western conference finals? I mean it is "where kind of amazing happens"
I would much rather discuss this game than listen to a lecture about diffusing defense mechanisms.
Jar Jar Binks.
Satan-spawn of Brimley, I reflexively and damn near involuntarily +1 you.
And I hate your for it...
is an interception waiting to happen.
This just happened.
for my fourth alma mater tonight.
are you like one of them smart dudes? I only got 3, 2 if you count middle schools.
after I graduated from Michigan. Four makes it sound more improve than it is, but I still have diplomas from 4 colleges, 3 of which are universities.
Got an a.d. in nursing at another school, finished a b.s.n. in columbus then went to cinci for grad school. Nothing really advanced. No phd or anything like that.
None of the schools I graduated from will ever play eachother. A.d.n was a community college, b.s.n. Was a private (small) lutheran? college. Then Cinci.
But it gives me a good number of teams to root for.
Whoa. Cincy fan in the front row is NOT happy with Graham on that TD. Did anyone else see him throw the bird and a big "F@!# YOU!"?
Hampton vs Bethune-Cookman, front and center!
...ESPNU not in HD, therefore I cannot watch it. I can't believe how unbelievably spoiled I have become. Otherwise I would be all over Hampton (Marell Evans' former school?) vs. Bethune.
Is this the same Bethune and Bethune-Cookman? If so, did I miss an official name change?
I had to watch M/EMU in SD and it was awful. Pitt-Iowa was at the same time and M wasn't on ESPN3, so both games last week were non-HD. It sucked. Hard.
I'm watching the games on the Internet, so I'm happy as long as the tiny screen isn't carpeted with ads. For Michigan games I usually hit up the bars with HDTVs.
So I'm taking 3 teen-aged (10, 14 and 16) boys to the game on Saturday. What should we do before the game?
You could blow $200 at the M-Den like I did before the Eastern game and show your enormous school spirit. Yes, I did get stuff for the kids because, damnit, they're going to Michigan somehow.
Tour the campus and walk with the students to the game. The older two will especially like that since they'll be in college in no time. Make sure to get there early enough to watch the band. Have them yell WOOOOO! at everyone hanging out in front of a house on the way.
Yeah I was going to do the band thing - we haven't done that yet. They've all been to games before, I've just never taken all 3 of them at the same time. Only the ten year old is mine, the two older ones are my nephews.
The Big East commercials are terrible... The ones featuring the mascots are especially bad and add yet another reason that Michigan should not have a mascot roaming the sidelines.
I loved the sportsmanship commercial though. It seemed like ironically bad timing.
Cincy's kicker just nailed a 48-yarder. Even though I'm a fan (and an alumnus of UC), it kinda irks me to see "lesser" teams with incredible kickers and ours be sucky year in and year out. We wouldn't even dream of attempting a 48-yarder -- much less making one.
Did I miss something? Does NC State actually have a backfield out there?
...but their 2 wins were against Liberty (whom they coughed up 21 points to) and South Alabama. And they had an L vs. Wake Forest. Not exactly a football powerhouse there. So...UC is decent, yes...but, more to the point, NC State blows.
Both of these defenses are awful!
Eh? Not worldbeaters, but we're almost through the 3rd quarter and they've allowed 14 points and 286 total yards to NC State. They have a fumble recovery, two INTs and 5 sacks, as well. That sucks?
Hell, I'll take that every day of the week.
If they don't give up a touchdown in the fourth quarter, I will re-evaluate the quality and caliber of the UC defense.
Look at what happened when they played Tennessee...yikes. That QB tore Cincy's D a new one. And, as I've said, NC State blows. But as far as the game stats go tonight...yeah, more than good enough. A lot of pressure, a lot of sacks, not too much yardage, some turnovers...all said, a solid night for the UC D.
I would think they'd be going into prevent mode for most of the rest of the game, so they are likely to bleed more yards now. But, at this point, they just want to make the tackles in bounds.
The D players will be well rewarded by the Cincy student faithful tonight.
Isaiah Pead is a great back. Quickness, speed, really nice build and size. Dude is a stud. Best senior back in the country by far. Amazing Vision also.
He's a Columbus native.
They did a tad bit. I know him pretty well actually. I live in Columbus also. I play high school football close to where he played at Eastmoor. I think it was a grades thing if im not mistaken. He was a beast tho at Eastmoor. I remember him gashing defenses like it was yesterday.
I know Pead personally (my brother is on the team) and from what I understand they either A) Didn't offer him or B) Didn't offer him in time. Understanble, and I think he made the best choice for him at the end of the day.
Dear God, you know it's a bad game when the commentators bring up iCarly.
Figured it would just be a matter of time before that slip-up was YouTubed or otherwise Interwebbed. I was hoping that when she sent it back up to the booth, there would be laughter, as is sometimes the case.
I want more lion roars!
The Bearcat (aka binturong) can make chuckling sounds when it seems to be happy and utter a high-pitched wail if annoyed.
Cat sounds - notsomuch
NC State's middle linebacker is a beast.