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|5 days 3 hours ago||It's not the nasty ones I||
It's not the nasty ones I porked who haunt me... It's ALL the ones I didn't.
... And what is this "NFL" that OP speaks of?
|1 week 4 days ago||I maintain Morris is the safe||
I maintain Morris is the safe bet.
"Reports" from spring are notoriously unreliable.
The lengths many seem to be going to write him off are laughable with such a small sample.
He is the most experienced, most mobile, most highly rated recruit and has the biggest arm on the team.
Call me crazy... But I know where my money is.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I prefer Scotch... But any||
I prefer Scotch...
But any form of decent whiskey\whisky deserves an upvote in this context.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||UVA and VA Tech.||
UVA and VA Tech.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Balvenie DoubleWood 12...||
Balvenie DoubleWood 12... Because FedEx still has my 17 that was supposed to be here a week ago today.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Is this satire? Or the||
Is this satire? Or the epitome of stat nerds who don't "get it"?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I smoked weed once and my dog||
I smoked weed once and my dog got hit by a car. Don't smoke weed... It kills puppies.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Makes about as much sense as||
Makes about as much sense as thinking some posters are going to teach people not to be assholes.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry, I didn't think the||
Sorry, I didn't think the "/s" would be necessary. I should have known (not a shot at you).
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I think any words that could||
I think any words that could be offensive (in any context) should be shunned out of existence... If not outright banned.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||As much as I hate to question||
As much as I hate to question Brian...
But Devin was "80% dead" due to playing in the same offense Shane had to work with. He also managed an extra 3 Y/A better than Shane playing against what I would have to believe to be (on average) much lesser competition than K-State.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Reading their responses you'd||
Reading their responses you'd think JH outright called "Urbz" mother a whore or something. They're extremely worked up about this indirect tweet... It really hit home apparently.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||As a true freshman, in his||
As a true freshman, in his first start, playing in a bowl as an underdog (IIRC)...
24/38 with one pick in an offense where he was the leading rusher with 40 yards? With Funchess next with 14? Quick passes were the rule all year because we had no offensive line, no? I seem to remember the consensus at the time being that his performance was the one thing we could take solace in... It was certainly the only thing I recall feeling positive about at the time.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||The Balvenie DoubleWood 12.||
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Last time he looked good was||
Last time he looked good was the last time they played in a bowl (more recently than the last time the offense as a whole looked good). My money is on Shane as well. I may not be "shocked" if it isn't him... But I'll be surprised if he doesn't start this season.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Or he may have simply decided||
Or he may have simply decided there was no downside to bringing a guy like this into the fold.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||He's not going anywhere.||
He's not going anywhere. Don't buy the "his heart is in the NFL" crap. It's right up there with "His wife likes the Bay area" in it's weight. It'll be harder to leave than it would have been to say no in the first place.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure why "his heart||
I'm not sure why "his heart is in the NFL and he'll be back" is the one NFL talking point that we're still supposed to believe? I'm not buying it.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Really broke out the||
Really broke out the metaphors on this one... I've watched a ton of boxing over the last 30+ years and I don't recall a fight being called because of "too many body blows".
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm guessing you were also||
I'm guessing you were also predicting we'd get destroyed last week as well?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||The negativity around here||
The negativity around here (especially the last couple weeks) has been far more embarrassing to me than anything that's happened on the field. I find myself not wanting to be associated with the program because of the fan base.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'm very disappointed||
I'm very disappointed considering your username and avatar.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Oh please.It's been||
It's been perfectly clear what his position was since the first of these went up. Or you could just check his posting history... Unless I'm dramatically mislead by not seeing the comment in context? He clearly blames the coaching and dismisses the line youth.
These diaries sure seem to have been put together with those preconceived notions.
Edit- Sorry if this is all a sloppy incoherent mess. I'm trying to do about half a dozen things right now. The post in question (from the "snowflake:coaching" thread)...
"4 days 18 hours ago
These diaries weren't born from this position and dedicated to backing it up?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||So that's 8 out of what?...||
So that's 8 out of what?... 125?
A clue perhaps?
How many are playing well? How many are playing out of necessity? Not that it matters too much. Pretty sure the first line says it all.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Rabble rabble- Whiny snarky||
Rabble rabble- Whiny snarky bitching- rabble rabble.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Excellent point. ... Well,||
... Well, the vast majority of us anyway.
You've really been banking the upvotes these last couple days. I'm keeping track for the day when we get voting back.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I accidentally downvoted||
I accidentally downvoted this. The only way I see to erase it is with an upvote...
Now I'm torn. Upvote for the effort? Downvote for the misguided conclusions?
On the bright side I think I may have found a new sig...
"The average person has half a penis."
This is a revelation!
It's nice to know for sure that I'm above average.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Not trying to pile on...||
I believe this was put together in good faith.
But the fact it currently has twice as many up votes as down, despite being a total disaster and the accurate data (and/or a more reasonable methodology, take your pick) seeming to demonstrate just the opposite of what's put forth?...
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'm done trying to explain||
I'm done trying to explain anything to you. Maybe someone else will take up the challenge (though I wouldn't encourage it).
|1 year 20 weeks ago||"Good ones don't" Really? Do||
"Good ones don't"
Do I need to compile a list of all the great linemen who didn't play until they were RS SO (or later) and then we can have a theoretical argument about how good they would have been in year one or two?
Just because you can name a lot of exceptions doesn't mean they're not exceptions. You have a massive pool to draw from. I'm talking about a handful of players and 3 positions. See any problem with comparing those sample sizes? Any at all?
The guys we're talking about aren't even done with their first/second years! It may be too late to salvage anything from this season (aside from some potential moral victories and improving perceptions), but it's not out of the question things could still start clicking for them this year and we could see improvement. I see it with various squads, on various teams, at various points in the season, every year.
If you really think it's reasonable to write them off or make it out to be some systemic failure?... It's time to just agree to disagree. I personally think that's insanely pessimistic and/or shortsighted.