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|11 weeks 20 hours ago||Wow!||
Thanks for sharing that!
|12 weeks 6 days ago||great interconference rivalries||
There are some great interconference rivalries in college sports. In football UM-ND, USC-ND, Texas-OU pre expansion. How about Kentucky/Louisville in hoops? I'm sure they're more. These games are often more "special" in their own way than conference games.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||fair catch rules||
I don't believe the fair catch rule has changed since I started watching footbal as a kid in the early 70's.
If anything, punters might have stronger legs making it more likely to outkick the coverage and set up longer returns. On the other hand the spread punt formation in the last few years may be bringing average returns down.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Anthony Carter||
BTW the first time Anthony Carter touched the football at Michigan in his first game as a true freshman he returned a punt to the house for a TD.
This was back in the day when there was no coverage of recruting and I had never even heard of the guy. He comes on the field wearing #1 and I'm like holy crap this guy must be good, Bo's never let anyone have #1 before. He fields the punt and Boom!
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Horrible.||
I don't like to carp after a loss and I've generally been supportive of Borges, but I have to say that was some of the worst playing calling I've ever seen in the second half of the game.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||don't have the precise numbers, but||
He needs something on the order of 150 yards in the bowl game.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||But,||
It could be worse. Some thought we should hire Firentz to replace RR.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||No||
Not unless there are any breweries in Maryland that I've never heard of.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Who else but||
There are even x's and o's in his name for godsakes.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Too many points?||
I'm tempted to hedge my emotional investment and take NW and 11 points. Northwestern isn't bad. I think we'll win but it might be closer than that.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Woody at 74 MSC||
I think it was that 74 game at MSC, I was watching on TV - does anyone else remember this - They caught this on TV - the MSC "students" rushed the field after the victory and one of them ran up behind Woody as he was walking off the field and put his arm around Woody's shoulder. Woody punched the kid right in the face. The anouncers didn't notice it or it least didn't say anything about it. I thought it was hilarious and confirmed my low opinion of Woody even though I was still in high school at the time.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Furthermore||
Here's another important factor: If I get two drinks for a touchdown but I only get to drink once for a field goal, then I go definately go for the touchdown every time.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||On the whether on to go for it from 3 question:||
I think there is an additional factor to consider in this situation. Is the ball on the hash or in the middle of the field? Because of the severe angle making a field goal from the 3 yard line with the ball on the hash is more difficult than the near certainty of making it if the ball is centered between the goal posts like and extra point.
Since the worst case scenario is missing the field goal and giving the opponent the ball on the 20 only needing a field goal to tie, I would lean toward going for the touchdown if the ball is on the hashmarks. If the ball is in the middle of the field it's probably smarter to kick it.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||UM Wins||
Michigan (U of) 34
|30 weeks 5 days ago||How about.....||
Norfleet with 2 punt return touchdowns and a couple of hundred rushing yards?
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Affect of Rain:||
Players will get wet
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Rain will hold the score down||
M - 38
I - 6
In the rain
That "I" is illinois, not me playing the Wolverines all by myself. That score would be more lopsided.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||M 31 PU 17||
M - 31
|34 weeks 3 days ago||POTW in waiting sez...||
M - 37
ND - 27
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Book it||
M 51 - AF 24
M 58 - UMass 13
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Belch||
How many votes can I trade for beer? Oh...never mind.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Answers||
1. Personally I'm not expecting much from Rawls. He hasn't shown a lot yet in limited carries. The senior has some good juke but no power and not a lot of speed. He'll pick up some yards; he's also an excellent receiver out of the back field and pass blocker.
2. I'll say this, Robinson always seems faster in the first couple of games of the season before he gets nicked up. Watch out!
4. I don't think we have a LB "situation", but as we do have a WR situation you will be hurt less by your DBs than we will be our DL.
5. Can't answer before seeing them play.
6. Yes. You have a great D, but Yes.
7. I like our new C, he should be decent. Played quite well at G last season before injury. Moves well
8. Not really, the starters are all veterans, more worried about being somewhat undersized and backups inexperience.
9. Yes definately but they'll need to give your receivers some cushion.
10. Ask our DC, he's a lot smarter than I am. I'd say "some" (?)
11. You seem to labouring under the same underestimation that a lot of opposing fans have of Denard's talents. His problem has been inconsistency, he will fall into a slump for a quarter or a half, where his mechanics slip away from him, and he does not look good. As time has gone on these periods have been farther and farther apart. When he is on, he is really, really good. I expect that he has continued to improve in the off season and these regressive periods will be fewer and farther between. I espect that with his expereince he will be in the top 10 in the nation in passing effeciency this year. You heard it here first. IF he is throwing well, it's very hard to stop our offense, no matter how good you are.
12. Yes definately, although some of them will be true freshman.
13. I don't feel too good about this. We will rotate our DL so they are fresh in the 4th, but I fear there is a big drop off when the subs are in.
14. Your welcome ?
Good luck on Saturday. (But not too much)
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Nick Try?||
How much have you been drinking? Not enough I'll wager.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Slow play||
I have 3 thoughts on your Dean Smith offense.
1. It is likely that the refs are actually counting to "30 mississippi" or something and will flag you if you are obviously delaying.
2. We all want to win but this is supposed to be fun. This doesn't sound like a lot of fun - maybe late in the game with a lead ok, but your kind of killing the whole point of it being a game that's supposed to be fun.
3. I used to try this sometimes in computer football games and it oftern didn't work out. My philosphy over the years has evolved to a strong belief that an up tempo style of play gives you more plays and thus more chances to score as many points as possible, and is a better strategy than playing keep away.usually.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Combo coverage||
You could play 2 deep zones with 2 short zones because of the narrow field and then go man on their 2 best receivers with your two fastest players, or have your girls play (wo)man on their girls.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Excellent point samsoccer!||
Obviously you play moe than soccer.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Some ideas from my youth...||
Unlike real football, I don't think good old 7-7 flag football has evolved much over the years. I captained IM football teams all through my years at UM, then in grad school then in the real world in a Chicago Parks league.
1. Don't get too complicated, your inexpereinced players will get confused and frustrated, they will forget if a 7 is a slant or a smash route and just run a simple out pattern. I forsee chaos with suggested system of calling routes at the line. I recommend as others have mentioned, practicing just 3 or 4 plays that can be mirrored (left or right) and then running variations on those as the game progress, for example in the huddle you say " Flood left, but this time Joe goes out and up instead of a 5 yard out."
2. Have your first series scripted, and just run the four plays you practice most in quick succession with no huddle and no signals, just run back to the line and hike the ball as soon as everyone is set. This almost always works if the plays are well practiced, the other team isn't prepared for this. You can do it again later.
3. If legal, have at least one of your set plays involve putting a man in motion. Almost no one ever does this in flag and if there are inexperienced players on the other team this will really confuse them. Depending on how they react you can find ways to capitalize, and it quickly ques you in as to whether they are playing zone and know what they are doing or man.
4. Hope like hell one of your girls is a surprisingly great athelete.
5. The center is the key player on offense.
6. I agree with others who suggest man over zone with inexpereinced players.If you want to get fancy then play a combo scheme with some players in zone and some in man, but now I'm getting carried away.
7. I don't agree with whoever suggested rushing no one, they'll pick you apart.
8. If your rush one consistently, mix up who it is a little to confuse their blocking.Every once in a while blitz 2.
9. on offense the pass blocking is done by a back who lines up next to the QB as you don't know where the blitz is coming from. You can even keep two backs, the one on the side where no ruxh is coming immediately releases into some short route.
10. Good luck! Wish I could play.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Going deep...||
What about Friedman???
|40 weeks 6 days ago||1975||
I think, if my whiskey soaked memory is correct, that 1975 should read 8-1-2 ?
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Black Company Forever!!!||
I was surprised I got to page 3 of this thread before anyone mentioned the The Black Company by Glen Cook. Someone else mentioned it first but I second his nomination. Cook is an excellent writer, great action sequences interspaced with occasional humerous bits that made me laugh outload. Interesting characters. I loved it. Very original too.
I get tired of all the authers trying to imitate Tolkien, few succeed. Cook is completetly refreshing.
I also really like Zelazny's Amber series. Very quick read too. Coincidentally Cook's writing style is very similar to Zelazny's
As many have said, the w heel of Time starts really well but then just goes on and on without much happening. I gave up after 5 or 6 books when it became clear to me that he was just trying to make as much money as possible off the franchise by churning out more books.
Personally I don't care much for Ender's Game that many have suggeted, although Card's writing is excellent, I found him a bit too exestential for my taste.
Also anything be Gene Wolf is very interesting. He is an amazing writer, but it's very wierd stuff.
Finally, as far as Sci-Fi goes there is a relativley new writer I have enjoyed a lot, Phiilip Farmer, kind of off beat and very fund sci-fi.