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|2 weeks 5 days ago||My $.02....a "B/B+"||
I thought Brando and Beckman were a good combination. That said I thought the team did well but not awesome:
- good football knowledge displayed
- Brando was late on some play by play or abbreviated it to the rough equivalent of "he runs for 4 yards". I think the shift will be hard for him but think it is more fair to assess after say week 4 than week 1
- Dierdorf clearly has good knowledge and brought that to bear - but at times I thought he was pretty rough on some players/coaches. Maybe it is just me - but with college players I always think of them as someone's 18 year old son and think the comments should stay a little more positive. I always aprpeciated guys like Spielman and Bill Curry and Bob Griese/Keith Jackson because they seemed to reflect this ethos. Don't get me wrong, from what I could tell Dan D was RIGHT in his assessment; but maybe could have been more diplomatic.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Very sad||
I went to high school with someone in his family (uncle I believe) - very sad.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||B1G School ranking (so far) - Nebraska leads||
My brother (also a UM alum) and I have been churning our way through a road game to each Big Ten school (we haven't figured out how to treat Rutgers and Maryland yet...). We've been saving OSU to be last (and for a year when we have a reasonable shot) and have not yet been to Wisconsin - so far here is how I would rank them:
1. Nebraska: Lincoln itself and the campus are not bad, just very flat and mostly uninspiring. But the stadium is impressive and the fans are, without a doubt, the nicest most gracious opposing fans I've ever encountered. And they knew their stuff. I could only hope they get treated the same in A2.
2. PSU: Campus/town were cool though hard to get to. The stadium was very cool and the fans were generally pretty good and knowledgeable. Then again this was during the RichRod era - we lead 17-14 @ the half and lost 46-17. So they had reason to be happy.
3. Northwestern: great town/campus and the fans were mostly genteel lawyerly types. The stadium was not offensive but not amazing. The sound of expensive leather gloves politely clapping after a NW touchdown remains etched in my memory.
4. Illinois: city/campus were pretty good, fans were generally good and were in the Zook meltdown era - so most of the ire was on the team and not at anything else. The stadium is historic but a bit plain.
5. Iowa: fans were mostly cool and seemed fairly knowledgeable though 1 guy was a bit of a douche. The stadium and campus were ok but don't stick out as memorable.
6. Minnesota: this was back in the Metrodome which was a dump but was also louder with 40,000 fans than I had ever heard the big house. Campus was nice but removed from the stadium so that kind of killed it. The fans were fine; Minnesota sucked so they had to be.
7. MSU: We went to last years game. I thought the campus was big/sprawling but not as impressive as alumns I've known describe it. The stadium was a cement mixers wet dream. What made this so horrid was that the fans were perfectly pleasant and didn't even have to talk smack because they had the confidence of clearly being the better team. All the way to the car I help thinking "Bo's mojo is truly gone".
8. Indiana: campus/town were ok. Fans were nonexistent though they do this weird punching motion thing after first downs. The stadium was sort of like Illinois', but less inspiring. There were some nice tailgaters who let us mooch so that should count for something.
9. Purdue: town/campus were ok but it rained so that kind of killed it a bit. Stadium seemed pretty pedestrian and a couple of student tried to pick a fight on the way to the car after they lost. Fans celebrate first downs which seemed odd.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Ironic...||
that Urban Meyer is Catholic (I think named after 1 of the 8 Pope Urban's)....
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The Kolesars||
Bill (in the 50's) and John (in the 80's)
|1 year 23 weeks ago||on to Spinal Tap....||
I met her on Monday,
it was my lucky bun day
you know what I mean
I love her each weekday
Each velvety cheek day
you know what I mean.....
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Sick/Well portions of the office||
Some pediatricians have their waiting room divided into 2 sections - one for the sick kids and one for the healthy ones (since you bring your child in under both circumstances). This IS NOT more important than the points made by others on referrals; alignment with your philosophy on tests and shots; or competence of office and staff. But it is something that we have always appreciated when our pediatrician as had it. Also, avoid places that loop the same 14 year old episode of Barney in the waiting room. On occassion it has lead to unfortunate episodes of violence.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||All hypothetical but...||
I look at how Michigan fan's regard Chris Webber and even Jim Harbaugh and think we're less likely to be nutbag crazy devoted.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||In addition to being obese||
He probably wears a large Buckeye necklace and a hardhat, and paints his face scarlet and gray many times during the week.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Voted (thanks for the tip)||
Justice must be done here!
|1 year 43 weeks ago||To quote Wesley....||
Truly you have a dizzying intellect.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||1985: Harbaugh to Kolesar||
I remember this play when it happened - Harbaugh getting hammered and this TD breaking their backs.
17:20 mark of WH's post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rql3xD3gO0o
|1 year 44 weeks ago||well, he was a fighter pilot||
so it sort of went with the territory; and this was in the 70's so the long decline of parenting has been going on for at least 30 years. Must have been Elvis' fault....(Presley not Grbac).
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Dad got a red card....||
I played a lot of soccer as a kid. My dad was a sometimes vocal critic of the refs from the sidelines. He once got a red card for his compaints, and the ref wouldn't let the game continue until he left the area. We won anyway.