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|1 day 4 hours ago||Someone upthread posted that||
Someone upthread posted that folks favor the QB of their campus years. That leaves me with Demetrius Brown, Michael Taylor and Elvis Grbac. At the time, I was always happy when Taylor played because he seemed to facilitate Bo's conservative game plan as an option QB and was accurate enough to lob the occasional bomb to McMurtry and Calloway. Unfortunately my man couldn't stay healthy and that might have ulitmately cost us in '89.
|3 days 4 hours ago||^^Agreed. In his prime, he||
^^Agreed. In his prime, he was a good MLB in the Cover-2. Excellent in coverage, not so well against plays where he was forced to shed blockers.
|3 days 6 hours ago||This thread was rescued by||
This thread was rescued by that clip.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Do NOT let her step on that||
Do NOT let her step on that M! Doom!
|4 days 4 hours ago||Insert all due assumptions||
Insert all due assumptions about MAC football, but 2007-2009 CMU was not a bad team to watch. The Dan Enos era...not so much imagination happening these days.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Those aren't jokes. Shit we||
Those aren't jokes. Shit we say about Ohio is verifiably true.
|4 days 22 hours ago||HE TOOK THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN||
HE TOOK THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN GOIN AAAANYYYYWHERRRRRRE....
|5 days 5 hours ago||About what? Exactly? That||
About what? Exactly? That the Celtics had "no chance" against the Lakers? BFD. He was playing golf while Bird was, in fact, correct.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Good point re McHale. He||
Good point re McHale. He went through a period from '87-'90 where he was damn near unstoppable when he had the ball within 10' of the rim. The Pistons made it hard for Bird to set up in the post or step outside b/o Rodman and the years of playoff battles were taking a toll on his back. Parish was always a weak link against stronger line-ups. It makes me shudder to think what an optimized Len Bias could have done for that team.
|5 days 7 hours ago||There's much we can debate,||
There's much we can debate, but Bird was correct - the Celtics had a chance to repeat and the Piston's didn't. Whether or not Bird was deserved of the "hype" was irrelevant. His teams won three (3) NBA titles and we can only find a handful of players in the 80's that can claim more success. Moreover, I have trouble believing that Bird won three (3) MVP's (not to mention a shitload of other honorariums) based on "hype."
Listen, I'm a rare fan of both franchises for a variety of uninteresting reasons. IMHO, it was the greatest period of pitched battle in NBA history (Celtics/Sixers, Celtics/Lakers, Celtics/Pistons, Pistons/Bulls). For whatever reason David Stern wasn't enamoured with any of it. Hopefully we get a flavor of it with the upcoming Pacers/Heat series.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Can't forget Rodman after '87||
Can't forget Rodman after '87 ECF saying that if Bird was black, he'd be "just another player." Zeke was asked to comment and he agreed with Rodman. I think Isaiah later apologized, but it took a while.
|5 days 10 hours ago||McHale put his arm around VJ||
McHale put his arm around VJ after game 6 and told him to "Beat LA. Beat them." Man, I miss those teams and what an all-out war it was.
|1 week 6 hours ago||That's because Chi-town fans||
That's because Chi-town fans will give up quicker than anyone. Ask Brown Bear.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Those hockey players? Known||
Those hockey players? Known only by your fan base over the age of 50. You haven't sold out your hockey arena until recently. Post-Jordan bulls are an afterthought. Nobody goes to Cubs games to watch baseball. Nobody GOES to White Sox games. The Bears get support in spite of themselves and that deformed spaceship of a stadium. So you got me there. Chin-up! You could still win this game. But, gosh, it'll sure suck to lose this series after you all but gave yourselves the Cup a couple months ago.
|1 week 7 hours ago||I have to remind myself that||
I have to remind myself that the Blackhawks are an Original 6 team. They easily lack the tradition teams like the Wings and the Habs. And wasn't it just a few years ago that their owner refused to show home games on TV?
|1 week 7 hours ago||Why? You really think anyone||
Why? You really think anyone gives a shit about the Blackhawks in Chicago? They're relevant now, but Chicago is a front-running sports town.
|1 week 8 hours ago||The Chicago Blackhawks have||
The Chicago Blackhawks have to be the least appreciated and recognized teams in the Original Six. But then, I have always wondered if Chicago was a bit overrated as a sports city in terms of fan passion.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Thinking the same. Similar to||
Thinking the same. Similar to Brian Kelly's career arc. Unfortunately, Enos earned another year at Central by beating Iowa.
|1 week 2 days ago||I moved from Grand Rapids to||
I moved from Grand Rapids to Pittsboro, NC (just south of Chapel Hill, west of Raleigh) recently. The local shows on 99.9 aren't bad (following Mike and Mike and Cowherd). I love it here - in case anyone cares.
|1 week 2 days ago||That show has turned me into||
That show has turned me into a regular listener of NPR/Marketplace. And I crave mindless sports talk during drive times.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think if DatBull was a||
I think if DatBull was a little better at football, the video would have been deleted or ignored.
|1 week 4 days ago||Who is Louis Nix?||
Who is Louis Nix?
|1 week 5 days ago||*delete*||
|1 week 6 days ago||Ok. If you say so.||
Ok. If you say so.
|1 week 6 days ago||Best thread title ever.||
Best thread title ever.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Someone from Lansing or East||
Someone from Lansing or East Lansing is referring to AA as a "dump." That is precious.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This commit had already been||
This commit had already been posted and discussed. The OP clearly didn't search Usenet discussions long enough. What is happening to Mgoblog?!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!||
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I recall plenty of drunk||
I recall plenty of drunk sorority girls from '87-'90. In fact, very pleasant memories. Ahem. Anyway... I wonder if some of the empty seats issue can be traced to the current requirement that nonstudents must validate student tix. Seemed like it was easier to unload the games you couldn't or wouldn't go to when the potential buyer wasn't faced with a hefty surcharge. As a result, more folks were able to buy and use student section tix.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not really. Players change,||
Not really. Players change, etc, but the uniform is a constant element of fandom. If you have good memories of your team wearing a particular uniform, you're probably more likely to want to keep that uniform. In this case, nobody gives a shit about the Jags, so any change is welcome. The Dolphins have a past tradition of winning in a uniform that didn't change too much over the years, therefore folks might be reluctant to see changes to their gear.