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|11 weeks 19 hours ago||"at times"||
|13 weeks 2 hours ago||my kid actually has a shot||
young'un: 13-yo 8th grader, shade over 6' 1", ~195 lbs
Local football coaches want him *real* bad. Was pulled out of a classroom over the winter by the HS coach to get a serious recruiting pitch. Even the baseball coaches wonder why I won't allow him to play football. I've even got a non-local football coach who is willing to train him in the weightroom gratis.
Besides the concussion thing I don't have a ton of respect for coaches. I changed the kid's diapers. I know what he can and can't do and what he might be able to do with a crapload of training. Its amazing the things coaches tell me they can develop out of the kid.
Truth is he's just a big galoot with only one real talent: he can throw a baseball pretty hard.
And if he successfully (meaning no major injuries) trains his ass off over the next 4 years I can ~100% guarantee he'll throw hard enough to go D1 as a pitcher.
Mind you I can't guarantee if he will be able to throw strikes enough to go D1. I can't guarantee he'll have the off-speed stuff to go D1. I can't guarantee his grades will warrant D1. I can't guarantee any offers will be from a good D1.
But I can guarantee his 4-seam will have enough velo to get D1 attention. Plenty of it.
Its going to be an interesting next 4 years.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||maybe||
When I looked down her shirt?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||congrats!||
Best gif I've seen all day.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||could be worse||
If you think Dickie V is torture announcing college hoops you should see him coaching in the NBA.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||further back||
No, Greg Oden had Granville Waiters disease.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||a punch in the gut||
As someone who attended the heartbreaking '77 title game, yes Wisconsin has a hockey team.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Payton toiled for years on||
Payton toiled for years on bad Bears teams and never bitched about it. Always played the good soldier. He played the game with enthusiasm unknown to mankind minus Harbaugh. He was right and Ditka was wrong.
And Ditka has admitted it since. He still needs to pay for it.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||i hope he rots||
St Peter is going to stop Ditka at the pearly gates and ask him to justify not giving the ball to Walter Payton on goal line. And then he'll let Ditka look longingly for a moment before kicking him down to Hades.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||no||
Tony Eason >>> David Woodley
|29 weeks 6 days ago||jeez he's smart too||
In that highlight film its fun to watch his DT snaps; when the guards & RB do something unexpected he solves the puzzle so *damn* fast.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||blow hard||
Well, you certainly don't want a mess on your hands.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||this||
Biggest problem with this post is I can't posbang it 100 times.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||guys like this are why I make my son stick with baseball||
Its apparent God invented football so that Khaleke Hudson could have an appropriate avenue to express his hatred of all humans not named Khaleke Hudson.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Actually........||
..... as Governor Snyder must realize now the great Lou Schimmel is the reason Michigan needed to perfect cloning.
Sorry. I'm a Lou Schimmel fanboy. And I've been harping on this for years; we need to clone Lou Schimmel.
I'll see myself out.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||it looks bad||
Then its the coaches' job to make that fact clear. Not by relying on Swenson to figure it out; tell the kid straight. No evasions. Tell the truth and do it earlier.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||i hope we can order more||
Please, we're almost out of exclamation points for the month.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||um||
Yeah, I hope there *isn't* a Hotel California in the great beyond.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||a guess||
I imagine Felder is savoring an adult beverage tonight, and smiling a wide smile.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||No no no||
Houghton and Houghton Lake are two different places. They are aren't even close to each other.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Dennis could *play*||
Ben's timing on help was exquisite. One of the best help defenders in the history of the modern game. All he asked of the guards was to not get beat by the very first move.
But Rodman was more versatile on defense. He could play on the ball against a variety of positions. And he was a fair help defender himself.
Daddy Rich even used the Worm against 5s now and then. Once saw Worm dominate Ewing for much of a 4th quarter once.
Best example of this was one night in Houston. Pistons up by one or two in the final seconds. Houston inbounds the ball deep in the frontcourt on the right side. Olajuwon gets the ball maybe 13 feet away from the basket.
Who is guarding him? Rodman. Help? No. Rockets had a lot of guys like Kenny Smith who could hit those open jumpers. Worm was all alone and it was by design.
Olajuwon methodically but easily backs Worm down until there are a couple ticks left. That ease lulled Olajuwon. He turned and went soft to the hole. Close enough to the bucket to dunk but he just kind of tried to drop the ball in.
Worm jumped while leaning back and timed it perfectly, getting just enough of the ball to keep it out of the hole. Buzzer sounds and game over. The team mobbed him knowing full damn well what he'd just done. Best individual defensive stop I've ever seen. Gave up ~8 inches and a gazillion pounds to a legit low post HoF'er and still got the job done. The look from Olajuwon was priceless.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I will miss him||
Hans isn't dead. He's just on a beach somewhere collecting 20%.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||well....||
Not all ME crude is light sweet crude. In fact some of Qatar's oil is heavy crude. And there is a reason why Saddam coveted Kuwait's fields far more than his own.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||almost||
No, that's Alabama. Ole Miss only requires you to write A-C-T.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||yes to frontbutt||
OSU could really use a decided schematic advantage.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||what do those Chicago folks know||
I guess white boy basketball is ok.
|36 weeks 1 hour ago||got her back||
I have a problem with anybody ever downvoting MGoBrewMom.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||you need an education son||
The flexbone ain't garbage.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||chill||
Lighten up Francis.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||omfg||
1) in another venue these pancakes would be called war crimes.
2) I think young Mr Bredeson is hard of hearing. Either that or he thinks the whistle is just a suggestion.