"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|23 hours 11 min ago||I know this is blasphemy, but||
I know this is blasphemy, but I think O'Neil is better than Zoltan (punts be upon him). Either way, he is the clear heir to the Space Emperor throne. Gotta work on the name though, "Blake" just won't inspire fear among the Venusian sulphur miners.
|23 hours 13 min ago||Yep, Aussie rules is all||
Yep, Aussie rules is all about accurate drop kicking - it's the main way to advance the ball. It's more like soccer with hands than rugby or football.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Maybe he doesn't, and if||
Maybe he doesn't, and if that's true, nobody will pay him for his name. But if some dude not directly affiliated with the university wants to pay him $50 for his autograph, what's wrong with that? Costs the school nothing, gives the kid some of his value back
|1 day 9 hours ago||Why do we think Harbaugh is||
Why do we think Harbaugh is actually holding that much back? Rather, he seems to be adding new things each week. Granted, nothing has been terribly risky, but it seems more like he's evolving and tweaking every week as opposed to "opening the playbook". Maybe "using the next chapter of the playbook" is a better analogy.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Unless he hasn't taken snaps,||
Unless he hasn't taken snaps, in which case he'd definitely say he had to screw with people
|1 day 9 hours ago||And the year before that he'd||
And the year before that he'd said something about pride coming before the fall. Karma's a bitch etc.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Struck and White are||
Struck and White are extremely MANBALL.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Hoke was MANBALL. This is||
Hoke was MANBALL. This is Renaissance Manball.
MANBALL thinks the "expectation is for the position" and any valid play can work as long as it is EXECUTED.
Renaissance Manball realizes that sure, that may be true, but a smart coach can put his players in advantageous positions by playing to their strengths and playing off the defenses tendencies. By making it easier for his boys to execute and harder for the other guys.
MANBALL is "We're gonna run POWAH because dammit that's what REAL FOOTBALL is, not that basketball on grass crap, and we ain't playin' chess with the defense."
Renaissance Manball is "We shall run a myriad of power variations at you because we are thinking 2 steps ahead of you, I know how to beat you with it even if I can't win every block everytime, because I will make you question your keys and your sanity in the moments before a very large young man stiff arms you in the face. Also my FIDE rating is 2680".
MANBALL is Burnside at Fredericksburg.
Renaissance Manball is Napoleon at Austerlitz.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Two shutouts in a row against||
Two shutouts in a row against power 5 teams might be muppet worthy
|5 days 15 hours ago||Err, power 5 plus BYU, which||
Err, power 5 plus BYU, which is power 5 quality. You get my point.
|1 week 12 hours ago||I really hope O'Neill yelled||
I really hope O'Neill yelled "WITNESS MEEEE!" while he ran that.
|1 week 12 hours ago||What it means is that||
What it means is that Harbaugh is building an offense that can still win football games even without perfect execution, because the scheme buys you favorable situations to exploit and sometimes almost free yards.
In that regard, Harbaugh has more in common with Rodriguez than Hoke, even if he is MANBALL. The coach has to execute too.
Harbaugh is like, Renaissance Manball or something.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Yes, being too quick to move||
Yes, being too quick to move football games in light of possible category 3 hurricanes is EXACTLY WHATS WRONG WITH THIS SOCIETY!!! Rabble! RABBLERABBLERABBLE!
|1 week 17 hours ago||Even if this storm doesn't||
Even if this storm doesn't hit directly, it's almost certainly going to cause a lot of flooding. Emergency services need all the time they can get to prepare, and the team needs all the time they can to get out of dodge before weather delays at the airport stack up. "Possible major hurricane" seems like exactly the sort of thing to be safe rather than sorry about.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Pretty sure if you have (legal) BTN you can stream online?||
Pretty sure if you have (legal) BTN you can stream online?
|1 week 1 day ago||Roll out of bed, start the||
Roll out of bed, start the party, FOOTBALL! Then all night to celebrate.
|1 week 1 day ago||2012 still got in its dong||
2012 still got in its dong shots. We threw away a B1G championship with stupid offensive game plans in the Trash Tornado and Under-Center Iowa games.
|1 week 1 day ago||And by 2012 I mean 2011||
And by 2012 I mean 2011
|1 week 2 days ago||I suspect Hackett to play a||
I suspect Hackett to play a strong role in choosing his replacement, and I'm confident he'll pick a good one.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not that I fully believe that||
Not that I fully believe that either, but at this point our close road loss to Utah looks at least as good as a close home win against Oregon, if you're an algorithm.
|1 week 5 days ago||Do you think they are a worse||
Do you think they are a worse team the UNLV or Oregon State? They are still the second best team we've played, they'd probably be at least .500 in the B1G, and we flat dominated them. I think it's okay to be happy
|1 week 5 days ago||Notre Dame and Ohio State are||
Notre Dame and Ohio State are MAC teams now? Seem to recall a couple pretty sweet Denard runs against both.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It takes 4-6 months to not||
It takes 4-6 months to not misspell Michigan in a book about Michigan? I mean, I assume Bacon owns a word processor that word catch "Michingan" which showed up multiple times.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's not how good companies||
It's not how good companies are run. Actually I'm glad you said "corporate studies 101" because that's what I saw in a lot of Brandon's actions - a very shallow understanding. He did things because somebody else did them and it turned out well, without understanding WHY they did it or why it worked well. The staged "Hoke said yes before we mentioned salary" thing is a great example. As is "if it ain't broke, break it!"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I kept thinking about Fisk's closet in the Netflix "Daredevil"||
I kept thinking about Fisk's closet in the Netflix "Daredevil"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Especially when Bacon makes a||
Especially when Bacon makes a remark about the standards he holds his students to.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Only Brandon could make me feel bad for Adidas. And he did!||
Only Brandon could make me feel bad for Adidas. And he did!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||For me, the worst has to||
For me, the worst has to be:
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If you want Johnny Cash, use||
If you want Johnny Cash, use his "God's Gonna Cut You Down" cover - badass, and bridges dad rock and new stuff (came out in 2006)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||My biggest unjustified hype:||
My biggest unjustified hype: the Tatgate aftermath. OSU loses the Vest (and Pryor), spends a year flailing around under Fickell. My schadenfreude was in high gear, I wanted to watch them flail around in the wilderness for a few years. We would be resurgent at just the right time and reassert dominance over the Big Ten. All would be right in the world again.