this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 week 3 days ago||that was the PERFECT response||
Well played, my friend, well played.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||THIS||
is good news.... Thanks for the update.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||What does their current governmor have to do with it?||
MSU is kicking butt under Snyder? Has Christie singled them out for something?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Cool story Bro||
I was not friends with John, but met him a couple of times. Coming from WMU it was rare to have SI do an article on one of our players.
I believe he made a lot of money starting a bagel compnay in FL which later became part of Einstein bagels.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure||
But this makes two Bronco sons from my era at WMU. I am pretty sure Sypniewski and Offerdahl crossed paths at WMU. Scott was closer to my age.
Sorry to hijack the board with Bronco trivia.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Jameson Offerdahl!!||
As a bronco grad, awesome to see John's son in the class. He was a beast at WMU and a great linebacker for the Dolphins.
Interesting he walked on at M, I am sure he could have gone somewhere else.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Colonel Angus?|
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I had exact same feeling||
Very relieved. Not joyful yet, because of his injury history. But man would he be a welcome addition to the team, if healthy.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I think we both agree||
I am just saying there is a mitigating factor here. But you are right prior to the injury he was not playing at 5 star. My gut says this is roster management, but there is a teeny bit of grey here. Plus, I know Harbaugh is going to push the envelope.
Short of lying to kids (tough to prove) and clearly SEC levl oversigning, I am OK with this approach.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not quite||
Remember Pipkins had a MAJOR injury to his knee. It is quite possible that is why he has never lived up to his 5 star billing, it has not healed properly. That being said, this is suspicioius, but we don't know the other side.
Pipkins is not the player he appeared to be in HS and his knee is probably a big factor.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What about tyus battle?||
In a perfect world you are correct, but the recruiting world is far from perfect. I agree m should not pull offer but cutting off communication?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
Let's face it, based on the Stanford post and the large amount of under the radar commits, " hello" posts do not elicit the same level of wonder and joy. Their value appears to have been diminished knowing that many more than usual will not sign the Loi (based on Stanford post). However signing day is gonna be a mind fuck. Remember waiting for mcguffie
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Great||
If m over signs, then I agree if he pushes the envelope on everything else, I don't. The last thing m needs is 8 more years of losing. M can still be the tallest midget in the world of recruiting
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting point||
Had not thought of that angle. Jamal Murray. Likely one and done.
Something does not make sense here. Occams razor I know. It is likely money or being able to play close to home that is driving this decision. But having a guy that is pretty much the same size as battle showing interest???
Just guessing, but maybe M reached out to Battle to tell them there were considering Murray and it pissed him off? I don't know, but everything I have read abou the kid makes him seem like he has a good head on his shoulders and is not a flake who is going to commit to 3 different schools.
Plus maybe his foot injury is worse? ( I am really grasping there, but you never know)
|5 weeks 4 days ago||great point||
Think about the impact of all of these "2 star/3star" players getting scholarships. Everyone, myself included, thought it was just a chance to steal the 4/5 stars in SEC land. Nope. If I am a father of a kid from a school in the south and I was told not to go and my kids ends up at Troy State or Middle Tn State am I wondering what if?
How do they tell their kids that they can't attend, when kids are going who probably cannot afford to take a visit to M are getting scholarships.
It is brilliant. I am sure M had some idea about these kids prior to the camp, but no question the camp sealed the deal for both parties.
I know the SEC and NCAA will probably put an end to it, but they look like even bigger pieces of shit. Small town, rural kids from the South, West and East are getting a free look at M and vice versa.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Nicely played||
More Uncle Rico please. I think I need to change my avatar.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
The pain starts now. It is relative. Most likely just losing Sharp this year. Curious how the mileage is going to effect Keith and Hossa. Plus Keith is sooooo underpaid.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Towes and Kane are getting real money||
They are maxed out until 2023. So is Hossa, the hawks tried to screw with the NHL and the NHL bit back.
They instituted a rule that hits the hawks hard if Hossa retires before the end of his contract (when he will be 41), gives them a lot of dead money.
I am red wing fan here in Chicago. Have to admit the hawks are fun to watch, but sick of the fans and dynasty talk. Nothing will ever beat the the first cup for the wings.
As much as the wings thrived with no salary cap, the Hossa situation hurt them and put the hawks over the top, when he left Detroit.
Hawks are going to be good for a long time, because of Kane and Toews, but they are really hitting cap issues now and Hossa is getting old and so is Keith. Sharp is likely gone.
My guess is this is the pinnacle for the hawks ( not a bad place to be).
|6 weeks 3 days ago||WD||
I am a chief from way back. Dakota did not exist. You a Utica high grad.
(careful talking to the Eisenhower guys, still can't get over them smashing the pumpkins every time we played)
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Check out Nick Saban's arm||
Looks like he just got back from an audition for Teen Wolf 3
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Why stop with fashion?||
I am tired of these cheap iphones for $600 without subsidies. We should build them here and pay the $1500 they are actually worth.
The japanese wrecked america by bringing in ther stupid fuel efficient cars. Nothing better than to watch a 1970's movie set in NY and see all those gas sipping american cars. The heck with saving the planet!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Freakout means nothing||
I could give a crap about the freakout. Aou would have caught the damn balll!!
But Gonzales then booted the next ball. He really is the goat. Bartman saved him
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Kinda||
But 84 and 2003 are so embedded in my mind. Leon Durham ground ball through legs and BARTMAN. Bitter disappointment.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly...||
Great Brian, Just friggin great.
You have got me excited.
I will totally blame you when the season rolls around and we go 7 - 5. Because after this post, I am back to 10 - 2 baby!!! We got a god damn QB!!!!
( I am a cubs fan, so I know bitter disappointment all too well)
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Who has it better than us!!||
God, is that brutal.
How said is that we all thought " if we just get Demar Dorsey we will have an awesome class"?
I know I did.
Let us never speak of this time period again.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||It is sad||
He was so much fun too watch. I am not so sure he was the greatest returner, when you look at actual production. But his enthusiasm was contagious.
On a related note. I use a work computer and can't get drupal as my system adminstrator won't let me download anything.
I am trying to attch a photo of one of his punt returns against MD.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Enough on whether Chris Kyle was hero||
We get it, He fabricated stuff. He has not a real likable guy.
Lets look at Martin Luther King, who was arguably the most important man of the last 60 years and a great man. Wanna hold a microsope up to his personal life?
How about JFK?
Nope, don't think so. But I bet 90% of the pepople saying they don't like this movie because Chris Kyle was a liar or whatever, soaked up Selma and all the JFK movies.
The movie was powerful for many people. Most movies are bullshit, fabricated stories made for entertainment.
CENSORSHIP IS BAD.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Ditto on winning the internet today.||
That movies grows on you. First time, I was kind of like what???? but now the scenes and characters by themselves are awesome.
We all know some Uncle Rico's.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Corporate||
No on the Alum. Kazoo educated.