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|33 weeks 3 days ago||Vikes fan objects!||
Being a Vikes fan, I strongly object to any pairing of the word 'professional' with 'Minnesota Vikings'. Unless you meant it in the way the Three Stooges were professional.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Upvoted because Christ you||
Upvoted because Christ you need it out there.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Montreal, Quebec||
Crazy warm today, 1 Celsius, which is 34 in farenheit, google tells me. Brady would be loving it shortsleeved here I am sure.
Friday however was -30 before the wind, -22 for y'all. Brady would have been in the booth with Borges.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Upvoted||
Lulling them into the false sense of superiority. Well done ladies.
|37 weeks 6 hours ago||Fuck cancer||
Good luck and all the best thoughts and prayers this holiday season and beyond - to you and all suffering from this awful, awful disease.
We have an ongoing battle with cancer at home, my wife is absolutely tremendous. Her strength, determination and fight make her a true hero. The kids know it. Inspiring. Lost too many people on both sides to this.
Never give up. Never.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||It so rarely works well||
at places that do this.
Thought Indiana had us but they kept switching back to the 'passer', then when the injury happened we got the interception from a cold qb. Oklahoma too, their d is near elite but the o is predictable when one or the other qb is in.
The qb's need time with the line & receivers to get a rhythm, a feel for each other. Constant switching plus a young o-line is unfair to both the qb's and the line, who we need to exectue basic, simple stuff.
DG will be a monster if given time, and a couple of wideouts who can create separation in that improved pass pro time and pocket. Shane can watch and learn.
Worrying that so many think the offense will be basically the same next year unless there are radical changes (mass firings, high risk systems, etc.).
Q for the more coach-savvy: do you think OSU was a preview of our offense next year? Or does our new receiver corps / backfield / o-line experience dictate something different? Maybe a question for a different post...
|38 weeks 6 days ago||This this this||
We saw his great skill, and his drawbacks - too willing to take a sack and never throw it away; forcing pass into coverage; throwing behind people.
But each time he rebounded. What really stood out to me was his unwillingness to accept mistakes. When he got in Kalis' grill and screamed at Funchess for not turning around to the ball in the first half, he was making a huge statement to the team about leadership and accountability.
Amazed at his performance today. His tuck and run, deking out Roby for the first down in the 4th was absolutely amazing, considering he was minus a leg.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Can't see OSU making it||
Great team, but they had to tee off on us today and they were a point better, 16 seconds to go. They'll drop points.
If the winner of Bama-Auburn wins the SEC champ it'll be them vs FSU.
I don't see OSU as better than Bama, FSU, or Auburn. They are an excellent team but as well as they ran the ball down their throats, we hung 40 on them and were a play away. They won't make it.
Course if they beat Sparty, then SCarolina gets into the SEC title game and wins, you have a situation...
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Great decision||
Bad looking play...thought if Gallon goes to the corner and we throw a fade, we're in.
But when Hyde fumbled I said to my wife, "We score, we go for two to win it." Nice to see that Brady was listening to me :)
|39 weeks 12 hours ago||Go Blue!||
|39 weeks 12 hours ago||Ugly. OSU 55 UM 6 OSU has a||
OSU has a lot of pressure on them to perform and this is still The Game. They have to beat us like FSU beats on the ACC to have a shot of passing them in the BCS standings (assuming Alabama wins; even if Auburn does, how can you not put a 1-loss SEC team in the National Championship?).
We have no pressure on us but have no horses. I like our D, they will only get better, but the O gives them no cushion, consistently awful field poisition, little time to recuperate and turnovers galore.
It'll be a program-defining game alright...gulp.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Oh, the irony... You know in||
Oh, the irony...
You know in his mind he is challenging them. Hell of a motivator.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||We read books, not burn||
We read books, not burn them.
But actually I always respected tOSU, intertwined with a rival-fuelled hatred. Woody punched the Clemson player, but also taught history and looked out for his players & staff, like Bo did. Bo coached there and was shaped by Woody.
Until Tressel, then everything changed - they became the win-at-all-costs SEC offspring. Clarrett, Smith, Pryor, Tressell - and gotta throw Gene Smith in there too. Smarmy, volatile, supremely irrational fanbase with a persecution complex despite being petted by NCAA / ESPN. Horrific and disgusting.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||White on white||
White numbers and letters, impossible to identify players. Full-grill black visors. Instead of a team dance, we'll roll around in the mud for 20 minutes before kickoff.
It'll ease the 65-3 beatdown we'll be on (57 yarder by Wile after we have 1st and goal from the two).
Al will wear a canary glow-job MBB uni from last year, singlet and all. Forced to 'stroll' the sidelines. Brady will wear a wrestling uni.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||D-Unit should get an MVP as||
D-Unit should get an MVP as well. 9 points to that team in regulation is pretty damned good.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||A win!||
Was great to see a lot of the kids getting a lot of time today. Green and Smith especially.
And winning, fancy that. Winning feels great. Had major reservations about this game, especially when we can't run, they run the option and the weather.
On to Iowa!
|41 weeks 4 days ago||All the best||
Thoughts, prayers, good vibes, etc. from Montreal. Here's to a brilliant recovery.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||We can't beat Ohio State this year||
Unless there are some major star alingments, injuries, etc. Urban has that program humming beautifully and they are in excellent shape; we've got RR recruiting issues, playcalling issues, and look sluggish and confused.
I am hoping the last four games serve as a real platform for next season, getting a W at Northwestern is the key. We need some confidence, it is hard to be aggressive when you don't know what you are doing (coaching or playing). Playing Ohio State tough and winning a bowl game would help tremendously.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Should read||
"They cheat us for years before Meyer..."
Clarrett, Troy, Terrell and St. Tress agree!
(yes I know it does nothing about the current state of the program, couldn't resist)
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Copy paste||
Can you just copy paste the last two paragraphs as a rejoinder to all the 'The OL needs to man up!' comments? Excellent and concise reply.
DG is a hero for standing in there and taking it, battling all the way through.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Saw that||
My wife is also going through a battle with cancer, that was unbelievable - especially in the comparatively zero-importance of a collge sports website.
Good luck, be strong, never give up.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||The descent||
Lurked for quite a while, posted a bit, but now just lurk and have no wish to post (except now of course - oh the hypocrisy!). The PSU game reactions really struck me for their infantile absurdity and utter lack of thought, though it had been trending that way.
The RR end could be pretty nasty but the conversations generally came around to something looking like a quasi-reasonable debate, even if it ended in agreeing to disagree. It was interesting to read about other people's points of view; plus you could count on enough light-hearted stuff to keep perspective.
Now every thread seems to be reduced to a 'My-dad-can-beat-up-your-dad' level of argument, regardless of the topic. The message board is rapidly becoming maize and blue mirror of RCMB.
I read the articles here, Magnus' blog and Space Coyote's coaching threads at M&B, but after looking at a few message board posts to some of the topics am turned off by the mindless descent into thuggishness they become. I wish I could offer up a solution but don't know enough about it.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Awesome||
My 6 year old girl serenades anyone here (Montreal) wearing UM gear with a (very loud) The Victors, drawing a multitude of amusing reactions. She is very much into the sports, but when I broke it to her that she wouldnt be playing beside Dernard at UM for various reasons, she has been set on making the basketball team.
Her finest moment came when she told a group of State fans we saw that she felt sorry for them after last years game. Then she walked away chanting "It's great - to be - ..."
The 18 month old girl, well, she loves her mini football and is rather aggressive. There is hope.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Used to follow closely, but||
Used to follow closely, but can't stand watching it now, been off it for years. The diving, moaning, bitching, faking is all bad enough - but the Euro game is so heavily infused with overt and open racism, bigotry and xenophobia that it is a fundamental problem.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'd donate more if need be.||
I'd donate more if need be. In Montreal, Toronto is not really an option.
But would absolutely love the mag again this year.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Amazing story||
Sometimes when things are rough these stories can be wonderfully inspirational, knowing you are not alone with your struggles and there is a way - there is - to turn the corner.
Sports have always been important for me, but 2012 was an awful year and my daughter, wife and I (and our baby as well I think) have bonded, and in a big way over UM athletics.
Our baby was born with a 95%+ chance of having a severe mental condition but by some miracle was fine, took a while and a few test but last year the docs told us she seems alright.
Then the wife gets diagnosed with cancer. Surgery, which only revealed spreading. Now has finished chemo-rad. The treatment was hell, she was so flattened by it I was taking care of both kids while working and minding the household. Not out of the woods and we are nervously waiting for the next round of tests. Though she is very confident and feeling / looking great, I admit to being deeply concerned.
So UM football, and hockey, and now b-ball has made us come together. It gives us 'blank' moments when all of these problems evaporate and we can have fun watching, living the moment. My 6-year old is now determined to marry Dernard, go to UM, make it on the cheerleading and basketball teams. My wife wore my UM longsleeve proudly on Saturday.
Flying thank you for sharing this and opening up this thread, there is a way and determination and a relentless attitude will get you there. All the best to all of you.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Desmond, Charles obviously.||
Desmond, Charles obviously. AC. Mandich. Wisterts & Oosterbaan. And that New Era 'Bo' hat would be nice if they had a Bo mention somewhere on the inside.
Barry Larkin's a good idea, sure.
Does anyone own the Kramer / Harmon throwbacks? Good stuff?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||We already are, more or||
We already are, more or less.
Greinke can at least pitch...hell of a price for a #2.
Crawford, Gonzalez, Beckett...three brutal contracts. Gonzalez the best but very good, not great. Unknown Korean guy,
We were getting warmed up when they gave Uribe 10m / year. Don't get me started on Ethier.
And the money really does take a lot of the fun out of it. LA is expected to win...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Needs a catchy||
Needs a catchy slogan.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Less excited about my||
Less excited about my Dodgers. They've become Yankees West and now are supposed to win. Wha?