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|1 day 2 hours ago||it's beeeen a long time||
since ive seen you
|1 week 6 days ago||we are a basketball schooool||
onward and upward christian soldiers
|27 weeks 6 days ago||sorry||
but this post is such ridiculous homerism
|34 weeks 1 day ago||great job||
this is how it's done
|36 weeks 3 days ago||had a box of stoned wheat thins||
one thing led to the next and boom. We're marathoning "Orange Is the New Black" and reading Visit From the Good Squad aloud to one another in the mornings while we're both getting ready for work at our Manhattan advertising jobs.
Life is totes cray.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I don't do this for me||
When I post on here, and elsewhere, I have readers in mind.
We're making a difference.
We're here. And at some point, Al, you were too, and really, that's all that matters now.
|42 weeks 11 hours ago||i usually disagree||
with your stance re: chris webber
but i love you
|42 weeks 1 day ago||loved the call||
|42 weeks 1 day ago||loved the call||
|43 weeks 3 days ago||yes, jeer and poke||
but the Fab 5 are emblematic and awesome.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||really||
Has Kerridge messed this up over and over?
when do you pull the plug vs hoping he gets it the next time,
circa Akron or UConn
mistakes are once here and there (back to my first point)
which is what? kerridge is inconsistent? yet we're consistently calling the same plays yielding ? i think you've argued yourself into a circle here (back to my second point--the descrepancy should have already been noted and dealt with!)
If you take things to the extreme and don't ask anyone to do tough things
what if you gloss tough with seemingly impossible?
you get to an extremely simple and predictable offense,
another cirlce! if we execute the tough to do borges offense it will be less predictable. who cares if we've been trying to run these "predictably tough plays" for the last two years!
don't have quick fixes and we will continue to struggle no matter who's running the offense this year.
we're basically admitting defeat. these coaches have fielded a product that they cannot improve upon, which is the very nature of their jobs! therefore, they should not have those said jobs because they cannot literally do them! if there are no fixes, if these coaches cannot fix anything, WHY ARE THEY HERE? how do you not see how ridiculously stand pat and silly what you're saying is?
i'm guessing this is what brian finds frustrating in the Borges analysis. because what you're ending up with is ----There's nothing that we can do! Really? That's your point?
Here I want to make an analogy, to a CEO, maybe of something like a pizza company, and he goes to the board, and says, Yes, I know we're losing money, I know the pizza we make is lousy. But the reason it's lousy and we're losing money is we have terrible ingredients for what we want to make. I know we could change the recipe or something, but I think we should keep the recipe until we have the proper ingredients. And really--who knows when this will be...because as it stands...well.....they're just not here. But be patient. I swear. Those ingredients will come. They will. Manbawlllwl Arhgggg Bo I woudla woalked aherer shirtless with my nipples frozen stiff!!!hfShkfshffsnk
-sincerely i've lost my mind.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||you've lost your mind||
and yes i realize saying that is "lame" but whatever rationale you used to derive from brian's post that he "Doesn't Want Dissent" is a fractured one.
Plus the man's a writer and when he says something isn't a shot, maybe you ought to try taking him at his word instead of "interpreting" a clear cut definitive statement.
you know, basically, the agreement between writer and audience.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||this team||
|45 weeks 8 hours ago||why am i getting a racist||
vibe from you?
|45 weeks 1 day ago||agreed||
this is what hurts
MSU isn't even that good!
|45 weeks 1 day ago||sorry everyone, but this is how i feel||
and i've felt like this
we should have never fired RR.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||YES!||
And hell, Borges even slightly resembles a bloated and crazed Brando
|45 weeks 4 days ago||my god this article was terrible||
|46 weeks 7 hours ago||see, that's the thing||
the people that are excusing borges and hoke etc for having this shit line to work with are missing the point.
Hoke and Co., should know they have an absolute shit line to work with and then plan ACCORDINGLY. And my god, there are pieces on that line that have NFL-level skill sets. But if Hoke et al., are not up to the task then it's an utter failure of leadership on their end.
And this is what frustrates me more than anything. I don't even think we have a crap offense. Unlike the RR years, I know we have good players who can make big plays. I know there's more than canned peaches and baking soda in our cupboard.
I want to eat goddamnit! I'm starving!
|46 weeks 1 day ago||douche||
douche comment of the year
|46 weeks 1 day ago||MSU isn't that good.||
Which is even more frustrating.
MSU is mediocre.
There is no way in hell they may even have the best defense in the country. They've played lousy teams so far. Besides ND (who also are mediocre) who have they played? IU? And they gave up 28 points to IU. Nearly 350 yards of offense.
And that MSU is "this much further along than us" is sad.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||what's the end of getting rolled?||
Wait until we get competent olinemen to run what....
I see no unity or coherence in the play calling. Maybe here and there, he makes a good call, but it's like finding a lovely sentence in a language poet's prose poem. There's so much nonsense between the gems I find myself wondering whether it's worth the hassle, and whether Borges is looking at the big picture or is just calling a play to that specific situation. Seriously.
Again, I'm not "straw grasping." There was a ton of PA and five step droppings today that had no chance of working bc of the line and what had happened previously. 1st down runs that put us behind the ball on 2nd and 3rd down. Entire sequences squandered. And I didn't see a single play that looked like it was responding to something that they identified was killing them on the field.
When we ran that pistol PA and got a quick hit to Funch on a seam up the olb everyone and their uncle knew that that was the play the next time we got into pistol and it was, and that second time, guess what, it was covered by the lineback and incomplete. A small but telling example of the kind of ham fisted way Borges calls a game. No variables, no twists. Just the same exact thing hoping for the exact same result.
But if what you're saying then is that there could not have been a response, that is, nothing would work esp. with our oline, then the coaches are redundant anyway, and should take the blame anew. Because it's not like THEY HAVENT HAD THE ENTIRE SEASON TO THINK OF SOMETHING TO DO WITH OUR TERRIBLE OLINE! IT'S NOT LIKE THEY"RE PAID SIX FIGURES TO COME UP WITH ZERO ANSWERS.
If they're out of answers. Get them out of here.
How this debacle isn't on them I am stunned.
I don't even know what point you're trying to make. We shouldn't be coming up with a hypothetical in which our coaches fail with this oline 100% of the time to excuse their play calling. That's idiotic.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||not really that surprised||
but again, this was supposed to be the game wherein I ate my hat or whatever and I stopped my stupid heart from wanting Hoke and Company gone, but no.
Today happened. Today in all its gross, predictable shittiness happened.
And it's sad. I haven't had confidence in like 10 years! in m football.
I've said this before, in other threads, but it needs repeating.
At least with RR I hoped and believed in some real or unreal future ( a blitzkrieg o, a fast mutable d) something we could possibly become.
And right now. I'm trying very hard to project what we're supposedly shooting for? Big Ten Championships? National Championships? What are we trying to become with Hoke? A man brawl team? The north's alabama?
That shit is so boring. And we don't recruit at that level anyway.Right now, our future is an obscure, dark thing, a shadow of a film clip from a bygone time, recognizable only to those types who write "bo would be rolling in his grave if....."
I want to be inventive. Smart. Creative. Exciting.
I want a Brad Stevens esque hire up in this mother. Truly I don't give a flying fuck about M traditions and all that. The 80s and 70s were fucking forever ago. Three yards and a cloud of dust isn't how the game is played anymore.
You either need freaks (Cam Newton and Fairley, Jameis Winston), greasy palms, or schemes.
We have none.
Personally, I want schemes. I want coaches. New, adaptable, quick thinking people.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||where did my hell fire||
|46 weeks 1 day ago||BURRRRN||
|46 weeks 1 day ago||fire borges||
that is all.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||my last gf||
my last gf was an unrepetant, inveterate fellatio simulator.
seriously. I couldn't take her anywhere! It got to the point where I just had to go. It was too bad too, because she was like 6'5" and I love tall women!
|47 weeks 11 hours ago||RIP Lou Reed||
You were awesome
|48 weeks 6 hours ago||predictable questions||
to get predictable quotes for predictably hacky articles. cool. sign me up.
i think the actual reporting tag seems generous.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||msu||
whoop the holy shit out of MSU and then, and only then, will i start to reconsider my position.
IU is freaking terrible on defense.