this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|10 hours 13 min ago||Thanks for sparing us the||
Thanks for sparing us the story of the misery of standing room at Comerica, Boner. Spartan Stadium (especially one certain day in 2011) will do as an answer
|10 hours 22 min ago||I swear we had this thread||
I swear we had this thread last week?
I made an impassioned case for Candlestick, with numerous incidents both personal and historical. Nothing has changed in the past week.
So while I'll grant that the Kingdome, Trop, Astrodome - Hell ALL domes - deserve a shout out for their blandness (when their resident team isn't winning), none can compare to the physical misery that getting into, sitting in, and getting out of Candlestick caused one to endure.
We can retire this topic now
|4 days 18 hours ago||Yeah, no he's not... the 1st 2 Harbaugh years will||
Yeah, no he's not... the 1st 2 Harbaugh years will be transfer QBs, while he rights the ship, then Gentry & Peters will battle it out for '17-'19 (along with possible future signees - we may need shades!)
|1 week 2 days ago||Honestly, I'm not even||
Honestly, I'm not even reading this profile, because it can only be one of two things:
Depressing or Wishful Thinking
There's no "there" there to even analyze based upon his contributions his F season... of course as I type that I realize I meant F for Frosh, but as a grade it works as well.
A rare Beilein miss is what I'm considering Chatman - I'd love to be wrong though. Here's hoping...
|1 week 2 days ago||See I was gonna say we can't prevent it, but we||
See I was gonna say we can't prevent it, but we sure can ignore it - and then all these people not only read it all the way through, but critique it!
|1 week 3 days ago||Zach wins playoff as Oostie's putt to tie on 4th||
Zach wins playoff as Oostie's putt to tie on 4th playoff hole slides just by. Masters & Open Champion for his career now.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well...about a minute ago Jordan missed a birdie||
Well...about a minute ago Jordan missed a birdie putt from the Valley of Sin after a poor wedge backed off the green. Bird would've put him in a playoff. I'm bummed! Really wanted to see him have a chance at the Slam at least. Guess I'll root for Zach Johnson now - Murica!
|1 week 4 days ago||OK, I read through this||
OK, I read through this ENTIRE thread, so I guess all the Bay Area Blues are still asleep on a Sunday morning, watching the British Open, or outside... but NOT ONE person thus far has mentioned the late, unlamented Candlestick Park?!
Where legend has it a Giants pitcher was BLOWN OFF the mound attempting a pitch in the '61 All-Star Game...where people actually lost eyes being hit by peanut shells caught up in the frigid swirling dust devils...where this transplanted Michigander had the uneducated foolishness to show up for a mid-week night game in shorts & a T-shirt on his 1st night in his new town those many years ago (Hey, that's what we'd worn to Tiger Stadium just a week or so prior).
And that's just a snapshot of baseball season, the coolest (as in not warm) time of year in SF. In non-drought football seasons the entire parking lot could be submerged by sewage-filled sludge, causing miles long traffic backups of folks trying to park there anyway.
Check out the stories of the poor people who spent the entirety of Paul McCartney's "Farewell to Candlestick" concert stuck in traffic and searching for parking at the incredibly poorly designed, antiquated by 1972, surrounded by a fairly forboding Hood, access & egress roads to the old Stick.
Seriously, after reading this entire post, the only person who even came close to matching the Stick was the 1st poster, with the horror stories of overpriced beer & hillbilly tiddies...
|1 week 4 days ago||Mr Rogers you got negged for||
Mr Rogers you got negged for dissing drinking outdoors - or ANYWHERE! You've been warned
|1 week 4 days ago||Didn't bother downvoting you||
Didn't bother downvoting you 1st time you posted it, but the idea you thought your response bore a repeat posting gets all the downvotes!
|1 week 4 days ago||You Sir are one soft Boner||
You Sir are one soft Boner
|1 week 4 days ago||And -1 for never even||
And -1 for never even mentioning the venue the event took place in, the entire point of this thread!
|1 week 5 days ago||What do ya think the temp will be in SLC that||
What do ya think the temp will be in SLC that night?
Shorts & sun hat weather I'm guessing
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||WTF happened to "no politics" on this blog? I||
WTF happened to "no politics" on this blog? I guess mods will stumble over this thread eventually, and then let's all play the game "How many right-wing wacko homophobe posts can be blocked and deleted at one time"
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I think Tom Brady/Pats fans will remember him for||
I think Tom Brady/Pats fans will remember him for something else
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well Johnny Wangler came between Leach & Smith -||
Well Johnny Wangler came between Leach & Smith - maybe a breakdown of the evolution of the playbook from Leach through Wangler through Smith to Harbaugh is in order to make more accurate comparisons between eras?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I have enjoyed the breakdown of Bo's schemes (and||
I have enjoyed the breakdown of Bo's schemes (and the comparisons to Lloyd's, RR, etc). As a Wolverine of a certain age I can recall the incredible, unexpected thrill of beating osu in '69 & the heartbreak of the pre-Rose Bowl heart attack.
The FGs that won or lost some early 70s osu games, when those would be our only losses of the season (and of course the Big 10 allowed only one Bowl team then).
And I've never recovered from my bitterness as a 13 year-old when they voted to send osu to the Rose Bowl following the tie in '73!
There was nowhere near the level of analysis of FB strategy then, certainly nothing like Mgoblog, but even the color man on televised games was more Keith Jackson then Jon Gruden. So, similarly to how people recall pre-internet knowledge of recruiting, watching Michigan games then was a bit of a mystery, at least to most people I knew.
Why did our schemes seem so overpowering to virtually every team but osu, who we played to a standstill during the 10 Year War, but sadly insufficient once we got to the Rose Bowl? I'd still appreciate a UFR style review of Bo's evolution from the Dennis Franklin years to the Harbaugh years. And how in the Hell did he get AC to come up from Florida to play for a team that barely threw the ball before he joined the team?!
And regarding the road white jersey - the one Jabrill's wearing in the pic is TOO Penn State... it needs "something." I've always liked the stripes on the sleeves circa Harbaugh era, but no one wears sleeves anymore. But stripes that are more vertical than the Sugar Bowl uni - kind of 45° I guess, where those were 90°. Kinda UCLA-ish maybe?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Oio is the state that want no h, don't need no h,||
Oio is the state that want no h, don't need no h, don't take no h... and they'll wip the ell outta ya you try to give em any h
|2 weeks 3 days ago||On Onwenu, do OL even need to win one-on-one||
On Onwenu, do OL even need to win one-on-one battles of the type these camps have?
All anyone ever talks about is how they function as a unit, so individual wins like this would seem to be of minor importance.
What I'm getting at is wouldn't Onwenu's size and power actually be of greater impact on the DL? I know he's listed as OL/DL, but there seems to be relatively little discussion of him as a DL, and in fact I haven't heard anything about him taking D reps in these most recent events. Anyone?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||And Mikey Webber. short memory||
And Mikey Webber. short memory much?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Dave, Jim you forgot to sign your names to that||
Dave, Jim you forgot to sign your names to that reply.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I could say the same to ya'll. Truly||
I could say the same to ya'll. Truly
|3 weeks 1 day ago||A Michigan Man, Ray, most definitely a Michigan||
A Michigan Man, Ray, most definitely a Michigan Man!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, I see, the entire premise was a setup to flame||
Oh, I see, the entire premise was a setup to flame Tressel! Go it...
So then allow me to add Jims Hayes, Meyer & Dantonio
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If Harbaugh's not eligible (or Hackett) what's the||
If Harbaugh's not eligible (or Hackett) what's the point of this post then?
How about a guy who's slid from one column to the other then? Jim Carrey
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, really?! This is exactly what you were||
Wow, really?! This is exactly what you were thinking too? Then you're both a couple o' douches - whether there was a /s intended on one or both of your posts or not.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I thought 'za' was some A2 thing? I left decades||
I thought 'za' was some A2 thing? I left decades ago but my friends & fam still there use it frequently.
That being said, I've negged it quietly to myself for years.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Time to change your moniker||
Time to change your moniker to mGROWNOld!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Actually - COOL kids prefer||
Actually - COOL kids prefer Puma. Like me, I'm 50+ and I rock Puma baby... I'm like a bald, overweight Ricky Fowler out there on the course.
But I'm not sure they make apparel for American Football? Sad Face
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Re: Caring 100X more about||
Re: Caring 100X more about football than other sports - I watched a bit of the Women's World Cup Final with a British friend, and he respectfully requests we cease referring to our game as football, and join the rest of the world in calling what we call soccer football.
I asked what we should then call our game, and he suggested American Football. Adding "Even though it's only played with the feet by the kickers, the most derided member of the team."
So he wasn't really sure what we should call our game, but requests we stop calling it football.