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|1 day 14 hours ago||Nice work||
So glad to see Ninef Agakahn getting props--a sturdy lineman with a mellifluous name.
Mercury Hayes and Buster Stanley also deserve a shout out, the former all the more since it's his given name, I believe
|3 days 19 hours ago||Well, darn||
I thought the OP was going to focus on Scout's use of "disappoints" as a noun. What a dissappoint.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I imagine||
Don Brown wears a pork pie. Mmm, pork pie...
|1 week 1 day ago||Beefing up the thin Blue line||
Need to a get a fourth OL in this class somehow. Hoping to land a grad transfer next year seems a pretty poor proposition, as there haven't been a ton of linemen with degrees shopping their wares. Five spots on the o-line means that anyone with the kind of talent we want already has a starting job. Raulerson seems to have been a rare exception, where he was riding the pine because he didn't see eye-to-eye with the Texas staff.
|1 week 1 day ago||Keep 'em coming||
Is there are a handy-dandy list somewhere of the PWOs in this class?
|1 week 1 day ago||Definitely through the looking glass...||
Love your signature, by the way. Classic stuff.
"Lemming, Lemming, Lemming of the BDA!"
|1 week 1 day ago||Everyone...||
will bring their own El Guapo.
|1 week 2 days ago||For folks that love AC, they sure hate cold||
Floridians brag about their weather, then lock themselves inside in a room that they've paid to make cold...
|1 week 3 days ago||One must be hammer, or anvil||
Corporate magnate Armand Hammer had the perfect handle for a linebacker.
|1 week 3 days ago||Speaking of FBs...||
We could really use some right now, and there doesn't seem to be any candidates in the incoming class. (I get that nobody recruits fullbacks anymore, but thought JH might target one.)
Any word on PWOs coming in or guys being switched over? I've always thought Shallman would look good there.
|1 week 4 days ago||That's the rub||
Exactly--the process of recruiting is still the same, only our ability to follow it has changed. Nowadays, we can watch sausage being made 24/7, or rather receive constant online updates from people telling us how it is or should be made.
When I was in school (LSA '96), most folks paid attention to about recruiting once a year, usually by reading a class round-up article printed on dead trees. Going to the fishbowl and logging on to Gopher wouldn't have turned up much more info.
|1 week 5 days ago||Warning: Best song includes chunder||
C'mon, folks, it's time to put aside losing the '83 America's Cup (stupid winged keel), forget "Young Einstein," and simply bow down to the Aussie geniuses who penned "Land Down Under," the most representative song of a proudly cheesy decade.
|1 week 5 days ago||Where's the codpiece?!||
Can't have Cameo without the world's most memorable cup. Word up!
|1 week 5 days ago||Good night, sweet Fish||
|1 week 5 days ago||Better to burn out than to fade away||
The radio-silence treatment-the "fade-away," as kids call it--is a poor way to rid oneself of unwanted recruits (or significant others, for that matter). It's ineffective, confusing and rather upsetting for the side that still cares.
Just pull off the damn bandage and let things heal.
|1 week 6 days ago||"Are you allowed to eat jelly doughnuts, Private Pyle?"||
|1 week 6 days ago||Feel the rhythm!||
Feel the rhyme!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||On skillet as skillset||
Funny to hear skillet-like hands lauded as a positive attribute for a receiver. Back when I coached high-school football, "hands like frying pans" was a description we saved for putative WRs who couldn't catch the proverbial cold (especially kids who treated an incoming pass like a swarm of bees) and were soon to become full-time CBs.
I understand the idea being conveyed--that the hands of Doom are usefully large--the phrase just has an odd ring in my admittedly odd ear.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Who were the ad wizards that marketed Shooter?||
If they'd proclaimed to the world it was a Levon Helm vehicle rather than pretending Dirk Diggler was the star, box office would have been gonzo.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I remember when this guy was at Texas State||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Kansas||
Coaching the Jayhawks puts a man through many, many changes.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||One To Grow On||
I hate to be that guy, but I just can't help it: the verb Sam is looking for is forgo, not forego.
They're both actual words (and thus make it past a spell check), but the former means to abstain or go without, the latter means to precede or go before.
Sorry to play grammar narc, but I'm a copy editor and it's hard to fight the urge.
As a great Faber College professor once said: "Hey, I'm not joking...this is my job!"
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Moonshines||
There's one from the '93 Rose Bowl v. UW that's always worth a chuckle. The camera catches a rear (end) view of Huskies OT Lincoln Kennedy in a three-point stance, causing Jackson to remark:
"And there's a moon rising over Pasadena."
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Back in the day...||
Hall of Fame center Jim Otto wore 00 for the Raiders. Maybe the two Ts on his nameplate were real small.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Whither the Bay State?||
Looks great, but I believe you missed our man from Massachusetts, Mr. Hurst.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||It seemed||
like Willie Guy was at Iowa forever.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Has Bryant hit the field?||
Haven't seen him on O, but am unsure if he's seen special-teams duty. If he hasn't, he should be with the Freshmen.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Oddly enough,||
CBS Sportsline has the game time listed as 10 am on both the Michigan and Illinois team pages. The time is said to be listed in the user's own zone (Eastern, in my case) and the Iowa game is listed correctly as 12 pm. There is no corresponding story explaining what would be a rather peculiar start, so I figure it's probably just a mistake.
No cause yet (other than habit) to start pregaming before dawn.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||You're both right||
George "The Animal" Steele actually played Tor Jonson in the movie "Ed Wood."
|5 years 6 days ago||Don't CCHAnge||
You're not alone. I enjoy the mix of the CCHA, and would miss seeing teams like Lake St., Miami and Alaska.