I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 week 4 days ago||199 Years||
Even with the narrowest possible definition, it would be 199 years, not 230. You seem to forget that the War of 1812 was fought largely on US soil, with major engagements in places such as Baltimore, New Orleans, Lake Erie, and with DC burned to the ground.
And while it's easy to dismiss World War II with the notion that neither Germany nor Japan would cross the ocean to assault us, keep in mind that Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and declared war on us. Germany probably wouldn't have crossed the Atlantic, nor likely could it have, but Japan was fighting on only one front, and that was the Pacific. They took control of islands nearly as far east as Alaska (the Aleutians), and I have little doubt that the war would have eventually stretched to the continental US had we not stopped their progress in the Pacific campaign.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This||
And why did they only run their Green (Treyvon?) a handful of times? I can't remember a single run of his less than 5 yds, he seems much more talented than Trumpy. If I was a NW fan (do these exist?) I'd be pissed at the coaches, they gave the game away.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Blitzing||
While I'd love to think that the light finally came back on in ot (DG, borges, you name it), unfortunately I think it's mostly because NW stopped blitzing. The loss is squarely on fitzgerald here...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Development||
At least Debord developed talent he could then squander...
I've gone back and forth on Borges. In some of our poor performances I actually liked the playcalling (ND 2012, PSU this year until late), we just didn't execute. But what really gets me is that in year three, I don't know if I can think of a single offensive player outside of Gallon that's improved since Borges got here (Devin's just about regressed to where he started).
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Ears||
Better subs than ears...
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Downfield Passing/Stacking the Box||
Is it just me, or does it seem like we've completely abandoned a deep passing game. I can think of all of two deep passes this season-the long completion to Reynolds and the interception where Devin was hit trying to throw to Gallon. Both of those were against CMU. Brian said we ran a four-verts once against Akron, so that's three I guess. But I'm surprised it hasn't been brought up, especially with all the "chicks dig the long ball" jokes.
It may be that are receivers are too slow to get open, but this puzzles me. ND and Akron stacked the box like whoa, and why not if we're not going to throw a pass longer than 15-20 yards. While Brian's wondering about a running counter, I can't help but think that stretching the field vertically would do wonders for opening up our running game...
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Not Easy||
It's not an easy thing to do; just ask Louis Nix...
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Bowel instinct?||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||OH||
You went to Ottawa Hills? Not too often you hear that...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Gardner to 12||
Does anyone know why Gardner moved from 7 to 12? I was always puzzled by this, since I thought he was 7 in high school (where, given his status, he could have had any number he wanted). I don't think I ever heard a reason, and I'd find it hard to believe that in addition to temporarily moving him to WR, the coaches would have also made him change his number. 7 might be more of a QB than WR number here, but it's in a range that's certainly not out of place for WRs (think 1, 4 (Marquise Walker), 8 (Avant), 9 (Odoms/Dileo), etc...).
Basically this has always puzzled me, so does anyone know the store there?
|13 weeks 33 min ago||Emphasis||
I read that is notre and lame scheduling, not notre lame and scheduling. I think it's a nice pun...
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Godin||
Is Godin ahead of Wormley at SDE?
|14 weeks 15 hours ago||Carl Grapentine||
Carl Grapentine, and it's not even close...
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I||
Oh, and although the I doubly fits for I formation, I is actually the number of the Magician card in the tarot deck...
|14 weeks 2 days ago||AB||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Lovers||
I dunno man, Gorgeous Borges (with Heiko) seems like a better fit for The Lovers, but that might just be me...
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Weather||
The one prediction I hope DOESN'T come true is the one currently dealing with the weather. I could certainly do without a repeat of our last meeting with the Chippewas, that of the hour long rain delay in 2006.
HOWEVER, seeing as the last two times we opened (or essentially opened; CMU was game 2 in 2006) the season with rain delays against a directional we won 11 games, maybe the forecast isn't such a bad thing...
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Rudy||
While true, that's not a particularly high bar to hit: even Rudy makes Rudy look pathetic http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2011/12/16/sec-says-rudy-ruettiger-is-a-stock-scammer/
Oh, and Rudy was offsides...
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Glasgow||
I've felt a lot better since the post a few weeks ago talking about Glasgow. I was surprised that Brian didn't mention the fact that Glasgow only played one year of high school football. To me, at least, that's huge. That fully explains the lack of recruiting hype and why he was a walk on (i.e. why no one big took a chance with a scholarship); until his senior year, he was a complete unknown. When he did play, he seemed to play at a pretty high level (all-state).
It may be the eternal optimist in me, but I see no reason to categorize him as "OMG PANIC WALK-ON" until he gives me a reason to, on the field. He has the size and meaningful experience (3rd year in a college program), and at this point I don't see a reason to treat him as anything other than an un-tested 3* or 4*. Hopefully come Saturday he'll prove me right...
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Pulling||
So he'd be pulling more often than not when run blocking? Unfortunately I've never understood the mechanics of interior line play; it all goes gushing over my head...
|14 weeks 3 days ago||LG vs RG||
Random question, but is there a reason Kalis went to RG as opposed to LG? I get the deal with tackles, but guards seem more interchangable, and I wasn't sure if there was a particular reason to put him on one side instead of the other.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Not Alone||
I'm glad I'm not the only one that caught this. Maybe he meant "Nebraska's offense is solid, but I think Michigan's is better?" That's plausible; I like the balance we'll have, even without Darboh. Otherwise, where the hell did that come from...
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Clam Chowder?||
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Core||
Well, if Gallon, Dileo and
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Away Tickets||
Speaking of getting tickets, has anyone gotten their away tickets yet? I haven't heard anything on when those would get sent out...
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Season Shirt||
Am I the only one here repping the season shirt? That's my ritual; the current season shirt, only on game days and then it gets retired. I've been doing it since they started them in 2003(?).
Not a big fan of the jerseys. I understand the argument: you spend so much on them that you want to wear them. But given that we haven't deviated from the blues and whites, you're stuck with those colors. White only works if it's a true white out. Darkish blue, while an awesome color, don't get me wrong, is one of the worst offenders for blending into the crowd. Some people don't like the laser yellow, but it definitely does its job. The student section, with its high concentration of "maize," always looks so much better than the rest of the stadium...
As an aside, what are people's favorite season shirt? Personally I think it's the '06 shirt hands down (Go Blue Wear Maize). They really redeemed themselves from the '05 disaster, to this day still the only one to not be yellow...
|17 weeks 1 day ago||All that is gold does not glitter||
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Depth at 15||
You know you're thin at a number when you list Brandon Inge as an honorable mention...
|18 weeks 5 days ago||JAEGER BOMB!|
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Cloaking Device||
It's kind of hard to watch a player with a cloaking device...