"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|4 years 8 weeks ago||So sad to see how far East||
So sad to see how far East Kentwood has fallen as a program. We used to have a legit rivalry with Rockford. Man, I HATED Rockford back in the day. In fact, they pulled an MSU-like game clock "mistake" on us in the playoffs the year before that famous '01 MSU-UM game. Anybody from EK or Rockford on here that remembers that shi#?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||So sad to see how far East||
So sad to see how far East Kentwood has fallen as a program. We used to have a legit rivalry with Rockford. Man, I HATED Rockford back in the day.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||What's the problem? From||
What's the problem? From what you quoted above, it appears the person is saying they have the goal of playing at Auburn and also playing professional football. Is there more to this or have you started drinking a little early?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||His same injury was nagging||
His same injury was nagging him. Had his shoe/sock off on the sideline. Those achilles injuries are a bitch.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||55%||
The MN game has raised Denard's completion percentage to 55%. One more solid game from him could get him over 60% on the year. Borges did a great job with the playcalls, receivers ran tighter routes, and Denard made (mostly) better throws.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||I can see that argument.||
I can see that argument. Upon further reflection, I also think I'd rather have our hitters teeing off at Fenway, instead of the Trop (which is considered the second least-friendly hitters park in MLB.) It just feel like, even with their meltdown, Boston has more weapons and a higher ceiling than Tampa and if that slip gets switched, they could be real dangerous.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||So who are we rooting for?||
So who are we rooting for? Rays to beat Yanks or Boston to beat Orioles? I wouldn't be surprised to see the Yankees roll over to help ensure the Sox get eliminated from post-season contention. I would rather face the Rays in the playoffs, if I had to choose.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I think you should give||
I think you should give yourself 109,901 points for moonlighting as the recruiting ninja tonight.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I like that the "Jump" is||
I like that the "Jump" is back on the frontpage, as I like the discretion it affords me in deciding whether to read further, as it is designed to do. However, I think it need never be used for this particular feature because it just means extra work for me (yes, one click is work.) This is such a consistenly good segment it should get automatic full text treatment on the front page every week. I like Heiko. Will you be my Purdue game homecoming date?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||All the ESPN BBT guys were||
All the ESPN BBT guys were saying the Tigers should be favorite to make it to World Series in A.L.. They certainly have Big Mo on their side at the perfect time. I'm crossing my fingers for best AL record and home field advantage throughout the AL playoffs. I think they're 3 behind the Yanks. Hell of a year. I went to spring training (I lived in FL at the time) and it felt like they'd have a good year, but they've exceeded my expectations. GREAT trade deadline pick-ups FINALLY! What a difference that made for their 2nd half.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Wow; some real dickheads on||
Wow; some real dickheads on this thread. Carr's a great guy and it was interesting to hear that he's pretty much the same in relatively private settings as he is in very public ones. Regardless of what his legacy as a HC is or isn't, he is first class. Cool story, Hansel.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I dreamed a dream||
I had a dream last night that McGary committed. Really, I did. Residual Notre Dame subconcious high, I guess.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||This is my household||
This is my household immediately after Roundtree's go-ahead catch. My just-turned-3-year-old sings his 3 year old version of "The Victors." Couldn't get it to embed.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||All you need to know about||
All you need to know about how the first half is going: Denard is 2-9, 48 yds. You take away the one 43 yard toss-up to Hemingway, and he has thrown for 8 yards. That is not a mis-print, folks. Total yards is 268 to 90. Notre Dame's defense isn't THAT good. Here's hoping for some life in the 2nd half...
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I will never get those three||
I will never get those three minutes back...
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Fantasic-ly done, sir! One||
Fantastic-ly done, sir! One of the more entertaining pieces I've read lately.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Not gonna lie||
I am thinking about Floyd next week and Hillman the week after and a little bit of pee just came out.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I will try to get some Houma||
I will try to get some Houma video this week so you can make that dream a reality. Had camera problems last week. Hope to get out and film him at least a few more times this season. It is very easy for me, as his H.S. is around the corner from my house. Let me know if you want any specific info from/about him, as it would be pretty simple to stop by and talk to him before/after a practice.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Ok, I get it...||
Re-read what I type before I hit the "save" button or face the possibility of never living down a type-o. Will do. At least in my oversight I may have unwittingly stumbled upon a nickname for the kid. Thanks for the updates, Ace.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Final Stats||
I left too soon. Houma ended up with 147 yards, 2 TDs on 13 carries. The QB I mentioned fared pretty well too. Here:
|4 years 13 weeks ago||I ain't mad at ya||
I'm just not a good enough writer to overcome the absence of tone of voice and body language inherent in messaging board posts. It's all in good fun; I'm a lighthearted guy. Sorry if I didn't convey it better, dnak. But don't tell me to fucking relax--it really pissed me off. Joking. See what I mean?
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Damnit||
Assholes, I was literally writing my comment below whilst you were ripping on me.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Sole, not soul. Well; maybe||
Sole, not soul. Well; maybe soul too. I wrote this very quickly--leave me alone grammar/spelling nazis. And bassmaster, he will not be 195 after some time in a real strength program. Whether or not you should be excited about him as a fullback recruit is up to you.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Houma Stats (halftime)||
Can't start a thread, so I thought I'd just throw this in somewhere--sorry if it pops up again elsewhere. Just got back from Sione Houma's game. Well, I went to half of it anyway. His team (Highland Rams; ranked 4th in state in class 4A) was up 35-0 at half and I figured Houma was probably going to be pulled for the second half, so I left so I could watch the rest of MSU's mediocre effort against YSU.
The home announcer pronounces his name, Say-own-ee Hoo-ma. They have quite a few polynesian players on the team, so I would imagine his pronunciation is correct. Who knows?
Sione plays OLB and FB/RB. He almost always is the soul back and lines up in a 3-point stance about 2 yards behind the QB. Their offense is NOT fancy. They did not once line up with more than two wideouts; they ran 80% of the time; mostly QB keepers. Houma runs between the tackles and right at the defense. Very fullback-ish. Didn't get to see his speed on display, if he has any. He is definitely a thumper; solidly built. He is 6', 6'1" in cleats. The program had him listed as 6'1", 210(!). Probably 195, IMO. He played only 1/3 of the defensive plays and they nearly always lined him up right on the DE's ass. (As a strange sidenote, their program had 22 players listed as RB's. Highland played onlyHouma in the backfield, though he didn't get many touches.)
His stats (for one half): 2.5 tackles (one tfl); 40 yds rushing, TD, on only 5 carries. His longest carry was 15 yards. They simply didn't need him much tonight as they had their opponent (Provo) very outmatched.
The only other player that stuck out was Highland's QB/DB, #6, Anthony Smithson. In one half, he accounted for 4 touchdowns, 3 rushing--one of them an impressive tackle-breaking, shifty 70 yard run. He is listed as a 5'11", 185 lb, senior. I could see him going to a D-I as an "athlete." Sorry; no video. And it would have been boring as hell. Just picture it: 5 up the middle carries. Maybe next week if there's anything worth putting up.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||LOVE watching that moment at||
LOVE watching that moment at 8:33 when Denard hits the endzone for his first TD with that huge smile on his face.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Hey, Ace--I am hoping to get||
Hey, Ace--I am hoping to get to Houma's game tomorrow night. If I end up with some video, what would you advise me to do with it? Should I just email you with whatever I get?
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Nickname taken...and taken...and taken||
The ESPN folks were calling him "Sugar" Shane Morris during that 7-on-7 tourney down in Florida earlier this summer (Gridiron Kings, or something like that?)
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Much Respect and Thanks||
Lost my WWII Pacific theater vet grandfather recently--thanks to Dantonio's father for his service and prayers to Dantonio family in their grief.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||I'll just say this, Jack:||
I'll just say this, Jack: Let's revisit our two statements next month. I did my undergrad at Utah; I was there during Urban Meyer's time and I was at the '08 Utah-UM game at the Big House. Don't shoot the messenger; the UM-SDSU game will be a close game. Again, if I'm wrong then you indeed will have to learn to live without my sage insight. I'll put my money where my mouth is. It is a win-win for me because I would LOVE to be wrong. If UM "rolls" SDSU I'll be a happy man. But when that doesn't happen, you are going to be exposed as the uninformed homer fan that you are.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||The Inescapable Truth about Boise State||
I don't care if you hate Boise State and I hate Boise State and we all hate Boise State; they still play in a shit conference and Kellen Moore is even more experienced going into his final year. Don't let your bias blind you (and screw up your predictions)--Boise will probably end the year in the top 5 again and there's not a damn thing anybody can do about it.
Disclaimer: I know they start their season off against Georgia, but if they get past that they only have two other semi-challenging games the rest of the season (TCU/SDSU). Even if they lose to Uga, it won't hurt them that badly given that (a) its the first game of the year (better to lose early then late, as we've seen over and over again), and (b) its on the road.