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|10 weeks 17 hours ago||HS Swimming Dual Meet Saline vs Milan||
My junior year in HS, we were traveling to our bitter rivals (at the time) Milan. They had just opened a brand new school complete with a very nice pool.
On paper, the teams were quite evenly matched. It was going to be a tough fight, and proved to be for over half the meet.
I had been training very hard that year but wasn't seeing results in competition. It changed that night.
Near the halfway point in the meet, we swim the 200 Free Relay. On the B relay, I swim my fastest time and, with great times from the others, we beat their B relay, giving us a slight points lead. By the second-to-last event, 100 Breaststroke, we were again behind. But this event was my primary, and I was fired up.
My biggest rival in the event was Milan's best breaststroker. His times were about a second and a half faster than mine. He was in lane 4, I in lane 3, and our best in lane 5. I took it out at the same pace as the other two; we all touched the wall at 50 yards about the same. That next length, me and my teammate pushed a bit ahead of the Milan guy. While pulling out on that last turn, I see me and my teammate neck and neck while our opponent was almost a body-length behind. We blast toward the finish, teammate winning and myself taking second with a huge PR. Nothing beats the rush I felt when I finished at that wall for second, and saw my time on the board.
Those two events were upsets and provided the winning margin in the meet. I was named MVP for the meet and swam great the rest of the season.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||M 34 - 31 OSU||
M 34 - 31 OSU
|23 weeks 3 days ago||We run a lot of press man to||
We run a lot of press man to emphasize the strength of our DBs. Looks like MSU is playing off the receivers quite a bit. Do we keep the safeties in to support the run game and place our faith in the corners to shut down the big pass?
|23 weeks 3 days ago||My buddy and I stayed in||
My buddy and I stayed in Youngstown, OH Friday night and drove in Saturday morning. We talked with Desmond Morgan's dad (and uncle? not sure) at a McDonalds somewhere in Pennsylvania that morning. Seemed like a cool guy!
The stadium was set up in the middle of farm fields at the far end of campus. We walked through campus all the way down to the Lion Shrine, which was pretty sweet. Got some selfies with the Lion. Most PSU fans were good to us (including a fair amount of people shouting "Welcome!" as we walked by), but there was that one drunk sorority girl that stuck a thumbs-down in my face. Students gonna student.
The campus buildings were mostly architecturally similar. Most were red brick with aluminum accents, but there were some buildings with a tan brick. Campus was pretty nice!
Agree with the stadium: outside and concourse were ugly as hell. Inside its great. The white out was cool for the first quarter before they all got demoralized. "Those fans" exist at Penn State as well...they sat right behind us and constantly complained about Hack not throwing the ball away, or their persistance with trying the run, calling the targeting on Rudock fair game ("LET THEM PLAY FOOTBALL!"), but then yelling about the refs not throwing a flag when Hack got owned by Taco. They left early.
Speaking of leaving early, the avalanche began after we recovered the fumbled punt.
Bars were very crowded, but PSU fans there were great. They praised Jake Rudock and how he destroyed them through the air. Grumbling about Franklin were present, though a few said he needed more time to get his players in.
Overall great trip! Would love to come again. Next year, Iowa.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||M 42 - 31 PSU||
M 42 - 31 PSU
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||M 42 - 27 IU||
M 42 - 27 IU
|25 weeks 6 days ago||37-0||
|26 weeks 6 days ago||38-0 Michigan||
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Undead||
You have your undead references mixed up. Zombies are typically killed by destroying the brain. Vampires are killed by a stake to the heart.
That being said, I agree MSU is more similar to a zombie than a vampire. Zombies don't look good (look like crap every game), but keep on going despite severe damage (so many injuries).
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Blake is an awesome dude.||
Blake is an awesome dude. Same here, wish we had the guy three more years!
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Wow. Fuck off. He's a kid,||
Wow. Fuck off. He's a kid, and got caught up in a freak play. He'll get every punt snap the rest of the year.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||"their"||
|28 weeks 6 days ago||> Rudock hits two deep||
> Rudock hits two deep passes. For real. Yes. I mean this. Gah.
Are you willing to bet...a lemon on it?
|29 weeks 1 day ago||27-20 Blue||
|29 weeks 1 day ago||So this is the jerkoff that||
So this is the jerkoff that kept asking about the clocks!
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Hagerup failed three drug||
Hagerup failed three drug tests. He still worked his ass off to get back on the team after the third strike and improved himself substantially. Sometimes it takes a bit for things to sink in.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||<-||
|30 weeks 17 hours ago||You should relay this story||
You should relay this story to Tim Bedore. The Animal Conspiracy is real.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|30 weeks 1 day ago||No way!||
|30 weeks 1 day ago||My buddy and I are coming.||
My buddy and I are coming. Joining a tailgate would be fun. We could contribute something edible if there are plans being made.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Yes.||
|30 weeks 3 days ago||"Rudock" has one "d". That is||
"Rudock" has one "d". That is all.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Night games in the first week||
Night games in the first week of November are okay by the Big Ten, but require advanced planning.
|31 weeks 18 hours ago||Michigan 35 - 6||
Michigan 35 - 6 Derps
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Love the dad rock. Great||
Love the dad rock. Great post!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. Bacon couldn't say||
Agreed. Bacon couldn't say that, as obviously DB didn't tell him anything, much less, "Yes, my whole life I've been trying to get other football players to see how great I am, like them. I carry embarrassment about my collegiate football career to this day."
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Wait, did you just condemn||
Wait, did you just condemn Pop Evil and then suggest we do the exact same thing with other artists in the very next paragraph?
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I heard they're outscoring||
I heard they're outscoring their opponents 44-0 in the 3rd quarter!
|33 weeks 18 hours ago||I seem to remember a certain||
I seem to remember a certain Notre Dame quarterback punching a cop and having zero repercussions...