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|15 weeks 4 days ago||Re: non-conference games||
One benefit of non-conference play was measuring one conference strength (relatively, of course) to another's. It's kind of lost already when schools schedule MAC-like teams, but should be on the rebound again with strength of schedule on a playoff voter's mind. Heck, even a Georgia Tech, Washington, or others would be more exciting than a Miami-OH.
I also wish the Big Ten would schedule non-conference games later in the season, similar to the SEC. Invite a Florida, etc. during November (at night even, for kicks) and use Indiana as a season opener/ exhibition game.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Well, one is now gone||
Well, one is now gone (Zaycoven Henderson). Hope I linked this correctly.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I believe TAMU's McKinney was||
I believe TAMU's McKinney was demoted from play calling duties in the bowl game against Duke. I wouldn't take him necessarily, but I do enjoy watching their offense.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||As a former graduate student/||
As a former graduate student/ TA, emo apologies or excuses are certainly irritating. I give you that; heck, I cannot recall how many times we would share over beer the excuses coming from the mouths of 18-20(-ish) year olds. Professors loved them too.
As far as attention whore, sure it certainly helps bring attention. It probably helped win the Heisman, lifted his draft stock, etc., but do you think he really wanted THIS level of attention. The dude is decently smart, assuming he knows the difference between first round money versus second round money, and right now he's likely first round money. Factor in the success of his NFL comparables, i.e. the Russell Wilson's or Drew Bree's, more NFL teams would be willing to risk drafting him in the first round. Why would he take a 5-digit figure, when he obviously can afford the lifestyle he has now thanks to family funds, risk being suspended and drop to post-first round money. I'm just saying, a report from two people who said they saw him sign X, Y, and Z (which is true), and then allege why he signed X, Y, and Z without evidence just smells fishy. JF has stated he has been dupped before by someone in a military uniform asking him to sign memorabilia for charity, only to then to later find it on ebay. I think he's stated it has occurred a number of times, and I
Apologies if I'm overly defending him, I just think he's got some serious skills. I liked Cam Newton for his on-field performance, athletic ability, and command of his offense/team. Newton had more serious history and violations when compared to JF, but people didn't hesitate giving him the Heisman. A freshman with a little bit of swagger, the means, and access to live it up some and it's on both ESPN and TMZ.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Please, some of you are||
Please, some of you are funny. What exactly has he done to be vilified so much? Gone to NBA finals game,and be invited back into the locker room? How many here wouldn't go, even LeBron feelings aside? How many wouldn't hang out with Drake, or whichever singer's poster you have hanging on your wall, if given a chance? Who wouldn't dance with a hot blonde in a Scooby costume? I don't even think he's a dbag really, I've seen bigger dbags on campus by people who have done nothing to earn it, see the business school.
Dude can ball though. He outplayed Alabama's QB all day that game. Hell, McCarron's last interception would have been a pick six if he threw the ball accurately. Don't say crap about Bama playing a tough one the week before when A&M went an entire season without a bye week.
The game should be interesting, no doubt. Saban has had time to plan, but JF is still learning the offense if anyone watched him through the year. Their O-line is still solid, the left tackle replacing the second overall draft pick was a projected top 15 pick this year. Their front seven on defense is a worry but if A&M gets up quick on Bama again, then they force them to play a game they're not accustomed to.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||http://m.espn.go.com/ncf/stor|
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Round 2||
Michigan vs. Texas A&M. Hold on folks.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||He'll be fine,||
even with Joekel gone. The RT, now LT, Matthews was a top 15-ish pick himself, and Ifedi at RT is a more natural fit for him. The center, another Matthews, gained some game experience last year and will pick it up quickly. Manziel was still learning the offense last year, and the team incorporated more into it as the year progressed. It was fun watching his progression, and he does have a heck of an arm.
Also, Manziel's girlfriend isn't hard on the eyes either.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Edit:||
Edit: Texas A&M just picked up the commitment of QB Kyle Allen. Michigan now has the second ranked team in 247's composite ranking. That was fast.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||LOLz||
I first read the license plate as "STD MSU".
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If I could just throw in a||
If I could just throw in a few more restaurant and or bar suggestions:
Ella's, I suggest Soul Food Sundays for Chicken & Waffles and the ribs are good too.
Fly Bar and Restaurant, a bit more $$ but not too ridiculous
The Refinery, I suggest making a reservation on-line before going.
Bricks of Ybor, deli in Ybor with a decent selection of beer.
The Indepent, small delicious deli and an impressive selection of beer.
Taco Bus, Tacos & a Bus duh.
Ribbit's, a bar-b-que joint in the middle of SoHo bars owned by a Alabama fan.
Ceviche, Spanish tapas and live music for the fun times.
4 Green Fields, a thatched roof bar/ restaurant.
Red Mesa Cantina, St. Pete near downtown that has a great patio bar and delicious food.
Tampa Brewing Co and Cigar City for the local beer joints.
Ybor is great for the crazy nights and will have eveything from gay bars, biker bar, dance clubs, a Barbarella-themed bar, tamer outdoor bars, etc.
SoHo is a bit more the collar-pooping crowd with UT(ampa) students and young college grads.
Channelside, I only really went for date nights with the fiancee when the movie theater was there. It closed down a few months ago, so yeah it's that bad. The aquarium is there, so that may be a bonus.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I wouldn't recommend Columbia||
I wouldn't recommend Columbia for a latin flavor, it's a bit overrated and I feel a tourist trap. Ceviche is far better near So Ho.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||... easy on the tini!|
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Front||
The front doorway area looks like it is frowning. Someone should post it on Faces in Places with a title along the lines of "Sad House Not a Ohio State Fan."
|2 years 39 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Without Ricky Williams or Cedric Benson around, there's not a lot of RB's that can toke the ball like they did.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Yesterday||
I don't know why, but I received my copy on Monday. Amazon sent it a day early, no complaints.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Not to mention graffiti A&M's campus with their Interlocking TT.
|3 years 5 days ago||Hodges . . .||
He was also their tackle leader and the soul of the defense, despite having Von Miller on their defense. Hodges went out in the first quater and and Les Miles just exploited that hole in the defense like crazy. It was a completely different defense and game once Hodges went out. I don't know if A&M would have won it had Hodges not went out, because LSU's defense was pretty good too, but it doesn't matter now.
A&M returns 19/22 starters and they should be good. I think 10-ish is appropriate. They have an explosive offense and the defense should improve over last year. They loose Hodges and Von Miller, but the 9 other returning defensive players should help their replacements.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||T-shirts||
Someone needs to make a new t-shirt design with the Michigan - OSU series record:
Wins - Losses - Ties - Vacated
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I don't think Hoke, by||
I don't think Hoke, by himself, is that great of a coach or a coaching genius. His record / C.V. just doesn't scream anything special. What I am hoping for, is a CEO type of coach. His strategy is this:
1) Hire great people around you (OC, DC, etc.)
2) Recruit like hell.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Von is a helluva' athelete.||
Von is a helluva' athelete. Watching players develope like him is just fun to watch. To go from talented, but kind of lost, sophmore to a dominant senior is remarkable. It was like watching Brandom Graham again.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||He should come back and score||
He should come back and score just one more FG for his career total. Bad vodoo man, bad vodoo. ;)
|3 years 19 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I tooted silently, but I'm letting it fester under the sheets before I give the fiancée a whiff.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
"But he can only win in the Big East, not the Big Ten." I think people nagged on RR saying something similar to that. Looking at the CV's of the last two coaching hires, erasing the names, and tell me who you would of hired. I'm hoping Hoke will be a Mack Brown type of coach; more of an executive type and will surround himself with good coordinators.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Although it's still early, it||
Although it's still early, it looked rough. I am hoping for a Texas A&M style of "Pro Style" football; still fast paced when needed, incorporating elements of spread and allowing the QB to tuck it under and run when needed. They just looked confused. I'm not even convinced the defense is THAT much better, since the interceptions were bad decisions by the QBs. We'll see how it is come September.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Was this back in the day,||
Was this back in the day, when a dime bag only costed a dime?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I imagine he will be suspended for ALL of ND's in-conference games.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Dave Thomas?||
|3 years 32 weeks ago||And the wimmenz? We'll need||
And the wimmenz? We'll need a full comparison, complete with pictures.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Low midichlorian count,||
Low midichlorian count, therefor no jedi.