Junior Hemingway was unfortunately waived by the Chiefs yesterday. It does appear, however, that he will be kept on their practice squad.
So sad to see... Looks like most of the stuff he's received throughout his career got lifted. I hope the local police can catch up to the bastards. It's not like it'll go unnoticed on EBay, after all, we're not OSU were it'd be lost in a sea of memoribilia-for-sale.
I've read a lot of opinions around here about Denard's inaccuracy in the first half but no one has mentioned the deep post route that Hemingway ran (similar to his be completion from the Western game) and Denard aired out but hit the turf four or five yards from Hemingway.
To me and the two friends I came with it looked like a beautifully placed throw. We were sitting in the south endzone 80 rows up with the play going away from us; we had pretty damn good view of the route and the throw. It looked like Hemingway ran the wrong route, maybe a semi-circle rather than a straight cut, and if he had cut straight to the ball and not let up he easily should have been able to get to it.
I'm not sure what it looked like on TV but I'm guessing it looked like a bad throw. To me it looked like it put exactly where it should have during his Western completion to Hemingway he "left short". I'm curious if anyone else remembers that through who was in the south part of the stadium and if they agree or thing Hemingway did run the right route.
To do our college loss; and if to win,
The fewer fans, the greater share of glory.
Rod's will! I pray thee, wish not one fan more.
By Bo, I am not covetous for rank,
Nor care I who doth rise upon our loss;
It yearns me not if men my colors wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet glory,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, brothers, wish not one more fan.
Rod's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one fan more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Wolverines, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this season,
Let him depart; his transfer shall be made,
And fare to Lansing put into his purse;
We would not lose in that fan's company
That fears his fellowship to lose with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Rich Rod.
He that survives this seasons, and comes home whole,
Will stand taller when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Rich Rod.
He that shall live this year, and see old age,
Will yearly on the season opener toast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Opening Day.'
Then will he strip his spirit and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I earned on Saturdays.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What Wolverines did that day. Then shall their names,
Familiar in our mouth as household words-
Tate the King, Hemingway and Matthews,
Koger and Shoelace, Graham and Roh-
Be in their righteous moves freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good fan teach his son;
And opening day shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we Wolverine fans;
For he to-day that cheers this team with me
Shall be my brother; be he formerly a state fan,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And Wolverines everywhere who missed the game
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their fanhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That cheered with us upon Rich Rods day.
To follow in the spirit of the rest of the board tonight being reactionary and knee jerk, I ask:
Did we just witness Junior Hemingway's coming out party? Great stat line, impressive performance (albeit against a not very good opponent), Is this an indicator of what he's likely to do now that he's healthy and has earned an opportunity?