The Case of the Missing Shoelace.

Submitted by Firstbase on September 12th, 2011 at 9:29 AM

I find the media's lack of attention to Denard's "shoelace" story this year curious. Not long ago it was a huge angle. Given the fact that we're so litigous these days, is there is a potential shoelace liability issue that both the university and the media are trying to avoid?

Or... and I must admit I didn't notice... is Denard tying his laces or are his shoes possibly velcro only now?





September 12th, 2011 at 10:19 AM ^

Why would he do that??? It seemed like it worked well for DR last year, I think only on that one run did he ever encounter a problem (his shoe fell off). I don't see why Borges should involve himself in player's clothing, unless it will REALLY have influence on the game.


September 12th, 2011 at 9:44 AM ^

What is this, the WWE?  Do we need storylines and angles?  If so, Hoke is clearly a face and Rich Rod was definitley a heel.  But anyway, who cares that they aren't paying attention to it.  I think it's great that we are flying under the radar...or at least we were until Saturday.


September 12th, 2011 at 9:48 AM ^

I was just curious. Just wondered if anyone else wondered about it. No big deal. Not trying to resurrect it as a national storyline. I just happened to think that even as a nickname, "Shoelace" seems conspicous by its absence.

I could picture some kid tripping over his untied laces and his disgruntled parent wanting the university to pay to fix the kid's teeth. 

That's all.


September 12th, 2011 at 1:48 PM ^

all we heard about one year was Tebow's mission work - wasn't brought up the next

Ingram and his dad in jail wasn't reintroduced his junior year, etc.


i see absolutely zero reason it would be reintroduced. where's the post about brock news items on the decline?

Six Zero

September 12th, 2011 at 9:53 AM ^

May be unrelated, but I heard that Brian Kelly tried to strangle himself with Gary Gray's shoelaces early Sunday morning.

That might explain the purpleface.  No, I guess it wouldn't.