Sextus Empiricus

June 6th, 2012 at 10:06 AM ^

BFD - this is good for the kids’ self-esteem -not so good for their skill development.  The Opening, Sparq training, elite camps ... this is more the ground work for the future commercialization of these athletes. 

Has any coach endorsed this "training"?  No.  It's money. Connections will be made.  Business is what business does.  This isn't the only example of this but Nike is perhaps the most affluent.  If that makes this a BFD then BFD.

I support these athletes.  I'm happy for Jake.  The Opening... I don't think it means much in the end.  The sleds weigh about the same throughout the country.  Give me some football... not Combine Jr.

That said ... I might go and check it out (not that there is much for the public) if I can get out of lawn care duties.  Life is full of hypocrisy.


June 5th, 2012 at 10:13 PM ^

Clicked the link to the opening twitter account and saw Ross Douglas add a hash tag about Breneman saying #weare. Is that a PSU thing? And if so did they not steal it from Marshall?


June 6th, 2012 at 9:14 AM ^

From this article, the "We are Penn State" came before Marshall's version.

Marshall University unofficial sports historian and radio broadcaster Woody Woodrum said, "I remember them starting the cheer in the late eighties at Fairfield Stadium. I don't remember what the thing was that really got it going."
"I had heard that cheer before at Penn State when I was up there back in the late seventies and early eighties, we are Penn State: “We are, Penn State.”

So, late seventies for PSU, and late eighties for Marshall.



June 5th, 2012 at 11:35 PM ^

really offtopic. i dont have enough points to make a thread but i was fantasizing what our team is going to look like down the road in lets say in like 2015 and i got really excited. did i leave anyone out?

QB- morris
RB- deveon smith
3DRB- norfleet
FB- shallman
WR- Treadwell
WR- Darboh
WR- Chesson
TE/WR- Funchess
TE- Butt
H-back- hill
blocking tight end- williams
LT- Kalis
LG- Fox
C- Kugler
RG- Dawson
RT- Bosch

WDE/OLB- ojemudia
WDE- Charlton
SDE- Strobel
SDE/3TECH- Poggi
3TECH- Wormley
NT- Pipkins
SAM- mccray
MIKE- bolden
WILL- ross
field corner- lewis
Boundary corner- conley
nickelback- terry richardson
free safety- jarrod wilson
strong safety- dymonte thomas