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03/08/2019 - 2:00pm How can we have an all-time…

How can we have an all-time XXL team with no mention of the greatest 11 foot tall receiver to ever (presumably - invisibility being what it is) wear the maize and blue? Where is Tacopants?

02/15/2019 - 11:36am 3 DAY WEEKEND (AND HOPEFULLY…

3 DAY WEEKEND (AND HOPEFULLY A SHORT FRIDAY)!

02/07/2019 - 2:52pm Not sure how urban legend…

Not sure how urban legend this is (and I don't have the references from where I heard it), but the story goes that Bear Bryant flew out to LA to talk to his friend John McKay. They sit down at the airport bar, McKay says, 'so what did you want to talk about?' Bear says, 'let's have a drink.' They drink, shoot the breeze, McKay says, 'so what did you want to talk about?' Bear says, 'let's have another drink.' They have another round, shoot the breeze. Finally Bear says he wants USC to come play at Bama.

Bear knew that he needed the best players, regardless of race, and knew that he needed to lose at home because of USC's elite (African American) players so that the shot-callers would realize they needed to integrate in order to remain competitive.

12/20/2018 - 3:40pm Fiesta Bowl tickets are…

Fiesta Bowl tickets are extremely cheap for an NY6 bowl. The game is 30-45 minutes from all the fun places in metro Phoenix (I'm not counting Westgate) as well as the airport. However, most of Arizona is quite beautiful this time of year, especially if you live in a place where it is cold. Lots of day-trip and overnight options if you want to make a vacation of it: Grand Canyon is within 4 hours, Sedona within 1.5 hours.

12/20/2018 - 10:37am I know I'm not the first to…

I know I'm not the first to say it, but big props to everyone who is eating lemons and/or firing the money cannon at a worthy cause. Well done fellow MGoBloggers!

12/19/2018 - 4:55pm s/n checks out

s/n checks out

12/13/2018 - 1:51pm So...did WMU replace Buster…

So...did WMU replace Buster Bronco? Or....did Buster replace someone else?

11/14/2018 - 2:36pm Wow, the comments on this…

Wow, the comments on this thread are eerily similar to the comments on another thread!

11/09/2018 - 10:36am This is the greatest posbang…

This is the greatest posbang in the history of posbangs, maybe ever!

11/08/2018 - 5:36pm Has anyone started a…

Has anyone started a GoFundMe for his contract extension yet?

11/08/2018 - 4:47pm Short answer: Greg Schiano,…

Short answer: Greg Schiano, Ray Rice, and a weak conference.

 

Longerish answer:

2005 - 7-5, lost to WVU and Louisville by a combined 83-19, didn't play any other good teams IMO

2006 - 11-2, beat LU by 3, lost to WVU in 3OT (also lost at Cincinnati - MORK ALERT - 30-11). Didn't play any other good teams IMO

2007 - 8-5 (3-4 in conference) Lost at home to unranked Maryland and Cincinnati - PURPLE FACE ALERT. Beat South Florida when they were somehow top 2-3 in the country (pending your poll). Got boat raced by WVU and then at UCONN, also lost to LU at Papa John's. Didn't play any other good teams IMO

2008 - 8-5 (5-2) Lost 5 of 6 to start the year (Fresno State, North Carolina, Navy, WVU, Cinci - PURPLE FACE - with a win over Morgan Trent...err Morgan Fairchild....Morgan State sandwiched in there. Then won 7 in a year, at Heinz Field being the only impressive win.

2009 - 9-4 (3-4) Cupcakes included Howard, Florida International, at Maryland, Texas Southern, Army. Also beat South Florida and then UCF (in the St. Pete Bowl). Disappointingly, did not play Florida Atlantic. 1-1 against ranked teams - destroyed South Florida who ended up 8-5 (3-4), lost to WVU.

2010 - Last in the Big East 1-6 (4-8)

2011 - 9-4 (4-3) Played one ranked team all year, losing at home to WVU by 10.

 

Going through this exercise, it's really amazing how rarely Rutger played anyone good and how few road games the played. Their MO seemed to be playing mediocre football in Piscataway against bad teams. I'm not surprised that having one good RB was able to turn their fortunes that much given the weakness of the Big East and their non-conference schedule.

11/07/2018 - 4:39pm Oakland is still in play.

Oakland is still in play.

11/07/2018 - 3:09pm Long Live #CannonInTheD!!!!

Long Live #CannonInTheD!!!!

11/07/2018 - 3:03pm Bang?

Bang?

11/06/2018 - 2:58pm Can we make Rutger part of…

Can we make Rutger part of the revenge tour for having accepted the invitation to join the B1G?

11/03/2018 - 10:22pm How dare you demean our…

How dare you demean our great rivalry with....umm....Purdue? Indiana? Illinois? Nebraska? Western?

11/02/2018 - 2:09pm Go to your cousin's game…

Go to your cousin's game. Family is more important.

11/01/2018 - 1:19pm "...regardless of really,…

"...regardless of really, what sector you’re from. It’s getting guys that love the game of football. You can’t come here and play football here and not love football. Cause it’s too much a part of your DNA. This isn’t Happy Jack City. This is — you better like football. And you better like the things that go into it. The meetings, the walk-throughs, the intensity on the practice field, me up your behind sometimes. All those things count. So, you better like the game of football and all that goes into it, or this is probably not a good place for you to come.”

 

Great, great quote. Also might answer questions about why some recruits don't end up in maize and blue.

 

Also, how far is Happy Jack City from Happy Valley?

10/24/2018 - 4:45pm These have always been here

These have always been here

10/21/2018 - 11:11am The tweet specifies that…

The tweet specifies that Lewerke's completion % was the worst with a minimum of 20 pass attempts.

10/17/2018 - 1:34pm Worth mentioning: not only…

Worth mentioning: not only was Mattison a great DC at the college level, he was also a great DC for the Baltimore Ravens.

10/15/2018 - 12:19am Pardon my ignorance; what…

Pardon my ignorance; what does EMLOS stand for?

08/13/2018 - 12:29pm Can't argue with you on this…

Can't argue with you on this one, given s/n.

08/03/2018 - 2:31pm FOOTBALL!

FOOTBALL!

08/02/2018 - 3:00pm Having good football players…

Having good football players on your football team is good :-O

08/02/2018 - 11:58am Get healthy! We'll miss your…

Get healthy! We'll miss your writing but would much rather have you be healthy and happy. Praying for you!

07/26/2018 - 11:52am Agreed - obviously not…

Agreed - obviously not overshadowed since, but Tom Brady was definitely overshadowed at UM!

05/25/2018 - 7:12pm You named your water

You named your water receptacle Freddy? Do you have other water receptacles with other names?

05/21/2018 - 11:04am Praying for you Ace! It's

Praying for you Ace!

 

It's always encouraging to hear when you're doing well and I always enjoy reading your writing! Cheers to healthy living and GO BLUE!

 

ATTACK EACH DAY WITH AN ENTHUSIASM UNKNOWN TO MANKIND!

05/07/2018 - 5:52pm I'l fourth (?) Ball Four. Not

I'l fourth (?) Ball Four. Not nearly as bombshell now as it was then (given TMZ etc), but at the time it was somewhat ground-breaking in terms of 'not all of these baseball players are upstanding citizens' and whatnot.

 

If you like BIll Simmons, "Now I Can Die in Peace" is worth reading. 

04/25/2018 - 10:28am GO DEVILS!

https://youtu.be/kN7E5CECWKg

04/25/2018 - 12:36am Best news I've heard all day!

Adding to schedule, looking forward to attending!

04/15/2018 - 10:00pm After FMJ

After Full Metal Jacket, USMC had Congress pass an act so that they could promote him in retirement.

03/31/2018 - 8:34pm HAIL BEILEIN!

MAY HE COACH FOREVER!!!

03/30/2018 - 10:36am Been a long week of

Been a long week of waiting.....for the BANG!

03/26/2018 - 12:09pm In memoriam

My productivity at work today. May it rest in peace....

03/23/2018 - 11:47am Hey! The Pac-12 was actually

Hey! The Pac-12 was actually 0-3! Let's not forget UCLA and ASU losing in play-in games....

03/18/2018 - 12:50am (No subject)

03/18/2018 - 12:45am WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

03/18/2018 - 12:42am POOLE FTW!

POOLE FTW!

03/18/2018 - 12:40am My neighbors now think I'm

My neighbors now think I'm weird...is it weird for a grown man to run screaming through the streets?

03/16/2018 - 1:00pm Hooray for the game ending

Hooray for the game ending around 9PM local last night!

03/06/2018 - 2:33pm Fantastic work!

Thanks so much for sharing!

02/25/2018 - 1:23pm It was

As a proud owner of a Middle Tennessee t shirt (purchased solely to taunt my Appalachian State t shirt owning friends), I CAN CONFIRM that report

02/09/2018 - 8:00am Long Bang!

After pretty challenging stretch of life, I'm taking a week of vacation, followed by President's Day. To the 10 day weekend!

02/08/2018 - 1:48pm Ward....

02/08/2018 - 1:45pm Maybe she was worried about

Maybe she was worried about sharkboy comin for her...

02/07/2018 - 10:04am I'm just here for the free

I'm just here for the free points...

02/02/2018 - 8:18am Happy SB Weekend

Tom Brady v Brandon Graham!

01/23/2018 - 10:11am Go Chuck Martin (formerly

Go Chuck Martin (formerly coach at Grand Valley State)!