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09/04/2016 - 11:58pm In for the dame bang

Maybe I'll cuddle a little too--Brian Kelly's scorching hot face.

09/04/2016 - 1:14am I've finally recovered

Just happy Dave Brandon is gone. And here we are.

10/04/2015 - 2:49pm this is the first time in so long where i'm like

trust the coach.

 

it feels so good

 

i'm actually excited for saturdays and coming back to this blog

 

the whole vibe.

 

i'm rejuvenated. juvenile. 

 

sincerely,

 

Pibby Scott. 

10/27/2014 - 1:10am because (speculation)

she had begun drinking heavily?????

10/27/2014 - 12:58am i have it from solid sources

this is the lamest post i've ever read in the last two minutes.

 

way 2 go homey

10/27/2014 - 12:55am this has to be the lowest point in our history

holy poop

09/30/2014 - 10:22pm uhhhh

taylor lewan and brendan gibbons

 

 

biggest offense by far

09/30/2014 - 10:08pm thank u ryan cook

for being the voice of the blogs

09/30/2014 - 9:27am zesty

pizza pie

09/08/2014 - 12:53pm we are a basketball schooool

onward and upward christian soldiers

03/10/2014 - 2:42am sorry

but this post is such ridiculous homerism

 

01/25/2014 - 9:52pm great job

this is how it's done

01/09/2014 - 1:03pm had a box of stoned wheat thins

one thing led to the next and boom. We're marathoning "Orange Is the New Black" and reading Visit From the Good Squad aloud to one another in the mornings while we're both getting ready for work at our Manhattan advertising jobs. 

 

Life is totes cray. 

01/09/2014 - 12:57pm I don't do this for me

When I post on here, and elsewhere, I have readers in mind.

 

We're making a difference. 

 

We're special.

 

We're here. And at some point, Al, you were too, and really, that's all that matters now. 

12/01/2013 - 1:25pm i usually disagree

with your stance re: chris webber

 

but i love you

11/21/2013 - 5:32pm yes, jeer and poke

but the Fab 5 are emblematic and awesome. 

11/13/2013 - 6:08pm really

Has Kerridge messed this up over and over?

yes

 

 when do you pull the plug vs hoping he gets it the next time,

circa Akron or UConn

 

mistakes are once here and there (back to my first point)

which is what? kerridge is inconsistent? yet we're consistently calling the same plays yielding ? i think you've argued yourself into a circle here (back to my second point--the descrepancy should have already been noted and dealt with!)

 

If you take things to the extreme and don't ask anyone to do tough things

what if you gloss tough with seemingly impossible? 

 

you get to an extremely simple and predictable offense,

another cirlce! if we execute the tough to do borges offense it will be less predictable. who cares if we've been trying to run these "predictably tough plays" for the last two years!

 

don't have quick fixes and we will continue to struggle no matter who's running the offense this year.

we're basically admitting defeat. these coaches have fielded a product that they cannot improve upon, which is the very nature of their jobs! therefore, they should not have those said jobs because they cannot literally do them! if there are no fixes, if these coaches cannot fix anything, WHY ARE THEY HERE? how do you not see how ridiculously stand pat and silly what you're saying is? 

i'm guessing this is what brian finds frustrating in the Borges analysis. because what you're ending up with is ----There's nothing that we can do! Really? That's your point? 

 

Here I want to make an analogy, to a CEO, maybe of something like a pizza company, and he goes to the board, and says, Yes, I know we're losing money, I know the pizza we make is lousy. But the reason it's lousy and we're losing money is we have terrible ingredients for what we want to make. I know we could change the recipe or something, but I think we should keep the recipe until we have the proper ingredients. And really--who knows when this will be...because as it stands...well.....they're just not here. But be patient. I swear. Those ingredients will come. They will. Manbawlllwl Arhgggg Bo I woudla woalked aherer shirtless with my nipples frozen stiff!!!hfShkfshffsnk

 

 

-sincerely i've lost my mind.

11/13/2013 - 5:50pm you've lost your mind

and yes i realize saying that is "lame" but whatever rationale you used to derive from brian's post that he "Doesn't Want Dissent" is a fractured one.

 

 

Plus the man's a writer and when he says something isn't a shot, maybe you ought to try taking him at his word instead of "interpreting" a clear cut definitive statement.

 

you know, basically, the agreement between writer and audience.  

 

 

 

11/12/2013 - 7:53pm this team

is fun

11/09/2013 - 8:36pm agreed

this is what hurts

 

 

MSU isn't even that good!

11/09/2013 - 7:20pm sorry everyone, but this is how i feel

and i've felt like this

 

 

we should have never fired RR. 

 

 

11/09/2013 - 7:12pm YES!

And hell, Borges even slightly resembles a bloated and crazed Brando

11/03/2013 - 6:10pm see, that's the thing

the people that are excusing borges and hoke etc for having this shit line to work with are missing the point.

Hoke and Co., should know they have an absolute shit line to work with and then plan ACCORDINGLY. And my god, there are pieces on that line that have NFL-level skill sets. But if Hoke et al., are not up to the task then it's an utter failure of leadership on their end.

"didn't execute."

pah!

And this is what frustrates me more than anything. I don't even think we have a crap offense. Unlike the RR years, I know we have good players who can make big plays. I know there's more than canned peaches and baking soda in our cupboard.

I want to eat goddamnit! I'm starving!

 

11/02/2013 - 7:54pm douche

douche comment of the year

11/02/2013 - 7:53pm MSU isn't that good.

Which is even more frustrating.

 

MSU is mediocre. 

 

There is no way in hell they may even have the best defense in the country. They've played lousy teams so far. Besides ND (who also are mediocre) who have they played? IU? And they gave up 28 points to IU. Nearly 350 yards of offense. 

 

And that MSU is "this much further along than us" is sad. 

 

 

11/02/2013 - 7:38pm what's the end of getting rolled?

Wait until we get competent olinemen to run what....

I see no unity or coherence in the play calling. Maybe here and there, he makes a good call, but it's like finding a lovely sentence in a language poet's prose poem. There's so much nonsense between the gems I find myself wondering whether it's worth the hassle, and whether Borges is looking at the big picture or is just calling a play to that specific situation. Seriously. 

 

Again, I'm not "straw grasping." There was a ton of PA and five step droppings today that had no chance of working bc of the line and what had happened previously. 1st down runs that put us behind the ball on 2nd and 3rd down. Entire sequences squandered. And I didn't see a single play that looked like it was responding to something that they identified was killing them on the field. 

When we ran that pistol PA and got a quick hit to Funch on a seam up the olb everyone and their uncle knew that that was the play the next time we got into pistol and it was, and that second time, guess what, it was covered by the lineback and incomplete. A small but telling example of the kind of ham fisted way Borges calls a game. No variables, no twists. Just the same exact thing hoping for the exact same result.

 

But if what you're saying then is that there could not have been a response, that is, nothing would work esp. with our oline, then the coaches are redundant anyway, and should take the blame anew. Because it's not like THEY HAVENT HAD THE ENTIRE SEASON TO THINK OF SOMETHING TO DO WITH OUR TERRIBLE OLINE! IT'S NOT LIKE THEY"RE PAID SIX FIGURES TO COME UP WITH ZERO ANSWERS.

If they're out of answers. Get them out of here.

How this debacle isn't on them I am stunned.

I don't even know what point you're trying to make. We shouldn't be coming up with a hypothetical in which our coaches fail with this oline 100% of the time to excuse their play calling. That's idiotic. 

11/02/2013 - 7:22pm not really that surprised

but again, this was supposed to be the game wherein I ate my hat or whatever and I stopped my stupid heart from wanting Hoke and Company gone, but no.

Today happened. Today in all its gross, predictable shittiness happened.

And it's sad. I haven't had confidence in like 10 years! in m football.

I've said this before, in other threads, but it needs repeating.

At least with RR I hoped and believed in some real or unreal future ( a blitzkrieg o, a fast mutable d) something we could possibly become. 

And right now. I'm trying very hard to project what we're supposedly shooting for? Big Ten Championships? National Championships? What are we trying to become with Hoke? A man brawl team? The north's alabama?

That shit is so boring. And we don't recruit at that level anyway.Right now, our future is an obscure, dark thing, a shadow of a film clip from a bygone time, recognizable only to those types who write "bo would be rolling in his grave if....."

I want to be inventive. Smart. Creative. Exciting. 

I want a Brad Stevens esque hire up in this mother. Truly I don't give a flying fuck about M traditions and all that. The 80s and 70s were fucking forever ago. Three yards and a cloud of dust isn't how the game is played anymore. 

You either need freaks (Cam Newton and Fairley, Jameis Winston), greasy palms, or schemes.

We have none. 

Personally, I want schemes. I want coaches. New, adaptable, quick thinking people. 

 

11/02/2013 - 7:07pm where did my hell fire

comment go?

11/02/2013 - 6:52pm BURRRRN

HELL FIRE 

 

!!!!

 

11/02/2013 - 6:35pm fire borges

that is all. 

11/02/2013 - 3:24pm my last gf

my last gf was an unrepetant, inveterate fellatio simulator. 

 

seriously. I couldn't take her anywhere! It got to the point where I just had to go. It was too bad too, because she was like 6'5" and I love tall women!

 

-pibby.

10/27/2013 - 3:16pm RIP Lou Reed

You were awesome

10/20/2013 - 8:05pm predictable questions

to get predictable quotes for predictably hacky articles. cool. sign me up.

 

i think the actual reporting tag seems generous. 

10/19/2013 - 9:53pm msu

whoop the holy shit out of MSU and then, and only then, will i start to reconsider my position.

 

IU is freaking terrible on defense. 

 

 

10/18/2013 - 11:52pm we got this

it'll be fine all game. 

 

we'll all be fine.

 

all game.

 

all. 

10/18/2013 - 11:49pm nah man

they're athletes. 

 

if they get rolling, they start feeling good, and the past doesn't mean anything. just got to come out early and consistently and things will be fine.

 

of course, probably as soon as something goes wrong, they'll get back in their heads, will become tenative etc

 

 

10/17/2013 - 11:16pm this is why

this is why

 

this is why

 

We have the fixings for a good, fun college offense!

 

Let's bake this loaf!

10/16/2013 - 2:58am for those of you that might venture onto a ship

this is your day

10/15/2013 - 5:58pm i don't know man

he seems to have our worst rushing performance in history locked down. 

10/15/2013 - 5:28pm such a depressing podcast

i'm completely for a team of super nerd bloggers running our offense. it'd be like those world of warcraft huddles before attacking some dungeon or something. 

 

i miss constraint! 

10/15/2013 - 5:09pm OH GEE MALL TRACK STATS

I am going to be a sweet jumper and maybe some shades.

 

The weather is about to turn. 

10/15/2013 - 12:18pm we need his blood

we need his blood

10/14/2013 - 12:15am these answers don't make sense
"I’ll be honest with you, [you can’t tell] until you 
really get a good look at it all and you can analyze it.”

 

Does this inability to "analyze" during the game hamper us? Or is Hoke just coach speaking the shit out of this presser?

 

Rhetorical question. Is this the first time I've ever listened to a presser in hopes of getting an answer as to what the hell the coaches are thinking?

 

Yes. Yes it is. 

10/13/2013 - 11:43pm what a meltdown

what a comically awful sports weekend. 

10/13/2013 - 11:41pm oy vey

now this one hurts.

10/13/2013 - 11:32pm don kelly bomb??

i predict

10/13/2013 - 11:30pm we got this

the sound of the belched words of my voice!

10/13/2013 - 11:30pm we got this

the sound of the belched words of my voice!

10/13/2013 - 11:30pm we got this

the sound of the belched words of my voice!

10/13/2013 - 6:26pm I quite agree

Particularly the use of the word "uninspiring"