Monday Skull Session

By Luke on November 8, 2010 at 1:00p

Good Monday, sirs, Pam ladies (I see you Angel). I hope your bye weekend was as enjoyable as mine. With most of the Ohio State'ish action this past weekend reserved for either the shooty hoop variety or taking place amongst alum, we lead with a certain Villain:

 Villain goes Super Villain With Sixers star Andre Iguodala sidelined with an injury, the 2009/2010 Naismith Award winner Mr. Evan Turner decided to take the occasion to show that he's beginning to get this whole pro basketball thing. The Villain recorded his first career double-double of the 14 point, 10 rebound variety. While the 5 turnovers is definitely something ideally you'd love to see dissipate, those cynics declaring the number 2 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft to already be a "bust" after a rocky virgin Summer League experience and mediocre pre-season may have jumped the gun just a tad bit.

 Strong safety issues? Anyone watching the late afternoon matinee Colts/Eagles game undoubtedly caught Kurt Coleman's brutal collision with Colts wide receiver Austin Collie. For those that didn't, view at your own discretion. Multiple tiered controversy broke out almost immediately amongst those viewing. Intent? From my vantage, there couldn't have been anything less malicious from Coleman's vantage point. The safety was trying to put himself in position to make the play and at the high rate of speed these freakish athletes sometimes operate at, the unfortunate collision resulted after Collie first was hit by another member of the Eagles.

The esteemed Ken Gordon immediately pointed out this was yet another example of a high speed helmet-to-helmet type hit involving Coleman in the last several years. The Tyson Gentry tragedy was a play that took Coleman sometime to get over (and understandably so) where as this particular in-game sequence against Illinois last season certainly seemed far more by design:

That being said, anyone's who's had the pleasure of knowing/covering Coleman would attest that you won't meet a better guy. The Illinois play was certainly inexcusable, but to think there was intent in the Colts game would be beyond stretching reality. Even further, the "defenseless receiver" penalty was absolute bunk. Just because a guy gets hurt in a freak sequence certainly doesn't mean he wasn't trying/able to shield himself (Colley attempted to). If ultimately the league goes as far as to suspend Coleman, they're completely out of their minds.

 Fwa? The University of Michigan marching band evidently had a halftime show that appeared to be written/directed by the fine boys over at 4chan this past Saturday. The results were as such:

A non-sequitur Brutus Buckeye violence historical re-enactment? Most unchill. I suppose all's fair in love and ridiculous halftime entertainment. The plot was a bit difficult to follow i have to say. My recommendation going forward would be have Greg Robinson coordinate things, you know, so at least the plenty of holes would be predictable.

 Gallimaufry? Gallimaufry:


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Kyle's picture

Damnit Carlos.


Oh and Kurt Coleman is not a dirty player and his hit didn't put Gentry in the hospital.  It was the way he landed.  Football is a violent sport.  Guys are going to get hurt.  Unless they start playing two-hand tap or flag football we just have to accept that injuries and hard hits are a part of the game.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Yea Villian!  I got tired of him not getting minutes.  Why don't they play him and AI at the same time?

Coleman's hit in the Eagles/Colts game, IMO was NOT even worthy of the flag thrown.

matti's picture

really the rodent marching band wants to start something this is minny-hate weak with the incoherant old man and his quakers coming to town eff them all!!!!

Denny's picture

Pretty hard to convey the extent to which I am utilizing the DWM right now. Congrats, UM marching band. You almost made me care about the marching band. Then I realized that you are the marching band.


Doc's picture

Having TWDBITL(the worst damn band in the land) making fun of ANY other Big Ten team is fooking hilarious.  Having a flag line is sooooo high school.  I guess they couldn't come up with anything "witty" to say about us.  Thanksgiving leftovers this year will be wolverine stew.


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tomcollins's picture

Re: Having a flag line is sooooo high school. 


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KenK's picture

I looked at the Coleman-Collie video 2-3 times. Looked like Kurt led with his shoulder. Is there a problem with that?


Re the Marchin'Muskrats, for the love of god, what was that? Evidently the guy that didn't make it as a walk-on kicker made it as a walk-on writer-director.

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OHIOinME's picture

I still don't feel either one of those Curt Coleman hits were should be illegal.  Yes, his helmet did hit the Colts' player's helmet but it was just part of playing football and not trying to cheap shot someone. Coleman's shoulder pads hit the shoulder-blade part of the receiver's back at the same time.  It was a good solid hit with a horrible and unfortunate outcome for the colt's and the receiver, however, I would not call the receiver defenseless any more than 90% of all tackles in football.  Regarding the Illinois QB he hit; I don't think it was a big deal either because the QB was sitting on a chest of a player and if somehow he put his hand down and was able to twist out it would have been a great play by the QB.  Besides, it's hard to tell if his helmet actually hit the Illinois' players helmet. 

The blind sided blocks that happen on kick-off returns, punt returns, IT's and change of direction plays are more purposeful and vicious than any of Coleman's hits.  Just as Troy Polamalu said, if people want to watch soccer then watch soccer.  I agree that injuries suck and I hate seeing a guy motionless after a play, but everyone knows the risks of playing football and accidental contact is just that; sh*t happens.  When two wrestlers collide when they shoot at the same time and it often causes head injury, I have never seen a ref call a penalty to the one wrestler that survived that collision unless is was obviously on purpose.  That's how football should be.

Squirrel Master's picture

I can understand the flag on the play since he did come in with his head down. I do not think he should get fined or suspended because he did hit Collie with his shoulder pad and did not spear or launch his body at him. There definitely was no helmet to helmet by Coleman. Maybe the other safety after the initial hit, but not coleman. That was all shoulder!

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The band had to do something to make the football team look good. They had to look pretty bad to pull that one off.

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Matt's picture

Off topic, but please remove Chrswebb from the Twitter Buckeye feed.  The feed addition is one of my favorite new aspects of the new 11W, but that kid's whiney tweets about his personal life are so very obnoxious and rarely have anything to do with Ohio State.

Luke's picture

That's actually not a list we curate evidently. Plus I'm not on it. My offensive, non-sequitur tweets are certainly more buzz-worthy than that bro's, amirite?

DERP. Nevermind. Fixed.

BuckeyeChief's picture

F scUM, their marching band and whoever else. I am really gald I wouldn't give that kid in a Forcier jersey Halloween candy.


That shit was corny.

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Joe Beale's picture

Well said.  Consider this a shout-out: Hi Angel!!!!

Buckeye Black's picture

Buckeye babes are in dire need in MS.  Would you be mad if your bday was the day of Ohio State vs. Florida in bball and we didn't go out to dinner until afterwards?  I mean is that a terrible thing to ask?  Oh well, Buckeyes > girlfriends at the moment.

Luke's picture

Fixed (see above).

BuckeyeChief's picture

Do you think Kurt Coleman and the Villian hang out in Philly? (One of my random thoughts during a 10 miler yesterday).

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