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Comment 27 Feb 2017

I think the key moment for the Carol character came when the Wolves attacked Alexandria. She had been playing meek for the Alexandrians to fit in, a wolf in sheep's clothing, as it were. But when the Wolves came, and it came time to put on their clothes, I think she was a bit shocked by how well they fit. She wasn't simply dressed as  a wolf, for that moment, at least, she had become one.

One could persuasively argue that the careful gardening of one's soul is not a luxury afforded us when we have zombies scratching at one door and Neegan knocking on the other with his barbed-wire bat. Still, Carol hasn't yet seen what Neegan is, and had she continued on the path of "bad-ass Carol" she might have become nothing more than a mirror of the zombies that have made their world what it is. They kill because they can do nothing else. Carol wants to find a sense of self that does more than just kill to survive. Remember, she watched Rick kill her zombified daughter, she had to kill another child that was like a daughter to her. Give her a break, or at least a couple more episodes. She'll be back and as bad-ass as ever.

Comment 21 Feb 2017

Biking in accumulating snow is a no-go for me, but doesn't stop everyone. Still, driving in the snow is even worse in Chicago. Just ask anyone from Chicago about the "dibs" system of street parking. Yeesh.

Comment 13 Feb 2017

So, who needs to kill it at the combine? I'd have to go with Noah Brown. Outside of the Oklahoma game, he just didn't have a lot of production. If he doesn't pop at the combine, I see him as a last round guy, or even going undrafted.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

So, maybe they end up 2,4, and 6? Or 1,5, and 9? Is it so hard to admit that another school might have a pretty impressive recruiting haul?

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Don't look now, but Clemson is the favorite to land the top three overall prospects in the 247 Composite: Trevor Lawrence, Xavier Thomas, and Zamir White.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Yes, gimmick plays such as end-arounds, reverses, double passes, etc. can function as constraint plays, and yes they sometimes work. I'll concede that I have not collected data on this topic, but my observations as a fan are simple, they fail more frequently then they work, and are seldom the reason a team wins a game. Even the Sugar Bowl play that you referenced in your earlier post wasn't successful because it fooled Alabama. Michael Thomas was completely covered. That play worked because Evan Spencer made an amazing throw, and Michael Thomas made a great catch. There might have been any number of plays that would also have succeeded in that situation.

Finally, I will admit the bias in my opinion. I believe that "trick" plays belong in the MAC, or to whatever team needs them. When you have the talent that Ohio State does, just execute your damn offense.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

For our offense last year, throwing the ball more than five yards downfield would have been a constraint play. Throwing to the TE would have been a constraint play. The OP suggested using two QB formations. I suggest that OSU get better at executing its basic offense first.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Gimmick plays and formations are almost always a sign of desperation, and they seldom work. A better idea would be to have the OL work on its pass protection, the receivers work on their routes, and the QB work on making quicker reads. How's that for a gimmick?

Comment 07 Feb 2017

Funny how good he was at throwing the deep ball when he had Devin Smith as a receiver. I'm not a JT apologist, and think it's pretty obvious that, at best, he has not progressed since his freshman year, but the dude needs some help from his receivers as well.

Comment 06 Feb 2017

If you get a chance, do it! I wasn't the sailor in our group, but I did learn the ropes on the trip. One of the great features of sailing the Kornati is that the ability to weave around the small, sometimes very small, islands always allows you to find favorable conditions, better wind, smoother seas. 

Comment 05 Feb 2017

Rented a boat with 3 friends about 15 years ago and sailed around the Kornati islands in Croatia for a week. Played these two Cds on a more or less continuous loop. Give 'em a listen and you'll feel like you've just dropped anchor, the sun is setting, and the drinks are being poured.

Comment 02 Feb 2017

I'm staying out of this, for the most part, but no self-respecting Texan would ever say Texas is in the South. Texas is Texas, the Lone Star Republic, and a land of its own.

Comment 01 Feb 2017

Woops. In the hurry to post, I confused my God-forsaken Hellscapes. Phoenix, it's just like Vegas, except with none of the fun stuff.

Comment 01 Feb 2017

Haskell Garrett is the sixth-ranked DT in the entire country, and he is from Arizona. If he signed today, there would be jubilation on this board, but since he committed months ago people still complain that we can't land a top nationally ranked DT.

Comment 01 Feb 2017

So, Bert Bielema now has a southern accent. Perhaps there is some relation between accent and the consumption of food that has been "chicken-fried"?