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benlight01


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Comment 20 Aug 2014

Ramzy, you should really put together a book of all of these Situationals so we can have all of the sports wisdom and cocktail instructions in one place. I'd buy that.

Comment 18 Jun 2014

I agree with Chris re:  Craft and the offense.

I think emphasizing the "The" in the name is obnoxious and a silly way to try and differentiate from other schools.

I agree with Johnny on Tressel, but I'm also not quick to let bygones be bygones over his departure.  Of course the whole thing was overblown by the media and the NCAA, but his lies hurt the team, at least temporarily, and he didn't follow his own lessons on character when the going got tough.

Comment 02 Jun 2014

Hey, William and Mary is mighty... every four years at the FCS level.  I went there, so I have to say something after a rare mention in a sports article.  With VT's great history against FCS teams (cough, 2010 JMU, cough), I'm looking forward to them leaving Columbus 0-2.

Comment 15 Mar 2014
Craft is a phenomenal defender and a great face of the team, but he's been an offensive liability for years and chokes regularly in pressure situations. I wonder how much his graduation will really be a net detriment, all things considered. Guess we'll have to wait and see if the defense goes to pot next year.
Comment 18 Feb 2014
The best in-game team I've ever heard was UFM and Spielman for that one year on ESPN, because they didn't use those cliches. They'd spend half the game discussing concepts like gap technique and constraint plays and it was riveting. Learned more from listening to them for a few minutes than in years of playing as a kid.
Comment 17 Feb 2014

Something tells me it isn't a coincidence that this change is being pushed by Arkansas after a disaster season and Alabama after they lose to Auburn/don't go to the SEC championship/badly lose a bowl for the first time in a long while. With such a strong backlash from (one assumes) the large majority of coaches, I doubt this change goes through.

Comment 20 Jan 2014

Maybe this team just isn't that good, even though on paper the players are all very talented. They routinely miss lay-ups and barely hit 2/3 of their free throws.  The vaunted defense disappears for large stretches in games.  And, I hate to say it, Craft is becoming a liability, especially on offense.  He had four turnovers to two steals tonight and was 2/5 shooting.  And refs aren't calling fouls on his patented flailing, out-of-control, free-throw bait lay-up attempts anymore, but he keeps on trying.  I hope Matta figures out how to fix things soon, or it's going to be a forgotten season very soon.

Comment 23 Aug 2013

I bought a dancing Brutus doll (hit the button and it shakes its ass while Sloopy or Across the Field plays) from Buckeye Corner years ago.  I only put the batteries in during games and if I don't hit the button after every touchdown (field goals aren't good enough) the Buckeyes won't score another one.  This probably isn't that weird by Columbus standards, but I live in DC, so it gets laughs.

Comment 08 Jun 2012

Great write-up.  Maybe someone can use parts of it to properly beef up his flimsy Wikipedia page:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Greene

Comment 06 Mar 2012

Was anyone else thinking "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball" during the segment where he throws bean bags at the QBs?