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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Going into work the next morning in South Florida after the Buckeyes beat the Hurricanes in the NC.
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  • NBA TEAM: Cavs

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Comment 15 Sep 2014

Great writeup as always, Birm

That said, can we help retire the remark of "high pointing" the ball?  The probably of high pointing a ball is exceptionally low.  I'm no physicist, but it seems to me that 99.9% of balls are on their way down by the time they get to a WR. Who is with me on this nomenclature crusade??!!!!11

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Yeah, we HAVE to get in manageable third downs with a frosh QB. Seemed like we were in 3rd and long all night.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

I'm with you, Woody. Especially considering our physical TEs. Put two TEs and Dontre/Jalin to the wide side in trips and force VT to spread out. Even with that formation, you can still have a RB and TE/WR on the other side for balance. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

You nailed it, Chark. Granted, my OC experience comes from about 500hrs of the various Madden games, but strangely, that simulation really prepares you for facing defenses just like this. When you face dudes that are putting all the guys in the box and are blitzing both the A and B gaps, you have to adjust protection. Motion a TE to the middle and let him help the line. Or squeeze your OL tighter so there is less space for blitzing LBs to penetrate. Finally, run a max protect formation with RBs flanking the QB on both sides and have them read blitz/drop and plan their actions on those reads. Bottom line, none of those adjustments were made and we never attacked the middle of the field. We got out schemed and our special teams put our D in bad places. Oh yeah, and hats off to VT for executing like champs on 3rd down. Many things went wrong for us to lose to an opponent with generally inferior talent. 

It's now in the past though. Time to regroup and start thinking about getting better each week and grabbing the now illustrious B1G champ crown..

Comment 08 Jun 2014

It seems like certain teams have been replaced in the "top 5" realm. UM by UF and now FSU. Washington by Oregon and Nebraska seems to have been replaced by Oklahoma. I'm sure if any of those storied programs (Washington may be a stretch as "storied", but them and Colorado had some good years when I was younger) land a huge name coach, stuff changes - see Bama's comeback from relative obscurity until Saban as an example. 

Comment 21 May 2014

It doesn't seem like y'all like Spencer Hawes.  What's not to like?  The dude shot 45% for us beyond the arc and pulls about 8rbs a game.  Sure Lebron and/or Love would be factiastic, but this dude can ball and I think he should be on our "must-sign" list.  Even if the perfect scenario of getting LBJ back doesn't work, I like our chances with our pieces now plus Jabari or Wiggins (a 3 that can play both sides of the floor).





Comment 21 May 2014

I like where you head is at.  I'm a huge Love fan. That said, the Wolves are operating from a position of weakness right now with him bascially saying he is ready to leave.  He will not be back in Minn. once that contract is up.  Due to that, I don't think the #1 pick AND 4/5 assets is necessary.  Perhaps just the #1 pick and a player or two.  I actually like Waiters as a player, but he seems like a locker room issue.  Maybe that's good enough to make it happen in a sign/trade.  Waiters could be a 20+ppg guy in this league with enough minutes.

Comment 07 Apr 2014

I logged in JUST to up vote this post. 

I love that players are using the legal system/rights to make their case, but I don't agree with their premise. Don't wanna play foosball and become beloved by current and former alumni? Don't play foosball and be a regular tuition paying student like everyone else (IF you could even get accepted at the school...).

Comment 26 Feb 2014

I have never heard of coffee before a workout before.  Seeing as it's a vascular constrictor, I don't understand how it would help.  What is the scientific rationale?

Comment 25 Feb 2014

DJ on the board and going strong! You don't like Teddy?  He won with less talent and throws it accurately all over the yard. 

Then we take more OL protection with late first, then get Carlos in early second. Thoughts?

Comment 23 Feb 2014

Great list! Coincidentally, I would add Seattle and the Pacific Northwest (including the Redwoods.. 300ft trees?? Awesome). Would trade off Beijing and Sydney though. Don't think I can handle a 20+ hour plane ride from the east coast of Merica'. 

Btw, what is that Cape Town icon?

Comment 15 Feb 2014

Love all those guys, but I think that picture is a little incomplete unless it has snaps/games played. If I'm not mistaken, Rolle had to sit behind the Beast for a few years before he got his major playing time. 

Comment 15 Feb 2014

Thanks, Cinserious. I must have missed that one. Folks seem to be so caught up in the other great ones that Rolle's name is frequently omitted. The dude was a stone in the middle and made a bunch of solid, fundamental plays - exactly what we are currently missing. 

Comment 24 Jan 2014

I guess it must be.  Perhaps they should call it - Assistant TO the HC as opposed to Asst. HC then. 

Every job I've been at the Asst. (or Deputy) Director or President was always higher than the various department heads - or even division heads, but perhaps Urban's crew does it a little different than everything I've seen.


Comment 24 Jan 2014

I know the real world works where your next salary is usually based on your previous one, but does Ash deserve more money than LJ Sr?  Isn't LJ Sr's resume and title greater in quality?? 

I think I'm a little bothered by this, so any comments to provide me with some perspective on why Ash deserves 20% more (other than because he had gotten paid something similar in the past) would be great.

Comment 15 Jan 2014

Anyone else really, really hate Sam's high school uniform?  The letter is nasty and the colors are even worse.  Granted, it doesn't have that ridiculous "wing" on the helmet, but geez.

Comment 08 Jan 2014

Agree, BH. Even in that case, however, don't you think Urbs would have given him some time on the bench for a mental lapse that hurt the team? Not saying it's totally warranted in this case, but UFM is trying to reform his national image a bit. Plus good kids with solid parents probably want to see an HC that is going to give fair discipline to their college-aged sons when they don't make good adult decisions. 

Comment 08 Jan 2014

Good point, but I see them as one in the same. Wanna F with us and try to suspend our players... see you in court where we can get a fair trial.  You scerrrred? Then back up and let us run our own damn team. Urbs has proven he is willing to dish out suspensions when prudent.