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cplunk


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Comment 6 hours ago

Nobody will ever see this thread, I'm guessing, but I'm up voting every CajunBuckeye post. Well played, sir.

Comment 13 hours ago

Henry averaged 5.6 yards per carry, which more than Yeldon.

He also, despite common perception, had his greatest success on runs toward the outside and not up the middle. 

He is much more versatile than you are giving him credit for. 

Comment 19 Dec 2014

And that proves my point... Despite all its recent suckiness, Washington on an all time basis is as good as Florida and Auburn. This is after twenty years of suck. When I was growing up, they were sometimes in the national championship discussion.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Henry is an absolute beast. So is Howard, their tight end. And Cooper is the best WR in college football.

All will get their yards. Bama will get its points. They're not going to get shut down. It will come down to offense. If we score like we can, Bama won't keep up. So much is on Cardale that it's crazy. 

Comment 19 Dec 2014

I love Stevie.

I have a decent Stevie story.

My last job was for a blind guy who is the guy that buys Stevie all of his disability assistance stuff- Braille readers, menu scanners, that sort of thing. Every year we would go out to the disability conference at CSUN to see all the new equipment. Stevie would meet us there after hours and the vendors would stay to show us the equipment.

So one day a bunch of us get in the elevator to go down to the lobby, Stevie Wonder included. About midway down some older woman gets on the elevator and never glances back. She stares up at the floor indicator.

Stevie's an artist. He's a bit of a weirdo but that comes with the genius. He does what he does, which in this case was just burst out into song on the elevator. I mean the full Stevie- head swing and everything, singing Sunshine of My Life. And of course it's awesome because it's Stevie.

But the woman in front just keeps giving irritated looks and glancing back. She never looked at who it was. The elevator reached the lobby and she jetted off the elevator muttering "jerk." The woman never realized who it was.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Eh.

i don't really have an issue if Michigan is groveling at the feet of Harbaugh. TSUN is on the cusp of becoming Tennessee or Washington- an all time great program that's sucked for long enough that a large portion of fans consider them irrelevant. They have to do something.

Harbaugh is a great coach. If I was a TSUN fan on their situation, I'd be about 145% in favor of throwing massive cash at Harbaugh. THEY HAVE TO ACT.

honestly, they can't afford another coaching failure. 

Comment 19 Dec 2014

No particular order:

Tidal- Fiona Apple

Full Moon Fever- Tom Petty

American IV and V- Johnny Cash

Talking Book- Stevie Wonder

Just as I Am- Bill Withers

ABC- The Jackson 5

Pastel Blues- Nina Simone

Dusty in Memphis- Dusty Springfield

Purple Rain- Prince

Graceland- Paul Simon

Hotel California- The Eagles

Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin

The White Album- The Beatles

Appetite for Destruction- Guns and Roses

That's probably more than ten so I'll stop there

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Yeah, unfortunately my work also includes several I didn't ask- a Tennessee fan, two Georgias, a South Carolina, and an LSU.

The two non-SEC fans that are near me both went to Virginia Tech, so no help there.

I'm in the DC area so the pro fans actually far outnumber those who watch college. Somehow all the college fans are SEC.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

I fully understand and believe that it helps us to have a strong conference, with a strong TTUN and PSU.

That said, I'll just put it this way- does a dog root for ticks that latch on it?

Nope, he chews them off and spits them out. For awhile now, we've been the big dog (B1G dog, I guess) and everybody else in this conference has been living off our blood. 

Screw them all. I'd like them all to lose their bowls by about 70 so they get jolted into the modern football era.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

Sweeps against Bama get stuffed. Their side to side defense is the best in football and it isn't even close. You have to run downhill. 

I would, however, throw the ball deep to Ted Ginn about 975 times against Bama's secondary.

Comment 10 Dec 2014

The moment the first "playoff era" champion exists, the BCS titles seem a little less legitimate. Oh, they still count- they were under the rules that existed at the time- but some of the shine is off the chrome.

Beat Bama- us, Oregon or FSU- and the SEC reign is officially over. FSU pierced it last year, and the committee has been steadily deflating it since; moving one loss teams over two loss regardless of conference in most cases. A non-SEC playoff champion sticks a fork in it.

All that "seven in row" bragging will be A) Two years ago, dude and B) Back in the beauty pagent voting era before we had a real winner determined by playoffs.

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Ask Texas how much they miss JT Barrett.

It only takes one. Right now, Texas has very little chance of snagging an Ohio guy. Give them a trip into Cincy every two years and Oklahoma a trip every other year and that changes.

Letting someone else in on your base is crazy. 

Comment 10 Dec 2014

That SI story is awesome. One of the best I've ever read about a football game.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

You are absolutely right.

To put it more simply- what kind of idiot wants to let another power conference have access to its primary recruiting ground? Ohio is ours right now.

It isn't about Cincy- its about Texas and Oklahoma, Baylor and TCU, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.

And for those who think Texas and Oklahoma would only skim from the lower level B1G teams, you're fooling yourself.

Look at it this way, the average class is 20 or so. Say Texas and Oklahoma each steal one four star from Ohio, so does Cincy and one of the other B12 schools. Now how does that class look? CAN Ohio State replace lost Ohio players with players of equal caliber from other states? Of course. But it takes much more effort and resources to do so.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

Nobody will add Boise State. They're attractive to the average fan, but completely unattractive to any conference. They add virtually no tv money, no recruiting demographics, and no major fan base. 

The only thing they have to offer is recent football success which, and this is hard to grasp from a football fan perspective, is meaningless. 

It's all about tv dollars and recruiting bases (and for the B1G only, AAU membership). The guys who decide on conference expansion are academic presidents in consultation with financial advisors. 

Comment 09 Dec 2014

And/or BYU.

My money is on Cincy and BYU.

Tulane is also a possible in addition to your list.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

That would be a big win for the B1G, although like with Maryland and Rutgers most B1G football fans wouldn't understand how big. 

Comment 09 Dec 2014

Actually, in financial studies Kansas somehow comes out the most profitable to add, ahead of everyone but Notre Dame and Texas from among the short list.

You can forget about Oklahoma. Not an AAU member, which matters to the University presidents that make the decision. They also have the problem that OK State will be lumped in by the legislature.

The B1G list is actually really short. Must be an AAU member, must be contiguous/near contiguous/or a huge ridiculous brand, and must add to the recruiting demographics if possible. The entire list is this:

Top Targets: Texas, Notre Dame

Second Tier: Kansas, Virginia, North Carolina

Longshots: Georgia Tech, Florida State.

Thats it, folks. Nobody else is joining the B1G.