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Comment 16 Jan 2015

Something like in Thug Love from Bone and 2pac could fit. At 1:20 in the song where Tupac says, "we can do this like Gangsters and slug it out" which is followed in the song by the sound effect of a shotgun chambering and firing

Comment 16 Jan 2015

Somebody out in the interwebs has to have added some special effects and/or sound to that gif by now. That should be interesting when it turns up.  I imagine something like a shotgun chambering a round followed by it firing into poor Mr. Balducci.  

Comment 15 Jan 2015

I don't think teams with "pressing needs" are going to take a flyer on a guy with 3 games of experience because they need someone to start in August. Not even on King Cardale. 

Having absolutely no better option at QB tends to make those risky picks a lot easier to swallow.  They used a 1st round pick on a 28 year "kid" a couple years ago and last year another on Manziel for example.  a 5'11" QB that claimed to have never had a playbook in college. Taking a guy like Cardale should go down real easy compared to those giant, prickly pills.  Too bad Haslam is an SEC guy and will butt his nose in to say "No" to drafting Cardale kinda like he forced his GM to take Manziel even though all signs point to him wanting Bridgewater or Carr over JWTF 

Cardale was imposing his will on future NFL defenders from Alabama and Oregon like they were guys from San Jose St.  That ability alone makes me confident that even if he goes to a shithouse like Cleveland and struggles passing his first few years in the NFL, at least he will extend some pass plays and drives like Roethlisberger did with his legs during his rookie season in Pittsburgh. They can set up the team to only expect Cardale to pass around 20 times a game like Ben did his first two years with the Steelers and let the D and running game grind it out. Just the threat of Cardale airing one out with make it easier for his team to run, and the Browns have a strong D and O-line already, they just had no threat to throw beyond 30 yards down field. and it was suffocating their offense down the stretch.    

Comment 07 Jan 2015

Love how one of the tweets says the SEC is overrated as an argument why beating 'Bama wasn't something special, yet beating a down and out Ole Miss with nothing to play for is somehow affirmation of TCU's greatness.  This is the same Ole Miss that lost 3 of their final 4 games of the regular season (not counting their FCS win). Lost to 5-loss Auburn, Scored 7 points in a loss to an eventual 5-loss LSU, and the same Ole Miss team that was embarrassed by 6-loss Arkansas 30-0 on November 22nd, Yet whopping them in a meaningless bowl game is validation for the horny Frogs.  Got it.      

Comment 05 Jan 2015

A few things make me lean towards Cardale being the starter next year. With him not getting nearly as much work as a runner on designed runs, the offense doesn't get too one dimensional relying on one single player like we have seen at times with Braxton. Miller can take over a game for long stretches, especially against inferior opponents, but when he if forced to pass against better competition, at times his teammates seemed out of sync after going unused for so long.   

With Cardale they seem much more unpredictable offensively and when you add in his arm strength, where no part of the field is off limits on any given play, it really softens the D up quite a bit.  I don't think it's any coincidence that Elliot's two best rushing games came while Cardale was at QB despite it being against probably the two best defenses they've faced.    

While there is limited experience, I'd say Cardale also gets that 1 yard when you need it.  You won't see him trying to beat a defense to the edge on a 3rd or 4th and 1.  He's mashing that bitch right down their throat and probably knocking a mothafucka out that tries to get in his way. Just ask future top 10 pick Landon Collins. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:12110021 

Comment 04 Jan 2015

So many kids playing these days aren't nearly the students of the game that their talent would suggest.  Many probably rarely watched games growing up and instead spent their time playing Madden video games. Several times after a tie in the NFL I've seen players in post game interviews saying they had no idea they could tie. "Are you F'ing kidding me" I would think to myself.   It really makes you wonder what the heck they (players especially but also coaches) are doing in team meetings.

Same thing on the first kick off by Ohio St., not only did the Bama player make a boneheaded play, but so did the Ohio St coverage and the announcers completely missed it as well until they mentioned it much later in the broadcast.  I was screaming "jump on it" then when there was no attempt by either team or no mention of it initially by the professional announcers, it made me second guess myself for a minute thinking "maybe the rules in college are different?".  

Comment 31 Dec 2014

Savage at least had the brain to take Joe Thomas #3 when plenty of Browns fans were screaming for them to take Brady Quinn there.  

He made some bad moves (particularly trading back with Baltimore and allowing them to draft Ngata) but he also made the best pick the Browns have made in at least 25 years and unearthed probably the 2nd greatest Brown since expansion - Josh Cribbs - as an UDFA.  

Comment 29 Dec 2014

#DollarTreeTide

They aren't the fakeass dollar stores like Family Dollar or Dollar Genral, they're the real deal Dollar Tree where everything is actually $1.  

And an offshoot of this, Dollar Tree's laundry detergent (generic Tide) is called LA's Totally Awesome Laundry Detergent.  Sounds like the analysis one of these Bammer video bloggers would use to describe why their team is going to win: because they're Totally Awesome!! 

Comment 21 Dec 2014
Read on a TCU board that he was highly offended by what one of the assistants told him about his chances of starting next year. I interpreted it like the coaches weren't going to guarantee him anything, even if it was just lip service for the other QBs already there, but Stidham didn't want to compete to start at all. Will be interesting to see how his freshman season works out. Baylor clearly has the better supporting cast, so he made the better choice in that sense, plus Petty will be graduating.
Comment 18 Dec 2014
Funny thing is, that dude probably calls him Cordale cuz he's a fellow tarblooder (V'angelo Bentley)
Comment 18 Dec 2014

I remember we had a fried turkey and it was under cooked in many parts so I had very little to eat besides various appetizers.

Everyone at the party gave up on the game on the 4th down incomplete pass to Gamble and was not watching the TV almost immediately after the ball hit the ground. All of them had gotten up in disgust and were doing whatever to vent. I was the only one who caught the flag sail across the bottom corner of the TV screen and I immediately was screaming at these people "FLAG! FLAG! BE QUIET...SIT DOWN I SAW A FLAG!"  I vividly remember it took awhile to get anyone there to believe me because it took what seemed like an eternity (probably 15 seconds) for the TV to show the yellow flag graphic. I'm telling people "I swear I saw a flag come in late across the bottom right corner" (pre DVR days) but the TV was just showing 'Canes celebrating and Krenzel laying on the ground throwing out his mouthpiece.The next 15 seconds after, when the refs were talking, was agonizing. The entire room ran through the whole emotional spectrum in 30 seconds. 

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Pregnant women are THE craziest.  Went back to a friend's house with him after a planned bachelor party to find all his clothing and electronics thrown in the snow and a kitchen full of completely crumpled dining chairs and smashed dishes when his other half was a couple months pregnant with their first child.  He claims he'd never seen that side before and swears she was well aware of the bachelor party and had not protested earlier. She definitely wasn't finished when we got back either. I was supposed to crash there so it made for a very weird 45 min wait for a 4 AM cab ride out of there.  

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Pregnant women are THE craziest.  Went back to a friend's house with him after a planned bachelor party to find all his clothing and electronics thrown in the snow and a kitchen full of completely crumpled dining chairs and smashed dishes when his other half was a couple months pregnant with their first child.  He claims he'd never seen that side before and swears she was well aware of the bachelor party and had not protested earlier. She definitely wasn't finished when we got back either. I was supposed to crash there so it made for a very weird 45 min wait for a 4 AM cab ride out of there.  

Comment 09 Dec 2014

He looks like a guy that would be a perfect fit for the "star" position.  Let him go out and disrupt.  He doesn't look like just a straight pass rush either, he is the only guy that recognizes the screen on the one highlight and takes good angles to the ball.  Would have liked to see some pass coverage plays but it looks like his opponents couldn't get any off.  

Comment 09 Dec 2014

He's gotta have eligibility issues if he is getting no FBS looks outside of his home state Washington State  (even if it is on the other side of the state) and some Mountain West/Sun Belt conference bottom dwellers.

Even if he is undersized and playing against questionable talent, he's manhandling them as he should and his effort is off the charts. There are dozens of mid tier BCS schools like Purdue and Oregon St that would seemingly be all over him simply because of that motor.   

Comment 04 Dec 2014

I sorta don't get the sentiment that he is staying home if he goes to Va Tech.  Blacksburg has got to be a 4.5 - 5 hour drive from Chesapeake.  Granted, Columbus, OH is 8.5 hrs but once you're driving 5 hrs one-way, you're likely staying the night if you are going to watch a 3 hr football game.  What's an extra 3-4 hrs driving at that point? It's not like deciding between Virginia or USC.  Va Tech can't be anymore of his "home" school than Univ of Virginia or Univ of Maryland, UNC or NC State which are all an hour or more closer to Chesapeake than Va Tech is.    

Comment 04 Dec 2014

Probably not many worth pursuing for Ohio State but some other B1G schools should have interest in a couple.  

Sophomore RB Jordan Howard was 7th in rushing yards in the FBS with 1,587 yards at 5.2 ypc.  Big kid at 6'0" 225lbs

Redshirt Freshman WR Marqui Hawkins sat out the year for UAB after transferring from Florida.  He had offers out of high school from most of the SEC schools. Transferred to UAB because Florida moved him to safety and he wanted to be a WR. Had interest from Nebraska and Wisconsin when he was transferring from Florida.   

Freshman Center Lee Dufor may also see a big name program come calling.  Gus Malzhan tried to get him to walk-on at Auburn last year.  He should have only gotten better after a few starts with UAB this season.   

Most of the remaining players worthy of transfering to a decent program have little eligibility left.  Don't see many BCS conference teams chasing after a slight upgrade player for only one season of eligibility.  Expect the Eastern Michigan's of the FBS to fight for those guys with the FCS schools.   

Comment 19 Nov 2014

He has some surprising choices among his 4 official visits and his top 5 schools:   Marshall in his top 5, Washington State scheduled for his first official visit?  Tennessee, another of his scheduled official visits already has 3 DT's committed among their 26 commits, and 2 are top 25 ranked players (Shy Tuttle and Khalil McKenzie).