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elmird


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Champions/Holy Buckeye. 2006 OSU vs. UM. Storming the field vs Iowa (2010) and Wisconsin (2011)
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ted Ginn Jr.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jared Sullinger
  • NFL TEAM: Dallas Cowboys
  • NHL TEAM: Dallas Stars
  • NBA TEAM: Dallas Mavericks
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Arsenal

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Comment 04 Jan 2014

Philly doesn't deserve any of that. The team wins as a team and loses as a team. Yeah his mistake looms large with how the game ended up, but a great team would have picked him up and still won the game. I guess we're not a great team

Comment 08 Nov 2013

I would love to quote the kid from "Angels in the Outfield" here BUT , it won't happen

Comment 23 Sep 2013

I think the squad will surprise you. Arsenal had one of the best defenses last year ( I can't believe that's even possible after these past few years) and now have a playmaker in Ozil. Depth is the real worry to me. An injury to Giroud and forward will become the biggest problem. Depth will become an even bigger problem with the schedule piling up between now and early spring. FA cup, Carling cup, Champions League, Premier league (especially the busier Christmas period). 

Comment 23 Sep 2013

You sound like the bigger fool trying to even make this argument. Yes Kenny makes the better reads. But where at all does it say that he is a better leader than braxton? Nowhere. Execution? Against who? Cal and FAMU? That is hilarious that you think beating these two teams shows better execution. Better passer? More accurate at throws 15 yards and less, yes. Nowhere near the arm strength that Braxton has. And no I just watched the play. It was a blown coverage where the receiver was lost by the DBs. And rolling out after getting pressure, throwing the ball up for grabs, and getting a PI call involves recognizing coverage? Yes Guiton is composed and understands the offense very well. But he is nowhere near the Heisman type of player that Braxton is. Maybe try to avoid calling people fools for putting their opinion out there next time. Especially when it's just as valid as yours. 

Comment 23 Sep 2013

No. Every time I hear about a platoon at QB I think of the 2005 Texas game. Even after realizing how special Troy was (beating Michigan, 300+ yards) and how bad Zwick was (5 losses on the season) in 2004, everyone felt that Zwick had turned the corner after we eviscerated Ok. State and won our opening game of the '05 season. So instead of playing the "better" player (Smith, Braxton) who some were arguing would be rusty, we platooned them with the other QB who had shown glimpses against very poor opposition (Zwick, Guiton). The result was a 3-point loss where Troy accounted for 19 points and Zwick for 3 points (and that was on a drive that started inside the Texas 30). Braxton is the better player and I love Guiton but he is not in the same league as Braxton. I was at the Purdue game and as much credit as Guiton gets for the come back, he was awful for the quarter and a half before the final drive. A final drive which consisted of a blown coverage for 30+ yards, a pass interference in the endzone, and a pass that required an amazing catch in the end zone. And in overtime we just ran it in and didn't leave anything up to Guiton

Comment 23 Sep 2013

I don't think "whooped" is the right way to put a game where it took two penalties and a red card to lose a game where you were the decidely better team

Comment 15 Aug 2013

I feel like the offense being even more efficient, particularly in the first quarter will help out the defense tremendously. Getting teams in obvious passing situations will allow us to pin our ears back and have a tremendous pass rush. We just have to avoid the pitfall first quarter/half that we were prone to having last season

Comment 02 Aug 2013

I actually think the biggest trap game is the Wisconsin game. No one is talking about it due to the trendy pick in Northwestern and obviously The Game. However, I think all the talk of Northwestern having a chance will have our players motivated to go out and stomp the Wildcats. The Game is The Game so our players will be ready and Urban knows how to win rivalry games. Wisky is a talented team with a talented coach, with nobody talking about them as a legit contender to us this year, and we play them the week before the "trap" game with Northwestern. Sounds like a trap to me

 

Comment 02 Aug 2013

I actually think the biggest trap game is the Wisconsin game. No one is talking about it due to the trendy pick in Northwestern and obviously The Game. However, I think all the talk of Northwestern having a chance will have our players motivated to go out and stomp the Wildcats. The Game is The Game so our players will be ready and Urban knows how to win rivalry games. Wisky is a talented team with a talented coach, with nobody talking about them as a legit contender to us this year, and we play them the week before the "trap" game with Northwestern. Sounds like a trap to me

 

Comment 23 Jul 2013

I'm really surprised about the situations for Gardner and Baugh. Gardner worked hard to get his scholarship offer and to throw it away like that seems absurd. Baugh has always seemed well spoken and this could just be a case of him making a simple mistake. As far as Roby goes, I'm not sure what to make of his situation because of the fact that it occurred in Bloomington. I can't imagine that there were many fans of his at the bar and this could have led to an overblown situation. 

I honestly can't say I am surprised with what occurred with Hyde. As mentioned above he definitely had issues with his senior year of high school (why he had to go to Fork Union) and the shouting matches with coaches over playing time are both huge red flags. There have been those above who have expressed his well spoken manner. However, there are plenty of people on campus, I included, who have seen Carlos cause trouble at bars, especially with those of the opposite sex. Take that for what its worth, but I would not be surprised if the allegations are true, even if I sincerely hope they are not.  Go bucks