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IGotAWoody


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Fiesta Bowl, of course
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton / Carlos Hyde / Randy Gradishar / Mike Doss
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft / Slam Thompson / Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Broncos
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  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 12 hours ago

I gotta disagree with your assessment of his performance against VT being "awful". I think he played well enough to lead the team to victory, considering the handful of drops by his receivers. One of those drops was a surefire TD catch, which led to a missed field goal and zero points. You have to account for the momentum and "juice" the team would've had if they had gone into halftime down 21-14, instead of 21-7. Add in all the special teams blunders (another missed FG, kick off out of bounds, etc.), and the logical conclusion is that, tho he wasn't outstanding, Barrett played well enough to win. Instead of being 9/29 for 219 yds and a TD, he should've been more like 14/29 for about 270 yds and 2 TDs.

But again, most of those mistakes were made by young players. I can't wait to see what this team looks like by mid-season, once these young players start figuring things out.

Comment 13 hours ago

If BTN is showing 77 games, then the average # of appearances for each team would be 5.5. I know not everyone is treated equally, but I would think they'd have the Bucks on tap for more than just 3 games. I hope Chowoon97 is right, and that means the Bucks will be on ESPN a lot.

Comment 15 hours ago

I think half marathons are about the limit of what anyone should be running, distance-wise. I read a book by the cardiologist that developed the south beach diet, Dr. Agatston, and he preaches an approach to exercise that is more in line with what we are naturally designed to do (kind of like the paleo philosophy that is all the rage). In other words, look back to what prehistoric people used to do to survive and thrive. If you run, run shorter, more intense distances (like our ancestors used to do when chasing prey), with rest in between. As a cardiologist, he sees a lot of marathoners and other extreme sports participants, and what he has witnessed is that the people with the healthiest hearts are those who engage in moderate exercise. Those extreme distance runners often have a lot of scar tissue built up around their hearts.

Comment 16 hours ago

That's with only 3 games worth of data, and only 1 for Cinci and 2 for Sparty. I think it's pretty accurate to say that the competition will get tougher as the season progresses. Most teams improve as they go along, and I can guarantee you that @MSU and @Minn and @PSU will be tough games against opponents that will be jacked to play us.

Comment 16 hours ago

Umm, coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum, an injury that not many QBs have successfully recovered from, I'd say it's very debatable. If he comes back healthy, it might be wise for him to consider a role as an h-back or receiver, depending on how that shoulder is doing and what he would consider doing to play in the NFL.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Earle, you just keep right on cementing your legendary status, on a daily basis! Did anyone else figure out what this image is from?

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I really DO have a Woody, tho, and he's one of the best!

Comment 15 Sep 2014

You don't have a Woody? That's OK, you can admire mine, he was a legend!

Comment 15 Sep 2014

+1, Barnsey! The biggest problem we have in our society is lazy parenting, which takes many forms. Effective discipline is that which brings about the desired change in behavior, in a way that also teaches the child respect and empathy. Beating/spanking does neither of those things.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

Moot: I don't think it means what you think it means.

Anyway, since Rutgers was expected to come into the B1G this year and compete with Purdue and Illinois for last place, the point I'm making that seems to keep getting lost is that it's not a good look for Penn State, a team that some in the conference is hoping is on a major upswing. Which leads us back to my original point, which is that it's once again OSU, MSU, Wisconsin and Nebraska who will be counted on to do the heavy lifting.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

I agree completely, tho I have to say, I liked what I saw from Cardale yesterday. Granted, they didn't have him throw much, but the one swing pass he threw to Samuel out of the backfield was a perfect throw, hit him right in stride, and Samuel took it for about 20 yds. Live, it looked impressive, and then watching the replay of it, I think it was one of the best passes of the day.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

OK, I can see that. Last year, they were OK, then lost both their starting receivers. Then got blown out by FSU, and closed the season losing a bunch of games. I think it's safe to say they're better this year, as long as they don't have any more key injuries.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

BUT, he plays for Penn State. Therefore, he's only as good as the talent around him. Put a good QB on an average team, and what you've been seeing is what you get. So, people saying he hasn't looked very good are accurate, because he lacks the weapons to be consistently good. When you're good, but you don't have the 4 or 5 great receivers to throw to, you get impatient, and you maybe make some bad throws and decisions.

I don't know that I agree that he'd even be a Heisman contender, let alone a Heisman winner, if he played on a top 10 team. But yes, if he played for Bama, OK or FSU, he'd look a lot better than he does for PSU.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

I'm not of the opinion that, since Md played well (but lost) at home against a team that played well (but lost) against Alabama, that Md has been impressive. It seems you're saying that this shows well for them, I guess? I don't know, still a lot of football to be played. But so far, the B1G has failed at every opportunity to look competitive.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

I do know that. What in my post suggested to you that wasn't the case? My post was an extension of the post above it, and was continuing the list of unimpressive wins and bad losses the B1G continues to put out there. And B1G credibility keeps sinking. It's getting worse, not better. That was my obvious point.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

Man, the B1G just keeps trending downward. Maryland can't get past WV, and State Penn struggles with Rutgers. I guess we're looking at Nebraska, Wisconsin, Meatchicken State and the Bucks to once again be the conference standard bearers (or is that pallbearers?). The more things change, the more they stay the same. I still hope Sparty and the Bucks can keep winning and make that the marquee matchup again.