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I_Run_The_Dave


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Comment 14 Feb 2017

Maybe I should change it to an empty backfield, no TE set where JT runs and gets tackled for loss?  That's been a recent favorite, too.

Comment 06 Feb 2017

You could argue that the Pats won last night based on the new luckiest catch in Super Bowl History.  But plays happen and they won.  Props to them for getting it done.

Comment 02 Feb 2017

If he is grayshirting, he also cannot be enrolled fulltime at any college, he has to be less than 12 credit hours of enrollment (it might actually be less than that, but 12 or more constitutes full time).  If he is enrolled fulltime, his 5 year window of eligibility would start this fall regardless of whether he participates in team activities.

With that said, that makes the financial cost even less than the quoted $20k.  For grayshirting, the best options are either to not attend school, to attend a community college half-time (6 credit hours * $250 per hour or so = $1500 which probably has available financial aid to cover), or attend a prep school such as Fork Union (the route Cardale Jones and many Ohio State players in the past 20 years have taken).  You could also enroll at the college you committed to part time, but this is the most expensive route.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I kind of wish they'd make it so that the entire #1 offense and the #2 defense is a team, and then vice versa for the other team.  That way you get to see the 1's play against the 1's and the 2's play against the 2's.  Rather than this random mix of folks who will never likely play together other than in the spring.  I'm not sure how the mix up helps with continuity and cohesion to lead into the season, and it probably is more harmful.  If you want your OL to gel, they need to play together.  If you want your QB to build rapport with his receivers, they need to play together.  And if the #1 defense is on the other side, it's a fair fight.

Comment 02 Jan 2017
In a vacuum this is true. Except when you are down 17 in the third quarter when you fumble on your second carry of the game going for extra yards, it's a completely different situation. They didn't even try to feed him. The coaches were afraid of that DLine except that the scouting report showed they were weak against the run which was the one thing our OLine excelled at thus year. And we didn't even try.
Comment 17 Dec 2016
One could argue that EO and AA are mutually exclusive. Not that anything is wrong with either, just that if you are AA, you can't actually be EO. As a veteran with protected status, AA is a bit of a sore point for me. I don't want to be hired because a company can claim me for tax benefits, similar to how AA organizations can hire minorities for the same reason. It devalues my accomplishments because it considers them less in the hiring process. Edit: Not all employers do this just for tax reasons, but certain big emploelyers do (and then throw them into call centers) and it strikes a nerve with me.
Comment 06 Dec 2016

Giving credit to the 82nd for WWII is like picking Jabrill Peppers over Jourdan Lewis and Taco Charlton for DPOY.  Like Peppers, the 82nd isn't even the best on their own team.  Everyone knows that the 101st was more effective and won more key battles than the 82nd throughout it's history (just kidding, the 101st has no history).

Or maybe I'm just biased having been a Screaming Eagle for 4 1/2 years.  They have the best unit patch in the Army and are the most elite fighting force outside of SOCOM that the military possesses.  I don't what that devil in a parachute logo is on those football uniforms, but that's not even the 82nd's logo or patch.  Put a Screaming Eagle on there instead, because America.

Comment 05 Dec 2016

I'd bet money that Texas knew they were getting Herman and blocked the expansion so that Houston wouldn't get added.  That could have compromised landing the coach they wanted.  And Texas got what they wanted on both counts.

Comment 05 Dec 2016

Let's ask those Michigan "the spot" truthers to analyze this photograph.  Did the ball break the plane of the goal line?  Did the officials get it right?  Let's triangulate this with the video evidence....