His name is Zander Diamant so I'm not sure it's possible for him to not be a dbag. I'm still mad that he didn't get flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after that touchdown run.
So what he is saying is that his brain was once half-full, but he didn't like it so he threw it out?
I did not understand that unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. It was NOT a throat slash, his fist was closed and it was at his heart level. He was pumped up and it was an act of excitement. And then when Zander Diamant scored his touchdown after that, he's over there motioning to the crowd which actually is illegal but doesn't get flagged.
I know the stupid penalties need to stop and there is no excuse for us committing them, but it pisses me off when the refs don't call the same penalties on the other team, it has happened like this every game this year where we never get the benefit of the doubt but the other team continuously does.
And now he actually has a chance at being drafted by the Browns! He couldn't say that while at Ohio State.
I'm actually shocked that IU wasn't ranked after this week. 4-1 with a close loss to the #1 team. And if you watched the game, you saw a team with a great defense and a great offensive line. They had all their backups playing due to injury and hardly skipped a beat. Indiana is going to make some waves this year, they are severely underrated. And again, if they were 4-0 in the SEC they would have been ranked already, and 4-1 with the loss to Ohio State would not have dropped them out.
It's sad, but this season I have actually been less worried about the team. I know the games have all been closer than we would like them to be. Our offense is lacking the efficiency and the grace that it normally has. But yet I am more calm about it than last year. I'm actually spending LESS time on 11W during the week now than I was in the summer. Maybe I just want to enjoy the ride this year, no matter where it leads. Enjoy the football for its own sake and let the wins and championships be the bonus at the end.
One thing is for sure though... I was FSU's harshest critic last year and now I understand why they got the benefit of the doubt. Repeating is hard... every team you play will have been game planning for you at the expense of the rest of their season just to say they knocked you off. Our national championship only made VT fans louder for having beat us, after all. That said, I expect every game this season to be hard fought regardless of who we play. Every team knows our weaknesses, and our offensive coaching staff is still trying to figure out how our offense is going to run. We'll get there by season's end, but it takes time. The game that scares me the most right now is Michigan, because Harbaugh has that train rolling and they are going to be prepared for us. MSU I'm not worried about, their defense is a train wreck and after Oregon's freefall, they don't look nearly as impressive. But I haven't been this nervous for "the game" since the Cooper years.
Regulation is kind of like a security system. No security system can prevent 100% of break ins, and some cannot prevent any. But they do provide a deterrent. Regulations cannot guarantee that accidents or malpractice or whatever will not occur but they help to deter them from happening.
The problem is that people think that security systems SHOULD protect them 100% and they sue when the break in still happens. Same with regulations, it gives people grounds to sue or to complain when accidents are not prevented. That doesn't mean more security or more regulations are required. It just means that people are really really good at finding creative ways to do what they shouldn't.
Yep, he had decided to cut himself off after just one more natty. Smart kid, seems pretty responsible. And I'm sure the coach he was talking about was a drinking coach teaching him how to slam them properly. Slamming natty takes a little practice if you don't know how to open your throat and chug it. A little more time on the beer bong or doing keg stands should get him into shape pretty fast though, but I can understand how that could be tricky for a young kid without much experience. Then he can graduate to Irish Car Bombs and then it gets real.
You keep on using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.
Fleck: There's something I need to tell you. I am not left handed!
Urban: I am not left handed either...
That would be the one. Although I've seen Family Video's attached to various different pizza chains so their partnerships aren't exclusive to Marco's. But when you are browsing videos and you smell that pizza... hard to not get one. Win win for them.
"Ryan Shazier is omnipresent!"
He was at Ohio State, too. Although Darren Lee is doing his best to copy that particular ability...
What is a t-shit? Is that kind of like wearing Joe Pa's soiled khakis?
Our Marco's has a Family Video attached to it and they will deliver rentals for free with a pizza order.
Anyway, the moral of the story is to patronize your local pizza shop.
But my wife gets upset whenever I patronize her...
Even on the punt, they snapped at like 14 on the play clock. Should have been less than a minute for a team with no time outs to drive 80 yards (should have been 99 yards). Those seconds matter.
The said that said the following way back when was kind of funny though:
I feel like every passing play where Braxton runs a route, our QB, whoever it is, keys on him and forces the ball in there. The defenses key on that and jump the route. I think at least 2 of the interceptions were Braxton targets (the first one was ambiguous, it could have been an overthrow to Braxton or an underthrow to Jalin Marshall, hard to tell which). I also feel like sometimes Braxton doesn't have a mastery of the depth of his routes, like he isn't making his cuts at the right times/distances and it disrupts the QB making the throw. Maybe this Braxton to WR thing isn't going to turn out like we had all hoped, right now he's just a hood ornament.
I think there are manifold problems with the two quarterback situation.
1. Tim Beck and Ed Warriner have to game plan twice each week -- a Cardale plan and a JT plan. Since you have each plan being run 50% of the time in practice, it's no wonder that the OL is having issues and WR's are running the wrong routes. Add to that the fact that these coaches were not in charge last year, with Beck being new and Warriner not having play calling responsibilities last year, and the fact that Warriner stays on the sideline, and it becomes a whirlwind of disaster.
2. Braxton at the Wildcat. It's bad enough that neither quarterback can get into a rhythm because their practice time is cut in half, their game time cut in half as soon as they throw an interception, but on top of that throwing in Braxton 1 in 3 plays it seems like, I just don't like it. If you want Braxton to have the ball in the back field, line him up as a tailback or motion him in on jet sweep action. He should never be taking snaps.
3. Going along with #1, how is the OL and the WR's supposed to gel if they have to change up the scheme 2-3 times every game and split the reps for each scheme in practice?
4. Not giving the ball to Zeke. Has he had 20 carries in a game yet? Maybe once? He should be getting it 25 times and the reason to cut his carries is to put in Warren Ball or Mike Weber once he is healthy instead.
The main answer to this, as many here have stated, is to stick with one starter all week throughout practice. If the starter is Cardale, I have full faith in JT's work ethic to keep himself prepared if he needs to come in. If the starter is JT, lets hope Cardale is also putting in the work, we know he has thrived as a backup and I think he can get it done without having to take all the first team reps. We saw what he did last year against Wisconsin with only a week with the first team. I honestly think that it just didn't occur to Urban that all the flip flopping would have consequences, and it seemed like the concept hit him by surprise in the press conference.
Let's hope he clears this up this week, we have one more warm up game before the B1G season starts so hopefully we have a much better showing on Saturday.
The voice-overs were pretty amazing on that show, lol. So many people just getting destroyed, it was awesome, and then the English commentators just making things up about the people.
It is prerecorded, but I do believe that Stages 2, 3, and 4 were all on one day when they actually competed. Stage 1 was probably also all in one night but they split it into two weeks for TV.
If, in fact, Stage 3 and 4 did not happen on the same night then I have no problem with what Isaac did having the other guy go first. But if they had to climb within 10-15 minutes of the end of stage 3 like the broadcast seems to indicate, then Isaac having the extra 20 minutes of rest isn't fair especially since Isaac went 20 minutes sooner on Stage 3 because of NOT doing better on Stage 2. Geoff beat him on every Stage except for Stage 3 and he also crushed the city finals course that Isaac failed on.
You are probably thinking of MxC, Most Extreme Challenge. I think that's more equivalent to Wipe Out than Ninja Warrior. American Ninja Warrior is actually based on the Japanese Show Sasuke or also known as just Ninja Warrior. Both the Japanese and American versions have their courses named Mt. Midoriyama.
They didn't actually announce the rules beforehand. And Stage 3 wasn't timed, so neither competitor knew anyone's times until they started Stage 4.
I get that it's a competition. And I get that you use any advantage that you can, but I just don't think making the guy pull himself off the finish of stage 3 and then have to immediately climb with no rest is bad sportsmanship. Granted, I'm sure that there was some time delay cut from the broadcast, but still, he already had a good 20 minutes more to rest, you can give up the extra 5 to the other guy and make it a more fair contest.
The best thing about the show for as long as I've been watching it has been people having good sportsmanship, cheering for each other, helping each other compete, competing for glory and not for riches. The riches are just the bonus at the end that have been unclaimed until last night.
Seeing the ending turn cut-throat like that I think is a disservice to the show and the other competitors and Caldiero even said it in his interview after he won that it went from being him against the obstacles to him against Geoff. It's just a bad ending that could have been avoided if one, like you said, NBC had split or given both the winnings, or two, Caldiero had been a sportsman and allowed Geoff to rest instead of making him go first. Add to that the fact that Caldiero didn't even finish the city finals and it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth, that's all. And then NBC basically acts like Geoff didn't exist after all was said and done. Geoff tried to be a sportsman and congratulate Caldiero at the end and it looked like Caldiero wanted nothing to do with him but had to because it was on camera.
So maybe I'm more upset at NBC for the way they handled it than I am what Caldiero did, and maybe I just didn't like him in the first place. But what Geoff had to go through after being the first finisher, and the only finisher of all 6 stages, I think was poor.