Now for those of you who know this, let's not abuse this info and go and troll.. unless you want to be Uncle9'r for MGoBlog... Actually, I'd be impressed if he had multiple accounts there already... o.O
If there were 'brands of winning' you could get from a vending machine, I guess the ones that fans like this one would buy would have fringe benefits:
1. Win the Natty (most important brand attribute - and good enough for most... but to the irrational fanaticism that is pervasive in this day and age... it's sometimes not enough, hence:
1a. Win the natty with dominance (to leave little doubt)
1b. Win with the toughest schedule (again, to leave little doubt)
1c. Win and have comparisons made that the team could beat the NFL superbowl winner (again, to leave little doubt, and have that extra ketchup and mustard to have their pride be unquestionable - because, you know, it makes you the best person in the world and no one could talk smack back)
You'd think he wouldn't be nervous, but watching him on BTN2Go showed him puffing his chest a bit much for having done squat in our conference thus far... I know I know, it's about the money....
So it's the Frank Gore and 'Los show now... I am really really praying that 'Los has a healthy and LONG NFL career. The record for bruising backs staying in the league is not great.
I just got chills reading his name... love me some Mike Doss the Boss!
What Kirk doesn't get is that though the players make a big deal out of emphasizing 'the', the truth is that it's been part of our school name since the early early days before even he was born, so he needs to just get over it. I know this because someone in our 11W family was kind enough to educate me on this fact ;)
Sorry if it seemed I was trying to question your integrity. I gladly go by facts vs personal opinions so long as they are from credible sources. Maybe Teddy's eyebrows were higher. ;p
Joey may have been listed as 5'11", but seeing both in person, I swear Joey was shorter (more like 5'9-10")
It's a curious thing right? If you are part of the culture, and come out of these traditions relatively unscarred, you wear your experience as a badge of honor, and prop yourself up (along with others) as those who lived it together. However, if you are scarred by these traditions and come out wondering 'what the hell just happened' along the way, then you would think that given the opportunity, you'd either want nothing to do with the tradition again, or try to change the traditions in a more positive way. Not saying Mr. Waters is a bad guy, but me thinks that as you have pointed out, he didn't want to sh*t on his badge.
But but but.. it's still the best damn voice in the land!
As we say in our org... if you're going to fail, fail fiercely!
Is it a coincidence that Heuerman is next to X-Brax... I foreshadow some frequent and big TE plays this year... and as for the waterfall - eh... it's ok... a bit gimmicky if you ask me, but doesn't hurt the ambience I suppose
There's a blues song out there somewhere waiting to be written about Title IX... I hear a Sinatra voice doing it, too
As long as the words don't smell like swass (sweaty... um... ) /delete comment
^ This! And Teddy didn't have the quick shiftiness that Joey did (partly because Teddy is taller)
It would have been a thing of beauty... I remember people not really reacting to Joey's name coming up when listing all time greats, but the man is just a freak of nature and a stud. He deserves so much more than Beth Mowins...
Great points Toad
I'm sorry for him, but also think this was a great opportunity for the alums and the student body to see that we got a good one in Dr. Drake. I like his adoption of a zero-tolerance approach, and he is well-spoken and intentful in his delivery.
Have we not learned from JoePa from the Sandusky trial at all? No, Waters did not directly sexually assault anyone, but he sure as hell didn't do anything to change the culture either. Standing by and allowing someone be dehumanized for the sake of tradition/team spirit makes a leader as culpable as the initiators of the act (in my book), and is no different than telling someone who becomes victimized, that hey, it's all ok now, because you're in the club for being quiet and complicit (so shut-up and accept it).
If we want to make the example more personal, if you had a child or someone you cared for on the receiving end of this, would you sit idly by and let it happen without recourse?
I agree with The Dave... and having been a part of a drum & bugle corp, and other organized sports where hazing was considered part of the accepted culture, I can say without a doubt that the currency of 'fun' has two sides to the coin where the 'fun' is too often at the expense of the powerless/new/timid members, and really is no different than bullying on a 'less-than-intended' level. There will be some who would be ostracized and unjustly alienated for not being part of the 'herd'. The bottom line is that fun and team building can be done in more productive ways than to choose the lowest common denominator.
I'm torn about this game, because on one hand it would be good to see Sparty win it, but win or lose, I am nervous for when we play them, given that our offensive philosophy is similar to Oregon, and we are also in their 'hood in the beginning of Nov.
You wonder why Dino looks pissed all the time... it's all about the details!
It was as if he was channeling his inner 11W when answering the questions. JH, know that with every bone crushing tackle, we are with you and cheering on your success on and off the field bro