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ISURVIVEDCOOPER


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Witnessing Eddie George in 1995 rushing all over a Simeon Rice-led Illinois defense to the tune of 314 yards, 3 TDs, and even catching one... Orlando Pace didn't look too shabby either... it was a wet cold evening, and all the ponchos were out, but will never forget his milestone. He was a man among boys.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Len Bias
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: NY Rangers
  • NBA TEAM: NY Knicks
  • MLB TEAM: Detroit Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Barcelona

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Comment 22 Jul 2014

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.

Comment 19 Jul 2014

At least Coop brought the program back to national relevance, not seeing the Hokester (and Brandon) doing the same.

As much as this helps to put a better light on what happened during the 90s, and I agree - but losing a whole decade to a team that we were better than, on many different occasions, was beyond unbearable then as it is now.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Hey DJ - wondering if instagram is supported by using the 'picture' icon and pasting the link or not... sorry if you gave guidance on this already

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Seems I have offended your love for Wild America.  I, too, loved Wild America, and the value of that show certainly towers over Bert and everything that surrounds him in his world, but I should have contextualized this to say that Bert-dom (as in kingdom) is like a show in itself.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Mizzillion, sorry I posted about this before seeing your post.  #lessonlearnedtosearchforumfirst

Comment 18 Jul 2014

This is classic overmarketing in my opinion.  Let's face it, when you look at the core of rising ticket prices and big athletic department budgets, there is no idea of 'sustainability' in the sense of allowing your revenue source to continually be a revenue source.  Sustainability may sound like mixing metaphors with the food movement, but let's face it, when it's all about the mighty $ and not about the customers, decisions are made that look to have your cake and eat it, too.  Businessmen are cowards in this way, and CFB is no different.

It's about winning at seemingly all costs, and getting every last penny from us, so it's no surprise that marketers and the media moguls of the world have decided to get as much $$ as possible in the present, and leave the problems of the fall-out to the future generation after they retire.  The idea of building self-sustaining business models with the customer in mind is always based on pleasing shareholders first and not the thought of longevity.  There needs to be a balance that is tipped towards understanding the value that fans bring by filling the live events.  /rant

Comment 18 Jul 2014

I'd love to have both Wiggins and Love, but seeing that it is a 1:1 type of trade offer, I think it's coming down to how realistically can they win a championship now versus waiting a few years for Wiggins... I think the long-term play is more wise of course, but maybe they feel they need an instant impact with rebounding, passing, and scoring support.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Some might see Bernstein's public response as one way of saying, 'we'd rather see the football program provide us all with the fireworks on the field' - no pressure Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke. [Edit - just saw DJ's Skull Session post of Mr. Bernstein tweeting this very sentiment - at least they have someone up there who knows how to hold Dave Brandon accountable! - DJ, sorry I posted this before I read your Skully today]

Mr. Brandon, marketing may be a game of winning the perceptions and imaginations of your customers, but it's only as good as the product you are selling at the end of the day.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

I hear what you are saying, but wasn't his shoulder hurt for most of the game, which is why he couldn't get more air under this throws?

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Thanks Kyle - I would love to utilize TEs more in the passing game.  Part of me wonders if it was mostly the play call, or if it was Braxton's comfort and decision-making throughout last season, as the TEs are every bit as much a wonderful weapon to give LBs and safeties head aches and to keep them guessing as we do with the pass/run options on every play.  BUT if you don't use them much, then there's no reason for a defense to feel threatened by them and makes it easier to cover (though my theory is debunked in that clip of Jeff being wide open against Clemson and scoring) - but I would argue that was more of a surprise plan than a 'i'm going to make you choose which poison you're going to swallow, and you WILL swallow' pill.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Urban's drive to build defensive depth has been inspiring and hopefully, we start to see these talents bloom into the dominating defenses we are accustomed to from the Pagac days.  Bring on this season already!

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Kent read, kent write, kent state... Ok that was mean, but I couldn't help myself.  Seeing Bert talk to the press the way he did tonight on SEC media days made me feel chippy.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Unfortunately, there are some of our kind who will play into their emotions first rather than their inner voice of reason... wait, I think we have all been medicated too long with the successes of Tressel and Urban to hear that voice...

Comment 16 Jul 2014

If you go by Urban's definition, many of the B1G games are rivalries, but I may be reaching in interpreting his idea of rivalry so simply by saying that it's traditions vs traditions on the gridiron.  That said, the B1G has arguably the deepest and most rich traditions and rivalries in college football.  Others being Army-Navy, Notre Dame-USC, Alabama-Auburn, Texas-Oklahoma.