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from Salisbury, MD

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Mike Doss, come up and lay the lumber on McGahee early in the 2002 NCG, looking to my Dad and saying, "Bucks came to play. Miami hasn't been hit in the mouth like that in 2 years!!!" Last game I got to watch with my Dad, who passed away that following July
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Spielman, Hawk, Laurinitis
  • NFL TEAM: Detroit
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Sonics (Kemp, Payton, Detlef Shrempf)
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: huh???

Recent Activity

Comment 8 hours ago

Nice Job-makes me want to go grab my NES out of the attic!!!.

Loved the Bosa sack/strip/TD, but who was that white LB who made the stop at the Goaline???  Did the Big Kat make a appearance??

Comment 18 hours ago

I think it's more about just playing assignment football in general, as that is how you stop the triple option.  You can't watch the ball, you have to take care of the ballcarrier you are responsible for, regardless of if he has the ball.  When the DEs get out of position and get sucked in, or watch QB or HB, that's when you get a 2 on 1 situation with the QB and RB isolating a LB or DB on the perimeter.

Getting penetration with the DL will be key, to disrupt the timing.

Comment 18 hours ago

Didn't Burt Reynolds have a lot to do with the integration of the alternate uniforms at FSU, which ended up being some of the first alternate unis anywhere.

Comment 19 hours ago

You are going to get that long of odds ever again for OSU while Meyer is there, and while Brax was a big piece, he was only 1 piece.

The line on a game will move as more people bet one way or the other.  So as more people bet OSU, the line goes up, because the casinos have to limit how much they pay out.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

I agree with this completely (although in the back of my mind, I'm always worried).  This isn't the kind of game Urban loses, and I think he's going to have the boys fired up and ready.  It's been a long offseason after 2 straight losses, and he's had plenty of time to sell the team on everyone writing them off without Braxton.

If J.T. doesn't turn the ball over, especially early, I think they win this going away.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

I really like he grouped Booker with Bosa when talking about Freshman coming in and having to adjust to the speed of the game, but said those 2 weren't affected by the speed.  We saw how Bosa peformed last year, lets hope Booker follows in the same footsteps.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

I had to look it up.  Per Wikipedia:

Starting in 2006, the coaches at the time, USC coach Pete Carroll and UCLA coach Karl Dorrell expressed an interest in restarting the tradition of both teams wearing home jerseys. At the time, the NCAA football rules Article 3. a. stated, "Players of opposing teams shall wear jerseys of contrasting colors, and the visiting team shall wear white jerseys."[21] USC coach Pete Carroll said he would be willing to lose two timeouts during the game so that the USC team could wear their red jerseys for the UCLA-USC football game on December 6, 2008.[22] It was determined before the 2008 game that the visiting school would only lose one timeout for incorrect equipment. Carroll agreed to forfeit a timeout to satisfy the ruling and Coach Rick Neuheisel agreed to forfeit one, in return (even though, as the coach of the home team, he was not required to do so by the ruling) to get back this tradition, and it was renewed in the 2008 game.[23] In the wake of the coaches' decisions, the NCAA decided to amend their rules regarding away teams' uniforms (which were originally put into place to provide more contrast for black-and-white photography and television broadcasts), changing the rule to state that the teams must agree on the decision for both teams to wear their colored jerseys before the game and that the uniforms must be of easily contrasted colors.[24] Since the home team is already required to wear its colored home jerseys and would not be in violation of any equipment rules, this essentially leaves the decision up to them as to whether or not to allow the visiting team is to wear their home uniforms.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

No rule against it I don't believe.  That USC/UCLA situation was because both teams wore their home jerseys, because they thought (and I agreed) it looked cooler to see the UCLA powder blue with the USC Maroon and Gold in the Rose Bowl at the same time.

I think they were assessed a 15yd penalty, but I believe UCLA did something during a play to give them back the yardage.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

Hard not to like these-man those will be neat to see.  Hopefully they have a hat for sale at the stadium that is in line with the design of the Uniforms.

On a side note, I think everyone needs to root for Maryland and hope they can be a successful Football program.  We have all seen what Nike has done with Oregon.  If Maryland can start to field a respectable team, and with Under Armours unlimited resources ($285 million offer to Kevin Durant!!!), they could turn into a real force in the B1G East division.  They are already situated in a fertile recruiting area, and on-field success would lead to them keeping more of those elite prospects home.  That would only help the B1G as a whole.