Actually, if the season ended today, ESPNs bowl projections have them in the Fiesta Bowl against ND. Me Likey.
I know NFL Network did a Football Life on Spielman, but didn't know there was a 30 for 30. The Football Life is a tear jerker though when it comes to Stephanie.
Agreed. Jimbo or Dabo are 2 names I've heard that would be legit upgrades. Outside of that, even if they were to snag Herman, I still think it's a mistake.
So your name is Tetris? That's awesome.
Seriously though, my daughter was 6 weeks early, and she spent 24 long days in the NICU (to the tune of over $2500/day). She ripped her own feeding tube out when she was done with that, and now she just turned 4, she's close to 4ft tall, and about 51lbs (no fat, just solid). She had to be intubated because her lungs weren't fully developed, but more than anything, the involuntary reflex of swallowing saliva hadn't been developed, so she always thought she was choking, and would stop breathing. She had to go 3 straight days without doing that or they wouldn't send her home. We would make it 2 1/2 and then would have an occurrence. It sucked royally.
It looked like the Wings-Pens was on it's way, just from a competitive standpoint. The physicality never compared to Wings-Avs though.
This was one of my favorite games of all time. Roy was the perfect antagonist.
I think it is, but that last few years, it hasn't had national appeal because of the Buckeyes dominating. UNC-Duke is one I'll tune in to just about every time they play. I don't usually watch a lot of the Iron Bowl, Red River Shootout, etc. unless there is national implications and/or Ohio State could be affected by the outcome.
As a Wings fan, the 5-7 years when the Det-Col rivalry was really heated was must watch TV. I hated the Avs. The teams were a cut above the rest of the league in terms of talent.
They might give next years B1G COY to Ferentz also, since this years was already awarded at B1G media days.
Well put. And exactly where I was going with my comment earlier today. I don't understand the whole "regressing" point when it comes to the QBs. I understand they have a new coach, but does anyone really think they both forgot everything Herman coached them on over the last 2-3 years? I would hope Beck was using that as the base and going from there, as opposed to starting from scratch. JT was a very effective QB last year, throwing and running. Now, it's like he's only in there to run, which he can do, but isn't nearly as effective without the threat to throw. Cardale also showed much more in his time last year then he did at any point this year.
If Navy wins, they probably get the nod into a NY6 bowl as the highest ranked group of 5 team right? However, that matchup will be set before they play Army. I know they will be heavily favored over Army, and most likely win, but what happens if they lose, and someone like Toledo wins out giving them 1 loss and a conference championship, probably putting them as the higher ranked group of 5 when all of the games are played. Would Navy be subbed out for Toledo after the matchup is made?
Great mailbag. Definitely curious to see how the offense starts off the game. I don't worry about the defense versus Ruddock. If they can't run, he's going to struggle.
"taking what the defense is giving us"
To me this is the biggest problem. I said it in multiple forums after Braxton announced he was making the switch to WR, that I hope we don't get cute with the play-calling, while trying to get everyone their allotted touches. It seems that's exactly what has happened this year. Usually, teams don't want to let the other team dictate what they do. However, with the personnel on this offense, that's not necessarily a bad thing, because like you said, whether it's Braxton, Jalin, Thomas, Zeke, etc, any of those guys can take over a game if a team wants to shade help one way or the other, or cheat up or back. I'm cautiously optimistic we'll see an offense that is closer to what everyone expected coming into the season. I know that's not popular opinion now after last week, but they played tight last week, with next to no emotion. Hopefully, the loss was liberating for the team and coaches, and they can let it rip.
I remember wathing this game. This was a regional game on ABC that year, and I had the ACC game being in MD. I gave Comcast hell over it. Ended up calling around to the bars in the area to see who had it, and the Greene Turtle answered the phone saying "Hello, Greene Turtle, we have the Ohio State/Michigan game." I hung up and headed over. So I end up watching with a handful of other Buckeye fans, and a family of TTUN fans are there also. I think TTUN had a little momentum before the play, and they came up to the bar from the table they were at and starting talking shit. I'll never forget, the daughter of the family was the loudest of the bunch, and I just remember turning around and looking at her as Ginn housed it. Sweet Victory.
Not using Zeke is one thing, but what is with the lack of confidence in JT throwing? Is it all pass protection? I just don't get it at all. It's like he didn't start 12 games last year.
Good point about the helium whether joking or not. Isn't it a non-renewable resource?
And Happy Thanksgiving. Go Lions!
I filled out a few parlay cards last night while at the bar so I need them to at least keep it close.
I remember my uncle getting a brand new embroidered Ohio State sweatshirt the week of The Game. Whatever year it was that NW won the Big 10, (95 or 96 I think). After Ohio State lost to TTUN, and he took a permanent purple marker, and scratched out Ohio State and wrote Northwestern. Needless to say, my aunt, who bought the sweatshirt, wasn't too happy.
What made those losses hurt so much was that more often than not, Ohio State was the superior team in those games, but choked them away. Not that Michigan was necessarily a powerhouse.
Not sure about Best Buy, but just about every other major retailer is offering the exact same prices on line as are in the store this year. Also, can probably save a few bucks getting that TV at Walmart anyways.
As great as that '06 game was, I rarely watch the replay until the end because of what happened a few weeks after that game. Sort of loses the luster for me.
Weren't Mangino, Warinner and Beck all together at Kansas?
If we didn't pay Herman, should we pay Reuben?