Let me play a little devil's advocate here:
What if each week the QB is determined by the what style would be most dangerous against that particular opponent. Then, no team would know exactly which QB to game plan against the whole season?
I know, I know. I typically don't like the two QB nonsense, but this is a team of veterans that have played with both, and seemingly there would be no divided locker room due to the overall team cohesion.
You’ll remember where you were when all was lost, when all was truly lost, when Thomas made the catch, when JT turned it on and when Bosa shut it down. You’ll remember how it felt when Sparta fell, No.16 fell and Cardale stood. You’ll remember Devin devouring the Badgers, Spencerdialing it up and Zeke dialing it in. But most of all you’ll remember the incredible feeling this team gave you when it was all said and done.
I read those links and my mind inserted the plays I thought you were talking about, in order:
When all was lost - Brax going down
Truly lost - Loss to VT
Thomas made the catch - A lot to choose from, but thought it was the catch in the corner vs Bama
JT turned it on - WHen he ran away from the Minny Defense for that long TD run
Bosa Shut it down - Bosa ending the PSU game
When Sparta fell - The Thomas catch on the slant and run for score
No 16. Fell - The whole Big Ten CG that was highlight after highlight
Cardale stood tall - The hit Cardale put on the nose tackle and drove him for a first down in the championship/When he held the trophy.
I wonder what all you guys thought of first without clicking the links.
While I would certainly love to hear the pregame speeches, I think some things are better left on the inside with the team. I think it helps that some things stay in the locker room and aren't publicized.
Gotta love Big Tim Timmy Howard for Everton.
If you are looking for a club, Fulham has had a nice string of Americans on the team. Brian Mcbride of Columbus crew and the USMNT played and was a fan favorite over there. Same with Clint Dempsey. Just my two cents. I would stay away from teams near the bottom of the table (or projected to be) you don't want your new squad to get relegated!! that would be Bullocks.
Clippers Fever? Wouldn't that be scurvy? No thanks.
So much truth to this. I was certainly a buckeye fan growing up on the outskirts of Columbus, but it took my college experience at UK to really galvanize that passion.
Certainly helps that Muntari is out as well. He had been a catalyst in midfield. He is the bigger loss compared to Boeteng, who has had a marginal couple games.
For some perspective, I would say it would be really hard to gauge true viewership with so many outlets to watch the World cup. ESPN's numbers don't take into account the large fanfest type events, bars, mobile streaming, online streaming, and the really huge numbers of Univision (an over the air Spanish channel that is broadcasting the games). I'm not saying it's getting close to the superbowl in America, just saying the viewership numbers are always going to be skewed lower than actual. Still pretty great numbers though.
My preferred starting lineup at this point: a 4-3-2-1 (I'm partial to this, since I played it in HS to great results)
D: F. Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Beasley
M: Zusi, Beckerman, J. Jones
M (attacking): Bradley, Dempsey
Obviously not a lot of controversy with this lineup as it was actually what was played in our last friendly, but I love having Beckerman protecting our back 4 and Bradley is going to go box to box anyway. Build from the back and get an opportunistic goal early from Clint or Jozy.
I'm getting the pregame jitters and I'm not even lacing up today. Go Go USA. One Nation, One Team.
Luckily for me, my boss is also a former soccer player, I told him I would be out of the office this afternoon so that I could drink and cheer on America. He just gave me the nod and said drink two for me.
Holy cow, I almost just drop kicked my cube wall down! Let's do this! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Very interesting statements in that article. When I think about it, it makes a lot of sense.
So much this. I wish I could upvote a hundred times.
As tough as our group is, at least we are playing the teams in the order I would prefer. Ghana, Portugal, then Germany. If things shake out in our favor, and with a little bit of luck, we can get out of the group. I think the expectation for this team, in this cup, is merely to put up a fight. If we get out of the group, I will consider that a great win. If we advance from there, I might cover my entire body in an American flag tattoo. I'm going to enjoy the ride, enjoy the games, and pull for my country. One nation, One team. Go Go USA.
Yes, I heard this story. And my oh my, is it worth every second. I hope he brews up a strong batch for Ronaldo and lets just throw the entire German squad in the cauldron while we're at it. Go Go USA.
Your pilgrimage to go to a game this year has inspired me to do the same. Albeit a much closer trek for me, I too crave the Buckeye nation atmosphere.
I was at a bar in Lexington this winter, I walk upstairs and the entire UK basketball team is there (minus the walk-ons and white guys, a little redundant, I know). There are no 18+ bars in Lexington. All of them are 21+... I saw some interesting things going on to say the least. This goes on everywhere, and didn't bother me. If we call out college kids for going to bars underage, no one would field a team.
They should consider bringing poncho's or big trash bags to cover up. Like a vintage Gallagher show, or more appropriately, going to see Shamu.
That's a fair point. Living in KY is painful enough, I can't imagine going any deeper into enemy territory.