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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I recovered a fumble for a touchdown once. JV. That's as good as it got.
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Comment 08 Jul 2014

Warren G was a boss and master of his domain

September 15, 1913: “Wouldn’t you like to get sopping wet out on Superior — not the lake — for the joy of fevered fondling and melting kisses?”

January 5, 1913: “And I wanted to sit before the fire afterward, in freedom of dress, and dream of you and of loving you, intimately, until [illegible]. I like to dream in loose, flowing garb, because I can dream more intently. And I did – to alarming release. I called your name aloud thrice, begging you to come, and a voice from upstairs responded, wanting to know what I wanted.”


Comment 07 Jul 2014

He's excited about the composition!

Comment 12 Jun 2014

This makes sense in some circumstances, but when all you need is a yard and a half, you don't need to get those back side defenders that far away.  And running to the short side takes away any option for Braxton to maneuver.  

Comment 12 Jun 2014

One of the reasons Tressel was so successful was that, when he faced a situation like this one, he had a call that likely involved both 1. and 2. above, but was NOT 2.  In other words he always had something he had not shown all season, perhaps a brand new play or one that was a derivation of his best play, but with a different option.  Dantonio learned this from Tressel as well and showed it on the play where they threw to the TE wide open on the back side for the score.  I think the issue here is that Meyer showed an over-reliance on his basic principal of utilizing the QB to present a numbers mismatch for the defense.  Often you can find success simply by going away from your tendencies on occasion.

Comment 10 Jun 2014

I was just watching the 2002 Michigan game on BTN the other day.  Clarett's vision and timing were amazing.  Hyde does not compare.  I doubt that anyone this year will match Hyde's output, not because Hyde was so much better, but because the o-line last year was so great.  Remember Eze had a higher ypc than Hyde - I know smaller sample size and different circumstances/competition, but I believe the line was a huge part of Hyde's success.  I don't see the them having that same impact this year, unfortunately.

Comment 06 Jun 2014

Haven't lived in Ohio since I was sixteen, but went back 30 some years later just to take my two daughters to the fair.  They loved it.  The con  corn on the cob, french fires in the paper cup (with vinegar), cheese sandwiches and the butter sculpture in the milk barn, the horse shows, the bands, all the exhibits, corn dogs, meeting up at the big Cardinal.  The fair and football are the dominant exemplifications of my youth. Time and change will surely show... nothing better.

Comment 06 Jun 2014

True story: When I was a kid we lived in Lexington OH and my dad was an extra in a movie filmed at the Ohio State Reformatory - Harry and Walter Go To New York, with Elliot Gould and James Caan  (90 percent of 11W readership now says, who the hell are they?).

Comment 06 Jun 2014

Nothing more beautiful than a giant expanse of power lines on a crisp fall day...

Comment 05 Jun 2014

Why yes, yes I did.  Or a complete sentence.   Frankly it's a valid response and could be exactly the case.  I was just being a little snarky.  Now I feel bad that others downvoted it, but I do think most expect a little more in a response on a discussion forum.  Its all good.

Comment 05 Jun 2014

I might agree with you, but quoting Mr. "Everybody kills people..."  does not necessarily bolster your argument...

Comment 05 Jun 2014

This is along my way of thinking.  I'm not convinced that Gibson is a good enough Quarterback to wait on and then miss out not only on him but any other top tier QB.  I guess I am in the camp that wants to see some better passers at QB rather than the athlete types.


Comment 05 Jun 2014

He was Oregon's first choice, not the other way around, necessarily.  Can't comment on why he originally committed to ND.


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