At what point can excessive use of armbands be approximated as just a sleeve?
Always an upvote for Spidey shenanigans.
Something that should be obvious to people: If a company has enough money to plaster your television with commercials during every break, perhaps their business model is such that it is unwise to spend your money on their services.
Without a reference scale, I cannot make that determination.
Yeah, I've been mostly lurking for the past few years, and there does seem to be a rather large contingent of users I've never seen before bringing the negativity in a lot of the threads. Could be trolls, could be lurkers who have become frustrated enough to comment, or maybe the site has become popular enough to have an influx of new members who aren't familiar with the laid back atmosphere I typically see on 11W.
Whatever it is, the site has become less enjoyable as a result (not a knock on the staff or mods at all - what they do is amazing). I agree with your analysis. It seems like people are overly defensive, particularly with the QB and offense situation. Not everyone, of course - there's plenty of reasoned, level-headed discussion - but the amount of (for lack of a better word) bickering that I've seen since the season started is making me much less inclined to view some of the content, and has steered me away from the live threads completely.
It's true because it's in all caps...and it's on the internet.
Welcome, Jonathan! Wonderfully written article, I must say. I love that you not only broke down the Xs and Os, but threw in supplementary information that really helps people understand how that actually translates to on-field play (for example, the bit about how the secondary can recognize run/pass nearly immediately without looking in the backfield).
I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.
Well, I did say "most of the time"... that time in particular, it was more "he's an ass, so good riddance."
Hmm...if it were me, I'd be rooting as follows:
WVU - OK: Toss-up. I don't think WVU steals many recruits from us, and both are too low in the polls right now to root for parity.
Clemson - ND: Clemson, for parity.
Ark - Tenn.: Can't go wrong rooting against Bert.
Bama - GA: Bama, for parity.
FL - Miss.: FL, for parity.
As you can probably tell, I'm in the "It's great when everyone important except OSU loses" crowd most of the time.
Can't say it much better than that.
Edit: Great to hear Chase is back with his family. I certainly would have pressed charges were it my dog, however.
Seriously...the number of people here who apparently think they know more about evaluating QBs than Meyer is hilarious. I love the "we're not going to (win the B1G / get to the playoff / win the championship) with Cardale at QB" Nostradamus imitators.
Chill out, people. We lost to VT last year, took 2 OT to beat Penn State, and trailed Indiana 20-14 in the 3rd quarter (yeah, the Indiana who went 0-7 in the B1G). We played poorly several times last year as well, and everything worked out in the end. Personally, I'll defer to the guys who are experts at this football thing when it comes to choosing who should start.
Don't have time to list players
...and yet you apparently have the time to post the accusations, which says a lot about your character.
If that's true then prove it.
You couldn't be bothered to, but now you expect everyone else to?
runs a program into the ground
We went 12-0 two seasons later, 12-2 the following season, and won a national championship the year after that. Please explain how that qualifies as "running a program into the ground."
From the time he walked on campus he knowingly played , paid and turned a blind eye to a host of questionable players.
Calm yourself...I'm pretty sure "play his way out of the starting job" simply means he's the starter until or unless his performance no longer warrants being the starter.
You really should chill out with regard to this Cardale love affair you've got going on. He's a great QB...we all get it. At this point, though, it seems you're actively looking to be slighted by anyone saying anything about him that isn't obvious, glorifying praise.
When you go 1-11, it's difficult not to be "much improved" the following season.
Good lord that's terrible.
Criticizes people for criticizing a team for playing poorly against inferior competition...doesn't realize we played Navy in our first game last year. Yeah, sorry if I don't take you very seriously.
Wow...didn't realize SMU went 1-11 last year.
The Baylor football program would like you to refrain from making up words such as "defense."
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that even though we're missing a few key receiving options, the x-factor of Braxton and the improvement of the slobs, Zeke, and whoever is QB means plenty of scoring for the good guys.
Well, I think a lot of people would have been surprised had you told them Minny would have the ball with a chance to win the game at the end against TCU. Regardless of the outcome, congrats to them.
A lot of "Well, if it weren't for the turnovers, we'd have won" nonsense. By that same argument, if it weren't for #13(?) for Utah being an idiot and extending two UM drives, they'd have lost by 17.
My favorite, though:
"Looks like no 10 plus wins this year, but Harbaugh will improve the team. I still think 8 or 9, if we can beat MSU or OSU at home?"
Good question...just vanished, it would seem.
They'd have to play a highly ranked defense (in the Big 12? lol) in a conference championship game (in the Big 12? lol) and blow them out in a shutout (TCU not giving up points? lol)...I doubt they'd get a shot if they lost to Minny.