Is that you Mike?
Look, the part about Brewster’s current status in the NFL occupies one part of one clause in the entire article. It’s hardly the lynchpin of the argument. The article makes the same point without any mention of his time in the NFL.
Kudos to you for pointing out the mistake. I just don’t see why this is such a sensitive issue, nor why you felt the need to deliver a rousing defense of Brewster’s career as though DJ had personally wronged him when a simple, “Hey DJ, check this out,” with a link to the ESPN article would have sufficed. This isn’t some vendetta against Brewster and his legacy; it was just an honest mistake.
There's a big difference between knowing English and being able to speak publicly in front of TV cameras, reporters, a stadium full of fans, and millions more watching at home. I'm not sure why everyone is making such a big deal out of this. It's pretty common to see players become more polished speakers as they get older and more experienced with it. Moving on.
"Look Lloyd, I don't care how many free wings they gave you guys, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is not better than the Orange Bowl."
Cool story. When I saw the part about "super sub" Ron Maciejowski, I couldn't help but think of my favorite '80s poster:
Isn't this an 11-team playoff? (6 at large teams and 5 conference winners)
I don't mind continuing to use the bowls, but I was very interested during the playoff discussions when they were considering home games for the top two teams in the semifinal matchups. Maybe when it goes to 8 teams we'll see that for the 1st round and then still use the bowls for the later rounds... best of both worlds.
+1. Had the same basic idea in my post a few comments down.
Love Hyde and the player he's become, but I had to pick Beanie, and I'm not sure it's really that close. I think some are remembering Beanie being injured a lot just because he missed that USC game in 2008, and he has obviously struggled with injuries as a pro. He only missed 3 games in three years at OSU, all during that same stretch in 2008 (for comparisons sake, Hyde missed 2 games last year with an injury, so if you think about it in terms of injuries per carry, Beanie was actually more durable than Hyde). To me, Beanie was a more explosive runner than Hyde, and he was just as capable of running through someone. Rooting for El Guapo to break that 1,000 yard barrier this year though!
Hoke: "Did you see what I wrote about Shelley Meyer in the Men's room? That oughta show him who's boss."
The real genius of the play (and play call) is how it responded to what Atlanta was doing defensively. On all of the previous Zone Read plays, the DE or LB jumped hard outside to force Kaepernick to give the ball to the RB. The Inverted look reversed the read for the DE and caused confusion. To stop Kaepernick he had to stay inside, which opened a huge lane for a speedy back. Very well done all around.
Agree with the 97% here. At this point we know for a fact he was still talking about his "girlfriend" dying even after he had told ND it was a hoax. It seems even more likely now that, at the very least, he was continuing the story to save face earlier in the season as well.