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I think Urban has a new secret weapon when it comes to recruiting. He only goes after guys that do the shruggie after making a big play.
You don't need a tough OOC schedule when you play in the only conference in America that determines one true champion!
Great point, Hodge! I've only ever associated the bystander effect with crimes, accident, or disasters but it certainly could help make sense of that opening play.
I was losing my mind on that opening kickoff. Screaming "GRAB THE BALL!!! JUUUUUUMP ON IT!" My wife (not much of a sports fan, but she knows the basics) looked at me like I had horns growing out of my head and said "Are you all right? The announcers didn't even react. Are you sure it isn't just a regular touchback?"
I couldn't believe how no one in the game or in the booth even mentioned it. (I think the announcers said something about it well after the fact, but nothing in the moment.) Even the guy from Alabama that picked up the ball did so with no urgency whatsoever. He just handed it to the ref. It was mind-numbingly absurd. I thought every kid that has ever played any level of organized football knew that simple rule. How could so many on such a big stage be completely oblivious to what was happening?
Ducks also cry together when they are flying home from Dallas!
After watching the O-line in the VT game, I think we were all bracing ourselves for an 8-4 or 9-3 season. It's hard to believe how much progress they were able to make during the course of the year. What an amazing turn around as a unit!
Joey used to show up at our conference (OVAC) track meets when I was in H.S. (this was still during his NFL playing days) and some fool would always pose the question of "Do you think (the fastest H.S. kid at the meet) could keep up with Joey?" My answer was always the same: "Don't be stupid. His speed is on another level."
A few of the kids at those meets went on to play D1 ball, and one went on to play in the NFL for a short time (He was even a Pro Bowl returner for the Lions in '04). My response wouldn't change if I heard some kid ask that exact same question today. Even at 43.
If I was your old neighbor, I'd brag about that one too! I'd be completely shameless and find a way to work it into every single conversation:
"Speaking of summer vacation plans....did I ever tell you about the time that I shut down Joey Galloway in a football game?"
"The most important thing to remember about filing your taxes is to remind yourself of the time that I shut down Joey Galloway."
"I'm really sorry to hear that your dog died, but if it makes you feel better, I once shut down Galloway."
I like their chances to win a couple of tourney games. You know, if they can avoid getting down by 25 at the half.
Thought leaders and thought legends?
So while I was spending part of the past week repairing an old oil furnace that stopped working, replacing pipes in my laundry room, and changing the water inlet valve on my washing machine all due to freezing cold temperatures, the entire western half of the country was setting record highs?
That's all right, let them have their warm temperatures. We'll just keep our icy fingers locked around that first ever college football playoff championship trophy! snOw- H - I - O, baby!
HA! That is in the HOF for Epically Bad Ideas. Put this freshman proposal right beside it (and leave it there!).
Are you completely sure it was Michelob Ultra? Could it have possibly been a bottle of this instead?
I can think of at least one guy who is hoping the B1G passes this stupid policy:
NOOOO!!! I had completely forgotten about this thing. I have so much work to do today....but I suppose one more try couldn't hurt.
My favorite all time episode is The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis. Sunny is the greatest show in the history of humanity. That's not even an opinion, it's plain fact. To anyone that isn't a fan: you must watch this show in order. Every episode references previous ones.
Wow! He looks totally different with his hair cut.
I somehow missed those shirts. I had to look it up:
They are funny. They'll probably continue to be funny for the entire off-season, but on 9/7/15 these shirts will stop being funny for VT. Maybe UFM should buy one to hang on the locker room wall.
Maybe he should grow some pirate facial hair. Maybe it would make him more relatable to recruits. It would have to be a better strategy than sending a guy to a kid's house to call him stupid.
Thompson out jumps the scouting report.
A school would have to be pretty desperate and pathetic to try a stunt like that. I mean ttun at least made their fans buy 2 cokes to get 2 tickets. Enjoy the sweet, sweet schadenfreude! HAHAHA!
An Ohio State team that looked bad early and now may be morphing into the team that no one wants to play? I feel like I've heard this one before...
Stop trying to steal my weekend.