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vitaminB


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Fiesta Bowl over Miami. Seriously, does anyone have anything different?
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: B-Rax
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Willy Buckets
  • NFL TEAM: Bears
  • NHL TEAM: Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Cubs (I know)
  • SOCCER TEAM: US Ladies Team I guess.

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I don't see how you grade the QBs above a C-.  Nothing completed downfield.  Jones threw a completion for - 20 yards.  That's hard to do.  The best play of the day was a three yard one handed catch by Thomas.  Not impressed with either QB.  Too bad Collier didn't get more than two plays.

Comment 11 Apr 2014

In 6th grade PoP Warner I played the H Back (Percy Harvin Role).  I had one running play and one passing play.  It occurs to me one time on my jet sweep that instead of just running into the DB near the sideline, that I could try and cut it back.  I did, made two more cuts and scored the only touchdown of my career. It was called back on a bullshit holding penalty.  I've seen the grainy VHS footage, that's a bullshit call, the hold was 20 yards behind me.  I would have been penalized anyway because I violated the only rule about celebration they had, I spiked the ball without thinking twice.  After that I stopped growing for about 12 years and thus ended my football career.

 

Comment 11 Apr 2014

Great Rollingstone article on Heroin.  Thanks for the link, DJ.

Comment 08 Apr 2014

Sorry, Bro, I'll email you a copy of my browsing history.  If you could just highlight those that are bro-approved and send it back to me.

Comment 04 Apr 2014

You can stream for free, pretty much every single live sporting event.  So that's not a big deal either.

Cable companies realize their time is short and are looking for other ways to make money.

Comment 04 Apr 2014

You only do two days, Ray

The day you go in and the day you go out.

DJ, leave the Cubs alone.  It's a marketing ploy to sell more jerseys.  It's all part of Theo's plan to increase revenues that will equal better players in 2018.

 

Comment 02 Apr 2014

We failed in the passing game, and it was overwhelmingly bad.  This was not the great Urban Meyer offensive explosion.  They dominated our receivers and put pressure on Troy all day.  Here is a record of his pass attempts:

Including a holding penalty that negated the outcome of the play (an incompletion), Troy Smith dropped to pass 20 times.  Here were the results:

Incompletion
Sack (-7 yards)
Sack (-10 yards)
11-yard completion ... on 2nd-and-25
Interception
13-yard completion (plus a 15-yard roughing penalty)
Incompletion
Incompletion
Incompletion
Sack (-8 yards and fumble)
Incompletion
3-yard completion
Holding Penalty
8-yard completion on 1st-and-20
Incompletion
Incompletion
Incompletion
Sack (-12 yards)
Incompletion
Sack (-14 yards)

Comment 01 Apr 2014

(In fact, many offenses abuse this rule, with offensive linemen blocking linebackers at the second level as a pass is thrown).

I think he touched on that during the write up.  All it will take is a coach, Nick Saban for instance, to ask the refs to start taking a look at this, then it will become a point of emphasis, and at first you'll see a ton of penalties called, then offenses will adjust.

Comment 31 Mar 2014

Sounds like a porno.

Comment 27 Mar 2014

DJ, you're way off on the Jordan suspension.  The point of a suspension is to serve as a deterent to others.  If you do it in secret it serves no purpose.  Great Skully as usual.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

DJ, I've got your back, man.  Just because you were successful in the 80s doesn't give you the right to be an ass for the rest of your life.