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Comment 25 Jul 2014

Funny point. I always like Tress's answers and observations.  He might not have directly answered the question that was asked, but he always gave in interesting and insightful answer, or at least one that was humourous in it's evasiveness.  

Comment 25 Jul 2014

The audio gave me insight into how hard his job must have been.  Imagine trying to correograph in minute detail the innovative formations and maneuvers.  Now imaging trying to coach hormonal-addled teens and twenty-something year getting their first taste of freedom and the right to challenge discipline.  Jon was underpaid.

So, it actually increased my sympathy for him.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

Best coach I ever had was a multidimensional leader.  He knew when to yell, he know when to have fun, he knew when to challenge a kid and when to boost him up.  Sounds to me like Waters and the Assistant Director were giving a kid a clear warning not to challenge them, and also it sounds to me like they were giving him a 2nd chance.  

From the report, it sounds like Waters allowed and encouraged fun, and from the audio tape sounds like he could enforce discipline as well.  

I know next to nothing about the circumstances, but if the kid had a beef, that meeting was the time to raise his concerns.  Gripes go up the chain of command, not across. 

Comment 24 Jul 2014

With our coaching, the sky is the limit, maybe even Peyton Place.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Believe me, I hate to say this, but this is the first time I have any sympathy for the Ped Staters rabid defense of Paterno.  No, I haven't read the full doc, just the comments posted here by some people that have.  In no way are they the same, other then my initial reaction was a selfish thought about how would this impact the quality of the half-time show.  What a shame, but if the allegations are true, he had to go.  I hope he lands softly and gets the opportunity to correct this stain.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Ray-ray will take a financial hit for missing 2 games, but even here, Carlos probably got a larger penalty because his 'swipe' was pre-draft.  

Not a big fan of what Carlos did by any stretch, and I'm on record as saying he should have been kicked off the team.  

But assuming that Carlos thinks what I have to say is irrelevant, it would have to gall him that in this comparison he got ripped off big-time.  

Comment 24 Jul 2014

I was at that game.  There was all kinds of hype about Elway, and he managed to exceed all the hype.  Funny, I remember that game as a loss.  Not sure why.  I was also in Cleveland Municiple Stadium for The Drive.  John Elway is front-and-center in all my football nightmares.  

The Drive was torture, the equivalent of being tied to a slow-moving treadmill that is slowly, inexorably moving your neck closer and closer to the pendulum.  I can describe how loud it was, especially for every 3rd down and 4th down play during the drive, but I could never describe how quiet the stadium was once we lost.  It was like 80,000 people, right in the middle of a giant party, learning about the assassination of JFK all at the same time,   

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Just a suggestion, you might consider posting what size they are.  I have no idea if you went from an XL to a small, or a triple X to XL.

Congrats on the weight loss, that's awesome!!!

Comment 23 Jul 2014

NCAA and big 2 amateur sports= Frog and Pot of Water brought to boil.  

Only remedy is to have two classifications.

1)  Unlimited/Ungoverned.  Only affiliated with schools by name.  Athletes do not have to attend a single class.  

2)  Student-Athletes.  Athletic dept budget is capped.  AD salary is capped, can't exceed average of professor salaries.  Coaches salary is capped.  Students can only participate if they pass a standardized test that week and if they are matriculating in a satisfactory manner.  

Comment 21 Jul 2014

BTN had a great profile piece on Raymont Harris aka "The Quiet Storm".  I guess he didn't start until his senior season.  Pretty tough to break into the starting tailback role when your predecessor is Robert Smith and your successor is Eddie George.  He thought about transferring but decided to stay.  I'd love to see Curtis have a similar break-out in his farewell tour.  

Comment 20 Jul 2014

T.A.M.I. show attendee's must have thought he was from another planet or from the future.  

Comment 18 Jul 2014

I think Dave Brandon should take Marketing 101 from Stringer Bell, with emphasis on how to market an inferior product.  

Change the name, yo!  (Caution:  Language may offend some.   Click with caution)