Michigan Man Defies Rational Thought

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Zonabuck's picture

He and Stephen Wut? Smith must have the same script writers. 

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Dstacify's picture

Even Stephen Ass Smith has backtracked on his original comments about Haskins and admitted they were misinformed. Don't see Desmond Howard doing that (considering he picks TTUN to win the NC every season lol).

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Buckabroad's picture

Poor Desmond. Despite his advanced age, he has yet to discern the fine line between dimwittedness and utter imbecility. 

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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Knarcisi's picture

I actually like that Desmond has stayed in the limelight, as he continues to show how fucking stupid he is. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Same.

And I can't wait for him to pick TTUN to win it all this season.  You know he will.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Dstacify's picture

The more people guarantee scUM victories over OSU the better. If we keep feeding that to our players maybe they'll drop 70 at the Big House next season lol.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

I am not sure how Howard has a job. Literally everything he says is wrong. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Dstacify's picture

Please tell me there is a picture of his expression immediately after the botched punt happened lol.

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BPOSU's picture

This is the guy that picks Michigan to make the playoffs every single year. If he's saying he likes Murray better than Haskins, then that bodes well for Haskins. 

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LCT's picture

Desmond's takes rarely hold up to examination.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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rwarrick85's picture

He literally contradicts himself in the video and then just says, "Wellllll, coordinators will figure out how to get after him..." So stupid. 

"I don't want you playing foosball wid dem gargantuans Foosball is da devil". 

- Helen "Mama" Boucher

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LCT's picture

Desmond's there to entertain & be a jokester. Kind of a Corso Lite.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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Knarcisi's picture

That’s what he ends up being, but no that’s not the original reason he is there. 

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LCT's picture

Agreed. He's morphing into it with a steady progression of increasingly lolworthy takes over time.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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OSU56's picture

Desmond's there to entertain & be a jokeste

So your saying.....

Lacks

Comedical

Talent

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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Knarcisi's picture

Literal 

Contradictory 

Takes 

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Buckeye_Condor's picture

where you at Sniper? do you like this one? I'm giving it my UV

Connor Brown

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Knarcisi's picture

No like, loves, loathes. And there is another rule of my own. 3 words only. No “to” or “a” attached to one of the 3 words. 

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Nutinpa's picture

Damn, knar.   You're a real ball buster! 

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LCT's picture

Literally
Crushes
Testicles

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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Knarcisi's picture

Got to make it challenging, Nut. Always the best here on 11W. 

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Knarcisi's picture

Laments 

Challenging

Tests 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

He has a job because his BFF Herbie vows for him...so much so he got Torg fired from 97.1. I guess Herbie wants Howard around to make him look like the genius of Game Day. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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BuckeyeSki's picture

All gums, no brains

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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MaineStrength's picture

Murray is a phenomenal athlete and he made a ton of plays with his legs in the playoffs last year versus Bama.  I think that's a great tool to have, but that usually doesn't translate as well to the NFL and QBs that do run a lot tend to get injured a bunch.  I also don't think he's as good of a thrower or decision maker as Haskins is.  I'd rather have Haskins as an NFL QB.  Dez is a really likable guy for anyone not an OSU fan, but he is a bit of a homer.

Strength equipment is expensive & guarantees you nothing. A strong will is free & will give you everything you need.

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youra6's picture

I think this is ultimately the correct take. Murray is going to be an instant upgrade over Rosen but I don't think he is going to last in the NFL. Haskins depending on where he goes may not even start his first year. There is no way of telling how any of this will play out but I do know that Howard will always be a moron.

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

Kyler Murray struggled mightily against Alabama. 51% completion, and only had success when Bama had game in hand and called off the dogs.

Against a similar NFL defense the year prior (Baker Mayfield vs UGA, in the same exact system), Baker was 23/35 for 287 with 2 TDs. 

If anything, that Alabama performance should raise a lot of red flags. 

**** Edit: Maine, I’m an idiot and only red your first sentence before I started yapping. I apologize and agree with you take ***

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Buckeye_Condor's picture

Poor Maine, getting beat down on the DVs. This is totally accurate, I think a lot of us suffer a little bit of the homer fever and don't like Dez to begin with because hes a michigander, I know that includes me.

Connor Brown

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cricejr's picture

I am completely for this.  Howard shows that even after all the beating and pretending that it doesn't hurt, the Ohio State hate is still strong.  He is the Anti-Herbie, a guy who doesn't even try to pretend he's being objective and is a homer to the highest degree. 

I bleed scarlet...literally

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OSU56's picture

I am not sure how Howard has a job. Literally everything he says is wrong. 

Normal, for a Michigan Man......

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Just the eSECpn talking points of the day. Fuck Mythigan.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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buckeyefan67's picture

PRB...is Mythigan the same place as Miragegan?  Yea, I thought so...

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OSU56's picture

Oh, it's no mirage.....it's all true

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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Dstacify's picture

Did he also say that Shea Patterson would be the number 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft lol?

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jpfbucks01's picture

1) Murray is, in fact, a much better athlete than Haskins and it is not close.

Haskins based on his combine numbers is one of the worst running QBs in the last 15 years, where Murray is elite

Haskins ran for 1.9 YPC in his 2 years and Murray ran for 7.4. That's a 389% difference

2) Murray played 29 games in his career in college Haskins played in 22. So not a ton more but still almost 32% more

3) Murray was just as accurate over the last 2 years as Haskins was 

In his last 2 years Murray was 278/398 for 69.8% While Haskins was 413/590 or exactly 70%, across Dwayne's 590 passes that's a rounding error ie 412.8 completions vs 413

4) Yes, Haskins can make all the throws, but from what I have seen so can Murray.

I don't have any issue with Desmond's take. I may disagree, but he didn't state anything that was not factual

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rwarrick85's picture

I agree... as far as an athlete goes... Murray takes it. However, we are talking about QB. Elite QB is shifty, but not speedy runners. Desmond started to make that point by saying Accuracy and decision making was the most important... but didn't realize that Haskins is better in those areas. That was more what I was saying. For all those extra games played, the passing stats are not all that different. Lets do this blind... don't cheat! 

QB 1 = 373/533 Passes for 70 % Completion. 54/9 TD to INT ratio. 

QB 2 = 350/519 Passes for 67.4 % Completion.  50/14 TD to INT ratio. 

Granted... this is ignoring the rushing stats, but as a pure passer it should be telling. 

"I don't want you playing foosball wid dem gargantuans Foosball is da devil". 

- Helen "Mama" Boucher

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Dont you worry. This time next year Desmond will say Shea Patterson is a Top-5 pick. He'll top his stupidity.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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mizzer's picture

Let’s be honest, if this guy doesn’t win the HT no one would ever listen to him talk about anything. 

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rosycheeks's picture

I couldn't get past, "What kind of a believer are you in Kyler Murray as a pro"? Answer: "You know what, it depends on what do you think, um, what do you think his, his, uh, his career is gonna be like?"

PROFOUND.

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OsuSuperman's picture

My seat at the Rose Bowl was near the Game Day crew. I started taunting Desmond as soon as he came out of the tunnel and the other Ohio State fans chimed in. We were all yelling about the Michigan game. He didn't look up and pretended not to hear it. Pollack was sitting next to him and started giggling.

Go Bucks!

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Chic&#039;sGhost's picture

In other news, water is wet.  Desmond is the dumbest sports guy on television, and there's lots of dumb sports guys on television. 

"You're welcome for the house I built."

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NOLABuckeye's picture

Exactly. This thread could be titled "The Sky is Blue."

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c11058's picture

Normally, I stick up for the athletes that hail from the Cleveland area.  Not this sorry talka-talka.  Cannot stand him, despite him being from Northern Ohio.  How does he still have a job???

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Juanbuckeye's picture

Desmond Howard is an idiot.

"Joey, you like movies about gladiators"?

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Poco Loco's picture

Desmond is still trying to figure out how they take the cotton out of cotton candy,  A Ramsey classic.

a hard rock miner from Butte, Montana

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kmp10's picture

Desmond is not bright. I know he's on television, and I realize that many people associate being on TV with being bright, but they're wrong. Howard is as dumb as a bag of hammers, and his opinions reflect as much. I'm far from the biggest Haskins fan on here... I thought he was embarrassingly unathletic at times last season, and I agree with those who say his deep ball accuracy is average... but he's got great size, a very nice arm (not a rocket launcher), seems to have a high football IQ despite his Wonderlic score, and is a solid citizen who will represent his franchise the right way. Kyler Murray played ONE YEAR, just like Haskins, he completely fucked over the Oakland A's after giving his word that he was all in on professional baseball (from what I read), he seemingly doesn't make a move without his father, and he just this week blew off a charity event in Nashville that all the players not named Kyler Murray agreed to participate in. I would have SERIOUS reservations about drafting Murray, and now that Desmond Howard is endorsing him over Haskins (imagine that), my apprehension is only worse. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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Hovenaut's picture

Late, but still moved this to Other Sports.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

Man if my team got stomped as hard as his did, I'd hate on the center piece too. That's all it is, petty hate from a flailing rival.

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