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MEMBER SINCE   November 27, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Kenny Football tying the game against Purdue to save the undefeated season with the drive, 2pt conversion, and the overtime TD.
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Recent Activity

Comment 21 Jan 2019
In part, I think it's because the lack of accountability. You can't change the outcome but what are they doing to prevent future mistakes, actually owning up to the error and being transparent.
Comment 21 Jan 2019
Also, how did the officials not see it was a helmet to helmet hit?! I also find it ridiculous that the NFL makes the commercials featuring players and coaches preaching safety and how they are making the game safer. How can anyone believe that when they don't call penalties for helmet to helmet hits or have stronger enforcement methods of those hits. But you can't hit the star QBs, they are totally protected. Fines after the fact don't matter to some of these guys when they get paid millions. If the NFL is serious about improving safety, then actually put some teeth and structure into the enforcement of the rules. Discretion is the problem and varies from week to week, game to game, player to player, and team to team.
Comment 21 Jan 2019
Well, it's because these officiating errors happen all the time and officiating truly affects the outcomes of games. The mistakes are too widespread. The problem is in part because NFL officials are so quick to blow whistles rather than let a play go and plays itself out. If you take theit word that the officials thought the ball was tipped, then throw the flag anyways and let it be reviewed. Tipped balls can be reviewed and the flag can be picked up. They didn't do that. The NFL continues to back itself into corners by blowing a play dead and nulifying any review process. There is such a focus to get the call right on the field the first time rather than get it right overall. It's either use instant replay or get rid of it.
Comment 21 Jan 2019
I never said it's rigged or anything like that. I said it's entertainment. The NFL is becoming entertainment more than the game itself. Let's score as many points as possible, promote the biggest stars/names, and create as many highlights as possible all in an attempt to create ratings and storylines. They don't care about the integrity of the game or the product on the field. The officiating is so widely inconsistent that it varies from game to game, week to week, player to player, and team to team.
Comment 21 Jan 2019
Where's the public statement acknowledging the error? Payton called the NFL out with his statement and turned up the pressure on them. The NFL would prefer to say nothing for 4 or 5 days, the make a small statement, and let it blow over. The NFL has no accountability
Comment 21 Jan 2019
Every single week, a game is directly affected by poor officiating. There is very little consistency in calls from week to week or from team to team. Simply saying we didn't get the call right s unacceptable and then reprimanding the official doesn't solve anything. There's very little accountability. I think the owners and teams need to come up with a creative solution to address officiating blunders. Let's start awarding compensatory picks.
Comment 18 Jan 2019

I think UNC and Georgia Tech are the two dominoes that will decide the B1G's future.

It's not a secret that the B1G has long desired markets in the South and GT gets them the Atlanta market. UNC opens up the North Carolina market. But UNC probably wants a few other schools to come with them, including Duke. Virginia has been rumored to the B1G.

Getting Kansas into the B1G might create a basketball TV market that UNC can't receive from the ACC if they were to join. 

Comment 18 Jan 2019

I am not sure if ESPN is going to be in position to do that. One, Fox has been positioning themselves for years to get majority control of the B1G through the B1G Championship Game, increased stake in the B1G Network, and increasing the number of games they broadcast, including The Game. 

Second, ESPN may not be in financial position to outbid Fox for the B1G rights. They have too much money sunk in the SEC and they lack the investment capital for the expected to be required for the B1G.

Third, conference expansion is going to come up again between now and the next 2 or so years. That is also going to drive the price up. Schools like Georgia Tech, Virginia, Duke, UNC, Kansas and even Oklahoma (probably a long shot) are all going to be linked, rumored, or considered for the B1G. 

If anything, a weaker ESPN that does not put together a strong big undercuts competition and weakens the B1G's earning potential. 

Comment 09 Jan 2019
Phil Trautwein. Played at Florida under Urban and when Day was a GA. Now is OL coach at Boston College. Eric Wolford is another choice too. Justin Frye is another option but is a long shot. Just became OC at UCLA under Chip Kelly. Frye and Day worked together at BC
Comment 07 Jan 2019
If Kliff Kingsbury goes from fired college coach with losing record, to USC, then leaving, and is now getting NFL HC interviews, then yes, Schiano can be a NFL HC
Comment 07 Jan 2019
False starts, stupid penalties and at times, poor technique doomed the OL. For having 3 seniors on that line, there were a lot of stupid penalties like false starts, illegal use of hands, and holding calls. I get that they happen but we had a lot more than normal and they derailed drives. Pridgeon and Knox were 5th year seniors although Pridgeon had only been in the program 3. Playing upright, poor footwork, and then lunging forward is how you get beat. I saw a lot of that from Prince, Knox and Pridgeon. Those fundamentals were lacking and expect more from seniors. Is it coaching? Overall development? Talent? I expect more from guys who have been playing college football for 4 or 5 seasons.
Comment 07 Jan 2019
But how did we only end up with 2 (maybe 3) OL signees when this class was supposed to have 5? OL was a huge, well documented need and we came up short. I am not sure who is accountable but the position coach is a good place to start looking to find that answer.