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KCAlum


Kansas City, MO ( not Kansas ) (via Reynoldsburg)

MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2010

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 Michigan game, sitting in the south stands watching Will Allen make the interception that ended the game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Keith Byars
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Dennis Hopson
  • NFL TEAM: KC Chiefs
  • NBA TEAM: Memphis Grizzlies
  • MLB TEAM: KC Royals\ Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: US National Team/ Liverpool

Recent Activity

Comment 7 hours ago

Nothing says College Football better than a sterile NFL stadium with all the home team logos draped over so they don't show, and the college teams' names hastily stenciled in the end zone with the color of the grass bleeding through. 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

They dared freshman to drop out back in the 70's and '80s between Morrill/Lincoln tower, TA's that could barely speak understandable English, giant class sizes and difficulty getting popular courses, it was a crush of humanity back then. Of course you were guaranteed admittance to the Columbus campus just with an Ohio high school diploma so....

Comment 13 Jan 2020

If you go back far enough there were only 8 games, and probably 7 of them were against decent opponents.  We still probably play ~7 decent opponents most years but now there are 12 games, which means 5 or so are against teams who essentially have no chance of winning.  That was all well and good when you could get into the game for $30 face value AND there were not 15 other games on HD TV every week.   Now there is too much competition to draw 105K for a guaranteed win. 

Comment 08 Jan 2020

1988 was not only the worst team of the decade, but the worst team since 1950 ( Actually 1947). 

The only other 3 teams with a losing record since 1950 were 1959,1966 and 2011. The 1959 team was racked with injuries in a one platoon era, the 1966 team was 4-5, with a three point loss to #1(ironically) Michigan State and a one point loss to Illinois. We all remember 2011, and that team won 6 games and was definitely better than the 1988 team. That leaves 1988 as the worst team since 1950. 

Comment 02 Jan 2020

Honestly, what happened to the power run formation inside the 10 yard line?  I am thinking that if it is 1st and goal at the 7 or closer, you should be able to line up in an I formation and run a 1970's/1980's power run game with play action as a threat and get in the end zone 80-90% of the time.  Maybe I'm old, but when we try to throw on 1st and goal and throw an incompletion, then we do it again, it drives me nuts. 

Comment 01 Jan 2020

At this point, I put Herbstreit in the same category as Beano Cook and Mark May.  Any lingering benefit of the doubt or positive feeling I have regarding him is gone forever,  He may as well be Bo Schembechler.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Just flipped by ESPN2 ( I know, I am just flipping ) and watched 2 min of the 2000 Orange Bowl, Ala v UM.   Six reactions:

Man those shoulder pads are big

Standard Definition is a shock to the senses after watching everything in HD

MIKE DUBOSE ??was Alabama's coach, I have no recollection of that.  

Michigan won this game if I remember correctly and it was not thought of as a miracle

Orange Bowl on New Years night seems correct.  The way the NY6 bowls are all scrambled now kind of sucks. They all should be New Years Day, excepting the playoffs, or maybe even including the playoffs. 

This game was TWENTY years ago.  That doesnt make sense!

Comment 31 Dec 2019

I'm not sure there were "fans" in the way we know it today, just supporters of the team and the students.  The average Joe in Columbus probably did not care all that much about the Rose Bowl back in 1920, especially since there were only 6 Rose Bowls played before 1920, and the game pre dated even radio, let alone TV

Comment 31 Dec 2019

When a bunch of other crap in the game seems extremely suspect, you start to question EVERYTHING, especially when things happen differently than you expect them to. It is only natural that after a travesty like Saturday night's game that ANYTHING the refs touched will be questioned ESPECIALLY when they did it in a non standard way.