You are absolutely right. I was privileged to see him in person, and the story he told of the way he and his wife met is one of my favorite memories - his voice, the details, and the way his wife, seated just to the right of me, just beamed at a story she'd heard him tell 1,000 times. I don't remember if he told the story off camera or not, but here is a link to the clip.
EXOS is right up the street from where I work. We see beefy humans walking/driving around this area all the time - there is a Residence Inn right across the street where a lot of them stay - and I saw someone who I thought looked like him. He picked a very good course to play, as well.
Is that.... Starcat?
Duber. Dibs on the copyright/trademark.
I was actually just thinking the same thing. I am surprised it's not called "IP", "iPiz", or some other shit.
I would have said Detroit, but point taken.
That would be so fucking hilarious!!! I hope that program is a shit show until the end of time.
I honestly don't see UFM blocking that move. Feder's been a good kid (from what we know based upon his completing his degree in 3 years, and he's not been on the police blotter), and he's not been a player for us. From a strategic perspective, I don't know that if he became a starter at RU it would amount to much damage whenever we'd play them. It will be interesting to see where he winds up. I had great hopes for him when he came in - great size, good HS pedigree, and (I thought) a great chance to perform, given his wrestling background.
Like everyone on here, I hope that no matter what, he has great success wherever he goes and later on in his life. Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye.
I am guessing Rutgers, too. Good call.
But is he a Mensa member....?
Wow, DJ - that is an incredibly diverse set of WMD topics this morning! Your choice of reading materials is always fascinating.
I hope his defense is as stingy as his surname.
I'll show myself out...
I want to know how a high school team has as many alternate uni's as this kid's got highlights?!?
Physically, yes, they're way more similar than Martell and RIvers. I am talking about what I saw from Rivers when he came into the 'shoe and damned near willed his team to a win just about all by himself. Having watched him play here in San Diego, also - for what seemed like forever - he just was a lot of fun to watch, not because of his play always but moreso because of that fire he showed. Not saying I never saw that from Vick, but I never saw him in person, frankly, and saw him very few times on TV - more limited sample size.
I'd love to see that fire in every player, but you almost demand it from your QB.
You're both right, but seeing Martell on the sidelines, there seems to be a fire there that wasn't quite as evident with the other guys.
He does seem to have those immeasurable, "Philip Rivers-like" qualities that might get him there: grit, swagger, selflessness, competitiveness, drive. I wouldn't rule it out because of that.
UV's across the board for free market comments - I am a big fan of economics, and I think schools that don't understand basic economic principles (or where their $ is originating or going - simple P&L stuff, really) will continue to bleed from their athletic departments.
I understand your angle, and I agree that there should be some algorithmic approach to this. Buuut.... that what the Sagarin, Massey, Colley, et al systems tried to do, and no one considered them to be truly representative of all of the nuances; everyone bitched about the "implicit biases" that the encoders somehow wrote into logic that no one would have understood if they had access to the code. That's why the BCS finally took a composite of all of them, and no one thought that was fair, either.
That's the free market. There is no mandate that every school has to have a football program, but for those who insist on having one, perhaps a different level of play (and expense) is appropriate. It may actually come to the point where some programs have to make the tough choice and either downshift (to DII, for example, in some cases) or exit football altogether. I know - the studies have indicated that having a football team is supposedly good for attracting students, etc., but I wonder how often it really matters to someone making that choice nowadays?
Precisely. This is the formula, right here.
C’mon, man - he even used the font!