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Deborah
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2005 - 07:19 pm:   

SoCar has no defense to speak of. They're letting UCF move the ball at will, but UCF is beating itself so how much defense do they really need?

The offense looks pretty good, but then they are playing against UCF, so who really knows?

UCF has a couple of receivers with very good speed and hands.

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Deborah
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2005 - 08:10 pm:   

First Qtr: Minn 17-Tulsa 0

Maroney already has 159 yards rushing.

Sorry, BADger fans, I don't think I can scout this one any more. But, I would advise you to step up your run defense.

:-)

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JV
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 05:20 am:   

Tough to tell. We don't know how good Central Florida is this year or what adjustments SoCar will make this week. I'm reserving judgment for a couple of games.

The important thing...the ole ball coach is back! Woo-hoo!

Jeff
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Forrest
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 03:55 pm:   

run . . . defense . . . ? I've given up hope. Minnesota is going to kill us. Somehow, though, I still think we can handle Michigan.
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 09:15 am:   

Football Saturday!!!

Just turned on TCU vs. Oklahoma, and it's still early enough in the game that I can foster hope that the Frogs will prevail.

Give it a few minutes, though...
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 10:43 am:   

Watching the BADgers--at this juncture it's 28-28--the only way I can conceive of them handling Michigan involves pornographically

Of course there is the Loyd Carr factor.

Stocco....4000 yds? Maybe if you count the incompletions.
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 10:55 am:   

But, go Frogs, eh?

Welcome back. :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 11:05 am:   

Oh yeah! Go Frogs.

Thanks. :-)
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 12:01 pm:   

Uh, BADgers? This is like watching tennis...I'm getting a crick in my neck.

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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 12:07 pm:   

If BG could tackle they'd be dangerous...
If the BADgers had a Big 10 defense, they'd be dangerous.
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 12:58 pm:   

Frogs just beat the Sooners!!!

Hee hee.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 01:04 pm:   

BYU is holding their own v BC
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 01:10 pm:   

TCU played a very good game...and let's just all take a moment to savor this thought...maybe, possibly, it could just be that Okalahoma sucks. :-)

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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 01:19 pm:   

Could be...Yup.

If Texas don't whup 'em this year, they never gonna....
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 02:05 pm:   

Well, we know Oklahoma sucks. I think it's more a matter of how they play...

;)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 02:22 pm:   

Tennesse didn't exactly beat up on UAB? You see any of that game, Deborah.
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 02:31 pm:   

Some of it...Ainge had a pretty bad day. In fact, the offense is shaky. Hackney is strong as hell, great arm, with a little more experience reading Ds, he's going to be scary.

It was a lot like TCU-OK...you got the feeling that TN is just a wee bit over-rated.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 02:33 pm:   

On ABC, that guy sitting next to craig james looks like Yontar the Jovian Ambassador.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 02:37 pm:   

That's what I thought pre-season. Yeah, Hackney is a beast. Last year they showed him walking around before a game wearing a sleeveless T-shirt and I wasn't listening to the commentary and I thought, Defensive end, maybe a monstrous linebacker..... :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 03:07 pm:   

Well, my impression of BC after three quarters, you can put aside all fear of them winning the ACC. They can run the ball a little, their short passing game is decent, but they cannot throw deep. Their wide outs were getting clear of defenders all day on deep routes and the QB didn't come close to hitting one. Against ACC defenses, you have to have a deep threat.....
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JV
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 03:21 pm:   

I'm going to kill my goddamn cable company. Instead of the PPV Gator game, they've activated some PPV religious revival program. Stupid bastards. This is ridiculous.

JeffV
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 03:21 pm:   

Yeah, exactly. And the BC defense is going to look slow and confused against somebody like VT or Miami*.

BYU can still win this one.


*Yes, I acknowledged Miami's prowess.
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 03:24 pm:   

Holy crap, Jeff, that's awful. Did the cable company get bought out by carpet-bagging, hockey-watching Yankees or something...let's hope it gets corrected.
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JV
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 03:40 pm:   

Okay, now I'm watching...they fixed it. Man, was this gonna be a sucky Saturday otherwise. LOL!

Good luck tonight, Deb. I think Pittsburgh's gonna take it, possibly easily.

JeffV
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 03:48 pm:   

Thanks, Jeff. I'm wearing my lucky shirt (blue chain mail with "Pitt" woven in gold). I've prepared a lite snack of leprechaun tartare...the barrel of Iron City is chilling...I think I'm ready.

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Minz
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 04:00 pm:   

Hey, where's the love for my beloved BADgers. Took care of bidness against a very dangerous offensive team. Our latest thoroughbred ran for 258 yards and 5 TDs.

I think we should just slide his name into Adrian Peterson's vacated slot on the Heisman Watch :-)
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minz
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 04:02 pm:   

Oh, and I hope you noticed how my Dark Horse of the East, Rutgers, went on the road against a Big Ten team and almost pulled off the upset (should have pulled off the upset). Okay, it was only Illinois, but still...the Panthers better be ready for those Scarlet Knights. Of course, a healthy dinner of leprechaun should well prepare them for the SK. GRRRRRR
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 04:20 pm:   

Took care of business? They were one dropped pass away from tying the BADgers. Had Sharon not dropped that wide open one on the four, you might be singing a diff tune. Against a team that can tackle, you're in big trouble.

Put it in perspective, Minz. Rutgers lost to Ron Zook.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 04:23 pm:   

I gotta say, I'm not all that impressed with Meyer's spread. Granted, UF gets DeShawn Wynn back, but after watching a half, I'm not convinced the Gators can run against UT.


And D, t'anks for owning up! :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 04:25 pm:   

Oh, Yeah. Minz, those 258 yards against that line? It's like with dog years, you divide by 7. :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 04:32 pm:   

Zabranski, the Boise QB, just blew up. His first two throws were Ints, he has a fumble, he's been benched. If it wasn't for him, BSU might be in it.
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 04:52 pm:   

Brodie Croyle threw a 70-yard INT. This is a real battle of field position.
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 05:09 pm:   

Keith Jackson and Dan Fouts...Grrrroan.

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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 05:09 pm:   

I'm not getting the Bama game.....

MTSU ahead?
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 05:11 pm:   

Yeah, I thought Jackson retired? Then he would only do west coast games....
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 05:17 pm:   

An early woo hoo for the Panthers!
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JV
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 05:50 pm:   

Minz:

Your Dark Horse of the East is more like a Dark Pony, but still--yeah, they almost did pull it off. Have to say, I was happy to see the Zookster win, though.

As for the Badgers--congrats! And great defense!

JeffV
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 06:16 pm:   

Deborah, I am getting the Bama game and they were panning the crowd and fixed on two young thing who knew they were on camera and were raising their hands over their heads and shrieking and every now and then forming words from the shrieks, words that sounded like Ka-ooh-ga.....

Seeing you're a woman and from down there, I thought you might be able to interpret or have some racial memory or.... :-)
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Forrest
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 06:22 pm:   

Glad the BADgers pulled it out. I thought we'd lose for sure if it came to a shooting match, but Calhoun just kept racking it up. 5 TDs by one player in a game - that's a tie with the BADger record. He's a speed demon with some great moves - and he can catch the ball.

And Stocco - 8 of 10? I didn't know he was capable of that kind of percentage.

BYU, as usual, played without discipline and blew themselves up. Three holding calls in a row pulled them out of scoring range in the 2nd half, and they should've gone for it on 4th and 3 in the 4th quarter. Their tackling still sucks. Sometimes I can't stand to watch them - today was one of those days.

And, Lucius, I'll bet you didn't even think the BADgers were CAPABLE of putting 56 points on the board. And I agree, Minz - step aside, Peterson, make way for the runaway steamroller, Brian Calhoun.

C'mon, Panthers!!! Please?

I'm so glad to see TCU get some respect (especially after BYU shot themselves in the foot). Love to see those kind of upsets (unless they're against the BADgers).

Jeff, Florida is the team of destiny in the SEC this year, I think.
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JV
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 06:42 pm:   

Team of destiny? The team of destiny is the ole ball coach's Gamecocks. And Zook's "I Believe I Can Fly" Illini.

Seriously, though--congrats on pulling out the Badger win. May I suggest WIS and BYU pool their resources and form one uber-team from their best players? Kind of a Frankenstein team? Maybe call them the Brigwis Coudgars?

JeffV (*running away--fast*)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 06:42 pm:   

There's no comparison between Peterson and Calhoun. One's a pro prospect, the other a nice college back. I know what I saw. I saw one team that couldn't tackle, another that couldn't defend the pass. '

I hope Florida's the team of destiny, but I want to see a better running game. They got total about 60, 70 yards, and half of that was at the end of the game.....

Pittsburgh is toast, I'm afraid....
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 06:51 pm:   

Notice how ND starts playing like punks when they feel good about themselves.....
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 07:02 pm:   

It's deja vu all over again...
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 07:06 pm:   

...and as if watching the game wasn't punishment enough, can anybody tell me why Dan Fouts is channeling Merlin Olson?

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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 07:07 pm:   

Yup...:-(
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 07:08 pm:   

Because he wants that florist gig?
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 07:12 pm:   

If I hear another word about Weis' briliance I'm going to get on a plane with a Very Special Cactus and hunt him down and shove it up his ass.

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JV
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 08:06 pm:   

Well, this is ruinous of an otherwise perfect Saturday for me, in terms of who won and who lost.

Sorry, Deborah!

I don't think they allow you to carry cactus on planes, so you may have to drive. And then hope Weiss holds still.

JeffV
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 08:27 pm:   

I couldn't watch after a while. It's sad for Pitt, but inagine those asshole Domers ascendant once again. What happened to Pitt's running game. It never got started.

Re: the cactus. Go deborah, go deborah....
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 08:48 pm:   

Well, remember, they haven't really tried to have much of a running game for the past few years...What worries me is the defense. You can't stop anything with one middle LB and two corners and nothing else.

Oh, Jeff, I was going to apply the cactus to Dan Fouts, but if I have to drive anyway, I can take as many cactuses as I want, so everybody gets one.


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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 08:59 pm:   

What worries me about the running game is Wanny's commitment to it. Professed commitment. Yeah, the D is bad, because all they had coming at them was a straight power game.

Fouts....Well, okay. But I rather see you go after ol' armpit face.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 09:03 pm:   

What worries me about the running game is Wanny's commitment to it. Professed commitment. Yeah, the D is bad, because all they had coming at them was a straight power game.

Fouts....Well, okay. But I rather see you go after ol' armpit face.
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Forrest
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 10:03 pm:   

"I know what I saw. I saw one team that couldn't tackle, another that couldn't defend the pass."

I saw Hurricane Omar downgraded to a tropical depression. :-) Seriously, the defensive backfield needs some serious work, but all I've been hearing in the preseason is how bad Wisconsin's offense is going to suck. And they don't.

And not only did Calhoun run for 258 yards, his backup, Booker Stanley, ran for 103 yards . . . his *backup*. Wisconsin's O-Line might just be under-rated. We'll know for sure in a few weeks.

Deborah, I'm really sorry about the Panthers. Perhaps you can apply a claw to Mr. Fouts in some uncomfortable place.
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 10:35 pm:   

Thanks, Forrest, it's a good thought.

Hey, at least GT beat Auburn and Bama managed to score a whopping 26 points against MTSU.
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 05:01 am:   

Sorry about the Panthers, Deborah.

In my part of the world, it was a pretty good football day. The Horns won in a blowout -- as they should have -- and both A&M and OU lost.

I was a bit worried about the Texas RB situation going in, but that worry is gone. Granted, they weren't playing against the toughest defense in the world, but we had five guys rush for over 30 yards. Mack really spread the carries around.

Selven Young may or may not escape another ankle injury, but Freshman Jamaal Charles ran for 135 yards and has great moves. Ramonce Taylor, who plays both RB & WR is an amazing athlete with great speed and footwork in the open field. Add to that Henry Melton, a 6' 5" tailback who weighs 280 -- yeah, those numbers are right. This dude is hard to tackle, as you would expect, and he made some nifty moves as well.

The WRs were kind of quiet, but they didn't need to make much noise. We'll need much more contribution from them against Ohio State.

And Vince...well, he was Vince. He was 13 for 17 and passed for 173 yards. Mack pulled him after two series in the second half. He passed for 3 TDs, rushed for 1 and threw 1 INT, which was more a case of a great defensive play than a bad pass. He also had 49 yards of rushing. The guy is scary...

Now I can start thinking ahead to the big game.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 05:05 am:   

Hurricane Omar threw for three hundred yards in one half. and, if his receivers had hung onto the ball, would have gone for five hundred. Hey, it's a good win. But yeah, let's wait.

The fact that Stanley went for 103 validates my point about BG's defense.

Ga Tech beating the War Turkeys was good.

Now I got to worry about the Canes and root for the Wolfpack.....
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 05:41 am:   

What we're obviously seeing this year is that the mid-majors aren't sneaking up on anyone. I wonder if they'll ever sneak up and win a big gane against a major again.

Oh, Forest... I meant Jacobs might have gone for six hundred. He almost hit five, as it was.

Did you notice, Deborah, that a Francione fuck up led to Clemson's vic?

What worries me most about Pitt is that bewildered look that manifested on Wannstadt's face in the second quarter. It's a look we saw a lot last year.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 07:09 am:   

Week One continues with Louisville's ritual whomping of KY and NCS v VA Tech. Wonder in Brian Brom's gonna really be better than LaFors? If Marcus is gonna be anywhere as good as Michael....
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Minz
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 09:32 am:   

Even though there's still some terrific fireworks left in Week 1, let's begin assessing, shall we? Only undefeated Conference in the country? That would be the Big Ten. Sure, plenty of patsies all around, but there were a couple of Big East victims, and two of the better MAC teams. Okay, like I said, patsies all around. Still, managed to avoid any upsets, unlike SEC, Big 12, etc., etc.

And, heaven forbid my saying this, even though I loathe some of our conference rivals, and it really wouldn't bother me to see them lose, I actually don't hope they lose out-of-conference, because that only weakens my team in the long run. e.g. With OK's loss, the Big 12 becomes even more of a joke, especially since A&M also choked. TX could become the odd team out if three teams end the season undefeated. Actually, with OSU on non-con sked, TX might be okay, but my main point is that even if I hate other Big Ten teams, I want them to win all their non-con games, so as to enhance my teams rep. My love o' BADgers will always outweigh my hatred of other teams. Luckily, ND and Nebraska aren't in our conference, or my love would become sorely tried...
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Minz
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 09:37 am:   

And yes, this means I'm pulling for the Fuckeyes over TX next week. Not that I don't hate OSU, and really don't care about TX either way (actually, really like their hometown), but it'd be better for WI if OSU would win. Of course, TX pulls it out, I'm not exactly weeping over it (okay, part of me will be happy, but it's the emotional part of me that defies rational thought)

You'll note I didn't voice this sentiment _before_ Armadillocon...
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 09:59 am:   

To say the big ten is undefeated is essentially to say they're undefeated against the MAC; Wisconsin, ingiving up almost 600 yards in TO, hardly states a case for conference superiority. I think OSU is a powerhouse and will bust TX in the mouth, but I derive no pleasure from that. After OSU, there's a big drop off to Mich and Iowa. I agree about the Big Twelve and have been saying so for several years.
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Deborah
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 10:07 am:   

L, I did see the latest entry in the Franchione legacy. If only it hadn't been against a Bowden...ah, well.

Don't forget today is the Big East showdown between WVU and Syracuse. No, it's not basketball season already, really, they both have football teams. I've seen 'em.

That look on Wannstedt's face was very distressing...I've seen that same look on Mike Shula, too. Maybe it's a Dolphins thing.

Uh oh.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 10:19 am:   

Yup.

As head coach, I;m afraid, he makes a great defensive coordinator.

Is WVU-Syracuse on TV?
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Deborah
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 10:22 am:   

I think it's on ABC...they kept talking about it last night...I'm fixin' to go check.

:-)
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Deborah
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 10:58 am:   

Incidentally, in the Cold Comfort department...In his post-game news conference, Wannstedt did step up and take the blame for not preparing the team well enough and for letting them think they were farther along in their development (read: better) than they were. Also, the Pittsburgh pundits are pointing out that this team is still a Walt-Harris-recruited team in terms of personnel and Harris' major failing was his inability to recruit defensive players.

In the Department of Intangibles, it's a fine line between being enthusiastic (which Wannstedt is and that's good) and setting unreasonable expectations (which Wannstedt probably did, and that's bad).

So I guess it's not the end of the world after all. :-)



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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 11:31 am:   

Except maybe for this year... :-(

Syracuse and WVU aren't exactly offensive powerhouses, are they?
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Deborah
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 11:51 am:   

Oh, may be not. I thought they were just putting on a defensive clinic.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 11:53 am:   

Oh....Riiiiight! I thought it was turnover clinic.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 11:56 am:   

Forgot to ask, did you use the wooby?
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Deborah
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 12:25 pm:   

I used the wooby...and then I pulled out an Interstate map of the US and stabbed a carving knife through South Bend...I felt better.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 12:43 pm:   

So whenever Pitt's in a close one, we can say without fear of argument, Deborah's woobied up! :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 05:03 pm:   

That Reggie Bush for NC State is a load! He just sorta tossed aside a VT safety....and kept on running.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 05:44 pm:   

I realize I'm probably muttering to myself here, but I think the Canes will either go undefeated or lose four games. If Wright is the real deal at QB, another Dorsey, undefeated -- if his learning curve is substantial, four losses. The defenses I've seen are too good to allow for a long learning curve. I'm sorta hoping for four losses, cause that might get Coker gone...and the Canes have just not been the Canes for a while now....
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Deborah
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 05:58 pm:   

Is this a good time for them to fire Coker? I mean, I don't think they'll be able to pry Zook loose from Illinois after only one year...although I suppose Miami is a slightly more presitigous program...Of course, you don't have the kind of weather or culture they can offer in Champaigne-Urbana.


Hey! Stop throwing things! I was only kidding.


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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 06:09 pm:   

:-)

Yeah, it's a good time. He just signed an extension, so pay him off, get a motivator in, and watch out...

BTW, Minz, Forest....I think every ACC team I've seen thusfar would blow Wisc out....
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Deborah
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 08:56 pm:   

Oh, and I can't let this pass without comment:

So, that Louisville team that had a hard time containing Kentucky today, was that the same Louisville team that's going to roar in and embarrass all the other teams in the Big East, the same team that's going to be in the hunt for the NC? Huh. Wow. Kentucky must be really good.

[last snarky comment for the day]

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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 10:03 pm:   

Kentucky was better than expected -- they might have a team in a year or two. But yeah. Louisville had defensive issues. :-)
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 03:09 pm:   

Not a bad little week...BC goes west and wins one against an overhyped BYU program still living on past laurels, my dad's Domers look to have righted the ship (sorry Deborah), and the loathed, detestible Orangeboys from Syracuse stink like a dead dog that choked on a skunk. Did anyone look worse this wknd? Did they even break into triple digits for total offense? Tennessee, Louisville, Maryland, very very underwhelming. And Oklahoma has a major problem under center, in that they don't seem to have a viable I-A quarterback on their squad. BC should move into the top Twenty barring any outbreaks of mass insanity.

Keep picking against the Eagles, all...Now, for the main event...Let's see who wins the battle of Florida. Has Miami really won six in a row?
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lucius
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 04:42 pm:   

Dave, I hate to say this....Naw I don't. Buy BC was clearly the worst ACC team who played on Saturday, and regarding the Golden Homos, one game does not make a season. Cool yr jets.
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 05:21 pm:   

Miami game is under way -- good luck to your boys, Lucius.

And, Minz -- jumping WAY back up the thread -- I agree with you about rooting for your conference rivals when they're playing out of conf schedules. The OU and A&M losses both make the Big 12 look bad and could negatively affect Texas.

Still...I just couldn't root for OU over TCU. I just don't have it in me. And it doesn't hurt my feelings to see A&M get beat either. I may be cursing the outcome at the end of the season, but it made for a pretty sweet week!
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Minz
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 06:15 pm:   

Agreed, Josh. I won't be rooting for OSU, but I do hope they beat TX. There won't be any joy in their winning.
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JV
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 06:53 pm:   

Who are these clowns doing the commentary on the FSU/Miami game? One of them misses an interception because he's prattling on. The other says something along the lines of "Most people think boxing isn't much of a sport, but let me tell you, it takes a lot of effort." I think I'd prefer it if they stuck to the tried and true cliches fer chrissakes.

JeffV
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Minz
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 07:51 pm:   

Boy, these ACC offenses look awfully good, Lucius. I wouldn't take a single OL from either of these squads. They can't even punt protect. That's equally horrid coaching and blocking. I can't even stay awake to watch this game it's so pathetic. G'night... :-)
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lucius
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 08:51 pm:   

Jeff, that be Brent Musberger....Oh, yeah! He's an asshole.

Just got in, Minz, so I haven't seen much of the game, but I agree about the coaching. Coker has got to go. I guess the reason you're confused is, well, you don't see a lot of football talent up in that area. Just cows and cowlike linemen and RBs who look great against Bowling Green, I imagine about thirty people on the field tonight will be high draft picks -- that by contrast to let's say, oh, about none for Wisconsin. There's a huge difference between an athlete and some moron fed on steroid-laced beef who straps on a helmet and huffs a lot. You have to get used to watching them, get used to defensive speed, etc. You'll get a taste against OSU when next you play them. I expect the BADgers to lose by 30, 40 points, but that won't dent your idiot smile...

I'm a realist. I don't believe Miami will compete for a national championship again until Coker leaves the school. He's more vanilla than Mr Vanilla, Alavarez, and has no exuse not to win ten games every year, but wil win, maybe, eight this year. Miami didn't do a thing to slow down the FSU rush. A screen pass or two, some misdirection, would have done wonders.

Don't bother with that tape, Deborah.
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Deborah
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 08:56 pm:   

Well, I thought you might want to burn it or something.

Sorry.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 09:25 pm:   

Not your fault. :-)

The kicking game, special teams, just collapsed. From what I've been able to gather online, the long snapper was throwing ground balls and one was bound to get blocked.

Wright and Olson are going to be good ones.

I like NC State to win that division and play Va Tech again.
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Forrest
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 05:32 am:   

Ugh, Lucius, I'm sorry. No, I'm really, really sorry. Now we get to hear the seminoles go on and on about how tough they are, when Miami botched the game. Kind of like BYU winning the game for BC. :-(
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 06:32 am:   

Lucius, my jets are quite cool.

Forrest, a win is a win is a win. We'll see where BC falls in the ACC; personally, I predict them to land right in the middle. They're not in the same league as Miami/FSU/VT/NC State, but they should notch a few quality wins. They can definitely play with Clemson, Wake, Maryland, UNC, etc. And it's not outside the realm of possibility that they could beat a top echelon team if they play out of their heads.

The acid test for ND is going to be next week. Mich will be a tough test.

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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 06:54 am:   

Forrest, I thought it was coming. I said I thought Miami might get four losses this year, but it wasn't wright's fault--he played pretty well, and will be a good one. It was Coker. The play-calling was atrocious, and what was he thinking putting charlie jones on special teams. It's not as if he doesn't have a whole lot of 4.3 guys to throw their bodies around. Bowdens gonna lose games this year, maybe more than Miami.

Dave, Michigan by two or three TDs. The acid test for Notre Dame came during the Thirties when their fans became major assholes. One win and all is right with the world. They're still slower than diahorrea running down a fence post.
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Minz
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 06:55 am:   

BC better be able to play with Wake. They just lost to VANDERBILT fer crissake. (Speaking of lack of ACC prowess...) :-)

I'm shocked you took umbrage at my comment, Lucius. :-) At the time, I thought Miami's ridiculously talented D was going to carry the day. My condolences on the loss.

I hadn't realized just how bad Coker was until i watched the game. Wow. Horrendous playcalling. Even some of the really terrible OL play can be put on the coaching--when OL fails to pick up a stunt against a 3-man rush multiple times, you've got to question the coaching. Even our big ol' beef-fed OL in UW could've managed that--that's one thing you have to give us, our OL gets some of the best coaching in the country. Even if we don't have the best athletes.
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lucius
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 07:16 am:   

I've been saying it for a long while, ever since the OSU loss -- Coker cost us one NC. The ref took it, but we should have blown out the Fuckeyes. Coker is awful. He must be stopped.
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 07:18 am:   

Yes, condolences on the FSU game. Never thought OL, traditionally one of Miami's strengths would let them down. Yeah, Wright and Olsen looked good, as did their #1 tailback.

No one but a NY Giants fan can have real sympathy for a loss like that. It's like SF-NY Trey Junkin all over again.
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JV
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 07:31 am:   

That FSU-Miami game...geez. Painful to watch. And boring. I like Florida over both of them right now.

JeffV
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L
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 07:36 am:   

Well, Florida doesn;t play Miam. But yeah...By the end of the year, maybe they'll be able to compensate for Coker.
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JV
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 07:45 am:   

What?! We don't play Miami this year? Are you serious?!

JeffV
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 08:00 am:   

You don't play em again, I think, until 2006....
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Forrest
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 08:20 am:   

Unless you meet in some bowl game . . .

And I sincerely hope that the Gators rend Bowden into little crouton-sized bits of self-righteous flesh.
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Deborah
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 08:34 am:   

...Like the Music City Bowl, maybe. That's in Nashville and it's real prestigious.
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 08:43 am:   

I heard on one of the broadcasts that Matt Leinart is taking one class this semester: ballroom dancing. Maybe I'm a Puritan, but somehow that just seems wrong.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 10:09 am:   

Deborah, If the Music City Bowl it is, I hope the Panthers are there to meet the Canes....though I fear fate will not be that kind.

Leinart....the second or third rated qb in the draft.
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 11:04 am:   

But only the fifth or sixth-rated dancer.
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lucius
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 11:11 am:   

Good one, Dave. :-)

LOL
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 11:19 am:   

Laugh and the world laughs with you, Lucius!
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 11:28 am:   

That's another good one. I'm taking a note! :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 11:41 am:   

I just recalled an inspirational quote about laughter I thought I'd share - "May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays."

Let's all take a moment to contemplate the positive uses of laughter, as opposed to the derisive.
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Forrest
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 06:05 am:   

So if Leinert is second or third drafted QB, who do you think will be first or second? OJ, perhaps?
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 06:35 am:   

Omar is rated higher by Kiper. As for two, I think Hackney meritc consideration. If Leak comes out, it's a toss-up whether he's taken a head of Matthew. I saw an interview with Mr Lienhart yesterday that made me detest him, but then I struck myself across the face and loved America again. :-)
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 07:28 am:   

And he does a great paso doble, so I hear.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 08:37 am:   

A fair to middling one, anyway
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 10:37 am:   

Tomorrow night's game is Okla State and Florida Atlantic. Any picks? :-) I may have to watch the Raiders.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 01:15 pm:   

Dave Wannstadt has banned the words "Notre Dame" from the Pitt locker room. Do they play them next year? Wonder how he'll get around that. Call 'em "they" or "them?"
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minz
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 01:28 pm:   

f---in' domers should suffice.
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 02:48 pm:   

So much for that team field trip to the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe. The Warhol Foundation will have to suffice.

If Wannstedt loses enough games, will he just conduct team meetings and film sessions in charades? :-) (Sorry Deborah, I couldn't resist.)
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Forrest
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 02:59 pm:   

Does Florida Atlantic even have a chance? I don't know enough about the teams, but given OK States okay performance (punny, no?) last year (or was it the year before that?) I'd have to pick them.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 03:27 pm:   

I doubt FAMU has a prayer, Forrest. Okla State was good enough last year to land their coach the LSU job.

I had that thought myself, Dave.

Excellent point, Minz. And how is your GB QB, the wonderful Mr. Farve?
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 04:46 pm:   

How do you mime "Rutgers"?
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 04:50 pm:   

Dig a trench with your heel while growling.
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 07:42 pm:   

Er, FAMU? That's not Florida Atlantic. FAMU is here in Tallahassee.

I don't know why you all are ignoring the awesome power of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Spurrier is going to run the table and be in a January bowl.

JeffV
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 07:51 pm:   

oop...

FA doesn't have a prayer.

Well, Spurrier....I'm wait and see. I'm hoping for a minor bowl this year.
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Forrest
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 08:47 am:   

How do you mime "Rutgers"?

By Lucius on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 04:50 pm:

Dig a trench with your heel while growling.


And scratch your helmet against a goalpost.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 09:15 am:   

There ye go.

Pitt at Ohio on Espn 2 tomorrow.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 09:23 am:   

You guys better watch it or you'll have Cappie on your behinds...
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 09:34 am:   

Cappie?
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 10:17 am:   

The nom de board of that staunch Rutgers bball defender and Geno Auriemma hater from last March. She might have friends on the football team...
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 10:27 am:   

Oh, Right!!!!!
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Forrest
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 10:37 am:   

hey, Deborah - that high school RB I was blithering on about a few weeks ago decided to go to Pitt over WI (well,at least verbally). Congrats! The Panthers have an awesome frosh running back in the rough. :-) I'm jealous!
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Deborah
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 11:43 am:   

Thanks, I hadn't heard that.

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