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  1. 17 points
    Bengals crew, good afternoon. I'm a Sooner fan stopping by to drop some nuggets on Joe Mixon. The main reason I wanted to post was to add a little bit more context to the Mixon situation, correct one or two misconceptions, and opine on a few other factors relating to Joe. First and foremost, Joe paid a steep price for his misdeed. It wasn't merely a "redshirt year"; Joe was kicked off the team for the duration of the suspension. That means no facilities, no trainers, no meetings/coaching, no travel. He worked community service, he went to counseling, and...incredibly...he chose to stay at the University instead of transferring away from his problems. My guess is that his decision tells you a lot about how he approaches problems. He chose the hard road that meant putting in extra work and serving out his punishment instead of transferring. And we haven't even talked about the obvious contract implications (dropping from a first rounder to a second rounder). And we haven't talked about the dearth of endorsement deals. He needed to pay for this. He did. Second, one of the media misconceptions on Mixon is that this was a case of "domestic violence". You guys all know this intuitively, but a few media members struggle with this concept...when it's not a home-related incident, it's not domestic violence. This isn't Ray Rice, or any other player, making a choice to attack their spouse. This was a one-time, snap-decision response to a person slapping him. Joe made the wrong choice, a truly horrific one, and he'll be apologizing for it for the rest of his life. Third, Media members are scrambling to fit this 2014 incident into their narrative. Several of you have made this point, but it bears repeating: media will not let this case go...because it's the easiest way to generate clicks/interest/ad revenue. It's so frighteningly consumable...a video!...man hits woman!...star football player!...it's the gift that keeps on giving to the media, and you will see them re-hash this story in increasingly bizarre and creative ways in the years to come. Enjoy. Here's something that needs to be corrected: as recently as this weekend, ESPN "talent" (specifically Kavitha Davidson) reported that there were *new* allegations that Joe had hit a girl in high school. That's false. That claim is years old, and it was retracted by the individual who made the claim. Here's a portion of the retraction: "My daughter went to Freedom High School with Joe, and they have been friends for much of their lives. Once, when they were in school together, my daughter had a minor disagreement with some of her classmates that got blown out of proportion. Like any father would, I reacted emotionally. Unfortunately, I did so before I had all the facts. Now, having talked to my daughter and investigated the whole story, I realize that I was mistaken about Joe’s involvement. I definitely overreacted, and I regret that my words might have given some people the wrong impression about Joe. I know that Joe did not hurt my daughter, did not intend to, and would not do so. Joe and my daughter are still good friends. Joe is a great kid with a bright future in front of him, and he is welcome in my home anytime." So we have an ESPN reporter...putting out information that has been retracted...and damaging his character without merit. That's the level of reporting we're seeing around the Mixon incident at the national level. To wrap things up a bit...I've always felt a need to defend Joe. Not from the incident itself, as he deserved punishment, but from the character assassination that came with it. Everyone does bad things. Joe did an especially terrible thing. But let's be clear: if you want to be honest with yourself and say that the *worst moment* of your life has been caught on tape, made public, and virally consumed...I'd bet you'd tell me that you are more than just that one moment. And that you've learned from it. We should give Joe the same grace that we'd ask for ourselves. A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Joe's high school coach, his school administrators, his father, and Joe himself. The high school posse raved about his character. Joe is a quiet guy. He talks a lot on the field, he's got a big social media presence, but in reality, he's a soft-spoken individual. The OU coaches will tell you that they would have made Joe a captain but knew that the media would give them loads of hell. But that's the kind of presence that he had in the locker room - peacemaker, workout leader, not a hot head. You got a great player. Be content with that. Sorry about the media ****storm. Best to you guys in 2017.
  2. 16 points
    Weird. I just read every post in this thread twice and not a single poster mentioned Adam Jones' race or skin color yet it somehow triggered your memory of how racist everyone is. Not to mention "delusional, sad and embarrassing" to football fans in the Burkhead thread. Get a grip on yourself man. Whatever's bothering you dude, let it go for your own sake not just the others around you. Bitterness isn't a good look for anyone. Sheesh. lol
  3. 16 points
    Ok.. I didn't say talent..Jeremy is obviously more talented... And I like him. he is great at the 1 yard TD run...but his fucking 3 yards a carry sucks.. the offense looks better with Rex in there... Wtf are you talking about non football aspects? Whatever dude... You're kind of an asshole when you disagree with someone. Sorry if I am embarrassing to you for liking a player that is productive every fucking time he gets a chance. Sent from my iPhone using Go-Bengals.com
  4. 15 points
  5. 14 points
    And by the way Paulie ... she was illegally drunk (underage), hurling racial slurs, blew smoke in his face, pushed him first, slapped him first, and had warrants out for her arrest. Above is one of her multiple mug shots. So maybe we shouldn't really focus on her, and just be happy that Mixon has owned up to what he did wrong -- which yes was wrong.
  6. 14 points
    I predict several steps....back in Andy's direction.
  7. 14 points
    What does that have to do with spitting on a jail nurse? speaking of racist, does your assessment of Rex Burkhead as " slow and average" have anything to do with his skin color? if you want to get stupid with this stuff, the possibilities are endless.
  8. 13 points
    So, Ray Rice beating his wife wasn't enough. Adrian Peterson beating his kid wasn't enough. Mike Vick abusing and killing animals wasn't enough. Junior Seau shooting himself in the chest to commit suicide because he wanted his brain to be available to study, that didn't move the needle for you at all. An entire generation of players with broken bodies and clouded minds... You'll still watch that. No, the last straw for you was a player standing up for a cause he believes in. How dare Kaepernick be mad about something! That makes you mad, and that's OK because why? People here are being very nice and telling you "You have a right to your opinion" while you sit and say that no one else is allowed to have an opinion other than yours. Boycott the NFL... You think they're going to miss you when Super Bowl tickets are more desirable and valuable than gold? In fact, if you're going to post this.. drivel, please boycott the NFL. Also, "I'll only watch Bengal games". Awesome moral stand there bubba. It's just like I boycott Dominoes... I only eat the pizza, I refuse to read the box.
  9. 12 points
    Can we still give negative reps. This asinine comment deserves one.
  10. 12 points
    I heard it took several minutes for Tate to exit PBS because he couldn't decide which way to leave before eventually exiting through a side door.
  11. 11 points
  12. 11 points
    I completely disagree, it makes no sense to keep him. You can save millions of dollars, send an example to the young players on the roster that this behaviour won't be tolerated, and show your fans you actually care about the image of the team and the impact's players have on the community. Pacman is a embarrassment and a huge liability on and off the field.
  13. 11 points
    Every once in a while I see a post asking "Why's everyone left?" This thread is why. Anyone that has watched more than 30 seconds of Bengals football this year should know that the offensive line is ATROCIOUS. They should also know that the entire defense is ATROCIOUS. I honestly have NO IDEA how that translates to "Andy Dalton sucks". Karlos Dansby has been a horrible pick up. He's exploited in pass coverage CONSTANTLY. Vontaze Burfict missed the first three weeks. I'm willing to bet that in the five games he has played, he's missed more tackles than the whole rest of his career combined. Since everyone in the secondary has pretty much been equally awful, I'm just going to assume it's Kevin Coyle that has ruined the secondary. He should be fired during the bye week. If there's a worse starting center in the NFL than Russell Bodine, I haven't seen him. Cedric Ogbuehi has a long way to go. I'm not ready to say that he's a wasted pick, but he certainly has no business in there right now. I could go on and on... Shawn Williams. Michael Johnson. Adam Jones. Dre Friggin' Kirkpatrick. A year ago, George Iloka was - quite possibly - the best cover safety in football. What the hell has happened? And the loudest screams from this board are "Dalton Sucks!" Smdh I'll go back to lurking now. Sent from my iPhone using Go-Bengals.com
  14. 11 points
    Another STEALER game, and another game where the Bengals had to not only beat Shittsburgh on the field, but the refs as well. It’s fairly obvious at this point, that when you play the Stealers, you cannot play them equal, or even beat them by 1-7 points, as that margin isn’t enough to overcome the additional assistance by the referees. When you play the Stealers, in order to get a win by 7 points, you have to actually beat them by the equivalent of 17-21 points. Which means that to beat Shittsburgh, you have to outplay them to the point where despite the refs ignoring their consistent holding, and costing you several scores or drives / turnovers etc – you still come out on top. Now obviously this is possible, as Cincy has beaten the Stealers in the past. But on a day like today, where the Bengals basically played them even, or at most outplayed the Stealers slightly for what under normal fair circumstances would have been a 1-7 point Bengals win, it turns into an 8 point sham loss. Essentially each fan represents one “customer” so to speak, so none of this should come as a surprise, since the NFL is above all a corporation and business, with the explicit mission to maximum their profits for shareholders and owners. Now with that said, if you have one fan base that has 15 million fans, and another with 500,000 fans, of course you are going to systematically favor and give the edge to the larger fan base's team when possible. Now you can’t obviously throw games in their favor, but you can give them a slight edge in lots of different ways. Which in today’s NFL, where the top 10 NFL teams are fairly even, can make a huge difference, and be the deciding factor between going 9-7 and 12-4. It can also mean the difference between winning 27-24, and losing 24-18. The NFL doesn’t also even have to always tilt things in the Stealers favor, as sometimes they can legitimately beat a team without it. So for instance, when they are playing the 1-10 Browns, the refs are not needed to give them that extra edge. However, when you have an ascendant team like the Cincinnati Bengals from a small market city with a comparatively small fan base, and they all of the sudden are consistently good enough to take the AFC North and cost the NFL tens of millions of dollars by knocking out one of their ‘blue chip’ franchises (i.e. Stealers, Patriots, Cowboys, Packers etc) – then the refs go into the game knowing their services will likely be necessary. Today’s game, just like in January showed that is clearly the case. As for what to do about it, Bengals fans have 2 options basically … since nothing will change on the NFL’s end. Fans of the Bengals can either just accept this for how the league is and hope the Bengals can be so much better than the Stealers that the refs can’t take it away, or Bengals fans can forgo taking part in the NFL or giving the league their funds. However, even if fans do this, it won’t matter, as the fan base of the Stealers is so much larger than the Bengals that the NFL would never alter the dynamics to please Bengals fans. So that leaves us as Bengals fans stuck, do you give up enjoying a sport that you may have loved your whole life because it isn’t fair, or do you defiantly hope that your club can still overcome those odds and win despite of the unfairness? And if you live in Cincy, you paid for Paul Brown Stadium whether you like it or not. So here we are … fuck the NFL, fuck the refs, fuck the Stealers, fuck their fans, fuck their city, and fuck their players. Who Dey.
  15. 11 points
    WEEK 1 POST-WIN THOUGHTS - by BlackJesus Game Balls (4): Andy Dalton, AJ Green, Brandon LaFell, Margus Hunt - First off, huge win! The Jets were clearly riding some of the 9/11 emotional hype to start the game and the Bengals withstood their charge without giving up too much of a lead. - It’s great to see Margus Hunt get a block on the FG (saved 3 points) and likely influenced the missed extra point as well, as the K was trying to aim it to the right away from his wingspan. The coaches made the right call to keep him on the roster as he also batted down a few balls on passes and I like his habit of dropping back and jumping on passing downs, it was clear that this unorthodox approach was bothering Fitz (always having a 6’8 guy shadowing you jumping up and down. Carlos Dunlap also had 2-3 tipped balls, one on the last big drive, and I think it shows how the Bengals emphasis on DL length and height can pay dividends. On passing downs when MJ, Dunlap, and Hunt (6’7, 6’6, 6’8) are in the game, it’s like an NBA front court to throw over. - AJ Green is the BEST WR in the game, bar none. He built a fucking luxury hotel on Revis Island and then gave out free rooms all day. Revis needs some cream on that toast for the burn. - Brandon LaFell is a strong #2 and likely will be better than either Sanu or Marvin Jones. Not overpaying for either of them was the right call, and again shows the strength of the Bengals roster management. I also like how Iloka and Shawn were laying wood and roaming in the secondary and after watching the Raiders get toasted all day by Drew Brees, it is clear that letting aging Reggie Nelson walk was the right call too. Really, the Bengals front office doesn’t make many mistakes anymore and that explains the playoffs 6 out of 7 years. - Dalton is one of the smartest QB’s in the game, and the NFL is starting to take notice. On NFL Prime on NFL Network AJ Green spoke about how on the long TD, Andy noticed the coverage and changed AJ Green’s route at the last second and told him where the opening would be. AJ said Andy does this all the time and that he always has a great grasp of what the defense is going to do and is responsible for the big plays because of this. Sure his arm may not be the best, but even Lafell said he is accurate and throws on time, and best of all, he has the mental aspect down that is needed to succeed. We can thus put all the AJ McCarron talk to bed … he is the backup until this offseason when he will be traded for a high draft pick and Andy won’t be losing his job to anyone. - Jeremy Hill looks slimmer and faster than years past, and on several runs he turned a 5 yard loss into a 4 yard gain. Also on the TD run, he showed good footwork and put 2 hands on the ball as he went in the end zone. I look for him to have a strong year and think the Bengals need to get back to him being the feature back so he can work up a rhythm and use Gio more for 3rd down and dump offs (where he excels). - The OL does need to improve on pass blocking and it’s hard to know how much of the sacks were a result of the Jets having the best DL in the NFL, but hopefully that will get cleaned up. And importantly, the sacks seemed to stop near the end of the game when it mattered most. - On the game winning Int and ensuing late hit, I liked seeing Michael Johnson (new team captain) run over to the sideline with Kirkpatrick and grab Shaw and pull him back onto the field … sort of as a way of saying, “we don’t need any extracurricular activities like in the past”. I also liked seeing Adam Jones yelling at the DB’s to cover better on that last drive when they let Brandon Marshall go right down the middle open (but dropped the ball). It’s clear PacMan is taking a leadership role as I saw him getting on lots of the DB’s when they weren’t doing their job and his play showed he is still a top 10 DB in the game. - It’s pretty damn impressive when you think how the Bengals team has been poached in the past several years of coordinators, players, etc and still it seems like they improve from year to year. That is because the one constant is Marvin Lewis. All the (real) BlackJesus haters need to give it a rest, and realize how lucky the team is to have him at the helm. - Get your vaccinations, because the Bengals are 1-0 and on to Shittsburgh (the land human decency forgot)! I can’t wait for some playoff revenge against these degenerate cheating low-life motherfuckers!
  16. 10 points
    Does the fact that AJ was the leading WR in the NFL before he got hurt escape you, or do you simply choose to ignore it? I mean, you can hate on Dalton all day wiithout making up stuff. Stick to the playoff wins thing so we at least know you haven't completely lost touch with reality. Getting kinda weird with it dude!
  17. 10 points
    I love the disclaimer at the top... Don't bother me with facts! Yep, you're right. Dalton shouldn't have missed those two kicks. He should have done a better job of covering the TE. He needs better gap responsibility when defending the run. He shouldn't have gotten 15 yards for grabbing the RB's leg. He needs to do a better job of pass blocking so he has a clean pocket to work from. What was he thinking calling cover 2 all day with Rey Maualuga in the middle? Why in the hell did he sign Dansby? Why did he decide to play the game in London? Why did he fumble away our chance at a playoff win last year? I am so tired of this guy who has done nothing but get us to the playoffs ever since we signed him. Why can't he just win games like all of the other great QB's that came before him? Like Carson Palmer or Jon Kitna? If he was a great QB like Peyton Manning or Dan Marino, he would have won a Super Bowl in his first 6 years, amirite? Wow. Thanks CatfishBob. I never realized how the Bengals problems are all Andy Dalton's fault until this insightful post. Mind. Blown.
  18. 10 points
  19. 9 points
  20. 9 points
    Ah the race card in the football forum. That will get you a few days off. Enjoy.
  21. 9 points
    Old, I apologize to you for any ill will or upset I may have caused with the way I moderated the “Eric Reid” thread last week. While moderating is a thankless job and I do my best, I did let my personal feelings get to me in the end, and that was completely unfair to you. You ARE a valuable member here and the board is better place with you on it. I will continue to monitor my actions and improve the way I handle these situations in the future. USN Bengal
  22. 9 points
    I just have to say: oldschooler, it is great having you back and keeping us informed.
  23. 9 points
    Rick, as a disabled retired veteran of the US Navy, I understand your point of view. However, let me interject something... Many people are upset that NFL players (amongst other sports athletes) are not standing during the national anthem. They say that it's a sign of major disrespect to veterans, especially the ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Indulge me if you please... The "Golden Generation", the ones everyone refers to as the saviors of the American way, did indeed fight against the tyrants attempts at world oppression from Germany, Japan, Italy, and a small smattering of others. When the U.S. entered World War II, Jim Crow segregation had permeated every aspect of American society. When black men volunteered for duty or were drafted, they were assigned to segregated divisions and often given combat support roles, such as cook, quartermaster and grave-digging duty. According to British personnel in the BEF, meals in the US Army were served with the white servicemen being served in one line and the black servicemen and officers in another. Because of black protests against the Army's treatment of its black soldiers, military leadership began to attempt to address the issue beginning in 1943, but segregation in the armed forces remained official policy until 1948. With the exception of 18 female African-American nurses who had served in World War I, the Army Nurses CorpArmyAaaa, established in 1901, remained white until 1941, when pressure from the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, and Eleanor Roosevelt , caused the Army to admit black nurses. A quota of 48 nurses was set, and the women were segregated from white nurses and white soldiers for much of the war. Eventually more black nurses enlisted. They were assigned to care for black soldiers, and served in the China-Burma-India theater, Australia, New Guinea, Liberia, England and the Philippines. So, besides the history lesson, my point is this; Black men and women volunteered to serve to fight world oppression when they couldn't escape racial oppression back home. You and I fought for the rights of ALL citizens to protest, and these black men and women, and ANYONE else who cares about people of color has the right and should be supported for doing so. I stand with them now, although I didn't at first, because I didn't take the time to walk in their shoes. It's not about respect for our vets and America, it's about the lack of respect and equality for people who volunteered to defend this country that won't treat them as equals. Just my $.02, and I'll move this thread to J & D.
  24. 9 points
  25. 9 points
    I am trying to respect USN Bengal’s Moderator request to set aside the sociological debate and leave it to another forum, but you clueless motherfuckers keep feeling the need to chime in and make it clear to me how much understanding of society you lack – when I already knew that. The Ray Rice situation is not analogous for a number of reasons. First, lots of people defended Ray, including the Ravens, until the tape made it clear they had known about what really happened all along, and they simply folded from PR pressure. But in the general society he was not a villain, and in fact people dressed up as him for Halloween with their GF’s sporting black eyes, and just like Rhianna & Chris Brown's abuse, he was not seen as a public enemy #1 who should be ostracized and was beyond repute. However, the Joe Mixon situation was 3 years ago! He already served a 1 year suspension for it, and was an 18 year old teenager when it occurred. Moreover, the woman has forgiven him and accepted his apology and given her blessing for him moving on with his life. YET … the combine banned him for it (despite the fact he played college football the last 2 years), and the national media harps on the 3 year old story with glee because it fits a narrative, as nothing gets more press than harm or missing person status to white blonde women or animals. (This is also why Mike Vick was devil incarnate for several years, from millions of *mostly white* people who eat pigs – with a similar intelligence level to dogs, every day). Btw, I'm white myself and love bacon. But of course, race, gender, class, etc all of these things affect the way things are framed. I can't even believe this obvious fact has to be explained. But I digress … this thread is about discussing Joe Mixon the player. So I'd like to stick to that ...
  26. 9 points
    haha that's cute. Look, I keep it real. If you can't handle the truth then fine. But don't expect me to pretend. Race is always there. It is a part of any situation and embedded in how people perceive reality. The media would only care about 1/5 as much if the woman Mixon hit was black. That's just the hard truth.
  27. 9 points
    It is truly difficult to believe a few things for me... 1. How can he be so fucking stupid? 2. How can decision makers in this organization put up with him making them look ridiculous? 3. How can you expect anybody to instill any discipline with young players when you see what you let this asshole get away with time and time and time again?
  28. 9 points
    Dude has been arrested more times in a calendar year than a lot of us have been in our entire lives. But yeah, we're probably just all a bunch of judgmental, dickhead racists.
  29. 9 points
    That's Andre Smith. Oh, wait, you said tatts.
  30. 9 points
    In a surprising turn of events, Bengals mascot Who-Dey has signed a 3 year, $1.5 Million deal with the Detroit Lions according to Adam Schefter. A source tells ESPN that the Bengals very much wanted to keep the 48 year old mascot.
  31. 9 points
  32. 9 points
    You know weed is legal in Colorado now. I'd suggest you smoke some and chill out. Just because someone's assessment of a player is different than yours doesn't make it "sad and delusional" or "embarrassing to football fans". What's sad, delusional and embarrassing is your assessment of other posters that don't agree with you. Did you ever see Burkhead play in college? Especially before he got injured? I'm guessing not. He had over 1300 rushing yards and 15 TD's and was well on his way to repeating that his senior year before he got injured.
  33. 9 points
    This is coming from the guy who said the Bengals would be hurting badly by giving up on Gresham. Talent evaluation is not your thing.
  34. 9 points
    This was just too good to pass on...
  35. 9 points
    With all due respect, every time you say "Kubiac", "Alex Smith" or "haven't beaten the Dolphins" in any context, someone should punch you in the throat.
  36. 8 points
    You all are very welcome. I really enjoy doing it. Wish my stupid job didn't get in the way of doing it as often as I would like. But thanks for the hat tips. They are appreciated.
  37. 8 points
    We should be happy that an offensive player is blocking anything.
  38. 8 points
    Good: 1. Dalton is back on the form that we saw pre-injury in 2015. Him establishing a psychic connection with Boyd is gonna be huge for the team going forward. His last throw to win the game was into a pretty damn tight window, I didn't appreciate how tight until I saw a shot from behind the play. If his receivers would stop popping balls in the air leading to INTs, that would be nice. 2. Boyd looks as much like Housh as we have seen since Housh left. Devastating weapon to have, the ability to move the chains in big spots. REALLY hard to find a guy like that. 3. Gio, but still glad to be getting Mixon back. Gio being gassed/dinged on final drive and unavailable points to why he isn't an ideal #1 back. 4. Mixon's being a genuine teammate. Man, was he into that game on the sideline, all game, before the sprint to celebrate with Green at the end. 5. Uzomah. I think he can really help make Eifert's loss not as devastating. He looks much more comfortable downfield than he used to, and that was a huge catch on the final drive. Bad: 1. Officiating. I can't even. And that's across the league, but in Bengals games. the bad calls always seem to be at us. 2. The tackling. Given how the NFL wants offense, you have to at least do the fundamental things well, and their tackling has been too sloppy. Getting Burfict back should help. Ugly: 1. The Eifert injury, obviously. Bottom line, the first four game schedule the league handed the team was brutal and unfair, three of four on the road and all against top tier NFL qbs. The only home game not even on a Sunday and on short rest against a rival. That's crap. And they came out of it 3-1. That's amazing. Hopefully a return to health from Mixon, get Price back soon, and Burfict and being at home and they can build on this now. Hard not to be a little giddy. That was the exact kind of game yesterday they NEVER seem to win (shoot-out, and with adversity to boot).
  39. 8 points
  40. 8 points
  41. 8 points
    We lose Whit but somehow we still have Pacman n Mauluaga on the roster. FUCK MY LIFE
  42. 8 points
    Really gotta cut the trash bullshit out regarding LaFell. Every thread, every Bengals board, you're a broken record about something that you have zero logical arguments for. You're like a shittier Skip Bayless that exclusively posts on Bengals media.
  43. 8 points
    I'm a Buckeye homer, but there are plenty of Michigan players (including both receiver this year) who I think are underrated as draft prospects. Peppers is the complete opposite. Here's a fun writeup of his play from a Buckeye perspective: THE VILLAIN Photo Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports Just as every good song has already been written, every possible Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Jabrill Peppers take has also already been produced. You already know this playlist by heart: 1) Good Enough at Every Position (to just be okay) 2) Laughably Overrated 3) No Actually He's Quite Deserving 4) Bad Stats (What Stats?) 5) Peppers' Versatility Makes Don Brown's Defense Possible 6) Media Creation Borne Out of Desperately Wanting Another Charles Woodson to Happen Ohio State fans are a reliably hypersensitive tribe incapable of separating what matters to them from the context of any other football subject. The way a lot of you diminish Peppers has dangerous potential to send you hurtling into an unstoppable hypocritical orbit. Without peeling this onion too far, please cite Eddie George's most memorable play or contribution to The Game. Was he overrated? See, this is a dangerous game. So in that same vein, Peppers is the shittiest villain most Ohio State fans have ever witnessed in their lives. The result is every bit of adulation on his behalf becomes a triggering event. Let's start with his school-sanctioned #HEI5MAN campaign: Where to begin - the play being showcased here didn't count. You can literally see the flag that cancelled it at the beginning of the HEI5MAN highlight flying across your screen. It's in the screencap before you press play. This is Michigan's version of Greg Oden's iconic Final Four monster dunk against Georgetown which, inconveniently, didn't go in. Let's continue with the tackling competence on display in that clip, which hasn't been seen in a Michigan-Rutgers game since the last time Michigan visited Rutgers: Third of all it's a basic spin move...against Rutgers. Dontre Wilson does this whenever he enters a public restroom, which is the closest Rutgers approximation. It should have been more impressive, or even counted. But let's get back to the core of why Peppers hype is the perfect ruse for making Ohio State fans crazy. We have heard the fawning since his recruitment by Brady Hoke. Buckeye fans listened to it every week during his freshman season, when he played a little before taking a medical redshirt. Then it happened all over again last season. Then again in 2016. We prepared ourselves for terror. You hold your breath whenever Peppers has the ball. Only if you're simultaneously being crop-dusted. We are reliably hypersensitive, buuuuut also football-fluent enough to know what's real. Tom Harmon got a standing ovation in Ohio Stadium. Bo's turncoats during the Ten-Year War were despised because they overdelivered against the Buckeyes. I cannot type the words John Kolesar without tensing up. Woodson, Biakabutuka, Howard, hell - Shoelaces Robinson lighting up the bloated carcass of Ohio State's empty 2011 season gets a respectful nod. Michigan villains are as hated as they are fearsome. Even the two most noteworthy 0-4 guys in Wolverines history: MIKE HART VS. OSU 2004-2007 YEAR CARRIES YARDS TOTAL TDS 2004 18 61 100 1 2005 9 15 26 0 2006 23 142 147 3 2007 18 44 44 0 CHAD HENNE VS. OSU 2004-2007 YEAR ATT CMP TOTAL TD INT 2004 27 54 328 2 2 2005 25 36 223 1 0 2006 21 35 267 2 0 2007 11 34 68 0 0 ...had moments of villainry, despite lacking a corresponding victory. Respect. This brings us back to Peppers, whose empty statistics aren't worth throwing up here because - again - I buy into every track on the playlist above. Some football things just cannot be properly defended using stats. Sometimes you just need memorable plays. Here's one. That view doesn't do it justice - here's a better angle of Peppers trying to stop the least jukey full-time OSU quarterback since Todd Boeckman: Here's another. That's a 41-yard run by a quarterback who clocks 4.62 40. If Dontre seals his block properly, Peppers is chasing him all the way into the endzone like a one-man gopher colony. He had a great view of it. Speaking of having a great view: True Michigan villains are expected to deliver pain that burns for decades. They're as evil as they are effective, and their calculated assaults on Ohio State are burned into our memories forever. Peppers also promised Curtis Samuel would take some punishment this year. So to this hypersensitive tribe, he's a winless promise-breaker who frequently shows up in Michigan highlights we actually enjoy watching. He never even achieved Jim Mandich or Chris Perry sub-villain status. But that doesn't mean he isn't exceptional otherwise. From our vantage point - the only point we care about - it was all just a lot of noise. Good luck at the next level, choose your financial planner wisely and thanks for the MEMORIE5.
  44. 8 points
    He has VERY, VERY strong inbred features. Years and years of inbreeding. Interesting comments from Chris Kluwe on Deadspin about this piece of human shit. Chris KluweTimothy Burke 1/09/17 12:14am Fuck Joey Porter. He’s an asshole and I hope he gets his balls gnawed off by weasels. My rookie year, we were playing the Stealers week 15 or 16, and I’m trying to warm up for the game (context: I have a torn ACL in my kicking leg, so it was kind of a shitty time), when this fuckwit comes up, an hour and a half before the game, and tries to tell me that I can’t use the Stealers’ half of the field to warm up (meanwhile, their punter is on our side of the field, warming up with no problems, because we weren’t dickheads). I told him to fuck off, and then he starts acting like he’s stretching and tries to bump into me while I’m going through my motion. Darren Bennett comes tearing in off the bench (we had him on the roster in case I couldn’t punt), and almost throws down on Porter right there (my money would’ve been on Bennett). The refs come over, tell me I have to go back over to my side, and after some arguing where I tell them I’m well within my rights to be on the Stealers’ 40 yard line (since the rules dictate a 10 yard buffer zone at midfield that the kickers/punters can use), I tell them fine, I’ll go over to my side and just kick balls at the Stealers linebackers until I’m warm, which I proceeded to do. Sadly, Porter did not trip over one of the balls raining down on his warmup spot and tear his own ACL, but it wasn’t for lack of trying on my part.
  45. 8 points
    Considering there are only 32 NFL head coaching jobs available, my guess is plenty of people. This team is not in the same place it was the last time it was looking for a head coach. It has been successful most of the past several years, and is loaded with talent.
  46. 8 points
    Yep. I want the team to win a super bowl one day. You don't.
  47. 8 points
    The best way I can describe how I felt after the election is pretty similar to how I felt after 9-11. I felt like like a tragedy had just happened. Like my Country was never going to be the same. Overwhelmed by anxiety and stress about what's next? What does the future hold? If Trump had lost in the same way Hillary did, he be talking about rigged shit because he got more votes. Saying it was stolen from him. And a good amount of his supporters would be ready to start a civil war. Instead they're telling people to get over it. He won fair and square. And we should all support our President. You mean like they did Obama? *eye roll* The Russians cheering because Trump won, coupled with the fact they stoled emails to try and effect our election should be a huge red flag. But some are too stupid to care. "Hey he's running as a Republican! That's all that matters!" Oh and saying Trump isn't a racist is fucking laughable. And after 8 years of Republicans being against everything. They suddenly want us all to come together and sing kumbaya? Fuck them. And fuck Trump. He's not my President. I have never been so ashamed of this Country.
  48. 8 points
    I think it's funny how much shit we all talk about the sports media only to get mad when someone who has to deal with them constantly seems annoyed by them.
  49. 8 points
    I am boycotting beer.. Except Two Hearted Ale (yea..it's my favorite beer).... that's what your protest kinda sounds like to me.. No offense Rick...but if people want to boycott something in this country, it's their right to do it.. including the people you are talking about and you with the NFL/ESPN. Also, I don't let anyone tell me how to think, I have a mind of my own.. it's all entertainment to me, well except when we lose an then I am not that entertained. I have no problem with you or how you feel... really (it's your right)... and I don't usually chime in on stuff like this... I am just tired of people being outraged by other people expressing their right to do something... That's the great thing about the country...we ALL have rights.. That is all.. WHO-DEY!!!!!
  50. 8 points
    So, I will be out of town that weekend. My seats are in section 304, Row 2, Seats 3 and 4. I sit directly in front of Len Orme, (the guy who puts all the trips together that Amish and LeTigre talk about.) The seats aren't as good as your season tickets, obviously, but being in row 2 in the upper deck isn't bad at all. If you are interested, I would give them to you as a thanks for having the board up for so long.
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