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Title: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2 9/01/09 - 8/14/10
Post by: crazybabyborg on January 01, 2009, 02:20:19 PM
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Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: crazybabyborg on January 01, 2009, 02:46:20 PM
Welcome to the new, clean, cage "FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE".

Thanks, Frijole for choosing to honor Peaches in it!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 01, 2009, 03:00:12 PM
Makes me nervous because Peaches' team, the Huskers are having a tough game... not sure this is the best start to the thread, however.....

Peaches was a fighter and never gave up.  The Huskers are the same.  Perhaps she can use her angel wings in the 2nd half and tip a pass or two our way?  Like Peaches - I love my team no matter what.  No quit.  No way.  No how.  Play it til the end.

Peaches I hope you know how much you were loved by us all.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Red on January 01, 2009, 03:24:07 PM
TD HUSKERS!!! 14 - 10 ... come on big momentum comeback.

I am not really a Nebraska fan, but today I am ... go Huskers!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 01, 2009, 03:38:54 PM
TD HUSKERS!!! 14 - 10 ... come on big momentum comeback.

I am not really a Nebraska fan, but today I am ... go Huskers!!!

Thanks Red.  We are killing ourselves today... can use all the new fans and angels we can get.  GO BIG PEACHES!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Red on January 01, 2009, 03:50:24 PM
Nebaska stating to take over the game.

TD and now an interception ... go Huskers ... go

Clemson 21, NEB 17 and driving...

UPDATE : Clemson 21 Nebraska 20 in the 3rd


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 01, 2009, 04:07:47 PM
Nebaska stating to take over the game.

TD and now an interception ... go Huskers ... go

Clemson 21, NEB 17 and driving...

UPDATE : Clemson 21 Nebraska 20 in the 3rd

I am telling you Peaches is calling the plays.  Go Peaches.  We believe in miracles.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Red on January 01, 2009, 05:03:04 PM
Nebaska stating to take over the game.

TD and now an interception ... go Huskers ... go

Clemson 21, NEB 17 and driving...

UPDATE : Clemson 21 Nebraska 20 in the 3rd

I am telling you Peaches is calling the plays.  Go Peaches.  We believe in miracles.

I think I saw Peaches get her hand in there and break up the 3rd and goal play into the endzone ... 4th down and goal at the 26 for Clemson ... INCOMPLETE and Huskers have the ball!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Red on January 01, 2009, 05:07:15 PM
Nebaska stating to take over the game.

TD and now an interception ... go Huskers ... go

Clemson 21, NEB 17 and driving...

UPDATE : Clemson 21 Nebraska 20 in the 3rd

I am telling you Peaches is calling the plays.  Go Peaches.  We believe in miracles.

I think I saw Peaches get her hand in there and break up the 3rd and goal play into the end zone ... 4th down and goal at the 26 for Clemson ... INCOMPLETE and Huskers have the ball!!!

A NEW YEARS DAY PRESENT FOR PEACHES

Its a Final ...

CORN HUSKERS 26
CLEMSON 21

This was definitely one of the best bowl games of the season!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 01, 2009, 05:28:05 PM
Ah Peaches you did it!  I know you had a hand in this one - it was so very close.  I hope you have met my father in heaven by now - his name is Jerry and he will talk your ear off.  You two would be a riot together. 

Thanks for the win Peaches - you did it!  No quit in you.  Never was.  Fight to the finish.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: crazybabyborg on January 01, 2009, 05:47:57 PM
Wow! I feel lke Peaches has just christened this thread with her approval!

Wow!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Red on January 01, 2009, 06:44:53 PM
The poor Big 10 getting beaten up again in a major bowl.

USC all over Penn St at the half 31-7.

When is the BCS going to get a clue that the Big 10 does not belong in these games. Never should 2 teams from a down conference been allowed in BCS bowls. The Buckeyes will most likely get dismantled by Texas as well.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on January 01, 2009, 06:50:14 PM
Welcome CBB,  you have entered a very peaceful thread, except for maybe a debate or two over a playoff system. 

None: Thanks for your wishes about the snow.  We are getting a bit more today.  We set an all time record for the month of December.  Besides the snow on the ground, I have begun to try to get some of it off the roof since it is building up there.

I have not had time to watch even one bowl game.  I hope all of you are being successful with your teams and pools.

Happy New Year!!!!!

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Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 01, 2009, 09:09:29 PM
I'm so happy to be an Honorary Husker fan for this bowl game for the past month. Thank you Bean for taking this dog to the big game. Its extra special for the Win for Peaches. She  was our angel above. Also very fitting to go to page 2 today!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 01, 2009, 09:24:16 PM
Kiwi - glad you enjoyed being a Husker... we can use all the fans we can get.  LOL  I know it is pretty wild the way the thread change played into the outcome of the game.... also I am sure that Monkeys were praying for Peaches at halftime thanks to you.... I do believe our angel above helped us out today.  Knowing her sense of humor she is giggling at us right now and loving every minute of it too.

Are you still planning on going to the Fiesta Bowl?  If so who you rooting for?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 01, 2009, 09:28:16 PM
Nebaska stating to take over the game.

TD and now an interception ... go Huskers ... go

Clemson 21, NEB 17 and driving...

UPDATE : Clemson 21 Nebraska 20 in the 3rd

I am telling you Peaches is calling the plays.  Go Peaches.  We believe in miracles.

I think I saw Peaches get her hand in there and break up the 3rd and goal play into the end zone ... 4th down and goal at the 26 for Clemson ... INCOMPLETE and Huskers have the ball!!!

Red you have no idea how true your statement was...that was the play of the YEAR for that kid.  He is a walk on junior who hasn't seen much playing time.  I think they put him in due to his height and the starter wasn't having a great game.  When I saw the play I thought of Peaches too!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 01, 2009, 11:22:59 PM
Bean today is Our Angel Peaches Day. The Huskers Number One Fan! A truly incredible out pouring of love here and in the Monkey Lounge.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: BIGORANGECRUSH on January 02, 2009, 12:10:02 AM
So sorry about Peaches. I always enjoyed her comments.

Looks as if Tennessee will not lose a bowl game this this bowl season. ::MonkeyLaugh::

What do you  monkeys think of the new Tennessee coach and staff? ::MonkeyRoll::

Looks like the Hokies beat the Bearcats! ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: BIGORANGECRUSH on January 02, 2009, 12:22:43 AM
Wow! I feel lke Peaches has just christened this thread with her approval!

Wow!!

Nice legs BORG!! ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: crazybabyborg on January 02, 2009, 12:34:39 AM
Hey Big Orange!! I'm bumping this from the last thread for my thoughts on the new coach:   ::MonkeyWink::

Being a life long University of Tennessee fan I was thrilled with the official announcement of Monte Kiffin as our new defensive coordinator. It was a rumor that had been circulating since Lane was hired, but I didn’t get too excited about it in case it didn’t happen. The main criticism I have heard in regards to Monte is he is an NFL coach, not a college coach. Remember he was the head coach of NC State, the defensive coordinator for Lou Holtz at Arkansas, and he was a defensive coordinator under Tom Osborne at Nebraska. Obviously he won’t be out on the road all day everyday like some of the coachs, but he will be closer on the recruiting front. Imagine being a stud defensive prospect considering Tennessee. Monte comes and sits in your living room, taps his Super Bowl 37 ring on the table, and says "I can get you to the NFL". That’d be enough for most any kid to say Tennessee is the place for me! If the other rumors are true, that Ed Orgeron is coming as well, Tennessee will have a core of very good coaches, and recruiters as well. Now we need a qb.

As for the coming season I’m not one of these Vol fans that think we have to make it to the SEC championship game next year for next season to be successful. For me, a successful season would be 7 wins + a bowl game, beating one of Bama, Florida, or Georgia, and the team to improve from game 1 to game 10. Also I would like to see a swagger that Tennessee hasn’t shown in the past few seasons. Well I just wanted to express how happy I am at the direction the program is going. Here is a link to the Monte Kiffin article.
http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=889433 .


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 02, 2009, 01:51:19 AM
Bean, we were stuck in the airport with delays and we hustled to find a bar with TV screens so we could pull for the Huskers, what a turnaround it was  ::MonkeyDance:: People were staring at us yelling GO PEACHES !!!!!!!!!!!! It's amazing what a guardian angel can do !! Bo's comments post the game reflect WHY he's quality too, lucky you!

BOC I"m in your neck of the woods, going to see son early tomorrow to give him a mom hug for good luck !! All predictions are this game will be a nailbiter but I'll be praying to Rick and to Peaches to pull us through.

I see no one's talking about USC winning AGAIN  ::MonkeyConfused:: oh well. I was glad to see UGA win and I'll check back in after we win (fingers & toes crossed)  ::MonkeyWink::

Take care all!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: spooky112483 on January 02, 2009, 02:56:08 AM
Wow! I feel lke Peaches has just christened this thread with her approval!

Wow!!

That was amazing. We love and miss you Peaches!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: spooky112483 on January 02, 2009, 03:05:27 AM
So sorry about Peaches. I always enjoyed her comments.

Looks as if Tennessee will not lose a bowl game this this bowl season. ::MonkeyLaugh::

What do you  monkeys think of the new Tennessee coach and staff? ::MonkeyRoll::

Looks like the Hokies beat the Bearcats! ::MonkeyDance::

I'm impressed BOC. Looks like Lane is bringing in some good ones. You should be looking forward to a very good future. And I for one am excited about it for the SEC. Above all, I pull for a strong SEC. Dang S. Carolina!! And way to go Vandy, huh?!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: spooky112483 on January 02, 2009, 03:13:27 AM
Hey Big Orange!! I'm bumping this from the last thread for my thoughts on the new coach:   ::MonkeyWink::

Being a life long University of Tennessee fan I was thrilled with the official announcement of Monte Kiffin as our new defensive coordinator. It was a rumor that had been circulating since Lane was hired, but I didn’t get too excited about it in case it didn’t happen. The main criticism I have heard in regards to Monte is he is an NFL coach, not a college coach. Remember he was the head coach of NC State, the defensive coordinator for Lou Holtz at Arkansas, and he was a defensive coordinator under Tom Osborne at Nebraska. Obviously he won’t be out on the road all day everyday like some of the coachs, but he will be closer on the recruiting front. Imagine being a stud defensive prospect considering Tennessee. Monte comes and sits in your living room, taps his Super Bowl 37 ring on the table, and says "I can get you to the NFL". That’d be enough for most any kid to say Tennessee is the place for me! If the other rumors are true, that Ed Orgeron is coming as well, Tennessee will have a core of very good coaches, and recruiters as well. Now we need a qb.

As for the coming season I’m not one of these Vol fans that think we have to make it to the SEC championship game next year for next season to be successful. For me, a successful season would be 7 wins + a bowl game, beating one of Bama, Florida, or Georgia, and the team to improve from game 1 to game 10. Also I would like to see a swagger that Tennessee hasn’t shown in the past few seasons. Well I just wanted to express how happy I am at the direction the program is going. Here is a link to the Monte Kiffin article.
http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=889433 .


This is what most Bama fans thought about our season too. 8 wins is good. But the talent in the SEC is amazing and what a differance a good coach can make! Not anything against Fulmer but you know what I'm saying. Tennessee is an elite program that has made some very good decisions lately and will bounce back sooner rather than later!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: crazybabyborg on January 02, 2009, 05:07:57 AM
From your voice to God's ears, Spook! Good to see you, BTW!  ::MonkeyWink::

Nonsuche! If you are in BOC's neck of the woods,you are in my neck of the woods!!! If you need or want a place to light while you run around the country, just let me know!!!!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 02, 2009, 08:05:47 AM
None... best of luck to you guys today in your big game!!  I have to work so will only see the end of it.  We know there's an angel looking out for you today as well.

Laughing at the site of you and little None screaming at the lounge.  That is funny.
It worked because we held them to only 4 yards of rushing TOTAL.

BOC and CBB re TN.  I think everyone is amazed at the staff they are putting together.. but Daddy does has some connections.  No doubt they will be a recruiting machine.  As you know, proof comes when they win games.  Monte can coach a college team.  Key is for that group to gel as a staff and that egos don't get in the way and that they develop kids. We've discussed this alot here.  Pros to college doesn't always work.  It should be a very exciting and fun time in TN.  Good luck. 

Will check back later - have to leave for work early... have a good one all.  Enjoy the day None!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 02, 2009, 01:13:46 PM
CBB thank you precious but I am using all of my rewards points from all that travel at work to pay for my room and flight! Since many of us may be downsized soon I decided I deserved this trip !! Please pull for us, I saw son early this morning and told him the monkey aunties and uncles are pulling for him - along with RIck and Peaches !

Bean - I am so glad you had that win, it really validates that old school coaches with integrity still matter.

Fulmer is not a bad coach nor is he incapable of competing with the likes of Saban. He lost an outstanding OC and hired someone that got good press but wasn't as good as publicized. That's all that happened there, Fulmer did a lot for TN and I have to say I resent hearing he's not good enough.

We play an SEC team today and we don't underestimate that and they may well win over us, I still think wise people realize that there are great programs beyond the SEC also.

We're pulling out now, Beans & CBB & Kiwi & GO thanks for your support so much ! Kiwi could you have a wine cooler chilled and handy for me in the dawghouse in case we lose ?  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 02, 2009, 08:38:36 PM
None,  I went ahead and opened you up a nice bottle of wine... it's at the doghouse bar... Man that was a close game.  That last TD call for KY was a BAD one.  You were robbed - his knee was down.  I hate that. No excuse with instant replay.

I am having an equally bad day - I bet on Tx Tech, E Carolina and Bama. Now come on Bama and play some damn ball!  I think they are stunned like NE was yesterday the first half.  Hopefully they awake from their coma and play like they can.

 ::MonkeyConfused::

Come on and roll tide! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 02, 2009, 10:57:13 PM
None the wine coolers are chilled I already started in on them sorry! Bean was right it was very close. Hey and Utah what can I say. I know the Wolverines only were 3-9 but we started out by losing to Utah in a close game. Still does anyone have a spare spread offense QB for next season? The Dawg House was and is still open to all! ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Red on January 03, 2009, 12:05:09 AM
I cannot believe that BAMA lost to Utah. More so I cannot believe that Texas Tech lost to Ole Miss.

I have firmly come to believe that there is far too much time between last regular season game and bowls. The Bowl games have become a crap shoot and it makes no difference what teams did during regular season.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 03, 2009, 12:22:55 AM
Hey Bean and Kiwi, I'm headed to the dawghouse now for libations, I need some wine !!! arrrrrghhhhhh!!!

If son had made that one play on the 4th down he would have made ESPN sportscenter for a miracle play, geez amongst our OL breaking down along with bad throws and butterfingers with others - well we lost that game nonetheless. The officiating left much to be desired in the second half but it was still our loss to own. Oh well.....

I am more shocked by Ole Miss winning. I was so surprised JPW didn't go to Julio in the 4th of the Bama game, even triple teamed he's still a threat he's so talented.

Red, as a parent I was upset to hear some of our players were allowed to go out and party this week and do strip clubs???? Thank heavens my son knows I"d have worn his behind out if he had, but I think coaches need to make better decisions leading up to these bowl games.

I guess we have plenty of time to dissect this  ::MonkeyConfused::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: BIGORANGECRUSH on January 03, 2009, 12:45:29 AM
CBB thank you precious but I am using all of my rewards points from all that travel at work to pay for my room and flight! Since many of us may be downsized soon I decided I deserved this trip !! Please pull for us, I saw son early this morning and told him the monkey aunties and uncles are pulling for him - along with RIck and Peaches !

Bean - I am so glad you had that win, it really validates that old school coaches with integrity still matter.

Fulmer is not a bad coach nor is he incapable of competing with the likes of Saban. He lost an outstanding OC and hired someone that got good press but wasn't as good as publicized. That's all that happened there, Fulmer did a lot for TN and I have to say I resent hearing he's not good enough.

We play an SEC team today and we don't underestimate that and they may well win over us, I still think wise people realize that there are great programs beyond the SEC also.

We're pulling out now, Beans & CBB & Kiwi & GO thanks for your support so much ! Kiwi could you have a wine cooler chilled and handy for me in the dawghouse in case we lose ?  ::MonkeyWink::

None you are right on the money to what happen to Fulmer. I would have given him another year with understanding of 8 wins or agree to resign. I am excited with what is going on with the staff Kiffin is bringing together. AS CBB said we need to get a great QB in the fold. I hope Kiffin can get Crompton on track as I think his offense will fit Crompton better.

None who recurited that team talent at Ole Miss? He is now at Tennessee.  ::MonkeyCool::

Spooky sorry about the Tide loss. I support all SEC teams as well some ACC.  I guess I will have to consider Utah as a possible National Champ.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: BIGORANGECRUSH on January 03, 2009, 12:52:09 AM
Hey Bean and Kiwi, I'm headed to the dawghouse now for libations, I need some wine !!! arrrrrghhhhhh!!!

If son had made that one play on the 4th down he would have made ESPN sportscenter for a miracle play, geez amongst our OL breaking down along with bad throws and butterfingers with others - well we lost that game nonetheless. The officiating left much to be desired in the second half but it was still our loss to own. Oh well.....

I am more shocked by Ole Miss winning. I was so surprised JPW didn't go to Julio in the 4th of the Bama game, even triple teamed he's still a threat he's so talented.

Red, as a parent I was upset to hear some of our players were allowed to go out and party this week and do strip clubs???? Thank heavens my son knows I"d have worn his behind out if he had, but I think coaches need to make better decisions leading up to these bowl games.

I guess we have plenty of time to dissect this  ::MonkeyConfused::



Sorry about the Pirate loss. Memphis does have some great clubs. ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 03, 2009, 09:15:49 AM
I cannot believe that BAMA lost to Utah. More so I cannot believe that Texas Tech lost to Ole Miss.

I have firmly come to believe that there is far too much time between last regular season game and bowls. The Bowl games have become a crap shoot and it makes no difference what teams did during regular season.

Weird day yesterday.  All 3 underdogs win.  I agree that timeoff plays a roll.  I will add that attitude can be added to the mix.

The BCS does not put the best teams against each other because they are more concerned about how fan bases travel.  That makes some of the matches a joke.

Teams that WANT to be in the bowl tend to play better than those that feel they should have been in a better match up.  Texas Tech was way better than they played.  I think the snubbing by the Heisman, the B12 tie breaking fiasco etc got to them.  They had a choice - to come out and fight to prove a point or whine and lose.  They lost. 

I'm in shock over the BAMA loss.  I'm sure Andre not playing had an effect but they got beat soundly.  Is Utah that good?  We'll never know.  They sure looked good.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 03, 2009, 09:17:29 AM

If son had made that one play on the 4th down he would have made ESPN sportscenter for a miracle play


None I was driving home from work and so only heard it on the radio.  It takes the whole team to win.  Tell him we love him and support him.  He comes back next year right?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 03, 2009, 09:21:40 AM
BOC you should have an interesting year ahead of you with all the change.  I shared with the others earlier that MK was a frat bro of my father at NU.  My mom just told me they double dated throughout college.  LOL  So I have to cheer the guy on.

Don't forget today is the international bowl - first bowl in U of Buffalo's history.  The entire team from '58 that didn't play (because they wouldn't let black men play back then) are being treated to the game by the school.  I'd think there will be some interesting coverage of that.  Hard to imagine.

I'll be rooting for Turner Gill for sure. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on January 03, 2009, 01:12:28 PM
none, I was running around with DD#3 all day yesterday and half the night so I did not get to see NASCAR's game.  I am so sorry I missed it!  Tell him I am sorry they did not win but to keep up the good work next year! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 04, 2009, 01:20:27 AM
Some pretty large upsets in the NFL playoffs with Az and Chargers all winning.At home both teams proved they can stay with the best. We'll see if they can hold on the road or with poor field conditions.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 04, 2009, 07:33:04 PM
None- Sorry I missed the game. For some reason the game time was a lot earlier than I was expecting. At least they were right there at the end. NASCAR is still my hero for working through injury and having the opportunity to make the difference. Never really understood the point of partying the night before a game on any level.
Red- I really agree the time between end of regular season and bowl games can be very long. Not an excuse, but the Big 10 finishes about 6 weeks out in the middle of November.
plus I would love to see a playoff system. Just with the Rose Bowl's revenues to the Pack 10 and Big 10, that kills most discussion of a playoff, for now.
Bean- Going to take my son to the Fiesta Bowl and try to buy tickets there. On line there are a few thousand around. Should be able to get a good seat and price with my seating chart in hand. Just hope I buy real tickets!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 05, 2009, 07:00:15 AM

Bean- Going to take my son to the Fiesta Bowl and try to buy tickets there. On line there are a few thousand around. Should be able to get a good seat and price with my seating chart in hand. Just hope I buy real tickets!

Enjoy the game w/son... Had that happen to me once - bought tickets outside stadium and went to my seats.  Shortly thereafter another couple had tickets for same seats.  Thank GOD mine were the legit ones and the other couple had to leave.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on January 05, 2009, 01:39:34 PM
CBB....what a lovely sentiment..you are always so thoughtful! i am honored to dedicate our football thread to Peaches!!!
just wanted to drop in and say HAPPY NEW YEAR!! ::MonkeyDance:: anybody tired of football yet? not this group...lol!! what we have 2 more to go? bean what a way to end your season. i am so pleased this year has made up for last years nightmare!! ::cartwheel:: none...i am sure nascar was disappointed but Kentucky is nothing to sneeze at...we lost to them too even tho we should have won!! ::MonkeyWink:: sorry, i couldn't make it to memphis...i really wanted to but i was sick during a lot of that time plus having to work major hours...one of these days our paths will cross!!!!
pd you have been in my prayers...thought of you a lot lately!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 05, 2009, 07:27:05 PM
Hey cuz I actually am tired of football actually.............glad for the break to tell you the truth ! Work is heating up again quickly and it's not pretty so probably best I turn my attention to that now.

Casa, Frijole, & Kiwi thanks for your kind support. Some are calling it the "knee bowl" now thanks to officiating but honestly, we just didn't have the momentum in the second half we needed to maintain the lead. Oh well.......there is always next season.

BOC, we played Kentucky LOL, not a memphis team !

Back to work for me but hopeful everyone has a great week !


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 05, 2009, 09:47:43 PM
Live from the fiesta Bowl. Almost at the half interception OSU.6-3 OSU


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 05, 2009, 10:24:18 PM
Live from the fiesta Bowl. Almost at the half interception OSU.6-3 OSU

I thought I saw you!  LOL.  Defensive battle.  I need TX to win to have any shot at the pool.  Dang it.  Good game.  McCoy looks off tonight.  Hope you are having fun!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: texasmom on January 06, 2009, 12:21:04 AM
Live from the fiesta Bowl. Almost at the half interception OSU.6-3 OSU

Final:   Texas 24 OSU 21    ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z8l9YNSEbM

Hook 'em!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on January 06, 2009, 12:36:47 AM
another longhorn comeback ::MonkeyShocked::.....colt mccoy sure is a likable fellow...him and tim tebow always thank jesus christ their lord and savior first....hmmmm...makes you think these qb's know who to put their trust in. ::MonkeyCool::
did feel sorry for ohio state...they did have a great game plan and if beanie wells had not been hurt for the second half....who knows? ::MonkeyNoNo::
1 more to go.....so....if florida wins....texas and utah have a legit claim to the national title along with florida....if oklahoma wins it will be more clear cut who gets it? really is confusing ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 06, 2009, 01:20:05 AM
Wow just got home. My son loved it. Fans were great for both sides. I'll try to post a cell phone picture later of the game. Bean thanks for reminding me to just take a chance and go.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 06, 2009, 06:39:49 AM
another longhorn comeback ::MonkeyShocked::.....colt mccoy sure is a likable fellow...him and tim tebow always thank jesus christ their lord and savior first....hmmmm...makes you think these qb's know who to put their trust in. ::MonkeyCool::
did feel sorry for ohio state...they did have a great game plan and if beanie wells had not been hurt for the second half....who knows? ::MonkeyNoNo::
1 more to go.....so....if florida wins....texas and utah have a legit claim to the national title along with florida....if oklahoma wins it will be more clear cut who gets it? really is confusing ::MonkeyConfused::

 ::MonkeyLaugh::  It's the championship so whoever wins, wins.  Or so I thought.  Utah is SOL.  Maybe the AP writers will throw them a bone and vote them #1 in their poll so there will be a split champion but the BCS will go with the winner of the game TX.

The system is flawed.  But it was a great game and congrats to TX for winning and OSU for playing it close to the end.  Awesome game.  Kiwi glad you took the kid = that's one memory he'll never forget! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 06, 2009, 06:50:09 AM
oops... I meant to say the winner of the BCS game, not TX.  But yes the system is flawed and this will give the media something to discuss for a couple more days.  LOL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on January 06, 2009, 10:10:02 AM
I'm already looking forward to next year!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 06, 2009, 02:02:18 PM
I'm already looking forward to next year!!!

That's because you guys ROCKED this year!  Did someone overturn that dang ruling so you can play for all the marbles next year?  Geez.  Hope so!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 06, 2009, 02:03:38 PM
WOW... this should ignite some fire...  what do you guys think? ::MonkeyEek::

The following is an open letter to the 72 members of the media who are entitled to cast votes in the Associated Press college football poll.

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to urge you -- no, implore you -- to cast your final ballot of the season with one team and one only team ranked No. 1: the University of Utah.

I say this not to demean the performance of Southern California, Texas or the winner of Thursday's Oklahoma-Florida game. All are fine teams that have had outstanding seasons. They have, however, one thing that Utah does not have.

A loss.

All of us know that in competition anyone -- whether an individual or a team -- who does not lose once is the champion. It's really pretty simple: If no one beats you, then you are the winner. You are No. 1. You go home with the first-place trophy.

There is only one sport on earth where this is not always the case: Division 1-A college football or, as the pretentious folks at the NCAA now like to call it, the football bowl subdivision. It's worth noting that those same NCAA tools like to call Division 1-AA the football championship subdivision. In other words, a team -- this year it was Richmond -- wins a 16-team tournament and earns an actual championship, as opposed to a bunch of computers and voters getting together to select a champion.


Championships, as we all know, are supposed to be won, not selected. That's one reason why figure skating, though it may be athletic and at times sublimely aesthetic isn't a sport. The same goes for diving or any alleged competition that involves judging. Chess is a sport; gymnastics is not.

Sadly, the preening, hypocrital presidents who run the so-called Bowl Championship Series have turned college football into figure skating. Maybe next year at season's end, coaches who believe their teams have a case to be national champion can sit together in a "kiss and cry," area, hold hands and wait for the judges' scores to be posted. Wouldn't you just love to see Mack Brown and Bob Stoops holding hands while they wait?

There are many reasons for all of you to cast your votes for the Utes on Thursday night after the final game is finally over (the over-under on the time of that game is 3 hours 53 minutes, unless there's overtime).

It isn't just because they are the only one of the 119 so-called BCS teams that finished undefeated. It isn't even because they went to New Orleans last Friday and handily beat an Alabama team that spent the last month of the regular season ranked No. 1 in every poll. It isn't just that they beat Alabama with considerably more ease than Florida did in December; the Gators had to muster every bit of Tim Tebow's swagger to come from behind and beat the Tide in the fourth quarter. The Utes never trailed in the Sugar Bowl. They scored on their first three possessions, and when Alabama closed to 21-17 early in the third quarter and stole momentum, Utah's players took a deep breath and took back control of the game.

Yet that's still not the reason to vote for Utah. I'm sure some of you who cover the SEC or The Big 12 or even the Pac-10 (which went 1-6 against Utah's Mountain West Conference before going 5-0 in bowl games, four of them against BCS opponents) may argue about strength of schedule. Those who cover the ACC, the Big East or the Big Ten can sit this part of the argument out.

First of all, the strength-of-schedule argument is bogus. How tough did Texas Tech and Oklahoma State prove to be in the postseason? Beyond that, consider this: Do you think anyone from a BCS conference is going to start a home-and-home with Utah -- or Boise State or TCU or Brigham Young -- anytime soon? No. The BCS schools would rather schedule Coastal Carolina and Wofford and Pacific (to name a few teams that played BCS powers this year) than schedule Utah, especially on the road. Michigan did deign to play the Utes at home and we all know how that turned out. In retrospect, it might have been one of Michigan's better performances all fall.

The fact that teams from the ACC, Big Ten and Big East get automatic bids to BCS games is yet another condemnation of the system. Automatic bids are fine in college basketball, where there are 65 spots available and more than half go to at-large teams. To give more than half the available bids on an automatic basis when there are only 10 spots available is a joke.

Virginia Tech and Cincinnati deserved to be in the Orange Bowl about as much as Boise State and TCU deserved to have to play in the Poinsettia Bowl before Christmas day. Those bowls should have been reversed. And please don't cite Cincinnati's 11-2 record going into the game. The Bearcats best win was over a Pittsburgh team that couldn't score a single point in its bowl game. The one time Cincinnati ventured out to play a ranked team it got shellacked by 26 point at Oklahoma. As for Virginia Tech, its four losses included one to East Carolina, which couldn't hold off a 6-6 Kentucky team in its bowl game, and one to Boston College, which also lost to a 6-6 team ¿ storied loser Vanderbilt, at that -- in its bowl. Enough said.

As for the Big Ten, has anyone noticed that it really doesn't play much football anymore? After the Fiesta Bowl it finished 1-6 in bowls, the only win in an Iowa victory over a South Carolina team whose 63-year-old coach is by far the best quarterback wearing the school colors. The Gamecocks finished the season on a three-game losing streak, the losses by a combined score of 118-30. Why Steve Spurrier wants to keep watching this is beyond me.

Sorry, I digress.

While the case for the Utes as the No. 1 team can be made based on record, on their win over Alabama, on BCS teams' refusal to play them on the road and on the remarkable mediocrity of three of six BCS conferences (not to mention Notre Dame which is reveling in a 7-6 record; boy is that Charlie Weis a coaching genius), that's not why you should vote for them.

The reason to vote for Utah is simple: This is the one and only way you can stand up to the BCS bullies -- the university presidents, commissioners, athletic directors and the TV networks who enable them -- and, to renew a catch phrase, just say no. Say no to this horrible, hypocritical, feed-the-big-boys system. Say no to the idea that fair competition doesn't matter. Say no to all the hype surrounding the power conferences and power teams. To co-opt yet another catch phrase, say yes to change.

Trust me, your vote matters. It will infuriate the winner of Oklahoma-Florida to only be a split national champion. You can bet the winning coach and all the big conference apologists will be ripping you guys as media-know-nothings who just don't understand football

That's good. Stand up and be proud. The old saying that you judge a man by his enemies will never have more validity than if you have the guts to refuse to be abused again. Don't study any strength of schedule and don't be wowed if one of the quarterbacks puts up 500 yards or scores 60 points Thursday night.

Do what's right. Vote for Utah because the Utes beat every team they were allowed to play and because everything about the BCS is rancid and corrupt. If you are part of the system -- and you are if you go along like sheep and vote the Florida-Oklahoma winner No. 1 -- then you're responsible for the system.

Surely you want no part in this system. This is your chance to be free of it, to stand up and do something that will be remembered, to do something for which you'll be proud, years from now, to tell your children and grandchildren you did because it needed to be done.

To quote one of the corporations that funds the BCS itself, just do it. I promise you will be glad that you did, and years from now, when the world is finally rid of the BCS, the rest of us will be, too.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...010600092.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 06, 2009, 05:11:03 PM
C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\Desktop\New Folder\tn.jpg hopefully this will post here! From the Fiesta Bowl last nights game.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 06, 2009, 05:14:07 PM
Hmmm it looks fine on my phone and desk top. ::cartwheel:: maybe next time!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 06, 2009, 05:40:04 PM
Live from the fiesta Bowl. Almost at the half interception OSU.6-3 OSU

Final:   Texas 24 OSU 21    ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z8l9YNSEbM

Hook 'em!

I'm such a fool... played it at work with no sound (go figure) and I STILL GOT CHILLS.  Not even my team.  That was cool.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 06, 2009, 05:40:57 PM
Hmmm it looks fine on my phone and desk top. ::cartwheel:: maybe next time!

Maybe one of our more tech. advanced monkeys can help you out... I hate photobucket so it's not me.  Anyone help ole KIWI (Lassie) out?   ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 07, 2009, 04:00:49 AM
Hmmm it looks fine on my phone and desk top. ::cartwheel:: maybe next time!

Kiwi-

Open a reply box to post, look just below the box on the bottom left hand corner and click on additional options. A drop down menu will open and you need to click on Browse and then locate the photo on your hard drive (in it's folder) then click on the photo to attach it, then click open in that browsing box.

Then click Post and you should be good to go.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 07, 2009, 04:06:02 AM
Bean, that writer with the Washington Post is echoing the article I posted from slate.com detailing how college football is more ruthless than the NFL now largely due to the BCS. It really isn't very different from corporate america now, and since I work for one of the largest global companies I can confirm the tactics and the lack of ethics is very similar. It is all about those at the top of the food chain and their almighty dollar/take. Don't forget ESPN either, they are a major player in driving this too.

I'd like to think someone, anyone will stand up and vote for the 'little guy/Utah" but I also think it could be akin to being 'deep throat'.........we shall see though. Who knows, maybe we'll all be surprised but it will take a real rebellion on the part of AP 72 sports media writers with votes to accomplish it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 07, 2009, 12:27:18 PM
It appears the attorney general for Utah may file suit against the BCS ???  ::MonkeyEek::

That should get some attention, YIKES !!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 07, 2009, 08:03:41 PM
Ok I went into the test section. Thanks None! So here it goes again!
(http://)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 07, 2009, 08:12:43 PM
Well as long as I'm logged in the picture is posted. As you can see a little higher up and I wouldn't have been inside the dome. Still there are no bad seats, except for that guy standing in front of me. ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 07, 2009, 08:42:35 PM
Ok I went into the test section. Thanks None! So here it goes again!
(http://)

Cool!  So I have to ask.. did you root for your Big 10 brethren or for Texas?   ::MonkeyHaHa::  Loaded question huh...

I was at the Fiesta Bowl the year we beat the crap out of Florida (Tommy Frazier) and won the Natl Champ game.  My sis lives there.  My bro flew up from FL and the 3 of us went and had a blast.  We didn't have tickets til we got to Phoenix and boy did we luck out.  We got them for FACE value on the 45 yard line lower level from a season ticket holder who was ill.  L U C K.

Tomorrow night is the dance.  Who's everyone pulling for?

Course I have to go w/OK but I think it will be a close game.  As always, defense will win it.  And turnovers.  Why do they play this game mid week for crying out loud?

PDH... I am starting to get very worried about you.  Long time no see.  I hope you are OK.  Is your daughter doing better?  Let us know you are OK when you are up to it.  Hugs.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 07, 2009, 08:49:27 PM
Well as long as I'm logged in the picture is posted. As you can see a little higher up and I wouldn't have been inside the dome. Still there are no bad seats, except for that guy standing in front of me. ::MonkeyWink::

 ::MonkeyDance:: you did it Kiwi ! Love the photo and we almost always have someone in front of us who's blocking our view don't we?  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 07, 2009, 08:51:06 PM
Bean I'm not picking sides for the game tomorrow night, don't want to jinx it  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I'm worried about pdh too, I'm going to send her an email tonight.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 08, 2009, 10:59:19 PM
PDH we miss you......

Well this game seemed to be a stand-off until the 3rd Q and Tebow appears to be a man on a mission but as we saw with our bowl game.......it ain't over yet.

we shall see........anyone else watching?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 09, 2009, 07:51:56 AM
Yes None I watched it.  It was actually a very close game.  Lots of talent on both sides of the ball.  Really have to question some of Stoops' play calling on the 2 failed TD drives.  I say the lost due to coaching.

HOWEVER I have to say that FL had 2 players that were the main difference.  What talent.

So season over.. guess it's time to talk recruiting and coaching shuffles huh. LOL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 09, 2009, 10:26:14 AM
Bean I agree, did you see Stoop's face during the last few minutes? It was almost painful to watch his expression. I agree Harvin and Tebow were stellar last night and it was a very close game, neck and neck for much of the game.

Sports Illustrated is now asking the question, I'm interested to see what ESPN says however, since they are the largest media outlet on the take with the BCS dollars......

here's the link to SI's piece on who deserves the nat'l championship

http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/the_sweep/posts/39221-who-really-deserves-the-no-1-ranking?cnn=yes


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on January 09, 2009, 06:49:18 PM
I'm already looking forward to next year!!!

That's because you guys ROCKED this year!  Did someone overturn that dang ruling so you can play for all the marbles next year?  Geez.  Hope so!!

As of right now the rules are the same!  I doubt they will change but we can hope.  Son felt good about the season so I am ok although it does not seem fair that they could not be the "official" Southland Conference champions.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 09, 2009, 07:21:28 PM
I'm already looking forward to next year!!!

That's because you guys ROCKED this year!  Did someone overturn that dang ruling so you can play for all the marbles next year?  Geez.  Hope so!!

As of right now the rules are the same!  I doubt they will change but we can hope.  Son felt good about the season so I am ok although it does not seem fair that they could not be the "official" Southland Conference champions.

OK... when you can I'd like the details of why they weren't champions again.  It just seems so unfair.  Can we help?   ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on January 10, 2009, 01:12:18 AM
My son came by tonight before he goes back to school Monday.  Of course we talked a bit about football.  He said he had lost weight as he had not been in the weight room.  He is about 6 foot 3 and a skinny rail!  He had gained weight over the season but has lost since football season was over.  Wish I could be that dang skinny! haha  I have told him about all of my friends who root for him but I had never told him his nickname, speedy.  I told him tonight and he just grinned from ear to ear!  Y'all have made a good kid so pleased to know that strangers are rooting for him!  There are many lessons that I have tried to teach him but yall have given him such a good example of those lessons.  Thank you all for caring and I promise you that your caring and interest is not lost on him.  He is so pleased and grateful that people that do not know him are pulling for him to do a good job.  He is learning that love and caring has no boundaries!  It transcends race. school, area of the country, etc.  Thank you all for helping me to teach him some important life lessons!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 10, 2009, 05:25:02 AM
casa you must be so proud indeed. I wish speedy and nascar could meet. Son was called 'white boy' when he transferred and it was painful for him, but he just pushed through it to earn some respect through his effort and commitment. He's grinned everytime I told him about his monkey aunts and uncles cheering him on. It does matter doesn't it? For these boys to know that others want good things for them without ever wanting anything in return but for their success. I agree, these are life lessons that make them better men. I'm so glad you got to see him and he made time for his "momma".

Our banquet is tonight so I'll be traveling and the head coach called son into his office yesterday with something special for him - great validation for son and his long siege to make his mark. So God is good today.

I wish Peaches and Rick were here, they would both help us to celebrate.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 10, 2009, 09:40:21 AM
Ah Casa, that gave me chills.  Isn't it amazing how the little things can mean so much?  Sometimes we forget.  We adopt kids in this thread.  ::MonkeyHaHa::  Whether they want us to or not.

None we are equally proud of Nascar.  Have fun at the banquet!!!

GO you'll appreciate this - Kevin C (our former DC under Callahan) has been named CO DC at Minnesota.  I am shocked a D1 school would give him a shot after what happened.  The HC is a former player of his I believe. Wish him well but I would suspect your team might be guaranteed some future wins from this move.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: BIGORANGECRUSH on January 11, 2009, 12:00:01 AM
Well it seems most had a better season than the Vols.   ::MonkeyConfused::I hope we can get things turned around.  Just pull for the YOUNG Lady Vols! ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on January 11, 2009, 03:52:24 PM
Ah Casa, that gave me chills.  Isn't it amazing how the little things can mean so much?  Sometimes we forget.  We adopt kids in this thread.  ::MonkeyHaHa::  Whether they want us to or not.

None we are equally proud of Nascar.  Have fun at the banquet!!!

GO you'll appreciate this - Kevin C (our former DC under Callahan) has been named CO DC at Minnesota.  I am shocked a D1 school would give him a shot after what happened.  The HC is a former player of his I believe. Wish him well but I would suspect your team might be guaranteed some future wins from this move.

Interesting..... I doubt we are going to have many wins next year if we can't find a QB.  PJ Hill is not coming back for his senior year which sort of reflects the status of the program.  We will not be short of runningbacks.  Those we always seem to be able to recruit.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on January 11, 2009, 03:56:38 PM

Cold is Relative……….and a good part of this is true

60 above zero:Floridians turn on the heat. People in Wisconsin plant gardens.

50 above zero:Gulf Coast people shiver uncontrollably. People in Milwaukee sunbathe.

40 above zero:English cars won’t start. People in Wisconsin drive with the windows down.

32 above zero:Distilled water freezes.The water in Green Bay gets thicker.

20 above zero:Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and wool hats. People in Wisconsin throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero:New York landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Wisconsin have the last cookout before it gets cold.

Zero:People in Miami all die. Wisconsinites close the windows.

10 below zero:Californians fly away to Mexico. People in Wisconsin get out their winter coats.

25 below zero:Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Wisconsin are selling cookies……….door to door.

40 below zero:Washington DC runs out of hot air. People in Wisconsin let the dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero:Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Wisconsinites get upset because they can’t start the Mini-Van.

460 (-459.67 F below zero):ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero, zero on the Kelvin scale.) People in Wisconsin start saying…”Cold ’nuff fer ya?”




 
When it’s winter in Wisconsin

And the gentle breezes blow,

About seventy miles and hour

And it’s fifty-two below,

You can tell you’re in Wisconsin

‘Cause the snow’s up to your butt.

You take a breath of winter air

And your nostrils both freeze shut.

The weather here is wonderful,

So I guess I’ll hang around,

I could never leave Wisconsin

My feet are frozen to the ground!

 
Have a great weekend!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 12, 2009, 10:56:58 AM
Casa and None- Yes we have some great young men there! We do appreciate the connection and pull for them every chance we get. I hope to see more of them in the coming seasons. ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: sharon on January 12, 2009, 12:40:52 PM

Cold is Relative……….and a good part of this is true

60 above zero:Floridians turn on the heat. People in Wisconsin plant gardens.

50 above zero:Gulf Coast people shiver uncontrollably. People in Milwaukee sunbathe.

40 above zero:English cars won’t start. People in Wisconsin drive with the windows down.

32 above zero:Distilled water freezes.The water in Green Bay gets thicker.

20 above zero:Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and wool hats. People in Wisconsin throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero:New York landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Wisconsin have the last cookout before it gets cold.

Zero:People in Miami all die. Wisconsinites close the windows.

10 below zero:Californians fly away to Mexico. People in Wisconsin get out their winter coats.

25 below zero:Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Wisconsin are selling cookies……….door to door.

40 below zero:Washington DC runs out of hot air. People in Wisconsin let the dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero:Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Wisconsinites get upset because they can’t start the Mini-Van.

460 (-459.67 F below zero):ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero, zero on the Kelvin scale.) People in Wisconsin start saying…”Cold ’nuff fer ya?”




 
When it’s winter in Wisconsin

And the gentle breezes blow,

About seventy miles and hour

And it’s fifty-two below,

You can tell you’re in Wisconsin

‘Cause the snow’s up to your butt.

You take a breath of winter air

And your nostrils both freeze shut.

The weather here is wonderful,

So I guess I’ll hang around,

I could never leave Wisconsin

My feet are frozen to the ground!

 
Have a great weekend!


 ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::

btw -- we would NEVER make it to zero here in Miami. 20 would kill us  ::MonkeyWink::  We consider 76 a 'cold front'.  ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 12, 2009, 02:21:27 PM
GO I could never live up your way... where I am is plenty cold and snowy.  We are having yet another snow storm today... I didn't know it was forecasted.  Didn't bring my gloves dang it.  Roads were icy again this a.m.  This is getting old.  Please come spring!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 12, 2009, 06:54:06 PM
Well the Cardinals come back to Phoenix this weekend to play the Eagle's. Win or lose they had a fine season. Too bad it will be 72 deg in the stadium with the roof on, or off and no chance of snow or rain. All though there are those that feel its not a real game unless its below zero and snowing. There are times that I enjoy watching a game without the elements deciding like a flip of a coin.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 13, 2009, 03:14:26 PM
GO should we chip in for a snow blower for you?

pdh I am worried, please email me or post so we'll know you're okay!

kiwi - thank you, I really appreciate all the support from the monkey uncles and aunts as does son

A friend at work who is a manic Tebow fan pinged this link to me a short while ago, don't have time to read it in detail due to work but skimmed it and wanted to post it for others, it looks interesting. Leave it to Tebow to change the complexion of the NFL....

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/tim_layden/01/13/tebow/index.html?bcnn=yes

Tim Layden > INSIDE THE NFL

The Tebow experiment is inevitable

Nice of Tim Tebow to end the suspense early. But the debate on his future will continue unabated, and not just on blog posts and sports talk radio.

This debate has nothing to do with his place in college football history or fast-tracking his path to sainthood. Without taking another snap for the Gators, Tebow is already on the short list of the best to play the college game.

The commentary on his impeccable character is tiresome, but Tebow has already won a Heisman Trophy and two national championships. (If not for some very sketchy voting patterns this year, he would have two Heismans.) He could leave Gainesville next spring with two statues and three national titles, which would be unprecedented. I have no idea if he is a better college player than Doc Blanchard, but he's in the team picture.

Yet there is a far more intriguing argument on the table: Where does Tebow fit in the NFL? Does he fit in the NFL at all? I won't pretend to know the answer but I can guarantee there is no shortage of NFL executives and coaches dying to find out. And anybody who dismisses Tebow on the grounds he's just another college athlete who can't play the NFL game is on a different page from the people who will decide his football future.

In November I wrote a story about the re-emergence of single wing-based formations and plays -- a.k.a. the "Wildcat'' -- in the NFL and college football. Tebow's name kept coming up, and without provocation. Example: When I spoke with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator (and former Miami Dolphins head coach) Cam Cameron, he was talking about playing in the NFL with a full-time single wing-style quarterback. He expressed skepticism and then added, "Maybe Tebow can do it.''

I hadn't asked him about Tebow. But he mentioned Tebow just the same. Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, who has been a head coach in both the NFL (Dallas Cowboys) and college (Georgia Tech), did the same thing. And so did Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who introduced Tebow into our interview by saying, "Tebow, obviously, is a special one.''

The NFL is fascinated with Tebow because he represents a potential evolutionary step in offensive professional football. (Emphasis here on potential because it's all a guessing game at this point.)

Belichick says, "To win in the NFL you have to be able to throw the ball.'' And that is unquestioned. However, the complexity and athleticism of NFL defenses challenge the passing game in such ways that smart offensive minds are constantly trying to find a means to make the quarterback a more effective and dangerous player. They all would love to find a quarterback who is a threat to pass or run on every snap. All of them.

The option game has been a staple of college football for decades, whether in the Oklahoma T-formation under Bud Wilkinson in the 1950s or the Texas and Oklahoma wishbones in the 70s or the Vince Young/Pat White zone-read option in this decade. Yet the option has never translated to the NFL on the theory that professional defenses are too fast and too physical. Option reads would be ineffective because NFL players would overwhelm it with speed. And the quarterback would get mauled.

Slowly, however, rigid old rules are loosening. There is no movement afoot to install the Air Force flexbone in the NFL, but there is absolutely an interest in using option principles to complicate defensive preparation. "Somebody, someday is going to run the option in the NFL,'' says Gailey, "and when that happens, all bets are off.''

For now, the goal is more modest. Gradually, over the past several seasons -- culminating in the Miami Wildcat -- NFL teams have experimented with direct snaps to a single wing-style tailback. (With the Dolphins, that was Ronnie Brown). This forces the defense to account for an extra player as a potential ballcarrier and reduces the number of bodies they can commit to the box.

If that player is a threat to pass, the game is fundamentally changed.

Michael Vick proved himself a dangerous runner in the NFL. But he was never a consistently accurate thrower. Likewise Vince Young, albeit with a lesser body of work. Long before either of them, Randall Cunningham was an effective thrower and a dangerous scrambler, but with few designed running plays. The truth is the NFL has never had a player who can consistently threaten defenses equally with his arm and his feet. And the NFL collectively wonders if Tebow is that guy.

As I quoted Belichick in the Dec. 1 issue of Sports Illustrated, "It's going to be very interesting to see what happens when Tebow comes into this league. There aren't many players who can run and throw.''

Yet at lower levels of the game, dual-threat quarterbacks are becoming the norm. In youth and high school games, teams are running spread offenses with zone reads and quarterback off-tackle runs. It's remarkable that Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan were so successful in the NFL as rookies this year, and they are both traditional pocket quarterbacks in the mold of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. But as Belichick says, "There's a lot of interest in what you could do with a real athlete back there, like an Elway, with his ability to run the ball.''

Said Gailey in SI, "Over the next 10 or 15 years, it's going to evolve because the runner-thrower is the kind of quarterback the college game is producing now.''

Tebow is the prototype of that quarterback. At 6-foot-2½, 238 pounds, he is big, strong and relatively fast. (Not Vick fast, but not Manning slow, either). He has the girth and toughness to withstand hits, although probably not a full season's worth of NFL hits. ("Look at how short the careers are for running backs in the NFL,'' says Belichick.). As a passer, Tebow is no Ryan, but he is a far more accurate thrower than Vick or Young.

The challenge for NFL thinkers is how best to use Tebow. Can he be a full-time quarterback? (Not likely, unless he is re-made as a pocket passer). How many times can he carry the ball, making himself a threat without getting, as Belichick says, "broken in half?'' (Maybe 10 times a week? Maybe only five?). Can an NFL offense function effectively with two quarterbacks. Say, Tyler Thigpen for 40 snaps and Tim Tebow for 20? What would this do to your salary structure? Is a Super Bowl worth paying two quarterbacks NFL-starter money?

No answers here. Not yet. But know this: The questions are being asked by the people who write the checks. The Tebow Experiment is forestalled for a year, but it will absolutely take place.




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 13, 2009, 03:18:11 PM
oh BOC, son's roomie's younger brother just signed a LOI for your neice's university in SC, just thought you'd like to know that  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on January 13, 2009, 05:28:14 PM
GO should we chip in for a snow blower for you?

pdh I am worried, please email me or post so we'll know you're okay!

kiwi - thank you, I really appreciate all the support from the monkey uncles and aunts as does son

A friend at work who is a manic Tebow fan pinged this link to me a short while ago, don't have time to read it in detail due to work but skimmed it and wanted to post it for others, it looks interesting. Leave it to Tebow to change the complexion of the NFL....

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/tim_layden/01/13/tebow/index.html?bcnn=yes

Tim Layden > INSIDE THE NFL

The Tebow experiment is inevitable

Nice of Tim Tebow to end the suspense early. But the debate on his future will continue unabated, and not just on blog posts and sports talk radio.

This debate has nothing to do with his place in college football history or fast-tracking his path to sainthood. Without taking another snap for the Gators, Tebow is already on the short list of the best to play the college game.

The commentary on his impeccable character is tiresome, but Tebow has already won a Heisman Trophy and two national championships. (If not for some very sketchy voting patterns this year, he would have two Heismans.) He could leave Gainesville next spring with two statues and three national titles, which would be unprecedented. I have no idea if he is a better college player than Doc Blanchard, but he's in the team picture.

Yet there is a far more intriguing argument on the table: Where does Tebow fit in the NFL? Does he fit in the NFL at all? I won't pretend to know the answer but I can guarantee there is no shortage of NFL executives and coaches dying to find out. And anybody who dismisses Tebow on the grounds he's just another college athlete who can't play the NFL game is on a different page from the people who will decide his football future.

In November I wrote a story about the re-emergence of single wing-based formations and plays -- a.k.a. the "Wildcat'' -- in the NFL and college football. Tebow's name kept coming up, and without provocation. Example: When I spoke with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator (and former Miami Dolphins head coach) Cam Cameron, he was talking about playing in the NFL with a full-time single wing-style quarterback. He expressed skepticism and then added, "Maybe Tebow can do it.''

I hadn't asked him about Tebow. But he mentioned Tebow just the same. Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, who has been a head coach in both the NFL (Dallas Cowboys) and college (Georgia Tech), did the same thing. And so did Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who introduced Tebow into our interview by saying, "Tebow, obviously, is a special one.''

The NFL is fascinated with Tebow because he represents a potential evolutionary step in offensive professional football. (Emphasis here on potential because it's all a guessing game at this point.)

Belichick says, "To win in the NFL you have to be able to throw the ball.'' And that is unquestioned. However, the complexity and athleticism of NFL defenses challenge the passing game in such ways that smart offensive minds are constantly trying to find a means to make the quarterback a more effective and dangerous player. They all would love to find a quarterback who is a threat to pass or run on every snap. All of them.

The option game has been a staple of college football for decades, whether in the Oklahoma T-formation under Bud Wilkinson in the 1950s or the Texas and Oklahoma wishbones in the 70s or the Vince Young/Pat White zone-read option in this decade. Yet the option has never translated to the NFL on the theory that professional defenses are too fast and too physical. Option reads would be ineffective because NFL players would overwhelm it with speed. And the quarterback would get mauled.

Slowly, however, rigid old rules are loosening. There is no movement afoot to install the Air Force flexbone in the NFL, but there is absolutely an interest in using option principles to complicate defensive preparation. "Somebody, someday is going to run the option in the NFL,'' says Gailey, "and when that happens, all bets are off.''

For now, the goal is more modest. Gradually, over the past several seasons -- culminating in the Miami Wildcat -- NFL teams have experimented with direct snaps to a single wing-style tailback. (With the Dolphins, that was Ronnie Brown). This forces the defense to account for an extra player as a potential ballcarrier and reduces the number of bodies they can commit to the box.

If that player is a threat to pass, the game is fundamentally changed.

Michael Vick proved himself a dangerous runner in the NFL. But he was never a consistently accurate thrower. Likewise Vince Young, albeit with a lesser body of work. Long before either of them, Randall Cunningham was an effective thrower and a dangerous scrambler, but with few designed running plays. The truth is the NFL has never had a player who can consistently threaten defenses equally with his arm and his feet. And the NFL collectively wonders if Tebow is that guy.

As I quoted Belichick in the Dec. 1 issue of Sports Illustrated, "It's going to be very interesting to see what happens when Tebow comes into this league. There aren't many players who can run and throw.''

Yet at lower levels of the game, dual-threat quarterbacks are becoming the norm. In youth and high school games, teams are running spread offenses with zone reads and quarterback off-tackle runs. It's remarkable that Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan were so successful in the NFL as rookies this year, and they are both traditional pocket quarterbacks in the mold of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. But as Belichick says, "There's a lot of interest in what you could do with a real athlete back there, like an Elway, with his ability to run the ball.''

Said Gailey in SI, "Over the next 10 or 15 years, it's going to evolve because the runner-thrower is the kind of quarterback the college game is producing now.''

Tebow is the prototype of that quarterback. At 6-foot-2½, 238 pounds, he is big, strong and relatively fast. (Not Vick fast, but not Manning slow, either). He has the girth and toughness to withstand hits, although probably not a full season's worth of NFL hits. ("Look at how short the careers are for running backs in the NFL,'' says Belichick.). As a passer, Tebow is no Ryan, but he is a far more accurate thrower than Vick or Young.

The challenge for NFL thinkers is how best to use Tebow. Can he be a full-time quarterback? (Not likely, unless he is re-made as a pocket passer). How many times can he carry the ball, making himself a threat without getting, as Belichick says, "broken in half?'' (Maybe 10 times a week? Maybe only five?). Can an NFL offense function effectively with two quarterbacks. Say, Tyler Thigpen for 40 snaps and Tim Tebow for 20? What would this do to your salary structure? Is a Super Bowl worth paying two quarterbacks NFL-starter money?

No answers here. Not yet. But know this: The questions are being asked by the people who write the checks. The Tebow Experiment is forestalled for a year, but it will absolutely take place.




Interesting take on Tebow.  It will be just like anyone else entering the NFL.  Some can make the transition and some can not.  He is enough of an athlete that I am sure enough teams would be willing to take a chance.  It will all depend upon the system a team is running.

I have a snow blower, but because I have the next door neighbors driveway just eight feet from mine to the south it is almost impossible to keep blowing the snow that way without putting in his drive way.  The problem is that the wind almost always comes out of the north so if I blow the snow that way it just comes back into my face.  It warmed up to 5℉ and that just meant more snow.  The wind chill is still around -20℉

Tonight the temperature will drop so no snow for tomorrow, but Wednesday it is suppose to get above zero again so more snow predicted.  It is always interesting to see visitors come to town from warmer climates.  Today was sunny and not a cloud in the sky.  Looks great until you step outside and experience a -20℉


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on January 13, 2009, 06:45:15 PM
dang it....ark just lost another coach to south carolina!!! what is spurriers deal ::MonkeyEek::....this is 2 years in a row he has come in and stolen a coach. last year it was our defensive coordinator(who is being demoted i guess this year)this year it is our secondary coach who is going to be sc dc now. so you can't blame the guy...it is a move up...just kind of sad for the players who want to play under a coach more than 1 year!
nobody has said anything about saban being named coach of the year? ::MonkeyTongue:: ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 13, 2009, 11:19:03 PM
GO, I don't know how you do it. I just could not handle that frozen tundra nor having my face freeze like a block of ice each time I step outside. You are a pioneer in my book!

I actually like the idea that Tebow might be a catalyst for a change in offenses in the NFL, what a legacy he's already going to have and with his clean living persona I think it can only help promote this to players in the NFL. College football needs more players willing to stand up and be counted for doing the right thing and he's so talented it demands respect.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 13, 2009, 11:22:22 PM
dang it....ark just lost another coach to south carolina!!! what is spurriers deal ::MonkeyEek::....this is 2 years in a row he has come in and stolen a coach. last year it was our defensive coordinator(who is being demoted i guess this year)this year it is our secondary coach who is going to be sc dc now. so you can't blame the guy...it is a move up...just kind of sad for the players who want to play under a coach more than 1 year!
nobody has said anything about saban being named coach of the year? ::MonkeyTongue:: ::MonkeyTongue::

Honestly I had not heard Saban was coach of the year........but no comment even so  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Cuz, Spurrier needs help badly so it's a testament to your coach that he went after him. I think players cannot count on coaches or anything they promise, not anymore. Son and I have discussed this as recently as last weekend and it's the name of the game in coaching now. Somehow you survive.........all that these young players can do. I agree it's a negative impact for the players and the program with all the turnover.

So any word on who you might get to replace him? I hope you're pleasantly surprised........and hire someone great !


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 13, 2009, 11:26:02 PM
Ahhh cuz I see now, AP Coach of the year. Yep, he got that before he lost to Utah  ::MonkeyHaHa:: hopefully it helped to take some of the sting away. Here's a quote that I think is a goody.....

"Bama, when the team is on, is just that good. It’s up to the Coach of the Year to make sure they are ready to play."

http://www.intentionalfoul.com/college-football/nick-saban-coach-year/



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 14, 2009, 01:20:50 PM
A friend at work sent me this, one of these coaches is a football position coach too?  ::MonkeyShocked::

http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/9074502/2-college-coaches-fall-out-window-after-wrestling?MSNHPHMA


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on January 15, 2009, 07:34:26 PM
none, it would be great if Speedy and NASCAR could meet!  They would have funny talking football, I'm sure! LOL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on January 16, 2009, 08:50:22 AM
GO, I don't know how you do it. I just could not handle that frozen tundra nor having my face freeze like a block of ice each time I step outside. You are a pioneer in my book!

I actually like the idea that Tebow might be a catalyst for a change in offenses in the NFL, what a legacy he's already going to have and with his clean living persona I think it can only help promote this to players in the NFL. College football needs more players willing to stand up and be counted for doing the right thing and he's so talented it demands respect.



Hopefully, he will be an asset and not change.  So much money to those who are young can change them.  They begin to believe the press clippings.  Life in the NFL is very short for most.

6 more weeks of winter for me.  We are near at -20+ with a wind chill approaching -45 to -50.  It is really the wind chill you need to worry about since that will freeze the skin solid in a matter of minutes.  Can't wait for Puerto Vallarta two week vacation and 85 degrees.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 16, 2009, 01:14:27 PM
Hi Casa - yes it would be great if they could meet, surely they sound like a good pair and they would have much to discuss !!

GO - I saw someone on one of the news channels at 6am this  morning demonstrating how you can freeze a banana up your way and then use it as a hammer??  ::MonkeyEek::

Tebow grew up in various foreign countries, his parents are missionaries and he was one of five children. I do think that he could be transitioned into some form of multi-skills player in the NFL with his run/pass capabilities. Just might be interesting to see how it evolves. I also think his first goal is to use some of the funds for charity as well? At least he's stated that goal.

Did any of you see the presser with Pete Carroll and his QB Sanchez? YIKES, no love lost there since that boy's choosing to go to the NFL.

I did hear from PDH and she's doing okay, just trying to rebound from the loss of her mother and big work demands. I let her know we miss her and her football expertise !! She will be back in time for the pre-season rankings, I'm sure of it!

Back to work for me.......boy so glad it's Friday !!!

GO this is for you buddy !



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: sharon on January 16, 2009, 09:13:07 PM
GO, I don't know how you do it. I just could not handle that frozen tundra nor having my face freeze like a block of ice each time I step outside. You are a pioneer in my book!

I actually like the idea that Tebow might be a catalyst for a change in offenses in the NFL, what a legacy he's already going to have and with his clean living persona I think it can only help promote this to players in the NFL. College football needs more players willing to stand up and be counted for doing the right thing and he's so talented it demands respect.



I had never heard of him before this year -- but I was impressed with his priorities. Hubby tells me not only is he completing his senior year (pre med), but won't play ball his senior year. Guess he wants to have a good 'plan b' if his football career does not take off as planned.


Remember -- Karin Jannsen was once woman of the year. Don't take it too seriously.  ::MonkeyHaHa::


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/ncaa/11/22/staples.rolle.rhodes.scholar/index.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 17, 2009, 06:36:09 PM
I'm glad to here Pdh is doing better. Its been kinda hot here around 80 deg. Sundays playoff game is expected to be 75 deg maybe with the roof off.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 17, 2009, 08:14:48 PM
I'm glad to here Pdh is doing better. Its been kinda hot here around 80 deg. Sundays playoff game is expected to be 75 deg maybe with the roof off.

Kiwi... as a former "Meech-e-gander" you know how talk of 80 ::MonkeyWink:: deg weather kills us up north. 
You're killing me!  I was all excited because we might have a day or two of 40 next week.. before the next snow storm.. awful winter.

You going to the game?  I read a former Husker was doing well there...can't remember who...I'm awful at the pro game.  I'd never get anything done if I followed it...for real.

I also am relieved.. very.. to hear that PDH is OK... was worried... Hopefully she'll be back for spring game talk latest. 

Cuz, hope Petrino can fill the position with a good coach... lots of shuffling going around lately.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 18, 2009, 07:21:10 PM
Oh I remember sub zero temps. This is better except when its 115.
Hey Arizona is going to the Super Bowl! Had the best seats here in Kiwi's Dawg House.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on January 19, 2009, 09:53:52 AM
I'm glad to here Pdh is doing better. Its been kinda hot here around 80 deg. Sundays playoff game is expected to be 75 deg maybe with the roof off.

Kiwi... as a former "Meech-e-gander" you know how talk of 80 ::MonkeyWink:: deg weather kills us up north. 
You're killing me!  I was all excited because we might have a day or two of 40 next week.. before the next snow storm.. awful winter.

You going to the game?  I read a former Husker was doing well there...can't remember who...I'm awful at the pro game.  I'd never get anything done if I followed it...for real.

I also am relieved.. very.. to hear that PDH is OK... was worried... Hopefully she'll be back for spring game talk latest. 

Cuz, hope Petrino can fill the position with a good coach... lots of shuffling going around lately.



already filled......john smith last coaching job head coach at michigan state 2006...petrino worked under him at utah state and this guy was head coach at louiseville before taking the michigan state job then petrino got the louiseville job! so...sounds like some experience there.

so....cardinals vs steelers.....guess i will go with the underdog and a team who has never won the superbowl....go cards!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on January 19, 2009, 07:24:37 PM
Guess I really don't care who wins the superbowl as none of the teams I root for are in it.  Guess I could say I will pull for the Steelers as Terry Bradshaw was their quarterback and he was the quarterback at La Tech!  That is a stetch haha!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 22, 2009, 09:06:46 PM
Hi Cuz-

It sounds like you have a good one then, honestly I'm relieved all the coaching carousel seems to be a little more subdued now post the season. It's funny too, when I talked with son and his teammates about it, these kids are pretty accepting of it? They go "whatever" so perhaps they too are getting immune to it? Bound to happen so why worry about it? Have to wonder.....he's enjoying only having conditioning now and called last night to brag about the enchilada casserole he 'invented' last night  ::MonkeyWink::

I haven't thought about the Super Bowl or who to pull for but cuz, I think I'll go with your team so Go Cards !!  ::MonkeyDance::

We had snow this week GO, I thought of you !!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on January 23, 2009, 03:56:59 PM
Hi Cuz-

It sounds like you have a good one then, honestly I'm relieved all the coaching carousel seems to be a little more subdued now post the season. It's funny too, when I talked with son and his teammates about it, these kids are pretty accepting of it? They go "whatever" so perhaps they too are getting immune to it? Bound to happen so why worry about it? Have to wonder.....he's enjoying only having conditioning now and called last night to brag about the enchilada casserole he 'invented' last night  ::MonkeyWink::

I haven't thought about the Super Bowl or who to pull for but cuz, I think I'll go with your team so Go Cards !!  ::MonkeyDance::

We had snow this week GO, I thought of you !!



Glad we could share!!!

I just got the roof cleared again.  It took four and a half hours just to drag all that snow down.  The entire back and one side had gotten to debts of 2-4 feet and some of it had frozen solid because of an ice storm we had a month ago.  Tonight it is back down below zero for us.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on January 25, 2009, 08:56:35 PM
Hey none.  How is your son doing in offseason?  Guess he is busy working out and getting ready for next fall.  My son says he is trying to gain back the weight he lost.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 26, 2009, 05:12:19 PM
GO, I had to admit all of that snow was gone in two days time, were you up on the roof getting that snow off? If so then YIKES !! I've finally given up cleaning my own gutters since I just know I'll fall. KEEP WARM BUDDY !

casa- actually son surprised me and came home on Friday night, he's enjoying the break honestly, I think he was pretty worn out. He's lost weight too, they always do when they aren't working out in the weight room so he's enjoying eating like a pig and he actually likes work-out's with the weights. The OC told him they probably will keep him on the field nearly all of each game next fall so son said he's got to be sure he's in top condition or he will pass out  ::MonkeyHaHa::

How's Speedy casa? I hope he's having a good break from all the demand too, and gaining some weight back ! At least the eating part is enjoyable for them !!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on January 26, 2009, 10:57:29 PM
I am so glad to hear that the coach said your son would be on the field so much next year.  Has got to be exciting for him and you as well!  What a great surprise when he came home to spend time with you. They don't seem to get to come home too much!  When Speedy comes home to visit his real mom he usually makes time to run by and visit with me!

Son is working out again and I am sure he is loving the eating part!  I gave him a Denney's gift card for Christmas as well as a bunch of skittles!  He loves them! haha  He even went to the high school here and worked out a few times over the Christmas break.  Football will be back before we know it!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on January 26, 2009, 11:11:05 PM
GO, I had to admit all of that snow was gone in two days time, were you up on the roof getting that snow off? If so then YIKES !! I've finally given up cleaning my own gutters since I just know I'll fall. KEEP WARM BUDDY !

casa- actually son surprised me and came home on Friday night, he's enjoying the break honestly, I think he was pretty worn out. He's lost weight too, they always do when they aren't working out in the weight room so he's enjoying eating like a pig and he actually likes work-out's with the weights. The OC told him they probably will keep him on the field nearly all of each game next fall so son said he's got to be sure he's in top condition or he will pass out  ::MonkeyHaHa::

How's Speedy casa? I hope he's having a good break from all the demand too, and gaining some weight back ! At least the eating part is enjoyable for them !!


no way do we get up on the roof.  There is an item called a snow rake.  it is a fiber glass wedge on a twenty foot aluminum pole and you just pull all the snow down.  it is very hard work, but at least safe.  my son in law cleaned all the leaves from the gutters for me this fall.  my arthritis will not allow me to climb ladders any more.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 27, 2009, 07:29:31 AM
GO, I'm relieved you are not up on the roof but I have to use an extension pole to clean mildew off my home and also on windows, so I know how tiring that 'rake' has to be on you. If the snow is frozen then I imagine it's all the harder to get it down too.

casa, it's ironic for son's fave candy is Skittles, well he likes Reese Cups a lot too but Skittles are #1. I think he came home because his sister shared I've been down, my company is downsizing heavily and hasn't closed business in our division as scheduled. Frankly it's every man/woman for themselves and it's bringing out the absolute worst in management currently. We're all at risk now and I think he knew a visit from him would help and it did. His path has been very challenging in football but it's built a better young man. He also said it must be really hard to work in a toxic environment where you have to keep your mouth shut, when on a football field you can let it fly  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I needed that laugh right now.

That's great that Speedy gets to go back to his high school to work out, I bet his coaches love having him there and what a great example he is for aspiring players too.

Oh well, back to work with that knot in the pit of my stomach. With the level of unemployment we're heading to nationally, one has to wonder when that will begin to impact football ticket sales and if perhaps it's already impacting basketball and/or baseball/softball/soccer?



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 27, 2009, 01:50:38 PM
 ::MonkeyDance::

NU put it's spring game tickets for sale yesterday!  All reserved seating this year since they sold out (85+K) last year.  LOL... Guess I need to get 'em ordered.  Love it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on January 27, 2009, 08:53:02 PM
GO, I'm relieved you are not up on the roof but I have to use an extension pole to clean mildew off my home and also on windows, so I know how tiring that 'rake' has to be on you. If the snow is frozen then I imagine it's all the harder to get it down too.

casa, it's ironic for son's fave candy is Skittles, well he likes Reese Cups a lot too but Skittles are #1. I think he came home because his sister shared I've been down, my company is downsizing heavily and hasn't closed business in our division as scheduled. Frankly it's every man/woman for themselves and it's bringing out the absolute worst in management currently. We're all at risk now and I think he knew a visit from him would help and it did. His path has been very challenging in football but it's built a better young man. He also said it must be really hard to work in a toxic environment where you have to keep your mouth shut, when on a football field you can let it fly  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I needed that laugh right now.

That's great that Speedy gets to go back to his high school to work out, I bet his coaches love having him there and what a great example he is for aspiring players too.

Oh well, back to work with that knot in the pit of my stomach. With the level of unemployment we're heading to nationally, one has to wonder when that will begin to impact football ticket sales and if perhaps it's already impacting basketball and/or baseball/softball/soccer?



Guess Skittles are the choice of football players! lol

That was so sweet of your son to come home and check on you.  What a wonderful son you have, none!  Yes, adversity in life and even in sports can help build their character.  The coaches do love having Speedy there at the high school. Last summer the basketball coach got him to help with a big basketball camp that we have (He also played basketball in high school).

I can only imagine how stressful your job must be right now!  At least I feel fairly safe because we HAVE to have schools and teachers.  I will be praying for you during this especially stressful time!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 28, 2009, 08:56:15 AM
Casa - it's great to hear Speedy's high school coaches are using him and celebrating his great success. It warms my heart and you had a hand in that too, you supported and encouraged him when he most needed it ! You should be so proud!

I wish I could become a teacher, I don't have a master's in education but in business, but I also think our high schools could benefit from some business ethics classes ! Now that I could do !

Son is a good boy for the most part, he's stubborn as a mule like his mother which is tough to take at times when you realize you're likely the reason he is that way ! But he's learning and growing, making honor roll so I try to overlook his faults and pray he forgives me mine.

Remember that tire photo I posted? Well it seems that photo that started the whole NASCAR nic ultimately ended up in a body building magazine? The photographer sold it to them, I only heard about it from one of the coaches at the banquet. Gotta laugh, who knew?  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on January 28, 2009, 11:17:11 AM
Hey the girls here in my office want to know the name of the magazine? Since they are NASCAR fans also.
Well the Dawg House will be decorated in Cardinal and Steelers colors for this weeks Super Bowl.   ::MonkeyDance:: Were hoping for an Az win.  If not they've had a great season. ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 28, 2009, 12:09:52 PM
Kiwi I honestly didn't ask the coach but son's roomie, one of the QB's laughed about it with me later and I think he knows? I'll ask him next chance I get.

I think a lot of folks are pulling for the Cards and they did have a great season. From what I'm reading it appears that their offenses are very similar so it should make for an interesting Super Bowl.

Bean is beaming over her season tickets selling out, I just hope my mother remembers to order a parking pass for this season with hers for son's games - just about wore me out pushing the nana down city streets and over the hills and dales to the stadium. Bless her heart, she made nearly every home game. I grew up going to games with my father in that stadium for he and my mother met while students there. I always tear up when the alma mater plays, so Bean it might not be as bigtime and Nebraska but it's ours.  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 28, 2009, 01:55:18 PM

Bean is beaming over her season tickets selling out, I just hope my mother remembers to order a parking pass for this season with hers for son's games - just about wore me out pushing the nana down city streets and over the hills and dales to the stadium. Bless her heart, she made nearly every home game. I grew up going to games with my father in that stadium for he and my mother met while students there. I always tear up when the alma mater plays, so Bean it might not be as bigtime and Nebraska but it's ours.  ::MonkeyWink::

None... your mom is a dear to hit those games... you misunderstood my post.  Our season tickets have been sold out for ages (300 consecutive sellouts will hit this year)... I'm talking about tickets to our SPRING PRACTICE GAME!   ::MonkeyHaHa::  Those are reserve seats only.  Fans are insane!  Gotta love it.

Hope you are at home more these days.. too cold to be travelling. ha. 

Kiwi I would like to see AZ win but I don't want to jinx them... so I will not root for anyone.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 30, 2009, 02:57:04 PM
oh okay Bean, the spring game. So NEB does tickets for those? Gosh even Bama doesn't and son's new team doesn't either. Last spring ours was suspended due to a tornado so I sure hope we won't be fleeing from the stadium again this year  ::MonkeyHaHa::

When is your spring game? ours is in April.....

I am officially on the bench as of late next week, no travel and surely enough, a target on my back for downsize.  ::MonkeyCool::

TGIF  ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on January 30, 2009, 09:35:08 PM
None you crack me up.. on the bench.   ::MonkeyLaugh::

Yes - they always charged $5 admission and it was general admission... Well since we completely sold the stadium out last yr they upped it to $10 this year and all seats are reserved!  For a practice!  And it will sell out because it is what we are all about.  We have no other teams and football is this state's identity.  Really it is.  Our game is April 18th.
People fly in from all over the US for it.  ha ha ha

Speaking of benches... i might be joining you None.  Economy isn't all that.  Sigh. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on January 31, 2009, 09:53:50 AM
Bean that's what it's called in services, on the bench  ::MonkeyWaa:: All of we more senior peeps were pulled from various accounts and the handwriting is on the wall.......so come sit by me !

that's great you have that much attendance that it can be a money maker for you too. I can't say the stands were full at ours last year, but they were nearly full at the last one I attended at Bama. I also recall some fans taking off with my mothers portable wheelchair at the Bama game too, I had to chase them down - they were using it to stand in !!!  ::MonkeyNoNo::

I hope we have pdh back by spring game !!!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on February 01, 2009, 11:18:40 PM
don't you just  love it when a game lives up to the "super" billing!!!! ::MonkeyDance:: no matter who you were pulling for this game was awesome!!! and yes i was pulling for the underdog just because the steelers already have 5 superbowl rings vs the cardinals zip and plus warner is just so inspirational! glad they made it such an exciting game!  ::cartwheel::

now....the commercials...which was your fav?
i loved the remake of the mean joe green coke commercial with the steeler guy cuz i thought it would be just a copy and was completely surprised that it went a completely differnet route...thought it was hilarious!! ::MonkeyHaHa:: and of course i liked 2 of the clydesdale budweiser commercials! the mr and mrs potato head bridgestone was cute too!!! what say you monkeys?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: spooky112483 on February 02, 2009, 01:18:13 AM
Have ya'll heard about the high schooler that died during pratice of apparent heat stroke and the coach has been indicted? I'd like to know what ya'll think about it. I found the following link tonight which has a lot of info. I guess I am fence sitting on this one at this point and was wondering what ya'll think...read this...http://skallas.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/if-allegations-are-true-case-of-indicted-kentucky-high-school-football-coach-a-close-one/

And here's a snipet...

There’s a lot here but, for purposes of this article, a list will be set forth below.  It’s unclear as to what will be admissible in a civil trial and/or a criminal trial but here are facts reported either in the newspaper or elicited during the 251-page deposition of PRP athletic director Webb.

     

 

1)      The athletic director never asked the coaching staff what happened that day.  He eventually was told by the police not to talk to students or coaches but during the two-week or so time period between the August 20 practice and early September, he never made an inquiry into what happened;

2)      Jeff Gilpin, Max’s father, stated to a local TV station that, based on what he saw at practice, he didn’t believe the coaches had done anything wrong.  But after hearing all the facts (from other parents, etc.), he changed his mind.

3)      Unbeknownst to the school or the coaches, Max Gilpin had been taking creatine, which apparently can contribute to something like heat stroke.  The school did know that Max Gilpin was taking Adderal for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which also could have affected him that day.

4)      The doctors told Max’s parents that no autopsy would be necessary or conducted and said the cause of his death was heat stroke.

5)      When Max Gilpin collapsed, no coach immediately responded.  The athletic director, a few parents and eventually Mr. Gilpin were the first ones to get to Max, load him on to the AD’s Gator and take him to the water station.

6)      The coach was allowed to coach the whole season.  It was his first year as the head coach after three years as an assistant.

7)      Supposedly there is a player who did quit the team on August 20 during the “gassers”, allegedly to end the running drills.  The plaintiff’s attorney in the civil suit stated his name during the AD’s deposition.

8)      Apparently multiple e-mails exist from parents at the adjoining soccer game who claim that they heard the coach telling the football team that they couldn’t have water.           

9)      One teammate of Max’s appeared on CBS’s Early Morning show and stated that the team had a number of water breaks during the practice.

10)  There are allegations that the heat index (of 94) was taken in the shade that day by the coaches because, under Kentucky High School Association Rules, if the heat index is 95, a new set of precautionary steps must be taken.

11)  Coach Stinson was released on his own recognizance and must appear in court on March 20.  He vehemently denies all of the charges and is looking forward to telling his side of the story.

12)  A prayer vigil, with hundreds attending in 20 degree weather to support Coach Stinson, was held last Sunday, January 25,  where Coach Stinson addressed the crowd and was devastated about what happened to his player.

13)  Having said all of the above, there is a recent case in federal court (the 11th Circuit, which does not include Kentucky) where the court held that plaintiffs could not recover (in a section 1983 case for deprivation of rights of a student who died in similar circumstances to Max Gilpin) against a coach who had qualified immunity, according to the 11th Circuit.  See Davis v. Carter, No. 08-10162, 11th Circuit, 1/23/09.  This case will be looked into by Coach Stinson’s attorney.

14)  It is being reported today (February 1, 2009) in the Louisville Courier-Journal that Coach Stinson, who played for Howard Schnellenberger at Louisville in the mid-1990s, told Max Gilpin’s mother at the hospital about how he (Stinson) played for Schnellenberger who had very strict water policies.  Schnellenberger was sued in the late 1990s by a Louisville player who almost died due to lack of water (the case was later dismissed).  In that case, according to the Courier-Journal, Schnellenberger cited his coaches (such as Paul “Bear” Bryant of Junction Boys fame) for his own strict water policies.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 02, 2009, 07:59:19 AM
thecuz- I agree, there was no shame in that game for either team. I was pulling for Warner and the Cards too but the Steelers pulled it out. It was a thrilling game for sure.
I liked the Busch commercial where Daisy was dating?  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I liked a lot of them though, I always do.

Spooky, high school and college players take creatine for it helps them to put on muscle and retain it. I protested it many years ago but no one in football seems to be protesting it at the leadership level. Some believe it eventually shuts down your kidneys and some others say it creates only an electrolyte imbalance, and still others swear it's completely harmless. ADHD drugs have been proven to impact the heart over time and Adderal is a form of 'speed'. I think ultimately those two combined may have had a large causal effect with that player's death but some of the reports you have detailed are very disturbing - why would one degree in heat not make the coach want to take all precautions?  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Horrible lesson learned from this one.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on February 02, 2009, 10:27:03 AM
Wow what a close Super Bowl game last night! Could have gone either way.  I'm glad that even though the Cards were 9 and 7 in the regular season, they put up a nail biter. Only 100% of the party I was at were AZ fans.  When the Cardinals took the lead with 2 minutes to go it was  ::cartwheel:: Then with 35 seconds it was  ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyShocked:: sad but fun never less.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on February 03, 2009, 03:25:01 PM
I wasn't aware that 10 seconds of porn flashed on the screen!  Did anyone see that?  Either it wasn't in my area or I totally missed it, thank goodness!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 03, 2009, 09:37:14 PM
I wasn't aware that 10 seconds of porn flashed on the screen!  Did anyone see that?  Either it wasn't in my area or I totally missed it, thank goodness!

I heard about it on a sports radio program here - they said it was on a cable affiliate channel in Tuscon I think it was... anyway, not national.  Can you imagine?  They described it.. holy cow.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 03, 2009, 09:41:56 PM
Have ya'll heard about the high schooler that died during pratice of apparent heat stroke and the coach has been indicted? I'd like to know what ya'll think about it. I found the following link tonight which has a lot of info. I guess I am fence sitting on this one at this point and was wondering what ya'll think...read this...http://skallas.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/if-allegations-are-true-case-of-indicted-kentucky-high-school-football-coach-a-close-one/

And here's a snipet...


I have a hard time with this because my father was a coach.  (college level)  I'll be honest - he was never home.  He was always with the other kids.  He was their surrogate father, their banker, their guidance counselor and bail bondsman (the 70's) ...plus their coach.  Yes a coach has alot of responsibility... but where does one draw the line?  I can't answer the question.  I just know that some things are out of their hands.

My dad told me his toughest day as a coach was when one of his football players went down at a game and was carted off on a stretcher, forever paralyzed.  Certainly nothing he could have done.... but the good ones all care. 



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 04, 2009, 10:22:42 PM

 ::MonkeyEek::

Just read that today (first day you could actually order those Spring Game tickets) we sold 45,000 tickets!!!!  I about died... it's all reserved seating this year and I hadnt ordered.  I have a relative in Lincoln and asked her to call tomorrow and get them for us!!! 

So how did everyone's signing day go?  Ours was calm - no surprises.  We had one academic casualty which we predicted but he's talented so it's a bummer.  But we're fine without that position being filled... so all in all it is a step in the right direction.  It's a nice class.

How about you guys?  Read Bama came thru # 1.  I may not personally like Saban but the man can coach and he can recruit.  You gotta give him some credit.

PDH... if you ever check in... we miss ya!

Kiwi, did you guys get a darn quarterback?  Thought I read you were missing one... but my memory ain't all that. ha.

Good luck all...


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 05, 2009, 07:31:57 AM
Bean, I'm just glad signing day is over, I guess I need a head break from the competition of football. Yes I'll give props to Saban for recruiting well, now he has to make all those 5 star recruits bring a NC home, right? That's what the UA fans want above all else.

We had some disappointments too it appears, I did see the one that isn't able to go to Nebraska, wasn't he a JUCO? That's great that your spring game is selling out so quickly, another good sign you have the right coach. That spring game will be here before we know it too!

PDH, looks like Auburn stole a few from LSU and the like, you should be proud!

Kiwi, I hope you got a QB if you needed one, good ones are hard to come by for sure.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 05, 2009, 08:00:46 AM
Bean, I'm just glad signing day is over, I guess I need a head break from the competition of football. Yes I'll give props to Saban for recruiting well, now he has to make all those 5 star recruits bring a NC home, right? That's what the UA fans want above all else.

We had some disappointments too it appears, I did see the one that isn't able to go to Nebraska, wasn't he a JUCO? That's great that your spring game is selling out so quickly, another good sign you have the right coach. That spring game will be here before we know it too!

PDH, looks like Auburn stole a few from LSU and the like, you should be proud!

Kiwi, I hope you got a QB if you needed one, good ones are hard to come by for sure.


No the kid we lost was a HS player.  We only took 2 JUCOS - Callahan was the one that thought they were the answer and it left us high and dry.. hard to have success that way... great for key positions of need. 

Yeah looked like there was all kind of switching going on.  Drama. ha ha ha


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on February 05, 2009, 09:30:51 AM
no big surprises for the razorbacks....signed 31...best rated class ark has ever had so guess petrino and his coaches can recruit too. rivals.com had our class 14th in the nation but 6th in SEC. i think there were 8 sec teams in the top 25!! time will tell?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on February 05, 2009, 09:38:14 AM
Coach Dooley is very pleased with the recruits coming to La Tech.  They got 9 three star players as rated by Rivals.  Saying it is the best class in decades!  Tech's class is ranked No. 2 in the WAC conference.  Nationally Tech's class in ranked in the mid 70's.  Guess we did pretty good for a small Division 1 school.  Not sure how son's University did.  I will talk to him and see what he thinks.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 05, 2009, 09:35:24 PM
Glad everyone is pleased.  Looks like Lane Kiffen is managing to piss off a few quickly... he dissed both FL's U Meyer and AL's Saban already.  Man his team better perform.  I know he can recruit.  I'd prefer a coach that keeps their mouth shut til they produce some W's.

Don't worry about the rankings because frankly no one can predict how a HS kid will transition to the next level.  The only thing coaches can do is to develop them.  That's the thing I still don't get with Charlie Weiss... ND grabs lots of supposed studs year after year yet he has not proven to me that he and his staff have what it takes to develop those young men.

Bo said, "We make our own stars".  ::MonkeyLaugh::

2 1/2 mos til spring games.  What will we do?  Yikes.  I've even watched a bit of round ball!  I love our coach (He's from Arkansas)  He keeps landing the tall ones he needs and they fail to qualify, one had issues with a visa... The team fights so hard for him. They lost in the final seconds of overtime to one of the top rated teams (sorry, I don't follow round ball that closely. ha) ... felt sorry for them...

We can always talk about the stimulous package for 2 mos.   ::MonkeyEek::  Man that is some scary stuff. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 06, 2009, 06:42:47 AM
cuz- glad your coach closed out so many for the recruiting in the SEC is the toughest IMO. Being in the middle of the pack is respectable, I hope they all seize the moment and help your coach rebuild.

casa- I hope Speedy's team made out like bandits in the recruiting, having been at the top of the pack one would hope they would.

Bean- living in March Madness country I actually like basketball and hoped son would play that instead of football, but he followed his heart. Clemson whooped up on Duke which I don't think anyone expected this week. Should be very interesting in the ACC as a result, as the season progresses. Of course Roy @ UNC is king now but I can still remember when Coach K ruled. One of son's former teammates is on UNC's team, another one was but he graduated last spring. Neither played lots but in light of the talent that surrounded them, they are both extremely talented to have even made that team.

I found it interesting that a Rivals analyst finally stated last week that it's true, that five star rankings for recruits is a crap shoot - that one can never predict anything but potential from it. I like Bo's approach, stating he builds his stars says a lot. I think our team was recruiting for speed this season, not sure I always agree it matters most, but our speedsters have also been our most often injured to date? I also heard NCSU's coach O'Brien talking about his young QB who's been so successful this past season just yesterday, and who was also injured several times with concussions - he said he needs to learn to pass the ball better in the pocket and not run so much, for that's where his injuries occurred. That's an accurate statement and I worry with Tebow as the prototype all try to aspire to now, that few bodies can take the punishment his sustains so easily. Who is going to replace JPW as QB at Bama? It will be interesting to see what Saban does in that position, the style and success of that role of QB?

I had missed Kiffen's remarks, so he's dissing both Meyer and Saban? See, I think Urban is a good guy. I can still remember when so many criticized him for being close to Tebow and his parents, implying that his parents were running Urban? I think Urban is wise, look where Tebow has helped to take that team? I agree with you that Kiffen might need to prove himself before he starts casting stones.

As for the stimulus package, frankly I cannot go there, it gives me heart palpitations. Just imagine this one example, if one of those Wall Street former CEO's needs healthcare for he's so rotten he can't find another job - we will all as taxpayers pay for his COBRA?

no thank you.

fyi, NCSU lost one of their greatest legacies recently, Coach Kay Yow. She personified the higher road in women's basketball, commitment to team and to God. She died of breast cancer.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 06, 2009, 08:30:44 AM
I think Kiffen is trying to rev up enthusiasm for his program but he makes the mistake of badmouthing other coaches in doing so.. don't mess with the brotherhood.. at least not until you are the King.  Here's a link to the Meyers accusation of cheating:

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270202/13413779

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/sec/0-5-38/Kiffin--Meyer-cheated-and-still-lost-top-prospect.html

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3886703

he makes digs at saban in one of the others...
Don't get me wrong, they have assembled the best coaching staff that money can buy.  But they "aint' at USC" anymore or in the pros... back to square one and you gotta earn it all over again.  Let the Ws speak for themselves.

Off to work - yeah it's Friday!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on February 06, 2009, 08:37:07 AM
Well, we signed very few offensive players.  I really have not heard of any of them.  The majority were either defense or offensive line.  I think we signed one QB and one WR and that is all for key positions.   I sure do not think that our current QB situation is good.  Running backs we always have.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 06, 2009, 09:10:33 AM
I think Kiffen is trying to rev up enthusiasm for his program but he makes the mistake of badmouthing other coaches in doing so.. don't mess with the brotherhood.. at least not until you are the King.  Here's a link to the Meyers accusation of cheating:

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270202/13413779

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/sec/0-5-38/Kiffin--Meyer-cheated-and-still-lost-top-prospect.html

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3886703

he makes digs at saban in one of the others...
Don't get me wrong, they have assembled the best coaching staff that money can buy.  But they "aint' at USC" anymore or in the pros... back to square one and you gotta earn it all over again.  Let the Ws speak for themselves.

Off to work - yeah it's Friday!

Wow Bean, no wonder you posted about that incident. I think Kiffen has some rocks in his head  ::MonkeyNoNo:: He's already being called out regarding violation of ethics by the SEC? Sheesh, he can beat his chest without doing stupid things, for that only reflects back on TN too and I'm sure the superboosters won't appreciate it.

As for Thompson, well I can tell you Saban beats down and humiliates his coaches in front of the team, to the degree it doesn't surprise me Thompson wants to exact some payback now. Might be some what goes around comes around happening there......

GO - I was hoping you'd get some offensive skills you needed in this class but I also think that frozen tundra works against your team in that regard. One game we had was in 20 degree weather with sleet and it turned half our team into "stone hands". I know it's not fair but I do think having heard our team complain so much about the cold in that game, that maybe that works against your recruiting too? I also think QB is the most difficult and risky position to recruit for, in this day and age, all the more reason coaches really need to work to develop their QB recruits.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: spooky112483 on February 06, 2009, 06:54:59 PM
thecuz- I agree, there was no shame in that game for either team. I was pulling for Warner and the Cards too but the Steelers pulled it out. It was a thrilling game for sure.
I liked the Busch commercial where Daisy was dating?  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I liked a lot of them though, I always do.

Spooky, high school and college players take creatine for it helps them to put on muscle and retain it. I protested it many years ago but no one in football seems to be protesting it at the leadership level. Some believe it eventually shuts down your kidneys and some others say it creates only an electrolyte imbalance, and still others swear it's completely harmless. ADHD drugs have been proven to impact the heart over time and Adderal is a form of 'speed'. I think ultimately those two combined may have had a large causal effect with that player's death but some of the reports you have detailed are very disturbing - why would one degree in heat not make the coach want to take all precautions?  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Horrible lesson learned from this one.

That is awful. Don't high schools drug test any more? Or is it that they are looking the other way? Cause if this kid had that drug in his system AND had been tested by the school, well then shouldn't the school be held accountable not the coach? Just a thought. I was also disturbed that the Dad was there watching the practice but didn't have a problem with water being withheld? If you believe the witnesses that claim they overheard the coach saying he was going to keep water from them. Like you said, what a horrible lesson to learn.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 07, 2009, 09:13:32 AM
Hi Spooky, I don't think high schools do drug testing, unless something has changed since son was in high school. I didn't know his father was in the stands at that practice either, gosh! Most serious high school players use some kind of enhancement like creatine now, some can't afford it which I think is a good thing. Coaches that I've known will not speak against it either. I do think the parents should have known with their son on Adderal that taking ANY type of supplement should be approved by their son's physician. But ideally the schools should take a stand on this and I suspect some will, to avoid litigation in the future. The bigger issue is one we see in all high profile sports now, be bigger, faster, stronger at any cost?

Bean, this was in the news today. It gives you an idea of the frenzy around ACC basketball, particularly the UNC vs Duke rivalry? Unreal  ::MonkeyHaHa::

NC senator offers his 'seat' for Duke-Carolina tix

http://msn.foxsports.com/cbk/story/9190152/NC-senator-offers-his-'seat'-for-Duke-Carolina-tix?MSNHPHCP&GT1=39002


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on February 07, 2009, 06:52:36 PM
I am not aware of any high school drug testing being done in our state.  These kids are having annual physicals from their own family doctors and are monitored by parents and coaches.  I am sure there is some abuse, but for the most part it is pretty obvious if some one who was 98 lbs as a freshman comes back as a soph. at 180 lbs and benches 300.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 14, 2009, 08:41:43 PM
GO you're already in green?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Rivals has the top ten things we love about college football on their front page today, I thought some here might get a kick out of the Valentine's list:

February 14, 2009

The Things We Love About College Football

Rivals.com Staff

In honor of Valentine's Day, the Rivals.com football staff decided to put together a top-10 list of the things we love about college football.

Fire up the grill, crack open a beer, put on your No. 1 jersey, load in a DVD of your team's most thrilling wins, cue your favorite fight song on the stereo and enjoy.

10. OVERTIME
Argue all you want about how the NFL has a much better method of deciding its champion. At least college football knows how to decide the winner of a game that's tied at the end of regulation. College football's overtime procedure might overemphasize the importance of a quality kicker, but at least it guarantees each team one possession.

9. FIGHT SONGS
Any self-respecting college football fan can hum at least a few bars of the "The Eyes of Texas," "Boomer Sooner," "Notre Dame Victory March," "The Victors," "Ramblin' Wreck of Georgia Tech" and plenty of other fight songs. Just try to name any NFL fight songs beyond "Hail To The Redskins." You can't do it.

8. CREATIVE OFFENSES AND QUARTERBACKS
Whenever college football creates an exciting multitalented player, such as Arkansas' Matt Jones, Indiana's Antwaan Randle-El or Florida's Tim Tebow, all we hear is how he won't be a proper fit for the NFL. So what? We don't care about what they will do in the NFL. We don't care if they are "system" players. In college football, teams find ways to make room for unique talents. Remember how the "Wildcat offense" was all the rage in the NFL this past season? To anyone who paid attention to college football, that scheme already was yesterday's news.

7. COLLEGE TOWNS ON GAME DAY
The world stops for at least 24 hours, and nothing matters but a three-hour game.

6. LIVE MASCOTS
No other sport has them roaming near all the action. Thank goodness for, among others, Ralphie (Colorado), Bevo (Texas), Mike the Tiger (LSU), Chief Osceola and Renegade (Florida State), Traveler (USC), Rameses (North Carolina), Auburn's eagle and Uga (Georgia).

5. RIVALRIES
People talk about Major League Baseball rivalries, rivalries in the NBA and rivalries in the NFL. Come on – they all pale in comparison to those in college football. Red Sox-Yankees is a heated rivalry, yes, but the teams play at least 18 times per season . Contrast that to, say, Michigan-Ohio State. They meet once – on the last Saturday of the regular season. And in college football, some rivalries are so big they get names: The Big Game (California-Stanford), The Civil War (Oregon-Oregon State), The Holy War (BYU-Utah), The Backyard Brawl (Pittsburgh-West Virginia), The Iron Bowl (Alabama-Auburn), The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party (Florida-Georgia), The Red River Rivalry (Oklahoma-Texas).

4. THE REGULAR SEASON
The postseason might be considered a disaster by some, but there's nothing better than September, October and November.

3. MARCHING BANDS
Admit it: When you hear a drum line, everything is right with the world. Nothing beats the brass bombast and flurry of drums as the band strides in rhythm toward the stadium on a Saturday morning. And it's not just at halftime, but before the game and during the game, too. In college football, the actual game is only part of the show; the bands can make the pregame and halftime pageantry almost as good as the game. And enough with the canned music during breaks in the action; there's nothing like hearing the marching band crank it up instead

2. TRADITION
Man, there's too many to mention – but we'll get a few in: the marches by the Cadets and Midshipmen at Army and Navy, FSU's flaming spear at midfield, Tennessee's checkerboard end zones, singing "We are the Boys" at the beginning of the fourth quarter in Gainesville, rolling Toomer's Corner, Texas A&M's 12th Man, Georgia's hedges, flashing the "Hook 'Em Horns" sign, Clemson players touching Howard's Rock, night games in Baton Rouge, tailgating in the Grove at Ole Miss, Tightwad Hill in Berkeley, dotting the "I" at Ohio State …

1. THE PASSION
Nothing matches the fan hysteria surrounding college football. Tailgating with your friends, cheerleaders, marching bands, fight songs, stadium chants – you know, it's enough to bring a tear to your eye, especially when there's six-and-a-half months until it starts again.

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=912138


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on February 19, 2009, 01:11:26 AM
I'm coming in here with my tail between my legs but the bark is coming back....

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON......


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 19, 2009, 01:55:13 AM
I'm coming in here with my tail between my legs but the bark is coming back....

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON......

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: WELCOME KEEPTHEFAITH !!!!!   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 19, 2009, 09:58:56 PM
I'm coming in here with my tail between my legs but the bark is coming back....

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON......

Welcome KTF!  You've got guts but this crew totally understands.  Remember that song "Be true to your school...."  And we will even cheer you and your team on!  Forgive me but I can't remember who you guys hired to replace Ty.  How are things going?  Nowhere to go but up for sure.  Good luck to you!  And welcome to our little football haven.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on February 19, 2009, 11:31:30 PM
I'm coming in here with my tail between my legs but the bark is coming back....

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON......

Welcome KTF!  You've got guts but this crew totally understands.  Remember that song "Be true to your school...."  And we will even cheer you and your team on!  Forgive me but I can't remember who you guys hired to replace Ty.  How are things going?  Nowhere to go but up for sure.  Good luck to you!  And welcome to our little football haven.

      Thanx Frijole,as well as None.We hired Coach Sarkisian who was the offensive coordinator at USC.He brought with him the D-Coordinator Nick Holt from SC,2 strength and conditioning personnel from SC,as well as 1 for director of football operations and player personnel.All from The University of Southern California under Pete Carroll.I think it is a gamble to hire a younger coach but feel the enthusiasm and energy will,by far,be much greater!Coach Sarkisian has surrounded himself with great recruiters and coaches.Got guys that are familiar with the whole WestCoast and the Hawaiian Islands!Very important to the westcoast.
      We have a lot of talent but,anyone can see that from the strenght and conditiong aspect we have been getting our butt's Kicked.hence 0-12.The new coaches are geared towards speed,speed,speed!I'll shut up for now but Appreciate the welcome!

KEEPTHEFAITH
 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 20, 2009, 01:14:54 AM
KTF - Just know the most prolific posters on this thread for the most part, all have teams on the rebuild. Son's team had a championship season, it was a real roller coaster, but then lost the bowl game. So up/down, up/down, up/down  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Frijole is the big Nebraska fan, Bo is rebuilding their program well. I think you may have a young coach but one who has had some great preparation. Nothing like coming from a top program in the country to prepare you for the pressure too ! I think it will be neat for us to have another team to pull for!

Kiwi hosts the losers clubhouse for us, he does great libations and football fare too !  ::MonkeyWink::

Spring practice officially starts in just a few weeks too ! Son is in conditioning right now, happy to say his head coach put he and one other senior in charge of the ongoing weight training for one of the groups. That also means as the leaders over their group, if anyone misses class or workout, then the leaders and entire group have to get up at 5 to go watch the offenders work out. Son said somehow his group managed to miss 7 classes in two day's time. He was not a happy camper  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I won't repeat what he said to them either.  ::MonkeyShocked::

oh and son's nickname is NASCAR, and casa's son's nickname is Speedy. Speedy really is the top wr I believe in his conference? He will be one to watch for sure !

Frijole, my fingers are tired, can you take over from here with the orientation?  ::MonkeyHaHa::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on February 20, 2009, 11:43:11 AM
KTF welcome to Kiwi's Dawg House! Everyone has lost at some point here, so don't feel too bad. Just tell me your teams colors and we'll get busy on a couch and big screen TV for you in the Dawg House. Hey nice NASCAR tread.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on February 20, 2009, 09:00:33 PM
KTF welcome to Kiwi's Dawg House! Everyone has lost at some point here, so don't feel too bad. Just tell me your teams colors and we'll get busy on a couch and big screen TV for you in the Dawg House. Hey nice NASCAR tread.


Purple and Gold..Go Dawgs!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 21, 2009, 09:13:57 AM
those are cool colors KTF !! I betcha Kiwi does you a banner to go with your custom recliner  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 21, 2009, 03:06:51 PM
KTF...now I remember who you guys hired...duh... None is right..lots of us are rebuilding.  I flew out to watch NU vs Wash back in 96 or 97.  That stadium is beautiful.  We were a total underdog and beat the dog crap out of your team. ha.  Those were the good ole days for both of us because you were favored.. I think #4 in the country at the time.  We went on to take the title taht year.  I paid $150 for total nose bleed seats in the middle of purple and gold but it was such a great time.

Other frequent posters are:

Kiwi who is a Michigan fan
Mum in Ohio who obviously roots for OSU
GO (Great Owl) who roots for Wisconsin
Cuz who cheers on Arkansas
PDH is a die hard Auburn fan
BOC represents Tennessee

Gosh I am sure I have missed many but it IS the off season. ha  Lots of Bama fans that come over from Natalee's thread.

Kiwi hosts the doghouse for us when we lose... we go hang out and drink cocktails and commiserate... He is SOOO nice he has bought furniture in ALL of our school colors.  It is a colorful place. LOL



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on February 21, 2009, 03:27:19 PM
KTF...now I remember who you guys hired...duh... None is right..lots of us are rebuilding.  I flew out to watch NU vs Wash back in 96 or 97.  That stadium is beautiful.  We were a total underdog and beat the dog crap out of your team. ha.  Those were the good ole days for both of us because you were favored.. I think #4 in the country at the time.  We went on to take the title taht year.  I paid $150 for total nose bleed seats in the middle of purple and gold but it was such a great time.

Other frequent posters are:

Kiwi who is a Michigan fan
Mum in Ohio who obviously roots for OSU
GO (Great Owl) who roots for Wisconsin
Cuz who cheers on Arkansas
PDH is a die hard Auburn fan
BOC represents Tennessee

Gosh I am sure I have missed many but it IS the off season. ha  Lots of Bama fans that come over from Natalee's thread.

Kiwi hosts the doghouse for us when we lose... we go hang out and drink cocktails and commiserate... He is SOOO nice he has bought furniture in ALL of our school colors.  It is a colorful place. LOL




My good friend was a member of this Defense!Go Dawgs..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvIdBNXkVB0


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: sb on February 22, 2009, 01:21:01 AM
Hj everyone,

Being a Gator and Dolphin fan, I was needless to say very gratified about this last football season!

None, I was thinking about that boy of yours in that bowl game... Wish y'all could have pulled it out....

I'll post something in the Prayer thread about my situation, I've been very scarce in here lately for lots of reasons but I think for a while now, y'all will be seeing a little more of me. Still praying for Justice for Natalee and for the truth to come out in some way!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 22, 2009, 08:45:05 AM
 ::MonkeyDance:: SB is back !!!!!!!!!!

Yes your team should be proud, I hope you saw us cheering them on here this season!! Thanks for the support for son's team, I wish we could have pulled it out too but oh well....

I hope you are okay SB, Anna and Klaas were posting about missing you recently. We all have!

Now we need to get pdh back here and isn't it great we have KTF on board to represent the Pac 10 now?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on February 25, 2009, 07:44:11 PM
looks like none,bean and kiwi have rolled out the welcome mat keeping the faith...but did want to pop in a give a woo pig sooooie!!!!!
sb....hope things are ok...will have to go check out the prayer thread i am sorry to say i have neglected...good to see you!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 26, 2009, 08:18:40 AM
SB was wondering where you were last season... should have been bragging on your team big time. ha ha ha  Didn't see anything on prayer thread but I'll pray for ya... hugs.

We break in a new QB this year and there are like 5 competing... Last year's backup was a straight A student.  Everyone expected he and one other to be main competitors.

Remember Mitch Mustain?  (Ha Cuz I know you will)

Seems like last year's starter was expecting Bo to guarantee the starter job by end of spring practice so that he could know whether to transfer.  Also seems team members (we have a Unity Council) confronted him about intentionally teaching the WRONG signals to a redshirt freshman that is highly touted.  His daddy flew in with the expectations that BO announce the spot this spring.

Bo said... sorry.  So the kid, with the help of daddy is now seeking out other schools.

Sad the way parents make these demands.  You gotta earn your spot.





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on February 26, 2009, 12:41:00 PM
Sb good to see you back and GO Gators. ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 26, 2009, 03:41:59 PM
Kiwi loves the gators? who knew?  ::MonkeyEek::


 ::MonkeyHaHa::

Bean I would agree they need to earn it but..........it isn't always how the system works, although it's how it should work and Bo is sticking up for that. Go Bo ! That should be your new mantra  ::MonkeyDance::

I remember Mustain  ::MonkeyNoNo:: I know cuz sure does too.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on February 26, 2009, 05:54:30 PM
Kiwi loves the gators? who knew?  ::MonkeyEek::


 ::MonkeyHaHa::

Bean I would agree they need to earn it but..........it isn't always how the system works, although it's how it should work and Bo is sticking up for that. Go Bo ! That should be your new mantra  ::MonkeyDance::

I remember Mustain  ::MonkeyNoNo:: I know cuz sure does too.
None- I've got a vacation house in the Tampa area and most of my friends that moved out of Michigan landed there. They tend to use it more than me. The neighbors used to think they owned it. Anyway I do root for the Gators and ASU, just not if their playing the Wolverines. Also, I've really enjoyed being a fan of every ones team here. ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on February 26, 2009, 09:19:56 PM
Here's some recruiting weirdness for you from Nebraska... where top running backs visit to make up their minds where to sign... bare with me...

2 of the top RBs in the country have not yet signed.

Bryce Brown - was supposed to go to Miami where his bro was. He is supposed to be one of the top ATHLETES in the country.  He didn't sign, has been playing major games - had some agent talk to the Canadian League about going directly to the CFL and the agent created a website a few mos ago where people could PAY for updates on where he was going, who he was talking to etc.

Can you say NCAA violation waiting to happen?  Anyway, he has an uncle (former NU player that was also in the NFL) that lives in Omaha.  He flew to Nebraska to get away and think about things (this was in the heart of winter.. crazy)  I think he's still there.  No decision on where he's going.  USC back off of him. 

David Oku from OK committed to TENN after having taken a liking to his hostess there... or so all the boards said.  Well... he decommitted after all the changes in staff but not right away.  Some say his hostess dumped him. ha.

He didn't sign either.  He too has been jerking recruiters around - talking to Auburn and some others.  Out of the absolute clear blue this week he moved to Lincoln NE.  Yep.  He is enrolled in a high school and moved in with his "girlfriends" parents.  HELLO.  Where are your parents?

He is truly enrolled in classes and wasn't even talking to NE and we brought in 2 nice RBs and haven't recruited him since October.  I don't even think the coaches have talked with him.  He said he might consider NU again but just because he moved here doesn't mean anything.

We are all laughing at the new recruiting strategy - ignore them and they will come.   ::MonkeyLaugh::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on February 26, 2009, 10:00:54 PM
Hey Kiwi I was only teasing you, in fact I'm a big fan of Urban Meyers, always have been.

Thank you for supporting all of our teams  ::MonkeyDance::

Bean I did see the story on Oku, I had not heard about Brown. Yes I think something's hinky about both but Brown and Oku sound like they are not lacking ego's nor faults but I also think the 'game' might breed some of this too.

Your father is like the coaches I knew Bean........they are sorely missed by some of us.

Sometimes ignoring them might be doing the team a favor too !  ::MonkeyHaHa::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: A's Fever on March 01, 2009, 11:27:11 PM
::MonkeyDance:: SB is back !!!!!!!!!!

Yes your team should be proud, I hope you saw us cheering them on here this season!! Thanks for the support for son's team, I wish we could have pulled it out too but oh well....

I hope you are okay SB, Anna and Klaas were posting about missing you recently. We all have!

Now we need to get pdh back here and isn't it great we have KTF on board to represent the Pac 10 now?

Pac 10 . . . . Did somebody say Pac 10?  GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on March 01, 2009, 11:58:51 PM
One of our Former players From The University of Washington is one of the missing NFL players so please keep Marquis Cooper,as well as the rest of the missing in your Prayers!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008799754_apmissingboatersnfl.html

Goodnight and God Bless

KEEPTHEFAITH


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 02, 2009, 07:46:47 PM
::MonkeyDance:: SB is back !!!!!!!!!!

Yes your team should be proud, I hope you saw us cheering them on here this season!! Thanks for the support for son's team, I wish we could have pulled it out too but oh well....

I hope you are okay SB, Anna and Klaas were posting about missing you recently. We all have!

Now we need to get pdh back here and isn't it great we have KTF on board to represent the Pac 10 now?

Pac 10 . . . . Did somebody say Pac 10?  GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the football thread A's  ::MonkeyDance::

Go Golden Bears !!!!!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 02, 2009, 07:47:50 PM
One of our Former players From The University of Washington is one of the missing NFL players so please keep Marquis Cooper,as well as the rest of the missing in your Prayers!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008799754_apmissingboatersnfl.html

Goodnight and God Bless

KEEPTHEFAITH

It's terribly sad and although it's a great relief to see one of the four rescued we are all praying the remaining three will be as well. Godspeed.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on March 04, 2009, 01:01:17 PM
One of our Former players From The University of Washington is one of the missing NFL players so please keep Marquis Cooper,as well as the rest of the missing in your Prayers!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008799754_apmissingboatersnfl.html

Goodnight and God Bless

KEEPTHEFAITH

It's terribly sad and although it's a great relief to see one of the four rescued we are all praying the remaining three will be as well. Godspeed.

It seems that today they've called off the search for the remaining three.  At one point a search helicopter with a spot lite was directly over them.  Some debris has  been recovered 16 miles from the boats position. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 05, 2009, 07:54:02 AM
::MonkeyDance:: SB is back !!!!!!!!!!

Yes your team should be proud, I hope you saw us cheering them on here this season!! Thanks for the support for son's team, I wish we could have pulled it out too but oh well....

I hope you are okay SB, Anna and Klaas were posting about missing you recently. We all have!

Now we need to get pdh back here and isn't it great we have KTF on board to represent the Pac 10 now?

Pac 10 . . . . Did somebody say Pac 10?  GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We haven't had a lot of Pac 10 fans here.  Bears are WELCOME.  USC... not so much. ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 05, 2009, 07:55:22 AM
One of our Former players From The University of Washington is one of the missing NFL players so please keep Marquis Cooper,as well as the rest of the missing in your Prayers!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008799754_apmissingboatersnfl.html

Goodnight and God Bless

KEEPTHEFAITH

It's terribly sad and although it's a great relief to see one of the four rescued we are all praying the remaining three will be as well. Godspeed.

It seems that today they've called off the search for the remaining three.  At one point a search helicopter with a spot lite was directly over them.  Some debris has  been recovered 16 miles from the boats position. 

Terribly sad.  I can't imagine the pain they suffered, at least mentally clinging to a boat for that long.  Man.  It hurts.  God bless them and their families.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 06, 2009, 09:12:07 AM
It's just a horrible loss and a tragedy that even the one survivor will have difficultly learning to cope with. I hope he as well as the families of all will find comfort in their faith and knowledge that their sons were beloved and are missed by many.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on March 06, 2009, 07:01:46 PM
Nice story from the vigil at the University of Washington..Former players talk about Marquis Cooper! ::MonkeyWaa::

http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/huskyfootball/2009/03/05/marquis_coopers_vigil.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 06, 2009, 11:39:27 PM
Hey everybody! Long time no see! ::MonkeyTongue::

It's great to see some new faces representing the Pac 10, and it's good to see our Gator coming back around!

Lots of news happening on the AU front right now. I was introduced to a new AU forum called  auburn undercover, run by some sportswriters for the larger newspapers in Alabama. I read there voraciously during the coaching search and the early days of Coach Chizik's regime. It was not a happy place at first, because most fans wanted Turner Gill, but with the great coaching hires he's made, and the fine job he did with recruiting in such a short amount of time, people are turning more positive. The best hire, IMHO, is Tracy Rocker who is a legendary former AU and NFL player, and a great recruiter. He's won just about every defensive award there is to win. I'm glad he's back in AU.
James Willis, a former AU player and coach, defected, and went to work for Nick Saban. His AU family has disowned him.  ::MonkeyEek::
I do wonder what he was thinking to burn his bridges like that...... ::MonkeyNoNo::
As for Coach Chizik.....it's mostly a wait and see kind of thing, but he did manage to sign Alabama's Mr. Football, and a very decent recruiting class so maybe he can pull it off. We filled some holes, anyway. I don't expect a repeat of last season, but who knows anymore. Coach Chizik is a defensive genius, and our very top of nation defenses were when he was our DC, so he can coach at least that much.

As for David Oku..he signed with the Vols. AU kind of cooled on him after the waffling, and we are rich in RB's anyway. He would've been a nice pick up, but he can go take his shirt off with the TN coaches. Has anybody seen that video of the TN coaches pulling their shirts off?  I guess they brought that from USC. Apparently it's a Pete Carroll move. Down here below the sweet tea line we just call it weird... ::MonkeyLaugh::
I wonder what BOC thinks of his new coach?

Our spring game is April 18th I think. It will be very interesting this year, for so many reasons.

I know it's preseason.....but I expect Urban Meyer and the Gators to make another #1 run. He has such a talent-loaded roster, and he has one of the greatest football players in the history of college football - Tim Tebow. If Tim stays healthy, there will be something to see in the Swamp. 

Kinda o/t...but the AU women's BB team won the SEC, and we're # 5 in the nation.  ::MonkeyDance::Nell Fortner is the coach, and the AU family has nicknamed the team Nell's Belles... ::MonkeyLaugh:: Whitney Bodie made the cover of a national magazine or something this week - she's our star player. It's been fun to watch these women play this winter, and a very welcome distraction. Our men's BB team beat Bama twice this year, and beat them Wed. night in their own house. It kinda soothed the sting of the Iron Bowl..... ::MonkeyLaugh::


BTW..thanks for all the kind words and prayers. It meant a lot to me. I read here a lot, but I just couldn't bring myself to post until the grief wore off a little. My Mama was a Bama fan, and went to school there, but she secretly liked AU too.... ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on March 07, 2009, 09:59:07 AM
welcome back pd!! we knew you had to have down time. the loss of your mother is so personal i imagine. glad to have your very informed comments back. have you heard what tt is up to. i have not heard a word. just wondering.
tracy rocker was a great coach here at ark under coach nutt. he left with him to go to ole miss so i guess he only stayed there 1 year. glad he is back home...the players will love him.
they had the sec womens basketball tournament in little rock this year. did not get to make any of the games but i think it was a successful tournament. congrats to your tiger belles.
last sunday we had a 15 reunion to celebrate our mens basketball national championship! it was really something. we even won the game(which has been rare in the sec...only 2 wins) anyway...all the players plus coach richardson were there and he even gave coach pelphrey a pair of cowboy boots to wear...lol. richardson always wore them...boots and suits! pelphrey was a good sport and wore them to the game but he said he almost busted his ass a couple of times...lol!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on March 07, 2009, 12:13:20 PM
pdh3,as well as Cuz.Would love to have the links to the articles you speak of.Being up in the northwest would love to read a little more about the great traditions down south!TIA


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 07, 2009, 01:43:04 PM
Thanks, cuz.  I also changed jobs, and I'm in a much better environment, with higher pay, so there have been some positive things happening too, over the winter. Losing my Mama gave me the motivation to change a few things, because she did not want me to be unhappy.
Finding a new job in this economy is almost a miracle anyway, let alone getting one making more money. God answers prayers, and my Mama had his ear...


Tubby is still around AU, in some capacity. I'm not sure what his exact title will be,or if he'll even have one, but from what I've read, he will still contribute. He loves AU, and he's financially set for the rest of his life, so he'll be able to pick and choose his assignments. I'm gonna miss him on the sidelines, but I believe he was just totally burned out from the pressure of coaching football at an elite DIV I school where the expectations are so high. No one can endure that for long, and he went for 10 years living in a high profile pressure cooker. Not to mention it was in the tough SEC. This past season was just too much for everybody.


ktf...
Here's the link for the AU forum. Keep in mind, most AU fans are not like me...they hate Bama and LSU.... ::MonkeyLaugh::

http://auburnundercover.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=4


There's some talk on there about the Bama situation with the NCAA.  It seems that the SM football fans are not the only ones who have no respect for Pete Carroll and his Untouchables like Reggie Bush.

You should also click on the link about the TN coaches ripping their shirts off.... ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on March 07, 2009, 08:44:28 PM
pd...so happy things are looking up professionally and financially for you!!
i bet your mama is very proud of you!
ktf...for anything arkansas razorback go to http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 08, 2009, 12:03:03 AM
PDH, good things happen to good people, you more than qualify. It's so good to have you back again  ::MonkeyDance::

First day of spring practice is fast approaching, just one week from Monday !!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 08, 2009, 11:02:13 AM
Wow PDH you game back with a vengence!  LOL  Welcome back.

You will love this one.  When the xxxx was hitting the fan I was so confused about it all and you weren't here to post so I went over and read boards too.  I too found Auburn Undercover and in fact somehow I'm on their mailing list and I get the updates by email.  Is that a hoot?

So what is the story about the taking off the shirt thing???  I might have to google that one.  Hysterical.  Depends on what shape the coaches are in I guess.  LMAO.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 08, 2009, 03:51:19 PM
The video link seems to have disappeared....
But I did hear that it wasn't man-candy or anything close to it. ::MonkeyLaugh::

I wonder what BOC will have to say about it all........



O/T...AU Women ply for the SEC Tournament Championship tonight on ESPN2 if anyone is a BB fan.

http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/030709aaa.html

WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 08, 2009, 03:54:57 PM
Beans...I meant to add this...I'm gonna convert you to an AU Tiger yet, now that I have you reading our forums...WDE! ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyDance::

I do think Coach Chizik will be just fine. He has an amazing staff, and some great talent, which he didn't have at ISU.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on March 09, 2009, 09:48:37 AM
pdh, I am so sorry about your mom, but am glad you are feeling better!  Congrats on the new job and higher pay! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 09, 2009, 09:17:07 PM
Thanks casa! 

Is your boy ready for spring practice.... ::cartwheel::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on March 09, 2009, 11:30:43 PM
Thanks casa! 

Is your boy ready for spring practice.... ::cartwheel::

Yes, pdh3, he is getting ready!  He was home this week end and came by for a visit.  I probably won't see him any more this spring as they are about to kick in to high gear!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 11, 2009, 10:19:09 PM
casa I'm so glad you got to visit with him, do you think you might make his spring game? Is it terribly far or is it within reasonable distance for you to drive? I always enjoy the spring games, sometimes more than the regular season. Official start of practice is Monday, wishing our boys no injuries and a great spring.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on March 12, 2009, 04:12:01 PM
casa I'm so glad you got to visit with him, do you think you might make his spring game? Is it terribly far or is it within reasonable distance for you to drive? I always enjoy the spring games, sometimes more than the regular season. Official start of practice is Monday, wishing our boys no injuries and a great spring.



Yes, we had a really nice visit. My DD#3 was home so he got to visit with her also.  His school is about 2 and 1/2 hours from me, so I might be able to go to the spring game. I hope so!  Yes, none, for sure wishing our boy a wonderful spring with no injuries!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on March 12, 2009, 07:02:21 PM
Yes PDh is back! I'm glad you took the time and worked yourself back to SM. So how did the lady Tigers do? We dusted off your couch and I got your TV fixed for this seasons football and March Madness!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 13, 2009, 12:19:58 AM
Yes PDh is back! I'm glad you took the time and worked yourself back to SM. So how did the lady Tigers do? We dusted off your couch and I got your TV fixed for this seasons football and March Madness!



AWWW Kiwi...thanks! You are such a gracious host! I am so sorry about that TV... ::MonkeyConfused::
The Lady Tigers won the regular season SEC Championship, but lost the tourney to Vanderbilt. The girls were tired from paying 3 games in 3 days, and they got some tough calls, but I do have to credit Vandy for a brilliant game. They had a great response to everything we did, and they truly deserved the win. They have our number, and they just dial us up whenever we play them...They let us talk and then slam the phone done in our face and we don't get the last word in... Heck...it's not even much of a discussion at times ::MonkeyLaugh:: 

I'm hoping to have less frustration this football season. Time will tell...

So nonesy...is Nascar getting cranked up?  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 13, 2009, 05:27:07 PM
Kiwi is a most gracious host isn't he?

PDH - you must be psychic for Nascar arrived home at midnight last night with his girlfriend from Alabama, he drove down to pick her up and bring her up for her spring break. He's cooking shrimp for us for dinner tonight and he did mention that they will order the jerseys at the end of April?

So do you still want a jersey?  ::MonkeyWink::

Going to go pawn another hug from him.........love those boy hugs  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 13, 2009, 07:43:08 PM
I definitely do want a jersey...with his # on it!!!! That way I can brag about him when someone asks me about it!!!::MonkeyDance::

Just let me know how much $$$$ to send.....you have my email! ::MonkeyWink::

Any son who has the good taste to have a girl from Alabama, and who cooks shrimp deserves much hugging.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Well AU is playing FL tonight in the SEC tourney. I am really hoping we can win this one. We may get an NCAA bid if we do. AU teams really know how to crete drama... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 13, 2009, 07:44:45 PM
I MEANT create drama....I miss having an edit button. ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 14, 2009, 05:46:40 AM
Pdh - AU won over FL  ::MonkeyDance:: UA lost to TN so will you play TN for the SEC? I admit I haven't had time with company here to catch up on all of the next steps.

Don't worry about cost right now, I'll email you about the size and of course you gotta wear his #   ::MonkeyDance::

His shrimp was pretty good stuff and he even made homemade hush puppies  ::MonkeyCool:: His girlfriend seems to understand him really well and bless her heart for that, jocks aren't easy to navigate.

Well up early to make molten chocolate cupcakes for them to take back to school with them so I['d better get busy.

Monday starts spring football  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 14, 2009, 06:27:45 PM
Unfortunately, AU lost to TN today in the semi-finals. TN will play MS State for the SEC Tournament Championship. I'm not sure if we'll get to play in the NCAA Tournament or not. We may be NIT bound.

I'll watch for your email!  ::MonkeyDance::

Hush puppies? Real, home-made hushpuppies? ::MonkeyEek::
If Nascar ever goes back on the market, I have two beautiful daughters who have absolutely no interest in the kitchen. They just look really good in aprons. ::MonkeyLaugh::
He could make hush puppies and shrimp to his heart's content down here in my kitchen, and no one would dream of interfering. Heck....we'd worship him and do all the dishes ::MonkeyLaugh::

Good luck to Nascar and casa's boy in Spring practice. We're so proud of them!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 14, 2009, 07:46:15 PM
 ::MonkeyWink:: I happily did the dishes.

Yep real homemade hush puppies and twice baked potatoes and shrimp with fresh green beans?

One never knows PDH, he could hit the market again.......I never say never. This one does tend to pout a good bit  ::MonkeyHaHa::

AU is good stead for UNC lost to FSU today, but I'll keep my fingers crossed you make the NCAA.

Thanks for the good wishes, son seems more than ready to start official practice. He's been out running 5 miles/day hoping to be in better shape than others when the season starts. We hope so......

I'll email later, just got son and girlfriend off and I'm soooo tired - whew ! I have a little work I have to get done with my real job tonight.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 16, 2009, 08:24:16 AM
chocolate molten cupcakes?   ::MonkeyEek::  oh man they sound good.

Chiming in to support our SM football kids.  Don't be shy cuz we want to brag on them all.  Tell us how spring practices are going. 

Happy Monday all!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 16, 2009, 09:43:19 PM
There was some good food at none's house this weekend!


The other big name RB holdout Bryan Brown also went to TN. So they have David Oku and BB in their stable. I'm glad we won't play them after 2009 until those two are gone. ::MonkeyLaugh::
AU has a great stable of RBs, so that really isn't a biggie to us. But those kids will make some waves in the SEC if their idiotic coach can stay out of trouble.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 17, 2009, 09:54:17 AM
I admit it Bean, those molten cupcakes are like crack  ::MonkeyHaHa::

yes we did eat well and practice has started, so everyone chime in on dates for your spring game in the coming weeks !

BOC needs to shake up Kiffen a bit, or put some duct tape over his mouth at times  ::MonkeyShocked::

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 17, 2009, 02:20:19 PM
There was some good food at none's house this weekend!


The other big name RB holdout Bryan Brown also went to TN. So they have David Oku and BB in their stable. I'm glad we won't play them after 2009 until those two are gone. ::MonkeyLaugh::
AU has a great stable of RBs, so that really isn't a biggie to us. But those kids will make some waves in the SEC if their idiotic coach can stay out of trouble.

LOL PDH I know alot about these two guys since they have both been hanging out in Nebraska trying to decide where to go.

1.  We are hearing that OKU will most likely have to go Jr College route - even though he did transfer to Lincoln so he could make the grades. ha. 

2.  No WAY those 2 egos will both play for TN at the same time.  But likely only one will make it if any.

I think you are WAY safe. WDE


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 17, 2009, 02:21:34 PM
I admit it Bean, those molten cupcakes are like crack  ::MonkeyHaHa::

yes we did eat well and practice has started, so everyone chime in on dates for your spring game in the coming weeks !

BOC needs to shake up Kiffen a bit, or put some duct tape over his mouth at times  ::MonkeyShocked::

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

I was thinking that is why BOC hasn't been around.  Either embarassed OR he is meeting with "Lame" personally to tell him to STFU!  He is beyond dangerous.  Recruiting violation waiting to happen if it hasn't already.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 17, 2009, 07:26:07 PM
LOL beans..WDE!!! ::MonkeyDance::


Lane Kiffen comes from the Land of Pete Carroll who has never had to pay for a single violation even though we all know about Reggie Bush. There are many, many others besides Reggie. Pete just ignores the NCAA as if it doesnt exist, and USC refuses to cooperate with any investigations. LK probably thinks he can do the same at TN, but this is the SEC, and people will go after him.
Bama is being looked at again for violations,  but I don't know if the NCAA can stand another go-around with that bunch, because they are still in court from the last set of sanctions. Some of the parties involved are suing the NCAA, even though they are guilty as heck. ::MonkeyEek::
The NCAA needs to do something about the Reggie Bush deal before anyone will have any respect for them again, anyway. I think most coaches are gonna start doing like Pete, and just refuse to even take their phone calls. If it's OK for USC to do that, then it's OK for anyone else. The NCAA has lost a lot of it's power because it has not administered sanctions fairly across all conferences. I think those Bama people will win their suit, or settle out of court for lots of money,and that'll be it for the NCAA.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 17, 2009, 07:59:17 PM
Well I am still disappointed in "Lame".  Heck, Bo Pellini coached for Pete Carroll and Pete recommended him for his current job.  Lame is the son of a former Husker!  Monte was a frat bro of my dad's!  I am so disappointed.  He appears to me to be a spoiled brat.  If he comes out and has a first season like Saban did then fine.  I'll shut up (but won't like him).  Never saw anyone make so many enemies before ever playing a down.  And to go after Bama and Florida.  LOL  Talk about locker room fodder.  Ego.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 17, 2009, 09:08:34 PM
I think again, as much as people tire of me posting it (or bama fans), that Saban changed the rules of the game. Carroll had begun changing the rules of the game but Saban knowing this, is not afraid to kick the NCAA door harder - or the Bama boosters along with him.

It reminds me of what we allowed to happen in corporate america with the CEO's, as we see, increasingly it's not about the good of the stockholders (or the program) but about what their take is - hence the enormous salaries now. Those salaries were also negotiated in a strong economy and it remains to be seen what kind of impact the declining economy will have on gate/ticket sales along with contributions and even capital projects related to football.

So I don't think the NCAA or any entity for that matter, can shut down the egos or even the blind ambition and greed anymore, to actually enforce. All played a part in this, even ESPN, many have their hands all over this and should 'own' the mess it's becoming.

pdh & bean, expect an email later to you both with a link  ::MonkeyWink::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on March 18, 2009, 12:44:41 AM
I talked with my son tonight after two days of practice.  His comments were, "long and hard."  The purple/gray game is on April 17 which is a Friday.  Of course, I will be working!  Not sure if I can take off and go as this time of the year is SO busy for me with state and federal paperwork to complete!  none, hope your son is having a good spring practice and you will be able to attend any spring games he has! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 18, 2009, 08:04:45 AM
I talked with my son tonight after two days of practice.  His comments were, "long and hard."  The purple/gray game is on April 17 which is a Friday.  Of course, I will be working!  Not sure if I can take off and go as this time of the year is SO busy for me with state and federal paperwork to complete!  none, hope your son is having a good spring practice and you will be able to attend any spring games he has! 

Casa let us know how it goes!!  What year is he?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 18, 2009, 10:11:21 AM
I talked with my son tonight after two days of practice.  His comments were, "long and hard."  The purple/gray game is on April 17 which is a Friday.  Of course, I will be working!  Not sure if I can take off and go as this time of the year is SO busy for me with state and federal paperwork to complete!  none, hope your son is having a good spring practice and you will be able to attend any spring games he has! 

casa, I'm sorry to hear the game is on a Friday !?! I expect a lot of parents won't be able to attend and that's really unfortunate. I hope your son Speedy has a great game anyway! Last season I found an employee of the university who is a former ref in Big East and tapes all of the games for his support and pleasure, he was kind enough to send me copies of the games I had to miss. Maybe you can find someone like that with DVD's you can view? Son is doing well and his girlfriend is there visiting this week too, so he's extra happy. His team already has some injuries rolling off winter work-out's too so just keeping my fingers and toes crossed our boys can stay healthy. Yes I plan to make the game but we're lucky, ours is on a Saturday or else I would not be able to attend either.




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 18, 2009, 11:49:29 AM
I need to make a correction.....

I just read an article which was an interview with Tubby, and I guess he's not planning to work for AU in another capacity like I had been told earlier. Maybe they offered and he told them to take a hike.  ::MonkeyLaugh::
He is apparently looking for another head coaching job. The possibilities mentioned by the writer of the article are Miami and Texas A&M.... ::MonkeyEek:: Tubby has coached at both schools, so I could see that happening. It made me sad to even read about him. I will miss him on the sidelines.
But he will probably be coaching somewhere in 2010, and our loss is their gain. Right now he's playing golf, doing speaking engagements, and vacationing while cashing those big checks from AU.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 18, 2009, 11:51:54 AM
I talked with my son tonight after two days of practice.  His comments were, "long and hard."  The purple/gray game is on April 17 which is a Friday.  Of course, I will be working!  Not sure if I can take off and go as this time of the year is SO busy for me with state and federal paperwork to complete!  none, hope your son is having a good spring practice and you will be able to attend any spring games he has! 


Thanks for the update casa!
Tell Speedy we're all hoping he has a great year! Good luck to him on April 17th!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 18, 2009, 01:26:36 PM
I need to make a correction.....

I just read an article which was an interview with Tubby, and I guess he's not planning to work for AU in another capacity like I had been told earlier. Maybe they offered and he told them to take a hike.  ::MonkeyLaugh::
He is apparently looking for another head coaching job. The possibilities mentioned by the writer of the article are Miami and Texas A&M.... ::MonkeyEek:: Tubby has coached at both schools, so I could see that happening. It made me sad to even read about him. I will miss him on the sidelines.
But he will probably be coaching somewhere in 2010, and our loss is their gain. Right now he's playing golf, doing speaking engagements, and vacationing while cashing those big checks from AU.

LOL  Both Miami and A&M currently have coaches.  That cracks me up.  They are both in the hot seat but no way they fire Sherman after 2 seasons.  Not sure about Randy at Miami. 

I'm glad he is looking for a head job if that is what he wants to do.  I personally think that Donors were running the show and the AD is incompetent and made a BAD decision on Tommy.  He'll find something great no doubt.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 18, 2009, 11:17:13 PM
It wasn't really the donors...it was one or two powerful men on the Board of Trustees who never really liked Tubby. They were the ones behind the Bobby Petrino affair, and one of them was on that plane. The current AD is just their tool. Luckily, when their BOT term expires, they'll be gone. I think the AD won't last long either.  It just wasn't in enough time to save Tubby from getting the boot. I just hope Tubby ends up somewhere that appreciates him. He deserves it.
And I hope Coach Chizik is successful. The kids deserve that, because they've worked hard and been through a lot.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 19, 2009, 08:02:32 AM
It wasn't really the donors...it was one or two powerful men on the Board of Trustees who never really liked Tubby. They were the ones behind the Bobby Petrino affair, and one of them was on that plane. The current AD is just their tool. Luckily, when their BOT term expires, they'll be gone. I think the AD won't last long either.  It just wasn't in enough time to save Tubby from getting the boot. I just hope Tubby ends up somewhere that appreciates him. He deserves it.
And I hope Coach Chizik is successful. The kids deserve that, because they've worked hard and been through a lot.

Yes.  Forgive me I thought they were donors.  i kept reading about those 2 being involved in the hiring process.  And yes tool would aptly describe the AD.  Tubby will get a good job.  He is smart enough to know not to step into another political mess.  He will be fine. 



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on March 19, 2009, 06:05:25 PM
Unfortunately, AU lost to TN today in the semi-finals. TN will play MS State for the SEC Tournament Championship. I'm not sure if we'll get to play in the NCAA Tournament or not. We may be NIT bound.

I'll watch for your email!  ::MonkeyDance::

Hush puppies? Real, home-made hushpuppies? ::MonkeyEek::
If Nascar ever goes back on the market, I have two beautiful daughters who have absolutely no interest in the kitchen. They just look really good in aprons. ::MonkeyLaugh::
He could make hush puppies and shrimp to his heart's content down here in my kitchen, and no one would dream of interfering. Heck....we'd worship him and do all the dishes ::MonkeyLaugh::

Good luck to Nascar and casa's boy in Spring practice. We're so proud of them!

Thanks so much pdh!  Knowing that you all are interested in him makes him smile really big!  He mentioned my computer friends the other day.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on March 19, 2009, 06:08:08 PM
I talked with my son tonight after two days of practice.  His comments were, "long and hard."  The purple/gray game is on April 17 which is a Friday.  Of course, I will be working!  Not sure if I can take off and go as this time of the year is SO busy for me with state and federal paperwork to complete!  none, hope your son is having a good spring practice and you will be able to attend any spring games he has! 

Casa let us know how it goes!!  What year is he?

Thanks, frijole!  He is a senior but he was redshirted his freshman year so he can play again next year.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on March 19, 2009, 06:13:26 PM
I talked with my son tonight after two days of practice.  His comments were, "long and hard."  The purple/gray game is on April 17 which is a Friday.  Of course, I will be working!  Not sure if I can take off and go as this time of the year is SO busy for me with state and federal paperwork to complete!  none, hope your son is having a good spring practice and you will be able to attend any spring games he has! 

casa, I'm sorry to hear the game is on a Friday !?! I expect a lot of parents won't be able to attend and that's really unfortunate. I hope your son Speedy has a great game anyway! Last season I found an employee of the university who is a former ref in Big East and tapes all of the games for his support and pleasure, he was kind enough to send me copies of the games I had to miss. Maybe you can find someone like that with DVD's you can view? Son is doing well and his girlfriend is there visiting this week too, so he's extra happy. His team already has some injuries rolling off winter work-out's too so just keeping my fingers and toes crossed our boys can stay healthy. Yes I plan to make the game but we're lucky, ours is on a Saturday or else I would not be able to attend either.


none, that is wonderful that you at least get to watch all the games on DVD!  Is this your son's last year? 

I don't know of anyone who tapes the games, but I will check into that.  I do get to listen to all of them via the internet.

I hope NASCAR has a great spring game!




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 19, 2009, 08:49:34 PM
I talked with my son tonight after two days of practice.  His comments were, "long and hard."  The purple/gray game is on April 17 which is a Friday.  Of course, I will be working!  Not sure if I can take off and go as this time of the year is SO busy for me with state and federal paperwork to complete!  none, hope your son is having a good spring practice and you will be able to attend any spring games he has! 

Casa let us know how it goes!!  What year is he?

Thanks, frijole!  He is a senior but he was redshirted his freshman year so he can play again next year.

Great.  We expect great things of him then this year... do keep us posted.  I told None this is usually the year they break out.  It takes a few years to adjust to the next level, coaches etc.  We'll be cheering him on.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 19, 2009, 08:51:47 PM
Oh my...

March 19, 2009

Pelini to speak at USC coaches clinic later this month


HuskersIllustrated.com


Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini is just one of several different Division I head coaches that is scheduled to speak at USC's coaching clinic on Mar. 28 in Los Angeles. The event will give Pelini a great opportunity to speak in front of several top California high school football coaches.

 ::MonkeyCool::  I guess Pete doesn't see Bo as a threat yet.  Sounds like a great recruiting opportunity to me.  Coaches are very influential don't ya know.   ::MonkeyWink::

 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Nut44x4 on March 20, 2009, 05:05:45 PM
I never come in here so if this has been posted, please excuse>>>

Fugitive Ex-Quarterback Killed in Crash
Posted Mar 20, 2009 11:03
CHESTER, Pa. (March 20) - A former NFL quarterback who failed to show for sentencing on drunken driving charges nearly four years ago was killed in a car crash in Greece, authorities said, leaving behind an unsolved mystery involving two suspicious fires and years spent on the lam.
Authorities say former NFL quarterback William "Jeff" Komlo was killed in a car crash in Greece over the weekend.
Deaths in Sports
Authorities say former NFL quarterback William "Jeff" Komlo was killed in a car crash in Greece over the weekend.

The State Department used fingerprints to determine that the victim of Saturday's crash was William "Jeff" Komlo, according to Jim Vito, Chester County's acting chief detective. Vito said he was initially skeptical, concerned because of Komlo's history that he might have faked his own death.
"Even though we heard that he was deceased, the first reaction was that, well, we better make a positive identification," Vito said.
Once the State Department verified the fingerprints were those of the 52-year-old fugitive, Vito was satisfied.
"As far as we're concerned, we're closing this now."
A State Department spokesman, Noel Clay, declined to comment "out of respect for the family." He would not say where in Greece the accident happened or release any details of the crash.
Komlo played for the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers over five NFL seasons from 1979 to 1983.
In July 2005, Komlo failed to show for sentencing on two drunken driving convictions.
Two months earlier, authorities had issued a warrant for Komlo when he didn't appear for a May 10 preliminary hearing on charges in an alleged assault on his girlfriend.
At the time he went missing, Komlo was under investigation for fires at his home in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, and another home in Florida.
Komlo had lived in Chester Springs and worked as an insurance broker in the nearby Philadelphia suburb of Wayne. Authorities did not know what happened to him after he skipped the hearings in 2005.
"This guy apparently has created some intrigue over the years," Vito said.
After getting into 16 games his rookie year with the NFL, the quarterback played sporadically the rest of his career.
An NFL spokesman did not immediately comment Friday.
Komlo starred at the University of Delaware, leading the Blue Hens to the Division II national championship game in 1978. The Lions picked him in the 9th round of the 1979 NFL draft.
Scott Selheimer, Delaware's sports information director, said the school's thoughts go out to Komlo's friends and family.
"It's a tragic situation where someone, when they were here at the university, was kind of like a hero," Selheimer said. "It's a shame that his life kind of tumbled. He was going through so many troubled situations for so long."
An attorney who had represented Komlo in Palm Beach County, Florida, declined to comment Friday.
Two other attorneys who had represented him in Pennsylvania did not return telephone calls from The Associated Press. A telephone number for his ex-wife could not be located.
http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/index.php?s=b55996257bc57386fdaf481ae14a1d94&showtopic=43119


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 21, 2009, 01:50:00 AM
Thanks Nut. That's a very sad case. That guy seems to have wasted his life after his stint in the NFL.




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 21, 2009, 02:04:22 AM
Thanks so much pdh!  Knowing that you all are interested in him makes him smile really big!  He mentioned my computer friends the other day.


Thank you for sharing him with us. You and nonesy are great about keeping us involved, and it's just so fun.
casa, tell him that the sports fanatics at SM are behind him 100%! It's just so exciting to have posters with kids who are actually playing college ball. It takes it to a whole new level!



beans - I hope Bo goes into So.Cal. territory, and snatches up a few standout recruits that PeteyPoo had his heart set on signing... ::MonkeyLaugh::
I know Bo and the Nebraska tradition would impress me more than Coach Hollywood and his Football Extravaganza, but I'm not an 18 year old athlete either.... ::MonkeyConfused::
If I were a high school coach, I'd tell my prospective college recruits to turn off ESPN, and go with the school that felt right. If they did that, Bo would come out ahead more often than not against Pete Carroll. And really....that silly guy on the horse.....I'd be embarassed by that too. Much better to be a Cornhusker... ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 21, 2009, 09:52:46 AM
Casa, thanks for the good wishes for nascar, yes he's a senior but he lost one year of eligibility to his transfer year which he sat out as per NCAA rules, so this will be his last season. Tell Speedy we're wishing for him to have an extra speedy spring!!

silly guy on the horse  ::MonkeyHaHa:: too funny PDH

I saw this article and I had to post it for PDH, should make you smile, your tigers are lookin' good for next season  ::MonkeyWink::

http://cfn.scout.com/2/848898.html

Spring Preview 2009

The 20 Big Questions ... No. 9


With spring ball underway, here are the 20 Big Questions to start off the offseason.

9. The Ole Miss … The teams that will surprise.

Ole Miss wasn’t expected to do too much last year, but Houston Nutt inherited a tremendous defensive line, a solid quarterback in Jevan Snead, and a good enough group of players to build into a big season that came out of the blue. Two years ago it was Illinois and Kansas that shocked the college football world and came up with huge seasons. Going into this year, what ten teams have a chance to go from being an afterthought to playing in a 2010 bowl game?

Auburn
It’s not like the Tigers were all that far away from having a good year. Going 5-7 doesn’t fly around Auburn, and worse yet, getting blasted by Alabama really doesn’t sit well. However, the Tigers lost four games by five points or fewer and would’ve won those games if they had any semblance of consistency on offense. After finishing 104th in the nation in total offense and 110th in scoring, if new offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn can work his magic and provide more pop to the attack, a winning season will be a lock.

Clemson
The Tigers rallied over the second half of the season with four wins in the final five regular season games, highlighted by a 31-14 blowout of South Carolina. While the bowl loss to Nebraska ended things with a thud, it was a good performance that showed why the team has the potential to come back strong. Like Ole Miss last year, a new head coach is in place to reap the rewards from some great recruiting classes. Helped by the return of RB C.J. Spiller, and considering the offensive line can’t be any worse and the defensive line can fall out of bed and come up with more sacks, the potential is there for Clemson to finally be a real, live player in the ACC title race.

Colorado
It was another disappointing season under Dan Hawkins, but the Buffs went 5-7 with a win over West Virginia. The program is half empty view would point out that CU won four of its five games by a touchdown or less, and beat West Virginia, Kansas State, and Iowa State by a total of eight points. However, there was a rash of injuries that destroyed any hope of a consistent season on either side of the ball. Now the valid excuse of last year should turn into a positive with an influx of top players coming back. If the Buffs can go 5-7 last year with so many problems, this year they should be at least three games better if they can stay healthy.

Michigan
Things can’t be any worse. After the stunningly bad 3-9 campaign in the first year under Rich Rodriguez, the potential is there for a far better year with more of the pieces in place to run the attack. Turnovers were the biggest problem, with a comedy of errors at times and 30 giveaways on the year, the sputtering offense screwed up more than it helped at times. It’s not going to be a Rose Bowl season this year and Michigan won’t be Michigan again for at least another season, but the team should be far better. While last year’s loss to Toledo showed that the program can’t take anyone lightly, the schedule isn’t all that bad with four home games to start against Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan and Indiana coming to the Big House. Delaware State and Purdue are also on the slate.

Minnesota
It was a tale of two seasons for Minnesota. The team looked like a world-beater for the first eight games, and then it all fell apart as the turnovers started flowing and the offense went into the tank. An injury to WR Eric Decker was a big problem, but the defense going bye-bye was the bigger issue. Losing the coordinators will be a bit of a problem, but with some good recruiting classes, a shiny new stadium, the return of Decker and QB Adam Weber, and a schedule with just enough winnable games to get back to a bowl game, the Gophers could rise up and be a surprise team if the offense can find a running game again and if the defense keeps taking the ball away.

North Carolina
This was one of teams on last year’s list of teams that could surprise, and it did with a nice 8-5 season even though there was a collapse in the last four games. The recruiting classes have been so good, and the upgrade in the overall athleticism so impressive that the Tar Heels have the potential to jump up even further and win the ACC title. It’ll take some more pop from an offense that loses some key players, and the defense needs to do more against the pass, but seven of the first ten games are at home before going on the road for key dates at Boston College and NC State. The young team should be jelled by late November; at least that’s Butch Davis’s hope.

Notre Dame
Fine, so Notre Dame, like North Carolina, was on this list last year, too. But the Irish really did make a jump back into the spotlight with a 7-6 season that might not have seemed like much, but was night-and-day better than the 2007 debacle. While the last two years were hardly acceptable to Irish fans, the team really did need to be rebuilt with new talent. The biggest sin was that the young recruits didn’t rock right away, but there’s a chance, and a good one, that there’s another big jump in overall production with so many key players returning with so much experience. And then there’s a schedule with only two true road trips until mid-November, and one of those games is at Purdue.

Oklahoma State
The Cowboys went 9-4 last season with the three regular season losses coming against the stars of the South, Texas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma before losing the Holiday Bowl against Oregon. So why are they on this list after such a successful year? There’s a chance they’ll be even better … a lot better. The nation’s ninth ranked scoring offense and sixth ranked offense overall gets everyone back of note other than TE Brandon Pettigrew. Zac Robinson, Dez Bryant, Kendall Hunter and Russell Okung are all stars who’ll help combine for an attack that won’t be light on the firepower. If they can beat Georgia in the season opener, the hype will kick in for what should be a big start. Playing Missouri, at Texas A&M and Baylor won’t be walks in the park, but if the Cowboys can get by Georgia, they’ll likely be 7-0 with Texas coming to town. Win that, and barring a monster upset, they’ll be 11-0 before going to Oklahoma.

Tennessee
Now it’s time to see if the guy can actually coach. At least Lane Kiffin has put together a strong assistant coaching staff to help out the cause, and if nothing else, the overall change in the program’s attitude and energy should make a difference. Despite going 115th in the nation in total offense and 107th in passing efficiency, the Vols still had chances to come up with a winning season going 5-7 with a loss to UCLA that easily could’ve gone the other way. Losses to Auburn and Wyoming were also close to being on the plus side of the ledger sheet. Games against Florida and Alabama will almost certainly be losses anyway, so they might as well be on the road. There are only four away games (Ole Miss and Kentucky are the other ones) and the home slate, outside of a game against Georgia, isn’t bad.

Vanderbilt
The Commodores got over the bowl hump and to a post-season game for the first time since 1982, but it was hardly smooth sailing. Vandy was the hot story to start the season, going 5-0 with wins over South Carolina, Ole Miss, and Auburn, but it sputtered from then on with five losses in the final six games and with an offense that was the third worst in America. It was a cute story that had an amazing ending with a Music City Bowl win over a Boston College team that lost the ACC title game. The program will go back to being a punching back for the rest of the SEC, right? Maybe not. The entire offensive line is back and should be fantastic, the receiving corps might be without Justin Wheeler, who injured his knee, but it’s getting a major upgrade with Terence Jeffers coming in from UConn and Tray Herndon transferring over from Minnesota. The secondary has issues, but the front seven should be fantastic.

   





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 21, 2009, 10:26:40 AM
Thanks so much pdh!  Knowing that you all are interested in him makes him smile really big!  He mentioned my computer friends the other day.


Thank you for sharing him with us. You and nonesy are great about keeping us involved, and it's just so fun.
casa, tell him that the sports fanatics at SM are behind him 100%! It's just so exciting to have posters with kids who are actually playing college ball. It takes it to a whole new level!



beans - I hope Bo goes into So.Cal. territory, and snatches up a few standout recruits that PeteyPoo had his heart set on signing... ::MonkeyLaugh::
I know Bo and the Nebraska tradition would impress me more than Coach Hollywood and his Football Extravaganza, but I'm not an 18 year old athlete either.... ::MonkeyConfused::
If I were a high school coach, I'd tell my prospective college recruits to turn off ESPN, and go with the school that felt right. If they did that, Bo would come out ahead more often than not against Pete Carroll. And really....that silly guy on the horse.....I'd be embarassed by that too. Much better to be a Cornhusker... ::MonkeyWink::

Well I am not even close to 18 either.   ::MonkeyLaugh:: So my opinion is pretty much worthless too. 

We signed over 10 I think from CA last year including the CA Player of the Year!  Coaches are key as they have to trust you won't lie or mislead their kids.





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 21, 2009, 10:37:55 AM
None, thanks for sharing that article.  The interesting thing about all of those situations is it boils down to developing players/coaching.  Which coaches can do it.  I think TN has the most to prove.  Will Kiffin deliver and be the next Saban or will his words bite him in the butt.  All depends on if the coaches can put it together.  They certainly weren't left with empty cupboards as some schools were.

Re Auburn - I'm still of the school that TT shouldn't have been fired.  You make a decision to switch schemes you will have growing pains.  OK so that didn't happen.  Cupboards NOT bare.  Question is can the new staff become a cohesive unit and get the players back in synch.  Their D is usually stellar.  I think they imploded due to issues on the O and the coaching change rumors.  They are just kids.  They'll be fine.  My only concern is what I read from some Big 12 posters about Chizek's inability to make quick decisions (Clock mgmt, goal line plays)  There were some incredibly bad coaching calls that cost them close games.  Hopefully it was first season HC jitters.


Re Our "MONKEY TEAM" - yes.  We love em all and count on proud moms every where to keep us up to speed.

PDH when is your spring game?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 21, 2009, 10:40:17 AM
Forgot to mention...another team that will be interesting to watch is Notre Dame.  Was the bowl win the beginning of a step in the right direction OR are we in for more of the same?  I can't stand to watch 5 star players (which they consistently sign) stink on the field.  No excuse.  That is poor coaching. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 21, 2009, 12:43:29 PM
I agree beans, TT should still be our head coach. It was a boneheaded move, and the majority of the fans were mad about it, but what can we do?  There was a huge backlash, but he's still gone. This time out will help Tubby get over his burnout, and he'll be fabulous at his new HC job, wherever he lands.

I'm always an AU Tiger, so I'm just gonna get behind Coach Chiz and hope for the best. I think CGC will lean heavily on Coach Malzahn for offensive decisions, because CGC is mostly a defensive guy, who was even better at his job while at AU than Will Muschamp.  I believe that's why Gus Malzahn was hired....to balance things out. I'm hoping CGC knows his weaknesses, and is aware of his mistakes. I'm sure he does, if he reads any of the forums around here.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 21, 2009, 12:50:40 PM
OOPS! Forgot to say that our spring game is April 18th.  But I've lost faith in those games forcasting a season after last year. We looked great that day, and the hype about our new spread offense began..... ::MonkeyEek::

Our biggest dilemna is the QB1 position. We have so many possibilities, and Kodi is not a sure thing. I'm hoping he can be coached into becoming a great QB, but he sure doesn't have a lock on being the starter. Tubby saw something in him, so he must have it somewhere. Maybe CGM can pull him together and get him to be a complete package. Right now, Kodi is a terrible passer with some shoddy footwork, but he's great at scrambling. He needs to watch Tim Tebow tapes in his sleep.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 21, 2009, 02:30:16 PM
OOPS! Forgot to say that our spring game is April 18th.  But I've lost faith in those games forcasting a season after last year. We looked great that day, and the hype about our new spread offense began..... ::MonkeyEek::

Our biggest dilemna is the QB1 position. We have so many possibilities, and Kodi is not a sure thing. I'm hoping he can be coached into becoming a great QB, but he sure doesn't have a lock on being the starter. Tubby saw something in him, so he must have it somewhere. Maybe CGM can pull him together and get him to be a complete package. Right now, Kodi is a terrible passer with some shoddy footwork, but he's great at scrambling. He needs to watch Tim Tebow tapes in his sleep.... ::MonkeyLaugh::

Our game is the same day and I'm going!  Certainly not a predictor but it is an excuse to wear red, sing the fight song and cheer the kids on. ha   Pretty sure it's another sell out of 80k or so.  Love it.  Helps that recruits are there to see the craziness too.  Fans forget it isn't a game because the stadium is full.

We got the QB thing going on too.  Our guy graduated.  There were 2 they said in the running and one of them went to Bo with his Dad and asked him to name a starter after spring practices so if he didn't win the starter spot by then he could transfer.   ::MonkeyEek::  Can you imagine the look on Bo's face?  Yikes.  Anyway.. the kid was giving his release right then.

Other 2 in running - our stud 5 start out of TX arrived on campus in Dec and last week pulled a groin muscle.. out 12 weeks.  So that leaves us with the kid that signed with OK State 2 yrs ago and 2 weeks before classes started Coach Gundy informed him they didn't have room for him - he'd have to pay his first semester's tuition. etc.  He transferred here - don't know much about him.  So we will see what we have.  Luckily the O line should be good.  That helps a new QB! ::MonkeyHaHa::  You have a good O line PDH?



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 21, 2009, 02:31:55 PM
excuse my typos!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 21, 2009, 09:26:38 PM
Well....the O-Line is a question mark with quite a few AU fans. I don't think our O-Line was really as much at fault for our offensive woes as some do. But the entire offense was out of rhythm, and it started with the QB, and just radiated out from there. One of our OL studs kept getting called for jumping the gun...the same unfortunate kid every time all season. ::MonkeyEek:: But the chaos and confusion was why he was offsides all the time. He was getting mixed signals, and he was so frustrated by the end of the year that he was a nervous wreck. We have lots of talent, and hopefully in the off season some of the kids have done some weight training and will put on a few more pounds and a couple of inches. The majority of them are very young, freshmen, sophomores, a few juniors(18-19-20) and still have some growing to do. We didn't sign but two this year, so on down the road we'll have to pick up some good ones. I don't think we're very deep, so injuries may hurt us.
Coach Malzahn has a lot of work to do to heal the wounds from last season. Those kids were humiliated. I hope they get a chance to show what they're capable of this year.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 21, 2009, 10:23:20 PM
Well....the O-Line is a question mark with quite a few AU fans. I don't think our O-Line was really as much at fault for our offensive woes as some do. But the entire offense was out of rhythm, and it started with the QB, and just radiated out from there. One of our OL studs kept getting called for jumping the gun...the same unfortunate kid every time all season. ::MonkeyEek:: But the chaos and confusion was why he was offsides all the time. He was getting mixed signals, and he was so frustrated by the end of the year that he was a nervous wreck. We have lots of talent, and hopefully in the off season some of the kids have done some weight training and will put on a few more pounds and a couple of inches. The majority of them are very young, freshmen, sophomores, a few juniors(18-19-20) and still have some growing to do. We didn't sign but two this year, so on down the road we'll have to pick up some good ones. I don't think we're very deep, so injuries may hurt us.
Coach Malzahn has a lot of work to do to heal the wounds from last season. Those kids were humiliated. I hope they get a chance to show what they're capable of this year.

I don't know Malzahn but if he's good he'll deal with the psyche part first.  This sort of reminds me of what our defense went thru last year after the debacle the year before.  They really as bad as they played that last yr under Calla"who".. there was division within the team and really really poor coaching.  No development.  When things started falling apart those kids looked LOST on the field.  Seriously they were looking around and it was obvious they did not have a clue what they were supposed to do! It was the weirdest thing I've ever witnessed.  They were embarrassed and confused.   Fans were in total shock and ultimately meltdown.

When Bo and all of the other coaches came in they said they weren't going to review previous film from that year because it was water under the bridge, new system and it wouldn't be beneficial.  That was them being kind.  You KNOW they did watch film and were probably wondering WTH.  They had to build the confidence of these kids as they were shattered.   Of course they wanted to do well.

I'll bet the first few games your guys will be nervous and trying to prove they can do it.  They just need success and they'll feed off it and be fine.  Encouragement is what they need most.  (and a clear and consisely communicated scheme lol)

I will sure root them on.  It is hard sometimes to remember that these are very young men.  And it's why I am totally opposed to firing coaches mid season.  (i'm not coming down on auburn - cuz many schools did it this last year)  I think it is UNFAIR to the kids.  Because they are young and that is so counter productive. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 22, 2009, 10:22:33 PM
Hey beans...it's OK! I didn't agree with firing Coach Franklin either, but I'm not sure what was going on inside the locker room. Chaos reigned, apparently. And although our defense was outstanding considering the load they carried each week, it was still not up to par with our usual standards. We are a team that has a defense so good that if the offense is having an off day, then the defense can score for us... ::MonkeyLaugh:: 
I'm laughing, but it has absolutely happened in many games....our stellar defense was so quick and tough that they were able to score even when the offense was sputtering.  I didn't see any of that kind of effort either, so the whole team needs a revamping and some confidence boosting.
I hope this coaching staff is up to it, because the AU Family will not take much more. They've already talked about tying that goober AD from the tree on Toomer's Corner. ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 23, 2009, 08:05:43 AM
Hey beans...it's OK! I didn't agree with firing Coach Franklin either, but I'm not sure what was going on inside the locker room. Chaos reigned, apparently. And although our defense was outstanding considering the load they carried each week, it was still not up to par with our usual standards. We are a team that has a defense so good that if the offense is having an off day, then the defense can score for us... ::MonkeyLaugh:: 
I'm laughing, but it has absolutely happened in many games....our stellar defense was so quick and tough that they were able to score even when the offense was sputtering.  I didn't see any of that kind of effort either, so the whole team needs a revamping and some confidence boosting.
I hope this coaching staff is up to it, because the AU Family will not take much more. They've already talked about tying that goober AD from the tree on Toomer's Corner. ::MonkeyLaugh::

 ::MonkeyLaugh::  what is the story behind toomer's corner?  i keep reading about it.   ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 24, 2009, 09:01:48 PM
Toomer's is a drugstore that sits on a corner in Auburn right across the street from  the campus. It has been there forever,like over a hundred years, and it still has the counter like drugstores used to have. I remember sitting there when I was a child. I bet I've had gallons of that lemonade. They make the BEST lemonade!  Right across from Toomer's are some big oak trees that fans roll with toilet paper when AU wins a game. They actually sell rolls of toilet paper at the stadium all nicely wrapped in AU packaging, for about 2 bucks.... ::MonkeyLaugh::.  Fans take  TP to Toomer's corner, and ....roll the trees. After a really big win, like AU over Bama, especially if it's a home game, the band comes to Toomers and plays and it's just an awesome thing to be a part of. The streets are blocked off and it's a huge party. ::MonkeyDance::
My kids love it! I love it! It's a lot of fun to roll a tree when it's sanctioned..... ::MonkeyLaugh::
Toomer's is a very old and beloved place in AU, and it's like the heart and soul of the campus area.

Here's a link that sort of shows what it's like and why everybody talks about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwY4EzDwTqs


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 24, 2009, 09:36:58 PM
I can certainly see why you'd have fond childhood memories of that.  Fun.  That is what makes college sports so great.  The traditions and craziness of it all.

OK - next question.  So what is the connection of the mascot Tiger and War Dammmm Eagle (you do have an eagle right?)  That confuses me too.  I'll just keep asking questions til fall games begin. ha ha ha


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 25, 2009, 08:23:50 AM
 ::MonkeyDance::

Today is our first practice!

Bo held first press conference.  Upbeat. No nonsense. ha. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 25, 2009, 11:24:50 PM
beans - I'll get back here to answer your question about the Tiger and War Eagle. I'm just doing a fly-by tonight.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 26, 2009, 08:11:38 AM
NASCAR's first scrimmage is on his birthday, thinking of driving over for it with his Nana and sister but like you Bean, it's exciting to see spring football again !  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 26, 2009, 08:24:48 AM
NASCAR's first scrimmage is on his birthday, thinking of driving over for it with his Nana and sister but like you Bean, it's exciting to see spring football again !  ::MonkeyDance::

Go girl go!  Double reason to do it.  Nana would love it too.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on March 26, 2009, 11:10:49 PM
Arrrgghh turns out I was wrong, the 2nd scrimmage is on his birthday which is a weekday, not a weekend. Of course the Nana is raring to go but I'll have to see if I can take off from work early........going to try but then of course I may be downsized by then so no problem  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 28, 2009, 12:49:28 AM
I can certainly see why you'd have fond childhood memories of that.  Fun.  That is what makes college sports so great.  The traditions and craziness of it all.

OK - next question.  So what is the connection of the mascot Tiger and War Dammmm Eagle (you do have an eagle right?)  That confuses me too.  I'll just keep asking questions til fall games begin. ha ha ha




There's really no connection between the two other than both are considered mascots, but for different reasons. They both came from different origins. The team's official title is the Auburn Tigers, so you see the Tiger a lot, and the stadium is nicknamed The Jungle.  But the eagle is also a symbol that most people think originated in a game almost a hundred years ago. And since AU has a world renowned School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Raptor Center is a part of that, having an eagle as a school symbol just sort of fits too. It all kind of evolved because people loved the phrase "War Eagle" and it got picked up at the games.
When we are having a home game, and one of the eagles flys around the stadium before a game, I get chills, and I have cried because I am so moved by those magnificent creatures, and what they are doing. It is a magnificent sight. The Raptor Center does really great work, and it's a fascinating place to visit. I just love to go there. They train the eagles that do the stadium flight. It's an awe-inspiring feat and it takes a long, long time to prepare an eagle for that kind of performance. It's one of those things that's hard to explain unless you see it happen, but it is so beautiful to watch......I'm gushing, I know, but I love animals.

http://www.aualum.org/spirit/traditions-wareagle.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08JlMvAjuho&NR=1


http://www.alumni.auburn.edu/spirit/traditions-eagle.html




I think it might be fun while we're waiting for the season to start for us to post some traditions from our teams, and some you-tubes.
I want to know about the black shirts for the defense, beans...


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 28, 2009, 09:23:05 AM
This is fun!  I too really enjoy learning about traditions.  Thanks for sharing all of that.  I will go read it now.  I did know about Auburns vet school and research.  The company I work for is a large agricultural supply distributor and they are a client.  I oversee the young woman who works with the Auburn account.  Small world.

I will gladly share the Blackshirt story.  I happen to be reading a book on the history of NE football that I got for Christmas and the more detailed version is in there.  Give me some time to find it and I'll post it. 

I am off to Omaha - stepfather had surgery yesterday.  He is OK, just recovering from it.

Thanks again PDH.

I'll think of some questions for the others as well.  Lots of tradition and you are right - a perfect timne to discuss it.  Later!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 29, 2009, 04:33:47 PM

One of Huskers' most well-known traditions is of the Blackshirts, which has become the common nickname for Nebraska's defensive unit. The term originally dates back to the early 1960s and refers to the black practice jerseys that Nebraska's first-string defenders wear in practice.  

Of course it evolved by accident.  Bob Devaney was the coach - he was alot like Bear Bryant - mean and full of piss and vinegar. 
The Huskers were preparing for a game at Minnesota, and Head Coach Bob Devaney was looking for a way to distinguish the different defensive units on the practice fields. Devaney sent assistant coach Mike Corgan to a local sporting goods store to find some "contrast jerseys," a sleeveless pullover that went on top of the players' practice jerseys. While the top offensive unit practiced in red jerseys and the second-string offense worked in green pullovers, the first string defense wore black pullovers and the second string wore the contrasting gold jerseys.

So it started off simply as a color coded shirt... didn't mean much til Nebraska started to play mean and hard core defense. 
It took several years before the state's newspapers started referring to the Husker defense as the Blackshirts.  The term began to catch on during Monte Kiffin's tenure as defensive coordinator in the mid-1970s, before the Blackshirts earned national acclaim under Charlie McBride, who served as the Huskers' defensive coordinator from 1982 to 1999. NU ranked among the nation's top 10 in all four major defensive categories (rush defense, pass defense, total defense and scoring defense) on four occasions, helping Nebraska to national titles in 1994, 1995 and 1997.

At that time the skull and cross bones became the official Blackshirt logo.  The players after a great defensive stand will "throw the bones".  That's when they take their arms and cross them at the elbows mimicking the crossbones.  Nebraska became known for it's outstanding defense and the fans were just as excited to see them play as the offense.

Members of the top defensive unit used to receive their Blackshirts the week of the season opener. It is an HONOR to wear and they are like a fraternity.

Under Callahan's regime the tradition waned and the players didn't even know the story behind it so the meaning was lost.  When Bo Pelini returned to Nebraska in 08 he yanked the blackshirts and refused to hand them out until the players had EARNED them by playing excellent, mistake free defense.  It is no longer something the starters automatically get.

The jerseys are now distributed to the Blackshirts in a team ceremony. Before bowl games, all senior defensive players are awarded honorary Blackshirts at the bowl site to wear during game preparations.

I will try to find some of the classic black shirt videos for you.  I know as an Auburn fan PDH you will LOVE the defensive hits.  That is what Husker fans are hoping to see again this year.  Good old fashioned smash mouth defense.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 29, 2009, 05:17:39 PM
Not sure this is the best Blackshirts video but I've spent the last hour or so watching a bunch of video and had goosebumps, cried watching Tom Osbornes last speech to his team, etc.  So I hope you enjoy the one I picked.  Some old footage in places so video quality will vary but you will see not only hard hits but a WHOLE lot of scoring by the defense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGlOfgoP1-I&feature=related


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 29, 2009, 07:09:57 PM
Beans that was GREAT!!!! ::MonkeyDance::

I do love a team with a hard-hitting and fast defensive unit. I am almost bored by all the showy offenses that are so popular right now, and you can see what happens when that kind of team meets up with a team that has a more balanced approach to the game. A great defense is an obstacle that's almost impossible for an opponent to overcome. You can stop an offense that's better than your own, if you have the right defenders on the field, and still win the game. All you need from the offense is some consistent production. They don't have to be putting up huge numbers for a team to win.
Those Blackshirts are also a great psychologial tool. They seem kinda terrifying! I'm sure the  opposing QB1 has a lot of dread in his heart when he sees them coming out onto the field. The O-line has to do a gut check on every down!  ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 29, 2009, 07:52:41 PM
Beans that was GREAT!!!! ::MonkeyDance::

I do love a team with a hard-hitting and fast defensive unit. I am almost bored by all the showy offenses that are so popular right now, and you can see what happens when that kind of team meets up with a team that has a more balanced approach to the game. A great defense is an obstacle that's almost impossible for an opponent to overcome. You can stop an offense that's better than your own, if you have the right defenders on the field, and still win the game. All you need from the offense is some consistent production. They don't have to be putting up huge numbers for a team to win.
Those Blackshirts are also a great psychologial tool. They seem kinda terrifying! I'm sure the  opposing QB1 has a lot of dread in his heart when he sees them coming out onto the field. The O-line has to do a gut check on every down!  ::MonkeyEek::

You are so smart.  That was exactly the point... psychology... which T Osborne is degreed in.  In those days the D scared the bejesus out of people.  They talked some major trash, hit hard and the other team coughed up the ball several times a game.

Another thing most don't realize is that Osborne's version of the option is the foundation from which the spread has been built.  Its funny because everyone said it was so "outdated" and passing was where it was at...full circle.  LOL

I'll share more traditions with time - best to spread them out.

Let's come up with questions for other teams:

1.  I want to know why Notre Dame has official colors of navy and gold but yet throws in the green.  If they are the Irish why not just have green in there to begin with?  Ya know?


2.  Cuz - who in the heck came up with that pig souie chant?  LOL  I know there are large hog operations down there.   And wild mean ass ones called Razorback.  But who came up with the chant and was it weird the first time you chanted it?  LOLOL

3.  What is a  Rocky Top?

4.  What did Ohio State name their team after a NUT?

5.  Why does Bama have an elephant?  Are there elephants in Bama?  And how does TIDE fit into this?


That ought to keep us going for a bit.





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 29, 2009, 07:59:33 PM
PDH, I forgot  ::MonkeyLaugh::

I had seen the Eagle flight before - it is unreal.  Can you imagine the first time you are trying it with a new eagle?  LOL  does the eagle ever have an accident?  With all that noise I'd think it'd scare the crap out of the eagle.  LMAO  are there Eagles naturally down there?  We have them here.  Just curious.  How did the DAMN get added to the chant?  Just for emphasis?  LOL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 29, 2009, 09:05:44 PM
PDH, I forgot  ::MonkeyLaugh::

I had seen the Eagle flight before - it is unreal.  Can you imagine the first time you are trying it with a new eagle?  LOL  does the eagle ever have an accident?  With all that noise I'd think it'd scare the crap out of the eagle.  LMAO  are there Eagles naturally down there?  We have them here.  Just curious.  How did the DAMN get added to the chant?  Just for emphasis?  LOL




Yes we do have eagles down here, but of course not as many as we used to have. That's what makes The Raptor Center so important. They do rehabilitate and return to the wild whenever possible.
The birds are trained over a very long period of time, years, really, and they are used to the noise because they train them using crowd noise and movement. They could have an accident, I guess, but I don't think they feed them before the flight, only after as a reward most likely. I could be wrong about that, but having trained birds before, that's what I did. I used food as an incentive. I'm sure it works the same way with raptors. The birds they use are older ones, and they are less aggressive, and more accepting of their training. It really is a fascinating show of expertise.
The "damn" part is   just for emphasis, and you know college kids... My son always asks me if he can use the cuss word in the Weegle cheer ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 29, 2009, 09:56:14 PM
I can answer some of your questions beans, but I don't have a lot of the details....

The Crimson Tide is meant to be a description of a tide of football players wearing crimson, the school's colors, and rolling over their opponents in a powerful wave...like a tsunami. ::MonkeyEek::Hence the "Roll Tide"  ::MonkeyDance::

I have no idea about the elephant.....and we do have them down here...in The Birmingham Zoo... ::MonkeyLaugh::
I'll have to check that out!


Knoxville TN is in Mountain Country...the Appalacians, so Rocky Top is a reference to that. I can't remember if if Rocky Top is an actual town, or a mountain, though.
The Volunteers came from soldiers who volunteered to fight courageously and heroicall in TN.'s early history.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 29, 2009, 10:00:22 PM
Where the heck is that edit button! ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyConfused::


I meant to say " settlers who heroically volunteered to be soldiers" kinda like Davy Crockett. That's why you see the guy in the coonskin cap and buckskins....


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 29, 2009, 11:35:27 PM
Here's info on the Alabama elephant and how it got started....


http://www.rolltide.com/trads/elephant.html



Here's the official version of the name "Crimson Tide" , and it differs somewhat from what I was told about the name by my Mother who went to 'Bama, and by various other family alumni, but since it's from the official school site, it should be posted here as the answer.

http://www.rolltide.com/trads/why-crimson.html




Here's a link to explain everything you ever wanted to know about the TN. Vols.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


http://www.utalumni.com/nashville/traditions.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 29, 2009, 11:38:55 PM
OK...this is what I want to know....

What in the heck is a Hokie?

And who had "Trojans"  first...USC or Troy University? ::MonkeyLaugh::


Who picked Oregon's colors, and who decided to paint a football field bright blue?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 30, 2009, 07:07:17 AM
Where the heck is that edit button! ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyConfused::


I meant to say " settlers who heroically volunteered to be soldiers" kinda like Davy Crockett. That's why you see the guy in the coonskin cap and buckskins....

Yeah I knew the Volunteer part cuz we've played thenm and I talk with fans.. it was the Rocky Top that had me confused.  LOL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 30, 2009, 07:12:37 AM
OK...this is what I want to know....

What in the heck is a Hokie?

And who had "Trojans"  first...USC or Troy University? ::MonkeyLaugh::


Who picked Oregon's colors, and who decided to paint a football field bright blue?

I can help with a couple...

Years ago we played V Tech at the Orange Bowl.  We interviewed a BUNCH of Hokie fans and most did not know.  LOL  Alot of them told us it was a castrated turkey!  However, I saw a story on it and it is a "call" that was started over a hundred year ago.  So it really isn't anything.    ::MonkeyConfused::

I believe that NIKE picked Oregon's colors.  They use them as an experiment for new colors, trends etc. since they are headquartered there.  They get alot of free stuff.  I'm with you. yuck.

Re Trojans - not sure. ha.

Re blue turf - whoever it was is blind.  I find that very tough on the eyes.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 30, 2009, 01:38:12 PM
 ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::

You gotta read this article on how Mike Leach at TX Tech handled a student who didn't want to study.  LMAO


From the Lincoln Journal Star BLOG:


 Post details: Pelini, Leach bullish on academics
03/30/09
Permalink 08:05:07 am, Categories: -Football by Steve Sipple
Pelini, Leach bullish on academics

Bo Pelini has made a few appearances in classrooms in the past few weeks, checking to see if players are on hand and also making sure the players are taking notes and paying attention. Trust me, the Husker head coach takes this stuff seriously.

Evidently, so does Mike Leach.

According to the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal, Leach emphasized the need for wideout Ed Britton to better tend to his schoolwork by making him study for 90 minutes on the field at Jones AT&T Stadium after the end of the Red Raiders' Friday practice.

Texas Tech managers brought out a desk and placed it on the field. The temperature was 30 degrees and it was snowing at the time of Britton's refresher course, the Avalanche-Journal reported.

"Ed didn't like showing up and studying at places I felt like he needed to and like the academic people asked him to, so he can go study out there on the 50-yard line," Leach told the newspaper. "We'll take baby steps, and if he does good studying out there, we'll decide if we're going to actually let him practice."

Leach said he expected Britton to remain out in the cold, studying for at least an hour and a half after his teammates had left the field for the locker room. Britton did not practice as punishment.

Britton caught 35 passes for 577 yards and six touchdowns last season and had 48 catches for 631 yards and four touchdowns in 2007.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 30, 2009, 11:26:39 PM
I bet Ed will show up for study hall next time.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on March 31, 2009, 12:02:54 AM
O/T  AU's men's swimming and diving team won the NCAA title this weekend. Coach Quick has an inoperable brain tumor, so the team was very motivted to win it for him.  It's kind of a bittersweet time for the team and the coaches.


http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/c-swim/aub-c-swim-body.html



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on March 31, 2009, 08:19:37 AM
O/T  AU's men's swimming and diving team won the NCAA title this weekend. Coach Quick has an inoperable brain tumor, so the team was very motivted to win it for him.  It's kind of a bittersweet time for the team and the coaches.


http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/c-swim/aub-c-swim-body.html



How fantastic and sad at the same time.  I'm glad they came thru for him.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on April 01, 2009, 09:26:26 AM
http://www.secfootball.itgo.com/arkansasmascot.html

this should answer a lot of arkansas traditions, including the woo pig sooiee. seems like it started in the 1920's. all i know, i have heard it all my life, i will never forget the first live game i went to, i did not feel strange at all calling the hogs....it was exhilarating!!!
the senior sidewalk.....names inscribed on sidewalks all over campus started in 1896...my husband and both my girls names are inscribed there. mine is not, since i just went 2 years of pre-pharmacy there. 2 of the most fun years i ever had!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 01, 2009, 08:55:07 PM
Thanks cuz! I'm gonna go visit the link!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 02, 2009, 08:20:05 AM
Cuz - that is some OLD tradition.  Wow 1800s!  I am going to watch the video tonight.  Can't wait to learn more.

OK - here's another Husker tradition.  When the stadium was originally built in the late 1920s on one portion is an engraved quote something like  "Through these gates pass the greatest fans in college football."   I don't know when it started... but at the end of each and every home game - win or lose fans on the side of the opposing team give them a standing ovation, high five them and tell them good game.  It blows them away.  It is really cool to see.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 03, 2009, 01:45:07 PM
 ::MonkeyEek::

Former USC athlete's testing positive for steroids at NFL combines?  Say it ain't so...

Raji, Harvin, V. Davis fail drug tests

Rick Serritella, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports Boston College DT B.J. Raji, Illinois CB Vontae Davis and Florida WR Percy Harvin failed drug tests for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Cushing, Matthews test positive for steroids

Rick Serritella, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports Southern California LBs Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews tested positive for steroids at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to various sources, including one NFL team.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 03, 2009, 07:38:01 PM
You don't think ol' Petey Poo or anyone on his team would be a part of any cheatin' do ya?  ::MonkeyLaugh::

Unfortunately, steroid use is widespread. Look at all the baseball players that are dirty. I'm sure college and pro football are just as infected as MLB.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 03, 2009, 08:39:20 PM
http://www.secfootball.itgo.com/arkansasmascot.html

this should answer a lot of arkansas traditions, including the woo pig sooiee. seems like it started in the 1920's. all i know, i have heard it all my life, i will never forget the first live game i went to, i did not feel strange at all calling the hogs....it was exhilarating!!!
the senior sidewalk.....names inscribed on sidewalks all over campus started in 1896...my husband and both my girls names are inscribed there. mine is not, since i just went 2 years of pre-pharmacy there. 2 of the most fun years i ever had!

 ::MonkeyEek::
Cuz - that Senior Walk thing is NOT for seniors.. because it is five miles long.   ::MonkeyHaHa::
That is a hike.  Do you have to start at the beginning?  Are there any photos of that?  I bet it is cool. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 04, 2009, 06:39:01 PM
Great Owl I am posting this for you... Barry A came to speak to our high school coaching clinic this weekend.  Nice tribute and some things I didn't know about him.  Enjoy!

http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=1&SPID=22&DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=3707123

He’s never publicly acknowledged this, but Barry Alvarez turned down the head football coaching job at Miami three times, and he rejected the head coaching job once at Oklahoma.

It takes some character to make those kinds of decisions, but Alvarez is, after all, a Nebraskan at heart, so don’t be so surprised.

“I feel like this is my home state . . . I really do,” said Alvarez, the former Wisconsin head football coach and now the school’s athletic director who roamed the hallways at the Nebraska athletic complex Friday afternoon before addressing 800 coaches Friday night at the 2009 Nebraska Football Coaches Clinic.

Entire article at link...


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 06, 2009, 09:16:28 AM
Such cool stuff on the history of the programs and traditions, thanks for sharing!

As we know I don't reveal where son is, however some who have left SM and now share even my location, name, etc know where he plays? So nice of them, huh? One even went to one of son's games with me......all I can do is pray they have the decency to leave our children out of their disputes over differences of opinion regarding the Natalee case.

Anyway, first spring scrimmage was this weekend for son, and yes, he was injured. Knee injury but hopefully one that won't require surgery. We'll see......disappointing for him and since he's slated to start this fall we can only hope that won't derail that. Otherwise the team has some work to do based on the play Saturday but then we have a significant number of starters out due to injury.

I will say this, my parents met while students where son plays now, my father was a founding member of the sponsors club there and contributed a great deal over his lifetime. Every home game when the alma mater starts I fight back tears wishing my dad was still there to see him......but his nana is always there. She's such a trooper, we wheel her into her handicapped spot and rain or shine, she's front and center cheering him on. So I guess that's the biggest tradition for our family and his football team.  ::MonkeyWink::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 06, 2009, 06:42:53 PM
None please tell our Nascar that we are praying and rooting for a quick recovery.  No sidelines this year.  We expect much action.  It is his year to shine.  No injuries allowed.  Lots of time to heal.

We had 8 inches of snow this weekend... hard to imagine playing outside.   ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 06, 2009, 11:53:22 PM
Bean, he was injured by a young freshman safety making a hit at his knees, needless to say the coaches were very unhappy with that young player. One has to wonder why he did something so stupid and deliberate?

oh well, no crying in baseball or football but it appears he may be okay with more rest and rehab, we'll see.

I spoke with NASCAR tonight, I told him you were counting on him grabbing his brass ring, he said "it is my time and I earned it".

Indeed he did  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 07, 2009, 08:19:58 AM
Great.  Attitude will take him far.  Count on it.  Brass ring it is.

Its exciting reading about the progress of our team.  Can't wait to see them in 2 weeks.  I hope spring decides to show up so I don't have to show up in thermals. ha.  I keep hearing speed.  Seems like our new strength and cond. guy has made a big difference.  Course the Callahan regime was all about adding bulk - not muscle.    ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 07, 2009, 09:48:40 AM
he called this morning, swelling has gone down considerably. It's bruised now but hopefully bursting that sac in his knee won't be a chronic injury, that's my biggest worry. He said his position coach said "thank heavens you aren't a whiney one"  ::MonkeyHaHa::

son imitates his position coach at times, he has a very distinctive voice and gets so exasperated with some of his players, funniest was when son imitated him saying in front of the whole team "last night I had to tell my ten year old daughter we won't have xmas this year because I'm gonna lose my job since (a player by name) won't go to class or work-out's, so I told her to just put up those catalogs with her wishes in them"

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

Yep Bean, it's all about speed these days and speed isn't measured in a straight line anymore either. 40 times matter during recruiting and for RB's yes those times matter, but for other players it's how quickly they can move laterally as well as a straight line. There are just so many intangibles to include the ability to really execute a play as designed (not as easy for some as for others), the strength and skill of the QB's, and how well the defense can anticipate and read the opposing offense. All probably rank equal to speed in some regards.....

I bet you have some SPEEDY fellas out there on the 18th, I"ll be pulling for a big improvement to make you smile all the way home !



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on April 08, 2009, 12:38:24 AM
Bean, he was injured by a young freshman safety making a hit at his knees, needless to say the coaches were very unhappy with that young player. One has to wonder why he did something so stupid and deliberate?

oh well, no crying in baseball or football but it appears he may be okay with more rest and rehab, we'll see.

I spoke with NASCAR tonight, I told him you were counting on him grabbing his brass ring, he said "it is my time and I earned it".

Indeed he did  ::MonkeyWink::

none, I didn't realize that your son had been hurt!  I hope he gets better soon!  My good thoughts and best wishes are with him! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on April 08, 2009, 03:50:46 AM
I have yet to listen to the podcast from the Wisconsin Coaches about the upcoming spring practices.  I hope there is a QB out there or it is going to be a very long season.  I believe the rest of the team will have matured enough to return to the old form, but it will not make any difference if we do not find a consistent QB


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 08, 2009, 09:12:53 AM
Bean, he was injured by a young freshman safety making a hit at his knees, needless to say the coaches were very unhappy with that young player. One has to wonder why he did something so stupid and deliberate?

oh well, no crying in baseball or football but it appears he may be okay with more rest and rehab, we'll see.

I spoke with NASCAR tonight, I told him you were counting on him grabbing his brass ring, he said "it is my time and I earned it".

Indeed he did  ::MonkeyWink::

none, I didn't realize that your son had been hurt!  I hope he gets better soon!  My good thoughts and best wishes are with him! 

casa thank you for your kind care and concern, I appreciate it! Hopefully they won't push him to play too soon, even if he has to miss the spring game I am just worried this could be a chronic injury after speaking to the team doctor yesterday? It's a tough call but hopefully they will make the right decision, of course son is rehabbing hoping to play soon ! arrrgghh!

How is speedy? I was thinking the other night that if the news station in his area films any of the spring game that you might be able to watch that since the game is on a Friday? Typically those TD receptions make the news always !



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 08, 2009, 09:14:24 AM
I have yet to listen to the podcast from the Wisconsin Coaches about the upcoming spring practices.  I hope there is a QB out there or it is going to be a very long season.  I believe the rest of the team will have matured enough to return to the old form, but it will not make any difference if we do not find a consistent QB

GO, I saw this on Rivals late last night, seems they have some faith in your coach?

7. Bret Bielema, Wisconsin
There are rumblings about how Wisconsin's record has gotten worse each season under Bielema: 12-1 to 9-4 to 7-6. Give the intense Bielema credit in that he has altered his offseason approach, looking to connect better with the players and enhance their development. More than anything, Bielema would be helped by the emergence of a quarterback in what shapes up a critical season in his career. Don't bet against the smart, hard-working Bielema getting the Badgers back on track.


http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=932723


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on April 08, 2009, 09:37:10 AM
I have yet to listen to the podcast from the Wisconsin Coaches about the upcoming spring practices.  I hope there is a QB out there or it is going to be a very long season.  I believe the rest of the team will have matured enough to return to the old form, but it will not make any difference if we do not find a consistent QB

GO, I saw this on Rivals late last night, seems they have some faith in your coach?

7. Bret Bielema, Wisconsin
There are rumblings about how Wisconsin's record has gotten worse each season under Bielema: 12-1 to 9-4 to 7-6. Give the intense Bielema credit in that he has altered his offseason approach, looking to connect better with the players and enhance their development. More than anything, Bielema would be helped by the emergence of a quarterback in what shapes up a critical season in his career. Don't bet against the smart, hard-working Bielema getting the Badgers back on track.


http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=932723

He has the talent to work with to improve both the offense and defense.  The only real question mark is how do you develop a QB out of the bunch they played musical chairs with last year.  Bielema is an extremely hard working coach and is very savy, however even he knows his future depends upon a balanced running and passing game.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 09, 2009, 11:03:50 PM
Sorry for the O/T......... ::MonkeyTongue::


beans...I need to ask you something, so can I have klaas send you my email addy?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 10, 2009, 07:02:19 AM
Sorry for the O/T......... ::MonkeyTongue::


beans...I need to ask you something, so can I have klaas send you my email addy?

sure but if you want my mojo potion it'll cost ya.   ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on April 10, 2009, 01:13:26 PM
To all my SM friends here have a Great Easter or Passover!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 10, 2009, 01:37:15 PM
To all my SM friends here have a Great Easter or Passover!

Thanks Kiwi!  Same here.  Glad that spring is here... or supposed to be here. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 10, 2009, 08:28:21 PM
To all my SM friends here have a Great Easter or Passover!

Thanks Kiwi!  Same here.  Glad that spring is here... or supposed to be here. 



I'll second that!  Happy Easter to everyone!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 10, 2009, 08:31:35 PM
Sorry for the O/T......... ::MonkeyTongue::


beans...I need to ask you something, so can I have klaas send you my email addy?

sure but if you want my mojo potion it'll cost ya.   ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Thanks, but I think I'll stick with juju.   ::MonkeyTongue::

Say...you aren't gonna aim that mojo anywhere near the SEC are you? ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 10, 2009, 08:37:26 PM
 ::MonkeyHaHa:: PDH

Happy Easter to All !!!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on April 14, 2009, 11:38:14 AM
Good morning all! Sad news to report with the passing of Bruce Snyder, past coach of the ASU mens football team. Bean you may remember him, he was the coach back in 1996. The last time ASU played Nebraska.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 14, 2009, 02:03:42 PM
Good morning all! Sad news to report with the passing of Bruce Snyder, past coach of the ASU mens football team. Bean you may remember him, he was the coach back in 1996. The last time ASU played Nebraska.

Kiwi are you rubbing salt in the wound?  UGHHHHH.. Yes.  I flew to AZ from NE, my bro from FL and my Dad flew up from the CARIBBEAN for that game!  YES.  My sis lives there.   That was the year we were supposed to do the THREE PEAT thing (Nat Champs)... team was just plain flat.  Totally we should have won but they didn't come out and give it their all.  ASU deserved the W.

How old was Snyder?  RIP Bruce.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 14, 2009, 10:04:47 PM
Kiwi certainly sorry to hear of Snyder's passing, losing icons is always sad.

Well I awakened for work at 6am this morning, for whatever reason I decided to peruse the analyst's boards while I drank my coffee.........found an interview with son? He did good, they asked him some hard questions but he held his own. That was a nice surprise, great way to start Mom's day  ::MonkeyWink::

Bean, PDH, cuz, Kiwi, GO what's the update on spring games? I know bean's and ours is this weekend but was wondering who might have already had theirs? I've been working so much this week, still working tonight, just haven't had time to keep up!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 14, 2009, 11:16:35 PM
Of course Nascar would be able to hold his own! That boy is smart! ::MonkeyDance::

I hope he didn't say anything to get him in trouble with his Nana like that one time..... ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyLaugh::


AU's Spring Game is this weekend......I'm on pins and needles..... ::MonkeyEek::
The Big Questions for AU are who will be the QB1 and the health of the O-Line. The O-line is talented but very thin on experienced players, so injuries could really hurt us. The smaller issue is who wants to be the WR star once we settle on a QB1.

And of course...the new coaching staff has a lot to prove to the Auburn Family.....thus the pins and needles..... ::MonkeyConfused::



Oh well...WDE!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 15, 2009, 01:54:17 PM
Kiwi - radio announcer (Jason Peter) was ON the team 94-97.  Driving home yesterday he paid homage to your coach.  The players that played those 4 years only had TWO TOTAL LOSSES IN THEIR CAREERS!  ASU was one.  He said they came prepared to play that game (ASU).  Thought you'd like to know that.

Our players are dropping like flies.  Latest is our 2nd string QB!  The real 2nd stringer is the one that quit the team because he didn't want to compete with the starter.  We are beyond thin now - no one has take a single snap in live games.  Yikes.  #2 currently is the guy we wanted to red shirt and develop.  We have some "former QB"s on the team.  We'll see.

I'll be at the game and will report.   ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on April 15, 2009, 07:41:26 PM
i would lend you one of our qb's bean if i could!! we have an excess...about 4 with 2 running neck and neck for the qb1 spot! we are losing running backs right and left....i think we have 4 that cannot play this saturday for the spring game and 3 that are sidelined til the fall???


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on April 15, 2009, 09:23:44 PM
Kiwi - radio announcer (Jason Peter) was ON the team 94-97.  Driving home yesterday he paid homage to your coach.  The players that played those 4 years only had TWO TOTAL LOSSES IN THEIR CAREERS!  ASU was one.  He said they came prepared to play that game (ASU).  Thought you'd like to know that.

Our players are dropping like flies.  Latest is our 2nd string QB!  The real 2nd stringer is the one that quit the team because he didn't want to compete with the starter.  We are beyond thin now - no one has take a single snap in live games.  Yikes.  #2 currently is the guy we wanted to red shirt and develop.  We have some "former QB"s on the team.  We'll see.

I'll be at the game and will report.   ::MonkeyDance::
Yes we've talked about that game. I was there and you were in red! Still it was the first time I've ever been to a home game with more fans than the home team. It never happens in Ann Arbor, even with 100K+ for every home game.
You asked how old was Bruce Snyder. He was 69, lost to cancer.
Cuz send your extras to Michigan, their in serious need of even one QB.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 15, 2009, 11:20:25 PM
PDH, Nana is here this week so she listened to the interview and.........of course she couldn't resist critiquing but then that's our Nana  ::MonkeyWink::  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Kiwi - it seems Greg Paulus went up to Michigan to meet with Rodriguez this week to discuss playing QB with his one year of eligibility he has left? It's all over the news here........


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 16, 2009, 08:10:18 AM
Yes we've talked about that game. I was there and you were in red! Still it was the first time I've ever been to a home game with more fans than the home team. It never happens in Ann Arbor, even with 100K+ for every home game.
You asked how old was Bruce Snyder. He was 69, lost to cancer.
Cuz send your extras to Michigan, their in serious need of even one QB.

Kiwi, excuse my memory lapse... we did have that conversation.  And I did read about Michigans' woes at QB.  That is awful.  There a kid who left the Miami team visiting both NU and MI (amongt others)  Same radio guy yesterday was saying that he felt it was a no brainer the kid should/would go to MI because he has a greater guarantee of immediate PT.  Problem is he can't play for a year.  Good luck.

OK now it's your turn to share some of Michigan's traditions.  Gameday, mascot, history.... we wanna know.  And do YOU know why Ohio State named their team after a nut?  I am curious.




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on April 16, 2009, 09:19:26 AM
kiwi.....i hate to tell you this....but 1 of the qb's in the running for the starting position is the qb that transferred from michigan.....ryan mallett? he sat out last year at ark but year before last as a freshman at michigan he played a lot of minutes. i think he transferred because the didn't think he fit rodriguez's offense?? if it is any consolation...he is coming home...he was originally from texarkana, tx right next to texarkana, ark.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on April 16, 2009, 01:23:32 PM
Son's spring game is friday afternoon at 5:30. I can't be there because of work that day, but I did find out some good news!  A radio station there is broadcasting the game live and I can get it via the internet!  So, after school I'm gonna make a quick trip to Wal Mart and get home to get on the computer!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 16, 2009, 01:27:05 PM
Son's spring game is friday afternoon at 5:30. I can't be there because of work that day, but I did find out some good news!  A radio station there is broadcasting the game live and I can get it via the internet!  So, after school I'm gonna make a quick trip to Wal Mart and get home to get on the computer!!

Ain't technology a great thing?  You MUST give us the low down afterwards.  You can even make stuff up if you want because most of us could never prove ya wrong.   ::MonkeyHaHa::

Enjoy it casa!  Wish him luck from the gang.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 16, 2009, 06:56:34 PM
 ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek::

This article actually came from the University's Big Red Network....When I read it I didn't know it was satire fyi.  LOL  This is about the Miami QB that left and is looking at NU, Michigan and other places.  He 's visiting us at our spring game Saturday... on to the article:


Robert Marve wanted to come to Nebraska's spring game this Saturday to get a good, close look at the Huskers offense. He had no idea it was going to be this close.

In a surprising announcement after practice Wednesday, Bo Pelini said that Marve will not just be watching the annual spring scrimmage, he will be playing quarterback for the White squad.

"It's certainly not an ideal situation," Pelini said, "but with (Spano's) injury and (Witt's) transfer we were a little thin back there. Nebraska football is about competing and what better way to see if a kid can compete than going live out there on the field?"


Marve had listed Nebraska as one of six schools he was considering as a potential transfer destination back in March. The former University of Miami quarterback had planned to continue his tour of schools next week with stops at Texas Tech and Arizona State, but the chance for immediate scout team playing time may have moved the Huskers to the top of the list.

"Earlier I said it was too early to say where he's at," said Robert Weiner, Marve's former coach at Plant High School. "Now, to hand the reins to a kid who has zero familiarity with offense, I think that's a great indication of Nebraska's confidence in his abilities and I know that sort of thing ranks high with Rob. He's a gut feel kind of guy."

Saturday will certainly be a gut-check, both for Marve and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson. "Sure, we'll have to simplify things a bit," said Watson on Wednesday. "There will be an element of drawing plays in the dirt, run a slant once you hit the street light, that sort of thing, but football is football. In a lot of ways this is the ultimate tryout, both for Robert and for us."

An unfamiliar offense, however, might be the least of Marve's worries. As the quarterback is not technically a Husker yet and will be forced to sit out a year following the transfer, Pelini said Marve will be playing Saturday without the green "hands off" jersey.

"This isn't just about offense or dwindling quarterback numbers," said defensive coordinator Carl Pelini. "Part of the reason we decided to do this as a staff was to get our defense some live reps as well. I've got 30 or 40 guys who've gone three weeks in the spring without being able to hit a quarterback. They're chomping at the bit. Marve gives us the flexibility to do that and I'm planning to blitz the hell out of him."

When asked if such a move was allowed under NCAA rules, Bo Pelini threw the question right back at the roomful of reporters. "What do you think? No, seriously, what do you think? I have no idea," Pelini said. "From our perspective the benefits are pretty obvious. Marve gets a chance to not just see but play Nebraska football, our fans get a chance to see him play before he enrolls, our defense gets to pin their ears back for an afternoon, and we minimize the risk of further injury to one of the three quarterbacks already on the roster. It's a win, win, win, win situation."

Will Marve see it that way?

"Rob's a gladiator out there on the football field," Weiner said via phone. "The chance to play in Memorial Stadium in front of 80,000 crazed fans is an honor and a challenge, but it's not like his fate will be decided with a thumbs up or down after the game."

Pelini declined to comment on whether or not Marve's future as a Husker would be decided by popular vote Saturday, but did say that Zac Lee, LaTravis Washington and Cody Green will all be wearing green jerseys and splitting snaps for the Red team under the new arrangement.

Robert Marve is scheduled to arrive in Lincoln late Friday afternoon.



From time to time, the Big Red Network will publish “Onion”-style satire. We apologize in advance to anyone we may offend, it's all meant as harmless fun. We can assure you, the reader, that no recruits were harmed in assembling this piece.


www.bigrednetwork.com


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 16, 2009, 08:06:44 PM
Cuz - this ones for you.  Husker fans followed the Mitch Mustain saga pretty close and still do... prima donna... and his mom.,,, lol  they just posted this article... says hes #3 on USC depth chart.  Thought you'd like to see that.

http://usc.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=936410


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on April 16, 2009, 08:37:31 PM
Yes we've talked about that game. I was there and you were in red! Still it was the first time I've ever been to a home game with more fans than the home team. It never happens in Ann Arbor, even with 100K+ for every home game.
You asked how old was Bruce Snyder. He was 69, lost to cancer.
Cuz send your extras to Michigan, their in serious need of even one QB.

Kiwi, excuse my memory lapse... we did have that conversation.  And I did read about Michigans' woes at QB.  That is awful.  There a kid who left the Miami team visiting both NU and MI (amongt others)  Same radio guy yesterday was saying that he felt it was a no brainer the kid should/would go to MI because he has a greater guarantee of immediate PT.  Problem is he can't play for a year.  Good luck.

OK now it's your turn to share some of Michigan's traditions.  Gameday, mascot, history.... we wanna know.  And do YOU know why Ohio State named their team after a nut?  I am curious.



Sorry to say but I don't remember seeing anything like a mascot or anything unusual for game day.  Basically, just getting 100+ into a game seems to be the biggest part of the event. At least 80,000 park on the side streets and walk for a few miles. That part is interesting, just seeing the crowd grow as you get closer to the stadium. The last time I was there, I was able to park across the street. At the time my son was 9. We flew in just for the game and sat in the end zone. He loved it all! As far as a tailgate party outside there really isn't the parking lots for that. I do remember the tailgate party for the Huskers at ASU being rather massive. Basically, filling all the parking around the stadium. Oh as for why OSU picked a nut, I have no idea!

Cuz - Its OK, he's allowed to go home. But you still owe us one QB please.

None- Who is Greg Paulus? Would he have to sit out a year?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 16, 2009, 10:30:07 PM
Son's spring game is friday afternoon at 5:30. I can't be there because of work that day, but I did find out some good news!  A radio station there is broadcasting the game live and I can get it via the internet!  So, after school I'm gonna make a quick trip to Wal Mart and get home to get on the computer!!


Good Luck to Speedy!!! I can't wait to hear all about it! I hope he has a standout game.  It's nice that you have a consolation prize like the webcast of the game, since you can't get away from work.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 16, 2009, 10:34:27 PM
Son's spring game is friday afternoon at 5:30. I can't be there because of work that day, but I did find out some good news!  A radio station there is broadcasting the game live and I can get it via the internet!  So, after school I'm gonna make a quick trip to Wal Mart and get home to get on the computer!!

casa that is great news !!  ::MonkeyDance:: GO SPEEDY !!! I can't wait to hear how he does, I bet he busts loose!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 16, 2009, 10:54:45 PM
Kiwi - Paulus is the PG for the Duke basketball team, coming out of high school he was recruited for both sports and he was a high school QB, he had quite a few accolades plus strong offers for football from Notre Dame and Miami. This is the article on the Duke website http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22724&SPID=1845&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=3721135

He was up meeting with Rodriguez on Tuesday........


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on April 17, 2009, 12:03:16 AM
Thanks Frijole, pdh and none for your kind words!  I promise to tell the truth of how son does even if it hurts! LOL  Hopefully, he will have a good game.  Of course, I understand because it is a spring game he will have limited playing as the coach needs to see all players.

I've never been a big fan of Mitch Mustain. I think he is a spoiled brat and his mom, well I won't go there.  He and my son graduated from high school in Arkansas the same year.  Both were in the Arkansas All-Star game.  My son received the Offensive Player of the game, NOT Mustain! I have a picture of him with his trophy to prove it!  My son desperately wanted to go to Univ. of Arkansas but they chose not to offer him a scholarship but did offer Mustain one.  We see how that turned out!  That sort of tore it for me with Houston Nutt and Arkansas!  I LOVE seeing my son being so successful even though some in Arkansas consider his school to be inferior.  He would have kicked butt at Arkansas also though!  I know the cuz really likes Houston Nutt and U of A but I have found it hard to forgive even though son is doing great where he is and loves it! I think it all boiled down to Mustain was from Springdale, AR who won the state championship that year and my son was from El Dorado, Ar who had a bad year with a first year new head coach even though son did great things and made All State!   I know all things happen for a reason!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 17, 2009, 08:28:50 AM
casa your Speedy has been integral to his team and he's 'earned' all that he has had. There is no substitute for a life lesson like that. Mustain will likely not get some big ride to the NFL now and it's likely he will struggle in his future as a result, for he's not prepared for how hard it is to earn your way in this life. Speedy is and he will have a bright future.

College football recruiting is ruthless and it's been hard on NASCAR too, but he and Speedy will know the real deal and how to endure. I'm betting our boys will be just fine and heaven help Mustain in how to deal.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on April 17, 2009, 12:04:04 PM
None thanks for the article on Paulus. Sounds like a possibility for him and Michigan. Your message to Casa is so true. The easiest way doesn't always prepare you for the real world. In the end both young men will be stronger for it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 17, 2009, 08:05:59 PM
 ::MonkeyDance::

I'm in Lincoln.  Yeah.  There are 98  ::MonkeyEek:: recruits attending our spring game tomorrow.  That should be fun.  Look for me on sports center.  I'll have on red.   ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on April 17, 2009, 08:50:09 PM
Well, the scrimmage is over and son only touched the ball one time and that was on a kickoff return and he was told to do a fair catch.  They never threw a pass to him.  They did many more running plays than passing and when they did pass it was to freshmen or players I had never heard of.  Most of the passes were short ones.  Guess the coaches knew what they were doing, but I sure am glad I did not take off work to go!  I texted son to ask why they did not throw to him and his response was "Why did they not throw the ball period."  I don't think he is too happy!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 17, 2009, 10:09:36 PM
Oh no casa!
Sometimes, football is a game that is as hard on a player's spirit as it is on his body....
Maybe the coaches already know what Speedy can do, and they wanted to see what others who are untested in a game are capable of doing under those conditions.

I also agree with none. Hard times, overcoming difficulties, and learning to persevere are the things that build character. Life is never perfect, and people need inner resources to help then get through the tough days that are a part of everyone's life. Nascar and Speedy will benefit from the things they have experienced.

I hope tomorrow's game answers a lot of questions for AU. The outcome out to be very interesting. If I had to guess, I'd say the defense has the upper hand.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 17, 2009, 11:25:53 PM
 ::MonkeyDance:: bean is in Lincoln !!! GO Huskers !!! Enjoy !!

casa - I am so sorry, I know I encouraged you to attend the game but it sounds like the coaches saw this game as a chance to view what the young ones can do, just as pdh posted. Your Speedy is a known quantity but I know it must have been frustrating for him. Maybe he can speak with the coaches this week to get an idea of the plans they have for him. I know when son's been frustrated I've advised him to go to the coaches and ask what he needs to improve upon - not that I think he isn't doing what he should be, but it is a good opener that isn't 'loaded' to spur a discussion. Tell Speedy we pulled for him and that we'll continue to all summer and fall !! Go Speedy !!


pdh- I hope AU has a great game and gets you excited again, remember the first we ever met was when I teased you on this thread about those Tigers !!  ::MonkeyWink:: You have a new coach, I know you miss Tubby and I'm sure the players do, but hopefully the offense will do some special things tomorrow for you !! Go Tigers !!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 17, 2009, 11:33:10 PM
Oh no casa!
Sometimes, football is a game that is as hard on a player's spirit as it is on his body....
Maybe the coaches already know what Speedy can do, and they wanted to see what others who are untested in a game are capable of doing under those conditions.

I also agree with none. Hard times, overcoming difficulties, and learning to persevere are the things that build character. Life is never perfect, and people need inner resources to help then get through the tough days that are a part of everyone's life. Nascar and Speedy will benefit from the things they have experienced.

I hope tomorrow's game answers a lot of questions for AU. The outcome out to be very interesting. If I had to guess, I'd say the defense has the upper hand.... ::MonkeyLaugh::

 ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 17, 2009, 11:36:40 PM
pdh if it makes you feel any better they had a scrimmage on wednesday and the offensive coordinator was NOT happy.  the defense is stoked.  they did not allow a single FIRST DOWN the entire game.   part of me is excited to bring back the blackshirts of old and part of me is sceeered that our O sucks.  lol  Starting QB is supposed to be awesome.. we shall see. 

casa i don't think coaches like to show anything fancy during spring games in case its filmed or gets out to the enemies. ha.  plus your son is a known commodity i am sure by now.  my guess is they needed to work on the run game and thats what they did.   but i'm glad you didn't take off for it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 18, 2009, 12:25:50 AM
I might feel better beans, if we had a QB1 already.  It bothers me that Kodi Burns already has game experience, but he hasn't improved as a passer as much as he should have. I'm hoping that was a coaching failure, and that he'll blossom under the new OC.  It's probably gonna be a race between him and Neil Caudle, who has very little experience. I'm really hoping that Kodi will step up and become a leader, and refuse to let anyone replace him. I have nothing against NC. He just doesn't have the playing time, and the SEC will eat an inexperienced QB1 alive. Plus we have those O-Line issues.... ::MonkeyEek::

Sigh.....I could sure use a $6 lemonade from Toomer's right about now.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on April 18, 2009, 01:55:47 PM
casa your Speedy has been integral to his team and he's 'earned' all that he has had. There is no substitute for a life lesson like that. Mustain will likely not get some big ride to the NFL now and it's likely he will struggle in his future as a result, for he's not prepared for how hard it is to earn your way in this life. Speedy is and he will have a bright future.

College football recruiting is ruthless and it's been hard on NASCAR too, but he and Speedy will know the real deal and how to endure. I'm betting our boys will be just fine and heaven help Mustain in how to deal.



That is very good insight, none!  I do agree that both Speedy and NASCAR will be much better off for the life lessons they have learned!  Thanks for encouraging me!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: casa on April 18, 2009, 02:00:17 PM
Thanks none, Frijole, and pdh3!  I think you may all be right. The coach does know what Speedy can do and I'm sure needed to look at the newbies and work on the running game.  I also don't think they wanted to get him hurt as they told him to fair catch the ball on the kickoff return.  Thanks for reminding me of these things and I will pass this on to Speedy.  I'm sure it will make him feel better!  None, I will surely tell him that y'all are pulling for him and will be next year.  He gets such a big kick out of knowing that y'all are interested in following his football career!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 18, 2009, 04:47:02 PM
casa - We're here for Speedy and Nascar all the way! ::MonkeyDance::

These two young athletes work so hard, and I think everyone here agrees that they should be supported for their efforts as athletes and students. It's not an easy path they have chosen. They may have scholarships, but they did have to earn them on the field over and over. These two kids have a good work ethic, and I admire that!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 18, 2009, 11:55:43 PM
Casa - Speedy obviously values his second mother a great deal and I know when he hears from you, or when you are there to listen about the frustrations, that it helps him more than you might imagine. He's going to have a great season, I just know it!

pdh - sure looks like your War Eagles had a great offensive showing, 501 yards on offense!!  ::MonkeyDance::

Bean- looks like your QB Lee is getting lots of praise for his performance today? See, you naysayers, you should have not doubted them!  ::MonkeyDance::

We arrived back just a short while ago, happy to say son won't have to eat beanie weenies for his team won, but it was hard fought. pdh - the offense sputtered a good bit, defense was strong, but our QB seemed to aim for everyone's feet today  ::MonkeyHaHa:: We however have a younger QB that I felt did an outstanding job, particularly since his team had the weaker O-line but that boy hustled and scrambled well. So the coaches have to be excited about that. We had one redshirt wr that never ran the right route, but he did make two catches but we were sitting close enough to hear the OC say "son good job but by the way, we don't run that play"  ::MonkeyHaHa:: It was a pretty spring day and I have to say I just enjoyed being close enough to hear and see so much more than in typical games. Son's Nana had a treat too, son won the spring award for his performance at his position. She's over 80 now so anytime she gets to see the kids do well is always meaningful.

casa, they did throw more to the younger wr's today, so it wasn't just Speedy's team, I think a lot of the coaches view this as a chance to give the redshirts some playing time.

I guess now we have that looooooong wait until the fall season starts  ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 19, 2009, 03:06:26 AM
nonesy I'm just glad we HAD an offense.... ::MonkeyLaugh::

Our QB3 tore his ACL, so we are down to the two kids jockeying for the QB 1 spot, and one of them will be the back-up. We'll have to go without a #3 unless they pull a freshman up. I'm not sure how long it takes to heal a torn ACL after the surgery, but the talk is that he won't play until next year.  I hate it for the poor kid.

Lots of enthusiasm about the game from what I've read. It seems that the coaches were having a good time too.

Tell Nascar we're proud of his performance today! How did the knee hold up?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 19, 2009, 03:21:06 PM
Nonesy - so proud of our WR Hero.  Tell him congrat on the award.

We weren't concerned about our starting QB None - it's we have no experience at backup.. but they kicked butt yesterday so I will sleep at night.

The game was so much fun.  We didn't beat Bama's 84k attendance but we had 77,760!  Was supposed to rain but the sun came out and it was beautiful the whole time.  AND to top it all off... we were seated row 3 at the 45 yrd line and RIGHT NEXT TO THE RECRUITS! ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

There is a WR who is one of the top 150 players in the country at all positions that I really like. I spotted his mom and went up and introduced myself and told her how excited I was that he came to visit and hoped he had a great time etc.  I really enjoyed seeing the recruits.

The team is sooooooooooooo much better than last year.  It was fun.  One word - SPEED on both sides of the ball.  You can so see Pelini's influence.  There were so many that shone yesterday.  Love seeing someone finally play lights out.  I won't bore you with details - just very excited that the team is headed in the right direction.

I gotta try to find a photo for you guys... it reminded me of us in this forum.

Hugs, Frijole


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 19, 2009, 03:25:26 PM
(http://huskerextra.com/shared-content/gallery/?galleryid=4&gallery_page=0&album_page=0&albumid=1367&mediaid=15046)

Not sure if this will work because I don't do this often...


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 19, 2009, 03:26:13 PM
drat... none i'm sending it to you to post for me.  it reminds me of all us female football nuts.  really cute



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 19, 2009, 11:32:58 PM
pdh - I hate to say it will take until likely next year for his ACL to heal enough to be strong enough to take the punishment! Son's knee isn't 100% for sure so it slows him down right now, but hopefully with some time off from now until June, it can heal fully. His bursa sac was burst  ::MonkeyNoNo:: I hate how hard football is on their bodies, your poor young QB, it's hard not to get discouraged during rehabilitation too.

bean - sounds like you enjoyed the game and that's what counts ! I was away taking my mother to my brother's today, returned home later and then tried to watch the recording I made of the Natalee movie tonight. So I didn't see your email with the photo until now and I admit I'm a tired puppy tonight. My age is catching up with me post entertaining the Nana for a week  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I bet that mother of the recruit really appreciated your welcome too !

Here's the photo and it's a keeper Bean, I love it  ::MonkeyWink:: I'll email you and pdh some photos/thoughts when I get my second wind, heading to bed now for some much needed rest before work explodes as it always does on a Monday!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 19, 2009, 11:43:17 PM
beans... ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyDance::

Great pic!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 20, 2009, 07:19:12 AM
It reminded me of all the SM football moms.  Thanks for posting it.  Glad your mom had such a great time None.  Special day no doubt.  Big hugs.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 22, 2009, 08:23:22 AM
I had to post this today for I just do not 'get it', maybe I'm just too old school but why on earth would you leave school early for a possible first round opportunity in the NFL and be unable to keep yourself from the 'weed' long enough to pass the drug test?

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9483382/Sources:-WRs-Harvin,-Tate-tested-positive-for-pot

The draft stock of Percy Harvin and Brandon Tate may have taken a hit.

Two sources told FOXSports.com that both wide receivers tested positive for marijuana in February at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Best of the best The No. 1 pick often has to do with team needs instead of talent. All mock drafts aside, Scout.com's Chris Steuber ranks his Top 25 players in the draft.
Before the test results became official, Harvin was considered a potential first-round pick after leaving the University of Florida following his junior season. Tate was projected as a first or second rounder after a solid college career at North Carolina.

Joel Segal, the agent who represents both players, didn't return messages seeking comment.


PDH have you been following the saga of Andre Smith???


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 22, 2009, 01:26:25 PM
Because they are "stuck on stupid"!   ::MonkeyLaugh::

Invincible, above the law, it will never happen to me... mentality.  Just no excuse for it.  Idiots.   ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 22, 2009, 06:26:08 PM
Because they are "stuck on stupid"!   ::MonkeyLaugh::

Invincible, above the law, it will never happen to me... mentality.  Just no excuse for it.  Idiots.   ::MonkeyConfused::

for sure Bean, for sure  ::MonkeyHaHa:: You have to wonder when these guys will grow a brain?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 22, 2009, 10:07:31 PM
PDH have you been following the saga of Andre Smith???




I've heard a little bit here and there....

I vaguely remember that he didn't show up for something, or walked out.....was it the combine? And he either fired his agent or his agent quit.....either way he was without representation on Saturday when he was interviewed by ESPN at the Bama Spring Game. I did see that interview, but they were careful about asking him too much. They did say quite a bit later on. I think most older people feel kind of sorry for Andre, because he has made some serious mistakes with his football career.
 He made some bad decisions because he is young, poor and has been misguided by people who have not had his best interests at heart. He should've stayed at Bama one more year, he should've finished his education. He has all of his eggs in an NFL Dream Basket, and he will be eaten alive. I wish him luck, because I don't think he's a bad kid at all. But he is a kid, and he wants Money.Now.
It's very sad.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 22, 2009, 11:08:24 PM
Pdh it is sad and perhaps even tragic, yes he left the combine early and the internet was all abuzz with a video of him running a 40 on pro day without his shirt on. He's from bham right? I do think he changed his agent and I do think he's had very poor advice. I agree with you that he should have stayed at bama another season/year, but at times having sat in the stands with some of these parents, they just see the $$ signs and little else. I do hope this new agent can help him to salvage his opportunity and give him some paternal support as well.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on April 23, 2009, 05:10:20 PM
To the parents of Andre Smith or friends of Andre. If he wants to do well in life then he should hire PNF to make all Pro and School decisions. They may not suggest the money now, but they can guarantee the big bucks later for the NFL draft.
PNF= Pdh, None and Frijole. They are without a doubt the experts and not just here on SM.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 23, 2009, 06:45:56 PM
Kiwi that's one of the nicest compliments anyone has paid me in such a long time, particularly to even be included with Pdh and Frijole. If we hang out our shingle will you handle our marketing strategy?  ::MonkeyWink::

big hugs to Kiwi


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 23, 2009, 09:29:11 PM
 ::MonkeyLaugh::  Kiwi.  Luv ya.  Poor Andre's butt would be in trouble with that crew in charge. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on April 23, 2009, 09:59:11 PM
To the parents of Andre Smith or friends of Andre. If he wants to do well in life then he should hire PNF to make all Pro and School decisions. They may not suggest the money now, but they can guarantee the big bucks later for the NFL draft.
PNF= Pdh, None and Frijole. They are without a doubt the experts and not just here on SM.




Kiwi - I am flattered beyond my ability to express it. What a nice compliment!

I'm a mother, and I see a talented young man who is in danger of getting lost to greed and ignorance. I hate to think about what will happen to him if he fails to succeed in the NFL.
My heart ached for Andre as I watched him in that interview Saturday. I do hope that someone in his life can guide him until he gains the maturity and experience to make better decisions. I have him on my prayer list, because I think he needs it. I wish Bama had a team chaplain like AU's Chette Williams. He has been very good for the team, and he has helped a lot of young men.
Maybe someone will step up and help Andre.


On a different note....Lane Kiffen has apparently screwed up again. I think the SEC is gonna chew him up and spit him out, then hand him the bill for clean-up.

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=7&f=1372&t=4256278


BOC! Where are you? We need your help! What in the heck is going on in Knoxville?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 24, 2009, 07:42:13 AM
::MonkeyLaugh::  Kiwi.  Luv ya.  Poor Andre's butt would be in trouble with that crew in charge. 

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: well said bean !


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 24, 2009, 07:52:44 AM
To the parents of Andre Smith or friends of Andre. If he wants to do well in life then he should hire PNF to make all Pro and School decisions. They may not suggest the money now, but they can guarantee the big bucks later for the NFL draft.
PNF= Pdh, None and Frijole. They are without a doubt the experts and not just here on SM.




Kiwi - I am flattered beyond my ability to express it. What a nice compliment!

I'm a mother, and I see a talented young man who is in danger of getting lost to greed and ignorance. I hate to think about what will happen to him if he fails to succeed in the NFL.
My heart ached for Andre as I watched him in that interview Saturday. I do hope that someone in his life can guide him until he gains the maturity and experience to make better decisions. I have him on my prayer list, because I think he needs it. I wish Bama had a team chaplain like AU's Chette Williams. He has been very good for the team, and he has helped a lot of young men.
Maybe someone will step up and help Andre.


On a different note....Lane Kiffen has apparently screwed up again. I think the SEC is gonna chew him up and spit him out, then hand him the bill for clean-up.

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=7&f=1372&t=4256278


BOC! Where are you? We need your help! What in the heck is going on in Knoxville?

pdh I just remember what a 'star' Andre was in his first season, but as we notice when Rader and others who supported him left Bama, I think that solid guidance he needed was a huge gap that was never filled.

I had not heard about Kiffen's latest with this QB, I did find this posted at rivals.com and thought I'd bring it here. It is NEVER good to have a player state openly that they are not getting a "fair shake" and since Coleman has been known for nothing but good behavior and dedication to the program to date, obviously there are big questions being asked now.

If Coleman is close to Cutliffe then maybe that would work out as a strong opportunity for him, however he would need to adjust to a program and even a stadium and facilities far beneath TN's. I know that was an adjustment for son but if it truly is all about the chance to play.......then they work their way through it.

In son's recent interview he stated his move was one of the best decisions of his life - he's been criticized by someone very close to him who is a Bama devotee for having said that? That really hurt son and he likely will distance himself from this person as a result. It is amazing the blind allegiance that some have to programs that won't allow them to see that sometimes you make a move, simply because you can't ever know what you can be if you are stereotyped and without opportunity due to that.

Here's the link to that article and I've posted it below.


http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=939187

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coaches have not been informed that quarterback B.J. Coleman has decided to leave the Volunteers, a team spokesman said Thursday.

The rising sophomore told the Chattanooga Times Free Press he has decided to move on because he was frustrated after participating in the Volunteers' spring practice.

Neither Coleman nor his parents responded to phone calls from The Associated Press seeking comment. Volunteers spokesman John Painter said coach Lane Kiffin was not aware of any plans by the Chattanooga native to lead the team.

"It's the best move for me," Coleman told the newspaper. "What changed my mind is, after this spring, I don't see myself getting a fair shake. Based on conversations with coaches and things that happened this spring, I feel the staff has goals that do not include me.

"I didn't just quit. I didn't just walk out. But I'm going to be taking a huge risk of losing another year of eligibility if I stay. I just want to play ball."

Coleman would have to sit out a season if he transfers to another Football Bowl Subdivision school.

He told the paper he doesn't know what he'll do next. He is close with former Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe, who left the Vols after the 2007 season to coach at Duke.

Coleman, Jonathan Crompton and Nick Stephens spent last season competing at quarterback, but none emerged as the clear starter.

Crompton and Stephens spent most of the time on the field while Coleman only took meaningful snaps against Vanderbilt. He finished the season 4 of 8 for 21 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

With Stephens sitting out much of the spring after breaking the wrist of his throwing hand, Coleman spent most of the spring practicing with the second team while Crompton practiced with the first team.

In three scrimmages, Coleman finished 41 of 60 for 425 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions while Crompton was 31-for-70 for 324 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Kiffin praised both quarterbacks' performances after Saturday's Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium.

"(Coleman) seems to have some game presence about him," Kiffin said Saturday. "When we get out (in Neyland Stadium) he seems to play better than he does in practice, so that was good to see."

Kiffin has said the quarterback competition would continue into fall practice. He said he felt it was easy to assess Coleman's abilities without having him practice against the first-team defense.

"Even though you can say, 'Well, he has to go against the No. 1 defense,' well, he also gets the No. 1 receivers and running backs and offensive line. Most of the time, it usually evens out," Kiffin said.

The Vols' other options at quarterback may include Mike Rozier, a former pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization who is expected to walk on for the Vols in the fall and enroll at Tennessee this summer. Wide receiver Gerald Jones and All-American safety Eric Berry, both former high school quarterbacks, took snaps under center last year as well.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 24, 2009, 01:33:23 PM
I just want to clarify that the Mike Rozier that is an option for QB at TN is NOT any relation to THE Mike Rozier, Heisman winner from NU.  His kid would be wearing red.

We had the same problem when Callahan came in... played favorites and the best players weren't starting.. that is what caused the team infighting.  Should be interesting to see how this is handled.  If he's smart Kiff will keep his mouth shut.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 24, 2009, 10:35:20 PM
Frijole, from reading what's written in Sports Illustrated regarding it, I would agree Kiffin's actions toward Coleman are implying that.

I hope he finds a better program and certainly a better coach.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/ncaa/04/23/tennessee-coleman.ap/


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on April 25, 2009, 01:25:39 PM
Spring Game today.................... ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 25, 2009, 05:16:32 PM
I hope it's a great game for both your offense and your defense KTF! keep us posted !

pdh- did you see the Bengals took Andre Smith as #5 pick in the first round?  ::MonkeyDance:: I so hope this is a really good outcome for him !

Carroll has to have some egg on his face for Sanchez made out well with the Jets too !!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 25, 2009, 07:58:06 PM
Spring Game today.................... ::MonkeyDance::

KTF - which team?  I have a short memory span.   ::MonkeyLaugh::

If its Ohio State I read online that they had 100,000 show up.  That could be exagerated but regardless - huge showing.  I love it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 25, 2009, 08:00:49 PM
pdh- did you see the Bengals took Andre Smith as #5 pick in the first round?  ::MonkeyDance:: I so hope this is a really good outcome for him !

Carroll has to have some egg on his face for Sanchez made out well with the Jets too !!

I thought of you guys when they showed him and his family.  Wishing them the best on what is a huge day for him.  Heard he needs a kick in the butt to keep him motivated but that Saban is the reason he got drafted so high - had lots of praise for him.

None.. why does Carroll have egg on his face for Sanchez doing well?  I must have missed something.  Sorry.  Esplain it to me please.  thanks




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on April 25, 2009, 10:42:54 PM
Spring Game today.................... ::MonkeyDance::

KTF - which team?  I have a short memory span.   ::MonkeyLaugh::

If its Ohio State I read online that they had 100,000 show up.  That could be exagerated but regardless - huge showing.  I love it.


University of Washington...10'000 people.Coach Sarkisian is bringing the fan base back,welcoming former players back..Something Tyrone Willingham had no concept of.Sarkisian has opened practices so all fans can go.Willingham closed practices.All fans were allowed on the field after the game to mingle with current,as well as former players!Ran into Coach Romar(Basketball)..Great day..


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on April 25, 2009, 10:44:32 PM
Seahawks.Can you say Aaron Curry from Wake Forest... ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 25, 2009, 11:44:14 PM
Bean - when Sanchez made his decision to go into the draft, Carroll disagreed and even refused to attend Sanchez's press conference when he made the announcement. I think he also refused to shake his hand in another instance, anyway it didn't reflect well on Carroll at all at the time. Maybe he's changed his mind, dunno but pdh likely remembers more of the details than I do?

http://www.examiner.com/x-1563-USC-Trojans-Examiner~y2009m1d15-Pete-Carroll-Sanchez-made-bad-choice

KTF is pretty excited  about his teams  isn't he?  ::MonkeyWink::

KTF guess what? I actually know Curry's dad and we emailed last week in fact, Aaron is a good kid and very hard working. He will keep his nose clean too which will be an asset as well.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 26, 2009, 08:51:29 AM


University of Washington...10'000 people.Coach Sarkisian is bringing the fan base back,welcoming former players back..Something Tyrone Willingham had no concept of.Sarkisian has opened practices so all fans can go.Willingham closed practices.All fans were allowed on the field after the game to mingle with current,as well as former players!Ran into Coach Romar(Basketball)..Great day..
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I remember now KTF.  No where to go but up for that program....Last 2 picks were disasters.  Wishing you a great year.  And may you beat USC. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 26, 2009, 08:54:21 AM
Bean - when Sanchez made his decision to go into the draft, Carroll disagreed and even refused to attend Sanchez's press conference when he made the announcement. I think he also refused to shake his hand in another instance, anyway it didn't reflect well on Carroll at all at the time. Maybe he's changed his mind, dunno but pdh likely remembers more of the details than I do?

http://www.examiner.com/x-1563-USC-Trojans-Examiner~y2009m1d15-Pete-Carroll-Sanchez-made-bad-choice

KTF is pretty excited  about his teams  isn't he?  ::MonkeyWink::

KTF guess what? I actually know Curry's dad and we emailed last week in fact, Aaron is a good kid and very hard working. He will keep his nose clean too which will be an asset as well.


Of course I remember it now.. geez I am getting old.  LOL  I read that Sanchez did NOT have a good combine but came on strong at the end.  Not sure what changed.  Hope he has a good OL on his new team - or time to develop. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on April 28, 2009, 02:54:35 PM
Bean - when Sanchez made his decision to go into the draft, Carroll disagreed and even refused to attend Sanchez's press conference when he made the announcement. I think he also refused to shake his hand in another instance, anyway it didn't reflect well on Carroll at all at the time. Maybe he's changed his mind, dunno but pdh likely remembers more of the details than I do?

http://www.examiner.com/x-1563-USC-Trojans-Examiner~y2009m1d15-Pete-Carroll-Sanchez-made-bad-choice

KTF is pretty excited  about his teams  isn't he?  ::MonkeyWink::

KTF guess what? I actually know Curry's dad and we emailed last week in fact, Aaron is a good kid and very hard working. He will keep his nose clean too which will be an asset as well.


Yeah None..You let his Father,as well as family know Seattle is VERY excited to have Aaron,as well as the Curry family become apart of the Seattle Family!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on April 28, 2009, 03:00:40 PM
Seattle welcoming Aaron Curry article..

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seahawks/2009132379_hawk28.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on April 28, 2009, 05:29:09 PM
Bean your right about OSU 95,000 for there spring game. I'm reading that one of the QB's for Michigan is transferring to ASU.  Hmm it would have been better if he picked USC.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on April 28, 2009, 10:28:38 PM
Bean your right about OSU 95,000 for there spring game. I'm reading that one of the QB's for Michigan is transferring to ASU.  Hmm it would have been better if he picked USC.

Course I'm right.   ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyWink::

I read it on the net.  Bama had over 80k and we had 78k - would have been 85k but forecast was 90% chance of thundershowers and they did NOT happen.  I packed garbage bags in my bag in case we had to keep our legs dry!  lol

Re the Michigan QB - I feel bad for that kid.  He isn't one switching schools for his ego like some.  He has had some major bad luck.  He went to 2 schools where they switched the type of offense on him.  Neither wants a pro style QB so he is probably doing the best thing for himself.  Musical coaches, musical QBs.  Hope things calm down for a bit.

Has Michigan landed a QB for next year yet?  That is a huge need from what I read.  Hope they can get it going. Hard to run that scheme without a true spread, mobile QB.  Good luck.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on April 29, 2009, 09:30:37 AM
pdh- did you see the Bengals took Andre Smith as #5 pick in the first round?  ::MonkeyDance:: I so hope this is a really good outcome for him !

Carroll has to have some egg on his face for Sanchez made out well with the Jets too !!

I thought of you guys when they showed him and his family.  Wishing them the best on what is a huge day for him.  Heard he needs a kick in the butt to keep him motivated but that Saban is the reason he got drafted so high - had lots of praise for him.

None.. why does Carroll have egg on his face for Sanchez doing well?  I must have missed something.  Sorry.  Esplain it to me please.  thanks







the razorbacks 1 and only draft pick (what a switch from last year!!) went to the bengals as well. still not sure why jonathan luiges a 2 time all american and 2008 remington winner center went in the 4th round? he is a smart good kid too??? must have been something at the combine?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on April 29, 2009, 01:29:40 PM
pdh- did you see the Bengals took Andre Smith as #5 pick in the first round?  ::MonkeyDance:: I so hope this is a really good outcome for him !

Carroll has to have some egg on his face for Sanchez made out well with the Jets too !!

I thought of you guys when they showed him and his family.  Wishing them the best on what is a huge day for him.  Heard he needs a kick in the butt to keep him motivated but that Saban is the reason he got drafted so high - had lots of praise for him.

None.. why does Carroll have egg on his face for Sanchez doing well?  I must have missed something.  Sorry.  Esplain it to me please.  thanks







the razorbacks 1 and only draft pick (what a switch from last year!!) went to the bengals as well. still not sure why jonathan luiges a 2 time all american and 2008 remington winner center went in the 4th round? he is a smart good kid too??? must have been something at the combine?

he wasn't projected to go above the 4th round at any time.  I don't think that was necessarily a knock on him as it was just that the top two pro prospect centers went in the first round and then it was a matter of a team that needed a center.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on April 29, 2009, 10:11:27 PM
GO that does appear to be why he went in a later round, he's still a great 'get' !

KTF - I did email Aaron's dad your welcome and he emailed back that Aaron is THRILLED to be with the Seahawks !

Looks like I hit the road again soon for six months but thankful this project will conclude around the start of the football season! WHEW !!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 01, 2009, 07:57:29 AM
I'm sorry but the government has messed up enough... and doesn't deserve a voice in the BCS... like they don't have enough on their agenda to fix?


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4115867

House meeting today on the BCS.

Give me a break.  What say you?

Beans


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 01, 2009, 01:35:11 PM
Well bean, Obama says he has a 'gift' you know?  ::MonkeyWink:: Definitely not the gift of a tiny ego  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I think it's a dog and pony show, at best?

SI came out with post spring game rankings? I mean what on earth??? I don't think these can be taken too seriously but of course some will.

I see NEB on this list Bean, you'll like that  ::MonkeyWink::

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/andy_staples/04/28/spring-top25/index.html?eref=T1


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 01, 2009, 07:23:13 PM
Lordy lordy I'm glad my father passed away before having to "be excited about NU being in the top 25".  WOW did Callahan sink the ship or what?  Tsk Tsk.

But thanks None.   ::MonkeyLaugh::  We like to sneek up from behind.  LOL

It's ridiculous to even think of ranking teams.  Might as well draw names from a hat so much changes, so many unknowns.  Obviously the writers are running out of things to write about.  Oh well.. so long as it doesn't go to anyone's heads (except USCs).



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 02, 2009, 10:11:46 PM
Sort of keeping with the theme of pre-season rankings....here's a very entertaining AU video... ::MonkeyLaugh::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro9dBpTkock




The new coaching staff is doing something very cool....they are touring the state in a Hummer limo, and visiting as many high schools as possible. They call it the "Tiger Prowl".... ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyDance::
I love this hard work and enthusiasm! That Tracy Rocker is still a beast. He's very impressive, and I'm so glad he's home now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDvFrQLh4TU




And if you haven't had enough of AU yet.... ::MonkeyLaugh::........here's some entertaining video of the A-Day game.  It looks like maybe we have a crisper, more enthusiatic offense this year. And we have some very fast weapons. My hope is that the new coaching staff can pull it all together. They sure seem to be on the right track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvMtpe1Ct7s&feature=related


WDE!  Bring on the 2009 Season!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 02, 2009, 10:26:42 PM
I'm sorry but the government has messed up enough... and doesn't deserve a voice in the BCS... like they don't have enough on their agenda to fix?


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4115867

House meeting today on the BCS.

Give me a break.  What say you?

Beans




I say.....it needs to be fixed, and I don't give a flyin' leap who fixes it, as long as it gets done! ::MonkeyLaugh::
College Football has done nothing to make the change happen itself, so who's left that has any power at all to force the issue?  I guess only Congress can do it, since no one else involved in NCAACF seems to be inclined to do the right thing.
It doesn't need to continue with things the way they are. It's a very sore spot with Auburn Tiger fans, because we were robbed. Any repairs to the system that they claim to have made because of what happened to us did not make it any better. Utah was the victim this year. A playoff system is the only fair way to do it. Schools like SoCal are against it, because then they'd have to face some real competition, and that would be a lovely sight to see. That's reason enough right there to do it... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 02, 2009, 10:29:05 PM
PDH I had read about the "Auburn Ride"...think they all got in and drove to Bham.  Bet they were all giddy in that thing.  Fun.  At least your coaches can DRIVE to their destinations!  We need a Red Hummer Jet.  ha.  Gotta get to TX man.  beans


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 02, 2009, 11:17:26 PM
I don't think we'd be crazy enough to turn any talent from Texas away.....but we do grow plenty of it at home.....besides, I think we pledged to stop at the Louisiana border ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyDance::

But if there's some extra Nebraska talent you don't need...like some big, Bo Pellini coached, corn-fed O Line types......I'm not exactly begging, mind you, but just suggesting that you share the bounty. I'm positive I could get you a ride in the Tiger Prowl.::MonkeyLaugh::

WDE ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 03, 2009, 11:25:16 AM
oh this makes me smile, pdh is baaaack and really excited about her tigers again  ::MonkeyDance::

I love the tiger hummer  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I have a visual of pdh standing on top doing this  ::MonkeyDance::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 03, 2009, 11:55:55 AM
I love the new coaches, especially Tracy Rocker. I loved him and his brother David when they played for AU.  I am encouraged by his comments and his total dedication to AU. He's a huge asset, and the AU family is thrilled to have him.
I don't know if Chizik is the real deal as far as a head coach, but when he was our DC, we had one of the best defenses in the country, and the probably the best one in the SEC. So I know he can coach and motivate to that degree. Iowa State is not AU. If he can coach, he has all the tools he needs now to be very successful.  If he's not, he and Jay Jacobs will be run out of town by that Hummer.........

I guess I'm cautiously optimistic.....
The dog is encouraged, too. I bought him a new AU neck kerchief. He's working hard in training, and he wants to relearn his cheer in case we actually score this year.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 03, 2009, 04:36:58 PM
I don't think we'd be crazy enough to turn any talent from Texas away.....but we do grow plenty of it at home.....besides, I think we pledged to stop at the Louisiana border ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyDance::

But if there's some extra Nebraska talent you don't need...like some big, Bo Pellini coached, corn-fed O Line types......I'm not exactly begging, mind you, but just suggesting that you share the bounty. I'm positive I could get you a ride in the Tiger Prowl.::MonkeyLaugh::

WDE ::MonkeyTongue::

LOL  Yep we do grow some tall mean farm boys just perfect for O line.  ha.  Alot of them are walk ons - some eventually play pro ball... But if I see of any extras I'll send em yr way.  LOL at promising me a ride in the Auburn mobile. 

Yes None - I'd say PDH has a "skip in her gidd-e-up" again.  Good to see it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 03, 2009, 04:40:36 PM
I love the new coaches, especially Tracy Rocker. I loved him and his brother David when they played for AU.  I am encouraged by his comments and his total dedication to AU. He's a huge asset, and the AU family is thrilled to have him.
I don't know if Chizik is the real deal as far as a head coach, but when he was our DC, we had one of the best defenses in the country, and the probably the best one in the SEC. So I know he can coach and motivate to that degree. Iowa State is not AU. If he can coach, he has all the tools he needs now to be very successful.  If he's not, he and Jay Jacobs will be run out of town by that Hummer.........

I guess I'm cautiously optimistic.....
The dog is encouraged, too. I bought him a new AU neck kerchief. He's working hard in training, and he wants to relearn his cheer in case we actually score this year.... ::MonkeyLaugh::

Refresh my memory PDH.. do you have an OC seasoned enough to run the O while GC focuses on the D?  We were very lucky we didn't lose our OC to Bama when they came courting shortly after Bos hire.  They make a fantastic team.  World of difference and we are concerned we won't have him many more years as he will make an awesome head coach.  Anyway - a strong OC would help a heap.. but I'm sure you already know that. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 03, 2009, 10:10:13 PM
Yes! We have Gus Malzahn.....who has been very successful everywhere he's coached...he is a winner!!! ::MonkeyDance::
In the A-Day footage, I saw a lot to be hopeful about, but mostly, it was the fact that everyone was on the same page on offense, and the confusion was gone. The enthusiasm was back, and the kids were having fun. That's the biggest difference.....the mental part. Last year, it was as if those kids were in misery all the time they were on the field. It's no wonder they couldn't move the ball. The conflict between the coaches, and the disarray in the offensive scheme, was eating the team alive from the inside out. All of that seems to be gone, and it must feel good to those kids to have the fun back on the field. The new regime has had the linemen bulking up, and they look like beasts, versus last year when the coaches had those kids lose weight to become faster for the spread. We saw how well that worked.....they were run over.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 04, 2009, 07:38:10 PM
Yes! We have Gus Malzahn.....who has been very successful everywhere he's coached...he is a winner!!! ::MonkeyDance::
In the A-Day footage, I saw a lot to be hopeful about, but mostly, it was the fact that everyone was on the same page on offense, and the confusion was gone. The enthusiasm was back, and the kids were having fun. That's the biggest difference.....the mental part. Last year, it was as if those kids were in misery all the time they were on the field. It's no wonder they couldn't move the ball. The conflict between the coaches, and the disarray in the offensive scheme, was eating the team alive from the inside out. All of that seems to be gone, and it must feel good to those kids to have the fun back on the field. The new regime has had the linemen bulking up, and they look like beasts, versus last year when the coaches had those kids lose weight to become faster for the spread. We saw how well that worked.....they were run over.


Sounds like a good combination.  Go get em.  WDE!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 05, 2009, 07:14:55 AM
 ::MonkeyDevil:: ::MonkeyAngel::

We should have some fun with these this year. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 05, 2009, 08:59:09 PM
I may own this one...... ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 05, 2009, 10:40:25 PM
 ::MonkeyDevil:: it's just so US isn't it? Where is cuz?

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on May 06, 2009, 09:37:20 AM
here i am!!!!
i was just about to make a comment about gus malzhan when i saw your post!!!
i did not realize that gus had left tulsa to go to auburn. how in the world did i miss that??? i am sure pd knows the history but refresher for frijole and none. he was the high school coach at springdale ark when mitch mustain and the williams kid(both at usc now) were there. they all came to ark, including the coach as oc under nutt. big time clash and malzahn was gone after 1 year to tulsa. and of course you know what happened with mustain!!! so pd....i assume with malzahn as the oc.....the wildhog offense will be in place??lol!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 06, 2009, 08:46:44 PM
I think they may use a variation of it....but it won't be called "wild hog"....... ::MonkeyLaugh::

I read about his offense, and it seemsvery similar to what FL uses too. Of course, Tebow is their main weapon, so there are differences where they tweaked it for him. I think just about everybody in the SEC now uses some form of it, and they just customize it for their personnel. AU is still a running back school, so I'm sure that'll be our emphasis, more than the QB1. We are loaded with backs, and they are awesomely talented. I hope he's smart enough to use them and be inventive enough to let the backs do what they can do so well, but mix it up enough to keep everybody else guessing....


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 06, 2009, 10:47:08 PM
it's a new breed pdh, the tigerhawg  ::MonkeyHaHa::

truthfully unless you have Tebow, you have to have a running game in your mixed bag of tricks. Son has last exam tomorrow afternoon then one week off before summer school and work-out's begin. He's aiming to hit a 4.0 this semester so send up some monkey prayers if you can, his hardest exam is tomorrow!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on May 07, 2009, 01:04:01 PM
it's a new breed pdh, the tigerhawg  ::MonkeyHaHa::

truthfully unless you have Tebow, you have to have a running game in your mixed bag of tricks. Son has last exam tomorrow afternoon then one week off before summer school and work-out's begin. He's aiming to hit a 4.0 this semester so send up some monkey prayers if you can, his hardest exam is tomorrow!


Has he decided on grad school? Not too bad at all. (4.0)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 08, 2009, 07:57:47 PM
it's a new breed pdh, the tigerhawg  ::MonkeyHaHa::

truthfully unless you have Tebow, you have to have a running game in your mixed bag of tricks. Son has last exam tomorrow afternoon then one week off before summer school and work-out's begin. He's aiming to hit a 4.0 this semester so send up some monkey prayers if you can, his hardest exam is tomorrow!


Has he decided on grad school? Not too bad at all. (4.0)

He is planning to do grad school and be a grad assistant, but just know he doesn't have an overall 4.0 although Mom really wishes he did  ::MonkeyHaHa:: He was hoping to make only 4.0 his last year for he knows it will help him with his applications.

He's home tonight and unfortunately I have to work late, but one benefit from working from home is he's in my office regaling me with stories about some of the more colorful coaches.  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Don't tell him but having to work has one benefit, he can't try to coerce me to play Guitar Hero on his PS system  ::MonkeyDevil::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 08, 2009, 08:31:17 PM
Good luck to Nascar!
My daughter had a 4.0 last semester, but I'm not so sure about this one.....she's having finals too, next week. I guess she'll be showing up at my door for food in between tests... ::MonkeyLaugh::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 08, 2009, 08:40:17 PM
She will do great, we're pulling for her  ::MonkeyDance::

Happy Mother's Day PDH !!  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on May 08, 2009, 10:19:53 PM
Happy Mothers day tottotototottttto. T all allto


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on May 08, 2009, 10:21:58 PM
Hmm let's try that again. Happy Mothers Day to all our sports moms!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 08, 2009, 10:41:04 PM
Thanks none....Happy Mother's Day to you also, and to the rest of my monkey sports friends! ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 09, 2009, 07:44:36 AM
Kiwi, thought we had a new member named Toto.   ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

Happy day to all monks. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 09, 2009, 01:04:13 PM
Kiwi, thought we had a new member named Toto.   ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

Happy day to all monks. 



Did Kiwi move to Kansas? ::MonkeyEek::



 ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 10, 2009, 01:57:52 PM
Thank you Kiwi, that was very sweet.

Bean, Happy Mother's Day to all those pups and neices and nephews you care so much for!

Pdh, I know this is a tough day for you and that you are missing your mother so much but we embrace you as do your children, for all that you give so freely to those you love.

Cuz, Happy Mother's Day to you and your beloved children who adore you.

(http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq136/daisysistah_bucket/Smileys/Holidays/4add6766.gif)

I've had a wonderful visit with son and my daughter, wouldn't trade them for all the world. Son's just left to travel to the gulf coast for beach and fishing with his cousin and his one week off from now until bowl season is completed. Some interesting news though, I'll email about that to each of you.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on May 10, 2009, 02:03:36 PM
Kiwi, thought we had a new member named Toto.   ::MonkeyConfused:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

Happy day to all monks. 



Did Kiwi move to Kansas? ::MonkeyEek::



 ::MonkeyDevil::
Thats what I get for posting off my cell phone. Kiwi's never been to Kansas yet. May have to move there, if the Wolverines don't find a QB, than my new name would be Toto. At least I would be able to continue with Toto's Dawg House.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 10, 2009, 03:49:01 PM
Kiwi man... no harm done.  You go to the trouble of moving to Kansas you get your choice of a nightmare at KSU where former 72 yr old coach Snyder has graciously taken over and is admitting out loud it is a disaster OR Mangino at Kansas.  But heck just drive a few more hours to the land where football is king... Lincoln.   ::MonkeyWink::

Monkey ladies - happy mother's day.  My dogs gave me grass clippings.  (mowed yesterday)  They are everywhere.  ha. 

None glad you were able to enjoy the kiddies.  PDH, special hugs to you today.

beans


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 12, 2009, 12:24:05 AM
Thansk to Kiwi, nonesy and all for the Mother's Day thougts. It was both a happy and sad day for me. My children were wonderful, as usual, and made the day a lot easier.  They always do something on Mother's Day that just lifts my spirits!


Whew, Kiwi....glad to hear you're not in Kansas anymore. We'd have to convert to BB totally! ::MonkeyLaugh::

AU still has no named QB1 either, so maybe you and I should go get a couple of undiscovered talents, and drop them off  for our coaches.... ::MonkeyDevil::

Kiwi....I think you may have to open an annex for the SEC. It's gonna be a slaughterhouse this fall.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 12, 2009, 12:24:47 AM
I meant THANKS........ ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 12, 2009, 10:13:04 PM
We may have to name this season the QB mystery season for our teams? I hear our starter might have an injury issue that's larger than originally thought, so I guess maybe we'll all be in the same boat together - but hoping we find some resolution soon.

Pdh - I knew your kids would try to fill the gap for you, such a blessing aren't they?

We had a new depth chart come out today, I'm just now finishing up work but it has some surprises on it - son had clued me into some that were coming. I have decided that football is rarely without a measure of drama !

Kiwi - whatever happened, if anything, with Greg Paulus? I haven't had time to check.........guess that's one more thing on my list to catch up on.

Bean, I'll trade for your pup's grass clippings, we've had so many monsoons that all Red brings in is mud!  ::MonkeyShocked::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 12, 2009, 10:15:41 PM
Kiwi- this was on ESPN on May 1st? Paulus has offer to compete for the starting QB position? I know Duke's graduation was last Sunday........but not seeing anything else on this right now in my searches.

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/bigten/0-3-250/Michigan-offers-Paulus-chance-to-compete-at-QB.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 12, 2009, 10:29:42 PM
Kiwi- this was on ESPN on May 1st? Paulus has offer to compete for the starting QB position? I know Duke's graduation was last Sunday........but not seeing anything else on this right now in my searches.

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/bigten/0-3-250/Michigan-offers-Paulus-chance-to-compete-at-QB.html

None - Paulus narrowed his choices down to Syracuse and Nebraska.  I think he will make his announcement soon.  I can't really remember how he even came to consider NU.  I know his lure to Syracuse is that they need a QB and he grew up in the area so it'd be like going home.  NU has a fantastic starting QB, a contendor is out with ACL and unknown when he could serve as a backup.  2 equally talented, less experienced guys with great upside that they want to redshirt.  So the cupboard isn't bare.  Paulus would have a chance to start but Bo tells it like it is and chances are he would be the backup. 

He is majoring in journalism and that is important to him... not sure how the schools compare there.  I say this - if he picks NU I would be surprised but I would really admire him because he has a better chance of starting at Syracuse.  Frijole

From the Lincoln Journal Star:
05/01/09
 05:04:56 pm, Categories: -Football by Brian Christopherson
Paulus concluding NU visit
I don't want to overdo it with the Greg Paulus stuff, but it's quite possible I might, so you'll have to already start forgiving me. But his decision between Syracuse and Nebraska and anyone else will obviously be news over the next week given his Duke basketball background.

Paulus did arrive in Lincoln yesterday. He spent some of his time touring Andersen Hall, home of UNL's journalism college. Paulus has expressed an interest in broadcast journalism as he ponders grad school options to go with his quarterback ambitions.

His visit was expected to conclude today. The thing his former high school coach Joe Casamento stressed to me the other day is that Paulus would be a high-character guy coming into any locker room.

"If he wanted to be safe, he would just go out, never do another thing and always talk about how great he was at Duke," Casamento said. “But he’s going to go out there and play another sport, and lay it out there.

"If he doesn’t get on the field, all those guys on ESPN and ABC, and all those newspaper guys are going to have a field day cutting him to pieces. But he doesn’t worry about it. I think that shows tremendous courage."

Casamento said on Wednesday he didn't expected a decision would probably come within the next two weeks. Paulus graduates from Duke on May 10.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 12, 2009, 10:41:35 PM
We may have to name this season the QB mystery season for our teams?


So be it!

2009 is officially declared the The Season of the Great QB1 Mystery ::MonkeyLaugh::

FL and Texas are about the only ones I can think of right at the moment who have solved it. Tebow and McCoy were never a question, really. But even in the best situations...things do happen! ::MonkeyEek::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 14, 2009, 01:45:37 PM
I hope the QB mysteries get solved... usually someone stands out after summer camp.  Good luck

Paulus picked Syracuse today and most NU fans were relieved.  We have very few schollies this year (thank u Callahan) and we have a fantastic starting QB.... and have plenty of bodies to put in at backup.  Paulus would never have started so I think he did what is best for him by going to Syracuse.

Looks like Kiffin is trying to get Mavre (the Miami QB) to walk on next year since he can't transfer with a scholarship.  Interesting...


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on May 14, 2009, 04:05:34 PM
Good news Michigan just signed Kiwi to the QB spot. It will be the first time in school history that the team started a real dog in place of what we've seen to date. Although throwing will be a problem the stats won't change from last year. Mobility will improve which should increase the ground game. Her 40 split time is 3.5sec.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 14, 2009, 07:43:17 PM
 ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyDance::

and she is cute as heck to boot!  Lord you don't have a QB yet?  There has to be a Juco somewhere that can transfer.  Sorry I am a little behind.  Hang in there Kiwi.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 14, 2009, 09:00:16 PM
Good news Michigan just signed Kiwi to the QB spot. It will be the first time in school history that the team started a real dog in place of what we've seen to date. Although throwing will be a problem the stats won't change from last year. Mobility will improve which should increase the ground game. Her 40 split time is 3.5sec.

 ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa:: Kiwi what a hoot you are !! I love it !!

Bean, Paulus is going to Syracuse and Kiwi's just singing the QB blues  ::MonkeyHaHa::

kiwi, I think it's wonderful you ran that ohsofast time, next thing you know a conference championship and then............the NFL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 ::MonkeyDance:: Go Kiwi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 14, 2009, 09:45:53 PM
I liked his comment that the passing stats will remain unchanged.  That is funny.  Well if you aren't a Michigan fan it is.  I just hope Rodriguez doesn't treat him like a dog.  ::MonkeyEek::  oops.   ::MonkeyHaHa::  That is some speed.  Must feed him some good snacks Dad.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on May 15, 2009, 01:09:15 PM
I liked his comment that the passing stats will remain unchanged.  That is funny.  Well if you aren't a Michigan fan it is.  I just hope Rodriguez doesn't treat him like a dog.  ::MonkeyEek::  oops.   ::MonkeyHaHa::  That is some speed.  Must feed him some good snacks Dad.
My sources are saying that this will be it for Rodriquez, without a positive winning year. I'm not sure that Kiwi can turn this around. Just the jersey was tough to fit. Were still working on the helmet, its an NCAA rule.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 15, 2009, 01:41:58 PM
I liked his comment that the passing stats will remain unchanged.  That is funny.  Well if you aren't a Michigan fan it is.  I just hope Rodriguez doesn't treat him like a dog.  ::MonkeyEek::  oops.   ::MonkeyHaHa::  That is some speed.  Must feed him some good snacks Dad.
My sources are saying that this will be it for Rodriquez, without a positive winning year. I'm not sure that Kiwi can turn this around. Just the jersey was tough to fit. Were still working on the helmet, its an NCAA rule.

Ask and ye shall receive.  Poor Kiwi.   ::MonkeyNoNo::

I believe it is time for RR to show some progress.  You don't want another Charlie Weiss debacle... Good luck.
http://www.superstock.com/stock-photos-images/1555R-317009


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 15, 2009, 07:37:18 PM
Poor Kiwi...mayb a change to RB would work out better. Just let him see a rabbit in the end zone, and he'll be unstoppable. ::MonkeyDance::

RR's teams at WVA were good, but not spectacular. I just never understood the hoopla surrounding him. I think MI would be better served letting him go and just starting over scratch with a new coach, but they have so much money invested in RR that its gonna be hard to admit it was a poor decision.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 16, 2009, 06:27:10 PM
I liked his comment that the passing stats will remain unchanged.  That is funny.  Well if you aren't a Michigan fan it is.  I just hope Rodriguez doesn't treat him like a dog.  ::MonkeyEek::  oops.   ::MonkeyHaHa::  That is some speed.  Must feed him some good snacks Dad.
My sources are saying that this will be it for Rodriquez, without a positive winning year. I'm not sure that Kiwi can turn this around. Just the jersey was tough to fit. Were still working on the helmet, its an NCAA rule.

helmets are tough, son has permanent marks on his temples from his  ::MonkeyShocked::

What number will Kiwi be? Inquiring minds wanna know !

Son's in the gulf, his last day fishing before he starts summer school/football and he called so excited. He caught swordfish, grouper, and a king mackerel. Made his week  ::MonkeyHaHa:: he so loves to fish.

Oh and Kiwi, he did make that 4.0 for spring  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on May 17, 2009, 02:15:18 PM
Congrats to Nascar for driving home with a 4.0!!!! ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel::


That fishing trip sounds like a good time and a reward for all his hard work! I'm happy for him that he's catching a lot of fish!

My son loves to fish too, and last summer he went on a fishing trip to the wilds of Canada with his Dad and a bunch of his male relatives from that side of the family....some sort of male bonding ritual ::MonkeyLaugh:: He had a blast....and....he caught the biggest fish! The pictures are so adorable of him with his big catch. 
I liked to go ice fishing when I was still married and went to No. MI in the winter, but that's about my limit.


Nothing new on the AU football front. We did beat Bama in 2 out of 3 games this weekend in baseball....at  Plainsman Park in Auburn. That was kinda nice.


Kiwi....what about all the money invested in RR?  ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on May 18, 2009, 09:33:21 AM
tell nascar i am really impressed.....4.0!!!! glad he had such a great time!!
my dad is  big time fresh water fisherman...poor guy...had 2 girls...he tried to take us but everytime we would go we wouldn't catch a thing except snag some moss!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 18, 2009, 05:58:08 PM
Wow pdh, you ice fish? That's hardcore girl, no wonder all the guys like you - football expertise plus she likes fishing !!  ::MonkeyWink::

Glad to hear your son loves it too, my father's first company was a boat company and although I liked to fish, my brother didn't. I think that was a big disappointment for my Dad but then my brother grew to excel at basketball and golf so I think that made up for it.

Of all the grandkids it's nascar who loves to fish the most, sad my father's not here to enjoy that. Well I have a photo, changed the face to protect the innocent but he cut up all of his fish except for the grouper (they ate that) and packed all in ice to bring home. He really does love to cook fish! So here he is with his swordfish.

Cuz, I bet you are fun to fish with nonetheless, everyone needs a party girl on the boat right? You should bring your Dad for a visit with us, I live a stone's throw from the largest lake in these parts!! I wish son liked freshwater fishing more but he's a diehard salt fisherman.

Hooray for Frijole's brother pulling of a big win this weekend, the underdog took it right Bean?  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on May 26, 2009, 03:17:29 PM
Wow pdh, you ice fish? That's hardcore girl, no wonder all the guys like you - football expertise plus she likes fishing !!  ::MonkeyWink::

Glad to hear your son loves it too, my father's first company was a boat company and although I liked to fish, my brother didn't. I think that was a big disappointment for my Dad but then my brother grew to excel at basketball and golf so I think that made up for it.

Of all the grandkids it's nascar who loves to fish the most, sad my father's not here to enjoy that. Well I have a photo, changed the face to protect the innocent but he cut up all of his fish except for the grouper (they ate that) and packed all in ice to bring home. He really does love to cook fish! So here he is with his swordfish.

Cuz, I bet you are fun to fish with nonetheless, everyone needs a party girl on the boat right? You should bring your Dad for a visit with us, I live a stone's throw from the largest lake in these parts!! I wish son liked freshwater fishing more but he's a diehard salt fisherman.

Hooray for Frijole's brother pulling of a big win this weekend, the underdog took it right Bean?  ::MonkeyDance::
Nice fish! I'm planning on going offshore fishing next week in Tampa. Still I'll be happy to catch what your son used for bate.
Back to football. Hopefully, the amount of money doesn't determine if RR stays. I'm holding out hope that he turns things around at Michigan.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 26, 2009, 04:41:52 PM
I hope you have a great fishing trip Kiwi!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on May 28, 2009, 07:54:19 AM
This isn't a football article but a basketball one, I think it's very inspiring and wanted to share it. I know casa's Speedy and Nascar have appreciated the scholarships they were afforded, it's refreshing to see this young man's quest result in a scholarship but his future coach's comments are very candid and refreshing to hear.

I so hope other players and coaches are listening.......

http://msn.foxsports.com/cbk/story/9614714/One-handed-hoops-star-lands-D-I-scholarship#tb/?gt1=39002

One-handed hoops star lands D-I scholarship

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Laue knows what would happen if a college basketball team took a chance on him and he didn't pan out. Fans would wonder what the coach was thinking in using a scholarship on a center missing his left hand.

"It's a business," the 6-foot-10 Laue said. "Their jobs are all on the line. It's much safer to take a two-handed guy my size that got beat by me."

But Manhattan College's Barry Rohrssen figures coaches take chances all the time. He'd rather take one on Laue, whose left arm ends just past the elbow. So last week, the Division I school signed the center, and Rohrssen is confident his work ethic will rub off on other players.

"We take chances on kids who have poor academic histories, who have disciplinary problems both on the court and off the court," Rohrssen said Tuesday. "We give opportunities to players who don't appreciate them, who take them for granted. For all the right reasons, Kevin deserves this chance, and he should make the most of this opportunity."

A native of Northern California, Laue played a postgraduate season for Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia this year, hoping to impress college recruiters. Coach Fletcher Arritt said Laue averaged about 10 points and five rebounds, competing against many Division I prospects.

When Laue was born the circulation in his left arm was cut off by the umbilical cord. He uses his upper arm to help receive passes, and his large right hand allows him to easily palm the ball.

"He can run as well as anybody," Arritt said. "He can jump as well as anybody. You don't need two hands to block shots around the basket."

As the weeks went by, Laue was starting to wonder whether he would ever realize his dream of playing Division I basketball. He said Wofford and Colgate expressed interest but neither had an available scholarship.

"I still had faith," Laue said. "But I was at the point of being like, 'Man, when is this going to happen?"'

Rohrssen had been aware of Laue before he enrolled at Fork Union. The coach needed to recruit size with the graduation of the Jaspers' starting center, but what really worried him after wrapping up offseason workouts this month was his returning players.

"Some coaches may say, 'We need a shooter,"' he said. "My feeling was our team needed a stronger work ethic."

Manhattan contacted Laue just over a week ago. He signed with the team Wednesday.

"He possesses certain skills as a basketball player that are very good," Rohrssen said, "and he demonstrates qualities that will make him successful off the court in terms of in the locker room, on campus and in the classroom."

The Jaspers went 16-14 last season, 9-9 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

"Playing hard is a skill," Rohrssen said. "Doing it consistently is another skill."

Laue's story has already inspired many, and he knows that coming to New York will provide him with an even bigger stage. But he's confident his impact will be felt on the court, too.

"I'm a risk. Coach Rohrssen was willing to take it," Laue said. "He has no reason to worry."



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on May 28, 2009, 08:20:19 AM
Nice story None.  Thanks for sharing.

What do you think of this?  Coaches poll going back to secret ballot in 2010.  I'm not following the logic that there will be less bias if its secret.   ::MonkeyLaugh::

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/ncaa/05/27/poll.ap/index.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on May 28, 2009, 12:38:16 PM
None that was a very nice story. I'll pass that one onto my son who is going through the teen zero motivation period.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on June 05, 2009, 11:39:16 PM
Hi all I'm still in Tampa. We've been fishing everyday off the dock. Didn't go offshore but that didn't effect our success catching fish. Did land a nice size saltwater trout and a lot of bate fish. So where is everyone?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 06, 2009, 08:16:55 PM
Hi all I'm still in Tampa. We've been fishing everyday off the dock. Didn't go offshore but that didn't effect our success catching fish. Did land a nice size saltwater trout and a lot of bate fish. So where is everyone?
We were all waiting for you!  Glad you are having fun down there in the sun. 

Less than 100 days til kickoff! ha.  Huskers signed their quarterback for the next class which is good.  No real news!? 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on June 08, 2009, 09:03:18 PM
Hi Bean & Kiwi-

Glad to see Kiwi's having a great vacation, offshore fishing isn't a requisite for having a fishing expedition - is son enjoying it with you?

Summer workout's are underway Kiwi but not much happening except for coaches tracking who is attending class and who's making daily strength training and running.

Bean glad to hear you landed that QB !!! wooohooo !!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on June 09, 2009, 11:32:25 AM
Son had a great time and daughter too! Interesting with 5 teenagers in a minivan. Back home now and back to work. I'm glad to hear that they keep track of attendance. Ran into that problem with my two this year.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on June 09, 2009, 11:37:01 AM
I'm thinking that Michigan is going to play without a QB this year. At least there won't be negative yards passing at that position. Of course, every play will be a running down. Will call it the spread run.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 09, 2009, 08:32:04 PM
Tell you what Kiwi.....AU can lend you a QB1 if you'll lend us some Big Midwestern O-line players so we have depth at those positions...
We have many QBs, but not so many O-Line players ready to go if our starters get hurt.

Deal? ::MonkeyLaugh::



BTW...if you haven't been watching college baseball, you have missed some of the best games ever. Really great baseball. The Regionals and Super Regionals were so exciting! ASU has a pitcher from Australia that few hitters can figure out. he was amazing to watch.
The CWS starts this weekend. I can't wait!
So. Miss may be the dark horse...... ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 09, 2009, 08:36:07 PM
Interesting with 5 teenagers in a minivan.


 ::MonkeyEek::



I'd rather have all my teeth pulled out....one by one....by a Mountain Gorilla using a pair of plyers. ::MonkeyLaugh::

I love my children, and they are good kids, but the teen years have not been my favorite time of parenthood. Can you tell? ::MonkeyRoll::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 10, 2009, 02:04:27 AM
Montana makes commitmentUNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON... ::MonkeyCool::

http://washington.scout.com/

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskies/2009320682_uwfb10.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on June 10, 2009, 08:45:42 AM
KTFaith - congrats but this is rubbing salt in Kiwi's wounds! We need to help Rodriguez find a QB !!!

PDH  ::MonkeyHaHa:: so being trapped in a minivan with 5 teens would be enough to push you over the edge?

Kiwi - you're a good soul, that drive wasn't for the faint of heart for sure. I remember driving seven 13 year old girls from GA to NC for UNC basketball camp. Van was packed so tightly we had to carry luggage on the roof and in a huge rainstorm some of it was blown over to the side of the interstate  ::MonkeyShocked:: I think it took me several weeks to recover from that one, but honestly I really enjoyed spending the week with them watching all of them grow and learn at the camp.

fyi, the coaches check the classrooms every single day, one prof let son's class go early and he gets a call from his position coach who said "so son having a good afternoon?"  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Son was quick to relate that the prof had let them go early! Sad thing is one of our top offensive players doesn't show up for class even with the coaches monitoring it so closely. Have to wonder what's running through that kid's mind......

Son's running an additional 3 to 5 miles per day this summer in addition to his work-out's, his mid-point is the stadium and he runs up the bleachers like Rocky  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I had to laugh at him. All grown up but still has his dreams.  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 10, 2009, 12:32:58 PM
KTFaith - congrats but this is rubbing salt in Kiwi's wounds! We need to help Rodriguez find a QB !!!

PDH  ::MonkeyHaHa:: so being trapped in a minivan with 5 teens would be enough to push you over the edge?

Kiwi - you're a good soul, that drive wasn't for the faint of heart for sure. I remember driving seven 13 year old girls from GA to NC for UNC basketball camp. Van was packed so tightly we had to carry luggage on the roof and in a huge rainstorm some of it was blown over to the side of the interstate  ::MonkeyShocked:: I think it took me several weeks to recover from that one, but honestly I really enjoyed spending the week with them watching all of them grow and learn at the camp.

fyi, the coaches check the classrooms every single day, one prof let son's class go early and he gets a call from his position coach who said "so son having a good afternoon?"  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Son was quick to relate that the prof had let them go early! Sad thing is one of our top offensive players doesn't show up for class even with the coaches monitoring it so closely. Have to wonder what's running through that kid's mind......

Son's running an additional 3 to 5 miles per day this summer in addition to his work-out's, his mid-point is the stadium and he runs up the bleachers like Rocky  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I had to laugh at him. All grown up but still has his dreams.  ::MonkeyWink::

How are ya None?Nice to hear from ya!Kiwi is a Wolverine..I was at the UW VS Michigan game ,in Ann Arbor,when the Wolverines beat us on a last second field goal.So it will be hard to try and help Kiwi out.Michigan has a kid outta of our State,in offensive lineman Steve Schilling.I think we've given Kiwi enough! ::MonkeyHaHa::

Getting Nick Montana VS Jake Heaps,who is a local kid from Washington and rated as the top Quarteback in the nation is better in the long run!Heaps is a Mormon so it would have been tough to wrangle him away from BYU.O-12 doesn't help much either but things are looking up...Will be traveling to the Notre Dame/Washington Game this year.... ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on June 10, 2009, 05:17:32 PM
Interesting with 5 teenagers in a minivan.


 ::MonkeyEek::



I'd rather have all my teeth pulled out....one by one....by a Mountain Gorilla using a pair of plyers. ::MonkeyLaugh::

I love my children, and they are good kids, but the teen years have not been my favorite time of parenthood. Can you tell? ::MonkeyRoll::
Pdh hmm that must be the reason I would drive 5 teens around Fla. My preference is drill and fill versus pulling teeth, but that's just my day job.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on June 10, 2009, 05:29:27 PM
KTFaith - congrats but this is rubbing salt in Kiwi's wounds! We need to help Rodriguez find a QB !!!

PDH  ::MonkeyHaHa:: so being trapped in a minivan with 5 teens would be enough to push you over the edge?

Kiwi - you're a good soul, that drive wasn't for the faint of heart for sure. I remember driving seven 13 year old girls from GA to NC for UNC basketball camp. Van was packed so tightly we had to carry luggage on the roof and in a huge rainstorm some of it was blown over to the side of the interstate  ::MonkeyShocked:: I think it took me several weeks to recover from that one, but honestly I really enjoyed spending the week with them watching all of them grow and learn at the camp.

fyi, the coaches check the classrooms every single day, one prof let son's class go early and he gets a call from his position coach who said "so son having a good afternoon?"  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Son was quick to relate that the prof had let them go early! Sad thing is one of our top offensive players doesn't show up for class even with the coaches monitoring it so closely. Have to wonder what's running through that kid's mind......

Son's running an additional 3 to 5 miles per day this summer in addition to his work-out's, his mid-point is the stadium and he runs up the bleachers like Rocky  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I had to laugh at him. All grown up but still has his dreams.  ::MonkeyWink::

How are ya None?Nice to hear from ya!Kiwi is a Wolverine..I was at the UW VS Michigan game ,in Ann Arbor,when the Wolverines beat us on a last second field goal.So it will be hard to try and help Kiwi out.Michigan has a kid outta of our State,in offensive lineman Steve Schilling.I think we've given Kiwi enough! ::MonkeyHaHa::

Getting Nick Montana VS Jake Heaps,who is a local kid from Washington and rated as the top Quarteback in the nation is better in the long run!Heaps is a Mormon so it would have been tough to wrangle him away from BYU.O-12 doesn't help much either but things are looking up...Will be traveling to the Notre Dame/Washington Game this year.... ::MonkeyDance::
Thank you for the lineman. Don't feel too bad about the last second field goal, some times they miss them. How long ago was that game? Seattle is one of my favorite places! Plus, I always root for them in the PAC ten. We just don't root for USC.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 10, 2009, 07:28:25 PM
KTFaith - congrats but this is rubbing salt in Kiwi's wounds! We need to help Rodriguez find a QB !!!

PDH  ::MonkeyHaHa:: so being trapped in a minivan with 5 teens would be enough to push you over the edge?

Kiwi - you're a good soul, that drive wasn't for the faint of heart for sure. I remember driving seven 13 year old girls from GA to NC for UNC basketball camp. Van was packed so tightly we had to carry luggage on the roof and in a huge rainstorm some of it was blown over to the side of the interstate  ::MonkeyShocked:: I think it took me several weeks to recover from that one, but honestly I really enjoyed spending the week with them watching all of them grow and learn at the camp.

fyi, the coaches check the classrooms every single day, one prof let son's class go early and he gets a call from his position coach who said "so son having a good afternoon?"  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Son was quick to relate that the prof had let them go early! Sad thing is one of our top offensive players doesn't show up for class even with the coaches monitoring it so closely. Have to wonder what's running through that kid's mind......

Son's running an additional 3 to 5 miles per day this summer in addition to his work-out's, his mid-point is the stadium and he runs up the bleachers like Rocky  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I had to laugh at him. All grown up but still has his dreams.  ::MonkeyWink::

How are ya None?Nice to hear from ya!Kiwi is a Wolverine..I was at the UW VS Michigan game ,in Ann Arbor,when the Wolverines beat us on a last second field goal.So it will be hard to try and help Kiwi out.Michigan has a kid outta of our State,in offensive lineman Steve Schilling.I think we've given Kiwi enough! ::MonkeyHaHa::

Getting Nick Montana VS Jake Heaps,who is a local kid from Washington and rated as the top Quarteback in the nation is better in the long run!Heaps is a Mormon so it would have been tough to wrangle him away from BYU.O-12 doesn't help much either but things are looking up...Will be traveling to the Notre Dame/Washington Game this year.... ::MonkeyDance::
Thank you for the lineman. Don't feel too bad about the last second field goal, some times they miss them. How long ago was that game? Seattle is one of my favorite places! Plus, I always root for them in the PAC ten. We just don't root for USC.

2002..
Enjoyed tailgating in Ann Arbor,Stadium was great except,we sat in the 6th row in the end zone and to get to the restroom was quite the Hike.. ::MonkeyHaHa:: People were fabulous except for a chosen few which you typically get anywhere!Very excited to get back to Chicago and then take in the game in South Bend!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 10, 2009, 07:29:54 PM
Here's a link to the article that talks about that game Kiwi.....

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=222430130


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 10, 2009, 08:35:54 PM
Interesting with 5 teenagers in a minivan.


 ::MonkeyEek::



I'd rather have all my teeth pulled out....one by one....by a Mountain Gorilla using a pair of plyers. ::MonkeyLaugh::

I love my children, and they are good kids, but the teen years have not been my favorite time of parenthood. Can you tell? ::MonkeyRoll::
Pdh hmm that must be the reason I would drive 5 teens around Fla. My preference is drill and fill versus pulling teeth, but that's just my day job.



Honestly Kiwi...I had no idea you were a dentist! ::MonkeyEek::
I was not referring to you in any way, or calling you a Mountain Gorilla! I actually think a lot of gorillas, and their intelligence. I just don't think they'd be capable of sedation dentistry.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


RR will have to come up with a QB1 at some point pretty soon. Somebody has to play that position......even if he just pulls in the water boy.


I'm almost sick with anticipation. No one knows what kind of team AU will have with all the changes. It's the BIG UNKNOWN....... ::MonkeyEek::

Lots of talent, but will the new coaches take advantage of that? ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 10, 2009, 08:38:25 PM
nonesy.....Nascar's work ethic makes him a winner no matter what he does in the future. I hope he can fulfill any dream he wants. It sure won't be from lack of trying, or from being lazy and letting an opportunity slide by.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on June 10, 2009, 09:05:31 PM
Interesting with 5 teenagers in a minivan.


 ::MonkeyEek::



I'd rather have all my teeth pulled out....one by one....by a Mountain Gorilla using a pair of players. ::MonkeyLaugh::

I love my children, and they are good kids, but the teen years have not been my favorite time of parenthood. Can you tell? ::MonkeyRoll::
Pdh hmm that must be the reason I would drive 5 teens around Fla. My preference is drill and fill versus pulling teeth, but that's just my day job.



Honestly Kiwi...I had no idea you were a dentist! ::MonkeyEek::
I was not referring to you in any way, or calling you a Mountain Gorilla! I actually think a lot of gorillas, and their intelligence. I just don't think they'd be capable of sedation dentistry.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


RR will have to come up with a QB1 at some point pretty soon. Somebody has to play that position......even if he just pulls in the water boy.


I'm almost sick with anticipation. No one knows what kind of team AU will have with all the changes. It's the BIG UNKNOWN....... ::MonkeyEek::

Lots of talent, but will the new coaches take advantage of that? ::MonkeyConfused::
Thanks for the gorilla comment, I haven't stopped laughing yet! None and Beans have known for awhile. You would be welcome to my email just ask them for it. Actually the Mountain Gorillas and myself have something in common we don't do sedation dentistry.









Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on June 10, 2009, 09:14:25 PM
Here's a link to the article that talks about that game Kiwi.....

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=222430130
Sounds like it was a very good game. Back when both teams were a lot better! So great now I'm really depressed on how far they've gone, 3-9 last year. ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 11, 2009, 12:26:26 PM
Here's a link to the article that talks about that game Kiwi.....

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=222430130
Sounds like it was a very good game. Back when both teams were a lot better! So great now I'm really depressed on how far they've gone, 3-9 last year. ::MonkeyNoNo::

Sorry Kiwi! ::MonkeyHaHa:: At least you won 3 games... ::MonkeyTongue::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 11, 2009, 01:21:40 PM
Here's a link to the article that talks about that game Kiwi.....

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=222430130
Sounds like it was a very good game. Back when both teams were a lot better! So great now I'm really depressed on how far they've gone, 3-9 last year. ::MonkeyNoNo::

Sorry Kiwi! ::MonkeyHaHa:: At least you won 3 games... ::MonkeyTongue::

KTF... I hope that you get some lineman to protect that new QB recruit!  It should be interesting.  I flew out to the NU/WU game back in 97 I think it was.  You were ranked higher than us.  We beat the crap out of you and won a NC that year.  (sorry)  Anyway, it was the most I ever paid for a crappy seat.  $150 for a game in September!  Nose bleed section surrounded by purple.  I had the time of my life.  That stadium is awesome.  NExt time I'm watching from a boat though.

Seriously I knew when you hired Tip Toe thru the Tulips (Rick Neuheisel) that you were headed backwards.   I won't bring up Ty W.  Absolutely NO WHERE to go but up.  Recruiting can start with a marquis QB so you landed one.  Now that young kid needs to start making calls.  Good luck  We'll cheer you on for sure. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 11, 2009, 09:57:03 PM
Very sad news from Auburn today.



http://www.fanhouse.com/news/main/richard-quick-dies/522918?icid=main|classic|dl4|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fanhouse.com%2Fnews%2Fmain%2Frichard-quick-dies%2F522918



Bama got a slap on the wrist from the NCAA today as well. 3 years probation and forfeits. Not really enough pain there to scare anyone into compliance
I guess the NCAA is still planning to let USC get by with publically flaunting the rules too. USC should really be in the NFL, since their players practically get a salary, and lots of financial perks.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 11, 2009, 10:02:18 PM
Thanks for the gorilla comment, I haven't stopped laughing yet! None and Beans have known for awhile. You would be welcome to my email just ask them for it. Actually the Mountain Gorillas and myself have something in common we don't do sedation dentistry.




I'm guessing you don't use pliers either....... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on June 11, 2009, 10:09:19 PM
Very sad news from Auburn today.



http://www.fanhouse.com/news/main/richard-quick-dies/522918?icid=main|classic|dl4|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fanhouse.com%2Fnews%2Fmain%2Frichard-quick-dies%2F522918



Bama got a slap on the wrist from the NCAA today as well. 3 years probation and forfeits. Not really enough pain there to scare anyone into compliance
I guess the NCAA is still planning to let USC get by with publically flaunting the rules too. USC should really be in the NFL, since their players practically get a salary, and lots of financial perks.

Thank You for the link pdh3.My blessings go Auburns way!As a BIG time Husky fan USC shoulda been handled by the NCAA long ago.When Billy Joe Hobert took money back in the early 90's the Husky lost scholarships,Bowl ban for two years, as well No TV for two years.We got absolutely HOSED for one player!Really..The NCAA does not practice equality in terms of penalties and sanctions.... ::MonkeyNoNo::.Look at the academic fraud at Florida State.Widespread through the Athletic dept.We're talking academic FRAUD..What happens..OHHHHH..Forfeit wins from a year or two ago.. ::MonkeyWaa:: .The NCAA needs to get some cajones!!OK.Off the soapbox..


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 12, 2009, 08:12:34 AM
 ::MonkeyLaugh::  We all came with the same thought in mind.... not to report Bama's violation but to say WTH is going on with the USC investigation?  Total BS  I'm not letting Bama off but that was playschool activity compared to what has and does go on at USC. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 12, 2009, 06:13:19 PM
The real issue with Bama is that the NCAA rules are very clear on repeat offenders. Bama is a repeat offender within the time restrictions, but the NCAA did not follow it's own guidelines when they handed those softer sanctions down to Bama.  It isn't fair to destroy  programs  like they did to Tulane and SMU, but ignore USC's violations and give Bama a meaningless punishment. If they are not going to enforce the rules fairly across the board, and if they are not going to follow their own rules in appyling sanctions, then just don't enforce them for anyone, and be done with it. The way the NCAA administers it's sanctions now are shameful. My issue is really with the NCAA. What a bunch of lily-livered cowards. Whoever is in charge of the NCAA should be...."vacated" too.
And if USC has to "vacate" their 2004 championship game victory that they should've been ineligible to play for in the first place, who gets the Championship title? AU was robbed of their opportunity to play in that game by that bunch of cheaters, so what will happen with that? They can't go back and replay a game.
OK lost badly, so will they give it to them anyway?
FSU should've been handed their heads years ago too. They've been playing dirty on and off the field for as long as I can remember.

It's just a big, disgraceful mess created by everyone involved.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 12, 2009, 07:54:47 PM
Amen sister!  Very well put and so true, sadly.  There is no consistency at all.  Would love to investigate the investigators.   ::MonkeyDevil::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on June 14, 2009, 08:52:42 AM
Thanks for the gorilla comment, I haven't stopped laughing yet! None and Beans have known for awhile. You would be welcome to my email just ask them for it. Actually the Mountain Gorillas and myself have something in common we don't do sedation dentistry.




I'm guessing you don't use pliers either....... ::MonkeyLaugh::

I can't remember when I've laughed so hard, you two are entirely too funny  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on June 14, 2009, 09:10:46 AM
Pdh - sorry to hear of your coach's passing, so very sad.

I don't think anyone at Bama is worried about this probation and I'm still trying to figure out how the loophole around the text books became so large. Mal Moore needs to do his job.

That being said, universities make a mint off textbooks. Perhaps the issue lies there to a degree for I know three textbooks (even used) can run close to $500/semester. That's ridiculous particularly when students sell them back to the bookstore for pennies on those dollars. It's a racket.

I think the NCAA is really becoming a very public joke, particularly now that USC is proving their violations across sports beyond football. BBall coach just resigned......

I can see Bean in charge whipping those clowns at the NCAA into shape  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 14, 2009, 12:52:37 PM
Thanks for the gorilla comment, I haven't stopped laughing yet! None and Beans have known for awhile. You would be welcome to my email just ask them for it. Actually the Mountain Gorillas and myself have something in common we don't do sedation dentistry.




I'm guessing you don't use pliers either....... ::MonkeyLaugh::

I can't remember when I've laughed so hard, you two are entirely too funny  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::




Kiwi is very good natured about my faux pas. It's never a good idea to infer that a Mountain Gorilla is preferrable to a dentist in doing that kind of delicate work.....especially not in front of a dentist who took a long road trip with 5 teenagers. That kind of travel experience just does something to a person...... ::MonkeyLaugh::


I wonder if I'm gonna be invited into the Dog House this season.....what with the TV incident that one time, and now this Gorilla thing.  Somebody drive by Kiwi's and see if my blue and orange fainting couch is sitting by the curb..... ::MonkeyEek::


Maybe he'll miss my game-day jambalaya enough to overlook a few  things... ::MonkeyLaugh::


WDE!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 14, 2009, 02:19:15 PM


I can see Bean in charge whipping those clowns at the NCAA into shape  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Thanks I think?  ::MonkeyEek::

When do I start?  Where do I go?  How much does it pay?  Grabbing whip now...  ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 14, 2009, 04:04:57 PM


I can see Bean in charge whipping those clowns at the NCAA into shape  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Thanks I think?  ::MonkeyEek::

When do I start?  Where do I go?  How much does it pay?  Grabbing whip now...  ::MonkeyLaugh::



Heck....I bet you'd do it for free.  ::MonkeyLaugh::

But beans...you own a whip?  ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 14, 2009, 04:35:48 PM


I can see Bean in charge whipping those clowns at the NCAA into shape  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Thanks I think?  ::MonkeyEek::

When do I start?  Where do I go?  How much does it pay?  Grabbing whip now...  ::MonkeyLaugh::



Heck....I bet you'd do it for free.  ::MonkeyLaugh::

But beans...you own a whip?  ::MonkeyEek::


Shhhh... ::MonkeyAngel::


 ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 14, 2009, 05:52:27 PM


I can see Bean in charge whipping those clowns at the NCAA into shape  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Thanks I think?  ::MonkeyEek::

When do I start?  Where do I go?  How much does it pay?  Grabbing whip now...  ::MonkeyLaugh::



Heck....I bet you'd do it for free.  ::MonkeyLaugh::

But beans...you own a whip?  ::MonkeyEek::


Shhhh... ::MonkeyAngel::


 ::MonkeyWink::




 ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on June 15, 2009, 07:56:16 AM
Thanks for the gorilla comment, I haven't stopped laughing yet! None and Beans have known for awhile. You would be welcome to my email just ask them for it. Actually the Mountain Gorillas and myself have something in common we don't do sedation dentistry.




I'm guessing you don't use pliers either....... ::MonkeyLaugh::

I can't remember when I've laughed so hard, you two are entirely too funny  ::MonkeyHaHa:: ::MonkeyHaHa::




Kiwi is very good natured about my faux pas. It's never a good idea to infer that a Mountain Gorilla is preferrable to a dentist in doing that kind of delicate work.....especially not in front of a dentist who took a long road trip with 5 teenagers. That kind of travel experience just does something to a person...... ::MonkeyLaugh::


I wonder if I'm gonna be invited into the Dog House this season.....what with the TV incident that one time, and now this Gorilla thing.  Somebody drive by Kiwi's and see if my blue and orange fainting couch is sitting by the curb..... ::MonkeyEek::


Maybe he'll miss my game-day jambalaya enough to overlook a few  things... ::MonkeyLaugh::


WDE!

I still just bust at the "mountain gorilla" term  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Hey we need your jambalaya to take the edge off a loss !!  ::MonkeyWink::

I need to email you pdh, work is busy today but look for one - it's time to order jerseys for the team !!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on June 15, 2009, 07:56:52 AM


I can see Bean in charge whipping those clowns at the NCAA into shape  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Thanks I think?  ::MonkeyEek::

When do I start?  Where do I go?  How much does it pay?  Grabbing whip now...  ::MonkeyLaugh::



Heck....I bet you'd do it for free.  ::MonkeyLaugh::

But beans...you own a whip?  ::MonkeyEek::


Shhhh... ::MonkeyAngel::


 ::MonkeyWink::




 ::MonkeyDevil::

 ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on June 15, 2009, 07:58:33 AM
I'm posting this here because I want to be sure cuz sees it, talk about teamwork  ::MonkeyHaHa::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 15, 2009, 09:16:11 PM
Great photo none!
Cal Ful has gone home. Those AK kids really put the bad juju out there! ::MonkeyDevil::



I'll watch for your email! I'm so excited!!!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 15, 2009, 09:19:59 PM
Great photo none!
Cal Ful has gone home. Those AK kids really put the bad juju out there! ::MonkeyDevil::



I'll watch for your email! I'm so excited!!!!!!!

Sorry I missed that game!  PDH AK is Alaska!  ::MonkeyEek::  You mean AR for Arkansas right?  Am watching them play LSU right now.  Not looking too good for our kids from AK/AR.  Dang.  LSU keeps hitting homeruns.  Bo Pelini twittered "Geaux LSU". 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 15, 2009, 09:55:19 PM
 ::MonkeyLaugh:: I do mean AR! My tired brain gets ahead of my fingers sometimes. I was thinking Arkansas and typo'd a K.  AK is indeed Alaska, and they are not involved in the CWS!!!

Right now the Hogs are not in real good shape. LSU has them down by 8 runs in the bottom of the 7th. That LSU pitcher is outstanding!
Sorry cuz!





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 16, 2009, 08:23:17 AM
Because there isn't much to discuss... how about opening games of the season?  Less than 80 days guys.  Hat tip to Husker site (copying it from there).  I think the Bama vs VA Tech game should be the best one to watch.  Tough opener huh?

Sunday June 14 -- 11p et

80 days... 19 1/2 hours

College football's opening week key games (Thr-Mon)

** = major national game

Thursday Sept 3

6:30 pm North Texas Mean at Ball State
South Carolina at North Carolina State
** Oregon Ducks at Boise State
North Dakota State at Iowa State
Utah State at Utah

Friday September 4
Tulsa at Tulane

Saturday September 5

Charleston Southern at Florida
Western Michigan at Michigan
Navy Midshipmen at Ohio State
Akron at Penn State
Northern Iowa at Iowa
Florida Atlantic at Nebraska
Louisiana-Monroe at Texas
San Diego State at UCLA
Stanford atl Washington State
Nevada at Notre Dame
** Georgia at Oklahoma State
San Jose State at USC
** Baylor at Wake Forest
** Missouri at Illinois
Colorado State at Colorado
Northern Colorado at Kansas
** Brigham Young at Oklahoma
New Mexico at Texas A&M
North Dakota at Texas Tech
Massachusetts at Kansas State
** Alabama vs Virginia Tech
** Maryland at California
** LSU at Washington

Sunday September 6

** Mississippi at Memphis

Monday September 7

** Cincinnati at Rutgers
** Miami (FL) at Florida State


Top-5 of the week......

1) Alabama v Virginia Tech
2) BYU at Oklahoma
3) Georgia at Oklahoma State
4) Miami at Florida State
5) Oregon at Boise State


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 17, 2009, 10:00:48 PM
Georgia at Oklahoma State



That's the game I think will be a good one. I think OK St. is gonna be a really good team this year, and GA is usually loaded with talent. I think OK St. could very well win that game.

Bama and VA Tech.....not so much, IMHO. Bama lost a lot of experienced players, so I'm not so sure that they've got the seasoning to beat V-Tech right out of the gate. I have no idea what V-Tech has. Beamer may be in the same boat. I'll have to research it.  It could be an ugly game. ::MonkeyEek::



Miami at FL St.? ::MonkeyEek::
Who are they kidding?  FL St. hasn't been good in the last 5 years, and neither has Miami.  Has anything really changed?
To top it all off, FL. St. may have those NCAA sanctions by then, and the internet gossip says it will be some pretty big blows. At the very least, that will be a cloud over their heads if the investigation is still going on. Who knows how that will affect the team......


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 17, 2009, 10:13:52 PM
Georgia at Oklahoma State



That's the game I think will be a good one. I think OK St. is gonna be a really good team this year, and GA is usually loaded with talent. I think OK St. could very well win that game.

Bama and VA Tech.....not so much, IMHO. Bama lost a lot of experienced players, so I'm not so sure that they've got the seasoning to beat V-Tech right out of the gate. I have no idea what V-Tech has. Beamer may be in the same boat. I'll have to research it.  It could be an ugly game. ::MonkeyEek::




Miami at FL St.? ::MonkeyEek::
Who are they kidding?  FL St. hasn't been good in the last 5 years, and neither has Miami.  Has anything really changed?
To top it all off, FL. St. may have those NCAA sanctions by then, and the internet gossip says it will be some pretty big blows. At the very least, that will be a cloud over their heads if the investigation is still going on. Who knows how that will affect the team......

Alright - some football talk!  I've been scouting VA Tech because we play them 4th game of the season. 

They are preseason #5/6 lot of returning starters on a team that got progressively better after an awful start last season.  On paper they should be very good.  What I am hearing from people in VA is that something is amuck with the team.  Its a chemistry thing and they are very concerned.  Guess it was quite obvious at the spring game.  Perhaps its leadership that will come over the next few months but thats what I have read. 

Re OKIE State - agree they should be very good.  GA I know nothing about.

Miami vs FL ST opener is suicide.  ha.  You know when you play a rival anything can happen.  First game of the season?  INSANITY.  Could go either way.  But I will watch it!  Do you know we play Miami preseason in 2011/12?  Thank God Bo has time to get things going. 

Keep reading good things about WDE/Auburn's recruiting.  You have to be pleased with that.  Am watching Arkansas vs Virginia play tonight.  Looks like the Omaha coach that is a part of the CWS statue is going to get the W.  Tough because I like both these teams.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 17, 2009, 10:30:21 PM
spoke too soon.  2 seconds after sending the last post Arkansas hit a 2 run homer to tie it in the 9th.  lots of good games this year.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: JR CBB on June 18, 2009, 07:24:56 AM
JMO about Georgia, but this season they will go as the QB play goes. I know you can say that about every football team but its the truth about UGA. I think they have Joe Cox out in front right now for the starting QB role. Cox actually was the starter for a few games before Stafford took over. He is a very capable game managing QB, who knows the playbook inside out. In the future Aaron Murray will be there guy but with the unreal start to the season UGA plays I don't see them throwing a true freshman out there. There 1st 6 games go @ Okie State, South Carolina, @ Arkansas (don't sleep on them this year with Ryan Mallet), Arizona State, LSU, and @ Tenn. Talk about running the gauntlet At running back they are very deep but none of the running backs are use to being "the guy". Caleb King and Richard Samuel will be 1 and 2 i think. At WR obviously you have AJ Green, then Mikey Moore is a very solid WR who can fly. They have Marlon Brown coming in this yr as a freshman out of Memphis. If you haven't seen this kids youtube video I highly recommend it. He is a legit 6'5 ( his HS coach says he is 6'6 and having met him I would agree) and is about 215lbs. Orson Charles from Tampa is another good looking prospect who can play both WR and TE. He and Aaron Murray were HS teammates at Tampa Plant HS. There Oline should be one of the better ones in the SEC. On defense its business as usual, except they aren't as deep at DEnd as they normally are. And there kicker (i think his name is Walsh) is very very good. I am an SEC guy (Vol Fan) so take it for what its worth. I do think UGA is still one year away from being a BCS team.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 18, 2009, 07:55:04 AM
JR CBB welcome!  Seems we have found another fanatic!  Lots of SEC fans here.  I would be interested in your take on the Vols given all the change.  All we read is about Lane's PR issues in recruiting.  All that aside - do you have any idea of how they will do this year?  I felt that firing Fulmer was premature and that the team wasn't all that bad - probably would have focused on position personnel first but... Anyway, my opinion is that the player talent was there.  So the question is what realistically can we expect year one as they have to learn the new system?  Thanks!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: JR CBB on June 18, 2009, 11:30:51 AM
Thanks for the welcome! I would call it a successful season if Tennessee got to 8 wins. Our starting QB Crompton has looked good this spring but he looked good last spring to so I'm going to tamper my expectations for him. Last year he couldn't complete a pass, but part of that was the offensive system our previous OC had. I would put Tennessee's running backs up against any in the SEC. Tennessee landed (according to Rivals.com) the number 1 overall player in Bryce Brown and the number 1 all purpose back David Oku. Montario Hardesty will be a Senior and is a very good running back. Tennessee is going to a zone blocking skeem this season. The WR's are solid but not the most explosive group. The oline returns 4 starters. On defense it will be hard to be better than last year (I think we finished in the top 5 in defense in the FBS) and doing that with one of the worse offenses in the FBS is fairly impressive. Tenn is thin at Dtackle but the starters are very good. This year will be the deepest Dend has been in years.Linebacker is a question mark Tennessee lost 3 of its top 4 LB's from last season, but the secondary should be one of the best in college football. There isn't a defender in college football I would take over Eric Berry. I am looking forward to seeing what Monte Kiffin and Ed Orgeron can do!  At the end of the day Tennessee will loose to Bama, Florida, and have close games against UGA, Ole' Miss, Auburn, S.Carolina, and UCLA. To many things are still unknown to predict how the season will unfold. Either way there is a buzz and a swagger in Knoxville that hasn't been there since the 2001 season!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 18, 2009, 08:37:53 PM
Welcome JR!   It's good to see a TN fan again!

There are several SEC teams with big question marks. Lots of new coaches, and new energy this year, so it should be another rough and tumble SEC football season!


Just FYI on the FSU situation....it's looking ugly.

http://ncaafootball.fanhouse.com/2009/06/18/ncaa-remains-firm-on-florida-state-bowden-must-vacate-14-wins/


Now the NCAA needs to move on to USC and punish them like they have the other teams that were in violation. USC, who not only broke the rules on a regular basis, but flaunted it in everyone's face.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 18, 2009, 08:49:56 PM
No kidding.  Wonder what is taking so long?   ::MonkeyCool::  Time to pay up USC. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on June 20, 2009, 09:31:38 AM
i have enjoyed catching up the last 10 days....much needed vacation including no internet has me rested up and ready to get back in the game..lol, ::MonkeyLaugh::,pun intended here!!! kiwi and pd really started my day out yesterday with a chuckle!!! thanks for the pic none.....i have really enjoyed the baseball games (except for the 2 lsu games) see baseball thread for more thoughts!!!
jr...welcome...you sound like a coach...going to give this group a boost...now you need to get boc back on the tenn band wagon!!
as far as ryan mallett.....he is projected as 1-A starter and tyler wilson as 1-B at qb. in fact ryan broke a finger so may end up losing a little of his edge? he certainly is getting a lot of hype(sorry...kiwi...i know him leaving michigan has left your qb spot up in the air) ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on June 22, 2009, 03:37:10 PM
Cuz- I hope Ryan plays well for you. His experience should help. He wasn't the right fit for the spread offense at Michigan. Ryan was recruited and played for a offense they don't have now. At his age he should have the freedom to go to school and play for Arkansas. Michigan will find the QB they need, just hopefully in my life time!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on June 23, 2009, 06:07:20 PM
Welcome JR CBB, if you are who I think you are then you will have a lot to contribute on this thread. So glad you have joined us  ::MonkeyWink::

Kiwi maybe we need to send up some prayers for a QB for you? Hopefully they have it resolved, there is so little news that comes out this time of year anyway. They might be keeping it secret as a big surprise  ::MonkeyCool::

Cuz glad to hear you had a wonderful break and vacation.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 23, 2009, 07:12:57 PM
? Well None you got the ole curiousity up now.   ::MonkeyConfused::   ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on June 23, 2009, 07:25:48 PM
? Well None you got the ole curiousity up now.   ::MonkeyConfused::   ::MonkeyHaHa::

I'll email my hunch but need to verify, ok?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 23, 2009, 09:02:46 PM
Heh Cuz - this one is for you.   ::MonkeyDevil::  Remember Mitch Mustain?   ::MonkeyDevil::

Guess the move to USC didn't work out as planned.  Bet his mom is a wreck.   ::MonkeyHaHa:: 

I think it's obvious that Mustain will not start at USC. If he was a starter, these grade issues would be "taken care of".

From the L.A. Times:
------
USC quarterback Mitch Mustain is attempting to resolve academic issues that could affect his eligibility for the coming season, Coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday.

Carroll would not specify the issues and said there was "no timeline" or deadline for Mustain to resolve them. The Trojans report for training camp Aug. 7 and open their season Sept. 5 against San Jose State.

Asked if Mustain would be eligible if USC played tomorrow, Carroll said, "We don't have a game tomorrow." Mustain could not be reached for comment.

Mustain, a fourth-year junior who transferred to USC from Arkansas in 2007, finished spring practice third on the depth chart behind sophomore Aaron Corp and freshman Matt Barkley.

Mustain has said he would not consider transferring and that he's close to graduating from USC. If Mustain were ineligible, senior Garrett Green would become the No. 3 quarterback.

Mustain left Arkansas after a tumultuous 2006 season during which he went 8-0 as a freshman starter. He had hoped to challenge Mark Sanchez to become the Trojans starter in 2008, but he spent most of the season as a back-up and was third on the depth chart behind Sanchez and Corp for the Rose Bowl last January.

Sanchez's departure for the NFL created a spring practice competition to become his successor. Corp played nearly error free, and Barkley showed uncommon arm strength and poise for a first-year player, leaving Mustain third.

-- Gary Klein

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/06/uscs-mitch-mustain-dealing-with-academic-eligibility-issues.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on June 25, 2009, 09:30:36 AM
thanks bean....have not seen that article. now i kind of feel sorry for the guy.....the grass is always greener on the other side....sometimes it works out(like it did for damien williams at usc) and sometimes it doesn't. if he had just toughed it out at ark he would have started last year for sure and without houston nutt and not having to share spotlight with darren mcfadden and felix jones. at usc there are so many spotlights kind of hard to shine!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 25, 2009, 01:50:23 PM
thanks bean....have not seen that article. now i kind of feel sorry for the guy.....the grass is always greener on the other side....sometimes it works out(like it did for damien williams at usc) and sometimes it doesn't. if he had just toughed it out at ark he would have started last year for sure and without houston nutt and not having to share spotlight with darren mcfadden and felix jones. at usc there are so many spotlights kind of hard to shine!

I think I have the right guy --- isn't the real reason this happened because he is a "mamas boy" and his "stage mom" was all over the press making demands? 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 25, 2009, 09:17:48 PM
? Well None you got the ole curiousity up now.   ::MonkeyConfused::   ::MonkeyHaHa::

I'll email my hunch but need to verify, ok?



And then beans can email it to me..... ::MonkeyLaugh::
I'm curious too!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on June 30, 2009, 08:03:32 AM
Back to football... ha.

What's happening?  Here's a new one - Kiffin gets a commit from a 13 yr old.  Its a younger bro from a player so really meaningless but good PR.  They do it in baseball so wtH. 


We play Louisiana Lafayette Sept 26th.  It will be the 300rd straight sellout.  How many years is that?  Since 1962! Geez.  Anyway, Osborne announced yesterday we are wearing retro uniforms.  Inviting the players from that year in for a celebration etc etc.  Something fun and different.

No other news.... Happy 4th to all!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on June 30, 2009, 11:17:55 PM
How neat beans!  I hope you can post some photos. I'd love to see what uniforms looked like in 1962.


As far as recruits go...until they show up on campus with the grades, the ACT scores, no felonies, and the sincere desire to play, a coach really can't consider a recruit locked in, especially not a 13 year old. Maybe Kiffen would've been smarter to have kept his mouth shut. That kid could embarass him when a little maturity kicks in down the road. But then, Lane Kiffen apparently likes to embarass himself on a regular basis.
I think Kiffen is a kook.  ::MonkeyLaugh::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 01, 2009, 11:24:15 AM
If Berry is well-grounded with parents that keep his head on straight, hopefully this won't turn out to create issues. I do think it's a big risk but Sports Illustrated is praising Kiffin for it today http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/andy_staples/06/30/tennessee-berry/index.html?bcnn=yes

Bean I think the retro uniforms and the reunion sounds great !!!

Son is already very aware that they get "locked up" for 3 weeks (August) sooner than he would like, to end his summer break.  ::MonkeyWink:: So far the predictions for our season aren't overly ambitious and I kind of like it that way. I'd rather go up than come down ! That's about all the news we have, it's definitely the dog days of summer in football........most of the coaches are on vacation now too.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on July 01, 2009, 08:07:10 PM

Well.. since it is S L O W, here's a photo of the 1962 uniforms.  Things were sure simple back then huh? ha.  I read that our stadium only held like 35,000 back then. You can link to the article if you are up to it.  AND there is a another link to a video of Bo in the locker room.  I think it was before his first game... it also shows some highlights and his humor at the end.

http://www.huskers.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&SPID=22


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 03, 2009, 01:27:49 AM
Desmond Howard on ESPN College Football Live picked "War Eagle" as the top mascot in college football. His top five are as follows:

1. "War Eagle" of Auburn - "Most impressive pre-game he has ever seen..."
2. "Tiger" of LSU
3. "Bevo" of Texas
4. "ooga" of uga
5. "Boomer Sooner" of Oklahoma



This is one of the few times I agree with anything from ESPN....... ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on July 03, 2009, 12:22:23 PM
congrats on the W PDH.   ::MonkeyLaugh::  These polls offseason always crack me up.  At first i thought he liked animals but the sooner wagon?  guess there are horses involved. ha. I have watched videos of the eagle and it is truly amazing.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 04, 2009, 02:56:47 AM
Thanks beans!

Gosh....those numbers on the helmet....LOL!  Kinda reminds me of how Penn State still looks. They haven't updated much.....including the coach. ::MonkeyLaugh::

I love Bo. I wish him much success this year.



Here's how desperate I am.....I watched the 2007 game between OK and Mizzou today while I was folding towels on the couch......
I think it's some kind of sickness to love football that much. ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on July 05, 2009, 11:41:57 AM
PDH  ::MonkeyLaugh::

That got me thinking.. back in 62 we are talking a plain old fashioned typewriter... probably weren't a whole lot of fonts invented.  I bet they thought they'd really gone elite with that ugly ole font.  Should be interesting to see how many of us BUY the throwback shirts that will be sold.  Wonder what Bo will wear?  I am pretty sure that grey sweatshirt WAS around back then.. just different lettering and logo.  Someone thought Bo should dress like Bob Devany.  That would be too much.  Bob wore a red jacket and plaid pants... very 1960s.  UGH.  Ain't gonna happen.  lol

I know there is nothing in the news except for people dying.  Sad week huh?  Steve McNair.  RIP


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 06, 2009, 05:24:00 PM
Bean I like the retro uni's........I hope it's a big energizer for your season and supporters !!

Yes things are pretty slow in college football so forgive me being off-topic, news today is Brett Favre still can't give it up - he may be going to the Minnesota Vikings. If indeed he does he will work with a great man there, Kevin Rogers. I got to know him during recruiting of son and can't say anything but great things about him as a man of character. I'm just not sure Favre shouldn't give it up.......I'd hate to see this be a repeat of last year.

http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/10587

http://www.vikings.com/TeamCoachProfile_Kevin_Rogers.aspx


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 07, 2009, 10:03:41 PM
I wonder None...what is it that he can't give up....the game or the spotlight?

I like Brett, but he should go out on his own terms before he gets kicked out, or gets severely injured. It will be more difficult for him to heal now. I'm sure the lifestyle is hard to give up, especially when it's all he's known for most of his life, but he's still young enough to start again, and take his career in a new direction. He sure doesn't need money, but maybe he does need to find a new purpose.


I'm using this down time to work with the dog. He really needs intense remedial training on the Weegle cheer. I had no idea he could backslide that far....  ::MonkeyNoNo::

We're in the College Football Dead Zone...  :gaah:

We need some football news before I start having nightmares about cross-country trips with Mountain Gorillas who are holding dental instruments, and yelling at me about flossing.... ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on July 08, 2009, 09:41:36 PM
I wonder None...what is it that he can't give up....the game or the spotlight?

I like Brett, but he should go out on his own terms before he gets kicked out, or gets severely injured. It will be more difficult for him to heal now. I'm sure the lifestyle is hard to give up, especially when it's all he's known for most of his life, but he's still young enough to start again, and take his career in a new direction. He sure doesn't need money, but maybe he does need to find a new purpose.


I'm using this down time to work with the dog. He really needs intense remedial training on the Weegle cheer. I had no idea he could backslide that far....  ::MonkeyNoNo::

We're in the College Football Dead Zone...  :gaah:

We need some football news before I start having nightmares about cross-country trips with Mountain Gorillas who are holding dental instruments, and yelling at me about flossing.... ::MonkeyEek::
Pdh get with the flossing or Kiwi will send the Gorillas ::MonkeyWink::How long does the CFDZ last? When is that first game again? Plus LE needs to find someone off that ever growing list, just to give closure to a family!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 09, 2009, 12:56:49 AM
Kiwi....I floss diligently....I do!
And I made my kids floss every night too.   ::MonkeyTongue::

I think the CFDZ ends about when the preseaon hype really cranks up. We'll have lots to talk about then.

Any news on the QB1 situation in MI?




I agree with you about LE. Sometimes I have to stop reading about some of those children because it upsets me so much.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 09, 2009, 08:12:00 AM
Kiwi and Pdh - you two are way too funny, I love it  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I was wondering about MI's QB situation too? It is the dead zone indeed, I guess we need to focus on recruitment in the summers just like the coaches?   ::MonkeyWink::

I do have an update on tire flippin though, thought this might break the monotony to have a little nascar  ::MonkeyHaHa:: The look on the other dude's face is priceless too  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on July 09, 2009, 08:03:08 PM
 ::MonkeyLaugh::

That guys is thinking, "Man that white guy is ripped!"  Send your son our here None and we can put him to work throwing bales of hay... that'll be the icing on the cake. ha. 

Sad news... a young kid at East Carolina died during practice workout today or yesterday... Coach Dennis Wagner was a Husker coach so it showed up on our board.  I don't know any more details.  Sad. 

Kiwi .. do we have a QB yet? 



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 10, 2009, 08:14:11 AM
Bean, his Nana had him rip up and pull out all the carpet in her home to ready it for sale, he carried it all out alone on his back  ::MonkeyEek:: so hay bales might be a little light for him  ::MonkeyHaHa::

That player that died had just transferred from Georgia Military College to Western Carolina which is up in the mountains? This link says he was cramping before a workout so he was just stretching? It wasn't terrribly hot there yesterday, probably in the mid 80's to 90 tops?

It is sad, very sad, his family must be devastated. http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=6906467


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 10, 2009, 09:28:57 PM
Good Grief! Carpet is very, very heavy! Most carpet layers use a helper for that very reason!

 Maybe Nascar is a misnomer....and we should've called him Superman! ::MonkeyLaugh::

SuperNascar.... ::MonkeyDance::


I too, feel sorry for this young man's family. Very sad.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 10, 2009, 11:43:08 PM
I love you PDH, you're so good to my boy. Trust me, he's far from perfection though, he pushed a few of my not-happy buttons tonight via phone  ::MonkeyHaHa:: He's very human, trying to work mom over for something !

I was wondering if Kiwi had heard anything about the QB situation too - calling Kiwi, any updates?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on July 11, 2009, 03:28:25 AM
Sorry to here about the kid in practice. Sometimes I can't believe my son can practice and play soccer at 110 and hotter. On a lighter note there was one recruit listed QB for Michigan. It doesn't appear that any changes to QB will be made from last year. So I'm starting to dust off the Dawg House for all the first game visitors! Hmm I better get my spot cleared off.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 12, 2009, 04:47:45 PM
Looks like AU picked up a great recruit on the defensive side. Given that CGC is a defensive genius, we may be tough to score on in a couple of years, and that will be right up my alley. I love those kinds of games.  ::MonkeyDance::


Kiwi....I'm probably gonna be a frequent visitor again this year, but hopefully I won't have to live on my fainting couch like last season. I'm still planning to pay that back rent, btw.... ::MonkeyDevil::

Maybe RR has a QB1 plan that his fans aren't aware of at the moment. He's a good coach, so he has to have something in the works.... ::MonkeyEek::



I was watching a show about the new MS. State coach, and I really liked what I saw. He painted a dark maroon line on the entrance to the field, and once a player crosses that line, he must always be running. No walking allowed once he's on the field. The kids seem excited by the new energy. I hated to see Coach Crooms booted out, because he is a wonderful coach, and a wonderful man, but the new guy is very likable too. The Bulldogs may be making a comeback very soon, and it will be so interesting to watch him rebuild a team that has been down for so long.


Nonesy - when does SuperNascar start practice? I might want him to come move some furniture first.... ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 13, 2009, 10:43:04 PM
I think Rodriguez does have something ready to roll at QB, there is too much pressure on any highly visible college coach from boosters, board room, etc not to. Maybe Kiwi will have a big surprise this season?

I am taking a never say never approach to the dawghouse this season, it could be me, it could be you. Seems even the pre-season reviews are already a crap shoot for us? Well all we can do is go up then  ::MonkeyHaHa::

PDH I hope you'll have some surprises too, you need to have some bright spots this season after a long drought.

I think they go into lockdown in the dorms the first week of August for the mandatory 3 weeks of practice? I didn't ask the exact date but I think that's correct - which means he has two short weeks of freedom left. I do know he's watching baseball tonight and eating some potato chips, I asked him if that was on his approved snack list (he's a snack nazi with me)  ::MonkeyRoll::

You're welcome to borrow him to move furniture, he was having to clean out the crawl space under my mother's house late today and yard work - I know he would prefer liftin' and totin' instead  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 14, 2009, 11:41:06 PM
EWWW!!  There's nasty critters under a house in the crawl space. I literally wouldn't do that job for a million dollars.   I tell ya.....SuperNascar is one gutsy kid!

It is hard to tell what's gonna happen for most programs. The last two years have seen so much upheaval everywhere.
About all I can say for sure is that it will be exciting, so I'm getting my Valium refilled a little earlier this year....if it's bad enough, I may upgrade to Xanax or Klonopin ::MonkeyLaugh::

I see Texas, OK St., FL, and possibly LSU as being very, very good teams. Everything else is up for grabs with me at this point.

I just can't tell yet who's gonna be the SEC dark horse in 2009, but I'm sure hoping it's AU!

Maybe Nascar's team can win his conference. I think it's very possible!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on July 16, 2009, 07:08:46 PM

 ::MonkeyLaugh::  Tom Osborne and others roast Bowden... enjoy... hate to see these great coaches retire.. so many memories.  TO and BB were pretty friendly and often visited each other for advice.  Good to see them having fun.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/andy_staples/07/16/bowden.roast/index.html?eref=si_topstories


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 24, 2009, 08:03:22 AM
That is pretty cool Bean, I expect most of the coaches are enjoying a little bit of downtime while the assistants watch over things.

Well 8/1 is lockdown for son's team for three weeks in the dorm, two-a-days.........won't be long now.  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 24, 2009, 03:01:24 PM
uh oh

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/stewart_mandel/07/24/sec-espn/index.html?bcnn=yes

De facto TV network will push SEC even further ahead of competitors

Sorry, Big Ten fans, but the SEC has trumped your conference yet again. This time, though, it didn't happen at a BCS bowl game. This time, SEC teams are invading the Big Ten's own turf -- and storming Big 12, Pac-10 and ACC country while they're at it.

This fall, the conference that's captured the past three national championships will begin an unprecedented assault on our nation's television sets. The 2009 season marks the beginning of a new 15-year, $2.25 billion contract with ESPN, which coincides with a 15-year, $825 million deal with CBS. At the SEC's preseason Media Days in Hoover, Ala., this week, league and ESPN officials unveiled the details of their new arrangement, and this much is clear: Whether you're in Alabama or Arizona, Michigan or Mississippi, you're about experience a deluge of SEC football.

Over the first four days of the season alone (Thursday-Monday, Sept. 3-6), seven games featuring SEC teams will air on either ABC (Alabama-Virginia Tech and Georgia-Oklahoma State), ESPN (LSU-Washington and Ole Miss-Memphis) or ESPNU (Kentucky-Miami Ohio, Mississippi State-Jackson State and Auburn-Louisiana Tech). In most cases, a customized "SEC ESPN" on-screen logo will not so subtly remind fans which conference they're watching.

But that's just the start. As part of the deal, ESPN also picked up rights to the syndicated league games previously held by Raycom, most notably the old Jefferson Pilot Game of the Week that traditionally aired at 12:30 p.m. ET on local affiliates across the South. In the past, SEC alums living outside the region needed a satellite package to view those games.
MANDEL: TV deal details, by conference

However, ESPN Regional Television has launched a new syndicated package that will place those games in a reported 58 percent of homes across the country, including major markets such as Los Angeles, Washington, Dallas, Detroit and Philadelphia. Even Columbus, Ohio, signed on. The first such contest, Tennessee versus Western Kentucky on Sept. 5, will be available in nearly twice as many homes nationally (66 million) as the Penn State-Akron game being aired in the same noon ET time slot on the Big Ten Network (35 million). The ESPNU games will reach 45 million homes.

"At the core of our agreement is the fact that every SEC-controlled football game will be available to SEC fans throughout the conference territory, and indeed the country, via an ESPN platform or through our partners," said John Wildhack, ESPN's executive vice president for programming acquisition and strategy.

The SEC's new deals carry significant implications across college football. For all the discussion lately about the financial inequities of the BCS, schools are still far more reliant on regular-season TV revenue than bowl revenue. To that end, the SEC will now tower over most competitors, with each school earning roughly $17 million a year from the new deals. ACC teams, by comparison, currently split a pot nearly two-thirds smaller (an average of $6.1 million per school).

At a time when most schools and conferences are slashing budgets due to the poor economy, SEC programs suddenly have more resources at their disposal. Defending national champion Florida is adding $5.9 million to its athletic budget next year and still had enough left over to kick in $6 million to the university's general fund.

Meanwhile, there's no quantifying the potential recruiting exposure gained nationally. While teams like Florida, Alabama, LSU and Georgia can stock their rosters largely with the talent in their own backyard, less-visible teams such as Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Mississippi State can now tell a recruit in, say, Houston to tune in to its game Saturday -- even if it's not on CBS or ESPN.

"It's a hugely important exposure for the SEC," said TV sports consultant Neal Pilson, the former president of CBS Sports. "ESPN has made the business judgment, which is probably correct, that SEC football is a very exciting product that will find a market in non-traditional SEC cities."

For more than a year prior to reaching the new agreements, SEC officials seriously considered following the Big Ten's lead and creating their own 24-hour sports channel. After some initial difficulties reaching cable agreements, the two-year-old Big Ten Network (which airs approximately 35 football games annually) is now available on most major cable carriers. Last year the channel grossed $66 million in revenue for the league, which also has a 10-year, $1 billion deal with ABC/ESPN.

In the end, however, ESPN execs put a hard sell on SEC commissioner Mike Slive, promising to provide the conference a de facto network of its own. So far, they seem to be backing up their word. The name of the league's new syndicated package? The SEC Network.

"The SEC is king," Wildhack told the Orlando Sentinel. "This deal gives us an opportunity to associate ourselves with the preeminent athletic conference in the country. With all due respect to other conferences, there's a passion and a fervor here that is unique."

Pilson was at CBS in the mid-'90s when the network first acquired rights to the SEC. At the time, CBS regionalized many SEC and Big East games. It seemed inconceivable then that a league whose nine-state home turf comprises about 10 percent of the population would eventually establish a national television presence rivaling that of the Big Ten, whose home markets comprise a whopping 40 percent of the nation's TV homes.

For nearly two decades, Notre Dame has been the lone school that could boast every one of its games was on national television. Soon, Florida and LSU may be able to do the same.

"I didn't see [the SEC] becoming as big as it did," said Pilson. "Some of the credit goes to CBS, some of it goes to ESPN, and some of it goes to the quality of play in the SEC. It's fast, entertaining, high-quality football, and they have an influence now that goes well beyond the nine SEC states."

CBS will retain first choice of SEC football games beginning in mid-September. Meanwhile, fans in the South can watch even the lowest-rung SEC games if they so desire, with regional networks Fox Sports South (Florida-Charleston Southern) and CSS (Vanderbilt-Western Carolina) picking up rights to ESPN's other syndicated games opening weekend. Only Arkansas (facing Missouri State) will have to resort to locally produced pay-per-view that Saturday.

Meanwhile, ESPN will also be upping its SEC basketball coverage -- which in the past took a noticeable backseat to the ACC, Big East, Big Ten and Big 12 -- with the SEC Network package will include Wednesday and Saturday hoops games as well. Slive said ESPN will produce an average of 365 SEC events per year.

"We have been able to achieve [all of our] goals without the challenges associated with the development of a channel," said Slive.

Other conferences preparing for upcoming contract renegotiations are furiously strategizing the best way to keep pace. Earlier this week, Sports Business Journal reported the ACC (whose current deals expire in 2011), Pac-10 (2012) and Big 12 (2012/2016) have talked with various media entities about the possibility of a new channel that would combine programming from multiple conferences.

"The Big Ten set up the situation for the SEC," Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe -- who previously indicated his league will look into starting its own network -- told Sports Business Journal. "I'm not sure if that kind of deal will continue to be available for the rest of us with that kind of money."

The implications are obvious: The SEC, already considered by most the nation's strongest conference, has secured the resources to set itself even further apart from its competitors. It's only a matter of time before some of the competitors start grumbling.

Once upon a time, it was SEC fans and coaches who complained about ABC/ESPN's preferential treatment of other conferences. In 1997, Tennessee fans accused the networks of pushing Michigan's Charles Woodson for the Heisman over Peyton Manning, and in 2005, then Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, a year removed from his undefeated team's BCS title snub, bemoaned "ESPN has gotten so much power lately, it's kinda scary." (Ironically, Tuberville now works as an analyst for the network.)

ESPN's promotional powers are well known. With so much money invested in its SEC properties, the network will undoubtedly roll out a relentless marketing push to support them. It's easy to foresee a scenario where paranoid Texas or USC supporters raise similar concerns if their team winds up in a late-season national-title jumble that includes an SEC power.

There's really only one tangible form of recourse for rival teams and conferences worried about the SEC's potential stranglehold: win big. If TV deals were based solely on fan passion, the SEC would have secured its spot years ago. The biggest reason ESPN is rolling out the red carpet now is because of the league's recent on-field success -- three straight BCS titles and five in 11 years.

"We are witness to ... a period that someday may be called the SEC's Golden Age," said Slive.

He just cashed the golden ticket to prove it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 25, 2009, 08:46:30 PM
Wow!   

I won't get anything done around the house, and I'll be glued to the TV 24/7, and my family will have to do an intervention..... ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on July 27, 2009, 07:46:09 AM
Doesn't have much of an impact around here.  With the Big Ten Network I get to see what I wish anyway.  I enjoy watching good football regardless of the conference.  As long as they televise good games everyone wins.  Unfortunately, we have been strapped with "Notre Dame" games around here for too long. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on July 27, 2009, 04:19:19 PM
Doesn't have much of an impact around here.  With the Big Ten Network I get to see what I wish anyway.  I enjoy watching good football regardless of the conference.  As long as they televise good games everyone wins.  Unfortunately, we have been strapped with "Notre Dame" games around here for too long. 
Ditto on that. Although watching Michigan play on TV here in the west is unlikely. At least there will be some games worth watching now. The Wolverines were coming very close to Notre Dame coverage. But at 3-9, U of M will need to earn some of that coverage back. So while that's happening I'll be rooting for all of the SM teams. Go- Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, E Carolina, Texas and of course Nebraska!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 27, 2009, 08:58:25 PM
Me too Kiwi!  I'm really looking forward to this new season, and this fresh start for all the teams.

WDE!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on July 28, 2009, 08:27:21 PM
So Happy Birthday None!!!!!!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 28, 2009, 09:09:28 PM
Well nonesy.....you sly little devil! ::MonkeyDevil::

I had no idea it was your birthday! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NONE!!!!    


 ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on July 28, 2009, 09:24:59 PM
Happy 29th! ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::

Yesireeeeee this will be our 4th season together right?  Holy moly.

I just watched an awesome video which I'll share for anyone looking for some history, hard mouth smash em up football and a feisty locker room speech from Bo.  Its new - highlights of best plays ever.  Enjoy.  Getting close guys! 

GO Barry Alvarez is in the very beginning!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDED6eUlbMk


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 29, 2009, 07:49:19 AM
oh golly Kiwi, PDH, and Bean - I didn't even look at this thread until now. Thank you for the birthday wishes, honestly I try not to publicize them now due to old age !!  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Son called Monday to wish me a happy one, asked me to tell him how old I am, then he said loudly "I'm sorry".  ::MonkeyShocked::

He's coming home after his exam on Friday and wants to cook me a shrimp dinner. I told him if I could just get a nap and catch up on sleep we could forget food  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Thanks to each of you for your kind wishes, I do appreciate it. Now, when are your birthdays?  ::MonkeyWink::

Bean I have to flee to work now but I will come back to watch the Bo video. Bean does love her some Bo  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on July 29, 2009, 08:08:16 AM
Glad you had a nice day None.  Don't work too hard.

Re Bo ... believe it or not he is somewhat of a mystery still.  He doesn't say a whole lot during press conf and with his fiery personality you just have to wonder what he says in the locker room... It confirmed what I assumed... same bad axx attitude.  ::MonkeyLaugh::

No one likes to see their team look like a bunch of scaredy cats... which is where we were. 

Lots of new coaches this year so it will be fun to watch how it all progresses.  Wishing everyone a wonderful healthy season!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on July 29, 2009, 09:36:32 AM
none......i cannot believe you are going to pass up someone cooking a meal for you!!! are you crazy?? you need some pampering...enjoy!!
starting to get excited...only a little over a month to go!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 29, 2009, 10:17:15 PM
Wow...our fourth season together....I know marriages that didn't last that long... ::MonkeyLaugh::

Bo Pellini is something else! If we couldn't keep him in the SEC, then I'm glad he's giving Nebraska new life. The Huskers have such a proud history....it's gonna be great seeing them get back to national prominence. I think he'll do it!

I hope Gene Chizik can do the same at AU. So far, he's been impressive, but we haven't played a game yet, so I'm holding back a total endorsement. It does look like he's doing some great things that will lead to success on the field, so I'm hopeful.


Hey nonesy....if you don't want that shrimp dinner.....Auntie PDH likes shrimp just fine! ::MonkeyLaugh::


Almost time to start the OFFICIAL SM CFB COUNTDOWN!!!!!!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 29, 2009, 11:50:08 PM
Bean - son tells me I wouldn't believe some of what is said in the locker room, that even some of the most benign looking coaches well...........enough said?  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I'm sure Bo is toughening up his crew and hopefully he's feeling like his program is reflecting his handprint by now.

Cuz - I promise I will let him cook for me, honestly I kicked off work today at 7pm, early for me and felt so tired I thought I'd lie down just a moment while I decided what I wanted to fix for dinner. WELL, I just woke up  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I knew I was really tired when my Mother left and yep, indeed I was. Going to head back to bed now and just start really early with work in the morning. I do need a life but currently most every one of my colleagues is working long hours but trying to stay focused on the benefit of still having a job.

Pdh did you see Klaas' newest smiley?  ::MonkeySlide:: Now we can do the monkey slide for the games  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Come on over for shrimp Auntie, we would LOVE to have you join us  ::MonkeySlide::

Son says he "gets locked up" on the 6th.......so yes, the season is close now.  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on July 30, 2009, 09:20:01 AM
none...how right you are....having a good paying job these days is a blessing!!! i am grateful!

thought i would pass this message on from casa

It's almost football time!! I am really going to miss you all in the football thread this year.  Please tell Frijole and Pdh3 hello from me.  Let them know that Speedy has made the preseason all Southland Conference first team offense!  I am pretty excited!  Can't wait to see him play!  I will email none and let her know and check on her son!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 31, 2009, 05:36:28 AM
Cuz I did hear that about Speedy and I'm so pleased and happy for him and for casa !! He really is a star and I hope the NFL is keeping an eye on him too!!! I'll be pulling for Speedy all season long  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on July 31, 2009, 07:43:44 AM
Cuz, great to see you again!  Thanks for the message - please tell Casa hello and we will cheer son on for sure!  Wonderful news on the preseason recognition.

None, how was the shrimp dinner?

Was listening to Rivals radio the other day and Phil Steele had some nice things to say about Arkansas.  Tough schedule but says they are the "real deal".  Aren't you glad you aren't at year one of the coaching change.  Its tough because you don't know what you have.  Nor do the coaches or players.   ::MonkeyWink::

Kiwi did you find a qb yet or are you suiting up?  Better get in some conditioning just in case.  You know we will cheer you on.

PDH what is the word out of your world?  I know recruiting has gone well.  How is the offense?  What style will they be running this year?

Getting close guys... practice starts next week here.  Yeah.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on July 31, 2009, 06:21:32 PM
Bean he just arrived home, shrimp is tomorrow night now. daughter has a large event/order to get out by noon tomorrow so he's helping and so is Mom. Gonna be a looooong night, finish one job, start another  ::MonkeyHaHa::

daughter has lyme disease so now she needs more help......

Team finally got their rings, the conference champ one is nice but the bowl one  ::MonkeyShocked:: excuse me but it's the biggest ring I have ever seen (and not in a good way)  ::MonkeyHaHa:: oh well........

I'll let you know how that shrimp turns out but I told him if he would run get a latte for me to keep me awake that I wouldn't ask for anything else !

Must be time for football though, I noticed that the bios were updated this week, so we're close  ::MonkeyWink::

Bean I hope Kiwi is working out, as son says "beasting it" so he can show them all how to do it to it this season !! Go Kiwi !!!!

 ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 31, 2009, 08:30:03 PM
none....I'll be there in spirit! I wish I could sample some of that boy's cookin'...Tell Nascar he can have my share so he'll be a beast on the field! I'll have some shrimp down here in his honor, though... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Sorry to hear about your daughter. My cousin's husband had Lyme for quite a few years. He contracted it when little was known about it, so he was misdiagnosed for a long time. Because of that, he suffers from the lingering effects of having it untreated for so long. It's good that she knows what she has. It will make all the difference, and she should recover fully.
We've had a case of swine flu, and a staph infection from a spider bite in my family this spring and summer, and I have been playing Step-N-Fetch-It for a while. It is another job, all in itself. My son and I stayed healthy, but the girls have really had a time.
beans...Our offense will still be relying heavily on our running backs. It's what AU does best, and we are loaded with talented backs. Our QB1 is still a mystery too, so a total spread won't work for AU just yet, and I don't know if we'll ever have it in it's true form. It'll be some kind of specific modification for the personnel we have, by necessity, just like most teams do. I don't think we have a QB1 capable of a Tebow kind of game just yet. Kodi Burns is not an accurate passer,and he has terrible footwork, but he's a good running threat. Our other QB1 contenders have the great arms, but not the scrambling, running ability that Kodi has..... ::MonkeyConfused::
If we could just create one from all the parts and pieces we do have.... ::MonkeyLaugh::
And we could let MI have what we didn't use.... ::MonkeySlide::
We do have some good receivers too, so I suspect CGC will choose Neil Caudle because he's an awesome passer. I thought maybe they'd use Kodi because he has experience, but the way things are shaping up I'm moving away from that choice. The O-line has been beefed up, and they've added a few people, so maybe it won't be so soft this year.

casa's boy sounds like he's on the way to a big year! ::MonkeyDance::
How exciting for Speedy!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on July 31, 2009, 08:37:44 PM
Just FYI......Here's the ESPN Opening Weekend football schedule! ::MonkeyDance::


 The Official SM CFB Countdown starts Monday! ::MonkeySlide::


( I'm likin' that slidey monkey thing.... ::MonkeyLaugh::)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: klaasend on August 01, 2009, 06:27:54 PM
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub7/MonkeyFootball.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 01, 2009, 08:39:20 PM
Klaas that is the coolest ever!!!  ::MonkeyFootball::

That is a Nebraska helmet.   ::MonkeyEek::  ::MonkeyWink::

Are there any with pompoms?  Do you make those or what?  We are going to have a great year with these cool emoticons.  Thanks so much.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: klaasend on August 01, 2009, 08:49:55 PM
Klaas that is the coolest ever!!!  ::MonkeyFootball::

That is a Nebraska helmet.   ::MonkeyEek::  ::MonkeyWink::

Are there any with pompoms?  Do you make those or what?  We are going to have a great year with these cool emoticons.  Thanks so much.

Yeah, I made it.  It was the only helmet that was a straight on shot I could use...it's a generic no name, lol.  I'll work on cheerleaders.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: klaasend on August 01, 2009, 09:04:09 PM
A work in progress.  Not ready yet  ::MonkeyCool::

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub7/MonkeyCheer.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 01, 2009, 11:17:47 PM
 ::MonkeyCheer2:: I am loving this one too!!!!  How fun.  The "Monkey Slide" is pretty fun as well... ::MonkeySlide::

THis one might be handy also  ::MonkeyDevil2::

This is going to be a special season.   Thanks Klaas.. stop on in any ole time.  We will cheer you on.   ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 02, 2009, 01:16:29 AM
OH MY GOSH Klaas you ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2::

THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're the best !!!!!!!!!!!   ::MonkeyDance::

pdh - happy to report his fried shrimp were quite good, I saved you some  ::MonkeyWink::

Daughter and I had a big even this weekend for her products son hasn't been real happy with us, I guess he likes a lot of attention  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Oh well, we're doing the best we can. pdh, daughter was stage 2 when she discovered that pesky tick had left it's disease on her, but she's still far from well. She's going for more test this week, sigh. But I was able to help her enough lately that she's not losing ground with her bizness.

I'm sorry to hear you have had illnesses too, although I am beginning to think those who contract that swine flu now and before it has a chance to morph, might be the lucky ones? It really worries me.........

We'll be debuting some sports sweets products soon, hoping to capitalize on that segment of the market. I'll share photos of samples when we get those up and running.

Bean too funny that Klaas did that football monkey in Nebraska colors, sure you didn't slip her a stipend for that?  ::MonkeyShocked::

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 02, 2009, 01:15:55 PM
GIMME A "K".....GIMME AN "L".....GIMME AN "A".....GIMME ANOTHER "A"...GIMME AN "S"......WHAT'S THAT SPELL?  KLAAS!!! GO KLAAS!!! ::MonkeyCheer2::

Thanks so much Klaas! These are awesome! ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2::


nonesy....that helmet looks like GA or So. Carolina to me.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 02, 2009, 09:34:47 PM
Just FYI......Here's the ESPN Opening Weekend football schedule! ::MonkeyDance::


 The Official SM CFB Countdown starts Monday! ::MonkeySlide::


( I'm likin' that slidey monkey thing.... ::MonkeyLaugh::)


Here's the link again. I don't know why it disappeared from my post. It was there at one point, maybe it was operator error.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/schedules


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 05, 2009, 07:38:44 AM
Two days to lockdown for son's team. I see Klaas has added more colors to the cheerleaders and I love this one Klaas !!!!!!!!!!!!  ::MonkeyCheer3::

 ::MonkeyFootball:: who's ready for some football ?????????????

I am although I am also realizing this being son's (also Speedy's I think) senior seasons.....a part of me is a bit melancholy about that  ::MonkeyCheer3::

I hope our boys have banner seasons and that everyone's teams have something to celebrate this season

 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 05, 2009, 09:44:09 AM
too cute klass!!!  now all we need is a razorback and some sound effects for that famous hog call........WOOOOOOO   PIGGGGGGGG SOOOOIEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 05, 2009, 02:27:45 PM
Klass went beserk!  In a good way!!!!!!  These are so cute

 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

THANK YOU!!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 06, 2009, 12:13:32 PM
It's official, son's team just reported to camp  ::MonkeyCheer3::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 06, 2009, 08:04:06 PM
KLAAS! You are so good to us! Thanks so very, very much!  We have such a good time on this thread, and this will just add to the fun!
YOU ARE AWESOME KLAAS!!!!


Nascar and Speedy....I hope this season is the best ever for both of you. We'll be right here cheering you on with our new toys! ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeySlide::



OK...is everybody ready for the countdown? ::MonkeyFootball::


30.... ::MonkeySlide::

29.... ::MonkeyDance::




WAAARRRR EEEAAGLE!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 06, 2009, 08:05:28 PM
It's official, son's team just reported to camp  ::MonkeyCheer3::





GO NASCAR! ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 07, 2009, 08:27:16 AM
 ::MonkeySkate::  Tonya Harding eat your heart out.!!!   ::MonkeyLaugh::

Huskers report today.  ::MonkeyCheer2::

Good luck to all our Monkey Players.  May you have a healthy productive season!  ::MonkeyFootball::

OK ... time to start talking about the season.  What does your team need to prove this year?  I'll kick off...

New QB said to be better than last years starter... can he perform under pressure at game speed?

Dependable receivers graduated...do the younger kids step up?

Remember this name... Ndamukong Suh... defensive beast.  Many have picked him as the #1 draft pick.  Can he repeat last year's numbers?  Can he improve more under Pelini?

Tell me about your team... good luck to all!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 07, 2009, 09:27:21 AM
i would hate to be the sports announcer that had to say that name frijole!!!!...where is he from?

arkansas seems to be getting some respect in preseason picks....altho we are still behind lsu,ole miss and alabama in the west.
we have 3 players that are on their respective watch lists for awards....DJ Williams for tight end....Michael Smith for RB(Doak Walker)
and get this Ryan Mallett for QB (O'Brien)....this guy has never played a snap for ark and he is on a watch list???? hope he lives up to his billing!!! ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 07, 2009, 01:36:23 PM
Cuz - It isn't that hard... NA DAH MA KONG SUE (phoenetically) ha.

I too have heard lots of good things about yr team.  Phil Steele said it could be the darkhorse. ha.  He did say the problem is that you have a very tough schedule - highly ranked opponents you play at their stadium which is tough.

OK so you have a highly rated untested QB... any other unknowns?

Trying to figure out what to watch for when I watch the games.  Makes it more interesting for me.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 07, 2009, 06:47:22 PM
USA Today came up with their pre-season poll....and I disagree with about half of it just like last year...... ::MonkeyLaugh::

FL. is without a doubt the best team, and I also agree with the spot they gave Texas.

I think the following teams could fall out or move down pretty quickly...Va Tech, Alabama, Mississippi, Oregon, Oregon St., Notre Dame,and Penn State. I'm on the fence about Ga. Tech and Iowa. And of course So.Cal always gets in the top five whether they deserve it or not. I say not. Let them play a real team like FL. and see how that turns out. They'd go home crying for Mommy. ::MonkeyLaugh::

I think Ok.St. could be a better team than Alabama. And give me a break....Oregon St.?

It's good to see Nebraska back in the top 25.  ::MonkeyFootball::



28 days until FOOTBALL!!!!! WDE!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/usatpoll.htm


2009 preseason poll

Rank  Team (first-place votes) 2008 record Points  Final 2008 rank
1. Florida (53)  13-1 1,466 1
2. Texas (4)  12-1 1,386 3
3. Oklahoma (1)  12-2 1,358 5
4. Southern California (1) 12-1 1,321 2
5. Alabama 12-2 1,134 6
6. Ohio State 10-3 1,126 11
7. Virginia Tech  10-4 1,020 14
8. Penn State  11-2 988 8
9. LSU 8-5 917 NR
10. Mississippi 9-4 889 15
11. Oklahoma State 9-4 861 18
12. California 9-4 711 25
13. Georgia 10-3 707 10
14. Oregon 10-3 694 9
15. Georgia Tech 9-4 559 22
16. Boise State 12-1 542 13
17. TCU 11-2 461 7
18. Utah 13-0 404 4
19. Florida State 9-4 371 23
20. North Carolina 8-5 293 NR
21. Iowa 9-4 257 20
22. Nebraska 9-4 236 NR
23. Notre Dame 7-6 194 NR
24. Brigham Young 10-3 178 21
25. Oregon State 9-4 165 19
 
Others receiving votes (with 2008 records)
Kansas (8-5) 138; Michigan State (9-4) 136; Texas Tech (11-2) 114; Cincinnati (11-3) 90; Pittsburgh (9-4) 64; West Virginia (9-4) 55; Rutgers (8-5) 51; Miami (Fla.) (7-6) 46; Missouri (10-4) 44; Illinois (5-7) 38; Clemson (7-6) 30; South Carolina (7-6) 18; UCLA (4-8) 14; Auburn (5-7) 12; Nevada (7-6) 11; South Florida (8-5) 11; Kentucky (7-6) 9; North Carolina State (6-7) 7; Arkansas (5-7) 6; Wisconsin (7-6) 6; Northwestern (9-4) 5; Southern Mississippi (7-6) 4; Wake Forest (8-5) 4; Arizona (8-5) 3; Boston College (9-5) 3; Central Michigan (8-5) 3; East Carolina (9-5) 3; Colorado (5-7) 2; Maryland (8-5) 2; Navy (8-5) 2; Tennessee (5-7) 2; Houston (8-5) 1; Michigan (3-9) 1; Minnesota (7-6) 1; Troy (8-5) 1.
 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 07, 2009, 06:52:15 PM
Oh yeah....Go Troy!  ::MonkeyFootball::


How about that...they go one vote!  Now those are the real Trojans.....they aren't scared to play anybody, anytime, anywhere. ::MonkeyLaugh::

 Troy (8-5) 1.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 07, 2009, 06:59:07 PM
I agree that Okie State is low.  Only 6 coaches (vs & last year) from the Big 12 that vote in that poll... so Big 12 probably not highly represented in the voting. 

ND is up there because look at their schedule.  Cupcakes.  Put up or shut up time Weiss!

Iowa is up there (heard this on the radio) because most of their losses last year were by 1 to 5 pts.  Lots of close ones.  I don't watch them much so don't have an opinion - just sharing what I heard. ha.

I will take a #22 ranking to start.  You gotta win it on the field.   ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 08, 2009, 03:31:40 PM
Iowa is up there (heard this on the radio) because most of their losses last year were by 1 to 5 pts.  Lots of close ones.  I don't watch them much so don't have an opinion - just sharing what I heard. ha.


Well....if they use that theory, then AU should be ranked. ::MonkeyLaugh::

The only thing that should really count in pre-season rankings, since it's supposed to be on potential only, is returning personnel and their abilities. I don't understnad Bama's ranking, since they lost a lot of experience, including a pretty good senior QB1. I think they should be ranked about # 10, possibly #12, because they have a tough SEC schedule against some very well seasoned teams. Maybe that's the deal with Iowa. Maybe they have a good returning squad.
TN has a lot of talent too. Maybe everyone is uneasy about Lane Kiffen.


Cupcake schedules....that just sets up false accolades. So. Cal is famous for that strategy. Penn State may have a pretty soft schedule comparatively as well.

Give me tough, grinding it out football...the SEC, Big 12, and the ACC, with a few others thrown in like ECU, OSU, South FL, Troy, Utah, and occasionally, Wisconsin...teams  who can and will, play anybody and win a lot of games.
I hate the pretty-boy stuff... ::MonkeyLaugh::

O/T.... A friend of mine has accepted a coaching job with Duke's baseball team. I am very excited for this young man. What an opportunity to get a coaching career off the ground. Duke's program is up and coming!
Duke went to the CWS this year, and I am hoping they make it again for my friend. He'd love to go to the CWS as a coach this coming season. He played college ball at GA Tech, and he was one of their star pitchers. He also was drafted to play in the majors, but a nagging shoulder injury forced him to retire from professional baseball. He is a really nice guy, and he loves baseball. I'll have another team to root for this spring! Go Blue Devils! Never been a Duke fan before, but I am now!

http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22847&SPID=1850&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=204769604


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on August 08, 2009, 11:27:48 PM
Ok the important thing you all missed was Michigan had one vote. So who said my one vote wouldn't count? Even if its because Michigan was the last team to beat Florida in a bowl game!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 09, 2009, 12:24:41 AM
I did miss that...GO BLUE! ::MonkeyCheer3::
I didn't realize you're an ancient history fan too........ ::MonkeyLaugh::


27 days to go!!!!!!


WAR EAGLE!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::


Hey nonesy....any word from Nascar? Hope things are going well for him. He's in my prayers, along with our Speedy too.
I've marked my calendar for Nascar's televised games. They better show them here!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 09, 2009, 02:15:10 PM
Ok the important thing you all missed was Michigan had one vote. So who said my one vote wouldn't count? Even if its because Michigan was the last team to beat Florida in a bowl game!
::MonkeyCheer3::  Go Blue

Kiwi you got that vote because word got out you are the starting QB.  Better get to practicing! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 09, 2009, 02:19:58 PM
pdh - that is super about your friend.  Remind me and I will cheer him on next season also!

None - what is the word?  Nascar still a stud?  ::MonkeyFootball::

Our first practice was yesterday.  Felt sorry for the kids.  Day started off early a.m. with "Fan Day".  It was over 100.  7500 showed up to meet players, coaches, stand in line for hours to get autographs.  Practice was after the hoopla in the afternoon.

Bo said they must have had a good conditioning season because they tolerated the heat just fine. 

Right now everyone is happening - no losses!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 09, 2009, 05:10:50 PM
Once again one of the teams we play is taking advantage of NU's travelling fanbase.  Kansas is not selling individual tickets to the NU game.  You have to buy a 3 pack that includes one reserved ticket to the Duke, Southern Mississippi, and Nebraska games. So now the Nebraska ticket is $150.00 but it comes with free tickets to Duke & So Miss.  ::MonkeyLaugh::

So Husker fans from all the different boards have organized a campaign to donate the Duke and So Miss tickets to Veterans (we did this last year at another school).  I love it!

 ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 10, 2009, 08:37:16 PM

Bizarre rule from the NCAA   ::MonkeyTease::

Clemson loses some practice time due to breaking the "girtle rule"... you just can't make this stuff up.   ::MonkeyTease::

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/ncaa/08/10/clemson-violation.ap/index.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on August 10, 2009, 08:38:46 PM
So word got out about Kiwi winning the starting QB at Michigan. Watch out were rising in the polls! ::MonkeyCool:: Her training schedule goes like this- Wake up and play with the golden. This involves biting the golden on all four paws, ears and tail. After that Kiwi likes to jump over the golden a few times. Then Kiwi is off to eat a large bowl of ..... (blocked due endorsements) Followed by  going outside to bark at leaves, birds and clouds for a few hours. Somewhere in there is sleeping. Evening training, has running with the Frisbee, ball or football. Always being chased by the golden since its her favorite toys. Kiwi is ready for opening day. Every play will be a run play. But, as I have said earlier, Michigan's stats on passing will remain unchanged from last year.
Bean thanks for the update on Kiwi's kin.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 10, 2009, 09:25:22 PM
oops, that is GIRDLE not GIRTLE.   ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 10, 2009, 09:47:41 PM
So word got out about Kiwi winning the starting QB at Michigan. Watch out were rising in the polls! ::MonkeyCool:: Her training schedule goes like this- Wake up and play with the golden. This involves biting the golden on all four paws, ears and tail. After that Kiwi likes to jump over the golden a few times. Then Kiwi is off to eat a large bowl of ..... (blocked due endorsements) Followed by  going outside to bark at leaves, birds and clouds for a few hours. Somewhere in there is sleeping. Evening training, has running with the Frisbee, ball or football. Always being chased by the golden since its her favorite toys. Kiwi is ready for opening day. Every play will be a run play. But, as I have said earlier, Michigan's stats on passing will remain unchanged from last year.
Bean thanks for the update on Kiwi's kin.
::MonkeyFootball::

My dad was a college coach at the school where Tom Osborne played "back in the day".  As he used to say, "Heh diddle diddle, we are coming up the middle"   ::MonkeyDance::  Run Kiwi Run


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 10, 2009, 09:59:05 PM
Go Kiwi Go !!!  ::MonkeyCheer3::

Hi Pdh - no word form son, I've texted with him but it's been very brief. I'm wondering if phone calls with the momma during camp are Taboo?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Kiwi - congrats on winning the starting QB position, we'll be cheering you every pawprint of the way  ::MonkeyCheer3::

Bean - I dunno if he's still a stud, I guess we'll know by the end of camp? It was in excess of 100 statewide today so I expect practice was an exercise in sweat, sweat, and sweat some more? One possible significant injury today so that's discouraging, I so wish they could all stay healthy. I will admit I've peeked everyday at the webcam at the stadium hoping to catch a glimpse and sure enough I saw them today but they were the size of ants so no telling who was who  ::MonkeyHaHa::

26 days to our season opener  ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 10, 2009, 11:19:22 PM
well I spoke too soon, NASCAR called and talked for a long time, which made mom happy  ::MonkeyWink::

He said the heat was so bad today that it reminded him of Tuscaloosa all over again. He also said it was at the end of practice that the injuries started, just because everyone was so tired and they start losing focus.

So ya'll pray that he and speedy can stay healthy this season, as always, the chance for injury just worries me.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 10, 2009, 11:20:31 PM
Congratulations to our Kiwi!  ::MonkeyKiss:: ::MonkeyDance::
I guess RR is a QB1 Whisperer.... ::MonkeyLaugh::
GO BLUE!

nonesy...when you say significant.....do you mean season ending? Or to a key player?
Are there depth problems on Nascar's team?
I sure hope Nascar is having a good time, despite the heat.


I heard Chris Todd has moved up the chain in the QB1 search at AU. He's the unfortunate young man chosen to be the starter last season, and he had a bum shoulder that affected his play, on top of all the internal strife and fan displeasure. He had surgery, and has rehabbed well. He apparently is in the mix now.  Good Grief....we have too many and all of them bring something to the field that's compelling. ::MonkeyConfused::

If anyone talks to casa....get us an update on Speedy!


26 days!!!!!


WAR EAGLE!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 11, 2009, 12:54:50 AM
I'm having trouble sleeping *sigh*

bean - somehow I didn't see the "girdlegate' until now - geez that's nuts. Compression shorts really are not any different than the spanx I wear  ::MonkeyNoNo:: How about the NCAA spend that time chasing Pete Carroll's many violations instead? sheesh......

pdh - an offensive player that actually could play a critical role dislocated a joint. It's not a position with depth issues, but he does have some skills not all have. I don't know how long it will take to heal either.........not yet. I really think this is the first year that we don't have some depth issues but then injuries last season nearly took us down, so trying not to be overconfident about anything. I will say I worry most about our OL and our linebackers.....praying the depth holds at both of those.

I'm not sure he was having fun today perse, he's getting so many reps that it's the flip side of the coin - you get tired, you know? Growing pains.......but a good problem to have.

I'll wish AU and Todd, all of the players a more rewarding season. We have a couple that had shoulder surgeries too, have rehabbed well but well.......still you worry. I still remember Joe Tereshinski telling me in a phone call during son's recruitment period to not hope they play too soon, that essentially most starting line-up's are 21 year olds and "men" with "men's bodies". There is a lot of wisdom to that remark......

So have to make myself sleep, work is a bear lately and not in a good way  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 11, 2009, 09:52:30 AM
love the visual of kiwi jumping over the golden!!!! too cute!  ::MonkeySlide::
have not heard any news of speedy since practices started but will pass along when i do.
ark practices seem to be plugging right along with no serious injuries so far, thank god! we have much more size,speed and depth this year as well.
on a personal note....after 4 years of trying to deal with my hyperthyroidism(graves disease) with medication finally gave up and took
the radioactive iodine yesterday to kill my thyroid. i have to stay 6 feet away from people for 3 days.....so if yall see any radioactive waves coming thru your screen you may want to step back....lol!!!!! ::MonkeyTongue:: ::MonkeyTease::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 11, 2009, 02:38:55 PM
holy crap cuz... you killed your thyroid on purpose  :smt068

hope you are feeling ok... that would be really weird.  are you at home or working?  my dog is hypothyroid. 

good luck to you friend!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 11, 2009, 10:45:40 PM
Goodness cuz! That was a big step to take, and I'm sure you didn't do that lightly. Hope it helps you to feel better. ::MonkeyEek::
I'll add you to my prayers!
We have to get you well in 25 DAYS!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::

WDE!



none- So sorry you're having insomnia! I have it occasionally too. It used to be worse than it is now. I'll be praying for you also!




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 11, 2009, 11:07:24 PM
Cuz I am so sorry to hear you've had to take that next step with the grave's disease. Is this better for you than the surgery? I'll be praying for you and keep us posted on how you are and you're feeling. With work I haven't had a chance to review the preseason rankings for the SEC yet, so how does this season look for your Hawgs?

I have an update on Speedy from casa to share. He had a tough week this week, he tore his meniscus in practice and will be having surgery this week. So please, please keep him in your prayers !!! The word to date is she should be back in time for the season start but he needs our prayers. I just hate this happened but it sounds like his coaches are just anxious to get him healed and back to playing time. They know how much they need him this season!

pdh - I think the insomnia is just stress with work and also some with my mother's situation. I'll be okay as soon as I get a break.

Yep 25 days and it will slip by so fast...............


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 12, 2009, 06:58:04 AM
Prayers going out to Cuz, Speedy, the insomniacs and None's mom.  Be well guys.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 12, 2009, 09:16:20 AM
i talked to casa last night..none thanks for explaining the situation. coaches think the surgery will be minor and he should be back in 4 weeks. will not get to play in the first game(hawaii...but at least he will get to go...lol) ::MonkeyFootball:: then they have a bye week so he should be back by the second game. apparently he did this first day of practice.

yep....i have put this off for 5 years. i have been taking medication on and off the past 5 years and i guess it is just not going to take care of it. the only other 2 options were the radioactive iodine and surgery to remove it. the dr at the really great hospital UAMS said 90% choose the radioactive iodine. i feel fine...it takes 2 to 3 months to completely kill the thyroid but when it does i will have hypothyroid which is a lot easier to treat than hyper!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 12, 2009, 09:28:58 PM
Prayers going out to Cuz, Speedy, the insomniacs and None's mom.  Be well guys.

I forgot to pray for Michigan's QB Kiwi!  ::MonkeyCheer3::  He might need it!   ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 12, 2009, 09:32:32 PM
In the news...

USC's starting QB cracked a knee bone and will be out the first couple games.  The backup is said to be a stud.  Who knows.

VA Tech's star running back is out for the season with an ACL injury.

Not nearly as significant, but near and dear to my heart.... our backup QB that pulled an ACL in spring practice, had surgery and fully recovered tore it again in yesterday's practice.  They said he was 100%.  Hmmmmm  I would have a serious chat with that doc.  Feel sorry for him - the players said he fought like hell in rehab to come back.  These injuries are always so sad. 

Every kid has a story.  Stay healthy all!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 12, 2009, 09:37:49 PM
Cuz I so hope this treatment works well for you so you don't have to feel poorly and hopefully less stress on you. I got an email from Casa and it appears the MRI revealed a partial ACL injury as well. So Speedy's injury will take a month to possibly 12 months at the worst case scenario, they should know post surgery what the timeline will be. So we're all praying and pulling for Speedy. Bless his heart.

Bean how did you and I end up signed in at the same time?  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I can't remember the last time that happened.

But hey Bean, are you ready for some football?  ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 12, 2009, 09:43:59 PM
well Bean I posted at the same time you did - I saw that about VT's RB but I didn't know USC had lost a QB to injury too.

I'm sorry about your backup QB, like you, one has to wonder who or what went wrong there. This has to be terribly hard on that poor player's psyche too.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 12, 2009, 10:25:10 PM
Hi None missed your post earlier... Glad you are here and YES I am ready for some futball! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 12, 2009, 11:56:30 PM
24 DAYS!! ::MonkeyCheer4::

WDE!!!!


I am so very sorry to hear about Speedy! He's in my prayers. I wonder if he can get a medical and play next season if he wants too. Poor kid. What a shame!

Sorry to hear about injuries to all of these young men. They work so hard, and it can all go down the drain so fast.


cuz -  It sounds like you're gonna be much healthier now. We're all praying for you.
I know NOTHING will keep you away from Arkansas football in about 3 weeks!


none - I can't tell you how much sleep I lost worrying about my Mama last year. I don't think I slept four hours a night last fall while her condition deteriorated. It was awful. With all the demands we have in modern American life, it's a wonder anyone sleeps at all past the age of 3.
Do something good for yourself real soon!


OK...all the teams without a designated QB1 have to make some decisions PDQ. It's almost down to the wire....
To RR and CGC.....Just PICK SOMEBODY, design your offense, and get on with it already! ::MonkeyLaugh::






Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 13, 2009, 07:29:11 AM
Hi Pdh  ::MonkeyFootball::

Do I need to ask are you ready for some football?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I guess I need to revise that to what a colleague at work pinged me yesterday, are you ready for some fine college football?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Thanks for your kind thoughts for my mother.

The injuries worry me too for all of the teams and now for Speedy. I think son's knee and hips will always be vulnerable with the injuries he had last season, so I worry. Thankfully his were mild compared to what Speedy has to endure now.

 ::MonkeyCheer3:: Season countdown 22 days ::MonkeyCheer3::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 13, 2009, 09:24:03 AM
not a good way to start out the morning....all these injuries are heartbreaking! just wanted to pass this email along!!

Talked to Speedy today and they got the results of the MRI.  His meniscus is torn as they knew but also his ACL is partially torn.  They are now saying he will be out from one month to 12 months depending on the success of the surgery.  Please keep those prayers going!  Thanks to you two and to the other SMers who care and are praying for him!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 13, 2009, 02:00:08 PM
cuz... tell him to take the trip to hawaii and enjoy it.  apply for and get a medical hardship and stay the extra year.  don't rush it.  not worth it.  hugs to speedy.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 13, 2009, 09:21:37 PM
cuz... tell him to take the trip to hawaii and enjoy it.  apply for and get a medical hardship and stay the extra year.  don't rush it.  not worth it.  hugs to speedy.




I totally agree. That's great advice.

Please tell Speedy that we're all behind him. Poor kid. This must be such a hard thing for him. I hope he's not in too much pain.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 14, 2009, 07:19:12 PM
Well...the QB1 question has been settled at AU. Our starter is Chris Todd, who according to sources is much improved after surgery. WDE Chris! ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 14, 2009, 07:25:33 PM
Dang! I promise to stop posting in a sec, but I forgot to add....

Kodi Burns is being used as a WR, and has emerged as a team leader. Apparently he gave an inspirational speech at practice, and is becoming the heart of team effort for our revamped Tigers. What a kid! I so admire him!

21 days until Football!!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 16, 2009, 06:14:14 PM
Dang! I promise to stop posting in a sec, but I forgot to add....

Kodi Burns is being used as a WR, and has emerged as a team leader. Apparently he gave an inspirational speech at practice, and is becoming the heart of team effort for our revamped Tigers. What a kid! I so admire him!

21 days until Football!!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

Obviously Kodi has alot of character.  To be the starting QB, lose out and make a switch is hard on the ego.  It is awesome that he is still helping lead the team.  Makes life for the new QB easier too.  No division in the team that way.  I will cheer him on for sure.

Only a couple weeks guys.  Plenty of injuries on other teams.. OK State's QB has an injury - not sure how bad it is.  TX Tech lost their top running back for the season with a torn acl. 

Are you ready for some football????!!!!!  GO BIG RED!!!!!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 16, 2009, 11:41:17 PM
19 days and counting!!!! ::MonkeyFootball::


Am I ready?  I couldn't be more ready if I was playing for AU myself! I've been doing two-a-days in anticipation... ::MonkeySlide::
It's all in the preparation...
The dog has been re-trained, I have comfy new furniture and a new HDTV, and I'm planning menus. The cable bill will be paid early, just in case.  I even got a new AU coffee cup from my daughters....do they know Mama or what? ::MonkeyLaugh::


WDE! ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 17, 2009, 06:58:48 AM
 ::MonkeyCheer2::

PDH sounds like you are ready... only 1 question:

You drink coffee during the games?  ::MonkeyWink::


My SIL gave me a handpainted Husker wine glass for Xmas.  Forgot about that - been saving it for season.  Guess I need to go stock up. 

 ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 17, 2009, 08:16:16 AM

Wow.  Just read this and had to share.  A real Rudy kind of story... brought tears to my eyes.  I have a newfound respect for Randy Shannon. 

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-hyde-um-chris-hayes-s081609sbaug16,0,6580155.column


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 17, 2009, 09:30:31 AM
what do you expect....kodi burns came from arkansas!!! ::MonkeyCool::
we have had 2 season ending injuries....1 receiver and 1 cornerback...both will be missed! ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 17, 2009, 09:03:35 PM

 ::MonkeyCheer3::  From one of my favorites "LSU Freek" who does the best videos and cartoons on football. He is an LSU fan and here is Les Miles singing "Short People" about Saban.  You gotta love it.  Enjoy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9tq0IbYWt8


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 17, 2009, 09:54:57 PM
Yes PDH, your girls sure know their Mother's delights !! I hope Kiwi has gotten us a new flat screen for the dawghouse, I hope we have our new jerseys soon too !  ::MonkeyWink::

Bean - I love the story about Chris Hayes and pdh/cuz, Kodi does sound exceptional too. It's hard to find players that are this selfless so willingly, it warms my heart and I wish them both great success in life.

Casa has asked if everyone could please pray for Speedy, he has his surgery tomorrow. I know everyone will be happy to !

We have 3 on son's team in a two-day span with concussions which worries me a lot, all son has to date is a sprained hamstring so we won't complain about something that minor.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 17, 2009, 09:56:19 PM
oh Bean I forgot, that video is such a hoot - I have a college friend who is from Baton Rouge and a huge Les fan - I sent it to her and I just know she's going to pass out laughing  ::MonkeyHaHa::


oh GO TEAM  ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::  ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 17, 2009, 10:23:44 PM
 ::MonkeyFootball::  Speedy, I am saying prayers for you and your mom.  "Speedy" recovery and may the nurses be cute.  Not sure of your school colors so you get one of everything!  Hugs, Beans

 ::MonkeyCheer2::       ::MonkeyCheer3::       ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 17, 2009, 11:04:13 PM
Speedy will certainly be in all of our prayers tomorrow. Please keep us updated on his recovery, and let him know we're all pulling for him!

Well nonesy...it's good to hear Nascar is relatively healthy. I have him in my prayers too. I hope all is going well for him.

Last year AU was so fractured from the coaches on down, that there was no real team cohesiveness, and it destroyed our season. Kodi did not want that to happen this year, so he felt the need to say something before anything could even get started. The coaches and the players are all on the same page again, and we'll see a difference on the field.  I think Kodi's a kid with lots of heart.



Kiwi will graciously have the Dawghouse ready, I'm sure. But just in case...I'll remind him........

It's 20 days until FOOTBALL!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer3::


WDE!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::

beans...that video is hysterical! Thanks for the laugh!

Thanks also for the heart-warming story out of Miami. That poor kid.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 18, 2009, 09:32:02 AM
i am only 5'3"...but even i can enjoy the short people video!!! too funny!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on August 18, 2009, 05:56:38 PM
OK just finished training camp practice! A little sore but ready for opening day! ::MonkeyCheer3:: Don't tell anyone but all our plays are running ones, since Kiwi can't throw a football.
Also the new couches and flat screens are in!!!!! Including the new additions for Washington and Texas. Those that didn't use the Dawghouse much last year, we just dusted things off for this season.  Hmm I suppose we won't be seeing Texasmom much if they do as well this season. So how many days left? Where's that count down?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 18, 2009, 11:07:33 PM
I think we're at 19 days!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyFootball::

WDE!!!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeySlide::


Where is GO? We need some news on Wisconsin! And we need our Pac 10 fan to report in.

Let's see...we have SEC fans, Big 12 fans, Conf. USA fans, Big 10 fans, a Pac 10 fan...do we have an ACC fan?
Did I leave out a conference that anyone supports here?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 19, 2009, 07:47:28 AM
casa emailed this last night and God bless Speedy:

His acl was "shredded" and appeared to be torn for a while.  He will not be able to play at all this year.  He says he is ok and will deal with it!  I am SO upset for him.  He has one more year of eligibility.  Thanks to everyone for the prayers.  Please tell everyone I appreciate it!  I know that God has a plan and all will work out.  It is just hard for me to not yell that this is not fair!

I'm so upset for him and I know everyone here will keep pulling for him to recover and then have a banner season next year! At least now he can take his time healing and with ACL injuries that's critically important. He sounds like such a mature young man the way he's taking this so well, I tell casa she should be very proud of him often and I know that she is.

Kiwi -Thanks for the upgrades to the dawghouse Kiwi !!! I'm glad to hear you're shaping up the running game, maybe you can pull off a few QB sneaks for a few TD's? That could be your calling card! We'll be pulling for you !  ::MonkeyCheer3::

Well 17 days is the countdown for son's team but coach called off practice early yesterday because he said they were being slackers?  ::MonkeyShocked:: So I didn't call son, I figure he's not very happy and I did hear two of our RB's just haven't shown up for practice for a day either. DRAMA, huh?

oh well..........17 days to an important game, in fact just like last season, we're front-loaded with some of our toughest out of conference opponents.

the boys need to man up quick I say ............

pdh I'm so glad you feel you have reason to cheer again  ::MonkeyCheer4::

we know bean is cheering always for she loves her some Bo  ::MonkeyCheer2::

cuz, how about those hawgs?  ::MonkeyFootball::





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 19, 2009, 08:18:42 AM
None, thanks for the update.  SHREDDED?  That sounds just awful.  I have read that one surgery they are doing now involves replacing it using parts from cadaver.  Wild huh?  They say if it "takes" it really speeds recovery time.  Regardless he is better taking the time to completely heal.  I hope he can still go to Hawaii! Hugs to Speedy

WOW.  How does calling off practice for slackers send the right message? I'd say make them work twice as hard and force the effort til they get the message.  Strange.  And Coach thinks that works?  Don't think they would like that up at Notre Dame.  ::MonkeyWink::  Tell son to hang.  He is a winner.

Only a couple weeks guys!  Yeah.  GBR!  ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 19, 2009, 11:06:33 PM
Bean, I had the same thought that shredded sounds so very painful, but I know that so much has progressed and I know Speedy will work at his rehab as hard as he worked on the field. We just need to keep praying for him and like you, I hope he makes Hawaii.

As for the logic behind suspending that practice I can't understand it either but someone who was there (not on the team but a buddy at the university) said the seniors read some of the younger ones the riot act against the fence. Nascar did call tonight and it sounds like he's doing triple duty now at three positions. I hope his head can keep it all straight and that his body holds up. I don't think he ever imagined he might have to take this many reps.

What's the word from Bo's camp? I guess most have about one week or 5 to 6 days of full camp left?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 20, 2009, 08:10:58 AM
Bean, I had the same thought that shredded sounds so very painful, but I know that so much has progressed and I know Speedy will work at his rehab as hard as he worked on the field. We just need to keep praying for him and like you, I hope he makes Hawaii.

As for the logic behind suspending that practice I can't understand it either but someone who was there (not on the team but a buddy at the university) said the seniors read some of the younger ones the riot act against the fence. Nascar did call tonight and it sounds like he's doing triple duty now at three positions. I hope his head can keep it all straight and that his body holds up. I don't think he ever imagined he might have to take this many reps.

What's the word from Bo's camp? I guess most have about one week or 5 to 6 days of full camp left?

Oh that makes sense, we have a Unity Council where the leaders on the team oversee some team discipline and it is like you said, older guys reading riot act and instilling a sense of urgency in slackers.  Peer pressure can sometimes be more effective than "management".  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Words from Bo?  "We have a long ways to go.  We are not where we need to be.  We can get better. We are seeing improvement. "  HA.  It is his body language and mood that tell you how we are doing.  We call it the "BOrometer".  If he is excited then we know all is well.  He is excited and even complimenting some kids.  We are psyched.  LOL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 20, 2009, 09:05:18 AM
last night on KATV Channel 7 out of Little Rock had a clip of speedy on the sportscast. talked about what a loss it was for the team! must be big because most reported sports news is alloted to the razorbacks. glad he is getting his due!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 20, 2009, 02:15:08 PM
Speedy is our hero!  Well that team was the championship team that didn't get credit last year right?   ::MonkeyMad::  He'll come back stronger than ever in 2010


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on August 20, 2009, 05:51:47 PM
I'm very sorry to hear about Speedy! He's young and should heal rapidly. On a lighter side it would have been better to have been injured playing for the Wolverines since Kiwi doesn't throw the ball at all. He could have been healthy with zero receptions if Kiwi was the QB. Hopefully Ill be proved wrong and Michigan will actually complete passes for positive yards this season, with or without Kiwi playing QB. Get well soon Speedy, we all here pray for a fine recovery!!!!! Sorry for the Michigan stuff.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 20, 2009, 07:30:35 PM
I'm very sorry to hear about Speedy! He's young and should heal rapidly. On a lighter side it would have been better to have been injured playing for the Wolverines since Kiwi doesn't throw the ball at all. He could have been healthy with zero receptions if Kiwi was the QB. Hopefully Ill be proved wrong and Michigan will actually complete passes for positive yards this season, with or without Kiwi playing QB. Get well soon Speedy, we all here pray for a fine recovery!!!!! Sorry for the Michigan stuff.

Kiwi, don't apologize to us... we are all rooting for you and your team... I heard on Rivals Radio a local sportsguy talking about the hatred towards RRodriguez by the fans.  He has some heat.  It is time for him to put up.  He owes it to all of you.  I have sooo been there and it isn't fun not knowing what kind of product is going to be put on the field by someone being paid big bucks.  I hope to see a big jump in talent/development.  If they just run, so be it so long as they get a first down!!!!  Run Kiwi Run!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 20, 2009, 09:14:00 PM
I am reading about injuries all over the place... no team is unscathed but in the BIZARRE category... Texas just lost their FOURTH tight end for the season.  WTH?  Lord knows they have tons of talent.. guess we'll see how deep they are at that position.  WOW. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 20, 2009, 11:08:48 PM
I am reading about injuries all over the place... no team is unscathed but in the BIZARRE category... Texas just lost their FOURTH tight end for the season.  WTH?  Lord knows they have tons of talent.. guess we'll see how deep they are at that position.  WOW. 



TX lost 4 TE's?  ::MonkeyEek::
They'd have to be incredibly deep to have someone ready to replace the starters. They will probably have to reroute a kid from another position, or pull up some freshmen and lesser talents.

I'm with you guys....a shredded ACL does sound really awful. I hope Speedy has wonderful DRs who can make him better than new. I know he'll do all he can to get back to 100% as soon as he can. God Bless him for handling his disappointment like the champ he is.


My goodness nonesy!  I know Nascar wanted playing time.....I guess he's gonna get it! ::MonkeyLaugh::
God Bless him too!


I heard on the news today that an Alabama player was arrested after some kind of fight with his girlfriend, or something like that. I didn't get to hear the whole story. Little Nicky will probably let him play anyway, or give him a token punishment.

Kiwi - We're pulling for MI to straighten out the QB1 situation. RR surely has a plan. He's too good a coach not to have something going on this late in the day. I'm hoping he can pull it off! GO BLUE!

16 days!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::
WDE!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 21, 2009, 07:23:11 AM
Cuz, thanks for letting us know about the local press, he certainly deserves it and more.

Kiwi - keep the faith, if nothing else in college football today the super boosters at MI will put enough pressure on Rodriguez to pull this off. Hopefully you'll see a resolution and it will be a good surprise when the season starts.

Wow I'm working too hard, 16 days? I hope the teams are ready !!!   ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on August 21, 2009, 02:41:31 PM
Sept 5th..UW VS LSU!Last National TV game of the night football fans!Guess who will be there?Sarkisian and staff are doing an amazing job recruiting!GO DAWGS!

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4412467&name=West_Recruiting

http://washington.scout.com/a.z?s=147&p=9&c=8&yr=2010


BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on August 21, 2009, 03:40:53 PM
Thank You All for your support. Looking back, I'm not sure that the Wolverine fans should blame RR. The change to the spread offense seems to have caught them in recruiting limbo. Wanted- QB's out there. If you are going to be a freshman and have the mobility for the spread offense you could be a walk-on for the Wolverines. Note to RR advertise to all high schools in America!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 21, 2009, 09:27:23 PM
Sept 5th..UW VS LSU!Last National TV game of the night football fans!Guess who will be there?Sarkisian and staff are doing an amazing job recruiting!GO DAWGS!

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4412467&name=West_Recruiting

http://washington.scout.com/a.z?s=147&p=9&c=8&yr=2010


BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON








I'm looking forward to it!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 21, 2009, 09:33:22 PM
Forgive my bad manners Keep! I also meant to add....It's great to see our PAC 10 fan checking in! I hope you stick with us all season.
I'm not too sure those Bayou Bengals will do much bowing down.....but you never know, and that's what makes college ball so much fun! Good Luck to your Huskies! I'm gonna stick with my SEC team for that game, but I do hope the Huskies do well.

Geaux LSU Tigers!  ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 21, 2009, 11:02:40 PM
I admire anyone who roots for their team.  And even more when the team is down... cuz that shows they are true fans.  I wish Washington a return to glory... but it won't be easy and I fear that LSU will beat the crap out of them.  However, I have been to the stadium in Washington and it is a site to behold.  Beautiful.  The endzone backdrop with the water is spectacular and I decided my next visit I will watch from a rented boat.  That would be the best!!

So enjoy the game!   And do continue to visit here... we like Pac 10 brethren that can help us cheer against USC.   ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: spooky112483 on August 21, 2009, 11:21:44 PM
Oh my gosh I can't believe it's almost here!!!!!!!

anybody watching the Dallas preseason game on tonight? see their new jumbotron?!!! it is ridiculous!!!!!!! 40 million dollars for that thing!
I am so excited to watch everybodys teams this year. I think it will be a very interesting season!
Roll tide  ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on August 22, 2009, 01:07:00 AM
Pos Nat'l
Rank Nat'l
Rating Name
School, Hometown  Video HT/ WT/ 40  Commit Date Signed LOI? Commit School 
DE  23    Chase Rome
(Rock Bridge Sr. HS)
Columbia, MO    6-3/285/4.75  Soft Verbal   Oklahoma State 
S  19    Tommie Saunders
(Madison HS)
San Antonio, TX    6-1/195  08/20/2009
  Oklahoma State 
DT  15    Calvin Barnett
(Booker T. Washington HS)
Tulsa, OK    6-3/305  08/18/2009
  Oklahoma State 
CB  64    Devin Hedgepeth
(Derby HS)
Derby, KS   6-0/190  08/18/2009
  Oklahoma State 
DT  52    Diamonte Wheeler
(Bowie HS)
Arlington, TX    6-2/255  08/17/2009
  Oklahoma State 
OLB  4    Shaun Lewis
(Hightower HS)
Sugar Land, TX    6-1/207/4.55  08/13/2009
  Oklahoma State 
OT  54    Dan Koenig
(Cape Coral HS)
Cape Coral, FL    6-6/260/5.10  07/31/2009
  Oklahoma State 
S  68    Lavocheya Cooper
(Arp HS)
Arp, TX   6-1/185  07/30/2009
  Oklahoma State 
OG  38    Gerron Anthony
(John Tyler HS)
Tyler, TX    6-4/290  07/25/2009
  Oklahoma State 
S  44    Chris Dinkins
(Lee HS)
Tyler, TX    6-2/195  07/18/2009
  Oklahoma State 
WR  42    Justin Gilbert
(Huntsville HS)
Huntsville, TX    6-0/178/4.46  06/18/2009
  Oklahoma State 
WR  96    Kevin Johnson
(Cypress Ridge HS)
Houston, TX    6-2/200/4.55  06/04/2009
  Oklahoma State 
OLB  28    Kris Catlin
(Madison HS)
San Antonio, TX    6-1.5/210/4.65  06/03/2009
  Oklahoma State 
CB  41    Larry Stephens
(North Shore Sr HS)
Galena Park, TX    5-10/180/4.60  04/30/2009
  Oklahoma State 
S  50    Deion Imade
(Rowlett HS)
Rowlett, TX    6-0/177/4.67  04/27/2009
  Oklahoma State 
OLB  22    Caleb Lavey
(Celina HS)
Celina, TX    6-3/211/4.97  04/17/2009
  Oklahoma State 
MLB  18    Stephen Maeweather
(Sharpstown HS)
Houston, TX    6-0/205/4.70  03/04/2009
  Oklahoma State 
WR  100    Montra Nelson
(Bowie HS)
Arlington, TX    6-3/215/4.60  03/01/2009
  Oklahoma State 
QB  57    Nathan Sorenson
(Texas HS)
Texarkana, TX    6-3/200/4.60  02/11/2009
  Oklahoma State 
QB  29    Johnny Deaton
(Charles Page HS)
Sand Springs, OK   6-2/190  02/08/2009
  Oklahoma State  


GUNDY IS DOIN ONE HELLUVA JOB WRECK..YOUR GLASS IS OVER FLOWING!!


::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::








Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 22, 2009, 09:22:35 AM
spookey....good to see you...i know you are excited about this season!!
bean.....your description of the washington stadium sounds awesome!
ktf....love your stacked cheerleaders...lmao!!!
i cannot watch preseason games....i am ready for some real football!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 22, 2009, 03:40:52 PM
Well...Bo kicked one of our starting running backs off the team this a.m.  He just said he consistently broke team rules and neither he nor anyone on the team will have any comments about it... posters that seem to know things are saying his downfall was Mary Jane.   We still don't know the reason two players left last season.  Bo runs a tight mouthed ship.  Luckily we have some depth there.  Still hurts.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 22, 2009, 08:22:39 PM
don't ya just hate that bean! ::MonkeyWaa:: hard to believe these guys continously ruin their chances! i read in our paper this morning that one of auburn's running backs was arrested friday night....maybe pd can fill us in and the results of that? i am just waiting for something to happen to one of ours...it happens every year it seems like...jeez! ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on August 23, 2009, 12:54:07 AM
Here is a breakdown of todays scrimmage.It was a beautiful day on Montlake!Go Dawgs!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskyfootballblog/index.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 23, 2009, 07:31:26 AM
Bean I'm sorry to hear that you lost a key player, in looking at all of the pre-season injuries it's a shame to lose any viable depth. I can understand Bo running a tight ship and being very closed mouth about it. Some fans, certainly not all, but some are so reactionary now that even the truth isn't enough. You can see that on the various team forums, some just like making up the story and rumors can hurt a program too.

As for the mary jane, it's use is so widespread now I'm not sure it can be stopped anymore. Players just drink copious amounts of water with additives and steam it out in the sauna to pass drug tests, sometimes it works - sometimes not.

pdh - I hope the player

KTF are you excited?  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I can tell! I had a friend who went to Seattle two weeks ago, she took some great photos of the stadium from the water, before leaving on a cruise to Alaska. She's an LSU grad though  ::MonkeyDevil::

oh well, have six hours of driving today, then back to work all of tonight. Two short weeks left now, or a little less.........are ya ready for some college football?

 ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 23, 2009, 07:49:45 AM
pdh I forgot to finish my line to you. The tigers are not alone, the tide had a player arrested last week too. Next week it may be son's team again, the next it will be another team. We can count on that being a never ending cycle in today's sports world for sure.....

FYI, Chizik seems to be very upset and Smith actually was playing last season in a significant role, so it sounds as if Chizik will be punishing him. Oddly enough Saban tossed off Upshaw's domestic violence charge as "no biggie" and Upshaw was a special teams player with no real action at his LB position to date.

What's the difference between a Tiger drinking and throwing some punches (appears it was guys) and a sober elephant pushing a girl and trying to slam her into the parking lot pavement head first?

pdh, how do you feel about everyone picking UF to win the SEC?



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 23, 2009, 02:48:10 PM
Here's the lowdown on Eric Smith, the AU player who was arrested....he was NOT drinking. He was totally sober. There was no drunk and disorderly charge. There was an altercation, but it became a bigger deal because the other kid involved, and his mother, signed a warrant. If they hadn't, then it would've been dropped...legally speaking, because it would've been a misdemeanor. I think I have that right..... ::MonkeyConfused::
 The other kid was not seriously hurt. There was some mouthing off, and taunting, and then a punch was thrown. I'm in no way excusing it, but it was not a total beat down by any means. It was a minor fight.....but still very wrong, and Eric deserves to be in trouble. I'm just relating the details that I've read in the local papers and on the AU forums.

Coach Chizik is not giving out any info, but he will punish that kid, and it won't be pretty. He runs a very tight ship. Eric's gonna wish he'd stayed home. If he'd been drunk, he might've been in jeopardy of losing his place. It's going be handled internally by the Coaches, and his team members, and they aren't talking about it publically. But it isn't being brushed off. Eric is probably in more trouble with the team than he is with the police. He may be sitting out a game or two. I wouldn't be surprised.

I'm also not surprised that Saban would toss off a domestic violence charge as no big deal. He lets a lot of things go that other coaches don't. That's why I dislike him intensely. In the long run, he won't be good for Bama, and that makes me kinda sick.

Bama may be in more NCAA trouble for a fishing trip that took place. Julio Jones and some guy who may be a Booster or something like that, went fishing, and it was possibly a No-No....


Florida is absolutely the best team in the Nation. They deserves to be on top of any list. The SEC is gonna be a bloodbath this year, but I do think the Gators will win it, or at least play in the SEC Championship game. They will be tough for anyone to beat. But since this is SEC college football....on any given Gameday, anything can happen to any team.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 23, 2009, 03:01:13 PM
Dang....I long for an edit button, or better multi-tasking skills! ::MonkeyLaugh::

The drunk and disorderly charge was for the other kid involved, not Eric Smith.
I omitted that fact accidently. If Eric is convicted, he could go to jail for a year.
I was correct about the charges becoming more serious because the kid and his mother signed a warrant....so the charge is upgraded to assault.
The last time a AU player was arrested was in 2007, when King Dunlap didn't have the money to pay a parking ticket.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 23, 2009, 03:56:10 PM
Well Kiwi...this is at last an answer, kinda sorta, and an interesting strategy. Not exactly conventional, or conservative, but what the heck... ::MonkeyHaHa::


http://www.fanhouse.com/news/ncaafootball/michigans-rodriguez-plans-to-play-3-qbs/635381


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 23, 2009, 04:54:38 PM

Kiwi... not sure what to think of this... RR plans to start THREE? QBs first game?  WTH?

Surely he knows by know that you are the fastest, toughest dog in the pack!   ::MonkeyCheer3::


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4417543


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 23, 2009, 06:56:54 PM
PDH too funny... I didn't see your post when I added mine....   Go Kiwi!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 23, 2009, 07:26:55 PM
if that guy doesn't tie his shoelaces....how does he keep his shoes on?? ::MonkeyConfused::

let's see if any other team can beat this for a tough schedule??? ::MonkeyWaa::
arkansas plays all 5 of the ranked SEC teams..(thank god we don't play texas this year....we've got texas am at dallas this year) we play #1 Florida,#5 Alabama,#8 Ole Miss, #11 LSU, and #13 Georgia. we always play everybody in the sec west but our east schedule rotates....so we got lucky this year with both florida and georgia!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 23, 2009, 10:06:22 PM
cuz I don't know how he keeps them on but I can tell you, that tightly tied laces/shoes do reduce the mobility in your ankles. Not sure if he has his taped which also reduces mobility, but if he can keep the cleats on without laces I'd probably tell him to go for what is his mojo for mobility = speed. I'm glad you skip TX and UGA, that's a stroke of luck for sure. I think Spurrier has a really tough schedule this season too, and he does play FL but not sure about TX. The SEC is always tough but yes, you do have a tough schedule.

Pdh - the assault thing/charge does sound a bit hinky and let us know how that turns out. Were there witnesses? I couldn't find much detail on the web this morning but haven't looked again - work demands took over the moment I returned from driving Mother six hours today. I do respect that Chizik is making it clear this is serious to him though, even if it was a raw deal for Eric, he will benefit from Chizik's commitment to doing the right thing. If something is hinky, then Chizik will ferret that out too I suspect. An equitable man is a great ally.

As for Julio and favors that would not surprise me at all - there are so many fans over the edge that would give anything just to brush up against that kid. He is so very talented but some people just lose all perspective. I know the players are told clearly what they cannot do, it's written in handbooks too - but........somehow some don't want to hear it. Needless to say if it was an alum or a booster, they should have known better too. Ridiculous if that happened. As for Upshaw, I think it's a huge mistake not to punish him significantly. We all encounter men/women who want to push our buttons, however we're responsible for how we respond to that. Amazing that Saban doesn't respect UA's own campus officer? Have to wonder how that's going to play out among the campus police ranks.

Bama has one great young man in Greg McElroy (QB), their new leader, and I hope they do right by him - that includes Saban and the entire team.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 23, 2009, 10:13:21 PM
Well cuz....the SEC ain't for sissies, that's for sure!.... ::MonkeyLaugh::
I think AU will be lucky to win 6 or 7 in this rebuilding year. I'm planning on taking what I can get, and being happy with any signs of progress. A championship team is about 3-4 years away again. I'm being realistic about it, but still.....AU has a way of taking a game down to the wire sometimes.
Might I suggest that you get your Xanax filled early and often? I plan to have plenty on hand for the SEC season, because Kiwi may ban me if I break another TV. I just expect to get crushed by FL and LSU, and if the opposite happens it will be a pleasant surprise. ::MonkeyJnBox::
Do you play FL before we do? Whoever goes first can wear them down for those that follow... ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 23, 2009, 10:26:25 PM
Cuz, our sportswriter featured 4 teams he thought should have been n the top 25 or at least he feels will get there and Arkansas is one of them.  He mentioned it is tough due to their schedule.  Also heard Steele say the same thing on Sirius.  So people are noticing progress and do know it is a tough road this year.

PDH... you get a pass this year... building year they call it.  And if the 2nd year aint all that it is because you are still bringing in a new type of player.  Ask me how I know this.   ::MonkeyTease::

BTW I failed to mention that our player that was dismissed was NOT in trouble with the law.  It was a team rule violation (repeatedly) that did him in.  Bo sent him home for the summer and told him to get rid of his best friend Mary Jane or not to come back.  He came back and ... 

I was thinking about RRs 3 QB system and assuming they play weak games to start I guess its a way to see what they are made of before it gets real tough.  I just don't understand why he hasn't been able to find a decent QB to go to Big Blue.  There are talented spread option guys out there... weird.   




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 23, 2009, 11:24:10 PM
Arkansas may be the surprise team of the SEC! I think they could possibly take a top 25 spot away from somebody as the season progresses.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on August 24, 2009, 07:47:40 AM
Well despite my staying away you guys have managed to wish away my summer.   ::MonkeyMad::  We have had very little of it the way it was.  So now I have to relent and admit the reality that football season has arrived.   ::MonkeyFootball::

I have not even followed the Badgers that closely except to read that we booted our two starting safeties.  It was never revealed why.  It was a weak area anyway.  I have no idea who the heck will turn up at quarterback except we will not follow Michigan's lead and play 3 in our first game.  Talk about being undecided.  It doesn't sound like anyone wants the job.

All I hear as I breeze through ESPN is that there is nobody to challenge Florida for the National Championship.  The will end up eating those words.  It will be interesting to see which teams emerge this fall. 

Good luck to all and even if I don't post I will still be peeking in.
 ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 24, 2009, 08:07:25 AM
 ::MonkeyCheer2::

GO!  Good to see you.  Been on any vacations lately?  Yes it is the season.  Glad you are back and we will cheer you on win or lose!  I hope your coach can turn it around.  He is tight with Barry O right?



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 24, 2009, 09:21:12 AM
pd....looked at the paper and it just had the schedule for the first 4 weeks...no florida...so not sure when we play them.
missouri state first week, open week, georgia comes to ark, then we go to alabama!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on August 24, 2009, 02:51:26 PM
None-Excited is an understatement!Will be jumping on here more so i can learn who's rooting for who.I appreciate all the extra information coming from different parts of the country.I will try to find some links with more condensed Pac-10 info!I'm sure you all could find these all yourselves but this will condense PAC-10 stuff for you and make all you SEC,BIG-10,BIG EAST,ACC as well as BIG-12 maybe get yourselves up to date on some PAC-10/Westcoast stuff.We on the westcoast are aware of the Eascoast bias... ::MonkeyTease::

Updates from around the Pac-10...

http://espn.go.com/blog/pac10/post/_/id/1871/pac-10-camp-updates

Some ratings of the Pac-10 coaches

http://www.bustersports.com/blog/pac-10-news/2009/08/24/pac-10-the-top-10-coaches/

Some links from ESPNS Ted Miller...

http://espn.go.com/blog/pac10/post/_/id/1876/pac-10-lunch-links-still-many-depth-chart-questions

To show you what a good sport i am i will post some LSU stuff!!GO DAWGS.. ::MonkeyFootball::

Article on LSU quarterback position...

http://www.lsureveille.com/sports/football-tigers-add-depth-to-qb-position-1.1818993

Les Miles downplays LSU football team's Associated Press ranking

http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2009/08/les_miles_downplays_lsu_footba.html


This last article is from the Oregonian which will give you a bit more of Oregon/Oregon St. info as well as some added Pac-10 stuff from an Oregonian,so take it with a grain of salt! ::MonkeyHaHa::

Well,hope that gives you Monkey's somethin to chew on for awhile.Please leave links from the midwest,southeast,as well as eastcoast for us westcoast fans!Thanx...KTF





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on August 24, 2009, 02:53:11 PM
None-Excited is an understatement!Will be jumping on here more so i can learn who's rooting for who.I appreciate all the extra information coming from different parts of the country.I will try to find some links with more condensed Pac-10 info!I'm sure you all could find these all yourselves but this will condense PAC-10 stuff for you and make all you SEC,BIG-10,BIG EAST,ACC as well as BIG-12 maybe get yourselves up to date on some PAC-10/Westcoast stuff.We on the westcoast are aware of the Eascoast bias... ::MonkeyTease::

Updates from around the Pac-10...

http://espn.go.com/blog/pac10/post/_/id/1871/pac-10-camp-updates

Some ratings of the Pac-10 coaches

http://www.bustersports.com/blog/pac-10-news/2009/08/24/pac-10-the-top-10-coaches/

Some links from ESPNS Ted Miller...

http://espn.go.com/blog/pac10/post/_/id/1876/pac-10-lunch-links-still-many-depth-chart-questions

To show you what a good sport i am i will post some LSU stuff!!GO DAWGS.. ::MonkeyFootball::

Article on LSU quarterback position...

http://www.lsureveille.com/sports/football-tigers-add-depth-to-qb-position-1.1818993

Les Miles downplays LSU football team's Associated Press ranking

http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2009/08/les_miles_downplays_lsu_footba.html


This last article is from the Oregonian which will give you a bit more of Oregon/Oregon St. info as well as some added Pac-10 stuff from an Oregonian,so take it with a grain of salt! ::MonkeyHaHa::

Well,hope that gives you Monkey's somethin to chew on for awhile.Please leave links from the midwest,southeast,as well as eastcoast for us westcoast fans!Thanx...KTF





 ::MonkeyRoll:: ::MonkeyRoll:: ::MonkeyRoll:: ::MonkeyRoll:: ::MonkeyRoll::

Here's the link for the last article..Forgot to post..


http://blog.oregonlive.com/pac10/2009/08/pac10_football_monday_morning.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 24, 2009, 10:53:27 PM
Hey Keep....Can we designate the Huskies to beat SoCal this year? Somebody has to take those arrogant semi-pros out of Championship contention....might as well be your team! ::MonkeyLaugh::

South Carolina is the latest team with casualties from legal troubles. I bet coaches dread the weekends. ::MonkeyEek::


cuz...we're gonna give the Hogs the job of taking down Bama first. Go for it! We won't play FL unless we get to the SEC Championship game....so somebody needs to take them out first....if that's even possible. We will face the new and improved TN Vols this year instead, as well as GA and LSU, Arkansas, Bama and WVA. Hence...the Xanax standing by.

( Sorry spooky! I just can't stand Little Nicky Saban. I can't support his success at Bama, but I do support the kids who play for him.)

Gosh! 11 days and counting until AU's first game!

WDE!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 25, 2009, 12:19:02 AM
KTF we'll be pulling for you against LSU, all season long for I know you're a rabid fan of your Huskies - but pdh might be able to cast some of her special football voodoo for you to win over LSU although I think that's going to be a real mountain to overcome.  ::MonkeyFootball::

pdh - you make me bust, I love to hear you talking football  ::MonkeyHaHa:: Little Nicky

I think Spurrier has his hands full honestly........for whatever reason the gamecocks consistently have someone in trouble.

Yea I think the Hawgs need to beat FL first to pave the way, I like your strategy  ::MonkeyCheer4::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on August 25, 2009, 08:08:16 AM
::MonkeyCheer2::

GO!  Good to see you.  Been on any vacations lately?  Yes it is the season.  Glad you are back and we will cheer you on win or lose!  I hope your coach can turn it around.  He is tight with Barry O right?



Yes, he was hand picked by Barry.  He recruited him as an assistant coach, probably with his own retirement in mind.  He knows defense, but has been very weak in recruiting.  I think that is why we have had the problems at QB and DB.  The rest of the team usually has solid recruitment.  I am not real certain about the discipline issues with the team.  There have been quite a number lately.  I do not know if it is a sign of the times or just a change in quality of character being recruited.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 25, 2009, 08:59:03 AM
i fear it is just a sign of the times! we pay more attention to our football and basketball players because they are so high profile. look at the general population of college students and the percentage is probably a lot higher for arrests,drugs,alcohol,etc......i bet assault is the only one higher for the athletes. what a shame.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on August 25, 2009, 01:07:18 PM
Nick Montana's offensive lineman from Oaks Christian commits to the DAWGS over offers from Notre Dame,Cal,Ucla....Coach Sark & Crew are gettin it done! ::MonkeyFootball::

http://washington.scout.com/

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/school?schoolId=264&page=briefingroom&season=2010&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2frecruiting%2ftracker%2fschool%3fschoolId%3d264%26page%3dbriefingroom%26season%3d2010



BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 25, 2009, 08:57:24 PM

Remember the excel spreadsheet helmet schedule?  It is back!  Download here... enjoy. ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer4::
http://simononsports.blogspot.com/2009/04/download-2009-college-football-helmet.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 25, 2009, 09:41:04 PM
Thanks beans!!!! ::MonkeySlide:: ::MonkeyDance::




Hey GO! Good to see you around these parts!



9 days until the season officially kicks off!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::

Kiwi....Need any help with the Dawg House? Since you have Quarterbacking duties, you may need some extra hands.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


nonesy....How's Nascar doing? Is he ready to fire up his engine?

Has anyone heard any news on our Speedy?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 26, 2009, 12:26:54 AM
Hi GO, great to have you back and I'm hopeful you'll be around for the season.

pdh, today was his first day of class but I sent you an email with a link and a photo today. Nascar's ready for the season to begin  ::MonkeyFootball::

I haven't heard anything about Speedy but expect his 'mom' is busy with back to school duties too?

cuz, I agree to an extent that we revere athletes too much and therefore they have a measure of narcissism and entitlement - but I also have sat in the stands with too many parents unfortunately, who do not value doing the right thing as much as some of us do. So I think it's more complex and that we can't expect every program's coaches to fill all of those gaps. At what point are they 'men', capable of policing themselves? I don't have the answers but I know we have some missing links contributing to some of this.

Thanks for the excel schedule Bean, that's great to have and I'd forgotten it!

First games will be here before we know it, I wonder if Kiwi could use a good soak for those paws about now? It's a demanding job being QB  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 26, 2009, 08:31:26 AM
Agree, we need a Speedy update.  Hope he is healing fast and still gets the Hawaii trip.

KTF thanks for the articles.  Agree with PDH we expect you to upset USC for us ok?  Not too much heat.   ::MonkeyCheer3::


Re Florida... I predict there will be an upset, probably by a team that isn't expected to come close to beating them.  This is too similar to the 90s when we were expected to go for our 3rd NC.  Went to Tempe and got beat early.  It was like the only loss in 3 yrs.  They got cocky.  All the hype.... it can happen "on any given Saturday in the fall". 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on August 26, 2009, 09:41:12 AM
pd...tommy t was the guest speaker at the little rock touchdown club the other day. very entertaining!! sounds like he is enjoying watching his son's last season of high school ball and looking forward to the espn thing but sounds like he might be looking for a coaching job come december. he was asked about the 2 times he was linked to the ark job and he said the closest he came was 1998 when he sat down with frank broyles. of course they went with houston nutt at that time but tt said he thought at the time.....if you get fired from your home state where do you go then?? got a big laugh from the crowd!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 26, 2009, 08:11:51 PM
Gotta love Tubby! He's just a great guy. But I do see now that we needed a change at AU. Tubby gave it all he had to give. I will always respect him, and I think he's the best coach we've ever had. Maybe Coach Chizik will be as great or better...I sure hope so.
Somebody will get a great coach when he decides to jump back into the fire...


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 27, 2009, 09:00:43 PM
I have an update from casa on Speedy, I'll cut and paste it here for you:

Son says that he can tell the rehab is helping.  He is in less pain, but the crutches are hard to walk on.  He went for a checkup Monday and the doctor says 5 more weeks on the crutches, but he should be able to drive in about two weeks.  His roommate who is also a wide receiver on the team is helping him a lot as well as other teammates.  That made me feel better to know that!  If he keeps improving he will probably get to go to Hawaii.  He is handling it very well, but he has his moments when it makes him sad.  He sent me a text message the other day that said, "Mom, I still can't believe I have to miss the whole season."  That is when I want to cry, but my instincts kick in and I try to encourage him as much as I can!  Keep the prayers coming please!  He truly appreciates all the monkeys support!!!  I know he will come out of this a stronger person and more determined next year to make the most of his physical abilities and talent! Thank you all!

So we have to keep our prayers coming for Speedy, he's in that tough place where it's so much hard work with rehab and his team taking the field soon and he's missing not being able to run with them. Finger and toes crossed he gets to go to Hawaii, he deserves to!!!

Go Speedy  ::MonkeyCheer2::

pdh - check your email, ok? Sent you a photo


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 28, 2009, 07:55:52 AM
 ::MonkeyFootball::  one more week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

None thanks for the update on Speedy.  I hope he knows we are praying for him. 

Get ready for the season.  Can you feel it?!!! This song is perfect at getting ya pumped up.... enjoy... smash mouth days are ahead of us.  May your team play well and stay healthy.


http://www.sportslush.com/media/984/Husker_Football_Can_You_Feel_it_2009/


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on August 28, 2009, 01:41:59 PM
Well training is going great. Paws are very sore. I've noticed that Michigan is keeping it quiet about Kiwi being the 4th QB. She may even start.  ::MonkeyCheer3:: All kidding aside, our prayers are out there for Speedy. Keep getting better!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 29, 2009, 09:10:28 AM
Kiwi, I think we should start posting about your QBing skills on the rivals boards  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I was checking some of the posts for our team last night and good lord, some fans don't need much info to take a leap and run with it?  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I've got to head down to see Nascar today, leaving shortly. Someone sideswiped his car in the parking lot, the estimates he got were sky high so I brought the car home and got it fixed for less than half. So I guess not everyone gives football players freebies?  ::MonkeyWink::

One week from today I'll be driving down for kick-off  ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: I'm so excited ! ::MonkeyFootball::

Bean - I love the Husker song, I know you're so excited ! How many games will you make this season?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 29, 2009, 10:35:49 AM
one week from today!!!! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 29, 2009, 10:42:54 AM
one week from today!!!! 

don't laugh but i cannot figure out how to make the fonts bigger.  ha.  anyway... none, you are such a good mom.  how exciting to see nascar play... as American as apple pie.   ::MonkeyCheer3::

sorry about that music video... wasn't meant as a Husker thing... I just think that song "Can you feel it" put to video of fans screaming and helmets crashing is invigorating!  ha ha ha

we play Florida Atlantic first.  Howard Schnellinberger has got to be 80.  This is his building project and he gets the talented kids that perhaps couldn't qualify at other Florida schools... so there is talent and speed.  They burned a big "N" at a bonfire this week.  LOL  Love it.  Huskers were wondering if we should burn an owl (their mascot) but decided against it.


lots of coaching changes so that will be fun to see... trying to remember... we have lane kiffin, obviously gene chizek (WDE), kardashian (Go Huskies), syracuse (good luck), iowa state (good luck)


gotta go get some work done.  enjoy the last weekend before season!  (and clean the house cuz neglect is in the future!)  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 29, 2009, 02:29:48 PM
gotta go get some work done.  enjoy the last weekend before season!  (and clean the house cuz neglect is in the future!)


OH MY GOSH!!! That's exactly what I'm doing! I've been busy all morning doing stuff, and I'm trying to get my house in shape so I can enjoy COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON!!!! I've got my TV strategy all planned out..... ::MonkeyLaugh::

I can't wait until Thurs. night!

6 days until COLLEGE FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!   ::MonkeyCheer4::


WAR EAGLE!!!!!!  


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 29, 2009, 04:21:45 PM
great minds....  ::MonkeyJnBox::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 29, 2009, 05:25:34 PM
 ::MonkeyFootball::

Lookey what I found!  Enjoy all!

College Football On TV For Week (9/3-9/7)

Thursday, September 3rd
South Carolina at North Carolina State 6:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)
North Texas at Ball State 6:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
DII: Central Washington at Minnesota Duluth 7:00 p.m. (CBSC / FSS / FSNO) (HD)
Eastern Kentucky at Indiana 7:00 p.m. BTN (HD)
*Utah State at Utah 8:00 p.m. MTN
*Oregon at Boise State 9:15 p.m. ESPN (HD)

Games that haven't been scheduled for nationally available networks so far.
Coastal Carolina at Kent State 6:00 p.m. TBA
North Dakota State at Iowa State 7:00 p.m. Mediacom (Cable - IA, IL, MN, SD, and WI)
Troy at Bowling Green 6:00 p.m. BCSN
Villanova at Temple 6:00 p.m. TBA
Western Illinois at Sam Houston State 6:00 p.m. SLCTV

Friday, September 4th
Tulsa at Tulane 7:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)
Central Arkansas at Hawaii 11:59 p.m. Oceanic PPV (HD)

Saturday, September 5th
*Akron at Penn State 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
Appalachian State at East Carolina 11:00 a.m. MASN / WITN (cable) / ESPN-GP?
Kentucky vs. Miami Ohio (Cincinnati) 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD)
Liberty at West Virginia 11:00 a.m. SNY / ALT / ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
Minnesota at Syracuse 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 (HD)
Montana State at Michigan State 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
*Navy at Ohio State 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD)
Northern Iowa at Iowa 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
Toledo at Purdue 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
Towson at Northwestern 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
Western Kentucky at Tennessee 11:21 a.m. ESPN-GP *2 / SEC Network *4
Portland State at Oregon State 1:30 p.m. FSNW (HD)
Baylor at Wake Forest 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN2 *7 / ESPN-GP *2
*Georgia at Oklahoma State 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN-GP *2
Illinois vs. Missouri (St. Louis) 2:30 p.m. ESPN (HD)
Jackson State at Mississippi State 2:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
Nevada at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. NBC (HD)
*San Jose State at USC 2:30 p.m. FSN (HD) / FCS Atlantic (cable)
Western Michigan at Michigan 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2 *7 / ABC *1) (HD)
Stanford at Washington State 5:00 p.m. FSNW (HD)
**BYU vs. Oklahoma (Arlington) 6:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)
Charleston Southern at Florida 6:00 p.m. (FSS / FSSW / SUN) (HD) *6 / ESPN-GP *2
**Florida Atlantic at Nebraska 6:00 p.m. FSN PPV
*Louisiana-Monroe at Texas 6:00 p.m. FSN PPV
Louisiana Tech at Auburn 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
Missouri State at Arkansas 6:00 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / PPV (AR & MO)
Northern Colorado at Kansas 6:00 p.m. FCS Central (cable) / DirecTV - 617
Northern Illinois at Wisconsin 6:00 p.m. BTN (HD)
Wofford at South Florida 6:00 p.m. SNY / BHSN
Indiana State at Louisville 6:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / (ERTV / WHAS) (cable)
San Diego State at UCLA 6:30 p.m. FSW (HD) / FCS Atlantic (cable)
Western Carolina at Vanderbilt 6:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / CSN (B / C / E) / CSS (cable)
*Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (Atlanta) 7:00 p.m. ABC (HD)
Idaho at New Mexico State 7:00 p.m. ALT / ESPN-GP / Aggie Vision / GVN
Buffalo at UTEP 8:00 p.m. CBSC (HD)
Idaho State at Arizona State 9:00 p.m. FSAZ (HD) / FCS Pacific (cable)
Maryland at California 9:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)
*LSU at Washington 9:30 p.m. ESPN (HD)

Games that haven't been scheduled for nationally available networks so far.
Alcorn State at Southern Miss 6:00 p.m. TBA
Army at Eastern Michigan 6:00 p.m. TBA
Central Michigan at Arizona 9:00 p.m. AWSN
Chowan at Old Dominion 5:00 p.m. COX / Comcast, VA
Connecticut at Ohio 6:00 p.m. ESPN 360
*Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech 12:00 p.m. ESPN 360
Middle Tennessee at Clemson 5:00 p.m. ESPN 360
Mississippi Valley State at Arkansas State 6:00 p.m. TBA
Monmouth at Colgate 5:00 p.m. Time Warner
New Mexico at Texas A&M 6:00 p.m. TBA
Nicholls State at Air Force 1:00 p.m. TBA
North Dakota at Texas Tech 6:00 p.m. TBA
Northeastern at Boston College 1:00 p.m. ESPN 360
Northwestern State at Houston 6:00 p.m. TBA
Presbyterian at Furman 4:00 p.m. WMYA-TV
Rice at UAB 3:00 p.m. CSS
Richmond at Duke 6:00 p.m. TBA
Sacramento State at UNLV 9:00 p.m. TBA
Samford at Central Florida 5:00 p.m. BHSN
Southern at Louisiana-Lafayette 6:00 p.m. TBA
Southern Illinois at Marshall 3:30 p.m. TBA
Stephen F. Austin at SMU 7:00 p.m. TBA
The Citadel at North Carolina 5:00 p.m. ESPN 360
UC Davis at Fresno State 9:00 p.m. TBA
UMass at Kansas State 6:00 p.m. TBA
Weber State at Wyoming 2:00 p.m. TBA
Western Oregon at Eastern Washington 2:00 p.m. SWX-Spokane
Western State at Montana 2:00 p.m. CW-Montana
William and Mary at Virginia 5:00 p.m. ESPN 360
Youngstown State at Pittsburgh 12:00 p.m. TBA

Sunday, September 6th
Grambling vs. South Carolina State 1:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)
*Ole Miss at Memphis 2:30 p.m. ESPN (HD)
*Colorado State at Colorado 6:00 p.m. FSN (HD)

Monday, September 7th
Cincinnati at Rutgers 3:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)
***Miami at Florida State 7:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)

* - Denotes USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll team playing in game
* - Denotes Game of Interest
* - Denotes Game of the Week

# *1 = Regional coverage, check the ABC coverage maps where linked.
# *2 = Check ESPN's GamePlan's Black-out Schedule or GamePlan's TV Schedule for black out locations.
# *3 = Follow the links at Raycom Sports to check for regional coverage (formerly JP / LFS), HD where available.
# *4 = SEC Network regional coverage.
# *5 = ERTV (ESPN Regional TV) or ESPN-Plus broadcasts are on local cable systems.
# *6 = SEC games on FSS may also be on SUN and FSSW (cable only in AR and LA).
# *7 = Reverse Mirror = Out of market ABC coverage for the Big Ten game will be on ESPN or ESPN2. The other game will be on ABC in its region, on ESPN or ESPN2 in the Big Ten region, and on GamePlan everywhere else..


Name__________Network

ALT - Altitude Sports & Entertainment
ALT2 - Altitude Sports & Entertainment
BTN - Big Ten Network
BYUTV - BYU Television
CBSC - CBS College Sports Network (CSTV)
CSCA - Comcast Sports Network California
CSNB - Comcast Sports Network (FSBA)
CSNC - Comcast Sports Network Chicago
CSMA - Comcast Sports Network Mid-Atlantic
CSNE - Comcast Sports Network New England
CSS - Comcast / Charter Southeast Sports
CST - Cox Sports TV (Cable / ERTV)
ESPN - ESPN (HD)
ESPN2 - ESPN2 (HD)
ESPNCL - ESPN Classic
ESPNU - ESPN University
FSAZ - Fox Sports Net Arizona
FSCN - Fox Sports Net Cincinnati
FSD - Fox Sports Net Detroit
FSFL - Fox Sports Net Florida
FSMW - Fox Sports Net Midwest
FSNO - Fox Sports Net North / Minnesota
FSNW - Fox Sports Net Northwest
FSOH - Fox Sports Net Ohio
FSPI - Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh
FSPT - Fox Sports Net - Prime Ticket (West 2)
FSRM - Fox Sports Net Rocky Mtn
FSS - Fox Sports Net South
FSSW - Fox Sports Net Southwest
FSW - Fox Sports Net West
MASN - Mid-Atlantic Sports Network
MSG - Madison Square Garden
MSG+ - MSG Plus (Was FSN NY)
MTN - Mountain West Sports Network
NASN - North American Sports Network
NESN - New England Sports Network
NFL - NFL Network
SLCTV - Southland Conference TV (cable)
SNY - SportsNet New York
SS - Sports South (formerly Turner South)
STO - SportsTime Ohio
SUN - Sunshine Network
Versus - Versus (Formerly OLN)
YES - Yankees Entertainment Sports

Source: lsufootball.net


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 30, 2009, 03:07:08 AM
OK...here's my Saturday plan......keep in mind that I have 3 TVs with full access cable ::MonkeyLaugh
App State and ECU in the morning if I can get it, then I'll catch GA and OK ST, which will probably be a great game. Of course, I'll flip back and forth to keep an eye on the MI game so that I can see Kiwi make his QB1 debut...and more importantly to me...the evening belongs to the AUBURN TIGERS!!!!!!!! WDE!!!!
I'll also be checking into the Bama game and finish off with the LSU-Washington game... ::MonkeyFootball::

I get chills just thinking about it.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on August 30, 2009, 09:44:40 AM
By reports, it sounds like Michigan has not put its problems behind it yet....  Players seem none to happy.....


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 30, 2009, 01:19:59 PM
By reports, it sounds like Michigan has not put its problems behind it yet....  Players seem none to happy.....

I just saw that too GO, here's the article up on Rivals about it - this is not a good sign. Particularly after Kiwi's made his paws raw with his efforts in camp  ::MonkeyWaa::

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-michigan-ncaa&prov=ap&type=lgns

Report: Michigan players allege NCAA violations

DETROIT (AP)—Several Michigan football players claim the program regularly violates NCAA rules limiting how much time they can spend on training and practice sessions, according to a published report.

Players from the 2008 and 2009 teams told the Detroit Free Press for a story published on the newspaper’s Web site on Saturday that the amount of time they spend on football activities during the season and in the offseason greatly exceeds the limits. The players spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity because they feared repercussions from coaches.

Coach Rich Rodriguez and the university’s compliance director, Judy Van Horn, both denied that the football program was violating NCAA rules.

“We know the practice and offseason rules, and we stay within the guidelines. We follow the rules and have always been completely committed to being compliant with all NCAA rules,” Rodriguez said in a written statement to the newspaper.

Van Horn said her department conducts “in-person spot checks of practice during the academic year and summer. We have not had any reason to self-report any violations in this area with any of our sports.”

NCAA rules allow eight hours a week for mandatory workouts during the offseason. However, players told the newspaper that they spent two to three times that amount on required workouts.

The players also said the amount of time they spent on football activities during the season exceeded the weekly limit of 20 hours and often exceeded the daily limit of four hours.

They also said quality-control staff often watched seven-on-seven offseason scrimmages that are supposed to be voluntary and that only training staff are allowed to attend.

The Free Press said five of the 10 current or former players it interviewed gave similar accounts of how the program is run and a sixth player confirmed most of the descriptions. Other players gave a general idea of the program. None disputed the allegations, the newspaper said.

The players acknowledged they had signed forms stating NCAA rules had been followed and had not told the university’s compliance department about their concerns. One player told the Free Press that athletes would get in trouble if they didn’t sign.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 30, 2009, 01:23:06 PM
OK...here's my Saturday plan......keep in mind that I have 3 TVs with full access cable ::MonkeyLaugh
App State and ECU in the morning if I can get it, then I'll catch GA and OK ST, which will probably be a great game. Of course, I'll flip back and forth to keep an eye on the MI game so that I can see Kiwi make his QB1 debut...and more importantly to me...the evening belongs to the AUBURN TIGERS!!!!!!!! WDE!!!!
I'll also be checking into the Bama game and finish off with the LSU-Washington game... ::MonkeyFootball::

I get chills just thinking about it.... ::MonkeyLaugh::

Loooong day PDH  ::MonkeyKiss::

I know you're a big App State supporter and I think that one will be on ESPN, I heard that game is at noon because that was the time they could get ESPN to schedule/film it. I'll be watching your Tigers with you !! Let's hope they have a blast of a season opener  ::MonkeyCheer2::

I hope I don't have to work all of Friday and Sunday so that I can be really ready for the season opener but I have a feeling.........that I'll have to work. Working today hoping to get ahead, fingers and toes crossed.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 30, 2009, 01:49:17 PM
This is going to be tough because App State coach is a former Husker,.  Boy.... Nascar, only for you and your mom will Icheer against a Husker.  Go Nascar!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 30, 2009, 03:37:54 PM
I do like App. State, and they have an outstanding football program for a small school......but this time I think I'll have to be for ECU..... ::MonkeyCheer3::
It wasn't even a close decision... ::MonkeyLaugh::
I'll be a Pirate in the morning, and a Tiger at night, and I'll try not to get confused in-between ::MonkeyConfused::

I wish I could see the Huskers in their opener, but that game isn't coming on in my area. I'll have to settle for game highlights.....


A little sumthin' sumthin' on Ryan Perrilloux over at Jacksonville State.....He's in his senior season, and Jax State is expected to do very well in their conference. Maybe a new environment, and closer supervision has helped him to straighten out some. He hasn't been in any big trouble lately. If Jax State plays well, several of their games could be televised. Right now, I think one or two are set to be on ESPNU just because they have him, and because they are supposed to have a great team. Some are saying Jax State could play for the Div. II championship game. If they do....I'll try to go.

And please......no bad juju because I posted this!!!! ::MonkeyDevil:: GO GAMECOCKS!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on August 30, 2009, 06:39:21 PM
NO BAD JU JU FOR ANY OF US PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bean and PDH thanks, I appreciate it as will he  ::MonkeyWink:: I can attest that they aren't over confident going into this one, or the coach.

I hope our season openers are all wins but if not, I hope Kiwi is ready for a looonng day with us perching in his dawghouse. I'll make some consolation cupcakes just in case we need a sugar rush - but hope we won't need them.

Go teams   ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyFootball::





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on August 30, 2009, 11:07:15 PM
YUM! Cupcakes!!! ::MonkeyDance::

I may just order Chinese on Sat. night so that I won't have to leave the TV for that long...... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on August 31, 2009, 05:23:32 PM
YUM! Cupcakes!!! ::MonkeyDance::

I may just order Chinese on Sat. night so that I won't have to leave the TV for that long...... ::MonkeyLaugh::
Chinese sounds good. Kiwi actually prefers cupcakes after a game. As for over training in the off season, I wouldn't be proud of the extra time resulting in 3-9. We hope Kiwi will get in the game at some point. A side note she hasn't trained more than a couple of hours with the golden and myself.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on August 31, 2009, 07:57:40 PM
 ::MonkeyLaugh::  I am glad you said it cuz I sure thought it... RR if you worked 'em that hard and they looked that bad you wasted a whole bunch of time.  Geez.  Time for the games to begin so the crap ends and the fun starts!!  Glad Kiwi is cleared to play.  He is a natural - can't wait to see him leaping over players and running to the endzone.

None... we got ya back sistah.

PDH.. we are on PPV fox regional and I haven't looked at the map yet.  I drove by the stadium today!!!  I yelled GBR too! ha.  I was on an overpass so I couldn't look too hard for the team.  LOL.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 02, 2009, 07:22:59 AM
Tomorrow is the day!  Yeah.

Time to start play because the injuries from practices are out of control... USC has 5 starters out.  OK State lost 2 more yesterday.  Bama had a guy shot.  Lord knows who else. 

Feel bad for our opponent Florida Atlantic lost 2 starters on defense this week.  They lost most of their D to graduation so this is not good for them. 

Rest up all... weekends almost here!  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 02, 2009, 09:26:06 PM
YUM! Cupcakes!!! ::MonkeyDance::

I may just order Chinese on Sat. night so that I won't have to leave the TV for that long...... ::MonkeyLaugh::
Chinese sounds good. Kiwi actually prefers cupcakes after a game. As for over training in the off season, I wouldn't be proud of the extra time resulting in 3-9. We hope Kiwi will get in the game at some point. A side note she hasn't trained more than a couple of hours with the golden and myself.

We do hope Kiwi will get in the game at some point  ::MonkeyWink::

Okay I highly recommend our mile high cupcake, with macerated strawberries in the center (stuffed cuppycakes are our specialty), buttercream icing with flecks of madagascar vanilla bean, topped with a fresh strawberry on top ! I'll bring those to the dawghouse (if we lose) along with my sad self, it will be our last cuppycake with the summer fruits - seems fitting.

Good luck to Kiwi, RR, and the team - I hope you have an outstanding opener and if Kiwi scores I'll be yelling "I knew him when"  ::MonkeyCheer3::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 02, 2009, 09:36:20 PM
Tomorrow is the day!  Yeah.

Time to start play because the injuries from practices are out of control... USC has 5 starters out.  OK State lost 2 more yesterday.  Bama had a guy shot.  Lord knows who else. 

Feel bad for our opponent Florida Atlantic lost 2 starters on defense this week.  They lost most of their D to graduation so this is not good for them. 

Rest up all... weekends almost here!  ::MonkeyCheer4::

I know bean, when I saw the bama player had been shot I was  ::MonkeyShocked:: and once the details came out, it seems even a big ole football player has to worry about being robbed in a parking lot!! I remember son ending up in the wrong side of town in TTown, he got lost and drove into a parking lot then realized a suspect looking crowd was there, so he gunned it to get out of there - looks in his rear view mirror and sees shots flying across the parking lot. RUN FORREST RUN  ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyShocked::

Ya'll have to see this, I went to South Carolina's Gamecocks website to take a quick look at their roster........well you gotta see what Spurrier has done now. Little fella is calling himself the "thunder" now  ::MonkeyHaHa::

http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

I hope little thunder can handle their opener, should be interesting......

Well it is nearly time, can't believe I'll be sitting in the stands praying in a little over two days from now.

ARE YA'LL READY FOR SOME COLLEGE FOOTBALL?????????  ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 02, 2009, 10:38:30 PM
It's almost here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::cartwheel:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Tomorrow night is gonna be so much fun! I made a big casserole tonight so I will be reheating leftovers to save TV time.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


I feel bad for those kids who suffered injuries this week....right here at the last minute! Dang! ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 03, 2009, 07:50:44 AM
 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball::

GAME DAY


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 03, 2009, 06:05:10 PM
sure is bean

so, who's watching what tonight? I'm fixing a big salad to munch on while I keep working, I'm determined to get ahead on these 80 documents I have to complete SOON, and watch some of the games out of the corner of my eye. I'll be watching SC vs NCSU and I want to catch some of the Boise State game too.

PDH - I see Troy is playing, I know that's a fave of yours! I got a call from Nascar today, he picked up those things we were waiting on so I'll pick those up on Saturday.  ::MonkeyCheer3::

Okay, it's here  ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer3::                               ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: spooky112483 on September 03, 2009, 09:34:07 PM
Hello everyone.
I'm so excited to be finally watching college ball!
SC not showing a lot of offensive firepower. I feel bad for Spurrier. I really like and respect him and I would love to see SC have a great season because I don't think he's got the stomach for it anymore.
Well, everyone enjoy your night!

Roll tide ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 03, 2009, 10:34:10 PM

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::





Hey spooks! Great to see you!!!! And a big WAR EAGLE  to you! ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Congrats to Steve Spurrier on the win! It wasn't pretty, but it wasn't a loss, so he can build on it.  So. Carolina has a tough schedule, so he has a lot of adjustments to make....
I agree with you spooky. He may not have the burn for coaching anymore.

nonesy -  Thanks so much!!!!! I'll be looking for your email.

The Troy game is not being shown in my area.....hasn't even been mentioned! ::MonkeyMad::
I hope they win big!

I'm relieved to see that Oregon is wearing their toned-down uniforms. I don't think I could watch the game if Oregon had on their bright yellow while playing on that bright blue field. Just one of those yelling at my eyes is all my middle-aged retinas can stand. ::MonkeyLaugh::

More football tomorrow!!!! Ain't it great? ::MonkeySlide::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 04, 2009, 08:25:31 AM
Well it got ugly when Blount had to go after players and fans post the loss - can't say that impressed me at all. I hope Oregon can overcome that blemish now, Boise State is a force to reckon with again - heads up.

As for Spurrier, he was pitching fits on the sideline and I can't say I'm a huge fan of his either, but he sure threw that visor  ::MonkeyHaHa:: I thought that was one of the ugliest games and I am just praying our team doesn't have that kind of lackluster season opener. The campaign at NCSU in the students to have Wilson win the Heisman.......well they might better rethink that one. SC did have some special freshman talent, I hope Spurrier can spur the upperclassmen to keep up.

I am so glad it's Friday, I really need a break from work and so will be leaving very early tomorrow to wade thru the crowds and happy to say I"ll be on the 50 yard line, second row up  ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::

Let's play ball and I hope our teams play more like Boise than SC !!!  ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 05, 2009, 10:37:11 AM
 ::MonkeyFootball::

Let the games begin!  ::cartwheel::

 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

May all the Monkeys teams have a clean, healthy hard fought WIN today.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 05, 2009, 10:38:40 AM
Hello everyone.
I'm so excited to be finally watching college ball!
SC not showing a lot of offensive firepower. I feel bad for Spurrier. I really like and respect him and I would love to see SC have a great season because I don't think he's got the stomach for it anymore.
Well, everyone enjoy your night!

Roll tide ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2::

I agree... me thinks Stevie doesn't have the fight in him of old.  Sad to see.  Put him on as a Game Day crew member and get rid of Holtz!  That would be great.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 05, 2009, 04:46:44 PM
 ::MonkeyCheer3:: Michigan looking real good.  Kiwi doing a great job.  I am switching games so I can see em all ... lol

USC having a tough time.  darn.  ::MonkeyDevil2::

Guess that radio guy that said Iowa would be great was wrong.  WOW almost beat by a directional school from IA.

OK State having a tough start...

Ohio State didn't look too great today either.  THe USC game might be overrated hype.

Lots of slow starts today.  Catch ya later


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 05, 2009, 06:27:20 PM
Congratulations to NASCAR"S TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeySlide::


Kiwi...great job!


OK State is getting better. I think they have one of the best coaches ever. Mike Gundy is building somethng special with the Cowboys!
I like Mark Richt too, and this game is tough for me. I'm sorta for both teams....but kinda leaning toward the kids in Stillwater.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Jax State got their behinds handed to 'em by GA Tech....uh oh!


It's about 45 minutes until the AU season opener. I'm so dang nervous! But as usual....IT'S GREAT TO BE AN  AUBURN TIGER!!!!

 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::



Good Luck to everybody who is still playing, or whose team is wating for kickoff!

GEAUX LSU!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 05, 2009, 11:41:26 PM
 ::MonkeyCheer3::  Yeah Nascar!

 ::MonkeyCheer4::  Yeah PDH!

 ::MonkeyCheer3::  Yeah Kiwi!

 ::MonkeyCheer4::  Yeah BOC (where r u?)

cuz?  haven't seen your score yet... but  ::MonkeyCheer2:: yeah anyway

and finally  ::MonkeyCheer2::  yeah Huskers

This Bama vs Tech game is great.  Both teams playing tough.  This is a tough first game!!  I am proud of both teams.

Sam Bradford...  I could just cry for him.  That has to be hard.  I read that the O Line and WRs were the big ?s due to them being yhoung and new... boy they have some work to do.  No wonder Sam went down.  No protection.

Sorry if I missed anyone... I just got home.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 06, 2009, 01:14:40 AM
Hey a first were all in Kiwi's Dawghouse without losing!
Kiwi didn't get into the game until the 4th Quarter. I think espn whitched to another game when Kiwi ran a running play. But I have pictures, as soon as I get home in a few days ill load them.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 06, 2009, 01:20:04 AM
Hmmm how about switched instead of whitched. Wow too much celebration!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 06, 2009, 10:21:09 AM
I sat there thinking during our first half what a shining season we will have..........spent the second half praying we could find our mojo again and not lose this game. Exhausting !! But Nascar did his job, a TD plus two tackles on special teams to stop the run. With a 6th year qb plus very experienced offensive players, we just shouldn't be struggling. *sigh* So here's for getting our act together for a huge game next weekend, I know we can  ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::

Bean - and you were worried about FL Atlantic? I'd call that a blow out, same for Auburn and Kiwi I"m just really happy for you. You must have been the inspiration for your team and RR !  ::MonkeyWink:: Denard sure looked good with those shoelaces untied !!

TN did look good and I'm so sorry to see OK's qb hurt and out now. I was surprised by the UGA vs Ok State game, and relieved McElroy was able to pull a win against VT.

I"m tired, it was hot as heck in that full sun yesterday, but have to work this afternoon so gotta get some more coffee in me to wake me up.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 06, 2009, 11:44:48 AM
 ::MonkeyCheer3:: I don't want to forget to give some kudos to the Washington team.  I just knew LSU would landbast them and they did NOT.  Washington came out to play and kept it close.  Way improved over seasons past.  Good job.

Kiwi - can't wait to see the game photos.    ::cartwheel::

PDH didn't see any of your game so am curious as to how it went.  Cuz same thing.  None, thanks for the update.  Give Nascar a big high five and hug.

Our team is YOUNG.  Bo played young players over seniors because they earned the spots.  WOW.  We have 2 seniors on offense and 4 on defense.  I think 80 starters are either TRUE freshmen or RSHT freshmen.  They played well.  They looked just like a Pelini team.  ha ha ha We are under the radar right now which is good.  Things to shore up before we play VA TECH game 3. 



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 06, 2009, 11:50:28 AM
I woke up happy, and then I saw this. I hate it for David, but I'm praying he will land on another team and have a revival of his career.
http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/09/05/super-bowl-xlii-hero-david-tyree-cut/?icid=main|main|dl4|link6|http%3A%2F%2Fnfl.fanhouse.com%2F2009%2F09%2F05%2Fsuper-bowl-xlii-hero-david-tyree-cut%2F


On to college football.......

Nonesy! We are so proud of Nascar!!!! ::MonkeyCheer3:: They ended up showing some other game here, so I didn't get to see his game. I called my cable company and raised a ruckus.....I did not care about Syracuse and MN.  ::MonkeyLaugh::

Bama and VaTech.....I really disliked the pace of that game. I didn't think either team had the stuff, and if VTech hadn't shot itself in the foot with late in the game penalties...who knows? But I never do think VTech lives up to the hype. They almost get there.....but not quite. I think Bama may have a similar season to last year, from the looks of it.

I feel so bad for OK. Their season is in disarray already. I hope Sam Bradford can heal quickly, but I hope he doesn't play before he's ready. He can play on Sundays, so he should take care of his future too. He's in a bad position.


AU- LaTech........
LaTech always comes prepared to play, they have great game plans, and they give us all we can take....until about the 3rd quarter. Then the differences start to show, and they can't hang on. I have immense respect for them, and Derek Dooley is a heck of a coach!
But the main thing about last night 's game was this ...AU IS BACK!.  WE HAD GREAT PLAYS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL!!!! We looked like the Auburn Tigers again! I was so relieved to see that. We had some killer penalties, and a few issues to iron out, but we are out of the fog now! How far back we've come still remains to be seen, but we are not as lost as we were last year, and I really loved what I saw. Kodi Burn scored a TD, and I was so happy to see him play a vital offensive role. It was a fun game!

USC .......a vastly inferior opponent, so not much to comment on there.

LSU and Wash.....I fell asleep in the early 3rd quarter so I don't even know who won. Dang it!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 06, 2009, 01:09:13 PM
Beans - great news about the Huskers! I haven't even seen the highlights of that game yet, but I'll try to catch some today!


So....the fallen are:
OK
Ga
VTech
Oregon

Did I miss anybody else who was ranked?
OK was the only surprise to me.

BTW...UAB beat Rice..... Go Blazers!!!!! ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 06, 2009, 01:13:33 PM
Given what they did last year I assumed VATech vs Bama would be about defense and whichever team could get it going on offense would win.  True to style, Beamer made up for yards with turnovers and special teams.  If he could just get some offense going they would be great.  Must be frustrating for them.  Close but yes they blew it.  Bama looked tough.  But they didn't score a ton either.  Course it is game one. lol.

OK State got the big win and I am happy for them.

Missouri really surprised by looking sharp both sides of ball with a starting QB, new OC and new DC and lots of young players.  They beat Illinois soundly.

Another team to watch is Baylor!  ::MonkeyEek::  That QB of theirs is the real deal.  They beat a good Wake Forest team in the opener.  None of us in the Big 12 are looking forward to playing them this year.  Nice to see a program improve.

PDH glad to get the update and that things are already showing improvement.  The W is huge for the psyche too. 



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 06, 2009, 01:16:26 PM
Beans - great news about the Huskers! I haven't even seen the highlights of that game yet, but I'll try to catch some today!


So....the fallen are:
OK
Ga
VTech
Oregon

Did I miss anybody else who was ranked?
OK was the only surprise to me.

BTW...UAB beat Rice..... Go Blazers!!!!! ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

Just wanted to say there are alot of teams over ranked that should go out of the top tiers as well.  Ohio State is one.  Iowa should not be rated at all this week.  Can't remember who else but you know how I feel about rankings this early.. ridiculous.  ha. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 06, 2009, 02:15:53 PM
well....let's just say razorback fans are ecstatic!!!  ::MonkeyCheer2::here is the difference between last year and this year. first kickoff last year was fumbled away.....first kickoff this year was returned 91 yards for a td....what a way to start the season!!! ::MonkeyFootball:: plus we had a record game of total passing yards....440+!!! our ex-michagan qb is the real deal!!! plus our number 2 is nothing to sneeze at. both qb's played equal amounts to equal the passing total. plus we had 8 different running backs!!!! plus we have at least 6 to 8 amazing receivers!! our offense is awesome.....just wish the defense was as good!!! ::MonkeyEek::
congrats to everybody....looks like only person in the doghouse will be keep the faith...but don't worry your team looked great and i am sure will have a great year!!! kiwi....you have been holding out on us...poor michigan...right!!!!! ::MonkeyDevil::
none....i am so proud of nascar....his first td!!!! tell us more...i want details!!! ::MonkeyDance::
bean....so glad you are excited about your team..after the last couple of years you deserve it!!
one really downer for our game....we had 3 kick-offs go out of bounds...nothing like giving your opponent the ball on the 40 yard line...better get that fixed...like now! ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 06, 2009, 03:59:13 PM
Congrats on the win cuz!
Sounds like the Hogs are back in the chase too! Just what we need in the SEC....more teams with talent.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Ohio State may get their hineys handed to them next week, ranked or not. They play USC. I hope they can correct their mistakes, put together a decent game plan, and send the Trojans home with their designer underwear in tatters..... ::MonkeyLaugh::


I'm watching Ole Miss and Memphis. I'm not sure if playing Memphis will give me a good enough chance to assess the Rebels, but maybe it will. I don't know much about the Tigers football program because it's usually overshadowed by their very successful basketball program. So far....it's been Turnover City!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 06, 2009, 06:26:08 PM
snead was kind of a bust today....commentators keep saying he started out that way last year and came on fast the second half of the season. so we will see. ole miss is going to win and their schedule is the easiest of the sec within in the sec....no florida...plus 3 big ones at home.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 06, 2009, 06:45:03 PM
ha....spoke to soon...snead must have heard me...two td's in the last 2 minutes...over 200 yards now!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 06, 2009, 08:06:04 PM
Memphis was good in spurts, but they sure did make it easy for Ole Miss. I just can't tell if Ole Miss is the real deal for sure, but they do look better than they have in years.
MSU looked better too.
Lots of rebirth in the SEC this weekend. TN. looked very good, and we face them this year. UH OH!

FL vs Troy next week.... ::MonkeyEek:: Those Alabama Trojans have guts.....I'll give them that. I hope they give the Gators a good run.


Did Wisconsin win?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 06, 2009, 08:52:05 PM
Yes I believe Wisconsin won.  I knew I was forgetting someone!!!  Sorry GO   ::MonkeyCheer2::  congrats

Colorado looking like total crap against Colorado State.  Their fans are so classy they just booed their own team off the field at halftime.  Same people that urinate on us when we visit.  Nice group.  Hawkins promised 10 wins this year.  WOW.  Good luck with that.

Face it - until we play a few games and against stronger teams we really don't know what we "got".  I consider the first few games scrimmages.  Everyone get comfy and get rid of the jitters.  Then bring it on. 



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 08, 2009, 09:10:05 AM
anybody watch the florida state/miami game last night? best game of the season so far....back and forth..came down to the last second!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 08, 2009, 09:08:20 PM
Okie State -- #5 AP!!  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I have tears in my eyes!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 08, 2009, 09:16:14 PM
cuz - that was a good game! I missed the last quarter though.


wreck -  I like OK. State too!  Congrats to them!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 08, 2009, 09:19:16 PM
cuz - that was a good game! I missed the last quarter though.


wreck -  I like OK. State too!  Congrats to them!
Thanks!! We have never been in the Pre-season top 10 and opened with a solid win against a good SEC team in Georgia! Let's see if we know how to respond and keep it going!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 08, 2009, 10:18:27 PM
cuz - that was a good game! I missed the last quarter though.


wreck -  I like OK. State too!  Congrats to them!
Thanks!! We have never been in the Pre-season top 10 and opened with a solid win against a good SEC team in Georgia! Let's see if we know how to respond and keep it going!

Wreck... good to have a Big 12 Brother on the board.   ::MonkeyCheer4::  We have been cheering your team for the past 2 years! ha.  Looking good.


I am sure you don't care much for OK but my heart goes out to them for losing 2 critical players.  Read they lost another to academics as well so they will be scurrying.  I'd rather beat them at full strength.   ::MonkeyCheer2::


Cuz, yes the FL vs Miami game was fantastic.  They always play close. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 08, 2009, 11:01:04 PM
cuz - that was a good game! I missed the last quarter though.


wreck -  I like OK. State too!  Congrats to them!
Thanks!! We have never been in the Pre-season top 10 and opened with a solid win against a good SEC team in Georgia! Let's see if we know how to respond and keep it going!

Wreck... good to have a Big 12 Brother on the board.   ::MonkeyCheer4::  We have been cheering your team for the past 2 years! ha.  Looking good.


I am sure you don't care much for OK but my heart goes out to them for losing 2 critical players.  Read they lost another to academics as well so they will be scurrying.  I'd rather beat them at full strength.   ::MonkeyCheer2::


Cuz, yes the FL vs Miami game was fantastic.  They always play close. 
I grew up having never misssed an OU home game (all the way through HS). My mom went to OU -- my Dad went to OSU. All 4 kids in my family went to OSU -- mom was PO'd!!  ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 09, 2009, 09:36:28 AM
Yes I believe Wisconsin won.  I knew I was forgetting someone!!!  Sorry GO   ::MonkeyCheer2::  congrats

Colorado looking like total crap against Colorado State.  Their fans are so classy they just booed their own team off the field at halftime.  Same people that urinate on us when we visit.  Nice group.  Hawkins promised 10 wins this year.  WOW.  Good luck with that.

Face it - until we play a few games and against stronger teams we really don't know what we "got".  I consider the first few games scrimmages.  Everyone get comfy and get rid of the jitters.  Then bring it on. 



Guess that depends upon how you define winning.  We had more points at the end of the game.  This should have been a scrimmage the entire game.  Instead we needed to hang on and almost blew it at that.  Not very impressive at all.   I was at a wedding this past weekend so I didn't really get a chance to watch any of the games.  Congrats to the winners.  Hopefully, I can get more into the season in the coming weeks.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 09, 2009, 02:24:05 PM
GO - good to see ya.  Hopefully the team will get better w/time. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 09, 2009, 09:48:54 PM
It's great to see you GO! Maybe Wisconsin can clean up some things this week. At least their mistakes didn't cost them a win.

wreck - I became a fan of OK St. when your young coach defended his kids and blew a gasket at that presser about 2-3 years ago. I have been a staunch admirer ever since, and he's proven that my gut feeling about him was right. I never really paid that much attention to the Cowboys football team until then. I've followed the basketball team for quite a few years. He has certainly OK St. on the map, and it's been fun watching him build a team!

AU has a few things to address, but I watched the re-run of the game tonite, and they were pretty good! A few stupid penalties that need to stop, but everything is working again, so we should have a decent year.

OK had such promise. I hope they can overcome these setbacks, and still have a great season.

That Bama kid that acted so ugly during the game has a history of bad behavior. It's disappointing that he acted that way. I really do hope Little Nicky isn't building a Univ. of Miami North with thugs for players....he's gonna be so bad for Bama in the long run.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 09, 2009, 10:43:24 PM
Bean - I think Baylor is one to watch too, what an offense! I agree it's sad to see Oklahoma lose two top players so early.

GO - what a scary owl avi you have now, is that your game face? I don't think so many teams blew the field in top form in the season opener, son's included. First half we looked outstanding, second half our opponent made adjustments and it changed the entire game. Hopefully both of our teams will pull a better strategy together by this week's game.

Welcome wreck, great to have OSU on board !

pdh - I have an interesting tidbit for you, knowing how you love the Trojans and Carroll. One of son's big supporters at the university tracked me down last weekend, invited us to his tailgate. His son is the head of videography for the UCLA sports program  ::MonkeyShocked:: I told him to bring that boy home !!

I hope everyone's teams has great games this weekend and WINS! I'll be driving 12 hours round trip for son's game, then flying out for work on Sunday. We have a tough one this weekend and a tough one next weekend too. I'll try to check in before I leave on Sunday.

Go you-know  ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::

 ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 09, 2009, 10:59:45 PM
Bean - I think Baylor is one to watch too, what an offense! I agree it's sad to see Oklahoma lose two top players so early.

GO - what a scary owl avi you have now, is that your game face? I don't think so many teams blew the field in top form in the season opener, son's included. First half we looked outstanding, second half our opponent made adjustments and it changed the entire game. Hopefully both of our teams will pull a better strategy together by this week's game.

Welcome wreck, great to have OSU on board !

pdh - I have an interesting tidbit for you, knowing how you love the Trojans and Carroll. One of son's big supporters at the university tracked me down last weekend, invited us to his tailgate. His son is the head of videography for the UCLA sports program  ::MonkeyShocked:: I told him to bring that boy home !!

I hope everyone's teams has great games this weekend and WINS! I'll be driving 12 hours round trip for son's game, then flying out for work on Sunday. We have a tough one this weekend and a tough one next weekend too. I'll try to check in before I leave on Sunday.

Go you-know  ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

well your son's team should have a good season.  enjoy cheering them all on.  the time goes by so quickly.  I do sometimes miss the times when I was able to watch my kids play or perform.  After that it was a blast seeing the teammates all again at the weddings.   I do watch my grandchildren, but it is not quite the same. 

My new look reflect my mood these days.  I feel very stern!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 09, 2009, 11:17:17 PM
Bean - I think Baylor is one to watch too, what an offense! I agree it's sad to see Oklahoma lose two top players so early.

GO - what a scary owl avi you have now, is that your game face? I don't think so many teams blew the field in top form in the season opener, son's included. First half we looked outstanding, second half our opponent made adjustments and it changed the entire game. Hopefully both of our teams will pull a better strategy together by this week's game.

Welcome wreck, great to have OSU on board !

pdh - I have an interesting tidbit for you, knowing how you love the Trojans and Carroll. One of son's big supporters at the university tracked me down last weekend, invited us to his tailgate. His son is the head of videography for the UCLA sports program  ::MonkeyShocked:: I told him to bring that boy home !!

I hope everyone's teams has great games this weekend and WINS! I'll be driving 12 hours round trip for son's game, then flying out for work on Sunday. We have a tough one this weekend and a tough one next weekend too. I'll try to check in before I leave on Sunday.

Go you-know  ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

well your son's team should have a good season.  enjoy cheering them all on.  the time goes by so quickly.  I do sometimes miss the times when I was able to watch my kids play or perform.  After that it was a blast seeing the teammates all again at the weddings.   I do watch my grandchildren, but it is not quite the same. 

My new look reflect my mood these days.  I feel very stern!!!!!
Baylor scares me! Great young QB. In the Big XII South  -- A&M is the only "weak link"................. and they ain't no picnic either!!  It is the toughest division of ANY Conference in the country. I'm afraid that by the time we all play each other .... no one will be able to stay undefeated. This will hurt any team's chances of actually winning it all!  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 10, 2009, 07:17:44 AM
 ::MonkeyCheer3::  None... long weekend for you.  Give Nascar a hug and a kick in the butt from us.  GO NASCAR!  ::MonkeyCheer3::

Oh yeah.. we played Baylor last yr when Griffin (QB) was a mere pup.  Guy has some moves.  Fast too.  No one is taking them for granted.  Sucks because they were always a guaranteed win.  Bryles doing a nice job. 

A&M sucks because they hired our former AD and a ton of Callahan's former coaches.  I think the only position that wasn't replaced by a former Husker coach was the Def Coordinator... who you all know was the worst coach ever.  They are reliving our NFL experience.  Good luck to them.

I am hearing that Leaches' crew isn't nearly as strong at D this year... at least after game 1.  We are all counting on you to take the South.  YOu can do it.  ::MonkeyCheer4::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 10, 2009, 08:27:24 AM
We have Fresno State this weekend.  They are always a problem.  Certainly not known as a national power, but still come up with some good players.  I don't know much about them except they won 51-0 last week.  They must be able to move the ball.

I hope we get things together this week.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 10, 2009, 09:31:51 PM
go ...your avi is mesmerizing!!!!
i hope texas a&m is weak this year....razorbacks play them in the dallas cowboys new stadium this year!!!
good luck to everybody this weekend...we have an open date so i will pull for everybody else!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 10, 2009, 10:01:34 PM
go ...your avi is mesmerizing!!!!
i hope texas a&m is weak this year....razorbacks play them in the dallas cowboys new stadium this year!!!
good luck to everybody this weekend...we have an open date so i will pull for everybody else!!!

Cuz, you will KILL them.  Trust me on this.  Just think Callahans staff and remember 2 years ago when we were totally embarrassed on national TV.  Yes sireee.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 10, 2009, 10:41:29 PM
Frijole, I have been to a game in Lincoln (vs. Oklahoma)!! Best fans in the country! (I went with a few friends that played for OU). I was rooting for the Huskers!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 11, 2009, 06:58:32 AM
Frijole, I have been to a game in Lincoln (vs. Oklahoma)!! Best fans in the country! (I went with a few friends that played for OU). I was rooting for the Huskers!!
What year? Maybe I was there.  LOL



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 11, 2009, 11:11:42 AM
Frijole, I have been to a game in Lincoln (vs. Oklahoma)!! Best fans in the country! (I went with a few friends that played for OU). I was rooting for the Huskers!!
What year? Maybe I was there.  LOL


I THINK it was 2001 or 2002. They honored both Osborn and Switzer at halftime of the game.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 11, 2009, 01:52:25 PM
Frijole, I have been to a game in Lincoln (vs. Oklahoma)!! Best fans in the country! (I went with a few friends that played for OU). I was rooting for the Huskers!!
What year? Maybe I was there.  LOL


I THINK it was 2001 or 2002. They honored both Osborn and Switzer at halftime of the game.

That would have been awesome.  I was still living down in Florida at that time.  Didn't come back home til a couple years later. 

They did a real cool program last year in OK at the game honoring both programs and word is we are reciprocating this year.  Switzer is a piece of work.  LOL  Love how we and Osborne play off of each other. 

Did you all watch the Clemson GA Tech game last night?  It was good.  I was pulling for Clemson.  They almost pulled off the come back. 

Tonight is the Colorado Show.  They play Tulane (i think) and I am watching just to see if CO is really that bad or if it was a fluke.

Almost game day again guys! 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 11, 2009, 05:14:26 PM
Frijole, I have been to a game in Lincoln (vs. Oklahoma)!! Best fans in the country! (I went with a few friends that played for OU). I was rooting for the Huskers!!
What year? Maybe I was there.  LOL


I THINK it was 2001 or 2002. They honored both Osborn and Switzer at halftime of the game.

That would have been awesome.  I was still living down in Florida at that time.  Didn't come back home til a couple years later. 

They did a real cool program last year in OK at the game honoring both programs and word is we are reciprocating this year.  Switzer is a piece of work.  LOL  Love how we and Osborne play off of each other. 

Did you all watch the Clemson GA Tech game last night?  It was good.  I was pulling for Clemson.  They almost pulled off the come back. 

Tonight is the Colorado Show.  They play Tulane (i think) and I am watching just to see if CO is really that bad or if it was a fluke.

Almost game day again guys! 
Truth be told, one of the guys with us on the trip was Switzer's "running buddy" (Oklahoma's old Wrestling coach Stan Abel). I actually never met Switzer that weekend though. Being the lone "Cowboy" on the trip was interesting to say the least!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 11, 2009, 06:28:01 PM
I did watch the GA Tech-Clemson game! It was boring in the first half, but the second half was fun. Clemson's baby QB1 has tons of talent......he may be one to watch in the next couple of years. It was a great effort by Clemson to come back. I was pulling for them too!

Poor Troy has to face FL this weekend. They've got guts.....I'll say that for them.I think they may hang with FL for a while, and then it'll be too much.

ND vs MI.....GO BLUE! I pick MI because RR is a much better coach. He'll have a good plan.

OSU vs USC....well..... ::MonkeyEek::
I hope OSU sends those spoiled brats home with nothing left. I am so tired of hearing how great USC is this year.
BTW...where is our OSU fan...MuminOhio?

Bama vs FL Atlantic.......no contest there.


Nonesy -  I think Nascar's team can do it!

AU vs MSU....please! WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::











Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 11, 2009, 06:52:01 PM
I did watch the GA Tech-Clemson game! It was boring in the first half, but the second half was fun. Clemson's baby QB1 has tons of talent......he may be one to watch in the next couple of years. It was a great effort by Clemson to come back. I was pulling for them too!

Poor Troy has to face FL this weekend. They've got guts.....I'll say that for them.I think they may hang with FL for a while, and then it'll be too much.

ND vs MI.....GO BLUE! I pick MI because RR is a much better coach. He'll have a good plan.

OSU vs USC....well..... ::MonkeyEek::
I hope OSU sends those spoiled brats home with nothing left. I am so tired of hearing how great USC is this year.
BTW...where is our OSU fan...MuminOhio?

Bama vs FL Atlantic.......no contest there.


Nonesy -  I think Nascar's team can do it!

AU vs MSU....please! WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::











My two favorite teams.... Wisconsin Badgers and any team that plays ND...... Go Michigan!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 11, 2009, 06:53:13 PM
I did watch the GA Tech-Clemson game! It was boring in the first half, but the second half was fun. Clemson's baby QB1 has tons of talent......he may be one to watch in the next couple of years. It was a great effort by Clemson to come back. I was pulling for them too!

Poor Troy has to face FL this weekend. They've got guts.....I'll say that for them.I think they may hang with FL for a while, and then it'll be too much.

ND vs MI.....GO BLUE! I pick MI because RR is a much better coach. He'll have a good plan.

OSU vs USC....well..... ::MonkeyEek::
I hope OSU sends those spoiled brats home with nothing left. I am so tired of hearing how great USC is this year.
BTW...where is our OSU fan...MuminOhio?

Bama vs FL Atlantic.......no contest there.


Nonesy -  I think Nascar's team can do it!

AU vs MSU....please! WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::










There's an O.S.U. in Ohio too????  ::MonkeyTongue::


(uhhhh..... I don't think your gonna hear from "MuminOhio" here anymore!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 11, 2009, 07:44:02 PM
 ::MonkeyFootball:: Thanks to our former AD we are set up to play 3 teams from teh Sunbelt conference this year.  Next up Arkansas State.  Go Big Red.

Gotta cheer for Michigan.  ::MonkeyCheer3::

PDH - MSU?  Miss State?  (Missouri Southern?)  ::MonkeyCheer4::

GO - Go Wisconsin  ::MonkeyCheer2::

Wreck - you'll be fine.  Not a cupcake though,  ::MonkeyCheer4::

I'm not thrilled with seeing either USC or OSU win.  Reason?  USC wins I gotta hear the garbage on ESPN.  OSU wins I'm afraid they'll go to the dance and we'll have another crappy championship game.  Hows that for thinking ahead too much?  ha ha ha

None...you got a tougher one.  But agree.. it can be done.  Play lights out and beat the crap out of em.  OK?   ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyLaugh::

Cuz? who is up again?  Go Pigs!  ::MonkeyCheer2::


Going to watch Colorado in a few... Go Puffs!  ha.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 11, 2009, 10:08:25 PM
Frijole, I have been to a game in Lincoln (vs. Oklahoma)!! Best fans in the country! (I went with a few friends that played for OU). I was rooting for the Huskers!!
What year? Maybe I was there.  LOL


I THINK it was 2001 or 2002. They honored both Osborn and Switzer at halftime of the game.

That would have been awesome.  I was still living down in Florida at that time.  Didn't come back home til a couple years later. 

They did a real cool program last year in OK at the game honoring both programs and word is we are reciprocating this year.  Switzer is a piece of work.  LOL  Love how we and Osborne play off of each other. 

Did you all watch the Clemson GA Tech game last night?  It was good.  I was pulling for Clemson.  They almost pulled off the come back. 

Tonight is the Colorado Show.  They play Tulane(actually Toledo) (i think) and I am watching just to see if CO is really that bad or if it was a fluke.Almost game day again guys! 
Guess we know the answer now --- CU sucks!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 11, 2009, 10:32:23 PM
Toledo's coach (Beckman) is our old Defensive Coordinator.... Dan Hawkins at Colorado was in HOT water even before the season started -- he's gone!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 11, 2009, 11:26:03 PM
Hey beans...it's the newly revived Mississippi State University Bulldogs with their new coach....an SEC game, so the stakes are high for both teams. ::MonkeyEek::

I don't think OSU will beat USC, but I sure am hoping they do. OSU can never seem to get a good game plan against their opponents in these highly publicized games. If Oregon State can do it, surely somebody on the coaching staff at Ohio State can figure it out....right?
 I will never, ever give USC any respect until they play a schedule in a conference as tough as the SEC, and until they stop paying people to play for them a la Reggie Bush. That's not gonna happen. However, ESPN has been getting lots of complaints about how much they push USC, so most of the football-loving public knows they aren't the real deal anyway, since they always have a cream puff schedule. ESPN is the only place outside of So. CA that really gives them much love.

Nascar...Good luck buddy! Your SM family hopes you KICK THEIR BUTTS!!!! ::MonkeyCheer3::


WDE!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 11, 2009, 11:45:02 PM
Toledo's coach (Beckman) is our old Defensive Coordinator.... Dan Hawkins at Colorado was in HOT water even before the season started -- he's gone!!

My MOTHER emailed me and said Hawkins should call the moving van!  My MOM!   ::MonkeyHaHa::

Sad thing guys is I was just reading a link that showed the recruits ratings that are playing in this game and they are a GOOD group of athletes (well not the QB).  Dan Hawkins has LOST this team.  This is exactly what happened with Clownahan at NU.  Team gets divided, probably over the QB being played (his son and he sucks) and they don't even try.  I feel sorry for them.  They are looking pathetic.

Wreck the problem with firing him is CUs athletic dept is BROKE.  They can't afford to buy him out.  They are still paying off Barnett.  Seriously.  They are in a real pickle.  They have wealthy alums but none of them GAS about football.  Maybe they'll can him and interim promote an asst.  Don't know how they can keep him much longer.  I checked they play Wyoming next.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 11, 2009, 11:48:53 PM
PDH... have to share...Jason Peters (former NU and NFL player) has a radio show now.  Riding home tonight he said NO WAY USC wins because Terrell Pryor is just too stupid.  Did you hear what TP said about Michael Vick?  Theres video of him defending MVick saying "everyone kills..."  he was totally illiterate and should NOT be allowed to talk to the press EVER.  Too embarrassing.  No WAY he passed an ACT test.  Peters said he's too dumb to run an offense.   ::MonkeyDevil::  Hadn't thought of that before but you do have to make quick decisions... guess we will see.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 12, 2009, 09:24:17 AM
 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

Game Day!  Time for the monkeys to don their colors and root their teams on to victory.  We had a great day last Saturday and need to keep up our winning record.  Good luck to all.

I heard a rumor that Kiwi will see significant time today.  He'll be covering Charlie Weis.   ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 12, 2009, 12:22:32 PM
Go Dawgs(Washington)

Wreck..Your Cowboys are killin em in recruiting!Wreck's glass over floweth with stud recruits!

::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 12, 2009, 12:24:28 PM
Go Dawgs(Washington)

Wreck..Your Cowboys are killin em in recruiting!Wreck's glass over floweth with stud recruits!

::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::
Welcome  to the thread!!  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 12, 2009, 12:30:17 PM
Go Dawgs(Washington)

Wreck..Your Cowboys are killin em in recruiting!Wreck's glass over floweth with stud recruits!

::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::
I saw your "Angels and Football" comment...................... I thought the Angels played baseball!  ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 12, 2009, 06:16:21 PM
Had to work outside all day so I didn't get to watch any games.   How did everyone come out.  I listened to my Badgers.  We won in double OT.  Not sure what to make of the game since I just listened to it.  I know Fresno was suppose to have a good offense.  I also have known that we had 42 players out this week with the flu at one time or another and several played today with fevers.

I  have no idea how we will do in the conference, but we are still 2-0......

National Championship hopes are still alive............. ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 12, 2009, 07:42:30 PM
Thoroughly embarrased. SI cover jinx in full glory.  ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 12, 2009, 07:43:38 PM
Congrats on the win GO!  Huskers won big over Arkansas State but that isn't a surprise.  Our QB is doing a fantastic job.  His passing is out of this world.  Course the fact his daddy played QB in the NFL for 7 yrs doesn't hurt.  LOL  Cool as a cucumber.

OK State got beat by Houston and that has me upset.  They have to get a defense.  It was a shoot out.

So excited for Kiwi  ::MonkeyCheer3::  I would say you found yourselves a great QB!  What a thriller that game was.  Glad I got to watch most of it.

TN got beat by UCLA.  Sorry Lane.

None - sorry, just read that your team lost. Dang it.  Can't wait to hear how Nascar did. 

PDH watching your guys now... looking good so far!   ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: texasmom on September 12, 2009, 08:01:01 PM
Thoroughly embarrased. SI cover jinx in full glory.  ::MonkeyMad::

I just heard the news...sorry wreck!   ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 13, 2009, 01:40:59 AM
Wow...so much to cover!

Texas had to fight a little harder than they wanted to out in Wyoming. I wasn't expecting that, but I know nothing about Wyoming.

beans....did you mean no way OSU wins? TP is QB1 for OSU....
OSU could've won that game. I swear I do not understand Jim Tressel and his coaches and their play calling. What were they thinking in the 4th quarter? Good Grief.
Now all we'll hear is how great the freshman QB1 for USC is. And what was the deal with televising the USC press conference? Who cared? It wasn't that big of a win. I can see that ESPN is setting USC up for the BCS Championship game. I almost hope they do go there, and I hope they play FL. The Gators will chomp them to bits.
The real story on the freshman sensation at QB was at MI! That kid really was something to watch! So cool under pressure! He has that indefinable something that makes him a great player. He might be the next big talent emerging. He was much more impressive than that kid at USC. Somebody please tell that to that idiot Brent Musberger, and then tell him to SHUT UP ABOUT USC!

Poor Troy! FL just wiped the floor with them. I do admire their effort though. It might've been closer if Troy hadn't missed so many tackles.

OK ST broke my heart today. Lots of mistakes on defense....what little they had, anyway. They are still a good team, with a wonderful coach, and I am still a fan. One loss does not ruin a season.
It's been a tough start of the season for the state of OK.

Congats to Bama, Arkansas, Wisconsin, and GA!

TN let that game get away from them. They need to learn to finish it off. AU had that problem last year.   It just sucks all the wind out of your team when you do that a time or two.

Sorry about son's loss nonesy! That must've been tough on poor Nascar! He's still the winner in my book anyway!

All I can say about Auburn's game is....IT WAS AWESOME!!! AU is back! We may lose a game or two, but we are definitely back on track, and it feels so good! Kodi Burns had a big night, and it's wonderful the way the coaches are using his talents. He has become the team leader, and he's just such an awesome kid.  Our OC is brilliant. I just love what I'm seeing at AU!

WAR EAGLE!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 13, 2009, 09:54:38 AM
pdh.. yes, messed up ... i meant no way osu wins.  but i will eat crow and say certainly could have gone either way.

It must have been a slow starting day.  Lots of teams trailing or struggling early.  Bama was struggling with FIU, Missouri almost LOST to Bowling Green, LSU struggled early against Vanderbilt, and obviously TX. 

pdh.. i was real impressed with your team.  compare it to last year and its a huge improvement.  you should be very excited. 

did arkansas play?  why can't i get their scores?  lol. 

agree the tate f. is a "force" to be reckoned with.  great game.  kiwi, way to knock off nd.  also enjoyed watching you chasing charlie up and down the sidelines.  he looked thinner at the end of the day.   


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 13, 2009, 10:13:42 AM
 ::MonkeyHaHa:: Bean too funny about Kiwi chasing Weis, I love it

Kiwi, I brought cupcakes for the dawghouse, glad you didn't need to go there but gulping down more than a few to compensate for our train wreck of a game. It was so ugly I just can't describe it. Nascar had a solo tackle that somehow didn't get recorded?  ::MonkeyShocked:: Otherwise he wasn't given a chance to create anything on offense until late in the 3rd Q and suffice it to say, he wasn't given anything viable but then others at his position were not either. Strangely the QB is blaming everyone else? If you read the write-up's it does tell the true story, we just lost to a QB that was all over his game and we were not. So today we lick our wounds and move on......

Bean you and pdh should both be very proud of how your teams performed, I'm so happy for you both !

GO, woooohooo your boys pulled out a nice win.

wreck, come sit by me and have a few cupcakes - maybe we can cry in our beer together.

I was really pulling for OSU to win, they do have an exceptional team this year so maybe they can match up against USC again end of season - I hope so !

Bean I don't think Arkansas played this week.......pdh wasn't that SC vs UGA game surprising? I never expected Garcia would come back like he did and Bean I did see Spurrier in the replays tossing that visor again and again  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I'll be away this week for work but I figure it's good to get my mind off the images from Saturday on that mountain ::MonkeyWaa::

So onward to the next weekend's games, role call, who is everyone playing?  ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 13, 2009, 11:10:43 AM
None.. great attitude on the L.  And remember... if you have to lose do it early.

We play VA TECH!  This should be a fantastic matchup.  Both young teams though ours is younger.  VT more solid on defense and NU more solid on offense.  I am nervous already but excited to see what the youth movement can do.  If our O Line can do in game 3 what it has first two games you guys will LOVE what you see out of our rookie QB.  He is at 73% passing efficiency and spot on the money.  Our D is so young.   But they have so taken on Pelinis personality that it is fun to watch.

Travel safely and we'll see you next weekend!  Do you have an easier opponent next week?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 13, 2009, 04:05:29 PM
beans...I wouldn't worry about the VTech defense. It was pretty pourous for Bama...  ::MonkeyLaugh::
I think you just might win that one! VTech was not all that impressive.


nonesy...I am so sorry about the loss. Hopefully the blame game will stop because it isn't constructive for a team to do that. Look at what it did to AU last year. ::MonkeyEek::
Hopefully the coaches will figure out how to fix mistakes, come up with a better game plan, and the next game will be a turn-around. An early season loss is not insurmountable, but to those kids it can sometimes seem that way.
Anyway...no need to blame  our boy...we all know Nascar is perfect! ::MonkeyDance::

Thanks for the kind words about AU. We did look good, except for a few defensive glitches. The coaches had to work so hard on repairing our offensive woes that the defense hasn't gotten as much work.....and it really didn't need it. Now I think we're getting both sides of the equation balanced,and we'll be back to the elite program we were before 2008. The offense has come alive in a big way, and with them on the field an acceptable amount of time it makes our defensive job that much easier. And we also got a TD from our defense which we weren't getting last year because they were too worn out. We've gotten some big recruits on defense, and I can't wait to see how they add to the success of my AU Tigers.

GA looked much better Sat.....I guess they worked to correct things. I thought SC would've looked a little tighter too???? ::MonkeyEek::

I saw a score with Arkansas on the bottom line ticker yesterday. I thought they won...maybe it was last week's score? ::MonkeyConfused::

I think Charlie Weis is toast....hopefully fat-free . ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 13, 2009, 04:08:19 PM
Thoroughly embarrased. SI cover jinx in full glory.  ::MonkeyMad::


I swear....that bad football juju just circles arouond until it lands somewhere it shouldn't. I wanna hire Pete Carroll's medicine man.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 14, 2009, 09:37:33 AM
pd....razorbacks had an open week this past weekend...(i hate these early open dates)...but guess we don't have much choice...now we play 10 games in a row!! starting this saturday in fayetteville against Georgia!!!(kind of glad they won against sc cuz after 2 losses they would be hoping mad!!) ::MonkeyEek::
i did enjoy watching Michigan vs Notre Dame....kiwi...you have been holding out on us....that freshman qb (fortier  sp?) was awesome. i loved his interview after the game when the reporter asked about his nerves....he said he never gets nervous!! he is a talker too!! ::MonkeyHaHa::
sorry wreck and none....at least you can keep each other company in the doghouse! ::MonkeyKiss::
congrats to everybody else! ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 15, 2009, 03:28:57 PM
pd....razorbacks had an open week this past weekend...(i hate these early open dates)...but guess we don't have much choice...now we play 10 games in a row!! starting this Saturday in Fayetteville against Georgia!!!(kind of glad they won against sc cuz after 2 losses they would be hoping mad!!) ::MonkeyEek::
i did enjoy watching Michigan vs Notre Dame....kiwi...you have been holding out on us....that freshman QB (fortier  sp?) was awesome. i loved his interview after the game when the reporter asked about his nerves....he said he never gets nervous!! he is a talker too!! ::MonkeyHaHa::
sorry wreck and none....at least you can keep each other company in the doghouse! ::MonkeyKiss::
congrats to everybody else! ::MonkeyCheer2::
Sorry for keeping it a secret about the QB issue. Kiwi had to promise not to talk about the freshman QB's. Hopefully they will continue to progress over the next few years. Wow the Wolverines actually cracked to the 25 for awhile. Far better than I would have ever thought. Luck has been missing for a few years!
Well I've enjoyed running the Dawghouse for all these years, so win or lose I'll be there for all the SM teams! Kiwi's paw is a little sore after that last game.
None- they can't win them all. We all here hope they give NASCAR the chance to make the difference.
Wreck- The Dawghouse is always home to any team that loses. We all have our own big screen TV and color matched team couch. I supply the most of the food and drinks. Sometimes specialty food is required and Pdh is an excellent source for that! At some point we all end up in the Dawghouse, except maybe SB who is a Gator fan.
Note to everyone else, your welcome to stop by and visit. Maybe that will keep down the Jinx's effect.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 15, 2009, 08:44:05 PM
Kiwi -  you are ever the gracious host! I'll be bringing the usual game-day jambalaya by the Dawg House win or lose.  I'm thinkin' we need to change our bad juju strategy! ::MonkeySlide::






Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 16, 2009, 08:26:08 AM
Kiwi, I'll bring some Nebraska steaks and fresh corn on the cob.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 16, 2009, 09:22:31 AM
watcha want me to bring?.....take your pick....pork roast,pork chops,chopped,sliced and pulled bbq pork, ham, bacon(i have so many options...lol) ::MonkeyTongue::...with some homegrown bradley county pink tomato's thrown in ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 16, 2009, 11:06:02 PM
It'll be a feast! ::MonkeyDance::


Trying not to worry about WVU, so the distraction of menu planning is very welcome... ::MonkeyEek::


War Eagle!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 18, 2009, 01:34:15 AM
Herre's an article on a Game out here in Seattle featuring two of the best quarterbacks in the country as well as 2 of the top 10 teams in the nation..High School Football at it's best...Great story!Go Dawgs.... ::MonkeyFootball:: Nick Montana & Eric Kohler will be attending Washington..... ::MonkeyFootball::

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2009889847_mason18.html

Oaks Christian has a few famous sons!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2009880590_oakschristian17.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 18, 2009, 01:38:46 AM
Herre's an article on a Game out here in Seattle featuring two of the best quarterbacks in the country as well as 2 of the top 10 teams in the nation..High School Football at it's best...Great story!Go Dawgs.... ::MonkeyFootball:: Nick Montana & Eric Kohler will be attending Washington..... ::MonkeyFootball::

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2009889847_mason18.html

Oaks Christian has a few famous sons!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2009880590_oakschristian17.html

This game will be televised nationally on ESPNU!Will be a great game with players going too many different D-1 schools!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: texasmom on September 18, 2009, 01:56:19 AM
Herre's an article on a Game out here in Seattle featuring two of the best quarterbacks in the country as well as 2 of the top 10 teams in the nation..High School Football at it's best...Great story!Go Dawgs.... ::MonkeyFootball:: Nick Montana & Eric Kohler will be attending Washington..... ::MonkeyFootball::

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2009889847_mason18.html

Oaks Christian has a few famous sons!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/2009880590_oakschristian17.html

Too cool KTF!   ::MonkeyFBall::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 18, 2009, 07:56:16 AM
Well the first half Miami looked solid last night.  I missed second half... anything I should know? ha.  Good for the Canes.

Almost game day... good luck to all. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 18, 2009, 11:25:07 AM
Here's a couple great article's about tonight's game featuring Skyline VS Oaks Christian....


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/news/story?id=4480552

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/news/story?id=4480389

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4482501&categoryid=2997469


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 18, 2009, 02:33:34 PM
It'll be a feast! ::MonkeyDance::


Trying not to worry about WVU, so the distraction of menu planning is very welcome... ::MonkeyEek::


War Eagle!

pdh, don't worry, just ESP message your team to not underestimate their QB !! I so hope you beat 'em although their QB is very good. Stewart used to be QB's coach and that's where I think many have underestimated him.

Shame on kiwi for holding out on us  ::MonkeyHaHa:: It has to feel good to know you won't be decorating the dawghouse as much this season - congrats on breaking the 25 too!

Bean - you definitely have the edge on offense against VT and many haven't given up on Bo bringing your defense forward..........teams are still jelling at this point. Who know, you might blow them out? Can't hurt to hope?

cuz you're picked by many to win on Sat, I'll be pulling for you !!!

We have another tough one and will still be missing key skill players on defense as well as our most seasoned RB. Not going to be easy but praying, praying, praying our QB is on his passing game. Whole family plus some of our best friends will be at this one. I'll be up half the night post work cooking for the tailgate. So win or lose at least we'll have enjoyed the tailgate. Nascar's scores for the last game were no mistakes on offense and one block not achieved as detailed on special teams. Hopefully he'll have opportunity on Sat and no errors. Since the game is closeby he will get to stay overnight and his sis will run him back on Sunday after they drop me back off at the airport - yep, work's overwhelming right now. Wish me luck in getting my mind off it long enough to enjoy the game !! It will be good to have Nascar at least for overnight, I can bug him for hugs  ::MonkeyHaHa::

KTF, thanks for sharing about the big recruits in your part of the country, always interesting to follow and read about it.

Good luck to all with their games, I hope everyone's a winner !!  ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 18, 2009, 07:29:10 PM
thought I'd share a quote from a sports writer I've met recently from his column today, he was writing about our team and a few others regionally, it really sums it up short and sweet

"In football, everyone gets humbled eventually. The trick is surviving, then overcoming the jolt."


sure hoping we can.......  ::MonkeyCheer3::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 18, 2009, 07:37:05 PM
thought I'd share a quote from a sports writer I've met recently from his column today, he was writing about our team and a few others regionally, it really sums it up short and sweet

"In football, everyone gets humbled eventually. The trick is surviving, then overcoming the jolt."


sure hoping we can.......  ::MonkeyCheer3::



Good one None... I have a quote.  This is from the Def Coordinator, Charlie McBride who coached the Blackshirts under Osborne.  Tough tough guy.  Great coach.  Its' simple:  Defense is 20% Skill and 80% Mental.  His theory - attitude is everything.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 18, 2009, 07:51:51 PM
PDH you have a tough one this week but I think so long as the team keeps playing with energy they will be just fine.  Itd be a nice win.

NONE another tough one for you.  Glad the whole clan is coming over and sorry you are cooking.  LOL  Cater!  Seriously, enjoy the day - these are special times.  And GO NASCAR!

CUZ - you playing the Dawgs.  I think the Hawgs will eat the Dawgs.

KIWI - where are you?!!  Big Blue with another W over a Michigan directional.  Forcier runs for 5000 and passes for 10000!

GO - WI gets another win... some school I never heard of.. seriously.  Take the W and run!

KTF - This is the week we all cheer for you... taking down USC.  Make it happen.  Go Washington!

Huskers taking on VA TECH.. I won't jinx us.  I am nervous.  Our offense vs their defense.  Look for lots of passing.

Revenge games: ....the radio guy said Florida Coach will tackle Kiffin before the game begins just to prove a point.  Those earlier comments might come back to haunt the men in Orange.  We will see...  I don't think it'll be close.  Too much experience at FL and too young a team on the other side. 


Texas vs Texas Tech.  Mack vs the Pirate.   ::MonkeyLaugh::  Texas is still POed losing to Tech at years end 08... Tech will pay the price.  They lost key players, especially on the D side... Look for TX to beat them up good.

Finally... Colorado vs. Wyoming!  ::MonkeyEek::

Can Colorado win a game this year?  Wyoming led Texas last week for most of the first half.  I'm picking the Cowboys to beat the Buffs.

GO BIG RED!!!  ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 18, 2009, 08:34:13 PM
Hey KTF! I'll keep an eye out for the HS game!  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 18, 2009, 08:38:15 PM
Hey KTF! I'll keep an eye out for the HS game!  ::MonkeyCheer4::

Figured Texas is such a big Football state ya'll might like to see some Washington football!I'm rooting for Oaks Christian though,due to Nick Montana and Eric Kohler commiting to the Huskies.Remember.Oaks christians has Wayne Gretzky's son,as well as Will Smith's son Trey,who is supposed too be a good reciever!Lot's of star power tonight!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 18, 2009, 08:48:49 PM
Hey KTF! I'll keep an eye out for the HS game!  ::MonkeyCheer4::

Figured Texas is such a big Football state ya'll might like to see some Washington football!I'm rooting for Oaks Christian though,due to Nick Montana and Eric Kohler commiting to the Huskies.Remember.Oaks christians has Wayne Gretzky's son,as well as Will Smith's son Trey,who is supposed too be a good reciever!Lot's of star power tonight!
I'm keeping an eye on "Barry Sanders Jr.". He is a sophomore in Oklahoma City at a private school (Heritage Hall - where my friend, and the QB of my own HS team) is head coach. My friend coaches essentially for the fun of it. His family is very well off in the oil business. I tell you this because his family are HUGE donors/supporters of OSU athletics. Barry Sr. attends his games and has really become more active in supporting Oklahoma State! I'm hoping these influences will get Barry Jr. to OK State!  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 18, 2009, 08:56:55 PM
Homecoming is a really big event at OSU. This year we have 3 Grand Marshalls for the parade:
Barry Sanders
Gart Brooks
Robin Ventura


 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 18, 2009, 08:56:56 PM
Hey KTF! I'll keep an eye out for the HS game!  ::MonkeyCheer4::

Figured Texas is such a big Football state ya'll might like to see some Washington football!I'm rooting for Oaks Christian though,due to Nick Montana and Eric Kohler commiting to the Huskies.Remember.Oaks christians has Wayne Gretzky's son,as well as Will Smith's son Trey,who is supposed too be a good reciever!Lot's of star power tonight!
I'm keeping an eye on "Barry Sanders Jr.". He is a sophomore in Oklahoma City at a private school (Heritage Hall - where my friend, and the QB of my own HS team) is head coach. My friend coaches essentially for the fun of it. His family is very well off in the oil business. I tell you this because his family are HUGE donors/supporters of OSU athletics. Barry Sr. attends his games and has really become more active in supporting Oklahoma State! I'm hoping these influences will get Barry Jr. to OK State!  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

I've seen some of B.S. Jr's Youtube videos.Looks phenomenal & with Mike Gundy down there i would think OSU would have the inside track but,sometimes they wanna make their own path.Thank God that's what Nick Montana did! ::MonkeyFootball::

Headin out for a couple hrs but will return tonight for some Night Crew action!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 18, 2009, 09:04:16 PM
Gart's brother "Garth" will be their too!   ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 18, 2009, 09:05:55 PM
Gart's brother "Garth" will be their too!   ::MonkeyWink::
hevans -- not even drinking yet! THERE


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 18, 2009, 09:07:01 PM
Gart's brother "Garth" will be their too!   ::MonkeyWink::
hevans -- not even drinking yet! THERE
I quit!  ::MonkeyNoNo::  ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 18, 2009, 09:37:36 PM
Gart's brother "Garth" will be their too!   ::MonkeyWink::
hevans -- not even drinking yet! THERE
I quit!  ::MonkeyNoNo::  ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyMad::
::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyLaugh::
love ya wreck ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 19, 2009, 10:02:55 AM
Sometimes I dream about an edit button.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


GAME DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::MonkeyFootball::


WAREAGLE!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::


Good luck to everyone's team!

GO NASCAR!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer3::


Last night Boise ST and Fresno State just ran up and down the field scoring almost at will for a while.   ::MonkeyEek::
Boise looks like a really good team. That coach is doing a heck of a job.



So...the menu tonight is...grilled catfish and corn on the cob. I will have to add a green veggie too...maybe a salad.
I'm not thinking about WVU.......I swear I'm not.... ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 19, 2009, 10:35:32 AM
 ::MonkeyEek::  Menu?!!  You planned it out?  Oh my... LOL

Good luck to all!  Our team has a prayer they say every game day in the locker room.  Its shouted out of course.  Goes back to the 70s I believe.  I offer it to all teams today:


Husker Prayer

Dear Lord, the battles we go through life,
We ask for a chance that's fair
A chance to equal our stride,
A chance to do or dare

If we should win, let it be by the code,
Faith and Honor held high

If we should lose, we'll stand by the road,
And cheer as the winners go by

Day by Day, we get better and better!
Til' we can't be beat...
WON'T BE BEAT!

 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 19, 2009, 10:38:01 AM
Sometimes I dream about an edit button.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


GAME DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::MonkeyFootball::


WAREAGLE!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::


Good luck to everyone's team!

GO NASCAR!!!!! ::MonkeyCheer3::


Last night Boise ST and Fresno State just ran up and down the field scoring almost at will for a while.   ::MonkeyEek::
Boise looks like a really good team. That coach is doing a heck of a job.



So...the menu tonight is...grilled catfish and corn on the cob. I will have to add a green veggie too...maybe a salad.
I'm not thinking about WVU.......I swear I'm not.... ::MonkeyNoNo::
I DO have "spellcheck" .... I just never use it. It also doesn't help that I usually type in a dark room and my "two finger hunt and peck methodology" is woefully inadequate!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 19, 2009, 10:45:37 AM
Good Morning Football fans......Raining in Seattle.. ::MonkeyFootball:: Could the Football Gods be looking down at Husky Nation??? ::MonkeyBike::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 19, 2009, 11:31:33 AM
Good Morning Football fans......Raining in Seattle.. ::MonkeyFootball:: Could the Football Gods be looking down at Husky Nation??? ::MonkeyBike::

 ::MonkeyCheer3::

KTF.... we are all counting on you.  Go Huskies.  Take down the rubbers.. I mean trojans.   ::MonkeyDevil2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 19, 2009, 11:35:44 AM
Good Morning Football fans......Raining in Seattle.. ::MonkeyFootball:: Could the Football Gods be looking down at Husky Nation??? ::MonkeyBike::

 ::MonkeyCheer3::

KTF.... we are all counting on you.  Go Huskies.  Take down the rubbers.. I mean trojans.   ::MonkeyDevil2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::

No profilactics today! ::MonkeyFootball:: I'm off to Montlake..Good luck to all today!

::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 19, 2009, 12:46:56 PM
Good grief!!!!!  We have fumbled twice in the first quarter in the red zone....  I never even heard of Wofford....

Hope we improve one of these days....   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 19, 2009, 01:57:34 PM
Good grief!!!!!  We have fumbled twice in the first quarter in the red zone....  I never even heard of Wofford....

Hope we improve one of these days....   ::MonkeyNoNo::

that's it.. Wofford.  Whew.  I was afraid it was a brainiac school and I would look silly for not knowing it.  LOL.. consider it a scrimmage and go get the W!   ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 19, 2009, 06:53:28 PM
Congrats to the Huskies and KTF!!  ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: A's Fever on September 19, 2009, 07:19:30 PM
OMG USC upset by Washington!!!  OMG   OMG   OMG

Could this be the year Cal goes to the Rose Bowl?!?!?!?!

Can't wait til Oct. 3 when USC plays Cal in Berkeley!!!!!!

Woo Hoo!!

GO BEARS !!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: A's Fever on September 19, 2009, 07:21:18 PM
P.S.  Thank you Washington Huskies - love you guys!

GO BEARS



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 19, 2009, 08:05:27 PM
Congrats to the Huskies and KTF!!  ::MonkeyCheer3::

Unbelievable game..Thanx Wreck!The stadium as electric!Bow down to Washington....So excited i can't type fast enough.... ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: texasmom on September 19, 2009, 08:11:27 PM
Congrats to the Huskies and KTF!!  ::MonkeyCheer3::

Unbelievable game..Thanx Wreck!The stadium as electric!Bow down to Washington....So excited i can't type fast enough.... ::MonkeyDance::

Congrats KTF!   ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 19, 2009, 09:21:10 PM
Congrats to the Huskies and KTF!!  ::MonkeyCheer3::

Unbelievable game..Thanx Wreck!The stadium as electric!Bow down to Washington....So excited i can't type fast enough.... ::MonkeyDance::

Congrats KTF!   ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer2::

Go Frijole..... ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 19, 2009, 09:21:49 PM
Thanx TM..The Dawgs are back...Woof,Woof,Woof... ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 19, 2009, 10:36:17 PM
PDH I AM SENDING THE TIGERS MUCHO MOJO RIGHT THIS MINUTE TO BEAT THOSE HILLBILLIES AND GOOD - GET GOING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ::MonkeyCheer3::

GO - Wofford is my brother's alma mater and it's an old school private college in the south  ::MonkeyWink::

Bean - no shame in a one point loss and I really thought you were gonna beat VT, son made a face like this when they won  ::MonkeyShocked::

Congrats KTF, I bet pdh will cook you something really special for knocking down those trojans  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Our game was a true crash and burn, worse than I expected  ::MonkeyNoNo:: I just can't even talk about it yet.......but at least we have nascar home for one night. He's taking the loss like a man but.........but..........but we have to get some solid coaching willing to make some changes to personnel and to play calling.

Was anyone surprised that Kiffen got handed his butt by FL today?



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 20, 2009, 12:33:59 AM
PDH I AM SENDING THE TIGERS MUCHO MOJO RIGHT THIS MINUTE TO BEAT THOSE HILLBILLIES AND GOOD - GET GOING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ::MonkeyCheer3::

GO - Wofford is my brother's alma mater and it's an old school private college in the south  ::MonkeyWink::

Bean - no shame in a one point loss and I really thought you were gonna beat VT, son made a face like this when they won   ::MonkeyShocked::

Congrats KTF, I bet pdh will cook you something really special for knocking down those trojans  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Our game was a true crash and burn, worse than I expected  ::MonkeyNoNo:: I just can't even talk about it yet.......but at least we have nascar home for one night. He's taking the loss like a man but.........but..........but we have to get some solid coaching willing to make some changes to personnel and to play calling.

Was anyone surprised that Kiffen got handed his butt by FL today?



Sorry about the loss Frijole..My last post was not to be a slam in any way.Was just excited about the BIG win for the Dawgs.IIRC we'll be coming to your neck of the woods in 2011! ::MonkeyAngel::

In terms of Kiffen.I'm not a fan but,if he keeps recruiting the way he is...Watch out!

Hope we helped ya Pdh?

None.Keep your head head! ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 20, 2009, 01:29:18 AM
OH MY GOSH!!!!   THE AUBURN TIGERS ROCK! !!!!

WEEGLE WEEGLE WAR DAMN EAGLE  KICK 'EM IN THE BUTT BIG BLUE HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

Nonesy - Thanks for sending all tha Good Football Karma down to the Plains! I do believe it helped us win. What a game!
I think my heart stopped 5 times..... ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyLaugh::
We took care of those hillbillies and sent them crawling back to the mountains. But my oh my! They really didn't want to go, did they? They are kinda tough to get rid of.....
My hat is off to them there. They just kept on coming.

KTF! Please send my personal thanks to your new head coach!
If he was here....I'd kiss him!  ::MonkeyKiss::
Way to go Huskies! THANK YOU FOR BITING THE TROJANS!! ::MonkeyCheer3::
Now it's Cal's job to finish them off completely. No more BCS babble about the very average Trojans. Enough already. Go get 'em Bears!
Some doofus on ESPN actually called Pete Carroll the best coach in college football tonight even after that loss. Even after the Reggie Bush sleaziness. He's nowhere near the best...he's just one of the slickest....with an expensive LA hair stylist.... ::MonkeyLaugh::


So so sorry for Nascar and his team. I was so proud of him today, though. I enjoyed seeing him on TV anyway. I just wish, for his sake, that it had been a win.
I'm not surprised he's taking it like a man....he's a winner no matter what!

Lane Kiffen does not understand the SEC. He and his PAC 10 coaching staff are gonna be lost if he doesn't pick up on the culture down here pretty fast. We'll eat him alive. I never thought they could beat the Gators. I'm not sure anyone can, unless Tebow gets hurt, or something  like that happens to FL. They are just the best team right now. I think we can take TN, but I'm not gonna talk about it because of all the bad juju floatin' around. I don't want any of it to land on my Tigers. We had enough of that last season. ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 20, 2009, 01:44:38 AM
Dang it beans! I was really pulling for the Huskers. ::MonkeyWaa::
One lousy point!

Congrats to Bama for blowing out No. Texas. It was never really a challenge, but I hand it to No. Texas for having the guts to play a team like Bama. It wasn't an easy day for them.

Congrats also to OK STATE!  Way to bounce back! I do love those Cowboys!

cuz - Sorry about the loss to GA. They had something to prove today, and unfortunately your team was the one to take the punch. I thought you had 'em on the ropes at one point.

FL State took down BYU....another top 10 team bites the dust today. ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 20, 2009, 02:52:21 AM
Dang it beans! I was really pulling for the Huskers. ::MonkeyWaa::
One lousy point!

Congrats to Bama for blowing out No. Texas. It was never really a challenge, but I hand it to No. Texas for having the guts to play a team like Bama. It wasn't an easy day for them.

Congrats also to OK STATE!  Way to bounce back! I do love those Cowboys!

cuz - Sorry about the loss to GA. They had something to prove today, and unfortunately your team was the one to take the punch. I thought you had 'em on the ropes at one point.

FL State took down BYU....another top 10 team bites the dust today. ::MonkeyEek::
While it is really hard to bitch about a 17 point win. We in Cowboy land are extremely depressed. We thought that this was our year....... it is not. We ARE banged up -- but that is NO excuse.

Great win by KTF's Huskies! Frijoles' Huskers were right there... except for one play)! The Badgers pulled it off! (  though I am not a "Wofford" fan from way back!  ::MonkeyHaHa::)

Bring on Grambling next week! ( their band is worth the price of admission!)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 20, 2009, 08:11:48 AM
ok wreck ya'll quit picking on ole Wofford now  ::MonkeyHaHa:: even they would tell you that they aren't a football school

PDH I'm glad you pulled it off and wish you could have seen son, daughter, nephew, and myself all screaming at the TV for the Tigers to win   ::MonkeyDevil::

Well it's off on the plane again for me this afternoon for work but I'll expect updates from everyone for their game week.

cuz I am sorry you didn't have a win yesterday !! I saved you a spot in the dawghouse with me!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 20, 2009, 09:42:37 AM
ok wreck ya'll quit picking on ole Wofford now  ::MonkeyHaHa:: even they would tell you that they aren't a football school

PDH I'm glad you pulled it off and wish you could have seen son, daughter, nephew, and myself all screaming at the TV for the Tigers to win   ::MonkeyDevil::

Well it's off on the plane again for me this afternoon for work but I'll expect updates from everyone for their game week.

cuz I am sorry you didn't have a win yesterday !! I saved you a spot in the dawghouse with me!

I had looked up Wofford to try to find out more about them at half time of our game.  The were scrappy and I can see where they might give many schools trouble.  Especially, if they get an early lead.  I am never sure how some of these schools get on our schedule except I know that by coming into a stadium as large as ours they do get a good paycheck for their school.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 20, 2009, 09:46:32 AM
didn't care much for that "roughing" call in the fourth quarter.  It was clearly either a personal foul on UNC after the play or at the very least a blocking from behind during the play.

Official was out of position to make the call and another should have seen it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 20, 2009, 09:57:57 AM
GO, actually the Panthers practice at Wofford's facilities in the summer and I do think they are trying hard to improve the program, that said we know their latest QB they signed and encouraged his family to consider it for it is a good, solid academic school but not a brainiac school. Thanks for the reference to that call, I think it's been proven now he was blocked in the back but it didn't help to have a player doing gang hand signals post a TD earlier. Once one of your players does something stupid like that, it's a given your entire team will get more scrutiny as a result from the officials.

sigh........I gotta stop thinking about it. Nascar just left to return to school and I miss him already. I did get around 10 hugs though, I kept going back for more  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 20, 2009, 10:26:45 AM
Some articles about "THE GAME"..If you don't like the Trojans i think this will start your Sunday off right! ::MonkeyFootball::

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskies/

This the Husky blog done by Bob Condotta.Third post down has LINKS to articles from ESPN,LA,as well as local..Hope you enjoy reading about the profilactics(Trojans)Losing....


::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 20, 2009, 10:27:24 AM
Some articles about "THE GAME"..If you don't like the Trojans i think this will start your Sunday off right! ::MonkeyFootball::

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskies/

This the Husky blog done by Bob Condotta.Third post down has LINKS to articles from ESPN,LA,as well as local..Hope you enjoy reading about the profilactics(Trojans)Losing....


::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyFootball::

Still so excited i forgot the second link.... ::MonkeyLaugh::

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskyfootballblog/index.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 20, 2009, 10:57:25 AM
First off, congrats to all that won.  KTF.. no words can describe it.  my bro in Florida said Ty W must be a horrible coach.  what a turnaround at lightening speed.  way to go.

PDH I drank so much wine and was in such deep depression I could only watch the first part of your game and you trailed... so HUGE comeback and win over a good team.  way to go.

None I did get to see your game and they actually hung with them for most of 3 quarters.  Hugs to Nascar!!!

Cuz.. didn't see it.  Looks like it was close.

I honestly don't remember a bigger heartbreaker.  I just wanted it for the kids.  Don't know if you watched the game or not but it was the opposite of what the fans expected.  We thought our D would lose the game or our O would win it.  QB was at 74% passing efficiency before this game.  Our strength was long passes up middle to the TEs and wwe only attempted that once.  Strange.  Lots of reasons we lost but boy they were close.  There is a rumor that our QB broke his thumb but it is just that at this point.

Sorry if I missed anyone... I gotta go into rehab for a bit..


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 20, 2009, 11:15:51 AM
First off, congrats to all that won.  KTF.. no words can describe it.  my bro in Florida said Ty W must be a horrible coach.  what a turnaround at lightening speed.  way to go.

PDH I drank so much wine and was in such deep depression I could only watch the first part of your game and you trailed... so HUGE comeback and win over a good team.  way to go.

None I did get to see your game and they actually hung with them for most of 3 quarters.  Hugs to Nascar!!!

Cuz.. didn't see it.  Looks like it was close.

I honestly don't remember a bigger heartbreaker.  I just wanted it for the kids.  Don't know if you watched the game or not but it was the opposite of what the fans expected.  We thought our D would lose the game or our O would win it.  QB was at 74% passing efficiency before this game.  Our strength was long passes up middle to the TEs and wwe only attempted that once.  Strange.  Lots of reasons we lost but boy they were close.  There is a rumor that our QB broke his thumb but it is just that at this point.

Sorry if I missed anyone... I gotta go into rehab for a bit..

The Huskies and Huskers are comin back Frijole..Hope we're both ranked up high like the old days when we meet up both in Seattle as well as Lincon! ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 20, 2009, 02:40:37 PM
First off, congrats to all that won.  KTF.. no words can describe it.  my bro in Florida said Ty W must be a horrible coach.  what a turnaround at lightening speed.  way to go.

PDH I drank so much wine and was in such deep depression I could only watch the first part of your game and you trailed... so HUGE comeback and win over a good team.  way to go.

None I did get to see your game and they actually hung with them for most of 3 quarters.  Hugs to Nascar!!!

Cuz.. didn't see it.  Looks like it was close.

I honestly don't remember a bigger heartbreaker.  I just wanted it for the kids.  Don't know if you watched the game or not but it was the opposite of what the fans expected.  We thought our D would lose the game or our O would win it.  QB was at 74% passing efficiency before this game.  Our strength was long passes up middle to the TEs and wwe only attempted that once.  Strange.  Lots of reasons we lost but boy they were close.  There is a rumor that our QB broke his thumb but it is just that at this point.

Sorry if I missed anyone... I gotta go into rehab for a bit..

The Huskies and Huskers are comin back Frijole..Hope we're both ranked up high like the old days when we meet up both in Seattle as well as Lincon! ::MonkeyCool::
May the best "Husk" win!  ::MonkeyTease::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 20, 2009, 06:54:01 PM
Wreck.   ::MonkeyLaugh::

I still am liking OSU Wreck.  Maybe we can meet up for the Big12 Dance later in the year.  Lets shoot for that ok?   ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 21, 2009, 12:48:35 AM
Wreck.   ::MonkeyLaugh::

I still am liking OSU Wreck.  Maybe we can meet up for the Big12 Dance later in the year.  Lets shoot for that ok?   ::MonkeyKiss::

 ::MonkeyCool::   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer2::  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 21, 2009, 02:34:59 PM
Wow what a weekend thought I was watching bowl game after bowl game! Hope the TV's worked well in the Dawghouse. Sorry for the huge mess while watching the Husker game! Being an honorary Husker fan was tough for that game. What did we have twice the total yards in every stat, except the point!!!! Hmm it still gets my fur up today.
On a great note- Way to go Huskies!!!!!  ::MonkeyDance::
GO- Hey there are a little raw. They are my other Big Ten team, I'm rooting for! Hang in there they will make it to a bowl when 
its all said and done.
None- I was only able to see a little of that game. I saw the out come.  How did NASCAR do?
Wreck- OSU is coming back fine! ::MonkeyFootball::
Pdh- What happened there, one moment were getting killed, then bam we won! Unfortunately I missed the comeback. ::MonkeyCheer2::
Cuz- The old Mich QB did great 400 plus yards passing 5 or 6 td's and a new school record. But....... just not enough for that game. Who do you play next?

Thanks for all the help with the food and drink. Who does everyone have up next? It should be getting more difficult from here on out for the rest of us!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 21, 2009, 07:26:35 PM
Kiwi, I am sorry for any damage I did to the  doghouse.. I will gladly pay.  I couldn't help it. 

Finding out a bit more about our QB play on Sat. although Bo doesn't give out info.  He didn't practice today.  Is sporting a bandage/cast/metal device (depending on where you read) on his non throwing thumb.  Bo says he is fine.  LOL.  Luckily we play Louisiana Lafayette this weekend.

This is our 300th sellout celebration - yes this is year 48.  Throwback jersies, back to the sixties themes.  Should be fun.  Course its on pay per view. 

Who does Big Blue play?

Cuz 's team plays a tough one... having a brain fart so can't remember right now.  They have a very tough schedule.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 21, 2009, 08:58:25 PM
No damage to the Dawghouse or your TV. Most of it was my fault when that large bowl of popcorn almost found its way to the TV. Just being a back up Husker fan! Anyway Blue has Indiana next.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 21, 2009, 09:11:09 PM
LOL... no such thing as a backup NU fan.... Kiwi is the real thing.  LOL

BTW that photo is fantastic - looks professionally taken.  Beautiful dog.  Bet she looks good in blue. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 21, 2009, 11:52:21 PM
Kiwi, I am sorry for any damage I did to the  doghouse.. I will gladly pay.  I couldn't help it. 

Finding out a bit more about our QB play on Sat. although Bo doesn't give out info.  He didn't practice today.  Is sporting a bandage/cast/metal device (depending on where you read) on his non throwing thumb.  Bo says he is fine.  LOL.  Luckily we play Louisiana Lafayette this weekend.

This is our 300th sellout celebration - yes this is year 48.  Throwback jersies, back to the sixties themes.  Should be fun.  Course its on pay per view. 

Who does Big Blue play?

Cuz 's team plays a tough one... having a brain fart so can't remember right now.  They have a very tough schedule.




I think Arkansas plays Bama this weekend. ::MonkeyEek::

AU is getting a breather and playing Ball State. Then on to the tough, grinding SEC schedule in the weeks after that. Ball St. will be a the game to complete working out all the bugs before we start conference play, so I hope we're ready.


USC has dropped out of the top 10...Oh Happy Day! ::MonkeyLaugh::


WDE!




Kiwi - It was a mixed bag in the Dawg House this weekend.  Lots of highs and lows. Football season is exhausting! ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 22, 2009, 01:59:49 PM
INJURY UPDATE - hat tip Huskers Illustrated board.... Some major injuries.  Kiwi, hope you have an experienced back up center.  ::MonkeyEek::

Bradford practice

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford returned to practice yesterday.
The reigning Heisman winner took part in some practice drills for the first time since separating his throwing shoulder in the season opener. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles said he "didn't really see him all-out extend, but I saw him throw some five-to-10-yard passes."
http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports...s-to-practice/

UT loses Norton

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas senior middle linebacker Jared Norton will have season-ending shoulder surgery. Coach Mack Brown says he expects Norton to apply to the NCAA for a medical redshirt to get another year of eligibility.
Norton started Texas' season-opening win over Louisiana-Monroe and had six tackles before injuring his right shoulder. A statement from the school did not detail the injury. Norton has played in 38 career games with nine starts.
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/12243355


A&M loses Fuller

Texas A&M will be without Jeff Fuller for four to six weeks after the wide receiver suffered a broken leg in the Aggies' win over Utah State.
Fuller suffered a cracked right fibula in the second quarter of the win, two weeks after setting career highs in receptions (10) and yards (111 yards) in the opener.
http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports...th-broken-leg/

also... major blows to...

South Florida - star QB Matt Groethe out for season (torn acl last week in a 59-0 win no less)

Notre Dame - WR Michael Floyd out for season (broken clavicle vs MSU)

Boise State - RB DJ Harper out for season (torn acl v Fresno)

Arizona - All Pac-10 TE Rob Gronkowski out for season (back injury v Iowa)

Michigan - starting C David Molk out for most of season (broken foot v EMU)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 22, 2009, 05:20:20 PM
Bean, they asked Kiwi to play that spot. But I suggested when it was all said and done, Kiwi would have been squished!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 22, 2009, 09:38:11 PM
I think Kiwi wouldbe more effective working the sidelines.... ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 22, 2009, 09:45:56 PM

PDH I'm glad you pulled it off and wish you could have seen son, daughter, nephew, and myself all screaming at the TV for the Tigers to win   ::MonkeyDevil::








I wish I had seen that!  You should've seen me.....I was hoarse the next day!
Being an AU fan is not for the faint of heart!


LOL....you should've heard me yelling at one of Nascar's team mates to get out of the way with is big head so I could see Nascar a little better! I'm almost sure he heard me from way down here! ::MonkeyLaugh:: ::MonkeyDance::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 22, 2009, 09:47:08 PM
EDIT BUTTON!!! ::MonkeyJnBox::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 22, 2009, 10:04:19 PM
Bean, they asked Kiwi to play that spot. But I suggested when it was all said and done, Kiwi would have been squished!

Well since Kiwi is used to be the "CENTER" of attention... it just seemed a natural fit.   ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 23, 2009, 09:50:35 AM
kiwi....yep...our ex-michigan qb is the real deal!!  offense not our problem...... we have no defense!! our defensive co coach is willy robinson...some fans are blogging it is time to "free willy"....lol!! ::MonkeyHaHa::
kind of rough when you have 500 total offensive yards and 41 points but still lose!
we go to bama saturday...cbs game at 2:30....kiwi better keep my seat ready just in case!!! ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 23, 2009, 12:40:07 PM
Some UW/StanFURD stuff,Pete Carroll quotes,as well as some recruiting & Pac-10 rankings...

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskyfootballblog/2009927697_wednesday_am_links_---_locker.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 23, 2009, 01:55:04 PM
This is a must read for Pdh3 & LSU fans...God Bless you Les Miles! ::MonkeyAngel:: Too Dan Hawkins @ Colorado. ::MonkeyNoNo::

Sal Aunese...God rest your Soul! ::MonkeyAngel::

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=090925/aunese


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 23, 2009, 06:52:11 PM
PAC-10..The conference of champions....... ::MonkeyFootball::

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204488304574429300357094012.html


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 23, 2009, 06:56:45 PM
This is a must read for Pdh3 & LSU fans...God Bless you Les Miles! ::MonkeyAngel:: Too Dan Hawkins @ Colorado. ::MonkeyNoNo::

Sal Aunese...God rest your Soul! ::MonkeyAngel::

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=090925/aunese

Very nice article and spanning so many teams. Thank you for sharing it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 23, 2009, 08:02:12 PM

This is too funny... Oregon coach sends fan a check/refund for poor performance.. you gotta read this.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4496615&campaign=rss&source=NCFHeadlines


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 23, 2009, 08:05:38 PM
KTF - I agree that Les Miles showed some real class there.  I also credit Bill McCartney for helping raise the kid.  I really credit the kid...  I feel awful for Sal.  But I gotta tell you... there is way more to that story than was printed.   I'm not going there.. just saying.  (My dad was a football coach and lived in Boulder for a long time)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 23, 2009, 08:28:50 PM
KTF - I agree that Les Miles showed some real class there.  I also credit Bill McCartney for helping raise the kid.  I really credit the kid...  I feel awful for Sal.  But I gotta tell you... there is way more to that story than was printed.   I'm not going there.. just saying.  (My dad was a football coach and lived in Boulder for a long time)

I'm sure your right Frijole.A very sad story!It's nice too see that there are coaches around the country that truly do care.Les Miles didn't have to do that but,he did.I have a new found respect for Coach Miles!  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 23, 2009, 10:44:21 PM
Very bittersweet story ktf. Thanks for posting that link.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 24, 2009, 01:20:12 AM
Very bittersweet story ktf. Thanks for posting that link.

OK.Here's somethin fun..A little look into Coach Sark & The Dawgs.This is a video of the band suprising the team in a meeting..Ya gotta love Coach Sark.He get's it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M9RdynR-_I&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on September 24, 2009, 01:25:06 PM
Ken Goe from the Oregonian with lot's of Pac-10 news & Links..

http://blog.oregonlive.com/pac10/2009/09/pac-10_football_thursday_morni.html

 ::MonkeyFootball::



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 26, 2009, 08:19:06 AM
 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::

300 STRAIGHT SELL OUTS AT MEMORIAL STADIUM... 2ND PLACE IS NOTRE DAME AT JUST OVER 200

SINCE 1962...RECORD IS 260 WINS AND 39 LOSSES

MOST LOSSES DURING RECENT YEARS.. THANK YOU BILL CALLAHAN



Fans coming to game today dressed in red retro - red jackets, fedora hats, skinny black ties... should be a hoot.  Band playing hits from the era.  Special salute to Bob Devany and his family - jets flying overhead - 85000 red balloons released after the first score.  Special tile mural commissioned by New York artist and dedicated to the fans - some key recruits in town.

? Will Bo wear plaid pants and a red jacket w/fedora like Devany did?  LMAO  Don't think so... but they are so much alike in their personalities.

All I gotta say is GO BIG RED.  We love our team come rain or shine. 


(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/rocket9244/memorialstadium.jpg)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 26, 2009, 08:43:29 AM
Bean what a shot of your stadium, wow, are you going to the game today?

I am so out of the loop, leave it to me to travel to Chicago for work and get sick as a dog. Seems half our team caught the flu last weekend along with me. Swine flu is rampant here too but thank heavens I didn't have that - just regular flu so bad I had to crawl to my room Weds night. Anyway, flew home late yesterday but can't make the game. Nascar has been as sick or sicker than me, likely since he missed one work-out that he won't be allowed to play today. We'll see.

I haven't had time to check who all of you play so I'll make a blanket I hope you win, win, win statement and hope I can catch up later. Honestly I am going to lie down now..........whew this is some kinda flu.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 26, 2009, 08:46:57 AM
None, get well!!!!  We need you healthy.  Seriously. Hugs

Arkansas toughest game... Bama.  Go get em Cuz.

PDH not an easy game... Ball State.  They play to win, trust me.

Miami vs VA Tech.. I have to cheer for VTech.  Will be tough game.

Iowa vs PA ST.. I have to cheer for Iowa

??? havent had time to check out the entire game schedule... gotta go to a hair appt.. and no - the game is on pay per view so will be with family.. we play at 6 pm same as Auburn game dang it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 26, 2009, 09:33:18 AM
bean....sounds like a special day in nebraska-land!!! ::cartwheel::
poor none and nascar....please don't pass that virus thru the computer!! ::MonkeyTongue::
it is starting to rev up here as well...like you i keep the hand sanitizer handy!
well ole miss took a hit thursday night...south carolina is a strong team defensively. so much for ole miss's "easy sec" schedule!! ::MonkeyDevil::
espn was on last night in the other room and i could hear them talking about our qb ryan mallett. said he had the strongest arm in the sec! 1 of the guys was even comparing him to dan marino!!! ::MonkeyEek:: hope he shows them right today....but it is suppose to be raining in alabama so might not be a great day for the passing game!
good luck everybody! have a great weekend!

WOO PIG SOOOOOOOOIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 26, 2009, 07:40:03 PM
Good evening Football Monkies! Just got back in town!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: spooky112483 on September 26, 2009, 09:01:00 PM
Frijole!
What an amazing photo!!!
I loved it!
 ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: spooky112483 on September 26, 2009, 09:05:32 PM
Can ya'll believe all these top ten teams going down?!
I'm scared to be in the top ten right now!!!
Really exciting game for Bama today although we lost one of our best linebackers in Don'ta Hightower. He injured his knee.
I have to say I'm really happy for V Tech. They are a really good team this year. Plus I can't stand Miami  ::MonkeyCool::
Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: A's Fever on September 26, 2009, 11:04:15 PM
Oh my gosh the Cal Bears really choked today  ::MonkeyWaa::  I'm heartbroken. 

I don't know how Coach Tedford is going to rally the troops for the USC game next week. 

Last week, really really happy!  This week, really really sad!  If this keeps up I'm going to need Prozac.  At the least.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 26, 2009, 11:46:57 PM
Bean what a shot of your stadium, wow, are you going to the game today?

I am so out of the loop, leave it to me to travel to Chicago for work and get sick as a dog. Seems half our team caught the flu last weekend along with me. Swine flu is rampant here too but thank heavens I didn't have that - just regular flu so bad I had to crawl to my room Weds night. Anyway, flew home late yesterday but can't make the game. Nascar has been as sick or sicker than me, likely since he missed one work-out that he won't be allowed to play today. We'll see.

I haven't had time to check who all of you play so I'll make a blanket I hope you win, win, win statement and hope I can catch up later. Honestly I am going to lie down now..........whew this is some kinda flu.



sorry to hear that you were not feeling well....   i did see that your son did play.... hard to keep our kids down....   hope you feel better


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 27, 2009, 12:00:27 AM
Can ya'll believe all these top ten teams going down?!
I'm scared to be in the top ten right now!!!
Really exciting game for Bama today although we lost one of our best linebackers in Don'ta Hightower. He injured his knee.
I have to say I'm really happy for V Tech. They are a really good team this year. Plus I can't stand Miami  ::MonkeyCool::
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Glad you liked the photo.. I saw some of your game though I was watching VA TECH game because I wanted them to win.  We had them beat and blew it.  Still hurts.  We held their QB to MINUS 22 yds rushing.  Our defense was on fire.  Miami was over-rated.

And like you said the top ten.. well it is a joke!  Actually maybe even the top 20.  The media picks their "darlings" and sways votes.  There should be no voting until October and they should have to watch the games!  At least the highlights! lol. 

Bama is fine.  You do have some tough games ahead of you.  Your d is just great.  You win a championship one game at a time so just keep winning.  Bama has earned the ranking.  Others... not to much.  But they are getting exposed.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 27, 2009, 12:01:43 AM
Good evening Football Monkies! Just got back in town!


You got the W!   ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 27, 2009, 01:57:00 AM
None- Hope you and NASCAR feel better. Reminder Kiwi's Dawghouse comes with a special virus filter for those watching their favorite teams.
Congrads to Texas, Bama, LSU, Auburn, NASCAR, Georgia, Wisconsin, Tenn, Oklahoma State and Big Red Nebraska!
I just want to let you all know that Michigan stole the luck of the Irish. In no way should they be in the top 20. I do have to admit the freshman look raw for now and I'll take the wins even though each game has been a flip of a coin. So who's up next?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 27, 2009, 10:31:24 AM
Can ya'll believe all these top ten teams going down?!
I'm scared to be in the top ten right now!!!
Really exciting game for Bama today although we lost one of our best linebackers in Don'ta Hightower. He injured his knee.
I have to say I'm really happy for V Tech. They are a really good team this year. Plus I can't stand Miami  ::MonkeyCool::
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Glad you liked the photo.. I saw some of your game though I was watching VA TECH game because I wanted them to win.  We had them beat and blew it.  Still hurts.  We held their QB to MINUS 22 yds rushing.  Our defense was on fire.  Miami was over-rated.

And like you said the top ten.. well it is a joke!  Actually maybe even the top 20.  The media picks their "darlings" and sways votes.  There should be no voting until October and they should have to watch the games!  At least the highlights! lol. 

Bama is fine.  You do have some tough games ahead of you.  Your d is just great.  You win a championship one game at a time so just keep winning.  Bama has earned the ranking.  Others... not to much.  But they are getting exposed.

I think we had this discussion last year.  I agree, don't rank the teams until at least the first four games are in.  Then take a look at conferences, quality of opponents etc...   Gee doesn't this mean that the Badgers would be out of contention for the national championship??? ::MonkeyWink::   Yesterday I ran into a sports talk show on TV with the speculation that Cincinnati could be playing in the championship game.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on September 27, 2009, 10:35:00 AM
None- Hope you and NASCAR feel better. Reminder Kiwi's Dawghouse comes with a special virus filter for those watching their favorite teams.
Congrads to Texas, Bama, LSU, Auburn, NASCAR, Georgia, Wisconsin, Tenn, Oklahoma State and Big Red Nebraska!
I just want to let you all know that Michigan stole the luck of the Irish. In no way should they be in the top 20. I do have to admit the freshman look raw for now and I'll take the wins even though each game has been a flip of a coin. So who's up next?

Don't know who is next, but I'll meet you at the doghouse Nov. 14th and we can see who squeezes out.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 27, 2009, 11:55:13 AM
None- Hope you and NASCAR feel better. Reminder Kiwi's Dawghouse comes with a special virus filter for those watching their favorite teams.
Congrads to Texas, Bama, LSU, Auburn, NASCAR, Georgia, Wisconsin, Tenn, Oklahoma State and Big Red Nebraska!
I just want to let you all know that Michigan stole the luck of the Irish. In no way should they be in the top 20. I do have to admit the freshman look raw for now and I'll take the wins even though each game has been a flip of a coin. So who's up next?

Kiwi, I saw that... that was an awful call. But you won as a result so I guess take it.  Sucks though.  In this day where technology can review plays it makes no sense for these things to happen.  Big 12 officials reviewed our VATech game and admitted they made 2 bad false start calls on the drive where we were on the 6 ready to score.  Players didn't move they turned to hear the QB both times.  Well.. nice to know that now.  Oh well.. at least they admitted it? lol


Auburn got the W - cool.  Hadn't seen the score.  Same with NASCAR.  .  CONGRATS ALL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 27, 2009, 12:09:00 PM


Saturday was a day to pay tribute to our crazy fans who fly and drive in from around the country to attend home games even when it is icy, snowing etc.  There were tribute videos by Switzer, Alvarez, Tommie Frazier, Keith Jackson and many more.. but this was done by the University for the fans.

It was played AFTER the game.  No one left.  There were fireworks.  Ignore the ad at the beginning... it begins with Bob Devaney and the song "Our House" by CSN&Y.  If you love college football you will like this regardless of who you cheer for.  GO BIG RED.

http://www.huskers.com/newMediaPlayer/consolewmp.htm?id=650821&SPSID=&type=vod&CLIP_ID=640657&DB_OEM_ID=100&SPID=&DB_MENU_ID=&oemid=100&CLIP_FILE_ID=650821


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 27, 2009, 12:55:49 PM
Oh my gosh the Cal Bears really choked today  ::MonkeyWaa::  I'm heartbroken. 

I don't know how Coach Tedford is going to rally the troops for the USC game next week. 

Last week, really really happy!  This week, really really sad!  If this keeps up I'm going to need Prozac.  At the least.



I know exactly what you mean, after Auburn's last season. I moved on to Klonapin. I did leave Kiwi's Dawghouse a mess though. My nerves were shot! ::MonkeyLaugh::
Cal just had an off night. These kids are still young, and they make mistakes and lose games they shouldn't. It sure is hard to watch sometimes.
I think Cal could be a better team than USC, so maybe they'll come out ready to prove something. Timing has a lot to do with winning as much as talent sometimes.We're all gonna be pulling for Cal to win!

GO BEARS!! ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 27, 2009, 01:17:34 PM
Gosh none! I'm so sorry to hear you're sick. And Nascar too. I hope you all feel better today! Maybe it's a good if Nascar didn't play. Look what happened to Tebow.
The Gators all had the flu, and they were not playing at 100%. Some of the kids were on the sidelines throwing up. ::MonkeyEek::
Tebow might've been able to move a little faster if he'd been completely well.....who knows? They were blowing out Kentucky even with the flu, and I think the 'Cats were humiliated. That was a really hard hit he took.
I did wonder why he was still playing, even before all the criticism of Urban Meyer started. I think TT wants to win another Heisman, so he was padding his stats.
FL has this next weekend off, so TT will be fine and ready to play when he needs to. He sure has a big target on his back, so maybe he needs to forget stats and leave the game when it's all but over and he's winning.

Congrats to all who won! It was an exciting day! ::MonkeyDance::

South FL is back and wreaking havoc. That team is something else.

Cinncinati may be a pretty decent team, but they don't have a seriously challenging schedule. No one who knows anything about football will accept them as championship caliber in the BCS.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 27, 2009, 03:04:37 PM
Good evening Football Monkies! Just got back in town!


You got the W!   ::MonkeyCheer4::
Yeah -- it WAS Grambling though!!  ::MonkeyDevil::  Our starters only played the first half and we had 3 pre-season All-Americans out (RB- Hunter, WR-Bryant, and CB- Cox).
I DO feel better about our loss to Houston and our win against Georgia.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 27, 2009, 03:58:37 PM
We have a Bye week -- time to heal up.  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 27, 2009, 05:39:33 PM
Wreck.. I had read you had 3 starters out but knew you were playing "lite" so it was a good time for injuries if there is such a thing.  Who you got next?

We too have a Bye.  We play Missouri next on a Thursday night AWAY.  We too need time to heal.  Have a QB with something wrong with his thumb, several with ankle injuries, some turf toe and one we are waiting to hear about.. probable ACL season ending.  Shame too cuz this kid is a season.  He's the one that ESPN did a special on - he's from Compton CA and lived in a real bad hood filled w/gangs.  Lost 2 bros and a cuz to gang shooting in a year or something like that.  Like to see him finish strong and stay in the midwest away from that crap.

Did you watch the Missouri/Nevada game on Friday night? 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 27, 2009, 05:44:40 PM
GO thanks for your kind words, yes son actually did play after all and my nephew and daughter convinced me they could help me, they drove us down. I'm still pretty weak but I sat in the handicapped section with my mother which was good for it was a covered area and we did have some light rain at the end. I don't know how Nascar played for he had a fever over 100 most of the week plus horrible headaches and nausea, he was gasping for breath at times yesterday but he did have a really good game. We won but can't say it was our best but hopefully the team will continue to improve.

pdh - we did watch the end of your game we were pulling for you to win !

Cuz I know you'll rebound from the loss, sounds like McElroy just had one of those really outstanding days. We all know for QB's those aren't so frequent as we'd all like.

Bean who did you play this weekend? Sorry but my brain is still fuzzy.......

Kiwi thanks and great to see your team flying so high, it must be all of that endurance course work Kiwi put them through  ::MonkeyWink::

wreck congrats to you !


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 27, 2009, 07:33:42 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::  Bummer... Stud Baylor QB Robert Griffin out for season with a torn ACL.  Backup QB is day to day with shoulder injury during same game AND they also lost another key starter to torn ACL.  Rough game.  http://baylor.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=994346

None, glad you were able to go to the game... didn't even see a score but we had a night game... Take the W and hopefully son will be back to normal soon!  This season is scary with the flu.  Can't imagine playing sick.

We played Univ of LA. Lafayette and won 55-0.  First shut out since 2006.  3rd stringers were in and it was great to see them fight just as hard as starters for the shut out. 

GO had a nice win I see - I watched a bit of that game.  They were already ahead by quite a bit when I tuned in.

PDH we didn't get your game but yee haww FOUR AND O BABY.  Flying under the radar... can't wait to see you guys beat up a ranked team.  WDE

Cuz..nothing to be ashamed of...Bama is a good team.  Whos up for you next?  You had a real tough series I remember.  When does it lighten up?   ::MonkeyCheer2::




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on September 27, 2009, 09:10:03 PM
yes none mcelroy had a great game but to be honest our defense stinks!!! the offense has been so exciting but bama's defense totally demoralized them! congratrs, spooky....your tide looks like the real deal! i am very bummed....hopefully we will be perked back up this sat. we play texas a&m at jerryworld!!!! wish i could go and see not only the game but that amazing stadium. with jerry jones being from ark he is really excited to have his alma mater coming to town.
i think tim tebow was in trying to break herschel walkers total rushing td's?? they were down on the goal line but no reason for him to be playing with the score up there like that...he could have broken the record next week....i hope he is ok!
boy lsu eeked out a win barely against miss state!!!
i enjoyed the houston/texas tech game last night too!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 27, 2009, 11:16:16 PM
I watched the MSU-LSU game, and MSU played a really great game. They are getting better the more they play. I actually thought Dixon got over the goal line and scored, even though they technically didn't get the TD from the refs. Dan Mullen's team will be one to watch. They are gonna beat somebody on down the line in the SEC, and I'm glad we're done with the Bulldogs from MSU. They have a great defense.

Nonesy - Hope you're all better.

beans - Great view of your stadium. What a sea of Husker Red!


We are 4-0, but  we're just about to get to the toughest part of our schedule...SEC teams.  TN is next...in Knoxville. ::MonkeyEek::
We need better defense and special teams.  ::MonkeyWaa::
I hope the Dawg House has a big supply of tissues and sedatives and comfort food.... ::MonkeyLaugh::




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 28, 2009, 12:28:47 AM
Wreck.. I had read you had 3 starters out but knew you were playing "lite" so it was a good time for injuries if there is such a thing.  Who you got next?

We too have a Bye.  We play Missouri next on a Thursday night AWAY.  We too need time to heal.  Have a QB with something wrong with his thumb, several with ankle injuries, some turf toe and one we are waiting to hear about.. probable ACL season ending.  Shame too cuz this kid is a season.  He's the one that ESPN did a special on - he's from Compton CA and lived in a real bad hood filled w/gangs.  Lost 2 bros and a cuz to gang shooting in a year or something like that.  Like to see him finish strong and stay in the midwest away from that crap.

Did you watch the Missouri/Nevada game on Friday night? 
We have A&M next.  I think we will be full strength again. It is crazy again this year.... who knows if we will be back in the picture again!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 28, 2009, 12:49:25 AM
I thought the CornHuskers would rank higher due to the VA State results. I think these losses will look better in the "big picture"!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 28, 2009, 07:16:28 AM
I thought the CornHuskers would rank higher due to the VA State results. I think these losses will look better in the "big picture"!

If you look at the ratings there are more discrepancies than not... It is obvious that the voters don't watch the games.  Iowa went from unranked to 17th?  They beat an over rated PA ST team.  Thats just one example.. ridiculous.  I'm doing my best to ignore it for now... Good luck with A&M...they typically suck.  We'll see how they do this week against Arkansas.  GL with that Cuz!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 29, 2009, 07:11:10 AM
Prayers going out to USC RB in serious condition after a freak accident in the weight room.  Eqpt fell on his neck crushing his larnyx.   ::MonkeyEek::  He had surgery yesterday.  Whole thing sounded just awful.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 29, 2009, 04:16:09 PM
I thought the CornHuskers would rank higher due to the VA State results. I think these losses will look better in the "big picture"!

If you look at the ratings there are more discrepancies than not... It is obvious that the voters don't watch the games.  Iowa went from unranked to 17th?  They beat an over rated PA ST team.  Thats just one example.. ridiculous.  I'm doing my best to ignore it for now... Good luck with A&M...they typically suck.  We'll see how they do this week against Arkansas.  GL with that Cuz!
17th is a little too much. In their defense, I watched the Penn St game and they were extremely solid for at least that game. Maybe Zero penalties on offense no movement at all. Not the strongest offense, but the most disciplined last weekend. Michigan on the other hand couldn't even get set with the loss of a center. Side note even Bama had troubles with penalties getting set. (I'm not saying that they wouldn't have killed Iowa, penalties and all.) Still its too soon to tell if they really are that good.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 29, 2009, 04:42:56 PM
Prayers going out to USC RB in serious condition after a freak accident in the weight room.  Eqpt fell on his neck crushing his larnyx.   ::MonkeyEek::  He had surgery yesterday.  Whole thing sounded just awful.
Prayers here. Wow just don't like to here about those kinds of things. Someone must have acted quickly to keep this from being a fatality.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 29, 2009, 07:08:54 PM
Prayers going out to USC RB in serious condition after a freak accident in the weight room.  Eqpt fell on his neck crushing his larnyx.   ::MonkeyEek::  He had surgery yesterday.  Whole thing sounded just awful.
Prayers here. Wow just don't like to here about those kinds of things. Someone must have acted quickly to keep this from being a fatality.

Yeah there was a trainer/eqpt person right there and he said in his 25 yrs he had never seen anything as freakish.  I will spare you the gory details but it was very bad.  Read he came thru surgery ok.  they had to rebuild his vocal chord and he wont be able to speak for at least a year.  Awful.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on September 29, 2009, 08:02:26 PM
Wow....that poor kid. It is a miracle he wasn't killed. I guess that's why everyone working out with weights needs to have a spotter. I'm certainly putting him in my prayers. I can't imagine not being able to talk for a whole year.


Work has been so relentless that I'm way behind on football this week. AU must be the only 4-0 team that isn't ranked. But that's OK. The rankings are meaningless until later on anyway. We can just keep on winning while under the radar.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 29, 2009, 08:33:06 PM
Wow....that poor kid. It is a miracle he wasn't killed. I guess that's why everyone working out with weights needs to have a spotter. I'm certainly putting him in my prayers. I can't imagine not being able to talk for a whole year.


Work has been so relentless that I'm way behind on football this week. AU must be the only 4-0 team that isn't ranked. But that's OK. The rankings are meaningless until later on anyway. We can just keep on winning while under the radar.
Good to see you.  FWIW I know you are four and zero.  Go get em girl.  You have a tough one this week right?  My memory is awful.. sorry.  I think this is one of those years where there are no real predominant teams.  Even FL isn't as great to me this year... maybe Im just used to their style.  lol.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 29, 2009, 08:41:05 PM
Now I remember... Auburn plays TN.  WDE!!!!!!

Win that one and you will be ranked.  And worshipped by all in the SEC.   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on September 29, 2009, 09:24:19 PM
Now I remember... Auburn plays TN.  WDE!!!!!!

Win that one and you will be ranked.  And worshipped by all in the SEC.   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyLaugh::
Now I remember... Auburn plays TN.  WDE!!!!!!

Win that one and you will be ranked.  And worshipped by all in the SEC.   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyLaugh::
Yes win that one and CBB will never make you a Halloween avatar! Sorry, I'm pulling for AU, they should be ranked more so than us.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on September 29, 2009, 09:42:21 PM
Kiwi, CBB has a kind heart and a short memory  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I think the only teams who truly benefit from these early high rankings are the USC's and I think it's possibly hurt some like Bama in years past.

I agree pdh, go bury those Vols and you'll be ranked and we'll take whatever ranking with a grain of salt for we know those aren't always based upon accuracy. That said, Kiwi I'm glad you're being able to enjoy a season for it has been years..........

what is going on???? I am watching dancing with the stars and the trojan marching band is there???  ::MonkeyShocked:: Do a little dance, make a little love, tonight ? KC & the Sunshine?????   ::MonkeyDevil:: ::MonkeyDevil:: with goofy lettermen in DWS sweaters???

Golly !!!

I was going to post how very sorry I was to hear of USC's RB having such a terrible accident.....another one of my worries. Nascar has a sprained ankle so I'm already worried overtime, much as I tell myself not to worry so much - I ultimately do.

Just like last night, the box is jumping around when I try to post. I guess I need to let Klaas know this is going on........


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 29, 2009, 10:15:07 PM
Tell Nascar to get well!!!  Glad to know I'm not the only one with the jumping box.  It doesn't start until you post a few lines.  Like right now it isn't but if I typed a long one like you just did it always moves.  Drives me nuts.  Anyone want to see a good old fashioned butt kicking - Colorado plays West VA on Thursday night.  Trust me, WV will win big.  Sad thing is Colorado took out a 4 million dollar LOAN to pay off Gary Barnett and they can't afford to fire Hawkins.  (who just got an extension go figure...) 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 29, 2009, 11:35:41 PM
Tell Nascar to get well!!!  Glad to know I'm not the only one with the jumping box.  It doesn't start until you post a few lines.  Like right now it isn't but if I typed a long one like you just did it always moves.  Drives me nuts.  Anyone want to see a good old fashioned butt kicking - Colorado plays West VA on Thursday night.  Trust me, WV will win big.  Sad thing is Colorado took out a 4 million dollar LOAN to pay off Gary Barnett and they can't afford to fire Hawkins.  (who just got an extension go figure...) 
I can fix that!!
In IE8 go to "Tools" > click on  "Compatability View" > then check the box that says "Display all Websites in Compatability View"


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 30, 2009, 08:12:47 AM
Tell Nascar to get well!!!  Glad to know I'm not the only one with the jumping box.  It doesn't start until you post a few lines.  Like right now it isn't but if I typed a long one like you just did it always moves.  Drives me nuts.  Anyone want to see a good old fashioned butt kicking - Colorado plays West VA on Thursday night.  Trust me, WV will win big.  Sad thing is Colorado took out a 4 million dollar LOAN to pay off Gary Barnett and they can't afford to fire Hawkins.  (who just got an extension go figure...) 
I can fix that!!
In IE8 go to "Tools" > click on  "Compatability View" > then check the box that says "Display all Websites in Compatability View"
thanks!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 30, 2009, 08:32:13 AM
Tell Nascar to get well!!!  Glad to know I'm not the only one with the jumping box.  It doesn't start until you post a few lines.  Like right now it isn't but if I typed a long one like you just did it always moves.  Drives me nuts.  Anyone want to see a good old fashioned butt kicking - Colorado plays West VA on Thursday night.  Trust me, WV will win big.  Sad thing is Colorado took out a 4 million dollar LOAN to pay off Gary Barnett and they can't afford to fire Hawkins.  (who just got an extension go figure...) 
I can fix that!!
In IE8 go to "Tools" > click on  "Compatability View" > then check the box that says "Display all Websites in Compatability View"
thanks!!!!!
YW!  (I think this is post #5000 for me!  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on September 30, 2009, 01:45:04 PM
 ::MonkeyCheer4:: congrats on 5000 Wreck... (post whorx)   ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on September 30, 2009, 06:51:37 PM
::MonkeyCheer4:: congrats on 5000 Wreck... (post whorx)   ::MonkeyWink::
I'm knockin' on Klass's door! ::MonkeyWink::  ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 01, 2009, 07:35:03 AM
 ::MonkeySlide:: congrats to wreck !!!

I think it's looking like weather might be a factor in some games this weekend. GO when do the snow showers start up your way?

Not much news out there this week but I had a question. How many concussions has Tebow had to date? With this last one I had thought this was #3? I may be incorrect though. I know that the rule of thumb from a safety standpoint is that a player who has had 3 concussions is likely risking brain health........?

off to work........Hi-Ho


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 01, 2009, 08:19:09 AM
Just read that it is his first.  Here is the link.  Kind of surprising given the way he runs.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4516919


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 02, 2009, 08:14:51 AM

Anyone watch the game last night?  Neither WV nor COL deserved a win... that was some sloppy football... not a good reflection of coaching on either side. 

We are off this week and my sis is coming in from AZ so I wanted to be sure to wish everyone a lot of luck this weekend.... 

KTF - did you see this yet?  Seems like Oregon might reinstate the player Blount who threw that punch.  Not sure this is a smart move... what you think???   ::MonkeyWink::

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-t25-oregon-blount&prov=ap&type=lgns


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 02, 2009, 08:44:01 AM

Anyone watch the game last night?  Neither WV nor COL deserved a win... that was some sloppy football... not a good reflection of coaching on either side. 

We are off this week and my sis is coming in from AZ so I wanted to be sure to wish everyone a lot of luck this weekend.... 

KTF - did you see this yet?  Seems like Oregon might reinstate the player Blount who threw that punch.  Not sure this is a smart move... what you think???   ::MonkeyWink::

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-t25-oregon-blount&prov=ap&type=lgns
I'm usually not one to support the wayward athlete........... but, I tend to give a lot of forgiveness to the COLLEGE athlete who goes on a one-time "idiot spree" and did not commit a criminal act like a robbery or an assault on a girl or something.  Just my 2 cents!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 02, 2009, 06:54:53 PM

Anyone watch the game last night?  Neither WV nor COL deserved a win... that was some sloppy football... not a good reflection of coaching on either side. 

We are off this week and my sis is coming in from AZ so I wanted to be sure to wish everyone a lot of luck this weekend.... 

KTF - did you see this yet?  Seems like Oregon might reinstate the player Blount who threw that punch.  Not sure this is a smart move... what you think???   ::MonkeyWink::

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-t25-oregon-blount&prov=ap&type=lgns
I'm usually not one to support the wayward athlete........... but, I tend to give a lot of forgiveness to the COLLEGE athlete who goes on a one-time "idiot spree" and did not commit a criminal act like a robbery or an assault on a girl or something.  Just my 2 cents!
Instead of a "lot" of foregiveness........ I probably mean a "little more" foregiveness!  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 02, 2009, 07:47:29 PM
I understand what your saying wreck... here's where I have issues with this.  First off, as a coach if you kick someone off the team to prove a point and let your standards be known you don't back track later when you have lost games... you look stupid.  (granted he is a rookie)

What concerns me more isn't the hit the guy threw... it was his absolute out of control frenzy after that.  Did you see the coaches that had to struggle to contain him from hitting the fans?  THAT kid has real issues.  There were problems before this with the kid.  He was either on probation or had been counselled before...

I agree that some of these kids have no father figures and coaches are the closest thing they have... but sometimes problems require professional help and thats how this looks to me though I could be totally wrong.  (Ask Tom O about Lawrence Phillips... ugh.)

Guess we'll see how it turns out.

Meantime.... who is playing this week?  Tell us the scoop.  What is going on?  Auburn going to beat some Vols butts?  Arkansas gonna beat up on A&M...

What about Miami vs Oklahoma?  I gotta cheer for OK.  I think they'll win.  It will be close though I'd guess.  USC get beat again?  Can LSU beat a decent team or are they overrated?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 02, 2009, 11:06:44 PM
I understand what your saying wreck... here's where I have issues with this.  First off, as a coach if you kick someone off the team to prove a point and let your standards be known you don't back track later when you have lost games... you look stupid.  (granted he is a rookie)

What concerns me more isn't the hit the guy threw... it was his absolute out of control frenzy after that.  Did you see the coaches that had to struggle to contain him from hitting the fans?  THAT kid has real issues.  There were problems before this with the kid.  He was either on probation or had been counselled before...

I agree that some of these kids have no father figures and coaches are the closest thing they have... but sometimes problems require professional help and thats how this looks to me though I could be totally wrong.  (Ask Tom O about Lawrence Phillips... ugh.)

Guess we'll see how it turns out.

Meantime.... who is playing this week?  Tell us the scoop.  What is going on?  Auburn going to beat some Vols butts?  Arkansas gonna beat up on A&M...

What about Miami vs Oklahoma?  I gotta cheer for OK.  I think they'll win.  It will be close though I'd guess.  USC get beat again?  Can LSU beat a decent team or are they overrated?
I wasn't going to bring up Lawrece Phillips..... now THERE'S a guy with problems. I really can't say Osborne looked real good with that situation! I just don't know if I put Blount in the Lawrence Phillips category!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 03, 2009, 01:11:54 AM
Oh No! Poor Nascar!  Sorry to hear about the ankle. God Bless that boy! I'll have him in my prayers too.


Good Luck to all who have teams playing tomorrow! I'll be cheering for everyone...except any TN fans. ::MonkeyLaugh::

 I'm sorta nervous, and I don't want any bad juju to hit Knoxville and land on my Tigers, so I'm just trying to focus on my gametime food....and not do any trash talking..... ::MonkeyLaugh::
Our schedule gets tough now, so we'll probably lose a few games. I don't think we can go unbeaten in the SEC. Almost no team can do that anymore. We may have been the last ones to do it in 2004...not sure about that though. Tim Tebow is trying to have a perfect season this year. That's why he came back one more time. He's never had that, and he wants it as much as he wants any other honor. He's a great kid, and I hope he makes it, if it's not us he's playing in the SEC Championship game.

LSU is still a great team, but they lost a lot of players and they are in a reloading situation. Lots of talent, but rough around the edges yet. And Ryan Perilloux let them down. He should've been their experienced Senior QB1, and instead he's playing for Jacksonville State! But make no mistake about it.....they are always a tough team to put away. AU is usually so beat up after playing LSU that the next game we play after them is almost impossible to win because of lingering exhaustion. Injuries pile up on both sides. They play very rugged football down on the bayou, and they lay it all out there on the field.

I hope Cal can send the Trojans spinning on out into Loser Land so that we don't have to hear about them anymore. Go Bears!

The AU-TN game will be on at 6:45 Central time on one of the ESPN channels. Please send us all the good football mojo you can! ::MonkeyCheer4::
WAR EAGLE!!!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 03, 2009, 06:51:10 AM
Well I think we're all pulling for the bears, aren't we?  ::MonkeyDevil::

Bean I would have sworn that Tebow had a previous concussion, oh well.

I just hope all of our monkey teams have great games today. I'm sad that because of stupid work that I can't make son's game, so tired of work taking over my life and it's not like we always have next season either. I guess the one benefit is no one can hear what I scream at the TV?

pdh - my nephew is going to the AU vs UGA game, he posted it on facebook he's so excited.

Son's ankle seems okay, he's still got leftovers from the flu too but then half of our team has had the flu in the last two weeks.

I will definitely be watching out of one eye for all of the games I can get on TV for our monkey teams today and tonight. I have my rolling laptop cart already set up in front of the big screen, making chili this morning and cheddar bread.  ::MonkeyCheer3::

I did hear from casa and her Speedy had a wonderful article in the newspaper, I forgot to ask her if she wanted it posted........if she does, I'll come back and post it for everyone sans his name.

Go Monkey Teams  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 03, 2009, 09:06:43 AM
   ::MonkeyCheer2::   ::MonkeyCheer3::   ::MonkeyCheer4:: 

Go teams go!  Good luck to all.  May your wins all be healthy and hard fought.

PDH a special WDE shout out.

Go BEARS!!!

Enjoy the day.  It has turned cold here and I have 5 yr old and 8 yr old soccer games to go to this morning.   ::MonkeyEek:: ::cartwheel::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 03, 2009, 12:43:10 PM
So sorry you can't go to the game nonesy! I know you'll be there in spirit though! Nascar will feel it from miles away!  My daughter had the swine flu in May, and it took her a month to feel better. She lost a lot of weight, and she felt weak for a long time. I hate to think of those kids playing football while still recovering. I can't imagine how they do it. Those are some tough kids!

Go Nascar! Have a great game!

It's nice to hear some news about Speedy. I hope he's recovering well.

Considering his style of play, and the fact that he's been an SEC QB1, it's a miracle Tim Tebow has stayed as healthy as he has. It's an even bigger miracle because he started playing as a freshman, and the whole FL game plan is built around him. Amazing! He is one strong, resilient young man.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 03, 2009, 02:22:45 PM
I root for ANYONE playing Notre Dame!!  Go Huskies!  ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on October 03, 2009, 03:34:54 PM
none:   saw the results of today's game.....  congrats.....      Some real close games today... we tried to give it away again this week.. We just couldn't quite do it.   So we get to keep the axe.     

Not going to see the games later today because this is symphony night.  good luck to all who are playing later.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 03, 2009, 05:28:51 PM
Huskies 17-16 at half! Keep it up!  ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 03, 2009, 06:13:16 PM
Georgia up on LSU and Washington up on Notre dame -- life is good!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 03, 2009, 07:01:57 PM
none:   saw the results of today's game.....  congrats.....      Some real close games today... we tried to give it away again this week.. We just couldn't quite do it.   So we get to keep the axe.     

Not going to see the games later today because this is symphony night.  good luck to all who are playing later.

Thanks GO. I hope your team can learn from this one and regroup, it seems every conference with the exception of a very few, have so many wildcard games too. We pulled it off but still have such a weak offense in 2nd half of every game. That said, Nascar had a great game despite some horrible officiating, stats don't tell that whole story at all. I had to join a conference call for work the last 5 mins of the game and I nearly said "I quit" I was so perturbed  ::MonkeyShocked::

Kiwi, sorry about that loss for I didn't expect that one to happen buddy. I've got plenty of chili and cheese bread, I'll share.

boy I'm in shock at the end of the UGA vs LSU game, really this late upset is a shocker. I was so hoping UGA had it nailed with 1 minute on the clock......geez !

pdh going to be cheering your team on !!! Have to work tonight but at least I can type documentation and flow charts and still watch TV  ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Mere on October 03, 2009, 07:04:21 PM
Georgia up on LSU and Washington up on Notre dame -- life is good!

Hello from Louisiana...... ::MonkeyFBall::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 03, 2009, 08:03:13 PM
oh Mere  ::MonkeyKiss::

LSU has a fine win to take back to the bayou and road wins are always special.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 03, 2009, 08:10:43 PM
Georgia up on LSU and Washington up on Notre dame -- life is good!

Hello from Louisiana...... ::MonkeyFBall::
Sorry, Mere! Being from Okie Stae -- I cannot root for Les Miles!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 03, 2009, 11:01:03 PM
congrates to nascars teams none....did he get to play????
georgia/lsu was a great game!!! both teams deserved to win!
disappointed washington lost to notre dame....thought they had it!
okl/miamiturning out to be a really good game!
i think i  can breath a sigh of relief  2 min to go hogs ahead 47 to 19 over the aggies. all around game for our team for a change defense really improved this week....but aggies offensive line must not be very good!!!
i read the article on speedy in our paper this week....really nice!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on October 03, 2009, 11:40:44 PM
none:   saw the results of today's game.....  congrats.....      Some real close games today... we tried to give it away again this week.. We just couldn't quite do it.   So we get to keep the axe.     

Not going to see the games later today because this is symphony night.  good luck to all who are playing later.

Thanks GO. I hope your team can learn from this one and regroup, it seems every conference with the exception of a very few, have so many wildcard games too. We pulled it off but still have such a weak offense in 2nd half of every game. That said, Nascar had a great game despite some horrible officiating, stats don't tell that whole story at all. I had to join a conference call for work the last 5 mins of the game and I nearly said "I quit" I was so perturbed  ::MonkeyShocked::

Kiwi, sorry about that loss for I didn't expect that one to happen buddy. I've got plenty of chili and cheese bread, I'll share.

boy I'm in shock at the end of the UGA vs LSU game, really this late upset is a shocker. I was so hoping UGA had it nailed with 1 minute on the clock......geez !

pdh going to be cheering your team on !!! Have to work tonight but at least I can type documentation and flow charts and still watch TV  ::MonkeyFootball::

I'm not sure it is a matter of regrouping.  Some players need to get their head in the game.  We were up by two scores with 3:00 and driving from the 9 for a touchdown.  The back fumbles and they run it back all the way.   We come down and score quickly and then the defense allows them two plays for 85 yards... Wild finish.  We at least recovered the onside kick.     



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 03, 2009, 11:46:23 PM
GO we have a few of those too, believe me, if not for wildcard plays last two games we would have never pulled them off. Our QB has some work to do.....gratefully our defense has really stepped up and is playing really well to compensate.

How was the symphony? I hope lovely and that you and Mrs enjoyed it.

Big congrats to pdh's Tigers and Cuz's Hawgs........great games !!!  ::MonkeyCheer2::

cuz you got mail  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 04, 2009, 01:23:48 AM
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE 5 -0 ::MonkeyEek::

WAR  EAGLE!!!
 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 04, 2009, 01:43:26 AM
5 -0 AND STILL UNRANKED........ ::MonkeyMad::
What a bunch of goobers doing the voting this year.  ::MonkeyLaugh::

I think Lane Kiffen made a huge mistake by not letting us have our Tiger Walk after so many years of AU having that tradition no matter where we play.  Very poor sportsmanship, and very petty. He has a lot to learn about how things are done in the SEC. Maybe now he'll keep his mouth shut a little more often. We beat them in their house anyway.... ::MonkeyDevil::




Congrats to spooky, cuz, Mere, GO, and NASCAR!!!!
Did I miss anyone?

I hope Nascar got to play a lot if he was up to it. A win makes everything hurt less.... ::MonkeyLaugh::

The GA-LSU game was very exciting. Congrats to the Bayou Bengals. I felt awful for Mark Richt. He's got a lot of talent there in his young Bull Dawgs. It just hasn't quite jelled yet. I hope GA fans will be patient.


Would it be OK for someone to give us a summary of the article about Speedy? No names need to be mentioned.....just the highlights about him.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Mere on October 04, 2009, 02:16:14 AM
Georgia up on LSU and Washington up on Notre dame -- life is good!

Hello from Louisiana...... ::MonkeyFBall::
Sorry, Mere! Being from Okie Stae -- I cannot root for Les Miles!

Wreck.....I know nothing about football....but I was cooking red beans and listening to all the screaming in the den, so I wanted to see if there was anyone from Louisiana in here....lol.   


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 04, 2009, 02:24:27 AM
Georgia up on LSU and Washington up on Notre dame -- life is good!

Hello from Louisiana...... ::MonkeyFBall::
Sorry, Mere! Being from Okie Stae -- I cannot root for Les Miles!

Wreck.....I know nothing about football....but I was cooking red beans and listening to all the screaming in the den, so I wanted to see if there was anyone from Louisiana in here....lol.   
Les Miles (the coach of LSU) was at Oklahoma State before he moved on to LSU. That is fine, but he did his smarmy move 3 days BEFORE our bowl game that year. Screw him!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: sharon on October 04, 2009, 09:53:46 AM
 ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

Way to go.......

CANES

 ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::cartwheel::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 04, 2009, 10:05:45 AM
Cuz... told you that you would cream them.  Congrats!!! 

PDH... you did it!  Are the polls out already? How you know you aren't rated?  I find that hard to believe.  Impossible.  You gotta be.  You would cream some of the teams above them.  I did get to see some of the game.  Looks like your D has improved.  (or TN's offense is just awful? ha ha ha)  Either way - great game.  Led the whole time too.

I am following PDH's lead and staying mum on our next game - Thursday night against Missouri.  Big game for us.  Doesn't start til 8 pm?!  I will need to nap at work I guess.  ha ha ha 

Congrats to all.  Kiwi... your QB will win you many games in the future so you have alot of hope on your side.  Nothing to be ashamed of. 



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 04, 2009, 12:21:49 PM
hey sharon!!! good to see you in the football thread....miami/ok was a very entertaining game! congrats to your team!!!

pd....auburn coming to fayetteville next weekend...i am sure gus malzahn is going to have something to prove!!!

wreck...hope we beat up on a&m enough for your cowboys to pound them so more....lol!!!

thanks for the email none....enjoyed the clips....go nascar!!! i did not save the paper about the article on speedy did you? i thought casa sent it to you?
anyway, it was just about how tough it was for him to sit out but he knew it was for the best so he can come better and stronger...etc!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 04, 2009, 12:40:27 PM
 ::MonkeyCheer4::  I'll let Wreck sit back and not put a mojo on his team.  I say OKie State puts the hammer on A&M.  Coach crying at halftime.  Go orange.  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 04, 2009, 01:37:01 PM
hey sharon!!! good to see you in the football thread....miami/ok was a very entertaining game! congrats to your team!!!

pd....auburn coming to fayetteville next weekend...i am sure gus malzahn is going to have something to prove!!!

wreck...hope we beat up on a&m enough for your cowboys to pound them so more....lol!!!

thanks for the email none....enjoyed the clips....go nascar!!! i did not save the paper about the article on speedy did you? i thought casa sent it to you?
anyway, it was just about how tough it was for him to sit out but he knew it was for the best so he can come better and stronger...etc!

I agree congrats to Miami !  ::MonkeyFootball::

everyone who emailed back today thanks, I am on conference calls so it may be late tonight before I can respond back - sigh work again.

I was waiting for casa to respond back it was okay to post the article, I haven't heard back from her so I'm posting it without the names/faces and hopefully that will be okay with her?

Speedy works toward making full recovery

 

   The XXX (name of team) are enjoying another quality season on the gridiron.  They is ranked 12th in the latest coaches poll. However, this squad has obtained success without the services of a very talented Union County product.

   Former El Dorado wide receiver Speedy was heading into his senior campaign with huge aspirations.  As a junior, he compiled 735 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.  Speedy also led the team with an average of 16.7 yards per reception.  Due to his qualilty season Speedy was named to the Southland Conference Honorable Mention team.  The 6-2 receiver had plans on producing even bigger numbers this year.  However, an unexpected occurrence put a halt to Speedy's vision.

   During the first week of summer practice, he suffered a major knee injury.

   "It was the first day of practice and we were doing pass-skel.  I had a skinny-post.  I went across the middle, and I jumped up for the ball.  As I jumped my knee locked out and buckled.  I tore the meniscus and my ACL as well.

   "I knew right away it wasn't good.  But I was in denial at the beginning.  After I laid on the field another five to ten minutes to try and regroup, I walked off on my own power.  But after that, I knew because I had a big knot and it started to swell.  I knew that wasn't good at all."

   Speedy admits this ordeal has not been easy to handle.

   "It's tough.  It's been hard.  But, I've got almost my full range of motion back.  It's tough but it has been worth it," he said.

   Is it the physical or mental pain that has at times become unbearable for Speedy?

   "It's probably 50-50," he answered.  "The physical pain was real bad the first couple of weeks.  But the mental part has been tough too."

   Due to still having NFL aspirations, Speedy has begun to view this injury as simply a minor setback.

   "I expected to have a big year.  Being the leading receiver coming back, I had put in a lot of time in the summer with the weights and looking at film.  I was getting a lot of chemistry with the quarterback so I felt like this was going to be my big year," he said.  "As far as going to the (National Football) League, I wanted to look good in front of the scouts, so this was a very big year.  As for next year, I just want to get back to where I was.

   "A couple of scouts have come in and coach has talked to them.  The coaches have told me what they said.  They (scouts) have not forgotten about me.  But I need to get back to where I was before the injury.  Everything else would be a plus.  I just want to get where I am playing  and not thinking about anything happening to my knee."

   Speedy is not giving mere lip service in regard to his rehab.  The student-athlete is working tirelessly to make a full recovery.

   I'm probably in rehab about three hours a day.  Then I come home and do another 45 minutes to an hour before I go to bed,"  he stated.  "But, I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.  I know in the long run it will all pay off."

______________________________________________________________________________

What a fine young man Speedy is, we're all pulling so hard for him to come through this and end up on top again !!  ::MonkeyFootball::

I have to run back to work but again, thanks for all the kind emails everyone !!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 04, 2009, 01:43:36 PM
::MonkeyCheer4::  I'll let Wreck sit back and not put a mojo on his team.  I say OKie State puts the hammer on A&M.  Coach crying at halftime.  Go orange.  ::MonkeyCheer4::

 ::MonkeyCool::    ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 04, 2009, 01:44:54 PM
I'm sorry for puting the mojo on Washington and Georgia - never again!!  ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 04, 2009, 03:29:13 PM
PDH... you did it!  Are the polls out already? How you know you aren't rated?  I find that hard to believe.  Impossible.  You gotta be.  You would cream some of the teams above them.  I did get to see some of the game.  Looks like your D has improved.  (or TN's offense is just awful? ha ha ha)  Either way - great game.  Led the whole time too.


The AP poll has us at #17 today. It just came out. But seriously.....last week we were 4-0, and unranked, and some teams have losses but were still in the top 25? So how did AU go from nothing to being #17 overnight? Literally overnight! And ESPN kept showing USC game clips all night during the AU-TN and talking about how good they are....but they have a loss to an unranked team.  ::MonkeyMad::
The media is in love with USC, but there are several other teams who are much, much better. It just boggles the mind how stupid the media can be.

I guess they couldn't ignore us any longer since we just keep on winning. We are 2-0 in the SEC now.::MonkeyLaugh::

http://www.sportingnews.com/college-football/article/2009-10-04/auburn-south-florida-move-ap-top-25


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 04, 2009, 03:37:33 PM
Thanks for posting the article about Speedy. What a great kid! He's in my prayers for a full recovery. God Bless him!
Speedy and Nascar are what college athletics are supposed to be all about....character and hard work, and a love of the sport. ::MonkeyFootball::



cuz.....All I'm gonna say about going into Fayetteville is.....Good Luck to the Razorbacks!
You know I'm all for the Hawgs, but with this one exception!  ::MonkeyDevil::
WDE!

Who's playing USC?  Whoever it is....I'm their biggest fan! ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: texasmom on October 04, 2009, 05:02:14 PM
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::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::He's a BEAST!  Gotta love it! ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::



10-0 Dallas early 2nd qtr


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 04, 2009, 05:41:48 PM
Finally Auburn gets some luv.  WTG PDH.   ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer4:: 

There are alot of weird things still to shake out in the polls.   Hopefully the field will straighten it all out.  Way too political for me. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 04, 2009, 07:00:48 PM
I'm sorry for puting the mojo on Washington and Georgia - never again!!  ::MonkeyMad::



Yeah the bad football mojo is very dangerous.  I may have bad football juju-ed my team last year by my pre-game discussions. But I have learned to shut up about specifics.

This year, I drink coffee out of my good luck Auburn coffee mug, and just mainly leave it at that..... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on October 04, 2009, 10:39:57 PM
GO we have a few of those too, believe me, if not for wildcard plays last two games we would have never pulled them off. Our QB has some work to do.....gratefully our defense has really stepped up and is playing really well to compensate.

How was the symphony? I hope lovely and that you and Mrs enjoyed it.



It was a great evening.  We had a special invite to the gala opening dinner by the company she works for.   Could not have paid those prices ourselves.  Great food, speakers and then Copland, Chopin and Beethoven.....



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 05, 2009, 01:01:34 PM
I'm sorry for puting the mojo on Washington and Georgia - never again!!  ::MonkeyMad::

Was at the game in South Bend to cheer on my Dawgs!If ya ever get a chance to take in your home team at Notre Dame stadium,it is quite special.Although i was on the receiving end of a heart-wrenching loss,I couldn't have asked to see a more special game,at a more special place!We had some bad breaks but,if ya can't score from the 1/2 yard line..Game Over... ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on October 05, 2009, 04:09:18 PM
Well I was visiting in Michigan, since Kiwi has that paw injury, but I missed the game on TV. Interesting side note, Michigan State playing Michigan and no TV coverage unless you had Big Ten network satellite coverage. I did however used a computer and watched the teletype and field graphics from ESPN on delay. Lost in overtime. Coming back from -21 yards rushing to tie with 2 seconds left was probably exciting, if I was back at the Dawghouse watching it live! Hmm
It looks like almost everyone did well this past weekend!
Pdh- Great news they deserve the attention. Go AU


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on October 05, 2009, 04:35:24 PM
Hey GO your doing great. Good luck the next few weeks with Ohio State and Iowa. Kiwi is for you, until Nov 14th. ::MonkeyCheer3::
Pdh- Its the Jambalaya. Michigan needs some or a sub center. Its been interesting with a back up center.
Wreck- Keep it up OSU (not Ohio State) looks pretty good!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 05, 2009, 07:44:39 PM
thanks for bringing the article on speedy over none!!
casa has even bigger news todays.....she is a granny for the first time!!!
she sent pics on the phone....sweet little girl!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 09:21:01 PM
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::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::He's a BEAST!  Gotta love it! ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::



10-0 Dallas early 2nd qtr

Another case of the bad mojo!!!!!!!!  ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 09:58:14 PM
OOPS!!! I posted this in the Natalee thread by mistake!!!

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Interesting NFL matchup tonight -- Farve and Minnesota Vs. Greenbay!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 10:00:21 PM
I'm sorry for puting the mojo on Washington and Georgia - never again!!  ::MonkeyMad::

Was at the game in South Bend to cheer on my Dawgs!If ya ever get a chance to take in your home team at Notre Dame stadium,it is quite special.Although i was on the receiving end of a heart-wrenching loss,I couldn't have asked to see a more special game,at a more special place!We had some bad breaks but,if ya can't score from the 1/2 yard line..Game Over... ::MonkeyNoNo::
I pull for Washington all the time -- But I root for ANYONE playing Notre Dame!! ( I WOULD like to go to game there sometime though!!)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: texasmom on October 05, 2009, 10:17:55 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/Freefreq/Marion/images/The-barbarian2.gif)


::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::He's a BEAST!  Gotta love it! ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::



10-0 Dallas early 2nd qtr

Another case of the bad mojo!!!!!!!!  ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyEek::

I know...it's all my fault!   ::MonkeyTease:: ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyWaa::

DH was letting them have it for about the last minute and a half!   ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyDevil::





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 10:22:23 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/Freefreq/Marion/images/The-barbarian2.gif)


::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::He's a BEAST!  Gotta love it! ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::



10-0 Dallas early 2nd qtr

Another case of the bad mojo!!!!!!!!  ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyEek::

I know...it's all my fault!   ::MonkeyTease:: ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyWaa::

DH was letting them have it for about the last minute and a half!   ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyDevil::




Bad secondary, bad coaching, bad wide receivers, mediocre everything else!  ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 10:23:40 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/Freefreq/Marion/images/The-barbarian2.gif)


::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::He's a BEAST!  Gotta love it! ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::



10-0 Dallas early 2nd qtr

Another case of the bad mojo!!!!!!!!  ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyCool:: ::MonkeyEek::

I know...it's all my fault!   ::MonkeyTease:: ::MonkeyWaa:: ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyWaa::

DH was letting them have it for about the last minute and a half!   ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyDevil::




Bad secondary, bad coaching, bad wide receivers, mediocre everything else!  ::MonkeyMad::
Good running backs (when healthy and properly utilized!)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 10:25:25 PM
Also..... I LOVE the BEAST, but what was with his "EXTRA" dives and body rolls after the plays last night????????????????????????


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 10:32:31 PM
Farve is EMBARRASSING the Packers. Just wait until they play IN Green Bay!!!   ::MonkeyHaHa:: The crowd will come unglued on him!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 05, 2009, 10:49:24 PM
Farve is EMBARRASSING the Packers. Just wait until they play IN Green Bay!!!   ::MonkeyHaHa:: The crowd will come unglued on him!

I'm a Favre fan!The catch is,i'm also a business man.That's why i have Aaron Rodgers on my fantasy football team...come on Lee..catch that Sh_t... ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 05, 2009, 10:52:10 PM
I'm sorry for puting the mojo on Washington and Georgia - never again!!  ::MonkeyMad::

Was at the game in South Bend to cheer on my Dawgs!If ya ever get a chance to take in your home team at Notre Dame stadium,it is quite special.Although i was on the receiving end of a heart-wrenching loss,I couldn't have asked to see a more special game,at a more special place!We had some bad breaks but,if ya can't score from the 1/2 yard line..Game Over... ::MonkeyNoNo::
I pull for Washington all the time -- But I root for ANYONE playing Notre Dame!! ( I WOULD like to go to game there sometime though!!)

It was a magical experience even though we lost.What a classic game to see at Notre Dame!You say you have friends that are BIG boosters Wreck.Tell em to get Gundy,and or OSU to schedule a home & away with ND.It's quite a treat!As i've come to know you from SM Wreck,OSU has a fan in the NorthWest! ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: texasmom on October 05, 2009, 11:02:55 PM
Also..... I LOVE the BEAST, but what was with his "EXTRA" dives and body rolls after the plays last night????????????????????????

DH was commenting on that too...and said even Whitten was doing some of the same!   ::MonkeyRoll:: ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 11:10:54 PM
Also..... I LOVE the BEAST, but what was with his "EXTRA" dives and body rolls after the plays last night????????????????????????

DH was commenting on that too...and said even Whitten was doing some of the same!   ::MonkeyRoll:: ::MonkeyConfused::
I guess their extra energy wasted didn't matter........... neither barely touched the ball in the 2nd half!  ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 11:13:53 PM
I'm sorry for puting the mojo on Washington and Georgia - never again!!  ::MonkeyMad::

Was at the game in South Bend to cheer on my Dawgs!If ya ever get a chance to take in your home team at Notre Dame stadium,it is quite special.Although i was on the receiving end of a heart-wrenching loss,I couldn't have asked to see a more special game,at a more special place!We had some bad breaks but,if ya can't score from the 1/2 yard line..Game Over... ::MonkeyNoNo::
I pull for Washington all the time -- But I root for ANYONE playing Notre Dame!! ( I WOULD like to go to game there sometime though!!)

It was a magical experience even though we lost.What a classic game to see at Notre Dame!You say you have friends that are BIG boosters Wreck.Tell em to get Gundy,and or OSU to schedule a home & away with ND.It's quite a treat!As i've come to know you from SM Wreck,OSU has a fan in the NorthWest! ::MonkeyCool::
Thanks!!! I hope our BYE week allowed us to get healthy. We have A&M next...... Arkansas throttled them this past week!  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 05, 2009, 11:17:23 PM
I'm sorry for puting the mojo on Washington and Georgia - never again!!  ::MonkeyMad::

Was at the game in South Bend to cheer on my Dawgs!If ya ever get a chance to take in your home team at Notre Dame stadium,it is quite special.Although i was on the receiving end of a heart-wrenching loss,I couldn't have asked to see a more special game,at a more special place!We had some bad breaks but,if ya can't score from the 1/2 yard line..Game Over... ::MonkeyNoNo::
I pull for Washington all the time -- But I root for ANYONE playing Notre Dame!! ( I WOULD like to go to game there sometime though!!)

It was a magical experience even though we lost.What a classic game to see at Notre Dame!You say you have friends that are BIG boosters Wreck.Tell em to get Gundy,and or OSU to schedule a home & away with ND.It's quite a treat!As i've come to know you from SM Wreck,OSU has a fan in the NorthWest! ::MonkeyCool::
Thanks!!! I hope our BYE week allowed us to get healthy. We have A&M next...... Arkansas throttled them this past week!  ::MonkeyCheer4::

If Gundy continues to recruit the way he is..The longhorns & sooners will be havin a tough time in the coming years getting second or third in the Big-12.. ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 11:24:01 PM
I'm sorry for puting the mojo on Washington and Georgia - never again!!  ::MonkeyMad::

Was at the game in South Bend to cheer on my Dawgs!If ya ever get a chance to take in your home team at Notre Dame stadium,it is quite special.Although i was on the receiving end of a heart-wrenching loss,I couldn't have asked to see a more special game,at a more special place!We had some bad breaks but,if ya can't score from the 1/2 yard line..Game Over... ::MonkeyNoNo::
I pull for Washington all the time -- But I root for ANYONE playing Notre Dame!! ( I WOULD like to go to game there sometime though!!)

It was a magical experience even though we lost.What a classic game to see at Notre Dame!You say you have friends that are BIG boosters Wreck.Tell em to get Gundy,and or OSU to schedule a home & away with ND.It's quite a treat!As i've come to know you from SM Wreck,OSU has a fan in the NorthWest! ::MonkeyCool::
Thanks!!! I hope our BYE week allowed us to get healthy. We have A&M next...... Arkansas throttled them this past week!  ::MonkeyCheer4::

If Gundy continues to recruit the way he is..The longhorns & sooners will be havin a tough time in the coming years getting second or third in the Big-12.. ::MonkeyFootball::
There is SO much HS talent in Texas that just getting "your share" is usually enough. The KEY is evaluating the 3-4 star players that are the hidden gems. You would be surprised how many "5 star" players that Texas and Oklahoma get that are really just over-rated.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 05, 2009, 11:26:21 PM
Sorry about the loss Kiwi. I know that had to sting a little bit.  ::MonkeyEek::
But maybe RR has the Wolverines going in the right direction. That Forcier kid is a huge talent. He's scary good for a freshman.


Lots of great match-ups this week!  I need to take a look and make some picks later on in the week. ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 05, 2009, 11:27:20 PM
Keepthefaith, pdh3, JR CBB, wreck and 1 Guest

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Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 05, 2009, 11:30:17 PM
Sorry about the loss Kiwi. I know that had to sting a little bit.  ::MonkeyEek::
But maybe RR has the Wolverines going in the right direction. That Forcier kid is a huge talent. He's scary good for a freshman.


Lots of great match-ups this week!  I need to take a look and make some picks later on in the week. ::MonkeyFootball::

WoW..Nebraska Vs Mizzou on thursday night.That'll be a great game! ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 05, 2009, 11:51:17 PM
Packers - Vikings ... getting at least interesting!  ........................Vikings recover on-side kick!  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 06, 2009, 12:02:57 AM
Packers - Vikings ... getting at least interesting!  ........................Vikings recover on-side kick!  ::MonkeyNoNo::

With the Vikings offensive line,Favre is probably thankful for not being on the Packers... ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on October 07, 2009, 11:34:40 AM
Sorry about the loss Kiwi. I know that had to sting a little bit.  ::MonkeyEek::
But maybe RR has the Wolverines going in the right direction. That Forcier kid is a huge talent. He's scary good for a freshman.


Lots of great match-ups this week!  I need to take a look and make some picks later on in the week. ::MonkeyFootball::

WoW..Nebraska Vs Mizzou on thursday night.That'll be a great game! ::MonkeyFootball::
The Dawghouse will definitely be open for this game! I'll just push everyones couches together to watch the one game. Go Huskers ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 07, 2009, 02:37:21 PM
Thanks Kiwi.  I am home with the swine flu!  Just read that several key Huskers have it too.  Real bad timing.  Thanks for cheering us on... GBR


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 07, 2009, 07:47:21 PM
Thanks Kiwi.  I am home with the swine flu!  Just read that several key Huskers have it too.  Real bad timing.  Thanks for cheering us on... GBR
Sounds more like an Arkansas affliction!!!  ::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: crazybabyborg on October 07, 2009, 10:22:21 PM
Helloooooo Football Fans!!!!   ::MonkeyDance:: I don't make my way here often, but Kiwi left me a post in my avatar thread so I wanted to let Kiwi know the Halloween Avatar is there waiting!

Being from Tennessee isn't the most comfortable seats in the stadium this year, but here's my take on things after Auburn:

First, Congratulations to all the Auburn fans. I am a season ticket holder for Tennessee and was at the game. I think both programs have bright futures. If Auburn can hold on to Gus Malazhn for a few years Auburn is going to be very special. As a Tennessee fan I LOVE your WR coach (and guessing) your recruiting cordinator Trooper Taylor. Taylor really wants to become an O.C. so I dont think he will stay very long, but he is beyond passionate, takes the kids in as part of his family, is a good coach, and an elite recruiter.

Tennessee came in banged up (All SEC LG Vladimir Richard, Starting MLB Nick Reveiz, were both out) and Starting Dend Chris Walker (Back), Starting DTackle Wes Brown (knees), Starting WR Quinton Hancock (Broke Jaw), Starting RB Montario Hardesty (Shoulder and Knees) all played but were hurt as alot of players are this time of year. Our Middle linebacker Savion Frazier was playing Middle Linebaker for the first time since 7th Grade (he was backing up Rico at Will) and overall played well but had the defense miss alined a few times (give credit to Gus Malzahn). I can not think of a worse offense for the QB of a defense to get his first start against. Ben Tate, and Ontario McCalebb both earned my respect for sure. McCalebb and (if yall can land either Lache Seastrunk, or Michael Dyer) I feel sorry for the rest of the SECWest. I can honestly say I have never been more impressed with an offensive playcalling and tempo as I was Sat night with Gus Malzahn.

As for Tennessee I love the way the program is going. I came into this season with 3 goals: 1.) Recruit well....Check, 2.) Change the culture of the program.....Check, and finally get better from game 1 to the last game. While the jury is still out on that one I do believe the team is getting better. As was obvious in the Auburn game at the end of drives we lack depth in the front (we have arguably the best defensive line class commited to us right now, we need more big play receivers (we have some very good ones commited), and we need a QB that can complete a stop pass (Tyler Bray is an Elite Eleven QB who is commited to us.). I love our coaching staff (even Lane Kiffin). I think (including this season) it will be Kiffin's 3rd year we will be very very dangerous. Hopefully we continue to improve, and play well vs a very talented and hungry Georgia team sat. Go Vols! In Kiffin I trust!   ::MonkeyHaHa::

Anyway, Kiwi. Thanks for coming to my thread and asking for your avi! I love to see you guys, even if it's just to say HI!!!!   





Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 07, 2009, 11:26:48 PM
 Poor beans! Sorry to hear about your flu. Take care of yourself!

The swine flu is raging through college campuses. It's no wonder several football teams have had it. It's some nasty stuff.

Kiwi - I'll be dropping by the Dawg House tomorrow night to help pull the Huskers through. What's for dinner? ::MonkeyLaugh::

Go Huskers! ::MonkeyFootball::


nonesy - I hope Nascar's ankle is healing well, and I hope he's back to normal after his bout with the flu.

There are some HUGE games this weekend. It's gonna be interesting to see how it all turns out!



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 07, 2009, 11:27:57 PM
Thanks Kiwi.  I am home with the swine flu!  Just read that several key Huskers have it too.  Real bad timing.  Thanks for cheering us on... GBR
Sounds more like an Arkansas affliction!!!  ::MonkeyHaHa::

 ::MonkeyShocked:: behave wreck, cuz is a hawg you know  ::MonkeyWink::

Bean I hope you feel better soon. I heard four on our project team are down with swine flu and with all the travel I have to do, I'm sure I'm ripe to catch it too. Just rest, rest, and more rest for you, ok? I'll be in the Kiwi house pulling for the Huskers tomorrow night too   ::MonkeyFootball::

With nascar's game halfway across the country I won't be able to make it, financially or workwise, I have to fly up north on Sat for a week for work. Weeks ago I would have said this would be a fairly easy win for his team but now.........just not sure anymore. Our QB has to engage offensively.......and execute well. We shall see, I'm sure pulling for him as are many  ::MonkeyCheer3::

I'm bleary eyed from the overtime with work and without a chance to check on who is playing who beyond bean's Huskers and of course the Hawgs facing the Tigers.

Role call !!!! I need a list of who everyone plays  ::MonkeyHaHa::


CBB - love seeing you here, anytime, all of the time  ::MonkeyKiss:: You have a competitive game on Saturday for sure, I'm sure Kiffen has some tricks up his sleeve. I also think getting a good QB may well be the biggest challenge facing every college team in this day and age. So you are not alone.....even with many seniors and a very experience QB by college years........we can't seem to pump on all pistons.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 07, 2009, 11:31:12 PM
Poor beans! Sorry to hear about your flu. Take care of yourself!

The swine flu is raging through college campuses. It's no wonder several football teams have had it. It's some nasty stuff.

Kiwi - I'll be dropping by the Dawg House tomorrow night to help pull the Huskers through. What's for dinner? ::MonkeyLaugh::

Go Huskers! ::MonkeyFootball::


nonesy - I hope Nascar's ankle is healing well, and I hope he's back to normal after his bout with the flu.

There are some HUGE games this weekend. It's gonna be interesting to see how it all turns out!



I hope Kiwi has steak, I've been craving some steak lately  ::MonkeyHaHa::

pdh, his ankle is 'okay" so he says but he still has a cough, worries me but of course brutus isn't going to worry about Mom worrying  ::MonkeyHaHa::

he may be a neanderthal but he's my neanderthal  ::MonkeyHaHa::

I'd love a pdh take on the games this week, you can be our resident analyst besides Bean is sick so she needs some help ! You always post enlightenment anyway  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 08, 2009, 12:50:52 AM
I don't know the whole story about Bryant Wreck.What do you think the prognosis will be???


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 08, 2009, 12:52:34 AM
Thanks Kiwi.  I am home with the swine flu!  Just read that several key Huskers have it too.  Real bad timing.  Thanks for cheering us on... GBR
Sounds more like an Arkansas affliction!!!  ::MonkeyHaHa::

 ::MonkeyShocked:: behave wreck, cuz is a hawg you know  ::MonkeyWink::

Bean I hope you feel better soon. I heard four on our project team are down with swine flu and with all the travel I have to do, I'm sure I'm ripe to catch it too. Just rest, rest, and more rest for you, ok? I'll be in the Kiwi house pulling for the Huskers tomorrow night too   ::MonkeyFootball::

With nascar's game halfway across the country I won't be able to make it, financially or workwise, I have to fly up north on Sat for a week for work. Weeks ago I would have said this would be a fairly easy win for his team but now.........just not sure anymore. Our QB has to engage offensively.......and execute well. We shall see, I'm sure pulling for him as are many  ::MonkeyCheer3::

I'm bleary eyed from the overtime with work and without a chance to check on who is playing who beyond bean's Huskers and of course the Hawgs facing the Tigers.

Role call !!!! I need a list of who everyone plays  ::MonkeyHaHa::


CBB - love seeing you here, anytime, all of the time  ::MonkeyKiss:: You have a competitive game on Saturday for sure, I'm sure Kiffen has some tricks up his sleeve. I also think getting a good QB may well be the biggest challenge facing every college team in this day and age. So you are not alone.....even with many seniors and a very experience QB by college years........we can't seem to pump on all pistons.


I was just kiddin' about the Razorbacks!!

OK State plays the Aggies this weekend (sans Dez Bryant for lying to the NCAA about buying Deion Sanders and some kid dinner).  ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 08, 2009, 12:58:09 AM
I don't know the whole story about Bryant Wreck.What do you think the prognosis will be???
Seems Dez visted Deion Sanders' house this summer. Dez bought dinner for Deion and some poor HS school kid. The NCAA routinely quizzed Dez about it and he lied about visting Deion (he got scared that he MIGHT have violated some rule even though he didn't). OSU suspended him until the NCAA rules on it. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 08, 2009, 01:02:42 AM
I don't know the whole story about Bryant Wreck.What do you think the prognosis will be???
Seems Dez visted Deion Sanders' house this summer. Dez bought dinner for Deion and some poor HS school kid. The NCAA routinely quizzed Dez about it and he lied about visting Deion (he got scared that he MIGHT have violated some rule even though he didn't). OSU suspended him until the NCAA rules on it. 

That's the NCAA for ya.Who gives a sh_t if he visited Deion.How many times a year do college kids run into former college,NFL players?Don't blame Dez a bit.That's why i'm a BIG Coach Knight fan! ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 08, 2009, 09:36:34 AM
I don't know the whole story about Bryant Wreck.What do you think the prognosis will be???
Seems Dez visted Deion Sanders' house this summer. Dez bought dinner for Deion and some poor HS school kid. The NCAA routinely quizzed Dez about it and he lied about visting Deion (he got scared that he MIGHT have violated some rule even though he didn't). OSU suspended him until the NCAA rules on it. 

That reminds me of a story about Eric Crouch the year he won the Heisman... he was doing all those shows and a bunch of charity events around the various trophy award ceremonies and he accepted a tuna sandwich from someone.  He self reported.  Is that not ridiculous.  And USC gets away with murder.

Wreck you will still beat the crap out of them.  They have most of Callahans old Husker staff... trust me.  LOL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 08, 2009, 09:38:26 AM
 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyFootball::

Go Huskers!

Re the H1N1... it is everything people have said and more.  Last night might have been one of the longest of my life.  Awful.  Stay healthy all.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 08, 2009, 09:52:10 AM
bean....good to see you still cheering even tho i know you are so sick!!! good luck tonight...i will be pulling for your huskers!

wreck....been waiting for that zinger!!! lol!!

cbb.....great to see you!! and such a knowledgable sports fan...you should stop by more often!! i agree about gus malzahn...hard to believe he was a high school coach just 5 years ago.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 08, 2009, 05:49:17 PM
bean....good to see you still cheering even tho i know you are so sick!!! good luck tonight...i will be pulling for your huskers!

Cuz, I am sick but I am not dead.  LOL   ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 08, 2009, 09:24:20 PM
Wow bean you sure didn't luck out with the weather tonight did you? Your guys just made a turnover, # 93? He's awesome......

We're yelling for the Huskers, daughter just laughed at me yelling at the TV  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Bo sure is chewing on his gum. I wonder how many pieces he runs through in a game? Ohhh nice throw across the middle just now  ::MonkeyWink::

wreck, I bet you if it had been anyone but Deion that Dez would not have been in this situation. NCAA really does play favorites in the worst ways.

Bean I do hope you feel better very soon !


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 08, 2009, 09:58:56 PM
Wow bean you sure didn't luck out with the weather tonight did you? Your guys just made a turnover, # 93? He's awesome......

We're yelling for the Huskers, daughter just laughed at me yelling at the TV  ::MonkeyHaHa::

Bo sure is chewing on his gum. I wonder how many pieces he runs through in a game? Ohhh nice throw across the middle just now  ::MonkeyWink::

wreck, I bet you if it had been anyone but Deion that Dez would not have been in this situation. NCAA really does play favorites in the worst ways.

Bean I do hope you feel better very soon !
If Dez had told the NCAA that he ate lunch at McDonalds when he really ate at Burger King --- he would be in the exact same trouble!!!  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 08, 2009, 10:04:04 PM
They just talked about the situation during the NU -MU game!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 08, 2009, 11:32:23 PM
They just talked about the situation during the NU -MU game!!
The whole first half of the NU-MU game, I thought they were putting up baseball playoff scores!!  ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 09, 2009, 12:25:58 AM
CONGRATS Frijole!!!!  ::MonkeyCheer2:: Nice comeback!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 09, 2009, 12:32:38 AM
I was going to say something earlier -- but I did not want to bring on the "mojo" again!!!!  ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 09, 2009, 01:11:25 AM
I was going to say something earlier -- but I did not want to bring on the "mojo" again!!!!  ::MonkeyDevil::
::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::

Yes I understand the mojo curse... lol

That was the strangest game I have ever seen.  Our offense was 9th in the nation scoring before this game so imagine my shock as we couldn't get a first down... against a defense that wasn't that good.  Then add all of the bonehead mistakes by special teams - another team strength and I was suicidal at halftime.

Bos boys don't quit.  That D is looking pretty good huh?  And None - #93 is the one I told ya about earlier... Ndamakong Suh... some say will be top pick in the draft.  He is a gem.  Great person too.  And a senior dang it.

Just glad to come out with a win.  Can't believe we scored that many points in the 4th quarter.  Might be a record. ha 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 09, 2009, 01:13:29 AM

Bo sure is chewing on his gum. I wonder how many pieces he runs through in a game? Ohhh nice throw across the middle just now  ::MonkeyWink::

Yeah we all joke about that... gotta be 5 packs.  We wonder if he has a student athlete available to hand him the next piece.  Imagine if he ran out of gum... Ay carumba.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: crazybabyborg on October 09, 2009, 01:33:58 AM
bean....good to see you still cheering even tho i know you are so sick!!! good luck tonight...i will be pulling for your huskers!

wreck....been waiting for that zinger!!! lol!!

cbb.....great to see you!! and such a knowledgable sports fan...you should stop by more often!! i agree about gus malzahn...hard to believe he was a high school coach just 5 years ago.

CUZ!!! OMG!! It's GREAT to see you, too!!   ::MonkeyDance:: I know, I know, "foo-foo-fluff" not allowed in the football thread; that's why I don't come here very often and when I do, I try hard to make it a down to business post, but I just had to say Hi to 'ya Cuz! OK, end of Foo-Foo! Well, almost........

I just love seeing ALL of you! You guys are like the original family along with the Natalee posters!   ::MonkeyDance::  OK, now I'm done!

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c100/crazybabyborgs/express/couchsmiley.gif)



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 09, 2009, 02:01:17 AM
CONGRATS Frijole!!!!  ::MonkeyCheer2:: Nice comeback!!!

Whatta Win for the Cornhuskers..... ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 09, 2009, 08:05:25 AM
I was going to say something earlier -- but I did not want to bring on the "mojo" again!!!!  ::MonkeyDevil::
::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::

Yes I understand the mojo curse... lol

That was the strangest game I have ever seen.  Our offense was 9th in the nation scoring before this game so imagine my shock as we couldn't get a first down... against a defense that wasn't that good.  Then add all of the bonehead mistakes by special teams - another team strength and I was suicidal at halftime.

Bos boys don't quit.  That D is looking pretty good huh?  And None - #93 is the one I told ya about earlier... Ndamakong Suh... some say will be top pick in the draft.  He is a gem.  Great person too.  And a senior dang it.

Just glad to come out with a win.  Can't believe we scored that many points in the 4th quarter.  Might be a record. ha 

Bean, I think bad weather accounts for most of the delay in getting going. It was a driving rain too, that's just hard to hang onto the ball in! Remember that game we had last season in the sleet? It made a big difference, we were slow to start in fact son made a big play on 3rd down that had he not made, we would not have been in a position to win. It's why I pay for better gloves for him than the team supplies.......they matter in hanging onto that ball.

Well I can't spell his name but 94 has a very bright future. I loved the two TD's two minutes apart too - WOOOOOHOOOOO what a rush  ::MonkeyFootball::

I enjoyed Bo's comments post the game too, he really is a man's man Bean, I can see why you like all that  ::MonkeyWink::

Congrats !!  ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 09, 2009, 09:39:33 AM
that was a crazy game bean!! glad i only started watching the 3rd quarter....i think i saw all the highlights of the game...lol!!!
cbb....i love your foo-foo fluff!!! ::MonkeyKiss:: too cute! yes...this place is the old school homey feeling i love visiting!  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on October 09, 2009, 02:43:27 PM
CBB- Thank you for the Halloween avatar! We've missing having a Tenn fan, but we've carried your banner even when your not here. Hey I'm glad they except the foo-foo fluff here or I'd have to do serious research on my posts. Still Tenn hasn't looked all that bad this year. Just a little off. I agree that each game now will tell for next season. Michigan is at about the same point in development this season.
Bean our Huskers looked pretty good in the rain. The AZ Cardinals wouldn't have done that well. Go Huskers  ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 09, 2009, 07:05:28 PM
DANG!  I miss all the fun! ::MonkeyWaa::The game didn't start here until 8:00, and I had to give it up at 10:00 and go to bed. I had to be at work early today because we had an emergency appointment this morning for a patient in crisis.
I was hoping the second half would be better, and I knew Bo would make adjustments at halftime.
Congrats to the Huskers!!!!!! ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer3::

OK...LSU and FL.....I still think FL will win. Their defense is very good, and they're all over the swine flu now. They were able to beat TN even when puking their guts out on the sidelines. (Thanks to ESPN, btw, for showing that to the whole world ::MonkeyMad::) That's just pure mental toughness. Even if Tebow can't play, their back-up QB2 is so good most schools would want him as a starter. They are LOADED with talent at every position. And Urban Meyer is no fool. I think it will be a hard-fought battle, and both teams will get beat up. IMHO, FL can probably beat LSU without Tebow being a major factor in their offense. LSU has a green QB1, and the FL defense will more than likely make his life miserable.

Bama - Ole Miss.....I think could be an ugly game. Bama more than likely will win, unless they have a bad day and Ole Miss has a better than usual game plan, and if the Rebels can execute perfectly. Even preseason, I said Ole Miss was way overrated, and I still think that.



Good Luck to our Neanderthal Nascar!  ::MonkeyLaugh::::MonkeyCheer3::

AU and Arkansas.....no bad trash-talking juju coming from here. Not one word.  ::MonkeyLaugh::
cuz -  you know I wub y'all. Good Luck to the Hawgs!
That game comes on at 11:00 AM Central time on ESPN.
Kiwi - Will you open the Dawg House early? ::MonkeyEek::

Good Luck to whoever is playing USC this week. That's my standard comment about the Pac 10 from here on out! ::MonkeyLaugh::

Kiwi- GO BLUE!

I haven't had time to look at Ok. State's schedule this week, but Good Luck to them!

WAR EAGLE!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::


I hate the way this thing jumps when I'm posting! ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 09, 2009, 07:10:01 PM
CBB - Great to see you here! We don't mind fluff! Hang out with us anytime!



On a more serious note....Please pray for this young man. What a sad thing. I feel awful for his family, his friends, and his team.

http://ncaafootball.fanhouse.com/2009/10/09/southern-miss-punter-peter-wilkes-still-alive-in-grave-conditio/?icid=main|main|dl4|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fncaafootball.fanhouse.com%2F2009%2F10%2F09%2Fsouthern-miss-punter-peter-wilkes-still-alive-in-grave-conditio%2F


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 09, 2009, 11:48:10 PM
DANG!  I miss all the fun! ::MonkeyWaa::The game didn't start here until 8:00, and I had to give it up at 10:00 and go to bed. I had to be at work early today because we had an emergency appointment this morning for a patient in crisis.
I was hoping the second half would be better, and I knew Bo would make adjustments at halftime.
Congrats to the Huskers!!!!!! ::MonkeyFootball:: ::MonkeyCheer3::

OK...LSU and FL.....I still think FL will win. Their defense is very good, and they're all over the swine flu now. They were able to beat TN even when puking their guts out on the sidelines. (Thanks to ESPN, btw, for showing that to the whole world ::MonkeyMad::) That's just pure mental toughness. Even if Tebow can't play, their back-up QB2 is so good most schools would want him as a starter. They are LOADED with talent at every position. And Urban Meyer is no fool. I think it will be a hard-fought battle, and both teams will get beat up. IMHO, FL can probably beat LSU without Tebow being a major factor in their offense. LSU has a green QB1, and the FL defense will more than likely make his life miserable.

Bama - Ole Miss.....I think could be an ugly game. Bama more than likely will win, unless they have a bad day and Ole Miss has a better than usual game plan, and if the Rebels can execute perfectly. Even preseason, I said Ole Miss was way overrated, and I still think that.



Good Luck to our Neanderthal Nascar!  ::MonkeyLaugh::::MonkeyCheer3::

AU and Arkansas.....no bad trash-talking juju coming from here. Not one word.  ::MonkeyLaugh::
cuz -  you know I wub y'all. Good Luck to the Hawgs!
That game comes on at 11:00 AM Central time on ESPN.
Kiwi - Will you open the Dawg House early? ::MonkeyEek::

Good Luck to whoever is playing USC this week. That's my standard comment about the Pac 10 from here on out! ::MonkeyLaugh::

Kiwi- GO BLUE!

I haven't had time to look at Ok. State's schedule this week, but Good Luck to them!  

WAR EAGLE!!!! ::MonkeyCheer4::


I hate the way this thing jumps when I'm posting! ::MonkeyMad::
We play the Aggies tomorrow -- minus our stud WR (see my thoughts above!!!!)  ::MonkeyMad::
In a updated development.......... the NCAA agreed to settle out of court today paying one our baseball players $750,000 to drop his lawsuit against them. The NCAA ruled Andrew Oliver ineligible a day before our NCAA tournament appearance a year ago.  (they really have a thing against us) The player had used "legal counsel" when he was drafted out of HS. A court vacated the NCAA's claim and Oliver filed suit against the NCAA. The NCAA apparently is "miffed" and looking for ways to get back at OSU. The whole thing is screwed up and someone needs to take the NCAA to task. Maybe Boone Pickens should throw some money at a class action suit against these idiots!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 10, 2009, 08:08:31 AM
wreck I quite agree, who's there to police the NCAA? If what they have let Carroll get away with at USC is allowed, then they have no credibility anymore, just a big stick as we say in the south.

pdh, I saw that about Peter Wilkes, there haven't been any further details published but it's such a tragedy - just horribly sad.

I think bama will take ole miss down, we'll see but I wet my finger and stuck it in the air this morning to see which way the wind is blowing and it came out bama  ::MonkeyDevil::

We have lost some starter to the flu so not feeling today's game will be our best but one never knows. Heck Nascar had the flu, over 100 degree fever and they didn't even let him miss practice much less a game. But certain starters others caught it, poof the coaches allowed them stay in and rest? Oh well, this flu is rampant all over the south now.

Just an FYI, 60 Minutes will feature a new study regarding the lasting damage done to athletes by concussions on Sunday night. I plan to watch. The preview looks disturbing.

Good luck to everyone's teams today and may they make you proud !!  ::MonkeyFootball:: I'll be away with work starting midday today - won't be able to check in until I return. Take care all !


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 10, 2009, 09:21:43 AM
Good morning and good luck to everyone today!!!

I'm hoping WE will play with a little chip on our shoulders today!!!  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 10, 2009, 10:27:04 AM
Morning everyone!  I woke up to 5 inches of snow!!!  Can you believe it?  Earliest ever.  Sure to melt but my dogs weren't too keen on it. 

Some good games today.  We will find out who is real and who isn't in some cases I would think.

I would love LSU to beat FL just cuz...

Think Bama will win.

Auburn and Arkansas.. a game of offenses.  A shoot out.  The team with the defense that show up will win.  I ain't touching it cuz I love both Monks.  May it be a well played game with good calls by the refs. 

Badgers vs Ohio State... interesting game... GO your team sneeking in there.  Hope they can get the W.

GA vs TN... ??

OK St plays with a chip on their shoulder and gets a shutout

Iowa goes down.  Kiwi runs Kirk F ragged on the sidelines and keeps him distracted all game. 

AZ vs WA.. I gotta pick the Huskies.

Nascar got a big game... Give em hell kid.  May you get lots of passes your way today.

Have fun all.  I have been home sick with the flu since tuesday noon... feeling better but not there yet.  Need some football to make me well I think. LOL

Good luck to all.



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 10, 2009, 04:20:15 PM
A win is a win is a win!  ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

With the Dez situation, our #1 running back out, and playing in College station -- I'll take it!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 10, 2009, 09:43:39 PM
A win is a win is a win!  ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

With the Dez situation, our #1 running back out, and playing in College station -- I'll take it!
Yeah baby!  Tough conditions.  I forgot you were playing there... that place is scary.  Strange strange traditions.  I couldn't be a fan there.  LOL  Standing the whole game and kissing every touchdown.. Like something out of Leave it to Beaver.  LOL

You watching the TX vs CO game?   ::MonkeyEek::  WTH is going on with TX?  Only touchdowns are special teams or defense.  Really a strange one.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 10, 2009, 10:02:38 PM
A win is a win is a win!  ::MonkeyHaHa::  ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer4::

With the Dez situation, our #1 running back out, and playing in College station -- I'll take it!
Yeah baby!  Tough conditions.  I forgot you were playing there... that place is scary.  Strange strange traditions.  I couldn't be a fan there.  LOL  Standing the whole game and kissing every touchdown.. Like something out of Leave it to Beaver.  LOL

You watching the TX vs CO game?   ::MonkeyEek::  WTH is going on with TX?  Only touchdowns are special teams or defense.  Really a strange one.
Dog worshippers!!! Strange lot -- those Aggies!!!!  ::MonkeyLaugh:: There was the time when the Aggie "Corps" pulled sabres on SMU cheerleaders!!!  ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyHaHa::

Check these pics out!!! (from Texas Tech fans)   ::MonkeyDance:: :

http://www.mattwalters.com/web/texastech/images/rivalry/aggies.htm


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 10, 2009, 10:35:35 PM
(http://www.mattwalters.com/web/texastech/images/rivalry/aggies/aggyWedding.gif)


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 10, 2009, 11:15:47 PM
Wow.  Like a really bad cult.  Jim Jones and the cool aid coladas.  Love the photos...well sorta... LOL  Can you imagine? 

Well looks like FL will get the win and we'll have to listen to more about Tim T.  I am sorry but they need to at least talk about other things.  He is great but he isn't the only player out there or the only team... an dit is sooooooooo boring.

Cuz, congrats on the win.  PDH, it wasn't your day I guess.  Team hang in there and fought hard.  No reason to hang the head.

None... havent seen a score.

GO.. you were tied up when I was watching so don't know what happened. 

Kiwi.. dang it I was cheering ya on...

Sorry if I missed anyone.. am tired and heading to bed.  Good night all.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 10, 2009, 11:16:12 PM
(http://www.mattwalters.com/web/texastech/images/rivalry/aggies/aggyWedding.gif)
PERFECT description!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 11, 2009, 02:44:15 AM
(http://www.mattwalters.com/web/texastech/images/rivalry/aggies/aggyWedding.gif)
PERFECT description!
Okay, I'm just funnin'! I hope there are no Aggie fans I'm offending!!!  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Keepthefaith on October 11, 2009, 01:34:26 PM
Down by 12 with 4 minutes left to go,Washington marched down the field and TE Kavario Middleton had a great TD catch to make the game a 33-28 Arizona lead with about 2 1/2 minutes to go!See what happend a couple plays later...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfrflEdKr-o



Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 11, 2009, 02:29:39 PM
Congratulations cuz! The Razorbacks played well, and we did not. Typical SEC Saturday where you never, ever know what's gonna happen!

I never for one minute thought Ole Miss would beat Bama. Ole Miss has been over-hyped from the very beginning. Jevan Sneed is no Tebow or Colt McCoy. I have never understood why he was so highly touted????
The rankings this season are so off the mark that

Florida is a beast. LSU didn't play a bad game at all. It's just that the FL defense is almost impossible to penetrate. And FL wasn't really playing with lots of intensity.


none - Didn't Steve Young have to retire from the NFL because he'd had too many concussions? You know that kind of trauma to the brain leaves some kind of permanent damage. Maybe someone can come up with better head protection. Surely it's being looked by some smart equipment manufacturer.
When my Dad played in high school, he wore a leather helmet, and someone cleated his ear.... ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 11, 2009, 02:33:35 PM
ARRGH! I meant to say that the rankings this season are so off the mark that I am really not paying any attention to them. I think most football fans are just puzzled by the choices. ::MonkeyConfused::

I am trying to do too many things at once, as usual....and obviously none of them very well! ::MonkeyLaugh::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 11, 2009, 08:17:30 PM
well....i have had a crazy weekend ::MonkeyConfused::.....friday morning 80mph straight lines winds came thru here and caused a lot of havoc. my home was without power for about 36 hours and cable over 48 hours!!! plus there is a tree out front and the roots have pushed up the ground about 10 inches (thank goodness it is leaning away from the house towards the street) and there is another tree blocking it if it decides to go before we do something about it!!! lot of people around here have trees in their houses and on their cars so i feel fortunate!! ::MonkeyAngel:: now to the game! ::MonkeyFootball::
i had to work saturday(we did not lose power...i don't know how!) so i listened to the game on the radio. our defense made up so much ground last week and continued that against auburn...plus our offense played well! but dang pd.....that 3rd quarter ya ll gave me a heart attack ::MonkeyShocked::...i thought here we go again!. we really do have a good team but bama was way much better....now, oh goody, we get to go to Florida!!!!! ::MonkeyWaa::
on a sad note.....our #2 receiver did not play against auburn cuz of a mild stroke!!! apparently it happened sometime last monday and not during practice....really strange? he was on the sideline at the game and as of now don't know his prognosis. then our #1 receiver went out in the 2nd quarter with a concussion!! thank goodness we have a ton of great receivers to go with mallet's great arm!
oh pd....btw....tommy tuberville gave our team locker room quotes to fire up the defense...apparently he was at the texas a&m/ark game the week before and he told some paper in alabama that auburn would win by 21 points because our defense couldn't change a tire...lol!!! i didn't say anything during the week(bad mojo and i value our friendship as well) but i had good feeling all week....none can vouch for me..i told her i thought we were going to win!!!. i'll just go on the record now...it will be a miracle if we win this weekend!!! ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRAGILE #2
Post by: wreck on October 11, 2009, 11:34:45 PM
Congratulations cuz! The Razorbacks played well, and we did not. Typical SEC Saturday where you never, ever know what's gonna happen!

I never for one minute thought Ole Miss would beat Bama. Ole Miss has been over-hyped from the very beginning. Jevan Sneed is no Tebow or Colt McCoy. I have never understood why he was so highly touted????
The rankings this season are so off the mark that

Florida is a beast. LSU didn't play a bad game at all. It's just that the FL defense is almost impossible to penetrate. And FL wasn't really playing with lots of intensity.


none - Didn't Steve Young have to retire from the NFL because he'd had too many concussions? You know that kind of trauma to the brain leaves some kind of permanent damage. Maybe someone can come up with better head protection. Surely it's being looked by some smart equipment manufacturer.
When my Dad played in high school, he wore a leather helmet, and someone cleated his ear.... ::MonkeyEek::

I know this is crazy! My grandfather (born in 1888) played college football for
"Epworth" - now  OCU (Oklahoma City University). He was 6'6" and played Center and Nose Guard! He was a "freak" back in  his day (early 1900's). He went on to be the Enid, OK HS Football coach > Principal > Superintendent of Enid schools. Great man!!  ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 12, 2009, 11:37:06 PM
I have lots of relatives in Oklahoma. My Dad grew up in Texas, but some of his family lived in the OK. City area.  I have a real soft spot for OK., and for their football teams!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on October 13, 2009, 08:41:47 PM
Razorbacks prevailed. I was hoping for AU just out of record position, an undefeated season would have been nice. Still it was nice seeing Ryan have a great game for Ark. Sorry Pdh but you were not alone, Michigan came close on that last drive with the other freshman QB.
GO- How did the Badgers do?
None -Was it close? I seem to remember the scoreboard having it as a loss unfortunately. Was NASCAR playing?
KTF- So what happened I'm using my blackberry?
Wreck -Well your just tearing them up. Keep moving up!
Bean -Thanks for the email. How would I purchase that poster for a Oral Surgeon Nebraska alum friend? He would probably put it up in his office!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRAGILE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 13, 2009, 09:26:20 PM

I know this is crazy! My grandfather (born in 1888) played college football for
"Epworth" - now  OCU (Oklahoma City University). He was 6'6" and played Center and Nose Guard! He was a "freak" back in  his day (early 1900's). He went on to be the Enid, OK HS Football coach > Principal > Superintendent of Enid schools. Great man!!  ::MonkeyDance::
Wreck that is really cool... Game has changed alot since then.  ha.  That is one tall grandpa!  Thanks for sharing.  Sounds like he was a great man too.  Moving up in the polls again.  Who you play this week? 

We play THE PIRATE!   LOL.  Glad it is at home.  He is so unpredictable.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 13, 2009, 11:47:08 PM
Razorbacks prevailed. I was hoping for AU just out of record position, an undefeated season would have been nice. Still it was nice seeing Ryan have a great game for Ark. Sorry Pdh but you were not alone, Michigan came close on that last drive with the other freshman QB.
GO- How did the Badgers do?
None -Was it close? I seem to remember the scoreboard having it as a loss unfortunately. Was NASCAR playing?
KTF- So what happened I'm using my blackberry?
Wreck -Well your just tearing them up. Keep moving up!
Bean -Thanks for the email. How would I purchase that poster for a Oral Surgeon Nebraska alum friend? He would probably put it up in his office!


Hey thanks Kiwi! Losing some games is just part of building a championship team.  We are still reshaping our team's personality, and there will be some bumps in the road. Most of the AU family is taking it pretty well.
I guess we'll see what happens on down the road, but I'll be happy if we get back into a bowl game this year.
Sorry about MI. I really like that Forcier kid. He's gonna be so much fun to watch for the next few years. I hope RR will stick with him.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 14, 2009, 09:18:31 AM
We have Missouri for Homecoming this weekend!  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 14, 2009, 01:43:51 PM
We have Missouri for Homecoming this weekend!  ::MonkeyCheer4::

 ::MonkeyCheer2:: Well we beat them up pretty good for you.  They will NOT have all their players playing.  LOL  And if Gabbert (QB) is still limping you can thank us for that too.  ::MonkeyCheer2::  Go get em.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 14, 2009, 10:29:44 PM
We have Missouri for Homecoming this weekend!  ::MonkeyCheer4::

 ::MonkeyCheer2:: Well we beat them up pretty good for you.  They will NOT have all their players playing.  LOL  And if Gabbert (QB) is still limping you can thank us for that too.  ::MonkeyCheer2::  Go get em.
Thanks!! We need all the help we can get!!!!  ::MonkeyDevil::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 14, 2009, 10:52:33 PM
The Cowboys should be able to handle Mizzou. I hope that game is televised here.

AU plays Kentucky. Who knows what will happen? The Wildcats are unpredictable...they run hot and cold. I hope we play well this weekend!

WDE!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 15, 2009, 06:58:54 AM
The Cowboys should be able to handle Mizzou. I hope that game is televised here.

AU plays Kentucky. Who knows what will happen? The Wildcats are unpredictable...they run hot and cold. I hope we play well this weekend!

WDE!!!

No Mojo sister... just a good luck!  WDE


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 15, 2009, 08:29:55 AM
GO you have a huge game this week.  Time to take Iowa out.  You can do it. 

I'm not going to call the USC vs ND game because I don't want to put a mojo on USC.   ::MonkeyHaHa::   ::MonkeyHaHa::Gotta cheer for whoever ND is playing regardless. 

OK vs TX.. both teams seem down this year to me.  Understand OK w/Bradford being out but TX just doesn't seem as tough.  Not sure what it is.

Arkansas vs FL... no mojo here.  Oink.

Some good games.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 15, 2009, 04:40:52 PM
hehe......e tu frijole? better watch that oinking the swine flu may revisit ::MonkeyCool::...lol!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on October 15, 2009, 08:28:51 PM
GO you have a huge game this week.  Time to take Iowa out.  You can do it. 

I'm not going to call the USC vs ND game because I don't want to put a mojo on USC.   ::MonkeyHaHa::   ::MonkeyHaHa::Gotta cheer for whoever ND is playing regardless. 

OK vs TX.. both teams seem down this year to me.  Understand OK w/Bradford being out but TX just doesn't seem as tough.  Not sure what it is.

Arkansas vs FL... no mojo here.  Oink.

Some good games.
I'm still a MichiGator fan overall but hey I've been rooting for Arkansas quietly all season. So if Florida loses one oh well Oink. I think I have too many teams going this year. Mich, Nebraska, Auburn , Arkansas, Florida, Wisconsin, East Something , OSU, Washington, Tenn and Texas. Sometimes LSU, Alabama and ASU. So who have I left out?


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 15, 2009, 08:41:27 PM
hehe......e tu frijole? better watch that oinking the swine flu may revisit ::MonkeyCool::...lol!!!
heh sistah.  i am still hacking from the swine flu.  the upper resp will NOT go away.  exhausting.  oink.  hugs.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 15, 2009, 11:14:33 PM
Sorry cuz...but Go Gators! I do love that Tebow kid. I hope he gets his perfect season.


I have to put the mojo on ND. I want USC to lose ALWAYS!  I'm just not sure ND can do it this year.

WDE!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 16, 2009, 06:59:49 AM
Sorry cuz...but Go Gators! I do love that Tebow kid. I hope he gets his perfect season.


I have to put the mojo on ND. I want USC to lose ALWAYS!  I'm just not sure ND can do it this year.

WDE!
too funny.. hard to cheer for either for me but i cheer for whoever ND plays.  go usc. ha.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 16, 2009, 09:44:48 AM
thanks kiwi.....i do appreciate it!! you and bean can oink all you want....i love it! who could not love tebow.....i know nobody is perfect but jesus...but he is pretty close!
i am just hoping for a good game!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 16, 2009, 02:23:20 PM
thanks kiwi.....i do appreciate it!! you and bean can oink all you want....i love it! who could not love tebow.....i know nobody is perfect but jesus...but he is pretty close!
i am just hoping for a good game!
i am cheering for you guys... i am not a fan of tebows... too much hype for me.ha.  excellent athlete and person but i am over it.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 17, 2009, 01:09:36 AM
Sorry cuz...but Go Gators! I do love that Tebow kid. I hope he gets his perfect season.


I have to put the mojo on ND. I want USC to lose ALWAYS!  I'm just not sure ND can do it this year.

WDE!
too funny.. hard to cheer for either for me but i cheer for whoever ND plays.  go usc. ha.



Go USC?  You don't really mean that, do you?::MonkeyEek::


I think the swine flu affected your cognitive functioning....... ::MonkeyLaugh::
 

WDE!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 17, 2009, 09:50:52 AM
Hello everyone, my flight arrived after midnight after a week of working so much we got only 2 to 3 hours sleep per night - go live is 11/1 with this new system but I think I may faint dead away if this pace keeps up.

We had a bitter loss last week but we didn't play well enough to win either, didn't deserve it. Today hopefully it's a better chance to win but we just have big offensive issues, what can I say? So heading out in about 10 minutes to make the couple of hour trek to the game. It's rainy and cold too.......ick ! Still beats the wet snow we had up north yesterday, I hear a nor'easter is coming too. Kinda hope it snows me out so I can't get back  ::MonkeyHaHa::

So glad to see cuz and pdh are still friends, both teams are so strong this season and what a great problem to have!

I wish everyone great games today and that everyone wins !! Gotta run, no time to even unpack so gotta figure out what on earth to wear !!

 ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 17, 2009, 11:18:39 AM



Go USC?  You don't really mean that, do you?::MonkeyEek::


I think the swine flu affected your cognitive functioning....... ::MonkeyLaugh::
 

WDE!

Its a little like Sophie's Choice.   ::MonkeyCheer2::

Since the game is on at the same time NU plays I will not be cheering or watching it so I hardly will make a difference.

Huge game for Cuz.  Go get em Hogs. 

Also for GO.. Wisc vs IA.  Go Big 10 Red

Auburn vs KY... go get the next W and WDE

OK ST vs MO...fight hard Wreck.

Michigan off this week?  Hope Forcier is on the mend.

OK vs TX... dont really care but it should be a good game

WA vs ASU... Huskies please

Bama vs SC... don't think visor man has a chance

We play the Pirate Leach (Tx Tech) GBR

 ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2:: ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: pdh3 on October 17, 2009, 12:04:40 PM
So glad to see cuz and pdh are still friends, both teams are so strong this season and what a great problem to have!


Ah nonesy.....I still wub cuz!  The Razorbacks have had AU's number for a while now. I'm getting used to it! They own us! Maybe for the next slaughter-fest, I'll just go on and concede before the game even starts.... ::MonkeyLaugh::

Good Luck to Nascar's team today! We're all behind him, win or lose!

Good Luck to everyone today!!!

WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 17, 2009, 01:20:57 PM
 ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::

I forgot to wish Nascar a great game!  Go get em big man! 
 ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 17, 2009, 01:27:50 PM
QB Bradford for OU ---- sacked and done (same shoulder)!!! He should have not come back!  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 17, 2009, 02:58:29 PM
QB Bradford for OU ---- sacked and done (same shoulder)!!! He should have not come back!  ::MonkeyNoNo::

Agree.  Sad.  Defensive game.  McCoy not looking too hot... O's D getting to him.  Neither team looks as good as last year. 

Our game is on after theirs and am a little concerned we will miss the first quarter as slow as their game is going.  Dang.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 17, 2009, 03:00:03 PM
QB Bradford for OU ---- sacked and done (same shoulder)!!! He should have not come back!  ::MonkeyNoNo::
I said this after the first game Bradford got hurt.....................OU will not lose BECAUSE Bradford is not in there -- OU will lose because their Offensive line sucks and that is WHY Bradford got hurt gets hurt in the first place!!

 ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 17, 2009, 03:00:51 PM
QB Bradford for OU ---- sacked and done (same shoulder)!!! He should have not come back!  ::MonkeyNoNo::
I said this after the first game Bradford got hurt.....................OU will not lose BECAUSE Bradford is not in there -- OU will lose because their Offensive line sucks and that is WHY Bradford gets hurt in the first place!!

 ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 17, 2009, 04:14:55 PM
While I would prefer to see the #3 ranked team go down.......... it is ALWAYS a good day when U-O loses!!!  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 17, 2009, 08:54:07 PM
Wow did we lay an egg today.

Defense gave up 2 huge plays for TDs and the offense gave them the other one. 

Our D had them at a loss so many times that they had LESS total yards than we did and our offense just didn't show up today at all.  Stats don't describe this game.

Our QB is indecisive.  Our O line got beat.  We lost a rb to a broken foot and only have one guy that can run and he is playing hurt.  Our receivers are totally inconsistent.

I have a feeling HC Bo will start to be way more involved on the O side of the ball.   Our real backup qb is out with acl so we have a true fresh backup and he might start next week.  Scary stuff.

Kiwi, thanks for the hospitality in the doghouse.  I am going to go put my feet up and have a cocktail.

Oh and a reporter asked Bo after the game during the interview if he was disappointed in the performance.  OMG you should have seen his face.  He just started at the guy and said, Next Question!  LOLOLOL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 17, 2009, 08:55:15 PM
Cuz.. didn't get to see your game but OMG it must have been fantastic despite the loss.  Way to go.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 18, 2009, 03:02:23 AM
Bean - Bo should have decked that reporter........

Cuz's game was so big that even our little ole program was doing updates throughout our game. I was pulling for you Cuz, we all were !

Well we won but we should have, going in I don't think anyone thought we'd lose but with our team this year one never knows. Really a blow out by second half so some of the younger ones got some real playing time and have to say our senior QB who still threw some poor hail marys today should hear footsteps - the younger QB looked strong and the offensive pace was soooo much better. He's fearless too, that will help him and it might hurt him but it was refreshing to see his level of play after suffering through one more sad game with a QB who seems to have digressed and not progressed. Nascar did have a great game, made an incredible block for a QB that should not have happened and a "phenomenal" catch as said by the announcers. Only time he got to touch the ball but oh well..........as I said our senior QB  ::MonkeyNoNo:: Son also gave up his playing time on special teams to his back-up, because his back-up's family was there for the game and they rarely are. He just offered it to him and I was proud he would do that, for son does like to get at least one tackle every game. I told him he did the right thing and not the selfish thing.

They get 10 days off which is a good thing because I'll be in the northeast for the next 2 to 3 weeks solid. I'll be begging just to make the next game.........pray for me that work will let me off to go.

I gotta get some sleep.....will post when I have time to catch a few ZZZ's and check out who everyone played today and the end results.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 18, 2009, 11:06:32 AM

CT player stabbed and killed.  How awful.  Killer still at large.
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4574560


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 18, 2009, 07:24:46 PM
I saw that Bean, just horrible, beyond tragic and so unnecessary.

Since no one posted I went and looked and I see our monkey teams had losses and well I know how you feel. This surely is an up and down season.......

Wreck didn't Okie St win?

So bean, pdh, cuz, GO I'm sure this will be a better week for all of you. Nascar's sore as heck tonight, he said yesterday he had feared he'd had a broken rib but thankfully it's bruised and not broken.

GO how cold is it there? It was freezing here yesterday and I could see my breath at the end of the game.......

Anyway, I fly out very early tomorrow and I do hope everyone has a great week and better football !


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 18, 2009, 08:00:31 PM
i had to sit thru continuing education all day today ::MonkeyConfused::...just getting home...got to watch the first half of the game on tv and listened to the second half on the radio driving to lr.
CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR!!!! ::MonkeyFootball::   but dang....i was proud of our oinkers....lol!!!! ::MonkeyCheer2::
against the #1 defense....we were the first team this year to have the gators down...first team to have a play longer than 27 yards....we had 4 of them not counting kick off returns. florida had 396 total offensive yards and we had 360+...very balanced....we just could not take advantage of their 4 turnovers dang it! plus 2 missed field goals adds up to another  heartbreak! ::MonkeyWaa::
one thing being talked about here.....we had 10 penalties for 96 minus yards....florida had 3 for -16!!!...even the tv guys said we were robbed on a couple called on us and 1 that was not called on them......i know the sec doesn't want their powerhouses to lose out on the bcs but it does make you wonder??? ::MonkeyShocked::
spooky.....i think bama is better than florida! ::MonkeyDevil::
none....glad to hear  nascar had a some fun for a change...and what a big heart to give up time for a teammate!!! give him a big ::MonkeyKiss::
bean and pd....sorry for your losses...thanks for keeping me company in kiwi's doghouse in spirit!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 18, 2009, 10:55:35 PM
I saw that Bean, just horrible, beyond tragic and so unnecessary.

Since no one posted I went and looked and I see our monkey teams had losses and well I know how you feel. This surely is an up and down season.......

Wreck didn't Okie St win?

So bean, pdh, cuz, GO I'm sure this will be a better week for all of you. Nascar's sore as heck tonight, he said yesterday he had feared he'd had a broken rib but thankfully it's bruised and not broken.

GO how cold is it there? It was freezing here yesterday and I could see my breath at the end of the game.......

Anyway, I fly out very early tomorrow and I do hope everyone has a great week and better football !
Yes, Okie State won! We are still without WR Dez Bryant and our #1 running back. Our Defense is still questionable at best -- but we are holding our own. It's hard to complain.  ::MonkeyShocked::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 18, 2009, 10:57:41 PM
Cuz -- I was rooting for you!!! Arkansas has been really impressive for the last 3 weeks!!!  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 19, 2009, 07:56:13 AM
Yes, Okie State won! We are still without WR Dez Bryant and our #1 running back. Our Defense is still questionable at best -- but we are holding our own. It's hard to complain.  ::MonkeyShocked::

Take the W and run like HExx!  Go Orange.  Nice game.  Told ya Gabbert would still be gimpy.  LOL  So when the heck are they going to let DB back into the game?  Ridiculous. 


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 19, 2009, 07:57:35 AM
Cuz -- I was rooting for you!!! Arkansas has been really impressive for the last 3 weeks!!!  ::MonkeyCool::

Cuz - agree you guys are playing lights out.  Read that you guys had some seriously bad calls in that game that are being reviewed by the "grand poobas" of referree-dom.  Overturn the W and give it to the hawgs says I.  LOL


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 20, 2009, 02:08:05 PM
Cuz -- I was rooting for you!!! Arkansas has been really impressive for the last 3 weeks!!!  ::MonkeyCool::

Cuz - agree you guys are playing lights out.  Read that you guys had some seriously bad calls in that game that are being reviewed by the "grand poobas" of referree-dom.  Overturn the W and give it to the hawgs says I.  LOL


one last post on this....just because i think it is funny ::MonkeyHaHa::....no sense in crying over what should have been!!!(altho...bean....the grand poobas did admit a personal foul called on ark defensive tackle malcolm sheppard should not have been made.(this was during the 4th quarter) as far as the 4 others in question were viewed as judgment calls!) ...this is the funny part....guess who twittered his judgement...lol!!!...this was on terrell owens twitter page....refs r str8 CHEATING n this florida/arkansas game!! a phantom P.I. call on #26, personal foul on #96 & no OPI call on UF's #11???   ::MonkeyDevil::
also,...when florida kicked it's 51 yard field goal....replays showed the play clock had expired before the ball was snapped!!plus there were several others....here is another twitter from the game by ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach "Bobby Petrino has to be feel like he's getting jobbed right now" "another phantom call in the SEC sets up a TD. Unbelievable. I didn't see Sheppard do anything to deserve a penalty there"


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on October 20, 2009, 04:14:11 PM
Bean- the Wolverines had a game on Saturday. Well actually it was more like a scrimmage that counts with 108,000 watching. They played Forcier for the first series only. They used all four QB's  and everyone that was allowed to play. Kiwi still has the paw injury. Final was Delaware St. 6- UofM 63. Special effort was taken to not run up the score even though the score does not reflect it. It did allow for a lot of going on 4th down, rather than kick field goal or punting.  Good experience rather than a must situation.
Cuz- It looked the same 1500 miles away in AZ. Personally Florida doesn't need extra help from referee's, except that game. I think Arkansas should have thrown down field more than once, to open up the field. They Ark should have won going away.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on October 22, 2009, 08:35:07 AM
none:  i have been reading, just not typing...  yes it is getting cold up here.  it is either very cold rain or snow flurries now.  i have been following as many games as i can right now.  good luck in the coming weeks.

i will be watching all of you from my bed.  you may need to have one set up in the dog house since we have not been looking good lately.   it seems i have torn up my right wing a bit and they will reattach it in surgery this next tuesday.  i will be unable to fly for 3 months.  i will just have to cheer using my left wing now which is not my usual method.

i have been trying to figure out how the BCS computer will calculate the fl vs ark debacle.  it would not surprise me if sometime in the future we learn of a vegas influence into college sports.  it is really a shame.

oh well, keep up the good work and lappy and i will stumble along.  thank goodness i have wifi in the house.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 22, 2009, 09:55:57 AM
oh great owl....sorry to hear about your injury...you will be in my thoughts and prayers tuesday! ::MonkeyAngel::
i thought the bcs poll left florida #1 and the other poll made alabama #1? which kind of makes sense since the bcs formula does not take into account "officiating" ::MonkeyTongue::

we have "another BIG game" saturday...we play at ole miss against our ex!! media always tries to make a big deal out of it ::MonkeyConfused::...i say just play and let the players decide. ::MonkeyFootball::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on October 22, 2009, 04:29:05 PM
GO sorry about the wing! Good luck with the surgery next week. I did watch your game last weekend. Just couldn't get the consistency needed on offense to win. I'll try to be nice on Nov 14th, win or lose. Especially if you can't fly.


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: wreck on October 23, 2009, 10:40:09 AM
Who does everybody got his weekend? We have the Baptist Bears (still without Dez and our starting RB Hunter most liely)!  ::MonkeyCheer4::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Kiwi on October 23, 2009, 02:15:25 PM
Who does everybody got his weekend? We have the Baptist Bears (still without Dez and our starting RB Hunter most liely)!  ::MonkeyCheer4::
Michigan plays Penn St.,  AU vs LSU, Tenn vs Alabama, Washington vs Oregon, Texas vs Missouri, Okla St vs Baylor, All will be available in Kiwi's Dawghouse as usual. Plenty of popcorn, food refreshments plus Pdh's specialty!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 23, 2009, 03:10:22 PM
none:  i have been reading, just not typing...  yes it is getting cold up here.  it is either very cold rain or snow flurries now.  i have been following as many games as i can right now.  good luck in the coming weeks.

i will be watching all of you from my bed.  you may need to have one set up in the dog house since we have not been looking good lately.   it seems i have torn up my right wing a bit and they will reattach it in surgery this next tuesday.  i will be unable to fly for 3 months.  i will just have to cheer using my left wing now which is not my usual method.

i have been trying to figure out how the BCS computer will calculate the fl vs ark debacle.  it would not surprise me if sometime in the future we learn of a vegas influence into college sports.  it is really a shame.

oh well, keep up the good work and lappy and i will stumble along.  thank goodness i have wifi in the house.

GO good to hear from you.  Sorry about the broken wing... hope it mends quickly.  Hugs from here.  GL tomorrow!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: Frijole on October 23, 2009, 03:12:58 PM
Who does everybody got his weekend? We have the Baptist Bears (still without Dez and our starting RB Hunter most liely)!  ::MonkeyCheer4::
Michigan plays Penn St.,  AU vs LSU, Tenn vs Alabama, Washington vs Oregon, Texas vs Missouri, Okla St vs Baylor, All will be available in Kiwi's Dawghouse as usual. Plenty of popcorn, food refreshments plus Pdh's specialty!

And Nebraska is playing IA State!

Wreck...good luck against the Bears.  We play them next week.

Some good looking matchups.  Will be cheering on the usual teams of course and hoping for some upsets against top teams just for the fun of it.  Good luck all!!!

GBR  ::MonkeyCheer2::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: sharon on October 24, 2009, 09:35:41 AM
Hello Cuz and Nonesuche  ::MonkeyCheer2::  So nice to see you, too!

Cuz -- that was a crazy game last week. The officials were scripted or possibly blind. Sort of like the baseball umps. And don't get me started on the bball refs  ::Baseball::

Living here for so long, we work with many people who are grads of all the FL schools, but we have no skin vested. They, on the other hand, bring the rivalry into the workplace  ::MonkeyFootball::

Nonesy will remember how much I disliked the Canes -- they were all hoodlums and thugs. But I think Shalala and the coach have worked hard to change that image and I want to support that. Plus....U of M is only a couple of miles down the road, so our area is saturated.

I like Tebow, too, Cuz. At least what we know of him. Role model material. Apparently, our local sports writers do not agree.

Good luck everyone! Hope the games are all safe.


http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/columnists/israel-gutierrez/story/1295938.html

IN MY OPINION
Florida Gators' Tim Tebow not worthy of a second Heisman




Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: thecuz on October 24, 2009, 09:45:44 AM
hey sharon!! i agree....miami's image is 100% better! tribute to that university for making those changes!
don't have time to read that article...got to run...work is calling...will be listening to the game at work once again....ole miss.... which team will show up for both sides.....lol?
good luck to all my monkey friends!
have a great weekend!


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: nonesuche on October 24, 2009, 06:35:49 PM
GreatOwl - I am so sorry to hear you're hurting and will have surgery. We must be joined at the hip, I was tripped up by router wires all over the floor in our workspace at the client this week and fell. I have an MRI on Monday but it appears I may have a shoulder separation? Is that what you have? God bless.......sending you hugs.

Sharon - I'm glad to see Miami improving, I am working today but did try to watch parts of their game against the Tigers. As for Tebow, the nature of our society is to build up icons and then tear them apart - it seems Tebow isn't immune either. I do think Ingram is an outstanding back and I truly do think that whether Tebow wins another Heismann or not, he will have many more accolades to come.

Nascar doesn't have a game today and he's watching his friend McElroy play UT, I'm watching it too. I have to say both teams have such strengths but Bama just inched to 12 so I think the handwriting's on the wall for the end result - but we'll see. UT has held them well though and I am impressed with the accuracy of their QB's passes - sheesh he's good.

Son did get press this week that his biggest offensive play last weekend was perhaps the best at his position all season......I am so proud of him and glad to hear the head coach say he was too.

Bean I hope you're winning, haven't had time to look yet......but will check on ESPN's scoreboard.

Kiwi I need to check your game too, and I'm just behind on everything......work, work, more work.

PDH I'll have your game on tonight and praying you win  ::MonkeyCheer3::


Title: Re: FOOTBALL WITH FRIJOLE #2
Post by: GreatOwl on October 25, 2009, 09:06:29 AM
GreatOwl - I am so sorry to hear you're hurting and will have surgery. We must be joined at the hip, I was tripped up by router wires all over the floor in our workspace at the client this week and fell. I have an MRI on Monday but it appears I may have a shoulder separation? Is that what you have? God bless.......sending y