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Everything posted by bobref

  1. They have done a nice job of getting this program up and running and have achieved respectability in a relatively short time. Will be interesting to see if they can move to the next level.
  2. The rule says that all 11 players on offense must be motionless for a second at some point before the snap. When the offensive linemen go down to a 3 pt. stance, and fail to come to a complete stop before the snap, that’s an illegal shift. The purpose behind the rule is to prevent the offense from taking the advantage they have in knowing the snap count, and gaining a further advantage by getting a rolling start on the play. Nobody’s going to get out a stopwatch. But the philosophy is to ensure that those linemen are starting the play at zero, and not with the advantage of momentum forward. Coach Nowlin’s issue is different. By starting people in motion, or shifting, at “game speed,” they were simulating the start of the play. That’s a false start, a dead ball foul, not an illegal shift, which is a live ball foul at the snap.
  3. Ouch,! Seriously, lighten up, Francis.
  4. ND vacates 21 wins. Appeal denied

    There is a lot of credibility to the criticisms of the NCAA sanctions, as contrasted with precedent. But for my money, when you engage in bad behavior, one of the risks is that the sanctioning authority will go overboard. Regardless of whether the ND “brand” will suffer, this is a bitter embarrassment for the program, and there needs to be consequences. If you’re going to hold your program out as aspiring to a higher standard than other programs — and Notre Dame clearly (and rightly, for the most part) does that — then you have to hold people accountable to a correspondingly greater degree. And I have felt for some time now that the “brand” has become more important than the bedrock values to which the program has always aspired. I think there is some serious self-critical analysis that needs to be applied in South Bend, hopefully with an eye on the big picture, rather than just on the bottom line.
  5. This means a whole new crop of officials who will now begin debating whether Warsaw’s offensive line commits an illegal shift on almost every play.
  6. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    He’s basically Doug Pedersen. And that worked out pretty well.
  7. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    I see that GM Ballard has now declared, in the wake of the Josh McDaniels fiasco, that the “rivalry” between the Colts and Patriots is “back on.” Has anyone informed the Patriots that the Colts are a “rival?” Since Brady’s first start in 2001, the Patriots are 15-3 vs. the Colts with Tom Terrific at the helm. This begs the question, “does the hammer have a rivalry with the nail?”
  8. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    I just find it amusing that so many Colts fans thought McDaniels was the “answer” ... right up until he backed out. Now, all of a sudden, they never wanted him. Revisionist history. So, he’s a jerk. So is Belichik, Saban, and a lot of very successful head coaches. It’s not a personality contest. Win, and nobody cares.
  9. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    Payback’s a b*tch.
  10. Valparaiso Head Coach

    What in the heck is going on at Valpo, a school that enjoyed literally decades of stability in their program ... until just recently?
  11. Has Hell froze over?

    I bet they waited to announce it until Bill Sharpe was out of town.
  12. Bill Belichick

    You may be right. But I think he would have made a difference on those 50-50 balls
  13. Bill Belichick

    IMO him not being on the field was the difference.
  14. Bill Belichick

    I think it was Matt Patricia that was outcoached. And anybody know what the deal was with Butler?
  15. Munster vs. Valparaiso 1969. I played QB and corner. Valparaiso was coached by Tom Stokes and ran the single wing. Straight power football all night. They blocked a punt and scored with 40 seconds left to beat us 14-13. They finished undefeated, while we ended up 9-1. That single wing was unreal. They basically had an extra guard playing in the backfield. What I remember most is the sound of the collisions.
  16. I guess this was inevitable in today’s climate. Still, I generally like Max Kellerman. But sometimes I forget these guys are entertainers, and often say things just to be controversial and generate discussion. https://247sports.com/Bolt/Notre-Dame-Fighting-Irish-ESPNs-Max-Kellerman-says-nickname-is-offensive-114455163
  17. Max Kellerman should have done his homework. http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/notre-dame-fighting-irish-3827716-Feb2018/
  18. “The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance. They were idolized and treated as leaders; their opinions were sought on everything and they took themselves just as seriously.” — Robert A. Heinlein
  19. Botanically, an artichoke is actually a thistle. The part that is consumed is the flower.
  20. I really like his boxing commentary. But after this ... he’s dead to me.
  21. Those of you who pooh-pooh the idea behind the recent changes to minimize risk of head trauma in football take heed. You’ve got to change your mindset, or the game we love will go the way of the dodo. Get on board. https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/proposed-law-could-ban-tackle-football-for-children-under-age-12-in-illinois/
  22. I agree 100%. But, unfortunately, that’s not a realistic answer. Grandstanding politicians are always going to stick their noses in anywhere they think they can gain some political capital. So, it’s incumbent on those of us who love the game to deal with that. And the way to deal with it is to minimize the risk, while preserving the game.
  23. Bill Belichick

    And Belichik could have?
  24. Bill Belichick

    I’d take Brady. The NFL is, and always has been, a talent driven league. That’s no knock on Belichick, he’s the best ever at his job. But as I heard Mike Vrabel say in an interview the other day, “I’ll take players over plays any day.”