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Everything posted by toddrhodes

  1. Right? It was amazing and remarkable he was out there. Kid almost died, a lot like the Alex Smith injury I think? Either way, I thought the announcers were fair and showed a LOT more love to ND than usual. The ex-Bama QB has never been one to talk up ND but he was positively gushing at times last night. McElroy is his name I think? Either way, it was pretty awesome, at a human level, to see Milton back out there and playing. Of course I wanted ND to spoil that for him, and they did, but that kid has been through hell and is back on a football field. You'd think people could go easy on him or the announcers given the circumstances.
  2. Since I was just about to ask "How do I change to Dark theme?" I found it - it's at the very bottom of any page, on my screen right under the Facebook icon, "Theme" with a dropdown arrow. Choose it there and off we go. And yea, bemoaning change without offering why it's not as good or having suggestions to improve it is just whining.
  3. Don't think Tyler will take over next year?
  4. I remember a very similar thread, but I don't recall the threat being made by that username. Now I'm curious, lol. Yea it was morgandonor, I'm nearly certain. At least from the thread I recall which was also about fighting in a parking lot, and I think it was a tailgate scenario too.
  5. Even if I don't feel good at all about saying it, I do think OSU vs Bama is going to be a fun game to watch. I absolutely am in the camp that OSU being in with only 6 games played sucks, and this season gets an asterisk for sure if they win it all but... I can't say I'm not entertained. So I suppose there is that.
  6. Same. But damn, they do look good and Clemson seems to be dropping like flies...
  7. That's where I am, too. We're not *really* Independent anymore. We're a national brand with intersectional rivalries and a lot of help from the ACC. All the major programs recruit nationally, televise nationally, and have fans and boosters... nationally. ND is no exception. And in all fairness, if Clemson weren't so dominant AND were not part of the ACC, then the luster of an ACC affiliation is substantially diminished in my eyes. But... maybe new rivalries can take root, and old ones reignite (Miami, FSU)?
  8. If it is acknowledged that neither Independence nor Conference affiliation will have any impact on money or fans - or that any impact it has would be negligible and therefore irrelevant, I implore you to list out the competitive advantages of being Independent in 2020. Go on.
  9. Every powerhouse recruits nationally, and ND certainly has the budget and resources to do it. Would it not sit well with recruits to think they get to take shots at Clemson, FSU, NC and Miami, year in and year out, or every other year? I don't honestly see how joining the ACC would be a negative toward recruiting. Seems more like puffery from antiquated fans who honestly think the way forward is remaining independent. Such is life, but they'll either come around or they won't. ND will eventually be in a conference - this isn't the frickin' 70's anymore, no matter how many people wring their hands wishing it was.
  10. No kidding. Imagine being so triggered and bothered by something that has literally zero impact on anything around you besides their latent insecurity. Snowflakes, not just for the left any longer.
  11. Maybe I wasn't clear, wouldn't surprise me. I was referring to Kirk H and whoever the SEC Reporter was talking up ND after the game as "love." I wasn't saying Lebron was showing ND love. And I just want to say - I'm just relishing the good news and just about anything ND Football related today. Same team here all, not trying to argue over something silly like this.
  12. I think it's a situation where you have an innocuous tweet by a sports superfan who also happens to be a very well-known name himself, AND it was talked about live on ABC/ESPN during the broadcast, and then you have Kirk's comments this morning - it's just gone the "viral" route which things do these days. WGAF for sure but... why not embrace it? We're always talking about how ND is always being $hit on by ESPN and everyone outside the fanbase. Finally we see a little love coming in from all over the place and people want to act like it's nothing. I think it's kinda neat, personally.
  13. My buddies saw him quite a few times at the Backer over the years. Dude's a national treasure, IMO. I seem to recall quite a few back in the '05-'06 days, too.
  14. There's nothing to read into? You say he's a casual observer. I say my dad tweeting... would be a casual observer. I'm saying he's Lebron James, and to young kids excited about a school he just namedropped, that cannot hurt, and likely would help. Did I say we're suddenly going to get swamped with 5* signees? No. I said "that can only help in recruiting." Are you arguing it would hurt us? Because otherwise, there's no disagreement to be had. It's not that hard, and I don't know why you always have to argue about every little thing.
  15. That doesn't make a bit of difference IMO. A massive sports brand showing any name recognition for a school can only help. 16-18 year old kids eat that stuff up, and rightfully so.
  16. Stuff like this can only help in recruiting, in my opinion. Was neat to see him call out this game specifically.
  17. Even delivered on a message forum, that is a fantastic line. You really do. Just turrible.
  18. Poor wording on my part. I don't feel this game has an asterisk. I think that others do and that's their only way of hanging onto their negative feelings around the team. Oh well, sucks to be them I guess.
  19. Totally agreed and frankly, with the talent they have all up and down their roster, missing key guys on Defense is significant but it is not game-changing, IMO. They were road favorites for a reason and DJ is a stud who, with time, will be incredible to watch. When you're subbing in 4 and 5* monsters everywhere and you've demonstrated sustained success, that indicates quality depth. They obviously have quality coaching though that last offensive play call on the pass out to Etienne was a head scratcher. This is nothing but positive for ND. ND was missing players too. Enjoying the win while scratching my head at just how far some "fans" on this site are willing to go to highlight the asterisk on this game.
  20. I wasn't able to watch the whole game but my impression of Phil is... He has a better arm and a little less mobility. I think if he were given the same reps as Book, with the talent ND has, unfortunately for us I think we'd have paid a little price early but it would be paying off more now. I'm no scout, I just think Phil has more upside whereas I think we have seen Book's ceiling.
  21. I hope to hell y'all bought the extended warranty on your sarcasm detectors because... they aren't working.
  22. Same. Hope he has no issues and hope he's on the field against ND.
  23. Some of them are horrible, but the one with the grills and the tailgate shtick has gotten a chuckle out of me.
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