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Everything posted by DamshaBua

  1. I thought he would go in the 6th or 7th if at all. I thought the most likely outcome would be Book getting invited as an undrafted free agent. ND is putting OL and TEs in the NFL in droves, good ones at that.
  2. I like the look. It's definitely cleaner. The prior iteration looked like something from the days of GeoCities or AOL. This is easier on the eyes aesthetically.
  3. Will you please amplify what "rowdy" means in this context? That term is relative in two contexts: 1) relative to other dorms on campus; and, 2) relative to what "rowdy" means elsewhere. I'm sure rowdy at Zahm is not the same as Rowdy a Florida under Meyer or Oklahoma in the 80s.
  4. I haven't turned my Xbox on since my daughter was born 5 years ago. This may at least make me think about upgrading to the new unit.
  5. Is that real? If true, that is horrifying. HS measurables are inflated if anything. So if it says 5.0, it's probably worse. I have a hard time believing a 4*, No. 1 ILB runs a fiver.
  6. I think you're a lawyer - may have you confused with another poster, but I think we speak the same language. Dunbar was also fellating and being seeded by players for grades and embezzling money. Prince Shembo happened. He probably sexually assaulted a girl and she definitely killed herself. I would view him more favorably had he not Justin Turnered his girlfriend's dog 50 yards and killed it. Sullivan was negligence at best. No, it's not "that" bad at ND. You're right. I believe I yielded as much above.
  7. I may have the timeline wrong, but I thought he "only" shot somebody through the face at Florida. He got a Master's in Murder after that. Your points are fair. My larger point was implied so I'll say it explicitly: I do not like the sanctimonious, holier-than-though tone a large portion of our fanbase uses as its starting point. That current position is belied by the fact that fans who are old enough to remember were crestfallen when Meyer gave ND the one finger salute.
  8. I'm puzzled as to why this is news. It's not. He was also an assistant at ND for a handful of years. I'm sure he got some on-the-job-training. Let's not pretend Kim Dunbar, Tarnished Dome, Declan Sullivan didn't happen, or Cierre Wood didn't murder a kid. Glass houses, throwing stones and whatnot. Florida and Ohio State don't care, ND at least tries to. That's a difference. I will concede that. P.S. I would have given a Ronnie Lott tip of the finger to hire him in 2005 or 2009 - or now.
  9. We need a thread for discussing market news, what we're doing with our cash. Just out of curiosity, who here is following the very public kerfuffle between the institutional/professional Wall Street folks and the WSB folks at Redit (https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/)?
  10. I understand where you are coming from and where you are going. Ultimately, I just don't understand how ND hasn't been able to land one, not one, of these elite, program-altering kind of QBs. Who was the last 5*, Crist?Kiel (I think he was a 5*). If Powlus plays, ND has problems. He had to be a favor owed. Pyne has more talent than Book by a considerable chunk. We'll see, fingers crossed.
  11. I have no idea what the average height is for an NFL starter but I will take your word for it. My reply was to your general premise that a taller QB would do better, seemingly by the mere fact of being taller. My riposte was to highlight that we need better QBs, whether they are 5'10" like Murray, 6'6" like Lawrence or 6'0" like Book. Book did get the most out of his talent. But he never sees the field at Alabama or Ohio State. That is a fact. Look at his offer list.
  12. Height was rarely an issue for Mayfield, Hurts, Tua (same height); Murray is a good 3 inches shorter. Those folks are/were just better. Book was more circumscribed more by physical deficiencies other than stature. The offensive surrounding cast for the above-referenced were also better.
  13. He hates, loathes, despises, detests, execrates, abhors ND. He would never come here.
  14. I'm an 80s kid, so anything with a "Rambo" reference gets extra points with me. ESB is top-5, however. Osiris and Amon-Ra are top-10. If I had another child, I would email John Brown for name suggestions. I hope Rambo really is in play.
  15. I can't imagine this is about playing time. With Crawford finally moving on, Griffith had to have the inside track for the starting job. Losing 4* DBs with Alabama and Ohio State offers is rarely a positive.
  16. ND lacks the elite, 5* athlete/Early NFL draft pick at every position level. ND's had it at O-line so I'll grant that one. There are a ton of ND O-lineman playing Sundays. Who has the last 5* RB, Greg Bryant? WR, was it Floyd? QB was Clausen. TE was Mack but ND has produced a ton of horses there so that's not lacking. On the defensive side, Tuitt and Lynch were the last elite recruit ends I recall. Nix was a horse DT. Tee Shepard was an elite CB recruit but I'm hesitant to even count him. I don't know if he even made it to the spring game. Before Hamilton, the last elite S recruit was Redfield. My point is an old one: Not all of them will work out, but you need them. Alabama, Clemson and tO$U stockpile them. They can miss here and there. ND can't. Could ND win a NC with a Trevor Lawrence/Luck/Tua-types and their current constituent parts? Maybe, in one game anything can happen. But they'd still need to catch a few breaks, Lawrence has to be completely on point, etc. ND is really good. It shows when they play other good teams. They are just not "elite", squishy as that term is. It shows when they do play elite team. Recruit better. Start there. We know it's a hard sell to a lot of kids and some just can't get in the door. Like I said, it's an old story.
  17. This is hard to beat; I genuinely LOLed. :rofl: In person: 1989, No ND v. No. 7 Miami. I was a sophomore in high school. We had moved from S. Florida that year and came down for the game. The Miami fans were awful: throwing peanuts, obscenities, logging cups like hand grenades at the cluster of ND fans sitting in one section. I'm sure it was similar to what fans going to Columbus experience. ND got outplayed, fine. I knew it was over in the 3rd when ND got two sacks and a clipping penalty in their favor. It was third and 43. Craig Erickson completed a 45 yard pass to Randall "Thrill" Hill for a first down (I really hated Hill). I don't recall anything going ND's way after that. The rest have been mentioned but I'll add my flavor. Bush Push in 2005 was the angriest I have ever been over a football game. I thought ND would get killed. What a game . . . I was talking with a friend long distance most of the 4th quarter. We were going crazy: "They're gong to do it!!!" The Push gets most of the discussion, but that sickening feeling entered me on 4th and 9 when Leinert hit Jarrett who broke a tackle and went 63 yards down the sideline. You knew; I knew. When Bush went in, I rifled my first cell phone off the well without saying bye to my friend. Syracuse in 2008: I never thought I'd see the day that ND players were pelted with snowballs in their own stadium. It was sad; it was pathetic on the part of the fans. But I also got it even though I would never participate in that. The year before was the worst team Getting killed by Alabama and the Lennay Kukua aftermath: I loved Manti as a player. I really, really wanted him to win the Heisman. I thought he embodied everything that was right about college football. The entire world piled on but Manti deserved it. The lie is a big part of the reason he was even in New York that year. P.S. Ef Johnny Fooseball anyway. Colorado: Zorich played one of the greatest defensive games I have ever seen. Ef the ref.
  18. Terrible. RIP, young man. Prayers go out to his family.
  19. I like the packaging of the beer and your presentation (nice glass/pour). I am not familiar with the beer but I will look for it.
  20. Did they throw the ball ten times? I really don't know. It was like the Niners playoff game last year where Garoppolo threw the ball 8 times. That ND game was traumatizing; we watched Michigan run for 11 yards every play. I hate USC. But I hate Michigan more right now, mostly because of King Khaki.
  21. Thank you for the tip. I will be on the lookout for it the next time I'm at the booze house.
  22. I've been on an Old Fashioned kick the last few months. I prefer it with rye and Dickel is by far the best bang for the buck I've found, Bulleit being second. If I'm going to dilute it or mix it, I won't go top shelf. Bourbon is a relatively new thing for me; I'm normally a scotch guy if I'm going to drink something brown. Lesser known bourbons I like are Eagle Rare for a lower price point $30-$35 around here) and Widow Jane 10 and 12 year ($70, $100, respectively) if I want to spend a little.
  23. I agree with what I think is your general premise; namely, don't replace for the sake of replacing. If I'm wrong on your general premise, please correct me. Fleck turns 40 right after Thanksgiving this year. Nobody knows if Fleck is elite. He's never run a top tier program. Do I think he's elite? Probably. He has a record of improving teams - so does Kelly. Western Michigan and Minnesota are stopping points for Fleck. I think Kelly has taken the program as far as he can. ND football is miles of ahead of where it was, credit due. Kelly is a good coach with all of its concomitant responsibilities (recruiting, press, etc.). I don't think he's an elite coach. Fleck might be elite. We know Kelly is not and have ample data to support that.
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