September 21, 2013

Quick Thoughts: Duke game

Filed under: General Stupidity,Hire/Fire — Justin @ 3:47 pm

This one was ugly; like Wannstedt’s mustache full of fish sammich ugly. I don’t know if I have the stomach to watch the defense and give you guys a review. If you really, really want it (post in comments what your opinion is) I’ll do it, but only because you guys are the best. I say that earnestly, not sarcastically. Here are a few quick thoughts. (more…)

Duke Game Thread

Filed under: Conference,Football,Opponent(s) — Justin @ 8:44 am

Throw your rants and anger in the comment section, just try to keep it PG-13. I’ll be tweeting throughout the game from my couch and joining in here. If the game gets out of hand, my tweets may be slurred, but it’s not because I’m drunk. It’s because I’m drinking, drunk implies I may have stopped.

Testing for the Upper or Lower 60

Filed under: Football,Open Thread — Chas @ 8:21 am

My son is playing an organized sport for the first time. He’s in an Under 8 soccer league. He’s 6, and like most six-year old kids can be easily distracted by a blade of grass just as the action is coming his way. It turns out, this makes me kind of crazy on the sideline when he’s out there. I do my best to stifle the urge to yell at him to pay attention or just get into the action. I just fear turning into that parent constantly berating and yelling at his kid all game long.

So I figure the better thing would be to practice with him a little bit. Make him more comfortable with things and be encouraging. We show up for practices and games maybe 10-15 minutes early and do some stuff. Maybe it helps, maybe not. What it did do is catch the coach’s attention and now I find myself as the substitute coach this weekend. That will teach me.

That puts me on a slight DVR delay.

There are 125 teams (I think) in Division 1-A. There is always a rough guess of where teams fall on that list.

Duke is not sure of what team they are, but there is a better idea based on what they have done after 3 games. The guess is they are in the lower half of all the 1-A teams. Not in the 90s or 100s, but somewhere around 65-85.

No one is quite sure of Pitt either. With blowing out a bottom-20 team and being blown out by a top-10 team, there is still lots of room. If I had to hazard a guess, I’d put Pitt anywhere from 42-72. I look at this game as a gauge on whether Pitt is in the upper-half of D-1 or lower.


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