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ESPN (A bunch of Death-Spiraling maroons)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Buckeyeskickbuttocks, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Drubuck

    Drubuck What time is it?

    Dick riding Bama v Clemson. As usual
  2. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Desmond went deep into Chappelle Show archives with the line to Rece, "Is Desmond Howard gonna have to choke a bitch?"

    On air apology ten minutes later. :rofl:
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    ESPN probably isn’t going to be too happy with Desmond Howard after the Week 0 College GameDay show. The seasoned veteran had a slip up on national television.

    Howard used an oddly vulgar statement during one of the segments on the popular pregame show. And it the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to boot.

    During a segment, Howard uttered the phrase “Is Desmond Howard gonna have to choke a (expletive).” That comment received awkward laughter from Rece Davis, and it was oddly quiet on the set after that.

    Below is the clip of Howard’s comment and reaction:

    Entire article:
  4. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Well shit, if "Brocyrus Crunkfoot" doesn't approve, you know you done fucked up.
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  5. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Does Torg get his revenge?
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  6. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Senior

    I'm betting Week Zero is here to stay folks.
  7. charlohiottean

    charlohiottean So much potential…

    Starving man will eat garbage if that’s all that’s available.
  8. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    It wasn’t garbage, but neither was it entertaining as a football game. It was incredibly entertaining as comedy, however. Unintentional comedy, but I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.
  9. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    4.1 overnight is cute. Move the Ohio State/Oregon game to Week 0 next year and the floor would be three times that.

    Incidentally, the November 2016 game referenced was Ohio St/Michigan St.
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Must be all those TCU eyeballs.
  11. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    If he would have went with "FUCK YO COUCH, N _ _ _ A!", I would have actually gained some respect for the little pixie.

  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    So, the break room had ESPNU or some other of their 456 channels, and their FPI gives the Bucks only a 78% chance of winning against Indiana. Never mind the fact that Ohio State has won 24 straight against IU and has lost to them only twice in 59 games...IU still has a better than 1-in-5 chance of winning according to them.
  13. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?


    This is really the first I've paid attention to the FPI. It's _really_ bad on all fronts. It neither ranks teams well nor does it predict the outcome of games well. And they are really sensitive to criticism about it.
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  14. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Reach down between my legs...
  15. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?


    Column: Watch out, ESPN — Urban Meyer is already a must-watch on Saturdays
    Fox Sports’ new pregame show opened Saturday with host Rob Stone asking: “Is it just me, or does Coach look awfully relaxed right now?”

    Urban Meyer replied: “I’m not trying to stop the wishbone.”

    Stone: “He doesn’t have to defend Army. He also doesn’t have players recording his phone calls.”

    So there is life after burying the headset. A few weeks into his new gig, Meyer already is a must-watch studio analyst.

    “We struck gold,” Fox Sports President Mark Silverman texted at halftime of the Army-Michigan game. “There is no one out there like him.”

    Agreed. There’s actually no one on the planet — and no one on ESPN’s “College GameDay” set — who can better transport the viewer into the mind of a coach.

    You want to know what Jim Harbaugh thought as he prepared for Army’s triple option? Meyer already owns space in Harbaugh’s brain (4-0 record head-to-head), so it figures he would know.

    Meyer said he used to warn those involved in putting together his schedules at Florida and Ohio State to avoid Georgia Tech and the service academies.

    “It’s a great honor to play them,” Meyer said, “but it’s a pain in the rear.”

    Stone: “What do the Wolverines have to do today?”

    “I don’t know,” Meyer shot back in a moment of candor. “You better stop the apex of the offense — the fullback. Teams spending lot of time worrying about the perimeter, that’s when you see these big scores. … You can’t sit in the same defense. It starts inside out. You eliminate the fullback and have a plan for the quarterback and the pitch.”

    Meyer is not cliche. He doesn’t babble. He does not cave to groupthink.

    After studiomates and former quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn bemoaned the coaches who use or threaten to use two quarterbacks, Meyer said that before every season, he would have his assistants rank the top 20 players on both sides of the ball.

    “If you have five corners (in the top 20), you’re gonna play them,” Meyer said. “That’s the obligation of the coach. Especially early in the season, let ‘em compete a little bit. Should a quarterback look over his shoulder? Yeah, a tailback does too. Don’t fumble the ball. It’s called competition.”

    Another reason to play the backup, Meyer said, is fear of the transfer portal: “I wanted to get Tate Martell on the field; I didn’t want him to leave.”

    Ratings have skyrocketed for Fox’s “Big Noon Saturday” game, which the pregame show precedes. Tool around on Twitter and you’ll see complimentary tweets from those who have despised him: “I never thought I’d say this, but …”

    Meyer is connected enough to speak with firsthand knowledge about the likes of Texas coach Tom Herman (coordinated three of Meyer’s offenses at Ohio State), Auburn freshman quarterback Bo Nix (Meyer recruited him) and LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (an OSU transfer).

    On Burrow: “For the audience out there, when they see a quarterback face pressure, (they) think it’s the offensive line’s fault. In my experience, most of the time it’s (on) the quarterback not getting the offensive line in the right protection. This is Joe Burrow’s strength. His father was a defensive coordinator; he grew up as a coach’s kid. He works as hard as any quarterback I’ve been around.”

    A week ago Meyer forecast a rough time for Nix against the Oregon defense, using J.T. Barrett as an example. As a redshirt freshman at Ohio State, Barrett got buried by Virginia Tech’s unusual “Bear” defense.

    “A young quarterback is just worried about what he’s doing,” Meyer said. “A veteran quits worrying about what he’s doing and takes more notice of what the defense is playing.”

    I asked Meyer about that moment.

    “I want to stay away from the obvious: Boy, he’s a really good quarterback. I want to get the viewer in the huddle, the locker room,” he said.

    Everything Meyer says about Michigan is scrutinized. After Stone asked during a preseason show if this finally is Michigan’s year, Meyer shot back: “Year for what?"

    Quinn defended Harbaugh before Saturday’s Michigan debacle, a three-point win over Army in which his team committed nine penalties and lost three fumbles.

    “This is a team that averaged 6½ wins the seven years prior to Harbaugh getting there,” Quinn said. “They now win 9½ and are back in national relevance. When you look at what he inherited … it has been somewhat remarkable. I think he is underappreciated.”

    Meyer wasn’t having it: “There are two programs in the Big Ten, Ohio State and Michigan, where if you don’t play in Indianapolis, don’t win the Big Ten, it’s a letdown. That will never change.”

    On the morning of Nov. 30, Meyer will report to work in the shadow of the Big House. The crew will be on the road to promote its ultimate “Big Noon” game: Ohio State versus Michigan.

    What will Meyer’s emotions be like that day?

    “I’m trying not to think about it,” he told me.

    Doesn’t sound like he’ll be all that relaxed.

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