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the don
Name: c mat
Member since: December 04, 2005
Last visit: January 23, 2007

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Lovie Smith becomes the first black head coach ......

I dont see what the big deal about them being black is. I cant speak for this, but do african-americans feel so opressed that it is a big deal that there are black coaches succeeding? One thing I hate is the fact that people call it stereotyping saying black coaches dont do as well. Figures dont lie and until yesterday, black coaches historically have not done very well.

posted by the don at 12:45 PM on January 22, 2007

Hawaii QB says no to NFL.

I figured he wouldnt go yet. The announcers during the Hawaii Bowl said that he wanted to test the waters and see where he would be projected to go. I think he would be much better served staying for another year. He is pretty quick though and extremely accurate, but I think he needs to put on some more muscle before he goes to the league.

posted by the don at 08:14 PM on January 18, 2007

2007 NFL Draft.

Josh Cribbs and Randle El are QBs turned kick returners.

posted by the don at 11:40 AM on December 27, 2006

Hawaii Bowl Victory.

Comparing Colt to Chang, though, look at the ammount of interceptions Colt threw vs. Changs NCAA record number. Colt is much more accurate. I think he will be staying for one more year anyway. Im not saying he is going to be a great pro, im just saying he is a very talented QB.

posted by the don at 12:30 AM on December 27, 2006

Writer: Athletes Should Bounce 'Nigga' From Vocabulary

I live in Youngstown, Ohio where many of the people are black, and many of the black people that I know dont have a problem with their white friends using the term "nigga." I know that I often see younger blacks (I'm 20) using the term in normal conversation with their friends. For me though, I'm Italian, I know that some of my black friends wouldn't care if i used the term, but others would be offended. I think it just depends on how comfortable the people are with each other.

posted by the don at 10:14 AM on December 07, 2006

#1 vs #2

I realize OSU didnt give up a rushing TD, but they still gave up 393 yards of offense. Also, NIU did throw an INT in the red zone. Dont count on that vs. UT.

posted by the don at 02:17 PM on September 08, 2006

#1 vs #2

Ted Ginn isnt even that great of a receiver. All he has is speed, and that doesnt make u a great receiver. The biggest game of his carrer was against a Notre Dame secondary that everydody threw on. How many yards did he have against Texas last year anyway....

posted by the don at 10:53 PM on September 07, 2006

#1 vs #2

I agree. That team was far more than just VY. OSU's D looked suspect in the first game, and I think Texas will capitalize.

posted by the don at 01:54 PM on September 07, 2006

College Football Rankings - Week 1

Why is everybody underestimating Texas?? They are returning a lot of talent also. That team was a lot better than just Vince Young. Top to bottom Notre Dame doesnt have that hard of a schedule. And last year i think they only beat three teams with a winning record and a 7-5 Michigan without Mike Hart for most of the game was one of them. I think OSU can be good but when you lose 9 people on defense its hard to come back. Regardless of how talented they say the young guys are, you cant trade anything for experience. The offense should be solid though. And being from Ohio, i can tell you that Chris Wells is GOOD. And how about West Virginia? Fairly weak schedule with a lot coming back. They have the potential to go undefeated. deez, you mentioned Penn State, i believe they are underrated, but they did lose 4 o-linemen and a tight end on offense and all 4 starting DBs along with 3 d-linemen. Morelli should be solid though.

posted by the don at 12:14 AM on August 08, 2006

USA World Cup ratings

does anybody know if Jan Koller will be playing for the Czechs against Italy?

posted by the don at 03:43 PM on June 18, 2006

Bryant Gumbel Torches Olympics

That is really well said.

posted by the don at 10:17 AM on February 18, 2006

Bryant Gumbel Torches Olympics

bperk, are you saying that everything IS a race issue to black guys?

posted by the don at 05:27 PM on February 17, 2006

Bryant Gumbel Torches Olympics

I agree with erkno11. Also, EVERYTHING IS NOT AN ISSUE OF RACE.

posted by the don at 01:39 PM on February 17, 2006

Recruit: A&M Gives You 'Plenty of Money'

I don't know from experience, but about a year ago I spoke to a former guard at Oklahoma State, and he told me that the recruiting process is like the movie He Got Game.

posted by the don at 12:34 PM on February 04, 2006

Nikolay Valuev - The Real Giant

I didn't see the Ruiz fight but I read that it was very controversial, and that the crowd was even booing the decision. After hearing that I am really wondering how good this guy can possibly be. Ruiz is a bum who should not have even had the title to begin with. And I don't care how big you are, if you struggle with Ruiz you aren't going to be around for very long.

posted by the don at 08:41 PM on January 29, 2006