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MEMBER SINCE   August 01, 2016

I like sports and food and weather and drumming and beer.

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Comment 13 Sep 2019

A haiku for you, Nard dog

Empty, yellow stands
Strive to win, but lose instead
Eat shit, Narduzzi

Comment 12 Sep 2019

Anyway I've noticed that when Penn State has the ball, they try to score tuddies. When they're on defense, they try to-- now bear with me here-- prevent their opponent from scoring tuddies. Every single time, that's what their goal is in those situations.

You can thank me later, Dan and Pat.

Comment 12 Sep 2019

When asked about success inequity between the two programs at the presser, Narduzzi said, "I had the chance to pull together a study, and all the study seemed to be about Pitt-scorching tuddy-scoring deep bombs. I went to a number of 'coaching for dummies' groups and said, 'Can you help us find a solution?' And they just brought us whole binders full of Pitt-scorching tuddy-scoring deep bombs."

Comment 10 Sep 2019

I think people underrate Slade's strength, but the other guys are all bigger than he is by at least 10-ish pounds and seem to be having more success at the moment. I don't think that's coincidence, there haven't been many clean holes to run through so far.

Devyn Ford is the only one lighter than him, but it's only by 2 lbs, and his long TD run was an outside run where he barely got touched.

Comment 10 Sep 2019

I don't know if the 2016 comparison is apt yet

That team went from a top-30ish team (at best) in the first half to literally a top 3/top 5 team in the 3rd and 4th quarters on both defense and offense. It was insanity. One of the most entertaining football teams I've ever experienced.

Comment 10 Sep 2019

He might have the best instincts of any LB on the roster (though Brandon Smith looks good). His athleticism is lacking, I'll grant you that, which makes him a liability in pass coverage. But they do a good job getting him off the field on those passing downs whenever they can.

Until one of the young bucks can unseat him from that MLB spot I trust the coaches to know who's been doing the best job reading and reacting in the middle there.

Comment 05 Sep 2019

If we're abbreviated PeeSU does that make our full name Peen State University?

Comment 31 Aug 2019

On paper this team has more talent than 10 teams on their schedule. If the coaches put them in the right positions to succeed, that should be the floor.

I think they can knock off OSU and UM if things break their way, but I can't shake the feeling there's a dick-trip somewhere in that road schedule. So let's call it 10-2, splitting with OSU/UM and falling to either Iowa or MSU on the road.

Comment 28 Aug 2019

I don't think we're giving Thiccy Slade enough credit for how strong he is. He's not just a slasher, the dude can bring some power when he lowers his shoulder (which is always pretty low since he's on the shorter side) and seems to have a pretty good feel for getting through traffic and finding holes between the tackles.

Comment 26 Aug 2019

I hate to give MSU this much credit but PSU really need to get back in the W column against them. I understand that they also need to knock off OSU and UM again two, but those two programs are already seen as being among the blue bloods of the country. Even when PSU loses to them, it can be spun as two big programs slugging it out (most of the time).

But MSU doesn't have that national perception. And to keep losing against MSU doesn't look great. If PSU wants to continue to be considered among the upper echelon B1G programs and not just another middle of the pack one, they can't consistently lose to middle of the pack teams.

Comment 22 Aug 2019

For all the hype Parsons and the LBs seem to be getting you've hit the nail on the head. There might be a ton of talent and freakish athleticism there, but they need to make a jump to being like, you know, good linebackers if that makes any sense. Too often they're running down plays from behind or getting caught a gap out of position.

Now, I get it, linebacker is preposterously difficult to play in today's game. You have to be able to run with gazelles for tight ends down the seam AND crash downhill at a moment's notice to fill a gap BUT OH WAIT even though the OL is run blocking that run play is now a pass play and the QB just pulled the ball from the RBs belly and sent a pass over your head. That said, Brown and Parsons still seem like they're thinking a little too much and for Jan's great instincts he's not the athlete the other two are.

If the game just slows down a little for this group, watch the fuck out. But until I see them flashing with those "havoc" plays on a consistent basis, I'm gonna stay nervous about it.

Comment 14 Aug 2019

In that video Parker posted/tweeted, Hamler is disgustingly fast out of his breaks. Plants his foot and *poof* he gone. No speed lost changing direction. It's unfair.