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by MadBird
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: In-state athletic budgets..
Replies: 81
Views: 3251

Re: In-state athletic budgets..

I posted somewhere on another thread about what I called the "geo-political" aspect of the current state of state universities. It will be hard to shut down WIU and SIU-C (and EIU to some degree) because the state cannot pull out resources from those geographical areas. Macomb and "Forgotonia", as t...
by MadBird
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Football
Topic: WIU Game (10/19/2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: WIU Game (10/19/2019)

I know many of us long-time fans have memories of getting kicked in the groin by the Turkeynecks more than once. They have been to me a "better" rivalry than EIU, a tougher opponent, I dislike them more. Maybe it's just that I had more pals going there when I was in school. Couple thoughts: I see a ...
by MadBird
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: @ SIU 10/12/19
Replies: 51
Views: 2398

Re: @ SIU 10/12/19

I'm not sure about the haves and have nots. I mean, there's no question that SDSU and NDSU have both had a pretty good run. SDSU has never finished worse than 4th in the Valley. USD has been pretty good, but not in the consistent class of SDSU and NDSU. UND, it remains to be seen how they fare in th...
by MadBird
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: NDSU Game (10/5/19)
Replies: 160
Views: 11722

Re: NDSU Game (10/5/19)

Maybe it's the O line that is the weak link? No push on short yardage? No consistent pass blocking, leading to unsteady passing by Davis? I note that prior to yesterday, NDSU was giving up an average of 97 yards rushing per game. Butler 88. North Dakota 68. Delaware 125, and Cal-Davis 110. So, there...
by MadBird
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Football
Topic: NDSU Game (10/5/19)
Replies: 160
Views: 11722

Re: NDSU Game (10/5/19)

Just a quick comment before reading more of this thread -- okay, we got beat like a drum. But the goddam Bizon have a 25+ game winning streak, a hundred national crowns in a row, they have already beaten #4 at home and #18 on the road, blah blah blah. It's not like we lost a "sure" win here folks. W...
by MadBird
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: "Indoor Facility ... #1 priority" ... AD Larry Lyons
Replies: 122
Views: 14295

Re: "Indoor Facility ... #1 priority" ... AD Larry Lyons

I believe people should be paid what it's worth. I find it odd that student athletics is a thing at all. Why should it be? It's become successful and gives people pride and all that. I like that it gives me something to connect me to ISU all these years later. I wouldn't mind if we remove high scho...
by MadBird
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: "Indoor Facility ... #1 priority" ... AD Larry Lyons
Replies: 122
Views: 14295

Re: "Indoor Facility ... #1 priority" ... AD Larry Lyons

I believe people should be paid what it's worth. I find it odd that student athletics is a thing at all. Why should it be? It's become successful and gives people pride and all that. I like that it gives me something to connect me to ISU all these years later. I wouldn't mind if we remove high scho...
by MadBird
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Football
Topic: "Indoor Facility ... #1 priority" ... AD Larry Lyons
Replies: 122
Views: 14295

Re: "Indoor Facility ... #1 priority" ... AD Larry Lyons

It was Coach Spack against paying college athetes, it will put division 3 out of business. Let's go Beat the Bison!!!! See you all at the tailgate!!!! Seems like it would be tough on D III, on its face, but you know, how is the "amount" of payment determined? Based on the revenue the school brings ...
by MadBird
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: NDSU Game (10/5/19)
Replies: 160
Views: 11722

Re: NDSU Game (10/5/19)

24-17 NDSU is my call Hard fought game, but I think the D does their job, and our O line wears your D line Down Hey someone had to be the other voice right? Cheers to a good game though I like hard fought games As always the Bison are formidable. Hard to predict what might happen based on their two...
by MadBird
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Allowing Athletes to get paid in IL
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Allowing Athletes to get paid in IL

Lyons talks about it here. https://post.futurimedia.com/wjbcam/playlist/5/listen-211.html?cb=1567610218.286514 As much as the NCAA is an easy target (Awful with basketball selections), but 98 to 99 percent of what the NCAA does is good. It's the 1% that Jay Bilas and others repeat over and over aga...
by MadBird
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Hotels sold out for next weekend??
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Hotels sold out for next weekend??

Every time someone posts about alums with deep pockets and the need for a big lead donor, etc. I'm going to post this alum's name: CEO of Progressive Insurance Tricia Griffith. https://www.progressive.com/about/leadership/ If you've got money for Flo, you should be able to get up off a few mill for ...
by MadBird
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Football
Topic: NDSU Game (10/5/19)
Replies: 160
Views: 11722

Re: NDSU Game (10/5/19)

We've had good transfers who didn't get much PT, for whatever reason, at their previous school, BUT it looks to me like Blackman never caught a pass at Virginia. So, it's not like we were getting a "proven contributor" or whatever you wanna call it. I hope he finds himself here in the next week or s...
by MadBird
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: WR Edgar out Indef. & Grimes done for season
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: WR Edgar out Indef. & Grimes done for season

I don't mean this to be quite as negative as it sounds, but you know, we do have a rookie WR coach, one who didn't play WR in college, and was never really a WR coach in his college career according to his bio (a year as a grad assistant at Missouri looks like his only shot at it). Could be a disadv...
by MadBird
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: WR Edgar out Indef. & Grimes done for season
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: WR Edgar out Indef. & Grimes done for season

I was hoping Wisconsin guy Halusan, redshirt Fr, would be some help this year. Have seen him on special teams, maybe he'll find his way. JR DB Jarrell Jackson was a sharp WR in HS and I think also was listed there earlier in his ISU career. Altho, those guys have had the chance to help and haven't b...
by MadBird
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Kudos to MVFC player-of-week QB Davis and Kicker Fenlason
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Kudos to MVFC player-of-week QB Davis and Kicker Fenlason

Well, Sanantonio, you gotta admit beating NAU at HOME was important. One, beating a Big Sky rival gets us some attention in Big Sky country and nationally which won't hurt when the bids come out. But second, our schedule isn't really a walk in the park. Tough home games with the Bison and UNI and In...
by MadBird
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Kudos to MVFC player-of-week QB Davis and Kicker Fenlason
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Kudos to MVFC player-of-week QB Davis and Kicker Fenlason

Brady had a WONDERFUL game and I loved his confidence, but the highlight of the season for me, so far, has been the leg of Fenlason. ISU has never had a truly reliable kicking game. Most times, even extra points were an adventure. Now I breathe much easier after a 6 in knowing it will be a 7 95% of...
by MadBird
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: NAU Game (9/21/19)
Replies: 88
Views: 6753

Re: NAU Game (9/21/19)

Oh, and a good question, I thought, from Mrs. MadBird last night as we were watching the game. The game was on ESPN+, did not appear to be on cable or over the air TV anywhere. They broke away for "commercial breaks", and all that was on the screen was the message that there were in a commercial bre...
by MadBird
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Football
Topic: NAU Game (9/21/19)
Replies: 88
Views: 6753

Re: NAU Game (9/21/19)

Well that was fun. NAU in Cover 0 to start the game was a surprise! When someone dares you to throw it you have to respond, And Davis and Edgar did. Game ball. Funny how a #1 can make a QB look so much better. And that elevates the other receivers. Kasper stepped up. He and Edgar get separation. Do...
by MadBird
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Football
Topic: NAU Game (9/21/19)
Replies: 88
Views: 6753

Re: NAU Game (9/21/19)

Good win, 10K a decent crowd for non-conference game.. somehow we need to establish the running game, maybe teams will stop stacking the box as much after seeing Davis throw the ball so well.. This isn't a dig at you 99, were you at the game? It sure didn't look on "TV" like there were 10K there. E...
by MadBird
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Used gymnasium wood...I would love to make a frame with it..
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Used gymnasium wood...I would love to make a frame with it..

https://www3.rps205.com/News/Pages/Bricks-from-New-Milford-Elementary.aspx?fbclid=IwAR23JGl46n3ZkBBSovJd_Ig4i79ORHtISMokmpeY7_UczaBm4WE7IUzH4-8 Chuckie, here's a link from a story on the HS Glory Days facebook page that is what I was thinking of. Not exactly offering wood from the gym floor, but yo...