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Demonpenz
12-26-2005, 02:31 PM
Go akron. Break deanglo's tibia

Reaper16
12-26-2005, 02:32 PM
:spock:

WebGem
12-26-2005, 02:38 PM
Go Memphis.

Bowser
12-26-2005, 02:39 PM
Go akron. Break deanglo's tibia

Psicosis will poop in a box and mail it to you for that.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 02:43 PM
Go akron. Break deanglo's tibia
Nein.

Demonpenz
12-26-2005, 02:47 PM
I was just fishing

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 02:49 PM
God, it's killing me to not be there. This is the first Memphis bowl game in my lifetime that I've ever not attended in person.

Okay, so that puts me at 2-for-3.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 02:52 PM
By the way, they're expecting a crowd exceeding the record of 51,286 that was set last year.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 03:27 PM
Stuffed like the Donks at Arrowhead! Way to step up, D!

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 03:34 PM
It's a "good no-call" when the DB obstructs and pulls the receiver away from the ball while it's in the air?

Another sweet punt by Gibson...

Demonpenz
12-26-2005, 03:59 PM
Does memphis run this 2-5-3 all game?

Skip Towne
12-26-2005, 04:05 PM
I can't decide which town to root for.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 04:18 PM
Does memphis run this 2-5-3 all game?2-4-5, and yes. It was originally a 3-3-5, but that's what happens when you lose a starter and three big contributors to the D-Line over the course of a season.

A ludicrous false start called against Schuh, awful starting field position... but in the end, a nice drive capped by the Gotti field goal after a sweet DeAngelo run on 3rd & 10 and a nice block by Mo.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 04:21 PM
More pressure, a blatant hold, and wheeeeeeew...

PUNT THAT BITCH

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 04:27 PM
Yes!

Bowser
12-26-2005, 04:39 PM
How far up in the first is Williams going to go, Psi? Do you think his "inexperience" against major 1-A schools will hurt him?

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 04:45 PM
Gotti with another easy-peasy FG. Not something that challenged him, but nice to get it, nonetheless.

Ah, there we go. That touchback was much more like it!

Do you think his "inexperience" against major 1-A schools will hurt him?No more than it hurt LaDainian Tomlinson. Those who try to use that argument against him tend to forget that he's also got a supporting cast and O-Line that's not exactly of the same caliber as the ones most of the other great RBs in college football have... especially after so many of them got hurt this year.

I think it mostly depends on where the teams that need RBs end up.

Another sack! They only gave up two all year prior to this game. :D

Funky half, but I'll take the 10-point lead.

Skip Towne
12-26-2005, 04:53 PM
I want one of those little race cars.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 04:58 PM
They were quite the hot item.

God, it's so weird to realize that this is the last half of football I'll ever see DeAngelo, Mo, Goodwell, CB, O.C., Marcus West, Gotti, and the rest play for the Tigers...

Skip Towne
12-26-2005, 05:04 PM
They were quite the hot item.

God, it's so weird to realize that this is the last half of football I'll ever see DeAngelo, Mo, Goodwell, CB, O.C., Marcus West, Gotti, and the rest play for the Tigers...
Did you get one of them?

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 05:12 PM
Did you get one of them?Alas, no. If you blinked, they were sold out before you had a shot.

PUNT THAT BITCH

Getsy's got to be sick of the color blue by this point.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 05:16 PM
Big John Stud!

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 05:20 PM
If you can't make it, push them into the cellar.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 05:34 PM
Bye-bye Tony Dorsett, bye-bye Archie Griffin! 34 100-yard rushing games, #1 in NCAA history!

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 05:36 PM
Immediately after breaking a longstanding record, DeAngelo gets a chance to pass it and gets an interference call out of it. :D

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 05:37 PM
20 for 6! What a drive!

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 05:44 PM
Akron's coach is buddy-buddy with Shanarat. There you go, newfound Memphis fans.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 05:45 PM
Daaaaaamn. B-Mac had it, but the receiver just took it away from him.

Coach
12-26-2005, 06:03 PM
Ouch. Williams got the dropsies.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:05 PM
Scott was grabbed before the ball got to them...

BOOMSHAKALAKA! Gotti with his third 50-yarder of the year! Yet another notice to the Lou Groza Award committee that they ****ed up.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:06 PM
Ouch. Williams got the dropsies.That hit Earnest right in the hands... tough drop, but at least we got three.

banyon
12-26-2005, 06:10 PM
Hey, Psych! I'm a Tiger fan too, Is D Wash's thigh ok to go against the Zags?

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:11 PM
Pathetic. WHY, JLD, must you have them do stupid stuff like that?

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:14 PM
DEANGELO DOTH SPEAK

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:14 PM
DEANGELO DOTH SPEAK YET AGAIN

Coach
12-26-2005, 06:15 PM
Looks like a TD to me.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:16 PM
Just the will to punch that in... wow. DeAngelo is ****ing amazing, even after watching him for four years.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:19 PM
GO TIGERS GO
GO ON TO VICTORY
BE A WINNER, THRU AND THRU
FIGHT TIGERS, FIGHT, 'CAUSE WE'RE
GOIN' ALL THE WAY
FIGHT, FIGHT
FOR THE BLUE AND GRAY AND SAY

LET'S GO TIGERS GO
GO ON TO VICTORY
SEE OUR COLORS BRIGHT AND TRUE
IT'S FIGHT NOW, WITHOUT A FEAR
FIGHT NOW, LET'S SHOUT A CHEER
FIGHT FOR DEAR OLD MEMPHIS U
bumpbadabumpbadumdumdum
GO TIGERS GO!
bumpbadabumpbadumdumdum
GO TIGERS GO!

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:26 PM
Beautiful execution on that option by Mo.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:30 PM
Thank you, DeAngelo.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:32 PM
If not DeAngelo, then Earnest!

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:36 PM
Transformers!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhhhhhh oh OHHHHHHHHHHH
Oh OHHHHHHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHHHHH
Ohhhhhhhhh OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Ohhhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhh OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:47 PM
Geeze.

They're fighting, I'll give them that...

Two TDs in as many minutes, and they're within 7...

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:49 PM
Wheeeeew.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 06:57 PM
WHAT A ****ING SEASON. 7-5 is not generally pretty, but after all of the adversity, and the fact that they were being written off after the third game of the season... wow.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 07:06 PM
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Skip Towne
12-26-2005, 07:45 PM
Whoop de Doo! Being a little bit better than effing Akron makes you a champion? If you say so Psi. At least until you run into a powerhouse like Tulsa. BWHahahahahahaha.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 08:06 PM
The preceding post, translated from Cocktardese:

Skip Towne
12-26-2005, 08:14 PM
The preceding post, translated from Cocktardese:
Yeah, dipshit, that probably makes a champion out of a minor league also ran.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 08:22 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2920641&postcount=13

But then you appear to know everything so I won't be talking to you again.I should be so lucky.

Yeah, dipshit, that probably makes a champion out of a minor league also ran.Skip's got a maaaancrush! Skip's got a maaaaancrush!

DeAngelo's smile is dreamy.

headsnap
12-26-2005, 08:27 PM
Is Memphis still in that lowly confrence, and why are they not playing in a REAL Bowl game? :p

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 08:30 PM
Is Memphis still in that lowly confrence, and why are they not playing in a REAL Bowl game? :pThe Big East went with that powerhouse WCFCC instead. Clearly a better move in both major sports. I mean, who'd want a school that averages 40,000 in football and has been to three straight bowl games, and is #4 in the nation in basketball?

Shrug.

Skip Towne
12-26-2005, 08:37 PM
I should be so lucky.

Skip's got a maaaancrush! Skip's got a maaaaancrush!

DeAngelo's smile is dreamy.
ME with the maaaaancrush? It's you touting a minor league RB with stats accrued against inferior competition against proven NFL RB's.

Skip Towne
12-26-2005, 08:40 PM
Is Memphis still in that lowly confrence, and why are they not playing in a REAL Bowl game? :p
If you can't beat Tulsa what REAL bowl would take you? :shrug:

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 08:45 PM
ME with the maaaaancrush? It's you touting a minor league RB with stats accrued against inferior competition against proven NFL RB's.Well, me and Mel Kiper, and TFYDraftPreview, and NFLDraftCountdown ("Has the ability to be a star running back in the NFL"), and football.com, and NFL Draft Blitz, and close followers of college football/NFL fans looking at their teams' draft needs in general ("He will be so good in the NFL" - PurpleMania, Vikings fan; "The kid's the real deal." - Nixon, Steelers fan) ... just that small group.

But yeah, after losing two starting quarterbacks, the top two receivers on the team, two of the team's top defensive linemen, an outstanding safety, and several other starters for the season, after losing the best QB in school history and 25 other seniors the year before, DeAngelo had a really disappointing season with such a star-studded cast paving the way for him.

I mean, leading the nation in rushing and shattering NCAA records, some that have stood for decades? What a chump!

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 08:59 PM
By the way, that team you're so very proud of beating wouldn't have even been in a bowl if the Motor City Bowl hadn't wanted us so badly. They were #6 of C-USA's six bowl teams.

As for us, we've just capped off our third consecutive winning season and the career of one of the most prolific running backs in NCAA history. Who could blame you for being obsessed?

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Ultra Peanut
12-27-2005, 02:52 AM
http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/sports_columnists/article/0,1426,MCA_468_4343870,00.html

"Fear the Roo," they said.

No, really. That's what they said.

They just had to stop Memphis and get the ball back. They just had to stop DeAngelo Williams...

You're laughing now, right?

Because that's what every team thinks. That's what every Memphis opponent has thought for the last four years.

Just stack the box.

Throw everyone at the guy.

Then the guy gets the ball and, see, that's when the plan breaks down.

So Maurice Avery gave it to Williams, and Williams did what he so often does, he made a cut, then popped it outside, then, somehow, way at the other end of the field, the ball was at the 1 and the game had irrevocably changed.

"You know what?" said Akron coach J.D. Brookhart, looking for the right words. "He's, um, really fast."

And strong.

Williams showed that on the next play, when he carried two Akron players into the end zone.

In the stands, Sandra Hill, Williams' mother, waved her pompon so hard the little blue and white strands started to come off.

"That's how you answer back, baby," she said.
. . .
Ask Jerome Harrison, the halfback from Washington State, who was sitting in the stands. Harrison happened to be one of two running backs -- Garrett Wolfe of Northern Illinois was the other -- ahead of Williams for the NCAA's rushing title coming into the game.

"I'm here to support him," said Harrison, who lives in Kalamazoo. "He's an awesome back."

Harrison met Williams at a recent awards ceremony in Orlando.

"My teammates were like, 'Don't you hate him?'" Harrison said. "I said, 'Naw, man, he's real cool.'"

So there sat Harrison, pulling for Williams, and it was a sight to see.

Williams would do something remarkable. Harrison would come flying out of his seat.

"I don't mind finishing second to a back like that," Harrison said, and it's a good thing, too.

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tk13
12-27-2005, 02:54 AM
I thought that was great when Akron tried to slap the snap away from the center on the kneel downs at the end. It was even funnier because Spielman was talking about it on the TV. It was like "yeah, right", then Akron actually tried it, and almost got it to work. That was great.

Ultra Peanut
12-27-2005, 02:57 AM
I thought that was great when Akron tried to slap the snap away from the center on the kneel downs at the end. It was even funnier because Spielman was talking about it on the TV. It was like "yeah, right", then Akron actually tried it, and almost got it to work. That was great.I can't say I understand the principle, really. Even if you do end up with it, you're going to be blatantly offside, as was the case this time.

You could tell Spielman was thrilled that they actually tried it, though. I think he may have had a "sexytime explosion." ROFL

tk13
12-27-2005, 03:00 AM
It looked like it was just the guy's head that was offside, if you time it right, I think you could pull it off. Even if he wasn't offside, I think the officials were so shocked by it that they would've called it anyway. I like the effort though.

Ultra Peanut
12-27-2005, 03:04 AM
Other Memphis fans have said they've cried, just thinking about everything, but I can't... I'm still just too awed and thrilled to taste the bitter side of the sweetness. It's been a four-year joyride, and it's a joyride that's ended up with the proverbial ride being metaphorically pimped. We went from a hoopty to rollin' on dubs, and everything is in place for things to get even better.

It looked like it was just the guy's head that was offside, if you time it right, I think you could pull it off. Even if he wasn't offside, I think the officials were so shocked by it that they would've called it anyway. I like the effort though.They fought really hard, even down 21 with our second-stringers on the field and seemingly little to fight for. They're a scrappy bunch.

Saulbadguy
12-27-2005, 08:10 AM
Cool. Congrats.

htismaqe
12-27-2005, 08:19 AM
ME with the maaaaancrush? It's you touting a minor league RB with stats accrued against inferior competition against proven NFL RB's.

You can't be serious.

LaDanian Tomlinson played at TCU. Marshall Faulk came from San Diego State.

DeAngelo Williams is a great college RB, regardless of where he played. And he'll be drafted probably in the middle of the 1st round.

Saulbadguy
12-27-2005, 08:38 AM
You can't be serious.

LaDanian Tomlinson played at TCU. Marshall Faulk came from San Diego State.

DeAngelo Williams is a great college RB, regardless of where he played. And he'll be drafted probably in the middle of the 1st round.
Ryan Moats from La. Tech is looking pretty good right now as well.

htismaqe
12-27-2005, 09:30 AM
Ryan Moats from La. Tech is looking pretty good right now as well.

Yep.

And Williams is a far better back (at least coming out of college) than Moats.

Good players are good players. Lots of talent escapes the clutches of the big schools.

I keep coming back to it, but it's true. Chad Greenway was an unrecruited QB coming out of high school. Now he and AJ Hawk are the two best LB prospects in the upcoming draft.

Saulbadguy
12-27-2005, 10:37 AM
Yep.

And Williams is a far better back (at least coming out of college) than Moats.

Good players are good players. Lots of talent escapes the clutches of the big schools.

I keep coming back to it, but it's true. Chad Greenway was an unrecruited QB coming out of high school. Now he and AJ Hawk are the two best LB prospects in the upcoming draft.
Yeah. QB's seem to make pretty good LB's. Nick Reid for KU was an unrecruited QB out of Derby, KS.

htismaqe
12-27-2005, 11:10 AM
Yeah. QB's seem to make pretty good LB's. Nick Reid for KU was an unrecruited QB out of Derby, KS.

It's all between the ears.

Several of Iowa's up-and-coming defensive players were HS QB's...

Ultra Peanut
12-27-2005, 04:31 PM
Just an aside, from today's Jim Rome show...

DeAngelo mentioned that, along with Arkansas, Mississippi, and (obviously) Memphis, Iowa was in his final four when he was being recruited. ;)

Ultra Peanut
12-28-2005, 05:16 PM
DeAngelo's so good, he's done playing and he's still breaking records:

Dec. 28, 2005

MEMPHIS, TENN. - Upon reviewing the play-by-play and video footage from the Motor City Bowl, it was determined that there was an error that resulted in one less carry and five fewer yards for Memphis tailback DeAngelo Williams. The correction results in Williams ending the game with 31 carries for 238 yards instead of the 30 carries for 233 yards that was originally reported.

The play in question was in the third quarter with Memphis' drive beginning with 12:31 remaining on the clock. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Maurice Avery was credited with a five-yard run that should have been credited to Williams. With the change to 238 yards, Williams set a Motor City Bowl record in rushing. The previous record was 237 yards by Northwestern's Jason Wright against Bowling Green in 2003. The 31 carries ties the bowl record set by Toledo's Chester Taylor versus Cincinnati in 2001.

The change has been submitted to the NCAA office and will be reflected in the final NCAA statistics.

Williams ended the season with 1,964 yards and 18 touchdowns on 310 carries. Having played in 44 games, Williams ends his career with 6,026 yards and 55 touchdowns on 969 carries. He ranks fourth all-time in NCAA history in rushing, and holds the NCAA record in all-purpose yards with 7,573.

Boomer=GOD
12-28-2005, 05:31 PM
Answer me this. Who are the three NCAA rushing leaders ahead of him? Not shitting, I dont know. No matter what, that is an impressive little resume. Anybody who thinks this kid will be a stinker in the NFL is anti-Memphis, nothing more.