Matt Dudek (@GrizzTalkOU) fills in for Jimmy this week talking with Bob about the third week of conference play. They talk about Northern Kentucky’s key win against Wright State and the favorable games the Norse have to look forward to next week. Also, Detroit Mercy sits at the top of the Horizon League, while Oakland looked impressive against Green Bay, setting up a very exciting Metro Series game at Calihan Hall.Continue reading
During the media timeout with four minutes left in the first half of the Florida State/Virginia game, if Leonard Hamilton had asked his team “We have two options, you can finish this game against Virginia or you guys can have root canals – what do you want to do?” I think the answer would have been “How much time do we have to decide?” or “Will they use novacaine?” You could see it in their play at the end of the first half. FSU was done. Absent a Beyonce concert, John Paul Jones Arena was the last place FSU wanted to be.Continue reading
The second week of the Horizon League slate is completed, and while Green Bay sits as the only undefeated team, Bob (@BobMcDonald) and Jimmy (@PantherU) open with trying to figure out what’s going on at their schools, Cleveland State and Milwaukee. This leads the inevitable reference by Jimmy to Applebee’s (because of CSU’s Tyree Appleby, of course). Also discussed are Oakland’s upset win against Northern Kentucky, and the upcoming match-up with the Phoenix.Continue reading
Bob and Jimmy ring in the New Year by recording the first episode of 2019 live on YouTube. They get into the first games of the Horizon League schedule, including 2-0 showing by both Oakland and Detroit. They also take fan questions, including about expansion and the conference tournament post-Motor City Madness.Continue reading
Karic Jones (@Karic_Jones) fills in for Jimmy, as he and Bob discuss the wrapping up of the non-conference schedule. Includes is the surprising performance of IUPUI, which is poised to start the HL schedule as one of the top two teams, and Wright State, who has struggled since the win against Toledo. Also, with Karic on board this episode, they’ll talk in-depth about Mike Davis and Detroit Mercy’s better-than-expected start and prospects for the conference slate.
Amid another dismal week for the Horizon League in non-conference play, Bob apologizes for unwittingly jinxing Green Bay last episode, taking full blame for the Phoenix losing by nearly 30 to Bowling Green. Bob and Jimmy also look into what’s happening at Wright State, where the Raiders are under .500 and lost the last six straight games against D1 teams.
With the sudden departure of Mike Thomas as athletic director at Cleveland State, Bob (minus Jimmy) discusses the move with Matthew Johns of the Reserve News (@TheReserveMedia) and what CSU is looking for in a successor. Also, Bob and Matthew discuss Green Bay’s win over Belmont and the potential for the Phoenix to compete for the conference crown. Plus, how does IUPUI’s Camron Justice stack up against the top Horizon League players? Finally, Mike Davis may be putting together a better season at Detroit Mercy than most has expected.
Admit it… You were scared. In the fourth quarter of the Browns game vs the Bengals, you got scared. You were waiting for the other shoe to drop… But guess what? There’s no other shoe and the Browns were victorious in a fun-filled 35-20 stomping of their interstate rivals.
If you have followed the Cleveland Browns for any length of time then you know – and have lamented the fact – that the Browns find new and unusual way to lose games week after week. But here’s a news flash for you – this ain’t the “Same Old Browns.”
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The Red Sox had the curse of the Bambino. The Cubs had the curse of the goat. I am not sure what Virginia’s football curse is, but it’s there. Maybe it is the revenge of the “Huggable Hoo” – Virginia’s mascot abomination from 1983 that lasted less than half-a-season. It was justifiably pummeled with ridicule and bourbon & cokes during home games and pulled from the marketing plan fearing for the safety of the Hoo inside the costume. As curses go, it’s as good as any.
Virginia might have ended up with the same old result, but these are not the “same old ‘Hoos”.
You know…the ‘Hoos of the pre and post-George Welsh era. The Hoos that hit the opposing QB late turning victories into agonizing defeats. The ‘Hoos that blow all their timeouts because they can’t get the right players on the field. The ‘Hoos that break the huddle after a personnel timeout with 12 players on the field. The ‘Hoos defense that spawned the sentiment..3rd and long, they’ve got us right where they want us…before giving up a plethora of improbable first downs.