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re: Donovan: Does he have a point or sour grapes? - RolltidePA
[quote]"don't they understand that they should be kicking the ball TOWARD the goal?" they decided to forget all that pitty pat nonsense and actually do what they're supposed to do.... kick the ball into the net.[/quote] Easier said than done. There were a whole lot of tactical reason that t...


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Soccer Board
re: This guy makes an excellent point about our talent pool - RolltidePA
[quote]Also, what makes soccer different than the big 3 American sports[/quote] Actually the mental approach playing football and soccer is pretty similar. Different game sure, but you need the same kind of focus and organization and team unity to get anything done. Down the road I think it'll be...


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Soccer Board
re: This guy makes an excellent point about our talent pool - RolltidePA
[quote]No doubt the monetary discrepency is another amazing factor. But your CR example just goes to show how much the culture factor trumps everything. Somehow we need to develop a love of the game in our youth. Until that happens, we will always be behind the 8 ball. I'm sure we all have many stor...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: RIP Palmer Hall - RolltidePA
[quote]Ya, it sucked [/quote] It did suck, but I don't know if it was much worse than any other of the dorms available at the time. Burke seemed just as bad. I guess one advantage over Burke is that we had sinks in our rooms. My roommate, the animal that he was, would invariably piss in that sink...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: RIP Palmer Hall - RolltidePA
I don't understand how all of these building are coming down. Yet, that piece of shite know as Paty hall is still standing. That place was dump when I called it home back in '94....


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Money Talk
re: Emergency money account advice - RolltidePA
[quote]IMO if $5,000 is your average emergency fund balance I wouldn't worry much about the interest rate you're getting. It's more important that the money is there and readily accessible rather than serving as a pseudo investment. You're not going to be earning much interest on that amount anyway....


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Money Talk
Emergency money account advice - RolltidePA
Hey all, just wanted to get some thoughts on places to keep some emergency money. The wife and I usually keep $5,000 on hand for any emergency type house or car repairs (new roof, new AC unit, transmission, etc.) Since we live in an old house and I drive a 12 year old car these things come up with a...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Alabama Tennis got a surprise in the mail - RolltidePA
It's great to see the winning tradition expand to other sports. The ladies teams have really been elevating the standard over the past few years. I hope the momentum keeps going!...


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SEC Rant
re: Favorite nonSEC team to watch? - RolltidePA
I typically root for and keep tabs on schools where family went. I root for Pitt since my parents went there. I also pull for NC State, my sister, her husband and my cousin went there. My grandfather went to Washington, so I root for them. I'll also root for Penn State, since I have so many frie...


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SEC Rant
re: Athletic revenue at Alabama - RolltidePA
[quote]two game losing streaks don't fit my definition of hot... but carry on [/quote] If the sample size is two games, as a conference, the SEC really blows....


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Off-Topic Board
re: Jason Dufner Really Outkicked His Coverage - RolltidePA
[quote]Yeah she went to Bama. One of my buddies dated her at one time..then he found out half of ttown did as well[/quote] It always stings a little when you find out that your dating the town bicycle. It's kind of like a warm toilet seat, it's nice to not be shocked by the cold, but you can't...


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SEC Rant
re: Athletic revenue at Alabama - RolltidePA
[quote] There we go. That's better. You guys really do care who sells more t shirts. Sorry for bringing up my observation. Didn't mean to make people sad.[/quote] Random question, do you ever see any other SEC gear out in Greensboro? I thought I'd see more South Carolina gear around Raleigh, but...


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SEC Rant
re: Horror stories from fans at games/worst thing you've seen fans do at a game - RolltidePA
I was at the WVU / Miami game in Morgantown back in the 90's where the fans threw a full metal trashcan and hit Randy Shannon with it. Poor guy had to have surgery to fix the damage from that. What you didn't see was all of the fans throwing C and D cell batteries at the Miami team and fans. It look...


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Off-Topic Board
re: Jason Dufner Really Outkicked His Coverage - RolltidePA
Guys with money always look better standing on their wallet....


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SEC Rant
re: Athletic revenue at Alabama - RolltidePA
[quote]Awesome for Bama. Cool! I was just stating an observation. I see maybe 4-5 Auburn things here to 1-2 Bama things per month. Not that big of a deal. I never said either team was more prevalent than the in-state teams which is 99.999% of teams represented here on shirts, hats, and cars.(Carolin...


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SEC Rant
re: Will the Spread offense eventually die out? - RolltidePA
It may change form, but it'll be around in some way or another. Any offense that makes you play 11 on 11 is bound to be around in some fashion. Honestly the only thing that I've really seen die is the classic QB under center, two backs split, two receiver, old style pro set. I haven't seen that f...


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SEC Rant
re: SEC Country question regarding high school football - RolltidePA
This isn't SEC country but Pennsylvania does A-AAAA. Due to the fact that PA is divided up into townships, and that most townships and boroughs have their own school system, for the most part PA schools are a lot smaller student wise. Most of the areas that have county schools are really small po...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Flashback: TJ Yeldon runs wild on the Michigan Wolverines in his debut game - RolltidePA
[quote]He's lost 6. Five this year, one last year. The one against LSU was AJ's fault. That's still bad, but it's a little better.[/quote] The stat site that I looked up has him with 3 fumbles last year. http://www.teamrankings.com/college-football/player/tj-yeldon. Not sure how they came u...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Flashback: TJ Yeldon runs wild on the Michigan Wolverines in his debut game - RolltidePA
[quote]The TJ Yeldon lack of appreciation is borderline absurd. He rushed for 149 yards against A&M, 121 against Ole Miss, 133 against LSU, and 141 against Auburn. He broke 120 yards in 6 of 8 SEC games. His 6.0 ypc is better than Trent Richardson in 2011 (5.8) and comparable to Ingram in 09 (6.1).[...


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SEC Rant
re: Worst football game you have been to. - RolltidePA
I can't remember the year, maybe it was 2001 or 2002? But it was the Iron bowl in T-Town that Auburn won 9-0. It was a rainy cold miserable day; Alabama played like shit, Auburn played a little less like shite. Basically it was a dud of a game played in shitty weather. On top of it all I traveled fro...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Flashback: TJ Yeldon runs wild on the Michigan Wolverines in his debut game - RolltidePA
[quote]It did seem like he didn't have the same burst, but he did lead all SEC players in runs of 20 or more yards. [/quote] I didn't realize that, looks can be deceiving. Some of it may have been the running lanes not being there as they have been in the past. That'll make any RB look a little ...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Flashback: TJ Yeldon runs wild on the Michigan Wolverines in his debut game - RolltidePA
[quote]Remember, he wasn't always Tiptoe TJ. [/quote] He also hadn't turned into Butterfinger McFumblyhands yet either. It would be good to see TJ get some of the burst back that he had that year. He looked like he was moving in slow motion at times this year....


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Alabama Sports Board
re: 2004 USC vs 2012 Bama - RolltidePA
2004 USC = 2012 Georgia. Great offense, really good individual players on defense, but not necessarily elite as a unit. Surprisingly that '04 USC team a few close games, looking at their season, a lot more than you would think. It think that game would look really similar to the SEC Championship ...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Bama board NFL allegiance - RolltidePA
Steelers Born and raised in Pittsburgh and grew up a couple houses down from Chuck Noll. It takes a rare bird to grow up in Pittsburgh and not be a Steelers fan....


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SEC Rant
re: Article about fans blaming losses on one player - RolltidePA
[quote]It happens. I hit it well. Just a crosswind with the natural curve of a kick when you don't keep your hips straight. I love those guys on that team, though. That's all that matters. It is a fun story to tell, though. Even though the end was slightly negative. Fun times.[/quote] Yep...


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Coaching Changes
re: Why is it so difficult to find great coaches? - RolltidePA
[quote]"Don't believe everything you read on the internet" -Abraham Lincoln [/quote] Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. -Les Miles...


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SEC Rant
re: Article about fans blaming losses on one player - RolltidePA
[quote]Were the laces in or out? Could have been the holder's fault. [/quote] Haha, right before my post. Thanks for that. :banghead:...


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SEC Rant
re: Article about fans blaming losses on one player - RolltidePA
[quote]So true. My junior year in high school I missed a 42 yard field goal with 2 min left in the state championship game. We lost by three. I had people in my high school calling me "Ray Finkle". Idiots. The week before I kicked a 38 yarder in the semis to win as time expired. Only missed ...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Kiffin evaluating our Offense? - RolltidePA
It kind of makes sense that they'd bring Kiffin in to talk. He and Sark ran the offense at USC. Coach Nuss came from Sark's system at Washington. If there is anyone who we could bring in that has an intimate knowledge of the offense we are running it's Kiffin. It's not like Sark is going to take a b...


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Alabama Sports Board
re: Eddie Lacy not just running wild, he's protecting his QB (PFF) - RolltidePA
[quote]It seems like Trent's problem is simple: He doesnt hit the hole fast enough, and his vision is not so great. I think he needs to lose a little weight and practice his quickness from the handoff to the LOS. I'm not sure how he can fix his vision, but I'm sure his RB coach can help him out with...


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