| Tiger Rant|| re: How will the fans react when Fournette is brought on slowly? - boxcar willie on 7/25/14 at 9:25 pm|
He'll get a lot of carries. Magee is a great back, but not the bruiser Fournette can be. I think Fournette has more talent than Hillard, although I think Hillard will have a good season also. I could see Fournette beating out MaGee and Hillard. I don't know why it would be such a surprise to so man...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Pro's and Con's of using both QB's - boxcar willie on 7/19/14 at 10:01 pm|
[quote]I'm still pulling for Craig Nall.[/quote]
He was certainly better than Booty and would have wound up as a solid stater for us had prima donna Booty not come in with all his hype and mucked up the QB situation. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Defending a Scrambler: Manziel vs. Prescott (2013) - boxcar willie on 7/19/14 at 9:58 pm|
you can't take every recruit, but sure would have been nice to have Prescott on the team this coming season. He is a big tough QB that presents challenges to any defense. I like the potiential and upside of what we have at QB but Prescott would have been a solid starter and we wouldn't have question...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why do people on this board think they know better than the coaching staff? - boxcar willie on 7/19/14 at 9:06 pm|
[quote]I can tell you one thing keeping Jefferson in that game was a stupid decision. [/quote]
perfect example of the nitwits on here. They never think things through as to what the alternatives would be. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: No. 65 Jerald Hawkins 6-6, 301, SO - boxcar willie on 7/19/14 at 7:36 pm|
By the way, we need more threads like these especially with the season closing in. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: No. 65 Jerald Hawkins 6-6, 301, SO - boxcar willie on 7/19/14 at 7:34 pm|
I think he is going to have a breakout year. Was a little raw last coming into LSU and last season. Now with a year starting under his belt and with his natural ability to play the position I expect big things from him. Still seems a little lean for drive blocking in the run game. With another year ...
| Soccer Board|| re: I'm pretty upset about this outcome - boxcar willie on 7/9/14 at 8:20 pm|
I wouldn't have liked an all European final or an all south American final nearly as much as this. Having a south American team play a European team makes for a pretty interesting match for me. Two powerhouse teams from the two most powerfull soccer playing continents. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: So what is the deal with walking out with kids? - boxcar willie on 7/5/14 at 8:43 pm|
it's just lame and neither the kids nor the players should be subjected to this inane ritual. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Has Klinnsmann ever taken personal responsibility for a loss? - boxcar willie on 7/5/14 at 8:41 pm|
being he isn't on the field playing, how in the world would he be responsible for a loss? same goes for a win, he didn't play in the game, he didn't win the game. His team wins or losses, not him personally....
| Soccer Board|| re: What amercian players have made an impact in European leagues? - boxcar willie on 7/4/14 at 7:21 pm|
[quote]Dempsey was voted best XI one year in the EPL for Fulham. [/quote]
so that would be liking being named all-pro in the NFL? He was or is a superstar in the EPL? ...
| Soccer Board|| re: What amercian players have made an impact in European leagues? - boxcar willie on 7/4/14 at 7:18 pm|
wonder how long before we start seeing a core group of our players reach levels where they are considered to be some of the elite players in the world. Tim Howard must be there right now as far as goalies go. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who is gonna be the biggest surprise on the DL? - boxcar willie on 7/4/14 at 6:58 pm|
LOCOTURE. NO contest. He started as a true freshman and is ready to be the disruptive force in the middle that we have become accustomed to having at LSU until recent years. He is going to Brockertize the middle...
| More Sports Board|| re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - boxcar willie on 7/4/14 at 6:26 pm|
[quote]The sport has no credibility[/quote]
why not? you don't think athletes in other sports are pushing the limits as much as they can to get an edge...
| Soccer Board|| re: What amercian players have made an impact in European leagues? - boxcar willie on 7/4/14 at 6:12 pm|
[quote]This is where you keep up with the Americans in obscure leagues.[/quote]
I looked at that site and it doesn't clarify it for me. Could someone list the 5 most established USA players in the highest level European leagues who are considered to be talented assests to their teams by the fan ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Fulham boss: "Mediocre Landon Donovan" - boxcar willie on 7/4/14 at 4:48 pm|
is it true that he couldn't make second team at Munich Bayoronne...
| Soccer Board|| What amercian players have made an impact in European leagues? - boxcar willie on 7/4/14 at 11:00 am|
other than goalies? Have any been long term starters in the leagues such as the Premier League or the top level German, Italian or Spanish leagues? How much success, if any, have Donovan, Dempsey, and Altidore had in Europe? I saw that Julien Green plays for the top German club, even if he doesn't s...
| Soccer Board|| re: This guy makes an excellent point about our talent pool - boxcar willie on 7/4/14 at 10:52 am|
[quote]Here, it's a middle class and rich kid's sport. We're ignoring an entire demographic in America. [/quote]
it's also a latino sport which is a growing demographic segment. Even if inner city urban youth don't embrace the sport you still have a large population of caucasion and latino youth ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who will be our starting safeties? - boxcar willie on 7/3/14 at 8:23 pm|
Martin will start. He is the best combinations of experience and athleticism. Battle will be between Mills and Jefferson for the other spot. Probably Mills at the beginning of the season with Jefferson overtaking him as the season goes on. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/2/14 at 5:36 am|
[quote]We would dominate if our best athletes played soccer.[/quote]
Germany 80 million, Uraguay 3 million, Argentina 40 million people all disagree with you. They do quite well without the 'best athletes'. The USA with 250 million non-best athletes has no excuse not to do better. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/2/14 at 12:37 am|
[quote]Oh, I see your point. We should use our superior technical, scientific and military skills and technologies to quickly advance up the ranks of world soccer. [/quote]
no, but we should spend the same amount of focus and resources on becoming a world soccer power. Sure we have great Americ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/2/14 at 12:28 am|
[quote]It wasn't even a nice run. We won 1 out of 4 games.[/quote]
we won one, tied one, and lost one by 1 point to get out of the 'group of death'. Then lost by one in overtime in the single elimination. It was a nice run all things considered. But yes, we should do much better. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/2/14 at 12:20 am|
[quote]Yeah, I'm guessing a team stocked with our best NFL and NBA athletes, but trained in soccer from an early age, would do pretty well. [/quote]
doubtfull. Soccer requires great endurance, intelligent play, a large amount of finesse, touch, and coordination, the desire and ability to work...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/2/14 at 12:04 am|
[quote]If you don't think an athlete like LeBron would be good at soccer I don't know what to tell you Tim Howard thanks High School basketball for a lot the skills he has as a goalie.[/quote]
goalie is the one position on the soccer field where that would apply. It's sort of like when soccer pl...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/1/14 at 11:56 pm|
[quote]Because if I'm a superb athlete that could excel in Soccer vs. Basketball, Baseball, or Football I'm going with the other 3 for the $$. [/quote]
being a superb athlete at one of those sports does not mean you would a superb athlete at soccer. The physical and especially mental traits n...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/1/14 at 11:46 pm|
[quote]We dominate the winter and summer olympics. We own basketball globally. Have the best baseball league in the world. We can't be awesome at everything. [/quote]
the rest of the world doesn't give a crap about those sports for the most part, especially not in comparison to soccer. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/1/14 at 11:43 pm|
[quote]As far as an "all out effort" think about Lebron, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, etc [/quote]
the kind of athletes you named wouldn't help a bit. It take a totally different type of athlete for soccer. We have the type of athletes needed for soccer in this country right now, they just ar...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/1/14 at 11:31 pm|
[quote]We have made the all out effort. It takes time. Chill bruh. [/quote]
that's the attitude that is the problem. There seems to be no sense of urgency. When Russia got into outer space before we did, we changed our whole school system, spent billions of dollars, and made it to the moon in a s...
| More Sports Board|| Should the USA make an all out effort to be great at soccer? - boxcar willie on 7/1/14 at 11:24 pm|
Just that a great country like the USA is outplayed by the rest of the world makes the USA look bad on the world stage. It is the sport that the rest of the world judges a country by. If we took up the challenge, sort of like we did when Russia got into outer space before us, and made a country wide...
| More Sports Board|| re: Does USA soccer need more brothas playing? - boxcar willie on 7/1/14 at 10:56 pm|
being great at NFL football or basketball does not equate to having the potiential to be great at Soccer. Soccer requires a lot more finesse, endurance, and intelligence than what NFL players possess. It's a bit more of a chess match. You need finesse and touch, intelligent play, great coordinatio...
| Soccer Board|| re: Why are so many in United States threatened by soccer? - boxcar willie on 6/27/14 at 8:41 pm|
It is the worlds most popular sport and nothing else is even close. Many Americans are angered by this fact. They want the sports that America invented and dominates to be those sports and can't understand why the rest of the world is in awe of Messi much more so than LeBron. They are also a little...