## Friday, February 01, 2008

### February Random Posts

1. I like the fact that you have to have a college degree to play in the league.

2. This is Chris Berman doing his hungry Spinosa imitation.

3. The college degree is an interesting requirement. I like it too. Obviously it tends to lean toward the 4 & 5 year players, not the ones who leave early.

4. Good article regarding the win last Saturday and coming back down to earth after watching film.

5. I guess this first half might bring them further down to earth. sigh.

6. Grab ahold of your wallets. You guys paid for ref$u's stadium overhaul in the early 90s, and now they are going to ask for you to pay for a roof over it!! Ridiculous! 7. I stand corrected. This is excellent use of taxpayer money. 8. The boys got hammered today. Let's chalk it up as a big learning experience. Also, Pelphrey is gonna be a good one. 9. Pfft Eli Manning. 10. I got those quotes in the mail when the aafl sent me ticket pricing. 25 dollars was best available. Nobody can impersonate me but that was close. Excellent find 11. Big game tonight at Tenn. 9 est. Lets hope they come to play. 12. Tebow video from FSU game 13. Mattison potential to NFL Ravens after having rejected an earlier offer and now they have come back with another offer worth more$.

Recruits not so happy.

I'm lazy, but link is on Gainesville Sun.

14. Timmay!!! Exceptional video Bruce!!!

15. Well, they only came to play for 30 minutes. They really fell apart after that. BD was sitting on the bench in the last 10 mins.... never seen him do that before.

16. Solid recruiting today. Lost 2, but that happens every year.

17. Horford - 15 pts./20 reb.

18. Noah- 6 points/10 Rebounds

19. We lost Mattison he is going to be linebackers coach for the Ravens. Florida added former Iowa State coach Dan McCarney to its defensive coaching staff Friday.

To lazy to put links up.

20. Tebow is the quarterback you would most want your daughter to marry. I have to agree with that statement. Tebow Tebow Tebow :)

21. If you don't already know Veena, me, and some others are going snowboarding skiing Feb 28 - Mar 3. Everyone is invited if you can make it.

22. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State's sports teams will be on self-imposed probation for two years and some will lose scholarships because of an academic cheating scandal, the university said in a report released Thursday.

23. Kinda sad to hear Mick doing AAFL radio spots for Team Florida. Waters him down a bit in my mind, but hey, the $is there. 24. The Gator bball team is lousy. 25. New NCAA rules for next year. New rules: a 40 second play clock that begins to run at end of the preceding play. A 25 second clock will be used on change of possessions. After a player goes out of bounds, the stopped game clock will restart upon the ball being placed back in play. This rule does not apply for the last two minutes of each half. 26. You are right at the moment, but preach on brother Peaock. We all know what happened last time you jumped off! 27. Bruce, I thought those rules were just up for vote. Didn't think they were instantiated yet, are they? Link? -Jamie 28. ESPN's Andy Katz has the Gators as being one of the teams just missing the cut. As I said, they eat a$\$!!!

29. Correct I misread the article. They are up for review in April

Some other suggestions...

only one challenge whether he was right or wrong. Under the new rule the coach, if he's right, will get one extra challenge, but no more.

• If a kickoff goes out of bounds, the receiving team will have the option of taking the ball on its own 40-yard line. The previous rule gave the receiving team the ball on the 35-yard line.

• The incidental five-yard facemask penalty will be eliminated. Only the 15-yard facemask penalties will be called.

• A "horse collar" tackle, where the defender grabs inside the back collar of the shoulder pads to pull the runner down, will now be a personal foul.

• There will no longer be sideline warnings for players and coaches who crowd onto the field during the game. The official may assess a five-yard penalty without a warning for the infraction.

The recommendations must still be reviewed and given final approval by the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which meets in April.

30. I really dislike the out of bounds rule. Hope they don't instantiate that one. Already actual play time is minimal in a football game. Someone recently told me that there are only 13 or so minutes of actual play time during a football game.

31. I can't believe you haven't even watched ONE game this year. I take back what I said, you are not allowed to say anything at all. You are a big bandwagoner.

How many Heat games have you watched this year?

How many Florida Panthers games?

32. I am 0 for all sports since my Playstation 3 purchase and head-scratching extreme interest in the presidential race.

33. 13 minutes of actual gametime??? I recall an 8 minute drive to end the NCG vs. OSU and there was def. more than 5 minutes in that game.

It depends if you go snap to tackle or incomplete pass vs. running active game clock.

34. Yeah, the out of bound rule is the only one I don't like. The no more 5 yard face mask kinda sucks because alot of times it is just accidental.

35. Jamie, I am questioning your use of the word instantiate in the sentence "Hope they don't instantiate that one" and am extremely surprised that you did not receive any harassment from the Peacock.

36. "The Peacock" is on sabbatical, yet reserves the right to chime in as he pleases. Please forgive any ommissions or joyfully celebrate his oversight and inactivity.

37. We are going to have to teach you some balance. Have you figured out the presidential race yet? Do you think Tebow will win the Heisman as a Sophomore?

38. Yes, 13 minutes. Sheesh. Of course obviously snap to tackle. Actual gametime. Sheesh.

39. Well, hopefully they would not call the little incidental face mask penalties any longer if that rule was instantiated. Otherwise I hope they don't instantiate it.

40. Perhaps Jasser thought you were meaning to say initiate? And to be honest I have never heard of the word, but who am I?

Here is James' clarification from m-w.com:

instantiate

Main Entry: in·stan·ti·ate
Pronunciation: \in-ˈstan(t)-shē-ˌāt\
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): in·stan·ti·at·ed; in·stan·ti·at·ing
Date: 1949
: to represent (an abstraction) by a concrete instance

41. TG traded to Denver for Von Wafer. Who in the Helen of Troy is Von Wafer?

42. Ben Wallace traded. Noah playing time to increase..co

43. The NBA would say Who the Helen of Troy is Taureen Green. Perhaps he'll make the roster instead of the D league. However, I do not predict a long NBA career for TG unfort.

44. Rex Grossman has reached a one-year deal to remain as the starting quarterback of the Chicago Bears.

45. Funny SOS quote:

--Defensive Assistant Coach Tim Marcum recalls a specific Spurrier zinger after a 34-8 win over LSU: "We gave the ball to the offense four times inside the 20. The next day, I ran into him in the hallway . And a little tongue and cheek, he said, 'Timmy, how do you expect us to get any big numbers on offense if you keep turning the ball over to us at the 20?' That was kind of his way."