28.Apr.2015 General Thread

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Have at it, savages.

Hey, any of you plan to upload the spring game? I’d still like to watch the entire thing and give feedback on it.

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  • thatguy says:
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    Because of the nature of how many guys play, obviously basketball recruiting doesn’t get talked about as much as football recruiting. Sucks that hoops is my favorite sport.

    With that said, it still is odd that not much has happened on the recruiting front for 2016. Tinkle is gonna have like 6-7 scholarships to fill, and at least 4 of those are likely going to be freshmen (we don’t hear about JCs until a bit later). Hopefully we hear some early commitments coming in the weeks to follow. If we’re at none heading into the July period I’m gonna have some small concerns.

    • scotty says:
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      Don’t feel bad that basketball is your favorite sport. At least it’s not soccer

      • whatever says:
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        Shit on soccer all you want, they went to the tourney last year and even won their opening round game. The kids work their asses off to represent Oregon State, good for them.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          I think he meant soccer in general. Not just OSU soccer. And he’s right, soccer = boring

          • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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            Someone doesn’t watch Premier League soccer. World Cup can be a bit stagnant at times, but professional leagues like the Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), the Bundesliga (Germany) and even Serie A (Italy) are plenty entertaining.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            I think soccer is boring. You don’t. We’ll agree to disagree

          • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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            Soccor IS boring… I mean, a game where you deliberately dont use your arms or hands…..LOL!

            The only reason soccor is popular is that ANYONE can play it. That alone shows how undemanding it is. No real athleticism skill needed, just two legs to run on. And since it is so undemanding, every freakin country in the world thinks their national team could win the “World Cup” Will never give a rats ass about the World Cup.

          • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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            LOL. No shit.

          • Dansen says:
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            ANYONE can play any particular sport at a youth or other non-professional level. It’s not an aspect that’s reserved for soccer. Exceptional skill is only required if you want to/are going to play professionally (in any sport).

            As for “undemanding”: I don’t see how running up-and-down the field over the course of 90 minutes at a more or less consistent rate, is any less “undemanding” than running a no-huddle offense in football. You need to have endurance in both cases, which is a part of having athleticism. Long-distance runners are some of the most athletic people in the world. And I guess you don’t think they’re athletic since all they have to do is run, right?

          • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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            yeah, it might be boring, but they’re still better athletes than most in the other popular sports.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            I’m not disagreeing soccer players aren’t athletes. Same as cross country. I find no enjoyment out of basically watching people run with zero or minimal scoring. That’s why most people that don’t like those sports find it boring. If I wanted to watch people run I could do that from the park, my front porch or watch an episode of cops. At least with cops there is the jailarity factor.

          • JockItch JockItch says:
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            Those who find certain sports boring, typically haven’t played them or do not understand the rules and tactics. I’m a baseball and soccer guy — one is laid back and all about stats/numbers, and the other has hardly any stats. Try going to a soccer game in Europe, then you may be able to relate a bit. Have you played organized soccer before? If you have, for how long? I really dont care if you like soccer or not, just curious, I see a lot of soccer haters out there, almost like it will take over one of their beloved sports in popularity at some point….

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            so explain to me why Nascar is boring? Have you driven or worked on stock cars????

          • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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            I think sports we aren’t familiar with and don’t understand are boring to us. Just think about how many people think football is boring, and really they have a point.

            According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes.

            In other words, if you tally up everything that happens between the time the ball is snapped and the play is whistled dead by the officials, there’s barely enough time to prepare a hard-boiled egg. In fact, the average telecast devotes 56% more time to showing replays.

            http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/football-games-have-11-minutes-of-action-011810

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            football, baseball and basketball have more scoring. Fact. Thus, less of a bore factor. I’m plenty familiar with soccer and don’t even find it remotely interesting

        • scotty says:
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          Hey, I’ll get behind OSU soccer. I just won’t watch it 😉

          • thembeavers thembeavers says:
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            OSU soccer is not that bad it is free to go to so there is that

          • scotty says:
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            When a product is free, supply and demand tells you what that means

            (heya tb 🙂 )

          • angry angry says:
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            AB is free.

          • scotty says:
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            And that’s why everyone’s lined up to read Jack’s, whiskey’s, and my uhhhh insightful comments

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            “And that’s why everyone’s lined up to read Jack’s, whiskey’s, and my uhhhh delusional comments”

            FTFY

            Psychotic would have worked as well

          • Jack says:
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            Beat me to it.

          • Dansen says:
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            Actually, I’m just here because it’s the only outlet I know of that lets me keep up with Scotty’s love life 😉

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            I’d get behind the women’s team. Not the men’s team though.

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            You want to be in front of the men’s team?

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            sure. I can just close my eyes and picture Mila Kunis with facial hair

    • whatever says:
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      AAU circuit is just starting to get going. Coach Tinkle and company are at the Adidas Uprising right now.

  • AndersenEra says:
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    AT&T DirecTv merger has passed inititial review with gov’t saying they are likely to recommend approval. May try to get some committment for rural access from AT&T as part of terms but otherwise initial thoughts are that final approval should come sometime in July.

    Let’s hope Larry Scott is tight enough with AT&T to secure them putting the Pac-12 Network on DirecTv before the first week of fall football. Alot of times they get these deals to air a network done literally only days or hours ahead of the first weekend of Pac-12 football.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Something I hadn’t heard before, is it too soon to start thinking of Andrew Moore staying around for next season?
    Per Kendall Rogers in D1,

    “most people with the Beavers feel like Andrew Moore is a good bet to come back next season. Moore is a guy who can touch 90 at times, but his other stuff is just OK. He’s a perfect example of someone who could benefit from four years in college baseball, as opposed to just three.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      I know AM is having a pretty decent season but him coming back for his senior season would mean losing any financial leverage after being drafted. Personally I’d rather he be back next year but if he decides to use that leverage and sign after his junior year I wouldn’t blame him one bit.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        I certainly wouldn’t blame him either. Wonder about the reliability of Roger’s source.

        Oh well, I’m sure AM will have competent counsel in dealing with MLB. Makes sense to have a good negotiator at your side, right?

  • Homefry Homefry says:
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    Hey…how bout those Beavers?

  • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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    I came here because I was led to believe there would be punch and pie

  • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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    I see in the twitter feed that someone’s real name is Chauncey Gardner. Hilarious!

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Damn, Dashon Hunt is medically retiring. Has a congenital spinal condition which is preventing him from playing any longer

  • mb says:
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    Bummer about Hunt. This condition was not easy to anticipate or predict. I had a similar condition resulting in a broken vertebrae in football. At least his education is paid for.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Kendall Rodgers of D1 baseball latest tournament projection has the Beavs as a 2 seed in College Station regional. Still a month to go and pure conjecture but I still think this team makes it in. A 2 seed is probably best case scenario

    http://www.d1baseball.com/analysis/field-of-64-projections-week-12/

    • angry angry says:
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      They’ll make the tournament but won’t do anything.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        I’m not expecting them to win a regional either

  • AndersenEra says:
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    Hey Angry..found a good avatar for you or someone. Either that or use it on your homepage as site mascot.

    https://twitter.com/brucesnyder/status/593605178110058497

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    whoever Ryan Wallace is tweeted above he is going to Oregon St

    • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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      all i know is he’s a basketball player and is friends with jay irvine. dont have time to get more info rihht now though

      • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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        several guys have mentioned being invited to tinkles summer camp, so could be relate, but thats just a guess.

        • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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          Sounds like Wallace is interested in the hoops program but thats about it. he’s only a sophomore and doesnt sound like he’s even connectwd with coaches yet, so i wouldnt read much into that.

          there was another hoops offer tonight though, for a ncal pg named Damari Milstead. He looks like he could be a solid player.

          busy day recruiting wise on the twitter feed. there’s so much going on its hard to keep up.

          i see that the coaches have taken interested in harris ross (former academic casualty) and one of his Juco teammates, Malcolm Hale. Could be worth keeping an eye on.

  • AndersenEra says:
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    Oregon State and Florida St supposedly neck and neck for the services of power RB Jamari Peacock. Lockette continues to be our ace recruiter:
    http://247sports.com/Bolt/FSU-checks-in-on-2017-big-back-36981116

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      that’s not a battle I would bet the Beavs win at this point. Maybe in the future if GA and the Beavs have some success

  • mckalk says:
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    i read some of the shit about soccer and I will say one thing, at the youth level i would rather watch my 12 year old play a game that’s over in 70 fucking minutes with a 5 minute halftime then watch my 8 year old play 2 hours of excruciating Little League baseball. Soccer is get in, get out…go home! Watching youth baseball is just this side of a root canal!

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      I’d rather have my vasectomy redone 500 times than watch soccer at any level

  • NorCalBeaver NorCalBeaver says:
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    Had me rolling on that last comment whiskey. Funny as hell sir.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      I’ve known people that said having a vasectomy was no big deal. Probably depends on the dick doc but mine hurt like hell all the way into my stomach when dick doc put those roach clips or whatever they’re called on. Yikes. But my point being, as painful as my vasectomy was, I find watching soccer even more painful. I couldn’t even get enthused playing it when younger. Just a boring dumb sport imo. I understand there are folks who love it. I get it. I like auto racing and many people find that boring as shit. But I enjoy it for the chess match of engineering rather than going in circles. If everybody was the same, we’d have nobody to make fun of.

      • mckalk says:
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        I think you’ve oversoaked those napkins lately, I didn’t peg you as a two hours of continuous left turns kind of guy.

        • scotty says:
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          At least no one flops in nascar

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            Smack those Dogs on the noses. Go Beav’s.

          • mckalk says:
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            No, tires just fall off and kill people!

          • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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            or they pull a Tony Stewart and kill a fellow driver by just giving him a “love tap” while he’s out of his car.

  • Beavocalypse/ OSDS says:
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    Saw a Bleacher Report mock draft today that had Mannion going in the 3rd RD to the Jets…in one hand he couldn’t be worse than Geno Smith. In the other…that poor, poor bastard if that happens

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    ASU and Cal beat up on each other this weekend; Beavs with a real opportunity to move up in the league standings. Third place (or a piece of it) well within reach.

    Anxious to see what lineup Casey trots out……….Ice/Lund, Clark? Cary? Gretler?
    Really anxious to see if KJ can get going.
    Go Beavs!……One at a Time!!

    And just 3 hours till, “Play Ball!”………on PAC12 net.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Lol……A South Carolina newpaper writer just “quoted” a tweet from @beavrecruiting.

    https://twitter.com/loubezjakfmn/status/593886668387655680

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      “Journalism” in the “information age”

      Yikes.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Up 2-0 then Moore gives up a 2run homer.
    2-2 in the 9th

    • steveEbeaver says:
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      Walks Meggs on a 11 pitch AB then Rei crushes a 2-0 pitch. Beavs have 8 LOB. Huskies only two hits and Beavs with 8 but couldn’t come through even though they had the bases loaded with one out in b2b innings. Their two runs came on an error with the sacks juiced.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Morrison done for a while. Broke a bone in his hand during Sunday’s game.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Huskies with one out single in b9

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Heimlich fans Rei on a good fastball in. Tweedt on with 2 out.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Hamilton playin short with a great play in the hole to get the 3rd out. On to extras

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Cary 2rbi’s single up the middle. 1st and 2nd with one out.

  • mckalk says:
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    Shut down the Huskies! I was looking at D1 Baseball, it irritates me that the Beavs aren’t in the Top 25 after the SC series win, every shit SEC makes it in. No respect for the P-12 this year.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Nice inning by Hickey. Strikes out the side after the defense lets a ball drop between them

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      Decent overall showing by the pen, very good to see.

  • LetsGoBeavs says:
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    Beavers beat Washington 4-2 in 10 innings

  • Mb says:
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    Respect is for crips and bloods. Everyone else not so much. Nada mas, the here and the now. One foot after the other.

  • whatever says:
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    Watching the UW spring game. They look like dawgshit.

  • LocationOregon says:
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    OT (but sooooo cool):
    http://www.kval.com/news/local/A-continuous-march-toward-running-robots-301739201.html?mobile=y

    • thatguy says:
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      Speaking of which, this is a long term project that I sincerely hope to see the light of day in the near future: http://mime.oregonstate.edu/feature/graf-hall-gets-ready-robotics-hub

      Right now, Graf is on my shit list along with Snell as far as buildings that sorely need some help. Graf needs much better ventilation and preferably would be gutted for this resource. Snell is a death trap and pretty much useless outside of counseling services and a few admin offices. Most of it is in the brand new Student Experience Center.

      This kind of facility would give OSU one of the most attractive robotics undergrad and grad programs in the nation. We already attract brilliant professors in MIME, but this would really bring in the big guns.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    D1 disses the PAC and ASU, implies that Cal and OSU may end up fighting for a spot in post season. Just one opinion, others at D1 seem pretty certain Beavs play on.
    http://www.d1baseball.com/analysis/the-fives-impactful-series-to-watch/

    Angry: did ya miss last nights game and Cary’s clutch hit? Any chance of a fresh thread for the balance of the series?

    • LetsGoBeavs90 says:
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      Oregon State is a 2 seed in projections right now. 37th in RPI. Unless they lose both series against Utah and Stanford I don’t see them missing the postseason after getting a huge series win against USC.

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        Yeah, I thought the linked article was out of step w/regard to the Beavs.
        Now, for me the big question is momentum and offensive production. Easy to imagine (hope for) KJ to return to earlier form and for someone like King, Cary, et al to step up.
        Notwithstanding the recent pen performances, I think pitching and O are unlikely to carry our Beavs to an Omaha trip, but that’s why the games are played, right?

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Big 1st for the Beavs, capped by Ice’s 3 run dinger. 5-0 with the huskies coming to bat

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Rasmussen returns the favor, a 2 run dinger to Rei and then a double to the base of the wall in left center.

  • Beavocalypse says:
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    Mannion goes to the Rams. That’s actually not too bad of a spot to be in.

    • Beavlover69 says:
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      Except for the fact that they have one of the top 3 worst offensive lines in football

      • Jack says:
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        Their first five picks were RB, OL, OL, QB and OL.

        I think Fisher and you have the same idea about their O-line.

  • Craig R. says:
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    Anyone know of a good home repair contractor? Potential big job, prefer general worker who can do it all.

    A first team all Corvallis area prospect. Would like to be cash and will provide free lunch. Thanks, CR

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    B2b walks given by Drew to start the b5.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Rei with his second HR and makes it a one run game

  • LetsGoBeavs says:
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    Drew Rasmussen on verge of blowing a 5 run lead. Now 6-5 Beavers in the 5th

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Rei should have been out on a previous pitch that was popped foul and it fell between KJ and Donahue.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Rasmussen chased with one out one one in the 5th. Huskies have 9 hits and the difference in the game is an unearned run the Beavs collected in the 3rd

  • LetsGoBeavs says:
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    And yet another collapse by the pitching staff

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      the bats have not done anything since the 1st so there is that too to makes us all feel that much better; feels like the 2nd game of the Ducks series

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Tweedt gives up a double down the line. Then a 2 RBI single. Huskies take the lead.

  • Bullpen?? says:
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    Shitty shit fuckin leg jumpers with the lead dammit.

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      +1 for username and “fuckin leg jumpers”

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    The Beavs respond by going in order.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Fox gives up b2b one out singles and Rei comes to the plate and Yeskie to the hill

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Church strikes out Rei looking

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    Then gives up an RBI single This ones over I’m afraid. 8-6

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    What do beaver pitchers and non-union workers have in common?

    No strikes *weak rimshot*

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    Beavs with just an infield single since the third. Huskies with 14 hits.

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    We lose about 150 points of batting average with Gretler in the line up instead of Morrison.

    But Mildenberg not much better as a PH for Gretler and fans on 3 pitches.

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    How do you get gifted a 5-0 lead in the first inning and LOSE?! Good beavergravy

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      College baseball……….

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        It’s not the PING! aluminum bat era anymore

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          Yeah… but we seem to be batting like we were when we were forced to use Nike bats.

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            Nike bats are shit even at the Little League level, I bought one of my boys one when it was on sale a couple of years ago because he wanted “Nike product” of course. Went back to a Easton.for my younger boy.

  • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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    This ones on me boys. Up camping and turned on the satellite it was 6-2, UW out scored the Beavs 6-0 from that point on. 20 lashes for Whiskey tonight

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      20 swigs of gatorade too

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        I think Whiskey sucked some napkins dry after this loss. i was thinking, didn’t they blow a 6 run lead to the Ducks also? You put that game and the game last night in the win column and the season might look different as far as tournament seeding and national ranking. You would also have two more series wins in league play. Bad,bad losses.

        • cj cj says:
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          Most losses are bad losses…

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            Untrue.

            But… being a Beaver fan in the time of Riley… I see where you’re going.

          • cj cj says:
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            Well, when I lost my virginity it was a good loss…

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            Nice.

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            How did the other guy feel about it?

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            ^^Lol

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            I’m sorry but this was the first thing that came to my deranged mind lol

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    angry and Beaverkman, the twitter feed is all you this weekend through monday evening. i’m on the road and the “free wifi” at my hotel is beyond shitty. might be good to unplug for a few days anyway

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    My rams draft Mannion.. I just can’t quit you Sean!!!

    Don’t like the pick so early

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      I hope he has a long career, makes a ton of money, gives back to the football team, and helps promote OSU football. He is a great kid.

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      Looks like Nelson maybe went a round earlier than the prognosticators thought. Is Obum really going to get drafted?

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        At WR or DE?

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          It’s really sad that when he was grey shirting we were saying he should be a DE and not a WR. To make it worse, it was a position of need as well.

          But, as we hear so often, we’re not paid millions of dollars. Therefore, we don’t know as much as the coaches do about the very players they choose to have on the team.

          He might be drafted after the sixth round. More than likely he’ll be a camp invite as an UFA. And with half a season on a scout team and some real coaching he will probably be moved onto the roster for at least his athleticism and value on ST. He could have a decent five to ten year career barring injury. And that’s not his full upside. But I don’t count on many football players to realize their upper limits.

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          Defensive End I’m assuming, his WR ship sailed long ago…The Oregonian gave him a lot of copy with his blog. Just wondering what was fiction or fact. He seemed to think he was going to get drafted. I think NFL coaching could do a lot for him.

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        Nelson was way undervalued. The knock I hear from the experts is that he’s short and can’t cover big bodies. I don’t know what tape they were watching. The only times he looked bad was when he bit on the under and had no help over the top. The Chiefs took Peters in the first round, and I predict he will be traded away once they figure out Nelson is the better player.

        I have zero clue why Peters was picked in the first btw. Even if he wasn’t a major head case and dumb as a rock, he’s not a first round talent. He’s Pacman Jones without the talent.

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        Seahawks – 6th round

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      It’s interesting that:
      1. The Saints value Grayson over Mannion.
      2. Jeff Fisher is running away from spread QBs as fast as he can.
      3. The Jets keep picking spread QBs… after flopping on pro-set QBs… maybe it’s the Jets.
      4. Hundley is rated by the experts higher than the three QBs who go before him, yet NFL teams don’t buy the experts.
      5. All I see for QBs left on the board are Halliday and then maybe Hundley.
      6. Mannion will get to hold a clipboard in his home state after this coming season.

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    Spring game replay on PAC 12 network Wednesday, 4-6 AM

    • angry angry says:
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      Who the hell is up at 4am!

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        The DVR

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          Ah, I don’t do TV.

          • cj cj says:
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            Stop whining and deal with it! You know when it is – make arrangements now.

            OR

            Forget about it.

  • angry angry says:
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    I’m excited about the Jet’s draft. Petty is the best QB in the draft, and they get him in the 4th round.

    Mannion, Mariotta, and Hundley are all busts, imo.

    Greyson is an interesting QB. He could be pretty good.

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      One of the Arena Football coaches here in Portland said that Darron Thomas had awful footwork (he still can’t make it as the starter), wasn’t he with Kelly and Helfrich for a couple of years? Did they just not bother to coach him because footwork was not needed in their offense? But they decided to coach Mariotta or I guess natural talent took over? Their college careers were similiar. Is there a spread QB tearing it up consistently in the NFL? Why would one do it in the future?

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        Looks to me like two coaches that know their job, which is to win college football games. They recruit who they can recruit, then use their scheme to win games. Fuck the NFL. Wasn’t Thomas a sophomore when they went to the title game? Now, years later he can’t even start in an arena league. That’s actually a testament to their scheme and how effective it is at the college level.

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          Oregon has a lot of good players in the pros, just not QBs.

          I’m not sure about his footwork, Mckalk, but his arm is a noodle.

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            Mariota’s?

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Yeah Mariota is another Manziel or Tebow. Great athlete, but had the success he had due to the scheme allowing him to run around and make easy throws or sprint through gaping holes. His usefulness as an NFL QB will be limited.

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            His arm is a noodle because of the footwork required in that system. He actually has a decent arm when he loads up.

            The problem is that he never loads up. He has a pretty motion and a quick release. But he sacrifices power with that method. And then he moves his feet according to where his next “read” should be. If you watched him go through his processions his first couple years, you would see him staring at his first “read” while physically shifting his feet and lower body toward where he was actually going to throw the ball. It was the weirdest thing I’d ever seen. But the system is predicated on misdirection. And DBs are looking at the head, not the feet.

            He got better at waiting on the shift this last year. But it was still obviously choreographed.

            He has a ton to learn in order to be even moderately efficient in the NFL. He might show well for the first half of his rookie year. But once teams have tape on him against real defenses he’s going to need to magically gain some sense of the pocket, throw it into coverage and not try to throw across the middle when he scrambles. Those last two factors are key. He made so many throws this last year which would have just been picks on the NFL level.

            The other Ducks who went early:
            Armstead doesn’t look like he really likes football all that much. He also has one move and really short arms. Grasu is weak and smallish. I do like Fisher. I think the Bengals got a steal with him 53rd overall. And I think he’s better on the left side than their first pick, Ogbuehi. If I’m a coach, I’m thanking any GM who makes those two picks off the bat.

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      Petty is garbage.

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    Seems to me Pete Carroll sees good potential in Obum Gwacham as a quick DE to draft him when he did. Had Carroll coached him for 4 years in college instead of Riley I imagine he would have been getting numerous sacks by his junior season and a beast in his senior year. Thanks Nebraska!

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      GM makes selections, not Carroll. Carroll never a developer. He would have had no impact on Obum.

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      His athleticism alone makes him a ST value if nothing else. He needs to learn more than the two moves he kinda has at the moment. And he needs to learn to go left every now and then. Right now he looks like a stunt/pass-rush specialist… who is in the game to make that one play. He put on good weight when switched positions. And he can put on more. He could possibly be one of those players who ten years from now everyone talks about as that guy who was underrated versus what his career turned out to be.

      But then I gushed and romanticized about the same kid years ago about how he could be a great DE. Been wrong about him before.

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        And the Chiefs made a great pick with Alexander in the fifth. He has a ton of upside if finally coached well.

        I’m surprised to see Murphy go to the Hawks in the seventh. Five picks from a losing team? There’s a disconnect there.

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          Totally a steal on Alexander. Surprised he didn’t get a combined invite.

          And did anybody know that Ryan Murphy is Marshawn Lynch’s cousin?

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            There was a mention of that back around the time Fred died. I can’t remember which paper wrote it.

            Bricksquad lives on… for now.

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    Spring game replay also on Wednesday 9-11 PM on PAC 12 net for the non-insomniacs

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    Eww, the husky softball field is swimming in bugs

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    Novack looked safe. Beavs get a bad call there. Could have just about iced the series. If Huskies come back it will hinge on that missed call.

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    I miss Ben Wetzler and Jace Fry (non-CWS Fry that is)

    Heck, I miss Max MAN Englebreckt

  • Numbers says:
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    How are they calling this a sellout? Empty seats galore. Their “first sellout” was a total fraud.

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      Total BS. I walked up to the ticket window last night 20 minutes before first pitch. I was turned away because it was ‘sold out.’ Gal said there may be some release of tickets after first pitch. 15 minutes later, OSU ‘released’ its allotment so I got in. Definately not a sell out. It was little league night so they probably gave away 500+ tickets for that and only 100 were used.

      I was more impressed with the Dawgs ballpark more than I’m impressed with the Dawgs football stadium.

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        It looked nice… except for the trees beyond the outfield fence. They were close enough that they will need to be cut like power line trees for their whole life. Someone wasn’t thinking about that one.

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          Big foul territory behind home plate though. Reminded me of old Yankee Stadium.

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            Question:

            The PB and WP were the only reason the puppies scored a run. Is that an earned run?

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            I was watching some live stats, it came across as unearned at the time. I haven’t bothered to check anything official yet.

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            Passed ball leads to unearned run(s).

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            It doesn’t depend on the number of outs? Some of these rules are just weird. What if there was a PB that advanced a runner one base… then the same batter hits a homer?

            I think you can see where I’m headed here. At least I hope you can. I can’t.

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            If the run is a result of the passed ball it’s unearned. But in your scenario I’d have to get the rulebook out again. There are a few things that can have an effect on it.

  • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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    Beavs win 4-1, take the series from the leghumpers

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    One beaver drafted for each Biley win last year. Same number as the quacks had drafted strangely. More with less, huh?

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      No kidding. Nebraska only had three picked. More with less.

      You know the NU wonks are going to use this info as some glory for their new coach, totally disregarding the “more with less” mantra for this one endeavor. Then they’ll go right back to it in order to slam Corvallis and OSU just like Riley and company did for their stay.

      Like angry, I’m so pissed at the mentality that mediocre is just fine since we’re just backwater OSU in backwater Corvallis. There is zero room for that garbage in sports, let alone life. When you even start to pretend that you’re the victim of anything, including circumstance, you live what you pretend.

      • mckalk says:
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        Riley also went 5-6 with a Biletnikoff and Groza winner on the same team, I doubt that has ever happened in a season. Too late for the lazy Oregon media, but a theme of Riley and staff squandering talent while at Corvallis would have been a nice story line to see once in a while. Also, the slow starts year after year. Instead they became like a cute joke for the program. Oh, Riley there he goes again, how cute…the team is 2-3 again, but he will figure it out.

        I always believed that once scholarship limits were put into place, it did create a little more parity. Better players looking to play now at different places rather than be stacked in Lincoln, Ann Arbor or Los Angeles. Good players were to be had at most power conference programs. No more huge losing streaks at places like OSU, Northwestern or Kansas St.

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          Why all the slow starts anyway? Most of the players return in any given year so it couldn’t be THAT different each season. It’s not like Riley was running a Calipari one-and-done factory here.

          Maybe it was the super-relaxed water balloon training camps? I wonder what he’ll do in Lincoln. Corn cob sword fights? Cornhusking contests?

          I freaking love Nebraska <3

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        Jack, Jack, Jack, don’t you realized there is NO substitute for a first class airport? And the smell of cow manure, what can I say?

        I sure hope Lindsay and Goe are enjoying their PDX rug remnant wall coverings as much as I’m appreciating the absence of those two!

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Ex Beav Malcom Agnew signs with the Packers.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    D1 (at least Rogers) very optimistic view of the Beavs prospects for the next several weeks, and A. Fitt not entirely counting out the ucks:
    http://www.d1baseball.com/analysis/ten-thoughts-saturday-may-2/

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      Tuesday may be key in that argument. We’re really really young. We have an excuse. The Ducks just suck. Losing that series is the only thing killing us right now. If whatever mystery that puts them in any regional discussion becomes reality, then we get to skate… not that we have the maturity to take advantage of it.

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    anybody know if this new zander bernard commit is related to Yve or Gio?

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    cousin

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    Of all people, I ran into Mark Banker at Home Depot here in Corvallis yesterday afternoon. My natural question was “What are you doing here buying mulch?” He said “I live here.” Still has his house and grandkids in town. Visited a bit at the check stand, said things were going well in Nebraska, and he was still in “shock” over the overnight move. Told me the first question he asked Riley when he said they were leaving was, “We’re going where!!??” He’s a pretty funny, personable guy to tell you the truth.

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      I assume you were mobile enough to cut in front of him in line and that he was not able to stop you?

      • angry angry says:
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        Haha. He was buying 2x4s to patch up the D.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          and doing the banker hand jive thru the checkout line

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          Clocking Vernon Adams with a 2×4 was the only way he was ever gonna stop him

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        I gotta admit I laughed my ass off when I read that. Mckalk if there were a post of the year for angrybeavs, that would get my nomination. Well played sir

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          Thanks, can’t resist taking a shot at Banker the coach! I gotta admit though, I kind of like his frankness. Wasn’t he the one who said that “the family” had burned out in Corvallis and were running low on ideas and motivation?

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            The word “rut” was used I think

            vindicationgrybeavs

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        Can’t top any of those, even with a Rascal joke.

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      Mulch? I’m guessing more likely BullShit!

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      I take everything on here with a grain of salt, but I so want this to be true.

      The thing I liked about Banker is that he was the only one on the staff to ever say anything halfway-interesting! Plus he called out Sark and Sark sucks.

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        Sark is a cheap shot mother fucker.

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          I invite everyone to copy the line below and paste it into your friendly google machine:

          Sarkisian cheap shot mother fucker

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          after viewing the injuries to OSU D lineman players last fall, I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. These two were so fucking blatant it’s ridiculous. Especially the one on Tago since he was not engaged with an offensive lineman. Illegal cut block

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymY9btLeuEg

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            wouldn’t let me post two youtube links in one post. Here’s the most obvious cheap shot. Fuck USC and FUCK Sark

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      They’re all great people. I think that’s what most anti-critics can’t distinguish for themselves. There’s being a person, and there’s doing a job. Neither has anything to do with the other. You can’t even argue that the person and the professional person are the same… if you’re talking about a successful professional.

      Compartmentalism

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    Are Gabe Clark and Caleb Hamilton still playing, or can I watch baseball again?

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      Watch with one eye, the good one.

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        I don’t recall seeing Clark in any of the games against UW. Hamilton has moved to SS with the injury to Morrison. He managed to hit one out Saturday night.

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    Hearing rumblings that the current basketball coach may not be what he seems. More details to come.

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      You definitely weren’t what you seemed! I remember after your first year you seemed like someone who might get us over the hump.

      (Thanks for getting the wheels turning on the facility though; it’s pretty sweet)

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      Is he going to Arkansas… except he’s not?

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        Because, other than recruiting a guy who beats and kicks a woman in front of his kid, that would be a pretty shitty thing to do.

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          Shall I continue?

          • scotty says:
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            please don’t

          • Jack says:
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            Good. I don’t want to have to talk about Altman’s “Take Back the Knight” initiative.

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    Terron Ward UFA to Atlanta
    Dylan Wynn to Cleveland
    Connor Hamlett to Jax

    Nice write-up on DJ:
    http://www.desertsun.com/story/sports/football/2015/05/02/dj-alexander-oregon-state-nfl-kansas-city-chiefs/26794559/

    • Jack says:
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      Ty Zimmerman to the Chiefs?

      Is there someone from OSU in their front office?

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        they needed a flailbacker

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      Piece on Hamlett is a bit of eye opener regarding number of knee injuries/surgeries and inference about Connor operating at 60% last year.

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    Looks like baseball team is back in the top 25

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      Our bullpen is literally the bullpen of a top 25 team. Let that one sink in.

      My brain hurts!

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    Another reason to stay off Facebook LOL. I wonder if Hemsley knows this guy?

    Montana man arrested after ‘liking’ his wanted poster on Facebook
    FOX CT-May 3, 2015
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Montana man was arrested after he apparently “liked” his most wanted poster on a Crimestoppers Facebook page.

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      Umm, come to think of it, anybody seen Hemsley lately??

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      We broke up a long time ago.

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    With a change in coaching, I was also curious about the Reser naming rights; found this from 1999.

    “Oregon State University has sold the name to its football stadium in a deal worth up to $12.5 million over 25 years.

    The 35,362-seat stadium, formerly known as Parker Stadium, will be renamed Reser Stadium after Beaverton businessman Al Reser.

    Reser is giving the OSU athletic department $5 million over 10 years. He has the right to keep his name on the stadium for 15 more years if he agrees before 2003 to give an additional $7.5 million.”

    He must have donated another $7.5 million back in 03 to extend an additional 15 years? While I appreciate Al Reser’s contribution and dedication, it’s too bad this contract doesn’t come up sooner to get more cash injected into the athletic dept.

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      So what happens in 2017?

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        Sounds more like they have it potentially stuck until 2024

        Granted no one knew just how big the college football business would become back then

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          kewl. so we continue to hear burrito and salsa dip jokes until then.

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    NIgel Williams-Goss transferring to Gonzaga

    http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-basketball/washington-star-nigel-williams-goss-transfers-to-gonzaga/

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    Sports Illustrated, with a story about the most popular man in Nebraska, Mike Riley, written by Lindsey Schnell. Somebody pinch me.

    I’ve never had a turd sandwich, but I’d imagine one being very similar to this. All of the ingredients are there.

    http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/04/mike-riley-nebraska-cornhuskers

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      Paywall?

      I forced myself to Lindsay’s twitter to see if I could find a way to view the article (yeah, a glutton for punishment), much better photo of her there but still the same subject matter.

      While there saw this, retweeted from Lamar Hurd, “Uh oh @MEPOSU, looks like @Lindsay_Schnell has moved over to the host seat of Talkin Beavers! And doing a great job!! ”

      As I said, glutton for punishment……………………a true Beav fan.

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        Notice how she sneaked (snuck?) the airport in there. I think she reads AB – and writes to irritate said ABs. She does have a SI bully pulpit. Not sure what Talkin Beavers is (are? I’m having grammar issues this morning). Are she and Lamar Hurd an item? heh, heh

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          Funny considering she’s the size of an airport

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        I didn’t get a paywall. SI.com is usually free so not sure what happened for you.

        I couldn’t actually finish the article. I was finishing the sentences before reading them and realized it was all the same bullshit I’ve been reading for years, just with Nebraska in place of Oregon State. Those poor bastards…..

        (Do you ever wonder how many Wisconsin and Utah State fans are saying “those poor bastards” about us?)

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          Figured it out, you must not be using the AB approved Ghostery settings. Darn, now we’ll both likely be plagued by incessant Swimsuit Issue ads!

          Some of the comments on Lindsay’s blurb over the last few hours appear to come from either: 1) AB’s using new screen names, or 2) sports fans with some common sense.

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        It’ll be a short lived experiment. Pretty tough to be the host of a talk show with a mouth full of cake

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        I can’t stand listening to anything she says. She is my least favorite sports poser personality on the planet. Love my Beavs but her hosting a show and having anything at all to do with Oregon State sports is the worst. I so wish she would leave us free of her thoughts forever. Nothing good will ever come of her covering the Beavs. Andersen atleast called BS on the local media on Day 1 and Schnell seemed to be the type that annoys him as well. Get another hobby Lindsay. Go cover the Evergreen State Gooeyducks or something.

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      Same shit, different school. Thanks Nebraska!

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        I do like how Lindsey brought up the tiny locker room at Oregon State and how opposing coaches use that against us in recruiting, even though Lindsey was also the one at SI who “scooped” the new Valley Football center architectural drawings. Short memory.

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          Plans are 1/8″ scale so locker room is not quite as tiny as one might think.

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            What is this, a center for ants?!

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          So who exactly employs Schnell anyway? Sports Illustrated or Mike Riley? You kind of wonder.

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            idk who employs her but she’s single handedly keeping krispy kreme in business

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            She heard about all the feed lots in Nebraska and it was love at first bite.

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      Reading this gives me two, ideas, Angry; let me know what you think: (1) we ought to run a contest predicting the outcomes for Nebraska’s games this year. (2), in order to help those poor bastards, this blog ought to offer a weekly digest of analysis that AB himself can send to the blog of his choice in the Nebraska universe, as a sort of collective wisdom from those who know Riley best.

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        There’s not enough content for a weekly event. What I gathered from NU fans on their blogs/forums were these:

        1. Pelini is an ass. Duh! Riley is the polar opposite.
        2. Pelini failed to make halftime adjustments, and they expect the new staff to do so because they have SOOOO much experience. We’ve run the numbers here before. If Riley’s team is losing at the half, Riley’s team will almost surely lose.
        3. They somehow think Riley’s teams perform well in “big” games. I can recall four top ten wins–2XUSC, Cal and ASU. The USC wins were in the face of absolutely pathetic starts to those seasons. They “counted” insofar as they triggered the winning ways for the remainder of the season. But the game that really counted in 2008 was the Civil War. And in 2006 the game that counted was before the USC game (Stanford). We’ve also run through the Riley versus Top 25 numbers ad nauseum. It’s on NU fan to find the truth that bashes that narrative.
        4. They think Riley will forgo his pass-happy ways and throw out our numbers as if they mean something. We’ve run down these numbers as well. Sacks, QB “scrambles” for half a yard, taking knees at the end of halves, and running dives for consecutive three and out series to end games which would otherwise be blowouts account for more than 15% of what they think is a 50/50 split… at best. And even more confusing for them would be to go through the remaining 65/35 pass/run split and try to understand the context and flow of each of those games. The Alamo Bowl would be the best place to start for them. Apparently when you run straight at Alex Okafor, Texas was one of the worst run defenses in the nation. But when your TE runs routes instead of doubling on pass pro against the guy, he becomes some top 10 draft worthy prospect?

        It’s all on this blog already. It would be redundant to do it all over again.

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    Michael Doctor also an UFA invite to the Chiefs.

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    Sweet!
    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2015/05/oregon_state_beavers_mens_bask_9.html

    I don’t know if we get a return to Portland for next year (doubtful knowing KU). But I am really loving the non-con scheduling for next season so far.

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      2nd time they’ll have played in the Sprint Center against KU in 4 seasons. Good test. Non-conference schedule is looking pretty solid

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    Let me the first to say……

    FTD!

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      I’m afraid that ship sailed within seconds of them choosing that as a mascot.

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    No Gabe Clark in the lineup again tonight. Sam Tweedt on the bump. Looks like all the other regulars are starting.

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    Nice throw by Hamilton. WTF is with Jeff H bunting with one out?

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    Beavs bat around and plate 5 in the 3rd. 5-0 after 3 innings

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    My god those duck uni’s are fucking hideous

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    Hendrix drives in 2 more with a double. 7-0 Beavs in the 4th

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    Nobach called out on strikes with the bases loaded. Didn’t look like a strike to me. 7-0 Beavs thru 4

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    Hamilton a Morrison like throw, but Harrison is able to corral it for out #2. Harrison doing a good job at that lately.
    Still thinking about Jim Wilson’s remark about Morrison’s accurate throws which preceded several poor throws by him.
    7-1 Beavs, on to the b5.

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    Heimlich in to relieve Tweedt. 2 outs in the top of the 6th, 7-1 Beavs

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    Bout time a duck practically standing on home plate and gets plunked called back to the batters box

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    Horton looks like he is expecting triplets.

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    How ’bout that Cary……who’d a thunk it? heh heh.

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    10-2 final, Beavs win

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    The ucks have been f’ed! This certainly eliminates Phil’s boys from post season and casts more doubt on Whoreton’s future.
    OTOH, now the talk of Beavs hosting begins to gain credence. I suppose ya gotta believe, but I’m gonna be happy to see them make the post season and will be hoping for a couple rounds before returning home.

    • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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      Idk about hosting. Last I heard the RPI was around 35. With most of the games remaining with teams below them in the standings I highly doubt it will happen. I see the Beavs as a 2 seed right now in a regional somewhere not in the west

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        Cal is 43rd in the RPI. Beavers gotta hope Cal beats USC 2 of 3 next weekend and that will give Cal a boost into at least mid 30’s in RPI and an OSU series win over Cal then would give them enough of a boost on the resume to host for the regionals. Hosting is very much in play. They’ll need some help but it’s definitely a possibility with a strong finish

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          Hosting is not in play. Beavs will be a dangerous #2 seed somewhere. They don’t have enough left in the schedule to reach the top 16 in RPI. Had they won against UCLA or ASU, they’d have a shot. Losses to Oregon were also costly since their RPI is so low.

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            FYI, you don’t have to be in the top 16 to host. The committee has shown that in recent years and west coast/northern teams have more leeway with that. West coast teams with low to mid 20’s in the RPI can host. ASU is 27th and is projected to host and Iowa is 25th and projected to host. So, hosting is still in play if they handle business. Is it likely? No, but I’d put the odds at 15%

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            finishing 2nd in the Pac-12 is no guarantee to host. Ask Washington about last year

  • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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    Billy King goes 4 for 4. Much better option at DH than Clark

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    Can’t spell “sucked” without “ducks”

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    Carey has a nice swing and looks like he will be a hell of a player in the future. I expect him to have a jump in play similar to Jeff Hendrix’s. Go Beav’s!

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      Good thing he didn’t jump to the pros. He might have washed out after a year.

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        Most guys have an adjustment period. I wish PC had stuck with him more earlier in the year.
        He seems to be hitting his stride at the right time for the team.

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    In case anyone still wonders if the “Spoiled Children” moniker is well deserved, note that in dropping last nights game in OT to the Eaters they had both the catcher and head coach booted. Crying about controversial no-strike calls; they’ll both miss time vs Stanford this weekend. Damn, are they tied with Phil’s Children in the obnoxious category??

    Kendall Rogers declares the Beavs the big winner in mid-week. And, while not predicting a hosting spot for the Beavs, says, “keep a very close eye on these guys (in that respect)…”

    http://www.d1baseball.com/analysis/midweek-madness-tuesday-may-5/

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      I read his latest bracket predictions and I fail to understand why UCSB isn’t one of the 16 host sites. Anyone know why? Do they not have lights or something?

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        No lights. That’s one way the Beavers could find themselves hosting in Corvallis as a 2 seed

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          Somewhere else on these interwebs you will find the words, “Hell yeah my beavers are winners.”

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    sounds like our fears with Paul Lucas not being eligible might be validated. was kicked off his track team for an unspecified violation of team rules. not a good sign after the rumors of his poor academics earlier in the year.

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    Is Bernard actually committed to Oregon State? I know he posted on the tweeter about it, but I have yet to see any confirmation elsewhere.

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      he’s been totally quiet about it lately, but i saw his most recent follows of Brennan and Lockette as a good sign that he intends to play football. just not sure if its as a walkon or on scholarship. hoping to find out soon

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      Looks like the Bernard commit tweets were a bit premature. Sounds like he visited campus last weekend to see Yve, and also visited with coaches. He wants to play for the Beavs but is waiting for an offer. Not sure how likely he would be to receive an offer with the depth the Beavs already have at RB. Something to keep an eye on

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        Thanks for the lowdown, BeavBlazer!

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    End of thread:
    https://soundcloud.com/pablitocarlito/paolo-nutini-iron-sky-abbey

  • Jack says:
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    Stay down from day one.

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    Dammit!!!!!!!

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    A sweep by the Beavs this weekend would really shake up the PAC. FUCLA and ASU will beat up on each other while Cal is out of conference and the spoiled children play tree.

    A four way tie for 2nd not out of the question, but what are the chances this group pulls off the sweep?? Aren’t Andrew and Drew due for a great series?
    GO BEAVS!

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      I gotta say that Hamilton has become a different player since moving to short. And that’s a good thing.

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      Chickens before the hatch…counting.

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      while improved Utah is still not that good. I for one am predicting a sweep this weekend and think it’s very doable.

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    Interesting…
    https://twitter.com/mcmurphyespn/status/596336521613017088

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      I’m anticipating all sorts of logistical problems with trying to fly 2 entire teams of 18-22 year old kids half way around the world for a bowl game that few fans could afford to attend. Does everybody in the PAC and the MAC have a passport already? I can totally see the turnaround time between getting invited to the bowl, and when the bowl is played being too short to get everybody ready to fly.

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        Spot on. This is so stupid.

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        Interesting point. The Pac and MWC will need to get a passport for every football player during or before the season. I suppose the NCAA signs off on this because the bowl game itself is paying all expenses?

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          Rushing a passport through is easy, it just costs double is all. That’s a non issue. The big issue is the chance for us to play South Carolina (as an at large?) in the down under.

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            It’s a 3 week wait for an expedited passport by mail. Bowl selection is going to be the 6th, if they apply for it the next business day they won’t be able to leave the country until the 28th.

            You can get it even quicker making an appointment directly with a passport agency, so players could do that, or something.

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            and a passport can be denied for many reasons

          • Numbers says:
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            Seriously, the passport stuff is a non issue, just a small extra expense, about a couple nights in the hotel. The big concept was Cocks n Beavs Down Under!

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      I’m half Aussie and I even think this is a terrible idea. Just a money grab. Australians who actually watch the game will laugh as the Colorado Buffs go toe to toe with Fresno St. Just another excuse to drink, as if they need any.

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      Even better is that the bowl game will be played in the middle of summer.

      An old Aussie saying:
      We have two different temperatures here. One is hot as hell, and the other is hotter than hell.

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    Seeing all this talk about ND 4* dual threat qb Everett Golson being granted transfer from ND today. Already graduated so would be eleigible to play his remaining year immediately.

    would be a nice answer to our qb position next year, but doubt he comes here. I saw that keegan andersen followed him immediately after the news came out.

    probably will end up at florida though. coach mclwain tweeted out “chomp chomp” right after the news broke.

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      I agree with the twitter’s: he’d be a good fit, but doubt he transfers to OSU. I wouldn’t rule it out, though…he’d definitely play immediately and be guaranteed the job. I doubt that’s true at any of the other schools.

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      and after i posted this, keegan andersen has stopped following him. probably a pipe dream but definitely a good fit next year at Oregon State. Would play immediately. Gets to visit michigan on national tv. scheme is right….etc…

  • LetsGoBeavs90 says:
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    Far West Classic officially back next season. Beavers playing Cal State Fullerton and Tulsa at the Moda Center. Feels like OSU playing Kansas in Kansas City next season will have Kansas returning a trip with playing at the Far West Classic in 2016 as the tournament gets bigger names after this year

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    i dont have time to read now but thought i’d drop this here for y’all

    http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/259625-131210-life-in-lincoln-is-good-so-far-for-mike-riley

    • mckalk says:
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      At this point these “Riley in Lincoln” articles are blah, blah, and more blah. I’ve come to the conclusion, he’s not a very interesting man or coach. Guess what, you’ve left Corvallis twice now, you don’t get to keep your house…I’m selling it for you. Don’t let the Willamette Valley hit you in the ass on your way back to LIncoln.

    • angry angry says:
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      You’re not missing much. 2 sentences before a “neat”.

    • angry angry says:
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      “There won’t be any riding the bike to work for me.”

      Holy crap.

    • angry angry says:
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      “We have always have said I just took a new job,” Riley says. “We’re not going to lose our connections to Corvallis. We’ve spent too much of our lives there. We’re not going to lose that. We want to keep our options open.”

      We are going to see this dope being interviewed, during games, as a fan in a few years.

      • mckalk says:
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        Seriously, I think “the dope” thinks that if things don’t work out in Lincoln for him and for Andersen in Corvallis, he’s coming back for a third round when he’s around 65 and he can ride off into the sunset as the Joe Pa of the West.

        • Jim says:
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          I think you made me throw up in my own mouth, a little.

        • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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          If everything goes right, we’ll have a new AD by then that won’t let him do that.

  • helmsley says:
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    Bloody hell! Are we going to need to comment on the Utah series on this thread?

  • AndersenEra says:
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    If Oregon State landed Everett Golson I have zero doubt every game will be a sellout this fall. I am a huge Seth Collins fan too but don’t think it would hurt him to learn a few things from a seasoned and talented veteran. Regardless, the energy on Saturday’s will be electric this year. Reser going to be rocking much closer to Erickson’s stellar season than we have seen since with Collins and/or Golson. Program would get double to triple the hype heading into fall camp and into the season if Andersen landed Golson. Seth Collins would have a very worthy sparring partner that would only make him better too.

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    Golson ain’t coming to Oregon State man lol. Give us two years and a Civil War win and landing heavy hitters will become much more real. Too much uncertainty in the air, that should be solved when a few games are played this year. I’d expect a few recruits to look at us this year and be like “OSU is looking great”.

    I came in here to say (and I will repeat it in the Utah thread) that our non-con is looking decent.

    vs. Kansas in Kansas City
    @ Mississippi State (which should be improved with Howland as coach and they picked up a 5* recruit)
    vs. Tulsa in Portland
    vs. Cal St Fullerton in Portland
    vs. Quinnipiac in Corvallis (if it’s a 2 for 1 which I believe was the case. Also we should play at like 10 PM EST just to repay them for that 10 AM PST start this past year)

    Not expecting any huge home games, maybe a cupcake or two. I would love to play Portland on a consistent basis, possibly get a Gonzaga game in the future. But who doesn’t want a piece of the Zags these days. Boise State and Idaho could get the work too.

    Ideally, I’d like to see 4-5 high major conference (includes A-10, Big East) squads on the schedule every year, with at least one of them at home. Adding a Georgia Tech/Virginia Tech/Miami and St Johns/Seton Hall would be legit.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Gonzaga isn’t going to play OSU anytime soon. Not enough to gain by winning

  • angry angry says:
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    Golson is unlikely, but it’s probably his best opportunity with regard to guaranteed playing time. We know nothing about the dude. Maybe he doesn’t want to go home to SC. I mean he went to Notre Dame, which isn’t exactly a day trip.

    People had Gary Andersen to OSU at 0%, yet in retrospect it was 100%. I’d say Golson is like 15-20% right now. It also depends if Andersen thinks he’s a fit in all the aspects he looks for.

    • WFO WFO says:
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      And if he can keep Seth the great from getting butthurt.

  • mckalk says:
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    I liked the chaos and randomness of this thread, it was a good read. RIP dear general thread!

    • angry angry says:
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      Me too. The natives get restless if a thread is up too long, though.

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