23.Dec.2016 Merry Christmas, Guys

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Okay guys, I’m off until after Christmas unless anything huge happens.

Have a great Christmas. I feel this was a good year for ABs. We had a comeback in a way. Good natured jokes, decent trolls, no censorship was needed all year, great recruiting info, etc. We added two mods to the team for the first time ever, with OldBeav and NiceBeav joining the AB team.

Overall, I’d say this was a better year for the site than the last year or two, where I lost interest. It’s still not like the early days where I was writing long posts integrating many interests into the topics and proofreading/caring about prose. Those days might be gone (hopefully not). It just seemed like nobody read the posts, so it was a waste of time to write anything too thoughtful.

Anyway, I’ve decided to run a year end fundraiser for the site. We don’t need it for hosting fees this year as we’re good there; donating is completely voluntary. But, if you appreciate the work we do then donate what you can (/if you can). I’ll be passing a percent of the donations on to NiceBeav for all his recruiting help, so if you appreciate that side of the site donate so he can get some due.



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  • Numbers says:
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    Merry Christmas

  • Angry@angry says:
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    No censorship needed? You deleted and changed posts plenty.

    Edit: I only change my underwear weekly.

    • angry angry says:
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      I didn’t delete any posts, and I changed only yours (for accuracy of course).

      • Angry@angry says:
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        Well 2016 was a great year for me… thanks to you. I learned McMaryion is a great QB and Casey’s teams are unwatchable and you’re qualified to say that thanks to your internet baseball championship

        • angry angry says:
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          I think what you’re trying to say is you’ve grown as a person and your logic is a bit more sound. Congrats on admitting that back-handedly, and I’m glad I could help.

        • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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          Did someone shit in your stocking, already?

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      You should try going commando. It’s liberating

      (Yes I know angry edited that post)

  • marcodg marcodg says:
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    A very Merry Christmas to all of you. Here’s to a great 2017… a bowl game and a trip to Omaha!

    As sung in my youth:

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Bat mobile, lost it’s wheels
    And Commissioner ran away.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    What’s the difference between Waco and Eugene?

    http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2016/12/ducks_football_players_tristen.html

    Rape Rape Rape Rape Rape Rape (allegedly)

  • wannabeav says:
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    thanks for keeping this going, Angry. I’d contribute except I don’t do financial transactions on-line. It has been a good, if not great, year for the site, and having the two extra moderators was a nice addition. Not knowing when you’re coming back, I wanted to get an early shot in on the upcoming Nebraska game which, without being snarky about it, is a major test for the Riley 9 win cap hypothesis, an all-time great post/thread on this site. And Merry Christmas too.

    • angry angry says:
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      I should be back the 26th or so. Offhand I think the NE game is after that, but if not one of the new mods can put up a thread for it.

      You can snail mail donations if you wish; just email me for the info. No pressure and no problem if you don’t feel comfortable with that, either.

    • scotty says:
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      He won 10 that Mizzou Sun Bowl year, but that counted the bowl. Nine is the regular season cap 🙂

      • wannabeav says:
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        he won 10 that year, Scotty, but ONLY because the regular season consisted of 13 games; the added element being the game in Hawaii after the Civil War. By the way, that game, which I happened to attend, was one of the best in the early Riley II era. That stadium was loud and the Hawaii fan base ferocious in their intensity. Great comeback after some early adversity. Other memorable moments: the cheap shot on Jeremy Perry that effectively ruined his career (probably targeted because he was from Hawaii) and the last play when Riley took a safety to run out the clock rather than risk a blocked punt or punt run-back.

        • Jack Jack says:
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          2006 was Riley’s best year. And that was after the really bad losses to Boise, Cal and Wazzu and Al having a sit down with Mr. Finding-our-identity.

          It’s also a little sad that his best year was one we started 2-3. But I think the point isn’t the number of wins. It’s the number of losses. In 23 years as a head coach, he has had (including this year) eight seasons with less than six losses and none with less than four.

          This could be the year… the pinnacle of his career.

        • scotty says:
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          Ohhh forgot about that! That wacky Riley :p

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody!

  • issaquahbeav says:
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    Merry Christmas to all of you. It’s always interesting reading each and every day. Here’s hoping it’s a prosperous New Year for OSU sports.

  • angry angry says:
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    Thanks for the donations so far guys.

  • cj cj says:
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    What is Partial Ingredients?

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Is that the name of her blog?

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Merry Christmas to all you AB degenerates!

    Great post today, angry. Excellent idea to kick some of the donations to nicebeaver.
    Don’t feel that those long posts went unread, it’s just that we all so often got wrapped up in current Beav events which then dictated the direction of the discussion. I still like this format best even though some may prefer separate threads by topic.

  • scotty says:
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    pettibonehead should donate some autographed memorabilia for site contributions over $75

  • FatDog says:
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    Woof.

  • Ripper Ripper says:
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    Merry Christmas etc, Angry et al. — I don’t post much but follow faithfully. All the best for the season

  • JockItch JockItch says:
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    Merry Christmas and have a wonderful Happy New Year!!!!!

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Merry Christmas degenerates

  • Corey says:
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    Thank you for all of the content, and always keeping it free. I don’t interact a ton here but have been reading since 09 or 10 and have always appreciated it.

  • I like carrots a lot says:
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    Merry Christmas guys&gals! May your upcoming year be filled with lots of carrots. Thanks for keeping this site going Angry, it’s really the only place for good information about all things beavers and good people.

  • Jack Jack says:
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    Happy holidays to all. I hope everyone is safe and warm.

  • mexibeav mexibeav says:
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    Happy holidays to everyone here. I give a lot of props for setting up that recruiting twitter and more importantly to NiceBeav who provides a lot of that information.

    To angry and the new mods, keep up what you’re doing. It is very much appreciated!

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    I’d like to give kudos to oneoldbeav for doing his part in keeping this ship afloat. Thank you sir.

    Now as far as Angry and NiceBeav………. it goes without saying……

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      I hate to tell you this OneOldBeav but apparently there are 3 folks out there who think you don’t deserve kudos. Don’t know why but apparently that’s the case.

  • cj cj says:
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    Happy Holidays everyone!

    Go Beavs

  • Outcast says:
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    Don’t always agree with you, but I definitely enjoy coming here for the content, and appreciate the work you do to keep everything running. Happy Holidays, sir!

  • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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    Merry Christmas beavs. Hopefully we get a large Hawaiian tomorrow for xmas. Let’s finish this class off strong.

  • angry angry says:
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    Merry Christmas, you filthy animals.

  • pinger says:
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    Thank you all for another year of entertainment. Hoping you have a safe and healthy holiday season. Cheers!

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Merry Christmas Angrybeavs.

  • MerlotSoakedDepends says:
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    Merry Christmas Richard Taylor(Beavermobile)……………wherever you are!

    Most of you probably know of Richard Taylor and that he passed away in 2016, so this is in honor of him.

    REPO SANTA November 22nd, 2000.
    Anthony Martinez takes delivery of a 1995 Honda Accord from me. Anthony is a 24 year old construction worker who is highly undereducated. Anthony was a first time buyer, and the bank required him to provide the bank proof of income, proof of residence, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 5 people that he knew.

    I informed Anthony of these requirements, and he brought me a paycheck stub over 3 months old. His proof of residence was a letter addresses to “Occupant” at his address. He provided 6 names and phone numbers including his 4 year old daughter! I explained to him that it wasn’t exactly what I had told him to bring. He explained that it was what he could find laying around.

    The next day, I take the $8000 contract to the bank. Normally, I drop the contract off, go have lunch, and when I return, the check is ready.

    Not this time.

    The paycheck stub is wrong, the proof of residence is wrong, the references are wrong.

    I have to get the right stuff before the bank will pay me.

    I call Anthony’s house, and mom answers.

    “I need to speak to Anthony” “He is on a construction job in Monroe. He won’t be home until next Saturday” “Can’t you reach him?!?!?”

    “Nope”

    “I call his work, which turns out to be a construction company run off of a guy’s kitchen table. I get the wife on the phone. Kids crying and fighting in the background. She says she has no way to reach anybody. Hmm. So I wait a week, and call Anthony again. I left so many messages over the next weekend, the message machine filled up!

    I call the work, the wife is starting to get mad at me. The parents are furious with me.

    ‘What does the bank need that info for? Its none of their business!’ “Oh yes it is.”

    3 weeks goes by. The wife of construction guy hangs up when she hears my voice. Mom and Dad MF every time I call.

    December 22nd. My banker calls me, and tells me that they are closing the 24th and 25th. If Anthony doesn’t get those documents to them by the close of business on the 23rd, the loan is off.

    Keep in mind, I have $2000 of Anthony’s money, and his $1000 trade in with a title.

    He has MY car, and the bank has a contract worth $8000 of MY money!

    I call the house one more time, and Anthony answers the phone!

    Praise be.

    He gives me a ration for calling everybody, I explain that I want my $8000 and the only way for me to get it is for him to provide me the documents I need to cash the contract. I tell him to just fax them over, but he says he will be in Tacoma the next day, and he will drop them off himself. I explain that if he doesn’t, he doesn’t have a car loan.

    Next day at 5, my banker calls me and says Anthony didn’t show, and the loan approval is null and void.

    My next phone call is to Stevie Rey. Stevie Rey is my repo man, and that is a complete story in itself. Stevie was a physics prof at U of W, and evidently flipped out one day and quit to start a repo company! Stevie could sit down with you and explain the Theory of Relativity in terms a layman could understand, but he probably couldn’t find his ass with both hands on a bet.“Stevie, I need you to pick up a car, but I don’t know what to tell you. This kid hasn’t been around for a month and I don’t know when he will be home”

    “I know when he’ll be home” “How? Are you Kreskin or something?” “EVERYBODY is home on Christmas”

    “Oh man Stevie. I HATE for you to repo a car on Christmas, but if that is the only time you can get it, go ahead. But wear a Santa suit and bring me a picture of you repoing the car wearing it, and I will pay you an extra $20” (I THOUGHT he realized I was kidding)

    I pull into work the day after Christmas, and there is a cop car in my parking lot. I walk inside, and there is Anthony and his dad sitting on the couch looking very pissed. There is a big ol’ Auburn police sergeant standing over them, and my 65 year old salesman over in the corner shaking with fear. Evidently Anthony and his dad came in breathing fire and started threatening him, and he called the cops.

    The policeman told me that they wanted to talk to me, and did he need to hang around while they did. I said no, I had been down this road before, and there was no need.

    I brought them into my office and started the canned speech I gave very person who I had to repo.

    I hated to repo your car. Nobody wins. You don’t get to buy a car, I don’t get to sell one, they bank doesn’t get to make a loan, and.. Off the chair and 2 inches from my nose comes Anthony, ‘WHAT KIND OF MOTHERF@CKER WOULD SEND SOMEONE TO MY HOUSE ON CHRISTAMAS DAY DRESSED LIKE SANTA CLAUS TO REPO MY CAR?!?!?!?

    My jaw hit’s the floor. I am thinking “Stevie Rey, I am going to kill you!”

    I manage to make it through that exchange, and then I try to put the deal back together.

    “Anthony, if you have those documents, I may be able to get your car back to you”

    ‘I WOULDN’T BUY A CAR HERE IF IT WAS THE LAST PLACE ON EARTH!”

    Obviously, Anthony is upset!

    I start talking to him again., and here he comes over the desk again. “MY DAUGHTER WAS OPENING UP HER PRESENTS, AND SHE LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND SAID “DADDY! SANTA CLAUS IS TAKING OUR CAR!”

    Intuitively, I knew that if I started laughing, that this kid, all 5’6” and 135 pounds of him, was going to kill me.

    I was literally gripping the edge of the desk so hard my fingers went numb. I was doing my very best to deep breathe because every fiber of my being was screaming to laugh out loud at the visual I was getting in my head.

    Anthony was now so freakin’ mad that his dad has his arms around his waist and was holding him back from coming over the desk. I was sitting there semi-stunned still trying to recover from what I perceived as me ruining this 4 year old girls present and future Christmases. I am sure she was scarred for life.

    The went out the front door calling me every name in the book and some that not even I had heard before.

    Half hour later, a tow truck pulls into the lot. I go outside and there is Stevie with the Honda in tow.

    “Are you out of your ever lovin’ mind?” I asked him

    His reply was to pull out a Polaroid of him in yes, a Santa suit, hooking a chain to the Honda, and waving.

    I paid him the extra $20.

    I will spare you the phone call I got from the DMV investigator on Monday, but suffice it to say, he wasn’t going to issue a cease and desist order that Anthony demanded for “unethical business practices”

    Flash forward to February 11th, 2001. I have a similar situation with a woman and a van in Gig Harbor. I call Stevie and tell him to go pick it up. Stevie asks me ‘Can this wait until Monday?”

    “Stevie, I don’t think so. I think she is getting ready to bolt this weekend. Why, got a hot date or something?”

    “Nope, just got a new Abe Lincoln outfit I have been dying to wear”

    It dawned on me right them that Monday was President’s Day.

    I told Stevie exactly where he could put the Abe Lincoln outfit.

    • GreatWhiteHunter says:
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      Bwhahaahahaha!

      Thanks for the laugh. That was a good read.

  • mexibeav mexibeav says:
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    Just saw Jordan Agasiva committed to Utah… hope we close out on George Moore.

  • VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my AB on-line fans and friends.

    Looks like you’re all stuck with me another, year as numerous phone calls and texts to my coaching brethren are not be returned.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      Keep hope alive coach! There may be multiple coaching jobs available following the Holliday Bowl.
      Hope you didn’t toss your Moon Boots.

  • mckalk says:
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    Was Dan Mullen really in the running for the Quack job? I caught the tail end of their game against Miami-Ohio and he was smiling like a madman after the one point win over a bad MAC team. I’m assuming it was a smile of relief. Maybe he was going to go from Duck candidate to axed in three weeks? SEC strong baby!

    • Corey says:
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      Fuck Dan Mullen and the ducks.

    • Beav in DE says:
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      Bad MAC team? The Redhawks were the first team in history to start 0-6 and still make a bowl game.

      More like RedHots!

      Mullen has had some success at MSU (probably because of Prescott more than anything). That’s a hard job, but I’ve always thought he was a decent coach.

  • LB # 41 says:
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    KNIT THE SWEATER

    MOW THE LAWN

    PAINT THE FENCE

    PARK THE CAR

    WINTERIZE THE POOL

    CHOP THE WOOD

    MY GRANDMA ALL ON THAT KNITTING BIZZZ LOL

  • GreatWhiteHunter says:
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    Oh, 2016…it’s been a helluva ride.

    Highlights:
    310″ 6×6 archery bull
    Idaho Whitetail (3×4)
    Washington Whitetail (4 x broken horn)
    Started up my seafood sales business (anyone interested in some Alaska Spot Prawn or FAS Coho salmon????????)

    Lowlights:
    Fugetaboutit – Onward and upward!

    Modest donation coming your way, Angry. Thanks for the site, and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year!

    • ObjCritic says:
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      The highlights look pretty good. I hope the whitetail are eating well?

      I tried your suggestion and used a grunt tube with mixed results so far. One day, I nearly got run over by a doe who was being chased by a grunting spike. His goal(s) so clear in his mind and so near he didn’t seem to notice me. I blew the grunt tube, and a 3 point came towards me, maybe 30 yards away. I don’t know if it was in response to my calling or if he had also in pursuit of the doe. Pretty funny though, late in the year.

      • GreatWhiteHunter says:
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        Well, it doesn’t sound like it hurt the situation at all! It’s not like I had a buck run me over every single time, but I did have three different bucks come in on a line in four days of hunting!

        And yes, I regard whitetail meat as some of the finest venison there is.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Did North Texas get some hand me down helmets from uncle phil and UO???

    I’ve seen those helmets before

  • dwill03 dwill03 says:
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    Strange to me we’re not getting many commitments from some of these JC kids. We have a ton of youth = good chance of playing time. Pretty good track record of putting JC kids in the League. Put them as a high priority early meaning we really want them.

    Do they not realize most of the offers they’re getting now are Plan B offers because these other teams didn’t get the high school kids they wanted?

    I guess good luck being depth guys

    • Ryan says:
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      It does suck. We offer early and coaches put in the work. Then the bigger schools swoop in last second and get what they want. Don’t these recruits realize that they are plan C and D when the big school strikes out on their first two or three guys??

  • angry angry says:
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    OldBeav, when you get a chance can you put up a new thread? Seems people want to discuss GA striking out recently. So maybe that and a general thread or whatever you want. I thought I’d be back today, but have an emergency.

    • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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      If it can hold till tonight, i’ll write up a post and include that topic. I spent part of yesterday at a xmas party with the family of one of our recruits, who is also a friend of the family. Had a nice conversation about recruiting at OSU that i can write a little about, but just need some time tonight to write, while i dont have kids hanging off of me.

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Wow Minnesota. I didn’t think that would happen.

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      me neither. They looked like a real hard-nosed group on D. Puts OSU’s performance back there in September in context.

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        Yo bitches…..
        Guess I should gone to the bowl game after all. Moby Dick beats the Pirate. Great performance by the undermanned D. Made Faulk look like crap. Happy for the seniors to go out with a positive after all the crap that has been heaped on the whole team the last couple weeks.
        @angry. Rodent power!

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Falk played like shit, they played like they did against Eastern Washington and boise. But Minnesota played pretty good defense too and it was still a 5 point game. Oh well…..bring on Rodent Bowl 2: Revenge of the Dam Builders

  • wannabeav says:
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    when did OSU’s a-v website go to a pay-site?

  • BeaverBill^ BeaverBill^ says:
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    I know I’m late to the party but Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. I want to thank you all for the great reads along with the occasional outburst of laughter at my work desk with people around me thinking I’ve lost it.

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