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Kansas State Football / Re: 2019 Adversity Tracker
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:25:14 PM »
September 15, 2019
By Corbin McGuire

After the special teams score, the Wildcat defense forced two consecutive three-and-outs to give them five such stops for the game. K-State quarterback Skylar Thompson followed the second fourth quarter stop with a six-play, 53-yard scoring drive to take the lead. He ended it with a 15-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Dalton Gruntley with 5:37 to play.



Who the F is Dalton Gruntley?

Kansas State Football / Re: 2019 Other games thread
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:50:41 PM »
How have we not kicked them out yet? The rest of the conference out here running a train on other P5s and floodaggie floodaggies

Might need to kick out WastelandAggie as well, looking at how they are playing against pretty sketch Arizona team.

Kansas State Football / Re: Locker Room Door Guy
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:05:01 PM »
If they are going to do it, might as well embrace it.

Jordy - Yes
Hartman - Meh

Wish list: Bishop, Roberson, Buhl, AB Jr, Mario Smith

I would hope that people the level of Bishop would be used for really big games.  I know Jordy was utilized for Nicholls, but being the first time it was done, that is an exception.

Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is hurting
« on: September 08, 2019, 12:50:20 PM »
At Boston College on Friday night. ACCNetwork, so thankfully most people around the nation won’t be able to see it. :frown:

I knew there was a reason I subscribed to PSVue with the SportsPackage last month.

Stocking up on popcorn this week.

Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is hurting
« on: September 07, 2019, 10:45:42 PM »
KSU may have been in better shape than KU when Grandpa left, but face it, that team was not playing as well last year as they are now. The new guy has taken them up a notch and they are rocking and rolling. What's even more crappy is that my KSU friends did not have the heart to rub it in after this game, they are treating me as if they just found out my prized dog won't hunt.

The KSU friends didn't have the heart to tell him the issue is the dog won't hunt, but that it is dead.

Kansas State Football / Re: BSFS Expansion Thread
« on: September 06, 2019, 11:16:38 AM »
I'm real excited about the south expansion.. hope it looks neat

Rumor has it big Gene already has 60 million raised and it’s going to be for several projects including south end zone.

I hope someone got into Gene's ear about the need to outdo everyone else and add a lazy river.  Maybe put a waterslide as well done from the top of the Bram. (With a few extra bucks we could do something like the National Whitewater Center and their lift so you can just keep recirculating =

the same people that wanted the racin boys?


(Sometimes, the truth is just damn funny)

Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is hurting
« on: August 21, 2019, 10:53:47 PM »
they showed a clip on ESPN just a little bit ago. not gE'ing, he speaks uncomfortably slow. something is up.

Late Onset CTE?

Kansas State Football / Re: Baylor situation gets worse
« on: June 04, 2019, 02:16:08 PM »
I have learned through Wikipedia that former TSC bud Greg Ostertag is a Mount Vernon, TX bigwig

KU BB Bum.  :Yuck:


Not sure about what language that is in those clips.  I doubt it is terrestrial.

Kansas State Football / Re: Can we go 7-5 in 2019 ?
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:55:04 PM »
I am the definition of a 'Cat sunshine pumper.  The 'Cats are the only thing I am ever optimistic about.

With that said, I would take 6-6 and be joyous.  This team has some real roster/talent problems, and we have a staff taking a huge step up in competition they will face.  There will be a learning curve.  Breakin' even would be nothin' but gravy.

Kansas State Basketball / Re: recruiting
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:19:39 PM »
oscar is still landing 3 stars, yes, but 2 are top 150 3 stars (currently the top 130 are 4 stars and higher on Rivals). Murphy is #138, Gordon is #144, getting top 150 guys is an improvement. Gordon is also a late bloomer, didn't start Varsity until later in HS, uncommon for someone who is Mr Chicago Basketball. IIRC Diarra was also a late bloomer, didn't focus on basketball until later in high school. IMO oscar has been good at identifying who isn't just great in high school, but who has potential to be a great college player.

Our biggest deficiency is consistently getting good bigs. Wade is the exception. Guard talent has been and will continue to be a strength.

To add, IIRC, Wade grew dramatically late in his high school career.  Coupled with his small town status, that thinned out competition for him quite a bit.

Kansas State Football / Re: He's no Chase Mejia
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:14:59 PM »
I feel kind of bad for Melton.  He faces an incredible burden being so good looking.

I am glad he has shown the mental toughness to overcome such an otherwise debilitating problem. :thumbsup:

Kansas State Basketball / Re: texas crappy university (tcu)
« on: March 04, 2019, 09:48:30 PM »
Thank God the crowd at TCU is less intimidating than a Tuesday night game at Gardner-Edgerton, otherwise with KSU lackluster play tonight, I'd be extremely tense.

Kansas State Basketball / Re: YOU GUYS
« on: February 10, 2019, 12:45:18 PM »
Kstate sports are like the Henri Paul of driver's seat drivers

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This is some serious Dennis Miller level bbs-ing.

How frustrating is Levi Stadium.

If KSU had more seating in the endzones with a full connection to the east side, it would be rather Levi's Stadium-ish.

Kansas State Football / Re: really, REALLY excited about our NDSU guy
« on: January 05, 2019, 03:11:00 PM »
Geez. Have some dignity.

Tweets such as that make me glad I left twitter about 6 years ago.

Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is hurting
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:35:50 PM »
I love it. Every few years, after the new coach is hired, THIS will be the time things change.

Just grab the popcorn, sit back, and wait for the inevitable collapse.

Will this be enough popcorn?


Good reason, and on that basis I’d have to agree.  However, if we leave the Greatest Gameshow Host Of All Time out of it (hard to do, I know), then I find very little compelling evidence that this joker will be any better at KSU with comparable talent.

Sorry, but Wink Martindale is the GGHOAT.  Trebek could not hold the man's mic.

Not sure where to put this, but it is from the coaching staff.  Please note what is said at the 1:00 mark.  Could it be?


Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is hurting
« on: December 20, 2018, 03:49:59 PM »
I wouldn't put it past them to go the Self route.   Counter charges against the plaintiff and Pooka doesn't start the Pitt State game.

My guess is that this will inspire a funding push for a football rape dorm, and Pooka will get a slap on the wrist for being the one to make this necessary.  That punishment will be to miss the spring game.

Kansas State Football / Re: Football Recruiting Thread
« on: December 16, 2018, 07:54:59 PM »
So we literally need to be handing out bags of cash to this guy:  Rhamondre Stevenson
Still uncommitted top juco back.
rhamondre is visiting OU this weekend. as soon as OU offered our coaches probably gave up recruiting him
despite the fact OU has 3 elite RBs and all are underclassmen i expect Riley and gang to somehow convince him to sign there
we really need to hire some coaches who have connections

If he can’t sell a juco RB on a roster without a scholarship running back it’s going to be a long 6 years.
the elite kids like the championship trophy story better than the playing time story. OU also does a great job of having some of their NFL players around on visit weekends to impress the recruits.
U know Peterson, Perine, etc. The kids love the idea of following in their footsteps. Riley dont spend much time talking about the 4 top RBs already on the roster

In addition, any kid with great talent believes he can beat anyone else out.  It is in their nature.  If  a kid shies away from a school due to talent, you tend to question if they have what it really takes to play at the highest levels.

Kansas State Football / Re: Ron Prince Stories!
« on: December 04, 2018, 11:12:05 PM »
I suppose if Snyder never retired the first time, then we wouldn't have these wonderful Ron Prince stories.  So there's that.

Most definitely.

Pondering the Ron Prince saga, I almost feel like there is a WWE persona waiting to hit the ring modeled after Ron.  Between the "Love Sweeptakes" and the "Sideline Stomp" amongst others, there are already bits out there.  Not sure what the hype music would be, but the options are infinite.

My dad attended KSU before he quit and got married.  But I grew up in a 'Cat household, no and ifs or buts.  I was a die-hard purple fan from birth and saw the ugliness from a distance (nothin' like being optimistic when Stan Parrish is hired before reality sets in).  My dad and I were never close, and the few games he went back to attend in the 70s he generally brought one or two of my brothers.

After I graduated from college and became a teacher, I opted to start making the long drives back to Manhattan a few times a year for games.  Eventually, I got him to start attending games around 1997 (not easy, he was a true work-a-holic who believed Sundays were the day you relaxed and only worked 8 hours on your business).  After a few years getting together for a few games a year, not only did our relationship improve, but he really enjoyed taking that day off (his employees noted his mood was much better at work), enough so he opted to become a season ticket holder.  After I moved back to eastern Kansas 14 years ago, he and I attended almost every game together until he feel ill about 3 years ago and eventually passed.

I can say without a doubt, without Bill turning around the program, he would have never attended those games and we would have never reconciled before he died.  The great games we attended were nice, but the time together is what truly mattered.  For that, I will always have a soft spot for LHC Bill Snyder.

Three memories.

1. 1991 or 1993.  KSU comes back and beats KU, in large part because the local media's golden-boy, Glenn Mason opted against multiple field goal chip shots and went for it on 4th down.  KSU invariably held, and eked out a close win.  In the post-game press conference, the media was not pleased (they consider Snyder a fraud) and asked him if he was "embarrassed" about how his team won.  Bill just went after them and defended his players.  The media, of course went after him for the next week about how he didn't know how to win with class, but it sure solidified for me that Bill was the guy I wanted in my corner.

2.  2009.  KSU was absolutely destroyed at TTU, 66-14.  They played aTm the next game in Manhattan.  aTm was also on a roll, with a powerful offense.  I went to the game expecting the 'Cats to be destroyed.  A ton of seats were empty, and what were taken were often by people I had never seen as season-ticket holders had given away or sold tickets.  Really damn cold on top of it.  Then KSU just absolutely murdered aTm 62-14, with KSU coasting early in the 3rd quarter.  Absolute blast.

3.  2011.  The multi-overtime game vs. aTm.  The back and forth was awesome and nerve-wracking.  The final win was exhiliarating.  It felt like the demons of 1998 had finally be exorcised.

Kansas State Basketball / Re: K-State Non-Con Games master thread
« on: December 01, 2018, 03:11:51 PM »
I believe this crew is just spinning a wheel to determine if something is a foul and who to call it upon.

They appear to be utterly clueless (and that is impressive in that they make Big 12 crews look decent).

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