NC State recovered from early jitters to overcome a 10-0 deficit to beat Duke at home 31-20. The defense intercepted Duke three times to give the offense the chance to win the game.

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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    18th October 2020, 16:38
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Leary out 4-8 weeks in Football
    I was thinking the same thing about Finley myself. Hockman is the known. Finley is fairly much the unknown. When the known isn't likely to win a game, and the unknown remains unknown, logic dictates that perhaps you consider going with the unknown and attempt to find out. Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    18th October 2020, 16:34
    LSmith replied to a thread Leary out 4-8 weeks in Football
    Really hate it for Leary. We went 3-0 with him as a starter. As for UNC? Really need both Bam and Perkins Jr to have the games of their lives because we are not gonna win on Hockman's arm. Maybe time to see what young Finely has got
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    18th October 2020, 11:12
    The hit late in the third quarter in the Duke game on Devin Leary caused him to break his fibula, and that has put him out for 4-8 weeks. Injuries are of course a part of football, more than most other sports. But, there remains something more angering about an injury like this caused not by a good, clean football play, but instead by a couple of opponents violating the rulebook and making a couple of late hits, and worse, compounding the lateness of the hit with the targeting penalty. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/30139996/nc-state-wolfpack-qb-devin-leary-expected-miss-4-8-weeks-broken-fibula Up until that hit, I thought both sides played the game in a tough nosed, but fair manner. Even the targeting call on NC State in the first half was a legitimate flag, but it wasn't a deliberate attempt to injure the opponent. What was done to Leary was something different. David Cutcliff has a reputation for coaching honorable football. He needs to have a serious sit down with his two players. What they did was dirty football. They could have held up. Instead, they continued their play after Leary slid, and one player even continued to lower his head and hit Leary in his head. That player got thrown out of the game. The other Duke player at least leveled off and therefore had his hit be more of a glancing blow, but still late. Both deserved to be flagged for an unnecessary roughness flag, which is what was thrown, along with the additional targeting call on the one player. For that one player, a single game suspension doesn't seem like enough penalty. Leary initiate his slide a bit too late. But, the player who led with his head into Leary's head would have been flagged for targeting regardless of whether Leary slid or did not. In hindsight, Leary would have been better off to not surrender the play but dive forward or at least remain upright. It was the late hit to the head that caused Leary to have his ankle fold up under him. So, the injury was a direct result of the targeting. This points out why for the last several years, college football is working to get the helmet out of the game. Some players are just stubbornly refusing to learn.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 17:48
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Duke in Football
    That hit on Leary was a dirtier play than it appeared to be. The rule is clear, once the slide is started, the player is ineligible to be hit, and yet, two Duke players continued to dive into him. That is what caused the ankle to turn over, and it may have caused either a significant sprain or a break. It would have been a personal foul penalty regardless, but when one of the two Duke defenders lowered his helmet into Leary's head, that was a brutal situation. He was correctly tossed from the game for targeting. Seems players are just not getting the message. Bad as it sounds, perhaps the solution is to start adding additional game time lost. A full game equivalent for the first call of a season, two games for the second, and season long ban for any third call, and that's equivalent, meaning a season ban can carry over to the next year. There's just no reason to lower the helmet and I would also be in favor of flagging an offensive player for lowering his helmet. Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 17:29
    LSmith replied to a thread Duke in Football
    Hope Leary is ok. Heard someone say a broken leg. Hope not. Hockman is not our man. Even his TD pass today was poorly thrown and should have been intercepted.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 17:15
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Duke in Football
    It was poetic justice really that Duke missed a long field goal, to remove any real chance of them winning this one. Even in a clear prevent situation, the defense still kept Duke off the board. It was a nice comeback win for NC State. The hallmark of a good team is when it can cough up an early deficit and keep itself together to recover and win. That's what happened in this one. Again, the play of the defense has been noteworthy for its improvement since the debacle at Virginia Tech. The defense did the job today. They picked off Duke's Chase Brice three times, and each of those plays snuffed out Duke drives that were either already in the red zone, or close to it. Special teams were a mixed bag, as both teams had punt blocks resulting in a scoop and score touchdown. I cannot recall another game where that happened. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 17:02
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Duke in Football
    A crucial interception blunted another would be Duke drive, and the Pack offense has done just enough, with a field goal to make it 31-20 with 3:17 left in the game. Barring a collapse, the Pack may have done enough to win this one. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 16:05
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Duke in Football
    But, as I wrote all that, the offense did sustain a TD drive to take the lead 21-20. And that opportunity is again, due primarily to the play of the defense. Now, if we can manage to stop laying the ball on the carpet, perhaps we can put this game away. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 16:04
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Duke in Football
    One cannot say that the defense is winning this game for the Pack, because Duke still leads in third quarter. But, any chance that the offense has to pull it's head out with a loud popping sound and win this game, is due entirely to the defense keeping them in the game. An INT and a goal line stand robbed Duke of at least 10 points and likely 14. The defense also forced Duke twice to settle for field goals. Duke has scored just 20 points despite the scoop and score on the punt block, and having the ball in the red zone several times, including a sack and fumble by Devin Leary. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 14:47
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Duke in Football
    Unfortunately, except for one pass interference call made against us that was highly questionable, the rest of the calls in this game so far have been good. The INT was not caused by PI. The two players got their feet tangled up and that is not supposed to be flagged for PI. The Duke player just frankly made a better play on the ball than did our receiver. The targeting call was likewise a good call. In the game today, the players have been told to take the helmet out of the game, meaning if you initiate contact with your helmet, it is subject to targeting. And if you initiate contact with your helmet to the head or shoulder of another player, it's practically guaranteed to be called. That's what was flagged. It was a textbook rule violation. Regardless, it wasn't the officials who caused us to breakdown on punt blocking and let nearly the entire Duke team past our line of scrimmage to not only block the kick, but take their pick of who would scoop up the ball and score. There were eight Duke players around the ball on the ground, and not one Wolfpack player. The only way to prevent that score, would have been the Duke player tripping over the turf monster. We're fortunate that the Duke QB threw the ball wildly and then for an INT on back-to-back plays in the red zone. Else, the Devils would have gone up 14-0 early. The first quarter was a case of one team (NC State) not showing up ready to play, and the other team (Duke) showing up mean and motivated to play hard. That better change real soon, or the Pack is going to lay a bitter egg at home. One other observation, the governor's restrictions of crowd size turns out to be pointless window dressing. Less than 5,000 in the stands and yet they are all concentrated in the lower bowl around midfield. With that little separation between people, there is no objective point to avoiding an unrestricted crowd.
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  • Jinx99's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 14:10
    Jinx99 replied to a thread Duke in Football
    Penalties go both ways, Ref.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    15th October 2020, 17:16
    Ken Stallings started a thread Duke in Football
    The Pack finally returns home for the first game since the season opener played back on 19 Sep, nearly a month ago! Duke is the opponent, and there is currently no network broadcast. The game is available on ESPN3 online. Game time is 15:00. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 13:54
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    If one had told me that at the end of this ridiculous three game ACC road game streak that we would be 3-1, having won two of them, I would have doubted it would happen. After the Virginia Tech debacle, I would have been inclined to believe the Pack would have lost all three. But, that's not the case. The defense won this game today. The offense stalled out nearly the entire second half, despite being handed tremendous scoring opportunities gift wrapped for them by the defense. Finally, they punched across a touchdown run to seal the game, long after the game should have been out of reach. Without that McNeill pick six, one wonders how this game may have turned out. Still, a road ACC win is a quality win, and one you'll take no matter how it happens. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 13:50
    Not having it. I pay the freight at this website and like I said in my PM, this patch as an avatar crossed the line. Now, I'm going to advise you of something else that twice now I expressed to you privately. Knock off the personal attacks. Throughout this very liberal discussion, where I have allowed you to express yourself quite openly and without restriction, I have not attacked you one single time. You have expressed views that I find wrongheaded and frankly destructive to the future of our country. But, I have not attacked you. You will stop attacking me, and will refrain from attacking other members. That's all I am going to say on the matter. Ken Stallings
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  • Jinx99's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 13:44
    Jinx99 replied to a thread Stick with sports! in Other Schools
    Hmm. Interesting. That is the patch that OUR players chose for their uniforms. Sorry, if it triggered you. I'm just expressing solidarity and team unity with our players. How is this not censoring free expression?
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  • Jinx99's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 13:37
    Jinx99 replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    I like this team! Terrible 3rd, and mostly 4th offensively, but the McNeil made up for it with the pick 6. Gotta love it for the guy.
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    10th October 2020, 13:35
    Jinx99 replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    I LOL'd for real. You got me good with that one. :)
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 13:21
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    Have these officials read the rule book? Illegal procedure is called whenever the center fails to snap the ball. The UVa center did exactly that, likely because his hand slipped off the ball. But, once that motion starts, if the ball doesn't move, then it's illegal procedure. Every official on the field failed to note that, and let UVa get away with it. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 13:07
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    I guess our defense just finally decided, "OK, O, if you're not going to cash in on any of these golden opportunities we keep giving you, then we'll just cash in ourselves!" As nosetackle Alee McNeill picks off a Virginia pass, that he first tipped into the air, and then runs it all the way to the house! Devin Leary may have one Achilles Heel. He may not be able to throw a wet football. I wonder how large his hands are? Long arms can provide good throwing velocity, but only if the hands can maintain enough grip on the ball to translate all that torque. This is why Russell Wilson is so successful. He's not tall, but his hands are huge! Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 12:37
    LSmith replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    The back up QB is killing us. The fact that he wears #36 and has a potbelly is an insult. We should had been ready for that fake punt! Down 17 late in the 3rd quarter??
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 12:20
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    Lack of pre-game scouting is perhaps a big explanation. But, the second half started off much better. Then, the blocked punt was a great opportunity given to our offense. Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 11:38
    LSmith replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    What is it about 2nd team QBs that can pick us a part?? VA has 140 yards passing with 81 coming from their back up in just a series and a half with a drive for a TD.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 11:34
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    The targeting is being expanded this year to include any lean in with the helmet, whether the helmet actually makes the contact. Essentially, it is easy to teach now. Never use the helmet as a point of contact. As much as I hate to say it, Ingle did lower his helmet into the runner. So, by the rule, he was guilty. This team is playing a lot better than they did at Virginia Tech. Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 11:28
    LSmith replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    Great run by Bam! That is what we need the rest of the game. Feed Bam and Person Jr and wear them down.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 11:26
    LSmith replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    Losing Ingle is a big loss for our D. Looked like he went in shoulder 1rst so not sure about the targeting.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 11:22
    Check your PM, Jinx. And yes, I did take the action on your avatar. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 11:03
    Are you? Ken
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  • Jinx99's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 10:21
    Jinx99 replied to a thread Stick with sports! in Other Schools
    My child is an anti-racist legacy. Part and parcel with BLM. But, Please let's leave kids out of this. You are better than that.
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  • Jinx99's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 10:18
    Jinx99 replied to a thread @ UVa in Football
    That was a nice drive there.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 09:06
    Oh, and one more thing, Jinx99. That former avatar image of yours is one that years back you said was your child. At least, that's how I recalled it being said, and I recall how others here rejoiced in seeing it. It seems to me that your child is a far more important legacy of yourself than BLM. But, you go ahead and make your choice. If BLM is more important to you than your child, then please, by all means, continue to make that point crystal clear. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 09:00
    I already explained. The litmus test is any ideology that establishes its expression upon a person's race, and in doing that, renders itself amoral. Race, in case you haven't noticed, is something that a person is born with. Consequently, to use it as a basis for a philosophy is amoral, since it doesn't matter. Using race as a litmus test is amoral. That's very clear. This is the third time within this very thread where I have very clearly explained that. Now, you bring that little patch into this website. That's your creed and you're very willing to shove it down peoples' throats -- just like the team has. OK, but understand this. At no time did anyone ban you, and at no time did I alter your membership status. There was nothing at all magical about you posting publicly just now. It seems someone did alter your membership status from full member to awaiting email confirmation. I did not do that. It would seem perhaps someone else did. And, I'm checking into the situation to see who may have. Regardless, when I discovered it, I did immediately change your status back to where I put it originally years ago. It seems your conduct here has offended another moderator here, who regarded what you did as a violation of the forum rules. Indeed, technically that is true. But, as site owner, I have decided to amend those rules, at least in this case. I figured you wanted to initiate the political discussion and I answered in kind, and allowed you the same platform to fairly and openly advocate your views, and you most certainly have.
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  • Jinx99's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 08:28
    Jinx99 replied to a thread Stick with sports! in Other Schools
    Oh wow. Like magic. My posting privileges are back. Your cowardice DOES know some bounds. Thank you, Ken for restoring free speech to your board. Now please explain the litmus test you referred to way back when. I challenge you to do it in one paragraph or less. I will not respond to loooong winded diatribes about dead political issues from the 70's. I want you to explain one very simple rhetorical gem that you used. Spolier; I don't think you can, because while it sounds good in a 15 page diatribe of Faux News talking points. It doesn't mean anything substantive. Go Pack.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 07:16
    So, let's answer that personal attack. When today's leftists cannot win a fair argument, they resort to personal attack. They call people racists and other derogatory names. And in doing that, they reveal their bully boy nature. It doesn't work. My own race, has nothing at all to do with this discussion, and never has. Nor, for that matter, does this hatred shown by Jinx99 have anything to do with his race. Hate resides in one's heart, whether it's hate for others or even hate for oneself. Love of human liberty is the opposite of hate, for you must love people to want to see them live free. And, you must hate people to want to see them live in tyranny. Communism is tyranny, a flawed form of government that has been tried dozens of times across the globe and failed miserably everywhere it's been tried. It has always resulted in a brutal society, where people are forced to live in fear and adhere to a singular philosophy, ruled by a small oligarchy of pseudo-emperors, devoid of any honest challenge. Governments where people are jailed and tortured to death in secrecy. There is nothing at all pathetic about condemning a government system (Communism) that for the last 100 plus years has been responsible for more human death and misery than any other government system on the face of the earth. Where are the millions of people getting onboard rickety boats and heading across the ocean, risking death, to flee Constitutional Republics like the United States? Those people do not exist, because millions of people are not risking death to flee America, but instead to flee their Communist oppression and flee to the United States for sanctuary! That sanctuary is our Constitution, a set of laws that restrain and moderate the power of government, to keep government from becoming an instrument of tyranny. That Constitution is now under attack by America's leftists. That observation is called reality, not hate.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th October 2020, 07:05
    Seems that our member Jinx is convinced that I have censored his comments in this thread and has availed himself of a few opportunities to use the PM system here to express his outrage. Those who know how the system works here can verify that nothing he has written has been censored in any way. The American left does that. We instead believe in free speech. And that by letting each side air their views publicly, those with the better argument will win out. We believe those who defend the Constitutional liberties have the better argument. We don't fear a free and open debate, but we know the left does, with their constant censorship of social media, constantly being used as a weapon against conservative philosophy. This is the PM that Jinx wrote me. I want everyone to read it, and realize that his irrational accusation that he's been banned or censored is just that, an irrational projection of sins against those who are innocent of the charge. As the staff here knows, if you are banned, you cannot PM. So, Jinx not posting this publicly is simply because he has chosen not to. No doubt he's also busy telling people he's been banned, but that's not the case.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    9th October 2020, 17:29
    Ken Stallings started a thread @ UVa in Football
    Third straight road game, something that never happens for a Power 5 conference school. NC State travels to Virginia. Game time is noon, 10 Oct, broadcast on the ACC Network. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 19:43
    Back in the 1970's a basketball player named Lloyd Bernard Free, made a great name for himself as a basketball player at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, New York, and then at Guilford College. He led Guilford to the 1972 NAIA National Championship and was MVP of that tournament. He did this as a freshman! He was among the first NAIA players to engender prominence and the eye of NBA scouts. He entered the NBA first with the Philadelphia 76'ers. But, his most significant NBA achievements were with the San Diego Clippers, where in 1979-80, he was an All-Star selection. He longest tenure was with the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom he played for from 1982-86. It was in 1981 that he legally changed his name to the nickname he got first in high school. As much as a dare but also as a social statement, he became best known as World B. Free. And in the era he played, it was a magnificent sentiment. The Clemson Tigers are taking a page from that example. Many of their players have decided to put messages of hope and inspiration on the backs of their jerseys, with names like, "Justice," "Peace," and "Love." No one can object to that. Add a few more for "Freedom," and "Liberty," and that would provide an outstanding method for any football team to send necessary messages of hope. There's a right way and a counter-productive way to send messages. Let's hope NC State discovers the right way!
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 16:33
    LSmith replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    Agree. Hockman was left in the game way too long against VT. Yea having a quality QB makes a big difference and very impressed with Leary today but the night and day difference from last week was on the LOS. Our O-line went up against one of the best defensive fronts if not the best in the country today and held their own after giving up what seems like a gazillion sacks last week. Our D-line completely dominated a very good O line today after getting manhandled last week. Toughness is not a learned trait. You either have it or you don't. As evidence from today we have it on both sides of the LOS which makes me believe something funky was in their heads last week. The other night and day difference was our DBs today. Although depleted by injury they were a lot better this week against a very good QB. Last week they got picked apart from 2nd and 3rd string QBs and could not tackle in open space. The coverage was not great today as Pitts QB through for over 400 yards but the intensity and tackling was on a completely different level form last week.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 14:28
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    It helps when you don't give the game away in the first quarter! I have to play the ultimate "what if," in that what if Leary had just gone ahead and started the first two games, or at least the Virginia Tech game. Would he have really been less prepared than he was when he righted the ship some at Virginia Tech, and then did more than that today? Ken
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    3rd October 2020, 14:03
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    I was very impressed with Pitt's defense, especially their secondary. Honestly, might be the best secondary play I've seen in an ACC defense all year. Then, finally, they had their free safety come across the middle too late when the linebacker released on Angeline, and that was the slot that Leary needed to hit him in stride for the go ahead score with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The key on offense is that with Leary at QB, we had all aspects of the game available, and that was enough to wear down the Pitt defense. That said, even with the college rules, to have no timeouts and march 80 yards down the field and score the touchdown to win the game is very impressive. Leary had four TD passes and no interceptions. In this game, he mastered the timing of the back shoulder fade, and even the Pitt secondary, no matter how tight they played their man coverage, there is no defense for a perfectly executed back shoulder fade provided the receiver keeps his defender inside. Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 13:54
    LSmith replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    Big win!! Completely different team from last week.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 13:05
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    Well, whatever it was, seeing that goal line stand was a moment of inspiration! Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 12:27
    LSmith replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    Having Wilson back is HUGE! Pack D has been dominate against the run.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 11:14
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    Offense has so far been as good as I hoped it would be. What's surprised me is how the defense has suddenly righted itself after the horrible opening, and stopped Pitt on their next three offensive possessions. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 10:23
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    Literal truth on both counts. Literally not a defender within a 25 yard bubble of the receiver and on second and ten, on their second play from scrimmage, Pitt scores a touchdown. Nah, we don't have any team problems! Not a bit! Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 10:18
    Yes, there most certainly was. Sadly, you remain blind to it. Given your dismissing use of TL DR, was that short enough to capture your attention span?
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 10:17
    Now, as for this, I wanted to wait until I had tried to dispel this notion that Marxism isn't the problem. I think I've laid out the case that the problem with Marxism is the tenets of Marxism, and that's why it's failed miserably everywhere it's been tried. Please Jinx, point to me one single country where it has worked to create a free, vibrant society built upon individual liberty. A cult of personality is defined as: "A cult of the leader, arising when a country's regime, or more rarely, an individual, uses the techniques of mass media propaganda, the big lie, spectacle, the arts, patriotism, and government-owned demonstrations and rallies, to create an idealized, heroic, and worshipful image of a leader, often through unquestioning flattery and praise." If you apply that definition to our current President, then you do it through ignorance! First off, please point me to this mass media that offers "unquestioning flattery" for Trump? Seriously, it's been more close to the polar opposite, where the Democrats and the vast majority of American media has attacked him without let up since before he was even elected and until right now. We have unhinged members of major media outlets openly posting to their social media accounts that they hope Trump dies from COVID-19. What do you think would have happened to someone in the state-owned media of the Soviet Union or China during the 1950's, if they wrote such things of Joe Stalin or Mao Zedung? And where is the state-owned media in America? The closest is PBS, which is an institution that most American conservatives wish defunded from tax revenues. That's how uncomfortable we conservatives and libertarians are with any state-sponsored media, much less state-owned media.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 10:07
    LSmith replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    Lol!!! Not a defensive back within 50 yards of the reciever. Classic!
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  • Jinx99's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 10:06
    Jinx99 replied to a thread Stick with sports! in Other Schools
    TL DR; Was there an explanation of the "litmus test" in there?
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 09:56
    LSmith replied to a thread @ Pitt in Football
    I just want to see how the offense does with Leary in assuming our coaches are smart enough to start him. I already know what the defense is going to do. Maybe it is time to "defund" and "reimagine" our defense lol!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd October 2020, 07:37
    Wish I had remembered this earlier, but let's analyze Communism and its governments today to the single most pressing issue facing our society today, and directly impacting Wolfpack athletics -- COVID-19. The Chinese Communist government took action when a group of senior doctors in the Wuhan Provincial hospital had a meeting in late December to early January to discuss the emerging viral epidemic. The meeting was to discuss prevention, treatment, and cures -- stuff any professional medical doctor would be keenly desirous of brainstorming. They published their conclusions on social media, designed for other medical experts to review and consider. The response of the Chinese Communist government? The woman who led the meeting, Ai Fen, was the victim of a unique aspect of life under Chinese Communist rule. She was "disappeared." Note, that's the verb disappeared, not the noun. Fen was arrested secretly by Chinese law enforcement, taken away, and has never been seen or heard from since January. Under international pressure, the world started seeing social media posts under her name, but in April the group Medicine sans Frontiers announced that they could not verify that any of these social media posts were actually made by Doctor Fen. Another group working under dire circumstances in China, Reporters Without Borders, has also concluded that they cannot verify if Doctor Fen is alive, despite the efforts by some in the Chinese government to claim she is fine, and still working at her hospital, though no one at that hospital is willing to claim they have seen her, nor are they willing to speak on the record about anything. Juxtapose that with our legal right to Writ of Habeas Corpus! People who disappear in America are presumed victims of kidnapping, a felony crime. In China, such people are no longer talked about, much less petitioned for law enforcement to investigate and determine what happened to them. People in China learned that when people they know just disappear, then you remain silent about it lest you become the next one to disappear! Another doctor at that same meeting in January was Mei Zhongming, who posted warnings to other doctors about the need to wear face shields, special gowns, and gloves when treating patients infected with this new virus they had seen. Seems more than reasonable to announce that conclusion, doesn't it? The response by the Chinese government? Doctor Shongming was placed under house arrest, and was denied medical treatment when it first became known that he became infected with the same COVID-19 that he tried to warn people about. By the time the government authorities finally relented and allowed Doctor Zhongming to be transported to the same Wuhan hospital where he had worked, the disease had advanced too much and he soon died.
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