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  1. Darman

    [2023] Week #2 - TNF

    Yeah there is a good future available to GT. Hopefully you can salvage your season to get better recruiting situation
  2. Darman

    [2023] Week #2 - TNF

    Not an ideal start for Georgia Tech though
  3. A friend and I were recently having a convo on the influences of Barack Obama that he named in an interview with David Letterman. Which made me think. What are some things that influence us. Whether it's as a member of the site, professional or personal life, old sports careers, or in hobbies or other interests. I'd like to hear some of your influences.
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    [2023] Week #2 - MNF

    We had a kicker make a long field goal?
  5. I'm looking for some veteran site members who would be interested in a pretty large media project. Pm me here or discord to learn more

  6. My answer to this will be the same in most cases
  7. At least for week 0 and 1, some things are measured against season expectations and prior years. I think it is too early for your team to know if this win is what your team was supposed to do, was more of a 50 50 must win, or more of an upset win
  8. BOFA ACC Week 0/1 Stock Up/Stock Down Here at BOFA ACC, we love Hot Takes. We are believers that they are the best things that are both Hot and the best things that are Takes. Stock Up/Stock Down is the definitive Hot Take machine of the ACC. While it will take into account more than just the week that was played, the most recent week is the most important. Here is how it will work. After each week there will be four categories for judgement. Whether a team or players stock is going up moving to the next week, whether it is going down, whether it is holding steady, or whether it is simply unclear. Momentum will play a factor in it, conference and national context will matter, and the results of games other than ones a team or player played in will be taken into account for this. Now for the inaugural Stock Up/Stock Down of the 2023 Season Stock Up Duke Blue Devils and Clemson Tigers - In the preseason computer poll, the defending division champions, the last two conference champions, and the two most recent teams in the CFBHC playoffs, were not among the top two ACC teams in those rankings. While neither of them played in week 0, both teams were able to see the two teams above them have duds in week 0. Miami lost a close game to an unranked Florida team, and given Miami’s high preseason ranking, Duke should be more confident in their chances to capture a third consecutive ACC Coastal Championship. Boston College played a ranked opponent in Tennessee, and by just about any standard disappointed. Clemson is trying to make it to a second straight ACC Championship game out of the Atlantic division and how Boston College lost this game should make the Tigers very happy. Clemson also had a strong game against San Jose State in week 1, which was to be expected from them. Their rising stock had more to do with Boston College’s loss than Clemson’s week 1 win. Beckett Morrison, Victor Ross, and Trevor McKinney of Virginia Tech- Morrison and Ross were the driving factors for the offense of Virginia Tech, with both of them giving solid performances against a solid West Virginia team. Trevor McKinney, who is a BOFA First Team Preseason All American, had a spectacular opening game. He took an interception back to the house which helped provide the winning margin for the Hokies. Andrew Snyder of Boston College - In a losing effort, Andrew Snyder still managed to get his numbers in. He finished the week with an interception and a forced fumble and added seven tackles to his tally which lead the ACC teams in week 0. Deandre Streeter of Virginia - Virginia took care of business in week 1. They faced an outmatched opponent and did what they were supposed to do. The star of the week offensively was Deandre Streeter. The top 3 pass catchers in the Virginia offense are all sophomores or younger, and while they are talented they are young. Streeter was their leading receiver last season, and with a 6 reception, 108 yard game (and one touchdown), Streeter looks to continue to be a threat from the tight end position. Frederick Snyder and DeMarion Moore of Clemson - Naturally, when a star QB leaves a program, it leaves questions as to how the team will bounce back the next year. This is especially true for a conference champion and playoff participant in Clemson. While it may be too early to crown Snyder as a success after one week against a bad opponent, Clemson fans have to be pleased. At the very least Snyder will be a solid option for the team. He won’t lose games for the Tigers and may even be the driving factor in winning a few. Clemson always had the talent to be the favorite in the Atlantic Division, and Snyder’s strong performance gives them even more confidence. Clemson also took a risk in benching Josiah Brock and starting true freshman DeMarion Moore at the running back position. Like with Snyder, it has only been one week against an opponent not up to the challenge. Moore was still a star for this team with 185 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Moore looks like a player who could be a force in the conference for the next three or four years he plays and is likely the key cog in the Clemson offense trying to repeat as ACC Champions. Stock Down Boston College and Miami - As stated above, the Preseason Computer Poll was very high on both of these teams, and both of these teams turned in duds in week 0. Boston College did play a strong Tennessee team, but scoring only 9 points and looking anemic on offense, is a troubling sign for a team with hopes of making the ACC Championship game. They play South Carolina next week and Old Dominion after that, and they need to find some answers before possibly their most important game on the schedule when they host Clemson. Fortunately, this loss doesn’t hurt them in the ACC standings but the bad omens could reverberate in other games this year. Miami played an opponent that wasn’t as tough as Tennessee in the Florida Gators, which only makes their loss more disappointing. Perhaps expectations were a bit high for the Hurricanes, who started multiple first year starters on offense and feature a much different attack from the Ronnie Peterson led rushing game of years past, but this loss still will temper those high expectations for Miami moving forward. Their schedule doesn’t get easier in future weeks but fortunately none of those games are against ACC opponents. They are at risk of eliminating themselves from playoff contention and the highest tier of bowls after week 0, as one more loss could leave them as the odd man out in the ACC. Wake Forest and UNC - I don’t know which program feels more hopeless at this point. Both schools got blown out this week, which isn’t unexpected given the state of the teams or the stature of the teams they played this week. Wake seemed like they had some momentum from last season after nearly becoming bowl eligible, but the early returns for 2023 aren’t good. They actually face one of the tougher schedules among ACC teams, especially in the second half of the season when they have to face Duke, Clemson, Miami, and Boston College. Bowl eligibility seems nearly out of the question this year for this team as their next two games are absolute must wins. They have a good chance of beating both Yale and Charlotte, but it is hard to find games in the schedule that give them decent odds of victory. UNC has a bad roster and it doesn’t feel like help is on the way for them. Their schedule isn’t as daunting as Wake Forest’s schedule, but the lack of talent on their roster makes it even less likely for them to make a bowl or even win 4 games this year. Simply put, if you switched Wake Forest and UNC’s schedule this year, UNC would be happy with 3 wins, and Wake would have a decent chance of being bowl eligible. Holding Steady NC State - East Carolina has built a decent football team in Greenville, and NC State was facing another year of uncertainty in 2023. A 3 point overtime win is a good result. Just as any win is a good result. It certainly increases their chances of becoming bowl eligible this year, and that is probably the best NC State can expect this year. They won’t be a ACC contender this year, which is fine. There was nothing about this win that excites you as a Wolfpack fan, but nothing about the result scares you about their chances to win 5 more games this year. Florida State - The Seminoles have a good team. Old Dominion does not. That’s no disrespect to what the Monarchs are building but the simple fact of the matter is that there isn’t anything that they could have done to win this game. FSU fans are probably cautiously optimistic over Brett England’s performance in week 1 after he struggled last season. Jack Ramsey was an animal in the first week, but again, weak opponent. Florida State played to expectations. Nothing they did is particularly exciting for their season goals and nothing was detrimental to it either. They are a likely bowl team, and wins over their next few opponents would make their stock rise. Syracuse - I don’t think anyone was particularly surprised by the result of Syracuse’s game versus Purdue. Syracuse is the only losing team to hold steady for a reason for this reason. Purdue was the better team, and Syracuse put on a spirited performance against them. Would they have liked to come out of this game with a win? Absolutely. But they probably aren’t too disappointed by this loss and how it happened. Unclear Georgia Tech - Florida Atlantic has a sneakily good roster this year, and Georgia Tech is obviously on a reboot. While Josh Beckett’s GT teams had flaws, his QB play was able to mask talent deficiencies at other positions. The talent deficiencies, specifically at the running back position reared it’s ugly head against Florida Atlantic in week 1. I don’t have a great grasp on what Georgia Tech’s expectations should be this year. They have talent on their roster and an experienced coach who should be there for the long haul, but there is a lot of youth. They are unclear in their stock because I don’t know where they will go. If the team matures quickly and melds together, they have a chance to make a bowl. I’m not optimistic in this however. More likely they continue to struggle some this year, and win 4 to 5 games but give themselves hope for the future. Hope is the most dangerous thing in football, both for your team and your opponents. The ACC - The ACC had a very different week 0 and week 1. Week 0 had a bunch of duds, only saved by Virginia Tech’s win over West Virginia. The two best ACC teams that played in week 0 both lost in disappointing fashion. Week 1 played more towards expectations, as generally the better teams won by margins they expected, and the worse teams did not win. It was a bad week for a conference that hoped to have multiple playoff teams this year and it showed that the worst teams in the ACC are pretty bad. The big things we learned in week 0/1 from the ACC is that Clemson is still the team to beat, temper expectations of teams that have never played together, and that the bottom of the conference is really really bad.
  9. I finally watched justice league and was even more disappointed than I thought it would be. I felt acutely aware that Batman was an actor in a Batman suit. It felt like they tried to dip into some of Marvel's style of movie but it failed. Flash was corny, Batman felt useless. I hate that they portray Batman as someone who has been through the ringer, but they make no attempt to delve into his past. And Ben Affleck isn't cool enough in the movie to make him a Robert Downey type Iron Man. I also watched Bohemian Rhapsody and had so many problems with it. The only plus side of the film was being able to hear Queen songs. But they hate on lip syncing early on in the movie but procede to lip sync the whole movie. I know Rami Malek got a lot of praise for his portrayal of Mercury, but I really didn't like it. Maybe it was because of the uninspired acting of the others in the movie, but itfelt like he was pressing and I was aware the whole time he was acting. In contrast to Straight outta Compton and Rocketman, my 2 favorite music biopics recently. I also didn't like the live aid scene at the end. Why recreate a scene that is on YouTube already? And why not explore Mercury's sexuality and expand on his fight with AIDS? And why make up stuff about Queen breaking up before Live Aid? I wish they used music to punctuate events in Queens and Freddie Mercury's life instead of recording studio and concert scenes. I also feel like the movie should have ended differently. We Are the Champions should have come sooner, possibly at the climax of the film. Why don't you end this film with Freddie Mercury singing "The Show Must Go On" and go to the credits after showing what happened to him and the band after? Would have been more powerful. I just don't get what the movie was doing besides adding more spins to Queens discography on Spotify. Hated that movie. If it wasn't Queen in the movie, who I like a lot, I wouldn't have finished the movie.
  10. FYI, Moonlight, which is my favorite movie of the last few years is on Netflix now. The first chapter which heavily features Mahershala Ali (who won a best supporting actor Oscar for his performance) is my favorite thing in a movie that I've watched ever. I watched La La Land first and I enjoyed it, but after watching Moonlight it was clear that Moonlight was the superior movie easily
  11. Weird to see no Solomon with TTU
  12. CFBHC Career: Duke Blue Devils (2014-Present) NFLHC Career: Houston Texans (2015-2016) Chicago Bears (2017-Present) Achievements: 2016 NFLHC Coach of the Year, 1x ACC Champion Offense: 10 --> 1 = 10Defense: 10 --> 1 = 10Special Teams: 10 --> -1 = 10 Clock Mgmt: 10 --> 1 = 10 Discipline: 10--> -1 = 10Youth Mgmt: 10 --> 1 = 10 Breakdown: (Off/Def/ST/Clock/Disc./Youth) 2014 Adjustments: +1/+1/-1/1/-1/1 Traits after 2014: 11/11/9/11/9/11 2015 Adjustments: +2/0/+1/+1/-1/-1 Traits after 2015: 13/11/10/12/8/10 2016 Adjustments: +1/+1/0/-1/+2/-1 Traits after 2016: 14/12/10/11/10/9 2017 Adjustements: +1/+1/0/-1/-1/+2 Traits after 2017: 15/13/10/10/9/11 2018 Adjustments: -2/0/0/+2/+2/0 Traits after 2018: 13/13/10/12/11/11 2019 Adjustments: +1/+2/0/-1/-1/+1 Traits after 2019: 14/15/10/11/10/12 2020 Adjustments: +1/+1/-1/-1/+1/+1 Traits after 2020: 15/16/9/10/11/13 2021 Adjustments: +1/+1/0/-1/-1/+2 Traits after 2021: 16/17/9/9/10/15 2022 Adjustments: +1/-1/+1/+1/-1/+1 Traits after 2022: 17/16/10/10/9/16 Adding Coaching Feats: Local Connections Teacher of the Game
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