OhMyGodMakeItStop

Seriously, Spirit posters? Really?


* redclayreb
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* Ole Miss Legend
* 810 posts this site

Posted: Yesterday 11:46 PM

Re: Clayton Moore coming to Ole Miss

Heard the same thing about an unknown redhead in 1968 from Drew,Ms. He would never play a down of QB in front of Bob White and Brent Chumbler. White never played. "Shug" was a good QB. The redhead became a legend. Never say never someone once said.



And later, when someone pointed out the absurdity of THAT comparison:


* redclayreb
* [Scout Subscriber]
* Ole Miss Legend
* 810 posts this site

Posted: Today 12:23 AM

Re: Clayton Moore coming to Ole Miss

Nobody equals Archie Manning. Clayton reminds me more of Bret Favre.

Oh God. A Bret (sic) Favre and Archie Manning comparison applied to the same 6'1" QB who got kicked off of his high school football team a few weeks ago. I think something snapped in my brain when I read this. It has to stop. Stop begging for stars for players already committed/likely to commit. Quit acting like every two star will follow in Patrick Willis' footsteps. Stop adding and subtracting stars from Ole Miss players who busted/panned out to make a point. Just. Fucking. Stop it.

There are two camps that have been at it lately on these message boards, both equally stupid:

First, the Playstation Camp. Football is a giant video game to these guys, and boy, do they like to recruit. If Demond Washington remained at 3 or 4 stars, he'd have been an uninspiring pickup for Ole Miss, but that 5th star will give him 96 speed, 85 awareness, and 80 hands, and he'll be the best cornerback we've ever had, especially given our historic luck with highly regarded JUCO prospects! This type of fan can get pretty annoying. Playstation guys are already drawing up depth charts for the next six years at Ole Miss, and stacking them against the schedules for those years and our respective historic records against those opponents, and yadda yadda bullshit. Here's the deal guys: life is not predictable and manipulable like a video game or a math equation. Shit happens. Personalities, attitudes, injuries, motivation, officiating, weather, and a billion other factors all go into this random system of events that encompass the success or failure of a sports program. Stop trying to figure it out in your head. But hey, your annoyances are at least founded in logic and information, albeit largely qualitative. At least you aren't:

The 'Little Giants Guy.' Or the 'Rudy Guy,' or whatever your favorite 'ragtag bunch of misfits' sports movie may be. Look here, Little Giants Guy: had Archie Manning played high school ball in 2008, it is much more likely, even in his small town, that his talents would have been recognized. Recruiting was a shotgun blast in those days. You signed a bazillion kids and figured out who would be decent. The rest could change position or just go fuck themselves. Now, we have a pretty invasive media machine that does a decent job of evaluating talent. Clayton Moore is not Archie Manning or Brett Favre. Most two star linebackers aren't Patrick Willis. It just doesn't happen much anymore, as recruiting experts find that there is more and more money in this game, and the bulk of it goes to whomever can find the best information the fastest. So stop acting like every Ole Miss two star is a diamond in the rough. If you haven't noticed, we have our fair share of backup players on the team who will never play a significant down. We'll have some of those guys in this class and every class from here on. There are only 22 starters, and only a handful of star players amongst them. Prospects are all, to some degree, limited by physical potential, so quit getting excited over 6 foot quarterbacks that aren't fast, doughy looking, 6'3" offensive tackles, and cornerbacks with offers from Ole Miss and Idaho. Those guys aren't going to be good, almost certainly.

Sorry for the rant, but I sometimes can't help wandering away from Nafoom because I want to read about football instead of grills, divorces, shitty movies, etc. Then I see that shit on the Spirit, pop an aspirin, and take a nap, like I'm about to do right now. Have a good day, everyone. Except for you, RedClayReb. You get off the computer, go to WalMart, and buy a damn clue. That is all.



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