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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Ride The Float! second rough
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Ride The Float! rough
I was thinking about the Herd riding their momentum into today’s game against East Carolina and since its homecoming weekend, the idea of the float came quickly. It will be fun doing the decorated float, the toilet paper, etc.
At first I was going to have the flatbed by itself, getting ready to run over a Pirate, but its not so much about the Pirates as it is about Marshall being prepared to go up against the defending conference champs.
Also, the idea of a float not being towed seemed a bit awkward. So, I’ll draw a big pickup truck. Now I need a driver ... Coach Snyder.
I always thought would be kind of fun to do a caricture of him. I'll need to give myself plenty of time this week.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Conference play begins
Now that the Herd has had a chance to work out the kinks (and there were more than previously expected), it begins conference play — which is the only thing that this season’s success or failure should be measured. Still, a two and one record is the best Marshall could have expected, so it is right where it needs to be for this conference run.
This is a pretty straight-forward concept of rolling up the sleeves and going to work — not just for a winning season, but for a conference championship. Why should they sell themselves short?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
How prolific this turned out to be
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
A Matter of Perception
My idea for this weekends Herd game against Southern Illinois deals with the perception that Championship subdivision teams are weaker and should be an easy victory. Yep, tell that to Michigan last year after blowing it at home to Appy State.
The Herd had a similar home humiliation when it hosted New Hampshire last year. Or, was it humiliation. What it comes down to is, Marshall is struggling in the upper division and it is facing the #7 ranked team in the “lower” division.
So here I’ve got Marco standing on the higher podium and still being dwarfed by the Saluki (Egyptian hunting dog ~ I’m not sure why) standing on the lower podium.
Marshall’s going to have their hands full.