|Selfie on the walk up to Michie Stadium. I left my daughter Emma at home|
because of the weather forecast. It was chilly, but we didn't get much rain.
|Took this shot about an hour before the game. Weather was windy, but|
we never had more than a light drizzle.
Army's defense held on the next possession, forcing North Texas to try a second long field goal going into the wind. They missed, their second missed field goal of the game, and then Bradshaw threw his best pass of the day to TE Dalton Mendenhall, who rumbled to the North Texas ten yard line.
|The "Long Grey" uniforms got mixed reviews in the stands.|
|The Rabble Rousers, trying to rouse Section 16.|
I thought the crowd was pretty goo, all things considered.
Important rule of thumb for ball-carriers in football: Know when the journey is over and get down. Watching all those fumbles yesterday was maddening, especially because they all happened essentially after the play was over.
This was a game that Army should have dominated based on the statistics, but they got destroyed instead, entirely because they were just too sloppy. Bradshaw went 7-21 passing with 4 interceptions, and the Black Knights lost 3 fumbles. That's totally inexcusable.
Can someone please tell me where Chris Carter was while Bradshaw was going 7-21 passing? Based on the fact that it took him almost three quarters to start throwing decent balls, I have to say that Bradshaw is WAY too emotional when he plays. He was erratic out there, and it cost the team. If he was my athlete, I would tell him to spend more time warming up--at least another twenty minutes--and to do some freaking yoga. Dude badly needs to get his shit under control before the start of games, or this team is going nowhere.
Yoga helps, Ahmad, trust me. Twenty minutes or so per day. Disconnect your emotions from your physical performance, and even though you'll feel flat, you'll play much, much more consistently.
By the way, can somebody out there tell me what the score was from Friday's swim meet against Yale? I actually care about that more than the football game. Thanks.