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I had no idea that Kyle Shannahan was registered here under the username grappler Terp.
I enjoy him. no schtick. no ego. quick to backtrack on statements when visual evidence contradicts him. he is always in the moment, ie. has a feel for the game at hand.
I've gone to the bar before solely because I didn't want to listen to Phil Simms
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Are we talking about the same guy?
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
Applewhite was a year ahead of Simms. The way I remember it, Simms played sparingly as a freshman, then played quite a bit but as a sophomore backup, then got the job as a junior (Major's senior year) basically because of who he was.
Simms played pretty well (probably no better than Major, a three-year starter, would have) but struggled in a couple of big games. One of the plays of the year was him getting hit at his own goal line against OU, fumbling into the air and having a defender catch it and run it in for the game-clinching TD.
Applewhite pretty much never played that year which seemed enormously unfair, until Simms played like shit in the Holiday Bowl against Washington. Brown pulled him, Major came in and led a huge comeback victory and that was his last game and only highlight of his senior year.
I don't think the spleen ended his career. Sucking at football did.
Fair enough, like I said I was young at the time so I guess I was a bit off. I have very distinct memories of that bowl game tho which I guess warped my memories of the entire season (I didn't exactly follow actively follow Texas football). Could've sworn I remembered him throwing a bunch of TDs in a late season loss to Colorado or somebody too but I guess I might be confusing that w his junior year
Someone claiming that Phil Simms is good is far more offensive than anything Hogie has ever posted on this board.
I'm not prepared to say he's my least favorite announcer out there, but he might be. I'd have to think through some of the other candidates first.
Mack Brown basically played Simms because he had promised him he would be the starter that year, otherwise Simms probably would have transferred. It was a recruiting commitment kind of thing.
Simms was terrible in the Big XII title game that year, so bad that Applewhite replaced him in the game. Applewhite then played in the Holiday Bowl and was the game MVP.
I have always thought Texas could have been a serious national title contender that season if Applewhite had been the QB instead of Simms.
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grapplerTerp = Phil Simms. No other explanation.
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