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Posted at 9:54 PM ET, 11/27/2010

After signature victory, what are Maryland's bowl options?

By Eric Prisbell

This was the signature victory Maryland was looking for this season. The most likely destination for Maryland remains the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium on Dec. 29 against a Conference USA team.

Players clearly do not want to wind up there.
Playing in the bowl would certainly benefit the school financially, however, because it would not take a loss.
And, obviously, the folks at the bowl game would love to have Maryland because of local appeal.

Does Maryland deserve to play in a bowl game away from the area? I don’t think there is any doubt about that. Will it happen? It may take some unforeseen circumstances. Is that fair? Of course not. But that’s college football (see BCS).

By Eric Prisbell  | November 27, 2010; 9:54 PM ET
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What research do you have that says the likely destination is the Military Bowl? This is what you hope is going to happen but in reality you have no freakin clue. You get paid for this?

Posted by: terps447 | November 27, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Terps are the 3rd or 4th best team in the ACC. I would have taken the Military Bowl before the season started, but 8-4 deserves a lot more.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 27, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

How many times are you going to post this? Hey, we get it, they might end up in the Military Bowl. Yea, they deserve better but the bowl system is crappy so they could drop.

Can you please start giving us some interesting/informative comments? Just to reiterate, Military bowl, got it.

Posted by: rickroll | November 27, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Another reason I am so happy to have Liz Clarke writing about Gary this year. Did you really think you could get that dig in and not have people jump on it? How can we finish 2nd in our division and be the 8th best team in the ACC? which is who I believe ends up in the Military Bowl. Wonder what EP will do during basketball season since he won't have Gary to kick around? Maybe he can be the beat writer for college volleyball or something. No, that would not be fair to that sport either. Hoping Terps will be in Orlando or Nashville, nice win today!!

Posted by: sjm3091 | November 27, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

GT now getting blasted by Georgia. Randy Shannon is getting fired by Miami. Clemson 6-6. I don't care what the Terps home attendance is this season, the conference sucks and Maryland should go to a decent bowl. If it's the Military, then that's just collusion between these crooked bowl committees.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 27, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

this is indicative of Prisbell's personal agenda with Md. LOL, he's looking like an idiot and wants to save face.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 27, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Just one more series of Prisbell quotes to add to my already large collection that I look forward to posting when we get chosen to play at a more prestigious bowl. It's going to be fun Eric. My favorite part will be reading your explanation for how you got it so wrong. Why you felt the need to say we are going to the Military Bowl 50 times in the last month is beyond me. You have never made any point so many times before, wonder why you keep saying it? To antagonize Terps fans? Nah, couldn't be that.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 27, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Way to completely emphasize the super-duper-worst-case scenario Eric. With our quarterback making NFL quality passes to a nice receiving corp that includes another probable Sunday guy, a month for the team to get healthy and the Fridge's good bowl record, Maryland will be very competitive in our bowl, fan interest will be high and Terrapin fans can be expected to travel well to see this team. Orlando is in play, as are all the other non-RFK games. Get with reality Eric. While you can probably make the case that the local game has a higher probability of getting Maryland than any other SINGLE bowl game, the FIELD of ACC #3 through ACC #7, FIVE games, certainly has a substantially higher aggregate probability. "C'mon man!"

Posted by: jake177 | November 27, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow - full credit to Tech for coming back in Athens, but they just missed a huge PAT! Could be a big game for Maryland's bowl fate.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 27, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Actually I take back the part about the Military Bowl still having the highest single probability at this point. That was me trying to be generous, but in reality I don't think that is true. And you are not worthy of generosity after your track record of snide statements over the past month or so.

Posted by: jake177 | November 27, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Who the heck would want to play in that dump, especially in December? The alumni certainly doesn't want to.

Posted by: bal503 | November 27, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Military Bowl is an embarrassment. With Clemson and Georgia Tech losing today, Md has to strongly indicate they would stay home vs. accepting such a bid. Md fans need to voice their respective views on this so a warmer climate can be the next venue...


Posted by: teschiedel | November 27, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Ralph and his team will be going to El Paso for the Sun Bowl or to Orlando for the Champs Bowl. Eric is just trying to drum up some enthusiasm and fire. Like talk radio. Sheesh. It would be better if he could do the same with a well researched and informative column.

I will go to El Paso or Orlando, but will not ride the metro down to RFK. That would be a cruel joke. Since Miami went to the Champs bowl last year, I think they will go to ElPaso and the Terps will be going to the Champs Bowl in Orlando on 12/28.

Posted by: fishntrains | November 27, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Another great day down in College Park. Awesome tailgate in Lot 9B and the Terps came to play. Danny O'Brien is an amazing QB. The TD pass to Torrey Smith was an impossible throw... right-handed QB running to the left throwing past double coverage to the corner of the endzone. He is a special kid. Don Brown's defense is so much fun to watch and really shut down the Wolf Pack running game. This season was awesome and with only 8 seniors on the 2-deep I gotta imagine the Terps will be in contention for an ACC Title again next year.

As for bowl games, the Terps have got to be ahead of BC (weak fans and bad team), Miami (weak fans and team in turmoil with no coach), Clemson (6-6 and just got trounced), UNC (are they even eligible after all the scandals?), GT (6-6 and not a good team). Obviously VT and FSU are 1-2. I think it's pretty close with NC State so I say with Champs or Sun Bowl. Both would be fun destinations and a great way to end the season.

Posted by: TerpFan2001 | November 27, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Prisbell - you are a complete idiot. You have zero integrity.

Posted by: leed191195 | November 27, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

The comments should be the article and prisbell's nonsense should be in the comment section

Posted by: winterps1 | November 28, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Huge win tonight! Shocking that Petecard and MA"hater"fan aren't enjoying the win. Prisbell kiss my Arse with your Military Bowl crap.

Posted by: Section505203 | November 28, 2010 12:39 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: bryan91477 | November 28, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: bryan91477 | November 28, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Prisbell...you are garbage! No clue what you are talking about. Keep dreaming about the Military Bowl. At the minimum the will be in Memphis or Charlotte. Write that down...clown!

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Posted by: marylawton | November 28, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Prisbell...you are garbage! No clue what you are talking about. Keep dreaming about the Military Bowl. At the minimum they will be in Memphis or Charlotte. Write that down...clown!

Posted by: bryan91477 | November 28, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Prisbell...you are garbage! No clue what you are talking about. Keep dreaming about the Military Bowl. At the minimum they will be in Memphis or Charlotte. Write that down...clown!

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Posted by: marylawton | November 28, 2010 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Maryland's bowl fate may very well hinge on the UConn USF game next weekend. A Uconn win wraps up the Big East for them and sends WVU to the Champs or Meineke (assuming they beat Rutgers). Both Champs and Meineke seem very enthusiastic about a WVU Maryland rematch, much like the Gator did in 03-04. It wouldn't make WVU fans very happy but it seems that if WVU is in one of those games, Maryland may well be put in as their opponent. Pitt/Maryland might also be in their sights.

Posted by: ferraridoug | November 28, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Prisbell, I have never seen fans so angry at you. As a longtime defender of your work, it doesn't give me any pleasure to say I think you slipped this season in your reporting (especially analysis). As I've emailed to you at times this season, I think you have been excessively and needlessly critical. I am not saying I want a Terp cheerleader covering the Terps bc I don't. But when I can't even count how many times our beat reporter wrote about MD not beating any .500 teams or teams with winning records, it's a little odd given where we ended up.

Here we are, at regular season's end, and we have beaten FOUR teams with winning records now--Boston College, NC State, Navy, and Florida International--and possibly a FIFTH if we win our bowl. All season long, in nearly every piece you wrote, you found a way to point out how we've only beaten one winning team (Navy, a win you at one point described as "looking worse by the week" despite the fact that Navy went 8-2 after they played us).

Am I bragging about beating 4 or 5 winning teams? No. I'm simply pointing out that your utter fixation with that statistic was proven to be totally irrelevant by season's end. And the same will go for your odd fixation with the Terps going to the Military Bowl. It, too, will be proven to be totally irrelevant by season's end.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 28, 2010 2:57 AM | Report abuse

Eric, the Terps cannot go to the Military Bowl. They're 8-4. The ACC has 9 bowl-eligible teams, two of which are 6-6 and thus cannot be picked ahead of Maryland. Which means Maryland will have to be picked before the Military Bowl comes up. And they almost surely will get picked ahead of BC and Miami as well. Which means Nashville at worst, and more likely the Champps.

Posted by: dlgood | November 28, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

I remember the days some years ago when you could read a sports page and get the scores and stats without the ax grinding commentary that this Post writer feels obliged to write. Perhaps he was a Terps wannabe at one time. Fortunately the Post isn't our first choice for Terrapin news.

Posted by: bfjam | November 28, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

I don't usually bother to post, but I have to join in and question why Prisbell keeps reposting the same, tired, spurious topics, most of which seem to be designed to stir up contrversy instead of convey information. How about some stories about some of the 8 seniors leaving that will not be told on the AP or print editions? Or maybe something new about an upcoming player who may be critical to next years team? How about some "insider" information?

Posted by: TurtleD | November 28, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

prisbell seems like he is more interested in having his military bowl "dream" come true than actualy reporting facts at this point...the harping on his won-lost record for the terps season obviously demonstrates this...prisbell=weak

Posted by: bigwalt42 | November 28, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

The latest bowl predictions from CBS Sports (which relies on expertise and journalism rather than a certain beat writer for WaPO) has the Terps in the Champs Bowl in Orlando against Notre Dame. Earlier in the day, they had us in the same bowl against WVU. Why are you still pimpin' for RFK, Prisbell? Is it perhaps you don't want to travel for the holidays? Is this the real reason you keep foisting to us REAL fans this crap about going to the Military Bowl? I would still like to hear an apology from you for your bad pick and for you to admit that you can't stand having to cover such a "low brow" university.

Why don't you cover Florida? They only had the worst a__-beating at the hands of FSU in a long time. Why doesn't TerpHaterMA have a diatribe about how the program there hasn't obviously improved in the 5-6 that Urban Meyer has been there and how they won those championships with Ron Zook's players? Or about Randy Shannon's returning the U back to the glory days? Or Butch Davis leading a "clean" program at UNC? Or how Dabo Sweeney is such a great motivator but can't even lead Clemson to muster even more than one TD against their in-state rivals last night? Or how great Frank Beamer is despite the fact that his season was already a joke after the first two games, no matter what he he did afterwards? In fact, why don't you just admit that you HATE covering the Terps so much that you have resorted to advertsing for a hack bowl game in DC and that the only real journalism you ever accomplished at WaPo was an "expose" on how GW can't recruit (something I still laugh about)?

Posted by: ecglotfelty | November 28, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Yahoo Sports/Rivals.com is now projecting Maryland in the Music City Bowl against Tennessee. It projects Georgia Tech in the Military Bowl.

CBS Sports now projects Maryland in the Champs Sports Bowl against Notre Dame. It projects Boston College in the Military Bowl.

Doesn't appear to be so clear cut does it?

Posted by: croftonpost | November 28, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Not one Terps fan wants to go to the Military,aka Eric Prisbell, Bowl, except for the writer of this blog...In fact, we don't belong there, and deserve better.
Eric, are you on the Committe for your 'Prisbell Bowl'??? Do you get a cut in ticket sales??? My guess is you're just looking for comments..
Finally, a great game at Byrd yesterday.. Shame on you token Terp fans who chose to miss it.. That was what college football is all about...Was there actually 35,000 there like they say- WHO CARES!!! Those of us that committ to being season tickets holders, and ATTENDING the games had a great day in College Park... Wind caused havoc with the tailgates on 9B, but the liquid refreshments made up for it...
We'll go to any bowl, just not the Eric Prisbell Bowl at RFK !!!! GO TERPS!!!!

Posted by: frostanna | November 28, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

The rule that eligible winning record teams have to be picked before 6-6 teams was dropped by the NCAA during this past offseason. I do agree though that the Military Bowl is not the near certainty portrayed by Eric Prisbell.

It amazes me that a blog headline with "bowl options" in plural leads to a story mentioning only one option. If there was a shred of actual sourcing for that claim, I would understand but we haven't seen it. We've just seen a very skewed analysis portraying the Terps as the most undesirable non-BC team imaginable.

Prisbell seems so locked into the Military Bowl scenario that he can't bother with any evidence to the contrary. We should just be thankful that he isn't a police detective.

Posted by: evwill | November 28, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Any bowl,better then none.Let em play ,great win, gutty calls ,not just sitting on lead.Good game to watch for college.NC asleep on MD last TD,unexpected call.Great call from the coach.

Posted by: dcg326 | November 28, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, meant 16 Seniors. I see Liz Clarke had that assignment...

Posted by: TurtleD | November 28, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Yes, let's just hope the Military Bowl is only Prisbell's wished-for fantasy.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/bowls/predictions

Posted by: EdDC | November 28, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

A real reporter woud have pointed out that besie scouts from the Military Bowl there were also scouts in attendance from the Chick-Fil-A Bowl and Champs Sports Bowl. The Chick-fil-A Bowl is in Atlanta on Dec. 31, and the Champs Sports Bowl is in Orlando on Dec. 28.

Posted by: DodgerDog | November 28, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Let's pretend for a minute that what is being implied in this blog is true. Let's say that Maryland doesn't travel any better than Miami or Boston College (yes, I realize this contradicts the facts of the past decade). Bowls traditionally aren't as concerned about that when the opponent guarantees a good gate. It then becomes about the match-up. In Yahoo's and CBS's projections this is the case. The Champs Sports Bowl is getting Notre Dame now after their victory last night so the gate will not be as much a concern and Maryland would make a very attractive opponent as they are one of the hottest teams in the conference. In the CBS projection Tennessee would be playing in their backyard guaranteeing a big gate so Maryland becomes a very attractive opponent for the same reason.

Posted by: croftonpost | November 28, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Eric, the Terps cannot go to the Military Bowl. They're 8-4. The ACC has 9 bowl-eligible teams, two of which are 6-6 and thus cannot be picked ahead of Maryland. Which means Maryland will have to be picked before the Military Bowl comes up. And they almost surely will get picked ahead of BC and Miami as well. Which means Nashville at worst, and more likely the Champps.

Posted by: dlgood | November 28, 2010 7:02 AM

The two win clause is only in effect for conference records - so the Terps do not have that edge over the bowl eligible ACC schools. That really shouldn't matter though, in my opinion.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 28, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Md deserves a good bowl bid. After two bowls in the west, I want a bowl in the south and warm. I would love the Peach again, Atlanta is a wonderful place and they go all out for the teams. Champs would be fun and it would be warm. Closest beach is Daytona. Nashville is another good one. Have to be back home in Nashville for some of the time between Christmas and New Years. However, I am NOT interested in the Military Bowl at RFK. Would have prefered it over the last two bowls but not this year. It would be a big disappointment for the fans and alumni to have to go to RFK and would not help the football program. Go for the gold and pick Peach, Champs or Music City.

Posted by: mdterpmom | November 28, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Hey Folks..Just saw a projection by cbs sports that says terps could play Notre Dame on dec 28th in the Champs bowl...that would be sweet!!! If this happens i will be there and reveal my true terp idenity...If this happens i sure hope we sell at least 35,000 seats

Posted by: carolina1 | November 28, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

First, let's just take a moment and revel in that great performance yesterday. We actually beat a team that WAS (but no longer is) considered better than Maryland. That it came at the end of the year was so much better than it not coming at all. This was a fine turn-around season that could have been even better. Those losses to Miami and Florida State will linger a little for what victory could have meant. But we have a chance to win a bowl game and cap off a decent season. And we have a quarterback. I won't get ahead of myself, but next year we should have some very high expectations.

Now, as for so many attacks on Eric, let me just say that some of you need to take a breath. You are really vicious and Barno fuels the Koolaid fires. Everyone may want to go to a more prestigious bowl. Clearly Eric isn't rooting for the Military Bowl, but he is asking an interesting questions. Not interesting? Well just look at the storm it created. Speaking for those of us who aren't "real fans," I will only say to Eric that he is in good company.

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

petecard,

Do you agree with Eric's statement: "The most likely destination for Maryland remains the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium on Dec. 29 against a Conference USA team." That's what the discussion is about.

Posted by: EdDC | November 28, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

petecard, there's no doubt that the Military Bowl is a real option for MD. however, Prisbell clearly has an agenda, and after pushing the point of that bowl being a near certainty for the past 2 weeks, while avoiding any discussion on match-ups, performance or game analysis, the act has become absurdly tiresome. The attacks on this clown is warranted.

Now let's be clear, there are many reasons for us to go elsewhere, but the school's concern over cost is real. It's something Loh and Anderson have to analyze if we get an attractive invite. but why isn't there some discussion from Prisbell on this, as opposed to him stated things as facts. He supports his points through innuendos and insinuations.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter if I agree with the statement or not. The statement doesn't matter. I just won't spend so much time on trying to figure it out because there is nothing anyone on this site, including Eric, can do about it. A better bowl would be fun. In the context of our program, winning ANY bowl is more important than which bowl (of the one's we will be considered for this year) we get in. Maybe next year we will have a chance to play in the conference championship and a BCS bowl. Now THAT matters. Idle speculation on this blog doesn't matter.

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter if I agree with the statement or not. The statement doesn't matter. I just won't spend so much time on trying to figure it out because there is nothing anyone on this site, including Eric, can do about it. A better bowl would be fun. In the context of our program, winning ANY bowl is more important than which bowl (of the one's we will be considered for this year) we get in. Maybe next year we will have a chance to play in the conference championship and a BCS bowl. Now THAT matters. Idle speculation on this blog doesn't matter.

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

lastly, can we all agree that at the minimum, Eric Prisbell is a lazy writer if you don't want to agree that he as an axe to grind with terp fans? (although there have been several instances where he felt it necessary to defend himself against readers' opinions of him).

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter if I agree with the statement or not. The statement doesn't matter. I just won't spend so much time on trying to figure it out because there is nothing anyone on this site, including Eric, can do about it. A better bowl would be fun. In the context of our program, winning ANY bowl is more important than which bowl (of the one's we will be considered for this year) we get in. Maybe next year we will have a chance to play in the conference championship and a BCS bowl. Now THAT matters. Idle speculation on this blog doesn't matter.

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 10:44 AM

you could not be more wrong. With a potential all ACC QB and players coming back on both sides of the ball, a victory in a noteworthy bowl against a noteworthy opponent would impact the perception and potential ranking of the team next year. furthermore, a young talented team needs confidence and a victory in the champs against WVU or ND would go much further than the Military bowl against some CUSA nobody. If which bowl didn't matter, then schools wouldn't lobby for bowl invitation publicly, which has been the practice for YEARS.

with that said, Anderson and school obviously have to weigh out how much the overrun for expenses will affect the school, despite the ACC allocating expenses for each bowl participant. We need to analyze what type of impact a champs or Car Care bowl would have on the program versus the near term cost. The fact that we are 10K down on season tickets and have 30 unsold suites, an economic benefit of a good bowl win could have far greater consequences. It's a matter of what the school can endure short term.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

If we were Boise State, the preseason ranking would be important. We have a chance to be in a BCS bowl every year through the conference. In future years, if we build a program capable of competing for the NC, then preseason ranking might matter. Next year it will not matter. I will say it again: winning a bowl game is more important than which of the bowls we will be in this year. A better bowl would be nice and more fun. In the context of next year and the program it doesn't mean much. What does mean a lot is the win yesterday as a real boost in our fan base's perception of the team and of our trajectory. Also that fact that we have a great QB. Those will mean much more to ticket sales and revenue next year than which bowl we play in this year. And, most important, there is NOTHING we can do about which bowl we get slotted into this year...NOTHING. Relax and enjoy where we are and where we may be headed.

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

petecard,

One thing that Mike Wise learned (with his twitter controversy) is that he just doesn't write for himself. He is a Washington Post writer--that is, he writes for one of America's most prestigious newspapers.

When Eric Prisbell either (1) advocates for the Military Bowl, or (2) objectively assesses that the Military Bowl is the most likely destination for the Terps, it means something, as a Post writer. It counts in the national media. He is not just some random blogger.

Eric could have mentioned a couple other bowl possibilities, in fairness.

Posted by: EdDC | November 28, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

hey Petecard You are a total a "Richard Cranium" stick to the facts...A victory vs a ND OR WVU would be huge for recruiting and next yr expectations... A loss to either one of these teams would not be devasting..

Sounds like you are taking the debbie yow approach...I asked her when we would schedule ecu and her comment was we have all to lose and nothing to gainn.......

Ps Anyone liking to send our former AD an email here it is d yow@ncsu.edu....If you send an email pls be polite and proffesional...I was

Posted by: carolina1 | November 28, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

If we were Boise State, the preseason ranking would be important. We have a chance to be in a BCS bowl every year through the conference. In future years, if we build a program capable of competing for the NC, then preseason ranking might matter. Next year it will not matter. I will say it again: winning a bowl game is more important than which of the bowls we will be in this year. A better bowl would be nice and more fun. In the context of next year and the program it doesn't mean much. What does mean a lot is the win yesterday as a real boost in our fan base's perception of the team and of our trajectory. Also that fact that we have a great QB. Those will mean much more to ticket sales and revenue next year than which bowl we play in this year. And, most important, there is NOTHING we can do about which bowl we get slotted into this year...NOTHING. Relax and enjoy where we are and where we may be headed.

Posted by: petecard

Once again, you could not be more wrong. anyone who understands college football and CF business would giggle at the notion that being ranked does nothing for a program like MD. I just clearly stated that the program is short 10K on its season tickets and has 25-30 unleased boxes. furthermore, you think being ranked and being on highlights on ESPN makes no difference to fans showing up and following the team, or games being televised? You honestly think being ranked has no affect on recruiting? College football for most schools is not about "all or nothing" which is the mentality you've taken. It's a business that pays for the entire AD budget for most schools. to think being ranked and having momentum has no bearing on the program is one of the most absurd notions I've read from any poster.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I don't buy it EdDC. It's not the Post's job to be involved in any way in the bowl promotion process. It is a real stretch to suggest that questions about the Military Bowl and comments about it being a likely match will impact the actual bowl selectors. Maybe the attendance at games shouldn't be mentioned if it is too low. Perhaps we shouldn't publish the score of the game if we lose. You get my drift?

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

If objectively the Military Bowl is indeed the most likely destination for the Terps, then I do get your drift. Even in that case, however, objectivity might require a couple other bowl possibilities to at least have been mentioned by Eric, in view of the Post's stature in our nation.

Posted by: EdDC | November 28, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

It could very well be a local bowl. The Terp fans are not known to follow their team on the road so the bowl people would prefer to stay home.

Posted by: boyn4884 | November 28, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Good comment!! I'm old enough to remember when they went to the Cotton Bowl. Nobody came.

Posted by: boyn4884 | November 28, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Prisbell has written 5-7 blogs specifically about MD going to the military bowl, without any discussion on the possibility of other bowls. no one expects a blog writer to promote MD to bowls (although it's done all the time), but what is your explanation of Prisbell's obsession with restating over and over our destiny with the Military bowl?

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Good point EdDC. The mention of the other possibilities would have been more complete journalistically. But this is a blog so short-cuts to getting to the point, which was Eric's question about how we would feel about the Military Bowl, are often the norm.

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

It could very well be a local bowl. The Terp fans are not known to follow their team on the road so the bowl people would prefer to stay home.

Posted by: boyn4884

Md actually has a good bowl travelling rep. 30K to Miami, 20+ to Atlanta, 18K to JAX, we broke the record for ACC teams to SF and the champs bowl set the attendance record at the time, and we outsold Purdue by nearly 2-1. There are articles that mention we travel well and we've jumped other programs in the past because of it (Clemson in the champs, Uva at the Chik and the Gator). what we don't do is travel to other ACC schools.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Good point EdDC. The mention of the other possibilities would have been more complete journalistically. But this is a blog so short-cuts to getting to the point, which was Eric's question about how we would feel about the Military Bowl, are often the norm.

Posted by: petecard

He's written 5-7 blogs in the past 2 weeks about this! Are you paying attention?

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I dont think EP is lazy...I think he just says things that some people dont want to hear....there are some folks on here who think a certain way and deride anyone who has a different opinion.....perhaps if Eric said we were going to the Orange Bowl, everyone would be happy....

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 28, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Oct. 16, 2010 - TERRAPIN INSIDER: How Many More Games Will Maryland Win This Season?
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Is there a reason you didn't offer the choice of ZERO?

What a farce.

Posted by: petecard | October 17, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

We have won four games since the above comment was posted. It's amazing to me this guy is not only still here posting comments here, but he is now lecturing us on how irrelevant a better bowl game is. Wow, just wow.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 28, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I dont think EP is lazy...I think he just says things that some people dont want to hear....there are some folks on here who think a certain way and deride anyone who has a different opinion.....perhaps if Eric said we were going to the Orange Bowl, everyone would be happy....

Posted by: TerpfanMA

LOL, your reasoning skills are limited. There are 5 other bowls in play, no one is demanding anything more than a reasonable analysis (within 6 blogs) on the possibility of going to one of them. and he is completely lazy...a writer should substantiate his claims. It's not a black or white world.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if this was brought up.
Let's assume Notre Dame is the Champs Bowl opponent.
Notre Dame and MD are scheduled for FedEx next year,
although late in the year I believe.
Notre Dame may object to MD as a bowl opponent to keep next year's game from being at all anti-climatic.
Teams generally do not want bowl opponents they are scheduled to play in the next season.

Posted by: rardini | November 28, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Dude...grow up a little bit will ya....This wasnt an analysis article...it was just a blog to get a discussion going..if you are not intellectually deep enough to do that, then admit it but to rant about the blogger for asking the question is a bit childish, no?

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 28, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Oh, no! Barno want me just to go away. I'm not fit to be a poster on this blog. Waw, waw, waw! atmay emay!

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Oh, no! Barno want me just to go away. I'm not fit to be a poster on this blog. Waw, waw, waw! atmay emay!

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Dude...grow up..if you are not intellectually deep enough to do that, then admit it but to rant about the blogger for asking the question is a bit childish, no?

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 28, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I still think given the same recruiting advantages fatty has, the coach at Navy would kick the pants out of any team Fatty could put on the field and do it for half the price we are paying the "rotund one"

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 1, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

the fat man returns only beacause the terps do not have 2 million to waste

Posted by: carolina1 | November 19, 2010 6:35 AM

Congratulations Danny! Be careful becasue that 400lb oaf will be looking for any excuse to go back to Robinson...

Posted by: TerpfanMA | September 27, 2010 3:33 PM

Terp"fan"MA, it's interesting you are calling others 'childish' and telling others to 'grow up.' I suggest you take your own advice, grow up a little, and leave this blog so the adults can talk without your childish antics.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 28, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Enough with the Military Bowl.

Eric, I am so confident that we WONT go there that I'll be willing to place a wager (monetary or not) that we go to a different bowl.

(Bar tab, monetary donation to charity, tickets to the bowl game - although I know you already get those)

You name it, I'm in.

Posted by: fushezzi | November 19, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse
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Eric, this offer still stands. That is all, carry on....

Posted by: fushezzi | November 28, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

E.P.'s sticking his neck out here but are all you going to apologize for the vitrol if in fact he's got the scoop, the fix is in and we're DC bound?

Posted by: cjterps98 | November 28, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

In order of importance:

I want to see MD win a bowl game.

I want to see the bowl game on TV (I won't be traveling) and probably would not GO to RFK on a Weds. afternoon in December.

I want others to watch the game and consider it relevant.

I don't see how this logic is anti-terp or anti-fan. And I don't know that it differs materially from Petecard or many others on the the board and picking through to find a level of differentiation is petty. There is nothing we can do to impact the process of selection at this point. I choose to sit back and enjoy it happen. And if by some weird circumstance we DO end up at RFK in December, I'll echo the righteous indignation that the majority of this board will complain about.

What a great win...other than Torrey Smith spiking the FB leading to the comedy of errors that made the game closer than it ever had to be. I hope, that despite his great performance, a lesson on playing responsible football is drilled into his head...and that he stays for another year to become a high 1st rounder next year. Take away the spike and the sequence of errors abetted by the penalties, and we are talking IMPRESSIVE blow-out instead of upset victory. DOB was close to flawless. nah - Boomer could not have done that as a freshman or sophomore. Oh yeah, and get Kenny Tate to stay for another year as well.

9-4 was the consensus hurdle for a successful season agreed to at midpoint. Win the bowl game and all is wonderful.

But get Tate and Smith to come back unless they are guaranteed 1st round money. Then again, given the potential lock-out they may have no choice but to stay.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | November 28, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh No Pete...Barny is telling me to leave too!!!! Oh My Oh My The Little Purple Dinosaur is all frothy today.....heres a little tidbit to give him an anuerism...

Hey Barny...did you notice that for the second time this season UMD rushed for -10YDS in a game?

Ooops...I have to turn in my "fan" card for seeing that in the stat sheet.....

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 28, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Champ Sports Bowl!

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 28, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

did you notice that for the second time this season UMD rushed for -10YDS in a game?

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 28, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Barno presents...Real Men of Genius

Today we salute you, Mr. I-Don't-Enjoy-It-When-My-Team-Wins-Guy. (Mr. I-Don't-Enjoy-It-When-My-Team-Winssss-Guy!) Unlike most fans, you know that a win is not a win, unless it's by 65 points or more. While everyone around you is celebrating, you know that your team isn't winning the next 5 championships, so what's the point of even getting excited (Oh I hate my life!). So get on the blogs and demand new coaches and players after every win, and drink up an ice cold bud light as we salute you....Mr. I-Don't-Enjoy-It-When-My-Team-Wins-Guy.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 28, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Champ Sports Bowl!

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 28, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

You mean we won't get to go to the Champ Sports Bowl? Awwww man!!!!

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 17, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

I think the Champ Sports Bowl is better than the Orange Bowl. You know why? Because it's the Champ Sports Bowl!!!!! Freakin' Champs! Champ Sports Bowl forever!!

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 17, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm tired of the irrelevant Champ Sports Bowl appearances.

Posted by: SirPelleas | September 28, 2010 11:44 AM

Is the Champ Sports Bowl the pinacle to which Maryland football should strive for?

Perhaps the biggest problem with Maryland football is its complacent fanbase, who are willing to settle. Not me.

Posted by: SirPelleas | September 28, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

We beat Duke. Sweet. Biggest win of Ralph's career, easily. Champ Sports Bowl, here we come!!

Posted by: SirPelleas | October 3, 2010 10:43 AM

I've been just hanging back shaking my head at the commentary on here in recent weeks by people who are unable to make any distinction between the various bowl games. For those of us who remember when the bowls all had real names and everyone knew the many levels of prestige distinctions it is pretty sad that now some people just think all "non-BCS" bowls are all the same.

Posted by: jake177 | November 27, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Barno1 | November 28, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Barny,

Not being able to see the shortcomings of your team/coach doesnt make you a fan...it just makes you a cheerleader

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 28, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Champ Sports Bowl!

Posted by: SirPelleas | November 28, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Barno, why don't you go over to the Redskin blog and work your magic there! I'm sure they are all waiting for you. Now that's a great team and franchise that you support. Must be fun.

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

ok , which bowl do you all think Maryland goes??/me , I'm torn champs or sun bowl....at the least prisbell is boring and redundant!!!!!

Posted by: bigwalt42 | November 28, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Pete,
God has blessed you with many unique attributes: An insatiable appetite for complaining. An uncanny ability to see the negative. An unrivaled drive to stick to a boneheaded agenda. Unfortunately, your powers of predication have proved to be patently false over and over again. So do us a favor: Be quiet for a while. You wanted both Fridge and Gary fired. How'd that work out? At least Poopy has the common sense to shut up for a while after he'd been so wrong for so many years. Either that or he's stuck in the looney bin after Barno drove him insane.

Posted by: aviscardo | November 28, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Dude...grow up a little bit will ya....This wasnt an analysis article...it was just a blog to get a discussion going..if you are not intellectually deep enough to do that, then admit it but to rant about the blogger for asking the question is a bit childish, no?

Posted by: TerpfanMA
LOL bonehead-he's written 6 blogs on the military bowl. When you ask about which bowl, the discussion should consider alternatives to one selection. Don't give us the intellectual bit, not only do ou and Petecard have some weird Debbie Downer schtick going, you too really know very little about college football in general. Stick to basketball-your posts are on the level of silly.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

From what I'm hearing, MD's financial problems may very well cause us to stay in DC-Prisbell has written about the military bowl at least 6 times in 2 weeks. he's yet to mention any source on the financial issues, hasn't elaborated on his the ACC tpyically reimburses $1M for travel, is too lazy to discuss what type of overruns the school expects, what type of ticket guarantee is required, what portion of unsold tickets is the responsibility of the school, which portion the ACC pays for. This is what you discuss when the financial concerns are raised, and then you look at how the costs of other bowls compare to the DC bowl. How is it that as a fan, I know MORE about this than our infamous "investigative" reporter? Instead, we're read about untrue insinuations of our poor travel rep (I've posted our travel history several times and cited articles in which refute his claims) or that schools like NC St., BC, GT, or UNC have more brand name. LOL, this is ACC football we're discussing!

Posted by: minhle1 | November 28, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Pete,
God has blessed you with many unique attributes: An insatiable appetite for complaining. An uncanny ability to see the negative. An unrivaled drive to stick to a boneheaded agenda. Unfortunately, your powers of predication have proved to be patently false over and over again. So do us a favor: Be quiet for a while. You wanted both Fridge and Gary fired. How'd that work out? At least Poopy has the common sense to shut up for a while after he'd been so wrong for so many years. Either that or he's stuck in the looney bin after Barno drove him insane.

Posted by: aviscardo | November 28, 2010 6:04 PM

No favors for you and your ilk, aviscardo (by the way that's one ugly name). The only crazy person on this board is Barno himself. And you Koolaid drinkers are a sick band of coaches' groupies. When people post comments that are critical they are usually criticizing because they want things to be better. They are being real. I think you will find if you honestly go back and look at the record that 1) I don't want Fridge fired. I want him to coach next year and use that year to evaluate where we should go. That doesn't mean I think he is the right answer going forward, but he should have the chance to win a shot and 2) I haven't called for GW to be fired in over two years. My position is that he should not be given an extension. But I am not a Koolaid drinker like you so I don't have the "juice" to make things clearer to me. I have to deal with reality. But rest assured, I'm not going anywhere and you will be hearing from me. Deal with it...

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Pete,

Maybe you are a UMD fan.

Maybe you do want what's best for the program.

Or maybe you speak too soon.

Maybe Maryland will win more than "ZERO" games after October 17th.

Maybe you criticize the coaches and claim they are not taking the team in the direction you think we should go.

Maybe you think they should be replaced.

And maybe you can later call for their replacements firing.

Maybe you are just an Average Joe who knows nothing of what it takes to create a winning program and if certain coaches are capable of doing just that.

Maybe you don't believe in giving Gary and Ralph the patience they deserve.

Or maybe you really don't know what you are talking about and make excuses to cover that up.

Post all you want. I find it humorous how you question and complain about the program when it's down and then claim you were on board all the time. I support your freedom of speech but eventually you need to realize how silly it looks when your predictions fall flat on their face repeatedly and then claim your words were out of context. The bandwagon is packing up for Orlando and there's plenty of room for you. Welcome aboard.

Posted by: fushezzi | November 28, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

wow...between minnime, barny and the avis car rental guy, the hate is really boiling over tonight....get a grip guys...between ripping eric and all the posters who you dont agree with, I hope you take it easy on your mom and dads...why dont you go burn a few couches to let off the steam???

BTW, what Eric was referring to is that schools spend an average of $3M to travel to a bowl...even if the ACC gives each school $1M, it still leaves $2M...thats how schools lose money on bowls even after the purse....he was simply pointing out that Military would save on the travel bucks.....Whoa...that vase almost hit me in the head!!!!!

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 28, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

fush...dont assume just because Pete, I and others arent fans of fridge that we dont attend or watch the games so we dont need to be invited onto any bandwagon...in fact we have probably been Terp fans longer than most people here..( I can tell by the childish name calling that many of the posters here are probably in 20s/30s)

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 28, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Of course TFMA. There's all types of fans. There are those who cheer for the team, go into each game and season optimistic and know that building a winning program is a process -- on that takes patience -- patience which Ralph no doubt deserves.

And then there's fans who complain about the team constantly, call for the coaches to be fired at the first sign of adversity and claim they know what is best for the program without likely having had any experience in the building of one and don't contribute anything worthwhile to the program itself.

I don't care how long you think you've been a fan. I have no way to confirm it nor do I care to.

Were you sitting in Section 28 by chance? When we were down 14-0 there was a guy behind me who said our team was garbage, that Fridge didn't do his homework and game plan correctly and that the game was over and we don't belong on the same field with NC State. Of course he was cheering with the rest of the Terps fans when we were up by 21 likely pretending he was behind the team all along. Sound familiar? Was it you? I love those types of fans.

Posted by: fushezzi | November 28, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

No, it wasnt me but whats your complaint with him? He paid his money and contributed to the program just like you? Maybe he has contributed more than you? And how do you know he was "pretending" to be behind the team all along? Maybe he was just cheering the team on and he still isnt a fan of fridge...does that sound possible?

The point is that people can be fans of teams even if they disagree with coaches etc...

Also, I doubt, as you say that people were calling for fridge to be fired at the "first sign of adversity"....if you are objective you will realize that with fridge, it has been awhile and the success hasnt been sustainable....hes had 7 years of on/off performance which has been a lot more than many of his peers...some are fine with that...I would have made a change because I think the team underachieves with Fridge..just my opinion but I still wish the team well...

Posted by: TerpfanMA | November 28, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

"Make no mistake - we expect to be successful in everything that we do. We are proud of our success in the classroom, highlighted by our recent Top 10 ranking in the Graduation Success Rate scores. We are very proud of this group of young men and how they represent on campus and in the community and we expect to compete for championships. We will not compromise on winning. Because of these expectations, a decision was made last night to change the leadership of the football program. I made the decision last night after consulting with President [Donna] Shalala and the chair of the athletic advisory committee for the Board of Trustees. They supported my decision."

These are the words of Miami Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt at his press conference today regarding the fring of Randy Shannon. Oh!!!! ... if only these words would be uttered and meant by our AD.

And here is the latest: Jon Gruden is in as the new head coach at Miami. His contract is done. He signs it tomorrow. He does not do MNF tomorrow night. The press conference announcing his hire is Tuesday. Word is that the Canes were after Ralph Friedgen, but he was unavailable..

Posted by: petecard | November 28, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

BTW, what Eric was referring to is that schools spend an average of $3M to travel to a bowl...even if the ACC gives each school $1M, it still leaves $2M...thats how schools lose money on bowls even after the purse....he was simply pointing out that Military would save on the travel bucks.....Whoa...that vase almost hit me in the head!!!!!

Posted by: TerpfanMA

this is why you don't know anything about football. The average cost to travel is not $3M. The worst case scenario the ACC experienced was VT losing that much in 2009 (orange bowl) and most of that was because it only sold 3300 seats through the school despite an allocation of 17500. This is why you and Petecard are annoying, you are not real football fans but keep spouting off misinformation. I've complained about MD football plenty of times, it's not some badge of rationality. What's important is whether you know anything to contribute to the thread and you too are some of the most clueless fans around.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 29, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Vitriol. Vitriol. Vitriol.

season was a success. Could have been much better - but thats the rap on any season when a team does not win the NC. Don't think we are settling this season.

Here is what Petecard said initially:
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First, let's just take a moment and revel in that great performance yesterday. We actually beat a team that WAS (but no longer is) considered better than Maryland. That it came at the end of the year was so much better than it not coming at all. This was a fine turn-around season that could have been even better. Those losses to Miami and Florida State will linger a little for what victory could have meant. But we have a chance to win a bowl game and cap off a decent season. And we have a quarterback. I won't get ahead of myself, but next year we should have some very high expectations.
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So because Petecard was not optimistic earlier this year and derisive during the 2009 season (2-10, weren't a lot of us?) he gets blasted when he states optimism and a degree of satisfaction with the results of this season? Wow.

Relax Petecard, TFMA, SirPelleas and Poopy/Dixon. Enjoy having a winning program at your alma mater like the rest of us are. And for those of us who are a bit older and suffered through the Krivak, Duffner and Vandy years while remembering the Bobby Ross (and for the even older, Jerry-C years), then watched Bobby Ross win a NC at GT while waiting a decade for MD to start winning again - it is sooo f-ing nice to see a winner with the EXPECTATION, not hope, that the program will continue to win for the next few seasons.

Additionally, I've never seen a blast from TFMA directed towards GW on this blog - quite the opposite - he has been fully supportive of GW while being critical of RF (and like almost all of us are towards JF). Nonetheless, I suspect he'll receive a ton of vitriol when he posts after big wins this BB season, based on many of us feeling the need to blast someone.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | November 29, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Finally, not as a dig, but as a point. Petecard is a NYer AND a Yankees fan. Anyone who has lived in NYC/NYC metro KNOWS that Yankees fans are a different breed altogether. No World Series = Disappointing season. passionate - yes. Realistic for any sport with a remotely level playing field (hard salary cap)? - Nope.

Similar in perspective to the folks at Auburn, Alabama, USC, & Florida? - Absolutley...which is why those schools are always being accused of tilting the level playing field.

So I welcome his criticism. It serves as a reminder that back in my time, MD was still the state school of NY & NJ ("my gawd, dis state is soo back-wids"). To be fair to TFMA, I recall not a single soul from anywhere in NE when at MD.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | November 29, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

HughG, Your comments are like the glue. Is there anyone on this blog that doesn't like and respect you? I think not. By the way, I went to high school in Timonium and only became a NYer because I moved here to start my banking career... Guess I learned to be a NYer!

Posted by: petecard | November 29, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

I love HughG, even when he's an apologist for the haters on this blog. But it is NOT okay to repeatedly call for Ralph Friedgen and Gary Williams to be fired from the university when times aren't so good, only to pretend those comments were "taken out of context" when times are good. It's NOT ok to repeatedly mock fans who hope that we'll make the NCAA tournament and a bowl game when times aren't so good, and then jump on the bandwagon when times are good. It is NOT okay to blast the team after ever single loss and then try to diminish the importance of every victory.

***ESPECIALLY WHEN***

Petecard and TerphaterMA haven't stepped foot in Comcast Center or Byrd Stadium this decade, and don't support the athletic program monetarily in any way shape or form.

These guys are losers Hugh. I understand wanting to stick up for people who get picked on, but these guys deserve it. They are not real fans--and yes, there is such a thing as 'real' fans. What Poopy McPoop sarcastically refers to as "fakey fans". They are a joke. They are the absolute definition of the word "fairweather" fans.

Petecard and TerphaterMA don't believe there is such a thing as a "fairweather" fan. They think it's a made up word that doesn't have any meaning. They are wrong. It's part of their stupidity.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 29, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

you grew up outside of baltimore and became a yankees fan? LOL, what a frontrunning Dbag.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 29, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

This program and team are probably not even worth a post on this blog.

We are truly mired in a state that is worse the mediocrity.

Posted by: petecard | September 19, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

The above post was written THIS season. It proves beyond any doubt what an utter phony petecard is. He is the definition of the word "fairweather."

Posted by: Barno1 | November 29, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

I would not blame anyone for being disappointed in the coaches and the results, but Petecard and terpfanMa's post this year have been on the level of hate for the team in general. People i know who have lost interest in the team simply stopped going to games. These fools find their ways to a message board to post one assinine negative post after another, and neither is particurly knowledgeable about football.

I along with others have been riding Ralph and Franklin for good parts of the year and even the players have been frustrating at times, but we also recognize progress and improvements. it shows an understanding of the game, something that these clowns do not see.

Seriously, who grows up in Baltimore and moves to NY and becomes a Yankees fan?????? Petecard really should stick a pen in his eyes.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 29, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

thanks for the quote from Petecard Barno. It shows that he's not a fan but someone with an agenda. He really should be banned from this site for having zero credibility in providing an objective post of any value.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 29, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Pete,
Firstly, I find it humurous that a dude name Pete is making fun of my name. I have yet to meet a Pete that wasn't a dbag. As for you and TerpHaterMA's claims that you don't want Fridge fired: That's all you've been asking for for the past two years! To claim that you didn't want that is patently absurd. My problem with you is that you are too stubborn or stupid to admit you were wrong in wanting both Gary and Fridge fired. If we would have listened to you and your ilk, our entire football and basketball programs would have been blown up and we'd be rebuilding right now. Why don't you just admit you have no idea what you are talking about and we can move on?

Posted by: aviscardo | November 29, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Both petecard and terpfanMA act like selfish irrational teenagers when it comes to supporting or dumping on the team. There is so much to consider when you fire coaches, the behind the scenes negotiations, the financial impact of the payoff. To be a narrowminded brat and start hating on the team because you don't get what you want is ridiculous. And as mentioned above, both are utterly clueless when it comes to collegiant sports. It's almost criminal how clueless they are and that they post daily.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 29, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Verdict: You're all annoying.

Quit talking about "banning" each other from the blog. Maybe if you find the stupid posts on here so irritating, you should find another way to spend your time instead of arguing all day long. Occasionally, it's funny to read but most of the time, it's kind of pathetic to see the same exact arguments every day for a year. Barno loves all things Maryland, no matter what! Petecard criticizes all things Maryland, no mater what! There, I just summarized an entire year of your posts without the aid of copying and pasting. LET IT GO.

Posted by: Gnillew9 | November 29, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

LOL at taking the "banning" references seriously.

Posted by: minhle1 | November 29, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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