This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than the enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, or the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit. My rifle is human, even as I am human, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. Before God I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy. - Marine Corps Rifleman's Creed.
Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it better: Halloween night, the din of Autzen Stadium, crisp fall temperatures and No. 10 Oregon versus No. 4 USC in arguably the Pac-10’s biggest game of the season.
“It’s going to be crazy,” Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli said. “It’s going to be one of those Autzen nights times 100.”
Oregon (6-1, 4-0) sits alone atop the conference standings with no league losses, threatening the hold the Trojans (6-1, 3-1) have had on the Pac-10 title for the past seven years.
The Ducks have won six straight games since an embarrassing 19-8 loss at Boise State in the opener, a game that got uglier when running back LeGarrette Blount punched a Broncos defensive end as he was leaving the field.
The eagles born out of thunder, he flies through the night, don’t you mess with his eggs now, or you’ll see us fight, because we have feathers, but the muscles of men, because we’re Bird of War now, but we’re also men.
Redskin linebacker Robert Henson, berated Redskins fans on his Twitter page. It Tweet: “All you fake half hearted Skins fan can .. I won’t go there but I dislike you very strongly, don’t come to Fed Ex to boo dim wits!!”
“half hearted” Henson, learn to tackle and to properly use phrasal adjectives. You not good at either.
Having just completed the paperwork necessary to refinance a home mortgage, it is appropriate to share a few thoughts.
First, there is a reason people hate lawyers, to wit, the preposterous number of signatures required. For a simple refinance, same residence no second mortgage, it required a total of 32 signatures and 14 initials to consummate all of the necessary documents.
Second, why is it essential to disclose one’s race and ethnicity to borrow money?
Third, it was in sum a positive move. The refinance resulted in a 5-1 ARM at %4.5.
The Trojans get another victory over Notre Dame with a final score of 34-27. The standout player for USC was tight end Anthony McCoy, with 5 receptions for 153 yards.
If you want to know what is wrong with Charlie Weis, one need only to listen to the comments he made coming off the field.
We ran a combination route where Golden got doubled, which we thought he would, over on the right-hand side. He did, over on the right-hand side. We were going to to to a high-low or to the left and when Duval came out of the break he slipped coming out of the break. He was open, but he slipped, slipped, slipped coming out of the route.
I am a great coach. I made the correct call. I had an unbeatable scheme. It was all Duval Kamara’s fault.
Again, you can not expect Weis to turn the program around in just five seasons. It has taken a number of head coaches to get their teams to national championships. Nick Saban did it in his 4th season, Pete Carroll did it in his 3rd season, Bob Stoops did it in his 2nd season, and Urban Meyer did it in his 2nd season. Well, those are all less than the five seasons Weis has had, but it is different for Weis. Not sure how it is different, but it is.
It can not be Charlie Weis’s fault, he is just too great of a coach. Remember Charlie Weis making history last season by losing to Navy for the first time in 44 years. That was also Willingham’s fault. Don’t blame Weis.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)—Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis gathered his players after the final practice before the 25th-ranked Fighting Irish face No. 6 USC on Saturday and made a prediction.
“I said, ‘Saturday night, fellas, you’re going to be the lead story in the country one way or another. You’re going to be. So which lead story do you want to be?”’
The storyline he’d probably like to see most is Jimmy Clausen having the game of his life to beat the Trojans, ending a record seven-game losing streak by the Irish to USC to become a leading Heisman Trophy candidate. The one he’d like to see least? Another USC blowout, putting his job in jeopardy.
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