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Rabbitlivinginverm
11-06-2005, 11:31 AM
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.....

#1 GVSU
#2 UNO
#3 SVSU
#4 UND
#5 UMD
#6 Northwood

USD's post-season will look a lot like ours....

Congrats to the Yotes and a great season, now talk to your AD about improving the non-conference schedule.

Rabbitlivinginverm
11-06-2005, 11:32 AM
Wish I could hear the crazy Culhane's and Lane Grindle gripe about this one.

Jacks02
11-06-2005, 12:00 PM
Its pretty sad when you beat the #2 and #4 seed but your non-conference schedule is so weak those wins amount to a hill of beans. Gotta feel sorry for the Yote fans on this one, it would have been fun seeing what Logan and Beschorner could do in the playoffs.

jackmd
11-06-2005, 02:25 PM
USD = DII obscurity. Any recruit needs to recognize this and avoid the mistake of becoming a yote. Be smart, don't do drugs, don't become a yote. It just isn't worth it.

JACKGUYII
11-07-2005, 11:06 AM
I do feel bad for the players. They can only play the teams scheduled by the AD and coaches. The current coaching most likely did not have much to do with this schedule as this is just their second year. That is one of the most pathetic non-conference schedules I have ever seen. Probably didn't help themselves winning in overtime to Colorado School of Mines. I listened to some of the UND game on the way home from the Jacks game and the Coyotes have one of the most unprofessional broadcast teams I have heard. Talk about Bush League!
Steve Imming is such a professional!

gojacksgo
11-07-2005, 11:12 AM
Agreed. I listened to the 2nd half of the game and Culhane is a absolute homer. He makes the Chicago White Sox announcers sound like unbiased announcers. It was pretty pathetic.

footballfan
11-07-2005, 11:26 AM
I feel for the fans and the players......they are the ones being punished for the short sightedness of the athletic dept scheduling this games....




Go Jacks !!!!!!

Rabbitlivinginverm
11-07-2005, 12:38 PM
I listened to the end of it as well. You would've thought the Coyotes won the NCC outright and would be the #1 seed in the playoffs.

gojacksgo
11-07-2005, 12:45 PM
The worst part was when the refs apparently spotted the ball wrong, and he was just throwing a hissy fit like a 2-year old baby. I couldn't take it anymore after that one.

joeybrownerhof
11-07-2005, 02:02 PM
He is a homer and that is all and good to a certain extent, however, even Yote fans like myself can't stand listening to his constant whining. My blood starts to boil thinking that we got jobbed and then I realize it is just Culhane. You don't know what the heck to believe (right or wrong call) which makes the game very frustrating to listen to. Also, Hawk and DJ are far worse, I sure miss Wimpy though.

MilwaukeeJacksAlum
11-07-2005, 03:55 PM
He is a homer and that is all and good to a certain extent, however, even Yote fans like myself can't stand listening to his constant whining. My blood starts to boil thinking that we got jobbed and then I realize it is just Culhane. You don't know what the heck to believe (right or wrong call) which makes the game very frustrating to listen to. Also, Hawk and DJ are far worse, I sure miss Wimpy though.



You're a classy USD fan and could give the two UNO idiots some lessons in visiting other team's boards. Aside from the players, I feel bad for the true USD fans who have to suffer through another 9-2 season without any payoff for your emotional investment. I grew up a neighbor to one of the biggest U supporters (mainly financially) in the state, with my hometown doctor being another. They finally have some hope and the short-sightedness of the AD ruins probably their best team in 20 years.

joeybrownerhof
11-07-2005, 04:08 PM
i know them both well.

JACKRP
11-07-2005, 05:40 PM
I am certain that the Coyotes are one of the top 6 teams in this region. But that does not mean they are going to the playoffs. The folks doing the scheduling knew this going in. To think that they beat UNO as bad as they did then for UNO TO END UP THE NUMBER 2 SEED. I think that a new systems needs to be researched. Maybe next year Yotes!!!

Rabbitlivinginverm
11-07-2005, 05:53 PM
A lot of people feel that USD should have gotten in over the other 3 teams in the NCC. I don't think they should have. But, the comittee should have taken 4 NCC teams this year. The Coyotes are one of the best in the nation this year and they didn't make the playoffs because, as mja stated, of thier past AD's shortsightedness.

And how about Wes B. If another Harlon Hill canidate has put up better numbers this year, I'd love to see them.

G qb eff att/com/int % yrds td lg ypg
11 215.22 255-172-4 67.5 3049 39 90 277.2

Here's a link to a bio...
http://www.usdcoyotes.com/sports/football/files/wbesch-harlonhill05.pdf

OK_Jackrabbit
11-07-2005, 06:21 PM
I honestly feel bad for the Coyotes. They really handed it to two of the teams who got in before them.

And seriously... Northwood? I can't imagine them giving USD, UNO, UND, or UMD any kind of a game. But that's D2 these days. It's being watered down by the small schools (dare I say, Upper Iowa?) who are undoubtedly going to take control of governance of D2 eventually. Scholarship limits will eventually be reduced and USD will be diminished because they stayed there, or they'll be forced to make a belated jump to D1. This is pretty much exactly as predicted by the SDSU administration when they decided to make the move to Division 1.

SD-STATE
11-07-2005, 10:57 PM
Anybody catch the piece on KSFY about the yotes, the head of the playoff region said that strength of schedule was a large part of the decision. And of course usd's head coach said that was a cop out and that the conference games are our strength of schedule. I hope he was joking, it's been said before and I'll just say it again, the ncc is no where near what it used to be.

SDSUFAN
11-08-2005, 06:29 AM
Ed Meirkort, an SDSU alum with ME and also a former grad assist at SDSU, is a very good coach. He has until recently kept a low profile and seems to have gained a lot of respect. For him to grumble about the strength of schedule, is not cool. He made some other comment about the UMD offense that beat his yotes and again rather than be like Coach Stig and compliment the opposition, he took a dig at them and said they were not that good. So Ed needs to watch what he says to the media. ;) IMO

90Jackrabbit
11-08-2005, 07:01 AM
From the home office in Wahoo Nebraska tonights top ten lists:



Top ten reasons the division II selection committee did not choose usd for the playoffs:



10) Didnt hang 80 on Crookston



9) They cant stand Tom Brokaw either



8. John Thune used up all of his political clout with the Base Realignment and Closure Committee



7) Preparing for playoffs would only detract from usd football teams one true passion, voting in ESPN polls



6) Didnt need the title National Champions, they already crowned themselves South Dakotas Team



5) Quick, run for the hills!!!! Its all part of unds master plan to achieve world domination through division II football!!!! and Roger Thomas is the evil mastermind!!!!!!!!!!!!



4) They were afraid Pat OBrien and Congressman Kevin Brady would show up at the game drunk



3) Yeah you beat uno by 45, but hey its just uno



2) The new meaner looking coyote in the new logo is just too damned scary







And the number one reason the selection committee did not choose usd for the playoffs





Theyre just not the JACKRABBITS!

89rabbit
11-08-2005, 07:04 AM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Texas_Jacks_Fan
11-08-2005, 07:24 AM
Excellent work 90... ;D ;D ;D

footballfan
11-08-2005, 07:38 AM
++++++++






Go Jacks !!!!!!!

JACKGUYII
11-08-2005, 08:24 AM
On the Craig and Mike show Ed refused to acknowledge the weak non-conference schedule was a contributing factor. And of course in Craig and Mike typical fashion they let him off the hook. They throw more softball questions than Larry King and Sid Hartman combined.

SDSUFAN
11-08-2005, 09:12 AM
Craig and Mike love the yotes, and besides Brookings and SDSU are not part of the Sioux Falls market. (Sarcasm intended ;))

Good job 90.

bisonmike
11-08-2005, 09:33 AM
90jackrabbit, you should be writing for letterman. Good stuff. ;D

jackmd
11-08-2005, 09:38 AM
Craig and Mike love the yotes, and besides Brookings and SDSU are not part of the Sioux Falls market. (Sarcasm intended ;))

Good job 90.


Its more a hatred of SDSU than love for USD. Change/progress bothers some people. If they aren't perfectly comfortable its easy to be critical. I think those with the rose-colored glasses are the ones that think the NCC with respect to the change in DII is just fine where it is.

SiouxFallsJack
11-08-2005, 11:24 AM
Great stuff 90Jackrabbit! ;D ;D ;D

JBNJBQ
11-08-2005, 11:59 AM
From the home office in Wahoo Nebraska tonights top ten lists:



Top ten reasons the division II selection committee did not choose usd for the playoffs:



10) Didnt hang 80 on Crookston



9) They cant stand Tom Brokaw either



8. John Thune used up all of his political clout with the Base Realignment and Closure Committee



7) Preparing for playoffs would only detract from usd football teams one true passion, voting in ESPN polls



6) Didnt need the title National Champions, they already crowned themselves South Dakotas Team



5) Quick, run for the hills!!!! Its all part of unds master plan to achieve world domination through division II football!!!! and Roger Thomas is the evil mastermind!!!!!!!!!!!!



4) They were afraid Pat OBrien and Congressman Kevin Brady would show up at the game drunk



3) Yeah you beat uno by 45, but hey its just uno



2) The new meaner looking coyote in the new logo is just too damned scary







And the number one reason the selection committee did not choose usd for the playoffs





Theyre just not the JACKRABBITS!



GOOD STUFF....90

This is your best work, yet! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


JBNJBQ

Rabbitlivinginverm
11-08-2005, 05:47 PM
90, that is f'ing hilarious...I needed a good laugh! ;D

OK_Jackrabbit
11-09-2005, 06:17 AM
The whining has reached a crescendo. My friend Mick Garry at the Argus, usually a very bright, thoughtful and reasonable fellow, offers this today:

"Working against USD was a non-conference schedule that included Minnesota-Crookston, Minnesota-Moorhead and Truman State. Combined, these teams were 4-28 this year. But the Coyotes will tell you they took these games because, after the NCC went down to seven teams, they had to fill their schedule, not because they had to fill their win column."

Let me see if I understand this: They should have gotten into the playoffs despite their weak non-conference schedule because they had to play lousy teams, not because they wanted to. In other words, it's SDSU, NDSU, and UNC's fault that USD was forced, against its will, to play crappy teams and thus had only two quality wins on the season. Talk about a specious argument. You might as well blame sun spots for scrambling the brains of the the USD officials who made the scheduling decisions.

Here's a link to Mick's column:

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051109/COLUMNISTS06/511090317/1002

SDSUFAN
11-09-2005, 06:58 AM
Note also the Argus has a poll on USD being snobbed.
I think Coach Meierkort should be quiet and move on. I would bet they have received videos from prospective athletes why not start reviewing them and move on and start making travel plans for recruiting. I believe the first week in December is when they can start the home visits. The 2005 season is over move on. ;)

The strength of schedule should help them next year with the two affliate NCC members in Western Washington and Central. Western beat SDSU a few years back and has been a very solid program, until their coach resigned his week. Both programs are very good so that should help the Yotes. I can not believe that Moorhead and Crookston are the only options out there for scheduling. Someone at USD has not worked hard enough on the schedule, and its time to stop blaming John Austin. Austin left two years ago. Its now the Nielsen-Meirkort show. ;)

jackmd
11-09-2005, 07:52 AM
The whining has reached a crescendo. My friend Mick Garry at the Argus, usually a very bright, thoughtful and reasonable fellow, offers this today:

"Working against USD was a non-conference schedule that included Minnesota-Crookston, Minnesota-Moorhead and Truman State. Combined, these teams were 4-28 this year. But the Coyotes will tell you they took these games because, after the NCC went down to seven teams, they had to fill their schedule, not because they had to fill their win column."

Let me see if I understand this: They should have gotten into the playoffs despite their weak non-conference schedule because they had to play lousy teams, not because they wanted to. In other words, it's SDSU, NDSU, and UNC's fault that USD was forced, against its will, to play crappy teams and thus had only two quality wins on the season. Talk about a specious argument. You might as well blame sun spots for scrambling the brains of the the USD officials who made the scheduling decisions.

Here's a link to Mick's column:

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051109/COLUMNISTS06/511090317/1002

I don't even waste my time reading columns from Mick anymore. I see his name or picture and move on to the next article. There is no dispute, the playoff selection committee selected teams on the basis of their overall performance and UMD, UNO, and UND had more quality wins than USD. Fact is fact. Tough pill to swallow but as they say, "live and learn".

89rabbit
11-09-2005, 08:03 AM
The whining has reached a crescendo. My friend Mick Garry at the Argus, usually a very bright, thoughtful and reasonable fellow, offers this today:

"Working against USD was a non-conference schedule that included Minnesota-Crookston, Minnesota-Moorhead and Truman State. Combined, these teams were 4-28 this year. But the Coyotes will tell you they took these games because, after the NCC went down to seven teams, they had to fill their schedule, not because they had to fill their win column."

Let me see if I understand this: They should have gotten into the playoffs despite their weak non-conference schedule because they had to play lousy teams, not because they wanted to. In other words, it's SDSU, NDSU, and UNC's fault that USD was forced, against its will, to play crappy teams and thus had only two quality wins on the season. Talk about a specious argument. You might as well blame sun spots for scrambling the brains of the the USD officials who made the scheduling decisions.

Here's a link to Mick's column:

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051109/COLUMNISTS06/511090317/1002

I knew somehow this was a SDSU plot to hold the Yotes down. The whole move to D-I was just our spiteful attempt to make sure that USD would not make the D-II football playoffs ;) Hey wait, three other teams from the NCC also missed out on the opportunity to play NDSU, UNC, and SDSU and they found a way to get into the playoff . . . hmmmm.


Go State! ;D

jack100
11-09-2005, 01:13 PM
Let's say USD doesn't choke against UMD and finish 10-1. They end up with the #3 seed and get to host a playoff game. How does USD even host the game this weekend when the dome is already booked Friday and Saturday for the high school playoffs?

OK_Jackrabbit
11-09-2005, 02:22 PM
I knew somehow this was a SDSU plot to hold the Yotes down. The whole move to D-I was just our spiteful attempt to make sure that USD would not make the D-II football playoffs ;) Hey wait, three other teams from the NCC also missed out on the opportunity to play NDSU, UNC, and SDSU and they found a way to get into the playoff . . . hmmmm.


Go State! ;D

USD's ex post facto explanation (it's SDSU's fault for leaving and forcing us to schedule Truman State) feels to me like a set of political talking points crafted in some crisis management war room. They had Sunday through Tuesday to concoct an explanation for their fans and donors and unleashed it via Mick's column today. They have to know that the only people to blame are the people who put together that slate of cupcakes.

I wish Mick had applied some critical thinking to that explanation. The fact is that UND somehow managed to put together a strong non-conference schedule. How on earth did they do that?

It makes me wonder when the next explanation will be forthcoming.

jackrabbit1979
11-09-2005, 02:53 PM
Let's say USD doesn't choke against UMD and finish 10-1. They end up with the #3 seed and get to host a playoff game. How does USD even host the game this weekend when the dome is already booked Friday and Saturday for the high school playoffs?


I believe the dome is only used saturday evening, unlike all day and night on Friday, but it would have been hilarious seeing the hustle. I would assume the high school teams would have been in the dome (locker rooms and warming up) by five that afternoon.

Either way nich catch jack100, it would have been quite funny watching them shuffle things around. Not that we at State have been much better, but it shows USD's confidence in them holding a playoff game this weekend. It hasn't happened much before so they probably haven't had to plan for it.

Alumguy
11-09-2005, 03:58 PM
I just received the electronic version of the Volante, USD's student newspaper. I clipped this from a story about the Coyote's being snubbed:

Head coach Ed Meierkort is stymied as to why his team will not partake in the postseason action again this season.

"Basically what they are saying is we had to go 10-1 to be in the playoffs which makes absolutely no sense," Meierkort said. "Somebody says you lost to Duluth. Well, we also beat the Sioux. I don't understand that and it's not right. There are a lot of people who are lying to us right now, but I am going to take the high road and say this: this is a team that deserves to be in the playoffs. I am not saying the other teams did not deserve that."

Question: What high road is Meierkort on? I want to avoid that road.

jackmd
11-09-2005, 04:04 PM
I just received the electronic version of the Volante, USD's student newspaper. I clipped this from a story about the Coyote's being snubbed:

Head coach Ed Meierkort is stymied as to why his team will not partake in the postseason action again this season.

"Basically what they are saying is we had to go 10-1 to be in the playoffs which makes absolutely no sense," Meierkort said. "Somebody says you lost to Duluth. Well, we also beat the Sioux. I don't understand that and it's not right. There are a lot of people who are lying to us right now, but I am going to take the high road and say this: this is a team that deserves to be in the playoffs. I am not saying the other teams did not deserve that."

Question: What high road is Meierkort on? I want to avoid that road.

Ed has already fallen victim to the "USD whine"? I though he was above that. The selection committee won't be duped by a team that lost 2 out of the 5 games they played against "real" teams. Its just that simple.

OK_Jackrabbit
11-09-2005, 08:34 PM
"Basically what they are saying is we had to go 10-1 to be in the playoffs which makes absolutely no sense," Meierkort said.
Well... yes. If you play the world's easiest non-conference schedule, you have to go 10-1 to make the playoffs. That's pretty much the situation. And it makes perfect sense to me. What part of "Minnesota-Crookston" don't you understand, Ed?

SD-STATE
11-09-2005, 09:19 PM
Was this a make or break year for usdfb? Is logan and that QB done? If they are at least we won't have to hear all the whining again next year.

gojacksgo
11-09-2005, 10:02 PM
Logan is back. They lose the Qb though for sure.

JBNJBQ
11-11-2005, 05:44 AM
USD changes their logo again? School officials feel the new logo is even scarier than their previous one. It is also felt that it more closely portrays the history of their athletic program.


http://www.through-the-maze.org.uk/symbols_x4/left_out.gif

USD, South Dakota's Team!


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


JBNJBQ

JACKGUYII
11-11-2005, 03:23 PM
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2005/11/08/sports/terry_hersom/cba4600ab6482933862570b30015393f.txt

This is quite an article from the Sioux City Journal perspective. Lot's of truths in this.

CatchEmAll
11-11-2005, 04:12 PM
I know this is the smack board and all, and everyone is having fun at USD's expense, but seriously, there's way too much activity on this thread. On USD's message board there are only 23 posts concerning their post season, and a good number by members of this board. Holy crap, I thought we quit caring about USD a few years ago, but I guess we just can't let them go. And damnit, now I'm guilty of contributing to this. See what you've made me do.

OK_Jackrabbit
11-11-2005, 06:41 PM
I know this is the smack board and all, and everyone is having fun at USD's expense, but seriously, there's way too much activity on this thread. On USD's message board there are only 23 posts concerning their post season, and a good number by members of this board. Holy crap, I thought we quit caring about USD a few years ago, but I guess we just can't let them go. And damnit, now I'm guilty of contributing to this. See what you've made me do.
Agreed. Let's talk about something else: Favorite Thanksgiving pies. Pumpkin, or something else. I vote pumpkin. Discuss.

jackmd
11-11-2005, 06:56 PM
Agreed. Let's talk about something else: Favorite Thanksgiving pies. Pumpkin, or something else. I vote pumpkin. Discuss.

My favorite thanksgiving pie would be pumpkin only because I never eat pumkpin pie except for thanksgiving. Given my choice, its peach pie everytime. Lemon marang is a close second with pecan not far behind (hmm and banana creme too).

89rabbit
11-11-2005, 07:13 PM
I'm with the good Doctor, pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving but French Silk Pie on most days.

Go State! ;D

CatchEmAll
11-11-2005, 08:29 PM
Smart-asses

jackmd
11-11-2005, 09:10 PM
I'm with the good Doctor, pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving but French Silk Pie on most days.

Go State! ;D

Might explain that little bit of extra weight you carry. :D
Maybe thats a "schlitz tumor" :D as they say in my profession.

89rabbit
11-11-2005, 09:35 PM
You skinny guys make me sick, I could snap you like a twig! ;) Just kidding.

Go State! ;D

SUPERBUNNY
11-12-2005, 08:23 AM
It's about nine hours from kick off against the Bison. My favorite pie would be to serve them a Buffalo pie in about twelve hours.

WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT USD?

SUPERBUNNY

jackmd
11-12-2005, 08:30 AM
You skinny guys make me sick, I could snap you like a twig! ;) Just kidding.

Go State! ;D

I'm working on changing my profile and its not by working out. Unless lifting 12 ounces counts. 89, you've got nothing to worry about.

Coyote_Fan
11-13-2005, 03:32 AM
USD changes their logo again? School officials feel the new logo is even scarier than their previous one. It is also felt that it more closely portrays the history of their athletic program.


http://www.through-the-maze.org.uk/symbols_x4/left_out.gif

USD, South Dakota's Team!


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


JBNJBQ


And when was the last time that the SDSU football team accomplished anything of substance. It might as well be never. It's pretty tough to be critical of USD when you don't exactly have a great history to brag about. D2 or D1 different division, same old mediocre football. You'd think someone would step up and do something about that problem called a football program in Brookings. At least USD is making huge strides towards being a good football program again.

JBNJBQ
11-13-2005, 05:54 AM
And when was the last time that the SDSU football team accomplished anything of substance. It might as well be never. It's pretty tough to be critical of USD when you don't exactly have a great history to brag about. D2 or D1 different division, same old mediocre football. You'd think someone would step up and do something about that problem called a football program in Brookings. At least USD is making huge strides towards being a good football program again.

Got to you with that one, didn't I? Here I re-did it just for you:

http://www.through-the-maze.org.uk/symbols_x4/left_out.gif

USD, South Dakota's dII Team!


Enjoy!


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


JBNJBQ

ballz
11-13-2005, 09:07 AM
And when was the last time that the SDSU football team accomplished anything of substance. It might as well be never. It's pretty tough to be critical of USD when you don't exactly have a great history to brag about. D2 or D1 different division, same old mediocre football. You'd think someone would step up and do something about that problem called a football program in Brookings. At least USD is making huge strides towards being a good football program again.

Yeah, those are some huge strides. You can really tell that somebody wants the football program to step up with the nonconference scheduel. Nothing helps a program more than playing Peru State, Crookston, upper iowa, morhead, etc. I wish the Jacks had that kind of foresight.

MilwaukeeJacksAlum
11-16-2005, 12:06 PM
they make a really great peach and apple pie in a paper bag at one of the local "ma & pa" bakeries just south of greater Milwaukee. Normally, I'm a pumpkin pie guy, though. Usually enjoyed while watching the T-day football game with a beer.

jackrabit1
11-21-2005, 04:14 PM
Anyone try the pumpkin dessert pizza at Pizza Ranch? Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm! :drooling:

But I'll be attemping something difficult this thanksgiving, making pecan pies.

wererabbit
11-21-2005, 04:19 PM
How about a nice big cowpie

filbert
11-21-2005, 05:01 PM
I had Jello today . . . oops, wrong thread . . .

Never Mind!!!!
/Emily Latella

JBNJBQ
11-22-2005, 06:00 AM
I had Jello today . . . oops, wrong thread . . .

Never Mind!!!!
/Emily Latella

You may not want to eat that stuff.........

http://www.transbay.net/~enf/jello.html

Where does jello come from?
Where does jello come from? The Chicago Tribune of March 5th, 1997 finally answers the question thus:
Gelatin seems benign enough. And in fact it is. It's nothing but molecules of protein that have been heated and then, as they cool, trap tiny particles of water. But where does that protein come from? The rumors are always spoken of in hushed terms: that Jell-O is made of horse hooves... or worse.
Actually the truth is worse. Or at least it sounds worse. The source of the protein in Jell-O is "hide trimmings," animal tissue that is rendered, purified, filtered, and then purified again, leaving a protein called collagen.

Of course, then they have to go and ruin their exposition with gratitous veggie-bashing:
The gelatin that is the building block of Jell-O is so purified that the FDA doesn't regard it as a meat product. Likewise, all but the strictest vegetarians find Jell-O acceptable.
Gee, thanks. What does the FDA know, anyway?

filbert
11-22-2005, 07:17 AM
You may not want to eat that stuff.........

http://www.transbay.net/~enf/jello.html

Where does jello come from?
Where does jello come from? The Chicago Tribune of March 5th, 1997 finally answers the question thus:
Gelatin seems benign enough. And in fact it is. It's nothing but molecules of protein that have been heated and then, as they cool, trap tiny particles of water. But where does that protein come from? The rumors are always spoken of in hushed terms: that Jell-O is made of horse hooves... or worse.
Actually the truth is worse. Or at least it sounds worse. The source of the protein in Jell-O is "hide trimmings," animal tissue that is rendered, purified, filtered, and then purified again, leaving a protein called collagen.

Of course, then they have to go and ruin their exposition with gratitous veggie-bashing:
The gelatin that is the building block of Jell-O is so purified that the FDA doesn't regard it as a meat product. Likewise, all but the strictest vegetarians find Jell-O acceptable.
Gee, thanks. What does the FDA know, anyway?





Mmmmmm....yummy nummy hide trimmings!

MilwaukeeJacksAlum
11-22-2005, 08:29 AM
look into how many pounds of mouse droppings are allowed per ton of flour once if you really want something to worry about. It's impossible to ensure all flour is completely free of turds and dirt due to cost restraints. Rap your head around that.

JBNJBQ
11-22-2005, 11:45 AM
look into how many pounds of mouse droppings are allowed per ton of flour once if you really want something to worry about. It's impossible to ensure all flour is completely free of turds and dirt due to cost restraints. Rap your head around that.


http://www.biblepicturegallery.com/Samples/ca/editors/sideline/A%20smiling%20mouse%20relaxing%20on%20some%20chees e.gif

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


JBNJBQ

Rabbitlivinginverm
11-22-2005, 08:29 PM
Just ran across this article from the Volante....

USD playoff chances snubbed
By: Vance Janak
Issue date: 11/9/05 Section: Sports
Article Tools: Page 1 of 1

For the second straight season, the Coyotes were overlooked by the North Central Region Committee for a spot in the Division II football postseason.

USD (9-2, 4-2) was one of three other North Central Conference schools to win a share of the conference title. However, the Coyotes were the lone NCC-title team to be left without a playoff invitation, as Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota and Minnesota-Duluth will all continue their seasons.

Head coach Ed Meierkort is stymied as to why his team will not partake in the postseason action again this season.

"Basically what they are saying is we had to go 10-1 to be in the playoffs which makes absolutely no sense," Meierkort said. "Somebody says you lost to Duluth. Well, we also beat the Sioux. I don't understand that and it's not right. There are a lot of people who are lying to us right now, but I am going to take the high road and say this: this is a team that deserves to be in the playoffs. I am not saying the other teams did not deserve that."

Although the Coyotes routed Nebraska-Omaha 59-14 on Sept. 24 in the DakotaDome, UNO (8-2, 4-2) was given the No. 2 seed in the Northwest Region. UNO's other loss of the season came against UMD by a 38-35 decision. The Mavericks defeated UND 20-19 Oct. 29 in Grand Forks, N.D, giving the Fighting Sioux their first loss of the season.

After suffering defeats the past two weeks, North Dakota was awarded the No. 4 seed in the region. Saturday, USD overpowered the first-ranked defense in Division II, handing the Fighting Sioux a 42-30 defeat.

Minnesota-Duluth is the lone team in the playoffs to beat USD and it was given the No. 5 seed. Even at that time, many thought the loss in Duluth might cost the Coyotes a shot at postseason play, as USD was defeated 56-43 Oct. 29.

UMD's three losses came at D-IAA Northern Iowa (49-14), at home against UND (33-10) and at Augustana (26-23).

USD had five wins against teams with winning records and No. 6 Northwood had two such victories.

In addition, the Coyotes are the only conference team to post a perfect record at home, winning each of their six games in the DakotaDome. USD also has a 2-1 record over the three teams in the playoffs.

When asked how he felt about beating the No. 2 and No. 4 teams in the region, a bittersweet smile came across Meierkort's face.

"It feels good for me. I don't know how the selection committee keeps going to the strength of schedule, which is bull**** to be quite honest, Meierkort said. "We beat five teams in the top-25 in the country. There is a team in the playoffs in our region that has beaten nobody with over a .500 record. So don't give me strength of schedule."

So what kept the Coyotes out of the postseason festivities?

The two road losses hurt USD's chances of getting into the playoffs. The Oct. 15 loss at St. Cloud State and the Oct. 29 loss at Minnesota-Duluth probably persuaded the regional committee to look away from USD. A weak non-conference schedule also did not help the Coyotes' postseason chances, as the combined records for USD's non-conference opponents was 13-41.

"They play in a bad league, and a 2-8 team for Northwood is not as good as Mankato. It is not my fault Mankato went 2-9," Meierkort said. "We booked national playoff semi-finalists that went 12-1. Did I know they were going to go 6-5? No. With administrators who have never played the game, have never coached the game and hide behind statistics, it's bad. This game should be played out on the field."



Reach football writer Vance Janak at vjanak@usd.edu.

SD-STATE
11-23-2005, 12:07 AM
I think it comes down to the fact, no matter what level, you have to play the best to be the best, I think usd could have gone far in the playoffs if they played them all at home. Their two road losses are indicaters of that. It's all about respect, nobody is going to respect wins against crappy teams. Schedule teams that have been historically succesful teams and beat them. usd would then be in the playoffs. I believe one of the two UMD losses were against UNI. usd's were to two ncc d2 schools on the road. Cal Poly was 9-2 last year, I believe, but did not make the playoffs. This year they have the same record and make the playoffs. Its all about respect and a consistent tradition, no matter the level of competition.

SDSUFAN
11-23-2005, 07:55 AM
If you enjoy this thread and want more, then the thing to do is go to www.D2football.com, message board, NCC discussions and there are more USD bemoaning and boasting about how they would have handled Grand Valley State if they had made the playoffs. Seems like SDSU played GVSU a few years back and are 2-0, so GVSU must not be too tough. ;D ;D ;D