Talking Bull: Who's Feeling Patriotic!

Chris Trotman

Talking Bull: Who's Feeling Patriotic!

The dream is dead, long live the dream!

I was very bummed when Naaman Roosevelt was cut by the Bills this year. I've been drifting away from caring about our NFL brethren for a decade and only started to follow again when Naaman Roosevelt and Domonic Cook ended up in camp.

Roosevelt was not only a UB alumni he is also a product of western New York. Now it seems he might get a shot with New England where he will join former Bulls Trevor Scott and Jamey Richard.

Tsuj over at Buffalo.Com has the story

sports news, photos, videos and event listings - Buffalo.com
It may not be the most comfortable of transitions for former Bills wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt, but at least it’s an opportunity to get back in the National Football League.

According to sources close to the Buffalo News’ Rodney McKissic, the former University at Buffalo and St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute star has been invited for a tryout today with the New England Patriots.

Just when my expectations started to rise..

UB loses starting point guard " Sports " Niagara Gazette
Niagara Gazette — The Buffalo men's basketball team has been challenged so far in trying to replace four of its top six players from last season. Now, the Bulls could be without one of their two remaining cornerstones for the rest of this season.

Junior point guard Jarod Oldham will undergo a second surgery on his injured wrist next Monday and his recovery time is being forecasted at eight to 10 weeks, UB coach Reggie Witherspoon said Tuesday. Oldham was initially hurt during practice on Saturday.

This has the potential to be the death blow to Buffalo's 2012 season. Just when Will Regan was starting to catch on the team loses their "Quarterback". Javon McCrea and Regan may keep us in some games but for a team already struggling with turnovers losing your starting point guard is a huge blow.

Kent Hires a coach, The MAC is full.

Paul Haynes hired by Kent State to keep this train moving - Hustle Belt
And there we have it. All MAC head coaches are now accounted for. Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell will coach Kent State in the bowl game, but the assumption is that Purdue will not want him to also coach Kent State as well. (Although I'd like to see him try that.)

Strong hire by Kent. They have been branding themselves as a defense first team for a few years and that identity paid off this season. Now they bring in a guy who fits the team rather than someone who wants to remake Kent in his own image.

Bah Humbug!

So you want to know why Coach is not responding to your "mry xmas" text message? Well LOL it's the NCAA

A Holiday Reminder of How Dumb NCAA Rules Are - Team Speed Kills
You're reading this correctly. If a coach gets a holiday greeting in a text message from an unknown number, responding to it in any fashion could be an NCAA violation because text messages are categorically different under the rules from email. Never mind the fact that emails are messages made of text and neither they nor SMS has a manifestation outside the world of electronics.

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