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I too was/am a long time member of BWI, but will proably cancel my membership in the spring when it is due to renew. Anyway, I like it here from first impressions and have a new handle on this site.....a new start, just like the Nits!
You will defiantly enjoy your time here compared to TOS. You will find less bickering and name calling, no more thread hijacking. It is just better here. The writers here are great, new information constantly(when they can get it). The overall experience on this site far outshines the other sites.
You made the right choice, Welcome
I couldn't stand the BWI community anymore. To this day 90% of the post are about the freeh report/Joe Paterno/BOT, 5% football, and 5% staff arguing with members on the board. God bless the staff over there. They do a good job, but information is usually quicker to break on 24/7 and more on the topic of football and recruiting.
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Yes, welcome... This site is fantastic! The information and insight is great and the mods do a really good job of keeping the board clear. Just in case you get a little homesick... here is what Phil's inside look will say this week:
As I told you before...
Players are in the best shape of their career
Expect to see Zack Zwinick get the start at RB this week (believe that was in last week's "look" lol)
I'm told no fewer than 9 of these OL will be playing on Sundays
I'm being told Steven Bench is the # 2 and Paul Jones is getting reps at F TE
and I'll be having a chat tomorrow to tell you same thing again...
You are missing wigs famous and pathetic mystery recruit he brings up every year and then claims a late signee is that person.
Agree, I am a BWI refugee. It seemed to deteriorate into a bunch of grumpy old men who did not want to move on beyond the Paterno era.
I just let my BWI ship lapse. Was a member over there for about 10 years and finally got so sick of the board I would refuse to even go on. Too much BS and bickering for my taste. I think all three sites bring their fair share of info to the table and have been happy over here. The overall participation and mood of the board community is much more palatable.
"I tell guys, 'Would you rather go to a Volkswagen dealership to get a Cadillac, or do you go to Cadillac?' "
-- LJ, Sr.
It appears that at least half the posters over there either don't know or don't care that the 2012 season has started.
I left for a couple reasons the last straw to break the camel's back was the what can Brown do for OU article. I like it here, I will make no bones about it, I think the entire BOT needs to go. But with that being said, here it seems like more posters are interested in football, recruiting and the program overall. So I tread lightly.
Sorry, I still don't understand the need for folks to throw Phil and others under the bus. Like it or not, BWI has had staying power through many years, and there are some very good folks over there. Nate, Ryan, etc. are both doing a very good job. Having said that, I really like this site as well, and while many of the posters are the same, the fact is folks here really like PSU football and there is a lot of good information. I am a member at all 3, and I hope this site can continue growing and bringing on guys like Corey, etc. In fairness to Phil, at one point FOS was the site that enjoyed throwing BWI and other sites under the bus and pumping their chests, and now, I would say it is the site with the least to offer, especially since I'm not sure some of its own staff are actually PSU fans.
Again, Kudos to this site and I am certainly proud to be a member.
Sounds like a Centre County board to me!! FOS was going the same way when I left there. Hopefully this doesn't mean it's coming this way.
Phil made up things as he went - things that weren't true. He maintained that PSU had a great chance to get Ryan Williams a few years back. PSU had NO CHANCE landing him and I called him out on it. He has little credibility.
Nate and Ryan seem to have good intel and don't make things up.
Because wig is an idiot. Go ask shaws high school and coach what they think about wig. He has had some good guys make him look better. But no doupts about it he is an idiot an an a$$hole.
This post was edited by Trock56 19 months ago
Trock, do you think anyone really cares about Shaw and what his high school coach thinks of Phil?
Isn't Shaw at Michigan? Didn't he give his word to the PSU staff? I'm sorry, while Phil and others can criticized for some things, kids and coaches are not making decisions and jerks of themselves because of a recruiting analyst. Again, I get that you don't like Phil, but BWI has been around a long time and there are some good folks that work there. Same thing with FOS.
As stated previously, I really like this site and I am very glad that I am a member here. However, each site has it's strengths and weakness and it's relationships in the business. I don't think Phil, or anyone else would knowingly lie, as much as they may have contacts that don't have good information, or have information that changes.
First off I never said ask shaw. I could care less. I said ask the high school and the coach. Because there will be kids after shaw and wig is pathetic in his handling of the situation. He is a joke and a lot of things have been around for a long time but there comes a time when they fall so far behind the others you should throw them out,
Yes wig knowingly lies every year and the sheep follow. It is sad how you keep following the pilgrim over the cliff with mystery recruits. Banter is wigs only contact and even he does not Ike wig anymore
I am maintaining both right to see which one I prefer. After a month or so I am seeing that I am spending more of my time here. I don't feel like I want to suck on a tailpipe when I leave 247!
Agree 1,000%. I left and I'm not going back.
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I cancelled also at BWI, but can not stop the subscription until the end of the year.
I do see that Phil is doing WAAAAY more reporting and board monitoring than he ever did. I think they feel the heat of a really poor job that had been being done there.
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