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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Quick Post: Christian Powell is no Lawrence Vickers

All apologies to Coach EmbreeBieniemy, but I think he has lost his damn mind. There has been, and ever will be, only one LV.  I say without reservation that he was the greatest fullback in the history of the world.  In fact, the original V-back was more god than man, capable of winning football games and destroying whole planets with the slightest flex of his biceps.  Before there was the Honey Badger, there was Lawrence.  He took what he wanted while still giving a shit.

Let me ask you coach, has young Mr Powell shown capable of karate kicking punters in the face?

Is he willing to destroy a man's soul in the pursuit of a touchdown?

Is he capable of leaving fool defenders in his tracks, as if they weren't even there in the first place?

I didn't think so.

Christian Powell may be great someday, hell he may even be great today, but he can never approach the legacy of the great Lawrence Vickers.

I rest my damn case.


Anonymous said...

More evidence that Embree speaks before he thinks.

Right after he said "Webb is our guy" he mumbled "did I say that out loud?"

Look. We all want Embree to be THE GUY, but the truth is, he's an inexperienced head coach who shoots without aiming and says he meant to hit that tree.

Tractor said...

When I first read this title, I thought you were going to say CP is already better. I was getting ready to come over here and fight you.

LV was so much fun to watch. Him running over that CSU guy is the best offensive hit I've ever seen. I was soooo amped after that play.

Of course, his spin move left a LOT to be desired. You could measure that thing with a sundial.

The "V" back idea never stuck. I'm actually really excited about Powell. Dude is RIPPED!

RumblinBuff said...

This is not meant to be a take-down of Powell, it's just a tounge-in-cheek reminder that LV was fucking awesome. More comedy than actual opinion.

I'm very excited to see pow-pow hit the field and helpless opponents. That coach is comparing him to LV is actually very encouraging.

Anonymous said...

Confused...was it not Bieneimy that made this claim and not Embree? See tweet and ive read the article. The Webb comment was a joke. Jesus we now have a decisive coach after wishy washy Hawkins and you b!tch. Sad really.

RumblinBuff said...

I read similar comments from Embree, and confused myself when I linked the tweet. I've reflected that error in the post. Thanks for catching that.