Recruiting metaphor of the day

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That’s how one team caps off its postseason with a national championship and the other loses a bowl game to Army.

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49 responses to “Recruiting metaphor of the day

  1. kdawg05

    Maybe the dump truck is a metaphor for: “Hey, this paving company has NIL cash to share with you if you sign with Mizzou.”

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  2. I hope that Seal-O-Matic is nothing like the old Bass-O-Matic or that could get messy

    Give me Kirby and Apocalypse Now for the win…cue Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries

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  3. benco04

    It’s 53 miles from BM to North Gwinnett High School on Google maps. An hour in the car as long as it’s not a bad traffic time.

    Fling-winging it saves maybe 30-40 minutes each way.

    All that to say, Kirby don’t play.

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  4. ben

    Man, I know I sound like a scaredy-cat ninny, but I hope his chopper pilot knows what the hell he’s doing.

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    • spur21

      Looked like it from my seat 🙂

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    • Don’t like Copters at all. I know life in general is a constant struggle between danger and good fortune… but baiting fate in a rotary-propelled death can?

      Couldn’t be me.

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      • originaluglydawg

        Chopperphobia since ’72.

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      • RangerRuss

        Beats the hell out of walking there and back humping 100+lb ruck. Much safer than driving too.

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      • spur21

        LOL I baited fate over 1,000 times and I’m still here staring fate down 🙂

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        • RangerRuss

          Spur21, I took a hop down to Eglin on a Huey for a “Hey you” mission with a young 3rd Batt fire team as fellow passengers. The pilot was an older CW4 whose safety briefing consisted of, “You Rangers start farting and I’ll take us up to 10,000 feet and open the doors and freeze your ass off. It won’t bother me because I got on this flight suit.”
          We stopped for fuel, coffee and donuts at Anniston, I think. The Troops were talking shit about having to “Putter around with grandpa in his jalopy. We’re used to cruising high speed in Blackhawks.” The Crew Chief heard all that. He and the pilot had a conversation before we took off on the last leg of our journey.
          Upon approaching Eglin AFB/Camp Rudder “Grandpa” took us nap-of-the-earth on the Yellow river. I mean wide the fuck open with the skids almost water level, trees zipping by on either side, twisting and turning. Scared the shit out of me. I’m thinking this guy lost his fuckn mind. We popped up out the river basin and just like that the old Chief sat us down smooth as silk on Biancur Field. The young Rangers were exuberant.
          “Alriiiiiiight! That’s what I’m talking about!”
          I thanked the Pilot for the ride.
          “You know where the latrines are don’t you, sir?”
          “The whole damn world’s a latrine, Chief, including your bird.” SMFH.

          I took a C-130 home a couple weeks later. Jumping in seemed much less stimulating.

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          • spur21

            Sorry in advance Senator for cluttering your blog with a war story but this still makes me smile.
            Sometimes ignorance is bliss. We were asked to insert our rifle platoon into a little FSB. Lots of hostility from the Indians around the perimeter. I might add I had only been in country about a month and was promoted to AC because I had been through IP school and we were really short of experienced pilots.
            Being cocky and young I had an idea how to get in from up high. It was raining so the guys were sitting inside. As I approached the FSB I slowed to almost a hover then nosed over about 60 degrees. All the guys slid forward stacked up behind the cockpit seats – CG was bad wrong.
            As we hurtled toward the ground I tried to flare – opps – we were going to end up as a smoking hole in the ground. I pulled pitch like a madman with full aft cyclic. I bet the blades coned so much they looked like a funnel.
            Somehow I got level and plopped down as soft as a feather. Scared me shitless. The next morning all the grunts were around my aircraft wanting to fly in my bird saying – hey – we heard you were the best pilot in all of the Cav. If they only knew this FNG nearly killed everybody.
            I repeat – Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

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    • classiccitycanine

      Yeah, I think of Kobe Bryant every time I see the Kirby copter.

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  5. PatinDC

    Not gonna lie. If I am a kid that Kirby drops in on a helicopter to visit, Dayum. I am goning to be impressed.

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  6. JaxDawg

    And now that Kirby has that ring to show off, recruiting is going to get even better.

    The dynasty begins!

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  7. fisheriesdawg

    Damned if we’re gonna lose another Mitch Hyatt or Barrett Carter.

    -NGHS c/o 2000

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  8. pansythedawg

    It’s crazy how one seems allowed to park a helicopter pretty much anywhere.

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  9. Bulldawg Bill

    Reminds me of Jim Donnan and the steam roller!

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  10. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    🤣The dump truck has a Booch quality to it.

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  11. Glad ol’ Kirbs finally got hold of a red chopper. Seems like first several years he was making recruiting visits in a YELLOW one…. I kept thinking it was odd that he couldn’t get something in school colors to use….

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    • Harold Miller

      With a Natty under our belt now, I’m thinking the he needs to arrive in one with a G on the side.

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      • They aren’t going to buy, staff and maintain a helicopter. One of the big donors is providing the helicopter services directly to the AA at a discounted rate if I’m a betting man.

        The university has a plane, but it’s used by more than the football coach.

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  12. Harold Miller

    One question. When do we back up the Brinks truck for CKS, contract extension and sizable raise. I’m thinking he going to 8 figures.

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  13. godawgs1701

    it’s REALLY got to chap Dan Mullen’s ass that this is the guy who got him fired. LOL

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  14. That dump truck is filled with money and you know it

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  15. Whenever I see these videos, I wonder how much it hurts the field to have a helicopter land on it.

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  16. Kirby Kopter…the New Georgia Way.

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