By Sir Battle Chop …
Take Two dozen Scarlet Knights, “Into Battle”.
Two dozen overhyped buckeyes, dipped in “Myers-naise”.
“Flood” A “High Point Solution stadium – cooking pot”
With 52,000 crazed “CHOPNation” fans…
Connect 4 cup of “Laviano” with 4 cups of “Carroo”…
“Chop” for 30 mins….
Turn up the heat with a “take-it-to-the-house” Janarion Grant.
Add a pinch of Italian “Cioffi”
Keep Chop’n a Little “Longa”, 30 min…
Stir unto it reaches a ”RUTGERS RIOT” boil….
Before eating say your “Blessings-uan”
Serve piping hot to your FAMILY
Perhaps not since the days of Ray Rice has there been a more charismatic “face” of Rutgers football than Leonte Carroo, therefore it goes without saying that his absence from the playing field has impacted the Scarlet Knights in more ways than one. When Carroo made his “Rose Bowl statement, supplemented by a Rose lapel pin, in July many fans, me included, interpreted his words as a call for the teams unwavering dedication and hard work towards making the season a success, with an outside possibility of an actual Rose Bowl appearance should all the planets align properly!
Obviously the dismissal of team mates, coaches along with his own off the field distractions & legal issues has derailed Mr. Carroo’s dreams and aspirations of playing in the Rose Bowl. Nevertheless try to imagine the “What if”….
What if Rutgers began the season with a full deck?
What IF Carroo can press a Re-set Button and begin a season with all-hands-on deck?
With Darius Hamilton possibly returning in 2016, the question begs, should Carroo also red-shirt and return in 2016?
Carroo’s legal issues will not get resolved until mid- November at the earliest. Translation, a season filled with so much pre-season promise will be practically complete before he’s eligible to resume his senior season!
Therefore should Carroo give serious consideration about utilizing a red-shirt option now and press the re-set button for 2016? IMHO this option should be giving a serious consideration! What’s your opinion?...
A Dunkin donut franchise, pastry bin, bag-o-marshmallows and cotton soft were among the descriptive metaphors commonly used to characterize a Scarlet Knights football schedule. Weak is another good one-word description also. And yet for a Rutgers University engaged in a never-ending rehab mentality, having a schedule loaded with Danishes and pastries only sullies the national perception. As the allegory states, “You cannot fly with Eagles if your busy running with turkeys” therefore if Rutgers was ever going to rehab its national perception, altering the sports culture became the mandate.
First order of business in the rehab progression, change neighborhoods in this case move to the B1G, done!
2nd order of business, upgrade the schedule, done!
When the B1G 2014 schedule was released you could almost hear a loud audible “omg - gasp” from the faithful follows of Scarlet Knight football. Yes, Rutgers is now playing with the big boys. Drive along the Raritan today and you’ll discover plenty of discarded Dunkin donut cartons, as the reality of this schedule upgrade take root. Sure there’s one early season pastry still on the menu, Howard University, but that’s just in effect Rutgers lighting the cigar before entering the sit-down-room.
Cue the Godfather theme song
It’s a schedule loaded with many Godfathers of college football, such as Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Sure it’s tough but this is what fans of Rutgers football wanted. You can virtually envision Vito Corleone grabbing The Scarlet Knight and after slapping him yells “It’s time for you to stand up and ACT LIKE A MAN”
As Rutgers works its way thru its B1G schedule the question that has many fans concerned is “Which Corleone will describe the Scarlet Knights performance? Will it be Sonny Corleone with his arrogant personality and whose bullet ridden body is found on the causeway? Or that of Michael Corleone of whom was laughed at by his peers when he wanted to personally take on the Big Boys? Recall that Michael Corleone defeated the Big Boys and thereafter became The Godfather. Will Rutgers enjoy similar success? Before you say “no way” please name the B1G team that had more drafted players then Rutgers in the 2013 NFL draft? There was none therefore “Leave the gun and take the cannoli.
Chop’n Knights Nation, We R Chop’n – A Fan club of Rutgers Football, Honor the Tradition.
The Patent & Trademark office just awarded the Fan Club, United States Trademark recognition & protection. The mark Chop’n Knights Nation, We R Chop’n is now listed on the US Trademark principal register.
Therefore our “We R Chop’n, Rally towels and shirts will remain a symbolic icon for fans of Rutgers football & basketball to rally around, as we lead and encourage fans of Rutgers sports because ‘WE R CHOP’N”...
Chop’n Knights Nation, Fan club of Rutgers sports