i din't leave southern terrebonne parrish for a while after Katrina. I knew it was bad, but had no clue how bad. We were isolated. Cable was nonexistent, and some time during the storm, we lost all radio feed coming out of new orleans, and cell service was shot. for roughly 36 hours, we had no form of communication with the world outside of Montegut and Chauvin. I knew we dodged a major bullet and took very little damage outside of downed trees and power lines. then I finally got my hands on a portable satellite dish and generator. Got that b!tch rigged up and turned on my TV. the first thing i saw when i hit the power button was the video of that helicopter flyover the Biloxi beach area. That was the first time I realized just what had happened. At that point, New Orleans was still basically dry. Yeah they were bitching about the holes in the roof of the dome, but they were all ok at that point. So yeah, the media only seems to remember the fiasco that was New Orleans, but for me the images I saw in those first few minutes of what Biloxi and Gulfport now looked like is what I'll always remember most about that storm.
the north eastern edge of the eye clipped Houma en route to Morgan City (as close the absolute worst case scenario possible for me) on like the 25 or 26 or so.
I rode that beast out in Montegut. And prior to Katrina, that is what I gauged all storms against. Winds were somewhere in the neighborhood of 135-ish if I remember right. That was some wild shyt that night. Katrina hit roughly the same distance away (i stayed down the bayou for that one too), and lower wind speeds than Andrew did.
Difference, is that Katrina was on her way down from a much larger/more powerful storm, but still carried the type of punch and water levels you would expect from a 4 or 5 hurricane. While Andrew was on his way up and still had the impact of a cat 3.
So even though I was on the "good" side of Katrina (a weaker storm) and the violent side of Andrew (a stronger one), the wind impacts of Katrina in Montegut were more intense. We stayed dry for Katrina since all the water was out to the east of us, but andrew flooded the shyt out of us.
i just hope the offense can still control the clock and keep this defense off the field. yeah got talent, and the line should be fun, but well, hurry up offenses have feasted on Steele's defenses in the past.
that's why Saban fired his OC (a guy with no titles as a coordinator a history of colossal failures and getting fired after only a few years at every stop on his resume) after one season in which Alabama: looked incompetent in a loss to a seriously overrated Ole Miss team, needed a blocked extra point to beat a bad Arky team, needed OT to muster enough points to beat an average LSU team, got housed by Ohio St. even after being gifted 21 points early in the game.
without seeing the breakdown of which schools wear what shoes, it's tough to say. i don't think it's that complicated and probably has little to do with the kid choosing a shoe company.
All the kids play on teams and leagues that are sponsored by a major shoe company. Kid's coach is a major influence in his life and has a lot of control over who and when people have access to the kid. So big shoe company tells coach to give schools with the same shoe company more and better access to the kids than any school that wears the competition. So in kid's mind it looks like those schools simply want him more and he's more likely to sign there.