Mike Hass

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  1. TorontoArgos

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    Mike got really unlucky in that he entered the NFL a few years too early for a white Receiver.

    Just before Welker's success opened the door for others to get opportunities, Mike never got the chance and neither did David Ball, another amazing white WR from the same year as Hass.

    If those guys were graduating this year their opportunity would have been much better, albeit still not as good as a black player.
     
  2. white is right

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    Stern has never pretended to be anything but what he says. He also has lived the life when it comes to living in a majority Black neighbourhood. The stories about him getting beaten up for lunch money while maybe slightly exaggerated are true. I know my brother who went to a majority non White school talked about weaker White guys being threatened for 2 bucks or 5 bucks and this was 20 years after Stern. It's funny but Stern has said things much more outrageous than Don Imus and never has had to bow down to the PC racial ambulance chasers.
     
  3. qj

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    Hass signed with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League per Oregonlive.com. Perhaps he'll actually get to play and show what he can do in the UFL. What a concept. Anyway, here's the link:

    http://blog.oregonlive.com/nfl/2010/08/wide_receiver_mike_hass_to_sig.html

    The first game is on 9-18-10 (Sat.) and will be carried by HDNET and perhaps will be streamed on the UFL website.

    Hopefully, my FIOS will be carry the game. UFL games will also be carried by Versus.

    Correction. The season starts on 9-18-10, but the Nighthawks' first game is 9-24-10.





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  4. DWFan

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    David Kircus is with them too.
     
  5. qj

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    It looks like you can watch Hass and the Nighthawks on HDNET at your local sports bar. Here is a list of bar(s) that carry HD.NET: http://www.hd.net/sportsbars.html

    I'll be able to catch Hass' game on 9-24-10 at the local Old Chicago sports bar.

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  6. FootballDad

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    Here is the Nighthawks schedule for this year. They play at Rosenblatt Stadium, which is the home to the College World Series (this was the last year). With any luck, I might be able to make it up there for a game at some point this year if I see enough white guys getting fair playing time.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    Mike Hass named OSU's second greatest player of the past decade, as detailed in this mindless, Caste-speak filled article:

    Gameday Countdown No. 2: Mike Hass went from walk-on to top receiver in the nation

    When you think about what made the Oregon State football team successful the last decade, images of hard work, over achievement and surprises are the norm.



    At the forefront of all those memories is the Mike Hass story. Coach Mike Riley likes to use him when he describes his blue-collar, Lunch Bucket U. program.


    In a way, he is what Riley wants his program to be about.


    That's why Hass was voted the second greatest player of the last decade at OSU by the Corvallis Gazette-Times sports staff and community members.


    "Mike Hass is a great story for a lot of reasons," Riley said. "It tells the Oregon State story in a lot of ways, in faith and perseverance and self-confidence. It's a unique, tremendous story."


    Hass, a Portland native, rose from unheralded walk-on to the greatest receiver in OSU's history. He was considered the best in the nation in 2005 as the Biletnikoff Award winner.


    He came out of Jesuit High as the 4A player of the year. Hass had a knack for the ball, good hands and worked hard. However, colleges didn't beat down his door with scholarship offers due to his lack of size and speed.


    The Beavers were his best option because coach Dennis Erickson at the time and Riley later welcome in-state walk-ons to try to compete. And OSU was a good place for him to work on his engineering major.


    Hass was a scout team player for two seasons. He redshirted in 2001 and didn't see much of the field as a freshman, other than on special teams.


    However, he performed every day in practice. He pulled in any ball close to him. It was automatic.


    Riley noticed what Hass could do going into his sophomore year and awarded him a scholarship. Hass didn't think he had arrived at that point, so he kept working.


    He was a secondary possession receiver his sophomore season with 44 receptions. Then he became the go-to guy as a junior and senior with 86 and 90 receptions, respectively.


    What made his performance those last two years more impressive was that he was the possession receiver and deep threat. Everyone knew where the ball was going when the Beavers were in a pinch.


    There was little support in the running game at the time. The Beavers were a passing team with future NFL quarterback Derek Anderson at the helm.


    That led to acrobatic catches as he fought through double- and triple-team coverage.


    "He had some of the greatest performances of a pass receiver that I've ever seen," Riley said. "And the catches he made were very unique."


    Hass left OSU as the school's all-time leading receiver with 3,924 career yards, third in the Pacific-10 Conference. He broke the school record for single-season catches as a junior and again as a senior, held until James Rodgers caught 91 last season.


    The Associated Press, Walter Camp Foundation and ESPN.com named him a first-team All-American his senior season. He was a two-time first-team all-Pac-10 selection, and honorable mention AP All-American as a junior.


    He had 19 100-yard receiving games in his career and five 200-plus games.


    Hass was the first Pac-10 receiver to record three 1,000-yard seasons and owns the OSU single-game reception mark with 14 against Arizona State in 2004.


    For all his success, Hass wasn't a highly touted NFL draft pick. He was taken in the sixth round by the New Orleans Saints and signed a three-year contract.


    The Saints quickly released him. He spent two seasons with the Chicago Bears, one entirely on the practice squad, and last season with the Seattle Seahawks. He has yet to catch a pass in his two career games.


    After making the regular roster with the Bears before the season he was released twice and signed to the practice squad twice before signing with the Seahawks, where he bounced between the roster and practice squad.


    Hass continues his quest to prove people wrong and show his ability.
    http://www.gazettetimes.com/sports/beavers-sports/article_97b49294-f916-11df-b30d-001cc4c03286.htmlEdited by: Don Wassall
     
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    Funny thing at that paper and its comment's guidelines where they specifically mention "no racism", well I would say that is about it especially with Lovie Smith and his cast of incompetant receivers. If someone has a log on with that outfit they need to mention that.
     
  9. Jimmy Chitwood

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    how is it that Hass is only the "second greatest player of the last decade" at Orgeon State? i mean, really?

    has Oregon State produced that many record-setting talents in the last ten years that has is once again relegated to also-ran status?
     
  10. white lightning

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    He could have been another Steve Largent. Hass was and still is that good. It's a damn shame he never got a chance. Countless others have got the same treatment. I wish him the best of luck with his new team. At least he will finally get to play the game he loves again.
     
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    Personally, I think Mike Hass' skill set is most similar to Larry Fitzgerald.

    Hass may have the single greatest in-air body control in the history of NCAA football. Couple this superhuman ability with perfect hands, decent speed, superb quickness, intelligence, flawless routes, acrobatic athleticism, among other football intangibles"¦and you have the archetypal story of a white athlete's quandary within the Caste System.
     
  12. qj

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    Watched many of the Nighthawks games this year. Hass was the 3rd or 4th receiver all year. Fitzgerald, Darling and (later) Clayton were the "go-to" WR's. The Nighthawks line was atrocious and gave the wash-up Garcia hardly any time to throw. Still, many of his balls were dropped by Darling and Fitzgerald anyway. By the 3rd of 4th game, the defenders knew the Hawks only could muster a dink and dunk pass attack, so they started to jump the short routes, snatch the ball and and take it in for a pic-6. This happened over and over again as the season went along. By the end, the Hawks had no passing or running attack. Hass got only a few looks but still made some nice catches. Funny, they say he's slow, but he seemed to always get behind the defender. He's also very strong and has good timing and can outfight the small QB's in the NFL or the UFL for the ball, but he didn't get targeted. Anyway, his season with the Hawks was just OK because of the lousy line and QB play, and for the fact that the team would rather pass to washed up, former NFL affletes who have trouble catching the ball--nothing to see here, move along. It was NFL lite in Omaha.

    Hass fractured some ribs a few weeks back and not likely get a look from any NFL team. I guess he was too successful in college as a white Fred B. Winner--can't have a guy like him in today's NFL.

    Hopefully, Portland will get a UFL team next year and Hass can come home and play.
     

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