PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
For the spring game that is! I know you were hoping for more but this is a very good sign
This made my sunday, with the addition of BOSA = HUGE!!! This is awesome!!!
Great news! Alex, do you think he might possibly commit while on the trip?
If people need to a place to stay for the National Championship game (Rose Bowl), you can crash at my place......jk (but seriously) #chasingchips
The Jo-ey Bo-Sa chant would work perfectly. But how could we get an "Alex Anzalone" chant going at the Shoe? Be creative, Bucks. I won't be able to make it.
Juventas, you could just do "An-Za-Lo-Ne" or i guess phoentically it would be "An-Za-Low-Own"
Sounds good guys!!
I think he will be a Buckeye now, I'll be shocked if he isn't
It's likely pronounced "Anz-uh-low-knee" if that helps at all -- I had someone who worked at my building for a while a few years ago with the same last name and that's how they pronounced it.
It's pronounced Anza-lone. I believe there was a thread about it earlier.
This is something that needs to be clarified.
One more thing. And let me preface this by saying that I am a recruiting fiend, not a stalker; Anzalone is newly following a lot of familiar faces on twitter.....
That is a lot of OSU affiliated guys. Spring game, here we come!
Class of 2016. Go Bucks!
I think if we get Anzalone it's because Urban and the gang started early on him and built up a relationship before a lot of other schools handed out an offer before he was being so heavily targeted. I remember when they offered him that I was upset that it wasn't McCray.. I certainly don't care anymore
Didn't hurt that Hoke told him to cancel his visit after McCray committed and Gedeon visited. Not saying that he would've have been ours, but can't say it didn't improve your chances either. If Anzalone or Dorian O' Daniel (who had Michigan as his favorite and was also turned away, now committed to Clemson) turn out to be All-Americans, Hoke may regret it.
Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
Hail, I think you guys will be fine with McCray and Gedeon. They're both great linebackers as well.
If only we could take as many commits as we wanted!
...looking at you, Nick Saban
Certainly going to be interesting to watch how Anzalone and McCray turn out considering we said no to one, and tsun said no to the other.
Hail I haven't heard much about EJ Levenberry lately...with McCray and Gedeon in do you know how hard the staff is pursuing him and if Michigan is still his favorite?
Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite
Hail: perhaps unitentionally, you're employing deceptive rhetorical devices.
Saying something like, "Not saying that he would've have been ours," is a way to put it out there in readers' minds without the writer taking ownership of the idea. If you can't say it with any confidence, don't say; if you can say it with confidence, put some manhood behind it.
In reality, we don't know whether Anzalone was seriously interested in Michigan, to begin with. So, you're right, we "can't say it didn't improve [our] chances"; but we also can't say that it did, either, because we don't know.
If Anzalone wasn't much interested in Michigan, implying that it didn't hurt Ohio State for Hoke to drop him, is stating an irrelevancy - it also wouldn't hurt Ohio State if Hoke squeezed-out some more orange juice or decided to watch the season finale of Justified.
Then, you put Anzalone in the same sentence with O'Daniel, whom you apparently know more about (i.e., we supposedly know that his first choice was Michigan), a rhetorical device which might give uncritical readers the impression - by association - that Anzalone and O'Daniel are in the same category (Michigan leans that Hoke rejected) and/or that you know as much about Anzalone's intentions as you did about O'Daniel's.
Please take a few lessons from DMcDougal24.
Not addressed to me but word is that FSU is the leader for Levenberry, but UM fans adamantly dispute with the fellows over at Rivals about this.
This one isn't so much a recruiting battle as an evaluation battle. But let's not count our chickens on Anzalone just yet.
Stanford is the school that scares me in regards to A.A.
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
Fido, I think you're looking too much into Hail's posts. No need to search for ulterior motives and be so critical.
Class of 2008
Based on what we know, I think Anzalone is staying in the Big 10, and if I had to put money on it, I'd say its OSU. There doesn't seem to be a local pull from any PA school, so itd be a massive surprise to me if he isn't a Buckeye.
Mike Farrel is the only person who claims FSU as a leader for Levenberry. Of course he is the, "godfather of recruiting." (He is a joke) I like our chances with him, I actually like them a lot. He was supposed to leave yesterday, but ended up staying through today in Ann Arbor.
@Fido: I think you just kind of did the same thing you are accusing hail of, hypotheticals.....what is fact though is that Anzalone did want to visit and Hoke told him to not bother because;
a. They felt good about Levenberry and Gedeon ( 1 for 2 so far, crossing my fingers for Levenberry
b. They did not want more than 3 linebackers in this class after the four that they signed the year before.
Yeah, Fido, you're reading way too much into what I wrote. I think that the 3 posts following mine were spot on. I think we're both in good shape on the LB front no matter how it ends up. Just saying it could've turned out a lot differently.
This is big. Thanks, Alex.
What Fido is doing is just called "reading" in some circles. There was nothing in his post that wasn't present in the post he responded to.
Obviously do the OH...IO type cheer!
Only drawback I can see is that 11 warriors so vain they probably think this cheer is about you! (Don't chew! Don't chew!)
GO BUCKS! BEAT MICHAGAIN!
Bucknuts has an article up about Anzalone perhaps doing a 180 and changing his plans for Saturday...wonder if there is any truth to that or just some rumor....
He is not changing his plan...any way the Bucknuts article says he is not changing his plan and IS coming.....this is BIG
stellar...thanks for clearing that up Alex
Hail/Scott/Rational: I simply assumed that Hail -in his comment at 3:31 p.m., April 15 - was trying to convey some kind of meaningful point(s) -i.e., I gave his comment a serious reading. But, as Ahh Saturday notes above, I didn't have to "read into" his comments any further than what Hail was already suggesting, himself, and I did not in any way, shape, or form, question his motives - only his argument(s). Moreover, if I used a hypothetical, it was to make the point that we often do not know much about a given recruit's preferences, etc., whereas Hail was using hypotheticals to imply that he knew more than we really do - which is really my key point.
Yes, I was picking on Hail, who is after all a Michigan fan, but my point is generally valid: One thing that makes the 11W community so much fun is the quality of debates we have, diversity of viewpoints and perspectives. The problem with recruiting, though - especially 9+ months before NLOID - is that it mostly lends itself to passive information gathering, rather than meaningful debates. Fortunately, we have Alex - one of the best, most reliable & careful, recruitniks in the "business" (poor Alex is not getting paid) - feeding us well-supported tidbits of information. Beyond relishing the news of scheduled visits, verbal commits, and lamenting that an Urbz-target seems to be going in a different direction, etc., though, what are we (lovers of discussion) supposed to say when Alex informs us that, for example, Anzalone is coming for the spring game, that we can actually say with any degree of confidence . . .
"Actually, I like player-X even better than Anzalone."
"Michigan wasn't really going after Anzalone, anyway."
"We're losing the state of Ohio."
So, a recruiting-obsessed fan watches some five-minute highlight videos of three players who've received committable offers from Urbz and decides he likes player X the best, player Y the second best, and player Z the third best. Yet, for all we know, Urbz has ranked the three in reverse order.
We don't know (unless Alex, or so,meone as soild as he is tells us what to know). We also don't know if player Y is only paying lip service to Ohio State (or Michigan). With the help of guys like Alex, we kinda piece together some information, but usually not enough to make a meaningful argument about which player would be best for our program three years down the road and/or deduce the intentions of various players and coaching staffs.
Consequently, commenters like Hail - who normally make good, logical comments - end up making convulted statements and, when I point that out, I get accused of reading too far into what they wrote, when I'm simply following their (lack of) logic.
TL;DR, stop threadjacking.
"Why can't we be friends, why can't we be friends"
Back to Mr. Anzalone.
WOW Fido. One sentence in your post stands out to me, BLAH BLAH. Idea, lets make this thread about you and how you are smarter than other posters. Mission accomplished. Well, half.
Armybuck: you're certainly not the first to say that - I plead guilty to being a pompous s.o.b.
I find it ironic, though, that my bad habit of being a smarty pants became particularly offensive in a thread in which I'm stressing the point that us fans (most especially including me) often know so little about recruits' and coaches' top preferences and/or whether one 4-star player or another 4-star player will be a better long-term fit for a program, etc. (and this thread was as good as any for making this point). I must have written, "I/we don't know," like 5 or 6 times, for what it's worth.
Btw, the "blah, blah" is a mental shortcut that many of us make (I don't think I'm alone) when we encounter speech/writing that we think we've heard before and/or that isn't worth our investment in listening/reading time. By noting, "TL;DR" Recruitbuck was pretty much saying that I had written five+ paragraphs of blah, blah, blahs - which doesn't hurt my feelings.
Yes, I'm a pompous s.o.b., but - yes also - I suspect that my comments hit a little too close to home for a few April recruiting warriors.
a) great news about Anzalone
b) I liked reading Run's post b/c it makes me seem smarter and enhances the market value of my degree by association. It's good to see that OSU fans can be pedantic and pompous, too (not at all directed at the UM fans posting here, btw).
Every time Fido talks about what we don't know, this is all I think of.
First, solid news on Anzalone and it definitely looks like everything is in great shape for the Bucks.
Given that the number of posters who are idiots (not here, specifically, but the interenet in general; and OK, here on occasion) vastly outnumbers the number of posters that are rational individuals who argue their points with a touch of eloquence, I whole-heartedly endorse the participation of Run_Fido.
RFR- The irony of the criticism of your post(s) was not lost on all.
If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target
Yo the idea is that it is fun to play GM of a college football team for a minute. Who cares what Meyer ranks the recruits as, what do I rank them as?!? That is the whole point. Is it stupid? Yes. Do I care that it is stupid? Mildly. But not really. Would my wife have ever married me if she knew that I would spend this much time on 11Warriors? No. Is it embarassing to actually give a shit about what a bunch of high school kids are doing (or college kids for that matter)? Yes. Is it slightly creepy? Yes. But hey man its the Buckeyes. And yes I do give a shit. And it is fun to watch highlight tapes, and grade players from them however little they really tell us.
Idiot internet poster here.
Two blondes were driving to Disneyland. The sign said: Disneyland Left... So they started crying and headed home.
Yes. Do I care that it is stupid? Mildly. But not really. Would my wife have ever married me if she knew that I would spend this much time on 11Warriors? No. Is it embarrassing to actually give a shit about what a bunch of high school kids are doing (or college kids for that matter)? Yes. Is it slightly creepy? Yes. But hey man its the Buckeyes.
Well said Yankees. Sometimes I think about how ridiculous it is that a bunch of college age + men analyze every word and every move these 16 year old kids are making. To make matters worse we bicker anonymously about it on a blog site. Frankly, its sick.
-respect the rivalry
- Respect the Rivalry -
So Anzalone is going to tOSU spring game instead of Notre Lame and Pedo State spring games? I think this bodes very well for us!
"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."
@ buckeyedude, I guess the comment was mostly meant to say to Fido, to take it easy man lets take it a little less seriously and have some fun on here.
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