LeBron's locker, 2.0.
We're gonna run out of words to praise this program. Every day Urban takes your breath away. Out-effing-standing!!
I have to admit I'm not big on permanently staining the skin God gave us. However, Darron Lee clearly 'gets it'. For the rest of his life, he can show that tat and describe the 2014 season and National Championship he helped win. Of all the possible tattoos a kid can get, one memorializing something he'll be proud of for the rest of his life seems the most worthy to my anti-tat old brain. Darron, you're a star!
Mamma Bear Apple takes a stand. Good for her and good for Eli.
You've got exactly the same sense of humor as I do, you sick bastard.
All four of these guys can have great NFL careers, but I'm surprised how few folks voted for Cardale. With his size [height and girth], his cannon arm, his superb accuracy, his football IQ and his obvious leadership skills, I would think he might play a good long while in The League. Another Cam Newton or Ben Rothlisberger? Don't know, but it's sure possible. Nobody succeeds in the NFL like great quarterbacks. Not O-linemen, not wide-outs, not D-linemen. If he continues to improve, Cardale can have a monster career. He got my vote.
Nice piece of writing Jeff. Enjoyed and agreed with your take. Time and change will surely show...
We're all gonna need shades.
Every time I read Cardale's words about his family seeing him get a degree and it 'opening the floodgates', my chest swells with pride. He is a true champion. Miss Michelle's mentoring and Ted Ginn Sr.'s life coaching have sure paid off for this young man. If he never plays a snap in the NFL -- and I think he'll play plenty -- they've set him on the path to happiness and success. Gives me goose-bumps.
It's ironic and kinda unfair, but it's hard to imagine a Heisman going to a QB when you know there are two other QBs on the same roster who are damn-near as good. EZE on the other hand stands out like a sore thumb. He's gashed the top teams in the country as a Sophomore and there's no reason to believe he won't gash them even harder next year. He's the leader in the WHAC Clubhouse.
When you cough the ball up 4 times and still win by 22, over the supposed best offense in the NCAA, yeah, it's your defense.
'Defense Wins Championships' is one of the oldest axioms in football. The game Monday night proved that cliché right once again.
If we had landed Kareem any time other than the night of the Nash, we'd all be going berserk. He kinda buried the lead of his own story by declaring when he did. But I promise to show him all the love he'll ever need when he puts on the scarlet jersey and silver helmet and starts bashing through defenders. The fact that that this kid is in 10th grade boggles my mind.
The 13 year-old boy who's living inside my 66 year-old body is going berserk with pride and happiness today. That little guy's been around for over 50 years, so he's seen lots of close calls, narrow misses and woulda-coulda-shouldas. His heart's been broken more times than he wants to remember. But today, he's a very happy boy. I may be eligible for Medicare, but I'm a very happy boy.
Don't think he's not embarrassed. His stock anti-Ohio State screed is well known to regular viewers and Lou Holtz will remind him of it frequently for the rest of 2015. His personal prejudice has been exposed. Anything nasty he says about tOSU from now on will be laughed at. He's naked before the world.
Time and change will surely show, How firm thy friendship, O-hi-o. Never doubt it, not for an instant.
We're gonna ball. Count on it.
"...the sport's most fussed over conference."
Perfect description, Patrick. Nice piece of writing. And we all know what happens to children who are fussed over excessively. They turn into scUM or USC.
Props to Oregon for putting down miscreant Jameis Winston and his boys. But they really shouldn't let it go to their heads. FSU turned the ball over 5 times. FIVE!! FSU gave up five scoring drives and magically turned them into five Oregon scoring drives. It's almost impossible to lose a game as the recipients of 5 friggin' turnovers.
So, shiny neon uniforms, high scoring offense, ESPN guys getting boners -- but it still wasn't much of a win. Florida State committed suicide on national TV and Oregon won. Big effin' deal. I'm not impressed, much less blown away. [No boner either]
I've been watching tOSU play football for over 60 years, but I'm just a happy and excited today as I was as a 5 year-old watching Hopalong Cassidy. None of the other stuff from my youth held its allure -- comic books, lucky rabbit's feet, my 'English racer' bicycle -- but Buckeye football can still make me absolutely ecstatic. Here I am, a grown old man, practically crying with delight.
'Bama fans are so classy. You know, if they lose, they'll blame the officials, the Super Dome air conditioner, the partying in the French Quarter, anything and everything but, "We got out-played, out-coached and maybe even out-recruited." I have a lot of confidence about this game -- I'm about 80% sure we'll beat them. But I have 100% confidence that 'Bama fans will be assholes regardless of the outcome.
He's been to Alabama ...and they ain't that tough.