As a team, make a strong case for G.O.A.T. And 3 Heisman finalists would be neato.
Crazy unexpected number of Our Lady Peace shout-outs - I've probably seen them 5 or 6 times.
First was U2, Public Enemy, and Big Audio Dynamite in Tampa in 1992. Was stationed in Orlando for Navy nuclear power program and 2 of us made the road trip. Crazy line-up, sweet show.
Best is really damn difficult... probably have to go with the 1st time I saw Explosions in the Sky. They destroyed it in the Bowery Ballroom. I've seen them 10+ times and was only disappointed once when they played for free at SXSW but the sound guys were awful (which folks who had seen previous acts said was regrettably the case all night). The upside to that show is that there were literally explosions in the sky at the finale with fireworks lighting up the night.
Other favorite live performers: Sigur Ros, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Middle East, Mono, Pelican, Russian Circles, Modest Mouse, The National, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, Gil Mantera's Party Dream, Rancid (bitd), The Lunachicks, Balmorhea, Mother Falcon, Flying Lotus, The Dead Science, St. Vincent, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Clear Plastic Masks, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Bjork, Árstíðir, Jeffrey Lewis, The Family Cactus, My Brightest Diamond, Lightspeed Champion, Billy Nayer Show, That 1 Guy, and my current favorite (from SXSW 2015) East Cameron Folkcore
It's simply noisy pop music... style & show are more important than substance. There's nothing wrong with that mind you, but you cannot convince me this is "all-time great" material when the writing is on the level of a horny 6th grader. Lyrics such as "jump, might as well jump... go ahead & jump" are simply not compelling; other examples include "hot for teacher" & "Panama". Kiss, Motley Crue, etc are comparable. Take away the cranked up guitars and drum crashes (replace with machine) and I've also just described Katy Perry, One Direction or any other pop outfit. They are far more alike these 80's "metal" bands than they are different.
So if you want to head bang without thinking and like pyrotechnics, then this is for you; whereas I personally appreciate songs & lyrics that are moving, well arranged orchestration, and just basic sincerity. End rant.
Sounds like you were coerced; I smell a lawsuit...
The field is the logical "head" choice for both, but I like the Buckeyes' chances better than UK's. If I had to bet, it would be "field" & "Buckeyes" as I never in my life have or will bet against my team.
In the Superdome screaming "go"... paused to verify no yellow... resumed jumping a screaming unintelligibly.
Quick story - at kickoff, dude next to me seemed disinterested in the game. Around mid first quarter, he is replaced by a girl wearing Bama gear who is just having a blast in enemy territory. I find out later she's the daughter of an Ohio State fan / grad the next seat down, she attends Bama, & the lame dude is her bf. On topic, following the Zeke run to glory, the Bama gal disappears in a solemn state and the disaffected bf dude returns for the remainder of the game. At least dad was ecstatic along with the rest of us.
Really? People make outrageous claims about how Craft could "score at will" which I refute with a fact and that equates to not having seen him play? The homerism is strong with you.
I'd go with Hurley as an equal. Gary Payton comes to mind as well, though honestly I remember him almost entirely from the NBA.
And Russell could light up either of them as well if he's "on". The game today favors offense, it's that simple.
I love how everyone is supposedly "forgetting" things except for the select group who somehow think Craft > Russell. I didn't forget sh!t (in that respect). Russell is arguably the best talent (not definitively, but a strong case can be made) in the Matta era. I saw plenty of games with Craft and I certainly remember him creating havoc on defense. But he's not in Russell's class, plain & simple.
The assertion was "best in history" so I'm not responding to your comment which changes the parameters of the argument. On point: I'll submit very recently Anthony Davis as a better defender and Dikembe Mutombo as likely the best I can recall without straining my brain too much.
This is more sensible of a comparison than some of the wackiness espoused in the Craft vs Russell thread. At least these are players of comparable talent, though the skill sets are different. I'm giving a slight edge to Russell in this one. I 'd love to see his assist numbers if he had low post players who actually caught the ball and / or finished with authority.