You mean That 1 Guy, inventor and master of the magic pipe? I'm seeing him in concert in Philly tomorrow; always puts on a very entertaining show. Probably not on the Browns' radar though; at least not until maybe the 6th rd...
I think Garbrandt has star potential both in ability and from a promotional standpoint. If Stipe can string another couple of wins together, he's a great dude with a great story. I mean, who doesn't want to cheer for a volunteer firefighter? And he puts dudes asleep fairly regularly. And you know they want Paige to go on a tear given her model looks, but she'll likely never be title worthy.
Then there's Bones Jones; surprised you didn't mention him. He is the walking embodiment of being one's own worst enemy.
If it's strictly boxing, which I assume it must be (as opposed to striking, there's no way grappling would be allowed), then I hope they'll at least be wearing mma gloves which gives Conor at least the slim hope of dropping FM assuming he can clip him... which is still unlikely.
I have zero inside connections. What I have is a tweet from a player who put the back-up QB on a pedestal (and I agree it's an exaggeration). So when I read that, especially after a famously spectacular loss, then I wonder if there isn't some thought from that player that the "next Tom Brady" might afford the team the best chance to win.
So again, as long as the team is winning next year then there will be no issues. But losses cause doubt to creep in, and that's my concern should that unfortunately occur next season. If Ohio State loses a game and the QB play is less than spectacular, how does the team respond when the "next Tom Brady" is sitting there on the bench? I don't know if our starting RB is solitary in his assessment, or if there are others seeing that kind of potential in Burrow. And as much as they all like JT, if there's some thought that another QB gives the team a better chance to win, then that's when problems are likely to occur because everybody wants to win.
If you don't believe Urban ever plays favorites, then so be it. But I reject your example of Vonn Bell (I agree with the Hooker example). So you think Bell all of a sudden became "ready" right before the very last game of the season and wasn't a better option sometime before? Perhaps you do, but I'm not buying it. Urban's the best Head Coach out there, but that doesn't mean he's infallible. I think not playing Vonn Bell sooner is one of his few mistakes. And I think he likely convinced himself Bell wasn't the best option because of his youth, not because he knowingly didn't put the team first. I just think he was wrong.
I love how criticism becomes hater these days. I'll be cheering for JT to win some trophies as long as he's under center, but the next time he is the winning QB in a B1G Championship game will be the first, let alone a National Championship. Most of us aren't blaming him for the woeful offense, but we certainly acknowledge his shortcomings playing a role in it. We've seen before the scenario of a more talented player biding time on the bench behind a veteran, so I'm not 100% convinced that isn't the case now at the QB position.
But it doesn't matter what I think. Let's hope JT leads the team to victory. If he comes up short, it's not the "haters" that will be the problem. When a teammate indicates he thinks the back-up is the next Tom Brady, then there could be issues from within if some players think another guy gives the team a better chance to win. Again, let's hope it doesn't come to that, but that is my nightmare scenario; infighting over who should be QB after a loss.
He's clearly integral to Richt's master-plan to build a consistent 10-2 team in Coral Gables...
Was the Fiesta Bowl blacked out in Alabama or something? Because I have a hard time believing what we're returning on offense is scaring anyone not named Rutgers. With good reason, we expect significant improvements on offense next season but I don't think bravado is warranted until we actually see evidence of a competent passing game.
Atlanta played the part of a bit character in a cheesy horror movie who does the cliched thing that no one would ever really do.
"Yeah, I guess I'll go investigate that strange sound coming from the barn even though I'm alone and unarmed, it's dark, and there's been a rash of unexplained mutilations in the town recently..." is equivalent to: "Sure we could run the ball and milk the clock to secure almost certain victory, but I've got Matty Ice, and Julio Jones, and I'm sure New England is never going to expect the deep ball... ok, but this time I'm sure they're not expecting it."
In both scenarios I'm yelling at the tv because it's too preposterous to take at face value as something an even semi-rational person would do under the circumstances.
I had not scrolled this far when I mentioned above the impact to the roller coaster industry.
It's also crazy to think of its impact on the roller coaster industry, though the concern there is to make sure the potential insane acceleration doesn't cause the riders to black out.
A reliable source has already led me to believe we have the next Tom Brady on the roster, sounds like Day's job should be a cakewalk...
I'm no offensive mastermind, but perhaps simply handing Campbell the damn ball would be a good start.
Nate clearly belongs in the concussion protocol...
Someone please give him the pro tip to take a short ride up to Treehouse and properly celebrate his amazing accomplishments.
I'm interpreting "attacked" as "bounced" and "10" as "2 - 3."
Agreed with you take on the ever sophomoric Siragusa, but did you actually read Josh's response? I thought it was pretty spot on. He mainly illustrates the upside of MMA, aside from calling her out for being condescending. He even acknowledges her skills.
Agree with most of what you state, except I acknowledge she's very good at her job. Have you seen "Adaptation"? That's my favorite in her filmography, one of my favorite movies in general.
Not much D1 talent from the southeast where I grew up, but I'd sure like to see that young man from Athens get a lot of meaningful snaps this year.
With all of the good examples of football as art, I figured I'd share an example from the MMA world:
Sure, she's good; but she's not Daniel Day Lewis good.
I cheer for whoever ends up under center. But I agree with what you've pointed out. I'd also posit that that the 5th yr starting QB Silver Football etc. has yet to even QB a B1G Championship victory, let alone a National Championship. It's obviously not all on him, but results are what they are.
I'd like to see him in Steelers garb; giving the rest of the NFL Troy Polamalu-esqu flashbacks.