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Comment 2 hours ago

I'm wondering WHY the contracts aren't more standard. For as long as the NFL has been unionized, it seems odd that they wouldn't negotiate on something like this that affects ALL new players. And from the owners' perspective, although some probably want to retain the right to jerk their players around, most would see an advantage to having the terms standardized so as to avoid situations like this.

Comment 24 hours ago

The list does NOT show Dylan Thompson (unless I'm somehow missing his name). If he's on the team, but academically ineligible, he'd presumably still be in scholarship and be counted in the totals. Or am I missing something? Either I'm wrong about him counting, or Wasserman's list is wrong, or Thompson isn't just ineligible but has left the program.

Comment 28 Jul 2016

I'm just glad he (Kalis) decided to return for his final year. You need his kind of leadership to be successful, particularly against your rival. 

Comment 28 Jul 2016

Right. He doesn't have to be Devin Smith or Michael Thomas. If on his snaps he blocks like he has blocked, and makes a few plays downfield, he will be a valuable contributor. I'm hoping that Noah Brown is our monster all-around receiver this year, that Curtis Samuel gives production from the HB (almost a given) assisted by Dontre Wilson,  and that one or two guys (Hill? Mack? McLaurin? - so many possibilities) emerge to provide a downfield threat. No guaranties, of course, but I think that's where we'll be. If Gibson "arrives" this year, that's a welcome bonus.

Comment 27 Jul 2016

Why would anyone venture anywhere else?

Comment 27 Jul 2016

(I'm sure everyone else wants to read a Lyme/gluten discuss here, but...)

My son was probably undiagnosed for a good two years or more, and then was treated with antibiotics (with some starts and stops) for another 3, before switching to an all-nutrition regimen when he was about 12.. He stuck with the "no gluten" option by his choice.  He's 28, symptom-free, and enjoying life, and with more gluten-free options available, even in restaurants, doesn't feel restricted by his choices. There's a light at the end of the tunnel.  Good luck to your son.

Comment 26 Jul 2016

@GB713: You nailed it. My son's gluten issue started with a bout with initially undiagnosed Lyme. Though long free of the disease, he has chosen to remain gluten-free because he feels better.

Comment 26 Jul 2016

Hey! My son needs to eat gluten-free, so if he ever wanted to go to a game there that'd be good for him, but of course he doesn't (why would he, or anyone for that matter?), so I guess it doesn't matter, so forget it.

Comment 25 Jul 2016

Absolutely. There are NOT 65 better players in the conference (that's an average of about 5 players on every team, btw, including the teams that have virtually nobody). I don't see how they list even a Buckeye who's never played a down (Weber, no disrespect intended to him) as a better player. I don't see him being worse than 2nd team all-B1G, which puts him in the top 50, even accounting for the fact that there will be over-representation of positions like quarterback.

BUT, it's pre-season, do who the hell cares? Let's rate them after they've played.

Comment 22 Jul 2016

And then there all the gray cases - where something really did or did not happen, but it'll never be know for sure. There may not be enough evidence to prosecute, but that doesn't necessarily mean the alleged act didn't happen. This case is likely to fall within that gray area, so we probably never will know for sure.

Comment 21 Jul 2016

The original quote "I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy" is attributed to W.C Fields or Red Skelton, among others.