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.
Quite possibly only 2 years.
That was a fake reminiscent of Rex Kern. I seem to recall a couple of fake-outs of the cameraman in the Rose Bowl victory over USC. J.T. is a worthy heir.
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.
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.
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.
I dunno. I think half is about right.
Great Comment. We have lots of "potential" at tOSU, in the WR room in particular. Let's see who can produce.
It's kind of like pornography - with a bunch of guys drooling over the "talent," getting addicted.
Why would anyone venture anywhere else?
(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.
Shouldn't there first be agreement on how to pronounce "gif?"
@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.
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.
I think there may be a 1 or 2% chance. The stars would need to align just so.
I think it's doubtful. I think he sees the field on offense, but not as a starter, and with "The Distributor" running the show, Mack's touches will be too few to post the statistics to see him rewarded with league recognition.
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.
Can't they call it "Player of the Pre-season?" ("POP")
Un-famous people make a mess of things on Twitter too, just with a smaller audience. And pre-social media, people made a mess of things, with a MUCH smaller audience.
I like how we've mapped out the careers of players who haven't yet participated in their first practice.
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.
Would that be Betty White? She's pretty cool. I think the rest of the cast may have died.
At Purdue, they DO get to see the big drum the band uses. There is that.
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.