Brother's wedding, so it's been planned for a while. And I'm biased, but I think our camp coverage exceeded everyone else's.
The trend is only going to continue for the foreseeable future. I'm putting my money on Tisdale to be the quarterback for 2019.
Emory Jones did not make it, and Ohio State isn't recruiting any others from his class.
Yes, they're targets unless otherwise noted. All eight commits are on the first team.
Most of them are the names of Nike's various products. Alpha Menace, Vapor Speed and Savage Pro are cleats; Mach Speed and [Vapor] Untouchable are uniform templates; and Hyper Strong is a base layer.
FWIW, Land of 10 also wrote an article on Tyreke's shirt. As did Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Yahoo! Sports, SBNation, The Comeback, The Washington Post and Time Magazine. I could probably go on, too.
It's not encouraging anybody to do anything — it's simply providing the link IN CASE you are someone who wants to purchase it. If you don't see the difference, maybe YOU are the one who just doesn't get it.
Also, my name is Andrew. Not Andy.
You're never going to get it...
Ohio State is not recruiting Tebow like the staff is Smith. But if he came to speak to the team for Real Life Wednesday or something of the sort, absolutely. But, then again, you're getting into hypothetical situations that would never happen, which is always the go-to argument for people who have run out of comebacks. So...
As I mentioned somewhere in this ridiculous thread of responses, I would absolutely write a story about AN OHIO STATE RECRUIT wearing a shirt promoting Blue Lives Matter or anything similar. I didn't personally choose this topic matter or promote my feelings anywhere.
No. I'm saying it's ignorant to think sports aren't intertwined with entertainment, race, politics, etc.
His shirt brought to light the senseless killings of black males, no matter the reason or people committing the crime. If you want to look at it as a conservative vs liberal fight, be my guest. But no matter your point of view, the point remains: It's still news related to Ohio State athletics/recruiting. That's why the story was written. Period. This isn't my opinion or column. It's news, and it would be a disservice to our loyal readers if we didn't do these kinds of stories, too.
I would fail as a journalist if I didn't write this story, and I went about it in the most unbiased and professional way I could. To say that you're disappointed that we did speaks more so to your belief that sports aren't and shouldn't be intertwined with the other realities of life. And, unfortunately for you, these types of stories are only going to become more and more frequent. The few day delay in it being written was the result of making sure we had Tyreke's voice. Instead of bashing it because it doesn't fit your point of view, maybe you should look at it in the light of us going the extra mile to make sure you and your fellow readers had the best content possible instead of just slapping an article together that was purely political on sites solely looking to get clicks or make readers angry.
Your fellow commenters brought politics into it. If you check my other comments, you'll understand why this is news, regardless of what side of the matter you may fall (though it's rather easy to see which side that is).
If Urban's wearing the shirt? You bet.
You, like so many others, having seemingly missed the point. Tyreke is an Ohio State recruit (and likely to be a commit and eventual signee) who wore a topical shirt to an Ohio State camp. But instead of just reporting that he wore the shirt like other sites did, we allowed him and his brother (who created the shirt) to have a voice and speak on why he did it. That's supposed to help people from simply jumping to conclusions. What made this article "collegiate" and "political" were the comments that followed. There is also no promoting of activism, either. It's simply reporting an event that happened without personal bias and letting the subject matter speak for himself.
I may be wrong, but I believe $20
And if that happened, I would have written a story about it. Same for if a kid showed up in a Blue Lives Matter shirt. And we'd sadly be in this same situation where people fail to understand someone else's point of view.
And 28 people are killed by cows every year, too...
Don't throw out irrelevant statistics just to shape your own narrative. Especially when Tyreke is not solely talking about black deaths at the hands of a cop, but also black-on-black crime, too. A lot of people seemed to have skimmed that part.
I simply wrote the article to allow Tyreke to share his story and explain why he wore the shirt. He did it eloquently. If you think this was done to get clicks, maybe you should talk to the other sites that ran something without asking him more than one question or quoted the first website just for that reason.