Whether you care about soccer or not I disagree with your statement about the US should not interject itself in this. Violations of US law were committed on US soil. The alleged criminals should be put through the prosecution process.
Perhaps Braxton hasn't 'ended the speculation' because he's only ~90% sure he'll be back. If he's just leaning or even very strongly leaning to coming back he's better off not saying anything.
That's a neat tidbit. Wouldn't mind adding that feather to our cap even if it's not remotely comparable to the end of season prize.
Deflategate has been going on for years and the Patriots got a huge advantage due to it. Over the past 5 years the Patriots have had the lowest fumble rate in the NFL or as the author puts it "the Patriots fumble rate has been absurdly small". The link between carrying a deflated ball and fumbling less does not appear to be coincidental.
Hyde might be a 1100 yard back this season, but Hill is already an 1100+ yard back. Not only did Hill have 3x the production of Hyde, but he had 1.1 more yards per carry.
I do think Hyde could get to 1100 yards, but Hill will likely exceed that this coming year. Last year he didn't become the lead back until Benard's injury midway through the year.
Missouri lost to Indiana just like we lost to Va Tech. Doesn't mean we are a below average ACC team.
Mizzu kicked Minny's a$$ in the bowl game and the year before they beat an Ok State team that went into the game at 11-2.
Adding Rutgers & Maryland make Ohio State field a better football team. We are now consistently recruiting well in New Jersey/ Maryland and the Atlantic Coast. Missouri was not an option. It was either Missouri or Nebraska several years ago and the B10 made the wrong choice. Once Missouri joined the SEC they were no longer interested in a B10 offer.
West Virginia would add nothing to Ohio State's recruiting footprint. There are fewer high quality recruits there and we already have access to them given that it's a neighboring state.
You can bet you a$$ Urban is happier having Rutgers & Maryland in the conference and it has nothing to do with their history or football respectability. For B10 schools it has to do with TV$s, but for Ohio State football it is all about the recruiting footprint. As the Eastern most schools in the B10 pre-expansion, OSU & PSU will benefit the most from the addition of Rutgers & Maryland.
Turns out the Bengals made the right decision going with Hill over Hyde. Can't blame them for having better judgement than most including me.
Carbon freeze yourself until football season. No sense in aging while there are no Buckeye games.
Knight was a mixed bag. The shot above shows he failed to live up to the standards of behavior he expected out of his players. You can't be a diciplinarian toward your players but then be a discipline problem to your university.
There were good things about Knight too. You can bet your a$$ his players attended class and they learned great fundamentals.
Let's get some more upvotes for this gem of a comment and a few tissues for those imaginary heart surgeons.
I climbed the Left Buttress of Middle Cathedral peak in Yosemite. The climb ascends about 1100 feet and took all day for my climbing party to climb up and hike back down (i.e. climb up the face, hike down in the path to the side). The climbing was a blast and the views of El Capitan across the Yosemite Valley meadow were spectacular.
If it's not a big game I might start watching 30-40 minutes late. I skip through the commercials in the first half, skip halftime and am live by the third quarter. Big games or when multiple good games are being played at once, gotta be live.
Mariots is way way way better at reading defenses and is much more accurate than Braxton. He is light years ahead of Braxton as a throwing QB. Braxton is the more explosive runner and better overalll athlete.
I love the "FULLY" committed part of the announcement. Have a feeling he may not be visiting other schools.
OK, perhaps not the most original, but on 11Warriors, I will now refer to him as Harballz.
I thought this was an article about his circumsision.
What he meant was best coaching job ever aside from this year's Jerry Kill who obviously did better.
Was a huge mental error by OSU to let that ball bounce a second time, but Spencer bailed us out.
I also thought about Terminator 2, but you have to enjoy Terminator 1 considering it probably has well less than 10% of the budget of T2. The effects were poor compared to modern movies, but such a great original story.
Amen brother. I hated that they skipped the whole part where the white wizard takes over the shire...to make that omission such a slap in the face they replaced it with 45 minutes of tearful hobbit man love goodbye scenes.
So glad to hear 618 is OK and will be seeking help.
Brighter days are ahead 618. It may be difficult to believe that now, but so many people here have shown that one can rise from the depths of despair. Keep fighting brother, we are behind you.
I think the draft analst(s) quoted in the article are spot on for Bennett and Grant, but optimistic for Smith and Heuerman. My best guess:
Michael Bennett - second round, perhaps early side of round 2
Doran Grant - middle rounds (3-5) seems right
Jeff Heuerman - late rounds 5-6. Can't see him getting selected before Nick O'Leary from FSU no matter what Heuerman does at the combine. Will have great measurables, but only 'good' film.
Devin Smith - middle rounds. I don't see how his lack of short to medium receptions won't hurt him. Unless he improves there, teams should give him a cushion and make sure he doesn't get behind them. No catches at the Senior Bowl.
More important than the draft position, all 4 of these guys will make a 53 man roaster next fall. We have some guys who will be undrafted free agents who will make a serious run at a roaster next year.
I'd also vote Battle Star Galactica as one of the best written/acted shows ever. yo don't even need to be a sci-fi fan to like, it - it was a great character driven drama.
I would vote The Shield as having had the best ever series finale. All and all Breaking bad was a better show, but The Shield had the best series finale.