I find the picture for this article to be quite revolting, specifically the flag in the picture... anyway we can fix this?!
I understand. I am not sure whether I am for or against B1G going outside ESPN. But neither OSU or the B1G is going to lose any money or fan attraction if they don't sign with ESPN. Actually the move away from ESPN might be just the thing to sway a huge change in sports media.
You are missing the point by not reading the entire article. The first half is simple showing how idiotic it is to continue to have those same "This Again" articles. The second half, from my understanding, was showing where the focus and effort should be, the victims and nothing less. His points had very little to do with who was right, wrong, or indifferent. Read the second half or you will likely be stuck in the same cyclical mind washing from the "This Again" articles in mainstream media.
Understood and very well put.
Not sure if you misunderstood the article or you are trying to be the definition of "This Again"
Baylor has never had a very solid defense... on the field or off.
Agree with a lot of what you are saying. I did not interpret the article as diminishing PSU's role or responsibility in the matter. I my understanding was, stop wasting time arguing or defending the guilt as there is no winner either way. What's done is done, learn from it, and move forward. Put effort into solving the problem and not focusing on the petty argument of whether a football team is to blame or not. Everyone knows what role PSU played in all this, its like politics you are likely not going to change the oppositions mind, so make a difference where it matters.
Damn.... one hell of an article. I am quite stubborn and find it difficult to change my views on a topic, but this hit hard. I am one of the guilty parties you mentioned trying to defend or blame a program for this situation completely losing site of the actual problem and how we can better society because of it. Well done, well done!
Of course players shouldn't be held accountable for their actions. Clearly both players were forced to carry guns and drugs, not to mentioned plenty of other people do it so the only reason they are in trouble is because they are high profile college football players... apparently the stupidity doesn't stop at just two players on Bama's football team.
I figured as such, but society has proven that common sense is a luxury.
The Jamel Dean situation still lingers with questions. I didn't and still don't think we pushed him out by any means. But if he is really looking to start at Auburn then I wonder what I medical possibly missed, or if Auburn is being very cavalier with a young student athletes well being.
So MSU "recent success" trumps OSU's tradition of putting defensive backs in the NFL?! Not to mention, OSU isn't just living off the past, like *ichigan does, when it comes to success. OSU has just as good recent success, if not better.
OSU in last 10 drafts - 13 total DBs (including safties) drafted, 4 First round selections
MSU in last 10 drafts - 6 Total DBs (including safties) drafted, 2 First round selections
So if they were paid, they would all of a sudden not be stupid?! Usually adding money to the equation just intensifies the stupidity due to exponentially more resources at your disposal.
Why is it soooo difficult for people to NOT be stupid? The kids have everything going for them, is it really so difficult for them to just avoid large mistakes like this. I know you can't expect perfection, but common sense would be nice.
Good info but still nothing impressive enough for me to believe they should be top 10. They do not have a dependable/noteworthy WR, RB or QB. Overall a solid defense but still no stars that are game changers to me. I would take out young new starters over there current average starters in most position. Additionally, to say *ichigan is a top 10 team based on roster, you are saying you would take theirs over ten other schools and I am not sure any sane person would do that IMO. To me they are a slightly better Iowa. Good defense, a bit more power on offense, will win most games but are not equipped to hang with the next level of talent ie: OSU, Bama, Clemson, FSU etc.
Understatement of the decade. We have had so many TE that should have been All Americans it we just would have involved them more in the offense. I am fine with out bread and butter running, but TE production is such a huge benefit to opening up all other areas of an offense.
I agree. Neither one winning the start will be bad, but Weber taking the spot is more big picture benefit. Additionally, RB by committee is rarely a great situation. Yes it can be effective and good, but nothing is better than seeing what Elliott was able to do the past two seasons as a sole starter. Elliott is proof that one RB is best. It takes time through a game for a RB to get into a groove and just look at tall the long second half TD's he had. I am not sure you get that splitting up carries and never getting a full feel of the game. Not to mention the slight nuances each player has with taking handoff from QB and even how they cut off of blockers.
I am perfectly fine with OSU in top 10, number 7 spot sounds realistic at this time. Remember its not how you start its how you finish. unless you are talking about the SEC strength of schedule, then it only matters what they were ranked at the beginning no matter how overrated they were. In addition, can someone please explain why the media, ESPN specifically, is stuffing *ichigan down everyone's throat?! They have Peppers and Butt, who else?!? A decent defense from last year that was ranked high solely based on the terrible offenses they faced, until the buckeyes and look how that turned out for them. I just have no idea why they would even be top 10.
Agreed. I respect his decision to leave because he knew he wasn't 100% committed to being at the college level anymore, but the NFL has swallowed up players more talented and ready then Jalin. Def hope things turn out well, but I do feel he was impatient with his development and could have really set himself up better for success staying another year. Especially considering he would have been a top offensive weapon, his stats likely would have improved drastically thus pushing him to a higher round next year. He was good at a bunch of things, but not really great at anything. Hope I am wrong and he tears it up!
The buckeyes literally define "Reload"!
He better keep his 5 star status or Hairball will just pull his scholarship...