Even one B1G title in four years is kinda crazy. Consider me in the camp that thought Urban was going to steamroll the B1G when he was hired.
To be fair, you can't use that picture on the left as proof. You can't just rotate a 2D image and pretend you're now looking straight down the line.
With that being said, it was a 1st down.
you can't tell me he didn't tour the Big Ten as a media member in 2011 and see a hapless Michigan, a sanctioned Penn State, and an Ohio State with an interim coach and not see a gold-bricked path to a national championship in front of him.
Still boggles my mind how he only has one B1G title in five years, though.
Somewhat refreshing to see a "Top 2", unlike the usual Top 5 when everyone knows who the Top 2 are.
Interesting. Brown or Scruggs.
if he bumped either one of those threads, he could let the cat out of the bag
Well, he did bump the Brenton Cox thread...not that I'm upset about it!
Since Zamir White and Terajda Mitchell have their own threads, could this be an impending Anthony Cook boom?
Perspective is not one viewpoint. It is many. The saying "Gain some perspective" doesn't mean anything other than "gain my perspective." You're right, everyone's opinions and perspective are different. But, I thought I had 11W tagged pretty well, and I would have hoped 11W's perspective would be changed by now, hence why I'm being more outspoken about it. Agree to disagree, indeed.
anyone who says it can and has been worse...have been met with negative flack saying it somehow diminishes the argument that where we are is bad.
What's the point in saying that things have been worse? Be thankful for what you have, right, that's the point? That's like saying the 49ers should be thankful for where they're at because they aren't the Browns. Sorry, in sports, that doesn't make any sense to me.
I'll concede that 2-3 players would probably be more accurate. The Celtics have enough assets to get a lot without losing a lot, though. They've built solid depth across the board, but they need upgrades in the starting lineup. If they can manage to get one of Tatum/Jackson in draft, Hayward in FA, they still have enough assets to trade for Butler with two first round picks next year and all the depth they have. Starting lineup of IT, Horford, Hayward/Bradley, Butler, Tatum/Jackson would be pretty nice, and I think it's achievable.
for people saying...never been here before, we are the worst TOSU has ever been
Who is saying that? I haven't seen anyone. I'd be surprised if it was more than a select few. Fans don't really care about the past, it's always "what you have done for me lately?" If your assumption is right about the article's intent, then this article is addressing the craziest of crazies, which isn't something 11W should need or want to do.
I'll also add that saying "Fire Thad!" isn't the same as saying that we've never been here before. It's saying Fire Thad, because...Thad should be fired.
Love #10's reaction after the Noah Brown catch
Maybe give the staff some slack for writing one non "dumpster fire" article out of the last ten...at least it was honest.
Honesty doesn't always convey reality. Yes it's true things have been worse. That doesn't mean anything, really. It means hey we're better than we were at this point in time. Great job. Is Thad still here? Yes he is. Did he create these expectations? Yes he did. Is he getting paid to meet those expectations? Yes he is. Is he failing to meet the expectations? Not only is he failing, he's somehow taking it to a worse state than it was when he took over. Heck, the Ohio team he came from is doing better than he is!
The draft could ultimately give us a heads up as to where the C's heads are at with IT's next contract.
Of course; whatever they do with that pick will show their hand. I think Ainge knows he's 1-2 players away from competing with the Cavs. Replacing IT with Fultz and getting a guy like Hayward isn't enough. You're downgrading at PG and adding a good - not great - player. Keeping IT and either using the pick on someone not named Fultz or trading the pick for someone like Jimmy Butler would be very wise if you want to compete right away.
Articles like this one and the one comparing Thad's recruiting class to Urban's are exactly what you wouldn't expect from Eleven Warriors. 11W has earned a reputation for "keeping it real." Neither of these articles are keeping it real.
Coach Matta is making Top 10 money, so yeah, it's time for Ohio State to start acting like a "blue blood,"
Bingo. He's the 7th highest paid coach. Forbes also lists Ohio State as the 7th most valuable basketball program. Time to start meeting the expectations that come with all of that.
Ohio State basketball is not a blue blood program.
So fans are supposed to accept mediocrity? OSU has all the resources to field both a blue blood football and basketball program. Should Oregon football accept mediocrity simply because they're slipping back into it?
we shouldn't be surprised by an occasional down slide.
This isn't a down slide. This is a land slide.
Fultz fits a huge need for the Celtics? Nah. Thomas is one of the best PGs in the league and has arrived to superstar status. As a Celtics fan, I'd much rather they selected Jayson Tatum, a 6'8" do-it-all presence that is much needed in today's league. Pay Thomas, get Tatum, and still have enough room for a FA move.