We've got it better than Michigan!
If this was a confederate flag on a tank top from a white kid in Alabama, I don't think the black community would even raise an eyebrow, no matter what feelings it stirs up in them. Because it's been discussed over and over and the country has put it in the category of "It is, what it is". But this kid finds himself on the opposite end of the color spectrum and racial divide and it's somehow national news. I'm happy for him. I hope more kids do it and it gets discussed until everyone is blue in the face. Then maybe one day a black kid can talk about equality and perceived injustices and be free to have that opinion without disturbing the waters of what's expected by white america.
I love how gun enthusiasts wave the bill of rights when someone tries to put limits on firearms but EVERYONE appreciates their ability to have free speech and it's a bombshell that this kid put a sentence on a shirt and it's somehow out of bounds or not the right forum. It's a huge double standard.
The tattoos gave them an obviously unfair advantage.
Up vote for volume, I rarely read the long messages. I commend the dedication to getting the point across. I also feel reassured of my vote based on the fact someone else said good post.
I'm all about Ohio kids getting the nod on the tie breakers though. And I feel to a degree that, in what I believe is an attempt to strengthen pipelines and keep the flow going, that Urban defers to the cultivation of pipelines from traditionally rich talent producing states like Florida. The type of player that fits Urban's style is going to, more times than not, come from Florida and not Ohio. Until Ohio gets its act together and starts springtime football, it has no chance to change. I understand it. I agree with it. But it still is upsetting every time I see a player like Taco Charlton get away. I know it's always going to happen. You can't always know. But with the current system, it will happen more often. And the passion a player from Ohio has who plays against Ohio State and got passed on, is even more in my opinion, than the Ohio player who HAD TO BE a five star to be a priority and sign.
I personally want to beat that team at 100%. Last thing I want is them to run the table after a beat down and have everybody and grandma saying that they would be undefeated if it wasn't for the suspension.
Does anyone else feel like that Tavion Thomas kid is going to be the real stud just because he is an Ohio kid that was passed on? I do. I mean I like this guy.... But Ohio Kids passed over always produce.
No way we get anyone that makes people stand and cheer. It's going to be some ho-hum person with "potential".... I had hoped that Thad was rushed away because it was a "shit or get off the pot" situation with a big name guy. Unfortunately it seems to be very underwhelming characters that are coming up.
If they don't make waves with some real good hire, it really is going to make the unceremonious firing/"early retirement" of Coach Matta go from a black eye to looking like full on brain damage.
Im already upset, push out Thad, our all time wins leader, to troll for unproven, middling nobodies.
Slow sarcastic clap for you, Gene Smith. Good job.
QUICK! Get this guy a hard line to the next coach's cell phone. Why, with that incredible hindsight and ability to make adjustments like "this guy is struggling, let's try this guy" and "You shoot it, not you" we will be winning titles in no time!
Thad made it seem so difficult. Balancing family life while watching game films until he passed out in his office. Recruiting while game planning. Dealing with poor health and the pressure of knowing, that his best players would leave for the NBA and he would have to try to make magic again the next year with new faces. Essentially needing to revamp the entire attack based on who he had left, Because failing to do so, would bring out the most ignorant, uneducated guessing fans of this fan base and their torches, with one of the most self absorbed ADs in the country in tow.
When really he just needed to relax and tell the people missing shots to stop shooting and put someone else in when someone was preforming poorly. BINGO!
Sad for him. He loves Ohio State. Just got in a rut and was stale. Not exciting. Can't help but look back on the shithead who had his "They didn't even make the NIT" comment blasted all over the internet. I hope he catches on somewhere. He could recruit in the beginning. He still has value. The "Don't let the door hit ya" crowd should be ashamed of themselves.
Thanks for the support guys. It's appreciated.
Sorry, quit smoking. I'm irritable. That should be left in the "not nice to say, don't say it at all" Place in my head. I apologize
You can find those at the store next to the App State "We beat Michigan" Hats and across from the Va Tech " Only team to beat Ohio State" windbreakers.
Hate that stuff. It's more of an affirmation of Bama's dominance than a slam against them. People wear that stuff and look like Buster Douglas signing autographs 3 years after the Tyson fight. Especially sad since they have been back and won it since then. Pretty sure the tears are dry now.
IMO that stuff should have been retired the following year. Far be it for me, though, to tell a man what to wear at his BBQ.
Dudes name is Butt. He has gravitated towards shit his whole life. The writing was on the stall wall with that one from the start. He is a spokesman for toilet paper now. Got wiped regularly in college. Always saw him covered in shit. Boss was an asshole. Etc. etc. etc.
i don't research
That medal he got is fine...the fake one I slipped him back after I smashed his car window however, THAT one was a piece of shit.
Cover them from the neck down and they are garbage. Wouldn't give a second look.