So that's a little weird. I'm sorry but that ranks right up there with getting Bear Bryant tattooed on your back or naming your kids after successful coaches at your favorite program. That is the definition of a permanent (sort of) expression to a temporary feeling. I hate to be the wet blanket but that's just a little much for my tastes.
Whoever "Chunks" is must have been happy.
Did you know they lost to Wake Forest? I just heard that.
USC, Bama, Florida State, Miami, Florida , Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgia, LSU, and Oklahoma according to a BR slideshow.
Contributors to the community-and the VT fans to a man have all been that, are fine by me. I've found myself developing a bit of a secondary crush on the Hokies and I'll pull for them every game this year but Monday. I know that Ohio State tends to induce a little more vitriol than a lot of other schools, so I'd understand if that isn't reciprocated. As far as I'm concerned, I'm perfectly fine if the people who contribute here are fans of other schools, especially when its fans of a school that don't cross the Buckeyes a whole lot. I for one would love to see them hang around. Hell, they've been way cooler than a lot of OSU fans here (myself included)
AH! See I forgot that because he was out of football. So the Baltimore Ravens have a slightly better conscience than the league to which they belong. It wasn't like there was film of Rice doing it though....
I believe the issue there is that the owners are sitting on gigantic piles of money in the shape of chairs that rest on top of floors made of thick stacks of money. Goodell's discipline policy seems oddly similar to the South Park episode about the economy where they cut a chickens head off on a floor painted with solutions and where it dies dictates said solution but the NFL has never been richer. Money will always talk, Goodell did however lose his most valuable ally. Kraft is arguably the most influential owner in football and he was Goodell's dude. Not sure if that relationship survives.
I agree that the punishments are odd-4 games for beating your girlfriend, 4 games for deflating balls (or knowing about it), 5 games for something you did in college etc. There needs to be consistency but this is from an organization that loves seeing women wear pink jerseys but cowers when a woman gets beaten by a player. Don't sell your stuff in college though....that's bad.
So Urban is a little bit crazy right? We'd all agree with that? Its not entirely a bad thing either. All the greats generally are but we don't call it crazy, we call it driven. My take here is that Urban takes everything personally and does a phenomenal job of relaying those slights-real, imagined, or exaggerated, to his players so they are whipped up methodically into a frenzy come kick off. You are absolutely ON base here. Meyer can say whatever he wants but I think we all know that he wants this game as bad as any. That doesn't bode well for VT because Meyer's revenge plots tend to be very bloody. Georgia famously showed up Florida in the 2007 rendition of the game where Georgia took an unsportsmanlike for having the entire team celebrate a TD. A year later against the number 8 team in the nation, Meyer's Gators beat the Dawgs 49-10. This was from the recap of the game in the NY Times after the 2008 game.
"Meyer promised to make “a big deal” out of Georgia’s shenanigans. And he did, calling two timeouts in the final minute to extend what amounted to a daylong toast to Florida football."
Meyer takes stuff personally. Grant it VT did not 'show up' Meyer and OSU but don't think for a second Urban didn't tire of hearing about that loss. This one smacks of a slight to Ohio State that Meyer will exaggerate given the fact that VT handled itself pretty much like gentlemen in that game. They enjoyed the win but not entirely at the expense of OSU-so I don't see Meyer calling two timeouts in the last minute if the Bucks are up big but I do see him having his players ready to go really really hard on Monday.
Concussions are only a part of the puzzle because they are the things that are tangible when diagnosed but even that isn't perfect-Jimmy Claussen has been diagnosed with concussions twice now in his stint with the Bears AFTER passing the on field protocols so even determining if\when someone has a concussion isn't perfect and it may be possible that the number of concussions isn't attainable. Honestly, the solution is a lot more simple than people are making it in my opinion. Remember the old "This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs" commercial? THAT. That is the solution. This is your brain, this is your brain on football. People know the risks in that everyone knows its dangerous, some people either don't know or choose not to know what makes it dangerous. what physical effect does the game have on the brain. Make that information readily available, don't hide from it and for effs sake, NFL take better care of the guys that kill themselves for you. I know these guys make a lot of money and I know a lot of them go broke during and after their careers so maybe provide better resources for the players during their playing days but establish better ways for their care after it. The NFL doesn't count money, it weighs it at this point. The resources are their to take care of the guys that make the game what it is. Don't pretend its just concussions, it isn't just that. They are telling themselves they are making the game safer but they aren't because they can't. By doing it this way you become transparent and honest and football doesn't need to drastically and sometimes unreasonably change.
The point of this movie is to illustrate the work of a doctor who discovered a disease no one knew existed. Remove football from the equation and that plot line is celebrated. No one is tarnishing anything. Relax, you're Saturdays and Sundays will still be intact. Guys who accept the risks will still kill themselves for your enjoyment. Take issue with the NFL that pretends to care and tries to change things that aren't really the main problem.
I'm so fucking sick of people acting like information like this is intruding upon their beliefs. Yes football is dangerous. Yes, the players generally know. To act like getting out more information to people who might not know it-like parents of young kids who are just as exposed to head trauma as pros for example-is a bad thing is so friggin tiresome.
Not surprised that the movie is poorly named. It puts the impetus on the concussion which isn't the problem. Football is the problem. The way the game is played is the problem. Mike Webster is a focus in the movie as he was in Dr. Omalu's work and he was a player who may have never suffered a highlight reel hit the NFL is trying to do away with. What did Webster in was the constant banging of his head against another human-that is football and that can't be changed without changing football as we know it and love it. Since that it was pays the bills, the NFL won't ever change it. They'll pretend to give a shit and push concussions down our throats and though they aren't good for you they also aren't what is making these guys go crazy. Sub concussive hits. I will rail on that and bring those words up every single time until people start getting it. I've accepted that the game I love so much is horribly dangerous but so have the professionals that play it. The NFL on the other hand pretends to care. At least most fans and ALL players at the highest levels understand the game is dangerous in and of itself.
There isn't though. There's Beck saying something to JT and then you interpreting its meaning. So at the end of the day this is still YET another "opinion on who will start" thread. The only things better than those are the "Who else signs with this class" threads.
"My shoulder's fine bitches" and dude launches a 50 yard bomb to Mike.
Or he has to make the most of the limited snaps he's getting because Cardale is getting the bulk of them. See, it goes either way? We will see when we see.
It looks like she was holding in a fart really hard but then couldn't anymore.
A sad Anzalone?
Oh you can win with that model and winning a World Series buys you years of good credit while having a strong consistent farm system is no guarantee of a championship but the ability to consistently get into and stay in the hunt is what most teams are striving for. Building a winner in baseball is probably the hardest thing to do in sports.
Guy on Left-"Cardale Jones did this to me"
Guy on Right-"JT Barrett did this to me"
Guy not in picture laying down behind them in the fetal position "I don't want to talk about what Ezekiel Elliot did to me"
I don't think that there is much of a case for that any more. The best way to sustain success is to do it from within. The occasional bolstering with a high priced Free Agent will still be common place but the smart teams won't do it at the expense of their future. Pittsburgh really has a great model. They built that thing with patience and it will be sustainable. Trying to buy a championship may work if you catch lightning in a bottle but its a numbers game and there are only a few teams in the majors playing it the right way.
And don't think for a second that didn't have a larger effect. Bonds has all but admitted he hated seeing a white guy own the single season record and sought to break it for a lot of reasons. A lot of guys saw Sosa and McGuire's fan fare and put 2 and 2 together. Baseball was all too happy to see multiple 40 plus home run hitters they just have to pretend now that they didn't like how the sausage was made.
Quite a few left against the Twins but none against the Rangers, Angels, and Rays. I wrote the Tribe off the same time I wrote my White Sox off but if you are going to make a run, now's a great time to do it. Tough road to hoe though for Cleveland with no remaining games against three of the four teams ahead of you. The Rangers and Angels still have 7 games against each other as well which doesn't REALLY help the Tribe since only one of those teams will lose games and the Indians need to jump both. At the very least, it must be nice to watch September baseball and still have hope. That's a feeling I do not know.
I wouldn't let this bother you. Florida State is the team TCU should really direct its ire at since they were ultimately the most undeserving. Regarding this bit of nonsense-you just can't convince people that Ohio State was a total force of nature last season who was not being stopped by anyone. They peaked higher and at a better time than anyone in the nation and no one was going to stop them last season. Florida State, Oregon, TCU, Baylor, Michigan State, Auburn, Alabama, or anyone else you wanted to put in front of them were all going to receive the same treatment.
So the all time leader in hits and the all time leader in home runs will both be kept out of the hall as will some of the greatest power hitters baseball ever saw (and cashed in on).
Baseball refuses to admit the problem was as rampant and unchecked as it was and continues that narrative by taking the moral high ground on Rose as well as Bonds, Sosa, McGuire, and co. This of course from a league who's greatest early heroes played in an era where certain people couldn't play because they looked a certain way. Ty Cobb was a horrible racist and down right awful person but is largely regarded as the greatest player that ever lived. He's in the hall. Mickey Mantle is the center fielder most great center fielder's are compared to and he was a notorious drunk and member of the Hall. Baseball was dying in the mid 90's. It needed something to recover from the strike and it came in the form of two gregarious sluggers from Chicago and St. Louis. There wasn't a person I knew that wasn't glued to the TV screens or didn't try to get to a game either Sosa and McGuire were going to be playing in and it brought people back to baseball. There also was little to no mystery how Sosa and McGuire were able to do what they did. Everyone around the league and in the locker rooms knew what was going on so its safe to say those with the power to influence decisions knew but it is VERY important that the MLB is able to pretend it didn't know what was going on.
Sadly, Rose is going to having to pass for his induction to occur. Bonds will never see the hall despite owning the most majestic record in American sports. I find his record to be more impressive, not less because hitters weren't the only ones juicing. What's the saying? "When everyone is special, no one is special". Both guys brought a lot of this on themselves but both have committed far worse crimes than the league who spent years preventing certain people from playing their game. Screw the MLB if Rose doesn't ever get in and screw them even harder if the PED era players don't either.
Wasn't the top 2. Ohio State got lucky it ducked Baylor and TCU.
Well the good news is this is the first time a mediocre SEC team has claimed superiority based solely on the idea that getting beat by SEC teams is better than winning against Big Ten teams. Leave it to Spurrier to always be an innovator.
So. Car is the 6th best team in the SEC at best behind Bama, LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Auburn (in no particular order). Ohio State may play a soft schedule but they would turn South Carolina into a grease spot at the 50. Just shut up.
I don't know man, I've ridden the emotional roller coaster with this one. I thought blowout, then I thought tight win, then I thought 50\50. No one will argue that VT has to play the better game to win-that isn't meant to be an oversimplification either. I'm not saying "well VT has to score more to beat OSU" but rather, OSU can not play its best game and still win while a B performance out of VT could turn the game into a laugher. I feel a little better after seeing the depth chart because that VT D is small. I know Meyer won't pick one starter for this game and open up the competition again, but The Iron King is bigger than all but 1 defensive starter for VT....