Great post, Remy. Love the photo too. As a Bears fan, I beam with pride, but sadly, many of those Buckeye picks didn't work out. At least Krenzel won a couple of super bowls in Chicago.
Hey Cardale, it's Bama. Doing well, wanted to know if I can get that rematch?
They weren't 7-0, they won their last 7 at night -- Cincy, PSU, Illinois, MSU, Wiscy, Bama, Oregon
DO YOU EVEN LIFT, REST OF THE WORLD?
Coach Cal's whole, "They helped themselves" thing is not true at all for both Harrisons, and Johnson. Had they left after last year, they would have been drafted higher. For Lyles and Booker, it's debatable whether or not they would have been better served NOT playing in Europe or China.
I'm not blaming the kids for staying (or going to Kentucky), or Cal for handling everything the way he has. I'm just saying the line, "They helped themselves this year" is not true, but incredibly important for the marketing of UK as the far-and-away best option for going from high school to the NBA. If Ulis went anywhere else, and actually got playing time, he would probably be projected as a first rounder this year. There is a saturation point at which you get diminishing returns for going to Kentucky. If D'Angelo were on that team, I doubt he would be projected as a top-4 pick this summer.
Yeah, I came on here to check on that.
So weird that I can't find any articles anymore on why I have to respect Calipari. Big Blue Hibernation.
Well, thanks a lot! Some of us have work to do!
Technically, I think the first part is double sarcasm. Not sure how to format that.
This may be the answer to, "What are we gonna do without Devin Smith's speed stretching the field?"
I've worked with Allie. She's really nice, and down-to-earth. Some sideline reporters are full of themselves.
There is an anonymous psychiatrist on the internet who writes on his blog at thelastpsychiatrist.com. It's not really a self-help blog, it is more of a venue for this person to vent, but the person is incredibly insightful. I've found this particular post helpful in how I try to be a better person:
It's not about actual power, this isn't some Gordon Gecko stuff. The main gist is this: We all know how to put our best foot forward. We know how to sit with proper posture, we know how to dress nice for a big date or presentation, we know how to be sober, but WE CHOOSE not to do those things. Why? Because if we put our best foot forward, if we live and present the best person we can be, and we face rejection, it wrecks havoc on our fragile ego. That's why we do things that we know aren't in our best interest, because subconsciously we are too afraid to strive to be great and fail, because that means we cannot be great. So instead we never try to be anything other than a failure, so that we can shrug it off and blame something else.
The primary goal of our ego is to avoid change. It will convince us whatever we are doing is right, no matter how self-destructive, as long as we don't have to change.
That's why what you're doing is important, Bass. You are taking the first step in being the best person you can be. You are owning up to the ways in which you have been holding yourself back. Your fear of failure is what kept you from being the person you want to be. I smoked too much pot for years, and I never knew that's why I was doing it until much later. I know it's hard, but you have to let the feelings associated with your parents go too, because you are going to subconsciously use that as an excuse your whole life. I've done it with several things, and all it does is put a glass ceiling on our dreams.
Best of luck, man. It's clear that you'll get better. You have your whole life ahead of you. If you deal with this stuff in your mid-twenties, you'll be way better adjusted than most people your age soon enough.
How great would it be if all three make it out of this thing with a close, lifetime, friendship? I really hope they do, and we'll see a shot of them sitting on a porch, playing cards, and drinking ice tea together 40 years from now.
The old 3-Center starting five, eh? Bold choice.
When Urban threw deep instead of running out the clock and OSU lost to Bama.