"OSU just needs to win its damn games. That's it." Truer words have rarely been spoken.
Well, it can't start soon enough imo!
Your position may not conform to the prevailing opinion on this site, but you do raise a valid point. For what it's worth, I do not believe your comment should be downvoted. You are right in your assumption that I for my sake would like to support the US team because it represents my country. You may not agree, but I think I can do this while also regarding Solo with the severe criticism that she deserves. Ultimately, I hope you do watch the game, because it should be a great one, regardless of who wins.
I would be stunned if it went down any other way. Abby has a very strong aerial game, however, and would be dangerous especially in set pieces. I would say sub her in at about the 60 or 65 minute mark. Fatigue would not be an issue, even if the game proceeds into extra time.
This game is 50-50. It will depend on who is better prepared. Germany has dominated opposition that did not have a sound strategy (e.g. Sweden) and struggled against the teams that did. The French team did an excellent job of not allowing the German side to get into rhythm at all and nearly pulled it off. Of course, the German team did not break under exceptional pressure in that game either. And Barthusiak will be back to stabilize the defense a bit more. On the US side, it appears that the team is coming together at the right time. Should be a good game either way with either side representing a worthy finals participant.
The trolls from up North are out in force again. Wear it as a badge of honor. Oh, and have an UV from me as well.
Welcome aboad Terrell! Which recruits and committed players do you have the closest connections to?
It's Rashan. If you want him so much and know his mother so well, I am surprised that you cannot spell his name properly.
This is true. Even though I probably will get DVed, I was glad to see Malik McDowell go to MSU. I would have loved him on our DL, but it just doesn't seem right for parents to stand in the way of their childrens' dreams and ambitions. The same should apply to Gary, wherever he would like to go.
It is as I have said before. If parents take over their childrens' recruitment, they have an obligation to handle it responsibly. In that case, the parent has to think carefully and maintain a professional nature. TTUN appears to have taken the "do anything for the appearance of success" road, and an ethical approach does not appear to be a part of their philosophy. Their recruiting antics and support of criminal athletes like their former punter or Lewin should serve to disuade those potentially interested.
Or do you mean a "oui oui" bit? Sorry, I'd better leave too.
Yes. This is what Ohio State is.This is what Urban Meyer is all about. Now if you will excuse me, I have to go run through a wall ...
The Chinese team cannot match the USA in athleticism and overall ball handling. The USA will win this game. The next game against Germany or France? Well, that one might be a wee bit more difficult.
Happy for Devin. Next great Buckeye on the way!
I am sorry for Lou Holtz. The most important thing is that he is not hurt. I am thankful for that.
Agree. Considering TTUN's generally highly unethical recruiting practices (awkward hiring policies, negative recruiting, oversigning) and a long track record of failure at least since 2000, any TTUN fan would be well advised to keep very quiet for now. Alas, I am not so naive to believe that that advice will be heeded
I am very happy to see 247 finally acknowledge Cooper's great skill. To me, they tend to emphasize size a bit too much and I think they may have been reluctant to upgrade his rating because they feel he is about 1 or 1.5 inches too short for "ideal size" for a DE. Cooper has dominated recently and it is good to see that 247 now seems prepared to honor his work. Cooper is a great recruit for us!
I agree with you on the first 4. Those were awesome. Songs like Whiplash, Creeping Death, Battery and Damage, Inc. are on my mobile even today. After that, to me anyway, the rage, power and raw sound simply vanished. It is something I have scratched my head over quite a lot.
There is also a lot to say about "selling out every seat", to be sure. Instead of "selling out", maybe I should say they forgot their roots as a thrash metal band. To this day, I still really like the early classics like Whiplash and Creeping Death. Great motivating songs when training especially.
To me Metallica sold out commencing with the Black Album. Lost all respect for them as a band then even though I still respect their older work. While Megadeath experimented with different ideas (e.g. Countdown to Extinction and Youthanasia), they essentially remained true to their brand thoughout the ages. There is a lot to be said about that.
Not to mention monster talents Hall and Cooper. Very solid indeed.
That'sa cool list. I was wondering if Ohio WR Danny Davis at 6'3 might be an intriguing option also?
"We've recently seen first hand how a team can overcome adversity and loss, bond together, and take the rest of the world by storm."
This is one of the greatest descriptions of the 2014 season I have ever seen.
Gonzalez vs. TTUN. Hope the link works:
Always loved how the TTUN defender looks to make sure it was caught and then looks fully defeated.
I have always liked Wallace a lot. Mature, confident and competitive, yet still down-to-earth and humble. These are winning qualities as much as his athleticism and scrambling ability. We are indeed very fortunate at Ohio State.