I think every press conferance that Bert or Saban has needs to incorporate the 'hidden agenda' phrase into it. That is gold, RichRod. Well played, sir, well played.
Can solve a Rubiks Cube in a minute and change, but hasn't solved the jump shot in 22 years...I love me some Crafty as much as the next guy, but let's face it, he can't shoot. Hell of a floor general though and really going to miss that D next year. Scott has been taking notes though, as he is damn near on par.
I was thinking it was more for being on the floor, hell he could smell Stauskis' jock he was so far on the court.
Agree with you wholeheartedly. I too think unions have outlasted their use. To anyone saying that their cost of education is small potatoes, I welcome them to take over my 15-yr student loan repayment. As you stated, training tables, tutors, medical, swag/clothing (just don't sell it). I worked at a factory during my Sr yr, was unionized. Worked 3rd shift, as most all of us were younger. We also dominated production, and it really wasn't even close. We were lowest on the totem pole. All of the employees on first shift had been there for 20 yrs, made twice as much as us and produced half as much. Layoffs come, guess what, 3rd shift was let go because of the union says layoffs are based solely on seniority.
I know that is an isolated case, but one that will probably stay with me forever. Not sure I would ever be pro-union again.
Why stupid? With the oversigning that Saban does, he is almost like Darwin...survival of the fittest. I don't think Saban will be crying over them leaving. He gets to keep the best, and the rest leave or grayshirt. It's one less schollie he has to pull from someone else.
Until that loophole is fixed, you won't see Saban crying over this. Granted, I think his gig of 1-yr schollies is ridiculous, it is what it is (kudos to the cliche article).
For those of you 'In a relationship' and forgot it was Valentine's Day, consider yourself covered:
Penny, and NOT just because she poked MY eyes out!
Those helmet chairs are friggin' sweet!
The joy of the question is which style do you prefer? Cooper probably brought in the best overall talent, but as mentioned before, he didn't seem to lock down Ohio like Tress did. Tress LOCKED IT DOWN in the OH and cherry picked the rest of the country. Urbs seems to focus in on top notch guys only, takes the top 5-7 in Ohio and then goes anywhere to get whatever else he wants/needs.
All 3 styles have been pretty damn successful, but only Tress has a ring on his finger (while at OSU) to prove it.
I still voted Urbz...but could be swayed to any of them depending on the argument presented.
Big men are hard to find, that is a big reason. There have been other 'bigs' that have been solid if not spectacular: Sullinger, Koufous, Mullens. It just that they all left early and never reached their top potential while at OSU. As much as I absolutely cannot stand to watch Amir Williams play, he was a McDonald's All-American. That is 4 NBA bigs + Amir in the last 10 yrs or so. I would say that isn't too shabby.
I normally would have said 'especially' but this pic right here changes everything for me!
What was the story with Slade? I try to keep up with recruiting (at least a little bit here on 11W), but what happened with MSU? The ultimatum makes it sound like it wasn't like their spots filled up and told him they didn't have room.
I just don't remember hearing his name much before the last few days.
Am I the only one that thinks Aubrey Plaza is smoking hot? Even her 'goth' like Parks and Rec...just something about her that I dig.
Damn, you boys are up and at 'em early. Atta boy, Sammy! 5:15am, that is impressive.
Oregonian, are you IN Oregon, or from Oregon? Cause it's what 4am out there?!?!
Wonder how purple Thad got in the lockerroom after this one. I hope he went full-on Grimace.
Amir Williams should just pack is f'ing bags and give back is scholly. Only 7-footer I know that cannot protect the basket. That shit is the EASY part. You guard the damn rim and jump. You are 3 feet taller than everyone else. But no, we get a guard that splits a double team at the top of the arc and makes an UNCONTESTED LAYUP WITH 10 GAWDDAMN SECONDS LEFT IN THE GAME.
And then with a chance to win it, you get a bounce pass that hits you in the nads because obviously it is easier to cath a basketball with your nads than your hands, and you softly dive out of bounds trying to save it. You know what, just stay there laying on the baseline, that is about all you have contributed since the 'real' season started.
And Lenzelle, a layup is also worth 2 points. Slap the hell out of the backboard too, when you make that layup. Because a missed dunk is worth 0. There ain't no French judge giving you an 8.5 for clanging a damn dunk.
We have been spoiled recently with the Basketbucks, but damn, this is just plain AWFUL to watch. Now where did I put that paper bag that I was breathing into?
Someone's been playing Photoshop! Let's get MS Paint up in this piece and we can all wear jorts!
AND drilled a triple! Our new Threebler? I keed, i keed
First half was definitely an NIT squad. 2nd half notsomuch. Therein lies the rub...inconsistancy.
To heck with the bench playing better. We still need our STARTERS to be playing better. LSJ finally hit a few shots which definitely helps, and Craft HAS to get his points off steals and fast breaks.
But there are still flaws. Amir still shows me next to nothing. He should be so much more than what he gives. A lot of it looks like effort too. That first half was atrocious. You play a decent team, that first half would bury you, not be down 1 point.
Was nice to see the defense return in the second half too. All of our woes are not gone, but it sure does feel good getting a W again.
So much this, GM. I became THAT dude who was sitting at the bar yelling at the TV last night. I ran out of fingers and toes counting how many times Amir didn't even make it past the FOUL LINE on our offensive possessions. Always the last one up the floor. Wanders aimlessly around the foul line extended, trying to find someone to pick. Usually just ends up getting in the way. AND NEVER POSTS UP!
So frustrating to watch him just waste that enormous potential.
Am I the only one that had flashbacks to the epic Sesame Street "One of These Things is Not Like the Others"?
Gent? You mean Jent, right? No disrespect but I have to question your fandom (maybe you are just too young, kids these days) to not know Chris Jent, the original Aaron Craft. Pure scrapper, all heart