Love this piece. I remember following recruiting pretty intently back then. It is amazing to see the names I remember but to see how many of them ended elsewhere/other issues. It truly is insane how hard it is to do this at the collegiate level and make it pro, really helps put quite a bit of perspective in my view. (Yes already knew insanely hard, pro anything is an unbelievable level of commitment, but just to see it here laid out like this, just gives a new view.) TY for the article!
Do you by chance have a good link/source that goes more indepth?
This is where I am. I can't go guilty w/o a reasonable doubt with that weak ass job they did. But that is sort of the point here, dude was "framed" guilty in the media before he even was sent to a trial. That jury started jaded, and that bothers me a lot.
Logic completely dodged this whole incident. I have no idea if he did it or not, but his conviction is 100% bad. Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, for me a lack of blood pools/stain anywhere in the supposed areas is a pretty reasonable doubt for me. Suddenly this 70 IQ guy is fucking Dexter? Nope, sorry, I'm out.
Would you like me to look into having your cheerios depissed-in-a-fied? Didn't realize you could live his life better than him.
Going to miss him dammit. He's by far been one of my happier watches in games. His story is stupid good and I love what has happened, I hope he just keeps rolling. Might even get me to watch some of that proball stuff.
Nadal has these types of things happen frequently, moreso since having both knees worked on. Is it possible? Sure. I doubt its probable considering he's getting millions of dollars for winning these things(the events) and I imagine the dude has a hell of a sponsorship contract too. Not impossible, but makes it far less probably to me.
I try to when I can. I am generally a big fan of Djokovic. I got serious about really training and playing(not like anything beyond amateur, but got the gear and hit the courts hard) and really studied his game. There is a reason he's continually just a force to be reckoned with, and it has a lot to do with his diet/off court recovery. If he can maintain his performance/conditioning as well as Federer has done, he's going to be up there with the other names I believe. Seeing Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic in the same era was one damn amazing run of tennis. Murray IMO is just disappointing. Yeah he finally broke through and won a freaking slam, but I still stand heavily on the fact I don't believe he's all that good in terms of "legend". He does quite well at single week events and can contend into the quarters/semis at the slams, but he just is overall pretty shit on the two week format IMO. Mentally before he won slams he was just not able to get passed and TBH, his fitness for a long while was pure garbage/lazy for someone REALLY trying to win their event. It was like when the 3 big guys were in action he just conceded to his position and didn't try and break through. Finally broke through a bit back, and tbh still see him as less than impressive. He's obv talented top tier player, but I don't think I'll remember him like I will those three.
TL;DR - Djokovic, he has done very well at Aussie event for years now and his main competition is probably Fed, but I think that tide has turned. But I haven't been following lately so I am unaware of any recent(masters) performance, but I think Djokovic won that as well?
Just caught this, but hitting the ice doesn't end a fight in any unwritten rules. That is when the refs intervene with the altercation. Two guys going at it without a ref getting the way will continue fighting until that other guy stops swinging. Its just usually when they go down the refs are to get involved and its more manageable to break up. (Seriously don't want to get involved in those fights when they are on their feet, that shit is dangerous.)
Nooo problem, how's Derrick Green working out for you? Oh yeah.
Yes its low, but you do know he doesn't have to DECIDE by NSD where he is going, right? That is just the first day to sign LOI. He has plenty of time after that to continue finding the right fit for him. Of course, harbaugh pulled a shit move, but at this point, are we really surprised? I think he's going to end up being a bad head guy for ttun. I really do believe he is over inflated in his recruiting and field performance. Will ttun be not shit? Sure, can't get much worse than it was becoming TBH. But I still don't think they'll come out ahead long term with this guy and stuff like this will certainly hurt him a bit. Fanboying all over his other recruits and tells a recruit of 3 years he's not in 2 weeks before NSD, yep that shit is gonna stink.
If their 18 year old hasn't heard the word fuck, they are a fucking liar.
Played. I get fighting. That's a bish move. But look where he plays.
The big thing for me is a simple one: If Hinton really wanted to continue coaching and not admining, REALLY wanted to, why wouldn't he just go somewhere and do that? Yes I know its not tOSU but if he's willing to stick it out w/ tOSU as an admin over coaching elsewhere, then I can't see a negative feel to it. I really don't care for this tweet opening a stupid door that may literally lead nowhere.
that's about all he does, no?
From what I understood, ND forced Kelly to leave Cincy before that bowl game if he wanted the job. And well, ND is sort of a big job opportunity. Kelly's actions at ND are far more an issue I have had than that incident where ND fucked over those kids by basically forcing Kelly to leave before the game. Two pieces of shit that deserve each other IMO.
I'd just like to credit here what I think is over looked... Our OLine in VT game vs after VT game was a HUGE difference the further that event got away. And IMO, that made a world of difference in just how fking good JT did and then Cardale (And obv Zeke). Warinner is the first position coach I ever really gave a huge attention to(Not saying much, the fk do I know about things anyway) but IMO it was a huge statement to how much that changed the dynamic. VT game the OLine was total shit, after that they improved pretty much every game and with that JT and Zeke then Cardale and Zeke became unbelievably scary. So I want to give him quite a bit of credit for really opening a huge window for Mensa to steer through. :D That being said, 3 QBs of Heisman ability, all ready to go when needed, that's something.
I heard tonight a mentioning of the defensive linemen all having dropped like 10-15 lbs this year. And IIRC last year huge call out the linemen in general got sloppy and were just getting beat. So I imagine that was a direct effect of that, and I definitely suspect they wanted a shot at taking us down really hard this year. Deprived of that, hopefully turns out good. But last year Urban definitely woke Saban up a bit I think, and I am expecting a hungrier Alabama team until that revenge is had.
And what is wrong w/ "Hey Tim, I want to test that rushing defense, let's do some more Zeke designated runs and see what they do with it and adjust accordingly."? This isn't a full override, its a small course correction that is entirely logical. He's a freaking psych guy, you don't think he can influence w/o undermining?
Curious, what makes you think Cardale>JT as a QB based on this season?
Its one thing if you try and do the OC's job outside of a game, but it is not much effort to simply influence someone to start making some adjustments... Like oh I dunno, let the RB who is a 2nd half monster touch the ball more than twice... I mean, that seems like a pretty simple adjustment at some point. One that MANY teams were really having issues with for quite a while now. I don't know if it changes anything, but I get pretty hung up that my Heisman level RB is not touching the ball in a very tight game. And this isn't like he's taking responsibilities from anyone, just providing guidance to get the result he wants. Sort of what I think coaches do.
The biggest thing to me is, Urban isn't this stupid. He's a psych guy. He's a successful as hell winning coach. How did this happen? It just can't be this simple. So this is where I toss it up as an annoying as hell loss and look forward to shitting on south bend.
Picks ttun over tOSU, the first and only disappointment that matters to me. Everything else is just icing on a damn cake. There's another RB I am hoping goes down the same exact road.
Only game I give a shit about tomorrow is ours. I just don't give a damn about the other schools in our conference. I just wanna put a W over that fucking gold piece of shit helmet.
Klei Entertainment(For me this is 100% rock solid), Wildcard(Small sample size, subject to change), and Psyonix(Another small sample size, but rocket cars and a faster paced version of soccer/hockey mix, its DAMN good.)
Klei listens to its community and will make adjustments given bad feedback. They provide well priced games with a quite rich content base. Don't Starve is just a rock solid dark survival game w/ a nice subtle story line in the background. Haven't tried Invisible Inc but it looks clean. Overall just good indy feel, good top level delivery IMO. There are few companies I spend money on "toys" for, this one is easily a buy for me when they release stuff.
Current hours into Don't Starve: 121 (Don't let this full you compared to other game hours, I have barely scratched singleplayer mostly because streaming didn't really provide response to justify playing the SP. Now that I have stopped streaming so much, you can bet my 2 week vacation is going to get a load of the new DLC Shipwrecked!)
Wildcard has done some cool stuff with ARK: Survival Evolved. I'm not giving them much credit for innovative game concept, but they have certainly made an interesting survival game. They do take quite a bit of feedback from their community(even if recent stuff has been a little less reactive than previously). The recent branch into XBox One is kind of a point where the community is waiting to see what happens given the PC community seems bothered by the Early Access use being fed into console. (PC elitism is a thing, if you didn't know. Don't get me wrong, PC shits on console, but I don't pass disrespect to consolers just because, its beyond stupid.)
Current hours into ARK: 374
Psyonix, Rocket League! Haven't played it, DO! Seriously, 5-10 hours of legit giving it a go, worth $20 or w/e it goes for(cheap on sale for winter sale on steam soon enough I am sure). Its a simple, fun, get into it game. Unlike many sports titles, the baseline of the players is pretty even. A few differences in turn radius, sizes, etc, but mostly a balanced bottom line "sport" style game. From there it is easy to pick up and go, but very difficult to master! The base game is fun, quick, and relatively easy to get in. Don't really see any cheating, and most of the community is good. They release fair priced DLC and are active in growing the game/developing. Snow Days is a new casual format that is like hockey(ok, in the sense it has a puck). Once you start making sick moves off walls, in the air, and well sometimes from the damn roof... You'll get even more hooked. Oh and you get to blow people up! Can't beat 'em, blow the son of a bitch up! It is quick and fun, and works in so many schedules, the game ease of access is the biggest selling point.
Hours play in Rocket League: 334
Honorable mention, when I was into FF more, Square Enix. But I don't much get into those games anymore.