Matte did play with the Colts in their loss to Namath and the Jets. But he played running back not QB. I do believe that he played minimal time in a fill-in role at QB for the Baltimore Colts at one point in his career but the vast majority of his time was as a RB.
With ties to his high school in Hancock County, I am a big Aaron Craft fan. I have a picture of him with my daughter in my office from back in 2011 when he spoke at an FCA event.
I cant fault anyone for chasing a dream and basketball has given him some great opportunities. Experiencing Hungary and playing overseas is something that very few people get to do. Even fewer play in the NBA. I hope he makes it.
But basketball also helped him earn a degree and the guy is very intelligent. Yes, he is still relatively young but med school takes some time. With a bright future ahead, I am hoping that if this Utah stint doesn't work that he moves on to medical school.
I like Mike Conley as much as the next guy but this just seems a little outrageous to me. But then one considers what the Lakers paid Timofey Mozgov...
That is kind of where I am at too Blu. Something just doesn't seem quite right to me about this.
Alcohol is a huge industry in this nation and I can support the right of individuals to consume these beverages even though I don't drink a drop. I realized that alcohol was a huge part of OSU games from the first time I attended one as a teen back in the 80's. It bothered me the most at the 99 Purdue game where I had to endure an inebriated fan hurling drunken obscenities at Drew Brees for the entire game. His right to consume alcohol should not have infringed on my right to enjoy the game with my wife without having to put up with such an idiot, especially when I was there supporting a mediocre team that year in the pouring rain.
I am sure that most drinking will still occur at pre and post game festivities. But my guess is that a lot of people are not going to think twice about throwing $9 at beer, especially on those occasions where the Bucks are tanking. Can you imagine how much beer people would have bought at last year's MSU debacle? That was ugly enough without the prospect of more booze flowing during the game.
Sorry but it just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
A kid who wants to stay close to his family and roots, a kid who apparently values the graduation rates of schools, a kid who seems to have a good head on his shoulders in the midst of disappointment. And also a pretty good football player if he is the 18th ranked back in the nation at this point. That sounds like the kind of person that the Buckeyes would want to shy away from!
I realize things change and kids can change their minds. I don't like the 17-18 year old prima donnas that we see at times who hold schools captive and then go a different direction. But if we expect a recruit to honor his commitment it seems like the recruit can expect the school to honor its commitment. These types of actions on the parts of schools and athletes are the ugly side of college sports.
Coach Cal is a leader.
He leads the nation in Final 4 appearances stripped.
How long until Cal has a Final 4 stripped from him at UK just like he did at UMass and Memphis?
Yet he comes away unscathed and has the audacity to throw darts at Coach K? Sure Duke has had its issues but it really looks squeaky clean in comparison to Cal.
I would guess that the Illini still have the advantage given the family ties.
But the football Boren's proved that family ties can be easily broken.
With a secondary that gave up 4700+ yards through the air, I think Eli Apple has a great chance to have a lot of playing time this year.
Plus, his mom has clout with Commissioner Goodell. She complains about the lack of desserts at the draft in Chicago and he sends her brownies for Mother's Day. Every team needs the Commissioner on its side so how can he not play a lot?
He might benefit from being around new team "manager" Greg Oden who knows a thing or two about being a big man at Ohio State
I feel bad for Cardale. He should have left a year earlier. The arm is unquestionable. But I think the intrigue and mystery that surrounded him a year ago is diminished.
Zeke to Dallas makes a lot of sense to maybe prolong Romo's career.
I have been a Bengals fan for way too long. But I don't wish for any Buckeye to have the misfortune of landing with the Bungles. Not at least until Marvin Lewis either figures out how to win a playoff game or resigns/retires.
That was pretty much the beginning of the end. After he ran that kick back I thought we were on our way.
I don't think it is that hard to say what Gene said. With a basketball program valued at 240 million, I think he can say he isn't concerned. If Thad doesn't get it turned around, I think Gene must believe that he can easily bring in a top flight coach.
Players and coaches share in the kafuffle.
Now it is time for Thad and staff to get their act in gear and fix this situation by getting some good players who can step in and contribute immediately.
I thought he was posturing for next season with his talk about next season being a pivotal year after the Florida game. What happened?
If this is the measuring stick, then Thad may as well go now. This team is not going to make a Sweet 16 run next season. As I look at the caliber of teams in this season's Sweet 16, this OSU team is no where close to that level. And many teams that didn't make it to the round of 16 were better than the teams that did.
If we win 1 game in the NCAA it might be seen as a step in the right direction.
I keep hearing where I live that Thad is going to hang up the sneakers sooner rather than later due to his back/leg issues.
Thad needs a new offensive scheme, or an offensive scheme period.
I am watching Stephen F Austin play and it is totally different than Ohio State. We pass around the perimeter a lot, try to do something one on one, or take a mediocre shot late in the shot clock, with a lot of guys just standing around. SFA players move without the ball, pass to the paint, penetrate and pass for good shots, and run when the opportunities are good. Plus, they play defense with energy and effort.
I have to lean towards your opinion. I just don't see the pieces in coaching or players at this point to lead me to think that this team will be vastly better on 2016-17.
I just don't see that. But I think that Thad needs at top 5 in the B1G, play in the conference tourney semi finals, win 1 NCAA game and at least make a good showing in the second round. That really isn't a fantastic season but that is the minimum acceptable in my thinking.
I have been ambivalent when it comes to Thad seeing both sides of the the argument for and against. But if this program continues its downward trajectory next season after the past 3 seasons, then it is time for a change. Not that anyone cares about my opinion.
Things went South with Tressel but how did they go stale? I am not saying I want him back with the most important play in football being the punt. But they won the Rose Bowl against Oregon and even though it didn't officially count, the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas. The team that would have been back in 2011 would have been pretty good had it stayed intact.
Late to the game on this thread, but a Buckeye QB holds one impressive all-time NFL stat: Pryor is owner of the longest QB TD run in NFL history.
MSU just kept a lot of money in-house at Vegas since so many put money on them to win it all. I just wish I would have put $25 on MTSU. I would be $500 richer. Now they know how OSU felt with football.
I hate to see the B1G embarrassed but there is a certain joy in watching Valentine and MSU crap themselves on the national stage.
Now Valentine and MSU know how OSU felt after that football game. You know who the better team is but there isn't anything you can do about it
There are some good teams in the NIT with understandable chips on their shoulders for getting snubbed. They will play like they have something to prove. We better be ready to play.