I had my cheat day on wednesday and told myself it wouldn't happen on thursday. I had my cheat day on thursday and told myself it wouldn't happen on friday. I'm going to have my cheat day today and tell myself it won't happen tomorrow. Damn, I really am addicted to food (sinks burger into mouth).
Right now Danny is basically Woody from the first Toy Story movie. Two years ago he was the talk of the town, and now a new hotshot (Tate) has entered the fold. Tate of course has an unbelievable HS record and much better film. He does appear to be the better player at this point in time. That is a hard pill to swallow for someone that was hyped as the next great Ohio State QB a few years ago. Danny can either try to outwork Tate or sulk about the situation. Also, if I'm Danny I'm much more worried about a player named Dwayne Haskins. A fine-tuned QB who will already be one year ahead of him experience wise.
I don't think there are any players that are dying to play with Clark. Maybe he becomes a very nice player, but he isn't some generational talent that prospects believe will take them to the title game. They are committing to play at OSU for two reasons mainly. 1. Urban is churning out future NFL players and 2. Ohio State is really good at winning a shit ton of football games. Five star and four star defensive backs could care less about who the QB is. The person coaching the secondary is 10 times more important to them. Clark and Tate may have some influence over their very close buds (Tyjon for example) but all these other recruits are just casual friends.
This is what happens when you are a coach that doesn't actually win titles. You have to generate hype to distract your followers from the truth that you have accomplished nothing in your life. There is a reason you don't see Urban and Saban doing these type of publicity stunts. They have results so they just go about their business quietly and let other teams get crushed by over hyping their program. Jim on the other hand has hyped Michigan so much that they are now expected by all to be in the playoff. Sure they have some talent, but it is the same talent that got steamrolled by OSU just months ago. Let Harbaugh keep acting like a nutjob and dig his own grave.
It's called a joke. I don't actually have a problem with Twitter users.
Don't use Twitter because I'm not a self absorbed millenial, but if I did have one I would join in on this trolling. Travis is a skid mark on the underpants of society. Having to suffer him on FS1 moving forward is the worst thing to happen since Ryan Hamby's hands.
You are a true American sir. I wanted one, but did not dare bring it up to the wife.
I bought a board game called "the castles of burgundy." Never played it, but I hear it is good for those seeking strategy type games. We will see.
At the end of the day its McQueary's word against Bradley's and Schiano's. An argument of "this guy told me that this guy told him in 1990" is not evidence. Both Bradley and Schiano are going to come out and state that no conversation about any abuse ever occurred. Regardless, all of this is very sad and disturbing. If Schiano did know about the abuse and did nothing then he needs to be taken out of the Woody on a rail. Will have to wait and see what else comes out on all this.
Meyer: Multiple titles, retires as greatest coach in OSU History
Harbaugh: Part of "Harbaugh Enclosure" at Detroit Zoo
Bobby Petrino: Motorcycle Salesman
The lakers are idiots. Both may be solid on defense but offer very little on offense. Deng hasn't been the same since the Bulls played him 40 minutes every night for years. They will be improved because of these additions and the subtraction of nick young, but hard to see them making any noise in the playoffs. Not until their young guns mature.
I think its pretty creative punishment and applaud the parents for actually providing discipline to their teen. Parents are free to discipline how they choose, but too many parents seem to think that just yelling at their kids will actually change behavior. Eternally thankful my Dad spanked the living crap out of me when I was a kid and got into mischief. Timeout was just boring and somewhat ineffective, but the fear factor of spanking kept my ass in line as a young lad. Will be interested to see if the tent punishment is effective. Interesting story.
Every player has weaknesses and strengths. A 7 foot mamouth may excel at rebounding and shot blocking but have poor shooting touch. The team that signs him essentially agrees to live with the consequences of poor free throw shooting so they can enjoy those extra rebounds. If a team doesn't like the hacking strategy they have every right to pay big bucks for a center like Marc Gasol that can shoot free throws and rebound/ defend. Yes the hacking is annoying but if you implement an anti hacking rule you dramatically raise the value of deandre Jordan while diminishing the value of centers like Gasol that work very hard on being good free throw shooters. Jordan and Drummond are historically bad free throw shooters and I think it's fair if teams exploit a weakness that is so ridiculously glaring.
Well only Bran knows the truth and I doubt anyone of consequence will believe the testimony of some kid who claims to have supernatural powers. Hope I'm wrong though since it would be an awesome reveal. Is there anyone else alive that could back up Brans word?
He miscalculated but I'm sure he has several backup plans for any outcome. No doubt he rides back to cersei now and plays a double agent again. He is still playing the game well and will continue to survive as long as he continues to act behind the scenes and let others do the real fighting.
Yep, Harbaugh is the guy that gets all pissed when one of the guys makes a wise crack about him at the neighborhood cookout. He is also the guy that makes sure he always gets the biggest steak off the grill for himself, even when he isn't the one hosting. At the end of the day the most annoying thing would just be the reality that Jim only cares about what benefits Jim.
Really solid list. I don't think Cage sticks around though if we get both Wilson and Garrett. All 3 of us those guys are absolutely elite DT's and it is hard to see all of them sticking. I hope they do though.
The medical thing will be most interesting to watch. If Dixon has another injury plagued year I think Meyer will have to sit him down and talk about his quality of life moving forward. If you have back-to-back-to-back injury plagued seasons you need to seriously consider how your body is going to hold up 20 years down the road. Dixon may be in this boat. Maybe Dylan Thompson too. Could be others we don't even know about.
Lot of factors in play here and I'm not sure which one is really the most valid. I do think Ohio State fans have a somewhat unique sense of entitlement when it comes to football. Unlike pretty much every other program on the planet, we have not had a five year stretch over the past half century where our program just stunk. The absolute worst stretch that most fans can remember is Ohio State going 10-10-2 over the the 1987 and 1988 seasons. Ohio State has only had two below .500 seasons since 1966, and one of those was the doomed from the start Fickell year. Because of this, I think Ohio State fans just expect excellence on game day and don't necessarily believe they even need the 12th man advantage to win. On the other hand, I expect Wisconsin fans have a realization that they absolutely need every advantage they can get to even the playing field. Perhaps many Wisky fans see the game as a group effort in which the Camp Randall fans have to do their part to give the Badgers the best hand possible. I think many Ohio State fans go to the Shoe to see a finished product that they just expect to kick ass. Very few of us on this site were alive when Ohio State was just getting tossed around like a rag doll every single year. All we know is excellence and I do think that can affect a groups mentality to some degree. And then we go through the Tatgate debacle and come out of it with the best coach in Ohio State history. We are a privileged bunch is my point. We need more of a chip on our shoulder. The best crowd I have ever seen at the Shoe was when Texas came to town and most Buck fans truly felt threatened in their own backyard. For once, victory was not a given in the minds of most fans and they responded by being as hostile as possible that night. We need more of that spirit. Anyways, that is just my two cents. Other factors may explain the lack of crowd excitement more, but the lack of any underdog mentality whatsoever is one of them in my opinion.
Exactly my thoughts calgary. Sometimes you will get a Lee, but most of the time you are just getting a project that ends up a transfer or special teamer. I know they saw raw ability in a guy like Wint, but is it really worth taking him if you can't take Riep the next year? This is also why I'm fine with asking Sibley to take a greyshirt. Ratings aren't everything, but no question there is usually a dramatic talent difference between a borderline five star and your average three star.
I'll give the guy mad credit for making the most of his talent. Has always been an average athlete, but maximizes every ounce of what he has. Hope he makes the final roster.
Damn, I really wish we had five more spots in this class. So many blue chip Texas kids interested in Ohio State and the numbers are already tight.
Good point. I thought Haskins surgical level of accuracy might scare him off, but if he is coming back for another visit that clearly isn't the case. If I was a recruit I would probably see passing Haskins a tall task, but this kid obviously is very confident.
I'm afraid of the fact that I haven't been truly afraid of one of my fav characters dying for awhile now. This tells me that GRRM or the show runners will probably kill off someone big soon to bring back that fear factor. If they kill Sir Davos though I'm going to throw my flat screen out the window.