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Comment 14 Jun 2016

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. 

Comment 13 Jun 2016

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. 

Comment 09 Jun 2016

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. 

Comment 09 Jun 2016

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. 

Comment 06 Jun 2016

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. 

Comment 06 Jun 2016

That makes sense given Sansa looked like she was sending the Raven in secrecy. Guess Jon would get kinda pissed if he was informed after the fact about their previous meeting where little finger offered help. 

Comment 06 Jun 2016

No question he seems very young. And I can see how a young Michigan fan who is connected with social media could easily have his better judgement clouded by all the Harbaugh hype. We live in an era where being famous on social media is often bigger than actually being a person of accomplishments. Furthermore, a very young person probably has a limited view of the greatness of coaches like Bryant, Switzer, or Woody. And really the Bryant vs. Switzer debate deflates Mrons argument. Like Harbaugh, Switzer had success in both college football and the NFL. He won a Super Bowl and three national titles, so really Harbaugh doesn't even deserve to be mentioned next to him, but I'll let that slide for this argument. Despite having success in both, Switzer has never been mentioned in the same breath as Bear Bryant who won six college football championships. College football historians have never elevated Switzer because of his NFL success. When they look at college football legacies they only look at what the individual actually did in college football. Most importantly, you can't find a single coach on a top 10 all-time list who did not win a single title. Switzer with no titles would just be another coach that only Oklahoma fans would remember. Mron just hasn't been around long enough to recognize the difference between an all time great coach (Meyer/Saban) and a flash in the pan (Harbaugh as of right now). 

Comment 06 Jun 2016

Who was Sansa sending a raven to at the end of the episode? Little finger? I'm surprised that Jon hasn't suggested reaching out to the knights given that they desperately need men and he knows the Starks family relationship with the Vale. 

Comment 06 Jun 2016

Let me get this straight for the record. You believe that you can be the best coach in a sport without winning a single title in said sport? Championships are irrelevant to coaching legacy? Is that really your argument? Why the hell do we even watch the game then if the postseason isn't the ultimate measure of success? 

Comment 06 Jun 2016

MRON46, I haven't been on 11W as much recently, but I'm sorry if you have been treated unfairly. I do think that many on here like to have a rational debate with the opposition, but you have to be realistic. I read some of your previous comments and it seems to me you have already placed Harbaugh at the top of the college football world. All of this despite the fact that he has zero titles to his name. Yes, Harbaugh went 9-3 last year and beat expectations. He deserves credit for that. Well, Urban went 11-0 in his first year despite a roster that was probably worse than Michigan's. But 11-0 and 9-3 records are meaningless. Only titles count in sports. Harbaugh has none. Meyer has three. Its a real accomplishment that Harbaugh turned around an awful Stanford program. He gets credit for that and so does Meyer for turning around an atrocious Utah program and leading them to an undefeated year in just his second season. My point is that both Harbaugh and Meyer have a long track record of taking over mediocre/bad teams and finding immediate success. The only difference is that Meyer has actually won championships. But for some unknown reason, Michigan fans think Harbaugh's Stanford/49ers run trumps Meyers championships. It is this logic that has tired us all of any talk Harbaugh related. We can all agree that Harbaugh is a damn fine coach, but to consider him an equal to Meyer is just stupid. When Jim Harbaugh wins the college football playoff then you can come back here and make a rational argument. You will get some hate, but at least you can argue Harbaugh's perceived greatness with a little ammunition. Right now you got blanks in your pistol, but you don't see it because you have been blinded by Harbaughs shtick. The tree climbing, sleepovers, rap dancing, spring break FL football, satellite camps, and Hank Aaron jersey/Iverson jerseys have all elevated Harbaugh's celebrity. Right now he is the biggest celebrity in football. Do not confuse celebrity with actual results though. You may soon find out that Harbaugh is nothing more than college footballs version of Rex Ryan. Only time will tell. 

Comment 06 Jun 2016

I hate to say it, but this roster needs to be turned over. Kevin Love has no business being in a front court in the playoffs. He can handle the regular season ok, but doesn't have the ability to elevate his physicality in the playoffs. Kyrie is a real talent, but not a real two way player like Klay. The good news is that both players are young and have real value on the trade market. The Warriors aren't going anywhere this decade so keeping this roster intact isn't going to get it done. An experienced coach would help, but at the end of the day the Warriors have three of the top 15 players in the NBA on the same roster. I wouldn't put Love or Kyrie in my top 25. If Cleveland doesn't make some moves they risk wasting the career of the best basketball player on the planet not named Jordan. Or maybe Cleveland really is cursed and having Lebron for all those years and no titles to show for it is just punishment. 

Comment 30 May 2016

Completely fictional but The Dirty Dozen is a great one. Incredible cast that included Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savalas and George Kennedy. Jim Brown was a freaking bad ass right up until that final fateful scene. 

Comment 25 May 2016

Although I disagree, I can at least understand why recruits would pick Oregon. Now why they pick Baylor or TCU is beyond me. I'm sorry, but purple is not a cool uniform color. Alabama's uniforms may be as ordinary as it gets, but doesn't tradition hold any value? Hawaii is by far the worst uniform and its not even close. Having a rainbow on a helmet seems like some sort of bad joke a sorority would pull on the football team. 

Comment 23 May 2016

Yep, in real life it is Tom's but it is Monk's on the show obviously. So was it a waitress, cashier, or some other bystander in a booth? Did this character ever speak a line?

Comment 23 May 2016

Is it like a waitress or cashier at Tom's? I could see it being an under the radar character.  If its a big character and not Newman then I can't imagine who it would be. 

Comment 23 May 2016

Really great thread idea that brings back way too many memories. I doubt anyone remembers Tart n Tinys, but they were a delicious sour candy that was discontinued in the 1990's. 

Comment 23 May 2016

This the type of game I might be worried about if we were breaking in a new QB this year. Our inexperienced secondary will be tested all day and will likely give up some big chunk plays as they learn on the fly. Tulsa will be completely overmatched when we are on offense though. We may have some inexperience on the O-line, but I doubt Tulsa will be able to overcome the raw talent level/brutish strength of our guys. Even if the passing game struggles early, I still think we can churn out 30+ points running power and letting JT do his option magic. This game could be similar to Cincy in 2014 where our secondary gets toasted a few times, but our offense ultimately proves too overpowering.