The facilities arms race is expanding beyond college football, I see.
I agree. IMO people need to practice more critical thinking in general, not just about sports reporting.
So, 16 Lokos?
Teams don't want to schedule more than one marquee OOC game (if any) because more than one loss basically eliminates a team from playoff contention. People argue that a more developed playoff structure with automatic bids for all conference champions would reduce some intensity from the regular season and therefore make it less exciting, but I think you would see more marquee OOC games because teams could afford an early season OOC loss or two, which would almost assuredly make up for it.
I really hate how much hyperbole is used when describing sports, and I think a lot of sports fans need some perspective. I loathe when people describe an opponent as a "pile of garbage", or when the losing team in a two-score game "sucks" or is "absolutely terrible" and the game is described as a blowout, decimation, annihilation, etc (and yes, I see this all the time, even here).
Also, I dislike the OH-IO thing in non-sporting event situations in public places, but I'm ok with it if it's spoken in friendly manner of camaraderie and not shouted in a way that's going to piss off everyone else in the near vicinity.
Both had ohio teams vs. west coast teams
Grills are still a thing?
Ole Miss' athletic department had to do something with all that extra SEC Network revenue to get their finances closer to even...
Crice, was this a reply to me or Cal? If it was to me, I think you and I are more or less on the same page. I definitely think he comes off as a jerk, I'm just willing to give him a little bit of credit for being smart enough to con his way into front row seats, paid appearances, and the like.
I would agree with you, but what he does is too sleazy to not be fairly well thought out. I'll give it to him, he's making this whole scheme work for him, but it's sleazy as hell.
The nice thing about a fanbase as large as Buckeye Nation is that there are a lot of intelligent fans who understand the game and trust Urban with his eventual QB decision.
The not-so-nice thing about a fanbase as large as Buckeye Nation is that there are a lot of unintelligent fans who don't understand the game and won't trust Urban with his eventual QB decision.
I mean, he's used to being able to just go up to the front row of the stands and people just letting him sit/stand there, maybe he just thought it would work the same way for parking spots, the handicapped be damned...
Yeah I agree about the LeBron, and Austin Carr and the other announcers were all saying supporting things like, "I hope he's ok," and, "hopefully it isn't anything serious," and the like, which was good, obviously. Every time they showed the replay though, the crowd at the Q cheered louder and louder, I just feel like we as fans should be better than that.
It was a blast! It was basically like being at an actual game, just without the players on the court. All the concession stands were open, the cheerleaders and dance team performed, they had halftime entertainment, the whole nine yards. They also had games set up behind either end of the court that you could go down and play before the game (and during, but obviously most people were watching the game). We sat in the club level on the sideline, basically even with the jumbotron vertically and maybe on the last quarter of the screen horizontally, so we had a great view. The crowd was doing cheers led by the normal game host and was pretty into it, and Austin Carr and the other normal guy were doing game commentary instead of the TNT audio. There was no cost to get in, but you had to pick up a ticket, so we just showed up 1.5-2 hours before tipoff, stood in line for a little bit and got a ticket, went to the other line to get in for maybe half an hour, and then got in to go find general admission seats (most of the arena, I think there were only like two sections reserved for people who have a Huntington bank card), which is cool because you can pretty much sit wherever you want. Pretty painless. For most of the games you can pick up tickets at NEO Discount Drug Mart stores or at the Q box office ahead of time, but for this game they only let you pick them up at the Q. If you enjoy the basketball game atmosphere and basically want the feeling of watching the game in the arena and just watching the game itself on TV (which if you're in the upper deck for some arenas is basically what you do anyway), it's definitely worth it.
...was the year the Cleveland Indians won their last World Series. The Browns won their last NFL championship in 1964. I would imagine neither the Browns or Indians are too content with not having won a championship in over 50 years...
I was at the watch party at Quicken Loans Arena last night and the crowd erupted in cheers when he went down. It was pretty shameful, nobody should cheer for these guys to get injured.
If the Cavs win the title then I vote Ohio secedes from Earth. We have nothing left to prove here
I think the Browns would disagree, although it's possible they've actually just given up by now.
Presumably a school would still be limited to 85 scholarship players on the roster at any given time, so they'd still only have to pay 85 scholarships per year. Recruiting class sizes would go down though.
Especially that FSU fan calling out the Tat 5 and then saying Jameis was given those crab legs, like that makes it not an NCAA violation...
the community service was probably court-mandated
Eh, after he's dead is a stretch, but I definitely agree about after retirement. So hopefully not for a long time.
Damn Jose Mesa's blown save in Game 7 of the '97 World Series... that game is my first sports memory.
Also, Tony Fernandez had a terrible error in the bottom of the 11th that should have been a double play to end the inning.
Who would have though that Orel Hershiser and Chuck Nagy would have gone a combined 0-3 in the World Series... (Eric Plunk took the loss in Nagy's only start of the Series, although Nagy pitched pretty well that game)
How can you hate a guy that went 0-4 against Ohio State?
Mike Hart at #3 on your list went 0-4 against Ohio State.