Kyrie Irving participated at the morning shoot around today, and is still listed as questionable. I understand the reasoning behind playing Kyrie if he is healthy so that if the Cavs finish out this series he is not rusty, and out of rythm in the finals. However, having Kyrie as close to as 100% as possible (from my understanding will need a couple months to truly get back to 100%) is much more important than worrying about him being rusty. The Cavs have no shot against the Warriors (yes it's 100% being up 3-0) without a healthy as possible Kyrie. Therefore, Cavs must sit Kyrie tonight, no need to risk tweaking the knee or ankle. Go Cavs!
Ohio State has their #1 and #2 WR back right? Extreme confidence.
Well hello Tom Herman. Next coach of The Ohio State University's football program.
That shirt isn't even as close to as bad as Ohioans on Saturday's, and Pittsburg natives on Sundays. #bandwagonlife
I personally don't know if I can consider somebody to be a true Buckeye fan if they aren't rooting for Braxton to win the starting job.
Maybe I am over estimating, but I think there is at least a 80% chance Kevin Love resigns with the Cavs, for another one year deal. That is what I believe most "experts" are predicting as well.
I applaud Georgia, and hopefully Ohio will soon follow. As stated it may not end NCAA violations, but at least the "adults" will be getting punished and not just the young college kids.
I personally don't think it has any influence. The main thing is a stronger focus on those regions, and hiring coaches who excell at recruiting in those regions such as Larry Johnson Sr. Moving to the B1G East should help Maryland and Rutgers, but I don't believe it will have any effect on helping Ohio State get some of those players. If for say Rutgers and Maryland were getting the top tier players in their states, then being in the East with those schools would help Ohio State land some of the second tier players, much like Michigan State with players from Ohio.
If I'm not mistaken, they are the same position. Both are WR's. I understand Mitchell is listed as an ATH, but with McCall and Hill being recruited as HBacks, I believe Mitchell is being recruited as a WR too.
Brutus - I couldn't think of any other way to put this, you are an idiot.
If you go by crystal balls (which imo 90% of the time are a good indicator) Ohio State isn't even on Jackson's radar. As of right now the CB for Jackson stands at 42% Auburn, 15% Alabama, and 0% Ohio State. Obviously a lot will change between now and signing day. Keep in mind at this point the past few cycles McMillan, Dixon, Stump, Prince, etc's CB's were not favorable to Ohio State either.
Columbus is much better off with out their white trash gathering.
This is what basketball should look like imo. Way too many ticky tack fouls ruin the sport
Noah can't make a free throw. Not worried.
So far LBJ has taken two shots already. Looks like we'll be seeing aggressive LBJ tonight.
I thought I just read a report that Shumpert is starting.
As long as Mike Miller isn't starting, and guarding Dunleavy for extended periods of time, and Gasol isn't being left wide open for 3's I'm confident Chicago won't go on any 10-15 point runs during this series. I understand they did with the game in hand in game 2, but during crunch time I don't see it happening.
I agree that the Bulls have no answer for LBJ, but the knock (imo) on LBJ his entire career has been that when he needs to be selfish, he becomes a team player. I am worried that with JR returning to the lineup, and with the energy exerted in game two that LBJ will be more of a facilitator tonight.
Key to the game, is LBJ going to come out agressive or defer to his teammates and be a facilitator. We should know the answer to that within a minute of tipoff.
Wife is working all night, just got a workout in and showered, picked up some great craft beer from Free State Brewery in Lawrence, KS. Lets fucking do this Cav's Nation!
Growing up in B1G country, and being a lifelong fan of the B1G, It wouldn't surprise me in the least if he didn't want to go to Ohio State, but would love to play Ohio State every year.
Obviously if I'm a member of 11W's I'm probably not going to miss Ohio State's biggest regular season game of the year. Thomas had 3 receptions for 91 yards and a TD. Thomas had a long of 79 yards (his TD) and that was against CB #2 Darian Hicks. Assuming Thomas' other two catches were against Waynes (you said Waynes covered Thomas almost the entire night) then he had two catches for 12 yards, averaging 6 yards a catch with 0 TD's.
Those are the facts when it comes to the stats. If you have to do more in depth analysis (such as rewatching the game) to really tell if Waynes was burned by other WRs (since almost every offensive players had a field day) or if Thomas had burned Waynes at times, but had just not been seen by JT.
Go Bucks! Good luck to your Spartans this year!
Edit: I just watched highlights of all of Ohio State's TD plays in that game. None of the TD passes thrown that game were against Waynes, I will give you that. However, and this has nothing to do with Thomas, but on Elliotts last TD run, Waynes had a chance to tackle him, and was easily stiff armed and Eze ran right past him. There was also a zone read keeper by JT in which Waynes had him in his sights, and JT easily juked him and left Waynes with a mouth full of dirt. All in all you could tell just from the highlights that Ohio State, out of respect for Waynes, stayed away from his side the majority of the night. From my (brief) research I can tell Waynes is not to be messed with in coverage, but his tackling ability leaves much to be desired.
So far, imo, the best options would be Gus Johnson (born and raised in Detroit) or Dan Dakich (born in Gary, Indiana, and graduated from Iu)
Edit: Dan Patrick would also be a great choice
Another great suggestion. Patrick born in Zanesville, Ohio, and graduated from Dayton.
Olbermann was born in NYC, and went to Cornell. We need a B1G guy in there. Finebaum for example was born in Tennessee, and went to UT.