Atmosphere, yes absolutely Beaver Stadium is #1. #2 in all of CFB. Stadium itself, Ohio Stadium is the most iconic in all of CFB.
Let's assume for the sake of argument that your numbers are correct, because if they are, there are really only two ways to account for it. 1) there is something inherent in being black, or black culture, that leads to violence, a position that is pretty much the dictionary definition of racist. 2) there is something deeply racist about the structures and institutions of our country that has engendered and perpetuates the violence you describe, in which case it is hard to object to a tshirt alerting people to that.
Ahh Saturday posted this above, but it was grayed out. This is important enough to be reposted again because this is hitting the nail right on the head. If you don't get it, re-read it, and re-read it again until you get it.
What is the record for most total down votes on one article? This has to top it. Literally down votes on every single post.
Keep in mind, this is not a political issue, this is a humanitarian issue.
CC - The funny thing about facts is...
Agreed. When Miami and FSU are both top ten programs, it is one of the must watch games every year.
Just my personal opinion but a few rivalries I always make sure I have time to watch are...
Like those of the European monarchs, these leaders' names involved mystery and tradition. It was English speakers, of course, who called the Miami leader "Little Turtle," sometimes "the Little Turtle," sometimes only "Turtle." In his language, he was called something English speakers phonetically approximated as "Mi-chi-kin-i-kwa," referring to the common painted turtle of North America. Blue Jacket's name had once been something sounding like "Se-pe-te-ke-na-te," which comes into this language as the "Big Rabbit," but he changed it to something that might be translated as "Whirlpool," and the handle Blue Jacket had nothing to do with either of his other names. There was a reason for it, but nobody remembered what it was
Picking up the book this weekend, thanks for the recommendation. Been looking for a great summer book
Rich Bucher of B/R just predicted Cavs in 7 on The Ryen Russillo Show. Cites lack of toughness and rebounding of the Warriors, as well as troubling signs he saw in Game 1 against Spurs.
Buckeye - Without a doubt, and a Parker-less Spurs end up beating the Warriors by 20+ with Kawhi.
It will be intriguing to me to see what the losing organization does in the offseason. What can the Warriors or Cavs possibly do to come back and win The Finals next year, if they can't possibly get it done with their rosters this year.
I think an underlying factor also is that NBA officials historically allow you to be a lot more physical in The Finals. In my opinion, the Cavaliers are the much more physical team, and that definitely favors LBJ and the Cavs.
Dweinz - Bleacher Report posted an article showcasing Thompson's struggles in the post season last night. I believe Klay is shooting something like 18% from mid range.
Aphilly - Nah, you're right. I agree, I think Lue likes throwing taller defenders at Curry so Shumpert who is 6'5" will be on Curry a lot as well. I think Lue found something in defending the Warriors in the last few games of last season.
Urban - If Mathew Dellavedova can help lead the Cavs to two wins, the Cavs are at least going 6. Cavs in 6.
Cincy - According to Greg Swartz of B/R "Love owns the highest net rating (plus 21.7) of any Cavalier this post season, showcasing his improved all around game".
- In my opinion it comes down to who steps up, Kevin Love or Draymond Green. To me Kyrie will outplay Curry, Klay will slightly outplay JR Smith, LeBron and Durant will cancel each other out as will TT and the Warriors' bigs.
GS are the favorites, as they should be but on the post game show after the game last night, two of the analysts (Barkley, and Shaq) had Cavs in 6, and the other two have Warriors in 6. In my opinion, people who are counting the Cavs out are looking too much at how the Cavs and Warriors performed in the regular season. They looked like equals through the post season, as the Cavs played a slightly tougher schedule.
A couple other stats that I find interesting
- According to Greg Swartz of B/R "Golden State...registered a 16.8 net rating since the start of the playoffs to the Cavaliers' 16.1"
- In my opinion, the Cavs have played a slightly tougher schedule in the post season, so to me that puts both teams et a dead even net rating through the playoffs.
- According to FiveThirtyEight, J.R. Smith is playing at an elite defensive level in limiting Paul George to 34.6% shooting, and DeRozan to 28.5%. I believe J.R. Smith is going to shut down a struggling Klay Thompson, and allow the Cavs to focus on Curry and Durant.
Cavs in 6.
I respect Lavar Ball because he is unapologetically himself, and in my opinion he is a marketing genius. I have to be a realist though, and Lavar is a douche, but a douche I respect.
Nice to see the OCC (the nations largest athletic conference) producing some big time athletes!
Don't forget about the Bowling Green Massacre
I have become inured by the fact that we won't go a day without talking about that team up north here on 11W.
Cdub - I don't want to make excuses for the Warriors, but Draymond Green was out a game, and all kinds of rumors came out after the series about Curry playing injured the entire series, not to mention Andrew Bogut was out the final few games. Injuries happen though, and the Cavs earned that series last year, but there were injuries.
OH - 10 - I'm not saying that just because you are an NBA analyst you know all, but pretty much every NBA expert I follow on ESPN / Fox Sports 1 etc. believe that this Warriors team is one of the best ever, and if they beat the Cavs will be the best ever. That is their opinion, and I do agree with them that if the Warriors are able to beat the Cavs, they probably are the best team in NBA history.
Edit: If the Cavs can beat this years Warriors squad, combined with the victory last year over the Warriors only enhances my belief they could of beat the Bulls. Like I said, I can admit if I'm wrong, will you be able to if the Cavs win...Or will you continue to minimize the Warriors accomplishments?