Santonio is the man. He was a beast as a Buckeye, and hopefully he can make it back to the top in the Sunday league. That game winner he snagged in the Superbowl is one of the best catches you will ever see.
Bortles has the tools to be a franchise QB. In a lot of ways, he's like a young Big Ben as far as his skill set. Excellent size, surprisingly nimble, and his arm strength is more than sufficient.
"weapons-grade cognitive dissonance"
Ramzy, in addition to your usual great insight, it's little gems like the above sprinkled into your articles that make them such a pleasure to read. Well done, as usual.
I just ran out of puke.
I always wondered the same thing. When he was being recruited, I remember people saying he was going to be a more explosive version of Chris Gamble.
Still, I'm pretty okay with how everything turned out. :-)
Jason and 11w Staff: Thanks for all your continued work and dedication to the site and the wonderful 11W community.. Excellent job with the new tweaks already, and I can't wait how things progress as thing move forward. The new touches improve the front page, and your "to do" list looks promising.
I see what your saying, but users have had enough time with the new site to form opinions, and critiques, beyond "OMG NEW STUFF ARGHH CHANGE SUCKS!!!!!"
My criticisms of the front page are my observations, nothing more, nothing less. The front page is less informative in several ways. Here's a couple things that stand out to me, in no particular order.
1. Comments on front page articles: The new site only telly you how many comments have been made on each article. The old front page would tell you that, along with how many new comments have been made since the last time you clicked on said article without having to click on it again.
2. Buckshots: I liked the one sentence commentaries on the old Buckshots section. It was also better w/o the pics. To clarify, by 'better' I mean easier to process the entirety of the list and adsorb in less time than the current pic-happy 'Shots. I have visited the site multiple times daily over the last couple weeks, so it's difficult for me to chalk this up to plain unfamiliarity. My observation stands.
The bottom line is, for me at least, the new 11w front page is not as useful or efficient as the old one in conveying information to the reader. Others have made valid points here as well. Despite these things, 11W is still the best and it's not like I'm going to pout and say "Screw you guys(11w Staff), I'm getting a subscription to Bucknuts."
I'm confident the staff will continue to make tweaks and improve the new site as things evolve. I'll be along for the ride.
Here's a couple of my observations:
The good: I love the new forums. The main forum page makes it so much easier to see new topics along with keeping up with running conversations. It's just much more efficient.
The bad: The site's front page is just plain cluttered. Not everything needs pics associated with it. For example: Buckshots. I liked it MUCH better when Buckshots was just a plain list on the right of the page. I could take one glance and process the whole list. I also liked the one sentence commentaries that used to be under the previous Buckshot topics. The old front page was just cleaner and much more efficient to look at and absorb. The new one looks like it came straight out of Windows 8 hell.
Minor notes: The auto spell check on the new site is still broken for Firefox users.
A kid by the name of Spielman represented Massillon pretty well in the 80's, if I recall.
PLEASE DO NOT SHARE!
Love the show and can't wait to compare the actual ending with predictions/possible spoilers once the show has concluded
Except on ESPN's rankings
It's dumb shit like this that will be the undoing of the NCAA's current model of "amateurism"
Upvote for putting Tress on your list.
Woody, Archie, Spielman, and Eddie.
Love the show, this is McConaughey's best work since Frailty.
Couldn't agree more. Little Animal was a great LB in his own right, but Hawk was the best LB of the Tressel era, and for me it's not that close.
Those are Hawk's tackle and sack numbers for the 2005 season alone. Only the Int total in your chart is a career stat.
So you're saying she'll bring a friend to the party?!!!
I wanted Dantonio had we not landed Urban.
Yep. I think Erick Smith is going to turn some heads early in his Buckeye career as well.
The mother just seems a bit off. On one hand, she indicates a problem she has with MSU is that it's too close to home and she's worried her son might still be influenced by a local circle of friends she doesn't care for. On the other hand, she is fine with Malik going to scUM, even though Ann Arbor is about an hour closer to their hometown than East Lansing.
She's also the one who decided it was a good idea to take this whole family disagreement public.
"I know he is open to taking some unofficials to Florida State and Ohio State," Greg McDowell, Malik's father, told Rivals.com's Josh Helmholdt. "We plan on doing some unofficials and see if he and his mom can resolve this. It's possible she'll be open to Michigan State as well, so we'll have to see." Link
This kid's recruitment has been an endless dumpster fire, and it continues to burn.
Nice win. This team is bipolar.