I see what you're saying when you look at the amazing job Dantonio does with 3 stars at MSU. But when one 5 star is recruiting others the way that Tate Martell is , there's a good chance that the strength in numbers will result in more NFL blue chip type players. So for every Darren Lee , there are probably 3 Joey Bosa's. That's how Alabama has filled NFL first rounds for the past decade or so. So stars can matter is my point.
I just don't remember us having three 5 stars committed with the prospect that number could grow to 5 or so. I always looked at Alabama achieving this - but here we are !
He went through each player on the team and described how important each guy was. He told the story of how he first met Timo Mosgov after the Cavs traded for him from NY. David Griffin was standing next to Mosgov, and as LeBron looked up at him, Griffin says, "he's the biggest mfer I've ever seen."
It was pretty funny if you ask me.
Then when he got to K Love, he told about his first meeting with him. It was on the Olympic team and LeBron was telling Love "we really need you man." And Love had that look in his eyes like, "f you man, you don't know me."
again, pretty funny but I knew he'd take on some criticism. But it was also so natural you had to double take and ask "did he just say that?"
With 5:30 left in the game Sunday night, ABC showed the graphic : Cavs no championships in 46 yr history, Browns 1 of 4 teams never to play in a super bowl, Indians 67 seasons without winning a World Series, no championships for people born after December 27, 1964.
I thought about the other three teams never to play in a super bowl. Two don't count because they're new(er) - Jax and Houston. The fourth team- yup, the Detroit Lions ! Suck it Michigan !
the Cavs and refs and NBA and injuries are in GState's heads. Doesn't it feel like they are waiting for the other shoe to drop on them ? That's the vibe I get from Steve Kerr's over reactions to every call. Usually he's pretty even.
If you look at the facts - you're right. And on paper - you're right.
But then again, the Cavs have now won 3 of the last 4. If you looked at the facts and looked at it on paper after falling behind 0-2, - no way they win 3 of 4 to force game 7. And yet, here we are !!!
Kyle Kalis has taught me a lot. I used to get wrapped up in the ups and downs of recruiting, to the point where I really hated this guy because of his anti-OSU comments after Tressel's demise. It was salt in the wound.
Now, I do look at him like Mike Hart, and I don't hate him any more, I actually feel sorry for him. The choice he made logged him 0-3 vs his rival, 0 Big Ten East championships, 0 Big Ten Championships, and 0 National Championships. A lot of nothing. So why get upset ? I'll just wait for the reload and buy more tickets !
You know , we regard it as such a struggle to recruit a Detroit kid, but why is it so commonplace and accepted for decades that they stock their roster with anywhere from 20% - 30% Ohio players ? (And at least two of their Heisman winners : Desmond, Woodson)
you hit the nail dead on - your dad talked to you about it. When my son was 12 and he knocked around his 11 year old sister - that was it. Literal whack upside the head and statement of a no tolerance policy in my house for ANY form of abuse of a woman.
New dads, make this clear to your boys. Stanford swimmer's dad obviously doesn't get it. Not excusing the kid, but dads have to father.
I agree completely. Comments like Eric's "a lack of true receivers" as one of the main reasons for a weak passing game last year baffle me. We want to talk about Devin Smith's graduation leaving such a void that we couldn't go downfield anymore. Before the 2014 Big Ten championship game, this is the same guy who was chronicled on this site as a feast or famine contributor prone to disaappearing for weeks at a time. And yes, we don't win the Sugar Bowl without Evan Spencer blocking, passing and recovering the on sides kick - but was his graduation a contributor for a weak passing game last year?
We had Thomas (Saints), Marshall (Jets), Vannett (Seahawks) and Miller (Texans) - and our lack of true receivers contributed to a weak passing attack ? OK, arguably, Miller was adjusting, but I have no idea how people can blame the receivers for the passing game last year.
Let's once and for all bury 2015 with the realization that it was mismanaged from the top down (of course I love the national championship, NFL draft picks, and 4-5 star recruits - I'm not suggesting we fire the coach by any stretch). Urban is human and he blew the QB situation and misjudged the play calling situation. It should have been handled after four weeks of futility against weak opponents. It wasn't, and it finally caught up to us vs. MSU with two backup QBs. After that, he corrected the problems, and the offensive balance was back.
I thought the same - he looks like an Olympic decathlete.
Help me with this. What does this mean "finals". I thought the only thing at stake was the star rating
One true business decision for these guys - NFL. Why would they come in 2017 ?
2016 NFL draft.
2nd team QB drafted in round 4. Five first rounders. Record number in the first 3 rounds.
I hear you Awlin, my mother in law is from Havana too, and she's way funnier than D Lebatard's dad !
Battling Bishops baby !!! Are you an alum Brutus ?
A Michigan man friend told me on draft day, "you will be sorry that the Browns drafted Braylon Edwards - he drops more balls than he catches." This is astonishing to me, that he could have such greasy fingers, and yet he would have the resiliency mentally to come back again and again - enough times that he could set those records up north. I dropped one ball at Ohio Wesleyan, and it affected me for weeks until I had enough catches under my belt to wash the memory away. It's like when a kicker misses an xpt.
For whatever reason I turned on NFL network today and they were televising the Browns @ Steelers from last November. Soooo bad
"Instead of playing the dick card up here" , I like that Trapt. It's rather poetic.
I like the block O idea on the helmet but, rather than a scarlet helmet with gray O, how about the current silver bullet helmet and stripes with a black block O ?
I was at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and then a craft show in Nashville with my wife for Mother's Day up until the Cavs tip off . My son wore a "where I'm from" brand t shirt with (614) on it Saturday, and a block O cap yesterday. There must have been 20 people who stopped us or offered an "OH" - just made me smile. One guy from Boston watched one of these interactions and said "must be nice rooting for a college team full of pros every year - only two programs like that."
Natasha was hot. I wonder whatever happened to her.
Woody, way to back it up. I have memories, but you have the goods ! Glad to see I wasn't dreaming.or wearing scarlet glasses.
I know that I'm the line voice crying in the wilderness, but I saw too many games where Jalin Marshal ignited the OSU offense with deep crossing patterns or a dynamic punt return. I remain perplexed by his Undrafted status and by the overwhelming majority of readers who predicted it.
There were MAC WRs selected , but not Jalin. I seriously don't get it. (I also don't get how Aaron Burbridge of MSU lasted until the 6th round)
Lamplighter- it's one thing to awakens at 3:30 to be the first commentator on the Skully, but is that Boris of Natasha fame ?
young man you have something special happening today, I can feel it.
Nope - but that's all we have on Braxton as a WR - talent and potential.
Marshal has an extensive highlight reel and is worthy of being drafted.