I'm tired of Gene Smith. Clueless, and lies to our faces. No idea why he has a job.
I'd say you're over-thinking this one. Speed is a weapon, but is that what drove FSU to a title, or was it a great QB? Same for Auburn a few years ago. I'd say Bama has been driven more by overwhelming lines on both sides of the ball, rather than just speed.
You know what team is built around speed? Oregon. F that.
And are we saying Tressel didn't have speed? Come on. Holmes/Ginn/Gonzalez were our starting WR's at one point.
I said I was surprised how the company acted? Interesting.
Since you keep changing what I'm saying, I give up.
Your auto-correct changed "Ohio State" to "Wisconsin".
How much money did Nike make from selling #5 jerseys last year?
Now compare that to the amount they made from selling #14 jerseys when Joe Bauserman was the starter.
Look up how Nike decides which numbers they decide to sell each season. If the player has no value, then they should be just fine selling the same numbers every season. Since no company does that, then the player must have some value.
You've missed the point entirely.
Look at it this way. Let's say you work in a department and you're the only one who is coming up with ideas that are helping the company profit. But your boss says you're getting the same salary/benefits like everyone else, so you should be happy even though you won't be getting a raise. That same boss continues to get salary increases.
If you say you'd be ok with that, you're lying.
Your signature is interesting. Is Nick referring to scholarship players he forces to quit because they aren't living up to expectations?
I understand how contracts in relation to things like IP work. That's not what I'm saying.
Picture your product everywhere you see a Braxton Miller jersey. Realize that your boss got a huge bonus because profits are up. Also realize you got nothing.
Are you honestly telling me you'd be ok with that? Give me a break.
For the people that say "they get a degree and that's enough" - if you came up with a new product for your company that generated billions of dollars in sales and triggered large bonuses for your executive staff, wouldn't you expect a piece of that pie? If management explained that other divisions of the company were struggling, so that revenue was keeping them afloat, and besides you should be happy because you get a salary and benefits and they really didn't owe you more than that, you'd really be ok with that?
I'm just saying - I can see why the players are frustrated.
ESPN is so dumb. JoePa's best years weren't in the B1G, and Osborne never saw the league. Idiots.
Game of Thrones seems like CrossFit for couch potatoes. If you're into it, you don't shut the F up about it.
Daily Show had a nice segment on the NCAA:
Sounds like unit leader Fickell is making excuses. It doesn't even make sense. The strength of last year's offense was the running game, and the defense was solid against the run. The passing game got worse as the year went on, and so did the pass defense.
(1) UConn wins titles.
(2) UConn football has the same number of bowl wins over the SEC as Ohio State.
Actually, (2) is depressing. Let's move on.
As UConn wins their second national title in as many days, I'll ask the same question I asked yesterday. Why did the B1G go after Rutgers?
We're on the same page. I get that money drives everything, but adding Rutgers is still a fail in my opinion. How many Rutgers fans will demand BTN? How many UConn fans would have demanded the same thing? Those are the numbers that matter.
I'm not sure how I feel about giving the players some money, but if we can afford to give Cincy and KSU nearly a million dollars each, 3 or 4 thousand per player seems fair.
Let's say you gave all scholly players and some preferred walk-ons 5k each. 500 grand total? Seems reasonable when you look at what we're paying cupcakes we don't want to watch anyway. We're paying to watch our players, not Kent.
I know why they did it, but I have a hard time believing Rutgers has a larger fan base than UConn. How many Rutgers fans have you met in your life?
B1G likes to brag about being the best basketball conference. With depth, that's probably true, but we certainly don't have many championships. Maryland will add depth, but Rutgers will offset that. And I don't see where they'll help in football either.
Is there some reason the B1G chased down Rutgers instead of UConn?
I voted for the Wright Bros, but if OSU gets revenge over Dayton I'm ok with that too.
Anyone with a name this glorious needs to be a star.
What about Urban? Don't want those heart issues flaring up.
In fact, maybe we should redshirt all of college football. A lot of these guys get hurt and I heard one or two of them have criminal backgrounds. Things could get violent.
I guess if you have an electricity bias, this is an interesting read. History isn't remembering Edison very kindly.
The OSU/Florida game was a nightmare, but I'd say that game - more than anything else - is what put the SEC at a different level in people's eyes. That OSU team just lost guys like Holmes, Hawk and Whitner, yet still opened at #1. So the B1G was still well respected then. Now? Let's move on.
So what really happened in that game? Yes Ginn got hurt and that changed a lot, but would it have really made a difference if he played? Florida's D line spent the entire game in Troy's face. Those were some good players, but they weren't all studs. It makes no sense.
Florida had tons of talent, but so did OSU. How did it get so out of hand? Did they not take it seriously? Did they get spoiled on winning so much in that stadium? Was it the layoff? Was it's Troy's love of In-N-Out Burger? It's 2014 and I still don't get it.
My concern has always been the approach to the layoff. There were reports of brutal practices to try to simulate games. Did they beat each other up too much? That team looked absolutely nothing like the team that had played all season.
LSU was the better team - that game I understand. But not Florida.
I'm still a little unclear where this whole "root for your conference" thing came from anyway. The SEC is the most obnoxious, but everyone seems to do this now.
Personally, I don't care. OSU is out of the tournament, what do I care how far other B1G schools go? On what planet does it makes sense for me to root for a Michigan school? Yes, SEC fans will be unbearable if one of their teams win, but they're going to be that way no matter what happens.
I'm not sure if ESPN started this whole conference pride nonsense, or if it's just a by-product of talking trash on message boards. The games this weekend were pretty fantastic - what's wrong with just enjoying the sport.
Agree. But given the opportunity, I think Jack would have happily taken his driver to Hitler's face.