With the open recruitment but Sparty still his #1 sounds like Dantoni said "Thanks, but were not taking you until this gets resolved." f you find anyone willing to take you, good luck"
I think LJ is not to be overlooked in his decision. Any OV is going to be "great" for recruits. It's all out awesomeness for them to get reeled in to the hype. We are 50/50 on him. And with LJ and The Closer on out side, I like our chances.
Yeah, Pittsburgh players never talk shit. Nope. Never happens. Ever.
At least we made the playoffs the last seasons. After living through the highs/lows of the franchise my whole life, I'll take what Lewis is doing. Dalton doesn't get injured we could very well have had home field though out the playoffs. That's not his fault. He has shown the ability to draft and build players through the system. Cincy can occasionally spend some money on a bigger FA, but that is not how they get the most out of their money.
We see how well that model is working in TB, Miami, and Philly the last few years.
I think a lot of the players signings are down by his daughter and son-in-law. Not sure how much direct input he has other than signing the checks anymore. He has given up a lot of control to them and Marvin. Which also coincides with the teams turn around the last 10+ years.
How many of the great defenders in the NFL were labeled dirty for their actions/hits like Burfict? A lot of HOF players on that list. Major difference between them and Burfict? Rules and media coverage.
And Pittsburgh loved theirs. Porter, Ward, Harrison. Every team has them.
Can you imagine Tatum ( or any of the big hitters from the 70/80/90's) playing today? He would be kicked out of the league before the end of the season.
Regardless if Gio was defenseless, Shazier lead with his helmet. Based on the rules (read in a post somewhere here this morning), he should have been flagged.
Porter is a LB coach so none of his position players were injured and had no reason to be on the field. Let alone no where near the injured player and closer to the Bengals players. Their OL coach got flagged earlier in the game for grabbing Nelson on the sideline. Porter should be getting a fine.
I have lived this rivalry my whole life. Mom is from outside of Pittsburgh and dad from Chillicothe (where I grew up a Bengals fan). I can say that there are some Pittsburgh fans are just as bad as some of the Bengals fans.
If i had been smart back in the 70's growing up, I would have invented the whole "house divided" idea and been rich enough now to laugh at the piddly Powerball amount.
Example of lack of understanding the rules; same hit as Bosa on the WV QB in their bowl game and no flag. Can find numerous call in the NFL, some in the same game, where similar if not same hits were called one time and not the next. And most are on calls where the receiver lowers his head to the level where the defender, while aiming for the shoulder or lower, then his the side of the receiver's helmet and gets called for the penalty.
There are always fans for every team, even your favorite team, that do not behave as we think they should. Add the fact night games gives them extra time to load up on liquid courage, and you can't be surprised by some actions displayed.
I kept waiting for someone to announce "You're not from Pittsburgh!"
Or Wisconsin with the loaded projectiles?
Any given Sunday you can see several DB's called for the exact same hit on WR's where the receivers put their heads down to prepare for the hit and in the line of contact with the DB's helmet/oncoming hit. There is no continuity to the calls.
Let's see. ..Met Maurice Clarett and Pete Johnson at the state fair a few years ago. Really impressed by Maurice. Definitely not the same young man that left the program. Happy for him. Met Coach Bruce on Wall to Wall sports when my wife and I were the studio audience. Never got to talk football with Woody, but Coach Bruce was a great conversation. He told us that Urban stayed with him when he first came town. Met Herbie back in the late 90's at the auto show. The duscussion was ALL Ohio State, especially the basketball team. Met Granville Waiters at a football game (I think it was his induction into the hall of fame). Sat a row up from Tomzcak and his family. His arms were bigger than my thighs. And combined they were bigger thsn his wife. And I "met" Urban by marriage. I worked with his brother-in-law.
Congratulations young man! Do Ross County proud. Fellow Ross Countian here. CHS Class of 89.
Not very often.
While the cluster that was (and still is until a championship game) BIG XII, I think the bowl/playoff spots took the Ohio State fans into consideration. $$$$$
Yes, the SEC is mediocre. But remember our argument over in the Tessel era when the rest of the B1G was down, we used the mantra of we play who is on the schedule and win. Bama could use the same argument this year. I think the committee will take a Power 5 conference champion every time, regardless of the rest of conference. Until they don't (we will know if UF beats Bama), then we will have to start allover trying to figure them out.
They said that was a factor last year. And didn't the BIG XII announce they are going to have a championship game? Not sure when it starts. If they didn't have one coming then I could see the committee possibly making an example of Oklahome/BIG XII getting excluded again.