Thanks, that makes sense.
Those numbers don't make sense. Why would the student tickets go from a steady 14.5 range to a steady 23.5 range?
I'm sorry but I think the point of this thread isn't really important in any way. What you said hit's the nail on the head. He was the best athlete in OSU history and he was the best track athlete at the time and maybe ever. Comparing athletes of different eras is pointless as in theory we (humans) always improve our methods. There are very few examples of athletes which compare favorably over long periods time for this reason but it shouldn't take away from their accomplishments in the day. The only one i can think of is a horse!
Were they back then? I thought that didn't happen until the 50's.
IMO this is what's wrong with college basketball. I think he should have gone because it is what is best for him, but the one and done has made it hard to watch college basketball for me. This isn't a knock on him, he's playing by the rules that are laid out, but the rules aren't good for CBB IMO.
Think about it, we spent 1.5 to 2 years of build up for D'Angelo to get to OSU, then he plays 30 games and then he's gone. I don't have all the answers but I do know the sport was much more fun to watch in the 90's and early 2000's.
What was the job?
3 things about that picture:
1) He's cheating because he has an undershirt on
2) His left hand is almost purple
3) Are the dog tags for those to identify him when his motion stops and he turns into a frozen statue?
I'm going to that game. You have to remember that for them it's the biggest game of the year.
QB U? RB U? We have been good in both but not the best. USC for QB and Wisconsin for RB come to mind.
I think ESPN did some analysis by potion and we won DB and DL if I remember correctly.
Brady Hoke and Rich Rod.
Seriously probably Mike Leach - Anyone who puts Craig James' son in a shed wins with me.
Even more seriously - Petrino - I like his use of turtlenecks.
I wish Zeke had Salmoned him!
It took me a minute to get it, but man that's funny! I agree.
When did that happen? I will check it out this summer.
Sports are littered with stories like these. I played football through college. The best player I ever played with was a RB in HS who reminds many of Marcus Dupree. He had colleges all over (PSU, FSU, OSU etc) him but never finished HS. Our coach did everything imaginable to keep him in school but there was no way to keep him on the straight and narrow. It was a sad life lesson for me.
I used to be pretty big into Champ Cars (CART) when I was in college. I went to Indy for the Brickyard but wish I had done it for the 500. It's harder for me to get into the cars with the NA engines (NASCAR/Indy) as I always liked the technology aspect of it. The sport has changed since the technology surpassed human reflexes, endurance etc.I think it would be cool to see a no-rules 1 liter class with turbos etc allowed. I do need something to follow other than sailing in the summer. Have fun in Indy.
I see what you're saying but I wouldn't be so hard on him. He's a kid.
I will say he's setting the bar pretty high. As a QB there is a chance he never plays.
The funniest part about that picture is that it's in black and white. That was from the 80's...
Isn't it great?
I love the hype surrounding the undisputed champs.
Upset is related to the prediction. The score is what determines who is better.
I didn't even think of that. I like how he dealt with it.
Hov - I usually agree with you but I strongly disagree with you on this one. I'll counter with numbers:
Rushing: E. Elliott (OSU) - 20 CAR, 230 YDS, 2 TD (11.5 yards per touch)
Receiving: A. Cooper (ALA) - 9 REC, 71 YDS, 2 TD
I'm sorry but I call BS. UF was simply a better team than OSU in 2006, the same way OSU was better than Bama in 2014.
The best team wins. That's the definition of being the best.
The worst part is that it's not even like their prospects look better this year. They may be as good, at best, but OSU will be better.
The chance of Wisconsin getting to the CCG and then beating OSU are beyond slim.