If I do frozen, which is rareI do DiGiornio's. I use Boboli crust and make pizza too, which I like better than frozen.
My girlfriend is making pot roast, my father is coming down from Cleveland. It's more of a social event to me, I am not really into NFL football, and the Super Bowl just drags on for so long with all the commercials. I had one job in the restaurant business for 9 years that had their employee party on Super Bowl Sunday, I would get drunk and not even watch the game. It will be good to see some familiar faces (Buckeyes) in the game, so I will pay more attention this year.
I am of the opinion if they are comfortable with their draft status, they should go. The injury risk is too great. I think about Kyle Berger, Armani Reeves, Barrett, Brown, C Smith, James Clark, Dontre Wilson. Jaylon Smith. Worst case scenario, Tyson Gentry. You put your career, and future quality of life on the line anytime you step on the field, in games or in practice.
Love hearing the excitement from the kids.
I would be more worried if it was an ankle or foot. You here more about those injuries lingering.
Agreed. Those games were a long time ago. Players do improve with experience.
Cooper's first year was the worst one in my lifetime, but my memory isn't vivid. 1999 and 2011 are the worst ones I remember.
OSU also had disappointing seasons in 1966 and 1978. Really speaks to the program that we only see rougher seasons every 10-12 years.
I trust this coaching staff, in the way they coach kids up, and the way they recruit. I am confident the talent is there. I know Saban also said he wants safeties who can cover like corners, that's why he moved Eddie Jackson to safety. His safeties used to be bigger, like Mark Barron and Landon Collins. With the way the game is now, you need speed on the field.
If you read his interview with ESPN, he said he got caught up in the college lifestyle. Not sure when he first tried it, but his issues blew up in Columbus.
There is no way with the traffic this site gets it could run with less than 10 mods. They all have real jobs, families, etc.
Just to piggyback what others have said, is what makes the forums on this site tremendous is the moderation, and the attention to detail, lack of bickering, hijacking, etc. It would be just like any other site if they didn't have the standards.
You are thinking Auston Robertson, the lineman with legal troubles who didn't sign with MSU. This Robertson, as Squirrelmaster mentioned is trying to get into Stanford.
EDIT-Didn't mean to beat a dead horse, should have scrolled down.
What does self reporting have to do with anything? It still happened. And I posted a link to the story, I didn't leave anything out. I never said Geiger was shady, Bollman and the booster club were. Nice try though.
Kind of...I follow his career, and wish the best for him no doubt. Ohio State definitely deserves some credit for his development, and I believe the mantra once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. He spent more time at OSU than at EKU. In regards to draft lists and numbers, I consider him an EKU player. It's like Russell Wilson. He spent more time at NC State than Wisconsin, but I would consider him a Wisconsin draftee, not an NC State one.
I don't think that would ever be feasible. I am not sure the coaches would want to wait that long to know what their roster would be for the next season. Also, I can't see the NCAA ever letting a kid have an agent, take money and fly around the country to somewhere to train for the draft, then not get drafted and come back to school. I suppose they could not sign with an agent, but that hurts the player during draft prep time.
I suppose it works in baseball with high school kids and their "advisors", but the coaches stress about roster management in that sport also, and you have more time in baseball between the draft and the next season, and some kids are still playing when the draft occurs.
They were probably the greatest dynasty in Ohio high school basketball history. Went to the big school state tournament six straight years. Considered best program in the country. Jerry Lucas and Middletown came up to Cleveland to play them during his prep career.
They won their first state championship in what many consider the greatest state tournament in Ohio history, it was the only year all 4 final four big school teams were undefeated. Jerry Lucas' lost his only high school game of his career to Columbus North after winning his first 76 games in the semis. East Tech won the final in sudden death overtime, first basket won. The last time I went to the state tournament, the program still has a page on that tournament in it.
Lucas said it was the most crushing loss of his career. The guy also got upset in an NCAA final on an undefeated team, losing to Cincy.
Meh, your head is in the sand. You can find plenty of other sources about CTE other than the NYT. All reliable sources. Has 0% to do with alpha male masculinity.
Why did the NFL try to deny it for so long if the disease isn't there? Besides, football isn't the last bastion of what you mention anyways.
Honestly, I do believe young men from the South do run faster than young men from the North. I have looked into it, in regards to track times. The weather is better, which leads to more time outdoors. In most outdoor sports, football, baseball, golf tennis, and track, you see more talent per capita from the South. In indoor sports such as basketball and hockey, you see Northern athletes excel per capita.
Honestly, I think the opposite. I may be viewing the situation wrong, but I believe Birm even said with limited space, the staff needs to be very cautious how they approach things, with there being less room for error. Evaluation will be of the utmost importance, last thing you want to do is have a kid jump on an offer early, and the you realize he isn't quite what you needed, or the fit isn't good, especially in state kids.
I am thinking a George Hill situation is more worrisome than what happened with Bruce.
I know the kid had a ridiculous freshman year and generated some NE Ohio buzz. East Tech is my father's alma mater. Also the alma mater of the greatest OSU athlete of all time IMO, Jesse Owens.
Here are a few articles about the kid. Apparently he is a role model for many. Not too many colleges recruit the Cleveland Senate league. I know East Tech is in a rough part of town.
I am always partial to athletes from Cuyahoga County.
I probably should mention I was joking about the arts. It isn't really my thing, but to each his own, and I have no problem kicking some tax dollars towards them to help the community.
I think this next class will have a ridiculous average star rating. I am interested to see how aggressive they are in making more offers with the numbers being so tight.
The arts are stupid. Pro sports are awesome. The biggest thing I miss living in Columbus is close proximity to an NBA, MLB, or NFL team. I didn't realize how spoiled I was growing up 20 minutes from pro sports facilities.
So when did they bagmen stop would you say? Also what do you consider a bagman?
What do you consider a bagman? Do I know if recruits get for instance $50,000 to sign with OSU? Not sure. Do I think Meyer and Fickell are behind it? No. Do I think players have ways and means of getting $100 to $500 whenever they want or need it? Yes. Free stuff, access to cars, tattoos, spending money. Yes.
Bagman may be a loose term. Quick questions though, who gave Troy Smith the $500? Who gave Derek Morris the airplane tickets and cash. What do you think about the Bobby Di Geronimo situation? The Clarett and Pryor stuff?
Some schools have more active "bagmen" than others, but if you don't think OSU boosters don't take care of players, you are naive. The people you asked know about it too. Yes it happens at every school, ND, OSU, Bama, USC.
Basically there is no way in hell OSU is the only school that has been elite for 50+ years but it 100% clean. That defies logic.