OSU couldn't beat Va Tech at home, and had trouble with Navy's rushing attack. I don't think OSU beats Oregon on a neutral field at this point.
I disagree. Athletes are athletes generally because they have better hand eye coordination, speed and strength, and motor skills thanks the average human. They get paid well because their gifts are rare. It is a job in high demand. None of that makes them a role model any more than a singer or actor.
Has was stated above be, an athlete can be a role model do to they way they live their lives, that is great, but their are teachers, police officers, doctors, volunteers, coaches, parents etc that make better role models.
Our two first round draft picks last year were from Florida and Georgia. Bosa is from Florida, it didn't take him long as a true freshman in didn't enroll early to handle the elements. The weather thing is so overblown. I can't think of too many players who failed in college or the NFL because of not being able to adjust to weather. Maybe if you have bad circulation in your extremities.
They didn't draft him, and it isn't Florida, but Brett Favre did ok for then and he played prep and college ball in Mississippi. Bart Starr won 5 titles for them and he played college ball at Bama. The Bears had a tough running back named Walter Payton who was from Mississippi.
Also you could make the argument as an 18 year old that as a NFL draftee you have no choice where you end up, so you may as well have fun and play somewhere warm while you do have control.
Tell us how you really feel LOL.
I agree with the wait and see crowd. Nothing I have seen yet from JT makes me think he should start over Braxton.
I disagree in the sense sports can be the place for political change and agendas. Sports are very popular. For example, I feel Jackie Robinson intergrating baseball, which was before Brown vs Board and the Civil Rights movement, and the discussion and change it may have brought helped the country as a whole. May these recent incidents to help America in regards to domestic violence also.
I could also bring up incidents such as Len Bias overdosing, Magic Johnson contracting HIV, Ben Wilson getting shot as a high school senior.... you can't expect the sports media to ignore this stuff, or real life not to creep into sports.
Yes sports in general is an escape from the real world, but it's participants are members of the real world and it's hard to avoid.
They aren't similar, and don't pretend they are similar. From what I have heard, Duron is a pretty good kid who loves football and hates school. I haven't heard any stories of him stealing, hitting women, getting and fights or getting DUI's . Those are legal things.
When I think of school I think of writing papers, reading, projects, attending class. Not really similar to me, but that is just my opinion.
Also, not sure how much Cris's parenting had or should /would have an effect on Duron's love of school. I doubt many of us are close enough to the Carter family to have an educated opinion on the parenting skills of Cris or his wife for some reason.
Lastly to be honest, Duron's career didn't really come to mind when I heard Cris. If his son was in jail, maybe.
Terrible logic. No one is perfect anyways, also unless you can provide details that haven't been made public, Duron's issues were as an young adult, not a child.
We will see how magical he is when he is a first round NFL pick and a millionaire.
Hyde also lost weight during his career
How do you know RG3 has hands or route running ability to be an NFL wide receiver. Can he high point the football or beat press coverage? My guess is he would be a better qb than wide receiver. Not that I am a big fan of his.
Any quarterback will get killed in the NFL running or not. Tom Brady and Carson Palmer tore ACLs. Peyton Manning had a neck injury. Drew Brees had his shoulder wrecked. Cam Newton has broken ribs. Steve Young and Troy Aikman retired to concussions. Dan Marino had terrible knees due to sacks.
It seems to me NFL is a dangerous business, regardless of style.
Things have changed over the years. Whipping kids and paddling in school was more common 50-100 years ago.
Is Cris Carter a bad parent or something? Why would he not be able to give advice on parenting? Apparently he was able to on NFL Countdown.
LOL maybe Art Schlicter (sp) could coach qb's when he gets out.
David Boston the steroid, hGH and GHB user? Are you out of your mind? Terry Glenn wouldn't be that much better.
Kinda similar but not really the same. The Bears rarely used a cover 0. Their free safety played deep. There were times VT had 9 in the box.
You are thinking of T.Y Williams possibly.
From what Powell said, Bell is more of a ball hawk and hitter Burrows is better in man coverage.
I hate the JJ Watt comparisons because I dont think he is natural. More likely that Clowney is. Hard to compare Clowney and Bosa for me at this stage.
I hate Notre Dame. Why should they have joined the Big Ten a long time ago? That doesn't make sense. Besides, I don't think they fit the conference anyways.
Also, not sure how this story should be paid attention by kids and Dads than any other story. LeBron James, Michael Jordan, a lot of other players are a testament to hard work and relentless effort.
I hope Craft makes the team.
I see both sides of the argument. You are probably right, fans over 25-35 to seem to want to sit until something exciting happens, depending on the game. Not every fan is young and able bodied. Then again, it is hard for me to imagine stating seated for The Game. I have been in situations when I have attended OSU game with my 70+ year old dad, and he can't stand for 3 hours straight. People should have a right to enjoy the game without being forced to stand.
It would be nice if maybe they had sections where you had to sit, even if it was one or two sections in C deck or something.
In other words, I don't have an answer.