I think it and has had more to do with quarterback play than wide receiver play to be honest. I think these receivers create separation more than we think. Last week JT missed Clark when he had separation, Campbell had to play DB on a ball that he had separation, and I think he missed Samuel to on a route he was separated.
It seems it's the night games that are down the most. Maybe there are just more entertainment options nowadays, although I do think a 15% drop or so for night games is kind of alarming. The typical Sunday game is only down 3%. I wonder if there is some reason for the gap.
To each his own, there is no type of protest that is going to stop me from watching a game I want to watch. I don't really watch the NFL, but my understanding is that the protests are during the anthem. What affect does that have on the actual game?
I think Peppers is probably physically stronger than Ward or Lattimore. He is an impressive athlete who I think has an excellent chance of going in the first round of the NFL Draft, maybe the second. I don't think he is '04 Bush. 05' Young, '97 Woodson or '88 Sanders good, but he is an top tier college football player.
Actually 43% over 5 years is less than 8.6% per year. Think of it like compound interest.
This is my OSU education paying off. I am too far removed from school and to lazy to figure it out, maybe 7.5-8%?
Hooper's mom is a high 4 star.
I see your point BGSU. If you are a big enough fan of a sport, you will watch regardless and tune out the white noise.
I am not an NFL fan, but I am very aware of the protesting stuff. I don't find it all that hard to tune out though. It was interesting for 2-3 days, but at this point I don't really care what these players do pregame.
Actually Notre Dame websites have had articles on this before. Ohio is 2nd all time to Illinois in number of ND players. Pennsylvana is 3rd. Ohio has produced the most ND players in the CFB HOF. They have alumni star power from multiple Midwestern states.
Not to be argumentative, but did Notre Dame really win with lots of Ohio players? I am 40, but I don't recall ND having an abundance of Ohio players, or a least stars. I definitely don't think they owe their success to Ohio.
Houston would never build an 100,000 seat stadium. It is mostly a commuter school. Herman could build them up and maximize their potential, but their is a limit to what the school is capable of.
2009 Alabama went 14-0 the year they beat Texas in the BCS title game.
Motivation. Athletes love it. The players seem to be able to handle Meyer's style.