Unfreakingbelievable!! Unbelievably sad.
The first basketball game I distinctly remember watching was the national championship game in 1960. The picture was snowy and small but we still enjoyed that victory anyway.
That's uncanny! I remember watching this even though I was too young to understand any of the rules except for baskets=points.
And yes, a small snowy black and white picture was all we had.
Thanks much for this DJ.
It makes our loss to MSU look worse, since they look worse. Just MHO.
Curious as to which SD album this song was originally from?
Just wanted to say I have enjoyed reading the comments here. Haven't read the article; will try to get around to it.
It was basically a 1960s through the 1980s thing. Competitively, it had started to fade even before Art Modell moved the franchise to Baltimore.
Now it's another sad northeast Ohio historical artifact; no longer really relevant, so it requires explanation for young people.
Today the Steelers hate the Ravens and vice versa, as noted above.
I don't know if he will; I certainly hope he does, because I want to tell him what a magnificent piece this is. He outdid himself on this.
Reading his commentary is one of the high points of my day, but this is on a whole other level.
If he goes to Penn State, do they then become our (secondary) rivals?
Then the best possible advice to be had is: don't imagine it. It's best not to worry too much about stuff you can't control anyway.
I have grudgingly but firmly come to believe that torturing their fans has become their entire reason for being. What other plausible explanation is there for their unending incompetence? Perhaps their front office is secretly being run by Al Queda.
Under those conditions, best of luck to Terrelle. But I think he deserves better.
I think that's true of Sparty's O line as well. They played extremely well when they had to. Chalk this up to Dantonio's brilliance as a head coach; he motivates players to perform above expectations. Having watched this game a second time, while I fault offensive play calling, I really am now inclined just to give MSU credit for coming in very well prepared and knowing what they wanted to do. It wasn't pretty, but it was enough to win.
Can I laugh every time Penn State scores?
IIRC, it is "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown", but my recall isn't what it used to be.
I love this sooooo much!!!
^^^^^^This x1,000. Reduced to its simplest form: facts don't generate clicks, thus 0 $.
DJ, you never cease to amaze me! I couldn't agree more with your observations about hypocrisy and mega money and their corrosive effects on college sports.
And I'm curious to see if the release of the video of Barrett's OVI arrest doesn't, in the long run, backfire against those who would be hypercritical of a 20 year old. It's a dull video because he handles his awful situation so well, at least better than I would have at his age. And it humanizes him; JT Barrett has to put up with the same crap as the rest of us-at least some of the time. I was upset that this young man, whose intelligence on and off the field I so respected, could do something so dumb. But his "handling of adversity" in this instance,-self-inflicted I admit-still has the potential to burnish his reputation. I wish it hadn't happened, naturally, but this video may help to neutralize some of the negative talk about him.
Again, this Skully is a great way to start my Friday.
Upvotes for all 3 of you for stating what I have felt for many years.
Congratulations, Coach Cooper!
Trust me, it isn't possible. (But by that, I mean overestimate…)
Don't feel too bad, you're not the only one.
An early Christmas present!! How thoughtful of you!
It's the latest one in roughly a half-century's worth of them. They have evidently established a goal for themselves to be the ongoing biggest joke/tragedy (depending on your rooting interests) in pro sports. I'd insert the "Factory of Sadness" video here if I knew how.
Your comments are correct in that this does not technically involve TBDBITL, but it's image is really going to take a hit as the media have a field day with this after last year's brouhaha with Jon Waters.
All the more reason to show them our support. And I wish healing and justice to the woman involved.
This s**t's gotta stop!
"…alcoholic serial abusers who worship Satan".
I'd say that's about right.
Yeeeahhh, I gotta be that guy…
DJ, I love your work, absolutely and always, but "has…went" doesn't ring grammar alarms for you? Just checking, but gotta do it 'cuz this site at least in part represents a university, and thus should be held to a higher standard. But I am sincere when I say I love your work here and this post is a good example of why.
Excellent mini-history lesson. Makes the ground where the 'Shoe now stands just that much more hallowed.