Indiana and Purdue, doing work.
When I first moved out here I couldn't believe how big LAX is in the area.
Not really a LAX fan but I'll probably still watch a bit this weekend between grilling and beers. Mostly my LAX viewing is limited to just before the Buckeye spring game.
It should be kept in mind though that Barry Sanders was not a man but rather a God descended from the skies to impress upon mankind its own inferiority.
I'm in the NOVA area and I think it was interesting how my Terp friends changed over the past season.
When the year started they were evenly divided between "we are going to get killed" and "we are going to shock that weak conference". Now what I hear is much more realistic. Typically it boils down to 1) We've always had good skill players and they're good enough, 2) Our lines are just too small for the conference, and 3) If we can just put a fence around the DC area and stop Penn State taking all the good linemen then we can compete.
I think those are all good points. Now in BBall, different story- the recent #1 in the country projections have some of them ecstatic.
Not trying to start the argument again, but LeBron could win the next four titles in a row and I'd still have him behind Jordan.
He is very, very clearly in the discussion though. For my top five I have to exclude guys l never saw play. That gives me Jordan, LeBron, Magic, Bird, and then a jumble of possible number 5's of which Kobe and Duncan probably tie for the nod. But there are lots of guys I could see in that spot.
No offense meant to LeBron. There definitely has never been another player as versatile on the court as him.
You're probably right.
The only way I could see a Group of Five having a shot is with an out of conference schedule that includes something silly like three or four power conference teams, at least two of which are rated top 15 in the country and all of which have a winning record. Good luck trying to schedule that years in advance as an A.D.
There's a four star WR in Houston deciding next weekend who is crystal-balled 50% to Houston, so he's going for offense too.
I think he is taking a page out of Urban's book and starting with a deep D-line.
Tom's kids appear to be excited too
I think I'm more excited about Houston's recruiting and season than I've ever been for a non-Buckeye football team. Go Tom!
I want him to succeed in the NFL so badly. That NFL suspension was absolutely ridiculous. He was suspended longer for violating an arguably silly NCAA rule than Ray Rice was originally suspended for punching his wife in the face.
Go TP, go. I want to see him get that ring.
Don't know, but they did use to be in a legit power conference. Pre-Big Twelve days, Houston was in the Southwest Conference with Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Arkansas, and Baylor.
They had Andre Ware win the Heisman in 1989 and David Klinger come in third in Heisman voting not longer after. At one point in 1990 they were #3 in the country. They've been coached previously by Art Briles and Kevin Sumlin.
Nowadays they are a minor nothing conference and nobody hears about them, but there was a time that Houston was one of those decent power conference teams that every now and then would flirt with the national stage and every now and then would completely suck. They were kind of the Iowa of the Southwest Conference, but with Heisman candidates.
I don't think Bama makes the playoff this year.
Wanna know how sick our current skill position players are?
I'll match up this year (with some assumptions and a position change) with the all-time team. Assuming all other positions (O-line, defense, special teams), you tell me who wins.
Tim Tebow versus JT Barrett
Carlos Hyde vs Zeke Elliott
Philly Brown, Riley Cooper, Devin Smith vs Michael Thomas, Jalin Marshall, and Corey Smith/tbd
Percy Harvin vs Braxton Miller (Brax would be the best h-back in the history of the game. give him the ball in space and watch).
Jeff Heurmann vs Nick Vannett
Closer than you would think.
Winning a title is so incredibly difficult and relies upon so many things outside of your control. Back to back titles are insanely, incredibly, almost impossibly difficult.
Pray for no injuries, hope for blowouts so the whole season can't turn on one bad ref call or one poor coaching decision or one player's mistake at the exact wrong time. Hope nobody comes in with the right game plan on the right day for it, when your team just starts a little slow and never really clicks in the right adjustments.
It is hard folks. Really, really hard.
Joey Bosa, they think whatever you want them to think. They don't want their days to end with a walk off sack.
On November 9, 2002, Lydell Ross saved the 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes National Championship.
Go watch Holy Buckeye. Watch the left guard get beat. Ask yourself what happens to the championship season if Lydell Ross doesn't pickup the block. No championship, that's what happens.
What I always love most about this gif is watching the two Alabama linebackers. One moment they are headed for the line of scrimmage and Evan Spencer is cutting inside, then suddenly there is nobody visible but OSU linemen. It's like they disappeared into some sort of vortex. Evan Spencer created a linebacker-sucking black hole.
This post is definitely #firstworldproblems
I bet when all of those people were saying Curtis Grant was a bust, they never envisioned him being the championship matryoshka.
Footwork drills dropped the ball before he crossed the line. Time for some hand it to the ref drills.
That top ten can't be right. They've left off LSU, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Missouri, and Texas A&M. And Arkansas. Nobody was playing better football than Arkansas by the end of the year. They'd better republish that issue.
It doesn't actually matter what people watch. That isn't how the contract is structured. It only matters how many people have BTN on basic cable or a package in an area contractually considered a footprint.
Rutgers brings New York City and New Jersey into the footprint. Fox/B1G are using their hold over the Yankees network- which is part of a package many, many people in NYC want- to force BTN into the same package. Even if nobody ever watches a B1G game in NYC, Rutgers will end up bringing more dollars to the B1G than any school. Read that again- than ANY school.
It doesn't matter if people want to watch Rutgers-Illinois. It matters if New Yorkers want to watch the Yankees and that NYC and Chicago are huge.
It will matter how many people watch BTN when the next contract comes up, but it only matters as a total nit school by school. And OSU, TSUN, and PSU have three of the largest fanbases in the country.
I may hate this fact, and you may hate this fact, and the poor soul watching Rutgers-Illinois May hate this fact, but this is still the bottom line fact: Sports is a business.
Money, money, money.
If you're evaluating based on on-field performance, you aren't a University President. You're a fan.