Agreed and I think Tate seems like the natural choice to step up. He felt like the heart of the team last year and him going down is what really kicked the downward spiral into high gear. If we are waiting for Loving to step up and be the leader, I think we will be waiting a long time. Just don't see that in his DNA.
Does he still have a large audience? Maybe 20 years ago when this happened before his show became an unlistenable caricature of itself. I haven't listened to Rome in many years, not even sure he is still on the air in the Cleveland market.
Regardless, you are right, Harbaugh cant win this battle.
I Love Social D, and of course Mike Ness. Have seen them numerous times at the House of Blues in Cleveland and they never disappoint. One of my favorite bands of all time, if you haven't given them a listen, try it out, you just might like it,
I will be tuning in. I have been on board (heh) with the show from the beginning and looking forward to another season. These guys are a rare breed and the characters on the show are pretty interesting.
Marillion in October in LA and the following weekend back in Cleveland.
Toying with seeing Whitesnake as well. Saw them in their heyday a couple times, not sure if this is just a washed up, worn out version of them on a cash grab or what.
If you haven't seen it, there is a great documentary on Quiet Riot, focused around Frankie Banali (drummer) trying to re-start the bands career after Kevin DuBrow died. They were very close friends and his death really affected Banali. But the attempts to land a new singer never seem to pan out. You should really check it out.
I loved "Run, Run Away" when it came out. Great song and worked perfectly in the height of the Hair Metal 80's. And I never realized Slade wrote Cum on Feel the Noize and Mama We're all Crazee Now. Someone said it above, but maybe they were just ahead of their time with those songs. Ended up being huge hits for Quiet Riot, obviously.
And Christensen had that shitty perm'ed mullet. Nothing redeeming about that guy.
Terry Smith was great. I thinks Keels is very good, but I thought Smith was better, too.
Bender was very under rated imho. Classic and smooth, and his voice always reminds me of March Madness.
As much as I wish you were wrong, thus far Urban has proven you right. Maybe this year it changes with all the openings, but at this point I will believe it when I see it.
That's exactly the type of thing my FIL would say. Glad to know there are others out there facing the same "struggle", haha,
How dare you back up your point with actual data.
And I do have a couple buddies who fancy themselves as big time OSU fans, so it is always fun to drop solid background info on some freshman they barely know, or the backstory of how a kid has looked in fall practice, etc, For that I am eternally grateful to the 11W.
Couldn't agree more with the sentiment that it makes it really hard to talk to the "average OSU fan" armed with all the knowledge we get here (FOR FREE!!).
But I think that just forces you to tailor the conversation to the knowledge level of the fan you are talking to. A perfect example is my father in law - very superficial fan, watches the games, knows nothing more than the current headlines, doesn't follow recruiting at all, doesn't necessarily understand many of the nuances of the game, etc, but I still have OSU conversations with him because I know he is making an effort to talk about something I really enjoy and I totally appreciate that. And it scores me points with my wife, which is always a plus.
And - when you do get to have a conversation with a fan who is your "OSU knowledge equal" how amazing is that? Reading 11W religiously means you are always going to be the smartest guy in the room.
I am slightly embarrassed to admit I spent a weekend in Kenton at the Coon Dog Field Trials many years ago. It was a blast, from what I hazily recall. Riding 4 wheelers around all night long, drunk as skunks, and watching the Amish guys that snuck over get hammered was a special treat. Oh to be young again.....
Hey - I get that reference!
I get that we will "worry about next year, next year", but yea those numbers look like we will have a problem getting above a class of 15 or so! I am sure there will be some transfers, possible injuries, a couple go pro early, etc, but man does it look tight as of now for 2017.
It's got bits of real panther in it, so you know it's good.
Wish I could upvote this 100 times.
Parris Campbell as an extreme longshot? I have a feeling Samuel will be more of a workhouse back and they may want to avoid having him get more wear and tear returning punts. Wilson seems to be the most likely candidate, but there are at least a bunch of options.
I love Herman as much as the next guy, but he comes off as an argumentative, overly sensitive whiner in this case. As someone said above, just stay away from these radio clowns - you have nothing to gain by doing it and they have nothing to lose by goading you into an argument.
Yea, there are a boatload of inconsistencies with the classes. My favorite is Nuernburger the placekicker is a junior, but Nuernberger the kickoff guy is a sophomore. Class errors aside we lose a ton of talent.
Just glad to see Brionte Dunn got that elusive 9th year of eligibility.
Yea, I am more aligned to your thinking. OU on the road with an inexperienced team is a tough ask, so I could see us dropping that one. Outside of that I like our chances in every other game. The road team has done very well in the Sparty series recently, Wiscy is not the same threat it used to be and we get Michigan at home next year (and Harbaugh will still be coaching them, so that's a W). And State Penn will do the white out thing and we will spank them in their house again, ho hum.
Curious where you see 4 losses. Oklahoma, Mich State, Wisconsin I could understand if you called those losses. Not seeing a 4th. And I think we have a really good chance against Mich State and Wiscy.
Ugg, are we really fast forwarding to next year already? Where did this season go?!?!