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Comment 29 Jun 2016

I agree with you here. My son just turned 8, and he lives for sports, but has never seen a significant game in its entirety - that includes all sports. I let him stay up and he always falls asleep less than halfway through anything that begins after 8:00. And yes, I DVR, but it is not quite the same watching a game the next day after you know the result. He usually finds the highlights on his iPad, and will sometimes will start rewatching out recording, but it just isn't the same. Forget about actually attending the games, and the cost only adds to the difficulty...

 I know it is all about West coast viewers and an older target audience on both coasts, but college and pro leagues are hurting themselves long term with potential future fans I believe... And for me, all I can do is lament that I cannot share the same experiences with my son that I remember so happily from my childhood. 

Comment 21 Jun 2016

You are crazy. Even before the playoffs began - when this thread was started - Irving was already one of the best guards in the entire league. Russell is just a rookie with talent - and extremely poor judgement. 


Comment 13 Jun 2016

Wow, what a nice surprise.  Just watched his film (linked above) for the first time, and I am impressed overall.  There is a lot to like, and he still has a full year of HS ball remaining.  He has a very good arm - an NFL arm with more strength training . . . hell, he has as good an arm right now as some back up QBs in the league.  It is also nice to see good accuracy - something we have not had consistently at the QB position aside from Guiton and Barrett.  And Martell has very nice speed; I am guessing that the Gaels played some really good HS competition en route to the last two USA Today national championships (rankings).  So none of these positives are likely an aberration.  The only thing I see as a question mark - possibly - is reading defenses.  I say that because his receivers are always open.  Martell rarely had to come off of his first option because it was just a matter of allowing them time to separate, if they were not open from go.  He just stared down that first option until the window presented itself.  Now that is not necessarily a knock on the kid - he has some talented teammates.  No apologies necessary.  But I think those possible question marks are things that can be learned and/or corrected as needed through coaching and study.  I am excited about this one.

Comment 12 Jun 2016

Impressive, without a doubt. I didn't think the had that in them. I was just hoping to advance. 

Comment 11 Jun 2016

Well it would be in their personal interest to officiate more games then, wouldn't it?  Strange that GS is up 3-1 nonetheless. Maybe things change in GS next game, and we get a 6 game series?

Comment 11 Jun 2016

I am certainly in favor of "letting them play," and especially during the playoffs - but the officiating last night was an embarrassment for the NBA. I can't say it favored one team over another, because I think both had difficulty trying to figure out what was going to be called a foul or allowed to continue. It was just awful to watch. I do think the physical style favors Cleveland, but the officiating in that game was so bizarre that I'm not sure they were able to take advantage at all. 

Comment 10 Jun 2016

This certainly isn't the only time I have noticed, but the first time I've said anything - because it is just so odd...

who the f chooses the photos for these things?

Comment 29 May 2016

Yes, it is a good sign. It appears that the whole family is on board with Cam attending college where he feels comfortable without considering the distance to be a deal breaker. I'm not surprised when a top recruit wants to play for UFM, but those recruits from the (oppressively hot and humid ) southernmost states rarely end up leaving the familiar grounds of home. When they do, it is usually not far.

So its great hear about this text exchange with Cam's mother, and the "business-like" view the family is taking with their visit, rescheduling so that both parents can attend with their son. And it's interesting that they wanted to makes sure this visit occurs prior to the official visit - apparently OSU will get one of his five - I apologize if this was already known. But it's telling that this for the Akers family trip is 100% an out-of-pocket expense. 

Lots of time remaining until February, but it's hard to imagine any way OSU could be in better position here