Honestly, never was too impressed by his play calling ability. Always seemed too vanilla, and often relied way too much on just letting Braxton run. I'm not saying fire him, but I won't be too disappointed when he leaves to become a head coach. OSU has way too much talent to be struggling to score points. They should be scoring at will when you consider the talent mismatch in nearly every game.
I always think of our former coach when I see JT. Can we call the new QB Joe Thomas instead?
I meant MIN would have dumped him to any team as the season progressed (he doesn't have veto rights), perhaps caved in to Golden State even without Thompson. If he had been traded to GS there is a high likelihood he would have signed a max deal with them because its on the west coast where he's from. The Cavs had to overpay to gaurantee they'd get him. I agree with you there is no way MIN could have signed him or would have let him walk away for nothing.
I'll summarize this deal: CLE = 50, MIN = The Cat
No. Cavs needed to do it in order to get his Bird right's. There was always the danger that he wouldn't leave his new team after a year because they could pay him the most. Now, the Cavs are the team that can pay him the most after the 1 year left on his contract expires.
My cousin, who is a well respected orthopedic surgeon in New Jersey, once told me that James Andrews really isn't thought of that greatly among orthopedic surgeons. I mean, not that he is a bad surgeon, but he isn't considered any better or worse than a run of the mill orthopedic surgeon. Andrews has neither published many papers nor has he made any revolutionary discoveries. What likely happened was that he initially did some surgeries on some athletes, the procedures went well, said athletes referred to their friends and his rep spread. Again, not saying he's a bad surgeon by any means, just that he's not considered a "god" in the surgery world (like a Denton Cooley or Seymour Schwartz is) and that his rep among lay people is greater than warranted. Of course being the Buckeye fan that I am I want him to fix Braxton up 100% and have him ready to go for next season. Just thought I'd add another perspective.
I just hope the B1G guys on the selection committee, respected guys like Osborne and Alvarez, prevent multiple SEC teams in the playoffs.
Then let the SEC sit on its ass while the rest of the conferences send their conference champs to the playoffs. That was a travesty when Alabama and LSU had their fake title re-match a few years ago, and it should never be repeated. Boo Hoo SEC. The "best" team often didn't win the title in the old days because of when they lost. 1998 OSU never got a "redo" like Alabama keeps getting these days.
I can only imagine what TP could have done in the current OSU offense. The numbers would have been sick and he probably wins a Heisman.
Navy is notorious for causing injuries with its cut blocks. Coupled with the rarely seen triple option, I don't see why this game was scheduled. The risks are plenty and the rewards are few.
Alabama - Saban is vulnerable to good spread teams. Shut those SEC hicks up about "Saban ran Urban out of the SEC"
Georgia - Haven't played them in over 20 years. Fertile state for recruiting
Texas A&M - Same as UGA
All 3 schools are SEC powers and winning all 3 would be huge.
Yeah, here's the full quote:
That's good. That's like an Oregon State or UNLV.. Ain't nobody got nothing to say about an Oregon State or UNLV... Florida State. Bring a smile to your face. Alabama, shit, niggas is damn near barbecuing on that motherfucker. Go down to Kent State, niggas get their bitch on. Get their blood complaining. But Oregon State or UNLV? Nobody give a fuck about Oregon State or UNLV. Nobody remember Oregon State or UNLV, and y'all niggas is giving me way too many Oregon State's and UNLV's! What the fuck?
Gene Smith: [a few minutes later] We on that shit like an Oregon State or UNLV!
I'd rather they drop non-revenue producing sports that can't support themselves and rely on football's revenue. I want the best possible football games, period. I know it'll never happen, but one can dream.
Oregon State, UNLV...just another 40 degree day.
They have WV, LSU, and Auburn. We have VT, MSU, and UM. I'd say the schedules are about even. I just don't ever want to see that travesty of a title game repeated again where two teams from the same conference play.
I remember when Doug Williams was the qb for the 'Skins in the Superbowl. It was a big deal because he was the firs black qb to start a Superbowl. Now, no one cares if a qb is black. Gays still face hostility and are ostracized in football and basketball, so if this guy thinks by coming out he can serve as an inspiration for gay teens, than what is the harm in that.
Add "AJ Hawk was only a 3 star"
I'm all for killing the NCAA and letting the schools pay whatever they want for athletes. (Not that the SEC doesn't do that already). Also, let boosters pay whatever they want. The NCAA exists primarily to protect the income that these "amateurs" generate so the schools under the guise of protecting "amateurism" hog all the money. I think this is changing too, as the courts have seen through this sham. Just because you chose to call a certain group of people "amateurs" and collude to say that a scholarship is the "pay", doesn't make it so. In the future you're going to see all the revenue generating athletes labeled as employees and allowed to freely bargain for compensation. It might be in 20 years, but it'll happen. The O'Bannon ruling is just the beginning. BTW, that $5000 cap in the O'Bannon ruling was arbitrary and will be hotly contested when the NCAA appeals the ruling.
RIP. A true comedic genius. Two of my favorite movies of my youth were Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society.
Wonder what Urbs position is on "placeholder" commits. He told Dunn back in 2012 that if he visited UM his spot in the class was gone, so I can't imagine he'd be too thrilled with this kid visiting everywhere after committing to OSU.
Florida guys are usually under-rated. There's just too much talent and they can't give everyone a 4 star or higher. With his offer list he'd probably be a 4 star if he was playing somewhere in the north.
Another benefit would be to pin a loss on ND's record so we won't have another fiasco like 2012.
Would love to schedule ND. Easy win over a big name opponent.
Take ND and OK and call it a day. Don't water this conference down anymore. I actually had a dream/nightmare that Bowling Green and Kent State were admitted to the B1G...I think that's a sign of too much obsession with OSU football!
Oh boo hoo. Let me give you my perspective. I'm a third year medical student. I get yelled at by pompous pricks in the hospital all day. Have a tough subject exam after every clinical rotation. Have three tough board exams before I graduate, which incidentally will be with $250k in debt. Obamacare f'd up my future; I'll probably make around 150-200k a year after 4 years of pre-med hell in college, 4 years of med school, 3 years of residency and 4 years of fellowship where I'll work 80-100 hours a week for $50k a year. Oh yeah, if I F up once with a patient I'll get my ass sued and possibly my license revoked. Lives are going to be on the line.
So boo hoo that Kevin Durant feels tired playing a game earning $20 million a year or whatever he earns and can't tough it out for his country's olympic team. Yeah, Yeah I know market forces and all that but what a F'd up world we live in when entertainers (and I include actors here too), whose "work" is not essential to society at all, live like kings.