Tennessee has a recruiting class that I believe is currently ranked higher than Ohio State's. I doubt that they are going to remain on the ash heap for long.
Interesting that of all the articles that I've read today about Turner signing with the Celts, the one most critical of Turner is right here on an Ohio State fan site. I too have seen a bit of the pro version of Turner, including several times in person at court level. His defense is less than inspired much of the time, his shot can be inconsistent, and he commits too many turnovers. -But, he can also be very effective with the ball in his hands, his passing has improved considerably and he is a hell of a rebounder for the position he plays.
The Celtics are obviously not presently at the top of their game, but to call them a "trash franchise" is inaccurate, ignorant and needlessly disrespectful of two former Buckeye greats that now play for that team.
IKEA: A creator of unhinged male criminals.
I suggest hiring an anti-populist counterbalance to a certain other staff writer (suggestion made without malice).
You can't really justify going quite so hypercritical on a guy who's pic doesn't even show visible gold jewelry. DJ's level of disdain would only be justified by a necklace, at least two rings, a New Jersey accent and maybe even a long pinky fingernail.
I strongly suspect that a after a complete examination of the facts regarding TP's "body of behavior" while at OSU, one could make at least as strong of a case for his temp banishment as DJ has made for his redemption. There were some OSU players who wanted no part of Pryor after having him as a teammate. I'd like to hear Brian Hartline's opinion on this subject......
Since the NBA is mostly about getting the ball in your hands and playing 1 on (1-5) hero ball, yea, I can see why Craft isn't a good fit for the NBA.
No risk for Haslem in picking Johnny. If the football thing doesn't work out, Jimmy knows that JM will make the perfect National Sales Manager for Pilot.
~~The only people who think Jim Tressel is immoral are NCAA water-carriers, fans of programs he crushed for a decade and hacks and trying to earn internet clicks by throwing clumps of shit at the wall like unkempt baboons. It appears Mike Rosenberg is all three.
The quote above is perfectly stated and undeniably true. This article almost enables me to forgive DJ for his union love.
I think it would be informative and interesting if one of the 11W writers would do an article on the dynamics of running an offense that requires a mobile, highly athletic QB. The implications of this seem non-trivial. How limiting is it with regard to recruiting? Does it typically mean that most of your QB recruits will be "project passers"....? And does this mean that you effectively only have two years per QB as a starter where he is a proficient enough passer to be a real threat to win it all as a starter?
Give me a QB who is a highly polished passer and I won't even look at his star rating.
There are round-a-bouts in India that rival that level of vehicular goatfuckedness (Burt word).
For one, as others have pointed out, this is a slippery slope. And if college sports slides to the bottom, you could end up with OSU (currently an 800lb gorilla in the current scheme of things) becoming the equivalent of a small market professional team. Further, many of the elements that make so many fans prefer college sports over pro go away. For now, many of us can still hold on to the illusion that the kids we cheer for are college kids who attend the same school as we did....
Cheerleading for college athletes to "get that money" is the mother of all "be careful what you wish for" scenarios. What you are advocating is seeing college sports as we know it (one of the greatest things in existence imo) to come crashing down around our collective ankles.
There are two obvious categories here: a) cheap, cornball movies of which there are so many that are terrifically horrible that it is hard to pick just one, and b) big budget flops that some studio thought would be a worthwhile investment. In the b) category, my vote goes to Eyes Wide Shut. Stanley Kubrick died soon after this was filmed, and I can only assume that he was suffering from dementia during production. If they'd just filmed Nicole Kidman sitting naked on a couch for 3 hours it would have been better,
Loving needs to play in a summer prison league to get ready for next season.
Lack of "an elite performance" certainly didn't stop Gene Smith from getting a raise (as well as a promotion).
"Off a long hallway in the bowels of Bankers Life Fieldhouse sits a room filled with Nebraska hats and shirts inscribed with “Big Ten Tournament Champions.” The boxes of merchandise were visible during Day 1 of the tournament. But they’ll soon find their way to a third-world country after Ohio State’s first-rate performance"
Now this is quality writing. Well done Kyle.
Amir's foul on the desperation 3 was the nail in the coffin.
Where 'Bama really kicked our butt was in 5-star guys. Would be interesting to see how many 5-stars FSU had on their roster this year, as well as how many there were on the rosters of the other NC winners during recent seasons.