I would just quietly take the beat down in hopes he would throw me some NIKE swag afterward..
BassDropper, this post is "What makes you beautiful"
I wouldn't take any visits and simply decide on the school I was attending by which fan base sends me the most tweets begging me to attend their fine institution.
I agree.. it's not the end of the world, but from my novice perspective, a great in-state player with a teammate/friend on the team coming off of a Undisputed National Championship would seem like a slam dunk...
Jason Kidd went to High School in the town my ship was stationed in the Navy. There used to be some open gym in the town at the local HS on Saturday mornings. Well, Jason Kidd is already in college and shows up with a couple dudes. One of them is Shareef Abdur Rahim. He is 6'9" and a future NBA player, I am 6'3" and can drink a lot of beer due to my Navy training. He posts me up... back me down and tomahawks the hell out of me. Jason Kidd helped pick me up. I did score a couple times thanks to my white guy mid-range game on dimes from Jason Kidd. That's all I got.
I used to get the cortisone shots in my lower back and neck. They both worked well in the beginning but the lower back injections are no longer effective. I now get radio-frequency ablasion in my lower back. It hurts like hell but seems to work for 6-9 months.
I grew up in Swanton Ohio and I was living on the West Coast. We made a road trip to Portland Oregon to go on the waterfall tours including Multnamah. I was wearing an Ohio State T-shirt and at one of the falls, I guy asked me where I was from and I knew his grandfather from my childhood. We then went to the salmon conservation facility near the dams, and while in there someone asked where I was from. It turns out they were the mom and dad to one of my high school classmates, and lived next door to another. Small world especially for corn community Swanton Ohio.
I would like to see the NCAA and NFL work together to come up with a board of experts comprised of scouts, executives, coaches at both the NFL and NCAA levels, educators/guidance counselors from NCAA schools.and possibly some team owners. I think it should be the responsibility of this board to inform the athlete of his potential in the draft, explain the income potential of his expected position in the draft over a career, assess where he is in school and what paths are available to them to maximize and assess their earning potential with a college degree. This should be a mandatory process for graduating players from power 5 schools with NFL aspirations. I cannot help but wonder if anyone ever tells these kids directly "Hey man, you are not a first rounder" or "You just dont have an NFL future". I know that is counter productive as a motivation tool for the football player, but someone needs to give them good quality career advice.
I warn all you guys and gals, I actually won one of these things by the slimmest of margins during the Sean May for mvp era of college basketball. That was a decade ago, and my successes since then have been minimal. I just hope not to embarrass myself.
That is my hope too... or a minor miracle.
Agreed, I wish there was a chart so I could see what would warrant me getting suspended WITH pay at work. Imagine how much 11W commenting and upvoting I could do with all that time.
It sure doesn't hurt my feelings! "No honey, I will take time off work and handle this one...."
1. My daughters basketball coach
2. My youngest daughters guidance counselor at school who just graduated from UK
3. The milfy woman from 4 doors down who I wave to when she gets in her car in the morning but I have never spoken to her
4. The stenographer at the local court house (long story been there a lot lately)
5. My buddy from work's wife who is 20 years older than me but is smoking hot fine.
I gave out Sonic gift cards. LOL I gave two out per game to cover a milk shake. They were a big big hit! I typically gave one out for performance and one for effort/improvement, otherwise it would be the same superstar girl every week. You might be surprised at the effort level to awarded a milkshake.
I also do training development at work. I made up a power point and forwarded it to the parents to show their kids. It was kinda silly and funny in some regards, but it gave me a foundation to work off of for practice.
Lastly, I blackmail parents in the early part of spring practices. We typically have practice Tues and Thurs until games get going. After the Thursday practice, I tell them they have homework. They have to play catch for 20 minutes each on Saturday and Sunday with mom or dad. Then I tell them to tell on their parents if they wont play catch with :D
Thanks Wez. My 9 year old is a pretty good player and a better teammate. I coached u8 last year and intend on picking up some of the girls moving up. I am really excited for this spring.
I have coached the following:
K-1st and 2nd grade co-ed basketball, 6 and 8 year old co-ed soccer, u6, u8, u10 and u12 girls softball, 4th and 5th grade girls softball.
I just received notice that I am coaching u10 girls softball this spring. The most difficult situation was u12 girls softball. The mean girl mentality was prevalent in several girls on the team. Never again.
I am great at not being particularly great at anything. I know, I know, it's a gift.
Imagine this... Seahawks draft Devin Smith to stretch the field for Jimmy Graham... not out of the realm of possibility.
I read on another website that the Bills could gamble their draft picks away on a few years of Drew Brees
Maybe the Bills... I have heard the Bills are interested in Bradford on some other sites.
I couldn't be happier for him. He could have left a long time ago when the program was in shambles and transferred elsewhere. Braxton Miller carried the program on his shoulders during that time. He is a Buckeye great!
I would have bet the farm that Randy Gradishar was on and near the top of the list. Aside from being a great player, he was my first Ohio State Buckeye hero/favorite player. The tradition of Ohio State linebackers is one that we should all be proud of as fans. There are a score of great players who are not on this list as well.
Although I think he deserves to be in, I don't think he should be in the HOF. I agree a lot of what TennBuckeye said above. He didn't own the crime until many years later and showed no remorse. I think sports and americans as a whole are a forgiving lot and if he would have fallen on the sword, I think he would have been reinstated and elected to the HOF many many years ago. He chose to perpetuate a lie until it came time to promote a book. Secondly, Pete Rose negotiated his punishment. He agreed to a lifetime ban. I am presuming he wasn't tortured or waterboarded to sign an agreement. If they didn't have enough to enforce a lifetime ban, he would have fought until the bitter end. For this reason, I believe there is a level of guilt that is not public knowledge.
Of course they are going to recruit Ohio. It is folly to think they won't. One of the biggest reasons for them recruiting Ohio is Urban Meyer's increasing national landscape for recruiting. Sure, Urban will do what is necessary to keep the cream of the Ohio crop playing for the in-state school, but invariably with gains made in Florida, DMV, Michigan, and Texas, there will be less of need to take all of the Ohio kids. This will invariably leave some Ohio kids with a need to play elsewhere. Kentucky has done a great job of locking up 3 star Ohio talent in the last couple recruiting cycles. Michigan State has done the same. I would definitely think TTUN would do the same especially at positions of need. Ethan Tucky comes to mind in the 2016 class. He is a great player, but most likely further down on Urban Meyer's list than previous coaches with less success nationally. Combined with the fact Ohio State is loaded with LB'er talent, he is most likely not a top priority. At TTUN with more holes than an industrial sized block of swiss cheese, Ethan Tucky would be a great fit.