Stellar show! Marvel completely redeemed Daredevil! Now if only they could get the Fantastic Four and X-Men back...
I think it's completely feasible to say that Evan Spencer is going to have lasting legacy on this Era at Ohio State. For all the hoopla about the H-back, we've been witnessing new roles blossom as the coaching staff continues to evolve...these guys seem to have "it". They're already carving out their story ahead of schedule...but who would've thought back in 2013 we'd be excited about someone "becoming the next Evan Spencer"?!
That's just a testament to him man. He is literally the "Anti-Percy Harvin". Dynamic in a completely selfless way...and probably a lot better than we think, but was willing to sacrifice for his team without question.
I salute that guy. He's the perfect player to have on that "passing the torch" graphic they're doing recently for recruits. If kids keep coming here like that (and Noah Brown is obviously cut from this cloth), we'll keep having strong TEAMS... those types of guys are heart & soul type of guys...they just get it done.
Well to be fair prime Mayweather was much earlier; If you haven't seen them, look up Mayweather vs. Corrales (I believe last time he was an underdog as a pro) and/or Mayweather vs. Gatti (right before he moved up to welterweight.)
That's actually the Flying Dragon Kick, in the gif, that's the Bicycle Kick in which you hold the kick button for about 3 seconds before releasing it. Real pros knew you could hold the button while performing other moves and time the release just right. *FLEX* Props for remembering that though!
If Russell stays this OSU team could be very potent next year. Between getting much bigger & athletic with Thompson, Giddens, & Bell (which would be significant upgrade over McDonald, Lee, & Amir) in the front court; then flanking Russell with Tate and either KBD or Loving; then we'd have bench with Lyles, Kam, Grandstaff, Mitchell, and Harris...that's a deep team with two 5-star guards and shooters who can also pass the rock, with solid bigs who can actually score in the post and defend the rim.
Next year's team is going to surprise a lot of people, but if Russell stays I'd say we'd start the season as a top 20 team.
Having the stones to bet on yourself to win then going out and doing it tells me more about the competitive nature of a player than speculation and conjecture on if he threw games; It could easily be cleared up with a lie detector test, but Pete Rose's ego and "go hard" as a player doesn't let me think he would throw games. Dude was balls to the wall at all times and I respect that.
P.S. I'm a Yankees fan.
We actually had a contest here on 11W and when asked which one of the nicknames he liked the best, he picked that one.
Honorable....but suppose you didn't know that...
This couldn't be more wrong. You rarely see a 6'0 165lb overcome a troubled beginnings to become an 1st team AP All American, ROY, 4x Scoring Champ (7th in PPG All Time; 23rd All Time Scoring), MVP, 11x All-Star (2x MVP), 7x ALL-NBA, 2x Steals Leader (Top 12 All Time), Top 15 All time Free Throws, and be a consensus 1st ballot HOF without Intensity.
You'd be better off making that comparison to someone who flamed out or doesn't go hard and/or play through injury consistently.
Mayweather has more to prove than Pacquiao does and it's going to be the first time since 2009 he's fought someone whom he's naturally bigger than. Floyd's a defensive savant, but because he's been fighting bigger guys, his offense has been vastly underrated despite him throwing for excellent precision. I don't think Manny will erase his bad tendencies he's been prone to show over this camp; which is the same reason Marquez was able to put him to sleep...I believe Manny might be too aggressive and that'll lead him to getting tagged...I predict Floyd by TKO in 11th round.
Most of you guys must be casual basketball fans. The women's game relies so much more on actual basketball plays and it's refreshing for me to watch it sometimes, but especially really good teams. The Lady Buckeyes this year were more entertaining than the men's team and as awesome as D'Angelo was this year, Kelsey Mitchell was just as impressive.
I understand people don't really care for the game of basketball and are more impressed and captured by the up and down athleticism of the men's game, but the reality is that the U.S. needs to adopt the European model of Basketball. Get some real instruction and development going in AAU ball; then give these kids the option to go into the D-League straight out of high school or go to college for the three year minimum before entering the draft.
Then in the NBA, the need to implement the FIBA rules and the game would instantly be better.
Dude Kyrie, Russell, & LeBron on a fast break....O_O...one can only imagine....
Exactly; this crap is soooo annoying. People forget that it's a GAME and it's supposed to be FUN.
As long as you're not directly taunting a player, being crude or vulgar, or delaying the game it should be ALLOWED.
I don't think it's necessarily a false premise though, and since I have the time...
If you're good enough to make it, even as an average player; NFL rookies make a minimum of $420,000 (scout team guys make a minimum of $88,400.) Now considered the average lifetime earnings of someone with a BA is $2.27 million. If you manage to play out your rookie deal for 3 years that's $1.26 million at the league minimum.
In comparison, the MLB has a league minimum of $500,000, but is notoriously hard to crack with all the minor league affiliations. Unfortunately they earning less than poverty levels of salary only earning up to $23,550 for a family of four (and whom's players have subsequently filed a lawsuit for wages).
The NHL is similar with their minimum salaries of $500,000 and minor league affiliates raking in $37,000 per year at the AHL level, and between $300-$400 a week at other levels.
MLS average salary as of now is about $142,000, but the lower ends over around $88,000 whereas the high-end is about $4 million.
Now, that we're seeing more of change in the surrounding cultures in regards to equipment safety, medical facilities, surgery procedures, and nutrition, it seems that it would alleviate the median of the comparative injury issues that older generations of athletes are enduring now. I mean there was once a point and time when an ACL injury was career ending.
Ultimately it seems like a high-risk, high-reward proposition. You could work sixty years and still wake up in pain or needing joint replacements when you're seventy having done none of that; or you can put it on the line for 5-20 years and have better shot a making sure your next few generations don't have to work for anyone or want for anything.
Personally I'd say the multiple millions earned would be worth it.
VCU is a very well coached team. The only thing that scares me is the fact that VCU knows exactly who they are. They have an identity. Our BasketBucks seem to only be consistent in being inconsistent.
D'Angelo needs to stop settling and attack; if he attacks he can create, which is what he has to do for this team to have any kind of half court flow. I also think we should play a half court trapping zone all game. Utilize our pressure and put our effort guys out on the court with shooters.
Amir & Trey are big for nothing...we're really missing Lee.
I'm optimistic for next year if Russell stays (and he probably should to get stronger and polish his game) With this next class, adding the Va Tech transfer, Bell coming as a rsFR, and Giddens a beast, we'll have some real good size and activity in the front court; and bonafide shooters and shot creators...we could make a run next season.
Joygasm...this will never get old.
But, that's not what he was saying at all; He was saying that Chip Kelly obviously prefers certain types of character to be around his team. Now obviously Shady McCoy and DeSean Jackson have drawn attention to themselves (for one reason or another) and subsequently those players have been assigned stigmas regardless if they fit that bill or not -- and as a result were shipped out.
On the other hand; he's saying there's a double standard that if the presumed character of these players got them removed from the team due to a related stigma; then how is it that a guy who displayed an obvious act of racial prejudice fit into this "preferred culture" that Chip Kelly is creating in Philly.
He's questioning Chip Kelly's criteria for his culture and how it appears to people on the outside looking in.
He's legit because of the type of program he does, but he also does the work.
I think Craft would D him up something fierce, but I think D'Angelo would make some toughies over him. Russell needs some time to mature his game. He's really talented, but Craft now is such a smart defender..and he was making Kyrie Irving work for everything at LeBron's camp so yea...
Wait, M Man got banned again??? For what???
I played football and was a running back (and corner on D), but I went through a series of numbers growing up:
#28 from these guys
#34 from these guys
And finally #20 for the one and only:
I was referring to 2013 for the record, a lot of people tend to make that excuse for Braxton (i.e "Oh the receiving corps wasn't that good last season ) which was what I was alluding to.
I know the intent of this article isn't to be divisive, but this, again, makes you wonder, just how bad our WRs were LAST year, how much of it was "system", and ultimately how much of it was on the QB running the system...like I've mentioned before, the passing game looks much different between Guiton // Barrett running it and Miller // Cardale running it...