While typically true, Arkansas has basically the same resume - Started season unranked, 3-0, one ranked win (@TCU), and they are #17/18, so...
I agree with the masses, 2 teams from same conference will never make the CFP as it is currently constructed.
But then it is funny to think just handful of years ago, 2 teams from the SEC made the BCS game, when the field was only 2. Now that was some messed up stuff right there. And honestly probably led to the destruction of the BCS and start of the CFP, so maybe it was a good thing?
Point being, if the right combination of crazy things happen, a conference could land 2 teams. But it is probably very unlikely.
And if it does ever happen, then it will surely lead to a 6 or 8 team expansion, which is also a good thing, IMO.
Why would someone DV this? It is pretty much spot on. Whether Joey was right or wrong in his hardline stance (sounds like he was), it really looks like his 2 choices now are 1) Sign a less friendly deal this year or 2) sit out and re-enter the 2017 draft.
Sitting out til next year seems increasingly likely, and the opportunity cost of signing that Chargers offer and playing this year far outweighs getting pennies on the dollar he's fighting for here. It is very unlikely he will be a top 3-5 pick next year after sitting out a whole season. Which then guarantees his new 2017 contract will be for less money, and he will have no bargaining power for these small details he's fighting here anyway. Also, his future big payday will be 1 year further away.
Unfortunately the Chargers know that and are also being ridiculously stubborn. Seems like both sides have backed themselves into an unwinnable situation.
I just don't get the sentiment Joey is doing "what is best for him". I mean maybe it feels that way now that there is obviously irreconcilable differences between him and the Chargers, so playing for a different organization will be better. But he has certainly lost himself money over this, maybe a lot depending on what happens next year.
I was just going to say the same thing. A major part of the lack of HB touches over the years, seems like to me it has been because we're just not that good at those designed running plays. Looked forced and predictable just as you said. And we all know it isn't because of the athletes playing that position so there is something else to it.
Count me in for a few more screens and passing plays as the #1 option. I swear Braxton was open all year long, our Qbs (JT especially) just rarely looked at him in the passing game for some reason.
I agree with that, because you and I are rationale people. But a lot of people don't think that way, so what I said still stands. Whether Joey is in the right or not, to most common observers, and to a probably growing portion of his teammates, he is looking like the bad guy here to some extent. Fair or not, it is what it is.
It's definitely one of those things that is neither good for Joey nor the Chargers, so they both just need to get on with it and get him into camp ASAP.
That is fair enough, but if you want to make that parallel, think of it this way. What if you knew your company was hiring another member to your team, he was going to make 2-3x your salary, but he isn't making it official until he gets the equivalent of an extra week of vacation and a nicer cubicle. Oh and he has much less experience than you.
That would make most the people in the organization dislike this new hire before ever meeting him. And it would be an uphill battle for him from there.
I know it is apples and oranges, but some of those dynamics are the same no matter the workplace.
I agree. I know we are all predisposed to take's Joey side, but this is a very quick way to get off to a bad start with his teammates, coaches, and the Chargers fans. And just his career in general. He starts missing camp time it is going to slow down his progression and ability to come in and make an impact in a new league, and new system. It can snowball from there.
He needs to sign and get on with it.
Yep, all the same for me. I'm in 220 across the way, and only could get 247 or other 220/222 type tickets to come up. I did get 4 seats in the top row (31) of section 147 to show on one of my first searches around noon, but tossed them back thinking I could do better. Never saw anything better. Not that moving down 5 rows effectively was worth tying up another $400+.
It is interesting what their system constitutes "best available". So I am still running searches periodically to see what comes up.
Same thing last year. It basically locks you out if you refresh too much. Move to a different PC, browser, or mobile device and you are back in action.
All the seats are basically the same as my renewals, so I have not bit on anything.
Which email? The one where we filled out the renewal form? I know there wasn't an option for an upgrade, but it had wording like "comparable" seats in the same area as the original. Not guaranteed to be exact same ones.
I mean, it may end up being identical for most people it sounds like. But you never know, the line about everyone renews and no upgrades will be available may not be 100% true. I guess we'll find out sooner or later.
Yep, noticed I was charged last week as well for my 4 seats. Would be nice to know what seats I ended up with prior to the pre-sale, but oh well. I'll give the presale a look regardless.
OK, I had to re-read your post 4 times, because I kept wondering why this guy would be the one to let the Night's King pass through the wall.
Got mine as well. So how do you try to "upgrade" your seats? It just says something like you will get similar seats. Do they just automatically give you "better" seats based on how many people renew?
That's about as good as you can ask for with the exception of only playing TTUN once. Home and homes with the majority of the top teams, and don't have to go @IU and @Purdue. Hate those venues, their coaches, their teams, and most importantly their fans.
I'm fairly certain GRRM (who obviously is not a show runner) has said LSH is not going to be in the TV show. Whether the writers changed their mind at some point, who knows. But it seems pretty unlikely at this point.
I have to say I was bit disappointed in this whole Riverrun diversion. Before a few episodes ago, last we knew Riverrun was in enemy hands (Freys). Then they start this Blackfish plotline with him taking the castle back, the likes of whom we hadn't seen in over 3 seasons. It gets some characters in motion, but ultimately they hand it back with no fight and Blackfish dies off screen. The end result is what? Basically the castle is back to the way it was, and the whole thing could have been covered in a 2 minute seen where Sansa and/or Jon receive a raven describing what happened, which was almost nothing of note.
It always a pet peeve of mine when people say "nothing happened" after an episode, but in the case of Riverrun, they basically just walked us in a circle for a couple episodes while stalling all the momentum of the other more important storylines.
Since most of the answers are not serious or either (sorry) boring rap songs or 90's metal, thought I'd toss out something a little different. To me this song would go great to an OSU-biased hype video for The Game. Check out some of the lyrics.
"I am the killer of T(he) SUN"
Cue your favorite Wolverine killing Buckeye clip, many to choose from of course
"Collect your tears, shoot em down, even giants hit the ground"
Could go many ways with this, Rich Rod crying, Brady Hoke falling down, Buckeyes laying out TSUN QBs you name it
"Heard the echoes of mistakes call our name until we shake it off"
Every hated villain/rival has had their day, which makes burying them so much more satisfying. Brief clip here from 90's heartbreak Cooper era.
We could go on. Heck, even at the end of the chorus they go through an "OH - I" chant which could easily be turned to OH - IO and corresponding celebration highlights.
Somebody talented needs to roll with this!
I can already hear the defense now, they will use this BAC plus Will's intimidating size against him. And try to paint him as an enraged monster that Hayes only had 1 choice to protect himself.
Will it work in the end? I don't think so, but probably enough to smear Will's name further as this thing will drag out for months.
We as outsiders know only some confirmed facts of the case, but the one that clinches it for me is Hayes knee capped Will's wife before proceeding to shoot him almost a dozen times. The shooting of the wife and the overkill will far outweigh anything the defense can come up with, BAC or sketchy "witnesses" aside.
I know it takes 2 to tango and all that, but when will we ever learn that the key to a strong non-conf SOS is to avoid playing terrible teams? I'm too lazy to confirm, but would guess that 5-6 of our cupcakes are of the 250-300+ RPI type teams which will just murder your SOS. The upper level games against Providence, UVA, UConn, and UCLA are fine, it's just once you get past those pretty much everybody outside of Marshall and maybe UNC Asheville is completely terrible.
Yes, if only they would have managed to lose that game @ IU, they would have went on to win another convincing national title.
I'm being serious too.
I hope so as well, but since he has basically been hiding off screen for the last half of season 5, and the beginning of this season made me think about that. It seems like his basic strategy for the whole series, create some chaos then step away, only to come back and steal the throne when everyone has their guard down. It would be so GoT to have someone like him come out on top at the very end.
My prediction for the final scenes of the series....Jon and Dany lead their forces to a rousing victory over the white walkers and then start piecing back together Westeros. After some feel good celebratory event with cheering and high fives all around they return to their chambers for some rest, and out of the shadows steps none other than Littlefinger to shank them both in the back, fade to black. The end.
OK, I know we all love to hate the NCAA, but wasn't this ban a result of the conference ADs motion and subsequent passing vote? It wasn't as though the NCAA itself operated in a vacuum here.