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Comment 17 hours ago

Saban has been crying about hurry up offenses for years and the NCAA does nothing (then Saban adopts a hurry up offense).  Conversely, when Urban cries about families travelling to the championship game, within days parents are receiving stipends.  So who is the NCAA listening to, again?

Comment 17 hours ago

Except for when Urban secures verbal commitments at said camp.  It would be the ultimate F$#% you to the whole UM program.  

It would be a sight to see an OSU booth packed full of high school kids and the UM booth completely empty.  An overhead view of this with the Big House in the picture would be epic and every kid on Urban's radar for the next 10 years is getting one in the mail.  Tell me this wouldn't be the ultimate recruiting tool for us?

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Did anyone else think 9Route had returned when this thread popped back up?  I almost had a panic attack (in a good way?)

Comment 21 Apr 2015

I didn't say automatic bid.

This year showed that the committee is willing to put 1 loss teams ahead of undefeated teams if the strength of schedule and "eye test" warrant it.  After how badly FSU lost to Oregon, that practice was confirmed to have been appropriate.  If the same exact year were played again this fall, tell me that TCU or Baylor don't get the nod over FSU?  However, in an 8 team format, who is going to keep an undefeated FSU out (there would have to be 4 of them)?  A two loss division runner up?  A conference title game loser?  Notre Dame?  A group of 5 champion?  Even in the crappy ACC, an undefeated champion would still get the nod over any of those options despite it not being "automatic".  8 teams means FSU can keep its terrible schedule and get a 5/6 seed and not have to worry about it.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

I thought it was because they know that they can go undefeated and win the ACC and still get passed over in the 4 team format.  8 guarantees that when the win their joke of a conference every year, they get in no matter what.  I hope Duke or GT finally beats them next year to shut them up.

Comment 17 Apr 2015

It isn't Urban Meyer's fault that he forced Aaron Hernandez to commit multiple murders.  His coach at UC clearly influenced him to win at all costs and should be in prison with them both.

Comment 17 Apr 2015

I love how people like to look at the arrest records of players under UFM at UF in a vaccuum.  If you compare them to Miami and FSU during the same time period, they are comparable.  If you compare them to prior to and after his tenure, they are comparable.  If you compare them to his record at OSU, it is not comparable.  So something tells me it's the state of Florida and/or the culture of those schools that is the issue, rather than Urban Meyer himself.

And as I said before, people are responsible for their own actions.  And I'm pretty sure the Urban did not conspire with him to commit murder, that's ridiculous.  

Comment 17 Apr 2015

...the Patriots couldn’t have known that Hernandez’s crimes and misdeeds would be severe as they turned out to be...

So how could Urban Meyer have known, seeing as all that was disclosed (and was the reason he was drafted in the 4th and not the 1st)?

Maybe people are responsible for their own actions.  A lot of people come from rough backgrounds and turn out fine.  Some people have terrible parents and are ok.  Some people have great parents and turn out terrible.  Ultimately we are each responsible for our own choices.  Not our parents, coaches, mentors, friends, environment, the government, society in general, or anything else.

Comment 17 Apr 2015

The galaxy doesn't have room for TWO desert planets, does it?

Maybe Jar Jar binks will be featured in a pod race up and down the crashed star destroyer that takes up 30% of the movie, where he has to beat the ghost of Haden Christensen in order to unlock the force so they can beat the emperor who has reincarnated into clone bodies of himself repeatedly.  That would be a good plot.

Comment 17 Apr 2015

That didn't work for episode 1, so hopefully they learned from that.  And action sequences didn't make up for bad acting in 2 and 3, either.  So hopefully they learned from their mistakes.

Comment 17 Apr 2015

This is confusing.

Your intent, I think, was to compare Braxton to Wallace and to compare Driskel to Guarantano, but if Braxton was the one that got away (from Urban Meyer, originally), then you are actually comparing Braxton to Guarantano and Wallace to Driskel.  

You end by saying that you'd rather have the more raw, less polished QB basically because Braxton won some games in 2011, but there are a lot of ways in which Braxton still hasn't reached his potential, and may not ever.  Personally, I'd rather have a QB that can make the passes to the flats and the middle of the field and an occasional deep ball who can run and be a little shifty (in other words, JT Barrett) than a great runner who only has a deep ball.  Now, I don't know which QB is which in regards to Wallace vs. Guarantano, but if Urban wanted Guarantano more, and settled for Wallace, why are you happy with that?

Comment 17 Apr 2015

It sounds great, but there would have to be some financial protection for teams that get relegated down.  It's nice to think about how Indiana and Purdue leech money off the B1G without contributing much if anything towards that revenue stream, but at the same time, there's a lot of non-revenue sports that would suffer big time at those schools.  If we formed a two tier conference system with the MAC where the top 2 MAC schools play against the bottom 2 B1G schools and the winners get to be in the B1G and the losers in the MAC for the following season, but where all revenue from both tier's is shared and divided (with the top tier sharing 60% of total revenue and bottom sharing 40% of total revenue), then maybe something like that would work.  Unfortunately, even with a system like that, we'd see even the top tier schools losing revenue as the MAC is not going to impact the footprint of BTN and therefore will not provide any increase in revenue but rather a net loss due to dilution.

In short, money drives these things and even OSU has no financial or competitive incentive to vote for such a thing, so there's no way Purdue and Indiana would, either.

Comment 17 Apr 2015

I think a lot of us are afraid of becoming like the SEC.  We don't want to see the "B1G University" team being trumpeted around like UK does with the SEC.

I think that we should always root for B1G schools to win OOC games.  It only helps our strength of schedule, conference perceptions, and ultimately our chances of making the CFP should we win the B1G championship.  Except for Michigan, we should always want them to lose.  And maybe PSU as well.  But other than that, cheer for the B1G.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

The GIFs that people post in the comments are not hosted by or served by the 11W servers.  The remain wherever the commentor found them and linked them from.  The issue we see when a thread has too many GIFs or large images is that the client (in other words, you) has to download and process all of them and it makes browsing the thread difficult on their (in other words, your) machine.  It does not affect the performance of 11W or their servers whatsoever, but it can make your browser unresponsive.  

So you'd have to launch a kickstarted to upgrade the PC's of all of the 11W readership with more RAM (which may require motherboard and processor upgrades) as well as upgrading their ISP.  That might be a bit expensive just to let people see more GIFs on a single page.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

My only complaint about Ramzy's most recent article is the fact that Google is now serving me ads for Sanda Bullock movies.  Thanks, Ramzy.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

I used to buy Jameson's for Irish Car Bombs when I was in the Army.  Then I grew up a little and realized that Jameson's is great by itself.  So smooth and delicious...  I don't drink much anymore, and definitely not whiskey, but if I did I'd certainly give Redbreast a try.  

Comment 16 Apr 2015

What was it, exactly, that Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, and the PSU football program did, exactly, in the name of self preservation?  Oh yeah, they continued to allow children to be raped for over a decade.

Let's not gloss over the fact that people do disgusting things in order to preserve themselves or the things that they love or are important to them.  Those disgusting things are still disgusting, so a school hiring Bliss with his history of false repentance and disgusting behavior is still disgusting.  Shame on them and shame on Gary Parrish for finding no fault in it.