Nice job with the line weight on the letter "l", Maryland students. I have always felt that the "l" is by far the most important letter in "school" and deserves to be bold.
Look, it's Raph!
A little... too Raph.
In my imagination, this is how Mark Emmert gets dealt with.
Or, you know, maybe they could snap it to a running back. Doesn't every offense have some variation of the wildcat for at least one play? Hoke had lots of options and he chose the worst one.
I think I missed those comments from Withers. Can I get a link or summary, please?
I think the #0 is even sneakier. If you're the designer, you don't want your hidden messages to be too obvious, right? So you go with Block O instead of 4.
Vrabel: You were supposed to drop into coverage!
Marcus: But coach, I knew I could get to the QB.
Vrabel: Well you just triggered the Independent Thought Alarm. Now I have to ask Coombs to remove all the colored chalk from the classrooms.
[Coombs, off camera]: I warned ya! Didn't I warn ya!?
Ohio State 37
Wait, so that specific website (ShopNCAASports.com) will no longer sell jerseys, but they will still be sold on other retail sites and stores, right? So... where will the earnings from those sales go? Back to the NCAA?
For Meyer: Before his arrest, Roby was being projected as the first cornerback off the board, probably within the top twelve picks of the draft. I'm curious, does anyone on the staff ever sit down with the players and explain the math to them? If you are a top ten pick, you are going to earn $X million. If you slide to pick 30, you have essentially lost $Y million. Especially after the fact? Does anyone explicitly say "Striking that bouncer probably cost you $Z million"?
I'd also be interested if you can then compare starting salaries to his fellow students. That guy over there in your dorm? He is studying graphic design and if he works hard he might start earning $30 - $40,000 right out of school. If a professional athlete can save $10 million and invest it to earn a 3% annual rate, you can afford to take a $300,000 salary every year and spend it all, without ever dipping into the original $10 million.
Of course, life is not that simple. And I'm not saying Roby will slide that far in the draft. But this is something to think about.
Donte Whitner had a dog named Tatum? This is outstanding.
You don't have to feel guilty about enjoying Sneakers. It's a true classic. You're right about the cast: Robert Redford, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, David Straitharn (who also starred in another film about the Black Sox, Eight Men Out), Dan Akroyd, and Timothy Busfield (who also starred in Field of Dreams).
By the way, I think it's one of the great travesties of our time that Phil Alden Robinson has not been allowed to make more films. His very short list of credits includes Field of Dreams, Sneakers, and the first episode of Band of Brothers. Some studio needs to give Phil some money.
And thanks for saying nice things.
It is total bullshit that this is not allowed in our football. The next Presidential nominees should run on a double punting platform.
Me too. Absolutely embarassing. The title of this Buckshot is very appropriate right now.
What exactly does everyone have against Urban Meyer?
He's an Ohio guy and he won two championships at Florida. Are people upset because he wooped our butt a few years ago? Yeah, that was a painful experience. But I would love to have him as our head coach. The only person I would want more is Jim Tressel. Or Chucky.
Jon Gruden would be awesome, but that seems like a pipe dream.
Remembered fondly? Woody Hayes tried to deck an opposing player and we named a street after him. I have no doubt Tressel will be remembered fondly. You're right, he deserves it.
A part of helping them grow as people is helping them be accountable.
Too true. Good point.
I'm guessing the story is legit. Put yourself in JT's shoes. Someone claims that your players, who you practically think of as your own children, violated an NCAA rule that you don't agree with anyway. Will your loyalty lie with your players, or with the corrupt, hypocritcal, and frankly, anti-American organization known as the NCAA.
You could argue, "well, these are the rules, and even if you don't agree with them, without rules there is anarchy". That's a good point. But this isn't federal law. These rules weren't drafted during the Geneva Convention. These are silly rules, made by silly people, with one goal: maintain and grow the power and wealth of the institutions.
Every year, when Nike delivers Buckeye jerseys to be sold by retailers to the fans, is it just a coincidence that the numbers on the jerseys represent that year's most popular players? The jerseys don't have names on the back, so hey, I guess this clears the NCAA of having to acknowledge that they are making money off specifc athletes. It's a technicality and it's bullshit.
If Tressel did know in April and didn't tell the NCAA, I for one, don't blame him. I don't think he was being stupid. I think he saw what it might do to the lives of these student athletes and he did what he thought was best. If you judge it morally, you might even say he was doing the "right" thing.
I wonder if he has any urge to behind a podium and say: "Yes, I knew, and I didn't tell the NCAA. You know why? Because FUCK the NCAA. That's why." (Maybe not in those exact words.) If he did, I would be impressed. Hell, he could probably get elected governor.
This is a pretty good article on Hoke:
I'm firmly in the camp that hope Michigan gets better. It makes beating them so, so much sweeter when they think they have a chance.