Yes but are we willing to pay what Callipari will offer? ;)
Guy who wrote it comes across as a real tool in those examples.
Please let's not have this conference v conference crap ruin basketball the way it has ruined football. Tennessee was one of the better teams in the sec this year (fourth out of fourteen teams). Iowa collapsed at the end of the year in the B1G and finished 6th out of twelve teams. From what I have read Tennecheat received the benefits of favorable refs as well.
That is no reflection on the quality of the rest of the conference which is putrid. Right now its about the 7th or 8 th ranked basketball conference.
The sec plays basketball?
This really should have been labelled the "pop culture and entertainment" region instead of the arts unless a fine arts section is to be added at a later time. Leaving off George Bellows, Philip Johnson, Jim Dine, Maya Lin and Ann Hamilton among others is unfortunately an act of low brow cultural heresy.
The Golden Age of college football for me. The continuous flow of a quick relentless ground game was a thing of beauty to see without all of the intrusion of television timeouts.
You need to get out more.
Well Ohio State did have the same record as bama last year and keep in mind their last two "titles" were games they shouldn't have been in. With saban panicking over higher paced play and Malzahn looking very strong at auburn I doubt bama gets a sniff at the playoffs this year.
I don't want Ohio State to be the next bama, we should aim higher than that.
Please never joke about my beloved alma mater joining the ranks of despicable southern community colleges. It is a topic I am sure that would bring great happiness to any Michigan man and thusly should not be broached.
I can only assume that this design junkie fellow is being ironic and trolling. If not I am not sure if I have ever seen a poorer display of design ability in my life. On second thought they are so brilliantly awful I am warming up to them. Maybe something this ugly needs to be done to end the alt uniform craze.
You know what would be original and alternative? A whole season without alternative uniforms, just home and away.
Don't you know it is not enough to be tolerant? You must show sufficient enthusiasm!
I didn't get a harrumph out of that guy!
For some reason Lunardi loves to put either Kentucky or Florida in our brackets.
Evidently getting a far better education from the Big Ten schools is of no interest to these types of recruits. Or perhaps the Big Ten schools don't bother recruiting some of these future sec players knowing they won't be able to handle the academic load.
I saw the picture at the top and thought John Caparulo was coaching Kentucky now and Ohio was losing its comedic talent to the sec!
I wonder if part of the problem these days is that so many of these recruits actually think they have a future in the NFL and see the sec as their only option? I would be curious to know what the percentage of Div.I recruits making a career in the NFL is?
A game they shouldn't have been in.
Soccer will take over the American market before American football will take over international markets like Mexico or Ireland or the UK. But with fewer and fewer American kids playing American football maybe they are looking into future recruiting grounds?
On your point about Hispanics passing Blacks as the largest minority, it has already happened:
The Census Bureau reported last month that overall Hispanic population jumped 42 percent in the last decade to 50.5 million, or 1 in 6 Americans. Blacks increased a modest 11 percent to 37.7 million, with declines particularly evident in big cities such as New York, Detroit, Cleveland, and St. Louis, Mo.
Recent matriculation numbers for OSU and U of M freshmen respectively: 75% in state vs. 60% in state. I think that number may be a better indicator of determining relative enthusiasm instead of adding post graduate students to the mix.
Fine scotch is best enjoyed with a splash of spring water. It awakens the flavors.
Why settle for second best?
Keep in mind the committee (supposedly) will not take any of that nonsense into account so espn can slobber away all they like it won't matter.
The years any conference gets in two teams will be extremely rare in my opinion the reasons being it will be politically unpopular, it would necessitate placing a team that just lost its CCG over two conference champions or it would require placing a team that didn't even win its division over several teams that won divisions in their own conferences. The last time that happened it went over like a led balloon. In the case of the Big 12 hell would break loose if they placed two because of the absence of a CCG.