I agree with your logic, but if Coach Meyer gets the chance to hang 70 on the Hokies, I have a feeling he'll take it.
I understand the young man being disappointed. Who wouldn't be? Hell, I'm disappointed. But that's life. Coach Drayton has a family and his own personal goals. He has to be able to chase his own dream whenever he wants to chase it, and he's certainly earned this opportunity. He's not bound to his employer any more than I am bound to mine. College football isn't indentured servitude. The same thing happens all the time in more mundane businesses.
Best of luck, Coach.
My best girl and I drove up from Virginia to join the party. Awesome time.
I'd love to sport this shirt here in the southern U.S., but I'd probably get murdered.
I upvote this every time because it's the greatest GIF ever.
I think we can despise TSUN and they can despise "Ohio" without being buttheads. This is chuckleworthy.
Can we please stop calling them college football's most-winning team already? So many of their early wins came against high schools, rec league teams, and university club teams.
I need a chumpass yankee shirt.
Best of luck, kid. With your sense of humor and your class, you'll no doubt land on your feet wherever you go.
It makes my day to see the way Ohio State fans handle moments like this with such class. 11W deserves a lot of credit as well for effectively policing both the comments and those who comment.
This did not deserve a downvote. I'll cancel that out. +1
Please tell me if I'm being overly sensitive, but did it seem to anyone else that the Michigan defender took the opportunity to apply additional pressure to Barrett's body when his leg was bent back? Perhaps not dirty or malicious, but certainly unnecessary.
There is a Jack-In-The-Box only 27 miles away from Boone, NC. God bless Jack-In-The-Box.
I said something similar last year. One tipped pass saved my toosh.
Who says there's no truth in recruiting? Boiler up, indeed.
Just checked the dictionary...
commercial (noun) A promotion for swag
Like a boss.
"We’re the winningest program in the history of college football, we know what the expectations of our fan base is."
I don't want to turn this into a grammar police blotter, but the alumni of ol' Snob U. spend the better part of their lives either wallowing in another football loss to Ohio State or looking down their noses at the academic programs at other institutions of higher learning. It would be nice if a handful of them see the well-paid representative of their truly fine university failing to practice some fourth grade-level subject-verb agreement and clam up.
Don't forget the big 42-0 win in 1885 over the Peninsular Cricket Club team at the Peninsular Cricket Club Grounds. They count victories against the Chicago Harvard School (a high school in Chicago), the Detroit Athletic Club (a private social club), and Ann Arbor High School, among others.
They also lost to the Cleveland Athletic Club by a score of 8-4 in 1891. *fist pump*
Check it out for yourself by clicking on the season records to see the individual results at this URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Michigan_Wolverines_football_seasons.
Is that quote from Michigan AD Dave Brandon accurate? Did he really use 'vendor' as a verb? I wouldn't normally harp on this, but for a high-profile employee of a school with a student body which so regularly looks down on others (particularly Ohio State) from its academic high horse, that's some bad grammar.
Since I joined the Marine Corps in 1998, I've lived in South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina (again), and Virginia (again). I've spent most of my time in Virginia, where I've lived in old urban Virginia (Alexandria), new suburban Virginia (Gainesville/Haymarket), and rural, mountainous Virginia (Front Royal). There are nice things about all of these places, and wonderful things about some of them. I've really enjoyed my time in Front Royal. Aside from my lengthy commute back to "civilization" for work, it's been great. There are nice things to see and do and good people to meet everywhere you go.
There are logistical constraints which keep me here in Virginia for another 12 years or so. When the day comes that I can move home to Ohio, I'll be there. It's the greatest place I've ever been, and nowhere else on Earth makes me feel so "at home."
Yes, particularly because he has a history of obscene behavior.
I think it's at least as likely that this was a seminal moment in Orr's life that caused him to wake up and realize what a jackass he's been. Smart is still a kid, and I bet Orr saw himself on ESPN being a jackass and THEN realized that his friends all saw him, his family all saw him, his business associates all saw him, and the members of his church/community service organization/neighborhood watch group/Boy Scout troop all saw him. I am certain I'd feel bad if that took place, even if I hadn't gone so far as to call him a piece of crap. I'd wager that Orr does too, even if his contrition is imperfect. It's one thing to have an opinion on the matter but it's another to assume facts about a case which we can't possibly know the details, don't you think?
There's no question that the incident doesn't occur without Orr's stupid behavior, and there's no question that it doesn't occur without Smart's. As for the stories which differ from each other, the only responsible thing to do in my mind is not make assumptions.
"I don't believe Jeff Orr only called Marcus Smart a "piece of crap," but we'll never know because Smart has been silenced by the Big 12 and Oklahoma State."
DJ, I'm curious about where you're getting your information. First of all, do you have a relationship or does someone you know have a relationship of any kind with either Orr or Smart that would lead you to believe that Orr is inherently deceitful or that Smart is inherently truthful? That's a legitimate question. I'm not being a smart ass.
Second of all, Orr acknowledged that he behaved poorly and self-imposed a ban on himself. I think that a grown-ass man yelling insults at young men playing a game approaches the apex of stupidity, but his acknowledgement that he acted like an idiot is at least a step in the right direction. If, in a worst-case scenario, we find out that he did say something of a racial nature, he should be treated like all village idiots and bigots should be treated: he should be ignored. A fan who screams racial slurs at the top of his lungs at a young man playing a game does not give the young man a license to initiate a physical confrontation.
LCB's advice - don't believe your own hype - is wise indeed. It's so true that youth is wasted on the young. I hope the young Bucks listen to those who came before them.