Another one: You can be part of a recruiting class ranked only one behind Middle Tennessee!
One of my pet peeves is watching an episode of something that leads up to some great cliffhanger (like, will this character live? Or, will he and his love interest get together?), then the "coming up next week" teaser at the end gives it all away. Why bother with the suspense if you are going to destroy it 60 seconds later?
"...who turns ~30 today,..."
Awww ... such a good son. But how will your brother top that?
EDIT: never mind. I should have looked down the page to see that this has already been discussed. [OK -- fill me in. Who are these guys? Are they actually 2015 commits, or just guys flashing cash?]
If I had a daughter, that (Canadian side of Niagara Falls) sounds like it would be the perfect place to send her for spring break!
Anyone else remember the story from a few years ago about Les Miles? He texted a recruit who was in the middle of moving into his dorm room that he no longer had a scholarship. Every recruit should know about these stories. The SEC at work. #ThisIsTheSEC
I make no judgment (or judgement if DJ prefers) on Bosa's childhood haircut. One man's cool cut is the next generation's (or the previous generation's) crappy cut. I cannot remember any time when 2 succeeding generations agreed on hair.
That was astounding. I would have said what he does with a simple straight bow is impossible, but the video looks legit.
Gholston was a risk to others' health. One of the dirtiest players I have watched. I often wondered how much of that was coached and encouraged. Even given all that, I just cannot gin up much animosity for MSU.
Holy smokes -- I have never met anyone else connected to the Checkerboard Division. I have made a minor hobby of collecting historical accounts of their experience in the Battle of the Bulge, and have a few things that my father saved from those days. I would love to correspond on the topic. If you would like to do so, you can contact me at [email protected]
I am not a huge believer in the importance or accuracy of star ratings, but not a single 5-star in the new class for the 14 teams of the B1G? Yikes.
Given the small cost of creating DVD's, one would think that ESPN would be marketing a DVD set with all the enhanced coverages of the game. They would make a bundle from the Buckeye Nation.
Ha! When our farm cat would streak off in a startle, my dad used to say "he was half a cat high and 2 cats long". That paints the exact picture.
I am pleased to point out that, in the DJ's link to recruiting class rankings, TSUN's 99th position is 2 behind the school that Hoke so often referred to, "Ohio". I am not sure if that is irony exactly, but it gave me a smile this morning!
Dismayed and disgusted may have been a better choice than aghast.
Happy to see the NCAA cracking down on academic fraud. Hope we do not see the conference favoritism we have come to expect. I wonder, why now, after essentially punting on UNC penalties for similar behavior?
Boyd Crowder is one of the most likable villains on TV. I hope this final season closes with him making a big score from an even evil-er villian, retiring from serious evil-doing, settling down with his hot blonde girl friend, and reminiscing about the good old days and high school football with Raylan.
A couple of comments on the Patriot ball inflation topic:
1. I am aghast at how ignorant news broadcasters are, apparently not understanding the difference between pressure and weight. They repeatedly talk about the ball being 1-2 pounds lighter, which should be immediately recognized as ridiculous.
2. As a matter of curiosity, how much pressure does a football lose going from a 70 degree F room, to 25 degrees? That should be easily calculable by the right scientific-type person, or easier yet by actual measurement.
I believe that a huge recruiting factor with Urbs is the character assessment, i.e., "Is this a kid who will put in the work necessary to be the best player he can be?" "Is he competitive enough?" "Will he totally buy into the program?" "Will he be a team guy, or a 'me' guy?" These kinds of attributes trump raw athleticism. If you can get both the character and the athleticism, then you have a great recruit for TOSU, regardless of the stars.
All right! Some well-deserved recognition for a great site. Before I found 11W, I went to Dispatch.com and Cleveland.com for OSU sports news. Those sites are OK, but 11W is the first place, and often the last place, I go for my daily Buckeye fix. Kudos to the staff for the work they do.
What's wrong with his jacket? I would love to have a jacket like that.
I love to see Urbs win, and to see him and the players enjoying it. I hope that he can keep this balance, and that this allows him to continue coaching for a long time at TOSU.
How can I not UV a chance to hear "Holy Buckeye" again? Thank you, IL Buckeye.
Wow -- that is an awesome photo. Is there a way I can get a full-resolution version that would be suitable as a screen saver? It would scare the bejeezus out of my MI co-workers! Or I could slide it into the middle of a PowerPoint presentation, then watch everyone jump when it flashes on the screen.
3 DV for that innocuous comment must be fat-fingering. Please accept a compensatory UV from me.