It is interesting how early the recruiting process starts for top high school talent. These guys hear from schools, and even get offers, as Sophomores or Freshmen. I probably would not have handled that sort of attention well as a 15 or 16 year old. It is really important for these guys to have strong parental (or at least adult) influence at that age, particularly when everyone is telling them how wonderful they are. I love it when I see a families like the Bosa's and Elliott's supporting and guiding great talent.
As a Buckeye fan in MI, I just love to see Coach Coombs show up at MI schools and camps. He really leaves an impression on the kids. It would be easy for OSU to be an auto-hate university in MI high schools, but I don't see that from the high school players. There is real respect.
Does anyone else hate the McCaughnahey (sp?) Lincoln car commercials. I was neutral on the guy until I saw him in those commercials -- he comes off as an insufferably smug yuppie hipster. I cannot believe those commercials are selling cars. Am I the only one?
That is pretty cool. I could not understand the audio well enough to hear what kind of rifles they use. They looked like M-1 Garands. I purchased one through the DCM program years ago -- that is a heavy rifle to be holding/twirling/throwing for that long a performance. Must be about 10 pounds.
The Buckeyes we knew would show up eventually, have!
Just voted. Wohlabaugh at 53% as of 1:50 PM Eastern.
Great photo. Just curiosity -- what kind of camera? More than a pocket-size digital?
Is IMG the only such high school in the country? Seems like they ought to be playing in a league composed of football academies, and at $70K+ for tuition they should be able to afford the travel.
This is simple. Yes, you are screwed either way. But you get to choose which way you are screwed.
Excellent comment, Z. Texas has been on the rocks, but it is a big program with a lot of pride and history, and a strong recruiting area. That would be a great rebuilding opportunity for Herman.
Every time I see that clip of Miller juking the Penn State players and then diving into the end zone, I laugh out loud and shake my head in amazement. Never mind that I have seen it a hundred times before, from every camera angle taken. I never get tired of it.
12W is up and running in the Premium Lounge. And Birm posted the answer to his tease on the bulletin board. Wish I could tell you all about it, but...well, Premium Lounge rules and all.
At :52, is that a roll of toilet paper under their stereo on the music rack? Dare we ask why it is there?
This is begging for a thought-bubble contest. Good start by Navy, above.
Good point. Dantonio >> Saban?
Especially so, considering that neither "Mark" nor "Dantonio" are that tough to spell.
The sad truth, which no one will speak, is that this photo was never supposed to have left the Premium Lounge.
Project management methods have something to teach us about how hard it is to run a 15-game season. Let's say that completing your project on time requires you to complete 15 individual tasks in sequence on time, and you have an 85% chance of completing each of those tasks on time. Given that, you have only a 9% chance of completing your project on time. The odds are 0.85 to the 15th power (0.85 times 0.85 times...15 times). (That also may explain why so few of my household repair projects get done on time.)
Applying that to our season, lets say we have a 90% chance of beating VT, then a 98% chance each for the next 9 games (up to MSU). Then an 85% chance against MSU, and 95% against UM. That brings the odds of a perfect finish of the regular season to only 60%.
Then figure an 85% chance in the B1G championship game, and 70% in the semifinal and NC game, and the odds fall to 25%.
Tough, but possible. We will all be pulling for our Buckeyes the whole way, but let's appreciate how high that mountain is.
Why am I expecting him next to ride a horse shirtless (Jim, not the horse), and swim in an icy river?
How about we just allow multiple upvotes, like, "Here, have 10,000 upvotes." Or better yet, be able to multiple upvote ourselves? Look at all the work that would save. (Are italics really necessary here?)
Done. Northernmost OSU fan from MI so far! Looking forward to more OSU fan company on the map.
That article about the offshore earthquake scenario in Oregon-Washington is terrifying. That will change our country if (when?) it happens. I hope the 1-in-3 odds over the next 50 years is way too high.
I keep hearing Dethklok. In Murderface's voice..."They're ripping us off!"