Did we really have any offensive secrets???
The same way we are where we are...
I would have thought the same thing with rifle, but when tieing a rope to a barrel and setting in your lap on 4-wheeler, anything could happen. No stupid required.
I am 100% with you on this! Not just for the schools and/or fans, the the local economies as well. I think the Midwest could use a little of the playoff revenue. Why not spend our hard earned money in and around our region??
I wish there was a way to put some pressure on Delaney to influence this.
Isn't talk about sex preferences political? Mods? /s
Saban said that after the loss. Should have used the /s
I don't believe in limiting the number of bowls, but having bowls require schools and teams to buy tickets from them should be stopped. Schools lose money on the tickets but are pressured to accepting.
If there were no ticket requirements, then maybe some bowls would be less profitable and would not be able to survive.
Congrats to YSU!!
But how did the FCS organize a team a playoff that might have teams play 16 games in a semester? Did they play a double header or something? /s
And it shouldn't take a video to get everyone pissed about a guy hitting a girl.
If we are going to gif all the Brown's 1st round FUBARs, then 11w better upgrade their servers.
My girls also play at a very competive level. What I have experienced is that it is very expensive to get good youth training. (u8-u14) There are scholarships available, but they are not widely publicized and/or used. As the kids get older and teams get better, the financial commitment grows substantially. ($2000-$3000 per year). That is a pretty big hurdle to overcome, and IMO eliminates a large piece of the population from playing soccer and/or drives them to play other sports. There are isolated exceptions, but I haven't experienced it happening enough.
I like the 8 game model with home games for top 4 seeds. 5 spots for conference champs and 3 at large, one of which goes to top non-power five school. Also, drop a regular season game. (Didn't they just add a reg season game 8-10 years ago?)
The US's development program is a mess. The club structure eliminates most of the athletes at a young age. It simply costs too much to get good training. The best trainers go where the money is, to the suburbs and the upper-middle class. Can't blame them for attempting to make a living, but it doesn't help the national team or overall player development.
If these players stay in MLS, then the future will remain as is, looking toward the future.
The MLS does not challenge the best players enough everyday during practices. It's great for the cities with teams, the fans that watch, and the players who want to stay in the US and earn a paycheck playing soccer, but it is less than optimal for top tier player development and that means it's bad for the US national team.
It also provides our CONCACAF opponents an avenue for their players to develop. These 2nd tier players have a place to develop and the weak CONCACAF countries get stronger.
If we are making excuses, weren't our players thinking about their NFL chances? /s
So a professor from a "non Flagship" university creates a report that suggests his university could be subject to the biasness of refs.
I did my own study and determined his report was 8.314159% bias and he was paid by the university to create a document that could benefit their team.
The playoff decision and BIG 10 title decision are two different decisions with different criteria
For BIG 10, head to head is a must, if the conference play W/L is a tie.
The playoffs are different as out of conference games come into play.
Sorry, but head to head is the absolute best way to decide a tie breaker between 2 teams. Or... why play the games?
Does anyone have video of Jabrill taunting fans with O-H oh No?
Whisky over PSU is our best bet. IMO. Not just from the conference side, but also head to head. We beat them. We are better than them on the field.
This is such a great back story to the game. He will be a player remembered FOREVER. 0-5, tough to get worse than that.
Don't forget to tip the Michigan grad!!
I think 11w should dedicate a page to this annual "bye week" scheduling. You know, bum squad team details, recruiting stars, player profiles with height, weight, cash paid to visiting school, all the details that make this weekend a mockery of a power 5 team.
He went from Europe to MLS... against JK's wishes.
This, IMO, is the biggest reason for the team/player decline. Our best players moved from Europe to MLS and got paid. Good for them, bad for US soccer. They are not pressed in practice nor games. The sloppy first touches are ok in MLS. Not at international level.
Everything today is bigger/better and much more important than yesterday. /s