Downvoted for this? Must be a dog using a computer in this thread.
Same reason I'm "lightly" dating Kate Upton. One party isn't interested.
My favorite comment on this from the 247 blueboard (user named Gordo I believe):
...and the woman's son still didn't commit to UM.
Jaylon Smith ND LB. What can I say? Kid deserves to play for a winner for a change.
In all seriousness, I'd love to see what CB Vernon Hargreaves from UF could do with Eli Apple on the other side of the field. Lockdown city. Maybe a rush end to compliment Bosa as mentioned in the OP, like MSU's Shilique Calhoun (from 2013; he was really average last year IMO).
How about Baylor's Shawn Oakman for pure Bosa + Oakman intimidation factor?
I mentioned this in the thread he started: I personally have a rather large tolerance for trolling; I enjoyed 9Route for what he was worth. I don't dislike M Man, but I will say the fact that 95% of his posts from what I could tell as of the couple of months were either: 1) not-so-subtle jabs at OSU (as in posting a thread for the sole purpose of pointing out that a kid from Cass Tech doesn't like OSU, despite the fact that Birm already addressed it in his Hurry Up [which M Man acknowledged reading]), or 2) defensive posturing regarding the Michigan program in threads where it wasn't even relevant.
I can understand that being in enemy territory might make you more defensive than you would otherwise be, but when you have as many years logged here as he does, at what point do you get over it? His posts didn't even bother me so much as the vast majority of them were lined with an unnecessarily holier-than-thou bite to them. I have a sibling that is a UM fan, and we haven't banished him from the family. Primarily because he is honest about the UM program, and isn't overly-defensive. That, I think, is important when it comes to getting along with a rivals' fanbase. Especially if you're on one of their biggest fan forums. I avoid downvoting M Man and other UM fans here so long as they don't troll, but at the same time, I do think they should consider what is relevant and what is not. Along with avoiding talking down to us lowly OSU fans on a website purposefully created for us haha.
I didn't dislike this M Man guy previously, in fact he was once a pretty solid poster, but I swear his posting has become insufferable as of the last few months. Every post is either a not-so-subtle jab at OSU (as with this thread), or a tone-deaf defense of UM in a thread where it doesn't belong. I don't down vote him, and this is the first I've brought this up (people who know my posting history know that I have NEVER gone out of my way to bash a user here previously, even some of the worst trolls), but dear lord it gets grating after awhile.
If we wanted to read OSU-bashing and constant UM-defensive behavior we'd go to a Michigan fan forum.
Went to google Emily Ratajkowski...just now making it back to this thread several hours later.
Anywho, underrated: a good cup of coffee right after a solid dinner.
I feel like that show was doomed by the title. I didn't watch it myself, but I've heard good things from those they have, and I really think the majority of people that would have were probably turned off by the title before they ever gave the show a chance. Which is unfortunate considering both Karen Gillan and John Cho are awesome.
That stuck out to me as well. Personally I do think it was more Devin than the system that relegated him to go routes. That's not to say I think he's anything but an excellent WR, but Mike Thomas played the same WR spot and destroyed people on short and intermediate routes all year. My personal feeling is that OSU saw Smith's strength and played to it. There's a reason they primarily gave Mike Thomas one set of plays/routes and Devin Smith another.
Loved Undeclared from Judd Apatow as well (basically Freaks and Geeks set in college).
Pushing Daisies. Ridiculously fun show.
Farscape. 4 seasons and a movie was pretty generous, but would have loved to see 2+ seasons more easily.
Firefly (as previously mentioned). Just so much more that could have been explored with that show.
Keen Eddie. Detective show featuring an American detective living in London + Sienna Miller at her hottest as his roommate.
I assumed it was Franklin.
For four reasons: 1) OSU played arguably their 2nd worst game of the season against them (VT being #1), so I'd imagine his opinion of OSU was colored by that impression. 2) He would have seen a lot of Yeldon back when he was in the SEC (in order to compare Elliott to him), 3) he seems like a much better recruiter than scouter/Xs and Os guy, and 4) he strikes me as a douchenozzle in general.
There was a lot of talk around the 2013 NSD from Bama fans and recruiting writers that Bama told Vonn Bell they didn't (Saban/Smart) think he was physical enough to play Safety, so they would only take him if he was willing to convert to CB.
Now, I don't know if that's true. But I like to think it is, and how much Vonn Bell must have enjoyed ripping Bama's heart out in the process with the game-changing INT. Even if not true, must have been tremendously satisfying for Bell and McMillan to play sizable roles in OSU's win over Bama that game. Bell's brother posted on twitter after the game that essentially Meyer told Bell when he was recruiting him -- we're going to have to go through Bama to win a national title; you can either ride with me, or against me.
Couldn't really see a scenario where they didn't patch things up, myself.
From OSU's perspective:
-You got 2 of the most talented players in the state of Michigan over two classes from Cass Tech (i.e. Webb and Weber; with Alabi being solid, but mostly a project IMO), and hopes to add more in future classes.
-You're taking talented players away from UM and MSU by getting these players, so a good relationship with Cass Tech helps you in more than one way
From Cass Tech's perspective:
-You can't deny your own players the ability to play for a national championship team if they have the desire to; not to mention that UM and MSU aren't a fit for everyone (in the same way that OSU's not a fit for everyone), so taking away 1 of their 3 nearby D1 options would be self-defeating
-I'm still, like many others, skeptical of the fact that Harbaugh will stay at UM long term; he jumped to the NFL once, I won't be shocked if/when he does it again. Still lacks that Super Bowl win he was shooting for.
I understand what it's like to lose someone close (and not necessarily even through death).
I dated a girl for around two years, and at the end she broke up with me because according to her she couldn't do the distance. I moved countries to be with her, and she still wouldn't reconsider. She was really the first person I loved, and my best friend, but at the end of the day it wasn't enough. I think that's the biggest lesson I've had to come to accept in life: you might do everything in your power to achieve or hold on to something/someone, but at the end of the day, that doesn't mean it will happen. We have to be willing to let go, no matter how much is lost in the process. Wanting/loving something isn't enough, you need a bit of chance/divine intervention. And in the event that it doesn't happen, you can't be spiteful, you just have to accept and move on.
Always liked him as a talent, but this interview made me really appreciate and root for him as a person.
Thank you for sharing Torrance and Birm!
It's a more difficult situation than people give it credit for. I think the perception of people being 100% pro-Matta or 100% against-Matta is doing a disservice to the amount of ambiguity there really is among most OSU fans when it comes to the basketball program. I personally like Matta a lot, and don't think he should be fired.
That said, you've eventually GOT to win one. Even if OSU basketball does not = OSU football in terms of history, talent or prestige, this is a university that will never be satisified with being a runner up. It's not enough to lose to one of the worst UM basketball teams in recent memory. It reminds me a lot of the last half of the Tressel era in the sense that you can love the guy, and at the same time feel like there must be something better out there. I just don't know who that is when it comes to the college basketball scene.
Man, you guys are hurting me with all this food talk at 11:43 at night!
My ideal breakfast:
Biscuits w/Sausage Gravy
Pancakes (with crispy edges) + butter and syrup
Melvin Gordon is a stud. Still impressed OSU shut him down, not sure how exactly haha.
Guarantano probably had a nightmare that he was actually playing for Rutgers and woke up in a cold sweat.
This post is going to make me sound really old at 28, but I don't think it's a coincidence that there have been somewhat consistent discipline problems over the years at FSU, UF and Miami, i.e. the three major Florida universities. What is the common theme? All live and die based on Florida talent. I'm not saying there's a discipline problem in Florida in general...except there might be lol. If you follow a lot of Florida recruiting writers, and even fans of UF/FSU/Miami who live in South Florida, one of the common themes that come up is that they think South Florida recruits are headcases. Not all obviously, but it's a trend they frequently discuss. The upside of being Ohio State is that they can mix Midwestern + traditionally Southern (Georgia, Carolinas, Virginia, etc.) talent with a couple of Florida recruits per class. When they do get that Florida talent, they're moving up to Ohio and away from their crew. 80% of OSU's roster isn't Florida recruits (unlike UF, FSU and Miami), it's probably closer to 5%, and even then it's the good quality kids Meyer and Co. spent a LOT of time recruiting (and therefore getting to know tremendously well).
Not trying to throw shade on anyone, I just like that OSU's roster is made up of around 60-70% Midwestern kids (maybe higher); you still get discipline problems from kids in the Midwest, but in general I do think Midwesterners do tend to be more subdued personality-wise, even at the superstar level. Well, except for Kanye...
Not to be a negative nelly, but just hope it doesn't go the other way. There is a portion of our fanbase (don't know if I'd really even call them fans) who can be pretty terrible to players/coaches who make mistakes. Would be tough to see what he'd go through if he comes back and the football team for whatever reason (not on him) loses 2 or 3 games and is out of the running for a repeat championship. I think unfortunately he'd end up shouldering a lot of that blame, even if he doesn't deserve it. It's kind of that "the backup QB is everyone's favorite QB" you always hear in the NFL. Except in this case, the backup QBs at OSU actually ARE incredibly talented.
There's a part of me that almost feels it would be better, and less pressure put on him, if Brax had to end up at H-back.
Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight movies <3
Alice Eve in She's Out of My League.