Good for him - hopefully he continues to keep it on the straight and narrow. Mega talent and can still make an impact in the NFL.
I'd argue that for (fill in typical noon B1G game here), the Shoe already resembles a morgue. Students show up late, and leave early and the rest of the stadium isn't really into it. I went to many games during the Tressel Era, and not so many since 08, but it seems like the overall energy has been down already. When was the last time the stadium was as loud as 2005 Texas? Has it been? I'm not sure this is soley based on big money donors.
Not saying it's right, but it's the world we live in. I guess we could have let the Shoe crumble, forget any/all renovations, not put in the additional seats, pressbox, giant HD video board, updated the concessions, restrooms etc and then watched as the recruits go elsewhere. Those improvements come from the donations received. As a previous poster mentioned, when people or corporations give large sums of money, they want something in return and a signed football probably isn't going to cut it.
This is a sensitive topic, but I tend to agree with you here. As mentioned earlier, time certainly racks up a large alumni base filled with individuals from all walks of life and occupations. This includes veterans of our armed forces. I don't know how it works, but my assumption is not every veteran who wants tickets can get them. I also concede that there was a commitment from the university 50 years ago, but not all half century old agreements are honored. The landscape of collegiate athletics and Ohio State football has changed considerably from that time and the best seats go to the deepest pockets. If he was being booted from the stadium entirely, I think this would be a different story.
This seems like a disaster waiting to happen.
This is precisely why we don't play road games within the state of Ohio. A few months ago it was suggested we play at this place. We don't need the exposure in the area, and we surely don't need to inflate Akron's attendance numbers by selling out their 30k stadium with our fans. Gene would prefer to keep that money in house.
Really? A few inaccuracies and its "not that good an article"? Kyle's pieces are some of the best that are featured on this site.
Great first post Nate.
Crazy to see how many Wolvies follow the option fake on that play. From that frame only Ryan recognized the play and was too little too late.
Edit - Dup post.
Within all of the "is Braxton's arm going to be 100%?" talk, I don't think anyone has mentioned if Braxton will fully trust the shoulder and the impact that might have in his game. Just like with any injury, the mental part of it is something the board seems to be glossing over. How is he going to react when its 3rd and long and he needs to really let one fly into a tight window? Those types of things need to be taken into consideration, not just the actual physical piece - but the mental as well.
As expected, in the MGoblog world, it's being spun the complete opposite of how they tore down Urban after the Jamel Dean situation. Funny how those high horses and ivory towers work.
Who brought the truckload of dust to my desk?
Best thing to happen at the ESPY's was Valvano. No contest.
Because that one is a GREAT uniform.
I tend to agree with writer of this article. I really don't like when teams that, traditionally, never had black as part of of their color scheme add it in. Also, the Clips are about 5 years late to that train. I don't like it - just how I didn't really like when the Detroit Lions felt it necessary to add black to their uniforms.
In contrast, after seeing what Urban has been able to do, I 100% do NOT miss The Vest.
I think the Buckeye faithful would really enjoy this. Don't believe me? Just watch!
I mean....Holy Buckeye has to give Craigers the edge, right?
If he doesn't play and ends up going pro - I don't think he is an all time great as much as he is a piece of folklore. Never enough, statisically, to show in the record books or anything like that, but his name will be passed through generations of Buckeye fans for the epic 3 game contribution.