Assuming it will be a whole bunch of new criticisms about how he doesn't "fit their program" anyway.
I'd run for the hills from this kid, man. I understand he's a #teen, but already very erratic.
Aren't there still guys from the last recruiting class who still haven't had their stripes removed? I'd hope 1 of them can crack the code first.
During undergrad game days, we certainly passed 15.6 beers if you take the entirety of Saturday. Pregame, sneak in a few airplane bottles of Captain, take a slight reprieve post game and turn back up for Saturday night. Liver was definitely working OT.
Correct. Mangold did play that year - even got some run in the game vs. Miami.
Jason thanks you.
This is why I (unfortunately) had to reference Gibson. He's been cursed with the dreaded "Bam Childress/Albert Dukes/Taurian Washington Spring Game Breakout Player of the Century Memorial Trophy".
You are correct. I try to never tie my emotions to a particular guy for those reasons. A strong majority of the guys are putting in hard work, time and dedication. If someone is penciled in as starter after sitting for a few years and then suffers an injury in training camp (i.e. Noah Brown last year), then yeah I feel bad for a guy. If someone is just part of a position battle, may the best man win no matter what the star rating, year in school or personality type.
Especially given that coaches can't actually, you know, coach during the off-season. Honestly, the LESS we hear about the players between spring practice and fall camp, the better.
I appreciate the viewpoint. It could just be that as a student, I was far too many beers deep for most games and that skewed my perception of the environment. Driving in and parking and then having to get off campus in my car doesn't lend to drinking as much as stumbling home to Frambes Ave. (OUT R INN STAND UP) does, so my sober-ish experience might be the same crowd I'd experienced all along.
And yeah, non-student tickets are disgustingly expensive.
Just got a DM from father of a 4* prospect. Weve visited (OSU, UM, MSU and PSU) - the ONLY person that negatively recruited was Franklin."— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) July 26, 2016
I did this more than a few times for Noon Bangers at the end of the Tressel Era.
See my comment in The Confessional. Why do we "feel" for a guy who gets beat out? He's a member of the team that needs to compete just like everyone else. Are we assigning feelings to him because of a brief 11W stint? Win the job and there's nothing to feel bad or sorry about.
Franklin was either misquoted originally, or is backtracking feverishly.
I just spoke to James Franklin. Said separate quotes were taken out of context & he never accused MSU, OhioSt or Mich of negative recruiting— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 26, 2016
I'd love to add on to this. The "any news on ________?" posts that seem to happen all the time are really annoying. If there were any legit news or someone was really separating themselves from the pack in practice - you'd hear about it.
Also, fans seem to have such a personal connection to these recruits and players who they never know and never will know. "I love ****** and he really needs a chance". Well, if he isn't good enough, no he doesn't. The best players should play, period. I'm sorry (not really) but I don't think there's a chance that Torrance Gibson sniffs the field this year.
I'm soon to be 33 years old. I went to OSU and received 2 degrees from 2002-2008. I attended every home game during this time frame and there was nothing I looked forward to more than going to games. I graduated and I moved to Kentucky for work. I've been back to at least 1 game every year since then. I don't think I really want to go to games in person anymore. The environment sucks, especially compared to what I remember it being. Going to games live just isn't that fun anymore, not to mention the average fan has been priced out, especially for "premium" games. $195 for a ticket, plus parking, plus libations, plus food, plus a 3 hour drive on either end? I love the Buckeyes but The Shoe and the gameday experience have lost their luster. See ya down the road sometime, maybe.
Correct. Hard to argue a "he said, she said" situation without corroborating witnesses and some sort of other context. But just because a situation of abuse cannot be "proven" doesn't mean it didn't happen, which is the unfortunate part of all of it.
My mini soapbox moment - don't hit other people, men or women, unless you need to defend your life or the life of a loved one. It'd all be much simpler that way. It doesn't matter what jersey you wear, how much money is in your account or how good of a friend you are, if you abuse people (husbands, wives, parents, children, siblings, friends), you are scum. That is all.
Her series of posts suggest that it wasn't a one time incident and it has been an on going thing. Only injury referenced in the police report is the wrist, not the neck - which means the neck would have been prior to the alleged incident.
Agree with the premise.
For the record, I'm not making any assumptions on either side. The one thing I don't agree with is the mentality to dive headfirst into "shakedown" in this case only because the accused is a beloved former Buckeye. As Brewster has pointed out, victim shaming/jumping to conclusions as a result of fan affiliation is not the correct way to proceed here IMO.
Maybe, but maybe not. She posted all those photos to Instagram. It doesn't prove that they are from abuse or that Zeke was the one that caused them. But on the flip side, it would be pretty brazen to post them and tag him if it were untrue. It's an ugly situation for everyone involved. If he is involved, he needs to be held accountable and if he isn't, he needs to be fully exonerated.
As annoying as Axelrod can be sometimes, I found this tweet of his to be relevant this morning.
There's conflicting accounts, but it's probably a good time to remind you that you don't know these athletes, no matter what you see on TV.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) July 22, 2016
This is so bizarre, yet I can't look away.