Leaving Gamble's pick 6 against Penn State in 2002 off of this list would be criminal. I went to every home game from 02-07 and still don't recall the Shoe being any louder.
No disrepect intended to the the most honorable, President Warren "O.G" Harding, but Jim Tressel's Least Favorite Moment of the Game is probably the thing I look forward to most each week. Picturing Tress in his weekend casual attire, which is the same as his weekday attire, flipping a table in his living room and poor Ellen silently shaking her head is pure gold.
His tweet/photo probably makes him god status amongst his peers. No way he is taking that thing down unless it is by force.
HOW DARE YOU
For some things, yes. Like, should I stick up the 7-11 and punch the attendant before emptying the register. But come on man, you've thought of your mother's opinion of you for every decision you've made in your life? We can't apply this type of logic to everything.
Look I agree that it probably isn't the smartest thing that he has ever done. Yes, he is a captain. But I am not going to hold him to the same standards that I would hold a myself, or anyone else who has a wife, kids, a full time job etc. It does not appear that he was doing anything to put himself in any danger, or breaking the law - so if he wants to put it on his Instagram, then so be it. If all of his other affairs are in order - I'm ok.
Sports is an escape from doom and gloom....until the doom and gloom works it's way into sports. In a perfect society, all professional athletes ride to the stadium on unicorns, peform their skillful magic, say their prayers, eat the vitamins and save a litter of kittens from a burning house on their way home.
Reality is, they are just like the rest of society. The gamble, they drink, they cheat, they steal, they beat their kids and wives and can just overall, be terrible people. When your weekly NFL headlines include domestic and child abuse and a potential alleged cover up by the NFL about the Rice video - what do you expect the talking heads to talk about. For as much as the networks are in bed with the pro sports leagues, this is something that isn't going to be swept under the rug. Also, we all know that reporting just the facts isn't going to get page views and remote controls switching over to your station. People are going to offer their opinions. Cris gave his. I'm sorry, but I don't think you are going to find a world where sports and real world issues are ever mutually exclusive.
What looks bad about it? A college student, who is of age, at a place that is legal for him, and anyone who is of age, to go to. In the picture there is no nudity, no booze, no drugs, no wads of cash, no inflatable ducks, no one signing stacks of 8x10 photos, no violence, no tricked out Dodge Challengers. There is however a photo of a guy with a well endowed woman. I don't believe this needs any monitoring. He's not breaking any laws and I'm assuming he isn't breaking any team rules.
Well timed sir.
Link to Tim May's story. Ecstacy again - Noah admitted as such. Parents say he has a "medical illness" aka probably a true substance abuse issue. Outside of football, I hope he gets his life in order.
Tim May saying out indefinitely. References Big Ten rules again.
This is certainly true. Don't know what is going on in his life, but cotinuing to test fate and take substances in the face of consequences is concerning.
And boom goes the dynamite.
I'm just thinking back to all of the Hyde stuff last night. It was all over Twitter well before it got anywhere else, and then it caught steam. But like another poster above said - if he is part of the team, excellent. If he isn't, for whatever reason, we move on. Can't get all emotional about it. Out of my (and all other 11Wer's) control.
Unfortunately, the longer these things go on without us hearing from any reputable source, the worse it always seems to end up.
IF what you say is true - football should be the least of his concerns. It would also make the original spiked drink story a fabrication. I hope that for his future, this is not the case.
2 threads on this now. Where there's smoke..
Ramzy would still comdemn your nupituals because it's a Saturday during football season - but anyway, welcome!
...and I'm going to have night terrors again.
I thnk one constant for many cities across the country - and like what you mentioned - it was picture perfect out that day. Definitely something that will always stick out in my mind.
I was a senior in high school and I was sitting in my 2nd period calculus class. Someone from the office came down to our classroom and spoke to our teacher and let her know what was going on. She turned on the TV. The images we saw on screen were from moments after the 2nd tower was hit. 2nd period went until about 9:40ish in the morning and we were glued to the TV until class let out. Walking from 2nd to 3rd period, I was shocked because it seemed like everyone else in the halls were oblivious to what was going on - their teachers obviously hadn't turned on their classroom TVs during class.
Not long after that, both towers were gone.
We weren't sent home from school early that day like a lot of other places. We didn't do much more learning about math, physics or english that day. Instead, I was introduced to the phrases "Al-Qaeda" and "Osama Bin Laden" for the first time. Our teachers tried to explain terrorism to us. Our teenage naivety was quickly smashed that afternoon.
Later that day, as if it could have gotten worse, I attended the wake for my best friend's girlfriend's mother - who had died unexpectedly the week prior. I grew up in Centerville, OH, very near Wright Patterson Air Force base. A jet heading who knows where, broke the sound barrier seemingly over top of the funeral home that we were at. It didn't help ease any of the uncertainty and sadness that anyone was feeling at that time.
The day finished up with a group of us visiting our buddy who worked at a now defunct fitness/supplment store (Why werent' they closed?). Obviously, there wasn't much business that night, but we stood outside the store and watched the gas station across the street for hours. All the information out there was saying gas would skyrocket to $5/gallon or some outrageous number overnight. So we watched as more and more people lined up to fill their tanks, the cars lined up for miles down the road. I imagined that this was happening all over the United States, and couldn't comprehend how much our world had changed from when I woke up that morning. Many memories have come and gone, but the events of that day will not.
I'm not in any way attempting to be a jerk here, but if you have to pay in order to get the seats (similar to a PSL), wouldn't it be easier to sell the seats for the actual price of the tickets as opposed to passing along the other costs to the secondary consumer?
Wish you luck my friend - that's going to be a tough sell.