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LTWilliams


Atlanta, Ga (via Ft. Worth, TX)

Member since 11 September 2013 | Blog

DFW>>>ATL>>>The Ohio State University

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Comment 26 May 2016

On its face, hiring Singletary sounds like a really smart move. But with the current situation in Waco it would send a weird message to hire a coach that famously stripped naked during a post game speech in San Francisco. 

Comment 26 May 2016

Good call. Unlike his previous employer, Baylor fans aren't nutty enough to be disappointed by 10 win seasons. 

Comment 24 May 2016

It's not just about the re-migration south. Rural parts of the south (specifically Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and East Texas) have always had a higher percentage of Black Americans compared to other rural areas nationally. Historically, at least in GA, central and southern high schools have done extremely well in state championships. City teams were rarely as big/fast as the country boys.

Comment 24 May 2016

You're probably right about the "prevalence" of other sports. Football is part of the culture of across Texas (and the south at large). I've never lived in California but I'd imagine the majority of that state doesn't feel the same. 

Comment 24 May 2016

Not accidental, it felt more fated. I grew up in Atlanta and had only visited Ohio (specifically Cleveland) for random family reunions. I really knew nothing about anything Ohio related. During my junior year of high school I used that college board website to compare schools. OSU kept showing up as like an 90% match for everything I wanted in a school. That September I watched the Texas game and was blown away. Later that fall, an OSU recruiter from the OMA office showed up our college fair. OSU was the only out of state school that attended. I got to talking with her and she invited my family to a local alumni dinner (free food!!) and then for a school visit. The trip was in early November and the temperature was in the 60's the whole time. I was sold and it was the best decision I ever made. 

Comment 18 May 2016

I understand the viewpoint that the B1G needs ESPN, I just think its wrong. The B1G, especially OSU, are consistently the highest rated/watched games each week. ESPN does control a major stake in college football but they can't ignore the 2nd most popular brand (conference wise) in the sport. Leagues like the NHL needed ESPN to promote their sport. NBC has done a terrible job distributing that product and NHL ratings suffered. Fox won't make that mistake because their broadcast and cable channels have consistently done a good job promoting their sports packages. 

As for bowl games and CFP access: It could be argued that leaving ESPN would increase B1G chances in appearing in those games. ESPN college football ratings will suffer without B1G viewers. The bowl games and CFP games would be their only opportunities to get those viewers back. They might bend over backwards (sorry TCU & Baylor) to include the B1G, especially OSU!

Comment 16 May 2016

This wasn't a "fun police" situation. Teams, in every sport, have always retaliated when showboating becomes excessive. The old Miami Hurricanes knew that teams would hit them harder/dirtier for all the celebrating they did. Hard fouls in basketball used to be commonplace after a player got posterized. I think the difference now is that people don't expect to get punched in the face when they show someone up. People used to expect the opposite. 

Comment 16 May 2016

The Rangers aren't an uptight bunch. They're actually fairly goofy. It wasn't just the bat flip. Bautista did a lot of squawking in that playoff game/series last year. This is a reaction to the entirety of his asshole-ish behavior. 

Comment 16 May 2016

That playoff game last year was one of the most tense baseball I've ever watched. The MLB schedule makers shouldn't have scheduled all six matchups this early in the season. There was always going to be a scuffle.

Every Rangers fan wanted to punch Joey in the face. That was cathartic.