Really only the medal count. I'll probably watch some basketball and maybe a few swimming events. I've a become a much bigger fan of the winter games.
3 Time B1G Champion (the vacated wins count)
3-0 Against TTUN (the vacated wins count)
2-1 in BCS Bowl Games including our last Rose Bowl and our first bowl win over the SEC (the vacated wins count)
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1) I've never clicked on a WMD link. I can't watch videos at work and i'm half afraid one of them will get me fired (as i'm typing while at work right now).
2) In college, turned down a few opportunities to visit Marion with one of my good friends (he's from the city/area). Really nice folks but their insanity scares me.
I drunkenly chanted #FireMatta at the hotel bar after 2012 Final Four loss to Kansas even though I believe we won't find a better coach than Matta. I really haven't had fun watching the BasketBucks since the 06-07 season.
Herman proved that he'd only leave Houston for a blue blood/top tier program (sorry South Carolina). What happens in either Austin or College Station this year will determine where he's coaching in 2017.
IMO, Non-Power 5 teams have a better chance at the reaching the Playoff/National Title Game than under the BCS. All it takes is a team like Houston/Boise (mid majors with a track record of success versus quality competition) going undefeated in a year with multiple 1 or 2 loss Power 5 conference champions. See years 2009 & 2010. It could be argued that we would have seen a non-power school in the playoff for two straight years.
I didn't know students/fans were expected to participate. I would mimic them half drunk at a bar because weird hand movements are funny.
Art Briles should never coach again, and any team that hires him is a joke.
Looking at you Purdue.
Sounds like he'll be focused on recruiting better personalities, not just better athletes.
Probably Texas but I most likely wouldn't watch college football.
Boot Maryland, Add VaTech or Boot Rutgers, Add Syracuse
3) It's easy to hide a scandal when a potential whistleblower believes that action is being taken.
I agree that this is the game to change. That SEC v. B1G narrative probably doesn't materialize, we probably still get Urban (because John Brantley) and Troy is probably regarded as the greatest QB in school history.
Take away the 670 bumper car rink and Columbus easily jumps 50 spots.
Yes, but not in the same class of bandwagon fans that only cheer for winners.
A lot of people have compared your situation to being a fan of an star in an individual sport (like tennis or golf). IMO, that's an apples-to-oranges type comparison.
Not to be controversial, but I will be marching. I think its perfectly reasonable for people to want to publicly celebrate the fact that social progress has been made in our everyday lives. Especially coming off tragedies like last weekend.
Was this the first year that the football team was integrated? Definitely cool to see compared to schools near where I was raised / currently live.
How much money would it take to buy you happiness?
We probably won't think it at the time, but we are really fortunate to play Tulsa and Bowling Green. Those passing attacks are as (if not more) threatening as most teams on our schedule. The early tests should be good for the secondary in the long run.
My coaching career peaked in my early twenties (NCAA on the PS3). It's easier to attain success than to sustain it.
Great insight. The first few games make me a little nervous but the entire back seven should be pretty nasty by the end of the season. There is just so much talent across each of these positions.
It is both heartening and disheartening that a billion dollar conglomerate like tOSU can be "budget-challenged" like a middle management buffoon like me.
There are some ACC schools that still can't charge $50 for a football ticket.
Sounds like a certain coach has spooked them... http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2015/04/53110/georgia-wants-no-part-of-urban-meyer
I was shocked that I knew four soccer players.
Forget Bert, Sankey, and the SEC. The B1G could/should just extend the ACC challenge to include football. B1G schools would get similar recruiting perks for playing games in southern hotbeds like Florida & Atlanta while also playing in Virginia, and the Carolinas. Mid-tier B1G schools would have a better chance at winning their matchups and east coast bottom feeders Maryland & Rutgers could potentially have games that would generate outside interest. Nobody is watching Maryland/Kentucky but a few Mid Atlantic residents would tune in for Maryland play Virginia or Duke.