How did they decide these matchups? Not sure how the basketball challenge is decided but wouldn't / shouldn't it be based on conference standings?
I'd be for this if the B1G schools could schedule the home games in November.
Prop Bet (Y / N) - Will Cleveland residents set the lake on fire if the Cavaliers win the title?
It's impossible to not enjoy the 24/7 intensity of Coach Coombs
Wacko, Texas is a strange place. You might end up being right.
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.
Good call. Unlike his previous employer, Baylor fans aren't nutty enough to be disappointed by 10 win seasons.
Sounds like bad sports #takes are also a tradition as old as time.
Looking at you Purdue.
100+ points would be excessive in today's games. Though I'm for a smooth 99pts against anyone on our schedule this year.
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.
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.
The gap between Texas and California is surprising.
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.
This is equal parts absurd and offensive. Vegas is trolling hard.
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!
He supposedly left here due to lack of playing time. So does he had to sit out another year?
Absolutely for allowing football players to have this option. Players deserve as much information as possible.
My younger brother (23), holder of a BS in Math and currently an engineering grad student, still cannot beat our father (53), high school graduate, in dominoes. This kid can recite equations we cannot even pronounce but still can't hold a candle to an expert bones player. We all assume its a super power that fathers have.
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.
Yeah, I wouldn't call Odor a douche. He just has a very physical method of conflict resolution.
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.
It was a violation of the Utley rule. They awarded Texas the double play because of interference.
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.
You know your program is stacked when redshirt sophomores are "running out of time."