Frigging outstanding bump!
Fantastic article Eric! Having a leader and a grinder like Pat anchor this young line is going to pay.
Interestingly a co-worker of mine, who is a huge Tennessee follower that has all his teeth, mentioned this as I walked into work tonight. He said there is some connection between Hibbs and his wife, who also worked for UT at one point, and Emory Jones. He joked that we are getting all of the recruits and now all of the administration folks we want.
Those hats are SICK
That site looks more like a news site rather than a forum driven site like 11W and others are. All have their places.
Lots all over Ohio. Like many said about the Bengals not being there before I was born but if you lived approximately between the two cities then you had the choice to follow either the Browns/Bengals or Reds/Tribe. My dad loved the Reds and taught us so but when it came to football, unfortunately, my brother and I both went by way of the Browns.
In my dynasty 3 keeper per yr PPR league I would take him pretty high if I could. The problem is he will be off the board by pick 11 if I didn't keep Julio Jones as my 1st rounder. Things seem to be changing however with the way the NFL game is going as well as fantasy drafts. 5 years ago nearly all first round picks were RB's and the first three rounds usually went RB/RB/WR or QB. Lots different now, especially with PPR being involved.
Zeke is going to be a stud in the league for quite some time but with two other very good veterans on the team, even though one is hurt, I would guess he'll be around the 1000-1200yd 10+ TD range.
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It has had a HUGE impact on the NBA game. LeBron going to Miami created so much buzz around the league and obviously not all good. Winning two championships with Wade and then turning Riley down, who told him it was a decision he would regret when Riley wanted him to sign a contract extension and stay in Miami, was one of the best choices LeBron ever made. Obviously that is easy to say now that he has done something no one has ever done before.
This championship in Cleveland and the story behind it brought the NBA to the forefront of professional sports, if even for just a season. It will be remembered forever by more than just hard core NBA fans as well.
Congrats to the Cavs, the city of Cleveland, and the great state of Ohio!
He has been the Shoe both with his sons and without a few more times than that for sure. LeBron is not just an NBA icon/All-time great, he transcends that. He is one of the most iconic stars in any sport in the world. People like seeing that someone like James is connected to OSU and to me that comes with pride for our great state of Ohio. I read somewhere over the past couple of days, maybe it was here not sure, that LeBron is doing so much for the city of Cleveland but he's from a town that isn't even a suburb of the city. Cleveland just happens to be the closest NBA town to Akron. Well Columbus just happens to be the closest city in the great state of Ohio with the best damn team in the land in which LeBron wants to associate himself with.
Does it help recruiting? You betcha.
Yes we did and it was amazing to see and hear in person. I was the most nervous about this game by a long shot too though.
The Hoosiers won't surprise anyone this season and their offense will probably take a small step back without Sudfield. That said I hope they can become the 4th best team in the East and win a few conference games.
3x NBA finals MVP ties only the great Micheal Jordan for that all-time mark. 3x NBA champ, 4x league MVP, plus he led both teams in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks (which has NEVER been done before). I could go on but no need...
Players from different eras are super hard to compare due to the way the game is now called by the refs. I would argue that LBJ is now on par with guys like Jordan, Russell, and Kareem. Although he may not have as many NBA titles yet.
I see a lot of the same game as Carlos Hyde in this young man. He may be a touch quicker though. Sign him up!
Will the 2018 class be better overall than the 2017 class?
For my fantasy football purposes and Zekes long term career, I'm hoping for RBBC down in the Bid D this season anyhow.
It was pretty dang hot last year but overall had a good crowd. This is a great event for kids, at least last year it was, as they had inflatable slides, 40yd dash races, a couple zip lines, and other fun stuff.
Come on Hove that was too easy. The real question is can either of these two beat out Haskins or Burrow in 2018? Assuming J.T. finishes up his senior year in S&G.
Good call MinnBuck. The 2012 DL haul was as good or better than the 2008 OL class.
I'm a big fan of the "cocaine whites" and the Pro Combat home uni's.
To be honest with you, with 5 kids, it's hard to spend both Saturday and Sunday watching football. There's just too much running around to do. I'm an avid FF player, but even that is getting tougher because I'm only following stats and reading articles.
I'm going to try to catch more games that involve our past Buckeyes and that is getting easier and easier to do with Urban at the helm of this Buckeye ship! After that I guess I'll do my best to keep an eye on the Browns even though that's depressing.
Hey 703, great to hear you are thinking of enlisting. It's not something people are really thinking much about these days. I enlisted before my HS senior year was over to avoid the constant fighting between my parents, who were divorced, as to who would help pay for college. I decided to take it upon myself to enlist during the Desert Storm right after I turned 18. After basic, AIT, and airborne school I was stationed at Ft. Campbell with the 5th Special Forces Group. I took some CLEP classes which got me started with my degree and was basically free college education. After I ETS'd the GI Bill helped me greatly reduce the amount of gaining my degree.
Anyhow, sorry for the rant but I believe the reserves in any branch is a good thing. You are getting great advice here about making sure you get what you are looking for job wise before signing the dotted line. I commend you for even thinking about going this route. It may open up a lot of great career opportunities that you never even thought of before.
Obviously one of the main parts of the game plan will be to stop the run, pressure, and beat up Mayfield against a green OL. I think this game sets up well for the Bucks and I would guess we attack them with the run which will then open up the pass, at least I hope that's the way it goes.
I would like to expand this question a bit. Even though coaches can't attend the Elite 11, are they paying attention to media and performances to go along with what they have seen on tape and in person from these QB's? Are there any others the Bucks are taking a good hard look at besides Tate and Mond?
Albeit only the Elite 11, Tate was near the middle of the pack. I watched every video I could find of the event and kind of wonder why 247 has him as the top DT QB on their list. Some of the other guys really impressed me, like Mond, against air anyhow. Tate will be a good college QB but I don't feel like he has a ton of room to grow. That all being said I fully trust Urban and his plan.
Another interesting note was that pretty much all of the WRs they had catching balls at the E11 were guys from USC.