If he has been forthright with his coaches and teammates, then what else does he have to do? You think he owes the public anything? You tried a very similar schtick with the Dean situation but give it a rest. Life already has enough drama.
Explain to me why you feel that it is necessary for him to say something? He has been forthright with his coach and his teammates. Who the hell cares what the media writes? If someone wanted to stick their nose into my life and write shit about me without knowing what the hell they were talking about, I would let them go on and on making them look like fools.
Maybe because he doesn't feel that he owes you, me, or anyone else an explanation. I would let people freak out, too, if I were him. He doesn't owe anyone shit.
I think we might end up having the best defense in the country this year.
Playing both teams from up north in back to back weeks is no bueno.
Too fast, according to the girlfriend.
Well, now the joke doesn't make sense, Kugel.
Birm having three crystal balls is impressive to say the least.
Well, that's good that he recognizes it.
Ha, yea, you would know better than I would.
Making it to The Finals is a big deal, though. I didn't get the sense that the celebration was any bigger than any other team winning a conference title. Plus, if there is anyone who knows that the number of rings is the absolute ONLY thing for which people will judge your greatness, it is Lebron James. So you know he will be ready. I'm assuming the rest will follow his lead.
I have never viewed UC as little brother. Few UC fans may have a inferiority complex but for the most part they know that they don't even come close to comparing to Ohio State on the football field. I am cool with leaving that moniker to the arrogant UM people.
From the NCAA Handbook:
184.108.40.206 Off-Campus Room and Board Stipend.
If a student-athlete lives and eats in noninstitutional facilities, the institution may provide the student-athlete an amount equal to the institution’s official on-campus room allowance as listed in its catalog, the average of the room costs of all of its students living on campus or the cost of room as calculated based on its policies and procedures for calculating the cost of attendance for all students. The institution also may provide the student-athlete an amount that is equivalent to an on-campus 7-day or 21-meal board plan or the cost of meals as calculated based on its policies and procedures for calculating the cost of attendance for all students, excluding those meals provided as part of the training table. Meals provided on the training table shall be deducted at the regular cost figure from such a student-athlete’s board allowance.
So, it's not necessarily a dollar amount but you have to assume that eating out is much more expensive than a meal at the dining hall. Still, it was his decision not to live in the dorms and get a free meal plan.
He could have stayed in the dorms instead of spending a majority of his stipend on rent.
I think just goes to show how fine he really was. Common sense would lead you to believe that if there was even a shread of doubt they would have sat him as they were getting their ass beat but they were up 3 games to 0.
But, now you are getting into a "what came first" scenario. Those rankings were reflective of what had been happening in non-conference games, bowl games, and national championship games. The rankings are not what caused the SEC to win 7 of 8.
In 2012 and 2013, the winner of the SEC Championship was going to go to the NC no matter what because a one loss SEC team was going to go ahead of a one loss team from any other conference. I argue that that was deserved.
In 2011, you have a one loss Ok State team (who lost to 6-7 Iowa State), a one loss Stanford team (who lost by 23 at home to Oregon) and one loss Alabama team (who lost at home to LSU by 3) as the only one loss teams left. Again, taking conferences out of it, was Ok State or Stanford more deserving?
In 2010, those three finished in the top-10 at the end of the season. Before the bowls, only Arkansas and Auburn were in the top-10 and two other teams finished undefeated. If Auburn would have lost in the SEC championship, there is virtually no way the SEC makes the NC game.
In 2009, there was exactly one team from major conferences, besides the SEC, that had fewer than 2 losses- Texas. In the BCS era, there was no way a non-BCS school was going to jump a BCS team with the same record.
In 2008, Texas and Oklahoma were 2 and 3, respectively, and each had one loss going into the SEC championship game. Florida ended up beating Bama and jumped Texas.
I just think that the conference had a "lock", if you want to call it that, because of the play on the field and not because of the rankings and that the rankings were reflective of the play on the field and not the other way around.
Now I like where your head's at.
With the exception of LSU in the Bama-LSU rematch title game, was there an undeserving SEC team in the National Championship during the BCS era?
Believe what you want and I will do the same, but it will continue as long as ESPN has a huge stake in the SEC Network.
ESPN has stake in every conference including a billion (billion, with a "B") dollar deal with the Big Ten.
when in fact LSU, Alabama, and Auburn are the only legitimate schools worth mentioning
That is still more than the B1G East which has only two legitimate schools worth mentioning. Sure, the media fell in love with the Mississippi schools last year but who can blame them? They were winning all of their games in the conference that had won 7 of the last 8 national championships. I just think we have become a little over-sensitive with the whole "SEC bias" stuff. Just because MSU and Ohio State held their own on a national stage (for the first time in a long time) does not mean the B1G East has supplanted the SEC West as the best division.
You're right. There was no bias there. The B1G East is not as good as the SEC West from top to bottom, yet. But it is close.
How could it have cost him millions? He was free to transfer and play somewhere else. It wasn't like Ohio State's doctors were disallowing him from playing football ever again.
Over inflated balls?
You spelled Gator wrong a few times.