There's actually a more telling graph out there that plots average bowl game attendance along with the number of bowl games by year. They're inversely proportional. It's very sad. Student athletes traveling a thousand miles from home to play an exhibition game a day or two before Christmas in front of 10,000 people or less. In some cases, the schools barely break even on the travel costs.
Thursday afternoon, pre-Yabba Dabba Doo, bump. For those with a long weekend - be safe.
Stay away from kilns.
There are some elite teams on that list. That's a good sign for the home team.
Looking at the history of issues and the soft responses Stoops has offered...
Maybe for first time offenders, but this isn't the player's first rodeo. And there's an assault charge. Depending on the specifics, the Big XII may be interested in this case, in light of the events at Baylor.
Thank you. I feel like so many people only heard about Houston when Coach Herman went there. A couple of guys named Sumlin and Briles helped revive the Cougars before Coach Herman arrived.
Not sure if Stoops uses a "3 strikes, you're out rule", but this player was suspended for a game and a half last season. He may not get another shot. It'll be interesting to see what the specifics of the assault charges are; in light of recent events (Baylor), the Big XII may have something to say about this.
11 bowls in 1970.
16 in 1980.
19 in 1990.
25 in 2000.
43 (not including the NCG) in 2016.
I think you mean 2014.
A couple of things stand out to me, primarily O-line experience/number of starts. Say what you want about seniors not good enough for the NFL, game experience matters on the O-line. The 2014 Slobs are a perfect example. It took a few games to synchronize that bunch, and then they were humming. TTUN has a very experienced O-line. That could be a difference maker for their season.
The one thing this analysis fails to address is the number of snaps the new starters actually saw in games. That actually should help the Buckeyes this season. Many of the 'twos' got valuable playing time last season, so it won't be their first time stepping out into the bright lights in front of a big crowd.
We call that training: SERE School (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape - or POW training).
The older I get, the harder it gets to make up my mind on this list.
#1 - Has been and will always be Archie Griffin. First college player I saw live. Only two-time Heisman winner.
#2 - Eddie George. I've never been more excited and simultaneously more at peace watching a running back carry the ball. Nobody moved like George.
#3 - Keith Byars. For all the reasons Chris mentioned. I was at the '84 Illinois game; it was electric. Great player; great man.
#4 - Chris Spielman. Again, Chris nailed it. Spiels is a Buckeye through and through. He makes no excuses for his play. He also makes my list for the way and the reasons he chose to leave football. It was his life, but it wasn't the most important thing in his life.
#5 - The 2002 Buckeyes. Every member of that team played a part in that magical season. They ended a 30 year drought, and began the latest 'Golden Era' of Buckeye football. Call it a cop out, but for a kid born in '69, that whole team is in my Top 5 Ballers.
Jack Tatum called. He'd like a word.
According to the article, they're just outside of Albuquerque. It's at about 4500' elevation, so it's not as hot as other areas or NM. Probably similar to OH this time of year. Weather.com has highs in the low 90's to high 80's this week.
TCU has an interesting history. They were a powerhouse in the Golden Era of CFB (1930s - 50's) in the SWC before completely falling off the map. It took joining the MWC to regain their mojo, and Patterson has parlayed that into a great spot in the Big XII.
Championships are won (and lost) in the offseason.
Similar experiences with ours, YTown. Mom and Dad Navy had no problem spanking us as youngsters. Read a book as we began parenting that talked about how that shows little kids it's OK to lose your temper and to hit someone smaller and weaker than you. Blew my mind. Came to find out that Time Out was longer and more torturous than any spanking. It's a stress position, and would be banned under the Geneva Convention.
Eating is a funny one. You want to make sure they're well fed, but you don't want to induce an eating disorder. My SIL used to let her kids leave the table if they didn't want to eat. But the deal was, when they came back hungry an hour or two later, that plate of food was waiting for them on the kitchen table. They decided that a plate of cold food sucks.
I was actually playing on the whole "corporal" (Army rank) punishment. Joke fell flat. But, yes, you are correct. Psychological > Physical.
OK, I'll bite. How in the hell did you find this? Are you scouring police blotters for CFB players' names?
Short article in the Dallas News online for any interested in his past transgressions.
YTwon was in the Navy.
I sense their may be some pent up tent-sion in this family.