Watched him play a few weeks ago... He looked slick. He's definitely got the god-given talent to play on Sunday. If he can develop and polish his mental game in the AFL, then who knows what he could be capable of.
Best of luck, kid. Hope the knee gets better.
I can absolutely appreciate the sentiment with moving back to Ohio. I grew up in a small town in NW Ohio, went to a college in a little larger small town in NW Ohio, and moved to Columbus after graduation. I took a promotion to move to Atlanta a few weeks after I turned 25, so I packed up and headed south. I had 4 insanely awesome years living in Atlanta, and loved every minute of it. I was in charge of the entire Southeast for my company, traveling every week, only to come back to Atlanta and party my balls off every weekend. I met a lot of great friends and spent my mid 20's the way they were supposed to be spent; I mean, I did it right. Drunk lunches at Joe's on South Beach, oyster shacks along the Gulf, some of the best barbecue you could ever imagine... You name it, and I got a chance to do it while living in Atlanta and stomping all over the former Confederacy. But every time I'd come home for the holidays or an OSU game, something inside always clicked. For some reason, I was just happier inside the friendly confines of Ohio's borders. So at age 29, I got a chance to take over our Midwest region, and couldn't pass it up. I moved back to Columbus with my girlfriend and had another great year living in in the Arena District. But it still wasn't enough... So last fall, we bought a house in the same boring hometown I grew up in, about 8 houses down the street from my parents.
I still travel every week for work (currently in Nashville... The polar vortex makes for very pleasant conditions in mid-July), but the drive back home from Detroit Metro is one of the best feelings I've ever had. Crossing I-75 into Toledo, that gorgeous shithole along the muddy Maumee, is still my favorite part of the week. There's something to be said about home. It never leaves, and resisting the urge only made it stronger. Sure, I can't have sushi delivered at 11pm any more (or even get sushi within about 25 miles), but I can also drive my golf cart down the street and see the same faces I've known for 30 years... As they flag me down for a quick cocktail in the garage served out of a red plastic cup. I'm no Cavs fan by any means (hate if you want), but I'm glad to see LeBron back where he wants to be. And I can totally understand it.
Because that's why I came home.
"Anything that other schools/boosters/student-athletes did obviously paled in comparison to the horror and dishonesty of five Ohio State players selling possessions they owned for a couple bucks or bartered for tattoos. I mean seriously, look at the thousands of people who died and countless others who were grievously injured by those young men trading a shirt for some ink! And don't even get me started on that torturous dictator Jim Tressel. He should be locked up! What a crook! Thankfully he'll be remembered in the same class of human scum as Hitler, Mussolini, and Vlad the Impaler. He should be in prison for not only, umm, lying, but also treason and war crimes!"
At least that's how I assume the knucklefuck "intelligentsia" in collegiate athletics still feel about The Ohio State University. Because I haven't seen or heard Pat Forde, ESPN, the NCAA, Clay Travis, (insert any other dipshit eunuch person/organization here), etc barking about anything since Ohio State and Penn State got ball-whacked for their transgressions. And yes, I understand the magnitude of what occurred at PSU... But how current players were part of it and/or in any way responsible still baffles me. Punish those who were entirely innocent just to send a message and show off what kind of power one organization can yield? Yeah, that's what Nazi's did, too.
I hope this guy forces a civil trial (and doesn't settle out of court) so we all can get a look at the inner workings of SI. Kick that fuckin' closet door in and let's see those skeletons.
End rant. Sorry for all the swearing. Been an angry morning.
If I designed a trophy like that, I'd have to kick my own ass.
There was a dude arrested from Toledo a year or two ago named "Shaquille O'Neal Williams." I nearly pissed myself. What cruel parent does that?
Link here, for your enjoyment: https://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/09/13/Police-arrest-Toledoan-after-vehicle-chase.html
I know a few people that named their son "Braxton" over 3-4 years ago... So it may have been a name on the rise naturally, with a certain bump in the last few years by #5. Or else my buddies have been following B.Miller as long as the rest of us, and knew the then-HS sophomore from Huber Heights was destined for greatness and tried to jump the gun on the hot new name. I'm betting on the latter.
Uhh... It wasn't exactly that "clean."
NSFW link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8bzZEtOcb8
I wonder how many of those unclaimed titles ESPN will eventually link to a massive conspiracy perpetrated by James Patrick Tressel.
Taylor Lewan is the kind of guy who takes a messy dookie and blames someone else for not reminding him to wipe.
SEC coaches complaining about this is akin to Ted Bundy judging Jeffery Dahmer for preferring male victims in lieu of women.
You're missing the point, SEC.
No, but Columbus and Lexington are very similar. Lexington is roughly 80mi south of Cincinnati.
Great pick by Pittsburgh, and an even better fit for Shazier. An aging, but still solid LB core that he can learn a bunch from. Best of luck, man.
That's clearly a room service menu. And the top guys are probably staying in a pretty upscale hotel... So, those prices aren't that crazy. A room service burger at any typical Marriott/Hilton is ~$14-$18. Filets/Ribeyes are usually $30-$40 in that situation... And as tender as a dog's chew toy.
Rutgers... It's a Jersey thing; We wouldn't understand.
Do you at least take student-athletes out to dinner before their freshman year? It's only polite to buy dinner for someone if you know you'll be f*cking them later.
Myron Rolle... The epitome of book smarts vs common sense. Emmett Till was brutally beaten, shot, and thrown in a river for flirting with a white woman. Jameis (innocent or guilty) was given a total pass on any investigation whatsoever after an alleged rape occurred... And the evidence released to the public at the very least points to something shady occurring.
But sure Myron, it's a valid comparison. You fucking dunce.
Wonder if Bert's trashy wife has an opinion on the upcoming schedule...
I'm actively rooting against Dayton at this point. The loss isn't what bothers me... It's the trolling from/in the Dayton Daily News. Which is located 20 miles south of town.
Dayton: Trying to act like they aren't a Cincinnati suburb since 1805.
Whether it's your first time in a Gulfstream 550, banging a Victoria's Secret angel, or winning a few games in the NCAA tourney... It's imperative to act like you've been there before. That's not my opinion, that's a life lesson.
If this is true, I wish him the best in his career...
But look what happened to Deshaun Thomas. Sometimes another year is worth more dollar bills in the long run. Oh well... Looking forward to some new faces next season.
Dwight does not find Jim's latest office prank amusing.
I'm not sure if this was an upgrade or downgrade for the Browns... I'd like to see what they're paying for his services. Could turn out to be a good move if they get him for the right price. Then again, he could fall under the Cleveland curse and be out of the league by this time next year.
Mike Bianchi... Bringing butt-hurt to a whole new level since November 28, 2011.