He didn't really elucidate what he is upset about? Is he saying he didn't receive proper medical care for his injuries? If so, that's pretty sad.
However, if he quit the team, I'm not quite sure why he expected to be invited to the banquet. College football is big business, players have to realize that if they aren't future NFL players, they really are just fungible commodities to these universities.
Well, Simmons used to be a legitimate content producer for them. He would write several articles per week, covering all of the major sports as well as pop culture back when he was on "Page 2" on espn.com. He was essentially a mini-Grantland for them. His shtick was novel at that point and filled a gap between traditional sportswriting and pop culture writing.
As the years went on, he pretty much abandoned any interest he had in writing and worked solely toward getting on TV/Podcasts, where he was significantly less compelling and relevant than he was at the height of his powers as a writer. The articles he writes now are super-phoned in and show the same over-reliance on references he was using 10 years ago. I have no idea how instrumental he was behind the scenes as a leader with 30 for 30 and Grantland, but he isn't worth the salary and the headaches for what he provides as a TV personality, which is what he seems to want to be at this point.
Was a long time coming. Simmons hasn't been relevant as a sports pop culture/writer for years- he seems way more focused on being a TV personality. That being said, I do enjoy Grantland a lot and hope ESPN continues to support it. ESPN seems to support people who are good soldiers for the brand, and Simmons was constantly causing problems for them.
It's actually surprising OSU doesn't offer that major given the amount of E&P taking place in Southeast Ohio in the Utica Shale. That being said, I hope he is really set on this as a career path. Being 16 and thinking you know what you want to major in/do for the rest of your life isn't a sure thing. Would suck if he went to PSU/WVU solely for a program they offer only to change his major once he gets there.
Honestly, he should be thinking Texas/OK if he really wants that career path anyways.
I'm sorry, but why did people think this was going to be an exciting fight? Have any of you guys who are upset ever seen a Mayweather fight? This was textbook Mayweather. That's what he does- it's what he's always done. He puts on a defensive masterclass and throws his jab just enough to stay active. Eventually he ends up controlling the fight. He isn't a brawler, isn't a knockout artist. It's on his opponent to bring the action. Pacquiao landed maybe 3-5 punches with any venom the entire fight. He couldn't beat Mayweather's defenses.
Floyd's a shitty person but he is an absolutely flawless defensive boxer. That's why he's undefeated. That's why his fights are boring. If you're upset at anyone be upset at yourself for believing that just because this fight was hyped to the max that Floyd would for some reason turn into a brawler.
Just get a cheap Windows laptop. You can get one for like $300 on Amazon.
Time to get a new GF.
Pointless self-promotional article. We are just feeding into it by posting about it.
10/10 on the butt devastation scale.
He said it was a severe high ankle sprain. That would make the severity "severe" and would be essentially the same thing as a break. Best case is he's back for a bowl game but I don't think that happens unless we make the playoffs.
If that's the case it's basically like breaking your leg.
My despair is absolute.
Hard to get anything going on offense when you are sitting on the sidelines for 9 minutes while Arm Punt Jr. leads that garbage UM offense on a 95 yard drive.
What the hell is Jim Heacock doing these days.
It sucks but hopefully he got the treatment he needed and can move forward a wiser person. He didn't do himself any favors by lying about the first test and then getting busted during his suspension. That was dishonest. I think that the deceitfulness might have played more in to the B1G's decision than anything else.
I've been critical of him just based on the lack of "pop" his kicks seem to have. You watch Agauyo or any really excellent kicker, the ball just explodes off their foot. They are no doubters. Nuernberger hasn't shown that physical ability yet, which is what concerns me. The ball gets there, but not with authority. His kicks, including XP's, have a rather low trajectory. It's like he has to really punch it out there to get the force necessary to carry the ball, which might affect his accuracy some.
Obviously with more experience and confidence his misses will decrease. I guess I'm just more concerned with his physical ceiling.
I think it's fair to analyze players and provide criticism so long as it's not spiteful and petty.
What an embarrassment of riches when we lose our starting QB and then lose our starting H-back, and the backups end up being even better.
Can't wait to see them write the epitaph to the Hoke era next Saturday.
Anyone else concerned with Nuernberger? Just doesn't seem have to have that pop on his kicks that you seen from really elite kickers.
I hate to be a downer after that high we just experienced but that's one of my takeaways from the game going forward.
They are more into self-promotion than supporting the Buckeyes. That's what gets people upset and makes them look bad. There's a reason they wear the same customized clothing with their stupid nicknames on them, it's just wanton self-promotion. It's annoying that they get their morbidly obese faces on camera every week at the expense of fans who don't make us look like raging douches.
The Evans Scholarship requires you working 5-6 years as a caddy and requires you to show financial need. A kid with a rich dad who loves to write checks isn't carrying golf bags for 4.5 hours a day every summer weekend in 90 degree heat for 5 years. I would know.
I am 100% certain he doesn't have a "daddy" with a "checkbook" to cash his way out of the situation.
The saying about representing yourself means you have a fool for a client applies here. You do no show up to court without legal representation. You will ALWAYS get a better deal with representation. The judge is a former lawyer. You not showing up with a lawyer makes it look like you don't take the situation seriously which is 100% not the impression that you want to be giving, especially in a situation like Wunder's.
I don't think the fact that he didn't hurt anyone is relevant. There are a lot of "victimless" crimes that we nonetheless punish because its not appropriate behavior. There have been numerous instances of people running onto a sporting field with the intent to disrupt or do harm to the people on the field (Monica Seles). Just because this situation ended well doesn't really change the analysis. What if he had rushed a cop and been shot in front of 106k people? You just can't allow people to do what he did, it's dangerous and inappropriate. If he wants to play a stupid prank he can break into a sorority house and steal a composite photo like the rest of the frat people.
I don't think people are "glad" he lost his scholarship. He reaped what he sowed. He wanted to get hammered at the game and run onto the field. It was selfish and totally unacceptable behavior. 106k+ fans, many of which who were hammered, managed to watch the game without running onto the field. It's not normal or acceptable behavior to run onto the field- it is completely inappropriate, illegal, totally selfish and completely self-absorbed. You know how many students who graduate with debt would kill for the opportunity he had, to attend school completely free of cost? He had that opportunity and this is what he did with it.
As a fan it pisses me off that someone would run onto the field and disrespect both teams, the university, and themselves. It's just embarrassing. It's also not his first run-in with this: he bragged on twitter and had photos of him on the court at Madison Square Garden.