It comes down to winning, sure. However, a lot has to be said for the sterile and flavorless atmosphere at Value City Arena. It's simply an unfun place to watch a game of basketball. If the on-court product isn't A+, there is simply no other reason to attend, because the arena and game-day atmosphere are non-existent.
Wish the best for him. He seems like a great kid, been working hard to improve over the past few years. That being said, if you watch the tape, Martell v. Clark is a no-brainer.
Recruiting is a business, and it goes to show that as a recruit you should never idealize the process or a school, especially years in advance. You aren't really a Buckeye until you sign that LOI, sad as that may sound.
Happens. His performances this season left me a little concerned seeing as he was the only QB committed.
Free swag, free vacation, free publicity. You get to interact with other recruits and work against them.
Also, while the schools aren't probably crazy about the injury risk, it helps recruiting to have a bunch of committed guys playing in a nationally televised game.
I don't know where I implied I support violence against women. I don't support violence against anyone, that was the point of my post. Just because someone is smaller and less physically capable DOES NOT give them the right to use physical violence. It is ALWAYS unacceptable. It's not cute or adorable to see a woman hitting her husband just like it's not cute or adorable to see a man hitting his wife. Both are disgusting.
We should be teaching kids (both boys and girls) to not hit anyone. If my wife ever took a swing at me she wouldn't be my wife for much longer. That's a serious character defect to use physical violence against another person out of anger.
Hopefully the full weight of the law goes down on Jordan. That being said, the girl should have faced charges too. She throws a punch at Jordan first. Violence toward anyone is inappropriate, it doesn't matter if you're a girl or not. Note: this does not mean she deserved to get hit.
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.