That's true, in the early 1900s several people died from playing the sport--it's the reason why Teddy Roosevelt created the NCAA.
It's always interesting to read the old hot takes regarding Ohio State Football. When I was a freshman I did a project on the Stadium campaign in the late 1910s, early 1920s and in that process learned/read the following:
- That people considered Ohio State to be "that little college in the cornfield."
- That people were convinced the planned Ohio Stadium was about 2x the size it should be and, to some, the idea of 80,000 people (I believe that was the original capacity) filling the stadium was nonsense and not realistic.
- Alumni from before 1890 thought "the foot ball" was stupid.
- That people would show up to games without a ticket and one of the driving events for the stadium was a time where 40,000 people showed up at Ohio Field (capacity 20,000).
Makes me want to go back to the archives to research again.
I had to be said.
I don't know about conferences BUT HASKINS JUST ANNOUNCED HIS COMMITMENT ON TWITTER!!!!!
STRAIGHT FORM HIS TWITTER
THE DEED IS DONE: http://thepeserevanceofadream.weebly.com/decision.html
This. I remember hearing an NFL player (I think it was either AJ Hawk or Bobby Carpenter) talking about how some trainers will tell players to smoke marijuana instead because of precisely this...well smoke when they know they won't be tested.
I've been reading these for about two years and I can confidently proclaim that they are getting weirder and weirder.
Are we sure DJ is ok? Did he write one hundred of these SS's during an epic acid trip and then later fill in the details? Or has he been taken over by a cyborg that has created an algorithm that can mimic the style of DJ, e.g., a "Four Loko" reference here, a humorous misspelling there and capped off with some faux humility in order to let the guard of the readers down?
No, he's just the GOAT QB.
Glory to the Buckeyes.
Glory to Columbus.
GO PATS. Come at me haters, my time as an Ohio State fan from New England has trained me well to fight the good fight against you.
As a New Englander with three degrees from Ohio State, I don't. ;)
Is this supposed to be some meta-anti-Ohio State-hater post? It's funny because it's the exact same argument that SEC fans use every year against OSU.
This is not an attempt to troll, but do many people really care about the Crew?
Judging by the fact that it was a sold out game with a great atmosphere, I'd say yes. Definitely generational though, millenials and younger are all in but I don't see many gray hairs. Definitely used to getting shit from my older relatives about liking soccer but IDGAF.
Yeah......no...Go Crew forever and ever
The enemy of my enemy is my ally.
Maybe: "The enemy of my enemy is my frenemy"?
Hmmmm...I'm not interested in dry goods, what's the 11w wet goods situation like?
Actually...I went and looked it up. The answer is no, they cannot. Article 6, Section 2(d): "No player shall be eligible to be employed by an NFL Club until he has been eligible in an NFL Draft." Article 20, Sections 1 and 5 deal with players in the CFL and the Arena Football League and have strict rules.
Basically, and relative to my point, you have to have gone through a draft and not been picked to be a free agent.
I really don't think this picture could be any better. Blessed art thou who makes such dank memes.
I don't think players right out of college in the US can actually (as opposed to, for example, players from the CFL). The process is a part of the CBA between the union and the league. The CBA sets most of those rules, including the draft, supplemental draft, free agency, etc. so the answer would be there. I don't have a copy of the CBA so I can't be sure.
Good one but no, I'm defending people against those A-Holes.
Well...as a graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law I have a few things to say, DJ:
1. Twitter Law School is the real deal, so on point with that.
2. The draft actually was (is?) a really controversial topic in courts for a long time. Many of the major sports leagues were sued over it, with some mixed results. I was going to do a whole analysis and talk about why they aren't illegal...but really they probably should be (and I'm lazy and have better things to do).
If those bastard ISIS douchenozzles make it so I can't sneak airplane-sized bottles of Jame-o into the Shoe I'm joining the Marines tomorrow to kick some serious ass.
Exactly. And while I understand Decker's response, you really can't rest on your laurels in this game. You improve and grind on.
You don't get better by lying to yourself about your flaws. I really hope that the OL doesn't think it played as well as it can, or else we are in trouble.