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Comment 08 Aug 2014
Kevin Durant has played US summer basketball for the past 4 or 5 years, including being the best player on the 2010 FIBA world champion team and the second best player on the 2012 Olympic gold medal team (you could argue he was the best player on that team after all the records he broke). If he never wants to play internationally for the US again, there is nothing wrong with that. He put in his time and was a major part of the team's success. He doesn't owe anything to anyone.
Comment 27 Jun 2014
He really has done well so far. I wonder if part of the reason he seems like the best commissioner is that he simply hasn't had enough time in office to start bothering people yet.
Comment 07 May 2014
I think that's because OSU played 2 more games than Florida: the B1G Championship and the bowl game. Two extra opponents with 12 games played each is 24 extra games.
Comment 28 Mar 2014

Is that you Mike?

Look, the part about Brewster’s current status in the NFL occupies one part of one clause in the entire article. It’s hardly the lynchpin of the argument. The article makes the same point without any mention of his time in the NFL.

Kudos to you for pointing out the mistake. I just don’t see why this is such a sensitive issue, nor why you felt the need to deliver a rousing defense of Brewster’s career as though DJ had personally wronged him when a simple, “Hey DJ, check this out,” with a link to the ESPN article would have sufficed. This isn’t some vendetta against Brewster and his legacy; it was just an honest mistake.  

Comment 28 Mar 2014
FWIW, I thought the purpose of DJ's article was to illustrate how our expectation of success for a player (or an entire recruiting class) shapes the way we view his legacy. I'm glad Brewster has caught on in the NFL, but his "washout" is a fairly trivial detail in the article and not really relevant to the main point.
Comment 13 Mar 2014
I think the top four jobs in the country are Texas, USC, Alabama, and Ohio State. The order you want to put them in is totally subjective, but those four have separated from the rest of the pack. After that you can make good cases for a lot of schools (UF, Ttun, ND, LSU, FSU, etc.) depending on what you see as the most important factors in ranking the jobs.
Comment 12 Mar 2014
49ers. I grew up around other 49ers fans, so that was always who we'd watch. Some of my first football memories are of their playoff/super bowl wins.
Comment 10 Mar 2014
I don't know about you, but the gratitude I have for my parents and grandparents has nothing to do with how much money they have to give me.
Comment 08 Jan 2014
I know both of those teams were loaded with talent, but they both suffered home losses in the regular season. I don't think the best teams of the era should have that blemish. Count me as someone who thinks the win-loss record matters too.
Comment 07 Jan 2014

There's a big difference between knowing English and being able to speak publicly in front of TV cameras, reporters, a stadium full of fans, and millions more watching at home. I'm not sure why everyone is making such a big deal out of this. It's pretty common to see players become more polished speakers as they get older and more experienced with it. Moving on.

Comment 30 Dec 2013

"Look Lloyd, I don't care how many free wings they gave you guys, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is not better than the Orange Bowl."

Comment 20 Nov 2013

Cool story. When I saw the part about "super sub" Ron Maciejowski, I couldn't help but think of my favorite '80s poster:

Comment 14 Nov 2013

Isn't this an 11-team playoff? (6 at large teams and 5 conference winners)


I don't mind continuing to use the bowls, but I was very interested during the playoff discussions when they were considering home games for the top two teams in the semifinal matchups. Maybe when it goes to 8 teams we'll see that for the 1st round and then still use the bowls for the later rounds... best of both worlds.

Comment 02 Nov 2013
Razor thin, but I'll take zeke. He looks like the type of back who can be a bell cow and a game breaker for the next few years
Comment 25 Oct 2013

Love Hyde and the player he's become, but I had to pick Beanie, and I'm not sure it's really that close. I think some are remembering Beanie being injured a lot just because he missed that USC game in 2008, and he has obviously struggled with injuries as a pro. He only missed 3 games in three years at OSU, all during that same stretch in 2008 (for comparisons sake, Hyde missed 2 games last year with an injury, so if you think about it in terms of injuries per carry, Beanie was actually more durable than Hyde). To me, Beanie was a more explosive runner than Hyde, and he was just as capable of running through someone. Rooting for El Guapo to break that 1,000 yard barrier this year though!


Comment 12 May 2013
Not that it really matters since everyone has their own interpretation of what makes one basketball player better than another, but I'd rank Conley as the 5th best PG in the league right now behind Rose, Westbrook, Paul, and Parker. He's great on both ends of the floor. I wish Westbrook were healthy so we could see those two battle in this series. That would have been fun to watch.