Did anyone else notice this from the same article:
"In March, 18-year-old Phi Sigma Kappa pledge Marquise Braham of Penn State University committed suicide after what his family claimed was repeated hazing. While not explicitly linking Braham's death to hazing, police opened a criminal investigation, and Penn State suspended the fraternity last month after sealing the results of its own investigation."
Obviously very tragic, as were the other incidents listed from around the country. For Penn State in particular, though, "sealing the results of its own investigation" seems like a pretty terrible strategy.
Here are some other stats, by the numbers:
Michigan Stadium capacity: 109,901
Ohio Stadium capacity: 104,944
Michigan's average attendance in 2014(including last night): 105,907
OSU's average attendance in 2014: 106,761
Michigan's average is under capacity by roughly 4,000 people. Ohio State's average is over capacity by almost 2,000 people. Ohio State has higher attendance with a smaller stadium. I will concede that the sample size is small at this point, and I have neither the time nor the desire to check the attendance for previous years and compare it to this data. With all that said, it misses the point entirely to say everything is peachy because boy oh boy, 100,000 people sure is a lot of people. If your stadium seats 200,000 and only 100,000 show up, that is a problem. Maybe Michigan's attendance numbers shouldn't be enough to induce a "freakout," but it is hardly dumb to look at the situation and conclude that something is wrong.
Devin Smith 111yds
Barrett - 83
37-13 Ohio State
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.
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.