I used to think Dabo was just a buffoon. Now he's a really annoying buffoon.
I think NBA players could suck it up and play at least part of the game so the fans get to see them. If you're a kid waiting to see a certain player come to your town once a year--and then the guy doesn't play at all, that's not cool. Players need to remember that ultimately they are entertainers and the fans pay their salary. For the amount of money they are being paid, they can play a few minutes here and there even if they are at the end of a long road trip. Do it for the kids!
I'm still trying to figure out how the Buckeyes beat Michigan and Wisconsin. I guess they played up to their potential in those two games. Those wins prove there is some talent there, but playing together as a team seemed to elude them more often than not. Some of this is on the players, but the coach is responsible for turning talent into wins.
I kinda liked the salmoning, but I agree the feed me gesture is a big old--especially since he gets a lot of carries. I also like the Salvation Army leap. But the rest of his antics are not good. Be smart Zeke. Don't Johny Manziel yourself.
Paterno was the one I wanted to see convicted. He was the puppetmaster calling all the shots. He owned that town. I'm still stunned that he allowed to happened. I had always thought Paterno was a decent guy until this all happened.
Not only does the NBA offer money, he gets an extra foul each game! He might actually have a chance to play for than five minutes without being sent to the bench for a ticky-tack call.
I really thought he would be amazing when he first played, but he seemed to not have that fire that the great players have. I think he has the talent, but I don't know if he has the attitude or motivation. I hope he gets a chance to play somewhere; I still think he still has a lot of potential.
Glad to see them win. I was celebrating the victory when I realized that beating Penn State in basketball should not be this exciting. It has been a tough year and my expectations have really fallen. But a win is a win.
I'm out in Salt Lake City, Utah. Out here I think USC has the edge on both Harbaugh and Urban because it's closer and its in the PAC 12 (important to kids who grew up Utah Ute fans). Defensive Tackle Tufele(sp?) chose USC over OSU (I think Harbaugh recruited him too).
I wouldn't say I underestimate Harbaugh as a coach. I think he is a good coach. He is a good recruiter as well, I just think some of his antics are a bit immature and looks like he needs attention (tweeting dumb things/talking smack to everyone, the recruiting sleepovers, his whole milk obsession, taking off his shirt to play football when he hadn't taken it off in the previous 20 years). Urban and Saban don't really do stuff like that. I'm not saying it makes him a bad coach; I just don't think he needs to do things to like that to recruit. He's a big name at a big name school, so I think he could tone down his behavior a bit and still do just as well. But I could be wrong. My son's friends on the football team seem to love him. So who knows. I agree Meyer has a head start, but losing so many guys early will eventually take a toll. I wish these guys would stick around.
I know I'm biased, but I can't imagine a recruit thinking Harbaugh or Franklin is better than Meyer. My son is a senior and high school and all the football players love Harbaugh and think he's wonderful and "cooler" than Urban and Saban. I don't get it (although I get that Saban isn't cool, but the guy wins). I guess teenage minds like Harbaugh's clown antics.
The last time he addressed students he jumped on a table in the cafeteria and yelled: "F*** them in the P****!" So he's slowly improving.
Woody was right to go for two!
I worry about Army more from an injury standpoint. All those cut blocks are brutal. I love the military academies, but I really wish the Buckeyes didn't schedule them because of their unique offenses/blocking style. That, and the Bucks almost lost to Navy that one time.
Great read. Thank you for sharing.
I worked in the death penalty division for the Ohio AG's office helping the AG defend against those frivolous appeals. The amount of time, effort and money it takes to execute a convicted rapist/murderer is unreal. These were not "close" cases. There was overwhelming evidence, but still the defense attorney's churned out worthelss appeals. It was such a waste of time and taxpayer money. I say give them a single appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court. Its ridiculous these guys spend 20 years on death row.
Great movie to watch when having a bad day. I love it when he takes the restaurant hostage because they won't make him breakfast. :D
My son is about to head out on a Mormon mission, but we are still waiting to find out where he's going. I'm crossing my fingers he goes to Columbus so I can visit during football season. ;) But even as my son is a Buckeye fan and lived in Ohio as a kid, I don't know if he'd get some of these questions. I will add Buckeye Glory & History to his current preparations.
Thank you for sharing. I love hearing stories like that. Urban is a good man.
That sack was huge. Just run it twice and kick a 35 yard FG and then they have a 11 point lead with 3:00 or less. Tough loss for the Falcons; I feel for their fans. To go from thinking its over to watching it unravel like that. I wasn't really cheering for either team, but I felt sick for Falcon's fans.