The guy in the middle is my favorite. I bet he's a "Get off my lawn!" type of guy.
Agree that Purdue Pete is the creepiest. He kinda reminds me of Woody from Toy Story, if Woody was high on meth.
My son played AAU and I feel it was a scam on the parents. The coaches tell them all about all these scholarships the kids can get. It was crazy expensive and had all these ridiculous travel tournaments where only parents showed up to watch. My son had fun going to Vegas and California, but it seemed silly to spend thousands of dollars to try to get a scholarship to some no-name school worth roughly the same amount I spent on AAU. Unless a kid is a top 300 recruit, I think kids should just play locally and bank the AAU money for college. My son got more offers by signing up for a recruiting website (there are many of them) than he ever got for from AAU, and it cost a fraction of AAU.
McSorely threw up a lot of garbage that his receivers bailed him out on; I hope he doesn't have those same receivers. The Buckeye DLine needs to crunch him before he can chuck one of his arm-punts--or at least give him a nasty shot after he heaves it up. I don't want to watch his lame home run swing celebration again.
I did think it was a BLM shirt at first but then read the article and saw his broader message. I agree the t-shirt itself did not convey his full message and could create confusion without the full context of the interview. I am glad he did the interview so he could get his full message out.
Urban didn't seem to mind that Tebow wore the eye-black scripture references (I think the NCAA put a stop to it--surprise, surprise), so I am not surprised he supported Smith's decision. The NCAA probably won't like it--although they did soften their stance on athletes using free cream cheese on their bagels.
I agree sports can help political change such as the events you mentioned. I didn't say all politics in sports were bad, I just said I didn't want it to intrude on sports too much. Politics is in everything, I just want to get to the point where the actual sport becomes secondary to political messages.
All the downvotes flying kind of show why politics and sports are not great dance partners. It's good to discuss relevant issues, but doing so will cause divisions. Don't we already have enough divisions with the Big 10 East and Big 10 West? On that note, does the Big 10 West really deserve to be called a division?
I understand he has a message to share, and that's fine if he wants to share it. It's tough because I know everyone has a message to share, and it's such a big stage, but I also don't want to see politics intrude into sports too much. Sports is my escape from politics and the hatred that sometimes goes along with it. That being said, I have no problem with hatred in sports for on-field rivals (TTUN) and even wannabe rivals (Penn State).
I think Harbaugh is a good coach, but he overshadows it with his constant craving for attention. Celebrities, sleepovers, trips to Rome, blah blah blah. Gimmicks don't win games.
I hate mixing politics with sports. Sports used to be an escape from politics, but now its all part of it. The country is so polarized that you annoy 50% of the people no matter what you do/say if it's political. I once had a friend wear a presidential campaign stuff to a game in the Shoe. I was embarrassed to be with him. I'm like, give me one place where I can escape this crap. I'm sure 50% of people will hate the Obama captain thing, the other 50% will love it.
Great to see some discipline early on. They lost a lot of games last year from lack of discipline and effort. Maybe Thad coddled these 4-star recruits a little bit too much. Sounds like Holtman is putting the smack down.
I like how he does a little wave to her like she's a crazy person. :D
I loved watching Tom and Jerry as a kid. A great cartoon with no lame life lessons or moral of the story at the end. Just a cat chasing a mouse around with lots of violence.
Good news. I hope the addition of Pedon will bring Kyle Young to Columbus as well.
I love the military schools, but I hate playing against this rarely-used offense because of the low cut blocks. The Buckeyes will win, but I just hope no one blows out a knee. I'd much rather the Bucks play an Ohio school with a more traditional offense. That would let some other Ohio kids get to play in the Shoe and the Buckeyes wouldn't have to waste a week preparing for an offense they won't see again all season.
Oh good. I say they go the interim coach route. It worked out pretty well in football.
I think Thad deserved a better exit. It was time for a change, but it was clumsily done. A vote of confidence and then a blindside firing a few months later while he's meeting with a recruit? Then a rushed mediocre hire? Come on. Should have let him coach the last year.
None of this makes much sense to me. This upcoming season was going to be bad no matter what, so gene fires Thad, pays an 8 million buyout, loses another recruit to then hire....drumroll...this guy? Should have just let Thad coach his last season and do a real coaching search.