Another reason I've found myself flipping the dial to the Finebaum show is that they talk mostly about college football even after the season ended, whereas my regular favorite show - Mark Packer - goes to 100 percent college basketball talk the day after football season ends. I'd prefer that Finebaum reduce the call-ins from crazy SEC fans by about 90 percent, but at this time of the year, beggars can't be choosers.
Good find, M Man. Anything that debunks the stupid hysteria surrounding this bogus DeflateGate is alright in my book. It's been so bad this last week and a half that I've found myself listening to Paul Finebaum on satellite radio and feeling a sense of relief. When I'm escaping to Finebaum to get away from media stupidity, you know that the media hacks have really jumped the shark.
I would never, ever aid the enemy, but if they're going to be University of Mulligan, I might have some other tips for them.
Besides my copious use of mulligans, I am awesome with the foot wedge. Thanks to me, "winter rules" now apply 365 days a year. After I mark my ball on the green and then replace it, the ball is usually about 40 percent closer to the hole. Better yet, I invented the golf hole backboard.
Not a big deal, as Ohio State has done just the opposite the last 20-odd years.
Whereas UNC and Wake Forest, two teams in the same conference, will play each other in "non-conference games" that won't count in the ACC standings, Ohio State has been playing "conference games" that have officially counted in the Big Ten standings against a non-conference team, Penn State.
If it's a watchdog, Tatum.
Isn't the whole idea with tackling to drive the guy (whom you think has the ball) into the ground?
Wake me up in 100 years when it's finally my turn on the Pappy waiting list.
I agree, but then that same big man shouldn't be able to guard his guy in space, either, or - because of the switches going on to cover for the big man outside - it opens up three pointers.
But didn't Rip Van Winkle cause a big havoc after waking up from a 100 year slumber? Amir has only been asleep for 1/25th that amount of time.
Any chance that this wakes up Amir?
I know, silly me . . .
Quick poll question . . .
Most of us will agree that our most despised college coach - any sport - is Bert. But asking what college coach is the douchiest is a slightly different question.
Douchier: Bert or Tom Crean?
I agree - good ball pressure on defense and good execution on offense. Indiana played well and they still beat them by double digits.
The problem is teams like Iowa with good Bigs and rim protectors will destroy us if we go small.
Not necessarily. If they execute as well as they did offensively today and hit their open threes and then, defensively, pressure the ball, they can give teams like Iowa more problems than they give the Buckeyes. They only forced 10 TOs in Iowa City even though Iowa doesn't take great care of the ball.
Thanks for passing along this encouraging item, but I think the idiom you're aiming for is "tipping his hand," not his cap. Although it does sound like Brax was also tipping his hat to the 2014 Buckeyes.
Not odd at all. When I used to do a lot of long-distance running, I could faster, for longer, on cooler, rainy (or misty) days than I could on hotter, drier days. I could go on, but I might veer into overly-philosophical territory. Let's just say that dry 95+ degree days really suck.
I love rainy days - they reinvigorate me.
Watching this basketball team is like waiting in a long line at the Soup Nazis. You stand there excited, tantalized by the potential goodies on the menu, but tediously having to wait for them. Finally, just when you're about to get the payoff, it's "no soup for you!"
If we're looking for universal happiness, how about "stray or shelter dog, or docile cat"?
Hodge, great point. Once again, I am bailed out by your excellent command of the English language.
Now that you say that, Dante's Second Circle of Hell is awesome in the sense that it evokes terrible feelings of fear and apprehension. Well, there is probably a plot reserved for Will Hill in that village of the afterlife.
Maybe I should rethink my stubborn refusal to use italics to signify sarcasm/irony. But awesomeness is in the eye of the beholder. There are strippers in north Florida who will swear until they're blue in their faces that Will Hill is an awesome dude.
Good rant - fun to read. I just need to correct one thing:
Please, just... go outside, adopt a
catdog, read a fucking book, do something positive with your life. Because your obsession is not healthy.
It dawned on me this morning, the reason that Cardale is such an awesome story - perhaps the reason that DJ worships him - is that rarely do we see a guy like Cardale in sports that's embodies both of the following two "narrative" traits: on the one hand, Cardale is the epitome of the against-the-odds "Cinderella story" underdog; on the other hand, Cardale is a physically gifted freak, i.e., a badass.
Normally, we'd expect a third-string QB, who comes of the bench to help his team win a championship in heart-stirring fashion, to be a slow, 5'10 yeomanlike overachiever, who gets the most out of his limited talent and physical abilities. If he was a badass, he probably would have been starting before then.
With Cardale, it's almost like if Nolan Ryan had spent seven years in minor league ball and then got thrown into a game during the pennant stretch and he's throwing 99 m.p.h. fastballs.
Can't have those euros and commies infiltrating!
Too late. There is an island in Lake Erie - in Ohio's jurisdiction - that was named after Vladimir Putin. It's called Put-in Bay. Just like with Russia, Ohio, the commies there pronounce the name funny so as not to draw unwanted attention from capitalist pigs.
Your problem is that you're a healthy, well-rounded person.
I'm not a Root Beer aficionado, but I think Faygo does just okay on their rankings.