No, it just so happens that I am in a line of work where these types of discussions come up all the time. Most of the time the people having those discussions aren't just trying to be cute, so I got confused.
Oh, sorry, maybe the reason I got confused was that it wasn't funny.
Breaking: Area businessman doesn't understand why taxpayers won't fork over millions of dollars to his organization and a shitty NFL team run by an owner who could be indicted; more news at the top of the hour.
That's a compelling argument, DJ, but care to extend it more broadly?
Every month in Ohio, taxpayer money is forked over to businesses/organizations, most of which will underperform or fail, for the stated public purposes of economic and/or community development. And many of those organizations are run by people who do shady things and might get in trouble with the authorities.
The very same NE Ohio politicians that led the fight against this Browns training camp deal have arranged dozens of such deals in the past and will be lining up at the trough the next time it suits their agendas.
AJ Alexander plays a lot at TE and makes some big plays.
I'll be very excited to see the 2016 offense. The big losses were Decker at LT, Thomas at WR, and Zeke at RB. Braxton Miller had a great career at Ohio State and is an amazing athlete, but they were working out the kinks with him at WR/HB this season. I love all the Borens, and Jacoby Boren is tough as nails and was part of the heart and soul of "the Slobs"; but he was also undersized. Chase Farris had an up-and-down season as the starting RT. Both J. Marshall and Vannett were really good players, but I anticipate that the incoming starters will be able to match their production.
So, to me, it mainly comes down to whether the OL - which will be loaded with talent - can gel as a unit and stay healthy.
JT Barrett has the ability to be one of the top 2 or 3 QBs in the nation.
The WR corps will miss Thomas, but the size, athleticism, and depth of talent overall might end up surprising folks. I don't know which two or three WRs are going to light it up this year, but I am confident that the numbers are in their favor.
The Weber/Samuel/Dunn/Wilson RB/hybrid stable can't match Zeke's all-around production in every facet of the game, but still has the potential to be an elite group.
And look out for this sleeper, listed as #2 TE by Eric above: AJ Alexander.
If God played for the Cowboys, first he would have to smite Jerry World and then where would the Cowboys play their home games?
The worst Ohio State team in my lifetime was 1988 - John Cooper's first year. That team didn't just go 4-6-1. They literally oozed crappiness. That was the team that led Cooper to complain that he had "too many slow white guys."
And, if we put a bookend on Cooper's career, maybe the least likable Buckeye teams - which had good talent but underachieved - were Cooper's last two teams, 1999 and 2000. I always defended Cooper, but even I threw in the towel at that point because Cooper lost control of the locker room.
Michigan at 15/2, LMAO.
Can I bet $1,000 on not Michigan (the field) at 1/8? That would be the easiest $125 I ever won.
I couldn't really do a top 5. Also, I'd have a hard time differentiating between best and (my) favorite. Like, Laurence Olivier should be on the "best" list, but he wouldn't make my top 30 of favorites. So I will list some dudes that I simply like, even if some of the following weren't great actors per se . . .
Henry Fonda, Bogart, Peter Sellers, George C Scott, John Wayne, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Sean Connery, Edward G Robinson, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman, James Cagney, Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, James Stewart, Ben Kingsley, Tommy Lee Jones, Jason Robards.
I also really like Christoph Waltz, who stole the show in two of Tarrantino's recent movies.
Yep, 4, 5, 6, and then 7. Please skip 1, 2, and 3! Watching 1-3 as a prequel to 4-7 would like watching The Jetsons as a prequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In that scenario, the team trading with Tennessee to get the #1 pick isn't doing so to pick Bosa?
You're the one being crazy: taking a scenario that figures to have about a 1 in 3 chance of happening and instead essentially suggest that the chances approximate 1 in 100. Remind me not to go to Vegas with you.
He ain't a Texas guy unless, when he dies, they gonna bury his bones in Texas . . .
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Chris Worley has the potential to be just a hair below Lee's level, or maybe even equal to it.
So, the way I look at it . . . if Baker plays the same position as Worley and manages to beat him out for the starting role, it will be because Baker is a freakin' monster.
The LBs next season will be relatively inexperienced by the talent level is very promising . . . on paper, much better than what Urban inherited his first season at Ohio State.
And her hand is in the right place, too.
MaxPreps also released their 2018 All-Americans and while it's certainly too early in the careers of these young men to talk about them too egregiously . . .
It's grammar nazi time . . . the above phrase suggests that a smaller amount of egregiousness could be okay or even good. However, egregious means, "outstandingly bad; shocking."
Which one of those two things pictured above is worse? (because I'm not sure).
But I bet the raccoons were still able to open the raccoon-proof trashcans, right?
Yeah, Worley actually started the Navy game in 2014, IIRC. I think, at the time, coming our of fall camp, they looked at Worley and Lee is a 1a and 1b, as opposed to having a clear starter, but it does show how highly they thought of Worley.
Moderately optimistic but super excited. I can't wait to see the young pups play and I'll have more reasonable (less burdensome) expectations going into nest season.
Oklahoma didn't run the ball plenty against Clemson. Mayfield got sacked five times and the Sooners got pounded 37-17. Good luck with the Oklahoma envy . . .
He knows that you were doggin' it on a few plays this past season and he doesn't approve.
I thought football stadiums were one of the few places left that one could rely on to be 100 percent cat free. Damn football cat has ruined another sanctuary.
Chris Collins said:
On Ohio State leading scorer Marc Loving: "The fact that he's getting to the line more just puts a lot of pressure on your defense. Because he's 6-foot-8, 6-foot-9, it makes for a really tough matchup.
If the committee were ranking the teams, they would have been impressed that Iowa kept fighting in the 4th quarter of the Rose Bowl. Final committee rankings would have Iowa 5th and Ohio State 8th.