Lebron is +38 in the game so far.
Boston's A. Bradley is -34 . . . Ouch!
You had me at farewell.
Thank you! I am tired of this "not a blue blood" fallacy. Here is a partial list of college football programs that wouldn't be considered "blue bloods" if such terminology were applied to football: Florida State, Boise St, V Tech, Oregon, Wisconsin, TCU, Utah, Clemson, BYU, Kansas St, WVU, Louisville, Oklahoma St, Michigan St, Stanford.
This is his current profile picture:
I have no freakin' clue which team will win the Big Ten West next season. Normally, you can identify 2-3 leading contenders and then pick whichever team has the most favorable inter-divisional schedule. The Big Ten West team with the best the schedule this season, though, is Purdue, haha.
If Wisconsin's OL comes together, they should be the favorite, but as Eric notes . . . they will need to score a lot more points this season compared to the last few seasons.
By this fall, maybe Xavier Peters will have committed to Ohio State and we'll be asking whether Peters will end up playing the Sam Hubbard Position.
Maybe the guy's girlfriend is a dead fish in bed and he wanted to see if he could get more of a response from an actual dead fish. If he had talked to Quint first, this could have been avoided:
Y'know the thing about a shark, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes.
Good call. In addition, Gardner was unconscious against the Buckeyes in 2013 (the 42-41 shootout) . . . of course, that was against an Ohio State that gave up like 900 yards to Sammy Watkins in the Orange Bowl, but still.
That's like celebrating after punching through a wet paper bag.
For that matter, do you really believe that DJ - bless his heart - came up with his Spectracide weed control management plan on his own, either? That initiative has Starcat written all over it.
I don't like naming rights deals, either, but - fwiw - sometimes the extra money is used to offset the burdens of Title IX requirements. In other words, athletic programs can be damned if they, damned if they don't, and so forth.
This is the right answer. The NFL draft statistic Andrew cites is very interesting and I, too, would urge kids to play multiple sports, but let's be careful not to jump to conclusions and/or confuse cause and effect.
The freak athletes that get drafted can oftentimes excel at other sports without even putting much work into them. Because they are often the best players in their towns at their secondary/tertiary sports, they get lots of peer, community, and sometimes parental pressure to help out these teams that would otherwise lose in their absences.
Urban is right to recruit multi-sport athletes, but not necessarily because playing multiple sports helps these kids develop - although, personally, my hunch is that it does help.
You criticize us "Fire Thad" contingent for supposedly creating false expectations, but then you turn around and build a few strawmen of your own.
No one claims that Ohio State is, or ever has been, a blue blood program. But it was recently ranked by A.P. as the 12th best cbb program of all-time, just behind Cincinnati at #10, and well ahead of Xavier (53), Dayton (76), and other Ohio schools. By those rankings, Ohio State is second all-time among Big Ten schools, behind Indiana (6), but just edging out MSU (13), Michigan (14), and Maryland (17).
We don't expect the program to be as awesome as it was during Thad's first nine seasons at Ohio State, but we also won't tolerate the garbage pile that it's become in the last three seasons of Thad's tenure. Just because Ohio State is not Kansas or UNC does not mean that we should be content with the program being like Clemson or Auburn, either.
This game would be really fun . . . if only I could remember past players' jersey numbers. Going through the SI article, I did immediately notice two oversights:
1. I'm actually a Tebow fan (post-Florida, of course), but #15 must be Tommie Frazier.
2. Can't remember who SI listed for #88, but Randy Moss has to be one of the 20 best college football players of all time, period.
Also, how dare they put that bum Mike Rozier in for jersey #30 over the G.O.A.T.?
When I was in Rome about 20 years ago, I visited Trevi Fountain. Overtaken by the beauty of a stunning Italian girl, I made a wish, and then threw a coin in the fountain. Alas, that wish didn't come true.
Are you trying to say that Michigan football is a relic?
But I think you'll find that the last High King of Ireland went by the wayside in the 12th century.
My heritage is mostly Irish and we don't usually care for kings too much. Even Irish ones.
The top 10 ranking of cities with the least attractive residents is obviously bogus because Ann Arbor didn't make the list.