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Comment 23 Jul 2014

The top three are Jim Parker, John Hicks & Orlando Pace.

The greatest Ohio State offensive line was 1973.

John Hicks went #3 overall in the following draft, then Juniors Kurt Schumacher & Doug France were both selected in the 1st round the next year. Seniors Dan Scott, Jim Kregel & Junior Kurt Schumacher were also drafted.

1994 was arguably #2.

Comment 22 Jul 2014

He's part of the re-wilding program in what used to be Detroit.

Comment 22 Jul 2014

Ugliest state flag in the States all over your body.

Not even close to being accurate.

There's the Caliphate of South Carolina:

Alabama's flag is so awful the image won't load, it's just gives a red X.

Since Dave Brandon sold the rights, TSUN's flag is now an ad for Jägermeister:

Comment 22 Jul 2014

I originally read "Charlie Ward thinks drop-back quarterbacks have been exposed".

I was sorely disappointed when I opened the link.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

If Ohio State went 1-7 in their last eight games, Big Nut would self-immolate himself in protest in front of Ohio State's rotunda. 

You know that might actually be worth...

Nevermind...he'd just be replaced by Evanston Cat.

Comment 20 Jul 2014

This would mean that Appalachian State could never again win in Ann Arbor (whore).

Comment 20 Jul 2014

QB
Drew Brees

RB
Eddie George
Ron Dayne

WR
Bobby Engram
David Boston
Charles Rogers

TE
Dallas Clark

OL
Orlando Pace
Aaron Gibson
Joe Thomas
Ben Hamilton
Greg Eslinger

DE
LaMarr Woodley
Whitney Mercilus
J.J. Watt

DT
Dan Wilkinson
Michael Haynes
Jared Odrick

LB
A.J. Hawk
Pat Fitzgerald
Dana Howard
Paul Posluszny

DB
Mike Doss
Charles Woodson
Antoine Winfield
Shawn Springs
Darqueze Dennard

Kicker
Mike Nugent

Punter
B.J. Sander

Kick Return
Teddy Ginn Jr.
Tim Dwight

Coach
Jim Tressel

Comment 19 Jul 2014

I touched on it a bit when I mentioned Novorossiysk & Tartas. Back in the late 90's when there was a belief that the Ukraine would never extend the lease at Sevastopol, plans were made to expand Novorossiysk to the point where it could handle the entire Black Sea fleet. Work was started about a decade ago (04-05 range) and the heavy lifting (dredging the bay & expanding pier/dock space) was completed last year.  The main work that remains is primarily land side infrastructure (fuel & ammunition storage etc). It was scheduled to be completed by 2017 (the end date of the original lease) but all construction was stopped after the invasion/liberation/civil war in the Ukraine.

From a practical standpoint the Russian Navy doesn't need Sevastopol as Novorossiysk is capable of handling the entire Black Sea fleet.

Tartus is in it's own way even more important as it provides direct access to the Med without needing to transit the Bosphorus. Russia started investing heavily in expansion of the facilities there back in 08 with the goal of it being their primary Naval base in the Med.

Comment 19 Jul 2014

You're making a pretty big leap in logic trying to grind an ax.

Attrition happens. Most years 1-3 spots will open up between the first game & national signing day. Injuries, early NFL entries, transfers due to the depth chart etc all occur regularly.

Assuming that the final number signed will reflect that reality is a very long way from 'embracing' over-signing.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

From the Russian perspective it's a real issue, it just tends to get oversold. It's one of those areas where the Russians tend to be a bit paranoid. Encroachment from Europe is another (can you say 'Ukraine's attempts to join NATO'?).

Comment 18 Jul 2014

No team is going to voluntarily give up P5 money and conferences aren't going to kick out long standing members.

4x64 is just a dream of internet commentators. The Big 12 & Pac aren't secretly thinking "We've got to get to 16 so everything is perfectly even!".

Comment 18 Jul 2014

The 'separatists' were reported to have captured 9k37 Buk (SA-11) at the end of June and a launch vehicle was photographed by an AP reporter in the area of the shoot down the day before. They also bragged about shooting down another Ukrainian aircraft before deleting the claim after the story broke that it was a civilian 777.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

While Russia does indeed suffer some geographic issues regarding sea access that most major nations don't face, Sevastopol is not it's only ice-free port. It's not even Russia's only port on the Black Sea. There is Novorossiysk & Taman was being expanded before the de facto annexation of Crimea.

Murmansk & Baltiysk (Kaliningrad) are also major ice free ports and there are a number of smaller ones which could easily be expanded.