When can I expect to see the 1925 throwbacks? Come on, Nike - make this happen!
Love this concept, Ramzy. I like the idea of spreading this out over a Labor Day weekend. The schedule should start the weekend before Labor Day with the B1G and SEC opening against MAC and Sun Belt teams, respectively.
On Labor Day weekend, you open up the B1G-SEC challenge on a Thursday night, but with a compelling matchup (Penn St. - UF, Iowa - Georgia, etc.). On Friday, you "hide" three undercard games, with two games starting in the late afternoon and one in primetime (streaming a Purdue - Vandy or Rutgers - UK game would be a great way to kill the Friday afternoon at work before Labor Day, imo).
On Saturday, you play three noon bangers, three 3:30 games, a 5:30 game, and a prime time game.
On Monday, your conference title game participants from the year prior meet their B1G/SEC counterparts at 3:30 and 8:30.
How fun would this be?
thanks for the opportunity to see if the ol' downvote button still works.
I just think a better metaphor is that ESPN purchased Simmons' minor league contract, put him in the lineup, and he slapped a single that he hustled into a double. and then stole third. and while standing on third, ESPN terminated his contract, designated for assignment most of the rest of the talent, and then sent three guys to the plate that popped out in the infield.
is his subtweeting the mothership as the ringer takes off petty and off-putting? sure.
is it entirely unearned? I'm not so certain. and if the ringer produces the kind of content that grantland did, I won't care.
I know I'd be cooler if I was as annoyed by Bill Simmons as is seemingly the rest of the internet, but I'm not really. Am I the only one? I understand Ramzy's point, but I don't mind Simmons throwing a little shade to a mothership that values mindless debate programming featuring vapid cartoon characters like Stephen A. over the quality content that Grantland was producing. Perhaps my contempt for ESPN has blinded me to things that ought to be more obvious.
especially since byrd's historical legacy and contributions to society are exactly on par with washington and jefferson.
so does LT Paul Brown!
Miami. Which could be interesting.
A dominant showing from Sparty helps Ohio State's case, as well. If they curb stomp Iowa, then that one loss on a game-ending FG won't look so bad by comparison.
the football fan in me was thrilled with the result. the human side of me felt pretty awful for that kid, though. glad to see him taking it well and keeping things in perspective. good luck, blake (in all things outside of michigan football, of course).
some analysts are wrong on occasion while some analysts just have no idea what they're talking about. after robert smith tweeted that, it became pretty clear to me that he falls under the latter category.
popped in there for the first time yesterday and promptly left. there's no redeeming quality to that feature. it only drags down this incredible community that you all have built. i really appreciate the work the staff and the mods put into this space and i think you're best served by dumping this thing.
i definitely don't hate it, but i think i could fall in love with it if it included gray buckeye leaf stickers.
don't blame that assclown on the 90's. fred durst didn't really become a thing until the early aughts, which was a really weird time in pop culture. also, he's from jacksonville, florida - quite possibly america's worst city.
absolutely this. i'm sure we could reduce the commercial time in these games by 10-15 minutes and the monied interests involved would still come out just fine.
Going back to the middle of last year, this team seems to play without fear on the road / at neutral sites. I have a feeling they really break out this Saturday.
solid effort from these guys - they're going to be just fine.
i'm interested to see if this becomes one of those teams that plays looser on the road. they looked fearless on offense in blackburg and somewhat tentative while back in the shoe. as it stands, this group is on an impressive streak of away/neutral site wins. i expect them to roll in bloomington.
yep. there are some weird vibes surrounding this deal. whatever your opinions are about what the best option is at qb (SPOILER: those opinions aren't better informed than urban's), if you aren't rooting like hell for cardale, then log off and maybe consider taking this season off as a fan. i love jt and he's going to have time to build on his legacy here (maybe sooner than later), but there's a "2014" hanging from the northeast corner of Ohio Stadium that will be there for as long as football is played and it's there in large part to the play of cardale jones. let's have fun watching and get behind this dude. just my #hottake
nice post, JS. I haven't been over to CFN in a while, I'll head over and read the piece in full. thanks!
/engages dj voice
now let's do the damn thing.
that's exactly what he was doing.
i have no rooting interest between the two, but it's really a shame that texas and a&m no longer play each other.