Very cool. We did not play Male as much when I was playing. Only in the playoffs/state championship, if at all. The decision was easy, I lived a decent portion of my childhood in Columbus and grew very fond of the city and university.
Just because Zeke ran the ball more with Cardale playing does not mean the offense was run to its full capability. Perhaps we ran the ball to keep it out of Cardale's hands? I know in the second half of the Oregon game that may have been the case.
A quick counter point. Cardale played very well in the playoff games, but I would argue we won those games in spite of some of his play, not because of it. The ineffectiveness in the redzone against Alabama and an interception, then 2 fumbles and an interception against Oregon. Cardale made plays, but he made some very costly errors as well.
Played DT at Trinity High School (Louisville, KY) '02 through '05. Started my senior year and won a couple state titles. Was only 5'10" 230 lbs so I did not pursue playing in college, especially since I decided to attend Ohio State. Although sometimes I wish I had either tried to play at DII or DIII level or just attempted to walk on at OSU.
As has been pointed out, it may be tough to get in to some of the better places to catch the game since you are underage. BW3's is probably your best shot. However, I would suggest any of the following, some of which may be 18+: Little Bar, O'Patio, Too's (a soon to be lost tradition), Out R Inn, Big Bar, or Varsity Club.
EDIT: O'Patio, Out R Inn, and Big Bar (formerly Panini's) were 18+ when I was a young lad.
Those "extras" are nice, but unless you sat on a log and did absolutely nothing in high school or had a bad GPA, a 34 with a good GPA will get you into just about anywhere.
More than anything I think this quote is telling from the Austin Ward article: " didn’t beat out J.T. [Barrett] going into the Michigan game. I didn’t beat out Braxton [Miller]. Unfortunately both guys got hurt, and luckily enough I was prepared to try to take advantage of the situation."
Really shows his perspective and that his success has not gone to his head too much.
As a lawyer, your assessment of lawyers depends.
A defense to most of these lawsuits would be assumption of the risk. Which is if a plaintiff voluntarily engages in an inherently dangerous activity and they are injured due to the inherent, known risks of the activity then they are barred from recovery. There is even a seminal case illustrating this doctrine that involved an NFL player who was injured while playing. I cannot remember the name of the case being that I took Torts I almost 5 years ago.
I am also unsure what current and former players are basing their arguments on. I think it has something to do with the NFL's failure to properly inform them of the risks associated with playing football (a somewhat tenuous argument if you ask me).
I will trust Pete Carroll on tackling technique. I do not trust Pete Carroll with play calling on 2nd and goal with less than a minute in the super bowl with the best short yardage running back in the league.
I am always torn with this topic and I have an unpopular opinion on the subject. Having played football at a competitive level for a significant portion of my life I feel that as long as players are made aware of the risks and proper tackling is taught, the game does not need to change. I feel for those who were not instructed properly or made fully aware of the risks and have suffered injuries similar to Kevin and Steve. I suffered several severe injuries while playing, including a grade 3 concussion and I likely suffered numerous small ones.
Football is inherently unsafe. If you do not want to play it, that is perfectly fine and I have total respect for you in making your decision. However, if I choose to play this game and put myself at risk that is my choice and I don't think that others who are concerned for my safety should change the game.
I find Perry's comment very interesting. I wonder if this is just a concern or something the team is actually dealing with.
I am a tax attorney focused on credits and incentives. Super exciting.
This video helped shed some light on the leadership of Curtis Grant. Just guessing because Apple is on a treadmill, but I believe the speech was before the MSU game.
No. Unless you consider every student who receives a scholarship an employee. Because of my goals and the requirements to maintain my scholarship I regularly had 50-60 hour weeks for school. Then I worked two jobs to help make ends meet. My position as a student did not make me an employee, so neither are these players.
See my post above, if you think Gene Smith getting an 18,000 bonus for a championship is offensive, you don't understand how a large portion of the real world works. The revenues at my firm are significantly larger than those of the NCAA and all other athletic departments combined and my salary is less than the value of the scholarship/services these players receive. Plus I have a mortgage as my student loan payment.
Players are being treated more like adults than they realize. The reason schools have access to certain personal information is because they are trying to monitor the amateurism of the sport and the school is trying to comply with the rules that are in place. You want the PRIVILEGE and OPPORTUNITY to play college athletics on a scholarship? Then giving the school access to your personal information is a small price to pay.
It is a choice. I choose to work for my employer. If I have the OPPORTUNITY to become partner I have to grant the firm access to all my financials because the firm has to be compliant with state and federal laws and regulations in order for me to be partner. The firm can and does monitor my "private" social media accounts (social media is almost by definition not private), and I can be fired if they feel my social media account is inappropriate and does not represent the firm well.
I paid my own way through undergrad, my JD, and my MBA via scholarships, student loans, and working two jobs. I chose to have student loan payments. I now have a job where I am billed out to clients at between $400 and $500 dollars an hour, I see less than one tenth of that as my after-tax salary. I would likely be laughed out of the room, my competency seriously questioned and perhaps let go if I asked the partner for part of the profits he earns because I feel like it is unfair that he gets all the profit that I worked for.