It would be great if Smith can stay healthy and rotate at safety and nickelback with one of the other two safeties. It'd be awesome having all three at a starters' level.
Lich King! I knew they cheated.
And here's the other thing. If you play football, you get a waiver for the weight requirements from the academies during the season. That might help bigger guys (see Villanueva of the Steelers as an example) learn to manage their weight. I think I read that Villanueva was 220 lbs as an Army Ranger, and is now in the 300 range.
So, are these guys going to the Super Bowl too?
My only wish for the Super Bowl this year is to see Brady get Braxton Millered by Vic Beasley. Sic Semper Defraudat!
James Thaddeus Beauregard Turnipseed the Third.
Like I keep saying, Mark Emmert owes The Ohio State University and its fans a favor, and in particular, me, since he decided to drop the sanctions on my birthday, and then go on to ignore far worse violations. Personally, I'll take the erasure of the Clemson game from the record of tOSU football, officially. That's all I'm asking, and I don't think it's that much, since my previous demand was that he give me all of his salary since 2011 as remittance, and commit ritual suicide on camera.
Greg Frey, I have to wonder if he's from TSUN, and if he's related to Eagles Frontman Glenn?
The first time 11W interviews him, I would like to know how many times he's had ZZ Top's La Grange played for him by teammates over his first month or so here.
Hopefully he can GA with Urban for a year or two, then gets an opportunity from Urban's coaching tree to be an assistant coach.
Perhaps my favorite part of the win was the ESPN App announcing they lost 66-65, and then I check 11W, and it turns out they won!
NCAA, I hereby call in the debt you owe me for dropping the sanctions in 2011 on my birthday, and in exchange for your president's life, fortune, and sacred honor (of which, I suppose, Emmert has the first two, but I was holding out for some seppuku). You will make it as if this game never happened in all of the NCAA's history. Memory hole this thing, and I may decide to forgive your transgressions.
But the due process used in this case is closer to Civil Court than Criminal Court. Criminal Court burden of proof is "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" whereas Civil is "Preponderance of Evidence", usually interpreted as 50.01% chance of the case being true.
My assumption in these cases is that the school is between a rock and a hard place. The current combination of laws (Enforcement of Title IX relating to Dear Colleague letter plus FERPA) means that they can either 1) Violate Title IX and lose Federal funding, including the ability of students to get Federal Student Loans, or 2) Violate FERPA and same result, or 3) Keep quiet until the investigation is completely through, suspend all accused students just in case Title IX violations are involved, and then get sued for violating due process of said students (Although I have to imagine this is going to be a much harder case for football players, given that they are scholarship athletes and can be held to team standards as well as university policy, and since coaches and ADs have a lot of discretion in disciplinary issues regarding scholarship athletes).
Bubblehead, you could tell someone, and have it stand up as legal, if you could beat the obstruction of justice rap that the FBI would slap you with. Now, to do that, you'd have to know someone, or be someone the Bureau wasn't interested in prosecuting at all. However, I doubt many people would be willing to take the chance and risk jail time over it.
I have never accepted the NCAA's punishment. It is illegitimate punishment from an illegitimate cartel, headed by a sworn enemy of Ohio State fans, particularly me. Those assholes at the NCAA decided to drop the punishments on my birthday, and I will never, ever forgive them for it. If I see Mark Emmert in person, I will walk up to him, slap him across both cheeks and demand satisfaction. If he is too cowardly to duel, so be it.
FastMoney, I talked about it a lot during the time period. The problem was that it faded into the background as excuse making for NCAA violations.
If that were to happen (Prince winning it), I'd be a lot more happy with Studwara's tutelage.
I'll agree on one point: Big Ten refs do not call enough holding. It tends to hurt Ohio State more than others, since our D-lines are so good talent wise.
Yep, all the 20 somethings and 40 somethings around my friends and I at the Northwestern game were dead silent on most 3rd downs, hardly participated in stadium O-H-I-O, and weren't loud at all.
Gene should have been smart enough to allow the NCAA to continue to be the bad guy. There's a reason all of the schools that have not cooperated with the NCAA have been getting away with relatively light sanctions compared to schools that cooperate, and that's because the NCAA has no subpoena power.
Plenty. Last week, it was almost an hour between them.
Why can't Nike get it's child laborers in Vietnam to offer sewed on numbers and stripes?
Thurber actually never graduated because at the time he was at Ohio State, there was a mandatory ROTC course, and his eyesight prevented him from taking it.