another vote for the embassy suites. there should be a few hundred buckeye fans there for that game.
Haha! is this to the tune of "rock me Amadeus"?
I really do love the cathedral-esque elements of the stadium. I'm convinced that Touchdown Jesus would rather be here, but he's stuck in a bad contract at Notre Dame.
nope, I loved it too! it's very moving if you listen to the lyrics. makes me miss Ohio.
I go there sometimes too! It's way more exciting watching a big game with a bunch of fellow Buckeye fans then it is watching by yourself at home. the best crowds i remember being there were the 2006 game against Colt Mccoy and Texas had 500 people, and the Michigan game has like 600 every year. hopefully I'll see you there sometime!
After watching that draft were Blaine Gabbert was taken high just because he was a QB, and then predictably busted hard, I'd think everyone would have learned not to pick a QB just because he's a QB. Spending a high pick on a mediocre QB is still spending a high pick on a mediocre player. There is always a better player at another position who actually deserves to be a high pick and will contribute more to the team in the long run. Manziel and the other QB's should have been 2nd or 3rd rounders in my opinion.
Oh man, don't even get me started. I was begging for the draft to go like this...
pick 1A WR Sammy Watkins ( an awesome player at probably the biggest position of need. )
pick 1B CB Bradley Roby ( appears to be better than Gilbert and even excelling in press coverage with the Broncos.)
2nd round they could have still taken OG Bitonio, OR if they absolutely HAD to take a quarterback Derek Carr was still available and I personally think he has the best skills, maturity and make up, to succeed as an NFL QB out of all the QB's in this draft. I was sad when he got drafted by the Raiders because I don't think he stands much of a chance on that team.
Watkins, Roby, and Bitonio/Carr were all on the board when the Browns made each of their first 3 picks, and would have each done a better job of addressing the Browns biggest needs.
If they put a fog machine at the end of the tunnel, that light up Block O on the ceiling would make a pretty badass scarlet spotlight for the players to gather under.
Yeah, I'll definitely be rooting for Navy to win the rest of their games this year. They're pure class and really fun to watch. and that's just as a football team, not even mentioning the respect they deserve for their service to our country.
also, those uniforms they had were fantastic. they should wear those every game.
If he honestly did not smoke weed yet still got suspended as if he did, I think it's perfectly ok for him to say that. I would probably have said worse.
I could not agree more man. there is so much information out there that gets either under reported, or only read by Browns fans that follow the team and Gordon very closely. I hate hearing the national opinions from everybody when they're so uninformed. Here is a Deadspin article to back up all the specific info on Gordon's drug test that you're referring to. http://deadspin.com/report-nfl-drug-testing-is-screwed-up-and-screwed-josh-1612809023
and If I remember right, this is really only Josh's first failed marijuana test in the NFL. He came into the league with one strike already, because of his well documented issues in college. #2 was a prescription for cough medicine containing codeine that he got from his doctor, but failed to report to the NFL. ( If you believe him on that one.) and #3 is the recent one he's being suspended a year for. which in my opinion, He actually passed that test.
I totally understand this sentiment. Especially since during those Cooper years I had a bunch of friends who decided that they were going to be TTUN fans for some dumb reason. Every year I knew we were the better team, and would confidently go watch the game amidst some trash talking TTUN kids, surely expectant that this was our year. It was in the bag. Of course every year, my heart broke, I took it hard, and my dumb friends rubbed it in brutally.
I'm glad we finally gave them a nice 12 year period of losing to us. I don't know if that means we've finally broke even from the Cooper years. But, I still won't be satisfied until we take the overall historical record from them. Both in the series, and most wins all time by a program. (which vacating the 2010 season really hurt us in. I had heard we moved into 3rd place all-time, but vacating that season slipped us down to 5th at the time. Don't know where we stand now.)
I'm with you man. Ted Ginn Jr Youtube videos are my favorite pastime.
Here is Ted Ginn with back to back 100 yd kick returns in the same game against the Jets. First time for that in the history of the NFL, IIRC. his cleats were displayed in the NFL Hall of Fame for awhile because of it. It would be cool if they're still there.
huh… well you don't say...
The Iowa "SEA Hawks"? What? That's like being named the Nebraska "Mountains", The Northwestern "Winners", or the Michigan "Positive Contributors To Society".
That's crazy. Pavarotti is singing the violin line like it's nothing.
this is a cool thread. I like reading through everyone's passions. For me it's...
and if i divided up sports it would be...
3) Cavaliers/Lebron James
I'm gonna go with the Thunder and Lightning strategy….
QB = Troy Smith
RB1= Eddie George
RB2= Archie Griffin
WR1= David Boston (Chris Carter is the obvious choice, but I wanted someone physically dominating)
WR2= Ted Ginn Jr.
…but my scarlet glasses are the coolest…
I hear you man, and i can't deny Johnny is a good player. I just think, other than age difference, the two players are so similar in style and skill set that you have to split hairs to say which one is better. like a tenth of a second in their 40 times. But a very important difference in my eyes, is that one guy is mature, and the other guy is not. and that's an understatement. I'm personally rooting for Brian Hoyer to be the starting QB, but if the Browns wanted a short, mobile, playmaking QB with a rocket arm, who's exciting and has all the intangibles, why not get the less expensive hometown hero, with previous NFL experience. could have drafted a 1st round receiver had they done that. and i'm positive Troy would sell just as many Browns jersey's as Johnny will. … unless Haslam is just really focused on growing the Browns fan base in Texas. In that case, Johnny wins.
Had 2 great games out of how many total? I'm not being argumentative, i'm asking because i don't remember, nor do I know where to look it up. The fact that he had a couple fantastic games and a few average ones out of a sample size of 6 or 7ish games total, tells me there is some potential to work with. I don't remember him having any real stinkers except maybe his second game against the rams in 2010.
Alex smith stunk it up as a starter in the NFL for 7 years before it finally clicked for him. Troy only got a handful of games for his opportunity. I feel frustrated for him, thats all.
ok so maybe there is no stone tablet with Troy's name inscribed on it as the Raven's starter, but if you can remember, before he got sick, all the reports where that he was winning the QB competition between the 3 of them. They each took a turn starting a preseason game, and troy got sick the week it was his turn. maybe he didn't beat out Flacco in the end, but he was winning and had he been healthy he would have won. We both know Boller was not going to win, whether he was hurt or not. He already had a couple seasons asa starter to prove himself.
I am most definitely a homer, and I wear it like a badge of honor. no shame here.
The CFL preseason has already started. I wonder if you can find the games online? Rooting for Troy might be a great way to pass the offseason. He'll be throwing rockets to Duron Carter, Noel Devine, and Ochocinco this year.