He's done and Baylor football is done. Forever. I just can't imagine any school on the planet hiring the guy after it's been reported he met with complainants in attempt to get them to dismiss charges. The B12 is teetering on blowing up even before this and no one will want to touch Baylor when B12 teams start looking to the PAC12 and B10 and SEC when this all goes Super Conference.
After Gene Smith's "we need to schedule better to put more people in the seats" sort of surprised to see so many games against teams 175 or worse in RPI ( looks like 6 of them 10 home games vs 175rpi or worse). Schott is going to be half full for a bunch of these games. There are no easy wins these days in college basketball but still would prefer Thad scheduling a few more teams that would draw more interest from the people thinking about buying tickets.
Cavs vs either OKC or the Warriors will be a fun series to watch. I'd have a hard time betting against the Cavs right now. A lot of people forget minus Kyrie and Love the Cavs were up 2-1 last year and LeBron missed a shot at the buzzer in game 1 to win ( they lost in OT) and then the Cavs won game 2 and 3. This is how I see it playing out..
Cavs beat Toronto 4-0
OKC beats the Warriors 4-2 ( again I think a lot of people forget andre iguodala was the finals mvp last year... that dude flat out looks like he is playing hurt. he missed all of April and just doesn't look the same so they're not the same team this year imo)
Cavs beats OKC 4-2
Watched a little of the Dunk King on TNT last night and couldn't believe the guys with the 40 inch verticals were at the lower end vertical wise for the guys on the show. A Dude jumped over a guy standing on a chair and dunked with ease. Just crazy how high some of these kids can jump these days.
Durant was pretty terrible ( 10-30 from the field) and OKC still pulled off an upset. No dog in the fight but you wonder how much of the injury thing has affected the Warriors. Kerr missed so much time, then the injury to Steph and to me Iguodala has never looked the same after missing almost all of April. OKC is a bad match-up because they can go big and dominate on the glass. Series far from over but if Durant is Durant tomorrow night and they get the same contributions from the rest of the guys Warriors could easily be down 0-2.
And as someone rooting for the Cavs still think we are better off rooting for the Warriors. OKC is just a bad match-up. When they go Adams, Kanter, Ibaka, Durant and Westbrook it forces the Cavs to play Moz and then JR is probably coming off the bench because they have to go Love, Thompson, Moz, Irving and LeBron. Do NOT like that lineup for extended playing time because you end up with Irving and James having to chase around Durant and Westbrook way too much.
Not a Spurs fan but they'll be fine and back in a deep playoff run last year. They got old and now they officially know it and can address it next year. Already rumors they may go after Mike Conley and Pau Gasol and let Parker and Duncan come off the bench. Just have a hard time believing Duncan's last shot is going to be getting stuffed by Ibaka.
OKC is rolling. They figured out Adams and Kanter could play at the same time and probably just as important Billy Donovan has come a LONG way since the start of the season understanding the NBA game. He out x'd and o'd one of the greatest coaches in history when he went to a big lineup. Donovan switched Adams onto Aldridge after game 2 and it worked and Pop had no answer for the speed and size OKC threw at them.
Cavs need to play the Warriors. Much better match up because Cavs can go small. OKC finally figured out they can play Adams and Kanter at the same time and it created all sorts of problems for the Spurs and the Cavs would have some of those same problems. If it was OKC vs The Cavs they would have to play Moz and I think they are a much better team with Thompson at Center. Warriors looked really rusty trying to fit Steph back into the lineup and let an okay Portland team hang around in games. If OKC can steal game 1 could be a really interesting series.
Don't follow soccer as closely as other sports but if something like this happened in the NHL both players would be a "problem" in the locker room. If you had the goalie pulled in the NHL and two guys on an easy breakaway and one guy had two goals and the guy with the puck just decided to bury it in the back of the net there wouldn't be a lot of love for that dude in the locker room. Wouldn't be love for the other guy either if he bellyached about it out of the locker room.
I get the need to move Kamara but is Federico Higuain catching flack as well??
Fair to point out we live in a MUCH different age medical wise. These kids have access to the best doctors/technology and they are now able to better diagnose almost any injury better than they were in years past. There are plenty of kids from the past decades at OSU that if they had the medical knowledge we have today probably would have ended their careers. You just didn't see coaches/schools/medicine telling a kid in years past that something like tendonitis should seriously get them thinking about quitting football.
Until proven otherwise tend to believe Urban and the coaches know something we don't about at least one of the kids on the current roster ( medical,transfer, grades, legal). I find it hard to believe they would roll the dice hoping some kid gets injured before the 85 limit date.
Super talented but you'll never convince me he's even the MVP of his own team. HATE all things MSU but you take Draymond Green off the Warriors and they're not even close to being the same team. You take Curry off the team and they can still advance in the playoffs because their system works. Splitting hairs I suppose but I believe Curry is the best player in the NBA just not the most valuable. Leonard, LeBron, Durant, Lillard more valuable to their teams than Curry imo.
To me still feels like were headed towards 4 big conferences.. ACC, B10, PAC10 and SEC. I just don't see the appeal of the B12 and at some point as the super conference thing becomes a reality schools like Oklahoma and Texas are going to say " we can join the B10 or PAC10 or add teams Air Force, BYU, Tulane, New Mexico, Houston and Rice?"
B12 just can't add or poach anyone at this point. Will just take any of the top tier teams to bolt for the whole thing to crumble..
Been a roller-coaster year so I'll hold off being happy until I actually see/hear he has returned to the team. Right now it's just that the coaching staff thinks he's going to return. I'm still at the same place I was at the end of the season thinking he doesn't play in the NBA this year or next year and if his ultimate destination is playing overseas. Maybe applying for the NBA draft is just a part of that process. Sure hope he comes back but still not going to be shocked if he leaves early and winds up playing in Europe.
Blazers had some of the same problems Toronto had in the first game. Teams like the Spurs, Golden State, Cleveland and OKC understand the pecking order of players. Too many guys on Toronto and Portland forgetting they are role players and trying to play hero ball in the 4th quarter.
I thought the game turned when Damian Lillard was pleading with his coach not to sit him at the start of the 4th. They had an 11 point lead to start the quarter and had momentum and Damian Lillard went to the bench. We he came back they missed one shot and Golden State made a basket and it was suddenly a 3 point game. Turnover the next possession and it was tied. It's the playoffs. Guys like CJ and Damian Lillard might have to go 40+ minutes if they want to win.
Should have been called but could have easily called a tech on Ginobili when his foot went over the inbound line which is a clear rule violation as well.. Bottom line they got the ball and had a three on one and with 11 seconds and never hit the rim..
rule.... In the last two minutes of the fourth period and last two minutes of any overtime period, a technical foul will be assessed if the defender crosses or breaks the plane of the boundary line when an offensive player is in a position to inbound and prior to the ball being released on a throw-in.
5-10 years ago would have been a bad fit but you heard it over and over during the draft that 3-4 and 4-3 aren't what they use to be because so many teams are in nickle for most of the game because the league is so pass happy these days. And why wouldn't it be. Interception rates have been going down and completion percentage going up. Bosa should fit just fine in San Diego..
Because most people in the tv sports world these days say something like.. "use to be one of the greatest rivalries in sports"...
Takes two to tango. Until that team up North wins a game or two hard to imagine they move it to prime-time.
ri·val·ry - competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.
This hasn't applied in a decade plus... 1-11 in the last 12 games... 2-13 the last 15... it's one sided....
Picked in rounds 6 and 7 imo. Still a longshot for anyone taken late or via free agency but teams are less likely to give up early on a guy they actually drafted. Draft picks are important and even more-so when they are part of a bigger deal. Bigger deal draft picks like this year. The Titans got a bunch of picks from the Rams to get the first spot. One of those picks was Kalan Reed taken in the 7th round. They'll hang onto him as long as possible because if they just cut him it reduces the value of the big trade. Much easier to pay a free agent a $4K bonus and then cut him. Plenty of 6th and 7th round guys end up on practices squads and make around $90K.
Tend to think the picking your own team via free agency is overrated. These guys get to pick from a couple of offers and most of them are so down/distraught after not getting drafted they sign with the first team that calls. 20 year old kids went from thinking they might be millionaires to not getting drafted and then agreeing to a $4k singing bonus with a shot at the roster or scout team. They jump on it!!!
Don't root for them but they have a first class organization and top flight player personnel. Couldn't land with a better team and learn from a better group of safeties than guys like Chancellor and Thomas. Great landing spot.
Devin Smith was drafted as a WR.... This is about Marshall being a punt returner. Not a lot "to get ready" to return kicks. He'll get the pre-season with the Jets or another squad to return kicks. That's his path to the NFL. Latch onto a team and then learn the WR position.
Football reasons should have come back but he didn't want to go to school ( said so in his interviews)...
Wish him the best. Sometimes not getting drafted is just what some kids need to kick it up another gear..
If he was willing to do the work Marshall's draft stock could have gone up a LOT. He's getting dinged for poor route running, freelancing routes at times and "hiding" in a scheme. All of those things he could have worked on and improved on if he came back. You're basically drafting him as a punt returner. Next year "could" have been drafting him as a WR and a punt returner. When you get your draft grade and everyone is telling you to go back.... you typically go back. Guys like Zeke, Bosa had nothing they could improve on. Marshall is a long way from being ready as WR.
Happy he got drafted and he fits their scheme.... but would have preferred he ended up someplace like the Steelers, Packers, Saints etc where he could have soaked up legit QB1 knowledge. Not sure what you can learn from EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor.
FYI... Most likely going to be COLD.... but Chargers at The Browns 12/24..
Should get a real shot to start alongside Manti Te'o. Solid pick by The Bolts!