Agreed. By far.
I was told no Snyder for this week in Ithaca by the head coach. At least, not for competition. His plane back from Iran will be landing earlier that day, so it would be risky to throw him in the lineup immediately.
Hey now, in his defense, when I asked for a player before the year 2000 a few weeks ago, no one responded with Havlicek, Lucas, Kellogg, etc. so I thought maybe I could find something with Burson.
I have no idea what it was. I was in there roaming for approximately 20-30 mins, and not a soul seemed to be alone or willing to be interviewed. Not in the lobby, not in the lounge downstairs, not leaving a gym, nothing. I generally stay away from people who seem to be studying or with headphones in, and I might have to drop that policy moving forward to get some more contestants.
While I see the value in your points, I think that the entire point of this segment is to ask really obscure questions. Your point about Snyder is exactly my point in this video: the dude might be the single most impressive/accomplished athlete currently at Ohio State and we don't even know his name for the most part. What I have noticed in the past few weeks is that perhaps my fanbase with this video aligns with more mainstream things -- so if you call yourself an Ohio State fan, I'm asking things you should know (i.e. last Heisman winner, Wooden award, etc). Gonna try to get a few more straightforward questions this week. Thanks for the comment!
Thanks for the comment, I did totally blow the Byron Russell question. I think I got a little jittery and was aiming for Byron Mullens, so I would fail this week as well. And asking the missionaries was just something that kind of moved away from me interviewing students every week, I thought it might be a little funny/ironic/whatever to interview the people who always seem to be stopping students on campus to get them into a conversation they don't want to be in. And, as we've seen in some previous HBAY episodes, they were not our worst contestants. I'm trying to come up with a way to find some contestants that know some things about OSU to name them the HBAY champion for the week, that way this segment isn't always an embarrassing two minutes of students knowing nothing. Again, thanks for the feedback, and go Bucks!
I went to the RPAC this week, nobody wanted to be bothered by an interview AND there was an intramural basketball tournament going on. I got no footage there or at Thompson library.
Usually Wednesday evenings! I am going to try to switch the location up a bit. Figure I'll get a better crop of sports fans if I hang out at the RPAC. I'm usually carrying around my Eleven Warriors stickers, so if you see me and would like to give it a go, yell "TJ" or something to get my attention
I own up to this. I am unworthy to ask questions regarding this topic moving forward.
There must have been 70 people or so at the tryout, maybe more. I met only one other person who was doing it for the lulz. 10 or so of them looked about as out of shape as I was (see: not ripped), so I think 55 or so were there for an actual tryout. Some even talked about how they did in the last tryout that was held.
Thankfully, they didn't make "skill position" players do the bench press.
Mostly linemen were selected for further eval. We were separated so I didn't get their names. I think some people ran some really fast 40s as well, but again, they were separate of my group (I think the fastest time in my group of 7 people was a 4.9).