Congrats Mack! What a great thread, much love to the 11W community. My father has been in and out of the program for a long time but is 7 months sober and seems like he's kicked it for good this time. Cannot miss meetings, gotta be priority number 1. I'm really proud of him. His dad is/was an alcoholic and his brother is a couple years sober now. I'm 20 and have 2 younger brothers. The genetics factors scare the hell out of me but I don't have the same kind of demons he was fighting. Regardless, I always really liked and have tried to embrace the concept of seeking serenity to accept in the things you cannot change, courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Michael Phelps at the 2008 Olympics. Dude won more golds than most countries.
I get what you are trying to say but number of clicks and comments is not a good measure of something's value... ESPN. 11W is a unique and special internet community though.
What other site on the internet invents their RB's nickname that becomes his Twitter handle El Guapo
Gets actual recruit/future player to be a member, Big Meech
Writes the official history of the Living Legend that is Kind Dolodale
And has a general sense of camaraderie and friendship among members
Trick question, it's all of them.
Also, didn't hear Adolphus' name much but felt he more than held his own.
Classic Evan Spencer game. Makes all the plays that don't show up on a stat sheet. You can just see that the coaches trust him, maybe more than any other player. The guy just plays like a future coach. I don't know what he's studying, but Urbs needs to convince him to be a GA when he's done playing.
I didn't, but being from Chicago I've always said people will be sobbing in the streets if the Cubs won... and then the city would burn down.
Collier can always redshirt next year if he had to play. Assuming Brax is back, and CJ does transfer to start elsewhere he is 4th? on the depth chart next year, plus TG and Burrow are coming in so who knows.
He's not happy
If Bert can play them to a 1 point game then i give us a shot.
Georgia has lost to a bad Florida team, yea Gurley was out, and a bad South Carolina team, had Gurley. They cannot get in over a 1 loss team from another conference.
Yea analysts are putting us in their top 4, but the playoff committee hasn't shown any indication that we will be able to get there without some serious help. Having us at #8 after beating Michigan State was a bad sign, and I don't see there being enough chaos for tOSU to jump into the top 4.
Unfortunately, I think Ohio State is the most likely #5 when the final rankings come out.
What happens if Bama loses to Auburn and Miss state loses to Ole Miss. Or one goes down that week and somehow the The east wins the championship game. Is it possible to have a 4 team playoff with 0 $EC Team?
ESPN loves killing kids. Science.
There are very few firsts in THE GAME anymore. I have no plans of going, but if it's at night (I know it won't be) I'm not missing it for the world. It would be historic, and just absolutely absurd.
Then again... saving it for two years from now when OSU is undefeated (JR year JT obvi 11-0) and (hopefully) ttun isn't a shit show isn't a bad idea either.
He doesn't deserve to go to New York... This year. The future is very bright though. Mariota, Trevon Boykin (TCU QB), Gordon, Abdullah, and Prescott I would think are all ahead of him. Mariota obviously is killing it. Trevone Boykin should be getting talked about a lot more. Gordon has a shot at cracking 2000 yards. Abdulla absolutely carries Nebraska and has had som WOW plays. Prescott, if Mississippi State goes undefeated deserves an invite for sure. Barrett has had two prime time games where he has not played well against teams that aren't very good. He keeps getting better and better but it not gonna be enough. Have him for three more years though.
It gives me anxiety thinking about Braxton coming back and there be a QB competition. Has a team ever had two legit Heisman candidates at quarterback? I have no clue what would happen. Brax is a two time B1G player of the year and I really thought his passing/decision making was going to take a major step forward. Also, I feel like people forget just how absurdly special he is with the ball in his hands. He is damn near impossible to tackle in the open field, and assuming his arm is 100% there is not a throw he can't make. It has always been the mental side for him, reading the defense. Having a year to sit I think will help with this too. At the same time, JT is a red-shirt freshman playing at a very high level. How do you sit him? He is a very good athlete and can do everything the offense needs of him. Comparing anyone to BM athletically really isn't fair. He makes all the right decisions and is only getting better.
Side note- Cardale is really good himself and could be the best pro prospect of the three. I don't see him being back next year.
I don't like him, but at least he admits he had it wrong and is giving them credit now. Michelle Beadle, who he was formerly cohost of SportsNation with, is the shit though. Just wanted to put that out there
There is such a stigma about addiction and it is hard to understand as a disease. Ecstasy is a drug that college kids experiment with, usually once in a while at concerts or something. No one plans on becoming an addict, but at some point a switch is flipped in your brain and you have a chemical dependance. Obviously, he should have never touched it in the first place, but people make mistakes and addiction has a snowball effect. Some people could have taken ecstasy more times than Spence had and never had a problem.
I know he lied the first time he was caught and tried to sue the B1G. That is what an addict does. They lie and manipulate. If he has truly gotten help and has been rehabilitated I believe he should be reinstated. Whether or not that will happen, who knows. I wish him the best of luck.
On third/fourth and short I think we should see Cardale bulldoze it. Don't have the powerback anymore and Cardale is a massive human being who has impressed with pretty much every opportunity he has been given this year.
Urban always preaches he wants an angry football team. Well, Michigan State took away your shot at a national championship for the great state of Ohio. Took the crystal ball out of your hands. I want an angry fucking coaching staff! Call the game aggressive. Play it to win, not that big game bullshit we've seen where they're handcuffing the offense. Calling it not to lose. The complacency in the coaching staff goes completely against the culture they have been working to create. Bring the fucking juice. Don't be out of control, but walk into East Lancing knowing you are Ohio State, not Sparty. Most of the kids on that team would have wanted to be buckeyes given the opportunity and they play with that chip on their shoulder. They play like an angry football team, and they're coaches exemplify that anger, that drive. If Ohio State players and coaches can't at the very least match that, I give them no chance. We're gonna know in the first possession if Ohio State came ready for a dog fight. Some players have that fire, but on Saturday its gonna take everybody. Night game in East Lancing, lets fucking go!
I've read that Perry will look into it but is obviously unlikely to be going anywhere.
Hull on Penn State had 19 tackles...
No chance are they the number 1 defense in the country, like 15-25ish.