Get paid then, Malik, and get dumped, AFC South offenses.
After a drunken rampage...
Let's also not forget that organIzations - all kinds of them, and all types - occasionally make bad hires. Not always bad people, but rather people who don't fit the position for some reason: they misunderstood the mission; their style wasn't a good fit; the job was bigger than their skills; and sometimes, they just weren't who they said they were. Sometimes they are just dicks, had waited the right amount of time in line, and blew their chance. I sense there is a blend of all of these with this guy.
Like the football team, the university medical system, and particularly the Wexner Medical Center, is bigger than one player. Here's hoping the next one is a 5-star. That is a world-class institution, and it deserves the best leader it can find.
Welcome to the club, fellow Buckeye alumna!
You can count on it, Linga! Mrs. WC and I usually get up there once a year or so to see my mom, so would love to catch up and make your acquaintance.
Going downtown this afternoon, Linga! Got season tix for the Padres this year for the first time. As much as I love SD (including Little Italy, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp, and the Embarcadero, among many others), I will enjoy being back in Ohio, with all that it offers, way more. I love Seattle, too, though, and the entire sound area, BTW - we'll probably have our "winter home" out in Sequim. Like minds, great minds - as you like it :)
...and from all of us without the privilege of proximity enjoyed by those who live in the 614, go enjoy and support all of the sports you can. I'd pay to go watch an archery match if I was there, but sadly, I can't.
Remaining in California isn't worth it from many angles that have little to do with the cost of living, actually. Ohio isn't perfect, either, but from one who's lived in both places, I am REALLY looking forward to getting away from it.
Fast forward about 5 years - Kyle and captain ass-hat are MMA fighters, and captain ass-hat is STILL running his trap prior to the title fight. Kyle submits him with a kimura about 5 seconds into the bout. After the fight he says only, "I'm still not feeling like I've been hit in the mouth. Bitch."
That's possible, CDub, but still, my (probably biased) perspective is that I'd take the OSU degree/Columbus cost of living/midwest flavor combo for the win any day! I've spent a lot of time in the Bay Area, and while it's got a "bigger world city" vibe to it, I wouldn't say I think it's worth the price tag relative to the price-value available in Ohio.
Ditto - Mrs. WC and I will be retiring back to Ohio in about 8 years. It's where we first met, and the cost of living in our hometown will be about 1/4th of where we live in San Diego county. We're going to be plunking down on our retirement house there in about 2 months and will have it paid for in about 3 years. We could never do that in CA!
NoVA is great, yes - I love metro DC, greater Baltimore, and the Potomac river valley, but the real estate has been crazy there for decades. Grandpa WC bought a simple little place in Springfield in the late 50's for about $30k and sold it in the 90's for over $450k.
Thanks for the perspective, Navy! Palo Alto is nice, I'll agree, but only (in my opinion) as a place to visit or to study - I'm guessing that a lot of (if not most) Stanford grads can't afford to live there after they graduate; I read the other day that a family of 4 making $100k is actually at the poverty line in the Bay Area, and it's all because of housing.
I'll take the combination of my Ohio State degree, Columbus, and a second-place finish in the Director's Cup any day of the week and twice on Sunday!
Thank you for the education, Iowa! Still quite a big points gap, it seems, but fundamentally I agree. I guess I just have a hard time with losing anything, especially to a school like Stanford!
Valid points, both. My question really is, though: given that Ohio State can provide a high-quality degree (not Stanford, but not diploma U either), and also given that we actually offer more sports than Stanford does (19W/18M vs 20W/16M), isn't there something wrong with the measure if Stanford never loses? There has to be something out of calibration.
A quick look shows that they have women's beach volleyball and we don't, but we have pistol, rifle, and spirit (?) teams and they don't. We are pretty good at both sports in both genders, but it seems like that somehow doesn't offset Stanford's successes in water polo.
Or figure out a way to beat them at this, too! How can a school with ~25% of Ohio State's enrollment (16,336 vs. 66,046) be so good at so many sports?!?
Probably should mention Vrabel's ridiculous reception stats. 12 career receptions, 12 touchdowns.
I love that our players understand this element of their overall role as high-profile student-athletes. I'll bet no one had to tell him to do this. He gets it.
Realist: a lot of commenters are simply trying to point out that this should cut both ways, whatever the outcome. I believe I see in your many comments that you feel this way, too, but too often it doesn't play out this way for false accusations. FOR THE RECORD. WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING YET AS RE: GUILT OR INNOCENCE.
That's possible. I also know, though, that a friend of mine in the early 1980's who was from Altoona had it on pretty good authority that he was a pretty regular user of said sugar while at Pitt. Whatever the truth, things worked out OK for him.
I have no evidence to support the theory. All I am saying is that there are people who can definitely benefit from a player's rapid fall in value. Follow the money, and when it's potentially big money, anything is possible.
I also have to echo the comments of many here and say that, of course, if he's proven guilty he should do time. That guilt or innocence, however, won't be proven here.
Now THAT is funny! Thanks for the laugh!
No, but someone willing to profit from his drop in value certainly might have the money to have set this up... We can't think that the overlords of the NFL are beyond this kind of thing, either.
But a longer track record or alleged transgressions of all sorts...
$100 bucks says it was actually a slug.