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Will in Arizona


Scottsdale, AZ (via Cleveland, OH)

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Comment 03 Jul 2014

Do you go to American Junkie to watch games?  I mostly watch them at my house, but would love to meet up with some 11W readers (or staff) and catch some of the bigger games there.  I was there last year for the B1G Championship and it was a good atmosphere, although not comparable to the #1/#2 Michigan game at Mickey's Hangover back in the day.  I miss that place.

Comment 09 Jun 2014

Elite college basketball players are worth much more than elite college football players.  Although football generates a lot more revenue, there are so few basketball players on a team that they end up being worth more per player.
 

The March survey, from the National College Players Association and Drexel University, said that the projected fair market value of the average college football player is $178,000 per year from 2011 to 2015, while the projected market value for the average college basketball player for the same time is $375,000.

The report also said that football players with the top 10 highest estimated fair market values, like Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, might be worth as much as $547,000, during the year 2011 to 2012.

Basketball players with the top 10 highest estimated fair market values, such as Kansas Jayhawk forward Andrew Wiggins, for instance, might be worth more than $1.6 million for the same year.

 

Comment 23 May 2014

The Buckeyes need a new kicker and appear to have found one in rugged freshman Sean Nuernberger.

 

If "thug" is the new slur for black people, is "rugged" the new slur for overweight people?

Comment 12 May 2014

Don't forget that undersized linebacker out of Miami - I think his name was Ray Lewis.  Shazier will need to fill out a bit (he can contact Brian Cushing for assistance, if needed), but he has all the talent and instincts to be a dominant linebacker if he adds some bulk without losing too much quickness.

Comment 12 May 2014

Don't feel too bad for Hyde - there's debate as to whether Adrian Peterson would even be a first round pick in today's NFL.  The first round running backs today would be Marshall Faulk or LaDainian Tomlinson types - dynamic runners who are also very dangerous receivers.  The value of a pure RB just isn't there in today's pass happy game.

Comment 12 May 2014

Robiskie was a nepotism pick and a reach for the second round.  He was very slow on paper and played even slower on the field - like a slower version of Philly Brown.  All of the explosive plays for the Buckeyes came from the backfield (Wells, Pryor) or Hartline on deep plays.

Comment 05 May 2014

Winston has an incredibly slow delivery - I'll pass.

Comment 05 May 2014

That's insane, I'm a Bills fan too.....I didn't know there were more than one outside NY

There are plenty in Toronto, the true home of the Bills.

Comment 05 May 2014

Ray Lewis was an undersized linebacker when he came to the NFL.  He was too small to be great, but worth a flyer since he made so many plays in college.  Reminds me of someone...

Comment 05 May 2014

Virginia Tech is the game that scares me the most.  They are not a great team, but their defense is elite and we'll be breaking in players all over on offense.  I can definitely see that game being VT 13 - OSU 7, and VT finishing the year 7-5.

Comment 29 Apr 2014

The Virginia Tech game scares me - it will be a major challenge for a rebuilt offensive line.  Their offense is pretty bad and will be replacing a three year starter at QB, but their defense was elite last year, including making Alabama's offense look inept at the beginning of last season.  They are a team that could go 7-5, but with a win over Ohio State, all but eliminating the Buckeyes from the playoffs.

Comment 28 Apr 2014

The track the eye movements test is really the only reliable indicator in the field anyway - the others are all extremely difficult to do given the circumstances.  Politely refusing the field tests, as you say, is perfectly acceptable and often the best strategy.  Politely is a key word there.

Comment 25 Apr 2014

When they ask, "How much have you had to drink tonight?", don't answer.  Don't be a dick about it, just politely state that you prefer not to answer that question.  Decline all field sobriety tests, but volunteer for a blood/urine test (you can't turn these down without losing your license in most states).  I was once pulled over and did this and the police gave me a hard time but ultimately let me go.  They typically don't want to go through the hassle of taking you in and the paperwork unless you they know you are really drunk.

Comment 18 Apr 2014

It was winnable, but we weren't the better team.  We were the better team for USC, playing at home, and still managed to lose.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I thought Cardale was much more accurate as a passer - some of JT's passes were just waaay of the mark.  Neither guy is a great passer.

 

It's hard to gauge the running because of the rules.  JT is the more elusive and fits better in the "no contact" type game, whereas Cardale would seem to be the one more likely to break a tackle.

 

This team needs Braxton Miller to stay healthy - I would not have faith in either QB to lead this team to a B1G Championship, although I do have to agree that Cardale looked better to me of the two.