Yes, it's true: The Crew dumped Toronto FC, 2-0, last night. (Jozy Altidore's laziness is breathtaking in person.)
11W WEEK IN REVIEW. Here are some things written this week by folks more talented than myself:
- Important investigation: Is Raekwon McMillan a bear?
- Basketbuck loss to MSU was a familiar tale.
- Maks' last 11W piece: Pro day recap.
- BKAB: Worthington fielded the best long snapper in the nation.
- There will be no bad blood in QBgeddon, but backseats are inevitable.
- Video: OSU opens spring camp.
- J.T. Barrett is on the comeback trail.
- A comparison between two eternal plays, Zeke's Streak and Holy Buckeye.
- Ohio State, reigning world champions and inevitable No. 1 team, still feels doubted.
THE PASSION OF AMIR. I refuse to slag off Ohio State athletes, but Amir Williams is a frustrating player to watch. Amir (and a teammate and a coach), however, doesn't agree with the notion that he seems... disinterested at times.
Why does it look like you aren't trying your hardest on the court?
"I don't know," Williams said. "I never had that feeling where I didn't feel like I was giving my all on that court. I don't have a good answer for that, honestly. I feel like I'm giving my all every time I step out there."
"I think that's a true statement," [associate head coach Dave] Dickerson said. "I think he's played as hard as he possibly can, and he grades out well as far as our grading is concerned."
Granted, Amir's defenders here are Amir himself, his four-year teammate, and a guy with vested financial interest in Amir's performance... but if it's true Amir grades out well on a regular basis... then I salute the big fella.
A FIGHTIN' NO. 9, EH? The NCAA Tournament Selection Show is tonight at 6 p.m. Ohio State, despite the rumors to the contrary, were good enough to make the tournament. Looks like our favorite team is looking at a No. 9 seed, which seems about right:
I feel like, since I cheer for a team with four seniors and a Top 5 NBA draft pick, I should have higher hopes for this team than a first round victory. But here we are.
TIME CHAMPIONSHIPS HEAL ALL. There was a time in my life these pictures of Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer would've made my blood boil. "Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer are bad, actually," I would've said with a bitterness that had nothing to do with the 2006 championship "game."
For some reason though — I'm not sure I can place it — these pictures no longer hold that kind of power over me:
And despite the fact Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer no longer turn my stomach, I still think we should ban golf, which is a bad sport.
CAN'T CALL MANIMAL SOFT. I'm not trying to stir the pot here, but I did get a chuckle out of Darron Lee RTing this Maurice Clarett tweet:
All RTs aren't endorsements (obviously), but I do think it's worth noting here that Lee wasn't rated or recruited as one of the top linebackers in that 2013 class.
Maybe those New Albany streets are tougher than we've been led to believe?
THOSE WMDs. Encrypt Gmail messages... Obnoxious Friend Won't Stop Attaining Life Milestones... Gen. Andrew Luck is always a must-read... The greatest pass I've ever seen... Silent 911 is genius... Damn, it's true.. Rumble, Montana Grizzles, rumble!