Folks, we have the Tweet of the year and we're barely past the midpoint.
Jim Harbaugh taking the stage to 24K Magic by Bruno Mars. Coincidentally, 24 will be the spread when Ohio State goes to Ann Arbor in November.— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) July 22, 2021
I, meanwhile, might post a photo of my cats and/or delicious Arby's lunch from my Twitter account. So you've got some #content options.
Word of the Day: Elucidate.
“LUCKILY STILL BREATHING.” We're about a year and a half removed from Terrelle Pryor almost dying of stab wounds, and it seems like he's out here cheating death once again.
I'm not sure if he's the luckiest or unluckiest person on the planet, but I do know that those contraptions are not designed to flip. Glad he's alright with extremely minor injuries.
YOUR MOVE, KEVIN WARREN. Almost simultaneously to Kevin Warren delivering an unrealistically terrible media performance that he could have begun preparing for literally a year ago, the SEC is poaching two of the biggest brands in college football to join a league that's already been college football's best for almost two decades (y'all can pretend the Big Ten is comparable if you want, but I'm done carrying that water).
I'm not sure I have ever resonated with a Tweet more than this one.
Greg Sankey is forming Gulf Coast Amazon and this is what the Big Ten sends to the podium? https://t.co/F51yYZ3Dil— Josh Pate (@LateKickJosh) July 22, 2021
If Warren was a competent and capable conference commissioner, you'd expect him to do something in response to the SEC putting together the damn Suicide Squad of the South.
Unfortunately, I think we're all realists and know exactly what to expect from Mr. Warren, and it ain't much! But just for shits and giggles, let's look at Pete Thamel's take on what the Big Ten could do.
The only corresponding move the Big Ten could make would be a play for Notre Dame, but that remains unlikely because of how secure Notre Dame’s future is in the new football playoff.
The issue for the Big Ten would be that Ohio State is isolated as the league's power. Could the Big Ten leverage the potential of its next deal with a move to answer, adding Virginia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, North Carolina and Clemson to cover the league’s Eastern flank and fortify the Interstate 95 corridor? There will be pressure on Warren to be bold. But the ACC is protected by a grant of rights through the length of its TV deal.
“It’s about combining forces now,” said a high-ranking college official. “Who teams up with who? Do we end up with four leagues? Do we end up with three? Or do we go to a 32-team NFL model. This is going to be earth-shattering.”
Keep all that in mind when Warren inevitably adds Rice and Tulane to the Big Ten and calls it a day.
But hey, at least the Big Ten Championship Game will be played in Metlife Stadium! Cool!
CARMEN'S CREW. Ohio State's alumni TBT team is set to begin their tournament run tonight, and they're gonna do it with some clean new threads.
The final Carmen's Crew roster is Aaron Craft, David Lighty, Jon Diebler, William Buford, Kosta Koufos, Dallas Lauderdale, Lenzelle Smith Jr., Shannon Scott, Keyshawn Woods, Evan Ravenel, Jeff Gibbs and Julian Mavunga (the brother of former Buckeye women's hoops star Stephanie Mavunga).
That is an absolute squad and I will gleefully watch them do some basketball on the television this weekend. If you're interested, they'll take on Mid American Unity at 9 p.m. tonight on ESPN. Should they win that, they'll be back on Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
LET HER GO, MAN. IT'S OVER. With Oklahoma and Texas basically packing their car to leave the Big 12, the rest of the conference met last night presumably to figure out what the hell to do now. And the talking points were uh... sad.
Per the Big 12, these are the highlights of their video conference tonight with their board and ADs. pic.twitter.com/VrQ8h2f7qY— Max Olson (@max_olson) July 23, 2021
This reads like a note I sent my high school girlfriend outlining the reasons why I still love her and she definitely shouldn't dump my ass.
From experience, you gotta let her go. Don't do this.
SONG OF THE DAY. "Let Her Go" by Passenger.
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