It looks like Parris Campbell is the new poster child for the NFL's new enhanced taunting penalty enforcement campaign.
Here's the video sent out today stating that game officials have been instructed to strictly enforce taunting rules in games this season. pic.twitter.com/1Ssd7h82EJ— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 10, 2021
The wars between BIA and Zone 6 in the Woody help produce some undeniably talented players with that Iron Sharpens Iron mentality. But it's also developed some absolutely ELITE trash talkers, as well.
Word of the Day: Bulwark.
SUBTWEET OF THE YEAR. I did not know this because I do not generally keep track of cursed dates, but it turns out that yesterday was the anniversary of the Big Ten's decision to cancel the fall athletic season.
And SEC commissioner Greg Sankey celebrated by subtweeting the hell out of Kevin Warren.
One year ago, on August 10, 2020, amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19 as other conferences were announcing decisions to cancel fall seasons, in the @SEC we issued the statement below: "Can we play? I don't know. We haven't stopped trying, and will continue to do so...every day." pic.twitter.com/emfAegZeQY— Greg Sankey (@GregSankey) August 10, 2021
I love how my guy rattled off one of the most self-congratulatory Tweets I've ever seen and somehow, all it does is make me think of how much of an asshole someone else is.
NO WORRIES. When Oregon comes ot down, the Buckeyes are going to have to deal with Kayvon Thibodeaux, who Pro Football Focus rates as the top defensive lineman in the 2021 NFL Draft and No. 6 player overall.
The dude is a legit gameplan wrecker who absolutely dominates games and wreaks havoc on quarterbacks. But Greg Studrawa is absolutely unconcerned.
Asked Greg Studrawa if he had any concerns about changing things up at tackle with Oregon and Kayvon Thibodeaux coming to town for the second game of the season.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) August 10, 2021
His response: None. Zero.
The old me would have been concerned about Studrawa needlessly giving Oregon some bulletin board material, but I've come around to pregame trashtalk because there's nothing more hilarious than telling somebody you're going to dominate them and then doing just that for 60 minutes when the whistle blows.
Have that swagger, Greg. Just make sure your squad can back it up when it's game time.
“A GREAT GIFT.” I'm not sure I'll ever be mature enough to call it "a great gift" and quote Mahjar poetry when strangers are telling me to kill myself online, but I'm also not Harry Miller.
Miller was asked about some of the harsh criticism he got from fans for his performance last year, and it was simultaneously an absolutely stunning response and also completely on brand for him.
Side note: praise God that Ohio State just happens to have somebody on the coaching staff that can sit and discuss stoic philosophy with Harry Miller and quote Bernard Baruch off the cuff. I assume he's talking about assistant strength coach Niko Palazeti.
HERBY'S MEMOIR. For the readers among us, we've got a little giveaway today. Kirk Herbstreit has penned a memoir title Out of the Pocket about "fathers and sons, fortitude, and football" and we've got two advanced copies to send out.
If you're interested, give us your best Michigan joke in the comments section below. The two with the highest number of upvotes will be our winners, so don't forget to vote.
SONG OF THE DAY. "Montezuma" by Fleet Foxes.
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