Definitely one of my favorite pieces I've read on this site. What an incredibly inspiring story, I got goosebumps just reading it.
Who's your pick for the surprise breakout star that forgoes remaining eligibility and leaves for the draft? Seems we have at least one every year that catches us off guard.
How does Bryson Shaw's commitment affect the recruitment of other safeties (i.e. Daxton Hill)? Additionally, who is next on commitment watch?
The criteria is the biggest problem, and I think that's what will get reformed rather than the number of teams. The controversy of teams being left out is what makes it fun and why the ratings are always so good, but it's the way teams are being left out that causes it. Just make it so conference championships are required and the issues of the last two years are solved.
I don't think this would happen against Michigan, simply because it's Michigan, but I could certainly see this scenario happening against other teams.
I think an 8-team playoff eliminates the part of CFB that makes it so exciting: every game matters. With an 8-team playoff, 3-loss teams could probably still get in (see: Auburn). I personally like 4 teams, but after seeing the controversy of the last two years with both us and Bama getting in without even winning their own division, I tend to agree with Joel Klatt that you should have to win your conference to be considered. Make it so only one conference champion is left out every year, keeping the controversy that CFB lives on for TV ratings and money, and have four conference champions represented. I realize that means 2-loss teams can make it, but so be it.
I work at Skyline in Columbus (don't shoot me pls if you hate Skyline). As a server, we get paid $4.05/hr since we are technically tipped employees, which not many people know since Skyline is such a casual type of dine in restaurant. It really sucks not getting tipped well/at all since that's pretty much the basis of my income as a college student. Most people do tip, but the people who tip at least 20% are few and far between. And we do have the occasional carryout order that tips, but those are usually the people who order $30+ worth of food rather than just a 3 way or a cheese coney. I agree that tipped employees are just an excuse for management not to pay their servers more, but I do appreciate those who tip me well. I try my best to go above and beyond with every single table I have, which people above have mentioned the look for in their servers.
What are the odds the Buckeyes land Lindsey and Grimes in August? And if we land neither, who's next in line?
This is insane. Buckeye Nation shows out when called upon by UFM.
Ohio State also had a Super Smash Bros tournament last month at the Ohio Union. I'm glad someone shares my feelings that eSports are a professional sport. I'm 21 and I would love to be as good as some of these top players are in their respective games.
Hypothetically speaking, if applying, when will applicants be notified of whether or not they're in consideration?
I think Illini fans are going to be sorely disappointed. I don't see Smith turning that team around so quickly. At minimum, it's gonna take two or three years. And he might leave after that to go back to the NFL. Just my thoughts.
Since I recently finished Season 5 of Game of Thrones, I love that I actually get this reference.
Honestly, I think if we beat MSU this weekend somehow and then win one game in the tourney, we're in (assuming we lose the second game of the tourney to a team that's going to be in March). A win over #2 MSU would be absolutely huge.
Totally agree. Hopefully the team comes out like they did against Iowa when they face Sparty. The next few games will dictate, I think, whether or not the Tate injury truly matters in their eyes. Based on the performance against Iowa, it won't be held against us. Just can't come out flat against the Spartans or in the conference tourney.
For sure, not disagreeing in any way. I think the only reason they're not getting penalized and they're slotted in the tourney when we aren't is because we have bad losses, that's really it. I think the next few games without Tate will show who we are and whether or not it will be held against us.
The three losses to UTA, Louisiana Tech, and Memphis are killing us. Let's also keep in mind that the committee takes injuries into account, so not having Jae'Sean Tate is going to be held against us (assuming we're not beating Sparty and win maybe one or two games in the conference tourney). It's an uphill climb for the Bucks.
I agree. I'll give him his dues for being talented, but watch their games. It's moving screen after moving screen. It's ridiculous, and like you mentioned, guards in this league cannot be touched without a foul being called.
In their game against Miami the other day, the "dagger" shot should have been called off because of a ridiculously obvious moving screen from Draymond Green (my least favorite player) that wasn't called.
This 1000 times yes.
As Cavs fan, I don't like him. But before you attack me with "So it's okay if LeBron does it," I cannot stand LeBron's arrogance and cockiness, which is what I'm starting to see in Steph Curry. Even though I don't like him, I can say with certainty that I dislike Draymond Green way more. But alas, in the end I really don't care because the NBA bores me. No defense, no real heart shows until the playoffs, and way too many egos to be able to tolerate it for very long.
Policing subtweeting just seems childish and nearly impossible to me.
I agree with your 6. I think Miller and Cardale need to go to the right teams for them to have a bright future. As much as people will hate it, the Steelers would be a great place for Cardale to go. Study under Ben for a while and take over when he's done. Pittsburgh loves those big quarterbacks.
When I saw the title of the thread, I thought this was satire. This would never happen, ever.
Gotta love George Carlin. Too damn funny.
Fair point. I would ask if you think that professional football players, soccer players, etc. could compete with some of the best video game players in the world in their field? I would venture to say no, because some of these players are ridiculously good.