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ashtabulassassin


Austin, TX

MEMBER SINCE   June 23, 2016

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Blanking Wisconsin in the B1G title game with a 3rd string quarterback, beating the spread by 63pts to earn our way into the 1st college football playoff.

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Comment 15 Sep 2020

just resharing here for those unaware of how the pac12 was going to be this year, since I live in that country.

Here are some highlights from the conferences upper half:

  • The conference's best coach by far is UCLA's Chip Kelly who is nursing a 7-17 record since returning to the pac12 2 years ago.
  • UCLA players basically had a public vote of confidence against him during the summer for not caring about player welfare.
  • USC, the pac12's premier program is nursing a similarly bad record, sporting 13 losses the last two years, when the new AD retained the HC so the already half empty stadium in SoCal primed to get worse as fans cancelled season tickets in droves.
  • If you were worried that USC was headed in the right direction though for this season, they closed out spring with the #65 recruiting class, behind east carolina, tulane, syracuse, washington state, oregon state, and every team you can actually name.
  • Washington State lost Mike Leach (they were 6-7 anyways)
  • Washington lost Chris Petersen
  • Stanford, a bright spot in the conference the last several years, went 4-8 to end last season
  • Oregon, who lost its first round talent QB to the draft, is on year 3 with a coach that is now 48-54

So they only stand to lose by playing. I don't think a power 5 conference has ever entered a season in such bad shape. 

Comment 13 Aug 2020

the pac12, for those of you who don't follow the pac12 and don't live in pac12 country like I do... was likely headed for their worst season ever this year. The conference pre-pandemic was already a nightmare. Here are some highlights:

  • The conference's best coach by far is UCLA's Chip Kelly who is nursing a 7-17 record since returning to the pac12 2 years ago.
  • UCLA players basically had a public vote of confidence against him during the summer for not caring about player welfare.
  • USC, the pac12's premier program is nursing a similarly bad record, sporting 13 losses the last two years, when the new AD retained the HC so the already half empty stadium in SoCal primed to get worse as fans cancelled season tickets in droves.
  • If you were worried that USC was headed in the right direction though for this season, they closed out spring with the #65 recruiting class, behind east carolina, tulane, syracuse, washington state, oregon state, and every team you can actually name.
  • Washington State lost Mike Leach (they were 6-7 anyways)
  • Stanford, a bright spot in the conference the last several years, went 4-8 to end last season
  • Oregon, who lost its first round talent QB to the draft, is on year 3 with a coach that is now 48-54.

and that is just the high-end of the conference.

So yeah, nobody will care. Purdue would absolutely dominate that whole conference atm, and I'm not joking.

Comment 13 Aug 2020

Because why bother loving B1G football if there is no B1G football.

The best way for people/institutions to correct their path is to see where their path leads. They already have no football, so why should they have players.

A spectacularly bad decision by someone unrepentant for it should have spectacularly bad results... and when that happens, hopefully they'll change and be worth rooting for again.

Comment 16 Jul 2020

good article but I take exception with one item: "Considering the expectations that came with his arrival at Ohio State as a near-five-star recruit, Gill’s time with the Buckeyes can certainly be viewed as a disappointment." 

If you are a "near 5 star" recruit at ohio state and in your first 2 years you play 78 snaps. I wouldn't say that is a failure... there are tons of other highly recruited guys at every position, even some of our walk ons have amazing film reels. I would say getting 78 snaps of in-game action is pretty admirable for your first two years (at an Ohio State or Alabama). Every player takes a different amount of time to develop into a star at the next level. Malik Hooker was a ghost his first two years, Michael Thomas had 3 receptions going into his 3rd year, Cardale Jones (obviously), and the list could go on for miles. How many guys have we seen become stars all at once after a long development then make the jump to the league. 

Comment 02 Jun 2020

I think you people missed the point that he wasn't trying to make a math point. His view is valid. what % of the population is actually, racist? I've lived in California, Texas, Utah, Idaho and several other states. The amount of people that I've met that I would consider racist, is about 2. Of those two, both were over 80 and had black friends.

I get that overt racism isn't the whole issue, its probably the smallest part, but that is also the only part the government or any beauracracy can do anything about (prosecuting hate crimes etc.). The rest is up to us to change our hearts, get more life experience, and get out there.

Comment 19 May 2020

this is HUUGE news for LA. The USC fan base was basically expecting to be hailing Meyer after USC grabbed Mike Bohn from the state of Ohio. And now UCLA and USC are both heading into seasons where the football coach is expected to be fired before season's end.

There is no single, possible, AD hire with more of a connection to Meyer than Jarmond. USC already hates Bohn with a passion after he failed to deliver Meyer last season. He is quite possibly the most hated man in LA. With Bohn's experience in retrospect I'm sure Jarmond will go after Meyer, also the main reason he was hired I'm sure. 

If USC loses Meyer to Rival UCLA, Bohn can kiss his job goodbye. Will be interesting to see how the bidding war shapes up for Meyer between these two. 

Comment 16 May 2020

as you can see above I'm a huge proponent of playing the game in a full stadium. That being said, right now while things are still spreading and others are at risk, people should be decent enough to care about others and try not to spread it for exactly OSUfaninIndiana's reason. 

but people also need to take personal responsibility. If I haven't been tested I'm not going to visit my grandmother if we live in california. If we live in a county that has had 0 cases ever, than I'll probably wash my hands, use a mask and go help her around the house.

Comment 16 May 2020

Yes no reason. because the game is being played in Oregon... my home state. Eugene is in Lane county. Do you know how many new cases of covid they had today? 0.

Guess how many they will have by game-day... 0 total. projected to have 0 deaths and 0 cases. In fact the ENTIRE state is projected to have 0 covid deaths for a more than a WHOLE MONTH before gameday. https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/oregon

Also, Ohio will have a whole month as well of 0 deaths by then 

Comment 09 May 2020

not going to happen. People have already stopped social distancing in stores. People have already stopped caring and that sentiment will only increase in time. People won't stand for it and the NBA will back down. Esp if life is back to normal everywhere else, it will just seem like waaay overkill like the stupid oregon game announcement.