We (fans, bloggers, press) need to stop taking non-CFP bowls seriously. With the transfer portal, 4 Game red-shirts, future NFL players holding out and coaches moving, it is nearly impossible to take these games seriously. They should be called 'The Winter Scrimmage' (not too different than the Spring Game). The primary benefit of these games is 15 days of extra off-season practice and a gift bag from the scrimmage's primary sponsor.
He has excellent flow. Should have been a Minnesota hockey player. He would have been on the all-state team.
Agree, sort of. The committee should just rank the conference champs (and undefeated non-conf teams? They need an 'in' for ND). Win it on the field. None of the best win, worst loss, eye test crap. Plus that (most years) gives 4 power 5 teams into the playoffs. And the #1 seed would probably have an easier path (today that would mean LSU playing Oregon??).
What other sport puts the best into their playoffs? None!
Never underestimate the transfer portal. I suspect this off season the portal will be crazy busy.
I have no idea why Nick even addressed this question. I would not expect starters to get pulled from the first half of a game.
Is Rutgers competitive in any sport? I guess they weren't horrible in Men's LAX last year.
What about eye-candy athletes? We could have a very attractive D2 tennis player that ends up with lots of followers on Instagram. They make money hocking protein powder and/or Lululemon yoga pants. Is that fair to the 'big uglies' on the O-line?
Will the school even matter? We seem to be think of 'traditional' likeness usages (used car lot commercial, etc.). What about social media? Some goofball QB from a D3 school could have 1M followers and end up making more than the QB from OSU.
While a bigger school will more than likely bring more followers. That doesn't have to be the case. Ask your teenagers who are the 'biggest' social media 'stars' that they follow. You'll probably want to drive your head thru a wall after seeing the stuff they actually make money on. The world of 'social media influencers' is really crazy and quite fickle.
So, I wouldn't worry about the QB missing practice for shooting a commercial for a local used car lot. I would be more concerned about the QB missing practice for shooting his latest YouTube video in which he does some crazy antics that he has been practicing in his 'off-time'.
If it is a run-only game due to weather it will be a much closer game. If we can throw mid-to-long passes it will be a blow-out.
How is Clemson's SOS only few points behind ours (@40 we are @31)? Their schedule seems to be really weak.
FWIW, here are a few more 'rankings' worth looking at now that we more than half-way thru the schedule. Interesting to see where each one puts their emphasis....
Maybe I'm a sky is falling type, but honestly this if this becomes the norm or even something like it, I'd rather they drop the concept of collegiate athletics and switch to a full on professional (lower level of course) or club (player pays for school and league fees). I don't want academic institutions working in this space. Make a semi-pro league that rents the facilities from schools.
and they have never beaten the rival Cincinnati Bearcats
I always thought OU was their rival. Or is this a Michigan/Michigan State thing "Our real rival is MSU not OSU..."?
When I attended OU 87-92, Miami Redskins were definitely our rival. Though we did have a thing with Ball State in basketball that I never understood.
Agree. You have several updates from last night. Former bucks were busy.
Take a look at the Brown's roster...
The bottom ~22 are at league min. And the top player is making 30x each of the 22. Wonder how that compares other leagues?
I don't feel bad for the owners, it is the bottom half? third? of the roster that gets screwed by these huge contracts. The teams end paying the top-10 roster spots (way too) big money and the next few spots get ok money. The of the roster gets minimums (which is really, really low compared to other sports).
Sometimes I think the NFL needs higher mins as well as capped max (like the NBA). Though maybe there is another option I haven't thought of...
Agree, all to often there was a hole but he was to late to recognize it or arrived a bit too late. Even my wife was screaming at him. let's hope that he gets better this week. Maybe it was a practice vs 'real-game' issue? Though he should know better having played the past couple of years.
Agree. Whenever the OU Bobcats play OSU I just hope for a good first half.
Luke Fickell needs to introduction among Buckeye fans...
Needs no introduction....
What does 'PG Kids' mean?
Had PSU had a tiny bit of defense or a slightly better goalie, they would have been in the finals over Yale. But PSU's defense looked like a JV high-school squad for most of the semi-final match against Yale.
Agree. Only Penn has slowed him down this past year and even then he was doing well. In the final he was almost a non-factor.
I honestly think the whole Yale team was a bit gassed.
My family watched it as well. My son plays (just finished his freshman year in HS), tourney season now runs for the next 4-5 weeks.
I thought the game was great for 3 reasons...
- Defense actually won the game. Which is odd given the new shot clock and crazy scoring that happened earlier in the bracket.
- TD was neutralized. I really, really, hate men's lacrosse face-offs. I suspect TD was tired/injured as he typically has a huge impact on the game.
- The refs swallowed their whistles. There was quite a bit of hard hitting that would have been flagged all season long and probably in the early rounds of the play-offs. IMO, at the College level and up, it should be a more physical game.
I think there have been several updates to the original Title IX that have stretched and bastardized it original meaning. For example, from your quote above, there is no mention that you must have equal male/female scholarship athletes. However, that is the 'rule' that most of us think of when someone mentions Title IX.
You are correct, at times they look worse than my son's high-school team. That is something a 'top 20' D1 program should never be compared with. It is quite embarrassing.