Except...basketball is the worst sport known to man. Might as well be snooker.
Oh the irony of calling someone an idiot while not using the proper form of "you". Priceless.
Did you miss the tongue in cheek reference to the description of the threat level?!
Thank you for this comment. I can't fully understand how Michigan fans think they "dominated" Maryland last weekend and that they say "if we were playing like this all year, we would be undefeated now." I argued that they barely beat Maryland and the score didn't indicate how close the game actually was. Their stats were garbage and Maryland moved the ball at will on them. If they think they "dominated" them, then what the heck did we just do?! Such an insufferable fan base who can't fully grasp that they are painfully average and still spout off about shared National Championship in the VHS era.
But...man buns. [Insert teenage girl eye roll]
While I don't condone the striking of women...I agree with you
While I did enjoy seeing MSU lose, did anyone else see the fact that they kind of got hosed??! I believe it was the 4th and 15 ASU got the first down. The tight end or whatever on the right side of ASU's line was up and out of his stance before the ball was snapped. No false start call and a first down on that play. Even the replay on that play started out frozen and you could see the guy was straight up and the ball was still on the ground. Maybe I'm wrong?! No one else seems to be saying anything about this.
Underpaid, huh?! So...how many student loans did any of these STUDENT athletes have to take out to attend college?! I sure would like to be 'underpaid' and get a free education at OSU. My bachelor's degree cost me around $80K, so I fail to see how they were underpaid.
And you don't think that someone in their job who is in line for a promotion has never been screwed because their boss quit/was fired/got promoted?! I've seen the very thing happen. Do they have the option to transfer to another employer to get what they felt they were entitled to at their current job?! It's something that can be tried, but it usually never works out that way.
I disagree. Is it a coincidence that I called it before you showed your hand? Ehhh...probably not. You wanted opinions. You're also obviously operating in a website bias. I would guess I'm maybe less than 5% of the people on here that are die hard puck fans and wouldn't care if every other sport ceased to exist. Not to mention fans who are (mostly) living in a state where people don't know/care about hockey. Let's go to a Toronto website and ask your question. I'll bet you no one mentions Duke UNC.
Oh I'm absolutely putting all those hockey rivalries over anything basketball. I would put any basketball rivalry above only maybe...Arnold Palmer vs. Jack Nicklas or MAYBE Agassi vs. Sampras. I understood what you were saying about the violence part and I get that. I'm saying that the intensity in basketball doesn't even come close to the same planet as the intensity on the ice. That's at least doubly if you want to discuss playoffs. All those things you've listed for your rivalry are the same things in the hockey rivalries...except the one thing where I feel hockey has that no other sport can match. I mentioned it in my first post. The fact that there's a deep running hatred for the guy in the opposite jersey and you know you can find somewhere within the grey area of the rules to just short of take his head off, but don't...and then EVERYONE lines up and shakes hands immediately after all that intensity is what separates the two. It's a thing called respect. A dirty elbow or a trip doesn't make a rivalry.
Side note...I FULLY understand basketball (when it used to be good...mid 80's until Jordan retired). I understand the history and all the rules and have watched more than I ever care to admit (Quit watching the NBA shortly after Jordan retired and my last NCAA bracket was probably at least 10 years ago). Can you say the same about hockey?! Usually the opposition/argument against hockey is that the other person doesn't fully understand it which I simply don't respect that point of view.
This will NOT be popular opinion and I'm perfectly fine with the down votes! I just don't see how anyone can say that football is a better rivalry because it's a more violent sport. Hands down, OSU vs TTUN is what I think the epitome of sports rivalries are made of because I've lived it as a fan and a student. It's the one to watch and to experience. Then...people on here try to tell me BASKETBALL?! A sport where you can open handed tap someone while they're shooting and they get awarded an attempt at free, uncontested points?! Give me a break! How about trying to score a goal while a 6'3", 230 pound Russian on blades is coming at you at 20 miles an hour?! Or if you piss him off, he can legally pound your eyes shut?! Boston vs. Montreal, Toronto vs. Ottawa, Chicago vs. Detroit, Montreal vs. Toronto...Pens (puke) vs. Caps?! Then, to top it off...after a game (or multiple in a row if it's the playoffs) the players who just beat the hell out of each other willingly and respectfully line up and shake hands. Basketball?! Give me a break...it's ballet with hoops and a ball.*
*Please don't tell Bill Laimbeer about this comment
Yeah...that pretty much sums it up. If the guy next to you is more gifted athletically, you work harder to beat him. Same thing goes with intelligence. That's not discrimination. That's making people work to earn what they want. I know it's a crazy concept, but it's how I obtained my degree (and enormous amount of student debt) from THE Ohio State University.
You watched it twice and thought Fields had shoulder surgery? It was his broken index finger he had surgery on.
I had no idea why the backup wasn't starting simply when they talked about his size. Then he single handedly won that one game they were behind.
This is just a simple country boy thinking about my hard nosed upbringing and nothing else...but he drives a nicer truck at 17/18 than I do at 34...Ford vs Chevy aside...but seeing the house and vehicle and parents and everything makes me feel like he's been given everything. Again...just my simple opinion!
I shook my head when he lied and said he didn't know why he was pulled and just said "coach said 'you're out'". However...I would also be afraid to answer to my parents if they were that size and my mother was Blaze of the original American Gladiators!
Your ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter! Haha.
All kidding aside, that's a pretty good take and exactly what I was looking for. I just didn't see that "generational, can't miss, best player ever" kind of talent people were talking about. I was just curious as to if it was the programming/production or the fact that it's not as easy to see for me since it isn't puck. I've watched some of our earlier recruit's highlights on YouTube and they look like men amongst boys and I never got that feeling with any of them...other than DJ when he basically took over and won the game after Mitchell was benched.
That's all fine and good, but it could lead to a setback for OSU if Fields isn't granted eligibility and Tate transfers. I also was just asking about opinions relating to the show and how he was portrayed...good political answer, though!
Oh yea...especially in one of the last two episodes where his parents were in his ear that they were disrespecting him for rotating QBs. And when his dad said "why are they actually blocking and running the plays right now that he's in?!" I thought that was pretty bad look on the parents, especially after Re-al (terrible, awful, horrible name) said "I didn't even realize they were doing me dirty like that".
Well, I don't like to jump to any conclusions, but I thought he kind of quit early in the show. Maybe it was the second episode. I didn't really care for some of his trash talk, even though I know it happens in all sports. Maybe it's all made up in my head, but it just seemed like he was always glazed over and I wasn't all that impressed with him fumbling in/near the end zone and after the game kind of arguing/back talking the coach when he said something about it takes more than one person to win or lose a game. Again...I know there can't be much stock put in something for entertainment value, but I definitely had an...off feeling about Tater in the first season and here we are. Just me thinking out loud, anyway.