A little late to the party, but I spent a week in Clearwater Beach a couple years ago. One of my favorite places was a little nasty dive bar named The Shipwreck. There’s a cheesy pirate out front and the place is dark, tiny, and dirty. It’s the only place on the whole trip where I didn’t feel like a tourist. Seemed like it was mostly locals hanging out watching Match Madness. Definitely not kid friendly if that matters.
Ditto. Mostly because I love the southern style courses and that’s the only one I’ve played. I played it from the Heritage tees to get the tour experience and didn’t think it was actually all that challenging.
I guess if you want to be offended by his antics, that’s your right. I think it’s refreshing. I don’t ever see it as a disrespect to the other team. Even the stuff with Hue comes off as playful and fun. The guy is playing football like he enjoys it. It all seems so genuine.
On top of that, he seems to be a great leader of the team. Even more, he’s been very active in the city of Cleveland, and generally doing all the things you could ask for. I really don’t see how any of this could be seen as a negative.
If there’s any truth to the article, I see it hinting at conference semifinals and a championship after that. That would be revolutionary and would shake up college football quite a bit. You’d be hands down the most powerful conference in terms of competition and finances.
Nebraska is no longer AAU, so that may not be much of a hindrance.
Not even close to happening, but I can see ESPN pushing that agenda. That’s one ESPN conspiracy that actually makes sense.
I think he has at least one who is still not to college. I have a picture from Dallas from 2015 with all his kids on set after the game, decked out in OSU and they’re not all that old.
I’m not trying to persuade anyone to feel how I feel or to defend why I feel the way I do. For me, it’s been it’s been a slow decline since we won the National Championship. That win felt so natural and deserved. Like everyone played a part from the bottom up. Ever since, it seems like it’s been more about the goal than how you get there. Selling NFL drafts to recruits, dirty recruiting, the Zach Smith stuff. I could probably go on if I really thought about it. Again, I know it’s just me. I don’t expect anyone else to feel the same. I know most people feel differently. I’m by no means saying to fire Urban, it’s just that I wouldn’t be torn up if he called it quits.
I’ll take the abuse for sharing my opinion. I don’t like certain things about the program right now. I personally would be a happier fan with a clean break and a fresh start, even if that means losing more games. College football is more than wins and losses to me. The NFL is strictly a wins and losses league. Call it a pipe dream, but college football is still development of men and passion of the game and fighting for your brothers. For me at least. Some people prefer the NFL factory and winning at all costs. That’s fine. Just where my opinion differs.
I cut the cord and used Sling, DirecTV Now, and Hulu+, and recently went back to cable. They jumped my internet price and it was cheaper to bundle cable than to continue streaming. I’ll probably switch back when cable jumps me up again. Unfortunately, loyalty doesn’t pay.
I think my level of enjoyment is based on my level of knowledge. Sometimes I think too much information makes me less happy. Recruiting is dirty, so I’ve decided to limit my knowledge of it to knowing their names and a general star ranking after they’ve committed. When I feel like a recruit has been wronged (Danny Clark for example) I’m less happy. So i just the abundance of information. The same with the Zach Smith situation. One way or another, it was slimy. I’m working on my Buckeye ignorance, but I still have some regression before I can really get excited about everything. If I don’t like the ugly side of college football, the only thing I can do is try to distance myself from it.
I prefer Apple, but I generally see it breaking down like this. Apple is better for standard use. More reliable OS. Android is better for people who like to do more than call, text, web browsing, basic app usage. No doubt Android is more customizable and widely compatible. I think that’s the trade off for the inevitable Android bugs.
On Golic and Wingo this morning, they were hitting Urban pretty hard for repeatedly addressing the situation without saying anything new. Golic then said something that I think is the truest thing I’ve heard the media say. He said that Urban doesn’t seem to believe the allegations, but he can’t say that, so he’s repeatedly dancing around it. I think that’s a pretty accurate opinion. It’s not going away, though, until he stops talking about it.
Win or lose, I’d rather play than sit the bench. I think that trumps all. It’s not like they’re waking up on Saturday expecting to lose. Every player is (should be) thinking they’re going to win when they step on the field.
I don’t think Haskins will throw picks because the corners are good. More of a combination of inexperience and too much confidence. I’m expecting a season of frustrating mistakes. I hope I’m wrong, but Haskins seems like a gunslinger type QB.
Haskins might throw an early pick or two and they’ll get some false confidence, but this is at worst a smaller than expected victory. There’s just too much of a gap right now.
Sportscenter became something unwatchable. Strongest Man and lumberjack competitions disappeared. The internet killed the need to watch highlights. It’s equal parts their ineptitude and my interest.
The anti-seize won’t hurt anything, but it will annoy any mechanic to take the wheels off. You wear one drop of that stuff all day if you don’t notice right away.
I think we’re off the rails already. I’ve seen McMurphy called more names than I can count. Historically, that would get you down voted faster than anything. We’re not quite to Facebook levels, but there’s no doubt been a serious drop in comment quality. It’s kind of an echo chamber for unintelligent rambling and ignorance. So, basically, we’ve caught up with the rest of the population.
If you owned a company and your best employee was all over the news as an alleged criminal, would you not cover your ass? Or just go all in with an advertising campaign? “Here at Gmac44135, we employ *murderers”.
Yea, maybe it’s a knee jerk reaction, but you can’t take the PR hit by not suspending pending investigation. There’s exceptions to everything, but generally speaking, people who do the right thing don’t get accused (falsely or not) of these things. Sort of like nothing good happening after 10:00 PM.
Chris Hardwick was recently cleared of abuse allegations. He probably knew his ex was trouble and he would’ve been better off to get away from her sooner. Maybe (definitely) the social climate has swung too far in that direction, but that’s kinda how a correction happens.
If you’d like to read that again, I compared the fan base reaction to allegations against a coach. I could compare the actual events to what happened at Baylor, albeit on a lesser scale. But I didn’t.
Coach is accused. Fan base refuses to believe coach could’ve done something wrong. Seems similar to Penn State when you put it that way, right?
Good thing they’re not the ones doing the internal investigation then, huh?
It’s a fine line between arguing against premature firing and blind support. Administrative leave is that fine line. In my opinion, there’s a lot of people taking one side or the other. Perception is reality. Speaking objectively, the OSU fan base looks like it’s blindly supporting Urban. Right or wrong, I don’t see many defending Urban who don’t have OSU ties. Probably because the sensible ones who err that way know better than to publicly support him without knowing everything.
You’re on the wrong side of the facts here, and the “fake news” makes you look unintelligent. Urban’s statement said as much. “I apologize for the way I handled those questions”. His denial was fuel to the fire once it was logical to assume he knew of the 2015 allegations. Simple.
The media is overzealous and Urban admitted to lying at a press conference. But sure, let’s throw stones at the media. I think it’s pretty early to sling mud in any direction. The blind support from this fan base is a bit disgusting to me. The same fan base that still blasts Penn State fans for their blind support of Paterno. Just say less. Let this play out rather than put yourself on the wrong side in hindsight.