Do I think the season will happen? No
Do I think Covid-19 will be totally under control by fall? Yes
Do I think the season will be cancelled because entities like the NCAA and NFL are scared of blowback from anonymous Twitter accounts that don't watch football in the first place? YES
Do I think the season will happen? No
This happened to an industry friend of mine. He was a decently prominent music artist. Played Coachella, had tons of gigs. He actually sued his accuser with a lawsuit in which he brought his accuser’s own friends in to testify that she was completely lying. The girl’s story was absurd in the first place and immediately the girl’s close friends (including the other girl in the story he supposedly raped...yes she claimed he threesome raped 2 girls. He’s 5’9 maybe 150lbs) turned on her and started publicly and ultimately legally defending the accused. If I’m not mistaken it was the first case of this kind that actually made it to court (most of the previous attempts by other men were thrown out) He even unsuccessfully tried to obtain the video surveillance records from the bar where they met. He had what most would consider a ton of evidence, especially in a he said/she said scenario. The accuser eventually dropped her claims but the damage was already done. His career will never fully recover. It’s a very sad state of affairs. This girl wanted a great, attention grabbing story to post on her Twitter during the height of the “Me Too” movement and she ruined this guys entire life for it. She’s back on Twitter trying to be funny with seemingly not a regret in the world. Sometime people fucking suck. That’s life.
***Edit*** Thought I should mention that I didn’t initially side with this guy just because he was my friend. A former executive at Republic Records I dealt with all the time got in one of these scenarios and after hearing all the facts, I’ve not spoken to him again. So just wanted to be clear I’m just not one of those guys that will bash every accuser just because. This particular girl happened to be full of shit. Many women aren’t full of shit. Moral of the story: Listen to both stories before you decide.
Holy Smokes what a ride. If you read it in Boomhauer's voice it gets even funnier
The Summer Olympics just got postponed until 2021 possibly. They were set to begin 7/24. Football is set to begin 5 weeks later. What else do you need to see to believe this is a very real possibility? I don't think anyone wants this to happen. I DEFINITELY will throw a whiskey fueled blackout bash if Ohio State kicks off the season on 9/5. I just don't understand how you can look at the way that companies are reacting, look at the extreme (sometimes overly extreme) precautions that the sports world is taking and think, "nah, I'm just going to trust my blind unwarranted hope and say that the season will go on as planned and everyone reacting to the real-life data is part of a crazy cult".
I don't think they will be played at all. The way things are going I anticipate a full delay or possibly a cancellation of the season. A part of me will die inside admittedly.
They have been moving away from print for quite a while now. I have a good friend working there now. They are trying to make a full transition to a lifestyle brand and they make far more money off of licensing than they do from media. I highly doubt the final issue will be worth anything so maybe save your money.
WTF is going on? JT Tuimoloau now? He's never even been on campus.
You know what's great? Being comfortable in the dichotomy of thinking Zach Smith got was was coming to him AND thinking Courtney Smith is a conniving psychopath that uses her children as pawns to inflict further revenge on Zach. Social media might lead you to believe that you need to pick a side, but it turns out you DON'T need to stand on either side of the line in the sand. Crazy right? Try it sometime. It's amazing.
".....Rader? I hardly know her!"
Man, some of the answers in this thread really bum me out. Mexico is beautiful. I go all the time and I'm going to Mexico City in 2 weeks. I've never felt unsafe, the people are helpful and amazing, and I walk around freely with no worries. I truly hope all the people in this thread that are saying that Americans are in danger going to Mexico have actually been in Mexico....and I hope the same naysayers think Las Vegas, Orlando, and Blacksburg, Virginia are equally unsafe as Mexico if we're basing this on cherry-picked instances of mass murder and not race (as I suspect)
Ohio is awesome. Proud to be from there. You couldn’t pay me enough to go live anywhere with winter again. Winter has beautiful moments for sure and if was all postcard moments and sledding with my family, I’d be in. It’s the daily grind that killed me. The waking up to start my car freezing my ass off and scraping my windshield with a target gift card because I can’t find my scraper and sliding around the streets to get to work. I agree that staying close to home and family is the top reason for recruits staying in the south but I think it’s pretty crazy to assume the weather doesn’t play at least a small factor in that decision.
I think the CTE thing has become a crutch to explain why degenerate assholes are the way they are. Like if a guy like Antonio Brown is just a piece of shit in life, then it must be CTE. I would guess the percentage of ex NFL players that are scumbags is exactly the same percentage of average Joes that are scumbags. I’m not trying to downplay the severity of CTE in people that actually have it, but I just have a hard time citing it as an excuse for shitty behavior in otherwise totally cognizant people. Boxing and MMA fighters beating the shit out of each other, race car driving results in multiple deaths every year, yet football is this cro-magnon bloodsport that turns normal good choir boys into spouse abusers and murderers? Give me a break.
I love you guys. This jackoff posts that the refs screwed us like every sad sack from MGoBlog and everyone jumping to the thread to take accountability like we should because despite a few soft calls we blew the game. This is why we are and will always be superior to Michigan. We lose and eat it like men. They lose by fucking 35 points and blame it on 2 holding calls in the 2nd quarter. Go bucks. Fuck Michigan
Mods, I'm having a site issue. Anyone else getting linked to "2020 Completely Off-Topic 30 Comment mini-thread Pissing Match about JK Dobbins Draft Status" when they click on the recruiting thread? Must be some kind of bug.... ;)
1. A minor, but extremely vocal, subset of a generation of people that walked their high school diploma or GED into well paying middle class jobs with benefits so they could buy muscle car car collections and 4 bedroom homes by the age of 19 telling me that my generation doesn't have the same luxuries afforded to us because "we don't work hard enough"
2. A minor, but extremely vocal, subset of my own generation that thinks everything should be handed to them out of pure entitlement.
3. We really couldn't get a single 4 or 5 star RB to come play in Columbus this cycle?!
As a cord cutter, this is great news. CBS All Access can take their $6 a month and shove it up their ass. I could care less about the Fox B1G bias Vs. The ESPN SEC bias pissing match. I just want the games
I’ll say it since no one else is going to...Zach Smith was our key to Florida. Sure Urban kisses the babies but Zach was the foot soldier in the streets. He had the relationships that we are “lacking” if you can even call it that since we are gonna pull in a top 5 class with only 1 Florida kid. As long as we are getting top 5 classes, the kids could come from Antarctica for all I care, but the honest answer to your question is Zach Smith’s scandal and subsequent termination has changed things for us in Florida.
As is custom with all OSU flips, may he live to rue the day.
@rylee_martell on IG
His mom has spurts where she turns her Twitter page public and posts tons of shit about Tate's coaches (Ohio State coaches) being "liars", she badmouths Tate's girlfriend, posts that he hasn't spoken to the family in months. Tate himself, well I think everyone knows the kind of shit that Tate posts. Not to mention Tate drinking on camera for his Netflix show as a recruit and having family members lie about him Tweeting during halftime of high school games and having meetings with his coach solely about being allowed to wear a different color sock than his teammates for a game. His sister posts a billion bare-assed pics across the internet which isn't all that big of a deal, but she also joins in the family drama on Twitter and Al Martell pops up from time to time in articles to drop sage advice like "team losses aren't your fault when you dont play"
This dude and his entire family are egomaniacal sociopaths and it’s tearing them apart. I know I’m supposed to feel some sort of empathy because he wore my favorite team’s jersey, but I don’t. It’s actually refreshing to see a group of cocky self righteous assholes catch a dose of karma. I don’t feel any worse for Tate than I do for the 4 little shits from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that all succumbed to their shortcomings while the Oompa Loompas sang jaunty little tunes about them. Tate is Veruca Salt and I’m the Oompa Loompa shuffling his parents to the exit. And before you say “You don’t know them”, you’re wrong. We all know them because they post their entire lives to the internet begging for me to pay attention which I oblige out of a twisted morbid curiosity.
Wme are going to lose. I am certain. I’m calm, I’m not angry, but I am sure. This game is over
Goodbye 1 seed lol
Whoever DV'd this is charmin soft.