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Comment 19 Feb 2020

The picture in and of itself is not evidence of perjury.  Perjury requires that the person perjuring themselves willfully/knowingly provide false testimony under oath (like during a deposition).  The key there is knowingly or willfully.  It would not be very difficult to hard for a good lawyer to explain that his client who has gone on hundreds such visits or trips might have forgotten about one or two and not remembered.  They could also say Blackwell just went in for a little bit to take a picture and that was it -- still an NCAA violation, but not a big deal for the civil suit if Dantonio and his lawyers say the coach didn't even remember that interaction.

Either way, my guess is that there's a lot more dirt that's going to come out and it's not going to look pretty.  Glad for Fickell that he decided to pass on that one.

Comment 19 Feb 2020

Yes, these scummy sleazebags need to get hammered.  With the new technology like twitter, instagram etc etc, the old axiom is more true now than ever:  a fool and his money are soon parted.

New technology (especially social media) gives scammers lots of new ways to con people out of money or take advantage of people, it's more important than ever that people be smart about what they are doing and thinking things through.  Does it make sense for a recruiter to ask a kid for money for something?  No, it doesn't.  If there are fees for camps etc, they are paid to the camp or the school running the camp, no way I would send my money over to some dude just because he says so.  I'd want to verify things.   But, they are taking advantage of these kids who really want a chance to go to college and play football etc.  Very scummy.

Comment 19 Feb 2020

I think you're right that a team like Alabama would take down any XFL team, but would certainly be a fun matchup to see.   The annual "Alabama could beat this Browns team" talk is funny, but anyone who knows anything about football knows that any NFL team -- no matter how bad -- would absolutely destroy the best college team.  XFL team vs good college team?  That's a different story....

Comment 18 Feb 2020

Please link us up to any article discussing moving Sawyer to TE.  If anyone is saying that they're completely insane.  The guy is one of the top 5 overall players in the country at DE and someone would think it would be a great idea to move him to a position that the Buckeyes are notorious for under utilizing??  Whoever thinks that is stoned.

Comment 18 Feb 2020

Sadly, I have literally one real option for internet:  Spectrum.  There are a couple of others that offer 3 megabit DSL , which is absolute garbage so not a viable option.  Spectrum charges $45 per month for internet for new customers, but then cranks it up to $75 per month if you don't have TV as well.   It's relatively easy to "cut the cord" for TV services, but I'm still stuck to one provider for internet.

Based on what I've read, unless you live in a big metro area, chances are your options for high speed internet are very limited, with many in outlying areas even having no high speed internet.  Spectrum's speeds are not terrible, but I hate not having any choice, I'm pretty much at their mercy no matter what they do.  Living without high speed internet simply isn't a viable option anymore, my kids need it for school etc etc, but yet I have no options other than Spectrum. 

Comment 17 Feb 2020

You literally have no cord?  I guess that depends on what cord you're referring to.  Unless you're getting your internet service wirelessly (cell phone etc), you still have a cord.  Also, you can use wireless and apps (like netflix, hulu, youtube etc) to get tv to view even if you're still using the cable company.  Bottom line, you can cut the cord proverbially, but you're pretty much stuck with your isp provider.

We really need some competition for isp services in this country.  In fact, I think the best thing would be for fiber lines to be connected to every home the same as electric and water lines when a new home is built, and then ISP's can compete over selling you their services.  That way, you have actual options rather than just being stuck to one company regardless of how lousy they might be.

Comment 17 Feb 2020

Her form looks perfect as she's going 20+ mph, her head barely moves, arms going high, legs with powerful push.  Dang that's fast.

Comment 15 Feb 2020

I've noticed this as well.  The transition away from the true center was clearly already in motion, but now all of a sudden you're seeing teams just completely get away from the concept of a center.  It will be interesting to see how Houston fares this year.  You'd think they'd have a lot of trouble against a team with size like the Lakers, but they pretty much handled the Lakers last week with no problems despite not having anyone over 6'6" to against Anthony Davis, Lebron and co.

Interesting times for the league, we'll see if this will be the new normal where teams just have a lineup with all 6'4 to 6'7 versatile guys on their roster.  Of course, having guys like Westbrook and Harden on your roster makes it a lot easier to score when you have a small group on the court, not every team has that luxury.

Comment 15 Feb 2020

You take the best three players off any NBA team and the team is going to go into the tank.

It's fun to see them tank, but I hate the fact that they'll have a chance to get a great draft pick and become instantly relevant again quickly.  That's how basketball works though.

Comment 15 Feb 2020

The problem is, you're likely not actually cutting the cord.  You're actually just choosing to get your TV from a different provider.   The ISP is still the same, and they are the one with the cord.   If you're like most people, you simply don't have a choice.   You get your internet from one crappy company whether you like it or not, because the alternatives are horrible DSL etc.  If you're lucky and live somewhere with options, then yes, you can choose a different ISP for your internet connection, but most of us aren't that lucky.

So yes, I can cut the cord, but they just jack up the price of my internet service, so in the end it doesn't save me any money.

Comment 15 Feb 2020

Thanks for the article, I love getting some "behind the scenes" views like that for some of these guys.  Who they are, where they come from, what makes them tick.  They aren't just a uniform out there on the field, they are young guys with their own back story and aspirations.

I wonder if anyone has set up a go-fund-me to help Jerry and possibly even get him to see a Gee play a game.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

Revenge, regret, shame, fear, personal animosity, anger, confusion.  There are a million different potential reasons, and in fact there have been plenty of false accusations in the past where the motive for the false accusation didn't seem to exist.  Doesn't mean it's likely (stats say false accusations are very unlikely), but it is possible. That's why you have due process.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

This part of the story is weird.  From a prosecutor side, you'd say "why the heck would someone who is not doing anything wrong have the partner say it's consensual on video?".   From the defense side, the argument would be "they played out some fantasy and videotaped it, the accused knew the video could easily be misconstrued as being non-consensual and thus wanted to document that it wasn't".  I don't buy the defense argument in this case though, I'm more inclined to believe the prosecutor perspective.

The legal system will process all this stuff and determine guilt or innocence, but there's enough there to at least remove them off the team pending further legal process. 

Comment 12 Feb 2020

So if I accuse you of raping me, should we just automatically assume that it's true?  Of course not.  You are innocent until proven guilty.

"why did she wait until now" is a logical question to ask when assessing the motivation and veracity of the accusation.   It's a perfectly valid question, but it doesn't prove whether the accusation is or is not true.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

Hello.  Innocent until proven guilty is a foundational tenet of our justice system.  Saying someone is innocent until proven guilty is NOT "calling the accuser a liar".  Basically, until the judicial process plays out, you simply don't have the facts, all you have at this point is an accusation.  The fact that you (and many others!) are ready to convict someone and have them thrown in jail simply because of an accusation is alarming and disturbing.

In this case, I believe the accusation to be true based on what we know so far, but the reality is I don't KNOW.  Our system of justice works on what is proven, not what someone believes.

Further, the "what does she have to gain" stance makes complete sense when evaluating how likely it is that she'd bring forth a false accusation, but you can't simply go by that alone as evidence that it must be true.  There are all sorts of times people make accusations aren't true for all sorts of reasons.  Shame, regret, personal vendetta, anger, whatever.   The point is, I can't think of any logical reason the victim would have to make the accusations if they are not true, but that doesn't mean the charges are true.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

I haven't seen a single post of anyone "defending" the accused, and "college football culture has a serious problem with rape" is pure bullshit.  This has nothing to do with college football, this kind of stuff happens everywhere in society.  The fact that they play college football just makes it more visible.  Lets not kid ourselves, it's a human problem, not a college football problem.

Just because someone is accused of something does not mean they are guilty of anything.  However, based on just the information we have so far, I think there's enough there for Ryan Day to remove them from the team pending the criminal judicial proceedings.

Comment 11 Feb 2020

Of course the NCAA, like any other large organization, takes steps to protect what it views as it's interests.  Why is that surprising or wrong?

I happen to think the NCAA should be able to set it's own rules, no matter what anyone thinks.  It's a private organization and nobody is forcing anyone to join an NCAA member institution.

Comment 07 Feb 2020

With a 4 team playoff, you pretty much know that there are really 6 or 8 teams tops that have a realistic chance of making it to the playoffs.   If you're a top recruit, you're going to one of those schools if you want to be in the hunt realistically.  With an 8 team playoff, there would be at least 12-15 teams each year that have a shot at the playoffs, so I think you'd see a better distribution of talent....   but I'm just saying that based on my perspective without any evidence to back it up.

Comment 06 Feb 2020

I fully understand the sentiment that "hey, if you're not committed to this program and want to put yourself in the portal, then don't expect to come back"...... but this seems like a terribly counter-productive stance to take publicly.  You're basically advertising several things with this position, and none of them good. 

A) the program is losing players to the portal to the point where they feel the need to somehow curtail the desire of the players to enter the portal by threatening them with "no return" if they do.   Not good.

B) You're sending a message to future recruits that the school/program/coaches don't really care about their welfare.  If things don't work out or for some reason you might consider leaving, the coaches and program will not be supportive.   Contrast that with how OSU handles guys going in the portal.  Which scenario would be more attractive to you as a recruit??. Not good.

C) You have 12 guys in the portal right now and signed the 70th ranked class for this year.  Definitely not good. 

It's fine to say internally with the staff "hey, if a guy enters the portal, there's no guarantee we'll want him back"... but saying that publicly in an attempt to have fewer guys explore the portal seems like shooting yourself in the foot.  You have to make the program such that they want to stay.  Strong arming them into staying is a recipe for losing guys as well as not getting new recruits.

Comment 30 Jan 2020

Mexico is definitely not safe in any way, shape or form.  That said, if you stay in the tourist / resort area, your chances of staying safe are better, but I still wouldn't describe it as "safe". 

There's no way I'd head over there right now, but if you've already plunked down your money you might think its worth the risk.  Overall, no way, not for me or my family.

Comment 27 Jan 2020

Correct, that's a big boo-boo on my part, I meant UNDERpaid, not OVERPAID.   I there's any coach in college that is far from overpaid it's him :)