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Comment 9 hours ago

Pretty sure she still has everything in life in the palm of her hand. As for her makeup choices...you aren't her target demo.

As we've seen countless times with people that become stars from a young age like that, there's a significant chance she's found dead from an OD in her mansion somewhere over the next few years.  I don't wish that on her, just a reality with people that have a ton of fame / money but are not grounded and don't have a support network around them to keep them on track.  Doesn't sound like having everything in the palm of her hand, but I'm just making assumptions from a very limited data set from afar.  Hopefully for her I'm completely off base.

Comment 9 hours ago

It's called makeup.

I wasn't referring to the makeup, she looks / acts like she's strung out all the time, and she has a history of drug use and crazy behavior. I think the phrase I'd use is "rode hard and put away wet".  She already looks a ton older than her actual age.

Comment 12 hours ago

Is someone putting a gun to their head and forcing them to play?  If they don't want to play, nobody is making them.  If they want a free education, great elite coaching, a platform to shine and possibly become a milionaire pro player, room and board and an awesome overall college experience, they can choose to go to a particular school.  If not, they are free to pay their own way through school and graduate with a bunch of debt like most everyone else.

Comment 12 hours ago

I agree with your assessment.  Clemson under Babo sure looks like one of the elites and seems like it will be forever, but there are a lot of programs that move into the "elite" category for a decade or even longer, but there are only a few programs that truly are entrenched in the elite for the long term, for generations.  Clemson seems a lot like FSU back in the day... rise from seemingly nowhere, get red hot and be one of the elites, but just like FSU they could be a dumpster fire within a few years, especially if Dabo leaves.

If Day leaves, I still don't think tOSU becomes a dumpster fire, but we never know.

Comment 12 hours ago

Perhaps Fleck is that rare exception, but we've all seen it a million times before.  Hot up and coming coach for small time school says all the right things, but in the end when a big time school like Texas comes calling and backs up a giant Brinks truck full o cash to their doorstep, they bolt.   And no one would blame them.  I mean, it's perfectly logical to think "wow, with the resources and recruiting possibilities there, think of how far I can take this, think of the possibilities, and think of the $$$$$$$$ they're willing to pay!".  

Comment 12 hours ago

Is a buyout like a reverse prenup? I don't really understand them.

For most schools, if you find a great coach, there's a very big chance a bigger powerhouse school with a lot of wealthy alumni will come along and poach that coach quickly.  To prevent that from happening, the buyout creates a disincentive for anyone to poach the coach.  And, if they decide it's worth it anyway, at least the school gets millions in cash from the deal.  The flip side of that of course is that if the guy turns out to be lousy, it's going to cost you a lot of money to get rid of him.  A two edged sword.

For a school like tOSU there's a lot less pressure to have a buyout than other schools, because when it comes to CFB, OSU is pretty much as good as it gets.  Sure, an NFL team could come along and take your coach, but you don't have to worry about Indiana or Vanderbilt or something like that coming along and taking your coach.  If you're Minnesota and you have a hot commodity like Fleck, you'd better believe every big time program looking for a coach is sniffing around so you better have a big buyout clause.

Comment 12 hours ago

Meh.  Her voice early on in the song reminds me a whole lot of Stevie Nicks back in the day.  Every time I see her I just kind of shake my head and think "how do you go from a beautiful young lady having everything in life in the palm of your hand to a coked up haggard looking weirdo druggie like that?".

Thanks for sharing the clip, always fun to check out something different!
 

Comment 17 Oct 2020

An absolutely great show that was cut short that I wish had continued was "Rome" on HBO.  Great show, but very expensive to make so HBO decided to stop it.

I wish Game Of Thrones could keep going, but with it going towards the "jumping the shark" direction and political correctness creeping in, I guess it was probably better to end.

Comment 15 Oct 2020

Perhaps I'm in the minority here and I'll get downvoted into oblivion, but I personally don't care who someone roots for when I read posts.  I look at the posts and see if they provide well reasoned perspective or good info.  If so, it doesn't matter if I agree or disagree with the take.  I've also told main before that we might have different perspectives but I do appreciate that his posts bring a different take and aren't just name calling or trolling like most would do on another (rival) team's site.

Comment 15 Oct 2020

Sure you're going to find a diamond in the rough every now and again, a walk on that turns into a star or a 3-star guy who turns into all world. But that's the exception, not the rule.  Statistically it's more likely that a 4 or 5 star will turn into a significant contributor on the team than for a walk-on to do so.  So it's a numbers game.  The more high end rated players you have, the better your chances of having a lot of significant contributors on the team and being successful. 

Of course someone can catch lightning in a bottle with a bunch of overlooked / underrated guys and end up with a great overachieving team. Or, you could have a single generational talent drive your entire team to victory for a year.... but that does not put you in a position to be consistently successful and competitive. 

Nothing wrong with taking a lower ranked guy if you think he has a lot of potential --- but only if you have a lot of solid highly ranked guys in your recruiting class as well.   The low ranked guys should be an outlier in your recruiting, not a staple or you're in trouble.

Recruiting consistently highly rated players is the only way to be consistently competitive in college football.

Comment 14 Oct 2020

The coaches wanted to fight for the opportunity to play, just like the players did.  Day had the backing of his president and AD, just like Frost did.  Other guys who didn't have that backing just for the most part kept their traps shut.  I actually think it's good for Hairball that he opted to speak for his players and their desire to play.  If that pisses off the pres, then so be it.  Sometimes you know you're going to lose and you figure it's worth it to battle anyway.  He's still crazy Jimmy and a lousy coach / developer of talent, but I do give him credit for speaking for his players in this scenario.

Comment 14 Oct 2020

Absolutely true.  The facts are that the disease is spreading fast again in certain areas (and around the world), and will probably continue to rise and fall until there's an effective vaccine.  Why would it be surprising that some players or coaches contract the disease?  They are no less at risk of contracting it than anyone else.

Now if at some point they can trace back a bunch of cases to a game with a crowd in attendance (ie, a game with a crowd becomes a "superspread event", then you have a real argument against having fans in the stands.  Otherwise, some positive cases among coaches and players is inevitable and completely expected.

Comment 14 Oct 2020

Actually, luck probably accounts for large portion of Bowden's recovery, if you assume that your genetic makeup is "luck". Basically, the scientists don't have a good grasp yet on exactly what genetic factors work in your favor or against you (they have ideas, but not exact data yet), but that's why one person might have no symptoms or impact, and another might die even though they have the same age and co-morbidities.  Their genes.  Of course there are treatments and protocols that can help and have shown promise, but your genetic makeup is a huge factor in what happens to you with the disease.

Comment 13 Oct 2020

I agree 100% that they are a shit show and he's the star of it.  He brings a lot on himself and that's perfectly fine to point out, but he didn't bring having an idiot president who doesn't want to play on himself.  He was like Day and Frost and every other coach who wanted to play, but unlike those guys he got no support from his administration.  Instead he got shut down and now has to deal with the wrath of that idiot president.  That has nothing to do with hairball as a clown football coach, but it still sucks.

Comment 13 Oct 2020

This is just part of what the CFB world has to navigate right now.   With cases all over the country and the world rising again, it stands to reason that there's going to be outbreaks on teams.  Do the testing, do the tracing, and statistically all these guys will be fine.  Hopefully that's the case.

The other thing is, I've yet to read/hear anything about any major outbreaks or "super spreader events" tied to football (or any other sports) attendance.   Doesn't seem like it spreads that quickly when outside, in the open air, it seems to be way more contagious in an enclosed environment like a locker room.

Comment 13 Oct 2020

Normally I'd have a nice chuckle at Hairball and his continued stay in the football equivalent of the "friend zone"....  But in one aspect, I feel for him.  The university president (shithead or shissel or whatever his name is) is a complete moron and simply doesn't care if U of M even tries to become elite.   He's fine with second tier status.   The fans even seem to be fine with it or have resigned themselves to that permanent reality.  As a Buckeye fan I enjoy that and the annual beatdown, but you have to feel sorry for a guy who --- as crazy as he might be --- really does have the fire to try and win.  But he's undercut by his own university and fan base.

Comment 11 Oct 2020

Jackson had a tough day for sure, but I don't get the hate towards him by a lot of our fan base.  So he chose the bad guys.  That's too bad and I would have rather have had him in the S&G, but other than that, good luck to him unless he's playing against the Buckeyes.

Comment 11 Oct 2020

Is the point of this thread to shit on Carmen or to talk trash against Miami? I'm confused...

It's an RPO, you can go either way :)

Comment 11 Oct 2020

To me overrated isn't about "underachieving based on the talent level according to 247 player ratings", it's "not being as good as the media and fan base think you are each year". The easiest metric for that is "how good does everyone expect them to be" at the start of the season vs "how good do they end up being that year".  By that measure, I'd say Texas, Auburn, UM, ND and Tennessee are the kings of perpetual overrated status.  They all have reasonably good talent levels, and each year we go into the season and hear from the pundits and their fan bases how THIS is the year they are *back* and they are a serious contender...... but then reality sets in during the season and they get exposed for just not being that good after all.  Perpetually overrated.

I'd say Miami falls in that category as well.  People have visions in their heads of the ultra-talented swagger death-star teams of Miami of yesteryear, and every time they look "pretty good" they get elevated to "they're back" status.  In reality they aren't horrible, but they simply aren't in the same league as the elites..... and haven't been since the Buckeyes took them down in 2002.  They are just a team with good talent, but not elite.

Comment 11 Oct 2020

For the record, while I disagree with a lot of MaineStrenth's posts , his comments are no worse than any other poster and I don't agree at all with everyone always downvoting his posts into oblivion.  Obviously on this site we're almost all going to be "homers", but that doesn't mean I have to downvote someone who voices an opinion I don't like. 

Comment 05 Oct 2020

Things are rarely so simple, and I know there's a ton more that factors into it -- like relationships, comfort, academics, family etc etc...  I agree with you though, if you're a 5* DE , all you need to do is take a look at LJ's track record and say "where do I sign?".  Based on his track record, a 5* DE (which means they have the physical tools) that is willing to learn and work hard is pretty much guaranteed to be a first round pick a few years later.