A little concerned about those of you who think ZS is "well spoken." Also absolutely hilarious that this genius is A) unfamiliar with James O'Keefe and B) refers to him as a reporter.
If I recall correctly, DJ wrote about his arrest on his own campaign website when he was running for office. It’s not a skeleton on his closet at all; it’s the opposite. He’s been up front about it for a long time.
So surely you understand that the definition of refugee is one who flees another country, not someone who rose from the lower class to the upper class, right? Calling them “refugees from the projects” isn’t a statement of reality; it’s inaccurate, insensitive, and idiotic. I know you like to call anyone who disagrees with you “woke” or “PC” as though those are some kind of cheat code that automatically demonstrates the truth of your argument, but you’re clueless on this one. And this is coming from someone who is old enough to remember the imposition of the Stern dress code. Moreover, NBA players’ fashion choices have long paralleled hip hop and streetwear style more broadly, and if you haven’t noticed, “wife beaters and sagging jeans” have been out of style for a long time. As for what you saw on the West End of Cincinnati, I’m sorry the scary poor black people made you uncomfortable. Sounds like a personal problem, snowflake.
You failed to mention that Oklahoma has not won a single playoff game. And in the Urban Meyer era they went 1-1 against tOSU. You’d have an easier time arguing that Stoops’ program was better than Tressel’s, and even then I think you’d probably be wrong. OSU is clearly the third best program in college football behind Bama and Clemson. OU is clearly fourth.
That phone call is hearsay and would not be admissible as evidence on its own. (I'm not a lawyer, but I am married to one). But yes, you are right that ZS would have to have known that the woman was lying. And Herman would have to prove that the false claim caused him harm, which it likely won't. Which is why the operative word in my post is "could."
You and I may have different definitions of "revenge"; ZS is a disgraced clown and Tom Herman has one of the best head coaching jobs in all of college football. Smith's comments on his podcast could amount to defamation of character if he can't verify the truth of his accusations against Herman. Whether or not he's an abuser or just an unstable alcoholic in a toxic custody battle--and I'm inclined to think the latter is more likely--he's clearly an idiot who can't get out of his own way.
Unless what he said about Herman is 100 percent true, ZS might want to hire a lawyer.
"the kid from Kent st" is a funny way of referring to the reigning Super Bowl MVP.
The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
Mao II by Don DeLillo
Talking to my Daughter About the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis
You should check out This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy by Matt Karp. Great book, think it would be up your alley based on this post.
The last four starting centers at Ohio State have heard their names called on draft day, and that shouldn't stop with the sudden emergence of Josh Myers.
Shouldn't that say "last three"? I don't recall Jacoby Boren getting drafted.
I suspect that Clemson probably is a pretty dirty program. But I also think that anyone who doesn't believe that OSU uses bagmen is kidding themselves.
Who cares. Haskins' dad seems a little unhinged, but he's not the one getting drafted. I don't understand this fairly recent phenomenon of adult athletes' parents being so involved in their careers. Seems unhealthy.
True, Urban never lost a top recruit to Clemson.
I have no idea whether LJ is telling the truth or not. But, I also don't really care.
Today's college students are Generation Z, not millennials. Most millennials are in their 30s.
I'm reading exactly nothing into Fields and Baldwin's respective performances in today's game in terms of who will win the starting job. I agree with most here that it will likely be Fields, but who knows. I remember being more impressed with Burrow than Haskins after last year's Spring Game. I think it's pretty clear a year later which of those two is the better QB (no disrespect to Joe). I trust that Day will make the right call.
So then why is it necessary for coaches to encourage fans to come? Fans are being used as a pawn for recruiting purposes, by that logic.
You answered your own question. It's about demonstrating to recruits that they will always play in front of a huge crowd if they come to OSU. It's not about catering to fans' preferences re: tackling.
Very sad; definitely seems like dementia. One of the most heartbreaking things about Alzheimer's/dementia in general--and I speak from experience as I have a fairly extensive family history of it (which scares me personally quite a bit, but that's a different story)--is how much, in the midst of incoherence/confusion/memory loss/etc., the true self, the whole person, still comes through at times. In the article linked to above, the quotes from Knight are certainly characteristic of dementia, but they also are consistent with the hilarious curmudgeon he's always been. He's still lucid to the extent that his sense of self seems be intact, and anyone who has experience with relatives with dementia can tell you that that's a blessing.
You understand that the reason Hartline’s success is a story is because his predecessor was unsuccessful, right? This is not complicated. Zach Smith is an implicit part of the story.
You also seem confused by what the word “slander” means.
Hi! I’m in DC at the moment, but lived in Rockrimmon as a kid before going to OSU and moving back to Denver.
Im glad you commented, though. I was an Air Force brat and I know for a fact that ZS’ behavior would not fly if he had been under my dad’s command. He has some serious character issues.
Give me a break; his life is not ruined. He’s a trust fund kid from the wealthiest suburb in Central Ohio. He is, and will continue to be, fine. Being a power 5 football coach is a privilege, not a right, and it’s a privilege that he never would have had in the first place had he not been Earle Bruce’s grandson. The only thing hurting his future prospects right now is his own stupidity and his reckless actions—specifically, getting drunk and popping off on twitter, issuing vague threats at his former employer.
Serious question for those of you who defend ZS—just in terms of the “eye test”, does the person in that video seem like someone who is mentally well? Or someone you would want to work for you or alongside you? I’m curious what environments some of you exist and work in, because in my world, this guy’s entire affect/demeanor/cadence/general vibe sends up red flag after red flag. It couldn’t be more obvious that this is a fucked up individual who should never have been paid six figures to mentor and develop young men.