Enough of the "participation trophy" bullshit. My parents are Baby Boomers, and guess what? They also received the much-maligned participation trophies that you all like to pretend are some recent invention. Kids have received trophies for participating in rec sports for decades. In fact, there's a much greater emphasis on winning and competition in youth sports today than there was when the Gen-Xers and Boomers were growing up. It's nauseating to see the generation that had so much handed to it bemoan some supposed sense of "entitlement" among "kids these days." And oh by the way, today's college students are not Millennials--they're Generation Y. Millennials are in their mid-20s on the young end, and pushing 40 on the older end. But I digress.
Googled it--you're right. Didn't realize "dual meet" was a commonly accepted term in wrestling. Pardon my ignorance.
It's more for the 11W staff. I assume they would prefer that their headlines not contain major spelling errors.
Sorry to be a pedant, but it's "Duel" not "Dual."
Agreed completely. It's wild that there are people who watched the show and thought Tate came off well.
When was that?
Same thing happened to AJ Alexander. His second torn ACL led to a “medical retirement” from OSU, but he played at Slippery Rock this past fall.
Tate Martell is also an adult.
I agree that OU would be a contender with or without Hurts, and Fields is definitely the more talented player, but Hurts was 26-2 as the starting QB for the premier program in college football. He is no slouch. This is a huge deal for Oklahoma, and it only makes them better.
Considering what demographic, exactly? I get the sense that you don't know as much about Colorado and its culture as you seem to think you do. Also, I'm not sure anything about Martell's transfer is "abundantly obvious" at this point.
I'm not "personally offended" by the Bosas' politics, either. This isn't complicated--political views are a direct reflection of one's values, and many of theirs are largely antithetical to my own. They use their platform--Nick, in particular--to espouse opinions re: US politics that I find odious; therefore, I don't think highly of them on a personal level. But as I said, that has no bearing on my willingness to root for them. I loved watching both of them play for the Buckeyes.
Furthermore, I don't think you know enough about my politics to suggest that "celebrities" share them. But that is neither here nor there.
I'm a white guy who lives in Denver, dude. The reverse racism accusation is a weird angle, but whatever. I assure you that my dislike of Tate and the Bosas on a personal level has everything to do with the former's primadonna personality and the latter's outspoken political views with which I disagree strongly.
There's been plenty of dogwhistle language used on here around Fields' motives to transfer. That's not the same thing as the "microaggressions" that you're referring to. Racism is a spectrum, and I think you're probably smart enough to realize that.
Four sentences that you disagree with do not constitute a “rant.”
No offense, but I’m not sharing that information. You’re in an awesome part of town, though.
LOL. Give me a break, Kmp.
Didn’t accuse anyone of a “microaggression”, but nice attempt at being cutting, I guess?
It’s pretty telling that the Mods step in almost immediately any time someone so much as suggests that some posters on here have racist tendencies. You all have been noticeably absent in other threads when Justin Fields has been accused—both directly and more subtly/indirectly—of “playing the race card.” If you don’t want people thinking there is a racial bias among this website’s commentariat, maybe stop looking the other way when racist shit is posted instead of only popping up when said racist shit gets called out. Just a thought.
Couple things: 1) Whether Tate stays at OSU or not, I’ve always thought he seemed like a huge douche as a person, and have said as much since he was being recruited. The shirtless pretty boy modeling pics he posted on IG as a high schooler were some of the more embarrassing I’ve ever seen. That said, my personal feelings about a player’s personality/demeanor/views/etc. have next to no bearing on my ability to root for them (god knows there are things about the Bosas that I find repugnant—won’t go into detail out of respect for the comment policy [lol] but you can probably figure it out—but they are two of my all time favorite Buckeye football players). So he’s a tool, but if he’s the starting QB for OSU (he won’t be), I’ll still root for him.
2) Per his Instagram “story” (temporary photos that disappear after 24 hours, for those of you unfamiliar), he was in Columbus yesterday. So, no, he is not back in Vegas with his family. Doesn’t mean he’s still in school or with the team, but he is in Ohio nevertheless.
One hundred percent spot-on, Arsenal
This has been discussed in a lot of other threads about Martell, but you're right, he seems like a prick.
What was even remotely "soft" about Burrow's transfer decision?
It's spelled "skeptical", and I don't think you know what the word means based on how you just used it.
Obviously won't happen, but if it did, that would be the dumbest move in the history of the NFL draft. Passing over a sure-thing pro-bowler like Nick Bosa for an extreme gamble like Murray would be a great way for the GM to lose his job.