Spartan - I think Fleck is a hell of a coach, especially for a program like Minnesota. Recruiting at an all time high for their program and it showed in the disparity in athletes when they played a similar program in Ga Tech in their bowl game. I think Fleck just needs his QB and he doesn’t have him yet, that’s why I don’t think Minnesota is a legit contender to win the West but should be a bowl team once again.
Minnesota isn’t terrible, they beat their archrivals Wisconsin for the first time in 15 years last year and completely dominated Ga Tech in their bowl game. If you go by 247Sports, PJ Fleck is recruiting at an all time high for that program. I think Fleck will be there for a long time to come.
I am fascinated to watch this race all season long. I think if Hunter Johnson plays up to his 5* potential, Northwestern should be the favorite. If not Northwestern, I think Nebraska is next team up. I can also see Iowa, Wisconsin, and Purdue winning the division. This is gonna be fun!
Brewster - I would also be willing to bet a large amount of money concussions were a lot more prevalent in the 70’s and 80’s than they are now. Also, researchers themselves have readily admitted that they are still unsure the affect of sub concussive hits have on the brain, they still haven’t been able to prove a scientifically proven link.
Also, saying CTE related suicide is a huge stretch that has never been proven.
Brewster - I’ll leave it at this, I don’t think you’ve done the research you think you’ve done on CTE. Go Bucks! Go Browns!
Nah, get an offshore.
I’m here for you.
Follow Vegas Refund. Hit around 58% on both CFB and NFL last year
From the 2017 season*
Brewster - Players are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever, that can’t be debated. However, concussions were down 29% in 2018 from the 2019 season. Although players are bigger, faster, and stronger, because of rules changes, the players aren’t generally producing high intensity collisions to one’s head or neck area as much. I stand strongly by my point that because of advanced helmet technology, practice restrictions, changes in tackling fundamentals, rules changes, and advanced research leading to the advent of things like concussion protocol, the game is safer than its ever been. Frankly, I don’t know how you can make an argument otherwise.
Brewster - I’m not sure what point you’re getting at, and I don’t mean that sarcastically. I don’t think football is safe, but that’s why we love to watch it, and that’s why players love to play it. We love the physicality of it. I don’t think I would say it’s the most dangerous sport, definitely think boxing/mma at the least are more dangerous sports. Obviously there are a lot more football players than boxers or mixed martial artists so the amount of people who get injured will obviously be higher.
This just reminded me of how excited I am for high school football to be back
Man that sucks, was really looking forward to him against Florida Week Zero. He’s a highlight reel waiting to happen and a lot of fun to watch regardless of what you think of him
Incredible top end talent in the B1G this year. Can’t wait to see Nebraska in Scott Frost’s second year, and Jeff Brohm should have Purdue as one of the best offenses in the country.
Not even close to the thread I thought I was commenting
Northwestern. Maybe the best coach in the B1G with a stacked defense and a former 5* quarterback. Nebraska is the trendy pick, Northwestern is the correct pick. The B1G West will once again be best division race to follow all season long.
Bucks - Yup, B1G needs to go out and win and they'll get the respect they deserve. Northwestern needs to win @ Stanford, Michigan win vs. Notre Dame, etc.
Depression is a major issue, I wouldn’t call CTE a major issue
Youth participation where I live are at record highs. The game has never been safer. Of course there are those people who as soon as they here something might be dangerous (which we’ve always known about football) they’ll wrap their kids in bubble wrap and head for the hills
lol if boxing and mma is still around, football will be just fine. Ratings are up all around
Thoughts and prayers.
Even if there were CTE, this wasn’t football’s fault. 99.9% of people who play football don’t commit suicide, there were clearly deeper issues though.
Preseason polls don’t matter, but like you said they’re still fun. The debate and arguing is what makes CFB the greatest sport in the world
I love the preseason polls. It’s just for fun, have fun with it.
Watched it this morning. Didn’t seem to show anything that wasn’t already known or covered in the media. Just shocking to see it all again. Good for the blogger in CBUS who didn’t let the story die.
The 8 people who down voted you don't follow football too closely lol. Sprinkle's chance of making the Browns with the depth they have at DT was slim to none, was a camp body. Doesn't mean I wasn't rooting for the guy though.
That has to do more with the position each plays. RG is completely up in the air for the Browns still (although it looks like Kush will be the starter moving forward), the Browns I believe are already 4-5 deep at DT.
John Dorsey has completely revamped the Cleveland Browns roster, and therefore there are fewer spots up for grabs this year than in any previous year in the last 20 years. It doesn't surprise me Sprinkle was waived, but as always, best of luck! Buckeye for life!