Thank you. Horseshit indeed. I’ve always found that saying insulting. Try telling that kind of crap to teaching musicians, professors, and, oh yeah, teachers. When it comes to coaching, well, sure, no one’s going to expect Ryan Day to step on the field and execute like Justin Fields or expect an MLB manager to step up on the mound and throw 90.
You are right on the money. Seeing Clearwater Beach packed with spring breakers last week was sickening, and the fact that it took negative media coverage to get Clearwater officials to close the beach is even worse. If we don't suck it up for a short period RIGHT NOW, "normal" may not happen for over a year.
...AND I QUOTE: “What the hell are the linebackers doing?!?!?!?! C’mon, Cooper, FIX IT!!!!”
- My dad, watching the ‘95 game and seeing trap, after trap, after trap go for big yards, while wondering why OSU’s coaches never made a defensive adjustment.
Water is wet. Soapy water is wetter. Both are true, just like 62-39 and 56-27.
I do too. I certainly hope (and trust) that those students who are ready to graduate won’t get sidetracked. It wasn’t nearly the same level of chaos as today, but a lot of people said the same about my Spring ‘97 graduating class, when it rained so hard that they told us the ceremony was canceled just after our guest speaker had started and that we could pick up our diplomas later at French Fieldhouse. I got so many, “Sorry you didn’t get to walk,” and “Ugh, you missed something so special!,” and even had a family member ask if it ruined my OSU experience. All of those people were well-meaning in their own little ways, but they were also wrong. What I remember about not having a ceremony is that it was just one day in an amazing five-year journey. The journey is what I’ve always embraced, not the ceremony celebrating the arrival. I hope the seniors get the same level of satisfaction from their leather-bound parchment that I still do.
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. The only thing worse from the Basketball Gods would be Carton to Kansas. I used to really admire that program, but Bill Self’s Adidas $henanigan$ coupled with KU’s refusal to sanction him ruined that.
I hit 22 mph on a downhill trail on my mountain bike once. I thought I was going to die. But knowing there’s a back out there that could’ve kept up with my bike, AND is interested in being a Buckeye, is beyond cool.
You and Kmp both suck, Stl. Where’s the righteous indignation and name calling between you two?!?! Appreciating each other’s differing viewpoints? WTH??? That’s online blasphemy!! Just kidding, of course.
It’s thoughtful arguments like yours that drew me to 11W in the first place.
Coombs’ bona fides are off the charts, and his hire means incredible things for this program and it’s players. Utah’s an excellent program with an awesome coach, but Clark Phillips has to be wondering, “ What if I had just waited?”
Oh, well...good luck, young man. Do great things in the PAC12.
I see what you did there. It sounds like a great defensive strategy or something.
What state was this again? Florida? Oh, ok. Sounds about right.
That would be really interesting, to be honest. The only hard part would be laying out the bracket and I’m sure Lunardi would love to do it, and probably already has. Hell, the computers could play out the remaining conference tournaments and then hand those results to Lunardi, just to keep it as objective as possible. If I had the model, it might make for a fun weekend, although my wife would disagree.
Besides the obvious public health benefits to canceling the tournament (which I agree with), one of the only good things sports-wise to come out of all of this is that Bill $elf and Adidas, er, I mean Kan$a$, won’t win it. And neither will Duke.
Congrats on the perfect bracket, LOL! That’s a 1 in 24,000,000,000,000* chance!
You stay healthy too, 5thDown. We’ll emerge from this stronger.
Thanks, Stantmann. Go Bucks.