Ohio State has been to the BIG Championship Game. So has Michigan State, Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Wisconsin, and NORTHWESTERN. Guess who hasn't........
Learning to forgive yourself is the first major hurdle to truly being able to move on.
Do you have healthcare through your employer? If so, it's possible you can get some free sessions. With mine, I had access to 6 hours worth of sessions before I had to start paying out of pocket. Mental health coverage is abysmal in this country, but it can be vital. I highly recommend trying it. And remember to be patient. It took my 3-4 tries with different counselors before I found one that made me comfortable.
Went through a very similar episode some years back. Gf left me, lost my job, and mom got diagnosed w/ Alzheimer's....all in the span of about 3-4 months. Talk about a serious gut punch. I was depressed, out of shape, and developed all kinds of bad habits. The people who helped keep me afloat were 100% my dad, best friend, fitness coach, and my therapist. The last one is important....your friends and family can help a lot but they are not professionally trained to deal with clinical depression. I highly recommend finding a good shrink....it's well worth the time and investment.
As an aside....during that time I ended up distracting by moving to Brazil for 6 months to teach English. I just needed a change of scenery and to not feel like I was being judged for awhile. Now I can speak conversational Portuguese and made some lifelong friends down there. You have a long and fulfilling life ahead of you my friend....hang in there. We're all rooting for you.
I live close to Uptown, which is just NW of downtown Dallas. If you like going out, I highly recommend hanging out in Uptown or Deep Ellum neighborhoods. Great nightlife, restaurants, and live music. Uptown is more bougie with overpriced cocktails and Deep Ellum is full of hipsters and dive bars. There's great outdoors activities everywhere. I always ride my bike on the Katy Trail....not sure if it goes all the way to Denton. My next big Texas adventures are attending the Shell Houston Open with my Uncle (in Houston obviously) and I'm going to LSU - Texas in Austin this year. Should be a doozy. Congrats on your program and best of luck!
Still remember my Dad and I staring at the TV in disbelief after 1998 Michigan State.....that game still gets my vote after all these years. What a pathetic loss. The 2015 TTUN punter annoys me more than the 2015 loss to MSU.
Stanley was such a beast on that last drive, and David Boston doing his strut in the endzone!!! Thank you for this brief flashback to my childhood :)
Hopefully Coach Barnes will teach our DBs to turn their heads around and locate the ball. The amount of drive-extending PI calls last season was ridiculous.
I'm not a fan of co-coordinators....seems like it's similar to having a dual-quarterback system. Sounds great in theory but rarely works. Hopefully whoever stays is the person Coach Day wants.
"When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live."
I think Tyler embodied these words perfectly. RIP young man, you left the world far too soon.
I'm going to guess it's pretty widespread at most elite CFB programs.
The month of January is going to tell us a lot about this team. Can’t wait!
Seems like Brian Hartline and LJ are the only ones staying for sure at this point. Am guessing Day will hang on to Wilson, Grinch, and Alford as well. I'm not a fan of having co-coordinators and LB play noticeably regressed under Davis. I don't see any reason to keep them in all honesty, but will support whatever Coach decides.
Best passing QB in B1G history and he gets shafted for Tua and Kyler. To be fair Tua and Kyler are both amazing, but they also benefited from having solid offensive line play and AA receivers. And don't forget that defense in the Big 12 is a complete joke.
ESPN trying to say they're not anti-B1G is a lot like Fox News and CNN claiming they have fair and unbiased reporting. I really wish OSU could get a clean break from that joke of a network.
Option 1 - Stay in college, work for free, risk injury, risk fall in draft stock, and probably not be able to match this year's productivity
Option 2 - Get drafted in the Top 10, sign a $10 million+ contract, set yourself and your family up financially for life, become famous, and use new found fame to open doors to additional business opportunities.
That's a tough decision....
I was battling chronic depression in 2014. Gf left me, broke, unemployed, and out of shape. One of the very few reprieves I got from that emotional rollercoaster was OSU’s magic run at the end of the season. I will never forget 85 yards and a cloud of dust...that play somehow made me temporarily forget everything that was wrong and be filled with happiness that the Bucks finally made it back! Thank you Coach for providing me moments like that in some of my darkest hours.
Great news. Try to keep Larry Johnson, Brian Hartline too please!
8 teams. You can't take the bias out of the committee, but you can make it negligible by making sure every deserving team gets a crack at the Natty. We have established playoff systems for literally every other sport (professional and amateur) on the planet. D1 College Football should be no different.
Sorry, but no. Playoff needs to be expanded because the current setup is garbage. The field of 4 should not be left up to the subjective evaluations of biased individuals. 8 teams won't get rid of the bias, but it'll ensure the best and the most deserving teams make it in. I can't believe D1 CFB still hasn't figured out a logical postseason in 2018.
I really the playoff has historically low ratings. This is bullshit.
I'll take the Rose Bowl. I want no part of Bama in the postseason.
Ugh....WHY DO GUYS DO THIS???? This guy has the opportunity of a lifetime playing in the NFL, and this is what gets him.
I'm not interested in seeing this team get their asses kicked by Bama in the playoff. I feel that's what would happen if they played tomorrow, but I reserve the right to change my mind pending their showing at the B1G championship.
Disappointed, but not worried. Tonight was just not our night. Barely a quarter of the way through the season so there's so much more b-ball to be played.