True. But they struggled with Rutgers and Wisconsin, who was on a spiral at that point. TTUN just bent them over.
You have no idea the physical toll that three vasectomies have on a person
Penn State was pretty frustrated after last season. Their was commentary out there about grumblings of frustrated donors and officials at Penn State that were unhappy with Franklin after starting last season as a top 10 team but getting beat by their 3 biggest competitors in the B1G while losing 2 of those at home. They really struggled in most of their games after losing to us. Indiana took it to them for 3 quarters before fading.
Read this week from Birm that ND is a strong favorite. Several crystal balls recently went to ND after their recent offer. Supposed to visit ND in early June and there is some concern of a possible commitment. He has a June visit to Ohio St.
Bingo. The schedule is tough and we are going to get everyone's best shot. You know Kiffin and Fickell will get their teams motivated to play in the Shoe. Cincy is talented enough to give us a major scare if we aren't ready to go.
Being the best team on paper and having the most talent in the conference won't matter if Fields gets hurt or doesn't develop, OL play doesn't improve, and the back defensive breakdowns continue.
I keep going back to last year with the OL having two 5th-year senior starters and two 3 year starters. The two 5th year players largely underperformed and were very average starters. The talent is either missing or development wasn't happening last year but either way, talent on paper doesn't matter if this group doesn't improve.
While visiting Georgia on the same day of the announcement?
Indians came into the season as an 87 to 92 win team. That would win the division by 6+ games. Now they are an 85 win team. Do the Twins have what it takes to be an 85 win team?
First of all, second guessing based on a completely unforeseeable injury is a little ridiculous. It's as if someone were to knock the Marlins for not trading Jose Fernandez before the boat crash that took his life.
Ehhh... True to some extent but Kluber trade rumors in the offseason were very real. The Indians strongly considered making a deal and there has been a noticeable decline in Kluber in terms of numbers and velocity. Something seems to be off with him prior to yesterday. The Indians had a chance to get more offense for the roster for him and they didn't. It was tough decision either way to make and I can't fault the Indians for either decision.
Do you think honestly think we can get by Houston?
Of course they were looking for him. He has an outstanding warrant from July for aggravated robbery. That's a first degree felony charge.
They found shell casings in the yard so that seems to substantiate the original report of shots fired.
Tat Gate prevented OSU from sliding into the 8 to 10 win season status.
It also saved the Big Ten from becoming nationally irrelevant
Urban does (did?) not know how to coach and manage a passing first QB. And that inability to fully unleash a passing first QB/pocket passer held this team back.
They are likely to develop.
I don't think some guys under Matta, Loving, Williams and a few others, actually gave two shits about getting better and working for it.
I think they will be ranked most of next season and be in the top 4 or 5 in conference standings. They have CJ Walker and 3 top 50 recruits next year coming in and Combine that with natural progression from Washington, Muhammad, Ahrens, the Wesson Bros, and everyone else, they will have a deeper team. They will be better. They freshmen and younger players are just getting their legs under them. Someone will break out and compliment Kaleb as another scorer.
That's an interesting point because how do you see a tackle or a team get called for 5 men in the backfield when the OT isn't lined up on the line
It's 100% bullshit and is an excuse.
In part, I think it's because the lack of accountability. You can't change the outcome but what are they doing to prevent future mistakes, actually owning up to the error and being transparent.
Also, how did the officials not see it was a helmet to helmet hit?! I also find it ridiculous that the NFL makes the commercials featuring players and coaches preaching safety and how they are making the game safer. How can anyone believe that when they don't call penalties for helmet to helmet hits or have stronger enforcement methods of those hits. But you can't hit the star QBs, they are totally protected.
Fines after the fact don't matter to some of these guys when they get paid millions. If the NFL is serious about improving safety, then actually put some teeth and structure into the enforcement of the rules. Discretion is the problem and varies from week to week, game to game, player to player, and team to team.
Well, it's because these officiating errors happen all the time and officiating truly affects the outcomes of games. The mistakes are too widespread.
The problem is in part because NFL officials are so quick to blow whistles rather than let a play go and plays itself out. If you take theit word that the officials thought the ball was tipped, then throw the flag anyways and let it be reviewed. Tipped balls can be reviewed and the flag can be picked up. They didn't do that. The NFL continues to back itself into corners by blowing a play dead and nulifying any review process. There is such a focus to get the call right on the field the first time rather than get it right overall. It's either use instant replay or get rid of it.
Each team gets a possession starting on the 40 or 35.
I never said it's rigged or anything like that. I said it's entertainment. The NFL is becoming entertainment more than the game itself.
Let's score as many points as possible, promote the biggest stars/names, and create as many highlights as possible all in an attempt to create ratings and storylines. They don't care about the integrity of the game or the product on the field. The officiating is so widely inconsistent that it varies from game to game, week to week, player to player, and team to team.
Where's the public statement acknowledging the error?
Payton called the NFL out with his statement and turned up the pressure on them. The NFL would prefer to say nothing for 4 or 5 days, the make a small statement, and let it blow over. The NFL has no accountability
Could you imagine the uproar if Tom Brady didn't get to touch the ball in overtime if the Chiefs got the ball first and scored a touchdown?
Those two games yesterday were highly entertaining.
That's exactly what the NFL wants....it's all about entertainment. It's all about the ratings.