I think it is now possible for a kid to grow up in California and have Ohio State as his dream school. College football is no longer as regional as it once was. Between tv contracts and social media a kid doesn’t have to grow up in Ohio to hate Michigan now days.
I checked MGo after the APR scores were posted and there was not a single thread mentioning them.
To be fair their fan base is absolutely horrendous and should shoulder some of the blame.
I think that the biggest obstacle to football this year is as others have stated the optics of thousands of tests being used to test healthy, low risk, athletes for a football game that is not essential when the narrative is there are not enough tests for people that truly need them and then the liability issues regarding if an athlete gets sick. If Trevor Lawrence gets covid 19 and does suffer lung damage is he able to sue Clemson for hundreds of millions of dollars for lost wages? I don’t know the answer to how they deal with these problems but I sure as hell hope they figure them out.
I was there for the Sugar Bowl and the Huge Ass Beers. The three for 1 beers were great and apparently were the norm on every bar on Bourbon Street that day. I went with my girlfriend at the time and my little sister and her husband, we were ushered into a dimly lit bar and kept walking farther and farther back into this building, as we got towards the back my brother in law and I saw a young lady hanging upside down topless on a stripper pole about ten seconds before my girlfriend and sister did. Needless to say we didn’t stay long. New Orleans is an amazing city but my liver is glad I don’t live there.
Hopefully the judge turned himself into a potato to lighten the mood.
You would have to be smart about how you spent it but you would never have to worry about paying your mortgage payment or electric bill again.
Where my sister lives in NC you can order a pizza and a six pack from Pizza Hut and have it delivered, this was before the virus. She is not a drinker, so she hasn’t done it,?but I will just for the sheer novelty of it when I visit again.
Fans or no fans at least it sounds like there is going to be football
I just hope the NCAA doesn’t get involved and extend the ban on practice. If California or Michigan want to stay locked down more power to them. I hope every game is played as scheduled but if not at least let some of the country have football
This makes me appreciate Ryan Day just that much more.
This is where having the biggest fan base in the nation comes in to play. You don’t think OSU fans will start following players on Instagram if it will help the team recruit and win. Look no farther than Nick Mangold winnin best All American of all time.
If you don’t think things changed for the Spanish flu and the smallpox then I don’t know what to tell you. They changed until people no longer felt the need to change their daily lives and the same thing is and will happen with this virus. If you don’t think we live in a different world currently then the one before the virus hit you must have been home bound before the virus hit and haven’t been out since.
You are absolutely 100% right America has to get back to work, but here is the catch College Football Players are not employees. I want football in the fall whether there are fans in the stands or not, but for the University Presidents the question of liability has to be addressed first. They are trying to pass legislation protecting employers from liability with regard to covid but that is not going to extend to a student athlete. Everyone is saying just go back to playing like before but don’t you think if it was that easy they would just do it as everyone wants? It is a different world we live in now whether you personally think it is bullshit or not. The sad fact is my opinion or your opinion about college football being played this year means jack shit.
I have been saying for two years that UM should leave the conference, simply so I don’t have to experience losing to OSU anymore. What is the point of playing football if we cannot defeat OSU? We’ll never win a championship if we continually lose to them. Join the Big 12 or ACC.
Yes you are
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You all are forgetting one segment of society that is just waiting for their chance to pounce, lawyers. If you don’t think that university officials are not worried about the potential legal liability they open themselves up to you are crazy.
I think most of us would agree that we want football this year but look at it from a liability standpoint from the schools. If it is not safe enough for fans to be in the stands how is the NCAA going to justify putting unpaid student athletes at risk? What happens if a player tests positive after a game or even worse dies from the virus. A lawyer would have a field day with that and rightfully so.
It will be a PR nightmare if an unpaid student athlete tests positive for the virus after a sporting event. Regardless of where you stand on opening up or staying shut down the public perception will play as much into the decision to open as anything else
Well hopefully it goes off without a hitch because one positive test that can be linked to a sporting event will be ammunition for those saying they shouldn’t be played.
Not a huge Cowboys fan but this is a nice pickup for them.
TTUN fans think this NIL rule change is going to be what it takes to get them on top of the CFB world. I honestly think it will help them and other schools that are not named OSU, Clemson or Alabama some. The truth of the matter is elite athletes are going to want to go to winning teams that consistently find themselves in the top 4 spots and develop NFL talent. This rule change just set up the Buckeyes to have the best shot at every 5 star recruit in the nation as they have it all: huge alumni base, passionate football fans, NFL factory and playing for Championships every single year.
There’s no reason to not discuss it politely. Not to get into the politics to deeply I would guess we fall on the same side of that debate and I hope my friend is wrong, she does too actually but whatever happens in the next few months will shape this country for better or worse for generations to come
You know it is possible that both people are right, the country is going to open up and more people are going to die when it happens.
You don’t you just insult people who don’t agree with you completely