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Comment 17 Jun 2017

I get it. It is really hard to grasp at first. It was for me too. But the League of Legends teams practice twelve hours a day and the competition is real between the teams. The "sport" moniker has to be viewed as a competition without thinking of a sport and the "athletes" we have all known to go with it. The guys that play are in no way comparable to pro football or basketball players but the level at which they perform are far beyond anything you or I or any pro basketball or football player could come close to. They have to make decisions in fractions of seconds and perform those tasks associated with those decicions flawlessly over and over. This is why ex LA Laker Rick Fox and many other ex pro players own teams. They see the competition value. And as of 2018 it will cost ten million dollars to purchase a team for pro LoL. Many players make six figures annually and some are millionaires within a few years of playing, streaming, and sponsorship. It isn't childs play any more.

Comment 17 Jun 2017

As hard as it was to come to terms with the Esports generation, it is here to stay and is similar to Xgames start up. I personally said similar things about it. How can that ever become a thing? Guess I learned my lesson. Riot games, that produces League of Legends, had revenue of 1.6 billion dollars in 2015. They are a great company to work for with two permanent "stadiums" they use simultaneously every week during spring and summer splits for pro teams to play in Los Angeles. All games are professionally broadcast on Twitch. Teams and production people travel the world for tourneys outside of their regular season. They just got back from Brazil this spring and will head to China for world championships in the fall. The college LoL championship just ended with Maryville University winning. University of Maryland was Big Ten champ this season. Several colleges now offer full ride scholarships for LoL players with more and more joining the fold. Just in case anyone wanted a little more info.

Comment 27 May 2017

Using the train of thought of talent you would have to ask why such an outstanding coach could only muster the season he had in 2016 with all of the draft picks and upper classmen on that team. That teams fans will be the first to toot that draft pick horn and at the same time say their talent wasn't as good as other teams. Makes no sense. If he is that great of a coach things should have been different. Love all of the excuses as to why he doesn't do better but results are results. So what I hear is this great great coach needs the best of the best players to win at a championship level which is a contradictive statement on its own.

Comment 03 May 2017

If Peppers could get away from all the TTUN hype that was constantly blown up his rear (the same that was used on that coach and that team for the entire 2016 season) he could possibly be a useful player. The BS he did during the OSU game, stomping on the Block O at midfield, gesturing to the crowd from the bench when they got the lead, storming off after the loss and pushing the OSU fan makes it seem the game is more about him than anything. He BELIEVES all the hype or he wouldn't do all that BS. Could you imagine if every good player would do that? It would be a circus, or a comedy. Take your pick. Just play the game without the theatrics.

Comment 28 Apr 2017

I really thought this year would be different. Why? Who knows? When the 12th pick was right there and they could take a swing at Deshaun Watson. No for sures in the draft but the kid is a winner and has something special. As normal Browns Brown, they trade down and pick a guy that is the most over hyped college football player I have ever seen. Don't know why I expect something different each year. But it never changes. A big ole bag of fail. A first round pick for freaking Jabrill Peppers. That's why they are where they are.

Comment 12 Mar 2017

Does it Matter? If they would go, play well and win a game, someone would get their hopes up only to be left in a depressive state the following game when they play like a steaming pile.

Comment 09 Mar 2017

Think it is simply comfort level in being there. Doing the same things with the same coaches, strength coach, etc. Becoming friends after so many years together. Looking out for each other. They may change a few things, a coach or two here or there but comfort changes intensity. The thought of people being upset because of losing is hard for Thad to understand because that means the comfort level is challenged. Do not want that.

Comment 02 Jan 2017

If a swing pass fails miserably once, let's try it a few more times without success. That kind of play calling makes you scratch your head. It does all go through Urban. At least that is what he has said. Would like to know if he has someone (Beck/Warriner) in his ear begging him to keep trying things like that. There is a chance of success with each play but some always have a higher percentage of success. The counter play to Samuel for 60 yards or so worked well because of the misdirection. More of that would be great. Damn, I think about this stuff too much.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

The concerning thing is that Urban has made the comment before that HIS offense is THE offense and no matter the OC that will change only slightly. And he has remained consistent with that statement. Blame can be put anywhere but the offensive calls go through him.

Just like Saban relented and went to a hurry up offense with Lane Kiffin, he will need to put aside the ego and hand over the offense to a creative mind. Lets just hope he does. HIS offense is diagnosed and cured at this point.