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Comment 19 Apr 2019

Yeah, and consider Martell is not doing so hot at Miami so he may not even win that job.  That's the reality for some of these guys.  They lose out on the starting job at school X, but are young and inexperienced anyway, so heading to school Y is no guarantee of winning that job either.

In some regards, they may be making the path to playing tougher on themselves.  We don't know what the future holds for Baldwin, but here may have been just as good or better than anywhere else.  He's already in the system for a year, Fields has looked a little shaky, and even if he picks it up is still an injury away from being the guy.

But, transfer somewhere unknown and have to start over. If it is a top 25 caliber P5 school, there's probably already someone there on at least equal footing with you, and somebody coming in the next recruiting who is just as good as you.  It just seems like a coin flip at best for this transfer spree to work out for these kids, but more power to them.  It's their choice.

Comment 18 Apr 2019

I didn't mind Solo, since it was a standalone prequel it didn't have the weight and importance of tying into a bigger narrative like TLJ did for me.  As just a one off silly sci-fi action adventure movie I thought it was fine.  But I sure as hell wasn't going to see it in the theater after the TLJ trainwreck. 

Comment 17 Apr 2019

And when you put it that way, (holy shit we lost a lot), one has to reasonably lower expectations, and a preseason ranking in the 8-12 range is not unreasonable.  

Comment 12 Apr 2019

Same.  And then Last Jedi completely took a 180 and ripped to shreds every possible cool thing they could have been building for in the finale.

Now, I have no idea what to think or expect in this one. I will go see it for sure, but Last Jedi has more or less ruined the series for me.

Comment 11 Apr 2019

I don't know, Cersei is basically your typical SEC power team on Chickenshit Saturday right now.  Sitting in the south, unchallenged and waiting for her enemies to the north to be furthered weakened.  Just enough for her to swoop in at the end and be victorious.  I would not count her out.

Comment 08 Apr 2019

This game will be for UVA fans just what the Miami NC game has been for us.  One where the right call was made, but the opposing fanbase, and a percentage of the ignorant masses whose opinion is driven by the talking heads who only want controversy for the sake of ratings, will believe they got hosed.

And when it comes to the double dribble, in and of itself, yes huge missed call - but was there any non-referee out there who saw that play live and jumped out of their seat screaming double dribble?  I would guess not, fairly whacky play in a frantic moment.  Also just like we like to show the highlight of Gamble first getting held, and then making a catch inbounds that would have ended the Miami game in regulation, UVA fans can show the reverse angle highlight of the double dribble play.  Auburn defender is clearly purposely trying to foul and reaches and grabs his jersey before the double dribble.  Should have arguably just been a foul right there.  You can go all day on the technicalities.

Yes, Auburn should have won, but I don't feel bad for them.

Comment 06 Apr 2019
How was that a bullshit call? Shooter went straight up, defender made fairly significant contact into his legs BEFORE he released the ball, knocking him off balance. That should be called a foul at any point in a game, first second or last second.
Comment 02 Apr 2019
People who hate this are out of touch with reality. We are not going to get a starter quality player from a P5 school, or a G5 all conference player to come for a one year chance to be Wessons backup and play 10 mins a game. This is the kind of player you're going to get. Giddens at least was an active player who gave it his all, and would provide a much needed body when Wesson deals with foul trouble, which is pretty much every game.
Comment 27 Mar 2019

I don't think he was an insanely touted HS player.  He was listed as an athlete and I think before camping well and putting up a high SPARQ score at The opening, started out as a 3 star.  He worked his way up to mid-to-low level 4 star status at most services.  Which is pretty good, but middle of the pack guy at best for what OSU has been pulling in during the Urban Meyer era.

Comment 27 Mar 2019

I think the assumption was grow him into a LB, and even the frame to pull a Sam Hubbard and grow into a DE.  With that kind of speed and athleticism though, you wonder if he is a fit for this Bullet hybrid position.

Seems like a guy, like Hubbard, who will need a redshirt and some seasoning.  Then we will hear his name a lot the next year on where we he might end up position wise.

Comment 26 Mar 2019

Geez, and here I was hoping the Colts could get him with their #59 pick, which many would still describe as a relative reach, fair or not.  The locals would lose their shit (in a bad way) if the Colts take him at #26.

While it would be great for Terry's bank account, I'd worry this high of a draft slot would put a little too high expectations and pressure on him early in his career.

We all thought hey here's a guy who is going to go 3rd-4th round and be a steal for a team, really surprise some people.  If he goes all the way up to the 1st round, that dynamic changes quite a bit.

Comment 25 Mar 2019

Looks like it.  That is pretty low for the Parris hype train too. Or maybe we are the only ones buying into the OSU WRs hype train?  Not sure which, but I would expect Parris to come off the board before #66 and Terry to be in the 3rd, with a possibility of a team grabbing late 2nd.

Comment 25 Mar 2019

Not sure why there are people downvoting this, it is definitely the most thought out and plausible take.  Interesting to think how some seasons could have been more successful but others not.  I'd almost be inclined to say it all worked out in the end because we got Urban and he won a NC, but if we could have done without the Tatoogate scandal and then the Zach Smith BS in this alternate universe, while still winning another NC under Tressel, I might have preferred that.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Pointing out the obvious here, but Kaleb really has to watch his elbows when working for position and making post moves.  B1G refs or not, there are times I feel like he could get called for a lot more offensive fouls than he even does.  That's the key for me, otherwise yeah I anticipate a more fast paced free flowing game. Hopefully leading to lots of open shots a la the Iowa game a couple weeks ago.  Ahrens could have a role in this one.

Typically, the change from B1G refs to anybody else is tough because instead of letting the physical play go, they actually blow the whistle.  But these lately, the B1G refs have just become widely inconsistent. I don't know what to make of it, but I'm going to be nervous every time Kaleb is in contact with another player, which is basically every possession.

Comment 18 Mar 2019

I agree with both responses here on the good and bad.  I was definitely going "where the hell is Daryl" during the fight with the kids.  He just completely disappeared for no reason, so that was definitely poor writing. And in general, yeah would have liked a better reveal for how they got these scars that have been teased.

On the flip side, I did think it had relevancy to the current season, and there were some good exchanges with Michonne/Negan and Michonne/Judith at the end when she found her. The "When did we stop loving Daryl?" line from Judith almost conjured an emotional reaction from me for the first time in a couple seasons.  Almost.

So in the end, thought it was a decent episode.  Far from terrible, but far from "one of the best ever" press it was getting.

Comment 18 Mar 2019

This really feels like smoke screen.  It just doesn't benefit any organization with an early pick to come out and say "this is what we're going to do".  Jokes aside about the Giants right now, that is just extremely low level common sense.  The only benefit they have to gain out of these comments is to try to stave off anyone trying to jump in front of them to get Haskins.

Who knows what the angle is, but I would say let's just wait and see.  Would still be very surprised to see both Murray go #1 and Haskins not go in the top 6.

Comment 18 Mar 2019

Interesting reactions to last night's show. Yesterday this article popped up in my news feed so I read it before watching.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2019/03/17/you-need-to-watch-tonights-episode-of-the-walking-dead-even-if-youve-quit-the-show/#6b4239447b34

In a climate where it is pretty en vogue to rip TWD from all angles, this was surprising to read this heading into the episode.  So I had high expectations, which ultimately weren't meant.  But I also didn't think it was "outrageously bad" either. I thought the way they tried to parallel Michonne's current situation finding Judith to the flashbacks was done well enough.  And commercials? I don't think that is a valid complaint to the quality of a TV show, since the DVR was invented 20 years ago.

Comment 17 Mar 2019
A little nervous here. Belmont in. Cincinnati a 7? Iowa a 10. Not a lot of room left. Sparty a 2 and matched with Duke. Seems like they are not too fond of the B1G. Only Purdue at an overseeded 3 so far.
Comment 15 Mar 2019

That certainly would have helped secure it, but I think Florida was considered in already, so not a huge blow.  Need the favorites like Buffalo, Nevada, and Washington to win their tourneys.  It would take quite a bit more of bad luck surprises to get knocked out of the field.  First Four is a definite possibility if not probable at this point.

Comment 15 Mar 2019

OK, that call right there is when you wonder if it is fixed. Woods beats his man cruising down the lane for an easy layup but the ref calls a tick tack hand check foul before the shot.  It's on Sparty, so it helps even out the foul totals and make things look on the up and up but it helps them.