Officiating in the XU-FSU game was some of the worst I've ever. They called #55 J.P. Macura (aka Casper the Friendly Ghost because, man, that kid is so pale, he's almost translucent) for two fouls that were clean--one on a block when he was trailing on a layup and the other on a steal. With him and Gooden both out, XU completely fell apart. But no way Kanter should've launched that airball 3-pointer with 7 seconds to play.
Although this outrage smacks of fear and insecurity. You’re rising to a troll’s bait.
Huh? Who's the troll? Andrew Ellis for starting this thread? I was living in blissful ignorance until then. Or do you think Driskell purposely posted this just to get a rise out of Buckeye and Bulldog fans and I blithely fell into his trap? That seems extreme.
Let me ask you this: if I tweeted that the Navy has the highest incidence of rape among all the branches of military service and someone brought it to your attention, would you not feel inclined to challenge that claim and demand to know my source? It might qualify me as a troll but by questioning it does that qualify you as rising to my bait?
He's got a degree from Michigan and yet during his senior day post-game speech, he referred to it as "that team up north." If nothing else, he was smart enough to know who was buttering his bread.
Obligatory: How is he at dodgeball?
Unique mohawk with muttonchops look Stover's sporting...
It's especially glaring in this particular case in light of Driskell's tweet recognizing Notre Dame as an ivoried pillar of academic excellence and integrity because it's tied for the second best graduation rate for black student-athletes when there was an academic scandal involving only black student-athletes, which makes his data ring hollow. Those pieces not only don't fit, they contradict each other.and that's called hypocrisy, aka do as I say, not as I do.
If an Alabama recruitnik claimed the school's student-athletes were all law abiding citizens of the highest caliber, then we'd be having a field day calling bullshit on that. But that's not what's happening here. These days, no one can claim something like that, not even the academies. It's like an airline touting its safety record by bragging it's never had a crash--first time one of its planes goes down, they're laughingstocks.
Man, you are all over the place on this.
1) You say Driskell went out of his way to mislead people.
2) It's not my job to check Driskell's sources. Responsible people--whether they're journalists, bloggers, marketers, whatever--do that from the outset because it makes their claims and statements look credible from the outset. Driskell didn't establish that but I'm the one who's irresponsible? The fact that you "went to the trouble" to check it does nothing to diminish the fact that he didn't nor does your willingness to do it shift the responsibility to me.
3) Are you really shrugging off someone doing the responsible thing because "a lot of pros" do it? First, what qualifies Driskell as a pro? Because if he was one, he'd understand the importance of citing sources. Second, can you prove or substantiate that "a lot of pros" are misleading their audiences? Third, your lemming excuse follows the same line of thinking as someone who drinks and drives and smashes into another car saying it's OK because "everyone does it." It's only acceptable if they get away with it or up until someone gets hurt. In that analogy, it's as if you're blaming me as the driver whose car was hit and not Driskell.
4) Not doing Driskell's job for him doesn't make me look stupid. This isn't a pass the blame scenario. If he'd done it right in the first place by citing his source, there might not be an issue. But because he didn't, I am entitled to call him a liar until he or someone else proves otherwise. All I've heard is that other posters' investigations into his claims have done nothing more than raise more doubt about the veracity of his claims. You admitted as much in your first sentence in your post but somehow you've tried to spin and twist it so that it's my fault.
Normally, I'd agree--KBD would qualify as a grad transfer but I can't imagine him leaving for a situation he might consider "better"--but Holtmann having coached Martin might provide a reasonable exception. Not that I know anything about Martin or his situation.
Except Scoonie wasn't a grad transfer. He only played two seasons at Boston College, came to OSU with Jim O'Brien, sat out the 1997-98 season, and teamed with Michael Redd for two seasons.
Unfortunately, he's only 13 and I don't think his middle school would like us poaching one of its students but he shows real promise.
Grad transfers in basketball tend to be role players, e.g., James Daniel III led the nation in scoring in 2015-16 (27.1 ppg at Howard), missed 2016-17 with an injury, and went to Tennessee as a grad transfer (after flirting with Ohio State). He averaged 5.6 ppg and was seventh in scoring for the Vols this year. Very few seem to make a huge impact. The Evansville kid sounds interesting, but I don't see SG as a major position of need.
Right. Michael Porter, Jr. played a total of 53 minutes and scored 30 points in three games and if he comes out, odds are he'll get drafted ahead of KBD. That's less a knock on KBD than about the NBA's infatuation with youth and length--they're far less interested in proven commodities than the one-and-done's because they're afraid of missing out. They're chomping at the bit to get a shot at the hotshot freshmen, sophomores, and foreign players. That's why Zach Collins was taken 10th despite never starting a game and averaging only 10 ppg as a freshman at Gonzaga. Personally, I think KBD should stay because he can only get bigger, better, and stronger but I respect he needs to do what's best for him.
You're actually suggesting pro sports franchises are run by competent people?
If you are trying to establish a reputation for integrity and credibility on the internet, perhaps telling us ^this^ is not the way to do it...
Nice try. I am not trying to make a living at it. I am not posting schtuff on Twitter trying to sway recruits or their parents. I do not have a web site that I use as a bully pulpit to promote or advance my own personal initaitives or interests. Are you questioning the value, integrity and credibility of a journalism degree from The Ohio State University? Are you suggesting that all mainstream media is disreputable but a homer like Driscoll is somehow reputable and that I'm wrong for calling bullshit? (If you do, you probably also believe Al Gore invented the Internet and the world is flat.) What I am saying that there's a line that every intelligent person should draw in the sand that allows them to call bullshit and my degree and who I work for just might make me a little bit more aware and sensitive to that line than some people. It doesn't make me a left-wing liberal.
No, they don't, nor does Saban's 218 include five wins Alabama was forced to vacate in Saban's first season stemming to infractions that occurred when Mike Shula was head coach but weren't discovered until after Saban took over. (Alabama had to vacate 21 wins altogether--Shula got tagged for 16 and Saban for five.) Alabama's violations didn't occur on Saban's watch while Notre Dame's did on Kelly's.
Personally, while disappointed by the final results, when I step back and look at the big picture, I couldn't be more proud.
Is there another school in the country that had teams in four different sports playing at the level Ohio State's men's and women's basketball teams, wrestling team, and men's hockey team all did yesterday? And three of them were on their stages at the exact same time. Heck, I was trying to toggle back-and-forth from Snyder-Conn and Hockey and missed ND's GW goal. The haters can laugh but if you pressed that detail, the smarter ones would shut up.
Just as last year, Ohio State should once again rack up huge points in the winter semester all sports rankings. Probably no school will ever wrest the Learfield Cup from Stanford because it does so well with the country club sports but Ohio State is showing it's among the elite in the sports that matter--those that generate enough revenue to be fiscally self-sufficient.
How about a student manager recklessly and irresponsibly put in a cherry picker to film practice on a day that was so windy it toppled over and he was killed? How about a female student raped by a football player and her family, which went back generations as ND graduates and benefactors, was so stonewalled in its demand for justice that she ultimately killed herself out of despair? Academic cheating and belittling his players barely scratch the surface of Brian Kelly’s moral turpitude.
I don’t know about you but if I refresh, it shows if I have a DV or an UV until it gets cancelled out by a vote going in the opposite direction so all I see on my posts is the net as a gain or loss. In this case, I refreshed and it showed I had DVs on several posts in this thread.
And I don’t have a second account. I’m sure the mods can verify that based on my posts as they’re either off my phone or my laptop so there should be two IP addresses associated with my posts and they can check if there’s another account with those IP addresses. I’m not so self absorbed and narcissistic that I need to pump my ego by secretly patting myself on the back.
I appreciate you understand it if I don’t want to divulge too many details about my personal life on a fan site’s message board anymore than anyone else here does but I can assure you I don’t need to rely on the anonymity of the Internet to create a persona based on fake bonafides.
A madman with the most wins among active college football coaches.
Pump the brakes on this one. Kelly has Saban by one win: 219–91–2 (71%) and 5-4 in bowls versus 218–62–1 (78%) and 18-11 in bowls (including the CFP) and six national championships. Only 46% of Kelly's wins came in his 15 years as an FBS coach, in which he's 101-56-0 (64%).
I am laughing that someone--presumably a Buckeye fan, which makes it even more comical--is DVing my posts because I'm calling out an Internet hack for not citing his #fakenews source.
How do we know what he posted are facts? Where’s the attribution?
So everything I post you’re going to disagree with? He’s not just an analyst. He’s posting shit without attribution, which is fundamental to integrity and establishing credibility. I have a degree in journalism and work for a reputable media outlet and not a hack recruiting blog and Driskell’s post without citing a source is hitting below the belt. I stand by my criticism.
Except check his Twitter. This was posted last night:
A victory over Ohio State gave Notre Dame the regular season and tournament championship in hockey. Can't get any better than that for me!!
Sounds just like it might be a tad personal to me.