I think it tells you that if you're REALLY intelligent, you get out of the league before your future has CTE and disabling injury effects in it.
Years ago, professional tennis player Andy Roddick was asked about his rivalry with Roger Federer. Roddick said "He's beaten me 19 of the last 20 times…I don't see a rivalry here."
Henry will learn.
And I think DeBruyne is fragile so I don't believe he'll make it through a brutally long season, especially throwing in all the international breaks.
Agree 100%. This could be a really exciting year because I think Liverpool can beat Man City. Without the Liverpool slump, they'd have done it last year.
I'm happy with the three incoming players at ManU but I'd hoped for a solid midfielder to replace Herrera. I think Maguire and Wan-Bissaka are a huge improvement over what we had last year and I'm excited for Daniel James. And, Mason Greenwood looks scary good, especially when he gets another year or two under his belt.
I think the season hinges on Pogba. If he can play up to the level he's being paid to play at, a top 4 is very possible. But, I think Man City and Liverpool are locks and Tottenham is a strong 3rd so it'll be ManU, Wolves, Chelsea, and Arnesal battling for the one remaining spot.
Manchester United three-peated 1998/99, 1999/2000 and-2000/2001 and then again 2006/2007, 2007/2008, and 2008/2009.
City has already lost Leroy Sane for the year so, like our football, you can't ever tell when a key injury will set you back.
He quit. No.
Bosa quit. No to him too.
Let's see…the two best teams in college football — Clemson and Alabama — have played for the national championship the last four years. Neither wears an alternate uniform. Guess they don't need them to recruit at the highest level, make their players happy,….
And we always have the transfer portal. We get Fields and Hoak as transfers this year and the QB crisis is immediately solved. Just wait until next winter and, if we haven't gotten the HS recruit we need, there's a possibility one will show up in the portal.
It is disappointing becuase I could see a #2 class on the horizon but I'll settle for a top 5 class.
Looking forward to November 30th when "Ryan Day's Buckeyes" kick Jim Harbaugh's ass in the big house. Can't wait to hear the excuses after that happens.
I'm already bought in.
Can the guy recruit nationally like Urban: Yep (H. Miller, J. Miller, Cavazos, Phillips, Toutant, Fleming, Scott, Wypler, Smith-Njigba, Vimahi, Crowley, Wilson, Chambers, Hickman,…).
Can he get the big-name players: Yep (Wilson, H. Miller, Fleming, Johnson, Harrison,…)
Can he keep the top players in Ohio: Yep (Harrison, Johnson, Stover, Potter,…)
Can he bring in great assistant coaches: Yep (Hafley, Washington, Mattison,…)
Can he avoid hiring average coaches (like Davis, Beck,…) who are his friends: Yep…so far.
Can he answer questions in a clear, concise, and honest way: Yep.
Now, if he just wins, he'll be legendary.
Saw Queen at Riverfront Coliseum in 1976/77 with Foghat opening for them. Queen was amazing.
I also will admit that I never thought that Freddy Mercury was gay until he came out — don't have a clue what I was thinking.
Had tickets to Rock on the Range the week that Soundgarden was supposed to play — the same week that Chris Cornell committed suicide. Heard the announcement on Bob & Tom that next morning and couldn't believe it. Soundgarden was one of the few bands I had any GREAT DESIRE to see.
I saw Tool at Rock on the Range in 2018 (along with A Perfect Circle). And, while I'm not a big fan of either band, they were both excellent.
Incubus is playing at the Taft Theater in Cincy in Oct/Nov.
I'm hopeful that we'll see a Dabo/Venables situation with Day/Hartline. Venables could leave Clemson at any time and get a great HC position but loves the school and the community so he stays around.
I'm hopeful that eventually Hartline becomes the OC and "HC in waiting" and hangs around Columbus for a long time. Of all the Day permanent hires, Hartline and Hafley are my two favorites.
Jerry Tarkanian: " The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky they're going to give Cleveland State another year of probation."
The only place you can see bigger dicks than at NCAA headquarters is on pornhub.com
If we lose out on Paris Johnson, the DC trio, and lots of others that seemed like a lock when Urban was here, you really can't blame Day. He's done what most of us wanted: he rid the program of Schiano and Davis, he kept Larry Johnson (and actually promoted him), he brought in what would appear to be a great DB coach, and he brought in an innovative QB coach. Plus, he promoted the best asset for the program: Brian Hartline.
I just believe the "lure" of playing for Urban is something that most recruits REALLY fell for. And, we just need to let Ryan Day get to the same spot that Saban, Smart, and Swinney are: consistently playing for national championships. Plus, and I'm sure I'll be DVed a bunch, but I've been to UGa and Clemson and it's a better built-in recruiting atmosphere at those places: it's almost always warm, sunny, beautiful coeds, beautiful campuses,…. That's a tough one to overcome with a bunch of testosterone-charged football players.
I expected the first BOOM of the weekend to be a football player.
My son is a senior there and will be graduating in a couple of months. It's a great school with some reasonably good athletic programs and a new basketball arena. And the campus is as beautiful a place as any college campus I've seen.
That said, I thought the current team nickname "Phoenix" was weak but it's one hellava lot better than the "Fightin' Christians."
And President Drake and Mr. Smith sound like two characters in a story written by an 8th-grader. And, at times, at least one of them acts like an 8th-grader.
I heard a group of medical professionals say "Believe the diagnosis but not the prognosis." Even if there's a 1% chance of making it back (or surviving or…), maybe you'll be the 1%.
A few thoughts:
1. If you've watched both seasons of QB1 on Netflix, I can't see how you couldn't be happy with Fields being at OSU and Tate being gone. Fields seems honest and sincere, Tate seems to be somewhat of a coddled, self-promoting ass. And that's without considering the on-the-field stuff. +1 for the Buckeyes.
2. I've been a Buckeye football fan my entire life (63 years) and, like Urban Meyer, I'm a UC grad. And I've been a huge Reds fan forever too. I'm constantly amazed at the conflict between these two cities and these two schools. I personally agree with Kevin — as a city I like Cincinnati better. I just do.
3. But the athletic program comparison isn't even worth discussing with the exception of basketball (looked at over the last 50-60 years, not just looking at this year). OSU is 1-4 in NCAA basketball finals and UC is 2-1 — that means the Bearcats have more more NCAA championships in basketball than OSU has and they beat OSU head-to-head the only two times they played against each other in championship finals. And OSU has nobody — NOBODY — who can compare with Oscar Robertson. Beyond that, it's OSU rules.
Feel free to DV, but it is just an opinion.
I'm not so stupid that I don't realize that there's a difference between fraud and influence peddling. But, they are both the same in the respect that it's uber rich people using their money to get their privledged child something that they don't deserve. Whether it's donating a building so that you can hold that over the head of the university administration or "donating" money to a foundation whose sole role in life is to defraud the admissions process, it's monetary influence.
And, I've made my own conclusion.
I think you (and I) have a right to be pissed off but I believe 10-20 years from now our kids will be productive parts of society and it'll be because they didn't have everything handed to them.
These rich kids lives are now being trashed on their social media, so not only have they been coddled their whole lives, now they're being exposed for what they really are. I don't feel sorry for them but I'm glad it's not my kids getting this scrutiny.