already mentioned above but also "personal brand". Such an overused term in today's social media days.
Was going to add "I mean" but Thomas Walter beat me to it.
Other contributions: "on fleek", "on point", "wax lyrical" (I have no idea what means and neither do most people who say it).
Runners up: "I'm spiritual, not religious", huh? So you believe in spirits, or think you are a spirit? introducing yourself by beginning with "by way of introduction". I don't know what that adds or why you said it, but I don't need you to tell me that you are going to introduce yourself before me expecting said introduction.
Not just athletes. If you listen for it, everyone, in everything, from home life to friends to the news, sports, movies, radio, etc., everyone answers questions starting with "I mean"
I can not upvote this enough.
I guess the point of my post was much less to continue belaboring over the Wade targeting call. I'm over that - we lost and it wasn't just due to that call. My point was more a broad question of how those bama players got away with those hits. Maybe I just don't understand targeting, but it just seemed crazy, especially since it's not just a one off. There are multiple examples of egregious targeting that didn't even get a second look. It's more than just "some calls will go uncalled, while others that are boarderline will get called". I guess watching those clips was like pouring salt on an open wound. I have moved on from clemson and don't blame the refs. But it's impossible to watch all three of those clips - all from the same team, who also happens to be the SECs/ESPNs pride and joy - and not be at least a little salty. I needed an outlet since I live in New England and nobody gives a s*it about college football.
penn state should be tough next year. There running back (can't remember his name), ran all over memphis in their bowl game. Guy is a real beast. Not sure who they return/lose from 2019 but Parsons is also a beast on the defense. If a night game in whiteout conditions, this one could be toughest game of the year given how close these games have been since 2015.
agreed. it's a "whoa is me" question, but it has bothered me for some time now. Name the last top 15 pick that stuck around for ohio state? And to make matters more frustrating, clemson keeps arguably the best defensive coordinator in the game on staff for what will probably be the remainder of his career. we get what appears to be the next great one in Hafley for ONE FRICKEN SEASON. It's frustrating because as soon as we appear to be on the verge of dynasty we lose our best players and coaches every year. Someone said it in another post, can't remember who, but perhaps its because Ohio state sells the program as a gateway to the NFL, so it's part of the fabric of its culture, while bama and clemson sell the message of "coming here to win a championship" on your way to the NFL. they can pretty much guarentee recruits at this point that it they stick around for 4 years they will get a natty.
People keep saying "this would be a terrible decision/mistake". There is plenty of precedence for 1st round draft talent coming back and it worked out well for them, i.e. Clemson's D-line last year. Also see Derrick Brown at Auburn. He's even committed to playing in a meaningless bowl game. We are so used to "go get your money" that we can't even consider a possibility of sticking around through 4 years. Nobody called Clemson's d-linemen out for "making a terrible decision", and I'm sure the fans sure as hell didn't say it was foolish. While I agree statistically players will leave early more often than stick around through 4 years, and that it's unlikely these guys come back for OSU, why is everyone acting like it would be some crazy illogical decision, or even an absolute impossibility for them to do so?
It's more like, how in the f*** does Clemson get three first round draft picks to play together for 3 years! Kept them through their friggin senior years!. Not even discussing howOSU would never have a star not leave early, but we can't even have one star defensive stud play for a full season!
Obviously this is all self-pity but it seriously does seem like Clemson/Bama never have these things happen. And why now, when OSU comes out as #1 in the CFP and the heisman hype train gets rolling for Chase.