Did you notice on Haskins pass to Austin Mack, Michigan #28 pulled the towel from Mack's waistband and waved it at the ball as it sailed into Mack's hands? I did not hear anyone comment on that during post-game commentary. Is it legal to use a towel to block a pass? Either way, it is useful as a metaphor for the futility of TTUN efforts.
The take in Michigan is that Wisconsin lost the Michigan-Ohio border war.
A 6'6" wide receiver -- like the sound of that! Figure that maturity and Mick will put 15-20 pounds of muscle on him -- could be a great weapon.
Massive is right. Like servers, delivery guys live on the tips. It is wrong to stiff them.
I took my teenage son to an OSU-MI game at the Horseshoe. I wore my Buckeye gear, and he wore his UM gear (he grew up in MI). OSU was the underdog, but won. He never got the first bit of hassle from Buckeye fans the entire day, even when he came with me down on the field after the game for the celebration. Of course, we stayed away from the drunk-frat-boy houses. Having said that, when I see ass-hat behavior from Buckeye fans, it makes me cringe. We should be better than that.
"This is a lot like '14"
Wow -- I would take that in a heartbeat!
Please tell me that you are not driving and posting at the same time.
Even Purdue has 2 on the watch lists. Color me surprised.
It is interesting how early the recruiting process starts for top high school talent. These guys hear from schools, and even get offers, as Sophomores or Freshmen. I probably would not have handled that sort of attention well as a 15 or 16 year old. It is really important for these guys to have strong parental (or at least adult) influence at that age, particularly when everyone is telling them how wonderful they are. I love it when I see a families like the Bosa's and Elliott's supporting and guiding great talent.
As a Buckeye fan in MI, I just love to see Coach Coombs show up at MI schools and camps. He really leaves an impression on the kids. It would be easy for OSU to be an auto-hate university in MI high schools, but I don't see that from the high school players. There is real respect.
Does anyone else hate the McCaughnahey (sp?) Lincoln car commercials. I was neutral on the guy until I saw him in those commercials -- he comes off as an insufferably smug yuppie hipster. I cannot believe those commercials are selling cars. Am I the only one?
That is pretty cool. I could not understand the audio well enough to hear what kind of rifles they use. They looked like M-1 Garands. I purchased one through the DCM program years ago -- that is a heavy rifle to be holding/twirling/throwing for that long a performance. Must be about 10 pounds.
The Buckeyes we knew would show up eventually, have!
Just voted. Wohlabaugh at 53% as of 1:50 PM Eastern.
Great photo. Just curiosity -- what kind of camera? More than a pocket-size digital?
Is IMG the only such high school in the country? Seems like they ought to be playing in a league composed of football academies, and at $70K+ for tuition they should be able to afford the travel.
This is simple. Yes, you are screwed either way. But you get to choose which way you are screwed.
Excellent comment, Z. Texas has been on the rocks, but it is a big program with a lot of pride and history, and a strong recruiting area. That would be a great rebuilding opportunity for Herman.
Every time I see that clip of Miller juking the Penn State players and then diving into the end zone, I laugh out loud and shake my head in amazement. Never mind that I have seen it a hundred times before, from every camera angle taken. I never get tired of it.
12W is up and running in the Premium Lounge. And Birm posted the answer to his tease on the bulletin board. Wish I could tell you all about it, but...well, Premium Lounge rules and all.