I have discovered that in many ACC/SEC venues there are "tailgate tribes" whose sole reason for being at a stadium on game day is the tailgate atmosphere, not the game itse!f.
Living in Upstate South Carolina I get a weekly dose of USC and Clemson in addition to the obligatory Buckeye game.
The ACC (E$PN) Network is set to go so I am curious as to what games they will cover. I would definitely try to watch the Hokie and Wahoo games if aired.
One thing I have noticed is the dwindling menu of FCS and D2 games available for viewing.. Of course all viewing options may decrease as the networks demand more money from the cable, satellite, and streaming companies.
The topics on here are getting weird.
As you point out, 11W is not immune from the need to generate sales (clicks) during the dog days of the college football summer offseason Yet are there other possibilities behind the recent literary trends?
1.) Is the staff finally allowed to vent their frustrations with St. Urban that had been building for seven years?
2.) Is the staff subtly trying to tell us they do not expect the 2019 season to be necessarily one of rainbows and unicorns?
3.) Has the 11W staff been taking correspondence courses in composition from Mr. Ramzy Nasrallah?
Mostly nice ?
Just too much uncertainty for the Bucks heading into the opener. New (kinda) head man. Five new position coaches. A talented but untested quarterback behind a retooled offensive line. Throw in a suspect defense and you have a recipe for a season full of growing pains and angst. Despite the talent on hand, the Bucks stumble twice in conference play, enough to miss the Big 10 championship despite besting TSUN in the finale. In any sane universe, a 10 win regular season should be cause for celebration.
Well said !
I will answer the question with a question. Would 11dubbers have welcomed Dabo Swinney with open arms if he was the replacement for Urban Meyer rather than Ryan Day? Villainy is in the eye of the beholder.
Just a silly wild assed thought. Are things not all "sundhine and lollipops" at the WHAC? Is the new staff not meshing together and/or the players having some struggles adapting to the regime change?
Recent articles about the team by 11W staffers seem to be a little less enthusiastic than usual. Throw in the media restrictions at fall practice and one can imagine the 2019 Buckeyes will be a work in progress.. Of course the only thing I know with certainty is that I like bacon.
Used to live in New Philly. Anywhere in the Tusky Valley or Upper Muskingum Valley would offer a great rural living experience. I have gone urban to rural and back a couple of times. Now urban due to age and health. One caveat though: children and their activities/needs can alter your plans. Think ahead !
Is Brent Venables consulting?
Out of typos, Eleven Warriors lore grows.
Gardner Webb has great academics, good facilities, and a quaint campus nestled in a quintessential southern college town. The college football experience is not supposed to be about making the NFL or bust.
Best of luck to Mr. Alexander.
The possible alternative meanings behind the anonymous comments remind me of conversations down in the Land of Dabo that start with the phrase "Well Bless Your Heart"
Yeah, the event could be "heaven" for those of us who still hold a romantic notion of baseball as seen through the eyes of a six year old grandson. Still I am sure MLB will screw it up logistically or artistically.
O'Brien is an interesting choice. Such a short tenure but I felt he did the most with the least in an untenable situation. History will be kind to the BOB.
Hypocrisy and double standards seems to be key operative phrases in much of society. Ramzy points this out without putting Ohio State in an ivory tower of virtue signaling. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Unless I missed it over the weekend, does today's Skully feature the obligatory Liam pix within a pix?
Cool renovations! But where is the playground slide ?
The mountains of western North Carolina are one of the last refuges of Norman Rockwell-esque rural Americana. See it before it becomes highly gentrified.
As to Appy State's victory over Michigan, my observations are that it is has become more a part of Ohio State lore than that of ASU's. I was surprised the OP was able to find memorabilia of the game.
Quality depth is made. You have to make purposeful effort to get players meaningful practice and game reps as individuals and as whole units. That is one area where Dabo was > Urban.
Of course Ohio State's stellar record despite !ess than stellar play really does not speak well of the BIG 10 and the rest of college football not named Clemson or Alabama. Once again Mr. Nasrallah gives us a reality check about the state of Ohio State football. The future may well be bright for the Buckeye program but there is nothing wrong with a little soul searching.
I agree that it is "sad" in a sense to see third, fourth, and fifth year guys not get an opportunity to display their prowess on the gridiron for the Buckeyes. However I realize these guys make many positive contributions to the team in practice, in relief roles, and on special teams. That and I would have gladly given a testicle to have been good enough to have had a full ride and to have been able to be a Buckeye
I do not know about Fields versus Braxton top end soeed, but I would consider Miller quicker and shiftier and Fields more powerful. Let's hope however that the Buckeyes do jot have to rely on Field 's wheels to carry the offensive load.
I got to see Fields play in person last season against Middle Tennessee. I saw great initial acceleration but not Parris Campbell like top end speed. Then again it was mop up duty. Bottom line is he faster than Haskins and Barrett.
Yesterday I had the privilege of taking the grandson to the Panther training camp at Wofford College. Samuels has all the athleticism, attitude, and skills needed for a successful season and NFL career. He just needs to stay healthy.