I'd take golf too, if they had a northern states natty wed win a ton, just cant really compete with the weather sadly. The false flag osu is gonna have to carry the weight in golf for us.
I disagree with the question, FSU won a bcs game not a cfp championship. They dont hold that distinction to me at all so the question is void. Right now you could argue that the weakest defending champs were ohio state (gasp) but that's only because none of the teams have really had a huge dropoff. If alabama would have won last year I'd lean towards them but only based on how they actually looked this year. Either way the answer to me is yes lsu will be the weakest defending champ in the cfp era. They'll be a decent team but I'd put money on them not coming close to the playoff next year.
He'll also likely be remembered as a national championship winning possibly heisman winning QB who got drafted #1 overall. The 2nd 2 havent happened yet but are both distinct possibilities.
This is such a bad take that it warrants being pointed out as a bad take. I didnt dv (it was full by the time I saw this) and it doesnt deserve dv's it's just a bad take.
I'm gonna throw out a lot of ifs here. If ohio state doesn't send a dude running into a punter like he had never played football before, and if the refs have even a mediocre game and can get calls right while getting to watch replays (lookin at you fumble recovery), and if dobbins makes a couple catches that he makes 99/100, then ohio state beats clemson by more than lsu and it could have gotten ugly. Ohio state threw that game away all clemson deserves credit for is for taking advantage of the multitude of chances handed their way.
OSU LSU would have been a great matchup and honestly idk which way it would have gone but theres no way you would have looked at that game like the nc and said lsu was just a way better team.
I actually lived in catawissa Pennsylvania for awhile the home of absolutely nothing except julian Fleming went to high school like 5 minutes from where I lived (also got a heads up on his coming here way way way before anything solid was posted online but sadly my want for e-fame was overruled by my buddy who's a family friend of theirs telling me he'd hunt me down and kill me if I told anyone) but that forever and ever has been psu territory but has been more and more buckeye friendly. Pittsburghs split (lived there too obviously) as far as I know never really been a big psu area, but families seem to identify more with the culture of Penn state vs the perception of ohio state. That changes a lot when you get to see both programs in person I've heard.
I'd agree to some extent, which is to say I think weve had good coaches for the most part who do as well as anyone at developing players (some exceptions obviously). But to me this is good recruiting finding some underrated gems. Guys who have the body and the athleticism and have either been hurt or dont really do the whole camp scene you have to do to end up as a 5 star. Or just the guys that are freak athletes but are super raw, urban always went after the dudes who were all star basketball players but were obviously growing into the frame of a linebacker not a power forward.
And before someone says it yes I'm sure it's some of both, but this is the internet and everyone agreeing is boring so I took the good recruiting side. So neenerneener
People who followed recruiting closely said lee and thomas were both wildly underrated if memory serves. And if thomas had haskins or burrow throwing passes he would have been a high first rounder. What he did when he had a chance was incredible.
Favorite player on this list is Malik tho, best safety for my money I've ever watched regularly in college. Always showed up in big moments.
Everyone's too serious these days so I'll preface this by saying I agree with what you're saying, but if youd offer me that same thing for a high school senior I'd take it. Could make some real $ on that.
I wish I could get someone to bet me a large chunk of $ on this. Theres no chance clemson is anywhere but #3. The debates 1 v 2 for ohio state and lsu. This is silliness.
The span of time between when their starter went down and they threw that pick they were beating us up in the run game. Whole game totals weren't impressive but in that span ohio state had no answers.
That one time jim bollman called a pass play was the most unexpected wrinkle in the history of sports. He still sits around telling his friends how he came up with the idea I'm sure.
Vegas would go bankrupt if that happened and ohio state won. Everyone and their grandmother would be putting their life savings on ohio state on the money line.
I said this 2 weeks ago, but I'd be surprised if the line ever got under double digits. Too much money would come in on ohio state. Good weather, bad weather, or in outer space.
I agree, style points dont matter at all anymore if they win the next 2 they're in for sure. I'd be surprised if the fumbles happened again, one of fields was just unlucky and I still dont really think the other one was a fumble.
That's why they called it on a guy who wasnt on the field. Couldn't find anyone who was out there who had jumped.
If there was actually a false start right before he snapped it it's dead at that point. It looked so weird I'm not sure the refs really knew what happened but it was 100% a fumble.
The play where it looked like fields got hurt is one of the big mysteries to me. You have to trust the special teams to get the FG attempt off. And if you don't then just punt the dang thing. 3rd choice would be running jk who was having a monster day. They went with imo the worst option possible.
The other part I didnt like were the qb runs later in the game. Give the ball to jk, fields is lethal when he drops back and sees running room let him do that all day. He is not JT battering ram. And I really dont like the read option stuff with fields I think he reads it wrong more often than he reads it right. Just hand the ball off or call a pass play. Stupid amounts of talent everywhere out there.
2 I agree with, they showed it paused with his knee down and still having a firm grip on the ball. The way I think the rule is says that even though his arm was moving up by then he still had solid possession so he should have been down. That one was bang bang at least.
I dont think anyone can argue point 3, that was bizarre.
When their backup threw that pick (which he'd tried to do on a few attempts we just refused to catch one) they'd been running it down our throats. I'm not sure that game wouldnt have been at least one score closer if Franklin hadnt decided to throw there. The fumbles were the problem though for sure. If their starter stays in the game and OSU doesnt fumble it 3 times, they'd probably be ranked #1 again after a 35 point beatdown.
Its 2019, I think we should applaud you for this! I'm gonna put a gold star on my fridge for you. Ol fatpants just needs to adjust his standards
But why put thought into a response when you have this cool gif at the ready? Helmet stickers matter more than common decency after all.
Because if baldwin stayed this year he would have then had to sit the next season. Hurts could graduate and leave and play immediately.
And the 2 QBs worked out for alabama, I dont know that it worked out especially well for Jalen. Any team losing their starter likely would have gone hard at him whenever he had left. Just happened that oklahoma was that needy team at that time.
I haven't seen that much anger honestly. It's the internet people are always gonna have their #hottakes but that's a small minority.
The thing I dont understand is his whole post is rendered pointless by the last sentence. To defend his move in the way the OP did is to in the same breath call him a liar. I cant be the only person here who's been homesick and can buy that as his reasoning can I?
Hurts would have had to sit out a year if he left or he could get some time, and keep playing with alabama and be immediately eligible the next year. Not sure many people would have done that differently. Either not be on a team for a year and play the following year or play some and the play the following year would be an easy choice for me anyway.
AB killed any leverage the Steelers had, and he's 4 years older. All things being equal he'd have been worth way more than they got for him.