Very powerful and insightful stuff here, top notch writing ... geared towards us sports fans, but anyone could read this to obtain an honest but inspirational perspective on this situation.
My passions ... sports, politics and health and fitness. OK, let me log on to my sports blogs ... crap ... nothing going on except talking about the CV. OK, political blogs ... eh ... non-stop CV posts. Health and fitness blogs ... let me see ... $#!*&!!
Thin bench ... Mattaball lol
Also, that large a percentage of women in the USAF "recanting" seems suspicious to me, and some of the things I have read about the culture there regarding tailgating and so forth makes me wonder if these women were pressured to back down. Don't get me wrong, the vast majority of the men in the military are honorable and brave, putting their lives on the line in many cases.
For the fans that were predicting a final four appearance ... we fans tend to be homers to begin with, combine that with being ranked #2 and national pundits talking them up at that point, don't think we can fault the casual fan for a little over-exuberance.
Heartbreaking and disgusting. Wish there was some way to vette students and somehow weed out potential sexual predators ... regardless if they are five star or three star rated.
Front page of CNN website, with a picture of the horseshoe, bringing shame to one million Buckeye Nation fans.
Hope justice ... based on how events really happened ... prevails.
Pssst buddy ... OK, back here in the alley. Now (glances around furtively while opening a box) these avocado are primo, perfect ripeness, normally I would change top dollar for these, but for you ...
If tOSU really want to get serious about CBB, they would raze crappy Value City Arena and build a state-of-the-art basketball arena, and build the best basketball training facilities in the country. We are one of the few institutions in the country that could afford to do that, but is there the will and desire to do so? Probably not.
He will be an X-factor one way or the other.
It for sure is not fun ... and people telling you "you need to relax" or worst yet "you need to suck it up" are not being helpful.
What a cold, clueless, dick assertion. Hopefully karma does not pay you back.
Sage advice and beautifully put.
... all the little people that helped you to get to where you are today, the faces you stepped on as you climbed the ladder of success ...
A win is a win!
Um ... um ... well ... hmmm .... sorry, I got nuthin'
It's a rutality check ... waa waa waaaaaaaaa ...
I'll show myself out.
Wasn't into the shirtless tag football eh?
Muhammad, Washington and Walker a combined 0 - 15 from the 3 point line. Yeesh ... yikes ... yuck.
Reaching for my uber the future is so bright sunglasses ...
Tall task beating MD on their floor. I think that game will tell us if the bucks are a top 10 team or a top 30 team.
but I don't want do this
Good ... because you DON'T write the morning skull sessions for 11W ... Kevin does ... and did a great job analyzing all the factors and helping a fan base to process what happened, less than 48 hours after the actual game BTW. So you can denigrate what he wrote with a simplistic "I'm on my high horse" offering, but I'm not impressed. Of course we have to move on from this Captain Obvious, and we will.
Go bucks ... and f individual awards like the Heisman ... it's all about the team ... as Coach Day said "love and toughness".
Our football team will end up post season being ranked #3, and our basketball team is ranked #5. 99 out of 100 fan bases would be ecstatic about that ... yet here we are as buckeye fans feeling like someone just shot our dog. :)
Sadly Kevin ... you nailed it. :)
Winning a bronze medal in the Olympics is amazing, but the elite competitors want the gold medal, understandable when the potential is there. The winning percentage of the buckeyes over the past few years is amazing, so close to being on the mountain top and not a good bet to bet against the bucks getting there in the next few years, maybe even next season.