Watched it in Chicago. Weird vibe, with no fans, but hey, it was a real live sport...and the Tribe won.
You saved me writing it!
Since Steve Deace at Michigan Podcast has called a Ped State upset of the Buckeyes this year, you can pretty much guarantee Day eating Franklin's lunch.
Ohio State will never allow Cincinnati into the Big 10. Not going to happen. I don't even think they would tolerate WVU, to be honest (remember, they blocked Pitt many years ago). Neither school measures up to Big 10 standards, plus Ohio Sate is not going to allow recruiting competition within the state of Ohio.
Great article, thanks so much for sharing!
Huge round of applause to Kyle for this most excellent article! With a dearth of actual football to watch, it is nice to be able to actually learn something that will make me a better observer when football does return. Thanks!
MS, you seem to be stating that Harbaugh could develop quarterbacks as well as Day IF ONLY he had players of the same talent level to develop. Isn't that Harbaugh's job...to go out and assess and recruit guys at that level? I mean he's he QB Whisperer, right? It's not like he has to play the players that his GM gives him. He IS the GM for Michigan football!
Does anyone think that "The Journey" episode on Landers mental health struggles might have hurt his NFL draft stock? Gosh, I hope not, but I do wonder. In the late rounds, NFL teams have so many players to choose from that I could see them passing on a guy that they thought had issues. That would be a shame, because I really became an even bigger fan the Landers after that episode aired. He seems like a great young man who has overcome much in his life.
I have to agree that this draft gives Baker his best chance, but, unfortunately, I don't think Baker will ever be a quality NFL quarterback. There's just something missing in his game. Anyway, I hope I am wrong and that the Browns bounce back with a great season and a playoff berth.
I so agree with this! I honestly think he'll have a better career than Taylor.
I feel like I need a shower.
I agree about keeping Fleck away. Someone asked who would take the job, and I think Fleck is ambitious enough to grab it if it is available. But like I said earlier in this thread, TTUN is so terrified of another RichRod or Hoke, that they are willing to wallow in mediocrity with "Three Touchdowns head of Us" Jimmy for quite awhile. It's going to take a serious drop-off in attendance at the Big House, like they had in the '60s, to for them to activate the ejector seat.
You know who I think would jump at the chance? P.J. Fleck, the Boat-Rower in Chief! He strikes me as a guy who will always be looking for a bigger boat to row. I think Fleck would be an upgrade over Harbaugh in terms of recruiting ability, and like him or not, he generates a kind of enthusiasm missing in Ann Arbor right now.
Something is really wrong with "Three Touchdowns Ahead of Us" Jimmy. I went back and watched his initial press conference, and today's Jimmy is not the same guy. He's lifeless now, and that lack of enthusiasm is reflected in how quickly his teams give up on him when they get punched hard a few times. TTUN, and the rivalry, could use some enthusiasm. Jimmy is never going to give them that, whether it's the meds or disinterest, he's checked out.
I've actually read MgoBlog posts proposing that they play us earlier in the year. Lately, they seem to be more concerned about MSU and Minnesota. It's stunning to me how they are trying to rewrite history to diminish the rivalry. "Oh, we were never at OSU's level." What??? Bo would be reaming these guys right now! They are so afraid of another RichRod or Hoke that they are willing to live with Jimmy, no matter what. I still remember the early '60s, when they couldn't fill their stadium without giving tickets away. It will be like that again in a few years if they don't fix their coaching problem. In modern college football, too many down years is a death sentence for recruiting and coaching hires. Most potential recruits were little kids when the Fickell-led Bucks barely lost to TTUN in 2011. It's only a rivalry to these kids in story books. And will top coaches want to go there after another 5-10 years of mediocrity?
Cooper was a perennial contender for Natties, but he was still fired for not ever really grasping the rivalry. It's stunning to me that TTUN and their fans seem to be collectively giving up even caring about it. How does anyone give up the best rivalry in football?
I just read that some people in Wuhan are getting reinfected, so apparently it can come back in the same people more than once. That's bad news, especially as football season extends into colder weather, when the virus is expected to make a comeback from a possible summer lull. I do not expect that football will be played this season, a least at the college level, because the institutions won't put student athletes and others at risk for a game. Bad news for us that live and die Buckeye football, but I just don't see this thing ending soon. We lost our chance to get this under control early (as much as it can be brought "under control") and are likely going to have a longer run with it as a result. I realize the world has much bigger issues than college football to grapple with, but I'll be 69 by the time football would be ready to start, and it's been part of my life since the '50s. I'm going to be lost on Saturdays...
I heard doctors say that the fastest possible vaccine development time is 18 months. There's an awful lot of testing that has to go on before vaccines can be safely used on people.
LOL!!! That was perfect on so many levels.
Because he's now "trending" on Twitter. These asshats don't care if they are right or wrong, just whether or not they get name recognition.
Be 100% sure, 'cause they do.
And his legal team, the Pharaohs.
Saw Sabbath on their first (I think) U.S.tour. They were opening for Jethro Tull at the Ohio Theater around '70 or '71. What I remember most was the high percentage of college-age women showing up in witches outfits, all of whom seemed disappointed that there were no live sacrifices on stage. The band just came out and played their songs. I've never been a big Black Sabbath fan, but I am glad I saw them. It was a great era for music!
Edit: just looked up the date. It was November 9, 1970.
LOL! They've had a few, but I really chuckled at your post! Thanks for the laugh!
Agreed, that series was amazing. I had forgotten, until you reminded me, about Samuel's great run to get to 4th and 1. I'm not sure Harbaugh and those piss-streaked helmets have ever truly recovered.
Agree that the Tyvis INT was #1. That really was a game-deciding play. Tyvis is a pretty funny guy as well, so I was specially happy that he got the pick.
Agree. They are still whining about Barrett's first down, claiming it cost them the game. No it didn't. Quitting on the next play cost them the game.