The schedule was a killer in 2015. If they had one or two more good wins on the resume, they probably would have gotten the benefit of the doubt.
I still consider OSU the 2012 B1G champs. They were clearly the best team that year and Wisky only won it on a technicality.
The Heisman presentation would be so much better if no one in the media talked about it until like the week or two before the ceremony. 99% of the time you know who's going to win so it kinda kills any chance of excitement.
I think the constant pressure on JT had something to do with that. If that gets shored up, I'd hope his accuracy would improve.
Disagree on the deep threat thing. Yeah there's a ton of talent at that position, just like last year. Until I actually see it happen, the lack of a deep threat will be a concern of mine. I don't care if they're all 5 stars or if they run 4.2 40s. I need to see it to believe that it's not a potential issue.
IMO, the best pass JT ever threw was the 3rd and long play in the 2nd quarter of that game, right over Devin's shoulder.
It doesn't help that the media keeps bringing it up too. I don't think it's as big of a deal as they make it. The bottom line to me is every Power 5 has one or two elite teams that can play with everyone.
If someone else has a gun in their hand, I'd call that a life or death situation. They have no idea what someone's thinking or going to do. So I can understand their extreme caution. Obviously AW wasn't up to anything here, but they had no idea at the time.
Bama, tOSU, Washington, Miami
Sparty '15 was the roughest of all the losses IMO. One of the strangest games I've ever seen.
For some reason Lil' Red reminds me of the marshmallow man
His final 4 is Bama, FSU, tOSU, and USC. Personally, I'm still not sold on USC. Since Pete Carroll left, they always seem to crap the bed when there's big expectations.
The Game 2016 was better than at least half of these games. Games like 61-58 aren't great IMO. That's just sloppy football.
Floyd's fights against boxers are boring. So there's no reason to think a fight against an MMA fighter would be any different.
All those mentioned are really good. I'd add Bama / LSU to that list as well. The game is usually important and competitve. LSU is one of the few teams that typically can hold their own with Bama and it's always a very physical game.
My top 3:
1. NFL Draft - hyped for way too long. Shouldn't even be discussed until the week before the draft, but we get 9 months of non stop coverage.
2. Seven game series - unnecessary and excessive. Best of 3 is fine. If you can't win 2 out of 3, you're not that good. Seven game series exist solely to maximize revenue and it's a waste of time. The NBA/NHL playoffs take forever because of this.
3. Sports talk shows - They overanalyze everything. They'll spend an hour talking about a tweet. Who cares? These shouldn't even exist.
Night> 3:30> Noon. They all have pros and cons but I'd say the night games are best, assuming of course that it's a big game. Lesser games probably should get the noon or 3:30 slot. I like that the Bucks have a variety throughout the season. I think most people love night games, but they wouldn't be as special if every game was a night game.
Yeah I believe it was the Mike Shula era
'07 Florida was the roughest for me. If they won that game, that team may have gone down as the greatest in OSU history. Instead it was 4 hours of torture. The two Sparty losses are right there too.
They just need to cut back the number of bowls, like maybe 25 bowls instead of 40. I think people will always want to tune in to the better games around New Year's. I also think guys sitting out will be few and far between. There's not that many guys in a given year where they're a slam dunk pick. Guys that are mid round projections would still want to play to enhance their position. If I was in their position, I'd just take out an insurance policy and play in the bowl. Odds of getting hurt are so small.
If the drafting team wanted to, they could pay him first round money regardless. The contract's not signed right away so it's not like the money is set in stone.
there's always dancing with the stars
So he goes from no experience to the top gig? Seems kinda strange.
Agreed. That's the problem with professional sports. Excessiveness creates disinterest. I guarantee you the World Cup wouldn't be such a big deal if it was held every year.
That's why college football is a better sport than basketball. You can't suck for part of the year and get hot at the right time and make it into the playoff. You have to be good all year. The regular season actually means something in college football.