Damn, I saw that and immediately took MSU and 25 points in Vegas on the very early 2023 line.
A digression—“porous” is a word I have seen a lot recently in 11W pieces. Not sure how “having holes which can be easily penetrated” applies to poor shooting?
that said, lots of good observations here. Getting Young and Wash back and healthy should cure a lot of what ails us.
Perhaps the only team I would root for Michigan to beat. For an alleged Baptist Christian school, they have no real problem with covering up campus rapes, shooting of a basketball player, etc. Baylor can't lose often enough IMO.
I live in south Florida. The morning after OSU beat Miami for the 2002 national title, I tuned in to Miami's all-sports radio WQAM on my way to work. An alleged lawyer called into the show and spent 5 minutes telling the hosts how Miami got screwed by the PI call, etc. He then stated, with the tone of a DA announcing a high-profile prosecution, that had written a letter of protect to the NCAA, demanding that they provide redress for the missed call (presumably, award Miami the championship despite the result of the game)
18 years later I can still remember how pompous and idiotic this guy sounded, and wonder how anyone in the world would take seriously a lawyer who thought such a letter would matter. The moral I took away from this incident is--let it go. Officials have always sucked to some degree, and will continue to suck at more or less the same level notwithstanding any technical advances in the profession.
Between depression and acceptance. Fortunately I got the rage out of my system early, after the TD following the Wade penalty. Fact is we made too many mistakes to expect to win a game against a team as good as Clemson. But still a great season.
I for one am glad to see Jashon Cornell recognized. Dude was a 5 star who basically did whatever the coaches asked him to do to make the team better. Got to love a guy like that. I think he epitomizes what the players mean when they talk about the Brotherhood.
Love that story about Cardale. Great guy with a terrific sense of humor.
Also, I follow Jared Foley on Twitter and he may be the greatest Buckeye/Bluejackets fan of all. Give him a follow @bearfoley if you can
Zero chance Urban would take this job. That program is a mess right now. FSU alums in South Florida have practically lost interest in the team. And why would Urban want to move to Tallahassee at this point?
"He worked out on the court with his older brother, Andre Wesson, at Woodward Park Community Recreation Center." Hey, I won an intramural league championship at Woodward Park Rec in 1978 as a 9th grader! Nice to see hoop greats of today continue to spend time there :)
Talented player, I hope he thrives at his next stop. Good luck!!
I never saw Kern but saw the others on your list play almost every game. Hoying and Germaine were good enough but don’t have Greene’s resume. Hoying never beat UM, vs. Corny who rallied the team from down 7 in 4th qtr in AA to keep the 1975 unbeaten. Germaine had a great season but split time with Stanley Jackson for a year, so body of work is somewhat thin. Schlichter and Greene were both outstanding and won a lot of games, I could go either way on that one. Anyway, point is I think he deserves more consideration for top 5 status. I would personally rank him ahead of JT behind Kern and Troy.
I disagree with Kevin on the Corny Greene legacy. Silver football winner, loses 3 games in his career, Rose Bowl MVP and HOF, and he's almost certainly not in top 5 all time? What criteria are we using?
I will echo Buckeyestu on this. Seems like a great addition. Welcome!
I love these stripe-removal videos. Reminds me that these are just kids—enormous kids, but still. Go Bucks!
Great job getting his degree already! Impressive.
I missed Galloway's prediction. Where and when did he make it? Did he elaborate on his reasoning?
First combined no-hitter thrown in California since July 13, 1991--Skaggs' date of birth.
For me as a Marlins fan, eerily reminiscent of the first game back after Jose Fernandez's death in 2015. RIP to both.
Best of luck to Mr. Slade!
Buck68 is the only person to receive a degree in "Creative Writing While on Hallucinogens," with a speciality in avoiding simple declarative sentences. AE could never be Buck68 because there will never be another Buck68. For which I am eternally grateful.
I agree that you would be lucky to have either one as your team's coach, but not sure about Matta stepping into a better situation at the outset. Matta's first team was on probation AND not very talented.
A clumsy way of phrasing the fact that that team was slow and not very athletic, but I don't recall any players taking offense.
To say Coop inherited less NFL talent on that team than other OSU coaches hardly does justice to the team Coop took over. Indiana had more NFL talent than Ohio State that year. Some of the starters would have struggled to start for some MAC teams. There is a reason it took 5 years for OSU to become a top team again. I am happy to see Coop being appreciated for what he was--an elite evaluator and developer of talent.
That was my reaction, too. I caught a few Cowboys games on SiriusXM the past couple of years and the Dallas announcers loved Smith. I hope he catches on.
Surprised at how the DTs are distributed. Vincent on Scarlet, Haskell Garrett on Grey? Probably shouldn't read too much into it, but isn't that what Spring Game rosters are for?
played fantasy baseball for years and loved it. No time these days to keep up with the day-to-day stuff. But recently I have played Whatifsports.com's historic fantasy baseball, where you buy a team of players from 1880-present and you compete with other teams over 162 games. Their computer simulates each game. Pretty cool, but I think you need to play a lot of seasons to figure out the best players for the $ (in other words, my teams stunk the couple of times I played).