What is the mantra of every single coach in the NFL? "We don't want the distraction. We just want to talk about football". I've heard every coach in the NFL mutter these phrases at least once since I've start watching football. Coaches don't want to be answering non-football questions at every press conference they have to attend. Why bring him in if it just makes your life as a coach harder? Heck, even if he turns your team around your still fielding non-football questions. Unfortunately for this young man, he wants to make statements. Good or bad statements I'm not going to judge. But what you are seeing are the NFL coaches saying "We don't want the distractions" plain and simple.
Shouldn't it be: Jim Jong Un?
I am down-voting this thread for using the "word" 'crootin. The only thing that could have made it worse is if "slobberknocker" somehow made into the post.
8 is fine if you take the Power 5 Champs and 3 wild card teams. Otherwise it does devalue the regular season and conference championships.
I know I'll catch some heat over this opinion:
I am one of those who do believe that if you can't win your league then you shouldn't be in the CFP. It's not even like OSU finished second in the league - couldn't make the League Championship game. The OOC PSU loss to Pitt is not nearly egregious as some folks make it out to be. Pitt finished 8-4 and beat #2 Clemson as well as #5 PSU. They are no cupcake, so I would have had no problems with PSU supplanting us in the final CFP rankings. <<Pains me saying that more than I thought it would!>>
Take the Power 5 League Champs + 3 wild card teams and you can settle this without much discussion.
I guess my Top 3 List of Alt Unis would be:
#3 - 2015 Black Ensemble
#2 - 2009 White Ensemble
#1 - 2011 Helmet only (if you paired this with the 2010 Uniform Totally Bad!)
There is no "I" in Swagger...
No crying! I couldn't care less how they wrangle their schedules. My question is how come our beloved B1G isn't giving our teams the same advantage that the $EC apparently gives theirs?
I guess I'll say it since no one else has...
Fire Tim Beck!
I guess he is now our new whipping post. I've got to believe that Luke Fickell is relieved.
J.J. Watt = Attention Whore
Is it just me are some of the "+" and "-" in the stat columns switched? For instance Points Against for VaTech - if you give up 21 points more than last year, shouldn't be "+21" and not "-21"?
It's probably just me. I had/problems with the +/- on point spreads as well.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
-- Saying attributed to Mark Twain who attributed the saying to Benjamin Disraeli - who doesn't have appeared have said it in any of his works <<shrug>>
Here's the thing, never put your team into a position where someone else controls your fate.
This happens ALL of the time everywhere in all leagues. Heck, didn't one of our NBA teams tank to get the number one pick.
If it is within the rules then quit complaining. If it is something that needs to be banned then ban it. Until it is banned suck it up!
I just may end up having to living with it...
Interesting note: If I hit f12 and put the debug into IE8 mode I can see the Farris posts just fine. Anything above IE8 mode is back to the crappy text.
<<begin SARCASM FONT>> Thx Nick. Very helpful! <<end SARCASM FONT>>
Unfortunately, putting it into Compatibility View throws the rest of the site off.
I'm not a fan of IE 11, but it is the only one we are allowed to have here at the office.
Not going to lie...big plastic cowboys a little bit creepy!
Love the word "commentariat"...+1 for you good sir!
This, except I mean it!
I think the most I'd pay is $0.
55" HD TV, comfy chair, GREAT food and family. Who'd want to go watch it in person?
Crappy parking, obnoxious opposition fans, sky high concessions....bah.
Besides that, it is generally on the day I celebrate Thanksgiving with my dad's side of the family.
To be perfectly truthful I have no problem with ESPN hyping the SEC I mean they own the SEC Network. What would you expect?
My biggest problem is that there isn't a single ESPN employee who will admit that they have anything other than impartiality when on the air. No one will trash the SEC because they own the channel and that would be self defeating (i.e. cost them viewers = $'s). But no one will stand up and admit that...not one.
Is it a good thing to split time with the "ones"? Who ever ends up being the starter is losing out on 50% (or whatever split time means) of his reps with the first teamers. To me that is valuable time lost to someone who is going to be the back-up.
I suppose it is entirely possible that JT is not fully healthy and they need 12-Guage ready to start the season until JT's ankle is 100%...pure speculation on my part.
The coaches know WAY (I can't put enough emphasis on that word) more than I do, but it is something I would ask UFM if I saw him.
I am up for different uniforms as long as they stay true to OSU colors. Black is an accent color on our uniforms. Our colors are not scarlet, grey, and black. Just scarlet and grey....jmho.