i refuse to even consider this a possibility
I believe everything about this is fantastic, it reminds me of the Breaking Madden posts from a while back, but real life; LINK
EDIT: with this vine thing becoming a thing, we need a tutorial on how to actually post vine. Figured it was just switch to plain text editor but that doesn't seem to be working.
This is done yearly by the Detroit News, and I always think it is an interesting read. Their list of Blue Chip recruits around the state get asked some questions about their experience, and they reflect on it.
Some of the highlights of the article:
4. Lawrence Marshall
DL, 6-4, 240
Best recruiting experience: The Michigan-Ohio State game my junior year. That was my best by far. The atmosphere was intense. It was like you understood why it was a rivalry after watching it.
Worst recruiting experience: After I decommitted (from Ohio State), it was uncomfortable, but they understood. The social media? It comes with the territory.
Why not MSU? It wasn't the school for me. I like the school. I liked the staff. But it wasn't for me.
9. Maurice Ways
Detroit Country Day
WR, 6-4, 196
Best recruiting experience: When the coaches came to the school and the feeling of being wanted. The fact that they wanted me to be a part of their program. The whole process was great.
Worst recruiting experience: I didn't have one. It was positive all the way through.
Why not MSU? They didn't officially offer me. I guess they were going to. I liked it up there on my (unofficial) visit.
Notable: The youngest of three children, Ways is a quiet person for the most part. He likes going to movies with his friends and spending time with his family. “I don't like to boast,” he said. “I let my game speak for itself. I'm a goofy guy. I like to have fun. I know what's serious and what not to take seriously.”
Just a heads up, a lot of these texts are really really vulgar, and some have fairly explicit images (although mostly censored), so you've been warned.
My thoughts on it:
- Honestly, they both come off as total meatheads , particularly Incognito (as these texts more or less chronicle their constant efforts to get laid).
- They seemed to be really good buddies.
- Nothing that I read really sounded like bullying to me. There was a lot of joking around, and giving eachother a hard time, but nothing seemed meanspirited, and even the harsher jokes had lighthearted responses.
- Those last few pages made me really feel bad for Incognito.
I thought by and large the ads yesterday were just about as disapointing as the game itself. But Georgia personal injury attorney Jamie Casino’s two minute, sledgehammer-wielding, heavy metal blasting, tombstone-smashing shot at the Savannah (GA) Police Department after the shooting death of his brother which only aired locally during the game is definitely worth a watch.
This is incredible.
Talk about the gamble of a lifetime.
Apropos of the union debate, Dennis Dodd examines the National Letter of Intent and its implications for athletes. He calls it "a three-page document that represents a combination of Golden Ticket, American Idol pass-through and indentured servitude," says the signing process is in strong need of reform. ("Who says you have to sit out a year if you want to transfer after signing the NLI? Well, the NLI.")