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|2 hours 40 min ago||I'll make a note of this so I||
I'll make a note of this so I can remind you when Fournette is one of the top rushers in the SEC a few months from now. I'd argue that #93 is too low for him. LSU only has Terrence Magee and Kenny Hilliard coming back this year. Fournette will at least be the #2 back at LSU, and by the end of the season I'd bet he's at least splitting carries with Magee if not starting.
|7 hours 9 min ago||Treadwell was a true frosh||
Treadwell was pretty impressive for a true freshman playing in the SEC. Yes, he never had a 100yd game, but he finished with 72 catches which was good enough for 41st nationally. Its a pretty reasonable assumption to expect that he's going to have a much better year.
Funchess on the other hand only had 49 catches, good for 140th nationally. And he's already had two years to adapt to college football. So if you're expecting both guys to blow up this season, it makes sense for Treadwell to be higher ranked since he'll likely wind up with the gaudier stat line at the end of the year.
|8 hours 36 min ago||Don't think so||
There's quite a few good receivers out there I'd put ahead of Funchess. You've got guys like Coates, Treadwell, and Agholor out there, plus a handful of other ones I'm forgetting to deserve to be ahead of him. And 85/1200/11 was good enough for 15-20th nationally last year. Deontay Greenbury from Houston finished with 82/1202/11 and that 17th in the country. Not 1st or 2nd team AA material.
I mean, he was great for us last year, but he didn't even crack the top 100 in yards receiving nationally. Plus there's only four 1st/2nd team WR slots, and Funchess would have to have a hell of a year to crack the top four. It would take something more along the lines of 105/1500/15 to be an All-American.
So with all that said, #72 is probably like the #10 WR which I think is fair.
|8 hours 49 min ago||I doubt he makes it||
I really doubt Peppers makes the list at all. The had Fournette at like #93 which I think is low for him since he'll probably wind up as LSU's main back. So if Fournette is only 93, Peppers isn't making the list.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Do you though?||
Just because you went to an Ivy doesn't mean you got a better bang for your education buck. I work with someone that went to Cornell. We have the same job, but a year of tuition at Michigan is $13k in-state and $40k out-of-state, and Cornell is $30k/$47k. She lived out of state as well, so her education cost 3.6 more than mine did. And yet, we have the same job. I think things like that should definitely be factored into rankings.
|1 day 2 hours ago||5 years||
After they graduate, I wonder how many Yale grads are enrolled in post grad. That might skew that salary after graduation number quite a bit. Would love to see what the 10 years after graduation salary number is for BYU and Yale.
|1 day 9 hours ago||SEC-centric attitude||
When you're putting together a list of the top players in CFB, its a little tough to fault someone for going heavy on the SEC a year after they just had 63 players drafted into the NFL -- more than double any other conference. And over the past decade+ the SEC has had far more drafted into than any other conference and its not even close.
So unless you think the talent scounts in the NFL have an SEC bias too, get out of here with this ESPN = SEC homer crap. They are the best confernce. Get over it.
|1 day 9 hours ago||You're out of your mind||
There's no way he's one of the top 50 best in CFB. If that top 50 was evenly split between offense in defense, you're saying Ryan is one of the top 25 defensive players in CFB, and there's just no way that's true.
|1 day 9 hours ago||For a minute I thought those were Hoke's stats||
For a minute, I thought you were listing Hoke's stats. Right up until I got to the worst defense in 120 years part. Worst rushing offense in 120 years is Hoke's calling card.
|1 week 9 hours ago||LeBron||
LeBron. More complete player. Also, its not that dead. CFB media days are under way which means its the unofficial start of college football season. So we've got that going for us.
|1 week 9 hours ago||So he's moved from toothpick||
So he's moved from toothpick to slightly larger toothpick status. Excellent.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Wow||
Wow, that's still super skinny. What was he last year?
|1 week 1 day ago||At least Bama gave Hand the option||
At least Bama gave Hand the option to decide if he wanted to try and do both instead of steering him towards something he wasn't as interested in. They treated him like an adult. Michigan treated him like a kid and like they knew what was best.
|1 week 1 day ago||So much for Sam Webb||
So much for Sam Webb's "strong feeling."
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Dime a Dog||
To Hell with Dime a Dog night. Now Dime a Burger nights...
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Braylon Edwards 2.0?||
Maybe Funchess is Braylon 2.0 Makes the spectacular catch, but drops the simple wide open five yard pass.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||McMillon visit to Alabama||
Did McMillon visit Alabama after leaving The Opening? Was there any feedback on the trip? Or is that July 12th date inaccurate?
And FWIW, he's called Alabama his dream school. So I don't know if I'd go writting that Hello post quite yet.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Get out of here with your logic and reasoning||
Get out of here with your logic and reasoning. There's no place for that on the internet.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Especially when||
Especially when your offense is as dumb and blatant as his was. And I really don't think that qualifies as that harsh of a punishment. Its a year of probation and some classes. Big whoop.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
I miss Mr. Blue and even Nefarious Eduardo.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"Our OL is bad"||
Being able to say "Our OL is bad" would be a nice change of pace from "our OL is historically bad." Here's to improvement!!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Probably from the coaches and others||
A lot of these reporters spend the offseason traveling around campus to campus visiting with coaches and teams. You know, doing actual reporting. If they are "hearing something" then its probably from a well connected person. If it was based off of what they saw on the spring game, they would have said that.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||People forget||
People forget all the day to day minutiae of history, and instead just remember all of the highlights. And if the person was an all-time great like Jordan or Babe Ruth, they forget about all of the horrible shit that person did on the side.
Nearly every sports star has had the benefit of playing their careers in an era without 247 reporting, cell phone cameras everywhere, and loosely/poorly fact-checked sources as the basis of "reporting."
So with all of that said, Jordan would not be as reveered if he was playing in this era. Can you imagine the firestorm if word got out that LeBron was a degenerate gambler, or if he just up and decided that he was going to go play basball now instead of siging with the Heat or the Cavs? Jordan absolutely held the sports world hostage for the entirety of his "retirement." Its foolish to pretend otherwise. If LeBron pulled the same stunt now, it would bring the networks and internet to their knees.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Hmmmm...||
I think some of you missed the sarcasm/satire.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Papa John||
Brian, you left out Papa John from your possible Brandon replacements. He graduated from Ball State, which is of course Brady Hoke's alma mater. And he's in commericals with Peyton Manning a lot, so he probably knows about football and sports. The ties are undeniable.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Well Bonnie...||
"Well Bonnie...we're pretty fucking far."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You buried the lead||
Dude, you totally buried the lead here. The incident went down at the GROWN AND SEXY Lounge. That's right...Tracy Sprinkle at the Grown and Sexy Lounge.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||^This||
This entire thread is kind of a moot point. If the OL can't get it together enough to be mediocre (and considering the massive amounts of youth and inexperience, I'd be thrilled with mediocre), then it doesn't really matter who is starting and excelling at various skill positions or on the defense.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'm wondering what games you're actually watching.||
I'm wondering what games you're actually watching. The difference between Morris and Bellomy is night and day. Plus, there's a lot more incentive to get Morris ready to take the starting job for his junior and senior year. Bellomy is already a junior, and if he's starting as a senior some crazy, crazy things have happened.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Its nowhere close to $5/subscriber||
FYI, the Big Ten Network doesn't get anywhere close to $5 per subscriber. Most reports have them getting a dollar in the B1G footprint, and a dime outside the footprint. At $5.54 per subscriber, only ESPN is in that $5 ballpark. And as far as regionals go, YES gets around $3/subscriber in the New York area.
But in general, the whole Rutgers/Maryland move was all about adding TV markets. With those additions, the Big Ten has NYC, Chicago, Philly, Washington DC, and Detroit in their footprint. Five of the top 11 markets. No other conference has more than two of the top ten (although if you want to stretch and give the SEC both Dallas and Houston, then they have three). When the TV deal is up in 2016, it'll create huge amounts of income for the schools. So in addition to extorting huge amounts of money from ESPN/Fox/Whoever, they might also be able to leverage their network into getting something like $2 a subscriber in the footprint.