I doubt you'll ever read this blog post. I'd like to think you're one of my 7 faithful readers but I know more than likely you are not. But regardless, thank you for your eight years of being my president. Thank you for the class and dignity you had while in office. In a time when our country and government is so staunchly divided, I'll remember your class, dignity, and poise.
And now that you have free time if you want to enter my Sup? Tournament I'll make sure you are a top 4 seed.
I tweeted about this yesterday need to get this off of my chest with more than 140 characters. And I know that ultimately it's meaningless and I should just drop it but.....I just don't see the reasoning with Ohio State being placed higher in the final college football Associated Press poll than Penn State.
I was adamantly against Ohio State being placed in the college football playoffs, especially over Penn State. I thought you could have had a legitimate discussion between Washington and Ohio State, but in if you were only debating Ohio State and Penn State then the decision clearly should have favored the Nittany Lions in my mind. And I know I was probably in the minority on that issue but I a conference championship, an extra game played, and a head to head win was far superior to a better non-conference win and one less loss.
I was shocked to find out yesterday that Ohio State was still rated higher than Penn State in the final AP poll of the year. I just don't get it I guess. I'm not sure what we saw in those bowl games that strengthened the "Ohio State had a great season" argument. They got blown out and embarrassed in their bowl game and did not score a point. This is after they looked inept on offense for most of their final game of the season against Michigan. Of course, that was their final game of the season because they couldn't make their conference championship game. All of this and the Buckeyes still are 6th in the final AP poll. Unreal.
I don't know if you caught this last night but Grayson Allen had another hissy-fit in Duke's game at Florida State. The article with a video of the act is here, but with six minutes left in the game and Duke trailing by 14 Allen chased a loose ball into the sidelines near the Florida State bench. Allen dove into the Florida State bench to try to save the ball and then after attempting the save and falling into their bench it appears that Grayson shoves a Florida State coach.
Apparently his "indefinite suspension" that amounted into one total game missed was ineffective. I am shocked.
I am, however, very excited to see how Duke and Coach K handle this situation now. Here's a player who you had to indefinitely suspend because of his actions on the court. Again, Duke gave Grayson Allen an indefinite suspension. If that whole "indefinite suspension" wasn't just a sham by Coach K, then Duke believed that Allen's previous actions were so severe that they could not give him a timetable on his return. That they had to make sure that however long it took to correct and treat these behaviors by Allen that they took the appropriate measures to make sure they addressed them. That could have been one day, one week, one month, one year....Duke wasn't sure so they gave him an indefinite suspension. And Duke must have felt that they achieved this with Allen in his suspension that amounted in one game.
If that's the case, then Grayson Allen pulls this move where he SHOVES AN OPPOSING COACH in just his second game back from that "indefinite suspension" then you have to remove Allen from the team for at least the rest of the year right? Obviously, those issues that Duke was trying to address with Allen in his "indefinite suspension" were not completely addressed. HE SHOVED AN OPPOSING COACH. There are still anger management or entitlement issues there. If the behavior warranted an "indefinite suspension" initially then another hiatus has to be in order now.
Unless of course the entire "indefinite suspension" was just a dog and pony show to begin with from Duke and Coach K. Then do whatever you want with Allen I guess, because it's not like it matters anyways.