Go…Slow

This is one of those blog posts in which a picture video says a thousand words.

And a few skipped heartbeats.

Watching a GoPro’s crystal-clear footage of Ocean Ramsey and a great white shark sailing off into the deep blue sea is the perfect visual for confronting one’s fear with courage and (necessarily careful) precision.

A gigantic, terrifying fear with jaws.

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Do You Like Watching a Sitcom at 9? And Not Getting Caught in the Rain?

Should we ask people questions? Is that a good quality to have? Do some of us have the ability to read each other’s minds? Is the “Piña Colada” song weirdly catchy? Isn’t Thursday a great day to relax, laugh and realize the weekend is almost here?

Yes.

When does cop sitcom ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ starring funnyman Andy Samberg (sans bonkers wig) make its network comeback since being canceled at Fox?

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET. on NBC.

Just watch the show and escape.

P.S. I went to cakedonalds.com. You should too. 

Tossing It Back for the Win

There’s “Toss Back Tuesday” and then there’s “Toss Back Tuesday.” 

It seems fitting to apply this specific type of throwback (I see you Thursday) by promoting an event that incorporates a literal toss back in its lexicon. And this is where college football’s “Granddaddy of them all” comes into play.

On this day last week, The Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten champions) played the Washington Huskies (Pac-12 champions) in the 2019 Rose Bowl. I was fortunate to attend this grand, picturesque sporting event with my dad to cheer on the Buckeyes.

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There is just something uniquely special about this game, the preceding parade and the beautiful and historic stadium set against the San Gabriel mountains. And that special quality extended to the game played on January 1, 2019.

The game was going great, then it was concerning…then finally awesome.

These are the three stages of an Urban Meyer-coached team.

Sorry, there’s a fourth stage: Championships.

Congratulations to The Ohio State Buckeyes on winning a thrilling Rose Bowl championship that puts an exclamation point on Urban Meyer’s storied coaching career.

P.S. When Ohio State lost to Florida 41-14 in the 2007 National Championship game, there was absolutely zero hesitation by members of the media to universally deem this defeat humiliating and embarrassing for the Buckeyes and the Big Ten by extension. 

Guess what Alabama and SEC fans?

The same applies to you after getting dominated by Clemson 44-16 in the 2019 National Championship game. Last night’s game will go down as a humiliating and embarrassing loss for the Tide and the SEC by extension. 

You always chant “SEC! SEC!” when you win. Well, for at least the next year, you just might hear chants like “44-16! 44-16!” 

Have fun with that, Alabama. We all know you’re such good sports down there in the SEC 44-16. 

Happy Monday!

Breaking Sports News: 

On the college sports beat–specifically Ohio State–the painfully ineffective Defensive Coordinator Greg Schiano is out in Columbus.

Finally.

Mr. Schiano’s replacement appears to be the Defensive Line coach from that team up north, Greg Mattison. Mr. Mattison will be Co-Defensive Coordinator with Jeff Hafley, who was the Defensive Backs coach with the San Francisco 49ers.

Interesting.

Ohio State’s current Defensive Line coach extraordinaire, Larry Johnson, will remain as such whilst simultaneously being promoted to Associate Head Coach alongside Ryan Day.

Awesome.

And Ohio State’s record-breaking quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, has declared for the 2019 NFL draft.

His storybook journey from a 10-year-old kid from Maryland at an Ohio State camp (wearing a #7 Buckeyes jersey, BTW) declaring he was going to play quarterback at Ohio State to be a great Buckeyes quarterback and Heisman finalist who helped his team win the 2019 Rose Bowl (while wearing #7, BTW) is complete. The NFL will be his next chapter.

Good luck.

And Go Bucks!

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.