Wait, I was wrong; ALL FOUR teams are now FBS schools. I forgot that Georgia Southern recently made the move.
February 6, 2014 at 10:15 a.m.
And if you really want to put things in perspective, consider this:
20 years ago, in the 1993 season, Jim Tressel won his second NCAA title with YSU. Of the four teams YSU beat in that postseason (Central Florida, Georgia Southern, Idaho and Marshall), three of them are now FBS schools. The more things change elsewhere, the more things remain the same here.
February 6, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.
theguins, it's not a slap in the face. Did you read the lead Sports story, on how it was a quiet day for locals on Signing Day? Only four local players signed to FBS. If anything, your slap should be a wake-up to the reality that high school football in this area isn't as strong or relevant as it once was. The only people who find it relevant are those dining on local memories of yesteryear and rarely set foot outside of this area.
February 6, 2014 at 10:07 a.m.
Arod, I understand your disdain, really I do. I'd cut a little slack since it occurred on the last day of classes before the Christmas break. BUT..........
How did this get into the paper, let alone make the headline? This ego-enriched guy, or someone on his behalf, called the paper and invited them to come out to cover this. "Wait til I show everybody how to propose because I'm such a creative person !" I understand your love for her, but don't you have any humility?
And you know what? I'd be willing to bet these kids had to put some school time in helping rehearse his marriage proposal. So, yeah, I can sympathize with you Arod.
I do wish the engaged all the best, but do understand that students (other parents' kids) shouldn't be used as pawns to enhance your personal advance in life. That's for Hollywood to make a living from.
December 21, 2013 at 8:37 a.m.
Yes, because God forbid children be exposed to reality in school. Why expose them when they can on an X-box game, right? Unless you want to refer to them as the Baby Falcons.
Again, Aaron is tremendously and indisputably talented. Don't exaggerate it, dontbeafool. I'm just old school and this particular work screams wuss.
December 10, 2013 at 8:41 a.m.
I completely agree. Those look like cute, pretty falcons. It goes completely against the portrayal of how high school mascots should appear, especially in an athletic environment. It looks inviting for an opponent to want to stomp on them. What happened to home field/court advantage? It looks the least bit intimidating.
I'm not saying it looks bad at all. It conveys the image of sports where everyone plays with kid gloves and everyone's a winner.
December 10, 2013 at 6 a.m.
Point taken, Mark, and I apologize to Kevin. But, without an additional link at/near the top to navigate/accommodate the story, it can easily be misidentified as isolated to an online reader.
At the same time, kudos to you for defending your employee here.
October 14, 2013 at 8:23 p.m.
I understand, Mark......can you direct me to B1 of Sports ONLINE!? You do realize that web comments may come from parts unknown, where the print version is not available. Perhaps link the additional story at the top of this same page as 'ALSO'? Consider that you're featured print may not always work when featured on the web. Maybe if you and your staff were more adroit, eh?
October 14, 2013 at 3:50 p.m.
Holy crap! A 591-word feature article and 275 of those words are devoted to one local person who didn't run the damn race! You're quite the reporter, Connelly. Well done; I can't wait to read your next gem in the Town Crier.
October 14, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.
Sorry, Walter, but I love Old Chub. I discovered it four years ago in DC and would bring some back with me every time until they started selling it in Ohio last year. Oskar Blues also makes 'Ten Fidy'; a 10.5% brew that looks and pours like motor oil but is great to my taste buds. To each his own. Cheers.
October 6, 2013 at 9:09 p.m.