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PAYDAY FOR JOHN SIMON. The Baltimore Ravens have come to terms with John Simon, their fourth round pick in this year’s NFL Draft:
Simon’s contract has a total value of $2.545 million, including a $385,652 signing bonus. The deal includes base salaries of $405,000, $495,000, $585,000 and $675,000.
As much as it pains me to see Buckeyes in Steeler Black or Ravens
The article at the Baltimore Sun also notes that, “Simon is an avid weightlifter.”
Yes, and Joey Chestnut is an “avid” hot dog eater.
WATCH LISTS: The off-season isn’t just hard for sports writers and bloggers. It appears to affect the choosers of year-end awards, as they release preseason “watch lists” that basically list half of the eligible players (Exhibit A: The Rimington Trophy).
I wonder if an award has ever been won by someone not on the preseason watch list?
I WONDER WHAT HE WOULD HAVE CALLED VERNON GHOLSTON? Super recruit Raekwon McMillan is keeping a recruiting diary for 247 Sports, relating stories of his recruitment. He says Urban Meyer is the funniest head coach and that Urban has a fascination with McMillan’s backside:
He calls me “Bubble.” That’s because he said I have a linebacker butt. I have a wide butt with a great leg base.
Every time we talk, he calls me that.
He says all great athletes have huge butts and great strength bases there. He was telling me about guys like Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes and Percy Harvin. Guys like that. He said they were built the same way.
If you’ll recall, Meyer had the same glowing(?) remarks about Braxton’s bodacious backside last year during ESPN’s All-Access look at Ohio State’s fall camp.
No word on what Urban thought of Jared Sullingers ample ass(ets).
EVERY VOTE COUNTS. We are still pitting the top football moments from the 2012 season against each other to pick the best defensive and offensive moment of the season, ultimately to pick the greatest single Football Moment. We are down to the final eight. You can vote for your favorite Offensive Moment here and your favorite Defensive Moment here.
AND JUST FOR FUN. The Man of Steel. Since 2011, Braxton Miller has had the most rushes of 10-plus by a quarterback with 79. So they announced a new Xbox and they showed it’s TV capabilities. Of course, Price is Right was on and of course Ohio State was represented.