Good morning, good afternoon or good evening. I send my regards whenever you choose to read this skull session.
Shall I reward you for being here with an artificial intelligence-generated portrait of Brutus Bookie as a human?
[AI Generated] Portrait of Brutus Buckeye as a man pic.twitter.com/9htVci7hFc
— Dan Reeve (@reeve11) September 6, 2022
I apologize if that ruined your day. Personally, I find this portrait odd but deeply unsettling. Embarrassing, but also wonderful? Scary, but also wonderful? The computer created a humanized image of a poisonous tree nut – one that was burned into my eyes and I won’t soon forget, I agree with the irony.
Okay, I’m on my way. Have a nice Wednesday, right?
BRONNY x OSU THEADS. Brony James, son of NBA superstar LeBron James, broke the internet on Tuesday with an Instagram post wearing Ohio State jerseys. The pictures were taken over the weekend when the James family visited campus to attend the Buckeyes’ high-five showdown with Notre Dame in the Horseshoe.
Hopper, a high school senior from Sierra Canyon, is a four-star guard with the ability to play at the highest level in college. He’s ranked as the No. 45 overall player in the Class of 2023, according to the 247Sports composite, so seeing Clark Kellogg wearing the Cursive jersey was exciting for Bucks fans.
Bronnie James posted on Instagram wearing some Ohio State jerseys pic.twitter.com/LizqZRot3I
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 6, 2022
LeBron James says he would be at Ohio State if he wasn’t allowed to go straight to the NBA after high school. LeBron has been a major donor to the basketball program since his debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the mid-2000s.
Those facts have led many to believe that Broney may have the bookies to make a run for his college career. His trip to Columbus and Instagram photos of him in uniform prove his interest in the school, so things are starting to get real for Chris Holtmann and his staff. It’s time to protect the bag.
Keeping the bag. Ohio State is an NFL factory. 51 Buckeyes make the first 53-man roster for the 2022 NFL season, ESPN’s number Field Yates has the third-highest representative for a school in the professional league behind Alabama and LSU.
The 10 schools with the most players on the 53-man roster when Week 1 begins:
1. Alabama: 582. LSU: 533. Ohio State: 514. Georgia: 435. Notre Dame: 356. Penn State: 347. Michigan: 33T-8. Oklahoma: 32T-8 Florida: 3210. Iowa: 30
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 6, 2022
While the Buckeyes, Crimson Tide and Tigers may be pursuing the highest amount of talent in the NFL, former Ohio State players are tied for the most money in the NFL this year, according to Nick Korte Over the Cap.
And here are the 10 schools with the most 2022 dollars as Week 1 begins:
1. Ohio State: $253.3M2. Alabama: $230.1M3. LSU: $208M4. Clemson: $139.4M5. Oklahoma: $138.5M6. Wisconsin: $126.7M7. Georgia: $125.5M8. Mississippi St.: $124M9. USC: $123.65M10. Michigan: $119.5M
— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) September 6, 2022
A website called Spotrac has us covered to confirm that Ohio State’s cap dollars for the 2022 season are north of $253 million. Washington Chiefs star Terry McClarin brings in the most money at $29.78 million, followed by the Saints’ Marshawn Lattimore ($24.10 million), the Chargers’ Joey Bosa ($21.25 million), the Browns’ Denzel Ward ($21.03 million) and the Saints’ Michael Thomas ($15.8 million). .
The lowest paid Buckeye will be long snapper Liam McCullough, who will still bring in $705,000 in a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
So Ohio State may not have the most players in the NFL at any school, but their professional players know how to support Brinks trucks. Wait until C.J. Strode, Jackson Smith-Njigba, Paris Johnson Jr., and Daund Jones enter the league. Then the number will be more.
The long way back. Gareon Conley was a member of the most recent Ohio State National Championship team in 2014 and a second-team All-Big Ten cornerback in 2016. He later became the number 24 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft to the Oakland Raiders.
It was easy to see why the Raiders front office liked him. Conley regularly made plays like this:
Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn and Gareon Conley rose to the occasion for the Ohio State Spartans. pic.twitter.com/aiINo5koGo
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 19, 2016
Weeks before the Raiders’ 2017 season, Conley was signed by the franchise to a four-year contract worth $10.47 million, but he will only spend the first three seasons of that deal in Oakland. Conley dealt with a series of lower-body ailments throughout the first three years of his NFL career.
In the year In October 2019, the Raiders traded Conley to the Houston Texans for a third-round pick in the 2020 draft. He played the rest of the season with the Texans, but in July 2020 he suffered another setback in his right leg and was placed on the physically challenged list. He spent the entire year on injured reserve.
Two years after originally landing on the PUP list, Conley is still rehabbing his leg and working toward a return to the NFL. Lasso, an athletic apparel company, is chronicling its growth with a YouTube series titled “The Long Road Back to the NFL.”
Conley has the ability to compete at the highest level in the NFL. The body must cooperate. Good luck with his continued efforts to rehabilitate and repair his body and we’ll see him on the field.
Buckeye Nation. Ohio State fans have big hearts. After all, they have big hearts. Perhaps the biggest hearts on earth.
While trawling the interwebs looking for bookie-related content to fill out Wednesday’s skull session, I came across a Reddit post that deserves some attention. The Reddit user is a type 1 diabetic who thanked some friendly Ohio State fans for providing him with food to keep his blood sugar stable, and therefore wanted immediate medical attention. Here is what they wrote:
Hello, I hope this reaches the people who helped save me from being diabetic after the Notre Dame game. My dad came up to you on Woody Hayes Drive when you were walking to your car on West Campus and asked if you had any sugar, and because you were such a terrible person, he gave you a Tic Tac, some candy, and a bag of sweet chocolate covered popcorn. That act of kindness kept me from getting an ambulance with type 1 diabetes.
You are a great representative of the Buke nation. All Buckeye fans, myself included, should aspire to be like you.
My father is a diabetic, so I know all too well the dangers low blood sugar can pose to those who endure the chronic disease and its consequences. This kind and compassionate soul saved this man from a collision, possibly saving his life.
I passed this reddit user’s thank you post as a message that the rest of the nation is full of kind souls who want to do good. That makes fandom unique. The Ohio State faithful always look out for each other and make the crowd feel like family.
Song of the day. “My Way” by Frank Sinatra.
Cut to the chase. A 12-team college football playoff makes a lot of money. When a game runs on the playground… a woman says Mother Teresa ran a $196 million Ponzi scheme.