“I’m not giving Texas really any chance in this game.”—@finebaum is going Oklahoma all the way this weekend. pic.twitter.com/nPg5oYqHIj— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) October 9, 2019[Related Article:Texas Safety Issues Warning To Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts]A graduate transfer from Alabama, Hurts has established himself as a Heisman Trophy candidate through five games with the Sooners. He’s completing 75% of his passes, throwing for 1,523 yards and 14 touchdowns.On the ground, Hurts has rushed for 499 yards and seven more scores. This Oklahoma roster has talent all around, but everything starts with the guy taking the snaps.Oklahoma-Texas will kick off at noon ET on Saturday from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Texas won last year’s regular season meeting before OU got revenge in the Big 12 Championship Game.The game will be televised on FOX. ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Oklahoma and Texas will meet on Saturday in the Red River Showdown. The winner will automatically assume the position of Big 12 title favorite.The Sooners are ranked sixth in the AP poll, while Texas is 11th. Despite the fact it is a rivalry matchup featuring two highly-ranked teams, Vegas has installed Oklahoma as a double-digit favorite.Appearing on Get Up! this morning, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum agreed with the oddsmakers. He’s predicting an OU blowout, thanks to quarterback Jalen Hurts.“I don’t think the Texas defense is going to be able to stop him [Hurts], especially in the secondary,” Finebaum said. “They were exposed badly [against LSU’s Joe Burrow]…I’m not giving Texas really any chance in this game.”
Cardale Jones is now in the XFL…He woulda been a top 10 pick in the 2015 NFL draft…But instead he went back to Ohio State then fell to the 4th roundD1 athletes don’t let them coaches lie to you about the importance of a college degree…If you get a 1st round grade…LEAVECardale Jones is now in the XFL…He woulda been a top 10 pick in the 2015 NFL draft…But instead he went back to Ohio State then fell to the 4th roundD1 athletes don’t let them coaches lie to you about the importance of a college degree…If you get a 1st round grade…LEAVE— 🆎🧢 (@ab89) October 15, 2019However, Jones responded to Bryant’s tweet, claiming he had inaccurately framed the situation and his reasoning for returning to school.“I went back to OSU to finish school,” Jones tweeted. “Something I worked as hard on as my football career. I’m my own man and think for myself. Going back benefited me & my family LONG term. Educate yourself on the situation before commenting and spreading the wrong message.”I went back to OSU to finish school. Something I worked as hard on as my football career. I’m my own man and think for myself. Going back benefited me & my family LONG term. Educate yourself on the situation before commenting and spreading the wrong message. https://t.co/G0i3kiP9iJ— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) October 16, 2019Bryant is correct in saying Jones’ decision cost him several rounds in the draft. However, kudos to Jones for standing up for himself and being comfortable in the choice he made.The 27-year-old signal caller is a long way from not going to Ohio State to “play school.” ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after scoring a one yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Yesterday, the XFL announced that former Ohio State star Cardale Jones would be one of the eight quarterbacks headlining the fledgling league. Jones was assigned to the D.C. Defenders.It has been a whirlwind few years for Jones. After coming off the bench to lead OSU to a national championship in 2014, he made the somewhat surprising decision to return to school.Projected as a likely top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jones instead struggled at Ohio State that fall. When he was finally selected in 2016, it wasn’t until the fourth round.Now, Jones is out of the NFL and trying to find his footing in a different league. Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant tried to use Jones as a cautionary tale on Twitter yesterday.
MIAMI, January 8, 2019 – Globally-renowned luxury leader, Crystal, invites travelers to connect to the world, each other and themselves with an evocative new marketing campaign titled “Where Luxury is Personal.” In the campaign, the multi-experience luxury travel innovator speaks directly to travelers on levels that go beyond the lavish accoutrements of the good life. The messaging eschews the common notion that luxury entails only the finer things in life in favor of the fact that it is defined by each traveler, making the experience wholly individual. Working with the experts of MRM//McCann, a global leader in consumer relationships and digital marketing, Crystal has developed a poignant message that focuses on people – from its guests to crew – and how world travel touches their lives. The new branding campaign spans all Crystal Experiences – Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht & Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air and Crystal AirCruises – and will be seen across multiple print and digital media platforms beginning this month. “Travel is extremely personal to those who crave exploration and meaningful moments, and global luxury travel has always been personal to Crystal,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “Our philosophy of luxury is rooted in the individuality of each of our guests – the stories they’ve lived, what has brought them aboard, the memories they hope to create – and our passion for meeting and exceeding their hopes and expectations. “We understand that time is precious, and aboard Crystal our guests relish spending their time exactly as they wish. To travel exactly as one chooses, connecting with friends who share their interests, and deeply exploring the world is a true luxury. And we are honored that travelers choose to spend their time with us,” Roig continued. The advertisements designed with the campaign are intuitively created to get to the heart of why people travel. Inviting readers to peer into the global experiences of people just like them, one spread features a father and son making new discoveries in China together as they simultaneously discover each other. Another hones in on friends separated by distance but reconnected by a shared journey afar. Crystal asserts that true luxury is not only personal but also effortless, relaxed and welcoming, without parameters on guest preferences. The company has long been known for its exacting service delivered by a crew who greet every guest by name and genuinely enjoy making travelers’ experiences as perfect as possible. The celebrated Crystal crew will also take center stage in future advertisements that are designed to put names to the faces travelers will find aboard Crystal voyages. “The heart of Crystal is our people – the Crystal Family, both our guests and crew – and this new campaign will shine a spotlight on this family. We are honored to celebrate them with a campaign that is as unique and as individual as they are,” Roig said. The other cornerstones of the 28-year-strong Crystal credo will also be highlighted in photographic spreads that call out the numerous choices at guests’ disposal to create the precise vacation they wish. About Crystal The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht & Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to be the distinctive choice of the world’s most discerning travelers. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018). Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insiderblog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.