No ‘black eye’ on Caribbean, says CFU boss

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president, Gordon Derrick, believes the Caribbean can rebound from the latest scandal to shake the region.Last May, the Caribbean was plunged into turmoil when CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president, Caymanian Jeff Webb, was arrested and indicted by the United States on corruption charges.Former CONCACAF president, Trinidadian Jack Warner, who was also a FIFA vice-president, was also indicted by the US on similar charges and is currently fighting extradition.Derrick said despite this, Caribbean leaders still had a role to play in football governance.”I don’t think there is a black eye on the Caribbean per se, or that because these two (cases) happened back to back and, therefore, no one else can do it (lead). I think that would be unfair,” Derrick told an international news agency.”Yes, the confidence (in the Caribbean) will be down, but we are a proud people from a proud area, who have ability, who can govern and who are intelligent. So if someone from the Caribbean steps up, they will step up and do well.”Warner was at the centre of the first CONCACAF cash-for-votes scandal in 2011, and was forced to resign amidst corruption allegations.However, the US Department of Justice said it had continued to investigate Warner and subsequently named him – and Webb – as part of a 47-count indictment related to racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracies.Twelve other football officials were named in the indictment, and Derrick was careful to stress that the scandals did not only centre around regional figures.”Not everybody in the Caribbean is tainted. If you look at this scandal, you look at who the big player is and what country did he come from?” the Antiguan reminded.”It is not just the Caribbean, it is throughout. Regardless of where you are … there are people who are not on the straight and narrow, that doesn’t mean everybody in that country is the same way.”last_img read more

Roger Federer rallies to reach Swiss quarterfinals

first_imgView comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Second-seeded Alexander Zverev also went through to the last eight with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Alexei Popyrin, but third-seeded Marin Cilic was beaten 7-5, 7-6 (2) by Marius Copil.There were also wins for Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Roberto Bautista Agut and Taylor Fritz.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BUY: Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger FedererThe 37-year-old Federer next meets Gilles Simon of France, who knocked out Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 7-6 (4), 7-6 (0).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I was ready for Struff to come out and swing,” Federer said. “I didn’t know how aggressive he was going to play, or how much serve and volley he was going to do. But, unfortunately, I didn’t have the best first two service games.“He connected well, he came out with a plan and it worked for him. In the second set it was close throughout, but I think I was able to clean up my game a little bit. I’m happy I improved after a rocky, slow start today, to play well after that. I think the crowd was really into it. They were excited I came back from being a break down.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns a ball to Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)BASEL, Switzerland — Roger Federer made it 17 wins in a row at the Swiss Indoors when he defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday to march into the quarterfinals.The top-seeded Swiss, who was born in Basel, had his serve broken in the third game, but he fought back well by winning five consecutive games to stay on course to reach the final for the 14th time.ADVERTISEMENT Detroit Pistons still unbeaten, send Cleveland Cavaliers to 0-5 start MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Liverpool new kit ‘leak’, best supported PL teams revealed and Chelsea ‘scared’ of Man United

first_imgIn the build up to the new year we’ve been revealing the most popular content on talkSPORT.com from every month of 2014. Today, on New Year’s Eve, we look back at the best of December…BEST OF TALKSPORT.COM: DECEMBER 2014MOST VIEWED STORY: Chelsea and Man City are ‘frightened’ of Man United, claims Van GaalChelsea and Man City may have turned the Premier League title tussle into a two-horse race, but according to Man United boss Louis van Gaal, the duo are ‘frightened’ of the Red Devils. When he’s not complaining about the busy winter schedule, the Dutchman is talking up his side’s chances, but will they be in the title race come May? From one manager to another, while Van Gaal is being bullish, Jose Mourinho has taken a more modest stance. The Chelsea boss recently commented that his side aren’t special, despite sitting pretty at the top of the table.See the Van Gaal story here: http://talksport.com/football/chelsea-and-man-city-are-frightened-man-united-claims-van-gaal-141214128674MOST POPULAR INTERVIEW: Exclusive – Get Balotelli out of Liverpool! Former Reds ace urges Rodgers to ditch misfiring MarioAs we inch towards the end of the year and with it the opening of the January transfer window, so come the calls for change at clubs around the country. It was the opinion of former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince that piqued the interest of talkSPORT fans, as he called for the Reds to ditch Mario Balotelli as soon as possible. Ince wasn’t the only ex-Kop star to appear on air though, as Jamie Carragher joined the Weekend Sports Breakfast to urge Liverpool NOT to re-sign Fernando Torres. It seems as though the Anfield hierarchy were listening, with Torres recently returning to hometown club Atletico Madrid.See Ince’s Liverpool Balotelli plea here: http://talksport.com/football/exclusive-get-balotelli-out-liverpool-former-reds-ace-urges-rodgers-ditch-misfiring-marioMOST POPULAR FEATURE: Surprising? The best supported Premier League teams revealed!Following Liverpool’s announcement of plans to increase the capacity of Anfield, talkSPORT decided to see if the Reds really needed to do it by looking at the current capacity of their and other Premier League grounds and comparing it to the average attendances for the 2014/15 season. That wasn’t the only thing talkSPORT looked at during the month of December, as we blew the dust off of our ‘super computer’ and asked it to predict the final Premier League table, with some surprising results.See the best supported teams here: http://talksport.com/football/surprising-best-supported-premier-league-teams-revealed-141205127671TALKSPORT’S PICK OF DECEMBER 2014: Liverpool kit leak! First look at Reds’ 2015/16 New Balance stripWe went new kit crazy in December, but it was Liverpool’s rumoured effort that caught the eye the most. With the Reds’ current manufacturer Warrior Football set to be rebranded under the New Balance name, so came with it this garish design. Liverpool aren’t the only club supposedly preparing for a bold new look, as Barcelona’s revolutionary hooped design was leaked to a mixed reaction among football fans.See the Liverpool kit story here: http://talksport.com/football/liverpool-kit-leak-first-look-reds-201516-new-balance-strip-141207127801CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF JANUARYCLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF FEBRUARYCLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF MARCHCLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF APRILCLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF MAYCLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF JUNECLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF JULYCLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF AUGUSTCLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF SEPTEMBERCLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF OCTOBERCLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEST OF NOVEMBER Paul Ince has urged Liverpool to ditch Mario Balotelli 1last_img read more

LIKE & SHARE: WIN A MEAL FOR TWO THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT KELLY’S AMERICAN ROADSIDE DINER

first_imgBig Jakes Friday’s has just got even crazier with the launch of the new Friday evening menu at Kelly’s American Roadside diner.“Fridays at Jakes” is offering any burger, any side any drink all for €9.95 (includes alcoholic beverages). All Jakes steak burgers are 6oz flame grilled whilst all chicken burgers are 150g+, so leaving hungry is not an option!This fantastic new deal commences every Friday at 3pm. Not to forget for the children, or indeed the kid in all of us Kelly’s roadside diner has 27 different flavours of milkshakes. To be in with a chance of winning a meal for two for Big Jakes Friday’s this coming Friday simply LIKE & SHARE.For the latest offers have a look at Kelly’s roadside diner by clicking here.LIKE & SHARE: WIN A MEAL FOR TWO THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT KELLY’S AMERICAN ROADSIDE DINER was last modified: July 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DD Motoring: Could public transport be the answer to Letterkenny’s huge traffic problem?

first_imgOur report on motoring this week comes from one of the most remote places along one of the busiest roads in the county. This week’s Donegal Daily motoring columnist, Brian McDaid, comes live from onboard the Letterkenny Town Bus!We tracked down this familiar sight in Letterkenny this week and decided to go on board to see what it was like and what the people of Letterkenny thought of it.Shocked. Advertisement We were absolutely shocked to find that little or none of the locals of Letterkenny using the tow bus which will take you anywhere in Letterkenny for less than it costs to buy a cup of coffee “to go” in the town.Talking to the driver of this mystery tour town bus, Jeff, from South Africa has spent the last decade sitting in traffic jams in Letterkenny driving the town bus.Jeff the friendly bus driver on the Letterkenny Town Bus which in not used by near enough local people in town. Photo Brian Mc DaidThere were no passengers on the bus when it pulled into Tesco Carpark for the final run of the day. It’s was a bit like the Kit Kat add for me as I misread the time table and sitting for 30 minutes and like the photographer in the TV add all set up to take the picture of the bear, I went for a coffee and low and behold the bus cruised into the carpark and I nearly missed it.As I flagged down after the stop the driver pull up and opened the door. And the passenger that had been sitting waiting at the stopped gave me a look to say, “I told you it would arrive”. One more passenger seemed to time it perfectly and must have breezed out of the shopping centre and went straight on to the bus. Advertisement A view of one of the two bus routes in Letterkeny which is seldom used by locals in the town, Photo Brian McDaidJeff says that as soon as the conversation in Letterkenny comes to traffic problems, The Port Bridge and The Station Roundabout seem to take the wrap for the congestion in the town.Maybe a better way at dealing with this is to deal with the smaller problems with traffic within Letterkenny. Most cars that sit in traffic jams in Letterkenny have one person in them. That’s for one journey into town that maybe will take up a parking place for the day and a return journey out in the evening.If this bus was even half full of that type of commuters it would free up ten cars in a traffic jams and free up ten parking spaces, if that happened on every run around Letterkenny the town bus would take 100 cars out of the jam in Letterkenny. every day.Letterkenny Logic Jeff knows that this will never happen because Letterkenny folk just want to drive to the front door of the shop they need to go to when it suits them self.Being a Letterkenny local myself Jeff was spot on, and he is also right about how quick we will blame only the one bridge into Letterkenny as the answer to all our traffic problems. Traffic as far at the eye can see, nothing new in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidIf you need any proof that Letterkenny do not use this service you will find that the small number of people that use the bus service in Letterkenny are not originally from the town. Where they have come from local public transport was part and parcel of their normal commute every day.One passenger on the bus that we got talking to was full of praise for the service, Jeff is just great. It’s by far the easiest and cheapest way around Letterkenny, what could you get for just two euros?This week I travelled around Letterkenny on the local bus service on what is know as route 2, Jeff knows all his passengers by name and even has them all on a group text to let them know if they are going to be delays in Letterkenny which are more likely to be because of traffic jams.The Letterkenny Bus sitting nearly empty in the traffic jam in Letterkeny this week. Photo Brian McDaidThis excellent service is run by Doherty’s Coaches in Dungloe. Jeff says that if you look to Strabane which is a lot smaller than Letterkenny, they use three buses to serve the town. We use just the one. It’s not enough to have a town bus service in Letterkenny so it can be included on a tourism information leaflet, it has to be used by the locals and promoted by the business in Letterkenny. Secret relief roads If you take the L1114 or the L2034 off the N56 and just follow it to the end as there are no signposts to say where you’re going to. You will end up in what is known as The Oldtown. As the name suggests it’s where this town began. Both roads were there long before the railway companies arrived in the town.It’s sad to think that the quickest way in and out of Letterkenny in rush hour are on these old back roads over Leck to get onto the Derry Rd and the mountain road over Listack to get onto the Ballybofey and Donegal road. Lough Swilly and the CDR built their lines into this developing town. The town the railway served was unique in that it had the longest Main Street in Ireland.All roads into Letterkenny getting worse with traffic jams that run all day Photo Brian Mc DaidToday long after the railways have packed up and headed home, the traffic that have followed into Co. Donegal’s unofficial capital are not likely to remember Letterkenny for the length of its Main St, but are more likely to remember the town for the length of its traffic jams.Letterkenny becomes gridlocked every morning. Traffic jams are getting worse in town as one jam in the morning is running into the next one at lunchtime to run into the school rush which runs into the evening rush.It seems that the more that Letterkenny try and build a bypass system around Letterkenny this worse the traffic problems are getting. The traffic arteries of Letterkenny are at breaking point and the excuse that a second bridge is the answer just does not add up any more.Letterkenny started in the Oldtown then moved to the Main St, now it has moved in part to the grand central area as it is called. It’s great to see the town growing but its sad to see that the old roads into Letterkenny that received little or no improvements are the life lines when the town goes into logjam.Happy Motoring folks.DD Motoring: Could public transport be the answer to Letterkenny’s huge traffic problem? was last modified: September 28th, 2016 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:brian mc daidletterkennyletterkenny busmotoringtrafficlast_img read more

Fishermen who drowned off Donegal coast appeared inexperienced, inquest hears

first_imgTwo men who drowned on a fishing trip off the coast of Donegal last year appeared to be inexperienced and had been drinking, an inquest into their deaths has heard.The two men were originally from Lithuania, Rimantas Barauskas was 56 and lived in Oldcastle, Co Meath, Raimundas Jezdauskas was 33 and lived in Ballymahon, Co Longford.Mr Barauskas’ son, Andreas told the inquest that he had bought the boat in March, and had used it at least once a month before the tragedy in July but had never done any courses in relation to it. The two men had set off from the pier at Teileann on Sunday 9 July 2017.They were seen launching a white rigid inflatable boat by a local man who runs a charter fishing service, Paddy Byrne.Mr Byrne said he knew by the way they launched and handled the RIB that they were fairly inexperienced.The following morning he noticed that their car was parked in the same place at the pier and he alerted the emergency services. RTE reports that their bodies were found on the morning of July 10, Mr Barauskas body was discovered by a local man washed up on the shore at Málinn Bhig, debris from the boat was found on the rocks nearby.When he was found Mr Barauskas was not wearing a life jacket but one was found strapped to the seat in the boat. The body of Mr Jezdauskas was found floating in the sea by members of the RNLI, he was wearing a personal floatation device.The evidence to the inquests at Donegal town court was that the day had begun fine but westerly winds picked up as it went on and Mr Byrne said that he had not been able to sail after 6pm that day.Cian McNulty of Bundoran RNLI said from what he knows of the area with Rathlin O’Beirne island and the tidal movement, the area can be treacherous with lots of submerged rocks and outcrops.No anchor was found with the boat and the inquest heard that this would have been essential and could have prevented it going on the rocks. The fuel tank in the boat was full. The medical evidence was that both men had died as a result of drowning but that both had elevated alcohol levels.Mr Barauskas would have been seven times over the drink driving limit for alcohol according to the coroner Dr Denis McCauley.Dr McCauley said that the probability was that as the wind rose, it pushed the boat into a narrow channel where there were rocks and it bounced, capsized and deflated.He said that the men’s deaths were accidental and very sad but their decision making would have been impaired by alcohol and so he returned a verdict of death by misadventure. Fishermen who drowned off Donegal coast appeared inexperienced, inquest hears was last modified: April 14th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:1Terrain:1 Calorie Alley—Geocache of the WeekIf you drive along Route 30 in northwest Indiana between the cities of Hobart and Merrillville, you will pass between two famous confectionery suppliers. One of America’s largest candy companies (makers of gummy animals and various chocolates) sits on the eastbound side, while a small local popcorn company (featuring over 200 flavors) sits on the westbound side. This small stretch of road was dubbed “Calorie Alley” for obvious reasons.But here’s a kernel of truth: “Calorie Alley” is also the name of a sweet geocache for you and your special sugar to discover.  The delightful geocache was constructed by cache owners and the popcorn shop owner.The delightful geocache was constructed by cache owners TeamPhoenix421 (aka Tim and Monica) in collaboration with the popcorn shop’s owner to cover a PVC pipe protruding from the ground. The themed exterior was built over the course of a couple of weeks out of plywood, expanding foam sealant, and artfully applied paint.The exterior was built over the course of a couple of weeks out of eyeball-measured plywood, expanding foam sealant, and artfully applied paint.SPOILER ALERT (straight from the cache owners, so it’s okay!)The “Popcorn” sign to the west is actually a trick door — simply pull it open to find a smaller popcorn container. It may be a little corn-y, but this is actually the geocache container! The inner container is crafted from a plastic popcorn box purchased from a dollar store with custom foam “popcorn” added. Just pull back the hinged top and POP! there’s the logbook! SPOILER ALERT“Calorie Alley” has earned over 100 Favorite points and a 50 percent approval rating since it was published in 2015. When reading through the logs, words like, “awesome,” “creative,” and “fun” keep popping up. This giant popcorn has turned into an attraction for muggles too, given the number of selfies taken on this spot.“Calorie Alley” has earned over 100 Favorite points and a 50 percent approval rating.This may be the perfect geocache to get your creativity flowing to submit a film for this year’s Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF).Geocachers are not required to enter any businesses to find or log this cache and it can be found outside at any time day or night (and placed in cooperation with the business owner). The cache owners hope you have a fraction of the fun finding this cache as they did when building it.Calorie Alley—Geocache of the WeekAnd now for a little popcorn trivia according to WikipediaDuring the Great Depression, popcorn was fairly inexpensive at 5–10 cents a bag and became popular. Thus, while other businesses failed, the popcorn business thrived and became a source of income for many struggling farmers, including the Redenbacher family, namesake of the famous popcorn brand. During World War II, sugar rations diminished candy production, and Americans compensated by eating three times as much popcorn as they had before. The snack was popular at theaters, much to the initial displeasure of many of the theater owners, who thought it distracted from the films. Their minds eventually changed, however, and in 1938 a Midwestern theater owner named Glen W. Dickson installed popcorn machines in the lobbies of his theaters. The venture was a financial success, and the trend soon spread.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Location:Indiana, United StatesN 41° 28.290 W 087° 16.252 SharePrint RelatedANTARES – Geocache of the WeekAugust 29, 2018In “Community””Ile aux Nattes – Lighthouse” GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 1, 2010November 1, 2010In “Trackable Items”We’re getting the band back together! — The Tin Pan Alley Band (GC2C1NN) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2014In “Community” TraditionalGC5DAMPby TeamPhoenix421last_img read more

SPORT-ATH-DIRECTOR 2 LAST

first_imgWith the Indian economy among the fastest growing in the With the Indian economy among the fastest growing in the world, Boosey said its time to convince the corporate sector to invest in athletics. “We cannot rely only on government. We have to convince the Indian corporate sector to invest money in athletics. We have to raise our own money. Only then, athletics will go up in profile in India.” His designation may sound that hes involved in the performance aspect of the athletes but he said hes not directly related to that and he is more of an administrator. “I am not a coach. I am in administration and not in coaching. I planned with the coaches. They (coaches) planned coaching and training of athletes though final approval may be given by me. So, it is more of a supervision work,” he said. “I dont dictate and it is a team work. Things like budgeting, competition calendar etc. involve everybody. In the three and half months since I took charge, I have travelled throughout India, at the SAI Centers and some of the academies coming up. I am getting to know things. It is a huge job in such a big country.” Boosey said his contract will expire in August after the Rio Olympics though it may be renewed after a review. He, however, wants the SAI to do the review in June instead of August. “My contract is upto August and there will be a review in August. Media reports say that my contract will be renewed if they (SAI) are happy with my work but I dont know. “I want the review to be done in June instead of August. If they (SAI) dont renew my contract after the review (in August) then I will be without a job at the end of August. If the review is done in June and my contract is not renewed, I can plan for my future in advance before my contract ends in August,” he reasoned. Boosey, however, said the review by SAI should not be on the basis of the performance of Indian athletes in Rio Olympics. “Rio performance cannot be the basis for the review. How can it be? Had it been the case, I would not have taken up this job,” he said when asked if the review could be based on the Rio Olympics performance. PTI PDS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in parliament: 8 key pointers

first_imgThe amendment to the Sikh Gurdwaras Bill introduced in March 2016has been passed in the parliament. The bill has seen many facets in its lifetime regarding the voting rights of Sahjdhari sikhs.Here are 8 key facts on the bill:The amendment brings the inclusion of Sahjdhari Sikhs tovote in the elections to the Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC)Sahjdhari Sikhs are the people from the Sikh religion whocut/trim their beard or hairSahjdhari Sikhs were not allowed to vote in the SGPC since1944 The Union Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA) notification datedOctober 2003 carried out the proposed amendment  Section 72 of the Punjab Re-organisation Act, 1966, wasexercised by the parliament in order to issue the notificationThe amendment bill was first passed in the Rajya Sabha inMarch 2016 and later, in the Lok Sabha in April 2016The new amendment bill will come into force retrospectivelyfrom October 8, 2003Under the Sikh Gurdwara Act of 1925, every Sikh above 21years of age, who is a registered voter is entitled to vote in the SGPC election. Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.last_img read more

The 20 Most Important People to the 2015 Season (No. 19)

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Kyle and I will be sorting through the 20 most important people leading up to the 2015 season every day until the Central Michigan game which, as you know, is just 19 days away.Porter: I have Cowboy Backs coach Jason McEndoo ranked No. 19. I explained my intrigue in how OSU uses its Cowboy Backs earlier this week.It seems like they have the most unique opportunity of any position group to affect the outcome of the season. Because they are a new-ish group and opponents don’t necessarily have a game plan involving them, McEndoo will have as much liberty as any non-coordinator to be a difference-maker (in a good or bad way) this season.Boone: I put J.W. Walsh at No. 19 because his leadership and veteran experience are going to pay dividends for a young quarterback group this year. Everyone knows Walsh can make plays with his legs. The closer we get to the season opener, the more I am convinced that Walsh will play a large role for the offense again this year.What stood out in today’s scrimmage? Gundy: “J.W. (Walsh) made a lot of plays … he’s going to play.” #OKstate pic.twitter.com/riXcvKYYTv— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) August 15, 2015last_img read more