Tuesday Skull Session

By Johnny Ginter on April 19, 2011 at 6:00a
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Happy Tuesday, Adam Neft, of Columbus-based radio station 97.1 The Fan, and welcome to your morning Skull Session. Yesterday you admitted on air (foolishly, some might say), that part of your morning routine is to check out the latest chicanery on Eleven Warriors dot com. Detrimental effects that this admission might have on your career aside, I personally question the mental soundness and overall sanity of someone who would willingly subject themselves to our potentially health threatening ramblings on a regular basis. Please seek professional help, if not for yourself, then for the sake of your loved ones who have to watch you suffer through Skull Session after Skull Session.

Still Adam, if you find yourself unable to turn away yet again, take comfort in the idea that the internet actually is talking to you this time. Your dog still remains incapable of human speech, however, and you shouldn't follow any advice that he gives you.

Hey Adam, Remember Evan Turner? Haha of course you do, you work in sports radio. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if you watched the game between the 76ers and the Heat where he was pretty easily the best player on the court for Philly, scoring 15 points (including going 3-3 from behind the arc) and grabbing 6 boards. I also wouldn't be surprised if you had turned off the game once you realized that any potential for suspense or an upset in the game, and maybe the series, went out the window in the second quarter as the Heat crushed all of my personal hopes and dreams. I assume that they also crushed the hopes and dreams of 76er fans, but I think you would agree with me that it's much harder to get worked up about that. Still Adam, it should be fun watching The Villain in the playoffs as he goes through another stage of his NBA development, don't you think?

Adam, If You're A Golfer You're Gonna Love This Really Adam, probably one of the last guys that I thought would comment on the whole Jim Tressel situation would have to have been Jack Nicklaus. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Well of course Doug Lesmerises would want to see what he thinks, the Golden Bear is a huge figure in OSU sports!" and once again your excellent instincts prove correct as Nicklaus drops some very interesting tidbits concerning his take on the situation:

"I don't know what really happened, but I'll promise you that Tressel wasn't the only one that knew what happened," Nicklaus told The Plain Dealer.


"I can't imagine that the university didn't know what was going on," Nicklaus said. "Unless Jim, who is a terrific guy, maybe he decided to take it on his own shoulders. That could be, I don't know. I just like him a lot. ..."

I think that this is probably a pretty common idea among a lot of OSU fans, and it may have some merit, although it also may just be wishful thinking among people who are reluctant to give up on their image of the Senator.

I Don't Know About You, Adam, But This Is Just Ridiculous Hey Adam, if I told you that someone at ESPN had decided to draw up a March Madness bracket for 2012, would you jump out of your seat and yell "YES!! I WANT TO READ THAT!!"? Of course you wouldn't, it's a terrible idea and I think we both agree that there's really no reaso-oh wait, they gave OSU a #1 seed? Well, it couldn't hurt to look.

Turns out, Adam, that Joe Lunardi sees OSU in the same bracket as Duke and Florida, which means that apparently he lives in the same fantasy world that I do where the hero must slay the twin dragons of evil and also evil after beating up on a 13th seeded Butler squad. Er, and I guess in this scenario one of the dragons dies before it gets to the hero. Look, it's not a perfect analogy.

Hope You're a Browns Fan, Adam I'm not, but I have to admit, I have always admired the way that Browns fans remain so devoted to a team that is A) based in Cleveland, B) generally terrible, and C) actively seems to conspire against their happiness. But hey guess what? Browns fans, maybe like yourself, now have a small glimmer of sunshine in their otherwise dreary and ultimately mirthless lives; Peyton Hillis, slightly above average NFL running back, will grace the cover of Madden '12 after winning round after round of voting by fans against the likes of Danny Woodhead, Aaron Rodgers, and Michael Vick. Hillis also beat the guy who should've been on the cover, Ndamukong Suh, by a margin of like 50%, which I think you'll agree with me Adam is totally ridiculous.

ESPN Said It, It Must be True Based on a Facebook poll of write in votes where people picked their most hated team, Adam, guess which team ended up taking home top honors and figured most prominently on a word cloud where the larger the text, the more hated the team? Go on, guess.

My favorite part? Ohio State actually shows up three different times on this. Second favorite part? "Everyone"

And that's that, Mr. Neft. In all seriousness, thanks for repping Eleven Warriors to the masses, and also if you can find it in your heart to exclude us from any future lawsuits involving severe emotional disturbance, that would be awesome. Thanks again.


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Buckinnc's picture


BuckeyeChief's picture

I read 11W every morning on the can. Thank goodness for wifi.

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

Denny's picture

What is this 'wifi' you speak of - is it some sort of high-fiber supplement?


Denny's picture

I was going to say something snarky about ESPN reporting on Facebook polls, but really, it seems about par for the course. 


Roger's picture

And in the reporting world, much like an executive 9 holer, par for the course is very, very low.

The_Lurker's picture

When I read the second paragraph of the 2012 March Madness bracket bullet point, in my head I heard it in the voice of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz from the tv show, Phineas and Ferb. Especially the last line. If you are familiar with this character, go back and re-read it with Doof in mind. If you are not, do yourself a favor and hit the YouTubes. There is no better rivalry on television than Dr. Doofenshmirtz vs. Perry the Platypus (a.k.a. Agent P).

Maestro's picture

Yodle, odle, odle, obey me!!!

Doof is hilarious.  My wife and I get more enjoyment from that show than the kids.

vacuuming sucks

AcrossTheField11's picture

We actually show up four times on the word cloud.  Ohio State, Buckeyes, OSU, and bucks.  Bucks and OSU could be a few different teams but I have my money on my buckeyes.  Feels kinda good actually.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

BuckeyeSki's picture

Feels Great! Hate Hate Hate!



Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

thorvath22's picture


Seriously though....I hate rebel flags and every state associated with it.

Irricoir's picture

I like the fact that the team SEC is hated too. also, the team "Roll Tide". Hate that commercial.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

RBuck's picture

IMO Jack should stick with golf or just STFU.

Long live the southend.

Bucks's picture

We can disagree here. I don't think there is anything terrible about him speaking his mind, regardless of opinon. If he believes that others knew & JT is trying to take the lumps for all (which more and more past/present figures are saying publicly), then go for it.

RBuck's picture

Well, I just think tOSU doesn't need one of it's most famous alums basically accusing the university of lack of institutional control. Otherwise, it was nice that he stood up for Tress.

I just want to keep my head buried in the sand until the NCAA rules; so I'll just STFU for now. 

Long live the southend.

Bucks's picture

Oh no, I hear what you're saying. I would hope nothing else comes. Seems like every week there is more horrendous info to come. Until it actually happens/becomes public knowledge, I'll just consider it a rumor and move on.


Plus, it isn't Friday :P Men's bball is concluded as well, so no more bad can possibly come, right?

Bucks's picture

On a side note, I started getting ready for this weekend and streaming Spring Game for the people who won't be near a t.v. and/or don't have BTN.

Had to reactivate my main TWC email accounts and now trying to get ahold of some secondary company that maintains the login release for my account & BTN. Forgot my username long long ago and it won't let me do it based off email lookup/forgot details.

Fun Fun Fun.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Is the Spring game not on the B1G network like last season?

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

Jason Priestas's picture

Scroll down the right side of the site until you see "Active in the Forum". You'll find your answer there.

Bucks's picture

Jason forgot to mention that he'll be streaming the game live instead (for those that won't be near a television/BTN) to save me this headache :P


o0o0o Actual question though, is 11W doing a chat session for the spring game or no?

Brady's picture

Whoa there Johnny!  Take it easy on my Brownies.  I think we are finally headed in the right direction with the walrus calling the shots.  Give them two more drafts and I think they are playoff bound.  If not playoff bound then just beat the Steelers and their bandwagon jumping, toothless, backwater fans every year.

I like the fact that we are one of the most hated teams out there.  F em'.  Haters gonna hate what they can't be.

Go Tribe too!




blh's picture

But wait, don't you know that Evan Turner couldn't possibly be the best player on the team as he has already been declared a bust by that noted hoopy ball expert, Bill Simmons, who literally wrote the (ok A) book on basketball. And anyone who can spend 5000 words explaining the importance of Teen Wolf in modern American society must obviously know what he's talking about. Especially since he's seen Turner play 4 or possibly even 5 times in his life. Clearly this is a man who knows basketball, as evidenced by his convincing arguments that Mike Connely is a completely overpaid hack who was the recipient of the worlds stupidest contract extension.

/Case rested

/drops mic

/walks away

/concusses self on low hanging beam

Jelly's picture

Glad to see Neft get some love. I miss hearing him on the radio in Louisville as part of the Afternoon Underdogs.

That much hate means we must be doing something right.

The Jelly

gravey's picture

The team I hate most: ESPN