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11W Military History Archive Blog Thing

Mods, everyone: I'm mostly organizing this as a single resource for the military history posts on 11W.  There's been a request for this stuff, so I figure it's good to organize it.  Also, people who write military history posts can link back to this one and include the archive.  Hopef...
20 Dec 2015
by JKH1232

My solution to the NFL concussion problem.

I think if the NFL would place size restrictions on every position it would greatly reduce their health concerns and help curb HGH abuse. If they were to pass a rule restricting sizes of players in say 20 years, it would give professional and college teams plenty of time to adjust their conditioning...
17 Dec 2015
by lhardeman

College Football Bowl Season Bold Predictions

1. Hark! The Houston Cougars win Both Houston and Florida State have momentum heading into their showdown in the Peach Bowl.  But the little guy has shown he has what it takes to slay the giant in previous New Year's Six and BCS bowls and this year figures to be no different.  The Couga...

UConn and Air Force Game Notes

The Buckeyes couldn’t build on the blowout victory over Air Force and suffered their biggest defeat this year to the Huskies on Saturday. Here are some notes on both games. UConn Game Notes UConn is a much better team than us and played like it. For the first time this year, it felt like ...

College Football Week 14 Recap

Let's recap my bold predictions from championship week 1. Favorites all win in SEC, ACC, Pac 12 championship games Alabama and Clemson locked up spots in the top 4 with wins in their respective conference title games, while Stanford claimed a Pac 12 title and Rose Bowl berth with...

WTF Is BattleFrog? Mystery Solved

Like you, I was puzzled by the sponsor of this year's Fiesta Bowl. BattleFrog sounds like a video game from the early '90s. Instead, BattleFrog is an extreme obstacle course designed by Navy SEALS. The company holds events/races across the country. BattleFrog In Their Words ...

My College Football Final Rankings

The final rankings are out, and in general there isn't a lot to disagree with.  My top 4 looks the same, except I have Michigan State and Alabama reversed.  I also have Ohio State, Iowa, and Stanford in a slightly different order in the 5-7 spots.  Ohio State and Iowa have v...

OSU vs. VMI Talking Points and Virginia Game Notes

I’m not going to lie. I didn’t watch the VMI game as close I usually watch our games. Way back in August my friends and I booked a place in Indianapolis on the assumption that the Buckeyes would be playing for the Big Ten championship. The good news is that we sold our tickets for a lot of money...

How OSU sold it's soul to Michigan State

Many of you have heard the story about the 1973 Ohio State v Michigan Rose bowl debacle. To summarize for those who have not, OSU had rolled through their schedule that year, by beating every opponent they faced by a considerable margin until they reached the final game against an undefeated Mi...
07 Dec 2015
by MacG91

How OSU sold it's soul to Michigan State

Many of you have heard the story about the 1973 Ohio State v Michigan Rose bowl debacle. To summarize for those who have not, OSU had rolled through their schedule that year, by beating every opponent they faced by a considerable margin until they reached the final game against an undefeated Mi...
07 Dec 2015
by MacG91

College Football Week 14 Bold Predictions

1. Favorites all win in SEC, ACC, Pac 12 championship games My predictions of chaos didn't work out so well last week so I'm going the opposite direction in week 14.  Everybody is talking about what happens in all these crazy scenarios, but I think the most probable outcome is no c...

Ohio State of Mind: Deus ex machina

This is all part of the script, right? In our culture, we should be used to it by now.  The hero finds himself in a desperate situation.  The odds are stacked against him.  All hope is lost.  But we know better. We know that somehow, someway it will all work out in the ...

College Football Week 13 Recap

1. South Carolina stuns Clemson It was close, but Deshaun Watson and the Tigers' offense proved to be too much for the Gamecocks, as they survived 37 - 32.  Clemson faces North Carolina in the ACC title game next, with a playoff spot on the line.  If the Tigers win, they are in.  A...

Where Do We Stand With Thad?

After Tuesday’s loss to Virginia, the Buckeyes have now lost 4 games in a row. Despite a valiant effort against one of the best teams in the nation, there is discussion among Ohio State fans about moving on from Thad Matta. It’s an interesting discussion, but ultimately an overreaction when you ...

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