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March Badness: Monster Madness - Round 1

The wait is over... Round 1 March Badness: Monster Madness results are in.   ICYMI: Explanation / list of contenders   Bioraptors (Pitch Black) vs Leonard Betts (The X-Files) Betts was creepy, and his regenerative powers were pretty cool.  But the monsters that...

Under The Fedora - Hello From the Other Side

Welcome to what may be the final edition of Under the Fedora.  In an attempt to accede to the wishes of the 11W Illuminati, I am doing this as a Blog Post (where I fear no one will see it) instead of as a Forum Topic.  Sad face.  Following the pattern of prior Fedoras, I’ll offer my...
23 Mar 2016
by Earle

The Day Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

Teddy Roosevelt is famous for a great many things.  From leading the charge of the “Rough Riders” up San Juan Hill (during a decisive battle in the Spanish American War) - to having been the driving force behind the construction of the Panama Canal, our twenty-sixth President was a truly re...
18 Mar 2016
by buckeye phi

March Badness: Monster Madness

Some of them go bump in the night.  Some don't make a sound.  Others destroy cities.  But all the best monsters have a few things in common: the first time you see them, you get goosebumps.  You want to look away, but you can't.  Of course, you're rooting for the good gu...

NFL Admits Brain Damage Link

You probably all have heard by now, The NFL has admitted what was apparent to the mainstream years ago. http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/14972296/top-nfl-official-acknowledges-link-football-related-head-trauma-cte-first One poignant point from a world renowned researcher: "I unequiv...
15 Mar 2016
by ziplock007

Vote Matta - Beat TTUN!

If I'm reposting, I'm sorry, but I just couldn't sit by and watch tOSU lose to *ichigan. It's the Infinity Coaches Charity Challenge, hosted by ESPN A winning vote for Thad benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. So if Infinity and the Worldwide Leader are givin...
02 Mar 2016
by BigKat45

Two Truths and a Lie

Bored on a Thursday afternoon during my Student Aide period so I figured I might as well play a classic with you guys.  Three stories, two true, one not.  See if you can figure out which is which. On a granite counter in my house there sits a cat shaped cookie jar with a littl...

Rating Hoops Officials

The NCAA has been trying to reduce physical play and make college hoops more about basketball skills than physicality. Below are some areas they grade the referees on their performance, taken from the 2015-16 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Officials Evaluation Form. See Item 3 in particular. ...
06 Feb 2016
by ibuck

College Football Bowl Season Recap

Long overdue, but here's how I did on my bowl predictions:   1. Hark! The Houston Cougars win Tom Herman made a statement in his first year at Houston, and that statement was: watch out for the Cougars.  Houston dominated Florida State through the first half, and held on ...

Anders and Bowles - Unioto Football Lore

The year was 1988.  Wes Bowles, a senior, took the field at linebacker behind Aaron Anders, a junior, at nose guard. The year was 2014.  Brennan Bowles, a senior nicknamed “BB” by Aaron Anders, took the field at linebacker behind Andy Anders, a junior nicknamed “Ruettiger” by no...
27 Jan 2016
by UniotoTank55

Half a Death is Inexplicable.

I was talked into having dogs when my twins were about 4 by their mother. it wasn't really as hard a sell as you would think. for me it was - I rode back in a tiny 70's car on New Year's Eve from a church function at 9 to see my dad slow down the car from all the people standing around watchin...
24 Jan 2016
by Zimmy07

Ash to Ash - Unioto Football Lore

It's the off season, and while there are those who may not care about a high school that has never competed on a state level, I certainly do.  So I'm going to post five blogs, this being the second, each five days apart (two fives... oddly familiar...) on the football lore of the school I love ...

12th Warrior - is what I am?

I have become a 12th warrior!!! Do not worry, I will try not to embarrass the group at any 12th Warrior functions.  My goal is to carry on the grand tradition to greater heights. Please, any and all advice is accepted.  I will work my hardest to be the best Warrior I can be.&nbs...

Trusting the Process - Matta's Long-Term Strategy

The Buckeyes just got smashed 100-65 by Maryland in a performance that was highly upsetting for Buckeye fans. After some early season losses it looked like the team had turned the corner with a big win over Kentucky on a neutral court. They followed up with a solid start the the Big Ten schedule, bu...

The world has changed me.

  This morning everyone in my house was getting ready for school/work. Today is pajamas day for the kids, so my daughter (6) just kept hers on. My son (8) on the other hand decided a year or two ago that he didn't want anymore actual pjs and just wears t-shirt and shorts.  Nothing wro...

College Football National Championship Recap

We already know how the title game turned out.  But what about my bold predictions? 1. Alabama defeats Clemson by two or more touchdowns It was even closer than I expected, as the Tigers were able to move the ball pretty consistently against a stout Alabama defense.  Clemson...

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