PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Anybody else see this gem?
This makes me happy. We're going to have an angry team next year.
So much win in that tweet. September can't get here fast enough.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
Maybe he should get to know the English professors.
If you're going to be picky...where is the question mark at the end of your sentence?
It's a declarative statement. Either way, his ability to destroy running backs and quarterbacks will bring him riches that I could not imagine. More power to him. And glad he's on our side.
A declarative statement if it didn't start with "maybe" :) ok I'm finished. I usually make a mockery of spelling and grammer on this site... not sure what got into me.
It's a tweet. I've seen tweets from English professors that were much more garbled than Shazier's tweet. I don't tweet that much, but it seems like omitting words and making grammatical errors is pretty standard.
This is why I have a problem with tweeting, the 150 character limit prevents me from using proper grammar or spelling, and that bothers me at times.
I see the point in shortening up sentences and using "ur" instead of you're or your when one is stuck with character limits, but this is essentially the downfall of the English language for younger children. They can't spell or use proper grammar anymore. They are starting to think that you're and your are actually "ur" and that's fairly depressing for me.
I won't even get into how social networking is also killing, oddly enough, social skills. That's a whole different rant.
I wrote a paper in college about how our being constantly "connected" has completely decimated our ability to be proactive. Where we once needed to rely upon planning, we now are connected to our entire social network with the mere press of a button. McGill University in Toronto recently did a study and found that people who constantly rely on their car's GPS systems have a decreased neo-cortex, which itself is a harbinger for Alzheimer's disease.
I would like to read that study. Sounds rather interesting and I can totally see things like that happening with some people I know. Parks and Rec had an episode where Tom was ordered by court to live without electronics for a certain period of time due to his tweeting and texting while driving that caused a wreck. He mentioned how he couldn't get anywhere and needed rides because he doesn't even know hiw way home without his GPS. While it's funny to watch, it's a sad truth to our society that we've allowed ourselves to become like this. Having the option is nice and using it occasionally is okay (even though I never use it...I'm usually able to rely on my photographic memory and can remember how to get to places after one or two visits) but it should be just that - an option...not the end all to getting directions. Our brains are meant to function and learn new things on a daily basis and having technology just hand deliver everything for us without one ounce of thought has to be detrimental to our psyche down the road.
That's also an interesting view on the social networks. Our drive to have things done instananeously has caused us to become lazy. They didn't start this and it's not limited to merely social networking. You can look back through all of mankind and find enhancements on every aspect of our lives that were made to make things easier. It's basically an innate human component to want things to be as easy as they can be.
My problem with social networking (and for those wondering, I do have Facebook and Twitter accounts and interact with them daily) is that while it's fun for people to connect within an established social network (whether it's friends, family, co-workers, etc.), it's creating socially inept children. Texting falls in with this too. Children in these days are no longer interacting with each other the way we used to when we were children. I have several friends who are counselors and one who is a local school board member and we have had discussions at length about how children tend to only use social networking sites and texting as ways to communicate with others. Walking down to your friends house to see if they can come out and play is no longer an option. Hell, going out to play no longer seems much like an option. Social networking is still relatively new to everyone so we won't see the true affects of it for while, but we're starting to see some of them now and I find it scary. It's really going to be up to my generation as we all start having kids to ensure that they understand the importance of face to face interaction with other people.
Here's an article on the study, I was wrong--it's the hippocampus that's affected.
I agree with everything you just said. I never thought about child psychology in all of this, but you're completely correct. We're allowing technology to increasingly pervade the most human functions of our daily lives. It's beginning to kill our propensity to discover and learn--not to mention the fact that we don't "learn" much of anything when we're just listening to directions. It's both a good and bad thing; but it seems that my generation will be the ones that exist on the fuzzy boundary of society's evolution. I was born in 1989, and since then I kind of feel like I've grown up as said social networks have been becoming increasinly more prevalent in our lives. In middle school it was AIM, in high school it was Xanga and MySpace, and in college it was Facebook and Twitter--all while text messaging went from a gimmick to an entirely new method of personal communication. Not to mention the fact that smartphones have put all of those things into our pockets, making them accessible at all times.
The fact that the NFL has to encourage kids to play for an hour a day is downright frightening. I had a PlayStation as a child, and had to literally be dragged inside on a daily basis.
I'm a little older but not much. I was born in 1981. My 4th year at OSU was the beginning of Facebook. It was a fun new thing at the time and it is still useful for me now to keep in touch with old college friends who I don't live near anymore, as well as family and old, old friends who I've known for awhile. But for someone like me who interacts with friends and family (outside of my office) on a daily basis, I think this is okay. I already have the developed social skills though. We need to somehow instill these kids with ways to interact with other kids one on one.
But yeah, in regards to the NFL having to encourage kids to play is a thoughtful idea, but you're right, it's a tragedy that it even has to happen. During the summer, I was going to be outside playing baseball, swimming, or doing whatever else. Even in the midsts of team sports that practiced during the summer months, I was still out there. It wasn't necessarily to get exercise though. That was an added bonus for sure, but it was an interaction with other kids in my neighborhood. There was nothing like walking out the front door and being greeted by 4-5 other guys who wanted to just hang out. Kids are missing that these days.
Maybe that's what the NFL is trying to do in a weird way? I doubt it. No one there is that smart (haha) but being outside and playing is the best interaction that you can get. Knowing how to ask the cute girl out who sits in front you in class...priceless. Texting or Facebooking (it's also sad that these are basically words now) her is not.
HA! I started dating my wife in '89!
I try to not be a lutite but I won't use a GPS unless absolutely necessary. Most times I ask for directions or just go old school & use a map.
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
Ask for directions? Your man card, hand it over.
(+1 for using a map though, and can you fold it. A true lost art.)
Oh - I ask before I leave...never while on the road! That would be crazy!
"OH yeah, SAMSONITE! I was waaay off."
That's a great post Unky Buck. Another acute danger we are seeing in young people these days in relation to their tchno-addiction/reliance is the increase in jaywalking accidents and deaths as a result of blindly walking while texting. In addition, teens and college students are now more prone to violence like rape and muggings while they are isolating themselves from their surroundings while walking alone at night and texting/tweeting with earplugs on listning to itunes.
Grammatical errors are very much the norm in tweeting as well as auto-correcting. Most are reading the tweet as if he used "your" instead of "you're", I'm reading the tweet as it auto corrected "year" to "your". The Iphone will automatically go to words that you frequently use at times. So I read the tweet as..
"Big Ten coaches if you didnt know me this YEAR Definately going to know me next year"
"I'll fire when I'm god damn good and ready! You got that?" - Pete "Maverick" Mitchel
Not to be nitpicky, but I think he actually just left out a word. Whether it autocorrected to "your" from "year" or not, it should read "Big Ten coaches if you didnt know me this YEAR YOU'RE definately (I hate when people misspell this word!!!) going to know me next year"
This just plays into my statements above. I understand shortening words up and what not but with this statement, he could've used proper grammar and spelling and still would've been well within the 150 character limit. It's not a big deal to me because I know what he's getting at. I just think this is more of a revelation of what is actually becoming a larger, more widespread problem.
Dude it's "definitely".
Lol, I know. I wasn't sure if you were telling me that or not. I was just going with the exact quote minus the 2 exceptions that were capitalized. But I see people spell definitely wrong all of the time and it is 100% of the time by swapping that i out for an a. It bothers me to no end but I also don't want to be senor d*ck and constantly point out spelling errors from others so I just let it go. It does eat away at me a little each time though...
My bad. I missed what you were doing there. I thought you were spelling it incorrectly and saying that was the correct spelling. Anyway, that website I linked to is pretty funny. You should check it out.
It's all good man. I could've been a little clearer. No worries.
But I'll definitely check the site out. I have a little reading to do tonight/tomorrow with the link Hodge put up there. Should be some good stuff.
silly gramatical error comments about a buckeye player? definitely deserve a downvote! I didn't but it is deserved.
I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!
On one hand - you, sir, are not the grammar police. On the other hand - misuse of your/you're is one of my big pet peeves. I give my friends shit every time they do it.
Class of 2010.
True story...after correcting Shazier's grammar (and getting hammered with downvotes), I get an e-mail from my boss this morning with the exact same error. And he has an MBA from Nebraska.
Did you go off on him too ; )
No, and I only corrected Shazier because I can do it from the safety of my laptop. Have you seen that dude's arms?
Ha! Upvote for your honesty and for making me laugh.
You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy
Have you seen that dude's arms?
Have you seen that dude's arms?
Yeah, they're small.
Probably should reference that you are a weightlifter BJ. I think I am one of the few that know that.
upvote because I know what you meant! lol
I have noticed that a lot of his humor doesn't seem to translate well with others. Not really sure why either.
lol why thank you! I will say his arms are pretty ripped though.
have you seen his calves?!?!?!
I like football
Much better, I'm proud of you ; )
When I first read this tweet I thought something looked wrong with his name. It took me a second to remember his name isn't actually Ryan "Damn" Shazier. lol
SHAZIER CRUSH WORLDS!
SHAZIER DOMINATE BIG TEN!
SHAZIER MAKE OPPONENTS SHIVER!
Shazier and Braxton-Heisman 2013!
Manziel and Braxton-Heisman 2013!
Manziel and Braxton-Heisman 2013!
Not the tweet I want to read if I'm interviewing for the Wisconsin job.
I doubt a coach would care much about a tweet like this.
In a way maybe it's good that some of our guys (and coaches) didn't get the awards they were due after their respective performances this year. Should help create that angry environment Meyer wants for 2013.
2 down votes for agreeing with someone? Wow.
Between him getting voted 2nd team all BIG, Hyde not getting much recognition, our O line not getting any conference acknowledgement, Braxton not getting invited to NY, and most importantly our team having a bowl ban this year during an undefeated season we are going to be a very angry and hungry team next season.
I would be surprised if by the end of next year every coach in the nation doesn't know the name RYAN DEAN SHAZIER.
Michael Thomas with a great tweet of his own:
I see all these coaches running from the B1G 10. They smart because we building a empire. Get use to that. The takeover.
— Michael Thomas (@CantGuardMike) December 6, 2012
I see all these coaches running from the B1G 10. They smart because we building a empire. Get use to that. The takeover.
— Michael Thomas (@CantGuardMike) December 6, 2012
All these coaches meaning one?
It's a bit of a stretch but one could make the argument that serious candidates to fill B1G coaching vacancies ran away.
I'd love to be able to rip Bielema by saying he ran from Urban, but he wound up in the same conference division as Nick Saban, so...that's like running from Godzilla to face King Kong.
Well, King Kong just climbed a building. Godzilla smashed a whole city, so he just chose the lesser of two evils!
My knee-jerk reaction is to agree with you but to be fair to King Kong, he did rip off that dinosaurs lower jaw in the movie....it looked painful. Overall though....Godzilla>King Kong.
"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."
Keep all this non sense tweets going how we're going to be this and that and watch it not happen. Just stay quiet and work hard will ya..TALK IS CHEAP!
Exactly. Look at MSU this year - nothing but talking on twitter. It's fun and all, but it's not like it actually means anything.
They just went 12-0...during a season in which it really didn't matter (lets be honest...the schedule is weak as hell next year). To say talk is cheap and get on a blog site and do exactly that...common Jason. Get on the OSU train or get off IMO...can't stand haters...especially ppl who say they're a fan...but are as negative as you can be.
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987
Im not a "hater" and I am on the Buckeye train..otherwise I'd be posting on another teams website. I'm sorry you think tweeting childish stuff about "building empires" and such is cool..but I think humility works VERY WELL in sports. Quiet and hardworking wins. Bragging and telling everyone what you will do loses. Example..Jets and Giants. One team talks about what they will do while the other just goes out and wins Lombardi awards.
Learn to think outside of the box, it might help you.
Outside of Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin, the Giants have run off with their jibbs plenty. I see your point though, the Jets and Rob Ryan simply don't know HOW to shut their mouths.
I didn't have a problem with the original tweet, but really I would prefer that guys play well and let their play do the talking for them.
Talk is cheap. In fact, twitter accounts are free, so talk is cheaper than cheap.
+1,000 and LOLz
I do think outside the box...however...I choose to stay "positive" on this blog site. Besides the Defensive struggles...hence letting IU score 42. Do you think this team is going to be "taking it easy" during the offseason??? I'd say Mickey will have these guys ready as well as the coaches. It's twitter for crying out loud. Do you think that tweets will ruin their focus...??? If so...you're not thinking outside the box as you like to say. Not to mention...you seem negative almost all the time...may be try to look more positive on a 12-0 team and ppl won't make replies.
No, I will stay with my own beliefs and not what you want me to believe. If you follow EVERY post of mine you will see that they are not all negative.
I will stick to what I said before..these kids should stop worrying about tweeting what they will be or do and as Nike says JUST DO IT!
Yeah, I'm on BJ's side. Let the also-rans talk. Buckeyes do their talking on the field. I like what Shazier said because it wasn't really at anyone in particular, it was more of "you don't know me, then I'll make sure you do", as opposed to random trash talk like what Mike Thomas did there.
Plus I feel if you been there and done that, you can talk like Shazier can. Thomas needs to walk the walk before he says anything, really!
Don't call me BJ it's Byron! LOL.
I totally agree with you there on that.
I know there are character limits but the english and punctuation makes me cringe. Maybe a player twitter ban isnt a horrible idea or a full time twitter spell/english checker to monitor.
On a positive note I've been listening to the 2002 sound bytes on ozone.net and all the players with the exception of Maurice sound educated.
I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me
It's Twitter, get over it.
"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter
I loved seeing this! I want him to be stronger, faster and meaner than he was this year. He had a lot of great games but didn't really establish himself until the second half of the season. I am looking forward to his leadership next year being a 2.5 year starter (including next year).
Buckeye Nuthouse Member 2011-13 season
Block "O" 2012 season
Nobody wants to respect us.. We are gonna have to prove a point, and then earn their respect..Its only the beginning..I love it personally, I see it as throwing another log into the fire.
Hell Fing yeah.
But please Buckeyes while knocking the hell out of people do not forget you have arms
How the heck did this thread go from being hyped up about Ryan Shazier to an english/grammar/spelling lesson?!?!?!?!?!?
Good... good, let the hate flow through you.
Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST
@BuckeyeinSEC - This is what we amuse ourselves with when we don't have a game to anticipate or plan for. Lol.
P.S. Bet some people are going to love that I ended the sentence with "for".
P.P.S. Being an Ohioan, I also say things like "Where are you at?", and I go "up to the lake" and "down to the river". I even said worsh once instead of wash.
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
Guilty on the "worsh" pronunciation. I also have a tendency to pronounce long "O"s as if they were long "A"s. For example, "The Sciota river bisects Ohia's capital city, Columbus."
But that is how Sciota is pronounced. Are you not from around here or what?
It's like the whole Lancaster thing. It's pronounced one way in OH, and a different way in PA.
^ Trust me, I know this. I grew up in Lancaster, Ohio. Do you know how many times I've told people where I lived/where I'm from and they look at me like I don't even know how to pronounce my own hometown.
I'm from Pataskala. You should hear people from outside of central Ohio pronounce it. It's like a dumpsterfire of garbled words. I even heard one time two broadcasters in FL fight over who had to try to pronounce it.
That's where I live now. We should have a Walking Dead party?
@Oyster The Gateway has The Walking Dead on the big screen every Sunday. I've been trying to get a group to go there for that, but I'm always down for a WD party.
The Gateway? Where is that?
I'm assuming he means the South Campus Gateway. Basically starts at Chittenden and goes up towards 9th I believe. It's been awhile since I've been there but it's basically in that area. They tore down a bunch of old, run down houses and built complexes that support bars, stores, restaurants, apartments, etc. There's even a garage attached to it. There is also a movie complex built in there as well. If my memory serves me right, they also used to serve beer.
On Campus. Where Ugly Tuna and all of those other garbage bars that replaced all of the awesome bars from back in the 80s and 90s. MAXWELL'S REPRESENT!!!!!
mean mr mustards!!!!
And you can always tell when a new newscaster comes to town because they will say it wrong, once or twice only, because they get 'corrected' on the pronunciation.
I think it's folks from Lancaster, Ohio that pronounce it "Lenkister".....drives me nuts!!!! There were some girls on my floor in Morrill Tower from there and they got all up in my face when I pronounced it the same way as you pronounce Lancaster, PA. Sorry, not to offend any Lancaster, Ohio natives, but I'm from Cleveland, OH and I prounounce both Lancasters the same.
However, I do get a kick out of how some of my Latin American brethren pronounces "Columbus"....."Coloomboos" Haha!
Well I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced "Lenkister" and I'm from there. I've always pronounced it "Lang-custer"
That's how your neighbors in Nerk, Ahia pronounce it too.
I'm originally from Dayton, but I lived in Columbus most of my life. I just find it interesting since it's about the only descernable "accent" that anyone here really has--though some people tell me that a "Columbus accent" also includes a nasal tone.
On the subject of town pronunciations, nothing in my mind will ever beat Maryville, Tennessee. It looks like you'd pronounce it, "Mary-ville", though it's actually prounounced "Maaarvill". Awesome.
Well then Hodge, you might be familiar with the "Day-enh" pronounciation that you sometimes hear.
Wayne Woodrow Hayes
@HODGE - Had to laugh - you too, huh? I was in southeast Ohio (the thriving metropolis of Albany was the closest village) from 1st to 4th grade. Really picked up the dialect. That "worsh" was THE hardest thing for me to drop, after moving to Worthington and having the difference pointed out to me.
I picked it up from my dad. I used to think there was a distinct pronounciation difference between a "washing machine" and a metal "worsher". Didn't figure that out until high school...that was a fun day in Algebra.
Did you see the article in the Dispatch a week or two ago about dialects in Ohio? Interesting.
I grew up in Scioto County and when I moved to the Cleveland several years ago area people asked what part of Georgia I was from after hearing me speak. Then when I moved to Florida people asked me what part of New England I was from. I can't win.
"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.
@HODGE - it won't let me link, but it's from the Sunday Dispatch, November 18th - 1st page on the online edition.
Haha, just looked it up. Quite interesting, and this map speaks volumes:
I thought so too. And the map on their site allows you to hone in on an area for greater detail.
I like how there are parts of Ohio that are not correlated to a particular dialect. I've been in several cities in that are and I'll agree...I'm not quite sure where they come from either.
New York City should have its own category with subcategories for its dialects.
I'm from Cincy originally and I like the "please" when you really mean "what". Unfortunately living in NW Ohio for almost 20 years has worshed the "please" out of me.
"Say my name."
for everyone saying talk is cheap it's free, yes it is. just wanna point out that his twitter never talks about football and this is the first time i've seen him mention it. sometimes you need an outlet. who knows. it's awesome and at the same time not a big deal. keep working hard and get better that's all anyone here really cares about, it's just cool to see him be vocal about it. now go do work son.
He and Thomas most likely won't be winning any Academic honors.
shazier has the potential to be THE best linebacker to come thru ohio state. unbelievable athlete.
Easy now. That's a bit of a stretch.
"When you walk the walk, you can talk the talk!" I would say that Shazier qualifies as a "big stepper."
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