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0therion0

Nashville, TN (via Nashville, TN)

Member since 03 October 2013 | Blog

Live in Tennessee. Have lived in Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida, as well. Became a Buckeyes fan when I was dealing with a leg injury in my freshman year in high school (1995). I loved football, but only playing it. I never really watched college ball. Then my dad put on an Ohio State game for me while I was laid up in bed. I watched Eddie George make men look like boys and have been a Buckeye fan ever since.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Playing: Didn't have many awesome plays. Forced and recovered a fumble one time. Had a great basketball game with a legit double-double (points, rebounds). Nothing major.
    Witness: Watching OSU beat Miami in OT to win the Crystal Ball in 2003. I was in a bar filled with Miami fans. It was fantastic.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: James Laurinaitis / (Current: Darron Lee)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner / (Current: Marc Loving)
  • NFL TEAM: Tennessee Titans
  • NHL TEAM: Nashville Predators
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Nov 2016
Everybody is making fun of Old Thomas Armstrong for how long he's been playing. You're all missing the real scandal here. I have reliable sources who tipped me off to this, and it only took a cursory search of the interwebs to verify: I don't think he's eligible... to be an amateur footballer. I was able to determine he actually had a professional cricket career in England from 1929 to 1950; following a failed stint playing pro football for Liverpool in 1920! He's making a mockery of the benevolent NCAA and its rules set forth to do no more than protect these students.
Comment 01 Nov 2016

My first game the friend that came with me made a similar statement. Except a little more garbled and mostly incomprehensible. He was a slight bit intoxicated, allegedly. It went something like, "If you're a quiet one. Homes have couches. And maybe then you'll be welcomer."

In the future when I make the trek, I will be sure to tell them I had some warriors back me up and they can, in fact, bite me.

Comment 01 Nov 2016

That captures how I felt. But as a on-native fan and visitor to the city... I may have been a tad too humble in the past. I think that won't be an issue moving forward. :)

Comment 01 Nov 2016

I should've made my title more descriptive. Like... "Here Goes A Bit of Mental Masturbation in the Hopes of Getting a Laugh." My fault, folks. My fault.

Comment 31 Oct 2016

There must be something other than MY team failing to meet every one of my unrealistic expectations. Conspiracy theories are next on my list of "It's obviously [fill in blank]"

Comment 31 Oct 2016

Well... yes. I mean... that's pretty apparent, at this point. Right? It clearly wasn't to develop quarterbacks or provide a spark.

Also... I refuse to use the sarcasm font or XML tag.

Comment 31 Oct 2016

I know that I've been stockpiling my own play ideas and hot takes on napkins and notepads for years in anticipation they'll one day wake up and ask me my damn opinion.

Comment 31 Oct 2016

The goal of the Coach is to win in January: what if we're all just watching a great con at work? Yeah... I know... No.

Levity 

Comment 31 Oct 2016

Meyer seemed to be really confident going into the half that they could hold on. And special teams gaffes are the only reason he was wrong.

Also.. Understand I'm not actually advocating this must be the case. I just hate that there's basically no damn reason for the lack of a deep passing game. And it's this fool's blind hope that it may be on purpose.

Comment 31 Oct 2016

A few others have said/alluded to this, and I have very little experience in The Shoe, but I agree: Older, quiet people seem to get the best seats. The times I have been there, I have been asked to sit down and to be quieter. It blew my freaking mind. But it was like I was the bad guy... this wasn't some anomaly: multiple people asked me to sit and be quiet at each stop. It has honestly kept me from making the trip a couple times. It's sad. Louder and more fun to watch at a Buckeye-friendly bar.

Comment 29 Sep 2016

#harsh

Yeah... no Tressel to PSU. Just got excited thinking about him coaching again. That took over the keyboard... no way he'd want to play OSU every season and also have to defend that administration.

Comment 29 Sep 2016

Truckloads of cash are hard to turn down for any man. And now that there is some more fallout around the country, if Tressel were to be approached by PSU, I think he'd have other more lucrative offers that wouldn't pit him against a school he so obviously loved and he wouldn't be positioned to have to defend the actions of a dumb ass administration that memorializes child-abuse-enablers. So there's that. I guess I wasn't thinking clearly enough when I posted that earlier; I just kind of remembered his show-cause ends this season and went all stream of consciousness. My b, yo.

Comment 24 Sep 2016
Oh you won't hear me defend them. Just saying the AD wouldn't have a tough sell with him. And I believe he could be a quality college coach. His personality isn't really a good fit at the pro level.
Comment 24 Sep 2016
I know that when they hired Franklin another coach under consideration was Mike Muchak. With his lack of movement into another NFL gig, they may revisit. He's from PA, a former PSU player, has player-only tis to Paterno, and would probably make boosters happy. I think he'd be a great hire. Also... a certain sweater vest is no longer under show-cause.
Comment 19 Sep 2016

Continuing with what some of the others have said, it's for ease of recognition for play calls. To add though, you should see varying different colors for position groups. So that when NB80 looks to the sideline, he can quickly find his play caller, while JTIV can quickly find his. I know some other schools have implemented plays by position as they become much harder to interpret for the opposition and also allow a level of detail in sideline calls that would otherwise take a great deal more time. Not 100% on this; as it's all anecdotal, not from source.