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Comment 21 hours ago

DJ: Don't ditz the oatmeal through the straw thing till you try it. Good food and a good workout at the same time.

Comment 20 May 2015

The comparisons between Coach Meyer and Coach Hayes are interesting. I'm lucky to be old enough to remember Woody like he was here yesterday (short term memory is the first to go, thankfully) and have lived long enough to enjoy Urban's success. To me, it's an interesting comparison and proves different styles can be equally successful. Woody was a real historian and loved the military. He visited kids in Children's Hospital after visiting hours so no one would notice him there. He came to the oval to calm the crowds after the incident at Kent State. Woody was a loveable curmudgeon, more like a grandfather. He swore like a sailor and tore up his hats and kicked asses, but at the same time made his players love him like their own grandfather. He spoke with recruits about life and academics and paying forward and then maybe a bit about playing football at OSU. He was truly one of a kind and the students loved him, even though hardly any of us ever had the chance to play for him. Last time I visited his grave at Union Cemetery, people were still leaving little mementos there..

Urban Meyer seems to be every bit as good a coach as Woody, maybe even better in some aspects. He seems highly organized and focused, and is able to get the most out of his players and coaches by being straightforward and brutally honest. He seems to approach football more like the a CEO of OSU football than a coach. He talks about thoughtful responses to events, changing cultures, building systems and developing an efficient organization and staffing them with the right people. Then after all that, he can call plays and throw his headset with the best of them.

With all the outside stuff that goes on and the instant information age we live in now, I think it's probably harder to be a coach now than when Woody coached. Give Urban another successful 10 to 15 years at OSU and his name can be rightfully placed next to Woody's in the Shoe. He'll be Woody's equal, but won't ever replace him in my view. I hope I'm still around to see how it all turns out. Go Bucks!!!!

Comment 18 May 2015

This is a great idea. I hate it when a team has beaten the other team soundly and then can't hit a foul shot to close out the game. The other team doesn't have to play defense, just continuously foul to get back in the game.

Comment 18 May 2015

I went to Rolling Thunder and rode in the parade several years ago. It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Thousands of people waving Stars and Stripes, lining the streets from the Pentagon all the way to the Viet Nam memorial was inspiring. The war in Viet Nam shaped history for my generation. Seeing all those now old guys together and the patriotism they display and the honor they are finally receiving, despite the sentiment much of the public had for them when they came home, was very moving. I was in college during the war, and never served. The draft lottery in 1970 was the only lottery I have ever won by getting a high number, but I had friends that weren't so lucky, and one that didn't come home. All these years later, I'm not sure now who was really lucky one, me or them.

Comment 17 May 2015

Braxton Miller is the most elusive runner I've seen since watching Barry Sanders play for the Lions. I gotta believe he can catch passes too. Seeing him in the open field on nearly every play would be a defensive nightmare.  Miller as a career backup quarterback in the NFL would be the greatest waste of talent, ever. Change now, get a year experience and outstanding coaching from Urban, win the Heisman, get drafted #1, make a gazillion $$$. Sounds like a plan.

Comment 14 May 2015

Juniors and seniors seem to be a remnant of the past on the really top teams, unless you are a mid major or a team with MCD all Americans that don't pan out and have no where else to go. I wonder how long college basketball can stay on top with the best players only stopping by for a cup of coffee.

Comment 10 May 2015

Read the article on OSU drawing "better" students. Some of the dumbest people I've ever met were reported to be really, really smart and from some highly rated, elite schools. Too bad there isn't an SAT or ACT score for common sense.

Comment 10 May 2015

I spent my first two years at OSU Lima branch. I had done pretty well in a very small farming community high school (43 kids in my graduating class), but wasn't ready for the change to college level work. I'm glad I had the extra couple years experience before going to main campus and also to save some money by living at home. Lima did an excellent job making us feel part of the University. I had professors that taught on main campus but came to Lima twice a week for evening classes, but the biggest thrill was meeting Woody Hayes when he came to Lima to talk to us kids. I went to main campus in my third year, and was ultimately successful in getting my Mechanical Engineering degree. I don't know if I would have made it if I had gone to Columbus right out of high school.

The very worst thing that could happen is for OSU to go off on a quest to reel in the top 5% of HS students  and ignore kids like I was. Diversity is a buzzword now but  there is more to it than just race or gender. Not allowing "regular" Ohio kids the chance to experience OSU and build a successful life would be a real tragedy

Comment 08 May 2015

It seems cheating is expected in every sport except one. Golf may not be seen as a sport to some, but it's the one competitive activity I know of where you are expected to know the rules and call penalties on yourself. I'm not so naive to think that cheating doesn't exist in golf, but I it seems rare in competition. There is the story of the time Bobby Jones called a penalty on himself and the extra stroke cost him a US Open. He was praised for being honest, but he said he believed his actions were no more deserving praise than praising a person for not robbing a bank. Seems every other sport goes by the tenet, if you don't get caught, it's not cheating.

Comment 02 May 2015

My feelings for Gettysburg in no way elevate it over the other dozens of places around the world where Americans fought and died for our freedom and the freedom of others.

I've been to Pearl Harbor and Arlington too. My eyes always seem to be effected by dust in both places. Walking onto the memorial over the Arizona's keel and thinking about over 1000 sailors still there is like no other place in the world. Standing next to a Japanese visitor there seeing what he sees makes one think how time does heal the most egregious of wounds.  Walking the newer section of Arlington an seeing all the fresh graves proves the sacrifices to freedom are still being made. 

I wish all Americans could have the chance to see and feel one of these places and appreciate the history and sacrifices that have made our country great. But I am afraid history isn't interesting to a lot of people any more. That's both sad and dangerous if I'm right. 

Comment 02 May 2015

Wow!! I didn't realize boating season started here in Florida today!!!! It's true though it's great to be a Buckeye fan anywhere, but especially behind the enemy lines here in Gatorland.

Comment 01 May 2015

If you love US history and this great country, there is no more interesting or moving place to visit. I have been there several times and every time I go,  it gives me chills like the first time. 

Comment 25 Apr 2015

Jorts........That's all they let me wear here in Florida. What am I to do?