I was never fortunate enough to meet Woody personally, but I heard him speak several times and know several people who did meet him, and I don't believe those words ever would have come out of his mouth regarding a veteran. The only things he loved more than OSU and his players and staff were his wife and the USA and the people who fought for it.
It's sad how some people are treated in the name of what some others call progress. Looks like "time and change" isn't always what we bargained for.
People are making NFL football the equivalence of splitting the atom. It's a game, played by exceptionally strong, fast, large, athletic people. Running, blocking, catching the football all seem to be skills that an athlete like TP could handle. Receiver seems to be a much simpler position to understand when compared to quarterback. Give him some time and I think he can be a good one.
It's 90degrees here in Florida and I still can't get rid of the chills after seeing this video.
If Urban pulled some strings to get him in under the wire, he'd be getting pilloried for that too. You can't win nowadays, no matter what you do. There's always someone out there ready to point fingers.
I love the comment in the last paragraph: "His mind is still as sharp as ever...." He's only 62. the drooling and stammering doesn't start till well past that age. Now ,you youngsters get off my lawn and get back to whatever it is that you do to waste precious time.
Googled POV, nothing ......? First time that ever happened on Google. South Dakota must really be out there in weirdo left field. I'm not sure now I even want to know what it means.
Thank God for Al Gore. Didn't he invent Google too.......?
South Dakota's into "pov"? Well, back to google.
Where on earth do you guys find this stuff? The pictures (gifs I think you youngsters call them) on 11w are some of the funniest I have ever seen.
My dad took me to see Pete Rose in Cincy during his rookie year in 1961. He was then and has been my favorite baseball player ever since. If you ever saw him play, no one could ever convince you that he ever did anything but his absolute best on the field. Pete's whole life was baseball. Not being part of the game must be the closest thing to death that he can experience. He has suffered purgatory for 30 years. He made a mistake and has paid his debt to the game he loved. It's time to let him have the accolades he deserves before it's too late. He deserves to be in the HOF.
Makes about as much sense as the sign I see in lots of bars: "Free Beer Tomorrow".
Buckeyemark: I know exactly how you feel. I grew up watching and loving basketball, but it has changed so much in the intervening years that it really has become a completely different sport. Basketball used to be a "non contact" sport. The playoff game last night was exciting, but it is anything but non contact. Physical play is possible without grabbing and holding. Intentional fouls are now common fouls. A player get the advantage and it's ok to do anything to physically stop them. Then the player with the clear advantage should get foul shots and the team should get to keep the ball. Intentional fouls in the last two minutes of a game should be called. If the NCAA really wants to increase scoring, stop the on court muggings that pass now for defense. You do not need a shot clock or 3 point line to increase scoring. Go back to playing basketball.
Basketball has become a 38 minute jump shooting contest, followed by a two minute foul shooting contest that actually lasts 15 minutes. Before the 3 point shot, teams worked the ball inside, big men were much more important to their team. Good quality, interesting, strategic basketball is possible without a shot clock and chucking 'em from the cheap seats. Most of you are too young to remember the way the game used to be played, but it did actually happen. Now, get off my lawn.........
Con Air and Nick Cage?
The William Tell overture was perfect for that scene. Before I saw the movie the first time, I always thought of the lone Ranger and Tonto when I heard that music. It was never the same after that.
Helga: I'm to old to waste any time listening to crap like this. If the guy was the least bit interesting or knowledgeable at aLl it'd be a different story. If his sports talk blog is free, it's way over priced. Typical scum.
That's what Ludwig Van, milk bars, and ultra violence will do to you.
I listened to this drivel for 4 1/2 minutes. I'd rather listen to Mark May highlight tapes.
I think 11W ought to put out a calendar for the coming year to commemorate the past 12 months and all the championships. There's plenty of great pictures to use from all the sports. Start the year in September with the start of 2015 football. I bet it'd make a few "Bucks". I'd buy one.
Connor is going to be a demon on special teams.
85 is my new favorite number (along with 15 and 5 and 12 and 16 and ............)
DJ: Don't ditz the oatmeal through the straw thing till you try it. Good food and a good workout at the same time.
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!!!!
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.