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Rural Maryland (via Columbus, Ohio -- the heart of America)

Member since 06 June 2012 | Blog

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Been attending Buckeye games since 1954. College football is the greatest game ever invented. The NFL merely capitalized on the fame of the great college players it recruited to Play-for-Pay. Not anti-NFL really, just know that college teams are way more fun to watch and its players, way easier to cheer for.

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Comment 17 Mar 2015

I'm a loyal 11 Warriors guy who's here every day, 365.  I come here for information and intelligent analysis of all things Buckeye.  I absolutely love this site.

But I certainly don't come here for blasphemy!  'Skyline is terrible'???  Excuse me.  The only foodstuff on earth named after an Ohio City [Lima beans aren't really from Lima] and beloved by connoisseurs around the world.  Put a little cinnamon in your homemade chili and the uninitiated will swoon and nominate you for a Michelin star.  That's the stuff you call 'terrible'?  My God, man.  What have they done with your taste buds?  I get that you're Irish and likely find boiled potatoes a little spicy, but I can't believe that lousy Irish whisky has so rotted your tongue that you've lost all sense of taste. 

Not all of us are so lucky to live in Marion, Ohio where a great Cincinnati chili is within easy reach.  I'm cursed to live in Maryland.  Crabs?  Sure, out the wazoo.  But Cincinnati chili four ways?  That's a once-a-year treat for guys like me.  In the future, I would urge our writer to be more considerate of the ancient among us, who have long-held affections that we are wont to see trampled upon on our favorite sports page.  Plus, Urb's on our side, so ...

Comment 10 Feb 2015

The really great news for Weber is that he doesn't have to get coached by Tom Wilcher anymore.  He can join a team with grown-up coaches who don't bask in the reflected glory of teen-aged football players.  I suppose tOSU needs a good relationship with this assclown for future recruiting, but improving the relationship is up to Wilcher, not Urban Meyer.  Calling Urban a liar in public media was a very, very stupid career move.

Comment 20 Jan 2015

I have to admit I'm not big on permanently staining the skin God gave us.  However, Darron Lee clearly 'gets it'.  For the rest of his life, he can show that tat and describe the 2014 season and National Championship he helped win.  Of all the possible tattoos a kid can get, one memorializing something he'll be proud of for the rest of his life seems the most worthy to my anti-tat old brain.  Darron, you're a star!

Comment 16 Jan 2015

All four of these guys can have great NFL careers, but I'm surprised how few folks voted for Cardale.   With his size [height and girth], his cannon arm, his superb accuracy, his football IQ and his obvious leadership skills, I would think he might play a good long while in  The League.  Another Cam Newton or Ben Rothlisberger?  Don't know, but it's sure possible.  Nobody succeeds in the NFL like great quarterbacks.  Not O-linemen, not wide-outs, not D-linemen.  If he continues to improve, Cardale can have a monster career.  He got my vote.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

Every time I read Cardale's words about his family seeing him get a degree and it 'opening the floodgates', my chest swells with pride.  He is a true champion.  Miss Michelle's mentoring and Ted Ginn Sr.'s life coaching have sure paid off for this young man.  If he never plays a snap in the NFL -- and I think he'll play plenty -- they've set him on the path to happiness and success.  Gives me goose-bumps.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

It's ironic and kinda unfair, but it's hard to imagine a Heisman going to a QB when you know there are two other QBs on the same roster who are damn-near as good.  EZE on the other hand stands out like a sore thumb.  He's gashed the top teams in the country as a Sophomore and there's no reason to believe he won't gash them even harder next year.  He's the leader in the WHAC Clubhouse.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

If we had landed Kareem any time other than the night of the Nash, we'd all be going berserk.  He kinda buried the lead of his own story by declaring when he did.  But I promise to show him all the love he'll ever need when he puts on the scarlet jersey and silver helmet and starts bashing through defenders.  The fact that that this kid is in 10th grade boggles my mind.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

The 13 year-old boy who's living inside my 66 year-old body is going berserk with pride and happiness today.  That little guy's been around for over 50 years, so he's seen lots of close calls, narrow misses and woulda-coulda-shouldas.  His heart's been broken more times than he wants to remember.  But today, he's a very happy boy.  I may be eligible for Medicare, but I'm a very happy boy. 

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Don't think he's not embarrassed.  His stock anti-Ohio State screed is well known to regular viewers and Lou Holtz will remind him of it frequently for the rest of 2015.  His personal prejudice has been exposed.  Anything nasty he says about tOSU from now on will be laughed at.  He's naked before the world.

Comment 04 Jan 2015

"...the sport's most fussed over conference." 

Perfect description, Patrick.  Nice piece of writing.  And we all know what happens to children who are fussed over excessively.  They turn into scUM or USC.