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

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Voting Record: 15 / 0

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 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.

Comment 03 Jan 2015

Props to Oregon for putting down miscreant Jameis Winston and his boys.  But they really shouldn't let it go to their heads.  FSU turned the ball over 5 times.  FIVE!!  FSU gave up five scoring drives and magically turned them into five Oregon scoring drives. It's almost impossible to lose a game as the recipients of 5 friggin' turnovers. 

So, shiny neon uniforms, high scoring offense, ESPN guys getting boners -- but it still wasn't  much of a win.  Florida State committed suicide on national TV and Oregon won.  Big effin' deal.  I'm not impressed, much less blown away.  [No boner either]

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I've been watching tOSU play football for over 60 years, but I'm just a happy and excited today as I was as a 5 year-old watching Hopalong Cassidy.  None of the other stuff from my youth held its allure -- comic books, lucky rabbit's feet, my 'English racer' bicycle -- but Buckeye football can still make me absolutely ecstatic.  Here I am, a grown old man, practically crying with delight.

Comment 01 Jan 2015

'Bama fans are so classy.  You know, if they lose, they'll blame the officials, the Super Dome air conditioner, the partying in the French Quarter, anything and everything but, "We got out-played, out-coached and maybe even out-recruited."  I have a lot of confidence about this game -- I'm about 80% sure we'll beat them.  But I have 100% confidence that 'Bama fans will be assholes regardless of the outcome.