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AC1972

Denver, Colorado (via Canal Winchester, OH)

Member since 05 October 2011 | Blog

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Proud graduate of tOSU in Engineering. MBA from UD. I have lived all over the country and love being back in the mountains.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: I have two:

    1) Being on A Deck, 45 yard line, when Eddie George ran all over Notre Dame and the crowd started chanting "Ed-die, Ed-die, Ed-die!"

    2) Being in the Louisiana Superdome and mockingly chanting "S-E-C, S-E-C, S-EC!" when Ohio State beat Arkansas. It DID happen. I was THERE! You can wipe the record books, but not my memories.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George. He belongs on Mt. Olympus.
  • NFL TEAM: I'm against paying football players. Just kidding
  • NHL TEAM: Avalanche
  • NBA TEAM: Portland Trailblazers
  • MLB TEAM: Rockies
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 07 Aug 2014

UFM didn't change the culture. The culture of Ohio State Football was there before he got there. The culture of the marching band was there for Decades!  Most organizations have not even been in existence for as long as TBDBITL.  Culture is defined by decades of tradition, attitudes and behaviors. The Army. Hewlett-Packard. Ford.   Not a sociology class. How does someone even make that comparison unless they don't understand what culture is?

There are a multitude of books written on the subject, aimed at helping leaders change culture. It is extremely difficult and takes years. Approach it wrong and it will blow up in your face. 

Comment 05 Aug 2014

Spoken like someone that has never run an organization, charged with changing culture.  Ok. So I go into a high performing company, see something I don't like, something that has been engrained into the culture for decades, and start firing people over it. So everyone falls in line out of fear. That is not going to be a high performing and successful organization.

Not good advice, Al "chainsaw" Dunlap. 

Comment 05 Aug 2014

University investigations are a joke and far from fair and thorough. They all have an agenda. 

Furthermore, to create meaningful, cultural change in an organization that has been doing things a certain way for decades takes time. It's ridiculous that one man could both drastically improve the product and completely change the culture overnight. It would take cycling through seasons of band members to change it.

How ignorant for anyone to think culture changes just because someone says "stop". How many generations has it taken for more progressive thoughts to take hold in American culture in general?  Meaningful change takes time.

Comment 25 Oct 2013

Best back...MoC

But between beanie and hyde?  I'll take ElGuapo by a slim margin.  Beanie kept getting hurt, and was limited often...may not say anything about raw talent, but it influences who I take on my team...

Comment 30 Sep 2013

Pedal to the Metal.

C'mon guys - like your car accelerator being stomped down to the metal floor of the car...

Sorry if I have to go all Aaron Craft on some folks.

Comment 29 Sep 2013

To answer your rhetorical question: NEVER!

so, there's that....

Comment 29 Sep 2013

Yea.  There's that. Dude is a serious weapon at punter. I imagine he talks to Urbz before the punt and just asks him where he wants the ball....

Comment 29 Sep 2013

We could compete with Bama and Oregon. Not saying we would win, but we would not be embarrassed. 

Comment 29 Sep 2013

Not a complete wreck,  but we could use less Roby talk and more Roby action. 

Comment 18 Sep 2013

I don't want to see FCS schools on the schedule in the future, but personally I don't mind attending these games.  When I spend money on airfare, hotel, tickets and other entertainment, I kinda like knowing I'm going to see a beat-down, lots of scoring, and seeing the freshmen get a bunch of reps.

So...see you guys on Saturday...

Comment 16 Sep 2013

Really?

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/11/ncaa-releases-apr-scores/

"Below are a few notable APR scores for football (keep in mind they are representative of the 2011-12 academic year) You can also search individual programs HERE if you so choose.

Best APR scores (football):
Northwestern: 996
Boise State: 993
Duke: 989
Clemson: 985
Wisconsin: 985
Georgia Tech: 983
Boston College: 982
Missouri: 982
Ohio State: 982
Rice: 979

And here are the average APR scores for the five power conferences (via Brett McMurphy):
Big Ten: 964.9
ACC: 964.5
SEC: 957.1
Pac-12: 952.5
Big 12: 947.1"

Comment 30 Jul 2013

MoC was absolutely the best running back thus far at tOSU.  Watching him run was just amazing, I was at every game that year.  I have no doubt he could have led tOSU to another National Championship and earned himself a Heisman.

Ah, what might have been, but I am blessed to have watched him run that one glorious year.  I'll never regret watching greatness firsthand.

Comment 15 Jun 2013

Damn.  That Sheridan guy is an ultra-hater douche.... Why hate so much on Urbz and Brax? 

Comment 17 May 2013
I do not believe in paying players, they are given enough by the university and they have the option to not play. That is life. However, to expand upon the thought above, I do believe that they should be able to profit from their own personal enterprise. If Braxton can get a job doing a commercial or signing autographs or selling t-shirts, then so be it. That is also life and free Enterprise. Let Braxton sell jerseys with his name on it. The university, Nike and Brax would all get a cut. Free enterprise. These students are signing offer letters, they should not be signing away the lives and likenesses.