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AhhYes


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  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Redd. He was nice to me once.
  • NFL TEAM: The Washington DC Professional Football Franchise
  • NBA TEAM: Wizards!
  • MLB TEAM: Nationals

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Comment 10 Dec 2014

Buy overpriced and underpowered electronics because 'Murica? No thanks. 

Love the rest of the list though. That Sherman tshirt is amazing. Wish we could get it in something other than white. 

Comment 21 Oct 2014

You have no idea...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P19OBhVaS0A

Comment 19 Aug 2014

God yes. Brilliant move by the young man. 

Barrett can see problems from afar and snipe them before they get too close. .50 cal don't mess around. 

(Yes, I've posted that twice and am officially pushing for .50 cal as his nickname)

Comment 19 Aug 2014

The longer I think about it, the less pessimistic I am about .50 Cal (Get it? Barret? .50 Cal? Eh?) at the helm. But then again, I'm horribly biased and what choice have I?

Someone else posted this here but I think it's also true for me: It's a tad refreshing that I will now watch games and be pleased if/when we win, and not constantly terrified of losing. But saying that makes me sound like the extremely spoiled fan that I am. 

Recognizing that I feel (and sound) that way in turn makes me more thankful for the success this program is constantly able to churn out. This is how I've managed to achieve calm acceptance of this situation.

Comment 17 Nov 2013

I voted for Lydell Ross because I was on campus when he was the RB. There used to be a Blockbuster Video on the corner of 12th and High. For a few years, I was the assistant manager. 

Lydell came in frequently to rent stuff and he was a great guy. He was always very nice and was willing to chat football and indulge me with some stories and details. I personally committed several NCAA violations by giving him free rentals. 

In short, I like Lydell Ross. 

Comment 08 Nov 2013

Yeah, this is a good post. I think they're legit too, and I'm enjoying pulling for them to keep climbing in the rankings.

We'll face a top-15 team with a great defense in our title game and if we can beat them, it'll be a great way to end the season and justify a title game appearance.

Comment 05 Nov 2013

It isn't political to encourage people to vote, it's supporting the republic. Especially without an endorsement of any kind. Calm down.

Comment 05 Nov 2013

That's an interesting interpretation, but the code doesn't say that at all. Your assertion that it only means the literal cutting and sewing of a flag onto a uniform needs some citing, as it even goes so far as to say that flag patches are only acceptable on certain uniforms.

That strongly suggests that even flag patches would not be acceptable on an athletic uniform.

The flag foundation's website didn't have anything specific about this issue after a quick check. I may have missed it.

 

Comment 05 Nov 2013

The uniforms are directly and specifically prohibited by the US Flag Code. That's really all that needs to be said.

Also they're hideously ugly.

Want to raise money for WWP? Write them a check.

Comment 28 Aug 2013

In case anyone wants to read the full Rolling Stone piece on Aaron Hernandez, it's here:

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/feature/the-gangster-in-the-huddle

 

Nothing substantive in there about Urban or his alleged "cover-ups".

 

Comment 02 Aug 2013

I dunno about that legislation. I do like the guaranteed scholarships in case of injury stuff, but we all realize that the "giving due process to teams with pending NCAA violations" is a response to the Penn State situation yes?

The NCAA doesn't owe anyone due anything. It's voluntary to be a part of it, so while I expect processes from the NCAA to adhere to their bylaws, due process is not owed.

Maybe it's a good idea to demand due process standards, but at this point I'm automatically disgusted by even tangential suggestions that PSU got a raw deal.

 

Comment 01 Aug 2013

Wooo! August!  

A few things:

1. I'm glad we're holding our players to a high standard. I think Meyer really needs to do that if he's ever going to overcome the "I recruit bad guys and let them get into trouble" meme. 

2. If Braxton is the most humble bigtime athlete Meyer's been around, does that officially make Tebow a diva? 

3. August! Woo!

Comment 31 Jul 2013

Easy to make it look generous when you mention none of the negatives:

  • Little to no free time, ever.
  • Grueling physical demands.
  • Potentially life-altering/permanent damage done to your person.
  • Extremely high behavioral standards relative to your peers.
  • Vanishingly small odds of a professional career for your trouble.
  • Should you beat those odds, a sub 4-year (on average) career awaits.
Comment 27 Jun 2013

"They have a degree that is worth around $100,000 over a five year period. Probably more in a lot of cases. I think that is fair."

I don't think that's fair at all. How do you view "fair" compensation in the marketplace? You weigh your contributions to the overall profit margins and expect to receive an amount that reflects your contribution to that margin.

These players (basketball and football) drive all that profit. All of it. 20k a year or so (per your example) is a pittance when compared against the millions upon millions their performances make the University and the NCAA.

It's completely disproportionate.

Comment 27 Jun 2013

Surely the NFL, that paragon of consistency and virtue, will implement similar post-college penalties on Chip Kelly as it did on Tress and Pryor. 

 

 

Surely. 

Comment 09 Jun 2013

This is such a great development. I was pretty concerned about having our placekicker be our punter. Seems like an accident waiting to happen. 

This is soooo much cooler than that. 

Kinda want to pass out till August. 

Comment 08 Jun 2013

Oh man. This is the worst. 

But don't feel too badly, my sister and her boyfriend at the time did precisely the same thing, so I'm sure you're not alone. 

I was on campus that night and it remains one of my happiest memories. 

At the time, there had been a few "riots" on campus that were mostly the police shooting tear gas at very, very large parties that flooded out into the streets. Once the game was over and we were running towards High Street, I thought to myself: "This could get bad tonight."

But the real mood was so much more awesome that I could have anticipated. It wasn't quiet, it was serene. People were laughing and shouting and expressing themselves (loudly), but it wasn't aggressive in any way. Cars were driving down High at a leisurely pace, probably just soaking it all in. Walking on the sidewalk, I gave high-fives to several passengers as they cruised by. 

We walked up and down High Street a few times that night, and everywhere was shock, pride, camaraderie, and serene joy. It was glorious.

Comment 04 Jun 2013

I really liked Gee as a President. He did a lot of good for OSU. I also understand that "off the cuff" (translation: occasionally thoughtless and tactless) remarks were part-and-parcel with him, but eventually you have to say enough is enough.

A huge part of his job is representing the University with his words. When he doesn't choose them carefully it reflects poorly on all of us. He was forgiven for this more than a few times. It was time, and I think he's making the right call by retiring.