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AhhYes


Member since 12 August 2011 | Blog

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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

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Apr 2015

I understand where you're coming from but Twitter is a legitimately great news feed. It's all about who you follow. Beat reporters who report on stuff you're into (teams, politics, local meteorologists, etc.) make twitter the best place to go for breaking news. You just have to follow the right people. 

I didn't join twitter until like 18 months ago or so and it's my #1 source for breaking news. Nothing else comes close. 

Comment 20 Feb 2015

So Braxton is amazing and he's absolutely earned his spot. I will not argue if he's the starter, but he's the best runner in the open field on the team, and I'm not sure it's close. Maybe Zeke, maybe.  

I can't help but think that we'll be letting too much talent sit on the bench if all three of these guys are at QB next year. But the coaching staff knows best, so if he's at QB they must either disagree with me or have a plan to utilize them all in some way. 

Either way, christ almighty what a depth chart at QB. We'll never see the likes of it ever again. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I hope you can understand that those of us who feel a bit squeamish about this hope that our coaching staff are open and honest with recruits about everything related to their time at OSU, from their lifestyles, to football philosophies, to who they will be coached by. 

If Meyer and Drayton knew Drayton would be gone and also knew or suspected that Weber thought highly of Drayton, I personally feel like they were obligated to let him know that Drayton wouldn't be there. 

Comment 29 Jan 2015

And you'd be objectively wrong, btw. Those plows only go because the drivers and trucks are paid for. With legislation. Constructed, negotiated, and passed by the legislature. 

Comment 28 Jan 2015

Yeah, I agree with you 100%. Well said. Thanks for standing up for us public administrators. We're not all bad. 

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 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 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 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.