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archcitymadman 12th Warrior

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Comment 27 Aug 2015

I lived in Huntington, WV when Randy Moss was playing his 2 years at Marshall, and got to watch quite a few games.  It was not fair what he did to opposing 1-AA and mac db's.  Part of it was him being a genuine athletic freak, part of it was level of competition, but talk about a guy being fun to watch.  He did for the term "YAC" what Orlando Pace did for pancake block.  

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Beanie is my biggest "what if" type of player, even more than clarett.   He was primed for the heisman his jr. year, just couldn't stay on the field.  

Comment 21 Aug 2015

Before the stones concert, took my parents to hofbrauhaus, land grant brewing, barley's, then had a couple overpriced cans of bud light at the concert.  didn't even dawn on me until just now that all the beer we drank was made within like 15 mins of the stadium, I always forget they make bud light right down the street.  Just another reason columbus is awesome.

Comment 18 Aug 2015

Saw him at his restaurant on campus, he was super nice and shook all our hands, took pictures, etc.  He had to have been out of the league a couple years by then, but I remember being stunned how large a man he was.  Built like a brick shithouse.  I don't think he ever stopped working out like he was getting ready for a season.

Comment 17 Aug 2015

They're not retired, but I'd imagine Eddie gets what Eddie wants.

edit- there are 2 #10's and a 47 currently on the roster, Joe Burrow and Jalyn Holmes wearing #10, and then Hilliard of course. No other "retired" numbers that I saw.

Comment 16 Aug 2015

If I remember correctly, they don't really retire numbers at OSU, they just hang them up.  At the same time, if a RB wanted to wear 27, they would definitely wanna have a talk with Eddie George.  All the numbers get approved by the coaching staff, i'm sure.  Maybe it's not about "earning" it, but more about making sure they understand that number has a history.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

I love the hidden comments, because I know when I see the same 3-4 names just cycling through, it's just someone hijacking a thread and having their own personal conversation in the comments section or the "I need more helmet stickers" crowd.  I'm more than happy not to have to scroll through all their gifs and inside jokes.   It's made my experience much better. 

Comment 14 Aug 2015

I think DJ needs to start speaking the deadwood gospel like he does for the wire.   DJ, you have a platform, spread the word! 

Comment 12 Aug 2015

Thanks Buckeyeball, now my life won't be complete until i have an @11w e-mail.   I hadn't even considered that, but suddenly I MUST HAVE IT!!!!

Comment 30 Jul 2015

Man, I could not turn off the radio fast enough when i heard Hooley on the fan.  I was not sad to see him go.  11W is the best, but I think it's unique because only a handful of college programs could get the eyeballs that OSU does. It wouldn't be feasible for a smaller school's fan website to have beat writers, for sure.  

Comment 04 Jun 2015

Eliot Smith.   Had a song on the good will hunting soundtrack, was just kind of starting to catch on, stabbed himself in the stomach. 

Comment 04 Jun 2015

Exactly, if Daniels would have been coaching qb's, I think the Pryor years involve a national championship, assuming no tatgate, then braxton getting that time with him too.   We might still have been in a golden age, even without Urban.  Imagine what might have been with Pryor's pro career with a real qb coach too.  Could have bee alot more ready for the nfl.  But none of that happened, and I sure like where we ended up.

Comment 17 May 2015

I knew an architect would chime in.   knew it.   I'll put it this way, Whether it's true or not, many  professional musicians feel leading a marching band is the least artistically satisfying avenue to be gainfully employed in their field.   Whatever the intern bitch work is in your field, that's how 90% of working musicians feel about marching bands.  Finding someone highly skilled and enthusiastic about marching bands is a small pool.  Even if it is one as storied as TBDBITL.  Especially when they fired the last one for things that go on in almost every band.  Maybe BYU has a band that doesn't get half naked on buses changing, drink, or engage in fairly low level hazing, but most bands do.

Comment 16 May 2015

Surprised there aren't more established people on here.   Waters made $150k in 2013.   This is pretty serious money for a college professor who isn't teaching chemical engineering or something.  For those who don't know, directing the marching band can be the crap job in the music department, unless you have someone who just loves it to death.  You teach mostly non music majors music that just isn't that interesting.  It's medleys and arrangements of mostly pop music.  For some people who devote their lives to the study of music, it's the lowest form of  music making, which is why there are some terrible marching bands out there.  It's also tremendously time consuming. I'd imagine it's like an architect building parking garages all the time. It's a special kind of person that genuinely embraces the marching band, and has enthusiasm for the choreography, outdoor practices, and has the talent and organizational skills to pull off what Jon Waters was doing at OSU.  His last season was a genuine phenomenon with all the youtube videos and stuff.  They have big shoes to fill for sure.  My money is on the guy from Missouri.  I am sure they will get someone great.  The challenge for them is to find  that person who genuinely loves marching bands, as Waters clearly did.

Comment 08 May 2015

Seconding short north or downtown, there is a bus that runs on high street until 3am on weekends, runs from campus down to broad street.  I ended up booking the comfort inn on south high for the rolling stones, everything else was booked or like $500 a night.  plan on drinking my way up high, i bet that would be a pretty good plan for football too.

Comment 19 Apr 2015

You are not alone sir!  The obsession with super hoppy beer has to end at some point, right?  I hate that if someplace carries 50 kinds of beer, 30 of them will be ipa's or other similarly hoppy brews.  I blame hipsters.