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Comment 54 minutes ago

Listening to "Tressel Speak"

was like listening to a sophomoric politician

He reiterates the same prerecorded comments he has said thousands of times, and he didn't realize that everyone had heard every word of his comments ad nauseam.

 

Comment 17 Apr 2014

Business 101  if you want to sell less of something.........................RAISE THE PRICE

Government 101........if you want less of an activity.........................TAX IT MORE

 

(Gene Smith once again validates the PETER PRINCIPAL )

Comment 15 Apr 2014

OP

i couldn't agree with you less about the need or desirability of unionized college athletes.I'm beginning to resent your non-stop reiteration of your pov.

Comment 03 Apr 2014

Four years for 3 counts and an unrelated possession charge. The two sentences running concurrently.With parole..he could be out in 2 years .To me that hardly qualifies as a slap on the wrist let alone serious time.

Comment 29 Mar 2014

I wish I could be more positive.I just don't see this team coming close to winning the BIG 10 next year. It's hard to win without a big man.....and we don't have one with BIG TEN level talent.
 

Comment 29 Mar 2014

When I went to work at a General Motors plant(to help fund my education/and put food on the table)....I did not vote to have my wages garnished by the union. Others voted years ago. I was not able to choose to not join . I did not want the union to confiscate my money, but they did and I could not stop them.

Jobs are not a dime a dozen(in case you haven't looked at the true unemployment numbers) . Under employment  is rampant. Growth of temp and non full time employment is soaring. Record numbers have left the work force completely because they have given up trying to get a job). In this tough employment market the ability to choose to not take a job with a  company that has a union is greatly reduced.

BTW  where does the money come from if schools are forced to pay athletes ?

The same place schools now go to get their funds. Increased tuition.....reduce the number of programs, athletes,teachers... from state legislatures taxing people more to give the money to schools etc etc.

Comment 29 Mar 2014

Do you really want to have a bidding war for talent ?

Do we want to have players jumping from team to team because they get a better offer ?

How much player compensation is enough ?

What do you think will happen to ticket prices ?(who do you think pays for this  ? )

What do you think will happen to smaller schools ability to pay/attract great players ?

How will college coaches be able to manage/discipline their players when they have to deal with a union ?

Are fans prepared for union strikes and  litigation ? Are you prepared for one schools to strike in support of players at another school ?

What about "right to work" states and players who don't want to join a union? What if a player doesn't want to pay union dues ?

How can coaches remove a player from the team when their union says they shouldn't be ?

Are you prepared for unions for high school players(you don't seriously think it will stop at the college level do you) ?

Are you prepared to pay for player pensions and health benefits etc when players become injured or loose the opportunity to play in the NFL ? Are you prepared for endless injury litigation ?

 

 

 

 

Comment 25 Mar 2014

Agree.

For me...everything begins with winning the BIG 10. It has been a while since we have done that.

Frankly, I'm stunned at large number of players over the years who have jumped of Thad's teams for a chance at the NBA. As I recall that was called to his attention on a few occasions.

Comment 23 Mar 2014

How many times did we see the Buckeye offense jump out to a sizable lead and then seem to coast until the other team began to shred our defense and our offense had to put the pedal to the metal again.

 

My point.....we need continued effort on defense....AND OFFENSE.

Comment 21 Mar 2014

A magical one time in your life experience that helps prepare you for  a basketball or non basketball career. Why would you ever say I don't want this ?

Comment 20 Mar 2014

Great article.

Where does the aggression and causing problems for the offense come in ?

How is our defense NOT become another bend but not break defense that consistently gave up 12-15 yards against even mediocre teams like we have had in the past ?

in other words please translate the BENEFITS of the defense that fans can expect to see.