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Comment 08 Sep 2014

I answered the poll question about the VT game with "VT wins in a close game" (which it pretty much was until the late pick six). Feel a bit bad about that so I'm saying that the Buckeyes will win the B10 to make up for it. I clearly know what I'm talking about when it comes to these polls. Expect me to come back and gloat come early December.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

Thank you Bass.  I'm in the same boat as you and had no idea about the free preview.  I checked for the channel last weekend and didn't have it.  Just checked now and sure enough, this and several other sports channels I don't normally get are available.  Again, much obliged.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

I was in DC a few weeks ago for work and had some free time so I took a drive up to Annapolis. Had never been but I'm better for having visited. I spent most of my time wandering the Naval Academy campus. It was inspiring just being there. At one point, I stumbled upon the Navy football team practicing. A number of times I heard the coaches yell something about Ohio State, trying to motivate the players. It was pretty cool having that level of access to the team. The talking heads can say what they will about the quality of the opponent, but there is no questioning the quality of the competitors. I've never felt smaller than I did in the midst of kids less than half my age.  I wish them all the best this season...after Saturday.

By the way, I took a bunch of photos of the practice and tried to post them here but couldn't figure out how. Navy's practice field sits right up on part of the Chesapeke Bay. Kind makes the whole "banks of the Olentangy" thing laughable by comparison. 

Comment 22 Aug 2014

William Stanley Moore (the first one) might have been the coolest dude on the planet in 1920. He's pretty much a boss in that photo. My mugshot would be me looking like I just crapped myself. Him, he's basically saying "yeah, I did it. What the hell is it to you."

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Actually, that one felt worse for me.  If memory serves, we had USC the very next week and we all knew we weren't going to win that game without him. Meanwhile, with Beanie we were possibly in a position to make a third consecutive run at the BCS championship game if we could get past USC. I remember thinking Beanie should never have been in the game that late against the likes of YSU so it was a truly pointless injury. Given the nature if Miller's current injury, it sounds like this was bound to happen at some point unfortunately. It doesn't sound as though Miller ever fully rehealed.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

If Miller's career is over there may be a bright side to this: he can start planning for life after football right now when he's young and still in college.  Take this next year to heal and concentrate on finishing his education. How many guys go off to the NFL having half-assed it through college thinking they wouldn't need an education because they'd be rich enough even after their playing days? And how money times do things actually work out that way? Miller has been one of my most favorite Buckeyes to watch play. He's like Craft in many ways: an exceptional talent in his sport but one whose game doesn't translate well at the next level. Miller could have gone on to surprise many and had a career in the NFL, just as Craft may still in the NBA, but the odds are not in their favor. I'm sure Miller would be better off at least having the opportunity to find out, and maybe he still will, but if not, he'll now have time to think much bigger picture.

Just trying to find a little optimism in a horrible situation. Truth be told, the last twelve hours have felt like one long continuous nut punch. I can't even fathom what he's going through.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Wow, thanks for all the great responses....dicks.  If it were Hovenaut or Squirrel or AndyVance or some other 11W royalty, this post would have had 20 replies by now.  I'm feeling a bit like Mikey from Swingers when he steps up to the bar to order a drink and the bartender ignores him and he says to himself "I can't even get this guy to notice me." (Tried to find a gif but couldn't).

Well I guess I'll go find my own tacos and maybe jump a fence or sneak through a door to watch practice.  If me and my boy end up in jail, you only have yourselves to blame.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Three things: just got back to Columbus last night. Haven't been back home in over a year and half. Looking forward to being with family but also looking forward to having some of this Cbus cuisine you all keep raving about.  Last week it was wings. A few weeks back it was tacos.  I'm from California so we have no shortage of great tacos, but I  want to see what all the hype is about. Someone please give me a taco recommendation (or link me to the previous discussion).

Second, I woke up this morning and found a long, darkish hair growing from my ear which needed trimming. WTF, man! I'm only 40 (ok 41). This shit isn't supposed to happen at this age.  If I understood twitter, I'd create some hashtag about being old and gross and sad.

Third, and the most relevant to this site, does the football team have open practices and/or is the Shoe open to visitors? Would love for my son to get a close-up look of the Buckeyes.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Funny, as a fellow Greek, this was my first thought as well. My Big Fat Greek Wedding pretty much pegged us as an ethnicity.  If one Greek does something good, all Greeks take credit. And knowing Greeks the way I do, Frank becoming a doctor means much more to his family than him fighting for playing time.  Best of luck young man.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

When he reunites with his dog in that movie....not tears, just straight bawling. Every time I think of my first dog that we had to put down, I hope that's how it will be when I see him again.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Pretty sure Jonathan Winters played his son on Mork and Mindy.  I was just a kid, but if I remember correctly, people from Ork aged backwards or something like that. Loved the show as a kid and wouldn't have known who Winters was without it.

For those that haven't seen it, go watch Death to Smoochy. Of all the great Robin Williams comedic performances, this one was the best in my opinion. Popeye is also grossly underrated.

Comment 02 Aug 2014

Harbaugh will not leave the NFL until he wins a Super Bowl, so the above scenario is highly unlikely unless of course this is the year for the 49ers, which it may well be. That said, no.  Just no.

Comment 26 Jul 2014

I've read the report and listened to the recording and all I can think is BFD. I get that the University had to act after conducting this investigation.  It's an enormous publicly funded institution that is much bigger than any coach or team or band director or whatever. The part I question is whether the University ever really needed to conduct this investigation in the first place. They uncovered exactly what they should have expected: stupid college kids doing stupid college shit, none of which was under the direction of Waters (the underwear ramp thing being the exception and frankly I don't see the big deal, especially since being in your underwear was obviously not mandatory). But in the end, I get that they had to fire him. The University couldn't find out all these things and just let it go. I think the more appropriate course, however, would have been just to tell Waters to clean this shit up and make sure the worst of it stopped from now on. Then they revisit the situation again in a few months and if the nonsense continued, fire and publicly shame him as they've done.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

I work in Oakland and live in the east bay.  I could really get behind Craft in a Warriors uniform. If he makes the roster, I will run out the same day and buy my The City shirt (which is kind of sweet already).

Comment 20 Jul 2014

My favorite Buckeye of all time. I was at the the Dolphins-Colts game when Marino, who happens to be my favorite player of all time, threw the then record-breaking touchdown pass to Byars.  That was an awesome sports moment for me. I got to meet Byars several years later in Miami for a retirement ceremony for Marino.  Pretty cool.