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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Holy Buckeye play at Purdont. I took my parents to that game and, like the entire season, we were on the verge of heart failure hoping that the Bucks would make that 3 yards for the first down. When Krenzel play actioned and scrambled around to pass I thought I nearly lost consciousness -- really! I had to struggle to stay on my feet during the eternal 2.5 seconds that ball was in the air. To this day, I credit Michael Jenkins with saving my life.
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Recent Activity

Comment 1 hour ago

Me too, Whiskeyjuice.  Even if the roster were the exact same as last year (which it isn't), the games will be different against different teams.  They'll get some bad breaks, some teams will fall into good fortune (cough -- VT 3rd down conversions -- cough cough), and games will be tougher than many expect because of it.  For me, I enjoy the fight.  Bring it on 2015

Comment 2 hours ago

Remy, I love this thread.  I know many have already done so, but I really want to thank you for all of the work and to congratulate you on such a fine finished product.  I don't post a whole lot, usually just read and post when something sparks my interest at the moment.  But I appreciate those of you who do post regularly and often.  Agree with others that I think you'd be a fine addition to the staff here at 11W

Comment 3 hours ago

Yeah, I remember '66 was a tough year.  It seemed like the team was on a downhill slide.  Odd, they had the players, but not a team.  There were calls for Woody to resign.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

Agree 100% Buckeye3M.  When Brax announced he would move to the slot, I had a lot to think about.  Eventually though, I was thinking like Kyle.  Most of Brax's best plays were plays where he improvised and let his athletic talent make the difference.  I can see him taking touch passes, jet sweeps, and counter treys; but also throw-backs, as well as triple option with JTB and EZE (imagine a DC trying to stop THAT trio). I don't see him as a down field receiver, but he doesn't need to be in the H-back role.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

As an Army Ranger Instructor, I used to train my dicks with this premise:

(S + W)^T = K

( Skill plus Will ) to the power of Teamwork equals Kill.

We've all seen teams loaded with outstanding athletes with all of the skill you could dream of, but fail to win. Always because of a lack of will and dysfunctional teamwork.  By the time the 2014 Buckeyes played Wiscy, the will power and teamwork of that team had multiplied to a point that they were unstoppable.  If this year's team plays with the same mindset, they can not lose.

Comment 19 Jul 2015

I agree, Brandon.  JT is a natural QB who makes the right zone reads and is more accurate passing than any I've seen at OSU.  Also, those claiming Brax lacked the talent around him that JT enjoyed are just crazy.  They had the same talent around them.  But Brax didn't use that talent like JT does in distributing the ball.  Brax was also sacked twice as much (or more) due to not finding his receivers.

Comment 19 Jul 2015

Actually, not true.  Watch the coach's version of the championship game.  The offense ran the counter play over and over and over again, and Cardale did keep when he made the big runs (which is his option to do so on a counter).  A few plays he did scramble and made the first downs, but the big runs were on counters QB option keep.

Comment 19 Jul 2015

I think you're right, Brax will start if his shoulder is truly healed and holds up through fall camp.  I've been saying it all along.  Here's why:

1. The QBs have stuck together as friends and competitors because of Brax's leadership and commitment.

2.  Brax was the starter for last season prior to his injury for a reason.  Coach Meyer likes the extra dimension his play making provides his offense.  Sure, his reads are off as often as they are on, but he has the incredible athletic ability to make up for that.

3.  Like Cardale said, it's the same now as it was then.  They have always competed for the starting job, and Brax has always come out on top.  No reason to think anything has changed in that dynamic, unless Brax's shoulder is not as recovered as reported.

Comment 14 Jul 2015

So no top 300 players out of Alabama have gone to a team in the north for over a decade... the past decade.  As the B1G gets better with continued success in the post-season, that will change.  Having satellite camps down there will increase the chances of catching some of the big fish.  That's what the SEC is afraid of.
 

Comment 02 Jul 2015

What you say is true in fact, but the Battle Flag of the Army of Virginia is commonly referred to as the Stars and Bars by the folks I know in Alabama and Tennessee, or most commonly as the rebel flag

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Agree with you Citrus that our status as veterans (eight time combat infantryman vet here, btw) is nothing that should have any affect upon our eligibility for seats.  That's not my point though.  Just saying that those of us who have contributed to our football program for many decades over our lifetime should receive some consideration when we are in the later years of our retirement and on limited income no longer able to contribute as we always have.  IMO, there should be a cumulative points system tied to contributions made that prioritizes for us lifetime members over 70 years old.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Agree Buckeye3M, I've seen many reb flags on some of the worst dumps in Dixie (probably the most expensive item on the properties).

For all of my Buckeye brethren in the South, here's a couple flag ideas for you to fly so you can join in with your stars-n-bars neighbors:

Buckeye Leaves n Bars

or...

Buckeye Leaves n Bars 2

No offense Ramzy, I absolutely love your Buckeye Nation flag (want one of those btw), but these seem more appropriate for flying in Dixie I think.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Ramzy, I wish we had The Situational daily.  I always look forward to the nuggets of insight and am never disappointed (except of course by the cocktails).  Good to see Eagle Rare presented as it deserves to be, neat n clean, and echelons above Rebel Yell (which does "taste like the wet spot produced by two raisins in the throes of forbidden carnal passion," lol)

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Agree with you wholeheartedly Jumar.  The golden years aren't so golden.  As a lifetime Varsity O member myself, retired US Army, and retired teacher, I've given freely for many decades to my Alma Mater and the athletics program.  I still donate as I can to both of my colleges, the cancer center, and faculty club activities while I still can.  But it is disheartening to know that when I am no longer able to make donations that I will also fall to the bottom category of the football lottery system.  It seems many of the youngsters have no appreciation for those who have dedicated a lifetime of support for our university.

Comment 27 Jun 2015

Yeah, I got that feeling about Harbaugh too, Cinserious. He's got to be cranked on something there, right?

As for Pipkins wanting to stay, I think he bought into the current mind-set with his team mates that they are going to shock the world by repeating a 1969-like upset in AA against another #1 undefeated defending national champion Buckeyes team with a new coach.  It's all the rage up there these days.  Mike Hart is sharing his stash with these guys.

Comment 20 Jun 2015

TSUN is now a place of bitterness and pain, a place of melancholy previously unknown to mankind.

I was amazed when I watched them losing at home to Minny as ESPN2 constantly showed the scUM fans suffering in the stands all game long.  I've never seen anything like that.  Here's 4 minutes of sad *ichigan fans for your viewing pleasure.  You're welcome  :)

Comment 20 Jun 2015

The Jackson Foundation pioneered TBI research together with the US Army and Navy at Walter Reed and Bathesda.  I had a TBI in the Army in '95, was in a coma for 5 months and discovered they had initiated procedures to put me out on a medical retirement. Luckily, I was NCO of the year and President of the Audie Murphy, so the Sergeant Major of the Army stepped in and had me sent to the TBI research at Walter Reed.  From '95 until '98 I was there in treatment and therapy until I regained everything, how to talk, understanding written language, etc. a whole bunch of issues that would take a book to relate.  Anyway, at the end of that, the Army still wanted to medically retire me, but I fought it and was able to avoid disability and retired a few years later in 2000.  It is difficult, but you can heal from a TBI, although never completely.  I hope more doctors are like you Rockfordbuckeye, who understand the resilience of the brain.  Use Chess and other logic problems to accelerate cognitive regeneration.