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Comment 07 Apr 2014

I logged in JUST to up vote this post. 

I love that players are using the legal system/rights to make their case, but I don't agree with their premise. Don't wanna play foosball and become beloved by current and former alumni? Don't play foosball and be a regular tuition paying student like everyone else (IF you could even get accepted at the school...).

Comment 26 Feb 2014

I have never heard of coffee before a workout before.  Seeing as it's a vascular constrictor, I don't understand how it would help.  What is the scientific rationale?

Comment 25 Feb 2014

DJ on the board and going strong! You don't like Teddy?  He won with less talent and throws it accurately all over the yard. 

Then we take more OL protection with late first, then get Carlos in early second. Thoughts?

Comment 23 Feb 2014

Great list! Coincidentally, I would add Seattle and the Pacific Northwest (including the Redwoods.. 300ft trees?? Awesome). Would trade off Beijing and Sydney though. Don't think I can handle a 20+ hour plane ride from the east coast of Merica'. 

Btw, what is that Cape Town icon?

Comment 15 Feb 2014

Love all those guys, but I think that picture is a little incomplete unless it has snaps/games played. If I'm not mistaken, Rolle had to sit behind the Beast for a few years before he got his major playing time. 

Comment 15 Feb 2014

Thanks, Cinserious. I must have missed that one. Folks seem to be so caught up in the other great ones that Rolle's name is frequently omitted. The dude was a stone in the middle and made a bunch of solid, fundamental plays - exactly what we are currently missing. 

Comment 24 Jan 2014

I guess it must be.  Perhaps they should call it - Assistant TO the HC as opposed to Asst. HC then. 

Every job I've been at the Asst. (or Deputy) Director or President was always higher than the various department heads - or even division heads, but perhaps Urban's crew does it a little different than everything I've seen.

 

Comment 24 Jan 2014

I know the real world works where your next salary is usually based on your previous one, but does Ash deserve more money than LJ Sr?  Isn't LJ Sr's resume and title greater in quality?? 

I think I'm a little bothered by this, so any comments to provide me with some perspective on why Ash deserves 20% more (other than because he had gotten paid something similar in the past) would be great.

Comment 15 Jan 2014

Anyone else really, really hate Sam's high school uniform?  The letter is nasty and the colors are even worse.  Granted, it doesn't have that ridiculous "wing" on the helmet, but geez.

Comment 08 Jan 2014

Agree, BH. Even in that case, however, don't you think Urbs would have given him some time on the bench for a mental lapse that hurt the team? Not saying it's totally warranted in this case, but UFM is trying to reform his national image a bit. Plus good kids with solid parents probably want to see an HC that is going to give fair discipline to their college-aged sons when they don't make good adult decisions. 

Comment 08 Jan 2014

Good point, but I see them as one in the same. Wanna F with us and try to suspend our players... see you in court where we can get a fair trial.  You scerrrred? Then back up and let us run our own damn team. Urbs has proven he is willing to dish out suspensions when prudent. 

Comment 08 Jan 2014

I love the idea that they're suing.  A lot of these kids from less fortunate backgrounds get screwed by the NCAA because they cannot afford to take legal recourse.  Meanwhile JFF gets away with selling autographs in with hard physical evidence because he has a couple great legal eagles in ten gallon hats ready to beat the crap out of the NCAA.   It's about time we lawyered up against the NCAA.  I'm tired of getting the shaft while the rest of the country side steps any and all penalties because they are willing and able to fight for their rights.

Comment 07 Jan 2014

Not five minutes after FSU closed the deal last night, ESPiN put up the graphic about the previous champions who happen to be in the SEC.  It was pathetic.

Comment 29 Dec 2013

I think they're realistic with themselves that if you can't beat out your college teammates for playing time, you likely wouldn't be beating out people in the pros. This team is very deep with dudes who can make plays with the ball. Good thing we have a system where we distribute it. Granted, Brax is such a weapon that he gets a ton of carriers too, but once he is gone, I think we will be looking for Kenny G types who get other dudes the ball in space. 

Comment 27 Dec 2013

Thanks for your perspective, Allin. I'm sorry to hear about your personal bout with this type of horror. I still have trouble coming to grips with this Sandusky situation, which is hundreds of miles away from me and my family, I can't imagine what it must have been like dealing with it in the place where you are supposed to be safest. My heart goes out to you.

I certainly don't think the situation would be easy to root out. I know these folks are very crafty when hiding their actions. However, he was caught in the act and still not dealt with appropriately. 

My intentions for this post aren't necessarily to rehash old news or even to find catharsis, but rather argue the point that the B10 "needs" a good Penn State. We do not. Do we need other teams to step up that will have solid reputations so when we beat them we get quality wins? Yes, but it doesn't have to be PSU specifically.

Which is why I say they are perhaps the least deserving of our hopes for a solid team and we should instead root for a B10 team that doesn't have a history of putting their football team's glory over the safety of young children. 

Comment 27 Dec 2013

That's great to hear, 11.  I know a good amount of PSU alums and they have all been very nice folks. In no way did I mean this post to disgrace them, but instead point out the larger picture of what a university (and any school, really) is supposed to do - provide for the cultivation of the community it serves - not JUST try to field a NC caliber football team. That is the exact opposite of what was shown to be the case during the uncovering of the mess in HV.

Again, my gripe isn't with BOB, who has shown himself a class act who has surely helped heal some of the self inflicted PSU wounds brought on by the criminals who were in charge, but rather argue some points made about how the NCAA was too harsh. 

In this case, it appears that the attempts to save face for the football team, specifically, led to a cover up of heinous crimes. Mistakes happen and I believe in rehabilitation, but if I were in charge of the process of ensuring they are to be entrusted with kids' futures again, it would have to be years and years of demonstrating sound judgment with strict oversight before I let them loose to operate without neutral parties making the final calls (be it the NCAA or another, perhaps even more principled, party). 

Comment 17 Dec 2013

I'm not sure trying to point out a faulty premise is being a hater.

The fact is, rooting for JT to start is rooting against the other Buckeye QBs to start. It's more of a hater to root for just one as opposed to saying that you can't wait for the competition for the next starter - which is my position.

May the best man win!