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Comment 04 Oct 2015

One of those CJ bashers is in MEDICAL SCHOOL. What.. the.. hell.  And if you go to her profile, you'll see a syntactical error. 

In my book, every one of those fools is a loser.  When individuals are that wrapped up in a sport, and probably don't come close to achieving as much in their own lives, I question their collective sanity.

Comment 02 Oct 2015

I went to the Nebraska-Ohio State women's soccer game (in Lincoln, NE).  The women lost 2-0, and those two goals came in the first few minutes; the Lady Buckeyes came out very flat. 

They pressed much better in the second half, and won more 50/50 balls, but the problem was that Nebraska bunkered down a bit, which made getting a decent shot off, very difficult.

Two things:  1) I was honestly shocked that the Nebraska women's team was (overall) more athletic than our Buckeyes.  No joke, it was that noticeable, especially in midfield, where they seemed to have better ball control.  And Nebraska's women seemed to be a bit more physical. Nebraska's back four was terrific; our forwards generally only got shots off if they happened to find a seam between the center-backs (e.g. Nya did this well, a few times) or if one of our girls could beat 2-3 of theirs around the box, and get a shot off.  That didn't happen very often.

I bring all that up, because I was surprised at the difference in conditioning/athleticism, and ball control in midfield.  Ohio is hotbed of soccer, and while Nebraska has an excellent soccer community, there is no way we should be out-done like that. I have no idea if it's a strength/conditioning thing, or more to do with talent.

Comment 03 Dec 2014

I am also enamored by the actions of DG, and I think the letter was heart-warming, and appropriate.

However, Dave Claborn needs to fire the individual who is responsible for editing his documents.  I know it may seem petty to some of you, but someone in his position should not have that tripe sent out in his name.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Bullshit.. 9+ wins per season for six straight seasons, at a place like Nebraska, is impressive.  It is HARD to recruit here.  I live here. The fans are the nicest, but just as with any other big program, they are very unreasonable.

As for who they should hire? Coach Tressel would be the perfect fit, for so many reasons that should be obvious.  The most compelling is his ability to develop players, and another is his emphasis on special teams and D.  Furthermore, he would rejuvenate the walk-on program here, which was so important under Osborne.

Comment 29 Nov 2014

Why are you getting any downvotes? It's crazy!

Tressel was FAR better with defense (and special teams.. subjectively), than Urban.  In ten seasons, Michigan only scored 178 points against Tressel-coached teams.  And we all know Tressel's record versus UM.

Comment 27 Nov 2014

But as other people have mentioned in this thread, OSU (or ANY large university) is so huge, as to allow a student to make his/her academic career as difficult as desired.  I can't remember specifics since I attended OSU in the 90s, but there were (are?) weed-out lower-level (but NOT intro) science courses that will simply kill most freshman/sophs who "dog it".  I disctinctly remember going through a difficult physics course and by the end of the quarter, fewer than half of the original class remained.

As an aside, one reason I loved Ohio State, was because it was almost exclusively up to the individual to succeed.  You can do ANYTHING at Ohio State. Any major, and activity, and mission.. there are so many clubs and societies and programs and.. it's just AWESOME.  If you're bored at Ohio State, then you're lazy. But getting back on track, my point is that there is no coddling from faculty or staff. For a student to succeed (subjectively a 3.5 or above), he or she really has to have self-discipline.  During my first couple of years I hade a lot of trouble, because I couldn't resist the allure of partying amongst other activities.  I made it through, but my overall GPA suffered from the first 1.5 years of being an irresponsible student.

Anyway, GO BUCKS!

Comment 27 Nov 2014

I respect the engineering curriculae at any university.  Engineering tends to be one of the harder majors.

That being said, please don't be an intellectual bully.

Comment 27 Nov 2014

Am I the only person here, who thinks the OP is taking us for a spin?

Comment 15 Nov 2014

Awlin, I'd upvote you 1000x if I could. This post is spot-on, and I feel relevant for the many here who become too emotionally caught up in college football. (I used to be one of them)

In the end, these are kids playing a game, for your entertainment.  The results shouldn't impact the quality of your life.  If your happiness is mostly contingent upon the Buckeyes winning.. you have a problem.

And Awlin, I'd bet anything your father loves you, and KNOWS your heart.  Don't beat yourself up.

Comment 23 Aug 2014

My impression of the people in this thread who keep bringing up "da sissufacashion" or "pussafacasheeeyun" of 'MURICA in this thread.  These "men: (MURICA! USA! USA! USA!)  can barely keep their smokeless tobacco from escaping the gaps in their three teeth (total) during their spittle-inducing rage-out, over CK.

Comment 09 Jul 2014

Sheesh.. what a bunch of Neanderthals in here.  Instead of resorting to extremely painful measures, just call a company that will remove them without killing them.  Or alternatively, have some who IS physically able, implement the plan of having one exit (i.e. the window), and making sure they all leave.

Poison?  BURNING alive? WTF is wrong with you hilljacks?  Oh wait.. I answered my own question.

Comment 14 Jun 2014

In my opinion, Michigan will not go back on their pricing, and in fact, I think all of the "big-time" programs will shift towards seat-licensing and even more pronounced commercialization (referring to Beyonce and the like).  Even with the dip in ticket sales, the fact is that a new generation will come up who has never known differently, and they will buy the tickets.  Whether they be students and/or corporate entities, is beyond me, but this generational adaptation period is how it always seems to go.

Comment 14 Jun 2014

He really doesn't give  a crap.

Oh, and "field fairy" just happens to be one of the best in the world, at playing one of the most difficult sports in the world.  If you can't appreciate his pace and skill displayed against Spain...

Comment 11 Jun 2014

We'll get out of the group stage, against nearly everyone's predictions. This team is a heck of a lot better than most think; it's the most well-conditioned USA squad I've seen.  That counts for plenty, when trying to neutralize superior talent.


Plus.. Portugal is so over-rated (not because they lack talent), that it's absurd to think the USA won't just beat them, but will hammer them.  Maybe 2-0 or 3-1.

Comment 03 May 2014

A few things...

1) I completely agree with your sentiment of Lacrosse.  It's an awesome sport, which I thought was extremely popular in Ohio (but moreso on in the east).  I graduated HS a loooong time ago, but even then Lacrosse was a big deal (in Columbus).  I didn't play the sport, but I watched our men's team quite often.

2) I'd put money on the idea that most of the guys here get winded after lifting their Taco-Hell/Wendy's/McFatty meals to their respective greasy mouths.  They likely have no concept of the work-ethic it takes to play any sport, much less one which demands great skill AND athleticism (e.g. Lacrosse)

3) Too many people are dismissive of women's sports, and for that matter, how athletic women can be.  In the vein of point#2, I'd be willing to bet that most of the guys on this site would be humiliated in an athletic competition with the average D1 women's Lacrosse player.

Comment 19 Apr 2014

Loga, your reading comprehension is subpar, and I have a feeling you just want to pontificate on that point, alone.  Do me a favor.. stop being an asshole.  I DID NOT say UM is a subpar coach.  I also said Coach Tressel is as well.  Just that simple.

"Slimy"?  One of his biggest detractors, has become one of his most staunch supporters.  As MoC said (paraphrasing), you just can't fake that kind of sincerity for a whole career. 

Comment 18 Apr 2014

Yes, Urban is a "straight-shooter", much in the vein of Dubya. Although, I daresay UM is just a bit smarter.


My point is that being a -perceived- straight-shooter, doesn't mean much in terms of winning, and being a decent person. Of course, that might not matter to you.

Comment 18 Apr 2014

National titles.. at FLORIDA. Re-read my post.  I essentially said OSU is a different "animal", and that I want to see what he does here.

Coach Tressel's track-record isn't bad either (or maybe it is to you.. I don't know) Oh, and Coach Tressel has more than two titles, if you're counting that as the end-all.