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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU v Washington. Night game in the 'Shoe. Sat in 24C and watched Big Daddy crush UW with my father.

    Close second is having my 4 year old son come up to me and, in an effort to have me get ready to go somewhere, tell me I needed a bath because "you stick like Michigan"
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Comment 12 Dec 2014

After spending 10+ years in Birmingham my only comment is that when DOESN'T Alabama think their games are going to be blowouts.  Most Crimson Tide fans I know think that the only chance the Seattle Seahawks would have in a game against Bama is if Saban played his second stringers out of mercy.  

Comment 06 Dec 2014

I received my MBA (and I am working on my Ph.D.) at UAB.  Trust me it is majorly dysfunctional and there is literally nothing we can do about it.  The students have been pushing to "break away" from the Board and the UA system for the past 5 years, but to do it will take a constitutional amendment - which will never pass.  

Tuscaloosa will play opponents from the same conference (and same division) as UAB but flatly refuse to play UAB.  They refuse to invest in the program and then wonder why it is not self sufficient - forgetting that about 80% of all programs are not.  When UAB tried to build an on-campus stadium (instead of using one in the slums) a few years back they were told to basically stop trying to play football and work on improving their medical school.  So last year they forced out the president and appointed the Dean of the medical school as the President and this is how he thanked them.  

Pretty sickening

Comment 30 Nov 2014

They did with Pelini - DC at Oklahoma and LSU.  And if you are going for someone with HC experience, they will probably end up with the flavor of the month in the MAC...and the B1G has way too many failed MAC coaches in their ranks (Beckman, possibly Hazell...don't need a third).  Get the hot OC - probably offense (Herman..or way worse for us Warriner) and see what he can do.

Comment 30 Oct 2014

My old boss is a big time TSUN fan.  I asked him who the next coach was and his comment was that they were a basketball school now.  They decided they could not compete with the demographics saying everyone was leaving the north and they had better luck getting 7-8 kids to play basketball than the numbers needed for football.

Comment 25 Oct 2014

^^^This.  Made the same comment.  Tired of seeing option on 1st down every time

Comment 20 Dec 2013

Noticed several players were ranked as a "C".  Is this normal for college recruits (because the "A" and "B" players just turn pro) or are we just not getting elite prospects?

Comment 20 Dec 2013

Per SI - “It was just something special about Ohio State University,” McMillan said on NBCSN. “Every time I visited the school. Every time I talked to coach [Urban] Meyer on the phone. Every time I talked to coach [Luke] Fickell. Every time we sat down to talk. We just had a special bond.”

Gimme Fickell

Comment 16 Dec 2013

Not really Cincinnati's 6-year fight against strip clubs.  The owners are trying to put the club in Athens so the Ohio U boys can find their classmates.

Comment 03 Feb 2013

One of my biggest memories of CC was when he was let go by the Philadephia Eagles.  I was living in Philly at the time and Buddy Ryan the coach cut him because "All he did was score touchdowns".

Comment 22 Jan 2013

Not that it is important since you are only discussing relative costs but you also have to look at value etc.  

A student season ticket at Alabama is extremely inexpensive but for that you get "general admission" seating between the goal posts and the 5 yard line on the SW corner of the stadium.  That is it.  There is no seat improvement for being a senior v a freshman etc.  This means no tailgating, no going to Skull Session (if their band was smart enough to have something like this).  Nope, you want a decent spot for the game you are in your seats 2 hours before kickoff just waiting.

Basketball tickets used to be free, but again were first come first served.  They set aside about 4000 tickets for a 20,000 student campus and if you wanted a ticket you had to get there early.

I transferred from Alabama up to Ohio State and while I might have grumbled a bit at the cost of my tickets, that all ended once I saw my seat.


Comment 07 Dec 2012

Saw an article (can't remember if it was here or Ozone) about Matta.  Said Lou Holtz had told him never stay in the same job more than 7 years because people tend to start taking you for granted.  If you moved to a new program every 6-8 years you did not get a rep as a part timer, and you kept everything fresh.