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Comment 07 May 2017

I am not a lawyer, but... my impression is that a trademark holder must "defend" its trademark against unpermitted use, or forfeit its right to the trademark. Defending the trademark can make OSU appear heavy-handed at times, but, that's the law.

I would be surprised if OSU has not licensed the use of "Buckeyes" to Cleveland/MLB for use on these uniforms; especially because replicas are for sale.

It would be cool if a portion of the replica sales were targeted to support programs that encourage youth baseball in urban areas.

Comment 05 May 2017

you can't let the jar win so you call up your boy Dwayne 

You've revealed this news to be fake. Barrett refers to Haskins as "Ross", never "Dwayne".

Comment 03 May 2017

Reminds me of my ex from the mitten state

Why? Because it's cold and bitter?

Comment 03 May 2017

I get it, the Browns shouldn't make draft choices for the sake of making their fans happy.

Well, it's abundantly clear that the Browns have done virtually nothing, in any respect, to make their fans happy.

If they were really split internally on the decision, though, then it would have been nice if they considered taking someone the majority of their fans love vs someone the majority of their fans strongly dislike.

I just find the Peppers pick indefensible. A contender that is "one player away" might be compelled to take the best available player at a certain position, but the Browns need help everywhere. There must have been 5-10 other players within 0.0001 grade points of Peppers' grade. If the Browns front office had a shred of self-awareness, they'd realize that:

a.) Peppers was probably the least popular draft prospect within the state of Ohio

b.) the Browns' prospect grading system is roughly equivalent to a random-number generator

c.) even in the unlikely event that Peppers turns out to be the NFL defensive rookie of the year, they're not winning more than 4 games anyway.

I haven't rooted for the Browns since Modell skipped town in the middle of the night. I sporadically hate watch them when I'm in the mood to see an inept team find innovative ways to fail. I will probably spend 20-30 minutes this fall watching them, and when I do, I hope and expect to see Peppers get his ass ground to dust. 

And if the rest of the team miraculously becomes good, I don't care. I won't root for the Browns while "Mr OH-NO" is on the payroll. 

Comment 03 May 2017

As they say, a fish rots at the head (and a guy who bought his way out of federal prison because he was able to pony up $94 million dollars probably qualifies here).

If it were someone besides Jimmy Haslam, I'd say "Don't hate the player, hate the game." But in this case, I guess I'll say "Go ahead and hate the player, but remember to hate the game, too."

Comment 01 May 2017

Exactly. Considering how Ohio State tends to slow-play in-state prospects, if Ohio State is early to offer, the other schools are probably thinking, "Holy Shit! That kid must really be good!"

Comment 30 Apr 2017

My guess is at some point the scholarship agreements will require players to play if this becomes widespread.

Well, I suppose the "right" thing to do would be to have the NCAA and NFL collaborate to purchase insurance for all draft-eligible players, before the season begins. I gotta think it would be worth it, to the Browns, to know whether Myles Garrett was protecting himself in the bowl, or if he actually is a freak athlete who is a mediocre football player.

Like most institutions, the NFL and NCAA may eventually do the right thing, after they have exhausted all other options.

Comment 29 Apr 2017

The non-playoff games ultimately ARE meaningless. No one cares who won the Alamo Bowl.  

I'm pretty sure you meant to say "non-playoff bowl games", but the idea kind of begs a question: at what point does a regular-season game become "meaningless"? As soon as the game's outcome can have no influence on who makes the playoff? Why should any player with a potential NFL future want to participate in a late November game like Purdue vs. Indiana?

I don't blame guys for bailing on the bowl games, but what's the logical progression?

Comment 28 Apr 2017

Kaleb Wesson is no slouch

I can't hear the word "slouch" without thinking of Chevy Chase in Caddyshack: "Don't sell yourself short Judge, you're a tremendous slouch."

I think Wesson will be a good player, but I'm not sure he's ready to be a big force as a freshman. I suspect he'll struggle to avoid foul trouble, and his impact will be limited as a result.

Comment 28 Apr 2017

IF (1% probability) Gordon comes back, the Browns could have plenty of guys to throw to: Gordon, Britt, Coleman, Njoku, and Johnson out of the backfield. And their offensive line should be improved.

Comment 27 Apr 2017

They addressed the OL by signing free agents; the OL should be respectable, or maybe even slightly above average, this year.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

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