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Comment 21 Apr 2015

I may have watched that game on local-access cable TV; I remember watching a Brookfield game where Ulmer ripped off at least 2 TD runs of >80 yards. He was a physical specimen, to be sure. He ended up at Arizona, which was coached by Tony Mason, who had been an Ohio HS football coaching legend.

Ulmer's college career consisted of 2 games, 2 carries, 5 yards. I'm guessing he may have suffered a career-ending injury.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

Re: The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It.

The NPR article quotes Jot Carpenter, vice president of government affairs for CTIA-The Wireless Association; he appears to be the son of former OSU Professor of Landscape Architecture, Jot D. Carpenter.

Which calls to mind a Benny Hill-ism: "Show me the parents of Efrem Zimbalist Jr., and I'll show you two people with no imagination."

Comment 17 Apr 2015

That's a lot of phosphorous for a lawn.

If you're going to use a fertilizer with phosphorous, I'd suggest that you aerate the lawn first, to minimize run-off. Try to time the application such that you get either a gentle rain, or you can water it moderately yourself, rather than immediately prior to a hard downpour.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Offensive lineman, to an even greater degree, are mammoth and incredibly strong, but their bodies are still underdeveloped.

More than physical development, the issue for OL is technique. It takes time for players to master the footwork, and hand technique, that are required to block a college defensive lineman; and it takes plenty of reps to recognize the various defensive stunts, blitzes, etc.

Comment 06 Apr 2015

I'm not sure that the goal was "anyone but Tiger", so much as it was "don't let Tiger (or anybody else) finish -25".

Think about how much better golf equipment is now, than it was 30 years ago. Think about how much taller and stronger the average pro golfer is now. Now, ask why the average tournament scores haven't changed much; it's because the courses have been lengthened, bunkers have been deepened, greens have been re-seeded with grass that can be cut much shorter, etc. The mindset is, "par must be defended".

Comment 05 Apr 2015

In the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National tournament, Bacon went 7-18, 7-19, and 4-18 from the field.

I guess the kind observation is that he seems to have a lot of confidence in his shot.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

It would take Frank Kaminsky having a three-way with Kate Upton and Taylor Swift on top of a mountain of tax free money inside the Ferarri factory for me to be even slightly jealous of anything Wisconsin fans are cheering about.

I love the concept. I would really like to see this thread devolve into a series of "it would take..." scenarios.

Comment 30 Mar 2015

Last year's model had the kung-fu grip on one hand only; this year's model will have it on both hands.

Comment 30 Mar 2015

Matta does go after the "big fish". Sometimes he hooks 'em. Sometimes, the big fish take somebody else's bait.

Some of Matta's "misses" on in-state talent have been "late bloomers" (Burke, LaVert, Hayes) who felt snubbed that OSU was chasing bigger fish; by the time OSU realized that the in-state guys were legit, and tried to recruit them, those players had already burned the bridge. (Try not to get hung up figuring out how fish set a bridge on fire...)

Compared to football, basketball recruiting is subject to small sample size effects; 3 "hits" and you're in the final four, 3 misses and you're on the bubble.

Comment 29 Mar 2015

I agree that, with 3 good candidates, there is potential for locker-room dissension.

The odds of that dissension rising to a harmful level are inversely proportional to the performance of the guy who the coaches choose to play.

In other words, no matter who wins the job, as long as we're scoring 45+ points per game, and winning, everybody will be fine.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Great golfer, great man and great Buckeye!

Not intended to be snarky, just an honest question: what has he done that qualifies him as a "great man"?