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  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Seriously?

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Comment 02 Apr 2014

It wouldn’t be a major based on a game; it would be a major based on the business of sports. It wouldn’t be just about learning the tactics of the game; it would deal with all of the aspects of a career in professional sports – including nutrition, physical fitness, business, business law, and anything else that goes along with being a professional athlete. All of the classes already exist at Ohio State – or any major university. It would just be a matter putting together a curriculum for a four year course of study – and nobody would lose their accreditation. It’s not like they would be working towards certification in Sports/Commercial Turf Equipment.

Comment 29 Mar 2014

You know, I have never understood why athletes were not allowed to major in the sport that brought them to the university. While there are athletes that come to school to get an education, why shouldn't the Cardale Jones' of the world be allowed to major in football or basketball (or whatever sport)? If a kid has the desire and ability to be a professional athlete, why not at least give him the basic tools he needs to succeed at the next level - physically & financially? I would think that if universities were truly interested in the athletes best interest, they would want them to have the basic knowledge for the job they intend to pursue after college.

Comment 22 Mar 2014

A college kid would be one thing...but these guys are old men. I understand their love of the university, but they push it just a little too far.

Comment 22 Mar 2014

Like Factor11 said - smartfootball.com is good. I also look at a site called Cripes! Get back yo fundamentals.

http://brophyfootball.blogspot.com/ 

Hope it helps!

 

Comment 22 Mar 2014

I'll give props to the Wright brothers - their achievement was both a realization of a dream as well as technical ingenuity. 

Neil Armstrong's feat took some huge 'nads

Edison took a concept that had been around for years and made it better. Granted, he made the lightbulb much better than it ever was - from lasting only a few seconds to over 600 hours (but this was his company that did this, not Edison himself). Edison's biggest chance for success was in mainstreaming lighting up the night via electricity/power plants. Because he was backed by banking magnate JP Morgan he had the opportunity to change the lives of humans forever. But it was his protege, Nikola Tesla, who introduced the world to alternating current (AC). If we had stuck with Edison's idea for power, every city block would have to have its own power plant. Tesla's idea of alternating current made the use use of energy much more efficient. Edison's idea was so inefficacious that even though he sat on the Board of Directors, the Niagara Power Plant, chose Tesla's design over his. Tesla had no interest in patenting this idea - he thought that people should have free access to his design. Westinghouse, Tesla's partner, benefited from this greatly. Unfortunately, Westinghouse ran into financial difficulties and JP Morgan purchased controlling interest in his company, merged it with Edison's and created General Electric. 

Had Edison's money man not been one of the most financially influential people of all time (JP Morgan bailed the US Gov't out on more than one occasion), Thomas Edison would probably have been no more than an asterisk in history books.

Probably WAY more than you wanted to know about any subject, but I thought would put in my two cents.

/steps off soap box

Comment 22 Mar 2014

I do not see how John D Rockefeller doesn't win this region. Clearly the most innovative in the group. When Edison/Morgan (Tesla/Westinghouse) started to put electricity in to homes on a mass scale, Rockefeller switched gears and found a use for the 'runoff' from the creation of kerosene - gasoline. 

The government's forced segregation of his business actually worked in his favor. Although he was forced to bust up his monopoly in to smaller companies (Exxon, Amoco, Chevron, Mobil, Conoco, Sohio, etc...) he still held a large stake in each company. In today's dollars, he easily had more money than Gates & Buffet combined.

Comment 21 Mar 2014

Johnny - While I understood the general meaning of "hegemony" from its context within the article, I did have to Google hegemony to get the exact definition. 

Thanks for helping me learn something today...now I can take the rest of the day off.

Comment 10 Mar 2014

I don't think the best in the B1G are as good as the best in the nation. However, I do believe that the mid-level and lower tier teams are as good as any other conference's mid & lower level teams. 

Does that make sense?

Comment 14 Feb 2014

Old pic of Marion's most legendary saloon is baller as hell

OK Cafe - great place to be in the 70's & 80's. Moe was great!

 

Comment 10 Feb 2014

Thon Maker - The only dude I have ever seen that can make a jersey with three digits look normal. 

Comment 24 Jan 2014

Basketball, more than any other sport, is one of ebbs and flows, both in game and in season. These last three weeks have been one heck of an ebb. 

Comment 23 Jan 2014

I enjoyed both articles. Concise, easy read. The only problem I have with oversigning is when a kid gets let go because he is not fitting into the team's plan - or hasn't developed like the coach had hoped.