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Comment 29 Mar 2015

Aw, I'll give Lou a pass on his attire, simply because he relishes taking a dump on Mark May (staged or not), anytime Miss May decides to shake the OSU tree.  His analysis of the game is still 100-times more relevant and insightful than anything coming out of May's yapper ...........

I imagine that Mark May was on campus at the same time, pressing his nose against the glass trophy cases trying to get a whiff of what championship trophies smell like ........  Just make sure when he leaves that someone breaks out the Windex and cleans the saliva off the glass ............ 72 - 0 (and surrendering a punt return with only 8 Buckeye players on the return team (Go, David Boston, go !!!) .....

Comment 26 Mar 2015

While education is a wonderful thing and it's important for a young person to be well prepared to step into the cold, cruel world, one of the most important assets in the search for gainful employment is WHO YOU KNOW .... Given that OSU has one of, if not the largest alumni bases in the country, I'd be very happy to hold an OSU diploma, since the odds of me bumping into a fellow alumni is much greater than that of a ND alumni.

Of course, holding a degree from the School Up North also increases one's odds of finding employment through fellow alumni, especially since McDonalds operates more than 35,000 restaurants around the world .......... Just imagine the opportunities ......

It would be disappointing to lose both of the top linemen in Ohio to any other school, let alone ND ...... ah, well - guess we'll just pick up some from another state ..........

Comment 23 Mar 2015

At the risk of dating myself:

Where's the beef ?

Dy - no - Mite !!

What's going on ? 

What's happening ?

Shazam !! (thank you, Gomer Pyle)


 


 

Comment 15 Mar 2015

No disrespect to JN, but I still see golf as a game and not a sport ..... While Jack was one of the few non-band members to dot the "I", so was Bob Hope (I think he was into boxing, if I'm not mistaken), so such an honor has nothing to do with being a sports figure.  I just think JN was one of the best to play the game of golf .....

Comment 15 Mar 2015

I hear you, BIGBUCKEYES, but were they just bragging on their team, or were they ripping on the Buckeyes - that's where I draw the line.  Again, I've got no problem with fans oozing confidence about their team (especially with the numbers the Ducks put up all season and how easily they handled FSU), because that's what good fans do.  It's those fans that run down their opponents or take cheap shots at individual players on the opposing team that bakes my biscuit and Bama fans were by far and away the most arrogant and unknowledgeable group of "fans" that I've ever heard ..... JMHO

Comment 15 Mar 2015

I wouldn't "ban" golf, but let's just get the category right - GAME, not SPORT ....... It's really like a game of bean bag toss on a grander scale.  It's a game that can be played into one's 80's (not many sports have 80-year olds - amateur or pro) ....... Anyway, just back from Florida and can confirm that I'd probably suck at the bean bag toss game as well ....... (Wow, there are a lot of ball swallowing lakes down there on the courses !!!) ..........

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Not being much of a fan if you don't prop up your team before a big game, so I don't think I heard any cockiness before the game (they gave props to their team and didn't run down the Buckeyes, unlike the smug Bama fans).  They should have felt good about Mariota  and having him win the Heisman.  Beating a Heisman winner made our victory even sweeter and spoke volumes on why it's a team game and not an individual sport.

The facts also bore out their ability to score quickly during the regular season (quickly and often).  They also put a beating on the only undefeated team in the top 10 in the semi-final game, so their fans should have been confident.  As I said, I like fans who beat the drum for THEIR team and not take a dump on the opposition.

I thought those fans did a pretty good job of eating humble pie, without the insane emotional displays that have been shown on this site of Alabama fans completely flipping out and pointing fingers at Saban, their pass defenders, etc ......

I also don't feel bad for them, but I do appreciate the way their supported the team and handled their loss.  When you win, say little ... when you lose, say less .... pretty much summed up the Duck fans ....

Comment 14 Mar 2015

MUCH classier group of football fans than the crazed, hog farmers of Bama .... No one throwing themselves out of windows, or the case of Tide fans, under a tractor ....

Love to play them again this season .....

Comment 02 Mar 2015

Both El Guapo and Zeke have the ability to put a game on their shoulders and pull it out - the mark of any great runner.  El Guapo took his time to develop in Urban's offense and in the end was THE dominant player on any field.  Zeke has exploded out of the gates much quicker than Carlos and his upside seems limitless .........

Tough choice - ask me once Zeke's career at OSU is done and then I'll make the call (but, pretty tough to ignore Zeke's last three games against the toughest competition in the country.  As the competition and magnitude of each game got bigger, so did Zeke's rushing totals).

Do I think Zeke may go down as one of the greatest backs in OSU history (ie Archie Griffin, Eddie George, etc ....) ??  Well, he's certainly headed in the right direction !!

Comment 27 Feb 2015

If Onwenu isn't interested in playing at OSU, that's okay ...  I'm sure there are one or two other HS players around North America who might be interested in filling the void he'll leave .... The math is simple - either come to Ohio State or lose to Ohio State - the choice is entirely up to you .....

Comment 24 Feb 2015

What day in July, Northbrook ?  I'm lucky to share the same birthday as Coach Meyer - July 10th ....

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Happy Birthday, Allinosu !!  Welcome to the club ..... Now if I could just remember the password ?? 

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Glad to see the waters have been calmed with the Wilcher / Meyer issue, but I still have that sour taste in my mouth from Wilcher going straight to the airwaves and flapping his gums with only one side of the story.  We're not talking about a 10 year old jumping to conclusions here.  This is a man who develops young men in not only football, but during those impressionable teen years, helps to develop young men's ethics, work habits and career paths. 

All that he should have said, once he spoke with Urban was, essentially, "I screwed up and should have waited to speak with the man I accused of being deceitful with my star player, before running off to the news media and trying to dump on his reputation and that of the university for which he works".  That's what a man does .... that's what a coach / teacher of young men does .........

Anyway, glad we can put everything behind us now and move forward .........

Comment 22 Feb 2015

Forgot one more popular winter event - ice fishing !!  Just driving past the Ottawa River and noticed the ridiculous number of huts out on the frozen river (again, just another excuse to sit back and have a few pops) ..... Winter - Summer - any time is good for a cold one !!

Comment 22 Feb 2015

Just came in from shoveling, Buckeyedude, (another winter past time) and yes, we do love our "pops" (we add that little extra alcohol to each pint to ensure the "anti-freeze" keeps our blood moving) .... Sledding - both on a skidoo or toboggan (either way, cold pops after are just perfect) .... I get a kick out of Trailer Park Boys too ....... Stay warm !!! 

Comment 22 Feb 2015

Hmmm, winter (or as we in Canada like to call it "the other 6 months of the year") .... You have two choices - you can either be run over by it (with mountains of snow, biting winds and mind-numbing cold), or embrace it (with skiing, hockey, alcohol, sledding and more alcohol) ......  Of, when it gets really tough - make like the Canada geese and head south (that's right - we're easy to spot - we're the ones with the lily white skin, walking the beaches of Florida in bathing suits when the temperature is a balmy 50 degrees, while the locals are bundled up in heavy jackets just shaking their heads at us ..........

So, if you're a recruit from the southern states and want to test your manhood, then time to move north - nothing beats a roaring fire, a cold "pop" in one hand and a warm lady in the other ..........

Comment 21 Feb 2015

Bingo !!  Smith's speed is great, but it's his ability to track the ball with a defender all over him, that's what separates him from most of the receivers.  Let's also look at his TD / catch / average yards per reception ratios and he's either on top or certainly top 3 - 4 in the nation.  Whoever selects this young man is got themselves a big play waiting to happen !!!

Comment 21 Feb 2015

Sounds to me that Yeldon was suffering from a debilitating bout of cramps (my guess would be menstrual) .......... It really wouldn't have mattered if he was 100 % or not, since Alabama had no answer to our overpowering (and faster) offense.  Unless T.J. was in a position to stop the bleeding on the Bama defense, it wouldn't have changed the outcome ........

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Spin it any way you want, Wilcher should have kept his mouth shut until speaking with Urban Meyer before stepping before the media and dropping dog crap all over Urban and OSU ..... The business of burning bridges is a two-way street and Wilcher, who was supposed to be looking out for his players, potentially could have closed opportunities for some of his players to attend a great football program, run by a great HC and staff ....

It is Wilcher, not Urban, who needs to do some work in mending fences .......... by the way, that's the closest Michigan coaches will ever get to that kind of silverware ......

Comment 18 Feb 2015

Glad to say that over the years I've managed to attend 18 home games in The Shoe ......... I was there when Eddie George pounded Illinois with a record setting rushing day .......... I was there to see MoC play his first game and score his first TD, right in front of me ........ Loved the Skull Session and Script Ohio .......... I even have my brick in the walkway outside the stadium ......... A true Canukbuck from Canada !!

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Great story, the Devil's Brigade .... Glad they made a movie about it - a true coalition effort !!

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Thanks, Crumb !!  I'm afraid I was old enough to be in school when the change was made .....  I remember some of the weird designs that were proposed before the current one (one politician called it "a white handkerchief after a nose bleed") was accepted.  Could you imagine the picture of a beaver on an all green background ??  The scary part was that this design made the top 10 being considered !!

Nothing I'd like to see more than exporting some of our best athletes to the Scarlet & Grey !!  I still remember when I was at the Horse Shoe and Canadian DE, Brent Johnson, blocked a key field goal attempt to win a game for the Buckeyes back in the 90's ....

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Interesting read about Luiji Vilain, who (Bill Keurlic) attends Lester B. Pearson HS in OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada (Ontario, Canada is like saying Joey Bosa went to HS in Florida, U.S.A.) .... A former coaching assistant of mine, Victor Tedondo, has been training some very good athletes here in Ottawa and has already sent a few players south to Div. 1 schools, from Ottawa.  Michael O'Connor, the 4-star QB who went to Penn State (transferred out this off-season and will now be playing for UBC on the west coast (didn't want to sit out another season to regain his eligibility), was another of Victor's students. 

Victor had mentioned he was working with a very special athlete, one he feels has all the tools to excel at the next level, who is interested in OSU and also mentioned that Coach Coombs was showing him a lot of love.  I'd say signs are very good that Luiji saddles up for the Scarlet & Grey, but you have to give Kerry Coombs a lot of props for traveling everywhere to dig up football talent.  Coach Coombs is always welcome up here in my home town of Ottawa !!

Comment 12 Feb 2015

Well, Jarrett sounds like a great kid and obviously a very talented QB .... However, I'm always a bit dubious about a player who is concerned with a depth chart.  Either you believe you're the best option for a team to start, or you're not and without that self-confidence and perhaps willingness to go to a lesser team, then you're not ready to sit on the porch with the big dogs ....

In other words, to BE the best, you'll have to compete and BEAT the best - that's why you go to OSU .....

Whatever his decision, I wish the young man success ....