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Comment 22 hours ago

For me, the mathematics are pretty simple ..... I hope that OSU can entice the best HS football players and young men to attend Ohio State to play football and get a great education for free ..... I like to follow these potential OSU prospects on this site and other recruiting sites, hoping that they'll select the Buckeyes when they finally make their decision for college ..... Should they decide to attend any other university, my interest in them is gone and I could care less what happens to them, or what type of career they have - because I'm an Ohio State Buckeye fan .... I don't wish them well, I don't wish them disappointment and frankly, I don't wish them anything, because they will have no impact on the team I cheer for .....

So when Liam decided to attend Notre Shame, I lost all interest in the young man and could care less what happens to him - I only care about the players who wear the Scarlet & Grey .....  It may sound callous, but it lets me sleep at night and I don't have any ill will towards 17 and 18-year old kids and the decisions they make .....

Comment 19 Apr 2015

It would have been great to get him and basically close the class on OL, but it didn't work out, for whatever reason.  So, we move to plan 'B' .... I'm pretty sure that there are one or two talented HS O-Linemen around the nation who would love to work with the O-Line guru at OSU and during the process, weigh down their fingers with some heavy duty rings .....

If playing at a great university, with the largest alumni in the world, that has the best coaching staff in the country and finest facilities, is not your thing, then there's no problem for you to go to another university, since there are many who would jump at the opportunity that OSU has extended to you ....... good luck, Liam and I hope you find what you are looking for at ND (it just won't be a shot at the NC game) .....

Comment 16 Apr 2015

If true, why would a player like Wallace pull the trigger facing the same competition as Guarantano ???  I'm sure he'd like the opportunity to play early, but he's obviously got the confidence to compete for that playing time.  Unlike Guarantano, he's not prepared to take the path of least resistance.   It's not a knock on Guarantano, simply an opinion.  Truth be told, I'm happy one of them decided to become a Buckeye - I would have been happy with either ....

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Frankly speaking, I think he took a look at the QB list at OSU and decided to take the path of least resistance.  Certainly the family connections were very important for Guarantano and his family and the Vols were in very good shape in that department.  But, all things being equal (Vols with family / OSU with titles), I truly believe that the our QB list is intimidating (which is why I love the fact that Wallace pulled the trigger - sounds like he's primed for the challenge.  If so, then we certainly got the player we wanted at QB .....

Comment 14 Apr 2015

If Jarrett is concerned about the competition he may face at the QB position at OSU and would rather take the easier path to a starting position with the Vols, then it speaks volumes for his competitive spirit.  Like the old adage says, "The greater the struggle, the greater the reward".

Cardale Jones could be the poster child for perseverance and the concept of, "Only one play away from being a starter".... I applaud those young men who are prepared to struggle and compete against the best in the country at OSU - those are the players you want wearing the Scarlet & Grey !! 

Comment 12 Apr 2015

Well, I wish it were my Wings, but the hottest team in the NHL since February has been the Ottawa Senators - no other team in NHL history has come from so far back to make the playoffs as the Senators.  With the "Hamburglar" in nets, they are going to give any team they face (I'm talking to you, Habs fans) a major run for their money !!

The Wild have been very good of late, but the Senators are the story of this NHL season .........

Comment 11 Apr 2015

I've been a life-long Red Wings fan, but I don't think they have the goaltending to get them past the high scoring Lightning .... So, when the Wings are headed for the golf course, I'll be pulling for my home town Ottawa Senators ........ Should be some great hockey !!

Comment 10 Apr 2015

What an exceptionally well-spoken young man .... Josh Perry handled all the BTN questions like a seasoned pro (I especially liked his response to the question about what he disliked about the Spring game - "Vanilla" - brilliant !!!

Whatever vocation Josh selects, he'll be great .... A perfect ambassador for the university !!!

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Ridiculous that we're even discussing this young man's situation.  If the medical staff (which has carte-blanche to make decisions on who plays and who doesn't get on the field - even superseding Urban Meyer's authority) has deemed Dean's situation as a major issue, then unfortunately for this young man, then there's no discussion.  It's not like they are pressed to keep a 4-star Florida talent off the field .......

..... and as usual, Urban will become the target for some walked over HS coach.  It's so easy to take shots at those who sit at the top of the pile .... Good thing that Urban wears Teflon underwear .....

Sorry that the young man won't have the chance to wear the Scarlet & Grey, but maybe being able to "walk" away from the game will be the most important thing he'll take away from his college days.  He really should have taken the free education being offered to him by the university .....

Comment 02 Apr 2015

Only in Ohio ? .... I'm still waiting for the first signs that there is grass under all that snow in my backyard ........ welcome to a Canadian spring .......

Comment 02 Apr 2015

I'm not sure that's the QB battle up north ..... I'm pretty confident that you're looking at some of the Puke & Blue's big uglies working on pass protection drills (some great punches, but I'm a little concerned with their kick steps) ........ We may have our hands full in Ann Arbor this season (I hope we catch them just before their naps) ........

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 ??