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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 National Championship game with OSU beating Miami

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Comment 22 Jul 2015

Really, Mr. Hall ??  The best players should play in the best conference ??  Let's rewind the Bowl season from last year and check on how the "best" from the SEC did against the best from the Big Ten .... Oh, right .....

Putting players in positions that best suit their talents ?? Saban moving a DE to a spot where he can drop back into coverage, or rush the passer (anyone remember a certain DE in Scarlet & Grey dropping into coverage and having a pick-six against the Tide in the semi-final game) ??  Or how about the uber talent-evaluator, Luke Fickell - recruiting a former QB to play LB in Darren Lee ??  Talk about turning a sow's ear into a silk purse.  Sorry, Terrell Hall, but if I'm you, I'd stick to my original theory of "the best players should play in the best conference - fortunately, you made the right decision, now just stick to it .....

Comment 21 Jul 2015

Keep swinging for the fences, Zach .... rise up and put a beating on that cancer !!!

Comment 18 Jul 2015

Are you Harry Potter ??  Did it have an envelope in it's talons addressed to you ???  Maybe it's a message from Emma Watson ......

Comment 15 Jul 2015

Sorry, but this was a PBS documentary and not a sports awards show .... some very touching stories and some great displays of courage by some incredible young ladies, but nothing to do with a sports awards show ....

Of course the Jenner story was straight (no pun intended) out of Jerry Springer ....

I watched as much as I could, but still have no idea who won the coaching award ???  Can anyone fill me in ??

Comment 07 Jul 2015

Run back and concede a safety (no matter where we take our first possession .... it will lull the VT defense into a false sense of security and then we proceed to drop 50 points on them .... in the second half ...

.... or we could run a simple slant inside, since the VT linebackers will be crowding the LOS ....

I still like my first suggestion .......

Comment 02 Jul 2015

The respect issue was not limited to the Bama players ..... LK called one of the most ridiculous offensive game plans I've seen in a while.  Bama had a solid run game going (especially with that beast, Henry), but as soon as they were rolling, LK switched back to the pass.  Basic pee-wee football - run it, until they stop it ..........  Lane was more interested in showing everyone how many plays he drew in the sand on the side line .....

Having said the above, I'd like to hand the trophy for the National Championship to our strength coach.  During the playoff run of the last three games, the Buckeyes physically dominated the Badgers, Tide and Ducks like men playing against boys.  Our receivers laid more punishment on the other teams defenses, than anyone thought possible.  We were in better shape (hear me, #33 Bama-doughboy from Ohio) than any of the teams we faced ...... period.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Every time a coach steps in front of a recruit, a parent, a camp gathering, a reporter (television or radio) or the check out cashier at his grocery store, he's being measured.  He tells his players that because of their visibility, how they react in the community is a reflection of not only them, but the team, coaching staff and university.  So, when a coach is asked to participate in a sports radio talk show, with a well known personality, he better be ready, because he is going to be "measured" by the host and his audience (which includes potential recruits and their parents).  Expressing one's self clearly and communicating your ideas are the cornerstones to teaching (which is exactly what coaching is).  So, an inability to clearly get your point across would speak volumes on how well you do (or don't) communicate.

Bottom line, after listening to that train wreck, is that Harbaugh came across like a full fledged stumble-bum ..... and taking off his shirt isn't getting it done, either ......

Comment 28 Jun 2015

Naturally, I have no idea as to what transpired during his visit to OSU, which would cause his mother to feel badly about the university.  There are some things, however, that I can be pretty safe in saying.

We need defensive tackles, a fact which probably wasn't talked about during the visit, since everyone in the country is probably aware of our depth chart in that position. 

Every other recruit that has been interviewed about their visit has indicated that they liked the idea that OSU spoke far more about subjects that were not football related, like what an OSU degree means AFTER football is done.

OSU, as Coach Coombs constantly reminds us, does not apologize for the hard work their players put in during the season (or off-season).  Players are expected to be ready to handle "The Grind" and if not, then there's really no spot on the roster for them. 

The facilities, the university, the staff, the football "family", the alumni and the fans of The Ohio State University are all first-class, so for someone to suggest their visit went badly just doesn't seem to ring true, unless the things that they wanted to see (i.e. coaches rolling over and barking like dogs in order to attract a top prospect and his mother to their program) just aren't part of the OSU recruiting handbook.

But, as has been already said, you can't win them all ......

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Mayo and fries - sour cream on a baked potato - potato salad .... need I go on ??

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Mayo and fries - makes about as much sense as sour cream on a baked potato ??  Wait ......

By the way, next time, try putting mustard on your scrambled eggs (as Sheldon would say, "it makes them zingy" ....

Comment 24 Jun 2015

The last player that the Puke & Blue brought in from Montreal didn't do too badly in the college game ..... anyone remember Tim Biakabutuka ??  Born in Zaire and moved with his family to Montreal when he was 4 ..... Put the boots to OSU in one game that we were heavily favoured to win.

I still think Harbaugh is one crazy, old goat, but be wary of football players dribbling down from La Belle Province .....

Comment 21 Jun 2015

Had to work today, but happy to have 4 great kids that all remembered their dad (a 35 year old son, twins at 32 (split decision) and a 13 year old daughter) .......  It doesn't get any better than that ........ So, Happy Father's Day to those who get up every morning and lead the charge - keep on inspiring your children, gentlemen !!

Comment 21 Jun 2015

QB's fielding ground balls ?? ......... What a brilliant way for Harbaugh to get the QB's to change their throwing motion to side-arm ..... Our D-Line will be batting down balls all game. 

It's not uncommon for coaches to try and bring something new to the table when trying to improve the way their players train or get motivated.  Harbaugh is hoping that bringing stupidity to the table will change the way Michigan performs on the field, although I'm pretty sure this method was covered by Brady Hoke ....

I've never seen a man put such energy and effort into trying to be relevant and acknowledged as a football "guru" (although Charlie "The Tuna" Weiss made a valiant effort, until Coach Tressel made him look very ordinary) .......

Comment 20 Jun 2015

I was still a bit confused - was that Lil' Wayne's rap sheet, or was that the code of ethics for "Michigan Men" ??  With Harbaugh giving him his royal seal of approval, plus the proper "gang" colours of puke and blue, I have to admit, he sure sounds like Michigan Men material to me ..... yikes !!!!!!!

Comment 20 Jun 2015

Just a little confused here - the kid couldn't crack the 2-deep, so he decided to take a step backwards and play for a team where he'd be a bigger fish in a smaller pond and possibly get on the field for more than just mop up playing time - seems like an easy way out (sure beats working harder and pushing one's self to get better in order to hang with the best) .... Add to this, the added bonus of being able to leave the school with a bunch of bling, that he'll never see again during his college days and it makes even more sense.

However, was he silly enough to say something negative about his short stay in Columbus ??  I must have missed that part, hence the confusion.  He was given the opportunity to play on the best team in college football, for the best staff in college football and at the best university in college football, but HE couldn't cut it here, so he's packing up and leaving for hillbilly heaven.  If I'm him, I'd be very thankful to anything in Scarlet & Grey that he was given that opportunity and would say as much on my way out the door.  Saying anything else comes off looking like a spoiled child that didn't get his own way.  I hope that's not the case.  If not, then good luck to him.  If so, then .... well, nothing.  He's no longer a Buckeye, so I couldn't care less ..........

Comment 14 Jun 2015

Tanqueray or Bombay Sapphire and tonic with a slice of lime is the perfect summer drink !!

Comment 14 Jun 2015

Hmmm, Crown Apple and Cranberry you say .....  I've always enjoyed Crown Apple on ice, but that sounds interesting ... Try a little Jack Daniels Honey on the rocks as well - very smooth ....

Comment 14 Jun 2015

George Dickel sour mash whisky, along with my favorite mix - ice ..... George Dickel (while always a challenge to find in Canada), is made by 25 crazed Tennesseans and let me tell you, I've not had a smoother glass of liquor in a long time !!  Oh and I shall be drinking to excess, because it just feels right ......  Go Bucks !!