The Native Americans have employed this strategy forever. Develop an all-star and trade him for a couple of sure fire can't miss prospects that rarely do anything. The Indians may be the most prolific farm team baseball has. Look at the recent years with the talent we've just given away: Cliff Lee, CC Sabathia, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome and probably others I've forgotten about. Is it any wonder why were dead last in attendance?
I don't follow recruiting as close as some. If this kid is as good as they say, then I hope he comes to Ohio State. But doesn't it sound like his favorite school is whichever one he visited last?
I can't get enough of these stories recalling the history of Ohio State. 11W is simply the best.
I've been an observer of Ohio State sports longer than most of you have been alive. The Columbus Dispatch, while better than they used to be, has always run cover for Ohio State. The reason the Dispatch released this audio tape now was to back up Ohio State's decision to fire Waters and further cement the idea that Waters and his program were out of control and had to go.
There simply is no way Art Schlichter was better than John Elway on any level at any time.
It may take getting used too, but I'm just not down with playing the Illinois' and UC's of the world at night. I still view night games as special against worthy opponents.
I think they already do that. I know most schools (including Ohio State) bring in everyone from compliance people to the FBI to talk to players and coaches about the rules and guidelines so there is a clear understanding of what you can and can't do. It doesn't matter. If a player or coach who is inclined to cheat thinks the reward is greater than the risk of getting caught, then they will break the rules.
I think Harris ends up at Kentucky. Don't know why, I just do. As far as the "Crystal Ball" goes. Ashley is a young lady who works as a waitress at Dare Devil's pizza near Nags Head on the OBX. Her dad is a OSU grad and she's a big fan as well. The information I get from Ashley is just as accurate as the "Crystal Ball"
In my mind, the jury is still out on Braxton. I don't know how we can say his passing has improved when he has been injured for the entire off season. Just how could he improve his throwing?
That's about the most depressing "did you know" article I've ever read.
Now that we've signed up all of the cable companies in the NYC and DC areas, do we still have time to tell Rutgers and Maryland to hit the road?
Count me as in favor of boobs
Ryan Murray may be who you are looking for.
How does Evan Turner even fit into a Ferrari?
I also heard one of the reasons Williams left was because he was about to go through a divorce and we all know what a fish bowl Columbus can be, so he didn't want to deal with that.
That photo a couple days ago of Joe Germaine in his classic Ohio State uniform makes me sad when I realize we're going to have to look at that chromish helmet with blue-turquoise Buckeye Leaves for our big games again this year.
When I was a kid, I snuck/sneaked into Ohio Stadium and ran on the field pretending to be Archie Griffin vs Michigan.
"Fight the Team" is better than "Buckeye Battle Cry"
When I was dating my wife, who was a Michigan grad, I would buy her a present so after the game, if Ohio State won, she wouldn't feel so bad. Then the Cooper years came and not only didn't she buy me a present, she would laugh at me and rub the loss in.
The thing about the drive in the '97 Rose Bowl is that forever Ohio State was the victim of these last minute drives. I don't know how many big games we've lost over the years due to the other team scoring the winning touchdown with seconds to go. We turned the tables this time. After ASU scored on the scramble by Plummer, Germaine led the team methodically down field and not only won it for us, but put a dagger in ASU as well. Elation all around.
I like football as much as the next guy, but no one cares about a football game in June. By the looks of the photo, there were just a couple hundred people at best in a high school stadium so is the interest really there? If there are some people who want the game to be played, then play the game. But don't expect the top players to come out in droves for a totally meaningless exhibition game.
"I like Gene Smith." What??? He's bungled a hell of a lot more than tat gate. How about firing a great young hockey coach Mark Osiecki because he wouldn't give a scholarship to a local weatherman's son (who didn't deserve it). How about being completely on board with not only putting Ohio State and Michigan in different divisions, but was fully prepared to move that special game to sometime in October. How about signing a apparel agreement with Nike that gives them the right to make us look like a bunch of rodeo clowns for our biggest games. I could literally go on and on, but I think you get the point.
I get depressed every time you do a Rutgers in the B1G story.
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Joey Galloway, along with Terry Glenn were the two most dynamic receivers Ohio State has ever had. Galloway was so fast, but was hampered somewhat because it seemed every game he was wide open deep and Bob Hoying couldn't get him the ball. Even in the NFL, Galloway spent most of his career with average QB's and we never got to see the real talent Joey Galloway was.
I got to tell you, all of these camps are giving me a headache. I know it's a new era, but when I went to high school, the players all played their senior season, then went on their trips in December and January before they made their (un) announced choice. Everybody seemed to pick a school without any problem.
You're only half right on Cus D'Amato. All fighters, including Mike Tyson had to sign their lives away to Don King in order just to get a fight. Cus D'amato was fired by Tyson several fights in to his professional career with the prodding of King. King used reprehensible tactics including race to put a wedge between Tyson and D'Amato because King realized what he had in Tyson. Tyson would become King's cash cow over the next decade and with King's organization swindling, stealing, or any definition you can find to steal Tyson's money. This never would have happened if D'Amato were still in the picture so he had to go.
Just because Tress didn't get in doesn't mean you have to smear and slander the people who did.