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ClintS307


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Comment 23 Apr 2015

Smithers. Not Flanders.

Way to edit it and make me look like a fool.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Same thing goes on in Illinois vs. Chicago.

Comment 20 Apr 2015

Is there a better name for a linebacker than Tuf?  I'd offer that kid just hearing his name.

Comment 30 Mar 2015

I really think this was the correct call.  I've seen a technical call issued several times after a dunk and this one was the most obvious situation where it was called.  I'm not saying I'm really in favor of the rule, but as it's written it was called correctly.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I'm sure it will be released soon for the super low price of $74,999.  I'm not sure if 11W offers any kind of financing options currently.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Probably steel coils.  There is a maximum weight that you are allowed to have on any singe axle so all the extra axles allow you to distribute the weight differently so you can haul legally.  Rigs like that are generally more popular in Canada as their bridge weight laws are different than ours from what I understand.

Comment 23 Mar 2015
 Sure, OSU has money, but we can't even fill our arena, and the basketball team has dealt with EXTREMELY fair-weathered fans (like you), who openly question our great coach and call for the team to be better.

I agree that are some extremely fair-weathered fans, but I don't think you should be putting Andy in that category.  I've followed these threads pretty closely and I feel that Andy is one of the few that makes fair, accurate, and reasonable statements about Thad.  Ultimately he and I are on opposite sides of this issue, but I agree that it is the right of the fans to be critical of some of Thad's shortcomings in the past few seasons.  I also agree with him that we are OSU and we should be on a path of continuous improvement given our resources.  I'm very satisfied with the job Thad has done to date, but if the next few years are similar to the past few then I could see myself being in agreement with other posters that feel that maybe a coaching change would be beneficial. 

Comment 17 Mar 2015

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the app SnapChat, but it allows users to send photos that are only visible for a certain amount of time then they disappear.  The new thing on campuses is to send in pictures of you engaging in "immoral" activities to a certain user who then compiles all of these photos together and posts a "story" that is visible to anyone who subscribes to their feed.  This isn't as much of a fraternity thing as it is a generational thing.  It allows them an opportunity to boast about their conquests anonymously.

Comment 17 Mar 2015
 Funny thing, you never hear about the terrible things people at St. Judes hospital do...

There is a little bit of difference between what St. Judes' does and fraternal organizations.  Mainly that the sole reason St. Judes exists is to provide support and research for juvenile cancer. 

 If fraternities want to stay out of the media for negative things, they need to quit doing dumb shit.

This is something that we can both agree on.  My point is in general college students shouldn't do dumb things.  If a fraternity member does it then it will likely be national news, but if your average student does it it might only make the campus paper.

My first comment was that I am not labeling all fraternities or members as such. I said such behaviors are more prevalent at fraternities, which they are, and which I linked to a scholarly article that addresses my point.

Not sure I can address this without violating the commenting policy, but there are so many examples I could give that would be stereotyping and offensive and get me thrown in 11W jail even though I could back them up with stats.

 
Comment 17 Mar 2015

Last month PSU fraternities and sororities led the THON event that raised 13 million for pediatric cancer patients.  The only reason it was in the news because Keith Olbermann went on a twitter rant about PSU students.  Numbers like that don't show up in the figures you have listed because it wasn't one organization that deposited the check.  Raising millions of dollars doesn't give anyone a free pass to do terrible things, but again no one wants to talk about the good that they can do only the negative things that get page views and increase revenue.

Yes I was in a fraternity while in college and I'm tired of hearing about how terrible they all are.  If I came on this site and generalized entire groups based on the actions of a few people I would be labeled a racist, sexist, or worse.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

Which behaviors would those be? Just the negative stuff?  Let's not talk about the millions of dollars raised by Greek organizations every year because it does not fit your narrative. 

Comment 17 Mar 2015

Given that the incident happened on a Sunday morning I'm leaning more towards his probation officer saw something on social media that led him to believe that the young man was not complying and sent an officer out to check on him.  Even if you're not posting anything yourself it is amazing what can be seen on social media and some college kids aren't looking at the big picture yet.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

I don't know that he needs serious help.  If you were to go around most college campuses on a Sunday morning and get a BAC test on anyone that partied the night before you might be surprised at the results.  I'm not condoning drinking and driving which was his original offense, but these are college kids.  I know several people that got underage consumption or open container tickets at OSU and their probation was essentially the same thing.  No alcohol for a year and no arrests.  All of them were right back on campus drinking although a little more discreetly.  If this same thing happened at OSU we'd all be saying they're just college kids having fun.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I absolutely hated him for a long time because of his role in Gladiator.  He did a great job arousing emotion and playing the villain.  The WWE needs to send their guys to him for tips.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

There was an article I read where someone ripped that movie apart and mainly said that the entire character of Maggie ruined the movie.  I wish I could find it because it was pretty funny.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Also, if Thad would pull the upset he would face another guy that's name is thrown out a lot in these discussions, Sean Miller at Arizona.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Cajun are you owning the physical or just on paper?  I'm not a big doomsday kind of guy, but I try to keep some actual in the safe or hold some physical property that can be easily liquidated if on the off chance there is a collapse of our financial system.  That's a lesson that was beaten into me by grandparents that grew up in the great depression.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

I can understand listing any of those coaches as a replacement that we could realistically get.  I can even agree that any one of them might bring a new hunger and drive to the team.

Thad has become comfey in his lavish work environment with matching salary, to the extent that IMO he's happy to work the "formula" (20+wins assured by scheduling his dozen or so annual cupcakes) which keeps most of Buckeye Nation content within the confines of upscale mediocrity.  

This is the problem I have.  I'll admit I don't know how scheduling is done, but I find it hard to believe that Thad is the one making calls and scheduling teams.  I would think that Gene does that or someone in his office.  I'm sure Thad has some input, but until I see proof otherwise I don't believe that he is the one that actually makes the schedule.  Furthermore, other than playing in the preseason classic tournaments UK, MSU, Duke, and Kansas all have schedules very similar to ours.

I completely understand what you're saying with your Tressel versus Urban argument even if I don't necessarily agree with it.  However, none of the candidates that you listed are anywhere close to being the basketball equivalent of Urban Meyer.  The only coaches that have actually won a championship that we might be able to hire would be Kevin Ollie or Billy Donovan and we would probably have to offer them just as much or more than what Thad is making now.  None of the guys you listed are championship coaches.  They are guys that have had some success, but there is no guarantee that bringing a more youthful upbeat hungry coach will translate into a championship.  There is also a chance that they might not even reach the confines of upscale mediocrity that many of us are comfortable with currently.