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cronimi


Charlotte, NC (via Lakewood, OH)

Member since 13 October 2010 | Blog

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Comment 19 Jul 2016

The real problem isn't with the student athletes at Baylor. The problem is the administration and coaching staff covering up the crimes. 

While I agree the cover-up by the admin and coaching staff was bad and Briles & Co. deserved more punishment than termination, to say the "real problem isn't with the student athletes" is  ... not quite accurate. AFAIK, Briles wasn't sexually assaulting female students. I think I understand what you intended, but we can't lose sight of or downplay the primary issue -- sexual assault by student-athletes. This may be a situation where the cover-up isn't worse than the crime. 

Comment 19 Jul 2016

This is OSU football, it isn't a democracy. What Urban wants, he gets. 

True ... with respect to the players. But he can't force the crowd to participate. And if the activity is lame, he won't get the crowd participation he desires. I think that's the point of Kevin's "scientific" analysis.

Comment 14 Jul 2016

At least we were gifted these zingers on paid Orlando Sentinel troll Mike Bianchi, courtesy of new Georgia coach Silky Johnson Kirby Smart:

Um, DJ -- I think you have a few more strike-throughs to type.... 

Comment 13 Jul 2016

ANSWER: Iowa senior LeShun Daniels is the only Ohio State legacy on the list. His father started for the Buckeyes' 1996 Rose Bowl team, which is your crippling daily reminder that you are old regardless of your age and time is slipping away from us all.

Don't mind me, I'm just under my desk in the fetal position....

Comment 12 Jul 2016

Except you have zero proof that he "saw something and did nothing."

This is out of the JoePa Truther Defense playbook. I'd like to think we are less blinded than the folks from Happy Valley, especially about an assistant coach who hasn't worked a game in Columbus. McQueary's testimony is not nothing (though admittedly it isn't much, either). IMHO, Schiano needs to answer the question fully and accurately -- at least internally with Meyer and Smith, if not publicly -- and the evasive non-answer he did give when asked previously raises additional concern in my mind. 

Comment 24 Jun 2016

Agreed. While I don't discount LeBron's successes (both this year and prior) and the greatness of the Cavs winning the NBA title this year, IMO a non-TBDBITL member dotting the I is a supreme honor and privilege that should not be bestowed rarely and only for those truly worthy. Not saying LBJ would never be worthy, just that I don't think he's worthy now. Jack was honored after he retired from golf. Woody, long after his reign in Columbus came to its ignominious end. Sen. Glenn, long after he'd retired from the Navy, NASA and the US Senate. Buster Douglas is the real outlier among the honorees, and is an example of a poor choice of honoree (not that LBJ is BD). I get that it may be an immediate recruiting benefit to have him dot the I, but some things should be above such motivations.

[Unrelated, but I was perusing John Glenn's Wikipedia page, and under "Awards and honors" there is NOT an entry for dotting the I. Anyone here who edits Wikipedia pages, I urge you to correct this gross omission.]

Comment 24 Jun 2016

Well, if you put it that way.... 

I'll admit, I was amused by it. I presume the defendant was working on a mental incompetence defense. The judge, who should have known better and should be more composed, really lost his shit -- which honestly reflects more poorly on him than the defendant (who has nothing to lose).