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cronimi 12th Warrior

Charlotte, NC (via Lakewood, OH)

Member since 13 October 2010 | Blog

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Comment 23 Jun 2017

If DJ was opposed to Holtmann's failure to use an Oxford comma, I can't imagine his response to this tweet from our new MBB HC:

At least his assistant knows how to make "Dad" plural non-possessive:

Comment 14 Jun 2017

I searched Kinnick Stadium in Google Images, and yep -- no midfield logo (ignore the 5th result -- that's a rendering of what the field will look like). I never noticed it before and just assumed they had a logo there.

Comment 08 Jun 2017

*flawless* is not the word I would use, though he has done some good things. Some flaws off the top of my head: (1) handling of 'tatgate'; (2) failure to self-impose bowl ban in the 'forgotten season'; (3) OSU's seeding in the Tourney when he was head of the selection committee. And let's be honest: he does not (nor should not) get credit for hiring Urban. But he's made some great hires in the non-revenue sports. 

Comment 25 May 2017

That was one of the games that came to my mind, esp. after people brought up the '08 game. Unlike that debacle, we had the Trojans by 5 (Tresselball alive and well) in the 'Shoe with ~6 minutes to go -- with a crowd that was louder than I've ever heard. I was in South Stands with my buddy, and we just saw it slip away as USC marched down the field as the game clock ticked away. 

Comment 17 May 2017

So the selection committee (arguably) screwed over three teams (ranked in top 16 but unseeded): Minnesota (#1), James Madison (11) and Louisiana-Lafayette (14). The latter two may be defensible, but the former is not -- the Gophers got hosed. And cui bono? Baylor (#17), LSU (18) and Kentucky (19) -- all teams with double-digit losses. Clearly, the committee doesn't think too highly of Northern softball if 54-3 isn't as good as UK's 36-17 or the 43-12 record of 16th seed Baylor. 

Comment 17 May 2017

The Buckeyes had five grad students on the roster last season. Its starting quarterback and best defensive lineman entering 2017 already have bachelor's degrees as well. They deserve a piece of flair on Saturdays, having absorbed one of the most taxing extracurricular activities one can take on en route to what would have been an inordinately expensive piece of paper, as any good Purist will remind you. 

I fully endorse this idea. Long overdue. 

Give these graduates their due. Perhaps have an art student fashion a jersey patch for accomplished scholar-athletes; it could be a little ribbon, a pocket protector emoji or graduation cap. And while we're at it, how about a Gold Pants helmet sticker for each player who has participated in Ohio's birthright, a soul-crushing victory over the premier college football program from the early 1900s.

Not sure a helmet sticker is the way to go here. Each player's helmet is 'reset' to clean/zero HS before the beginning of each season, so it'd be odd to have a (or several) gold-pants HS. Maybe, as someone above suggested, it could be sown into the collar of the jersey, maybe to either side of the block O at the bottom of the V.  

Comment 15 May 2017

how does pay-for-play affect a school like BGSU, or Toledo, or OU?

I don't have all the answers, but to this question in particular, I think the effect is minimal. If a guy today has an offer from OSU and BG, he's gonna take the Buckeye offer 99 times out of 100. Even without player pay, OSU has way more to offer a player than a MAC school, from facilities, to training table, to academic support services, to exposure, etc. If OSU can also pay a player more than a MAC school can, well that's just another way that OSU can offer more. But if schools are permitted to add some additional cash compensation to the mix, that isn't going to change the decision of the guy choosing between OSU and BG, unless BG offers him more cash and he wants an immediate payday -- in which case, pay-for-play actually benefits the MAC schools.  

Comment 28 Apr 2017

I didn't take it that way. It seemed from his comments that he's concerned about being the "only" baller on the team -- which is fair. That was basically the position D'angelo Russell was in his one year in Cbus. I don't begrudge him for deciding he didn't want to be DRuss2.0. I think Bazley would be fine "being the man" so long as there were capable players around him. And in his estimation, there won't be.