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Powell (via Urbana)

Member since 11 September 2013 | Blog

A diehard sports fan with a hopeful future in journalism.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Storming the field to bask in the mayhem after beating Michigan in 2002. "Lets party, Columbus!"
  • NFL TEAM: Go Brownies!
  • NHL TEAM: No thanks
  • NBA TEAM: Go C's!
  • MLB TEAM: Go Sox!
  • SOCCER TEAM: 'Merica

Recent Activity

Comment 20 Nov 2015

WOW. Thad had better get this team to play with more effort or "growing pains' is going to be an understatement this year. I cetainly didn't see this one coming tonight. But I never thought that the "fire Thad" threads would be coming this early into the season. Unfortunately, it is only going to get worse. This won't be the last bad loss or the last maddening performance. I don't even want to imagine what will be spewed on here by the time conference play rolls around. On a side note: the free throw shooting really is unacceptable. The Buckeyes lost tonight for two reasons: lack of effort on the boards, and free throw shooting. Regardless of what you think about the staff, those are problems that should never be problems. Maybe give this team a chance to see how they develop through the year? Or am I now the one overreacting?

Comment 17 Nov 2015

Growing up, I thought I was being raised the only way a Buckeye fan was to be raised...that is to hate Michigan as much as we love the Buckeyes. But seeing so many people even asking this question, and even worse, rooting for Michigan, I am not so sure. Here's the bottom line, for me at least: Does actively rooting for a team actually have an impact on the game? Does us pulling for a team affect the outcome? In short, no. Obviously. So why would I let myself do such a thing? If they win? Cool, it is beneficial to us. But I'm not going to sit there and wish any kind of success or happiness or anyone affiliated with that program.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

I don't know what is more hard to believe, that they would part ways with Les Miles, or that they would actually consider some of the names they listed as possible replacements. Randy Edsall? Houston Nutt? LANE KIFFIN!? I would fall over in mass hysteria and laughter if they replaced him with any of those they listed. Except Saban, of course. But even he couldn't pull a stunt like that...could he?

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Urban was really concerned with the noon kickoff at Maryland, and was extremely pleased with how the team responded. Now, obviously, this is another hour earlier, and following a run of primetime kickoffs. I'd imagine it has been one of the main points of emphasis to his leadership committee this week. I can see a somewhat slow start, but it will only take that one drive of some explosive plays and finding the endzone to start the rout. Buckeyes win 38-17, JT Barrett is your MVP. He puts together a solid, if not spectacular, day through the air. I'll give him this stat line: 15-22 for 185 yards and 2 TDs 10 carries for 85 yards and a score. Zeke gets his 100 and a couple of scores.

Comment 29 Oct 2015

I am only a chapter into the book, but after seeing this forum, I decided to skim through the book and see if I could find anything. All I have found that anything to do with Florida State was the Rose Bowl and how it affected his preparation for the national title game. So if there is anything in there, it must be awfully subtle. 

On a side note: I saw someone who had posted that they would likely not read the book because most coaching books are all the same. While I can understand what you are saying, and to a degree you are correct, this book has something for everyone. You can, or should be able to, relate it to all types of instances in life. It is 100% about leadership and self-accountability. If you are in any type of leadership position, whether it be work, extracurriculars, or even just the head of a household, there is a wealth of quality in his words. And even if none of the pertains to you, the preaching of self-accountability and looking for ways to improve pertains to every single individual across the entire globe. 

Comment 24 Oct 2015

Man this makes me feel old. Their first two albums were great, and as someone said, their live album is great too. "Points of Authority" was my absolute favorite song on the album, and I hear it all the time on my workout playlist. 

Comment 21 Oct 2015

You're talking to me all wrong...it's the wrong tone..you do it again, I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron.

Comment 21 Oct 2015

I know in my trips up there, there are always a lot of Buckeye fans sitting in the SW corner of the stadium. In 2009, when we took over the stadium, it was pretty much the entire south side of the stadium. With all the hype this game is going to get, I would say tickets in the SW corner are going to be your best bet for sitting with other Buckeye fans. As far as tailgating goes, we've only ever parked in one spot. That is the golf course. It is the biggest tailgating spot they have. It is about a 10 minute walk to the stadium from there. Getting out of there after the game is a nightmare, unfortunately. The fans? They're pretty tame for the most part. But then again, a couple of my trips up there have been when they had bad football teams and low expectations for winning the game. So I'm not sure how an influx of confidence might change things. Regardless, they aren't going to be nearly as bad as some of the other places I've experienced, such as Madison and State College.

Comment 20 Oct 2015

I understand what you are saying here, and it is very unfortunate that post season games do not have much, if any, impact on the Heisman voting. But the bottom line is that award is given to the player that had the most outstanding year. One year, 12 games. Or maybe 11 if you are Fournette. Where would you draw the line on what voters can consider if Zeke's performances last year where factored in? Dalvin Cook ran for over 100 yards in the Rose Bowl, on only 15 carries. Should that help his Heisman candidacy this year? This is a special year in college football for running backs. Fournette is, without a doubt, the front runner. If Zeke keeps on churning out great performances, he'll be in New York. And if Bama can bottle Fournette up and win the game, maybe Zeke finds his window. Equally true, if Leonard Fournette goes out and runs roughshod over Bama's defense, nothing short of him getting hurt will keep him from winning it.

Comment 20 Oct 2015

I thought it was only for media as well, but figured I would check. I'm pretty sure I saw that it was somewhere around 1:15 today. I checked 97.1, they aren't saying anything about it.

Comment 13 Oct 2015

They have worn it before. It is called their "Unconquered" uniform. FSU has always been my second favorite uniform in college football, and this one is sweet!

Comment 08 Oct 2015
I think the most bold of all of your predictions, Zeke having a 300 yard game at some point and 'kwon breaking Spielman's record, is that you're saying we will kick(and make) two field goals on Saturday. I don't know if I'd be more surprised that we attempt two or that we make both of them. That's sad. I like the overall score prediction, but I'll say 42. No field goals.
Comment 02 Oct 2015

I am 26 years old and hardly the type that is going to  meet any type of change like a brick wall. Just tell me what the school benefits from this. I've heard the responses to that time and time again. "The kids love it". "It is great for recruiting". Does a place like Ohio State really need flashy uniforms to help sell their program? Let me know when Alabama rolls out a black uniform in Bryant-Denny Stadium. They won't. And why should they? Their look is clean, one of the best in college football. And they certainly don't need uniforms to sell anything...they're Alabama. Nick Saban flashing four national title rings to a recruit on a visit will do just fine. Watching countless players playing in the NFL will sell the program. For the life of me I will never be able to grasp the idea that, when a kid is deciding on where to play his college ball, the kind of uniforms they wear rank right up there with playing for titles, the coaching staff, track records of getting players to the league, facilities, TRADITION. And even in saying all of that, it isnt like our current uniforms are bad! They're already one of the best in college football! Even if kids DO factor in uniforms into their decision, Ohio State sits pretty well in that regard anyways! It is nothing more than a money grab. Period. Any of those other reasons that I listed are just window dressing for the one and only reason. I was slow to to get on board with some of the past alternate jerseys, but eventually came around to them because at the end of the day, I'd still be watching the SCARLET AND GRAY. The only thing that can salvage this for me is if the pants are the regulars, and for the love of elevation that helmet better be silver and filled with buckeye leaves. With all of that being said, any of talk of "boycotting" the game is laughable. Once the first series of the game takes place it will be solely about playing well and looking impressive in a primetime slot.

Comment 15 Sep 2015

I don't believe it is a Netflix original but do yourself a favor and check out Peaky Blinders. I just started it and it is pretty good!

Comment 02 Sep 2015

Awesome piece of writing, very well done.

sidenote: I was at that 2000 game as well. There weren't very many Buckeye fans there that day, at least not on par with what there typically is on road trips. I'll never forget that Mike Doss hit, or the hush after Stultz split the uprights.