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Comment 03 Apr 2016
I know we like to think of great OSU athletes as also being great people but Troy is not a good dude. I knew him in high school and don't believe that a person's essential character changes that much. I saw him alienate everyone black and white and eventually get kicked out for a sucker punch in a basketball game that knocked a guy out cold. Then during his Heisman run Troy claimed that the high school was racist and that's why he left and that he hit the kid from Toledo St John's because he used the N word. Both were lies but made it into news stories unchecked. I hate how the tOSU has been trotting him out as some sort of poor man's Archie Griffin. He's not a good guy and it's not wise for the university to raise his profile.
Comment 04 Feb 2016

I also get a bad feeling with how he arrived at FNL and transferring schools. I don't know if that's him or parents but I see this ending badly. Maybe he comes to OSU and maybe he doesn't but I don't see him starting at this point.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

Harbaugh is clearly on the autism spectrum. That's not a good thing or a bad thing but it is very unusual for a head coach.

Comment 30 Nov 2015

I was playing rugby in college and went to give someone my signature stiff arm. The tackler shifted as the last minute and my thumb and his face made contact at a weird angle. The thumb took the force of the collision and rather than bending backward it instead went back into the palm of my hand. It was a mess. The lower knuckle went back into the fleshy part. It was just a dislocation but I would have been better off if I broke it. 12 years later it is still screwed up. 3 labral tears and shoulder surgery was nowhere near as bad. 

Also, I do not recommend the hospital in Lima. That place was terrible. I should have had my teamates drive me to Cleveland.

Comment 10 Sep 2015

Who is buying it? Is it just Auburn fans looking to troll Bama? I'm thinking of the guys at SEC media days with the Auburn shorts and OSU shirts and hats...

Comment 14 Aug 2015

As an Eds grad I'm no fan of this move. Eds plays a quality schedule and Coach Flan also coaches for USA Basketball so I doubt he will receive better coaching.

When I was in high school I saw the Coach Flan leading a tour of St Eds for Lebron James, who was then in the fall of his sophomore year. I'm assuming he was thinking about transferring. This was the year they had alumni named the Pac-10 and Conference USA players of the year and had a senior who was a McDonald's All Anerican. They have gone from that to guys transferring out. That's crazy.

The one X factor here is the home situation. He's going to a boarding school. There may be any number of things that he might want to get away from that don't necessarily reflect poorly on his family or anything. Maybe he wants some more freedom and his parents want to create a little distance between him and a girl or some friends. 

Comment 27 Jul 2015

While still in high school this kid had his whole bedroom decked out in Ohio State stuff. It's crazy that he's not going to OSU. WVU is a shit school in a shit city. There is no academic or social reason to go there.

Comment 17 Jun 2015

Yeah I definitely don't buy the 40 time for AW. I watched his highlight tape yesterday and while he looks like a very good player he did not have speed that jumped off the screen. On the other hand, I also watched the highlight tape of Cole Gest, a RB out of St Eds. I'm an Eds grad and have been loosely following his recruitment. Both are about the same size but Gest absolutely exploded off the screen. Gest's highlight tape is below. I like both of them but I don't see either going to OSU. 


Alex Stump makes a great block at the 40 second mark.

Comment 05 Jun 2015

Also, do the monuments at night and as late as possible. It's quieter then and much more fun. Unless you have some military connection, I would say that the trip to Arlington Cemetery isn't really necessary. The Vietnam and Korea memorials are very special and much more centrally located. You can hit them at the same time as the White House, Lincoln Memorial, WWII, MLK, Jefferson, and my favorite, the FDR. Also, I would recommend against taking those ridiculous sightseeing buses.

Comment 05 Jun 2015

I live in DC and it can get pretty hot and humid in the summer. There is plenty of stuff to do though. I would recommend doing DC for a few days and then heading out to a beach town at the Maryland or Delaware shore. Get a hotel room in Rehoboth but like actually in the city, not just nearby. That way your son can even can roam the town a bit on his own. There's an arcade and stuff. 

Also, when in DC you should actually stay in DC and get around like a local using public transit and taxis/Uber when necessary. Otherwise you will spend all your time driving around cursing traffic and the cost of parking. I would checkout companies like Air BnB in addition to the obvious hotels.

Comment 15 May 2015

He really jumps out on the tape. St. Eds plays top quality competition so you know it's no joke. He's really fast but he's white so that means he's "deceptively fast". I like how he seems to enjoy blocking and he's got great hands. I can't stand seeing Buckeye receivers who are inept at blocking or just can't hold onto the ball. 

Comment 24 Apr 2015

Is it wrong that when I saw Spielman's daughter I immediately wanted to introduce her to one of the Borens in hopes that they hit it off and create some sort of super buckeye in the 2035 recruiting class?

Comment 24 Apr 2015

Born, raised and college in Ohio... Mother went to Ashtabula St John's a couple years ahead of Urban Meyer (PBUH)... Parents met in Columbus... Dad whent to grad school at OSU... Born at halftime of an OSU-M******* football game - Buckeyes won... Went to high school with Troy Smith and Alex Boone although both were *ssholes, Troy especially... Played rugby for OSU for a little while, although I never went there... Met wife in Woody Hayes Hall (PBUH), a dorm on our campus... Our son was born the morning of the 2014 Big Ten Championship game and we watched the game from the hospital.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

This is so true. I read that he has an insane map of downtown with all of the buildings that he owns identified. Thank God he's buying them up and not some scrapper or slumlord. People are moving back to cities and by their presence they are changing many of the negative stereotypes of cities. Detroit has a long way to go but I hope Gilbert's investments pay back 10 fold. 

Also, he should really be owning the Pistons. It's a shame he wasn't able to buy them. If he did then there's no doubt he would build an arena downtown like Abe Pollin did in DC. That revolutionized DC's Chinatown neighborhood. It's ridiculous that the Pistons play so far from Detroit.