Holy shit, I remember Jimmy Ratliff. Didn't Gerald Eaker shoot at Killer's car or something like that?
This sounds right to me, though it seems there should be quote marks around a lot of it, maybe even a link :) My 1st thought was, well, that's just creating a pain in the ass for somebody else someday, but that's just like me to be thinking of my own lazy needs 1st, ha ha.
On the other hand, I don't know BuckeyeGroove, so I guess it's possible he's got a few acres somewhere, & he/his wife are very knowledgeable & conscientious people, & that they will have done what's needed to ensure that these animals are cared for properly.
My sense of it is that if an animal could *generally* be called *exotic*, & you are just a regular person, then in the vast majority of cases you don't need that animal.
Charles "Killer" Macon, among others...
Ha ha, Jack, well done :)
I cannot, in truth - at least not with certainty.
Oh, I'm relaxed - like I said, I love you :)
Also, there's nothing at all that bothers me about "off-color" language; I use it all the time. Lots of my comments here include it. I'm also not worried about some kind of reign of terror where users get banned for *unpopular* opinions, or anything like that. I just thought, & think, that you were out of line in the 2 specific instances I mentioned. Like I said, ugly. Not impolite.
Sometimes people get called idiots because they've done something idiotic - like using their ownership of an online forum to say that another person has a half-inch penis, or to call another person a "miserable pig fucker", over a disagreement about the use of that forum. You made a bad choice when you "chose the latter". I'd be interested to know if any staff member here has ever used words like that towards a user of this site.
Sorry, I love you, Ramzy - & I know I'm risking getting burned by the hotness of this #take - but I couldn't not weigh in. It's ugly.
This is, quite literally, the kind of thing that keeps my wife not just on board but engaged in the whole "being a Buckeye fan" project.
Olbermann was right in the 1st place. While $13M is indeed a whole bunch of money - especially free of context - philanthropy is just one of the things that gets done at colleges. PSU & its students deserve no *special* credit.
Did you watch the Film Room version of the game yet? Good lord, what a time-suck.
The beauty of it is that, aside from teams with the Buckeyes' level of talent, & notwithstanding the randomness of college kids' performances on a given day (both individually & collectively), it doesn't *matter* how much or what kind of work the opposing teams do. Urban & Co. have an adjustment ready for the adjustments you make, & they can do it seamlessly most of the time because all of the adjustments are already part of their *identity*.
right on this is bullshit :)
My own opinion about our QBs notwithstanding, I don't like - not one little bit - George Whitfield lobbying for his client Braxton as the starter. His interests would obviously be better served by, say, a Braxton-led Buckeye team that loses in the playoff than they would be by a Cardale/JT-led one that repeats.
Which makes me glad that George Whitfield has exactly zero influence on who starts at QB for the Buckeyes this fall :)
I think you both are right about Sam here, actually.
Whoever downvoted this is a dick
you #skrong, DJ.
Don't be a dick
As a returner, absolutely you play him. He was (only slightly) more secure with the ball than Jalin as a punt returner, it seems to me, & a MUCH better decision-maker in the same role. It it still sometimes hard to figure out what Jalin is thinking back there. On kickoff returns, any planting/cutting issues should be minimized, & even at 90-95% he is still dangerous.
On offense, the lack of game reps with Cardale should limit him to mostly a decoy role, but again, absolutely you play him some even in that limited role, just to give Oregon something else to think about.
Excellent link, M Man, & thanks for being here in general. I tried that kind of thing a while back at MGoBlog - the "reasonable interloper", I guess I'll call it - & I know it's not always easy.
Fuck yes, it is. I mean, sorry for the language, but I believe it's appropriate to the occasion. As far as the next game is concerned, I think it goes pretty much the same way the last one did, just add 28-35 points for each team. These are great days to be a Buckeye.
I read somewhere that it's the worst defeat in TWELVE years for Rutgers. You can count me among those that was not impressed by Rutgers' resume coming in, blah blah blah, BUT: worst beating in 12 years, & at least they were a *real* opponent.
JT is a much, much better QB in the Urban Meyer/Tom Herman offense than Braxton ever was, or could be. One of the less-discussed aspects of Braxton's career as a Buckeye has been his *inability* to make the correct reads in the running game rather than deciding ahead of time that it was time to "make a play", & to work his way through his progressions in the passing game rather than locking in on the big-play option regardless of whether that option is covered, or double-covered, or even triple-covered. There is no denying the superlative, electric qualities that Braxton possesses (possessed?), but there is also no denying that he was at times a limiting factor to what Meyer/Herman wanted to accomplish. If you read between the lines, both Meyer & Herman have said so over & over as JT's abilities have revealed themselves.
You might not have heard it here *first*, but here it is: my objective, soberly reasoned opinion is that we are going to beat the BRAKES off of Sparty.