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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

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Comment 04 Mar 2015

Man, the timetable has really sped up for this class, especially as compared to the previous few classes. While not Miami (at 18 recruits), the "I could end my recruiting soon" proclamations have me thinking we could be into double digits by mid-April.

What are we going to whine about it in May?

Comment 03 Mar 2015

Just a few...

"Ruby" by Dave Rawlings Machine

"Jacksonville Skyline" by Ryan Adams

Anything from Ultimate Fakebook's This Will Be Laughing Week

Great post. So many to mention

Comment 03 Mar 2015

Great song. Check out a cover of it by a band that should have hit much bigger called Ambulance, Ltd.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

I'd also rather punch a tree than discuss March Madness "Bracketology" — it's a pseudoscience more insufferable than adults who unrionically believe in Horoscopes

Thank you. This has become a tiresome ritual. I love the tourney, but Lunardi acts like he invented it.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

It sounds like that's what many are inferring, when it very well may mean that Birm's similar article did not include that particular quote.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

*Jeremy Birmingham's customarily good reporting on OSU recruiting, along similar lines but without this particular quote from Onwenu, is of course here.

I cannot, for the life of me, fathom how this is a slight to Birm.

Wilcher's behavior is more harmful to his own players' chances of landing scholarships than it is to our recruiting. Strongly influencing an athlete towards a school other than the national champion, or another top-flight school should be under investigation.

Banning M Man does not make this a better site.

Comment 27 Feb 2015

He's a good talker. The problem is, when the results don't come or don't come quickly enough, being a quote machine starts to work against you. You're seeing that at LSU with Les Miles a little.

Belichick? Saban? Meyer? Gregg Popovich?  Not so much talk.

Comment 27 Feb 2015

Said one NFC scout: “He looks like your classic guy who was hamstrung in a system and got pegged, when in reality he can do a lot.”

This is from the article and, I think, is a train of thought that has hampered our WR recruiting over the last few years. I'm hoping that last year's amazing finish and diversified passing attack would help to erase the idea in recruits' heads that they can't be an "Amari Cooper-type" at tOSU.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

I was at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin one year and was staying at the Omni with my wife. I was walking towards the elevator when I noticed the unmistakable, colorful dreads of George Clinton. Determined not to be starstruck, I got on the elevator with him and was had just turned around when in walks George Carlin, who was performing in Austin as well, though not for the festival.

Carlin being Carlin, he looks at Clinton and says, simply, "George." To which Clinton, laughing with a huge smile, says, "George." Carlin then turned to me and said, "Well, what the fuck is your name?"

"Uh... Marty"

"Well, hello Marty. Nice to meet you." Clinton by this time is cracking up.

The next floor was mine. As I was getting off, Carlin says in the most patronizing way possible sent me out with, "Have a nice day, Marty"

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Consider this as well: it had to be our most dominant half ever to get us into the playoff.

And it was.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Are you imagining Cooper in a (fights back tears) Jamal Marcus role? I was thinking he was straight DE after Midwest showcase showing. I agree with Hawkins as WR and more traditional TE (and minus one of above WRs. I think we get Corley and Layne with the other two more questionable).

I don't see five O-linemen in this class.

I love these posts and am ready for some commitments to start trickling in.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

I'm distinctly in the minority, I know, but I really like Olbermann. He says what many others want to say. In fact, he says what many others want to say, but have the good sense not to and that's where he gets himself in trouble. The man just loves a verbal dustup, but invariably shoots himself in the foot.

If EPH97's comments are correct (I haven't done the research), THON's fundraising and where the money actually goes doesn't make them too different than many other philanthropic groups in terms of donation distribution. The injuries incurred from patting themselves on the back, however, may need more funding.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I agree about Clark in a slightly different sense. It may sound like anathema to many, but I hope Clark takes any trips he wants. I'd hate to think that a guy committed since birth, with his pledge tattooed to his arm would not enjoy free trips to see college campuses just because it gets Buckeye panties all in a bunch.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

Middle school teacher with aims on becoming an administrator.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

Though it was snubbed for some nominations (save for Steve Carell and the best director nomination), Foxcatcher was a fantastic glimpse at how wealth can buy sometimes dangerous access. I thought it was as good as any of the nominated movies I saw, which was most of them.

JK Simmons in Whiplash is awesome and Birdman is out there. If nothing else, it certainly deserved best direction just keeping it together and somewhat coherent.

Comment 22 Feb 2015

Interesting take. I couldn't help but detect from some 11W members a sense of "when is LJ going to impress us?" in regards to recruiting, when, in fact, I thought the development of the D-Line, a group that was kind of sucker-punched by Spence's suspension, was one of the more interesting side stories of the year.

I always thought LJ was an upgrade in coaching and a case of different philosophies in recruiting, and that's not a knock on Vrabel at all.