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Comment 02 Feb 2016

I don't understand why everyone wants another OL.  Unless a current player is completely done playing or moving to defense.  I keep reading how he is a starter and has all this experience.  Do you honestly not think all of our incoming and returning linemen would be starters at any juco in the country??  And I would think practicing against our DLine would be way better experience than playing against some 240 lb d lineman at the juco level. 

Comment 11 Jan 2016

I actually wanted the Bengals to win but if you watch the game unbiased I see no problem with how things were handled. I 100% believe Shaziers hit was legal. Bernard was a runner, not a QB or defenseless receiver. As for Burfict, he had time to veer off and avoid contact but he refused to do so. With Pacmans penalty, none of us know what was said but it is NOT illegal for an assistant coach to be on the field for an injury. It's not normal, but there's no rule against it. 

Comment 04 Jan 2016

Absolutely correct. I've had defense attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, and cops all tell me to never blow if in that situation. Even if you blow under a .08 you can still be arrested for an OVI

Comment 30 Oct 2015

I agree and I said that in my original post above. And when you get horrible players in return that's on the GM 

Comment 30 Oct 2015

Off the top of my head...

CC Sabathia, future HOF

Cliff Lee, made 3 all star teams after the trade and one of the best playoff pitchers of the era

Vctor Martinez, fringe HOF

Brandon Phillips, fringe HOF

Comment 29 Oct 2015

Here's a good article to read

http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2015-articles/best-worst-moves-mark-shapiro.html

Comment 29 Oct 2015

Shapiro is the reason I am no longer an Indians fan. He has no business being a decision maker for an MLB team. He never played baseball...he was a football player at Princeton. The only reason he has a job in baseball is because of his old man. Almost every single move he has made has been a disaster. You can say all you want about ownership being cheap, I'll give you that. But I can promise you that ownership didn't make him trade away all stars for horrible, no talent minor leaguers.   A decent GM would have gotten good players in return.

Comment 17 Oct 2015

If you read between the lines I think it was apparent he was forced out. If that is the case I have no problem with him doing whatever he wants

Comment 14 Oct 2015

To me, the grade is based on potential.  I voted for C only because D wasn't available.  We started the season as the first unanimous #1 in history. Based on our play up to this point, many analysts don't even have us in their top 8. And I agree with them. We have looked awful this season. There is time for that to change and I hope it does, but up to this point, we haven't even come close to our potential or expectations. That is why a grade less than A is deserved.  If you only grade based on winning or losing, that's like a pass or fail mentality to me.  In school, an A is earned by going above and beyond what is expected.  In no way has our Buckeyes gone above and beyond what was expected.

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Let me start by saying Urban Meyer has forgotten way more about football than I'll ever know and in no way am I a better coach than him. But having said that, how in the world can he watch the film of Saturday's game and say he sees a team that is close to being great???  I watched the game with friends EXTREMELY embarrassed at how bad we are. I wanted to turn on a different game at several points. Indiana was better than us on Saturday and deserved to win. A bad snap is all that saved us.  And even that was after Zeke had three incredible runs that you can't rely on in future games.  Anybody that watched that game without prejudice would agree that Indiana was the better team, regardless of who won.

Comment 10 Sep 2015

The only one we might lose after this year is Bell.  And I still think that won't happen unless he has an All American season and is a guaranteed first rounder

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I saw that on Twitter but I can't imagine that is a committable offer.  We won't take Ahmir Mitchell or Patrice Rene because of numbers but we will take Cupp because we feel bad he lost his schollie to MSU??  I hope that's not the case

Comment 26 May 2015

Relax on the negativity towards the list. Not to speak for Birm but I'm sure he listed these guys in terms of recruiting impact, not so much the on field productivity. Everyone on this list, even guys that haven't played yet, has been a recruiting win and/or solidified a certain position or location of the country.  

Comment 26 May 2015

Some things went on behind the scenes that most don't know about but Beals was guaranteed the job from the get go