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Comment 13 Jun 2015

I was openly criticizing Meyer after our win in Happy Valley!

To allow a crappy team like PSU come back to tie in the 4th qtr and force overtime was a sign to me that Urban was clearly over rated.  JT bailed his ass out as far as I was concerned.  At that point, I was convinced that MSU was going to put us in our place. I was NOT a happy camper.

Comment 16 May 2015

I agree with your analysis of each QB. I think JT is the best system QB we have.  His skill set is made for Meyers offense.  That being said, in terms of beating Alabama, I think we had THE right guy for that game.  Bama would have been more effective defending us with JT as the QB I think.  Cardale really made the DBs play deeper than they would have with JT.  Not that JT doesn't throw an effective deep ball but he is not as scary with his arm strength and overall strength.  Bama found out early what a load he was and blitzed very little and didn't stack the box.  Im not sure they would have had to do that with JT.

Comment 26 Apr 2015

I expect a game much like the NCG.  Va Tech will be tough at home but they won't hang past the 8 min mark of 4th qtr.  

Ill be surprised if we blow them out.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

Tried a new Ballast Point last night called "Tongue Buckler" a hoppy Imperial Red.................... damn good.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

They also have a Habanero Sculpin which was better than I thought it would be.

Comment 14 Apr 2015

I don't play much anymore but I used to play a lot and all my vacations were planned around trying a different golf course usually. 

The top ones Ive played in no particular order;

TPC Sawgrass, Atlanta Athletic Club, East Lake, Bandon Dunes, Ocean Course at Kiawah, Bethpage Black, Whistling Straits, Torrey Pines, Ocean Club at Sea Island, Greyhawk in Scottsdale, Ghost Creek in Portland, Scarlet Course and Pinehurst.

The best golf experience I had ever was on a course right off Kiawah called Cassique. Very exclusive, one of about ten groups on the course all with our own caddies.  No blade of grass was unattended to.

Finishing birdie birdie birdie par on Sawgrass to shoot 77 was without a doubt the best result on all the courses.  Though it was about the 5th or 6th time Id played Sawgrass most of the others I only played once.  Bogeying 18 for an 80 at Bethpage was my best first time effort

Comment 18 Mar 2015

Ive had 3 hole in ones but Im most proud of finishing the TPC Stadium course birdie, birdie, birdie, par to shoot 77. Hit it to about 4 feet on 17.

As a 9 year old I struck out 17 batters in a 6 inning game.

I played against future NBA player Tom Chambers in high  school..... for about 24 seconds (technically we were just on the floor at the same time)

Comment 26 Feb 2015

I lived in So Cal in early 70s and saw or ran into a number of celebrities (Burt Reynolds, James Caan) and I went to school with "Peter Brady" and "Jim Bob Walton"  but the best story form that time was getting a chance as a 13 yr old to play at the Fabulous Forum in front of 17,505 at halftime of a Laker game.  We played our first three quarters before the game and then at halftime we came out and played our 4th quarter.  We all met the Lakers pre game and sat right next to the bench from about the 4 minute mark on of the 2nd qtr so we could get on the court quickly.  

This was the team that won 33 games in a row with Chamberlain, West, Goodrich, Hairston, Baylor, Erickson and former Buckeye Jim Cleamons. They played the Rockets that night and The Big E Elvin Hayes was battling Chanmberlain.   Sitting court side and smelling the action was very memorable as was getting a huge cheer from the crowd when I hit a 15 footer from the right baseline (my favorite shot!)

Comment 24 Feb 2015

No actually I graduated from the Emory Univ program in Atlanta quite a few years ago......31.

Comment 24 Feb 2015 one.    Im a PA anesthetist, more recently called AA

Comment 23 Feb 2015

I am a non physician anesthetist (I get to play doctor!) and I specialize in cardiac and vascular anesthesia.   

Comment 21 Feb 2015

Great news!  I saw that thread this morning and Ive been checking this site about every hour since then (I must have checked right before DJ posted this).

Let me just say I am proud of the way my fellow Buckeye fans reacted.  It was a cryptic comment that could have been ignored and blown off but you didn't and obviously there was some real reason to fear the worst here.   Most of us wouldn't know 618 if he walked up in front of us but the connection via 11W is real and to me it shows a real value for these social networks.  10-15 years ago the opportunity to feel valued and appreciated, just as a human struggling the same way all of us have at one timer another, would not have been here and who knows what would the outcome would be.  We made the world a very intimate place for him, a place where he wants to live for now.  We all seek to be part of something and its easy to get disconnected in this enormous world  but we have the ability to shrink it for a moment and give each other a place to stay.

Lets not forget that we just took the first step though and he's likely not the only one feeling that way.  Its real easy for us to think happiness is the default position because the large majority of us have it pretty good.  But a lot of people do not and haven't for a while. Sometimes being depressed is the proper response to a situation.  Suicide is not the proper response to depression but sometimes the gravity of ones situation makes it impossible to smile or feel joy.  We cant eliminate depression nor should we try but we want to allow it to exist in a healthy manner which means only for a limited period of time and without self destructive responses.

Any way, great job guys.

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Lets see

Citrus Bowl '92 vs UGA (L)

@Michigan '99 (L)

vs Michigan '02 (Biiiiiig W!!!!)

vs PSU '08 (L)

vs Wisc '09 (W)

vs Miami '10 (W)

vs CU '11 (W)

opener '12 (W)

vs Purdue '12 (W)

So 6-3  but 6-1 @home

Hope to catch at least one a year for a few years now that my son lives in CBus and can get alumni tickets.

Comment 02 Feb 2015

22 huh?  I would have stopped counting at 10.

Big places like SoCal and CBus are a little easier to go unnoticed as well. Sometimes there is more trouble to be had in the small places. Not because of the number of opportunities (it only takes one) but because of the percentage of eyes watching you.  In small places you are less able to hide sometimes   

guys who are going to get in trouble will find it wherever they are

Comment 20 Jan 2015

Take a look at the offenses that 02 team went up against guys.    Texas Tech in their heyday, Wash St, Michigan when they were real good and that Miami team that had Winslow, Andre Johnson and McGahee to name a few.  That Cinci team was pretty good so was that Penn St team with Larry Johnson.  As good as our D was by end of year this year we gave up 35 to Bama and their trio of Henry/Yeldon, Cooper and Sims doesn't touch the aforementioned trio of Hurricanes.  We were also prone to TOs in many games this year and I don't think our 2002 team would have squandered the opportunities that others did against us.   I love this years team but that collection of guys in 2002 was pretty special too.  The 02 team had that ability to completely shut down good offenses (held PSU to 180 TOTAL yards... lowest of Paternos career to that point)  while this team was great at times defensively we were not dominant for 60 minutes but once (BiG title game).   

Comment 12 Jan 2015

Well, everyone did keep thinking that the Bills were due and Kelly was as accomplished a pro QB as there was.  Mariota is outstanding, the Ducks are 'due'  but .....................  they still gonna lose!!!!

Comment 11 Jan 2015

If winning national championships is the measuring stick then yes they aren't blue blood status but they have been in the discussion for quite  few years in a row.   My hat is off to them.

Comment 11 Jan 2015

 As the moneybags paying his way through college, I nixed Miami ;-)

Well done sir!

Comment 11 Jan 2015

I gotta say though, I cant really criticize Oregon fans who have only been watching football for 15 years.  They have really only been relevant for 15 years so naturally a lot of people just weren't huge CFB fans before then.  Winning brings in fans.  Just because we have 7 more championships and 70 years of playing high level football doesn't make all our fans more knowledgeable per se.  In THIS generation, Oregon is a blue blood.   FSU was a girls school prior to the 60s and didn't start winning football games regularly til the 80s and they have a place with the biggest of the big boys.  I hope they don't pass an Oregon rule.  That would be a bullshit way to counter what they do. Everything they do is within the current rules of football so screw the Sabans and Bielemas. 

Comment 11 Jan 2015

Randy Vataha.......   that is a stupid name   ;-)