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OSU grad, born in Cincinnati, now living on west coast.


  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers –Yorks. Met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Muscleball? Not so much.
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants! Champs!
  • SOCCER TEAM: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Jul 2015

That would be sweet. Still, the Heisman is based on what you did this season, not for prior ones.

So, I hope Brax amazes the whole country. And then we can refer to it as the Braxton position.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

One of my favorite Woody stories— adapted from Reader's Digest (Sep 1977):

One morning during a busy recruiting season, Woody got a letter from a former player who had started Harvard Medical School that year. That ex-player said he couldn't take the grind and pressure and was dropping out. He wanted Woody to know before he heard it elsewhere.
  Woody hurried to the airport and caught a plane to Boston. Two hours later, he barged into the startled player's room, thrust him into a chair and furiously lectured him. He wasn't going to allow the boy to disappoint his family, and no former player of his was going to be a quitter. Woody told him he had to stay there and finish medical school.
  Then, without waiting for any response, Woody left and headed home. The former player stayed in school and became a prestigious midwestern neurosurgeon. He often told people how he was able to finish at Harvard.

This seems more characteristic of Woody than the reports of his final day as coach.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

When OSU hired him, Woody made sure that his contract read “full professor” and he taught several, always full, classes throughout his tenure. One of his students was famed golfer Jack Nicklaus who later said in admiration, “He wasn’t preparing his players for football, he was preparing them for life.”

Adapted from a post by Brian Brown in 2008. 

Comment 26 Jul 2015

I'm looking forward to the intrepid reporting from Buckeyes about the character, work ethic, motivations, and goals of these new Buckeyes.

If only 11W would do a column based ONLY on men's hoops strength and conditioning. And finding out why and if a skinny big dropped 11 pounds.

Comment 23 Jul 2015

Cool. So if the opponent's offensive guard is making X steps per second, and the 3-technique Buckeye defensive tackle has Y hurries and 1 TFL by the start of the 2nd qtr, how many points does OSU score?

Comment 22 Jul 2015

Bill Hancock: If two of those games came out different, the Big 12 would have had two teams in the playoffs and they would have looked like it had a room full of geniuses.

I think the CFP should fire him for this comment.  A tie for championship and no Big 12 playoff achieved the proper result: no CFP invite. The CFP director should not reveal how the sausage was made.

Comment 22 Jul 2015

I sure hope Meyer is eating regularly and better. After all, OSU has nutrition advisors for the athletes. Meyer—and Matta too—could get advice from them as well.

Urban seems to be delegating better, too.

Comment 22 Jul 2015

Football is a barbaric sport and let's face it, that's why we like it.

I disagree. To me it's a great game of deceit and execution. That is, you do something the other team is not expecting, whether on offense or defense. And you execute with good blocks or good routes, or nifty running / change of direction. etc. 

If it weren't a great game, we would not enjoy touch football. 

Comment 22 Jul 2015

 Ref hesitancy to issue a yellow card to an (for example) eight year old leads those kids to develop bad habits that wind up entailing a lot of unnecessary (and illegally caused) contact with the ground.

In under 14 leagues, RED cards should be issued for anything causing a hit to the head, even if it occurred in a (caused) fall.

Comment 18 Jul 2015

How are they doing this (and not running afoul of NCAA rules)?  

Does each player pay his own way?  Are they getting cost-of-attendance money now?  And spending it like this?

Or are the coaches/school allowed to pay for such team-building exercises?  If so, is it like Matta & his charges going to the Bahamas to play exhibition games?

Comment 17 Jul 2015

My older brother is a USNA grad, and I'm an OSU grad. He's never says anything when OSU plays Navy. I don't think he expects them to beat us, so he remains quiet. So I'm respectful as well. I also have a Wisconsin friend who attended USNA, who roots for the Mids and the Badgers. But he was pretty quiet about last year too.

I wish the Buckeyes had the kind of dominance over their archrival that Navy has had in recent years.