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Member since 20 October 2012 | Blog


  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: JT Barrett and Happy Jamarco
  • NFL TEAM: I care about Buckeyes in the NFL, not NFL teams.

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Comment 22 Mar 2017

Someone else mentioned Loops, which I will second.  I would also like to add Yanni's, which is on Cleveland Ave near I-270, and then Nazareth's which is on Hamilton Road near Morse Road.  Both have solid gyros as well as shawarma, baclava, hummus, etc.

Ok, I'm super hungry for Greek/Mediterranean food now...

Comment 22 Mar 2017

The only thing that Jim Harbaugh resembles Woody Hayes in (besides the glasses) is his sideline tantrums.  He knows nothing of paying it forward, winning with people, discipline, or innovation (ok, I guess the "line" formation counts?).  And Woody didn't "almost" win championships, either.  He's a lot more like Bo, very good at coming in 2nd and being "bitterly disappointed" at things that aren't actually wrong when they don't go his way.

Comment 14 Mar 2017

And, to be fair, Matta probably deserves one more shot at fixing it. After all, he is the winningest coach in Ohio State basketball history. 

We all said that last year, and they did not improve.  How many shots does he get?  

I honestly believe that the state of his health is preventing him from coaching the way that he used to and it makes it near impossible to get the same results.  I still don't think he should be shown the door after all he has accomplished, but he needs to see that the longer he stays, the more damage he does to the program at this point.  He needs to retire and get healthy.  But he seems to be in denial about it, and doesn't believe that it makes a difference.  But we can all see that difference as the regression has been steady for 6 years straight now.  He needs to come to grips with his limitations and step down.

Comment 06 Mar 2017

Someone gets injured over-exerting themselves running the 40 every year.  At what point are they going to realize that this is more harmful than helpful to the players.  The 10 and 20 yard spits are better metrics anyway, why do they need to run a full 40?  What bearing does straight line speed even have other than the handful of times per season you might actually be in a foot-race and long distance speed matters?

Comment 27 Feb 2017

Oh wow.  Way too much, probably.

I have an OSU fleece jacket that I wear as a winter coat every day from ~October to ~April.

I have a "Won it First" poofball hat that I wear if it is colder than 35 degrees (I don't care if it is unprofessional).

I have a red OSU logo golf shirt that I wear every Friday during football season, and in past years I would wear it on Basketball game days, although I've admittedly paid less attention to Basketball since my son was born, so I haven't lately.

I have about 4 or 5 different OSU hoodies, I get one every 2-3 years and since they are good quality and generally last long.  So during the Spring and Fall, they are my go-to for every-day non-work attire.

I have a subdued block 'O' hat (similar to the Brutus hat but black and not grey) that I wear during the Summer, as well as 3-5 t-shirts that I rotate.  I also have block 'O' socks that I wear on football game days, and a pair of OSU running shorts.

I could probably come up with more, but that's all I can think of at the moment.  So on any given day, I could potentially have 1 to 5 different pieces of OSU gear on at a time, and rarely do I go a day without wearing any.

Comment 27 Feb 2017

No Problem.  And I should probably reiterate that the likelihood of any particular 11W user having their password stolen is incredibly small (like 1 in trillions small), nonetheless that possibility exists and if an attacker (also unlikely) were to have gotten a hold of it, then I wouldn't want anyone to be at risk.  Just posting this out of an abundance of caution.  

I'd also hope that Jason has already taken care of the 11W SSL certificate that could have been compromised which, while also incredibly unlikely, would pose a substantial security risk to all users of 11W.  Because if a private SSL key was leaked, then anyone who possessed that key could decipher any and all traffic from any 11W user back to 11W.  Which means that any sensitive data transmitted, including passwords, could be stolen at any time until the private key is changed.

Again, we don't know if any 11W data was leaked, and the likelihood is very very small.  But since the possibility exists I felt like I should post here.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

Maybe I should change it to an empty backfield, no TE set where JT runs and gets tackled for loss?  That's been a recent favorite, too.

Comment 06 Feb 2017

You could argue that the Pats won last night based on the new luckiest catch in Super Bowl History.  But plays happen and they won.  Props to them for getting it done.

Comment 02 Feb 2017

If he is grayshirting, he also cannot be enrolled fulltime at any college, he has to be less than 12 credit hours of enrollment (it might actually be less than that, but 12 or more constitutes full time).  If he is enrolled fulltime, his 5 year window of eligibility would start this fall regardless of whether he participates in team activities.

With that said, that makes the financial cost even less than the quoted $20k.  For grayshirting, the best options are either to not attend school, to attend a community college half-time (6 credit hours * $250 per hour or so = $1500 which probably has available financial aid to cover), or attend a prep school such as Fork Union (the route Cardale Jones and many Ohio State players in the past 20 years have taken).  You could also enroll at the college you committed to part time, but this is the most expensive route.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I kind of wish they'd make it so that the entire #1 offense and the #2 defense is a team, and then vice versa for the other team.  That way you get to see the 1's play against the 1's and the 2's play against the 2's.  Rather than this random mix of folks who will never likely play together other than in the spring.  I'm not sure how the mix up helps with continuity and cohesion to lead into the season, and it probably is more harmful.  If you want your OL to gel, they need to play together.  If you want your QB to build rapport with his receivers, they need to play together.  And if the #1 defense is on the other side, it's a fair fight.