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Comment 1 hour ago

Graduates of the US Naval Academy also have the option to become Marine Officers as well as Navy Officers.  There are also exchange programs with the Army and Air Force to become an officer in either the Army or Air Force, and I believe on some occasions, graduates have become Coast Guard officers as well.

As an Army Veteran, I only wish that the Army team could muster the discipline and fight that Navy has continued to have.  Watching them get embarrassed every year is disheartening.

Comment 1 hour ago

They sell beer at Huntington Park for Clippers games -- and I have never met an unruly drunk at Huntington Park.  And it's a lot easier to get in line and buy a beer there than it would be during an OSU game.

Comment 2 hours ago

Let's see...  Alabama has had a vanilla offense and has only needed a serviceable QB to get the job done.  AJ McCarron has been just that and wasn't that special (although let's not forget he was a heisman candidate despite being incredibly average), so he really isn't that hard to replace.  Ohio State does not run a vanilla offense and needs a QB with a high football IQ who can distribute the ball to playmakers.  This is more difficult to replace, and lets not understate Braxton's role in the running game.

Though on the surface, the situations between Alabama and Ohio State really aren't all that different, but it's not difficult to understand why the Ohio State QB is going to have a steeper learning curve than the Alabama QB.  Alabama deserves the higher ranking because of this, and the fact that their defense is much more of a proven commodity than ours.  We like to think our defense will be top 10 this year, and they probably will, but we haven't seen it demonstrated against live competition yet.  Also, yeah, strength of schedule.  Alabama won't be tested until the last few weeks of the season, whereas we are tested from the onset and continuously throughout the season.  They have time to break their new QB in, we don't have such a luxury.

Comment 25 Aug 2014

Last year, KG threw for 6 TDs in ONE HALF.  Certainly JTB4 can get 2 in a game.

Edit: I guess you meant the yardage total, rather than the TD count.  I think it's attainable, I think he'll have to throw well because with a new OL and a non-El Gaupo at RB, the ground game is going to be rough.  He certainly has the weapons to reach that kind of yardage, and if he can't do it against Navy, we're going to have a long season.

Comment 25 Aug 2014

I saw it over the weekend -- definitely worth going to see.

The critics weren't friendly to it, because there are some aspects of the movie that are the same as any other football movie.  It's also not completely historically accurate.  However, the message of the movie is excellent -- they really wanted to portray the concept that their success was because it's about the team, not about the players.  It's about the brotherhood that exists that allows them to achieve far more than they could individually.  They had to fabricate a few things, and the LB Poly game did occur, just not when the movie says that it did, but it seemed to me that they did this to get the message across.

Jim Caviezel did an excellent job, I love his acting (mostly because Person of Interest is the best show on TV).  Go see this movie.

Comment 25 Aug 2014

There was a comment on the article about Final Cut that pretty much said the same thing.  They also seemed to indicate that they were the only restaurant that has been rated.  I'd imagine if some of the Cameron Mitchell restaurants or the Refectory or a few others were to be rated, I'm sure we'd see at least 2-3 more 4 stars or even a 5 star show up.

Comment 25 Aug 2014

Beer drinkers(especially the young ones) are generally not that sophisticated.

I'll give you that a lot of beer drinkers are not sophisticated, but once you exit the world of budweiser (and natty light) and start drinking real beer, you'll find that beer can have as much complexity and sophistication as some of the finest of wines.  I think there are many here on 11W that can attest to this fact.

Comment 24 Aug 2014
I remember thinking the same thing, he had a good spring game in 2011. But I guess he didn't practice well and wasn't motivated much before Urban Meyer came.
Comment 22 Aug 2014

Maybe we should talk about more important things, like why my standard HD cable package from TWC includes the SEC Network and not the CBS Sports network.  Which means I can't watch the game at home next Saturday, but if I wanted to watch Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky at home, I can.  :(

Comment 22 Aug 2014

GPA is a measure of how much effort you put into school, not how smart you or how much ability/potential you have.  But if you want to get any kind of decent scholarship money, you have to have a good one.

In high school, I aced every test and had zero motivation to do homework or projects or to study in general and as a result, had a horrible GPA.  I also got a 31 on the ACT and when I joined the Army, my GT score on the ASVAB was 130 which is the maximum you can attain.  I would probably have less student loan debt (read: more scholarship money) now if I had put more effort into school, but I never really valued the concept of "busy work" so for me it was a struggle.  I was also pissed that the new GI Bill pays 100% tuition/fees, and also pays a housing allowance and a book allowance.  I got it for my last of 4 years of college after having to pay everything out of pocket for the first 3.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Is that a fancy way of saying "guy who pumps the gas for minimum wage"?

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Wow, what has Braxton done to offend all these people?  Other than being one of the most humble and most talented QB's to play in College in recent history.  It isn't like these people wouldn't take him on their team in a second if they could.  SMH

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I think that Terrelle Pryor would have a solid shot at a championship if Wilson were to have a season ending injury.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

If Johnny Football didn't want to be heckled by opposing teams, he shouldn't have behaved the way he did off the field the last two years.  Now the pressure is obviously getting to him and he doesn't seem to be able to handle it.  

Comment 19 Aug 2014

If Chris Ash's defense is as advertised, and we had him last season, we could have won the national championship without Braxton or Hyde.  The only difference this year is that we are reloading our offensive line, yet we have significantly more talent to work with at WR.  I still expect OSU to win every game they play this year, just as I did last year, the year before, and even the year of Fickell.  Am I a homer?  Yes.  Do I acknowledge that it probably won't happen, yes.  But I think they can do it and I expect it to happen.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I think that JT Barrett is better than AJ, actually.  AJ was serviceable and did what he needed to do, think of him like Kenny Guiton distributing the football (I'd almost say Kenny was better than AJ).  JT has the potential to be something special, so let's see how he does this year.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Anyhow, this is your first official JT Barrett For Heisman 2014 thread, you are welcome.

Fixed for you.  3rd RS Freshman in a row to win it, and the second in a row to win the National Championship.  Although if that happens and Braxton Medically redshirts...  who is your starter for 2015?

Comment 15 Aug 2014

If Nuge is our kicker, I'll take the 82 yard attempt.