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Jack Fu

Columbus (via Small Michigan town of no consequence.)

Member since 23 September 2010 | Blog

Grew up in Michigan. Went to OSU. Still in the Columbus area.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: In the end zone bleachers at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 9, 2002.
  • NFL TEAM: Detroit Lions
  • NHL TEAM: Detroit Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Detroit Pistons
  • MLB TEAM: Detroit Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: EPL: Aston Villa; MLS: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Nov 2015


We played two good teams all year and shit the bed against one of them. Yeah, Oklahoma lost to a bad team. They have WAY more wins over good teams than we do. Sad but true. But hey, even though we're stuck playing Rutgers and Maryland every year instead of Wisconsin and Iowa, at least Delany got to line his pockets with BTN cash.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

Against a pass defense that has been utterly exploited by the likes of Western Michigan and Nebraska, we threw exactly two passes farther than seven yards downfield. Barrett played poorly, but no quarterback was gonna put up yards and points against that defense, with that gameplan and playcalling.

Elliott made a very specific point. OSU drove & scored its 1st TD running power w/ 2 TEs. OSU NEVER called it rest of game.
-- Ross Fulton (RossRFulton) November 23, 2015

And Elliott was strategically correct. No point in spreading out if the D doesn't respect pass threat and you don't do anything about it.
-- Ross Fulton (RossRFulton) November 23, 2015

Comment 19 Nov 2015

Oh good, now I know exactly where to go if I want to listen to bland sports platitudes and dad jokes tomorrow morning.

Comment 12 Nov 2015

"Fargo" is absolutely the best show currently airing. I think you can make a strong argument that "You're the Worst" is #2. FX/X continues killing it with their original programming.

Comment 05 Nov 2015

I was in the south stands too. Ron Johnson ate Nate Clements's lunch that day.

Comment 18 Oct 2015

Those uniforms were an abomination. I hope to hell they never wear those again.

I didn't like them when they were revealed, but I decided to wait and see how they looked on actual human beings running around playing football. The answer? They looked really, really bad.

Comment 05 Oct 2015

And one of them is the owner of the Ohio State record for most total offense in a single season. The other one is starting, because he won three games at the end of last year in which Zeke Elliott averaged over 200 rushing yards a game.

Comment 04 Oct 2015

If Cardale had put up the exact same stats he did in his three starts last year, but the defense happened to crap the bed and give up 43 points to either Alabama or Oregon, Barrett would be the starter right now.

Comment 02 Oct 2015

Yep. This is not some kind of new issue. He was underthrowing most of his passes in the playoff too, but Smith and Marshall bailed him out multiple times. And Meyer is right: it's bad mechanics.

Comment 02 Oct 2015

I personally don't love the alternatives. But I'm glad they athletic department is willing to experiment for the sake of staying relevant, exciting, and exciting find some way to sell new jerseys to OSU fans who already own jerseys.

Fixed that for you.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

But Barrett had his opportunity to beat out Jones in fall camp when both guys were working with the first team and rotating every day, according to coaches and players. He apparently did not do that. The decision was “really close,” according to Meyer, but it remained clear in Meyer’s mind that Barrett had not done enough to beat out Jones.

So, as a result, Jones earned the right to start the season-opener against the Hokies and has started each of the last two weeks, too.

This reasoning is bullshit. Jones "earned the right" to start because Barrett didn't "beat him out"? That presumes that Cardale should be the starter for no given reason unless Barrett unseats him. What gives him that advantage? If Cardale straight-up wins a QB competition between the two of them, then fine, just say that. But giving one the job by default, and then putting the onus on the other one to "beat them out," and if he "fails," giving the job to the default guy, is dumb reasoning.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

It is almost universally accepted that Jones has a stronger arm, is a much tougher back to tackle on the move or take down in the pocket, is a formidable downhill runner in the mold of Big Ben, and indeed led his team to three of the biggest victories in school history, all after coming off the bench as essentially the third string QB.

All of which are reasons why he should maybe be a more heralded pro prospect (and I would quibble with "tougher to tackle" - you can't tackle what you can't catch, as Minnesota found out). Barrett simply runs Meyer's preferred offense better, because he makes better reads and decisions.

What's more, it's also nearly universally accepted that Jones is one of, if not the most likable players on the team, with a big grin, easy laugh, and continually amusing Twitter feed. He seems to have a good rapport with his coach and teammates, and seems like a genuinely nice young fellow.

And yet J.T. was voted team captain, by his teammates.

I feel like these are two pretty decent reasons why.