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JakeBuckeye


Columbus, Ohio (via Fullerton, CA)

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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I've only played chess once in my life, and I lost.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: St. James Tressel squeezing Oregon like a python in the 2010 Rose Bowl & Ohio State's 2012 Final Four run.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Theodore "Ballgame" Ginn, Jr.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Willie "Buckets" Buford

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Sep 2015

Stuff like this is why Tressel > Meyer (or probably anyone that will ever be our coach again) forever in my heart. Call me crazy, but I don't think there's been many men with purer intentions in this complex, "win at all costs" modern college football era.

Comment 01 Sep 2015

Stuff like this is why Tressel > Meyer (or probably anyone that will ever be our coach again) forever in my heart. Call me crazy, but I don't think there's been many men with purer intentions in this complex, "win at all costs" modern college football era.

Comment 01 Sep 2015

Stuff like this is why Tressel > Meyer (or probably anyone that will ever be our coach again) forever in my heart. Call me crazy, but I don't think there's been many men with purer intentions in this complex, "win at all costs" modern college football era.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

Your analysis might make more sense if Sam's "excuse" was something that's not generally embarrassing for men (ESPECIALLY football players, who live in a culture of supreme toughness) to admit. Otherwise, your assumptions are in poor taste and calling someone who comes forth with mental health issues a liar is just as bad/harmful as telling someone with mental health issues to simply "man up" (which was my previous interpretation of your comments.)

Comment 15 Aug 2015

Its not an unfair blanket statement, its the truth. Many men with mental illness do nothing about it because its their "job as a man" to "man up," or at least that's what society tells them. I didn't say that people like Couch are the problem. I said that people like Couch are a part of that problem, and that's the truth. As far as the cursing is concerned, I apologize. I have my reasons to be very passionate about this topic and I let it go a tad overboard there.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

You must be part of the contingent of America who fails to understand the importance of mental health. That's a shame because people like you who tell people to "man up" are part of the reason far too many people in this country internalize and ignore their problems, which lets them build up inside and often can end tragically. Michael Sam is very much "manning up" here. As someone who has struggled depreession, anxiety, etc. etc. I can attest that it takes a lot of courage to open up and admit that you need help. My father killed himself when I was 16 years old, I take your comments very personally and I'm offended by the complete ignorance in them. Stop this stupid fucking culture of men suppressing their problems in the name of "manning up." 

Comment 15 Aug 2015

You're right, I don't accept Couch's viewpoint here because its about much more than sports and affects my life on a daily basis. The culture of "manliness" is a huge problem in regards to men's mental health in this country. Men are encouraged to suppress their emotions and when mental problems arise, society tells them to "man up," which leads to them ignoring their problem and going untreated. We don't encourage physically sick men in society to "man up" and leave their physical ailments untreated, and we need to stop doing that in regards to mental health.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

This really would have been a legendary moment in Buckeye history (if its not already) had we not blown that game...

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Makes you wonder why such a stupid myth exists? I'm still around, just not as active

Comment 19 Mar 2015

Yeah. There's a misconception by some that that is/was Denard's thing. That was around since before he started doing it.

Comment 19 Mar 2015

Luckily spring break is this week for tOSU. I have no classes and a free day of basketball all day.

Comment 01 Mar 2015

Sorry, but that's just dumb and incredibly naive. This site has over 20,000 users – nearly half of them active users. How would anyone expect any site to keep it's small, casual roots when it grows that large, let alone a site dedicated to sports – where, you know, the participants are fanatics by definition – not string theory research?

You're absolutely correct, and there is no fault in 11W for expansion. But the forum has changed, for the worse, in my opinion.

Honestly, I'm proud of what we have built as we've scaled. Compare it to other sites on the internet this size, one that logged nearly 15 million pageviews from the national championship through signing day. It hasn't been easy, and sure we've had growing pains and warts along the way. And yeah, I'd love to see people take the high road more, accept opinions that differ from their own and engage in insightful debate more often, but is this your first day on the internet? Suppose none of this has anything to do with you maturing and liking different things from those you loved in high school, either, right? I know my likes and passions certainly did when I was in that stage of my life.

As far as the site proper, we break a ton of news, publish amazing commentary, cover Ohio State as well as anyone out there, for free, and on top of that have an amazing community that's damn near impossible to find on sports site of this size. I couldn't be prouder than what we've built here.

I think you have a lot to be proud about. This is a homegrown website that has some of the best content on college sports in the entire world. I don't question the quality of the content, which is what you guys have spent most of your efforts doing. The by-product of that, however, has been a less enjoyable forum.

The key to accepting opposing viewpoints, as other have pointed out, is all in how you present them. I'm hopeful you'll grow to understand how that's done instead of the tired, angry act that's part of your crusade to call us out for things like not covering Ohio State's oversigning, slamming Meyer and the team on the Weber situation before all the facts are known or complaining about “downward trends.”

My viewpoint would have never been accepted or acknowledged on here by the majority, regardless of how I presented it. You know this, I know this, everyone knows this. It was a form of dissent against Urban Meyer - and to a lesser extent the 11W staff - two "sins" that are unforgivable regardless if they are presented logically or not. That's the culture of the forums on here now, though, which is my point. I believe I've done a decent job presenting my viewpoints. No, I'm not without my faults, but I do believe overall I have been civil, clear, and able in my arguments for the most part.

It's pretty fucking telling that you're all over threads like this, but nowhere to be found when countless members of this community talked another member out of suicide last week (or in any of the feel-good threads spawned from that). Stay angry.

A little time ago, I would have been active in that forum topic. I did see the forum, but being as I don't feel exactly welcome here I did not want to butt into such a serious topic.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

Its not even the fact that its unnecessary and rude, its also just FALSE. What's unfortunate is that some seem to agree with him.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

If I'm banned (there's no reason for me to be banned, but if) I hope its not for the reason that me and M Man are the same user, because that would simply be completely false. I'm not sure they have this capability, but please look up my IP. You'll see this comment coming from Columbus, Ohio where I'm currently studying at tOSU.