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JakeBuckeye


Columbus, Ohio (via Fullerton, CA)

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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

Favorites

  • 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 24 Aug 2016

Its not about the deferred signing bonus... Its about the combo of deferred signing bonus AND offset language. There's NO precedent for that for a player of Joey's caliber. The Chargers are trying to screw him over literally JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN and they know they hold most of the leverage. That's B.S. Go Joey! I imagine if he holds his ground they will give in after the backlash they're receiving.

Comment 24 Aug 2016

Everything you highlighted is exactly what makes this move commendable of him... This is about principle, not about money. Its easy for any of us to just say take the money. But just imagine if you were one of the most talented workers in your field and your employer was trying to do this to you, when your less talented peers are recieving what you want. Its a slap in the face, and now on top of that the Chargers are trying to drag his name through the mud and make him the public villain. Fuck them. IMO he should have no intention of ever playing for them at this point.

Comment 24 Aug 2016

The Chargers are trying to put offset language AND a deferred singing bonus in his contract. No no. 3 pick since the new CBA has ever had to sign with that combo. The "shut up and play" argument is silly and something none of us would EVER do if we were getting blatantly screwed by our employers. I actually am incredibly proud that a Buckeye is taking a stand like this to a historically shitty organization, when the easier thing to do would be to just sign the bullshit contract. Let's not forget that Bosa was essentially the number one pick in this draft... I say that because the two teams with the no. 1 & 2 picks were desperate for a quarterback.

Comment 09 Aug 2016

I don't think so, and I'm someone who considers Tressel their favorite sports figure of all time and probably always will. He was one of the last of a dying breed. College football has evolved, and that's ok.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

Trust me, I find it exhausting how much we exert energy into hating ESPN. However, this article was just too much for me.

The College Football Playoff selection committee thought so much of the Buckeyes that it ranked them No. 3 in each of the first three top-25 rankings.

 As if an undefeated defending national champion shouldn't be in the top three, regardless of lack-luster victories...

At this point, I'm not even sure it's fair to call the Buckeyes an actual team. They might be more of a loose collection of star players with one foot out the door to the NFL draft.

If Michigan State loses to Penn Statenext week and Ohio State somehow recovers to beat Michigan, the Buckeyes would win the Big Ten East and play in the Big Ten championship game.

"Somehow" LMAO, as if its some impossibility that we beat Michigan next week.

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Thank you.

For a second I thought I was the only one here whose morals hadn't felt degraded by this sign. Who cares. Hell, our fans were spewing the same drivel about Meyer when his health problems arose at Florida.

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.