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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NC Game when Maurice Clarett ripped the ball from Sean Taylor's hands after Sean had intercepted Krenzel's pass. OMG - I went nuts! Of course, the game ended well too.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Two - the Archie Griffin and Pete Johnson 1975 tandem
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft - Made Ohio proud!
  • NFL TEAM: Pros... meh.
  • MLB TEAM: Yawn
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA National Teams. Sans Landon Donovan :'(

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Dec 2014

It's all about pad level - low pads win.  Throw in the techniques from a high level educator like Johnson, swim, bull, punch, and you've got yourself a monster.   Since you can't teach motor -- BOOM!  3Just watched his tape - wow, he's got a serious case of the quicks with a nice dose of nasty.  Welcome to Buckeye Nation.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

I would love to see each of these match-ups - especially if they were played at NFL stadiums in and around B1G country in December or January.  It would be nice to play a bowl game in our back yard instead of games that are essentially home games for the opposition.  Imagine Ohio State vs Alabama in Green Bay in January. (or Buffalo, Minnesota, Chicago, Indy, Philly, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, New York, or St. Louis...)  Vince Lombardi would be proud.

Comment 08 Dec 2014

I was shocked to see only 62% voted yes.  But reading over the comments I have to respect the opinion that one game is not enough.  That's fair.  Good news:  Now they know they what they can do; a new standard has been set.  #dominant

Comment 02 Dec 2014

Yesterday I likely would have called you a conspiracy theorist - but after seeing what the committee did with TCU, Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Nebraska this week I think the message is clear.  The B1G has no respect, repeat - no respect within the committee and the B1G Champion  will suffer for that.

Comment 12 Oct 2014

Thanks for doing the math, Chris.  Wow, Urban knows how to recruit and develop talent.  I hate to jump too far ahead, but next year is going to be crazy as we will be bringing so much skill AND experience back on both sides of the ball to support Braxton's Senior season. This year, as great as I expect it to continue to be, is still just the warm up.  It's good to be a Buckeye.  

Comment 28 Sep 2014

Wow, nobody is commenting on the offensive line.  Silence must be the best compliment you can give your O-linemen because if we're not talking about them, they must have had a good night.  I was impressed by the holes for the running backs and the protection for our QB.  Every game is showing improvement.  Bring on the Conference!

Comment 18 Sep 2014

FTN70, that kind of sentiment about Braxton will never be popular here, but I think you may be right.  In 2015, Braxton may need to take a page from Antwaan Randle El's book and switch from QB to WR in order to have a long successful career in the NFL.  And if I am correct about JT's growth this year, then the 2015 season may be a good chance to test that theory and get both JT and Braxton on the field together.  Think about it - Braxton taking a WR screen or a jet sweep where he can choose to run or pass - how do you defend that?

Comment 03 Sep 2014

Which makes me wonder why we schedule Navy.  We don't get any credit for beating them, they are awkward and somewhat dangerous to play.  If we had Georgia Tech on our schedule I would see the point in playing Navy, but...  Now that it is behind us, GO BUCKS!

Comment 11 Aug 2014

"Things are OK," Price said. "Fans, we're going to be OK."

I agree.  One word: Warinner.

The question this year is defense.  If the defense is half as good as I expect them to be they will be twice as good as they were last year.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

I see Mr Sprinkle having a very difficult discussion with Urban in the near future.  How he responds to that conversation and how Urban feels about what he hears and sees will likely be what determines this young man's future at OSU.  I personally trust Urban Meyer will do the right thing regardless of the outcome.  It is times like these where boys can become men.  I wish Mr Sprinkle the best.  I'd give him the same advice I gave my daughter when she faced her "time to grow up" moment outside the family - be open and painfully honest and do not under any circumstance complain, deflect, whine, or drone on.  Good luck Mr Sprinkle.