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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 06 May 2015

I'm mostly worried about why the Buckeye is wearing maroon.

Comment 14 Apr 2015

DJ - you got me curious.  I looked into the Student-Athlete pay issue a bit - the guys from Northwestern propose that players get paid, but that it is kept in an account until they leave school.  I heard this and it sounded familiar...  This is the model used at US Military Academies.

How much pay does a cadet receive?
A first-year cadet earns more than $900 a month, and the amount increases each year.. A portion of that cadet pay is deposited into a personal checking account. Another portion of cadet pay is deposited to a "Cadet Account" that is used to help a cadet pay for expenses such as uniforms, books, a computer, activity fees, etc. Each cadet pays a standard amount for laundry, dry cleaning, haircuts, tailoring services and shoe repair. A cadet's gross salary is subject to federal and state withholding taxes and Social Security deductions.


Hmm.  Are student athletes worth so much less than aspiring military officers?  

Also, if student athletes get paid they become employees and are subject to workman's compensation.  You know, just in case they get hurt in the performance of their job.

Should they get paid?  IMHO - Hell yes.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

I hear you Homey.  tOSU was also granted a NC by some in 1961 when our own faculty council voted to stop the team from attending the Rose Bowl.  Seriously?  We turned down an opportunity to play in the most storied Bowl in history?  I'm not comfortable claiming that 1961 Championship either.  As we all heard during the Oregon game, E$ecPN repeated many times that this was tOSUs sixth NC.  As much as I hate to agree with the talking heads at E$ecPN on anything, I find that 6 NCs is probably a more defensible number.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

but once they are down 3 or 4 TDs...

So, basically you are saying by the middle of the second quarter.

The Buckeyes have been flirting with an over 50 ppg season over the last couple of years.  Nobody broke this barrier last year, but both FSU and Baylor did it in 2013.  This 2015 team may break that 50 ppg barrier.  I wonder what the over/under would be for that.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

Just watched the film for Austin Mack.  The first thing that stands out is his size - he looks like a man amongst boys when surrounded by HS DBs.  Then you see his speed, his acceleration and top end are awesome, nobody seems to get an angle on him.  Then his strength - assuming they get close enough to get a hand or arm on him -- which isn't often as the first man is typically trying to readjust his uniform as Austin breezes by -- he will simply bull right through the tackle.  This Indiana product looks like the real deal.  The 2016 class is going to be incredible.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

We need to get Urban the 2015 COY Award -- look what he's already done this year.  A nice little Sugar Bowl Victory of then #1 Alabama and a nice little National Championship over then #2 Oregon.  Do we really need another 13 Fall wins to convince us this guy is the best in 2015?

Comment 17 Jan 2015

Loving it.  "Did you out coach Alabama's coaches today?"  Yes, sir.  Yes they did.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

What a great day to be a Buckeye.  National Champions.  Wow, that felt so good I gotta do it again - National Champions.

Do you realize that we could legitimately have 4 guys on the Heisman watch list in August - and two of them won't even be starters?  This offseason is going to be serious prep for our quarterbacks to compete for that starting job.

Grats to the Oregon Ducks - they managed to score three more points in the NC Game than they ever have in a game against the Buckeyes. 9-0.

National Champions.  That never gets old.