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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 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.

Comment 25 Jun 2014

Agreed.  But it is the first step.  You know these folks have plans ready to go to ensure the B1G stays at the forefront of change when the results of the NCAA v O'Bannon case  and unionization issue become finalized.

Comment 23 Jun 2014

Yeah, it's hard to see Aaron Craft getting drafted - but he could have a great career over in Europe.  I hear they treat American ballers very well and the experience is a once in a lifetime thing too good to miss.  I wish Findlay's Finest well and I know we are going to be hearing a lot of good things from Mr Craft in the years to come.

Comment 23 Jun 2014

Netherlands v Chile looks to be a good match-up but they will probably be sitting their stars.  Croatia v Mexico should be awesome because it is all on the line!

But USA v Germany - Believe.

Comment 20 Jun 2014

I'm doubling down on all these comments - getting Justin Hilliard would be epic.  I think he would also do a lot to open up our Cincinnati connection which is a fertile recruiting ground.  Justin, Ohio is in your blood.  We've got a young Buckeye Tree ready to to be planted in the grove in your name.

Comment 19 Jun 2014

2. Don't knock the best city in the state, if not the country

3. Never defend LeBron.  Just don't talk about him at all.

Really?  It appears that you have a case of "agree with me or be wrong" syndrome.  You may want to look closer to home before you feel entitled to give etiquette advice.

Comment 05 Jun 2014

Wow.  Awesome is the only word that works.  I can't begin to imagine the time and research necessary to pull this off.  Thanks for the clip Hilliard.

Comment 05 Jun 2014

The big boys are going to break off because the NCAA having all these minuscule rules. The NCAA is making millions of dollars, why can’t a guy sell his jersey?

Coach Niumatalolo is a pretty insightful guy and his take on the changes coming to the NCAA are on point.

Great read, Kyle.  It is interesting to look through the lens of a coach who would be thrilled to get 1 or 2 three star kids in his program.  And yet they are competitive through determination and heart.  It'll be an honor to start our season against these guys.

Comment 03 Jun 2014

Congrats Kenny G!  This would be great just to hang with Gene, Paul, Ace, Peter and the gang.  Kiss was my first concert back in 1977 (open seating insanity back then before the Who concert in Cincy put an end to it) standing right in front of Gene shouting out loud.  Rock on Kenny, Go Bucks!