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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 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!

Comment 02 Jun 2014

DJ, I know you didn't want to hear this but I got curious.  A 'Hokie' isn't anything - it's just a made up word for a fight song written for the school back in the 19th century.  Somehow Hokie kinda stuck (http://www.vt.edu/about/traditions/hokie.html), as college traditions sometimes do, and now it is uniquely VT.  It actually makes more sense than 'Hoosier'.

Also Maryland's crab cakes are really pretty good, you should give them another chance.  However, their turtle soup in the fall is delicious.