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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 Buckeye victory over Miami
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

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Comment 02 Aug 2015

My thoughts exactly, ever since Harbaugh was hired.  This game sets up with many similarities to the '69 game.  I can easily see us going into that match up ranked #1 and having not been really challenged, and then getting far more than many bargain for. 

Comment 31 Jul 2015
If we're shooting for the moon, maybe just go with 10 straight! Seriously though, with the level of competition being what it is, and the unpredictable things that can happen in any game or season, I'd be thrilled with any repeat or multiple championships in the next decade. For someone who was there in 2002 when we broke a 34 year drought, I was ecstatic to see last years NC come so soon!
Comment 31 Jul 2015
My feeling is that there has only been one "real" national championship in FBS, OSU last year. However, I give a slight nod to the BCS winners, but anything before that, no way. So I'd start my list before 1998. Probably TCU or Oregon.
Comment 31 Jul 2015
I said my analogies were imperfect. Point is, this is a bit more weighty a situation than some random Joe making an error in judgement. I love OSU football and have followed the teams for over 30years, but I don't live and die over what happens between the lines. So it really has no impact on me. But where this is, or should, be different, is that these young men are part of something bigger than just themselves. They are teammates. The decisions they make influence, directly, over 80 other young men, plus their coaches. Add to that, the fact that someone like Bosa or Marshall could jeopardize their own futures and that of their families, and I think you begin to see that it's not quite the same as any other youthful indiscretion. I'm not "stoning" anyone, but these guys have to live to a higher standard. That's not always a bad thing, perhaps we need more higher standards in our culture.
Comment 30 Jul 2015
Yeah. Maybe it's a bit presumptuous to call it arrogant. I'm sure any of these guys are subject to thinking they're above the law, but I don't know his heart. I will say, no matter what else, it is certainly selfish behavior on all their parts. Sacrificing the team good for whatever momentary pleasure it was. Like it or not, more is expected of these young men. They're not just kids
Comment 30 Jul 2015

Sure I've made mistakes.  And I do hope he (and the others) will learn from this.  That is hardly the point.  I think you may be comparing apples to oranges. 

Surely you would grant the the circumstances surrounding a person's decision has an impact on how one interprets the actions?  A mistake made by the president or by a platoon leader carry a bit more gravity than me running a red light or going 10 mph over the speed limit.  Examples aren't perfect, but that's not the point.  Not all situations are equal. 

Comment 30 Jul 2015
I'm SO tired of the "he's a kid" excuse! This young MAN grew up in the spot light, has been under intense scrutiny for at least 3-4 years, is a potential number one overall pick, and saw one of his unit lose his position on the team JUST ONE YEAR ago !! At some point it's time to just call it what it is. Arrogant selfishness. He apparently thought the rules of life just don't apply to him as they do to others.
Comment 07 Jun 2015
I admit to not watching the NBA much, so just curious, has LBJ ever played above the rim? His ability to finish near the rim isn't really all that special, IMO.
Comment 05 Jun 2015
My point exactly, it's not the miss that bothers me, it's that shot selection and most that followed.