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Comment 18 Mar 2017

As a coach, we tell our kids not to leave it in the official's hands; that being said, Bo did what he should've done, put pressure on Hall, and was rewarded for his effort only once even though Hall continued to stall beyond the warning.  Very frustrating.

Comment 12 Jan 2017

I have said all along that I wanted Warriner to stay on. He's done a great job at developing our o-line talent, and I use Taylor Decker as my microcosm. Dude straight got his lunch taken by Khalil Mack a few years back (yes, I know it was Taylor's first career start), but look at Taylor's career and how he's doing now. Ed Warriner in my estimation was a big part of the Slobs' success, and I am truly sorry to see him go.

Comment 08 Jan 2017

I went partially down that rabbit hole of Tweets until I found myself getting dumber as I read the tweets of the antagonist as he defended himself, and an old adage came back to me: "Just because you can say something doesn't mean you should."  He is certainly and absolutely entitled to feel and think however he likes about things; the problem came when he decided he would take his opinion directly to one of the people directly involved with his controversial opinion.  I don't know what good he thought would come from tweeting what he did, and if he knew no good would come from it, then why bother?  He started a fire that didn't even need to be lit.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

I'm just throwing this out there.  I don't know that this season with all the off-the-field hoopla surrounding Kaepernick is the best gauge of the type of QB coach Day is.  It certainly was not a typical season in that regard.  Just have to trust Urban.

Also, to this same point, I remember when Marshall announced that Bobby Pruett, defensive coordinator for the Florida Gators, would take over as head coach for the Herd following Florida's national championship game against Nebraska in January '96.  As a life-long Buckeye fan that attended Marshall, I watched that game to see what Marshall was getting.  If you remember, Nebraska absolutely waxed the Gators that night (these were the Lawrence Phillips-vintage Huskers), and I was left with an uneasy feeling about it all.  Coach Pruett ended up being the winningest coach in Marshall history (no jokes, please - I know that it pales to Woody in Columbus, but it is what it is), so I learned that a snapshot doesn't always tell the whole story like with Kaepernick in SF this year.  Urban has my trust on this.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

I think the problem with "co-s" for the average Joe is that when things go horribly awry, we are confused as to which coordinator deserves our ire.  "Who gets our angst!" /s

Comment 01 Oct 2016

I must, as a wrestling coach and fan of the sport in general, must humbly submit that NJ has given us Jordan Burroughs, the face of USA Wrestling (who, of course, is now having to share that title with one Kyle Snyder).  As for the rest of your feelings, rock on, good sir.

Go Bucks!

Comment 31 Aug 2016

It's funny how that '85 game against Iowa seems to keep coming up in various spots in my life.  My brother and I recorded that game on the timer setting on our VCR because my parents had made plans to be out of town that weekend visiting some college friends, and we were in tow.  We weren't sure we'd be able to watch it at my parents' friends' house (we were able, albeit sporadically, as it turns out), so we wanted to have it in its entirety to watch it at our leisure upon returning home.  Since it was such an epic upset (truthfully, I wasn't sure OSU had what it took without Keith Byars to beat #1 Iowa with Chuck Long and Ronnie Harmon), we ended up NOT recording over the game (a true sign of '80s dedication!) and watched it repeatedly over the years whenever we had a Jones for Ohio State football.  I remember the soaking wet AstroTurf from all the rain, and I remember writing in my English-teacher-required journal in English class two days later that "THE BUCKEYES UPSET #1 IOWA!  THEY HELD RONNIE HARMON TO 122 YARDS!"  That's a quote, by the way - I still have the journal.

I'm ready for the season.  Thanks, Ramzy, for bringing back the eighth-grader in me and the child-like anticipation of another season of college football.

Comment 26 Aug 2016

This season is where my utter disdain for Pat Forde came from.  After the Bucks were beaten by LSU in the NCG, he wrote a scathing (and unfair) column on why the Buckeyes should not be allowed near any national championship game for the foreseeable future.  His argument was two consecutive losses on the big stage.  I think we would all admit that the 2006 team massively underperformed in that title game.  MY beef was his willingness to penalize them for the 2007 squad's performance.  Until reading this recap, I had completely forgotten about all the losses that transpired for Ohio State to move back up to #2.  I remembered only Missouri and West Virginia losing on the last weekend (WVU losing to a forgettable Pitt team that they should have destroyed), forgetting completely that Oklahoma, Oregon, LSU, and Kansas all dropped the ball as well.  My point is, the NCG fell into their laps.  They probably shouldn't have been there.  Forde's column was WAY over the line.  I don't usually reach out to personalities when they publish things, even when they may have published something that I agree with.  I just don't think they care all that much, but I was moved to email Pat Forde and give him a piece of my mind, for all the good it did.  I avoid his stuff like the plague now.

Comment 12 May 2016

This confirms my sickness, but the first thing I think of nowadays whenever I hear a Gloria Estefan song is that d@#! meal she made for Livan 19 years ago. I have a problem, I know.

Comment 12 May 2016

So glad to hear that this isn't a 90-minute montage of all the "Thes." I've never lived in Cleveland, but for whatever reason (who am I kidding, thanks a lot Dad), I live and die with these teams. I'm very much looking forward to watching this with my 15-year old son Saturday night.

I remember all of these. I still to this day look at Gloria Estefan with disgust. I remember before Game Seven in '97, she invited Livan Hernandez over and made him an authentic Cuban meal to help calm him down and make him feel more comfortable. I remember Bobby Bonilla being told by an MLB alumnus in the stands to look for a changeup from Jaret Wright at a certain count, and Bonilla sent it into the stands. Unhealthy that I remember all this stuff? Sure. But I can't help it. I remember collapsing on the floor and laying there for about a half-hour when Edgar Renteria sent a base hit up the middle off of Charles Nagy. And that's all just the '97 Series. One of these days, a Cleveland team is going to win it all, and I'm going to party for a week. 

Comment 10 Apr 2016

Nothing to say that hasn't already been said, but just ugh. What a gut punch. Wondered if he had any kids, and learned he has three. So his wife sees her husband murdered in front of her, and three kids lose a daddy. What a devastating turn of events. I have a whole lot of hate and anger toward this shooter that I need to work on here. Prayers for Will's family.

Comment 20 Mar 2016

It is a very rare thing to see two heavyweights as athletic as those two are.  More often than not, you get two guys pushing 285 who, while not slugs, don't move nearly as well as these two guys do.  Gwiz had some very good reactions to Snyder's very good shots, shots that would've resulted in takedowns against just about any other wrestler he would've faced.  What a great match, so glad I got to see it.

Comment 15 Dec 2015

Some observations after watching that video:

1.  The Buckeyes would've been flagged for excessive celebration for that benign display in today's game.  A bygone era.  Even the color guy was talking about what Byars was going to do when he got to the end zone.

2.  Keith Byars was my dude.  I absolutely loved that guy.  He was absolutely hosed out of the '84 Heisman.  Yes, Doug, that was a great pass to Phelan against Miami, but one play doesn't win you a Heisman.  Keith was a rock all year.

3.  "All Night Long" as the outro to the commercial break.  Gotta love the '80s.

edit to add - thanks for posting!