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Cleveland, Ohio (via Kettering, Ohio)

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Comment 30 Jan 2015

On the one hand, I can see/sort of understand the misapplication and misunderstanding resulting in the arrest.  Perhaps that could be an honest mistake and "retraining" may be appropriate.

However, the article says:

Dash cam video obtained by 19 Action News suggests that Smith had little trouble navigating the test. Officer Peters seemed to agree, telling Smith there were only "minor problems" in his test performance.


In his official police report, Peters appears to contradict the dash cam video, saying Smith "loses balance" and "does not follow instructions."

Granted, that is the media's perception of the video, but a flat contradiction seems more like covering your ass and lying than an honest mistake.  I'd think that is the biggest issue with the whole event.

Comment 28 Jan 2015

I watch both actually (being a Bengals fan in Cleveland), and I will tell you that the Browns are the most entertaining team to watch (and follow, especially talk radio) in the NFL.  They manage to get themselves into and out of situations you couldn't even dream of.

Comment 12 Jan 2015

Heard a comment last night on TV about how TCU could end up #2 if there were a particular result in tonight's game.  To be fair, I think the comment was directed at any blowout, not necessarily as an anti-OSU comment.  That's the only mention I had heard of that line of thinking in the media after the Sugar Bowl.  TCU fans have obviously pretty keen on the idea (and some mentioning an AP #1) since they won.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

"And yes, much like college football players, those kids should see a slice of the broadcast money."

Can we please stop with this "everyone who shows up on tv for 35 seconds deserves a royalty" nonsence all ready...

Comment 09 May 2014

This is precisely the point, though. They never could have expected Manziel to fall as far as he did, and decided on Gilbert over Manziel at 8.  I think the logical conclusion is that Manziel certainly wasn't valued as the #1 guy on the board, and likely wasn't even valued as the #1 qb by the browns.

Comment 31 Mar 2014

There were no light bulbs on the Wright Flyer.

Edison was good, but he is given way too much credit over some of his contemporaries.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

Having just skimmed the NLRB ruling, it appears to only apply to football players. It also doesn't appear that the criteria used in the decision would lead every athlete to being included as an employee, although that's just based on a cursory review. Moreover, I would assume all eligible athletes would have to be together, but perhaps they could be separated by sport with their own CBAs.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

UV 'cause I'm not sure why you got a DV...

At any rate, I'm one of those fans you speak of (being from Dayton, of course). I can't say as though I've seen any similarly situated fans trolling OSU because they are also OSU fans.  Honestly, I think it's the people who aren't really sports fans and hate hearing about it that are doing the trolling, or are the die-hard UC folks you speak of who would troll anything anti-OSU, not just UD beating OSU.  Dayton has some strong basketball pride and it's nice to see them finally making something of it again.  For me, the first round game was a win-win. I took it as it was and have moved on, strongly pulling for UD to go the distance.  Had OSU won, I'd be doing the same thing for them.

Comment 23 Mar 2014

If you're referring to the DDN, then that has nothing to do with the school or the team. Would you like OSU to be held accountable for everything the Dispatch says?

Comment 19 Mar 2014

You seriously don't think there will be any fallout from this on other varsity sports at any school across the country? Or is it that you just don't care about those smaller sports and smaller school?

Comment 19 Mar 2014

I lean towards DJ on this one. I am hell bent on the LAW. 

This is certainly noble and proper, however, I feel that many people see this issue as being about the end goal.  I'm certainly not speaking of you , but I feel that to many, the particular law is a means to an end and the end is the most important part. In this case, the lawsuit to many isn't about protecting the market and antitrust laws, it's about destroying the NCAA and seeing players paid (rightfully or not).  Unfortunately, the law is often abused in this way.

Comment 12 Mar 2014

Understandably, the previous rule was a problem. BUT, I still have problems the review of penalties in any sense. Either have a strict targeting penalty or don't. Any review undermines the integrity of the penalty.

Comment 06 Mar 2014

These numbers are why I'm in favor of college athletes being able to profit off their own image and also getting their slice of the billions of dollars in TV money being rained down on the sport. (For example, a 2010 Alabama player would have made $47,330 from live TV alone.)

4 years of that plus that 4 years in the NFL is still not enough to live on for the rest of your life. Except then, everyone is paying even less attention in school because they're already getting money. I don't see how those numbers support paying student-athletes. If anything, they support imposing more stringent standards.

Comment 01 Mar 2014

It is, you're right. But I think it also goes a lot deeper than that. They have the money to build a stadium and there's room in Ohio City, but then it brings up issues of parking and the homeowners in the area. My feelings have always been that if they wanted to play on Friday nights, they could make it happen.

Comment 28 Feb 2014

As others have said, Friday is for HS.

The converse also bugs me... that is, HS that play on Saturdays. I think this is big in Texas, and with some Catholic schools in Ohio. Ignatius does it in Cleveland and it drives me nuts.