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Comment 28 Nov 2014

Thanks. Think I've managed to bribe my brother into driving me downtown to the Mission tomorrow.  One of the officers of the local alumni club recommended it.  Thanks for the feedback.  Go Bucks. 

Comment 27 Sep 2014

I respect your opinion, and it takes backbone to go public with a contrarian viewpoint.  But I disagree with you.   I have no qualms whatsoever saying that he did deserve to be pounded into the ground by a giant.   If it comes to it, the kid needs to hope that a jury agrees with your viewpoint rather than mine.

Comment 26 Sep 2014

Good call; it's generally a miserable profession. 

A question for M Man, BED, or any others admitted in the great state of Ohio: wouldn't an employee of Waters' stature generally have an agreement-to-arbitrate clause in his/her employment contract?   And if so, how are we skpping so easily ahead to litigation?  I, thankfully, know next to nothing about litigation.  Thanks

Comment 26 Sep 2014

No winners in a bad situation, all around.  Everyone I know with ties to TBDBITL has been steadfast in supporting Waters, but on the other hand, I understand the University's need to avoid the appearance of condoning unacceptable behavior, and part of being in a leadership position is accepting that you (unfairly?) may be held accountable for the actions of others.   I absolutely understand that Waters' career and reputation have been damaged, but every dollar spent in defending a suit or distributed in a settlement or award is a dollar that could have otherwise been spent bettering tOSU in more productive ways.   

Comment 23 Sep 2014

I struggled with addiction myself when I was his age.  I wish him all the luck and support in the world. Staying at OSU, regardless of his playing status, might be the best choice for him. Beyond maintaining the support net he hopefully has developed there, he hopefully ends up with a degree from one of the best public schools in the country. 

Comment 24 Apr 2014

And DJ, not trying to pile it on, and certainly not saying I disagree with the substance of your statement, but I love this site and don't want any harm to come to it.   A plaintiff willing to sue tOSU for getting hit by a bus likely could be a plaintiff willing to sue anybody for libel or defamation of character, not that I'm licensed to opine on such matters of Ohio law.   Might want to tone down calling any party to any pending litigation an idiot, lest a tribunal ultimately disagrees with you regarding his idiocy.   Dollars spent by 11W defending a (likely meritless) claim are dollars not spent on reporting and bandwidth.   

Comment 07 Mar 2014

Right.  And it's by a private individual, not government (where the protected class analysis comes into play) or engaging in public commerce (tripping Civil Rights legislation).  I wish the KKK would all die in a fire, but there's the legal theory behind why they're allowed to hold marches through my hometown every few years.  

Comment 01 Jan 2014

If I go ahead with a preemptive "SPARTY NOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!," will I hold off fate?  

Comment 01 Jan 2014

I am pretty lazy, but it would be interesting to compare the NCAA and B1G definitions of "PED" or comparable terms.  I wouldn't be surprised at all if a more stringent B1G definition picks up routine prescribed medications, legal stimulants (e.g., caffeine), over-the-counter herbal supplements available at GNC, etc., that would pass the NCAA test.  

Comment 13 Dec 2013

Very cool.  My first two thoughts: looks like he throws a pretty sharp deep ball.   Second, it'd be a-ok with me if he turns out as well as the last lefty QB at OSU (Joe G. was the last lefty, right?)

Edit: crap.  Forgot about Bellisari.   I guess that's a good thing?