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Comment 14 Jan 2015

And the 1969 team, even better than the 1968 National Champs, lost their perfect season and their chance to repeat by losing to Michigan at the end of the season, thereby precipitating the start of the 10 Year War.

The 2003 Fiesta Bowl still stands out to me as the greatest game I have ever seen. The 2002 Buckeyes made almost all of their games close, and won some with real magic (4th down against Purdue, for example). They were big underdogs going into Tempe. The double OT win against Miami was spectacular.

Losing to Florida in 2006 was the worst. The redemption story of the 2014 season is a story to rival the 2002 season, and just one more reason why it's great to be a Buckeye.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Oh, the 2002 title following the 2003 Fiesta Bowl was awfully special, too. The Buckeyes had several close games that year, highlighted by slipping past Purdue on a late fourth down. They slipped into the BCS championship because higher-rated teams kept losing, and Tresselball kept us winning. Miami was a big favorite and the game was very close. The holding call at the end of the first OT saved us, and we won it in the 2d OT. A more exciting game I have never seen - it's still my all-time favorite. But the 2014-15 run at the end of the season, the Cardale story, the whole story of this team, is truly wonderful as well.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

This is exactly the point I was going to make. Flash and dash are important and can win some games, but football is primarily a physical game in the trenches. Everything else is based on that. When the foundation of strength and conditioning are solid, the rest can flow naturally from it. The strength and conditioning coach, along with the nutrition coach, builds that foundation, without which the rest falls. That's why championships are won in the off-season, and why Coach Marotti is the most important guy on the team.

Comment 01 Dec 2014

Concussions are not the result of a helmet problem. Helmets, whether in football, cycling, hockey, or any other sport, protect against skull fractures and similar injuries. A strong blow to the head is going to jostle the brain with or without a helmet. Sometimes helmets make it worse because the player will lead the his head while blocking or tackling - think how differently rugby players do it compared to football players.

Comment 01 Dec 2014

I hear my county's mental health civil commitment proceedings. I deal with dangerously depressed people regularly. Like most kinds of mental illness, I don't think anyone can comprehend what it is like for those suffering from it without actually walking in their shoes. The best any of us can do is to try to understand what they are going through. Everyone - every one of us - must make a commitment to help those suffering with depression or other mental illnesses. My freshman-year college roommate killed himself after a few year in college, and I recognize now he likely was becoming schizophrenic when we roomed together. I regret not doing more.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Pass this around:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK [8255]

Samaritans Email (24/7, completely anonymous)

[email protected]

Comment 24 Nov 2014

All day Sunday I kept checking to see if UM had fired Hoke. One of the worst tings that could happen would be for them to fire Hoke before the game, which would result in their team playing out of their minds. I remember OSU-Mich in 1987, when Earle Bruce had been fired and the Buckeye took out a highly favored UM team on Earle's last game. No doubt Saturday's game will be Hoke's last, and the Bucks have to be careful.

Comment 23 Nov 2014

One of the worst things that could happen this week is for UMich to fire Hoke before Saturday. Their players would then be playing out of their minds, just like in 1987 when the Buckeyes whipped a heavily favored Mich after Earle Bruce was fired. Hope for no firing this week.

Comment 17 Nov 2014

Here is Mike Bianchi in yesterday's Orlando Sentinel (talking about his early support for Muschamp): "And, in many ways, he was the right choice after the crime-ridden championship years of Urban Meyer. Muschamp cleaned up the program off the field, restored discipline and was respected by his players and colleagues. Which is why Foley stuck by him even after last year's historically bad 4-8 season and the embarrassing 42-13 homecoming loss to Missouri three weeks ago."

To Bianchi, everything wrong with Florida football for the last decade or so is traced to Urban Meyer.

Comment 15 Nov 2014

Completely correct. There are a lot of things wrong with big-money college sports, but one of the upsides is that a well-run big time football program can put a lot of money into non-revenue sports and campus intramural facilities, which makes for a better college experience for everyone. OSU is #1 in that respect.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

Ah, the future. Imagine JT winning B1G Player of the Year, maybe a Heisman nomination, and then next year when Braxton comes back (like he said he would) we have the kind of QB situation teams can only dream about.

Comment 17 Oct 2014

Coming home to OSU for my 30th law school class reunion a couple of years ago was really nice. As you get older, coming back to Columbus becomes increasingly special.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

You have to be smart to be a brain surgeon, and you have to be smart to be a rocket scientist. You have to be smart squared to be a rocket surgeon.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

All the best to Braxton. He will be back next year better than ever. And the 2014 Bucks will be just fine.

That said, I feel we have been actively misled by the team, right up through Monday morning. It is clear Braxton was not 100%, he was not in the best shape of his life, and everything was not OK. It's one thing not to release information; it's another to actively put out false information. I am disappointed in the Buckeyes.

Comment 29 May 2014

Whatever one thinks of the NCAA, their advertising tagline, "Just about all of them are going pro in something other than sports" is correct. Almost all of these athletes will not become professional athletes. But every college kid deserves their best shot to do and become what they want. Transfer prohibitions are crazy. Just as a high school kid should be able to go where he wants if it will help him get a better college offer, a college student should be able to go where he or she wants.