Woody is a hero of mine. Bob Knight is a coach I admire, and he's a Buckeye, so I tend to stick up for him... but Knight and Woody Hayes, while similar in coaching philosophy and sideline demeanor, were two different men. Knight has some serious flaws (we all do) that Woody simply did not have. I'm not going to play amateur psychiatrist here, and I won't bore you with details of why I consider Bobby Knight to have psychopathic tendencies... but Knight's behavior and Woody's behavior OFF THE FIELD/COURT could not possibly be more polar opposite. The constant comparisons should be offensive to Steve Hayes and his family, to be honest.
I've said this since the day Harbaugh was hired; I find it very hard to hate him. Yes, he whines incessantly, and he's absolutely as squirrelly as the day is long... but he's a football guy through and through, he gets the rivalry as much as anyone gets it, and he's one helluva football coach. Hoke was easy to hate. He was a fat clown with mayonnaise stains on his shirt who insisted on calling Ohio State "Ohio", and he was an average football coach who wasn't fit to be the head man at one of the most tradition laden programs in college football history. RichRod was just pathetic. He was so far out of his wheelhouse at ttun that it was absurd. Harbaugh, though, is exactly where he belongs, and him being a part of The Game, along with Urban, takes me back to The Ten Yeat War. That he idolizes coach Hayes, as I do, only makes it harder for me to hate him.
Love, love, LOVE this article. Thanks, Kyle, for keeping coach Hayes in the minds and hearts of Buckeye nation. I grew up watching the 1970's Buckeyes, and Woody Hayes was one of my heroes. As a kid, we lived close to Woody, and my buddies and I would ride our bikes the five minutes from our street to Woody's house (1711 Cardiff Rd, UA). We'd knock on the door and Ann Hayes would always answer. She'd say, "Boys, Woody isn't home right now, but you come back any time at all and if he's here he'll be happy to see you". I vividly remember seeing Woody walking to work during the summer. He'd walk right down Kinnear Rd on his way to St John arena, where his office was. We would ride our bikes to St John also, and if Coach Hayes was in his secretary would always let us go into his office; Woody would show us the bowl trophies and sign our footballs. Looking back, it's amazing to me that one of the all-time greats in college football history was so accessible to us, and so generous with his time. To me, Woody Hayes is the greatest college football coach who ever lived, and no one can convince me otherwise.
Pass. As good as he is, his mouth, his openly belittling and challenging his coaches (bosses), and his hubris makes him more trouble than he's worth. If the guy was a quiet team player then there is no way Seattle would be open to trading him. He's available because of his personality and his complete lack of respect for his coaches. I wouldn't want him in my locker room, but I know I'm in the minority too.
VHIII was EVHs only misstep in his legendary career. He was strung out... an alcoholic and a drug addict. Van Halen thru 1984 is the best and most abundant American hard rock catalog ever recorded, imo. There is very little filler on those six albums, if any at all. The Van Hagar years, while a lesser version of Van Halen, were still a huge success. Number one album after number one album... but lesser work relative to the original band. VHIII should have never happened, but Ian Gillian should have never been Black Sabbath's vocalist, and Paul Rodgers should have never been Queen's vocalist. Sh%t happens, bum juice.
Yeah, Elliott seems to be an immature and arrogant person. The first incident with the girlfriend and CPD last year I gave him the benefit of the doubt, but there are just too many indiscretions at this point. People on here LOVE to fall back on the, "but he's just a kid" defense. These guys know right from wrong and Elliott knows these kinds of reports about him will only make things worse... and he clearly doesn't care. He's a great player (and I rarely use great as a descriptor for players because few players deserve that title), but he's also a guy who finds trouble. He's ruining his legacy at Ohio State, imo, and that's too bad because he was/is a hero in this city.
Fans want Barrett to be perfect...
I disagree. No reasonable fan expects Barrett to be perfect... rather, the fans simply expect a competent passer at the quarterback position at a tradition laden juggernaut like Ohio State. Barrett has not been that to this point, imo. I'm very hopeful, however, that Kevin Wilson can get Barrett to the point that the grumbles and rumbles about Barrett's passing ability subside, if not disappear entirely. Honestly, the 2107 season is heavily dependent on Barrett improving substantially as a passer. He doesn't have to be perfect, but he needs to make a huge jump as a thrower.
Winner winner chicken dinner, FP. You have precisely captured the "yesterday" and "today" comparison... and it's sad. Yeah, Knight is loud, abrasive and tough, but I'll take that every day of the week and twice on Sunday over today's "safe space" standards.
Barrett struggles as a passer. He has for two years now, progressively getting worse as 2015 and 16 wore on. He seems to be a good kid, and clearly he's a playmaker with his legs... but when you're the quarterback at one of the five most storied and tradition laden programs of all time and you consistently struggle throwing the football then you should expect criticism. People are watching the games and seeing, with their own eyes, Barrett strain to complete simple passes. Don't be offended, or go ahead and take offense, but it's best for Barrett to just forget about fans, media, and opposing player criticism and just get better as a passer. That's the ONLY thing that will stop the talking/criticisms. I expect him to be much improved this season, at least I hope so, because anything less will result in a season of disappointment for all involved.
Listen, there are hundreds of hits, thousands really, when you google essential oils (frankincense being one) and "cancer". Nothing has been proven with these oils, but I can tell you, as a multiple time skin cancer sufferer, that I've used frankincense and tea tree oils on basal cell carcinomas and, although the wound/cancer changed from a crusting, bleeding lesion to a pink patch, when the dermatologist did a biopsy (after angrily telling me to let him be the judge of appropriate cancer treatments from this point forward) it came back positive for basal cell. I spent almost 9 months applying the oils to that cancer. Frankincense does NOT cure cancer from my personal experience. Now, cannibis oil, however, has proven to be damaging to cancer cells. The studies there are many and varied, and the american cancer society even recognizes cannibis as a cancer inhibitor to some degree. Beware, If you're drug tested at your job you'll want to be very careful as it's possible to use the oil topically for a skin cancer and for the THC to be detected in a urine test. Employers are not sympathetic to the plight of those hoping to use an alternative treatment to chemo creams (imiquimod), which leave your skin looking like someone poured battery acid all over you.
If I'm Jerry Jones I'd keep Romo, restructure his contract, and promise him an open competition in camp in July/August. Prescott, as good as he played as a rookie, has had one good year. One. I'd want to be sure that it wasn't an aberration... that Dak Prescott is absolutely the future at quarterback. Romo is a proven talent and a top 10 quarterback in the league. I wouldn't just release him and get nothing in return.
Thanks much for the well wishes guys! I'm good. Just old, and the injuries that used to be just an uncomfortable inconvenience now put me in the hospital for a few days.
Oh well shit. Boys, I've been in the hospital and the drugs, although once fun in my younger days, are now making me goofier than usual. That's the second time I've made a comment under the influence since last nite and the second time it was wrong (not unusual for me, I know). This time is due strictly to the pain cocktail. A big mea culpa!
Bad Co is a good band... not spectacular... but good musicianship, some terrific song writing, and Paul Rodgers is a very good vocalist. Not quite good enough, or maybe just not quite the right style, to be Queen's vocalist though. When that project happened it just didn't sound right. Sometimes known singers fit just right with bands other than their own, like Axl Rose fronting AC/DC last year, but the Rodgers/queen collaboration just didn't work, imo.
IU didn't always light it up, like DJ says... but they lit it up consistently Vs far superior talent. At Indiana, Wilson was running in the Indy 500 with a Ford Escort. I'm excited to see what he'll do when he's handed a world class race car with which to work.
disregard.... I'm on heavy drugs after being n the hospital for a few days. I shouldn't b commenting tonite (I'm sure many will say I shouldn't comment ever). Mea culpa, I failed to read the entire article/bracket and made a rookie error in commenting on incomplete info.
The guy is spot on, imo. Now, I believe Lattimore has the highest ceiling of the three CB's, but a kid with one great year of film and a fairly extensive injury history is going to cause concern. Heck, Lattimore just injured himself again at the combine running his 40. Not a big deal, but he SEEMS to be one of 'those guys' who is injury prone. If you're not on the field then it matters not how great of a player you are. Conley is good, solid... he has a few years of consistently good film, and hasn't been hurt very much, outside of his shoulder early last season causing him to miss a few games. Lattimore is too athletic and explosive to not take a chance on, so I believe he goes first in the draft, but whichever team takes Conley will be getting a solid player with tons of experience and high character.
The Ohio State uniform that season was close to perfection. Why they had to tinker with it is beyond me. I'm gonna accentuate the positive specific to your Maualuga video post, and the uni is the only positive I can think of in that clip.
College, from which I graduated almost 30 years ago, has become cost prohibitive for the middle class in many degree paths. Kids are ignoring the trade schools and apprenticeship programs, as we've all been brainwashed into believing the only way to a lucrative future is to obtain a degree. Well, you can earn a baccalaureate in art history or women's studies or parks and rec, for which you'll pay 100k and then find yourself making exponentially less, OR you can join a police department, fire department, enter an apprenticeship program for electrician/plumber/contractor/et al, and find yourself making extremely good money for doing a rewarding job. Police/fire/trades certainly aren't for everyone, but there are good jobs going unfilled, in part, because most believe that the only acceptable path to financial stability today is college, at least based on everything we've all been told for decades now. College, a tradition in my family, is not the opportunity maker it once was. It's become the debt maker... and depending on which discipline you choose, you could find yourself up to your eyeballs in that debt 20 years after you graduate. The middle class, as per normal, is taking it right up the rear end... they make too much to qualify for aid, but not nearly enough to pay the exorbitant tuition.
Kevin DuBrow's voice was an exact match, not just similar to, but an exact replication of Noddy Holder's. It's uncanny. Glam rock trailblazers, Slade was.
The perfect melding of two rock stars, GB.
Nice TIMH today. Townsend was the genius behind The Who's music... but that black & white photo at the top of the page of Daltry... THAT is what a rock star looks like.
Donny was little more than a one hit wonder... but oh what a hit Ah, Leah was. I'm shocked that Love Is Like A Rock was the bigger hit... Ah, Leah was a great rock song that still holds up today. One of my former relatives, once removed thru marriage, was a Q-FM96 DJ and said Donny was a very nice, genuine guy. Good TIMH write up today...
An up vote from GB! The reason I visit daily (x50)...
Journey, to my ear, was mostly a girls band, but I did enjoy their music when Gregg Rolie sang lead and then co-lead, and even some of the earliest Steve Perry stuff, before Perry and Jonathan Cain turned the band into, well, a girls band (yes, I know, splitting things by gender isn't PC). Schon is a really good guitarist, not an innovator like Van Halen or Hendrix or Page, but a really good player who is/was also a very good songwriter. That's the magic, imo. There are great guitarists like Satriani or Vai, but those guys are not great song writers, not to the masses certainly. Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Ed Van Halen... these are great guitarists AND songwriters. To be both is special, and Neil Schon is both.