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kmp10


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  • MLB TEAM: Reds
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Recent Activity

Comment 6 hours ago

The amount of red, white and black on the sleeves should be in the same proportion as the red, white and black in the stripe on the helmet.

I'm curious, based on your statement above one would assume that you prefer the uniform worn the last two seasons to the uni worn during the Tressel era and the first year of the Meyer era. Is that a fair assumption? The pant stripe during the Hayes and Tressel era's (and in 2012) is not in proportion to the helmet stripe and I MUCH prefer that. In my opinion, the pant stripe now used (and in the Bruce era) negatively impacts the uni as a whole. I'm just curious if I'm in the minority with regard to that...

 
Comment 10 hours ago

The Ohio State uni, especially with BLACK ACCENT stripes emphasized (not deemphasized, Nike) on the pants, and the gray and white stripes worn for decades on the jersey's (with interruptions in the Bruce era and part of the Tressel / Meyer ers's) is a classic. The absolute best in college football. Nike's tweeking the last two years has downgraded the uniform, IMO. I was watching something with James Laurinaitis on BTN the other day; the uniform pants from his era (Tressel/Hayes era's) with the playoff jerseys from last season, along with the traditional helmet, is the perfect combination... PERFECT. Leave it alone. 

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Cowherd is arrogant. It's just that simple. Is he bright, sometimes funny and interesting? Absolutely... but when anyone, not just an on-air personality, is all of these things AND arrogant, well, arrogant is what most people remember. Arrogant, like Herbstreit. Arrogant, like Johnny Miller. There are those who can articulate their point, positive or negative, and not be abrasive. Cowherd and Herbstreit simply do not have this ability. They rub people the wrong way. Not everyone, but more than their competitors and/or peers. I can't listen to Cowherd for any length of time because of his abrasiveness. I'm assuming most people who dislike him feel similarly.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

I admit to being a star gazer (taboo to some on here, I know), but what I look at most closely is the prospect's offer list. This kid's offer list is VERY impressive. He may be 'just a 3 star', but he holds offers from UCLA to Alabama to ND to Ohio State. He has his pick of college football's blue bloods. That is impressive. Hope he comes to old Columbus town...

Comment 21 Jun 2015

This kid got screwed, in my opinion. And by "screwed" I mean his world was turned upside down and he now has to sit out a year at his 'second choice' school after his favored school opted to take his football opportunity away from him. We, as Ohio State people, can rationalize it all we want, but the standard by which all orthopedic surgeons are measured, Dr. James Andrews, cleared the kid to play. That Chris Kaeding (who operated on both of my knees) supposedly wouldn't clear Dean to play is odd, especially relative to Andrews saying 'sure you can play... no problem'. It's just a strange scenario and one where Ohio State, in my opinion, comes out looking less than above board. Was there anything at all unethical about this situation from Ohio State's perspective? I don't know. I certainly hope not. But all the people thinking this doesn't quite pass the smell test, I think, can't be faulted for feeling that way. If I were this kid I'd be very angry/bitter/resentful; whichever adjective you care to use, that'd be me. I think anyone saying they wouldn't feel that way (or that Dean has no reason to feel that way) are clearly viewing the situation through their scarlet and gray colored glasses. 

Comment 18 Jun 2015

It never fails... someone makes a valid point/creates interesting discussion, i.e. the OP, and it's followed with replies inferring that anyone who questions the staff is a complainer/whiner/negative/et al. This is a great site and I enjoy it tremendously, but those who come out of the woodwork when someone dares to disagree with coach Meyer and/or his staff specific to the way they're recruiting/coaching/play calling are tiresome. If you disagree, fine... but the OP, in my opinion, makes several valid points. The staff seems to have whiffed and/or failed to develop elite talent at the interior D line positions to this point. There are obvious needs at these positions and one would think that the staff would be able to land interior D line players better than Landers and Hamilton. If there is an overt need for D tackles at one of the five most storied and tradition laden programs in college football history, a school that is coming off its eighth national championship by the way, one would think "pipe dream" wouldn't be the phrase of choice when discussing the potential commitment of one of these elite, 5 star talents. 

Comment 16 Jun 2015

Schilchter was an All-American, I believe, in 1979. Second team maybe... but an All-American nonetheless. Possibly in 1980 too. Again, not unanimous, but Art Schlichter was on All-American teams multiple times in his career. 

Comment 13 Jun 2015

I hate to be the über serious poster... but I'm gonna be just that this time. People who assault, lay hands on, hit, punch, slap, kick other people and/or animals are the absolute worst pieces of dirt on this earth. As an adult, if you're not capable of resolving your issues with words and you have to resort to physical violence, well, you're an asshole of the highest order. I was in fist fights as a boy, especially in football practice... but I've moved on. What's even more vile than these physically abusive people is the court system that fails the victims. The prosecutors in this country are interested in drug dealers, murderers and rapists... and everyone else is crap out of luck. You can't make a splash by prosecuting some dumb ass who punches a guy over a parking spot. The court system, the police and the lawyers who are supposed to help, turn a blind eye to people like Solo. Put her in prison. Period. You wanna act like an animal? Fine, you're going to live amongst them then. Lets see how tough you are now, Hope. F you and every single piece of crap like you. I hope you rot...

Comment 10 Jun 2015

Adding a little black accent a few years back was a good move. I was skeptical at first, but it just pops – a nice addition to an old classic. - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/ranking-big-tens-2015-football-uniforms#11

Who is this muldoon? Ohio State has had "black accents" since Woody Hayes helped to design the current uniform way back in 1968. Nike has decided to deemphasize the black on the uniform for some moronic, idiotic and stupid reason... but the black has been a part of this classic uniform since it's debut, including the silver helmet, in 1968. What a dope...

Comment 04 Jun 2015

I'm sure you're right, re: Bomani not being the only one who views the McCoy/Kelly situation as racism. I'm also certain that Bomani, like Stephen A. Smith, is a race baiter who believes white America is against anyone of color. Dan Le Batard is very much in this same vein. Le Batard,  Bomani, Smith, Jemele Hill... they all have a chip on their shoulder, and their arrogant, insulting and disparaging commentary on their ESPN platform is what's racist. That's the irony. They scream racism at every turn, but the vile thing they detest is the very same thing they're promoting. They're just too stupid to realize it, and Le Batard is the most stupid of all.

Comment 04 Jun 2015

I despise Le Batard MORE than Cowherd... and that's saying something. Good lord that guy is a tool. Le Batard, like Cowherd, is sports' version of a chickenhawk; a guy who never played organized anything in his life but who runs his mouth as he were a multi sport four time state champion. I cannot fathom how he continues to be employed at ESPN. I simply can't wrap my mind around his success. It's baffling to me. 

Comment 29 May 2015

I'm just saying, if I was a Va Tech fan, I'd be confident as hell we would trounce the buckeyes for a second straight year

What? That can't possibly be the way their fanbase feels. This team is a far cry from the group that lost to VT early last season. A far, far cry. If VT fans are actually "confident as hell" regarding a blowout Vs Ohio State in '15, well, that's just pure folly. Thinking their fanbase feels that way is silly, in my opinion.

Comment 29 May 2015

Maybe Miller doesn't care about "ending all this". Maybe he likes the media/fans playing the guessing game. In lieu of Braxton Miller publicly commenting, here is a way to end all of this... stop caring, or at least stop giving attention to it. Whether Miller stays or goes, the Buckeyes will be in Blacksburg on 9/7/15 and the QB position will be well represented.

Comment 29 May 2015

When I was 11, the summer of 1975, my mom dropped myself, my buddy and my sister off at the movie theater that used to be in "University City" at the Olentangy and Ackerman intersection. Great film, great memory, great time to grow up in America. I genuinely feel sorry for all those who missed experiencing the 1970's. Today is certainly a golden age for Ohio State football, but the 70's, minus even a CONSENSUS national title, was THE golden age of Buckeye football for me. 

Comment 28 May 2015

Strike three. Unreal. It's dumbfounding how arrogant and just plain stupid some of these kids can be. Maybe some team will "take a flier on (Spence) based on potential alone", but if I were a GM I wouldn't touch this guy with a ten foot pole. Spence is no better than James Winston or Johnny Manziel. Same kid, different name. People were begging to help him. He had/has access to elite substance abuse help and still can't summon enough discipline to move past this issue. 

Comment 19 May 2015

My dad is a Buckeye fan of 40 or so years, who has gone out of his way to make some snarky remarks about the OSU football program when he feels they're not living up to the tradition on the field (which is rare as of the last couple of decades, but happens). That's his way of venting. Would you also say that he's not a true Buckeye fan?

When your father makes snarky comments there aren't millions of people listening. He's talking to you or a friend... I'm assuming. Herbstreit is in a position to influence people's opinions, including recruits, and his snark specific to OSU, in my personal opinion, can be classified as a betrayal of sorts. In addition, your father probably isn't a former Buckeye captain and owes nothing to the program (if I'm wrong here then just say so). I've never once in my life said that anyone who criticizes Ohio State isn't a real fan. Never. I criticize the program at times. I'm a huge Fickell detractor, for example. But my criticisms are between me and a buddy, or this community. They aren't for the ESPN viewing audience, or Mike&Mike's radio listeners. Herbstreit can criticize all he wants... but the way in which he demeans and critiques OSU football (especially in years past) smells of a grudge he's holding against the fan base and/or someone within the program in my opinion. I'm not saying he should be a homer and fall all over himself when talking about the Buckeyes, but he certainly doesn't need to go out of his way to demean and belittle the very program to which he owes his career... and that's precisely what he does (or used to do with frequency). 

Comment 17 May 2015

I appreciate your post and I certainly respect your opinion... but I disagree specific to Herbstreit being a Buckeye through and through. Kirk Herbstreit, many times over, went out of his way to make snarky remarks about the Ohio State football program. I'm not going to rehash all of them, but there have been myriad comments and/or actions (dropping OSU in the polls after 2010 Sugar Bowl win, for e.g.) that cannot be taken back. There is an Emerson quote, one of my favorites, that applies here: "Your actions speak so loudly I can't here what you're saying."  In other words, Herbstreit's belittling of OSU so many times over the years means that his recent jumping on the Buckeye bandwagon carries very little weight... in my opinion. 

Comment 14 May 2015

Noon starts to games are horrible. I don't drink, I'm 51 years old and I usually fall asleep (unless it's the Buckeyes or a game of tremendous interest to me) sometime during the second half of the 8pm game on Saturday nite... but noon starts blow nonetheless. I love the buildup of every Ohio State game. It starts on Thursday and continues right up until kickoff. If kickoff is at 12:00pm I feel cheated. There are only (hopefully) fifteen of these games a year. That's fifteen days out of 365... start the damn games at 3:30, or preferably at night. 

Comment 09 May 2015

Co winners: Ash & Warriner. 

The difference in defense was Ash. It isn't coincidence that from 2011 thru 2013 the defense was abysmal, and then, all of a sudden, Ohio State's defense returns to solid/good play with the arrival of Ash. For those of you nominating Fickell, in my opinion you're deluding yourself. The defense was bad for all of Fickell's tenure as "the man". Chris Ash arrives and the unit goes from lousy to good in less than a year... and some of you seem to think Fickell was the reason for that. I don't get it. I'm certainly not saying you're unquestionably wrong, but I am saying that, to me, anyone crediting Fickell with the defensive turn around when Chris Ash is staring you in the face is tough to understand. 

Comment 26 Apr 2015

I believe that MSU offered first. I don't know who at Ohio State (Meyer, Fickell, Ash) decided to slow play this kid, but I'm fairly certain that Dantonio offered first. This is picking nits of the highest order, I know, but IF there is an issue to be had with the way Meyer recruits it's that, in my opinion, he will sometimes look past the Ohio player toward the SEC area player. I have absolutely zero knowledge specific to Conner's recruitment, but I'm gonna give Fickell the credit for signing this kid as I believe he was the primary recruiter and I think Meyer had to be talked into offering Conner. 

Comment 24 Apr 2015

These are the ugliest helmets I've ever see. Not necessarily the color combo, although that's bad too, but these riddell helmets are hideous. The shape, the face mask... it's just horribly ugly. The Schutts are much nicer looking, in my opinion. Some of the newly designed Riddell's, the SpeedFlex primarily, are not bad looking at all... but these? These should be demolished. As for the uni, well, yeah, it's bad. I know many on here like Nike alternate uniforms and the Nike designs for the traditional uniforms... but I'm not one them. In my opinion, Nike has greatly reduced the aesthetics of the Ohio State traditional uniform. It's still one of the better uni's in college football, especially the helmet, but the jerseys and pants have been downgraded. The de emphasis of the black strip on the pants and the elimination of the gray stripes on the home jerseys is a shame. Why they felt the need to attempt to better what was the best uniform in college football is unfathomable to me. It's a classic example of screwing around with something until you've crossed a line and ruined what was once outstanding because you just couldn't stop tweeking it. 

Comment 20 Apr 2015

My goodness those were nice uniforms. Who ruined the pants, jersey and, when wearing the alternate uni, the helmet too??? Oh how I hate Nike...

Comment 19 Apr 2015

This is comical. I'm sorry... I hate to trash someone's comment and I usually refrain from doing so, but ND is a better academic experience than OSU. I'm an Ohio State alum and a Buckeye fanatic... but Notre Dame is one of the elite universities in this country. It's Stanford, Northwestern, Duke, and the Ivy League. That you say it isn't better than Ohio State speaks to, possibly, your prejudice? Maybe your inability to acknowledge what is common knowledge? ND is superior academically to OSU. It just is. So are the service academies, MIT and Vanderbilt. Ohio State is a land grant, public, very large urban university. It's a nice, solid school... but Notre Dame is special. Saying it isn't makes you sound like a poor loser in the Eichenberg battle.