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Comment 30 May 2014

MMan and the UM crew need to stop by for a healthy portion of crow on Lewan

Comment 17 Apr 2014

It was clear from the very beginning that the Tallahassee PD was trying to help Winston. Angulo never investigated anyone but the accuser, communicated improperly with FSU, Winston's attorney and lied about everything relating to the case. He single handedly "ran out the clock" on evidence collection. As a result, justice was not served.

Winston, TPD and FSU's administration alike don't have a moral compass between them



Comment 12 Apr 2014

It was a bit of a snoozer....but I'll tell you one thing, the secondary was much tighter already and the backups could not hit the smaller open windows. A good problem IMO.

Thomas played well....not to the level of his mouth yet, but really encouraging.

liked what I saw out of Raekwon. He'll be a damned fine player with hard work and experience

Comment 29 Mar 2014

If the football players are indeed employees, then they should be taxed on the value of their compensation which would include…

1) the value of their scholarships
2) the value of their housing. According to the IRS, anything beyond temporary housing is taxable.
3) the value of their coaching. Since coaching enables them to reach the pro ranks, it should be considered as compensation. A simple guess at the costs of coaching for the program are likely around $7M…excluding facilities…divided by 100 players….they should each pay taxes on the tangible benefit of coaching at $70,000 per year.

i fail to see the logic of wanting to pay taxes on $110,000/yr in value for the 90% of the players that will never reach the NFL simply to join a union. What I do see is a naive young man who will never play pro ball being manipulated to the detriment of college sports for the benefit of Union thugs in Chicago

Comment 20 Mar 2014

~~MGo reactions to the Taylor “I’m really a class act” Lewan’s latest

“Ray Lewis killed a guy. Give him a break, NFL guys. Don't jump to conclusions before anything is litigated.”

“This could just be me being biased, but anyone else think that this is just two Buckeye fans trying to do everything they can to make sure a Michigan player's draft stock falls as far as possible?”

“Buckeye fans went in looking to bait him, and he took it. That's what he's guilty of. I doubt there are too many credible (not to mention sober) witnesses who will have anything to say about this. I bet he gets off scot free.”

Comment 05 Feb 2014

Definitely a tough situation for his parents. Like it or not, the NFL is a long way away for any player entering college, and all it takes is 1 serious injury to derail a career and send a young man into a tailspin. At the end of the day, a first rate education is the best thing that this young man can take with him into life.

If you are intellectually honest and you look at the guys that largely squandered their chances after clawing their way into the league, you find old friends that are terrible influences at the core. My exhibit 1 would be Michael Vick, a once in a decade talent that could not shake the bad influences from home. Then you've got guys like Pac-Man, etc

The demands on D athletes are never ending, and the influence of "going nowhere" friends while a kid is hopefully trying to adapt to the new reality of being a college athlete can be debilitating. I sincerely hope that MM can tell his old buddies "no" and embrace the chance that Dantonio, who is a damn fine man and MSU have given him.

I suspect Mom and Dad are right though, but wish MM the best.

Comment 30 Jan 2014

Reached out to a few "Anteaters" that I know. Yes, that really is the UCI mascot. 

He was universally described as smart and hard working...a straight shooter. Beyond that he seemed to be a bit of an enigma to the alumni. I didn't get a negative vibe.

Best of luck to him and The Ohio State University



Comment 06 Jan 2014

Utah because he surfs.

gotta say after living out on the left coast for 15 years that surfing is the best. Great workout, meet interesting people (surfing is like playing golf out here), and being around the occasional curious pod of dolphins.

Nothing like it

Comment 05 Jan 2014

Totally disagree with most of the comments here. He is not a fan, he is a player and has obligations to his teammates and the coaching staff. He needs a gallon or two of STFU and another gallon of GTFU with a huge helping of Humble Pie.

This guy is worse than friggin TO and no one disputes what a locker room cancer he was/is

I am thinking he is a total asshat if I am one of his teammates. If I'm Urban, he gets a simple choice.....all in or don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Comment 28 Nov 2013

Lewan is a good tackle, but that entire line is so out of sync that individual talent really isn't worth much. I watched scUM's line last week against Iowa and they looked liked they were completely gassed by the end of the 3rd quarter. I think that there are a lot of individual mismatches all through the trenches. Bennet is the most obvious, but Bosa's strength and technique are formidable and Spence is just too fast for the lead booted wolverine front. As Fickell starts dialing up stunts and blitzes from his nickel package, the whole scUM O line will come apart. Shazier will be their worst nightmare for years to come.

It is obvious that Borges will try to throw underneath and into the flats. But I suspect we're going to see a lot more press coverage with aggressive re-routing underneath. This will not only disrupt the route timing, but will confuse Gardner long enough to give his protection time to collapse. They won't be able to run with any real success.

But at the end of the day, this is THE game and plans meet reality. In our case, the reality is that we have an outstanding team and coaching staff


Comment 27 Nov 2013

I hope the administration just backed out of it. There are million things more dangerous than jumping into a freezing, nasty pond full of duck sh**, but as long as they wear shoes, don't jump if they've got open wounds, they'll live to tell the tale