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Comment 05 Sep 2014

I can't believe that I am agreeing with you but you are right; these cases have become political. Rarely, but on occasion, the political aspects have been useful and have forced the truth out into the open. In the Winston case, the criminal investigation was a non-event at best and in my opinion, was purposely delayed, bungled and misdirected to Winston's advantage. I hope that his case is one where the means (political) do justify the ends.

As far as Waters goes, I have a hard time believing that he is as bad an actor as the University purports that he is given the incredible support he has among the Band Alumni. The things that they have said have rung true with me and I believe that he was denied due process. I cannot for the life of me fathom why Drake would want to tackle this right away given the backlog of truly pressing matters, but I am afraid that he has so much "face" tied up in this action that he can't be rational.

God I wish we had Gordon back....BTW, some upvotes from me to cancel out a few DV's....good post

Comment 04 Sep 2014

Freefall...I know a great hypnotist and can have you deprogrammed in no time! Seriously, welcome to the site

Comment 04 Sep 2014

I am far from a fan of the NYTimes, but they really did a nice job with this Winston article.


Comment 04 Sep 2014

The biggest differences between last year's and this year's back 7 are the coverage and the move to a cover 4 scheme. The net effect should be an additional second or so for the OSU big guys to get to Brewer. If that happens, it will be a long day for the Hokies.

Comment 04 Sep 2014

Lets see...membership activated yesterday: check

Inane comments with no support: check

No respect for the board; check

Yep....just another troll

Comment 03 Sep 2014

Blacksburg's population would easily fit into the 'Shoe on a football Saturday; on the visitors side. The University is so far in the middle of nowhere that their "Corp of Cadets" still think that the "War between the States" is going on and their uniforms look like they are longing for the spirit of Robert E. Lee to save them from those damn Yankees again. The VA Tech Cadets took the time to learn how to pin more bling onto their uniforms than Sasha Baron Cohen in "The Dictator"...its too bad they never learned that Lee got his a** kicked by an Ohio boy (Grant) back then and that history always repeats itself. VA Tech struck me as Texas A&M without all of the Texas rednecks....they enrolled Southern rednecks instead. Even the hillbillies of West Virginia (which is just a lil ol way down the road) are glad there is a forest keeping the Blacksburgians (or whatever they call themselves) from coming north over their shared border. And that Turkey-wannabe "Hokiebird" mascot of theirs looks like he has the same diet as the Hokie from Ann Arbor: donuts and brats.

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.