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livinginthegrey


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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: LeBron
  • NFL TEAM: any team with a Buckeye on it
  • NHL TEAM: are they still around
  • NBA TEAM: who cares
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Chelsea

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Feb 2015

Not interested in the football aspect, but for Rivals to open up a new group of consumers for page hits and premium accounts is brilliant. So many more grade school players, crazy parents paying to track their children and their competition.  Someone at Rivals deserves a big fat check/bonus this year! The new revenue stream is huge! 

Comment 13 Feb 2015

your rule would be have to be made by the NBA, as a deterrent for players deciding not to go to drafted team. I would propose the NCAA allow the flexibility for players to do just the opposite. If they don't like a team, don't get drafted, etc, then come on back and play college ball. NBA wouldn't like this and would have to adjust. Right now. the NBA's rule is negatively impacting the NCAA with the one and done. NCAA should attempt to gain some control back. 

Comment 13 Feb 2015

I think the NCAA should stick it to the NBA. They should allow players to enter the draft and if they don't sign with an agent, and they don't like their draft position, or don't like their team/contract, then they could return to college ball. Allow more flexibility for the players (as long as they stay in classes and remain eligible like other non-drafee NCAA players, etc). This "might" force the NBA to tweak their dumb-ass rule. 

Comment 07 Feb 2015

I think the NCAA should install tampering rules for 5th year students who have graduated. If a school starts recruiting player while under scholarship (and without permission) the player would be prevented from attending and school would lose a scholarship. (Or something punitive) 

the finer details would need to be worked out, but something along those lines. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Its naive of anyone, in any industry, to believe that his/her employees are not looking for another job at this very moment. Another job with more responsibility, more pay, more flexibility, less risk, less stress, less travel, more networking opportunities, etc, etc, etc. 
If you choose to ignore the potential for turnover, then you are doomed to be surprised and unprepared when it happens. 

Comment 04 Feb 2015

Tom can afford many many new cars. He doesn't need one given to him. He is not the bread winner of his family. Gisele makes significantly more than he does. 

Comment 29 Jan 2015

I don't think it's the coach that has changed my interest. I believe it's technology and social media. The information is so much more available that I find it easier to get updates and stay informed. I love reading about the Buckeyes. I let others (11w staff) gather the tweets and posts from around the globe and then read what is compiled on this site. 

Comment 28 Jan 2015

I see threads that are excited that UFM is trying to get another school's commits on campus and when they flip, GIFs galore. Why is that player any different than a buckeye "commit" exploring options, but still signing with the good guys. I actually think its worse. That is, if I was truly trying to assess a 18 year old's moral compass from the recruiting process, which I don't. IMO, if you are sick of a player's saga, you are following it too closely and taking the decision too personally. Let them enjoy the process, even if they snub us. Our team will be fine. 

Comment 22 Jan 2015

I'm glad they will be in Columbus for the celebration, but in the Skull Session, one scout mentions the Sr. Bowl being 10x more valuable than the combine. Tough choices for men trying to carve out a career.  

Comment 20 Jan 2015

If Urban is just a football coach, then why would his opinion or insight about Woody Hayes matter? Why would Letterman ask a current football coach a question about something that happened 35 years ago? Urban wasn't on the team, wasn't a coach, and absolutely not involved. Somone else said it best, it was a lazy dig at OSU targeting the lowest common denominator.

Comment 19 Jan 2015

Who was the dude that got the #6 on his face, but backwards???

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Yes. They had previously had a 1 play, 10 second touchdown drive. Its not over until the clock reads 0:00.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

please refresh my memory if this is incorrect, but...

Wasn't there a knock on Urban about his RBs only being built for speed/quicks, but when he came to OSU he wanted Hyde, Dunn, Smith (others??) to stay and said something like he would love to have big backs to run spread but through the tackles?

I can't recall all the specifics, but he has certainly shown what big backs can do in his offense.