All your trophies are belong to the Buckeyes!
Is it possible to petition the NCAA to allow the Buckeyes to play with more than one football? Because with this kind of haul, it wouldnt seem fair to not have enough touches to go around.
Extremely happy for Devon and his little girl. Cancer is a dirty bitch of a disease that does not discriminate who it goes after. The worst are the children who have to fight. So young and fighting for their lives before they have ever really started living. Makes me realize how lu ky I am to have a happy, healthy 8 year old girl. Cant imagine what it has taken out of her parents to go through this. Just happy to hear the news that the fight within her was strong enough to win this round. Prayers up that she stays in remission and can live a long life. And keep mesmerising us all with that beautiful smile she always seems to be wearing on her face. Fist bump for you, Leah!
First concert was a Garth Brooks show when I was in 6th grade. The man puts on one hell of a show. Non stop energy and motion throughout. Except for when he sang Shameless. Its a great song. But live it was even better.
The best show I have ever been to was the exact opposite of my first. I saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Riverbend in Cincy when I was in high school. The band and Tom sat on stools and just played music for a solid 3 hours. So mellow and laid back. It was just about the music. Thats why I loved it so much...especially when his encore was another hour of music. 4 hours of listening to Tom Petty live in the open air of a late summer evening...doesnt get better than that if you ask me.
Jiggly parts! No no no! That is unsuitable for the commentariat.
The press Braxton is getting now is totally dofferent ftom the press of the past. The past couple years it was"can he lead the Buckeyes back to the mountaintop". He was the one known entity of the program. A quiet leader with freakish athleticism. A two time Silver Football winner. The perfect vehicle to drive Urban's offense.
During the season and postseason..."Will he transfer? Go pro? Switch positions?" Suddenly he was the outsider looking for a new home or new position. The third wheel to Cardale and JTs two man band. Thanks for the memories #5...but the future is now and maybe its time you move along. No hard feelings...but Cardale and JT have this.
And now he is the unkown, the dark horse. You dont know what will happen...only that Braxton is rehabbing and working hard to get back to where he was. Thats why people are talking about him. He is in no mans land coming off an injury very few QBs have returned from in top form. Can he do it? Will the shoulder heal? Will he have the confidence to step into a throw and let it fly without fear? These questions will be answered in the fall. But he fun part is trying to dissect it all and watch the competition unfold. I got my popcorn ready and am pulling for #5. He has earned and deserves that much from me.
I remember Meyer's first Spring Game. John Simon was dressed...but Meyer would not let him play. But somehow Simon got himself on the field for a play. Remember Meyer seeing him, giving him the point and Simon retreating to he sideline for the rest of the afternoon.
Meyer has sat some of his more experienced guys for Spring Games. Because what is the use of having them out there. They know their job. Its more about those guys battling for playing time. The younger guys and backups getting the feel of live game reps and acclimating themselves to playing in front of a real live crowd in the Shoe. You also dont want to lose a starter to a major injury in a glorified scrimmage.
I wouldnt get too comfortable on the soapbox. Because all you have to do is look back through the things said to Jalin Marshall after the Minnesota game. Kid got wrecked by his own fanbase. Kid had a bad day...and we won the game. Not saying anyone from here said anything. But to rip a kid on the team you root for isnt any better than this.
Now the use of racially charged language crosses a line. I am not one to ever tolerate that. Nor briging up painful past memories. Or putting a price on their head. Thats ridiculous. But at the same time it isnt anything that you wont see or hear from any southern based University's fans on any game day. Doesnt make it right. But dont pigeonhole one fanbase for something a lot of other fanbases do. It just doesnt get the publicity.
As far as I can remember, Sprinkle was an under the radar type. Ohio kid who comitted quickly after being offered in spring of his Junior season. Wasnt a camp and combine warrior...just a kid that the staff saw something in. Blew up his Senior year and was the DI Co-Player of the Year on the defensive side of the ball.
Longsnappers have pretty long NFL careers. Did that have anything to do with you choosing to become one?
Putting a Bert head one someone of normal size makes the person look like a Pez dispenser.
The whole Watson scenario did leave the Bucks on the outside looking in for some talented kids. Yhat being said...I think Meyer and Herman came out of it pretty well in landing Stephen Collier. He may not have had the ratings of some of the other guys...but the kid is all in. Has been from the time he was offered. One of the big things I am excited about seeing on April 18h is where Collier is at in his development. People have been sleeping on him...I personally look at him as the type who will surprise people and open some eyes before he leaves Columbus.
Are we even sure Zeke is doing it in a derogatory manner? Or is he telling the coaches the D is ripe to get pounded on? Its usually later in drives or late in the game you see it. I can see why some people might take it one way...but Zeke is a pretty humble young man. I see it moreas him sending a message to the coaches that he is feeling it than it his him trying to upstage anybody.
El Guapo's was a direct shot. Which makes it ok. F#$k you Shoelace. And f#@k you as well, south canadians.
UD got jobbed. No way they didnt deserve a genuine bid. 6 players in scholarship and still put together a solid season and played in conference title game. Geographically its a win. But its silly they have to play into a tourney they deserve to be in regardless.
Scarlet and gray my man. Scarlet.
Well...of the two, Ferns is the only one with an offer. And it is surely commitable. Ferns is a top player nationally at his position. And hails from the Buckeye state. They want him. And Birm has made it abundantly clwar the are pursuing him hard.
Hows the ladies shoe game going for you, Al?
Well...I had the measurables to be a DI football player. Even had an offer from Miami of Ohio which I turned down for a stupid reason. Could have been catching passes from Ben Roethlisberger. But chose to go D3 instead. Lasted one season...booze and other recreational substances were more appealing to me.
My most memorable sports moments are as follows:
Blocked a breakaway layup to seal the game against our biggest rivals the night after my mom's funeral. Was only a JV game, but it was thr most memorable aports moment of my life because I know she saw it.
In summer league basketball, I chased down Kelton Lindsay and blocked his dunk attempt on a fast break. Not sure if anyone remembers Kelton...he was a 2 time all state RB from Lebanon, Oh. Came to Ohio State and transferred to UC if Im not mistaken. Kid was damn fast...even faster without pads. And I got him clean. Felt great to to get the better of an athlete of his caliber.
Made a game sealing catch in my beer league softball championship. Came from about 15 feet from the fence to about 10 feet outside the infield to make it. And paid dearly for the next day. But it felt awesome.
Thats about it really.
I am on board with this idea. Here recently there have been several reminders that people have real life struggles and could use someone to reach out to. Ive been through the ringer with certain things and would love to help anyone who needs an outlet. I am in the Dayton area. So if anyone around here needs anything, I am always around and willing to listen.
Juat saw this on twitter. Amazing he is calling it a career after one season. Was a real tackling machine once Willis went down. But like Bags said above, you may see a lot more guys walk away early. With all the info about head injuries and long term effects, you have to weigh if a few million dollars is worth not knowing your own name by age 50.
I have no problem with Matta actually. His teams generally defend well. And play well in March as well. So, gun to head I would go with Izzo. His teams defend well, are ferocious on the boards and come into their own by March.
Same as mine. I know there is nothing about MSU that screams Final Four team. But...its March. And Izzo has done more with less. Dude gets the most out of his kids in the tourney.
Oh I agree...we havent seen enough of Gilbert to have any idea what he can be. He was a rookie...and the leap from NCAA corner to NFL corner isnt any easy one by any means. The complexity of an NFL playbook is hard enough. Then having to adjust to the speed of the game, a different set of rules and the fact that every guy you cover is an elite athlete just add to the difficulty. Joe Haden is a true professional, and being around him on a daily basis should help guide Gilbert in the right direction. And show him how a pro handles business and the work ethic necessary to get to that next level.
As far as Skrine...he started to come around. But I dont see it as a huge loss seeing as what the Jets paid for him. The Browns didnt draft Gilbert at 8 to have him be a backup or nickel corner. They drafted him that high to be a difference maker. Letting Skrine go is a vote of confidence in the young man. Not mad at Skrine at all...go get paid my man.
The guy didnt want to be in Cleveland. Pretty sure that wasnt a big secret. So...happy trails. Take your talents to South Beach. This Browns fan doesnt care one bit you are leaving. I will take the guys who want to come here and change the culture. Not run from the challenge as soon as someone writes them a big check.