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I am the lizard king


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I go to the UM game every year. My favorites are a tie: Gonzo's catch in 2005, Wil Allen interception in 2002; seeing Bo and Woody on opposite sidelines in 1978, the singing of Carmen Ohio in Michigan Stadium after JT's first win in 2001; Brian Robiski's end zone catch in 2006; Troy Smith entering the field for his final Michigan game in 06; Evan Turner's shot; Beanie's long TD run in Ann Arbor; Art the Dart dancing into the end zone in 81... there are more....
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, michigan killer
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner, michigan killer
  • NFL TEAM: Bucs and Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Caps
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs and Heat (unlikely combo that it is)
  • MLB TEAM: Rays and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: DC United

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jul 2016

WOMEN can be evil. Not men. What BS. No fool like an old fool? I won't judge you, but you give me reason to wonder  

Let's wait to see more before we judge.

I love the player Zeke was and I think he must be a great man based on what he has said in interviews. That's all. I love everyone who wears the S&G because they entertain me and are -- like me -- Buckeyes. But a rare few are not good people or turn (Schlichter). Yeah, brains are complicated things. Alcohol and drugs can mess us all up too.  

 Bosa moved out because the two of them partied a lot -- or that was the story. I didn't see any of the parting so I do not judge. 

Do not judge. Judge not the woman. Not the man.  Wait. Learn. Then react. 

Comment 21 Jul 2016

love that Herman pointed out that newspapers (and the web sites of the best of them) spend the time and resources to post corrections and take the time to have two sources before reporting news. Rumors and lies   spread pretty quickly on many "news" sites, on broadcasts and in social media.  

I recommend reading a newspaper (e paper works) every day (after the skully).

Comment 20 Jul 2016

None of the above. I would pick Vegas and New Orleans (Tulane). Seriously.  Expand to the West and to the East. Head into SEC country and into an untapped, FAST GROWING area with tons of money. The size of the school is not as important as the size of the market and the area opening to your conference for recruiting.   

College football conferences need to think outside the box.   this is why Rutgers and Maryland were brilliant : no one saw it coming but it was a no brainier.  

Big 12 already has two Top 10 teams (all time) and a couple other up and comers  now they need eyes and territory. That's what Delaney was thinking. 

Comment 19 Jul 2016

Family history (i.e. a cycle of violence on women), mental illness, hate (for that person or for someone else or for himself and his position in life). There are a lot of possible reasons. And there are a lot of people doing it in this world, unfortunately. I don't understand why some women take it. If there is a woman out there ANYWHERE reading this who is taking abuse from a man because she feels she HAS to for her own security or for her kids or her parents, or the guy's job, please contact someone NOW at an abused women's shelter. Get away and maybe he will get help.

I have no sympathies. 

Comment 19 Jul 2016

It's a smart move to get in front of it. It's a smart move to have a no-tolerance policy. and it's a smart move to give the story time to develop and then see if circumstances allow the player back on the team. For now he is gone and for now that seems correct. 

These details make me sad. Most people would never do what is alleged here. But I always want to hear all the details before I judge.

Comment 19 Jul 2016

Not sure I follow what you are talking about. My asterisk was next to the word knowledgeable*

The old joke is that the N on the Huskers helmet stands for knowledge. I was not responding to you at all.  Relax. 

Comment 18 Jul 2016

The most interesting team in the conference.

Capable of beating the best, capable of losing to the worst.

The atmosphere was great at the 2012 game. I met a lot of N fans at my hotel and they were all very nice, knowledgeable* people. Hoping to be there for this year's, too. 

* they spell it with an N.

Comment 13 Jul 2016

Dirty heads are crazy good. Love that song with matisyahu. 

Comment 13 Jul 2016

I love he new Blink. And new Chile Pepper. Strumbellas, Fitz, Two  Door Cinema Club all have good new stuff (2 door album dropping soon) . Been listening a lot to Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala and Coin too. And I cannot wait for an entire Gass Animals cd. The single is sick. 

Comment 13 Jul 2016

I will stand by my position that this is a learning experience and Schianno -- and all these PSU coaches and administrators -- need to talk about the culture of that program and what kinds of things were said and heard that -- in hindsight -- might have tipped someone off to a monster working that campus. Just saying I saw nothing (even if true) is insufficient for me.

He is not getting fired, nor should he without solid evidence.  But cant we all agree that just shutting up allows a culture of acceptance to take root? If he knew he wouldn't be sued for just talking about things -- if all people in similar positions in the catholic church or boy scouts had opportunities to talk about warning signs -- the world would be a better place, imo.

I hate this conversation. I accept he knew nothing about this incident. Thank god. But just saying "if Urban says its okay then end of story" is a bit sheep-like.

Comment 13 Jul 2016

Talk. Talk about the culture of the program.  Even though he did not see something, would it surprise him if others who saw something didn't follow up after talking to paterno? How does he think this was able to flourish at penn state? Schiano is a coach. Please use this time to coach life lessons  

How often did he have dinner or lunch or sit in meetings or golf with Sandusky? What did he learn? How often did he see him walk around campus with a boy or two? I wouldn't suspect anything if I didn't know for sure but "looking back" were there red flags. What can the next person in the same position as you were in learn from your experience.

defending him is easy  expecting more from our coaches is not always easy  

Right now he is coaching me to shut up and say you saw nothing. Talk and maybe the culture will change and these kinds of things (looking at you, Baylor) would not be happening. 

I am not calling for him to be fired or anything like that. there will never be a case based on this testimony. But I just don't believe that a monster was running rampant on a college campus and no one saw anything  and no one sees it as an opportunity to talk about what you did see and what the culture of that program really was  

Comment 13 Jul 2016

You are correct that the best of these monsters hide it from family and friends. But in many cases we learn that family friends and coworkers were in denial and conveniently looked the other way. 

Coaches lie. They do it to recruits about when they will start and minutes they will play and where they will get drafted. They do it to the press about who called that play that ended up in a pick 6 or a blocked punt. They do it to players about opponents and they do it when they look the other way when a student athlete is working out when he should be studying. They get good at lying. The best get to coach in the NFL because they can convince some owner that they actually know what they are doing when they were just semi talented and good college coaches. 

Could schiano be lying?  Maybe. I don't know. and I don't want him prosecuted as much as I want him to talk. That statement was not enough. 

Comment 13 Jul 2016

so everyone believes Sandusky was a monster but no one believes that the other people working with him and hanging with him after work saw anything! Or had some idea it might be going on? Or had overheard anyone ever talking about it? No one thinks there was a culture of coverup and control permeating that school and that Paterno -- and his team managers -- knew what was going on ?

True Schiano  is not going to be convicted based on this but ALL these coaches need to start TALKING. Give them immunity if necessary but for the sake of the next victim they need to talk. What was happening there? 

As for the deniers claiming  that all the other coaches are innocent, I will shake my head. Y'all can bury yours.