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Myc24

Bloomington, IN (via Cape May, NJ by way of Baltimore, MD)

Member since 14 November 2012 | Blog

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Mid-Atlantic guy living it up in the Midwest.
Folklorist, omnidisciplinary scholar, educator, business and cultural analyst, Indiana PhD student.
Father, husband, Ohio State (BA) and BGSU (MA, MBA) alum.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 31-24 in double overtime.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Currently: Braxton Miller; Of All Time: #10, #27, #45
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Currently: Slam Thompson; Of All Time: Mike Conley
  • NFL TEAM: Baltimore Ravens
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Baltimore Orioles
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I figure the crazies will get me one day for something. It might as well be this. At least I feel I'll have earned it.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

In all seriousness - good luck Braxton. Take care of your body, heal up, and get ready for whatever come next in life be it the NFL or (less likely) a final year in scarlet and gray. You are a great ball player, and more importantly a great man. Be a leader in the locker room and continue The Chase in a new capacity.
 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Sure, they have a shot. Maybe not as good as before if Braxton is out, but who knows. But The Chase continues no matter who is under center. Trust UFM. Trust the other men on the team. Trust the return of the Silver Bullets (who are probably more important anyway). #IBelieve 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I agree - I just don't necessarily have faith that the NFL will take a shot on him (especially in the early rounds) without seeing how a (probably) twice surgically repaired throwing shoulder holds up in a game. It would probably be better for him (financially as well as developmentally) to redshirt if he can't go this year.
Personally, I think Braxton, assuming he recovers, has star potential in the NFL. But I'm not entirely sure he'll get that shot if he doesn't see the field for the Good Guys again. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Neither Jones nor Barrett are scrubs who should be starting for MAC teams. They are guys who were highly recruited and come with a combined 7 stars depending on which scouting service you use. Jones had offers from Penn State, TTUN, Illinois, and Iowa among others for goodness sake. If Braxton is injured and done for the year, we're in the same boat as if he had left for the draft. Trust the recruiting, trust the coaches, trust in the other Buckeyes on the field. I believe we can still compete for a B1G title and a spot in the playoffs no matter which one of our guys are running the offense. My fingers are crossed for Braxton to recover and be his amazing self and go on to do great things, but I also believe in this team and UFM. Eleven days. Still excited. Let's Go Bucks!   

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Hoping the best for Braxton's future. If he can't go this year, the Buckeyes should still be fine - and I'll watch every game no matter what. That being said, if he's going to miss significant time, I hope he decides to use his redshirt, heal up, get his Heisman and championships in 2015, and get a good slot in the Draft. I'd hate for this to be how his OSU career ends. 

Whatever happens, and whatever decisions are made: wishing a speedy recovery and the best of luck to Braxton. 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

There are many reliable sources. Here are a couple.  

"Brain injury-related fatalities in American football, 1945-1999." [Neurosurgery. 2003 Apr;52(4):846-52]

"Twenty-Ninth Annual Report Fall 1982 - Spring 2011" [UNC Catastrophic Sports Injury Resarch. 2011]

"Average 12 high school and college football players die each year, study says" [NY Daily News, 2013, Apr.]

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I agree that football provides structure and is safer than being out running the streets in most place - don't get me wrong. But let's not deny the nature of the game. It is horribly brutal on the bodies of players. Even those who never suffer a major traumatic injury. It is a brutal game.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I don't particularly like electronica. I do love Carmen Ohio. So... I guess I like this?

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I feel like a limited offensive plan could still lead to a W against the Midshipmen, so I'm not too worried about Brax. I'd rather ease him into the season and have him ready for VT, MSU, and still good to go against TTUN and a potential B1G CG.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

An average of just over 12 kids per year die while playing football. More than three of those deaths per year are a result of traumatic brain injury. That's a pretty brutal game, especially when compared to other sports like basketball, baseball, soccer, and tennis.
That doesn't even take into account all of the other injuries that young football players sustain that may detrimentally impact the rest of their lives.