In terms of an academic fit for the B1G, Iowa State would be a great addition. I realize their football program has been on par with Purdue, but it is definitely inside the 'footprint', meets the academic standards, has AAU membership, and have the other D1 athletics to be competitive. Not a popular choice, but they would have no problem fitting into the B1G.
Very interesting read Hetuck. Both my parents are NU grads and were there during Delaney's tenure. The NU-OU rivalry was one of the best in college football, and I know from family in NE that Huskers miss having a perennial rival to get excited about.
As far as having OU join the B1G, I'm not sure how I feel about that. I vividly remember "The Game of the Century" when the Sooners game to the Shoe in 1977. The image of Uwe von Schamann (OU's kicker) waving his hands like a director to the Buckeye fans' 'block-that-kick' cheer is forever burned in my sports memory cells. I look forward to the Buckeyes' home-and-home with the Sooners, but would be anxious about facing them on a more regular basis.
Love the question/answer about aspiring to be as successful as Bo. I wish him the best of luck.
Here's to Coach Harbaugh matching Coach Schembechler's National Championships over his 21 years as HC.
I was thinking the exact same thing Hove. Never count out a pissed off, amped up rival, ever.
DJ - thanks as always for the WMDs. Love the United States of Swearing map - must be an occupational hazard. Having lived all over due to my occupation and served with people from all 50 states, I knew anecdotally that different regions were prone to swear differently, but to see it graphically is priceless. Although their data seemed to cover the gamut of swearing, I was shocked and disappointed by the conspicuous absence of another New England/Mid-Atlantic favorite: Cocksucker. As for the prevalence of 'Bastard' in New England, it's more commonly in the form of "Prick Bastard", it's pronounced "Ba-stahd", and it's commonly associated with Bucky Dent, Bil Buckner and any member of the New York Yankees.
That's some funny stuff there, but I thought those types of testicles were reserved for guys like Urban Meyer and
Andrew JacksonWilliam Tecumseh Sherman.
As an Annapolis grad married to a woman from ND, it sucks being on the losing end of that deal. Navy has only won 3 times in the past 50 odd years. Fortunately all 3 have been in my lifetime!
I am not the world's greatest public speaker, but I would love to go 15 rounds in a debate with Beckman. I'd bet the farm that I knock him out in the first three rounds.
How did you link back to that exact spot in the thread? That's awesome. You must teach me this magic, Jedi Master.
I'm pretty sure those involved know which thread they were on and could scroll through the comments.
I can't emphasize enough how much it affects me when this stuff makes the news cycle. I'm sorry that our actions reflect poorly on us as a school and a fanbase. Know that nearly every person who puts on the uniform this year will represent OSU well and that their general college shenanigans will rise above being shithole people
FunZone - great points, and I can truly empathize. I was commissioned in 1991 and went to flight training in Pensacola. That same year, the Tailhook convention in Las Vegas made big news and a lot of bad stuff happened. It was right after the Gulf War, and many chalked it up to pilots blowing off steam, boys will be boys, etc. Bottom line, some illegal and very damaging things happened to people who didn't deserve it. Regardless of the fact that I do not fly a carrier aircraft, nor was even at Tailhook '91, my first several years in uniform people would say, "You're one of those Tailhook guys." It takes a long time to get that kind of stink off your organization and you.
For what it's worth BassDropper, I went back to help offset some of the ridiculous DVs you received. I know you could care less about helmet stickers, but it was embarrassing how a few folks treated you, Maka and Toilrt Paper on the other other threads.
For all the UVs, Norcal collected with his/her comments blasting you, they are surprisingly quiet on the subject today. Call me a troll if you want, but if you're going to talk big talk on the boards, be prepared to walk the walk when you're flat out wrong. Cowboy up and admit it.
Apparently Remy only counts to 3.
Yes, I was. Aircraft carrier Bremerton, but we resided in Silverdale. And, you are on. Love me some Northwest craft beers.
OSU78, thanks for the thoughtful response. I think your CO and I would have gotten along famously.
I'm with you 100% on the leadership accountability piece. I've been a CO, and in that position you take responsibility when the team fails and you give all the credit to your team when the team wins. And, you can't effectively hold transgressors accountable when you've invested time in becoming their friend. You don't have to be an @$$; but you can't be their buddy.
I guess the part I have a problem with is why weren't the students who instigated this type of behavior held accountable as well. I have read one report that several students affirmed that he was trying hard to clean up the hazing and 'bad boy' behavior that had been endemic in TBDBITL, which he had been a part of (the band not necessarily the behavior) for a long time (student, GA, assistant, and director). And where is the outrage for all the previous directors who also should have known this was happening? How many of them are drawing a pension from tOSU, and allowed or even encouraged the same type of behavior? Are they not more culpable than John Waters for setting the conditions that led to this? It seems odd to me that we punish the man who was trying to fix things, yet those who were truly responsible seem to slip away untouched.
I faced a similar set of circumstances during my command tour, and the culture I had to change was within my Chief's Mess. Anyone who's spent time in the Navy can tell you what you're in for when you take on the Goat Locker. And, as my XO was quick to remind me, you can change policy, rules, and regulations all you want, but the last and most difficult thing to change in any organization is culture. It's how we identify with our tribe, and we cling to it desperately, even when all evidence points that we are wrong.
Like I said, depends on the test, and the level of the clearance. Blood, urine, hair - they all test differently and for different quantities. You can buy a cheap 'swizzle stick' test, and you pretty much have to have smoked within the last 24-48 hours for it to show up.
No - I'm at home in the "Great Dayton Metro Area". Just thought I'd be clever and put the Navy guy at sea (where he belongs).
How're things in PACNORWEST? I miss my view of the Olympics out the bedroom window, and the peeks at The Mountain we would get on the drive through to Tacoma and Seattle.
That was an incredibly different dynamic on multiple levels. I don't see that happening with these two athletes.
That's a pretty thin silver lining. Silver, but thin.
Nope. Just have a few friends in and around I-270, and I know where they work.
Depends on the test. The test we use in the military tests for such a high amount that you would have to be in room with a full-blown bonfire for several hours to test positive.
I am not excited about this in the least. I just feel that those who went out of their way to blast the OPs, or DV their honest comments in those posts at the least should go back and change the DVs to UVs. No need for public apologies or self-flagellation, just a recognition that a fellow 11W asking a question or offering a contrary opinion isn't worthy of berating or downvoting.
I agree: this offense has about 6! options. It depends on how creative the coaches want to get. The danger is getting too cute by half, and giving the QB too many options to read. Sometimes simpler is better.
I agree that you got bashed unnecessarily. That being said, I also agree with the stance that 'getting the scoop' on a bad news story isn't necessarily what 11W is all about. I would rather give the coaching staff and the University an opportunity to investigate and make a decision without the 'media' influencing the outcome.
Cue up Don Henley