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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Nov 19th 2005 Smith to Gonzo with 41 seconds left in The Pig House.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: 2012 - Zach Boren; 2013 - Noah Spence
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Comment 14 hours ago

Great school for a degree and a job.  My son was recruited to play baseball there.  They found out he got one C in his HS career... as a freshman.  Said that would likely keep him out.  He was disappointed for about 15 minutes... once he toured the school and witnessed firsthand the female to male ratio.  lol

Comment 14 hours ago

I'm pretty sure everyone has worked that particular machine.

It's all about the number of reps.

Comment 29 Oct 2014

The 2013 champs might not be from the $EC but it's pretty hard to claim they aren't the best overall conference.   By a fairly large margin, team for team.  

That said, this doesn't mean they deserve more than one or two teams in the playoffs.  There are a lot of teams from other conferences that are as good as any team from the $EC.  FSU, Oregon, Sparty, TCU, and K State could hang and deserve consideration.  

Comment 28 Oct 2014

Someone needs to buy dmac a new shovel with a longer handle.

Comment 28 Oct 2014

I honestly don't know how I feel about this.  Let him keep the scholarship I suppose... because maybe he worked hard and earned it during practice all year.  That would be Urban's call.

IMO you don't give people something because you're worried about a downward spiral.  Especially when that's been his tendency ever since he arrived.  Sooner or later people have to sleep in the bed they've made for themselves.  That's the hard lesson that we've all had to learn.

He's only got two more semesters to graduate, so it would be a shame to see him not get his degree.  He may have earned the scholarship, but that's about all he's earned.  I wish him the best... hope he matures into a responsible decision maker.

Comment 28 Oct 2014

This was the most realistic thread I have ever seen on that site.  There seemed to be more reality in those posts than we've seen in some of our own threads this season lol.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

And don't forget... we actually made some jaw breaking hits out there... the one on Giseki out in the flat, and the hit by Tyvis Powell across the middle.  BAM.  That'll make a guy think twice before catching the ball....

Comment 27 Oct 2014

These are all good comments.  I am 57 and at 6'2" I weigh 222.  That's about 20 lbs more than I want to be.  Last year I started my running routine and went from 235 to 207 in about 4 months.   I didn't diet per se, I just changed the foods I was eating.  I started eating more fruits and veggies, backed off on the higher carbs, and ran 5 miles every other day.  I would have lost more a lot quicker if it weren't for my passion for craft beer.  I loves me some good craft beer.  (and some occasional Maker's Mark)  I was still able to enjoy my vices and lose the weight.  But then I started a project.  Helped build a micro brewery.  The five months we worked on construction, installation of equipment and setup, I didn't have the time to pack a healthy lunch or work on my running.  Didn't help that we were welcome to hit the test batches of beer before we opened.  I gained back half of what I lost in no time at all.  Ya gotta do both.  You gotta eat right and exercise.  

My grandfather lived to 94, and he worked in the WVa coal mines for 40 years.  He was also a farmer, made his own white whiskey, ate high cholesterol eggs and bacon every single morning of his life, and red meat for every lunch and dinner.  He cooked with lard. He had a shot of white whiskey in his coffee at least three times a day.  He was skinny and healthy his entire life.  He worked hard and his work was physical.  In his off time he had a dozen (pain in the ass) hounds he took care of, that he used for fox hunting. He would get up every morning at 5 am and walk up that hill with a 50 lb bag of food, rain or shine, to feed those damned hounds.  He did this into his late 60's.  I'm convinced his activity was a big part of the reason he lived so long.

Comment 27 Oct 2014


"I asked for Quaker Oats and you gave me Quaker State!"

Comment 27 Oct 2014

saying that you can eat total crap and still be not obese and 'healthy' is over-simplifying the issue. 

That's not what I said.  Diet is important to health.  My point is, it's not JUST the food.  People look for easy things to blame.  "It's not my fault.  It's all that bacon I eat."  They want to make McD's the villain because hey... much easier to do that than take a little personal responsibility.  

Life is about balance.  Diet and exercise.  Both.  In equal amounts.  No amount of dieting will be beneficial to your overall health without a steady routine of exercise.  If you have a routine, then it is perfectly fine to have a double cheeseburger at In and Out, or a banana split at baskin robbins. 

The food nazis want to place all the blame on one segment of society... when the real problem with obesity lies with our BEHAVIOR.  

Funny, in France, Germany and Belgium they eat a diet that is high in fat.  Butter, cream, rich desserts, and my personal favorite... REAL BEER that is high in carbs.  Yet for some reason, most people are thin.  

The US is obese because of laziness.  People who are too lazy to exercise are generally too lazy to cook a good meal.  So they eat at restaurants all the time.  

It's not just the food.  It's the CULTURE.  Enough ranting.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

I don't go for that "you're lucky because you have the right genetics" stuff.  Sorry.  There are plenty of people in my family, with whom I share the same genetics,  who are obese.  And it is because of LIFESTYLE.  This is the combination of diet and exercise.  I don't give a rats ass if you live on raw broccoli and kelp all your life.  If you don't exercise you will not be healthy.

Now, I am not saying we shouldn't be concerned about our diet.  We absolutely need to eat a healthy diet.  My problem is with the one-dimensional thinking of the food nazis.  It is not all about diet.  Sorry.  It is about being active.  Strong healthy muscles, hard-working cardiovascular, the whole ballgame.  

This nonsense that you can't have a soda, or you can't go out for ice cream after a healthy meal, or you can't enjoy an occasional (GASP!!) double cheeseburger with green chili is just a bunch of garbage put out by nosey nabobs with an agenda.

You want to be healthy?  Get off your ass!

Comment 27 Oct 2014

it is what they eat that is the problem

Horsehockey.  It's not just the diet....it's total lifestyle.  A combination of everything.  My sons had a typical diet of kids and teenagers.... they ate at McD's because it was fast, and they went to DQ for Blizzards, drank sodas, ate cheeto's and everything else that the food nazi's tell you to avoid... and they weren't obese then, and they aren't obese now after graduating college.  The difference is, they were active. They were involved in sports, and we kept them busy.  

It wasn't easy, but we were able to keep them active whereas many parents allow the TV to babysit.  These days it ain't like it was when most of us grew up.  I remember every Saturday at 7am leaving our little Reynoldsburg house and getting on my bike.  By noon my buddies and I would be down at Blacklick creek, or we'd ride southeast out to Spring Lakes.  Our parents had no idea where we were, and that was cool as long as we were home in time for dinner.

Parents can't allow this to happen these days, because there are too many nutjobs out there.  You gotta watch your kids.  Which means it takes more effort for the parents to keep the kids active. With two parents working, it is difficult and requires a huge commitment.  Because of this a lot of people just aren't willing to do what it takes to keep their kids active.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

There is more to having brains than passing a test.  I have dealings with a lot of laboratory engineers who, although I'm quite sure they are great at their jobs, seem to have one thing in common.  They have absolutely no people skills.  They struggle to have a conversation, they say offensive (though unintentionally) things and they have a hard time accepting another point of view from the 'less educated'.

Much rather drink a beer and watch a game with someone who is less educated and genuine, than a dickhead with several degrees who can't have a conversation.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

something happened to limit their play-calling

I'll tell you what happened.  The OL didn't do their job when they called a pass play.  JT was feeling the pressure big time hence the hurried throw to a wide open Smith that should have been taken to the house.

Before I knew his knee was injured, I was screaming for some pass plays with JT rolling out... he was getting hammered in what little of a pocket he had.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Our defense has a new personality.  That hit by Tyvis Powell across the middle knocked that kid's fillings loose... pure intimidation.  We are hitting hard and playing much more aggressive.  Good to see.

Comment 26 Oct 2014


(for mr may)