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Comment 11 Apr 2014

Unfortunately, my daughter has a volleyball tournament in Ada at Ohio Northern Univ. otherwise, I would be in attendance. Oh well, will try to catch it on the tube.

Comment 24 Mar 2014

While Gen. Sherman may not have been the most moral Ohioan to be on this list, he is definitely a warrior and understood what it takes to win wars. Had Sherman been a General in the Revolutionary war, it would have been over in half the time, not to knock Washington as I believe he did the best he could with the resources and training he had at the time. However Sherman most likely would have employed more guerilla tactics instead of trying to go toe to toe with the British in the European style battles.

 

Comment 24 Mar 2014

That was a tough pick, but I have to agree with you. Paul Brown is probably the single most important football person of all time. He basically revolutionized the sport. 

Archie was a great college back and one heck of an ambassador's for tOSU. However, his accomplishments pale in comparison the Paul Brown.

Comment 24 Mar 2014

This is a very tough region. Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Clark Gable and the list goes on. Bob Hope will be a tough out in this bracket. The man was such a good person and had a long career. He made millions laugh and always kept the armed forces at the fore front. I would probably vote for Bob Hope as one of the most influential Americans in the field of Arts. 

Comment 18 Mar 2014

Not a problem. I am somewhat of a WWII history buff. The advances in technology during the war was amazing and the B-29 was a perfect example of this. This plane was so far ahead of the other large bombers of the day. It's development almost bankrupted the Boeing corporation. It is a facsinating story if you every care to read about it. If I remember correctly, it was the single most expensive weapon of the war followed by the development of the Atomic bomb.

Comment 18 Mar 2014

Curits LeMay was a no nonsense general that believed, like Sherman and Grant, that if you are going to wage war, wage total war. Make the enemy beg for peace. When LeMay assumed command in the Pacific theater, the B-29's were largely ineffective in their bombing campaigns over Japan due to the high altitude that they flew through. When they tried to hit their targets from such a high altitude, the jet stream blew the bombs off target making them fall far from the target. 

LeMay addressed this right away by changing tactics to carpet bomb Japanese cities from low altitudes and using incendiary bombs that would create large firestorms and wipe out munition manufacturing in the cities. This style of bombing reduced Japans ability to resupply their forces during the war making it easier on the Army and Marines tasked with clearing the Pacific Islands of their Japanese occupiers.

General LeMay is one of the greatest Generals of WWII that barely gets recognized with the likes of Eisenhower and Patton to contend with.

Comment 18 Mar 2014

On August 5, 1945, Brigadier-General Paul Tibbets personally selected the Enola Gay — he named it after his mother — off the B-52 assembly line.

I would like to point out that this was a few years before the B-52 was developed. The Enola Gay was a B-29 Superfortress, a four engine piston driven plane built by the Boeing corporation in the early 1940's. 

Comment 18 Mar 2014

A good friend of mine served in the Marines with Carey. Carey was a squad leader in his platoon. One time during leave, he told the other guys that he was going to the Improv in town to try is comedic skills. They other guys in the squad told him he would bomb but he did it anyway and the rest is history.

Comment 30 Sep 2013

The thing I noticed on the double moves is that when the receiver makes the first move (or the out move) Roby is breaking towards the line instead of flattening out at that point. Therefore, when the received makes his second move (back down field) Roby is heading in the opposite direction and therefore causes separation. This is not first game where Roby has had this problem. I've seen it numerous other games as well.

 

This can be fixed with a little film study and practice. The idea here is to respect the double move and to not break on the ball until it leaves the QB's hand. By breaking towards the line on the first move, you will get an int on occasion, but when the Off coach starts seeing this, they will run the out and up double move to free up  the recieve. 

Comment 26 Sep 2013

What was that sitcom that Michael J. Fox stared in in the late 80's/early 90's. That too was set in Ohio, but I don't see it listed. However, not being able to remember the name of the show, it very well may be in that list, but I just passed it over.

 

Edit: Never mind, I found it. Family Ties. That was supposedly based in Ohio also. 

Comment 26 Sep 2013

Watching that .gif of the Wisky offense, it is hillarious how bad the AzSt def is. When White goes in motion, the corner comes down and the safety on that side deepens and adjusts closer to the middle of the field, as they should. On the snap, the backside of the def plays the power run to that side, but the playside tackle runs right by the running back coming right at him. The backside safety that adjusted towards the middle of the field starts dropping into a deep third without ANYONE threatening that zone. Then he completely turns and runs away from the play until he is completely out of the picture. Both LB's sell out on the run fake completely ignoring the jet sweep by White. 

I was worried about this coming game based on what I have heard about how good the AzSt. def was supposed to be. However after seeing this gif, I can see why Wisky was able to run on them the way they did. It makes me feel a little better now about the ability of Bucks Def to slow the Badgers down.

Comment 24 Sep 2013

Having a daughter of the same age as the little girl at Wisconsin, I cannot imagine not seeing her for months on end. What a great story and letting everyone remember that there are more important things in life than a football game.

That being sad, we need to kick the crap out of the Badgers Sat. GO BUCKS