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Comment 29 Nov 2014

Hard to get anything going on offense when you are sitting on the sidelines for 9 minutes while Arm Punt Jr. leads that garbage UM offense on a 95 yard drive.

What the hell is Jim Heacock doing these days.

Comment 22 Nov 2014

I've been critical of him just based on the lack of "pop" his kicks seem to have. You watch Agauyo or any really excellent kicker, the ball just explodes off their foot. They are no doubters. Nuernberger hasn't shown that physical ability yet, which is what concerns me. The ball gets there, but not with authority. His kicks, including XP's, have a rather low trajectory. It's like he has to really punch it out there to get the force necessary to carry the ball, which might affect his accuracy some.

Obviously with more experience and confidence his misses will decrease. I guess I'm just more concerned with his physical ceiling.

I think it's fair to analyze players and provide criticism so long as it's not spiteful and petty.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

Anyone else concerned with Nuernberger? Just doesn't seem have to have that pop on his kicks that you seen from really elite kickers. 

I hate to be a downer after that high we just experienced but that's one of my takeaways from the game going forward.

Comment 08 Nov 2014

They are more into self-promotion than supporting the Buckeyes. That's what gets people upset and makes them look bad. There's a reason they wear the same customized clothing with their stupid nicknames on them, it's just wanton self-promotion. It's annoying that they get their morbidly obese faces on camera every week at the expense of fans who don't make us look like raging douches.

Comment 16 Oct 2014

The Evans Scholarship requires you working 5-6 years as a caddy and requires you to show financial need. A kid with a rich dad who loves to write checks isn't carrying golf bags for 4.5 hours a day every summer weekend in 90 degree heat for 5 years. I would know.

I am 100% certain he doesn't have a "daddy" with a "checkbook" to cash his way out of the situation.

Comment 16 Oct 2014

The saying about representing yourself means you have a fool for a client applies here. You do no show up to court without legal representation. You will ALWAYS get a better deal with representation. The judge is a former lawyer. You not showing up with a lawyer makes it look like you don't take the situation seriously which is 100% not the impression that you want to be giving, especially in a situation like Wunder's.

Comment 02 Oct 2014

I don't think the fact that he didn't hurt anyone is relevant. There are a lot of "victimless" crimes that we nonetheless punish because its not appropriate behavior. There have been numerous instances of people running onto a sporting field with the intent to disrupt or do harm to the people on the field (Monica Seles). Just because this situation ended well doesn't really change the analysis. What if he had rushed a cop and been shot in front of 106k people? You just can't allow people to do what he did, it's dangerous and inappropriate. If he wants to play a stupid prank he can break into a sorority house and steal a composite photo like the rest of the frat people.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I don't think people are "glad" he lost his scholarship. He reaped what he sowed. He wanted to get hammered at the game and run onto the field. It was selfish and totally unacceptable behavior. 106k+ fans, many of which who were hammered, managed to watch the game without running onto the field. It's not normal or acceptable behavior to run onto the field- it is completely inappropriate, illegal, totally selfish and completely self-absorbed. You know how many students who graduate with debt would kill for the opportunity he had, to attend school completely free of cost? He had that opportunity and this is what he did with it.

As a fan it pisses me off that someone would run onto the field and disrespect both teams, the university, and themselves. It's just embarrassing. It's also not his first run-in with this: he bragged on twitter and had photos of him on the court at Madison Square Garden.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

You can't really play the what-if game. He was intoxicated, ran on the field during play, and was arrested. It was on TV. It was widely publicized and made the organization look bad. Why would they keep giving him a full-ride scholarship? The Evans Scholarship is competitive- there were other kids that didn't get it that would've loved to have it and would've been model students and citizens. 

Like it or not, he was a representative for the program and he embarrassed it and himself. It's within their right to show that such behavior isn't tolerated. He's not entitled the to scholarship, it was a privilege that he clearly didn't fully appreciate. It might be harsh but he only has himself to blame.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I understand the point you are making, however the fine analogy doesn't work for one reason: you are entitled to the money you have. It's yours, you've earned it. You are not, however, entitled to other people's money. Yes, fining someone $40k for running on the field is ridiculous. However, the kid's scholarship isn't his money- it's someone else's (Evans Scholars). He's not entitled to it. He has obligations and responsibilities- namely being a good citizen and getting good grades and presumably not bringing shame/bad press to the scholarship. He's not entitled to receive his scholarship- it comes with continual obligations that he failed to meet in spectacular and selfish fashion.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

Hyde's scholarship was given by OSU and he was never convicted of anything. Wunder's scholarship is given by a private third party and there is clear video evidence of him committing a crime.

I don't think the kid should be suspended/expelled from school. I'm not "happy" he lost his scholarship. However, he needs to learn the hard lesson that actions have consequences and he is not entitled to receive what amounts to $20-25k a year in scholarship money from a private donor if he is going to make a fool of himself and the organization that gives him the scholarship by behaving like a criminal. The kid disrespected himself, Ohio State, his scholarship, the fans in the crowd, and the players from both teams doing what he did. It wasn't normal 21 year old drunken behavior, as there are literally tens of thousands of similarly intoxicated young people at the games who somehow manage to not run on the field during play. 

Comment 01 Oct 2014

This kid's scholarship wasn't given to him by OSU, it was given to him by a private 3rd party. All he had to do was get good grades and be a good citizen and he got his undergrad fully covered. Instead he acted like an asshat. If you want to give this idiot $40k of your own money, go ahead. Actions have consequences. I hope his 15 seconds of being on the field were worth the humiliation, pain, google history, and being $40k in debt when he graduates.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

Not a surprise he lost his scholarship. The WGA (organization that provides the scholarship) can't be pleased that "Evans Scholars" is being associated with a drunk idiot running on the field and getting body slammed.

It's a big hit for him as he'll now have to pay full tuition and board for whatever time he has left at OSU. Assuming that's just a semester, it's probably close to $15-20k. Maybe he'll learn that being a douchebag doesn't pay.

Edit: According to the Dispatch he's a 4th year student in a 5 year program. So looks like he's taking a $40k hit. That probably hurts more than the one Schlegel put on him.