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Nuts4Bucks13


Member since 20 November 2013 | Blog

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: George Gordon #46
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: A-A-ron
  • NFL TEAM: New England Patriots
  • MLB TEAM: Boston Red Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT

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Comment 15 Jul 2016

It's always interesting to read the old hot takes regarding Ohio State Football.  When I was a freshman I did a project on the Stadium campaign in the late 1910s, early 1920s and in that process learned/read the following:

  • That people considered Ohio State to be "that little college in the cornfield."
  • That people were convinced the planned Ohio Stadium was about 2x the size it should be and, to some, the idea of 80,000 people (I believe that was the original capacity) filling the stadium was nonsense and not realistic.
  • Alumni from before 1890 thought "the foot ball" was stupid.
  • That people would show up to games without a ticket and one of the driving events for the stadium was a time where 40,000 people showed up at Ohio Field (capacity 20,000).

Makes me want to go back to the archives to research again.

Comment 17 Dec 2015

This.  I remember hearing an NFL player (I think it was either AJ Hawk or Bobby Carpenter) talking about how some trainers will tell players to smoke marijuana instead because of precisely this...well smoke when they know they won't be tested.

Comment 14 Dec 2015

I've been reading these for about two years and I can confidently proclaim that they are getting weirder and weirder.

Are we sure DJ is ok? Did he write one hundred of these SS's during an epic acid trip and then later fill in the details? Or has he been taken over by a cyborg that has created an algorithm that can mimic the style of DJ, e.g., a "Four Loko" reference here, a humorous misspelling there and capped off with some faux humility in order to let the guard of the readers down?

Comment 24 Nov 2015

GO PATS. Come at me haters, my time as an Ohio State fan from New England has trained me well to fight the good fight against you. 

Comment 24 Nov 2015

As a New Englander with three degrees from Ohio State, I don't. ;)

Comment 24 Nov 2015

Is this supposed to be some meta-anti-Ohio State-hater post?  It's funny because it's the exact same argument that SEC fans use every year against OSU.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

This is not an attempt to troll, but do many people really care about the Crew?  

Judging by the fact that it was a sold out game with a great atmosphere, I'd say yes.  Definitely generational though, millenials and younger are all in but I don't see many gray hairs.  Definitely used to getting shit from my older relatives about liking soccer but IDGAF.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

Actually...I went and looked it up.  The answer is no, they cannot.  Article 6, Section 2(d): "No player shall be eligible to be employed by an NFL Club until he has been eligible in an NFL Draft."  Article 20, Sections 1 and 5 deal with players in the CFL and the Arena Football League and have strict rules.

Basically, and relative to my point, you have to have gone through a draft and not been picked to be a free agent.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

I don't think players right out of college in the US can actually (as opposed to, for example, players from the CFL).  The process is a part of the CBA between the union and the league.  The CBA sets most of those rules, including the draft, supplemental draft, free agency, etc. so the answer would be there.  I don't have a copy of the CBA so I can't be sure.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

Good one but no, I'm defending people against those A-Holes.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

Well...as a graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law I have a few things to say, DJ:

1. Twitter Law School is the real deal, so on point with that.

2. The draft actually was (is?) a really controversial topic in courts for a long time.  Many of the major sports leagues were sued over it, with some mixed results.  I was going to do a whole analysis and talk about why they aren't illegal...but really they probably should be (and I'm lazy and have better things to do).