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NW Buckeye 12th Warrior

Poulsbo, WA

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Coaching my kids through HS sports.
  • NFL TEAM: Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Meh

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Feb 2016

My ulnar problems occurred after my heart valve replacement surgery.  7.5 hours on the operating table with your head twisted to the side and your chest cracked wide open can do that to you (they basically pinched a nerve in my spine for an extended time period).  It started as numbness in the fingers and hand as described by the OP.  It spread within a month to encompass the entire arm up to the shoulders.  The docs recommended PT.  No relief from that.  Finally went to an acupuncturist.  The treatments went on twice a week for about 3 months. Got the symptoms reduced to minor numbness in my little and ring fingers.  Will some times spread a little, but exercise and massage pretty much keeps it confined to the fingers.  If I think about it the fingers can become pretty annoying.  But I have learned to blank it out and to live with it.  

Comment 11 Feb 2016

I agree with you wholeheartedly on this.  No way Nebraska or Penn State's record before they joined the B1G should be included in any stats, history, etc. of the B1G.  If there is one thing I abhor it is revisionist history.  LAME!!!!

Comment 11 Feb 2016

Stan White was an amazing football player.  He was drafted low because his size and speed were not prototypical of a LB (thought to be a little small and a step slow).  However, whatever he lacked in perceived attributes he made up for in his sense for the game.  Many around him were amazed at his ability to analyze the offense before the ball was even snapped and be able to tell you not only the direction of the play, but also the scheme (who was to carry the ball, if it was a pass or run).  It was said he could accurately diagnose the play before the snap over 90% of the time.  His anticipation was unmatched by anyone before or after him at OSU.  Randy Gradishar was an amazing athlete, and he benefited greatly from the tutelage of Stan. He learned the subtle nuances of the game from Stan and it made him an even better LB.   

Comment 10 Feb 2016

They should all talk to Richard Sherman.  Harbaugh tried to blackball him from the NFL and told teams not to draft him.  Said he would never make it in the league.  While I am not high oh Sherman's antics, he is one hell of a corner.  And, surprisingly well accepted in Seattle, on and off the field. 

Comment 10 Feb 2016

As a product of the OSU athletics dept I didn't think it is a scam at OSU,  I have a lot of respect for the OSU athletic dept.  But, just several years ago Harbaugh claimed that UM athletes' degrees are a joke compared to the general population up there.  Do you think he is really doing anything to change that besides creepovers and ejecting 3 star commitments?  I don't think so. He was brought in to win, not change the culture. And, even with that UM has much higher standards than many schools around the country (cough, cough, SEC)  A rule like this would only make it worse at all the schools where it is already a joke.    

Comment 09 Feb 2016

He was not blaming Manziel, he was referring to the culture that allowed Manziel to run amok.  Specifically the system that Sumlin had/was in place.  It was just that he was trying to say it without mentioning Sumlin. 

Comment 09 Feb 2016

OP - He has to sit out spring practice as he is not enrolled at OSU and will not be until June.  Even if he was enrolled, that type of injury would rule out spring practice.  However, many players who have had similar injuries/surgeries have not participated in spring practice and still contributed in the fall. 

Comment 08 Feb 2016

I believe that the reference was from Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World.  Maybe before your time, maybe not.  It just sounded like a line they used all the time in their skits.  It was a cultural thing. 

Comment 05 Feb 2016

My sweetheart's birthday is 2/4, so she always gets roses for that day and tells me not to bother with flowers on Vday.  We discovered a long time ago that roses on the 4th are half the price of roses purchased between the 8th and 15th.  2 dozen roses at Costco were $16.00, and they last thru Vday.  But, yes we do cards.  Probably because we are old school, but we do not get the $5.00 ones.  There are plenty out there that are $1.00, preferably with no message inside, because we write the best notes to each other - many things can be said when you don't limit yourself to the sappy prose of Vday cards. 

As for the time spent in doing all this, I know from the above posts that many think it is a waste of time and money.  And, while I agree that it is a holiday that has been blown out of proportion by the greeting card industry, there is some basis in remembering St Valentine. Also, remember there are many who think our viewing of and commenting on something as silly as a college sports site to be a total waste of time.  It all comes down to perspective.......

Comment 05 Feb 2016

While I understand what you are saying, the ultimate responsibility for this falls on the HC (as you alluded to in your last sentence).  The NCAA regulations were changed recently to make the HC accountable for all actions of subordinates.  It is not so far fetched to think that the HC can actually control and eliminate this type of thing.  I can not imagine Thad or Urban allowing this to happen under their noses without getting a whiff of what was going on and taking every step to stop it, including self reporting.  And, there are many OSU fans who would be quite upset with any HC at the University allowing this kind of thing to happen. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Early enrollees count against last year's numbers.  Don't know how many they had, but there is that.  

Comment 29 Jan 2016

Recruits have to participate in the camp series to be rated by the ranking services.  Not every athlete can afford or have time to attend multiple camps. Many coaches rely on rankings in their evaluation process.  Some coaches, like Urban, Nick, Dantonio, etc do their own evaluations and know what overlooked gems they can find late in the recruiting cycle.  They do not offer early, but once they do others notice, and the mad dash is on.