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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

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Comment 18 Nov 2015

Go to the wedding if you must, but, as we all know, paybacks can be hell.  Next Nov 21 will be his first anniversary.  It is a Monday, but it is in the week of Thanksgiving.  Plan a big event Monday night that has nothing to do with his anniversary - could be centered around Monday night football.  Put it to him to either attend or end your friendship, place the onus on him.  You, at the very minimum, owe him that and he owes you big time.....

Comment 17 Nov 2015

It can be, but not necessarily.  If you are the only premier running back on a team you will definitely get more carries, but that allows the defense to key more on you, and it can hamper your YPC.  A back with fewer carries on a passing team, for instance, can have fewer carries but a higher YPC because opposing D's have DB's primarily committed to stopping the pass.  

I believe the more telling mark of a truly great back is the 100 yard mark per game.  You may call me biased because Zeke leads in that category, but it is more my coaching background that fuels that belief.  Give me a consistent 100 yard producer any day in my offense - it opens up so much more in the rest of the play book. 

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Please, please, please!  Would love to see the Buckeyes stomp him every year!

Comment 13 Nov 2015

If it were me, I would never trust a breathalyzer.  Comes from family experience.  My daughter in law got a DUI in Phoenix before she married my son, about 7 years ago.  It was a girls night out and she was the designated driver.  Over the course of 6 hours she had two drinks.  Upon driving home on the interstate at 1:30 am they were stopped for no apparent reason (one of the random checks they do in Phoenix to try to catch drinkers at night).  The officer had her perform the sobriety tests which she passed with flying colors.  He directed her to blow the breathalyzer.  After 4 readings that were under the legal limit (all between .04 and .06) the fifth and final blow registered .08.  Bingo!  She got written up and hauled away to jail for the night. If breathalyzers are so accurate, why did the officer have her blow 5 times?!!!!  And, the episode was enough to stand up in court in Phoenix (you know, the town with Sheriff Joe and his minions).  Her attorney basically told her she was screwed, and the court appearance was more of a kangaroo court than a real court.  This whole episode cost her in excess of $5k in legal fees, fines, paying for an apparatus in her car to prevent her from driving after drinking and increased insurance costs.  And,on top of that the city of Phoenix lost all the reporting from the testing facility for the apparatus and she had to pay to have all the results sent to them again in order to get the damn thing off her car. 

Realize the National Highway Safety Traffic Agency is basically on the side of law enforcement.  They allow atrocities such as what I have described above without batting an eye.  

Comment 13 Nov 2015

I know everyone seated around us (have had the same seats for over 20 years) and get reports.  Also the person who values my tickets the most will scope it out during the game from where ever she sits in the stadium. She gives us prompt feed back!!!! 

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Breathalyzers are actually not a very accurate test.  Here is a link talking about the effectiveness of multiple types of tests:

DUI Tests

Specifically, it talks about how numbers are derived from a breathalyzer.  From the article:

To calculate content of blood alcohol from that of exhaled air, the content of alcohol in the air is normally multiplied by the number 2,100. This number, known as a "partition coefficient" or "partition ratio," is used because the lung air exhaled by an "average" person usually has 1/2100th the amount of alcohol of an equal volume of blood.

It goes on to say that a correctly administered test should only be performed after a 20 minute observation of the subject to make sure there were no incidents of burps or other anomalies that could alter the calculation. The calculations used in breathalyzers appear to error on the high side.  Bottom line is that it is not a very accurate test.  One should voluntarily submit to a blood test as those results are extremely more accurate than breathalyzers, particularly if you have had a drink in the last 30 minutes (the residue in your mouth is enough to throw the calculation over the legal limit). 

Comment 12 Nov 2015

We have season tickets, yet live in Seattle.  We only can attend 2 to 3 games a year.  The rest of the time we sell our tickets at face value to friends or family.  However, there is a requirement that you stay in the seats until the end of the game - win or lose.  Leave early and the tickets are never available to them again.  And, of course, we always stay til the team sings Carmen when we do travel back. 

Comment 12 Nov 2015

Not sure where to watch, but while in Buckhead make sure to visit the Buckhead Diner - They have a killer veal meatloaf (yes, meatloaf!) that is to die for.  Also some of the best creme brulee in the country.  Haven't been there in a long time, but friends from the area tell me that it is still the same. 

Comment 11 Nov 2015

I concur!  Remember seeing Butkus as a senior against us.  He had an awesome game against us as a junior, but his senior year Woody's game plan was to run right at him.  It worked, and OSU came away with a win.  Butkus was exhausted by the end of that game. 

Comment 09 Nov 2015

I listened to the announcers during the game - even they said there was contact, albeit incidental in everyone's eyes (including mine, yes I did watch it live, and there was contact).  The way the rule is written contact is contact. Maybe we just want the refs to call the game without consideration to the written rules.  But, then we might get Josh Perry thrown out of the game because the Q's head snapped back when there was no contact above the shoulders. 

Maybe it's my coaching background, but I am one for enforcing the rules the way they are written.  There is nothing more frustrating to me than seeing rules broken and not enforced by the officials, whether it helps the team I favor or not.

Comment 09 Nov 2015

Here is the rule from the NCAA Football Rule Book:

Eligibility Lost by Going Out of Bounds
ARTICLE 4. No eligible offensive receiver who goes out of bounds during a
down shall touch a legal forward pass in the field of play or end zones or while
airborne until it has been touched by an opponent or official (A.R. 7-3-4-I, II
and IV).
[Exception: This does not apply to an eligible offensive player who attempts
to return inbounds immediately after going out of bounds due to contact by an
opponent (A.R. 7-3-4-III)].
PENALTY—Loss of down at the previous spot [S16 and S9].

It says nothing about the severity of the contact that forces the player out of bounds, only that there is contact by an opponent. 

And, for those of you who are really incensed by the call please remember 10 years ago -  'the catch' by Anthony Gonzales against TTUN.  Almost exactly the same circumstance on the throw and catch (he stepped out of bounds on incidental contact and immediately returned to the field to catch the pass from Troy Smith (although he did not score on the play, it put us in great position to score the winning TD:

Comment 06 Nov 2015

Grilled cheese with jalapenos goes great with chili.  However, I don't put crackers in it.  Also, it isn't chili if it has beans - just diced up beef (much better than ground) in mine.   

Comment 06 Nov 2015

The 195 price also puts elitist socialites who don't have a clue about football into the seats.  As prices have gone up we have seen more people who really don't understand the game around us in the stadium.  They are more concerned about taking selfies and sending them to their friends to show how cool they are for being at the game.  Heck, my brother was at the PSU game and remarked how quiet the crowd was for a decent game.  Raising prices astronomically will generate more cash flow, but will also fill the stadium with with more "sit on their hands" fans who draw so much ire from many 11Wers.  

Gene has embarked on a very slippery slope.  One bad season or one bad hire could slay the golden goose.  You only have to look north to see how that unfolded for UM.  They went through an 8 year stretch where they had to give away tickets to try to keep their stadium full. And even with that we were able to witness a robust O H I O chant around their stadium. Anyone who thinks that can't happen at Ohio Stadium has their head in the sand.  

Comment 01 Nov 2015

Ha!  Many of the same people who said the black uniforms were a good idea because they attract recruits are now calling for heavier sanctions than the standards set by other teams and leagues.  How's that going to settle with prospects?  You really don't think that other schools won't use that against OSU to dissuade prospects?  I can hear them now: "You don't want to go to OSU because they hammer you if you make a mistake!"   Heck, kids have committed to FSU because as their parents put it "the coaches have the kids' backs."  Not saying that we need to go to that lack of standards, but you at least have to be fair. 

Not defending JT here, just pointing out that you can not be unfair (as perceived by the athletes) in dealing with situations like this.  You also can not be overly lenient. 

Comment 01 Nov 2015

From multiple sources:

 To reach a blood alcohol level of .08, you’ll have to have 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100ml of blood, but that can occur with one or two drinks or take as many as 4 or 5 – it all depends on the persorn.

​Previous comments have referred to metabolizing rates and the size of the person.  People metabolize alcohol and other substances at considerable different rates - both getting into the blood stream and removing it from the system.  Body mass is also a factor, but fat percentage plays a bigger role. And, all these factors need to be considered to figure out how many drinks will put a person over the limit.  Hence, one drink could put a person over the limit, or it may take 5.  Food consumed while drinking also plays a significant role.  

​What all this really means is that no one can reliably estimate how many drinks an individual consumed in order to get over the limit.  Also, tolerance needs to be taken into consideration when considering how impaired a person actually is when consuming alcohol.  This, however is impossible to measure, hence the establishment of the .08 limit which is kind of the low end measurement for people who are really not tolerant to the effects of alcohol.  I would venture to guess that many posting on here have had a blood alcohol level of .08 yet function better than others with a lower level.  This explains why the limit has decreased over the years from .15 to .10 to the current .08. The law must take into consideration the worst case scenario.  

Comment 26 Oct 2015

We went to the VT game with some VT alums.  The fans were very hospitable.  And almost everyone we spoke with seemed to think that this was the last year for Beamer.  They all seemed to really respect him, but still though he would announce his retirement at the end of the year.  Also, he looks to have really aged in the last year, possibly health problems? 

Most thought that Bud Foster will be the HC next year.