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OfficerRabbit 12th Warrior

Louisville, KY (via Toledo, OH)

Member since 09 February 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The improbable NC run in 14', so great because no one expected it.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Malcolm Jenkins, Bosa
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Craft, and Oden.
  • NFL TEAM: Detroit Lions
  • NHL TEAM: Redwings
  • MLB TEAM: Detroit Tigers

Recent Activity

Comment 07 Feb 2016

Bronco CB Bradley Roby finished the game with two tackles, including a big third-down pass breakup late in the fourth quarter against Ted Ginn to stall a Denver drive deep in Panther territory that kept the Broncos to three points and Carolina's lead at six.

Exactly how much Four Loko have you consumed tonight my good sir?

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Full disclosure: I did it for the flask.

Also... upvotes for everyone!!

Comment 26 Jan 2016

Agreed. The offense was a train wreck 3/4 of the year.... And I am still so bitter about it. The most talented OSU team in 20+ years and they don't even win their own division, let alone the conference or compete for a NC. The coaches (Urban included) let these players down. I just hope I never hear the phrase "he deserves more touches" again... Because the offensive staff was clearly more interested in spreading the ball around to all the "playmakers" than they were with actually taking whatever the defense was giving them. Braxton would have been far better utilized as a true receiver instead of the stupid direct snaps and pop passes. #firebeck

Comment 17 Jan 2016

I think you hit the nail on the head right there... You can be a dominate high school player just on talent and physicality alone. In the college game everyone is talented, so you start to see the separation between players that are willing to put in the work and those that don't. Best of luck to him wherever he lands. 

Comment 14 Jan 2016

Recruits aren't stupid, they saw the same anemic offense we did for 3/4 of the season (with possibly the most talented team in 20+ years). I don't see this as a "blaming Beck" move, I see this as a "Beck is clearly not the future, here is what we're doing about it" move.

Comment 03 Jan 2016

I'm really not trying to be a jerk, but doesn't the poor O-line play from the 1st half of this year (after returning 4 starters) give you some pause in your faith hat the O-line will be ready to go out of the gate? I'm assuming Coach Ed is going to have some sort of expanded role in the O-Coordinator role as well given Beck's lackluster performance, so how much time is he going to be able to devote to the new slobs?

Comment 26 Dec 2015

Maybe prime time on New Year's Day is an early afternoon time slot? Most people are either recovering from their prior evening parties or having a lazy day anyway, so perhaps viewership is higher mid day? 

Either way, I was pretty disappointed about missing the playoff, but I find myself becoming more pumped about playing ND daily. I hope we beat the tar out of them.

Comment 22 Dec 2015

The offensive powers have completely wasted a lot more than just Braxton this year. I'm afraid in 40 years I'll be telling my grand children about the best OSU team ever that didn't even win its own division, let alone the conference or a NC. It still pisses me off just thinking about the underperformance of the offense all year (minus a couple good games).

Comment 06 Dec 2015

Tim Beck is the easy target because of the MSU game, and it's complete lack of any strategy or intelligent thought to win the game. It gets worse when you remember that for most of the year, the offense looked and played like shit. A little more interaction from Meyer, Warriner up in the box, and suddenly we have a rolling offense that is taking what the D gives them and scoring tons of points. I'll give the weather 25% of the credit for MSU's win, MSU another 25% for effort and showing up, and OSU's coaching (specifically the offensive side) the remaing 50% percent for handing them the game. I can take losing to a better team, MSU is far from that. Tim beck and the O coaches blew the season, plain and simple. 

Comment 30 Nov 2015

Worst? Probably my left femur broken in 3 places from a car accident in high school. Still have a rod in the bone running from my hip to just above the knee. Lesson to everyone out there, wear your seatbelt!!

Second: any of the multiple dislocated shoulders I received in football and wrestling. Three surgeries total.. Haven't dislocate one in 5+ years, knock on wood!

Honorable mention: Shattering my two front teeth in 4th grade in gym class, and the subsequent root canals. Bonus.. I can bite into ice cream like a champ!

Comment 25 Nov 2015

It's very tragic, no one is disagreeing with that. But we don't know facts, and arbitrarily ending an event that literally hundreds of thousands of people have participated in because of one accident, or medical issue, or whatever it was, is a bit much. It's not like these kids were being pushed in or forced to participate, they do it because its fun, for the experience, for the memories they'll have for the rest of their lives. Accidents happen, and they are tragic when they do, but you can't "remove" every event that has some minuscule element of danger to it. 

Comment 25 Nov 2015

Why can't we leave that choice up to the people doing the jumping?

As mentioned above, people die in football, yet the game goes on. People have unfortunately been crushed dancing at concerts, should all musical performances and dancing be banned? Life is full of dangers, but banning anything remotely dangerous and wrapping everyone in bubble wrap is no way to live life. Accidents happen, and you can't ever predict them, so learn to enjoy the time you have and let other people do the same.

Comment 25 Nov 2015

Don't give people ideas about the furniture companies...

While this is a tragic event for that young man and his family, what will the lawsuit say? He was forced into the water? He had no choice? I'm really beginning to loathe our overly- litigious and PC culture more and more.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

That top ten team should be a 2 loss top 20 team at best, lets not forget they squeaked by UM and had a pretty inexplicable loss to Nebraska.. Oh, and they were also playing their backup QB's the whole game. I'm not blaming the D, they were left on the field the entire freaking game. It's a wonder they only gave up 17 total. But to pretend like losing to a weak-ish MSU is some sort of noble loss is  silly... It should have been OSU by two touchdowns at home. You know, like the Vegas guys had it. They've underperformed all year... There's no shame in acknowledging that.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

Agree 100%. It's disturbing how many of our fans are delusional enough to see a conspiracy in every critique or criticism of the players and coaches this year. Up until the Bama game last year, I had never given much thought to Finebaum other than assuming he was a typical SEC blowhard, paid to create controversy and the subsequent ratings. During one of those play by play specials they did during the game (side note: how awesome were they?), Finebaum essentially blasted Bama for losing the line of scrimmage, getting beat by better skilled players, etc. There was no SEC spin, no OSU bias, he called it pretty straight. Unfortunately we're on the other end of the (honest and correct) assessments now, and suddenly he is a SEC troll, jumping on the hate bandwagon. 

There is no bandwagon of hate to jump on, only the wagon that has been tripping over itself all year and finally crashed last weekend.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

I did not inject any of the turkeys, brined and fried or baked. I have the injector set-up, but I've only used it a few times on other cuts (pork butt and pot roast). 

I really need to up my smoking game, so far I've only smoked the easy stuff (pork butt, ribs, sausage, and some various combos of beans and chicken breasts). I totally over-smoked and over-cooked some fresh Lake Michigan salmon I had, it was pretty much salmon jerky by the time I pulled it off. I'd also like to start with some whole chickens, maybe a brisket, etc. It's a great hobby, and getting better at it only heightens the reward!

Comment 24 Nov 2015

Huh. I've admittedly only fried 4 turkeys total, but the two I brined for 24 hours before frying seemed noticeably better than the other two. Also use a basic rub either way (I apply oil if that turkey is getting baked).  I'm fairly new to the smoking world, maybe I'll give that a shot next year when I'm a bit more experienced.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

That was when Ohio State was 10-0 and everyone assumed they would get their shit together for the "meat" of their schedule. Instead they quite frankly shit the bed. You may not like Finebaum, or the conference he represents, but he's not wrong. But hey, go ahead and stick your head in the sand and tell everyone with a set of eyes to go F themselves. The only people the team and coaches can blame for the "bandwagon hate" are themselves, they've consistently underperformed all year, it's just up until last weekend they were largely skating on last year's performance. 

Comment 24 Nov 2015

I've disagreed with alot of the play calling this year, but I actually agree with Urban on some of the 4th and short's this year. You have, at any given time, 1-3 offensive linemen doing their best turnstile impressions and completely whiffing on blocks. They just don't have the push or the pass pro they did last year.

Just one of the many disappointing aspects of the offense this year.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

The doom and gloom fans (full disclosure: they include me) are for the most part not thinking the program is in for a decline. Rather, I worry about how motivated our players will be for The Game, and also, can't quite get over the MSU loss that was 100% preventable. You could make a case that this team is the most physically gifted to ever wear the S&G, and yet they likely won't even win their own division, let alone a B1G or National Championship. It's just a sad, sad waste of talent from the coaching staff.

And no matter what you say about motivation against TTUN, these guys have played for and won a NC. It has to be disheartening that they likely won't even be playing for their own conference title this year. Add on the fact that many of the starters are going pro next year, and the general frustration the players expressed about the MSU game, I'm not exactly filled with confidence they will be a solid, angry team. 

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Legitimate question, and one I'm not really sure how to answer. I do think Meyer has a stubbornness that is a detriment to his overall fantastic coaching abilities. Why else did he stick with Withers as Co-DC for two years of an atrocious secondary? Why did it take so long for Bell to earn the starting safety position, he was an immediate success when he did. Why did it take a horrible loss to convince him to "be more involved" in the offense? As you said, why did he try to make an awkward 2 QB system work for half the season? I think it's safe to say Beck was a bad hire, what we'll never know is how long it took Urban to realize that, and most importantly, take measures to move past him.

Its just sad... Quite possibly the most talented Buckeye team ever and they won't even win their own Division, let alone the Conference or a playoff spot.