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oh_dad55


Member since 09 February 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: High Street after we beat Michigan in November 1968. (Reminder: OJ Sucks!)
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie

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Comment 07 Jun 2015

Should we worry about our coaches who were present for Austin Mack's announcement broke the no-contact rule?  Maybe it was not at his school, wasn't an athletic competition, and they didn't "meet" face to face.

Comment 04 May 2015

I believe there used to be some wrought iron fencing around what was then the admin building.  The president used to live in the large house above the amphitheater on the south side of mirror lake.  Somewhere I have a photo of guard members hustling down the street toward that house due to a rumor of it being threatened.  It was taken from high up in Siebert Hall, my girlfriend's dorm.

I don't remember any bricks being pulled up, but I heard there were students who roamed the steam tunnels long before the time of the riots.  I remember piles of rocks stored up under bushes alongside Steeb Hall.  The police cars all had big X's of tape on their side windows that were used to keep the glass from flying when they were broken by thrown rocks.

Comment 04 May 2015

I was in my freshman year at OSU and have many memories of this era in U.S. history.  It was a perfect storm of a rise in "black power," the anti-war movement headed by the SDS, or students for a democratic society, and spring fever.  Some of the "riots" on the OSU campus were well choreographed by outsiders.

I was in chemistry lab at McPherson Hall and people came in talking about tear gas on the oval.  I went and got my girlfriend, now wife of 42 years, from her dorm and we headed out to watch.  There were a few professionals with bullhorns telling the crowd not to run when the gas canisters started flying.  At that point it seemed like the majority of people present were spectators attracted by the novelty.

Over the next several days, the administration building was occupied, hundreds of rocks were thrown at police cars and the national guard, and the situation devolved into a near state of anarchy.  We'd try to sit in class and people kept pulling the fire alarms and it was very hard to concentrate.  At night, people would run around and be chased by helicopters with spot lights.

After the shooting at Kent State, OSU called a halt to things by shutting the campus down for a couple of weeks.  As a witness to the rock throwing and people cutting fire hoses in buildings, I thought I understood why the guard would open fire in a panic situation.  Now I wonder what could have been done better.

You never forget the smell of tear gas,

Comment 24 Apr 2015

I worry that we're giving that team up north bulletin board material, and possible motivation for their team and coach.  Remember how Dantonio got fired up about his school being called the "little brother."  You can see the results over the past few years.  I sure hope we don't have to eat our words for all these snide posts.  We should be a tad more respectful,

Comment 19 Apr 2015

There are many players who haven't played their senior year of high school football, and have yet to prove how good they can be.  It's crazy how much time is spent over-analyzing the decisions of young men months before signing day makes anything official.  Maybe it's time to take a break and enjoy things as they are.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Has the term "medical hardship" been used when a player was granted a sixth year of eligibility because he missed a whole year due to problems related to health, injury or rehab?  If that's the case, the term doesn't mean that the player can never play again.

Comment 01 Mar 2015

I agree 100% with a permanent ban on MMan.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

If you watch the warm-ups for the sugar bowl, at one point, Cardale is throwing long bombs to someone in the left corner of the end zone, that looked to be 40-50 yards away.  At the end, Collier stepped up and tossed one to the exact same place with the same trajectory and velocity.  I was pretty impressed.  I hope someone can find that and make a gif of it.

Comment 01 Feb 2015

Lots of us are competitive and want to score well by whatever means we are being graded or compared.  Raising the bar to 99% caused some of us to start up-voting everything to get closer to the goal.  Some of us seek helmet stickers by commenting on everything and anything.  Open dialog and discourse are helpful and the things we learn in the forums are valuable in their way.  We should all try not to get hung up on the few "performance measures" we see and focus more on enjoying the Eleven Warriors web page that we visit every day.

I'd prefer that the "up-vote/down-vote" categories be changed to "like/dislike," so we can still make our opinions known, but the feedback is given to the poster instead of the voter.  If I went to the "My Account" page, I'd be more interested in seeing how many likes or dislikes I received that how many times I up-voted/down-voted.  I would hope that if I saw that many people didn't like what I was saying, I'd have the smarts to quit posting.  (Maybe 11W Jail takes care of that issue.)

Comment 28 Jan 2015

Try this:  Click on the icon that says "Embed Youtube Video."  You copy and paste the url of the video into that box in the embed popup window.  To get the embed code from Youtube, right click on the video when you are in Youtube, and you'll see a list of options including "get embed code."  Copy the embed code and paste it into that box in the embed popup window.  You should see the first frame of the video in the preview window on your 11W screen.  Hit "save" at that point.  Good luck!