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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Wow that is tough, so many Buckeye moments, the Red Sox breaking the Curse, Showtime for the Lakers, but I have to go with Orel Hershisers 1988 season capped by a game 7 NLCS shutout, a game 2 World Series shutout, and a complete game clinching game 5.
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Comment 30 Mar 2015

Yelp, a Purdue transfer who had to sit out 2012 under transfer rules and was inured most of 2013. He also didn't play football until his senior year of High School. I read an article that had several player quotes about him being the guy who cracks everyone up. 

Comment 30 Mar 2015

LOL Rill Dill, I was just about to post, who in the h-e-double hockey sticks would down vote your comment, when I realized it was me.

I always upvote everyone who takes the time to post on my threads (except hijackers and trolls) and I hit the wrong button, fixed it.

Comment 30 Mar 2015

What sucked was he had a good game going before the ejection. That game and the two nice catches against Oregon has got me holding my Corey Smith stock hoping for a breakout this year.

Comment 29 Mar 2015

Thanks for the comments.

My next "dig" is going to be DB, because I think this may be the position where we have had the most talent over the years.

Question- What team or teams should I compare DB's with? I was thinking USC or TTUN, who else has the rep of turning out DB's?

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Good game by ND wasted at the end by Grant who takes three straight bad shots. I will blame that last shot on Bray for calling their last timeout with the game tied, 33 seconds left, and KY has the ball. Would have been nice to regroup and settle down his boys with 6 seconds left. Still, with 6 seconds left and for Grant to ride the double team down the floor into the corner.turns it into a Hail Mary shot at the end.

I had no dog in the hunt and actually don't like either team, but ND did seem to have a lopsided edge in bad calls and non-calls going against them. I suppose it would be cool for KY to go all the way undefeated, but I am still pulling for Wisky or Gonzo. 

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Didn't you hear, Collier is injured transferring switching to LB.

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Like others have mentioned, my fear is in the locker room not on the field. It will be a challenge for the coaches to avoid players joining "camps" when there are bumps in the road.

This team will be under a lot of pressure nationally to win by at least 3 TD's every week throughout the non-conference schedule. The pressure is always intense here locally with call-in shows and social media ablaze with opinions. 

I imagine a scenario (you can interchange the names in this scenario) where we have a poor first half against Virginia Tech and we are "only" winning 13-6. Cardale has 2 picks, one a tipped ball, and we have had to settle for 2 FG's in the red zone. The 2nd half Urban stays with Cardale, but after a three and out he goes to JT. Barrett  leads the Buckeyes on four 2nd half scoring drives for TD's and finishes with 180 yards and 3 TD passes as we win 41-13. Braxton gets some mop up minutes late in the 4th qtr.

JT is named the week two starter and plays well in a blowout over Hawaii. He sits down midway through the 3rd qtr with over 300 total yards passing and rushing. Both Cardale and Braxton see some time in the 2nd half in a 54 - 7 scrimmage.

Week three bring Northern Illinois, a tough MAC team, who is scrappy and has us tied 17-17 at the half. We are not playing well on either side of the ball. Urban decides to shake things up and starts Braxton in the 2nd half. Miller and Zeke run wild and the well rested defense allows no more points in a 41-17 victory. Miller finished with only 74 yards passing but he and Zeke each go over a 100 and no turnovers.

It's week 4 against Western Michigan and ESPN, The Dispatch, WBNS radio, and Twitter are all wondering who is going to start for the #1 ranked defending National Champions.

Cardale is getting a little chippy because he thinks he didn't get a fair shot after just one half of football, especially considering those last three games of 2014. JT feels like he has done enough to keep the job in his 8 quarters of football, not to mention the fans say he is the best combination thrower/passer/leader of the three. And Braxton says the shoulder is great, I'm ready to roll.

They start sticking microphones in players faces and asking the question everyone on the team is tired of talking about. But many of the players do have a preference; they have just been schooled not to say it to the media or the coaches.

All this before the B1G opener.

In the mean time Torrance Gibson and Joe Burrow are sitting back thinking this circus is coming to a town near them soon. 

I'm not a dooms day pessimist and I believe Urban can handle this wealth of talent, I suspect he might say, "None of the three QB's are where I want them at this point. We are 3-0 and I am only worried about beating Western Michigan". Also, I don't know any of these three guys personally, but from the persona that we see from a fan view, I think that Cardale could be the one of the three who will have to be nuanced from becoming a distraction. Just a gut.

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Another one of many flags for me by the GPPD (grammar police punctuation division) is my constant use of quotation marks to "highlight" a word that I take exception to, find debatable, or leave open to interpretation.

Example - I rarely go to the "fast" food restaurant Burger King because their ground "beef" can cause me "problems".

Comment 28 Mar 2015

I always use ellipses (...) incorrectly. I prefer instead...

Comment 28 Mar 2015

That was the original one I had, but changed it because of Griggs, a senior transfer from the defunct Villanova program. He gave us a good year and had a decent career in the NFL.

Marek, in my opinion, is the most underrated "star" LB we have had. I would hate to think what those 9-3 Earle Bruce teams would have been without him.

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Now looking at my post I am amazed that Carpenter, Rudzinski, and Powell never made 1st team B1G, especially Carpenter. Maybe the Browns should have noticed that before they drafted Powell in the first round :-)

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Great as always Remy. I hope you never feel like we take you for granted with all these great threads you crank out. I know the amount of work pleasure it takes for just the few I do.

The amazing thing about #45 rushing stats is what they could have been if it wasn't the Big 8 Little 2 back then. There were many games where he only saw half the 3rd qtr, let alone a sniff of the 4th. Plus, think of all the carries he gave up to the running FB's like Pete Johnson, Champ Henson, and Bruce Elia.

That is why he is 7th on the all-time yards list and 29th on the attempts, while Dayne, Dorsett, and others are at the top.

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Wow! 10 is going to be tough and I suspect my list will be different 3 months from now. In no particular order...

Beatles - Abby Road (The Medley puts it over the White Album, Peppers, and Revolver for me)

Eagles - On the Border (best of the California country rock days with Meisner & Leadon, if you like country crank up Midnight Flyer especially the ending)

Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (barely beats out The Pretender, which is my favorite song by him)

Doobie Brothers - The Captain and Me (songs Dark Eyed Cajun Woman & South City Midnight Lady may be their two best non-singles)

Dan Fogelberg - Captured  Angel (songs Next Time and The Last Nail edges it past Souvenirs, but you can't go wrong with any of his first 4 albums)

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (it's almost cliche to pick this, but this started one of the greatest 4 album runs ever)

Styx - The Grand Illusion (I hate what Classic Rock radio has done to this album, but the first time I heard Man in the Wilderness, I knew I would be a Tommy Shaw fan forever)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (the songwriting and harmonies are always there with CSN, but Young always gives them that rough edge that takes them to another level)

Steve Winwood - Arc of a Diver (my wife's favorite album makes my list, Winwood plays every instrument on this great album, the self-titled album before this one is overlooked and also very good)

Bad Company - Straight Shooter (another album radio ruined, or wait, maybe that was the 16 year old me who ruined it, driving around in my 72 Pontiac Ventura, playing it over and over.

Comment 28 Mar 2015

I would like to echo others by saying what a good read this thread has been. I would also like to give props to Awkward Harbaugh who started the thread and has not posted in the now over 260 replies. That is refreshing considering all the threads we see where the OP makes the first comment mining for upvotes.

A salute to you AH

Comment 27 Mar 2015

Speaking of Johnny Cash, I remember running across this video, pretty cool and watch what happens at the end,

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I was at both, I remember once you said Elliott Murphy because I bought his album before the concert. He was sort of a poor mans mixture of Dylan and Springsteen. 

The ELO / Foreigner must have been 78 because they were together in Cleveland at World Series of Rock in 78 and probably played here the same week.