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ohioscott


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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.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Herb Williams
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: Dodgers and Red Sox

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Comment 23 Apr 2015

There is no reason why PSU can't get back into the upper echelon in the world of college football.

Fixed that so we can all agree with you, after all you have just as good a chance as Army, they have two National Championships a long time ago too :-)

Comment 23 Apr 2015

I was going to say Jerry Kill because I like what he is doing at Minnesota, plus he had nice success at Southern and Northern Illinois, but I read an article awhile back on David Cutcliffe who is the coach at Duke and came away with mad respect for what he is doing with that program. He has turned the program around and that it is tall order at a basketball school.

  • In 2010 he turned down the job at Tennessee to stay at Duke.
  • In 2012 Duke became Bowl eligible for the first time since 1994
  • ACC coach of the year 2012 and 2013
  • In 2013 won their first ever Coastal Divison title with their first ever 10 win season
  • In 2014 went Duke went to their 3rd straight Bowl after only going to three in the previous 53 years
  • Coached Heath Shuler and Peyton Manning at Tennessee and Eli Manning at Ole Miss
Comment 23 Apr 2015

This is what happens when you don't have a dance partner. It must hurt when your best girl leaves you for....West Virginia!

 Your starting to look desperate. But you have no chance with the strongest, best looking, most successful, team in the room. Go ask Rutgers out, she's new and kinda cute, if you get drunk enough.

http://espn.go.com/endofcentury/s/other/bestrivalries.html

BTW, we already have multiple rivals besides TTUN, it's called the B1G Championship and the College Football Playoff.

But don't be jealous, I'm sure your Pinstripe Bowl was nice. I mean who doesn't want to go bowling in sunny Bronx NY on December 27th.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Who is OSU's current best LB in the NFL- James laurinatis?  PSU probably has at least 4 LBs in the NFL that are considered better.

You can go ahead and keep your NFL linebackers...

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Comment 17 Apr 2015

All MLB NBA posts should be banned until after the Cavs playoff run the conference finals.

There, all fixed and pretty :-)

NBA? meh!

Comment 16 Apr 2015

$350 might not be a bad investment as long as you get 50% off your season tickets for promoting OSU Athletics everywhere you go, plus a modest $50 a month from Nike Marketing for wearing their Nike Swoosh on the side.

If not, $350 will buy a lot of ribs, chops, and brats for tailgating. 

Comment 14 Apr 2015

Can't really argue with the op, but I do want to give a shout out to both Jim Lachey and Rob Murphy.

Lachey was an All-American at Ohio St, but he actually came into his own in the NFL as a member of the Hogs.

Murphy was a 2x All-American and bounced around the NFL, Europe, and XFL before finding a home in the CFL. He was a 4x CFL All-Star and was named CFL offensive lineman of the year twice. He was also named "Nastiest Player" player in the CFL in 2010.

Comment 14 Apr 2015

LOL, to the point Captain Obvious, not very succinct, but I feel like I have heard that one before. Besides what do we call it when we repeat that this year,  "The B1G Championship Game, The Sugar Bowl, and the College Football Playoff Championship (2)"

Comment 14 Apr 2015

I think you are on the wrong thread. You must be looking for the "name the last three Brady Hoke seasons".

Comment 14 Apr 2015

Oh my goodness, there should be a no White Castle before game time rule.

Comment 12 Apr 2015

Felix Unger

I was going to say just the Tony Randall version, but this new Odd Couple is growing on me. I really like the Felix character played by Thomas Lennon, but I am surprised that Matthew Perry is so bad as Oscar. His timing seems off and he sometimes belts out his lines like he is trying to talk over a chainsaw.

Comment 11 Apr 2015

One of the coolest stories I heard about a stock deal was the rapper Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent. The story goes that the company that made Vitamin Water approached him to do some promotional work for their product. They needed a high profile endorsement to them from specialty to mainstream.

Mr Jackson, who either is more business savvy then given credit, or by just dumb luck, struck a deal for a minority position in the company in exchange for doing promos. A couple years later Coca-Cola buys them for 4 billion dead presidents. It was estimated that Jackson made somewhere between 100-400 million on the deal.

Now that's some smart water.

Comment 11 Apr 2015

I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong.

The op reminded me of two stock stories.

1) I had a class at Franklin taught by Dr Blackwell, who was great, but I think he came with the building. He had a son who was a business/investment wiz and you paid to hear him give a lecture. He gave one to his dads class every year for free. I asked him for a stock tip and he was reluctant, but said there was a drug company called GD Searle and if they could get an artificial sweetener to dissolve and stay stable in soda pop, watch out!

The product turned out to be NutraSweet (aspartame) and I took the 5k I had in the bank and bought a piece of crap Dodge Magnum.

2) Five of us had a stock club at work that was born out of a $10 a week lottery collection. We wondered how much we could make if we put that $50 a week in the stock market? Well this was the tech boom where you could throw a dart at a tech stock and double up. We bought several companies like Dell and Sun Microsystem, but our biggest winners were Amazon and Priceline.

Then came Metricom. They had wireless internet before wifi and 3g and sold a modem called Richocet that plugged into your laptop. It gave you twice the speed of dial-up, which was 56 kbs at the time, but the company needed to place access points on telephone poles to "light up" a city. This took negotiating with local cities and suburbs and it was painfully slow and expensive to roll out of the r & d stage.

Paul Allen of Microsoft fame became a huge cash influx and our little $6 stock started rolling. We eventually sold all of the other 4 stocks we owned and dumped all 10k (by that time) into Metricom. We had an averaged share cost of $28 when it hit $100. We were giddy and greedy as it rolled out into over a dozen large markets. We ignored rumors of potential cash issues and that Vulcan Ventures (Paul Allen) was going to pull out. We were certain we were on the ground floor of the next Microsoft.

Back in those dot com days when bad news hit, stocks went into a free fall. Metricom was no exception to that rule. We didn't pull the trigger right away because there was some rumors of new money coming in and we believed in the product. Besides, we reasoned, this all started as "throw away" money. Well we threw it away when we finally sold for $11 a share.

Greed always equals regret.