Got to meet Holman at his summer wrestling camp, and he was in the ambulance that picked me up after I suffered a terrible broken leg during two-a-days. I said, "whoa Rex Holman, this is awesome!" He said, "we should probably check this guy for shock."
you make a fair point. we have a sense of humor about ourselves, though.
Still remember getting leveled by Tim Schaefer in practice when he was only going half speed. I was only a sophomore; I think he was more embarrassed than I was.
false. but at least neither of us are from hilliard.
Summer friendlies are a great idea; even better would be summer friendlies played in other countries. The NFL and EPL have both done limited experiments with this (I think the Giants played in London last year, and the Cowboys have played in Mexico City). Think UT v Texas Tech in Mexico City, or Stanford v Berkeley in Hong Kong. Those schools have a big presence in cities like that, with plenty of football-starved American expats to boot. I married a French woman, and it is impossible to get anyone from another country to care about college sports even though lots of foreign students study at US colleges. Those potential fans are money that the college football is leaving on the table (it would also make fandom easier for me. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find an Ohio State bar in Marseille?).
i'm happy that 11W gave space to this important, non-Ohio State story. so happy i went from long time lurker to first time poster. i hope this great article doesnt get too lost among the national championship coverage. two points:
1. steubenville is not the next small town: it's been borderline lawless for decades. for more on the bloody, corrupt history of "little chicago," see http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/01/why-nobody-trusts-steubenville/60658/
BONUS: apparently wu-tang's RZA is originally from steubenville, not staten island, and thinks the town "represents darkness." cold, bro. see also camron's "i used to get it in ohio."
2. this is a story about corrupt law enforcement, not football. local officials have really stumbled onto a great media dodge with this "look what's happened to our culture" act, since it distracts people from their train wreck of a prosecution. even as a mere third year law student, i know you can charge practically everyone within earshot of a crime with failure to report a felony or a criminal conspiracy if they dont come forward. steubenville might not role like the NYPD, but i believe this is a pretty common tactic. "rape culture" spreads because it's enabled by disappointing authority figures like these guys. ohio football is better than this.