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Oldschoolbuck 12th Warrior


from Findlay, Ohio

Member since 12 February 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 12, 2015
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Jack Tatum
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Kelvin Ransey
  • NFL TEAM: Miami Dolphins
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 21 Jul 2016

Fun fact: when OU played the Buckeyes in 1977, the largest crowd to ever watch a game filled the 'Shoe (88,000 - I was a student then, though relegated to the north end zone almost at field level. It was a great game, BTW, even though von Schamman kicked a field goal to win it for the Sooners, 29-28).
I think we do well in this game, very well... just a gut feeling.

Comment 20 Jul 2016

I don't think SI is hiring her for in-depth investigative journalism - if you've followed her over the time Eli played, you probably noticed she has a great gift for communication. She is articulate, funny, blunt, irreverent (as noted in the article) and will probably provide a unique perspective of the League because she did "...(birth) an NFL player."        I look forward to her new gigs at ESPN and SI.

Comment 19 Jul 2016

BYU, CSU, Houston & Boise State wouldn't be bad additions to the Big XII, actually. And they make more sense, geographically, than current member West Virginia, or potential member Cincinnati.
Speaking of which (just thinking - typing - in an off-the-cuff way):
Would UC bring any value to the B1G? They would definitely be an improvement over Purdue in football (no, not saying Purdue should be ousted); and, in basketball, would probably compete very well in the conference. Academically, UC is fairly decent - and have some well respected degree programs in engineering and allied health sciences. Again, just some random musings on a Tuesday evening.

Comment 12 Jul 2016

GTH, you might enjoy reading a book by Benjamin Blech & Roy Doliner, "The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican."
In a nutshell, the authors detail (at least in their eyes) how Michelangelo gave a Marcus Hall salute to the popes by including certain symbols in his artwork. It was an easy read.

Comment 08 Jul 2016

I believe this bumper sticker that I saw outside a Kroger in the 419 sums up how we feel the feud between scUM and Bert should be resolved, IBleedS&G!

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Baylor will return to its rightful place in the world of Texas collegiate football - total mediocrity on the level of Rice or SMU.
Can't say I'm sorry about it, either. I think this good Southern Baptist institution needs to re-read their bible passages about reaping what you sow.

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Certainly Coach Culliver deserves a lot of recognition and praise for how he applied "tough love" to Kierre; but I have to give the young man props for actually embracing the lessons. The best athlete on the team surely knows he's the best athlete on the team - taking his "medicine" as he did shows he's not only coachable, but motivated to become the best he can on the football field. And, of course, the lessons learned will undoubtedly pay dividends for his life outside of football.
Again, UFM is identifying and going for high talent/high character guys in his recruiting. It is highly improbable (though anything is possible) for a repeat of the well-known incidents that took place with his players in Gainesville.

Comment 06 Jul 2016

If you want to be a captain at Ohio State, on the Rimington Award watch list, and (potentially) a very high NFL draft pick, follow Pat's lead. Great article, Eric!
I bet Ken "Crete" isn't somebody you'd want to mess with - I did "mud" work one summer when I was in high school; let's just say I didn't want to go out and party with my friends too much after running wheelbarrow loads of wet cement around a construction site on a hot, humid July day in Ohio!

Comment 05 Jul 2016

I lived in PA for 7 years in the 90s. The arrogance of the fan base is worse than scUM's - as well as their delusion (they were going to dominate the B1G in football). The love many hold for JoePa borders on religious fanaticism. 
I've spent the last 30 years of my life dealing with the depths to which human beings can descend and trying to help them out of those pits. Denial on the part of family and friends in these situations is not unusual, in fact, it is the norm - for a while, anyway. (Usually a brave family member confronts the issue, whether it's physical or substance or sexual or any other kind of abuse; many times that family member is ostracized and made "the bad guy" - that's another story!)
All of that to say, it's not surprising the "JoeBots" can't "let it go" - he was a demi-god who did amazing things for the university (which he did). The denial over his role in the Sandusky crimes is strong in the PSU fan base. To those on the outside, it's obvious that he turned a blind eye to what was happening. But to those "in the family" of Penn State, it can't be true because the myth of JoePa exerts a stronger hold than the facts of the scandal.