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Comment 19 Jan 2017

I don't like Schilling as a person but count me in with everyone who thinks his political views should have nothing to do with Hall of Fame voting.

I tend to look at these things a bit more subjectively. I understand baseball is a numbers game but the importance of statistics has been greatly diminished by the steroid era. To me, my big question is: What did you add to the game of baseball? With Schilling, I think he added a lot. He was a great pitcher with 3 different franchises, won 2 World Series as arguably the most important player on those teams, and he was a strikeout machine. What he did for Boston (the overdramatics of the bloody sock notwithstanding) was one of the most important moments of the past 25 years in baseball. And he did it, I believe, without the benefit of steroids (though that's truly impossible to know).

He gave to the game. He elevated the game. And he didn't take away from it the way guys like Clemens, Bonds, and McGwire did. I would never put those guys in because they devalued the game rather than making it better. Schilling made baseball better in a profound way. He should be in. (With a collective groan during what would be a terrible speech)

Comment 07 Jan 2017

Good for his parents. If my kid were choosing between Ohio State (close to home and family) or UCLA, you better believe I'd be doing everything I could to convince him to play for my alma mater. I wouldn't stop him from leaving but he'd know how I felt.

Comment 07 Jan 2017

At the rate we recruit and develop, we lose DBs after their breakout year anyway. Bring on Kendall Sheffield in 2017. It's the same as getting a great year from Holmes in 2019.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

It's almost impossible to predict this far out. But if talent trump all, this is a realistic scenario:

Alabama or LSU. The fact is that the Tigers still have a ton of talent and they have shown they can always play the Tide to a low-scoring drag out affair. I'd still take Alabama but give me an out.

USC or Washington. Both return a ton of key pieces. One of them will finish as conference champion either undefeated or with one loss. I'd side with USC but Jake Browining will have something to say about it.

Oklahoma or Oklahoma State or the Big Ten Champion. Our game with OU will play a huge role here. I doubt any team in the Big Ten makes it though unscathed. Oklahoma State returns Rudolph and Washington. If they go undefeated with a win over OU, they're in. Give me the Big Ten Champ, but only if we beat the Sooners early in the season. I have no idea who wins the Big Ten. Michigan is going to be good. Doubt them at your own peril.

Florida State. They'll have a HUGE game against Bama to open up. And as long as it's a great game (I think it will be), they'll survive a loss by winning out. Clemson won't be able to compete with them as they try to find the heir to Watson. FSU has so much talent on defense, it's scary and Francois looks like a star in the making. Add in Cam Akers to replace Cook and you've got yourself a national title front runner, in my opinion.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

Hardly the reason we lost last night. The only play where Williams really torched Ward was the slant early in the first that led to a field goal. 

That field goal was all they needed thanks to our shitshow offense.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

Totally underutilized. He used to get 10 yards easy on the jet sweep and he could get open on a broken play. We put way too much on Samuel last night to do things both he and Wilson are capable of doing as a platoon. 

I'm so pissed off about how everything on offense was and has been handled for two years. We all questioned the Beck hiring when it was made and we were right. Urban is digging too deep into the retreads he knows. This ain't your friends. It's business. And when you mix business with your friends, these are the results you get.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

This is a potential momentum killing loss for the program. I wonder if any of our recruits are having 2nd thoughts right now.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

If Beck is on the staff next year and JT is still your quarterback, we might be able to make it back to the Playoff for another ass kicking. But I doubt it. 

Beck has to be gone. End of an error.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Fire the entire offensive staff. Should have happened last year after the MSU debacle. But the last 3 games prove they don't belong at Ohio State. Get Beck and Smith out of here.

Comment 30 Dec 2016

There isn't enough bandwidth to post all the awful tweets during the election season. From prognosticators to candidates to the people who supported their candidates. Worst ever. 

Comment 29 Dec 2016

I just don't think, with the numbers we have, with who we have already committed in the secondary, with who will soon be committed in the secondary, that Bell is a take. If Schiano wants him, that says a lot for his potential. It's just really difficult to justify taking that many DBs.

Comment 27 Dec 2016

I never know what to do with myself on NYE anymore. Married, two young kids. Unless you can get a sitter, you're shut in for the night. So if I have to be shut in, at least I have the Buckeyes with me.

Comment 23 Dec 2016

I said the same thing. I thought we needed desperately to get the passing game going. And I have faith in Burrow's poise and accuracy under pressure.

But JT is the only QB who would have won that game. And he needed to dramatically turn it around. He did.. and then some.