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Comment 9 hours ago

I don't have a dog in this fight, but fwiw . . .

I have seen several major mixed-use redevelopment projects go through three stages: 1. Initial period of excitement; 2. roughly 3 to 10 years (or even 15 years) into the project, though, they have relatively high vacancies, the public starts to perceive the project as a boondoggle, etc.; 3. slowly and eventually, the project begins to pick up steam again, additional major projects begin to fill in around the big initial project, and before long, the block/district sort of hits critical mass and everyone says it's a true "destination district" and "why don't they build more of these around town?"

Of course, many projects go straight from stage 2 (initial failure) to complete failure. It's just that we should be careful not to draw premature conclusions about the long-term financial prospects because these things tend to take a long time to percolate.

Even if/when they do eventually "take off," it's certainly your prerogative to see them as soulless fake urbanism, etc.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

Yes, because this was such a good title, ZMBucks gets a free pass in my book. A good title = includes specific reference(s) to the key subject/point of the post, such that a reader can figure out from the title what it's about and whether she wants to read the post.

That's why I clicked on this one first, instead of the other one (and no offense to ShowThemOhioIsHere, because he's a consistently good commenter/contributor).

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Yeah, I see it as just a "scare" position that the conference big wigs are floating out there to raise awareness of the problems in college basketball, with no intention of actually making it happen. Let's face it, the one-and-done trend in college basketball is even worse than previous status quo and supposedly the NBA owners and players aren't being cooperative in addressing the issues. 

A more sensible solution is to go (back?) to a rule, like they do in baseball, whereby kids can declare for the NBA draft out of high school, but if they choose to go to college, they couldn't declare for the draft for three years after that point.   

Comment 19 Feb 2015

 forget what I paid now, but it wasn't the price of a Coke.  It was the price of a nice dinner at a top restaurant.  

M Man, you actually picked the dumpster fire that was the 2014 Michigan football team over dinner at a top Detroit restaurant like forty-two degrees north (see below)? The aristo-socialists among UM's faculty are sneering at you.

Comment 12 Feb 2015

Yes, anyone who sees this team, right now, as a bubble team has no idea what he's talking about. Granted, some of the NCAA tournament committee guys fit that description, but not enough of them. 

Now, if Palm and some of our "optimistic" fans are implying that Ohio State is on the bubble because they're going to go 3-4 or worse down the stretch this season, that's their prerogative, but Ohio State is not on any proverbial bubble on February 12, 2015, except for maybe the spittle bubble coming out of someone's crack pipe.

Comment 10 Feb 2015

You ca't blame this kid, Woodbury. Some old timers told him that there's not much else to do in Iowa except go for a poke and so Woodbury is acting out what they said. It's a simple generational miscommunication.     

Comment 10 Feb 2015

Thanks, Jeremy - this article was a joy to read/view. Us Buckeye fans truly are spoiled.    

Funny thing is, I was going to challenge Jeremy's comment that beyond the current group of RBs "comes the next wave of Buckeye ballcarriers and the talent supply looks to — remarkably — be getting even better, at least from a potential standpoint." My first thought was, how much better can a RB be than EzE? 

So, I looked up WalterFootball.com's 2016 NFL mock draft. Lo and behold, they have EzE listed at 14th, which is very high in this age of running-back-by-committee. What really blew my mind, though, is that two other Buckeyes are #1 (Joey Bosa) and #2 (Cardale) in their mock first round for 2016!

I know it's a long time until the 2016, but it's crazy (in a good way) nonetheless.

Comment 09 Feb 2015

Yes! Thanks. I'd like to read a story about how that alignment process evolved throughout the season. No question, the defensive staff really gelled and it would be fun to read about how that played out in response to setbacks, different challenges and variables, etc. 

Comment 09 Feb 2015

At first, I wasn't sure if this change would impress Art Briles. Kirby Hocutt might be Texas Tech's AD right now, but before that, he worked in Ohio and Florida. Maybe he's a carpet bagger who just happens to have a job-of-convenience in Texas. 

Apparently, though, Kirby Hocutt was born and raised in Texas. When Hocutt dies, they won't bury him in Ohio or Florida. They're going to bury him in Texas. 

When the other committee members die, they're not going to bring them down to Texas and lay their body to rest. They're going to lay them to rest wherever they lived all their lives. And teams they follow. And teams they know.

Let's just say that Hocutt meets Art Briles' Boneyard Test.

Comment 09 Feb 2015

Great job, Kyle. This defense got so much better "down the stretch" this past season. When everything came together, it was a joy to watch. 

Before the season began, the new defensive staff talked about how they enjoyed working together and found ways to mesh their respective philosophies. It would be fun to read an updated story of how the defensive coaches achieved this  _____ (what's the word Meyer uses to describe this synergy?). 

Comment 07 Feb 2015

Good news - this looks like an awesome hire. 

You'd think, by now, that our negative nellies would have learned that their potshots always end blowing back in their faces, but apparently they never learn. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

The other hilarious thing about this, is that Wilcher is trying to position himself as the one who simply cares about the wellbeing of Weber and other former players. Okay, but if he cares about these kids, he wouldn't funnel them all to Michigan, would he? I mean, some of them might be better off going to Stanford, or Notre Dame, or some other school and program that best fits their needs, right?

Yep, Mr. Funnel Man cares so deeply . . .

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Translation . . . 

Wilcher: "Unless OSU releases Weber, I'm going to keep doing what I've always done, except now I'm going to use this bogus excuse to go on a stupid media blitz, whereas before I more quietly tired to funnel kids to Michigan."

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Fwiw, Michigan's RB coach is Tyrone Wheatley, who got into coaching about eight years ago. Here is a coaching timeline since then:

2007: Head coach of the high school where he played h.s. ball.

2008: left h.s. program to coach in the new "All America Football League," but the league never got off the ground, so he worked as RB coach at Ohio Northern.

2009: RB coach at Eastern Michigan Univ.

2010 - 2012: RB coach at Syracuse.

2013: RB coach with Buffalo Bills, when Marone left Syracuse for the NFL.

2015: Michigan RB coach.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Fwiw, Michigan's RB coach is Tyrone Wheatley, who got into coaching about eight years ago. Here is a coaching timeline since then:

2007: Head coach of the high school where he played h.s. ball.

2008: left h.s. program to coach in the new "All America Football League," but the league never got off the ground, so he worked as RB coach at Ohio Northern.

2009: RB coach at Eastern Michigan Univ.

2010 - 2012: RB coach at Syracuse.

2013: RB coach with Buffalo Bills, when Marone left Syracuse for the NFL.

2015: Michigan RB coach.